Three teens are behind bars after allegedly ransacking unlocked vehicles in South Hills and stealing valuables, including GPS systems, power tools and guns.
Charleston police arrested Christopher Bailey Hall, 18, of Scott Depot, and Jacob Allen Curry, 19, of St. Albans Monday evening. A third suspect, Logan Truman, 18, of Charleston, turned himself in Tuesday afternoon.
Officers were dispatched Oct. 15 to a home on Brentwood Road in Charleston to investigate after the homeowner reported his vehicle was broken into the night before. Scott Bossie discovered that morning that someone got into his vehicle and took a set of headphones and a Ryobi saw, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Magistrate Court.
He didn't know who the culprit was, but told police he'd seen a tan SUV driving around the neighborhood with its headlights off.
Officers were called on Sunday to Norwood Road where the residents of four homes reported items stolen from their cars. Each was unlocked at the time of the incidents.
A similar incident was reported the same day on Ravina Road, where Travis Love had been the victim of theft twice, but the break-in was filmed in the latest incident, the complaint said. A bottle of hydrocodone pills was taken from the vehicle in the latest incident, police said.
Cpl. Dana Rowsey took the report on Ravina Road and was heading back to the police department when he noticed a jeep parked at a home on Stone Road with two men standing nearby.