CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A car and its owner were reunited a little more than an hour after the vehicle was reported stolen from Marmet with help from the vehicle's OnStar service, deputies said.
Kanawha Deputy J.L. Lester was dispatched at 5 a.m. Sunday to a home in Marmet to investigate after a Buick Lucerne was stolen from the home sometime after midnight.
The owner, whose name was not released, already had contacted OnStar, the vehicle's built-in security and support service, when the deputy arrived, said Cpl. Brian Humphreys, sheriff's department spokesman.
Lester, who patrols the municipalities in eastern Kanawha County overnight, spoke with an OnStar representative as well. The service tracked the vehicle to Virginia Street in Charleston and notified deputies at 5:55 a.m., Humphreys said. The Buick was found abandoned.
Deputies searched the vehicle for evidence and then released it to the owner. The investigation is ongoing.Anyone with information can contact the Kanawha Sheriff's Department at 304-357-0169.