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Clarksburg Police Arrest Suspect in Major Copper Theft Case
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on May 01, 2013 @ 7:18PM
Created on May 01, 2013 @ 11:41AM
James Allen Herbig WVRJA.com
 
For weeks, Clarksburg police have been trying to track down the person responsible for stealing copper from at least half a dozen businesses and buildings in the eastern part of the city. Early Wednesday morning, they think they finally got their man.
 
Around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, police arrested James Allen Herbig while he was supposedly trying to break in to the Elite Cleaners and steal copper.
 
Elite Cleaners was only the latest Clarksburg business to become a target for copper thieves.  Police believe Herbig stole copper from the Immaculate Conception, the Compact Store in Broadway, Mountaineer Mart, DC's Barber Shop, the Clarksburg-Harrison County Housing Authority, the United Methodist Church on the border of 2nd and Pike Street, as well as an unidentified building on  the corner of Chestnut and Pike Streets.
 
Stay tuned to 5 News, and for the latest information on this case.

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May 01, 2013 at 5:26 PM
PS... the church turned this into the police and insurance
May 01, 2013 at 5:11 PM
The unidentified building on the corner of Chestnut and Pike street that was hit by the copper theft is the Central Christian Church. The sign isn't up because someone else hit it on St Patrick's Day evening and tore it down and left his bumper behind... the sign is now getting repaired and hopefully we will have the hit and run driver under arrest soon.
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