UPDATE: $10,000 of Stolen Property Recovered in Breaking and Entering Investigation
Written by Rachel McDevitt
Last updated on July 17, 2014 @ 7:04PM
Created on July 17, 2014 @ 11:00AM
Two men were arrested in Marion County Thursday night in connection to a rash of break-ins across three counties.
Deputies said they recovered well over $10,000 worth of stolen property. Marion Sheriff's deputies arrested Eric Pittman, 42, calling him responsible for ten different breaking and entering complaints in Marion, Taylor, and Monongalia counties. Pittman was arrested after deputies searched his home with a warrant, looking for evidence related to a drug delivery charge. Tracy Leggett, 27, was also arrested for receiving stolen goods. The Marion department has been working with the Mon and Taylor Sheriffs' to solve these break-ins. Pittman was apparently stealing everything from power tools to electronics to firearms and trading them for drugs.
"This individual, based on our investigation, rolls into your neighborhood, he'll come up during the day, knock on your door, if you're not at home he breaks in and takes your stuff," said Marion County Chief Deputy Ralph Wright.
More arrests are pending in this ongoing investigation. Deputies said the best way to secure your home is to keep your doors locked and watch out for your neighbors. If you see a suspicious person in your neighborhood, call your local law enforcement, day or night, to report them.
Two people are facing charges after a rash of break-ins in three different counties.
Marion County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Tracy Leggett, 27, and Eric Pittman, 42, on Thursday. Deputies say they were responsible for ten different Breaking & Entering complaints in Marion, Taylor, and Monongalia Counties.
Sheriff's deputies apparently recovered a lot of stolen property.
Pittman has also been charged with delivery of a controlled substance.
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