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If you have any information about these crimes or any crime, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP (255-7867) or submit a Web Tip.  You do not have to give your name.  You will be assigned a code number whether you call or submit a web-tip and that code number becomes your name to Crime Stoppers.   

CRIME STOPPERS of West Virginia will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000.00 and you will remain anonymous throughout the entire process.   You will give your information under that code number and be paid a reward under that code number, without ever revealing your name.    We do not want to know your name, we just want your valuable information!!

OR, IF YOU PREFER, YOU MAY CONTACT THE  INDICATED LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY INVESTIGATING THE CRIME DIRECTLY.

ARMED ROBBERY DOLLAR GENERAL in Glen Daniel on August 12th
August 16, 2012

The Raleigh County Sheriff`s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Glen Daniel Dollar General on August 12th at approximately 9:55 PM.   The offender is described as a male wearing a dark colored mask, gray hoodie and dark colored pants.   He brandished a crowbar type weapon and demanded money - the clerks complied.   During the robbery the offender did shove a female customer, causing her to fall to the ground. 



SOPHIA FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH June 12th
August 09, 2012

The Sophia Police Department is investigating the theft of a flat screen television and a Blue Ray player from the Sophia Freewill Baptist Church on Wickline Avenue in Sophia.  The theft occurred during the early morning hours of June 12th.



SHADY SPRING LIBRARY - BREAKING/ENTER July 27 - 28th
August 02, 2012

The Raleigh County Sheriff`s office is investigating the Breaking/Entering of the Shady Spring Public Library that occurred during the overnight hours of July 27th and 28th.    Money was stolen fom the premises.



ARMED ROBBERY June 21st Temple Street in Beckley
July 26, 2012

The Beckley Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on the 500 block of Temple Street at approximately 11:57 PM on June 21, 2012.    The victim was approached by three Black males when one presented a gun and demanded her purse.  The victim handed over her purse and all three males took off running towards Prince Street.    The Black male who brandished the gun is described as wearing a dark shirt that was wrapped around his face.    Another suspect was wearing black shorts and a blue and red striped shirt.    All three suspects were around 5`6" to 5`9" tall.     Multiple people have reported that three Black males that frequent the Hager Street Apartments were bragging that they were the ones that committed this robbery.

 



BLACKTOP/PAVING SCAM Raleigh & Surrounding Counties
July 19, 2012

Several residents in Raleigh County and surrounding communities have fallen victim to Blacktop Pavement scams recently.   Even though the suspect was arrested and pled guilty to such charges in 2009 in a northern WV county, he and his accomplices continue to carry out these scams.  Be wary if you are approached by subject(s) offering to apply blacktop and even more so if they state "that they will give you a good deal because it is blacktop left over from anothr job"   - They will apply blacktop pavement, however the quality will be very poor an not worthy of the cost.    It is suggested that if you are approached about a blacktop/paving job that you ask to see a business license.



WALGREENS Beaver June 29th or 30th
July 12, 2012

The Raleigh County Sheriff`s Office is investigating a break-in that occurred between 9:30 PM on June 29th and 1:00 AM on June 30th at the Walgreens in Beaver.   Unknown person(s) forced entry into the store and stole some medication from the pharmacy while the store was experiencing a power outage.



SHOOTING OF OAK HILL POLICEMAN - SGT. LEE KIRK on 06/13/12
June 28, 2012

The Fayette County Sheriff`s Office is investigating the shooting of Oak Hill Police Department Sergeant Lee Kirk that occurred during the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 13, 2012.   The suspect is described as a Black male, medium height, medium to stocky build, approximately early to mid-20`s, with his hair worn in  medium-length tight corn rows.   The suspect has a medium-dark complexion and is believed to be right-handed.   The suspect is believed to reside in or have ties to the local area of Whipple / Scarbro / Oak Hill / Mount Hope / Hilltop.   A .25 caliber handgun was used in this shooting incident.



June 20th ROBBERY PIZZA HUT DELIVERY DRIVER Beckley
June 21, 2012

Beckley City Police are investigating an armed robbery of a Pizza Hut delivery driver on June 20th at approx 10:45 PM at th Willbrian Apartments.   Three very skinny young Black males wearing blue bandanas, white tank tops and dark shorts took an undisclosed amount of money from the delivery man.    One of the males, approx 5`9", pointed a long barreled silver pistol at the victim and demaded money.



June 11th ROBBERY DOLLAR GENERAL Harper Heights
June 14, 2012

The Raleigh County Sheriff`s Office is investigating an armed robbery at the Harper Heights Dollar General on June 11th at approximately 9:30 PM.   The robbery was committed by a white male wearing a red hoodie, black ski mask and blue jeans, brandishing a club.   He demanded money from the clerks and fled on foot wth the money.



June 2nd ROBBERY LITTLE GENERAL STORE S. Eisenhower Drive Beckley
June 07, 2012

The Beckley Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Little General Store located at 202 South Eisenhower Drive on June 2nd at 5:15 AM.     The clerk was robbed at knife-point by a Black male wearing dark clothing, a hood over his head and something covering his face.   The suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of money, headed on foot towards Huffman Street.



May 30th ROBBERY PIZZA HUT DELIVERY DRIVER BECKLEY
May 30, 2012

The Beckley Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of a Pizza Hut delivery driver early Wednesday morning (shortly after midnight on May 30th).   While the driver was paused at the STOP sign on Grey Flats Road & Armory Drive, a white male of average  height and large build stepped out of the darkness to block the roadway and commit the armed robbery, covering his face with his Tshirt.   The suspect then fled on foot toward Eisenhower Drive.  The suspect has a large tattoo across his abdomen.



ARMED ROBBERY - DOLLAR GENERAL Harper Road Beckley
May 17, 2012

The Raleigh County Sheriff`s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Harper Road Dollar General on May 13th at approximately 10:00 PM.    Two males brandished weapons (one firearm and one club type weapon) and demanded money.    The clerks complied and the males left the area on a red side-by-side ATV.     The ATV possibly had camouflage netting on the side and may have been a Polaris  RZR.  



ARMED ROBBERY @ City National Bank of store clerk Apr 29th
May 10, 2012

On April 29th the Beckley Police Department responded to City National Bank at 1 Park Avenu in reference to an armed robbery.   Between 1:45 PM   and   2:10 PM, the victim entered the front foyer of the bank to make a deposit in the drop box when she was surprised by a Black male who had been waiting inside.   The Black male subject, wearing a mask to cover his face, produced a handgun and demanded money from the victim who was ordered to lie on the floor and wait for the suspect to leave.   The suspect, described as being between 25 and 35 years of age, got away with an undisclosed amount of money and other items stolen from the victim.

Investigating Officer:    Dave Allard, Beckley PD



ROBBERY GO MART MACARTHUR April 30th
May 03, 2012

The Raleigh County Sheriff`s Office is investigating an armed robbery at the GO MART in MacArthur on April 30th at approximately 9:30 PM.   A white male entered the store wearing a dark colored hoodie, skull mask and blue jeans.   He demanded money from the clerk and then fled the area in a dark colored vehicle toward Sophia.

Investigating Officer:  Detective L. Lilly, Raleigh County Sheriff Office



MEDICAL ASSOC BREAKING/ENTERING GLEN DANIEL
May 02, 2012

The Raleigh County Sheriff`s Office is investigating a Breaking & Entering at the Medical Associates of Glen Daniels during the late night hours of May 1st or early morning hours of May 2nd.    Various items were taken during the breaking/entering.



THEFTS FROM CAR WASHES Throughout Raleigh Co
April 26, 2012

The Raleigh County Sheriff`s Office is investigating thefts from multiple car washes throughout the county wherein subjects have targeted the vacuum cleaners in most cases:

April 8th    Early morning hours:  Bradley Speed Car Wash

April 15th  Late night hours:       119 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring

April 15th - 16th:                      Scrubbies on Eisenhower Drive

The Beckley Police Department is also working cases of similar thefts from car washes in Beckley.



THEFT OF GUN SAFE LAYLAND/LAWTON AREA
April 19, 2012

The Fayette County Sheriff`s Office and the National Park Service are conducting a joint investigation into the theft of a gun safe.   On Friday, March 16th, between approximately 1:00 PM  and  4:00 PM, suspects broke into a residence in the Layland/Lawton area and stole a large black or gray gun safe, approximately 6` tall by  4` wide.   Since this crime occurred during daylight hours, investigators are hopeful that residents of the area may have seen the individuals loading or hauling the gun safe and can provide a description of the individuals and/or the vehicles used in the commission of this theft.     The thieves are believed to be from the local area.



BURGLARIES BOLT/GLEN DANIEL AREA
April 13, 2012

The Raleigh County Sheriff`s Office is investigating several burglaries between the Bolt and Glen Daniels area.    These burglaries hae occurred between the last of March through the first week of April, 2012.     The items stolen range from jewelry and tools to clothing and digital cameras.



ROBBERY ONE STOP HARPER ROAD BECKLEY
April 05, 2012

On April 2nd this individual robbed the One Stop Convenience Store at 1937 Harper Road in Beckley.    The individual is described as a white male, mid-twenties with brown hair and moustache.   He displayed a handgun that was carried in his waistband.   The individual left on foot headed west toward the interstate.

 



COMPESTRE GRILL Harper Road Beckey WV
March 29, 2012

The Beckley Police Department is investigating the Breaking & Entering of Campestr Grill at 1914 Harper Road in Beckley.   On March 14th at approximately 12:30 AM a white male with dark hair wearing a light colored hoodie and dark shorts threw a rock at the window of Campestre Grill, entered the restaurant through the broken window, plundered th business and, carrying th cash register in hand, exited through the front door.   The suspect cut himself somewhere on his body entering through the window as blood drops were located throughout the business.   The white male is reported to have a medium build and to be of average height.

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