MOUNT HOPE – Authorities in Fayette County are
investigating break-ins at two local businesses.
Sheriff Steve Kessler said around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, deputies
as well as the Mount Hope and Oak Hill Police Departments responded to an
intrusion alarm sounding at the Dollar General Store on the Mount Hope Bypass.
Officers found that someone had broken a window to gain entry into the store.
Officers then discovered that nearby restaurant called Kizer's Corner had also
been broken into.
Authorities kept checking the area and found a 15 and 16
year-old boy from the Page area hiding in a bushy area nearby, wearing only
their under-clothing, according to Kessler. The preliminary investigation
indicated that nothing was taken from the Dollar General Store and that it
appeared the suspects were scared off by the alarm.
Kessler said some food and a small amount of change was
taken from the restaurant. Deputies are in the process of filing juvenile
petitions for two felony counts of breaking and entering and misdemeanor
charges of petit larceny and destruction of property.
The teens have not been formally charged or taken into
custody at this time.
ORIGINAL: 7/24/14, 6:41 a.m.
MOUNT HOPE - Authorities are
investigating two reported break-ins in Fayette County.
Dispatchers told Newswatch they
received a call of glass breaking in the area of the Dollar General in Mount
Hope around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Mount Hope and Oak Hill Police Departments
responded to the scene.
A call was received about a break-in
at a nearby building while authorities were at the scene, according to
Two juveniles were apprehended and the
Sheriff's Department is investigating these break-ins, according to dispatchers.