UPDATE: Fayette Co. Sheriff's Office investigating two reported break-ins, according to dispatchers

Local - 7/24/2014 11:10 AM by Rebecca Turco


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 dispatchers.

Two juveniles were apprehended and the Sheriff's Department is investigating these break-ins, according to dispatchers.


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