Arrest made in daytime break-ins

ELKINS – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and the West Virginia State Police capped off a lengthy investigation Wednesday night, arresting a local man allegedly involved in a string of daytime burglaries.

Law enforcement officials apprehended Jason Chewning, 26, of 23 Shady Lane in Beverly, who was charged with one count each from the State Police and Sheriff’s Office of daytime burglary. More charges are expected in the coming days.

Through the investigation and subsequent arrest, officials were able to recover a cache of stolen items, including firearms, jewelry, laptops and several other electronic items.

Nearly a dozen burglaries have been reported in the Georgetown Road and Beverly areas in recent weeks, and tips from the public aided officials in making the arrest.

“The public has been a big part of helping us to solve this case,” said Randolph County Sheriff Mark Brady. “It was information from the public that ultimately let us solve this string of break-ins.”

“This was a combined effort from the State Police and Sheriff’s Office,” Brady added. “I would like to commend the deputies and troopers for being able to recover these items for the victims.”