State Police investigating Beverly property theft

ELKINS – The West Virginia State Police is investigating the theft of power tools from a storage shed in


A Black and Decker battery-powered string trimmer and a small, red Porter-Cable air compressor with two nail guns was stolen, according to a WVSP press release on Wednesday.

The theft occurred sometime between April 1 and May 23. It is likely the items were stolen to be sold or pawned, police said.

If you or anyone you know has recently purchased items matching this description, please contact Sgt. J. M. Menendez at the Elkins Detachment at 304-637-0200.

There have been numerous thefts reported in and around Beverly and in the Bowden area. Citizens are encouraged to be vigilant and report suspicious activity. People should keep their cars, homes and storage buildings locked and secured, including windows.

Residents should also record serial numbers on anything of value, including guns, electronics and power tools, according to the release. If something doesn’t have a serial number, the owner could apply his own unique identifying marks/numbers. Unusual items should be photographed for identification purposes as well. Individual firearms should be listed with a homeowners’ insurance policy, so that the firearms are properly insured for their full value.