A local man has been arrested in a burglary at American
Producers Supply, 119 Second Street. Captain Jeff Waite says a man was
observed on surveillance video stealing a concrete saw valued at $1,102. Based on the identification of the suspect, police executed a search warrant at
829 Ridge Street. While the concrete saw was not found, investigators did find
the unique coat worn by the burglar in the video. They arrested Keith Drake, age 26. He
will likely face indictment by the next county grand jury.
A Parkersburg man reported to police in Parkersburg and
Marietta that his Visa debit card from Community Bank of Parkersburg had been
stolen and was used three times at the Marietta Walmart on December 22,
totaling nearly two thousand dollars. An investigation is underway.
Note: Reports from the Marietta Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Office are a frequent feature on AM 1490's local newscasts, heard Monday through Friday after ONN Radio news at 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., as well as a midday report at 12:06 p.m.