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June 16, 2014

Police probe rash of Hampshire burglaries

$2,000 reward offered for tips

— ROMNEY, W.Va. — The Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate multiple breaking and enterings and thefts along the South Branch River valley and Junction areas of Hampshire County, according to Chief Deputy Nathan Sions.

The crime spree started May 23 (Memorial Day weekend) and has continued with the latest one occurring Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. The crimes are believed to be occurring late at night and the suspects are stealing power tools, hand tools, chain saws, numerous other tools, tool boxes, etc.

In a collaborative effort between a victim of these crimes, the Farm Bureau and the sheriff’s office, cash rewards up to $2,000 are being offered to anyone providing information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the person responsible for committing the crimes.

Tipsters can remain anonymous and may submit tips by calling the sheriff’s office at 304-822-3894 or submit a tip via

Sions said the rewards only pertain to crimes where arrests have not already been made.

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