Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 8, 2014

Arrest made in string of vehicular B&Es at estates

PRINCETON — A Princeton man has been arrested in connection with a string of vehicle break-ins and burglaries that occurred at two Princeton estates over the past month.

Zachary Harman, 19, of the Princeton area, was arrested and charged with multiple counts of breaking and entering, as well as one count of burglary, fraudulent use of an access device and driving suspended, Deputy J.D. Ellison, with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, said Monday.

Ellison said the breaking and enterings and burglary occurred at Quail Valley Estates and Shenandoah Estates. “The Quail Valley incidents happened about a month ago, and the ones at Shenandoah just happened last Monday morning,” he said.

“We had six vehicle breaking and enterings and one outbuilding, and one burglary at Quail Valley,” Ellison said. “And at Shenandoah we had a total of three vehicles broken into that we know of.”

Ellison said all of the vehicles were unlocked, and items were stolen out of the cars.

“One of the victims was really persistent,” Ellison said. “She had a gift card stolen, and that card was used a few hours later. That’s what basically led us to him.”

Ellison said Harman was arrested last Monday, June 30. He was arraigned last week and bond was set at $50,000.

Harman is currently incarcerated at Southern Regional Jail.

Ellison asked that anyone with additional information on these or other incidents contact the Sheriff’s Department at 304-487-8364.

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