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Brooke County police look for storm grate thieves

Updated: Thursday, June 12 2014, 06:50 PM EDT

WTOV9.com
BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. – Brooke County officials are asking for your help in catching those responsible for stealing storm sewer grates in the county. This can be dangerous to anyone driving, riding a bike, or even walking as it leaves a large open hole in the ground, as much as 3 or 4 feet. Officials say drain covers have been discovered missing in Wellsburg, Follansbee, and along W.Va. 2.
They noticed the problem on Tuesday and it’s gotten progressively worse all week. The drain covers weigh 150-200 pounds and cost $300 to $400. Officials are concerned about them going directly to scrapyards.
If you see anyone taking or messing with the grates please call City of Wellsburg Police at 304-737-1121, Brooke County dispatch at 304-737-3660, or our NEWS9 Lauttamus Crimebusters Tipline at 1-800-862-BUST  

Brooke County police look for storm grate thieves


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