PARKERSBURG - A Parkersburg man was arrested Sunday while allegedly stealing copper wire from Greenpak.
Around 1 a.m. Sunday, Parkersburg police were alerted to an intrusion alarm at Greenpak, at 1624 Staunton Ave. Upon arrival officers located the suspect, 33-year-old Shawn W. Crites of Parkersburg, inside the fenced-in property carrying 25 feet of copper wire, said Sgt. Greg Collins, spokesman for the Parkersburg Police Department.
Police recovered wire cutters on Crites and several other pieces of evidence linking him to the breaking and entering, said Collins.
Shawn W. Crites
The value of the copper wire found on Crites was $200, police said.
Crites was charged with felony breaking and entering and transported to the North Central Regional Jail. If convicted, he could face between one and 10 years in prison, said Collins.