HARRISVILLE - The Harrisville Detachment of the West Virginia State Police in Ritchie County was broken into Tuesday, officials said.
According to the police report, the evidence room was breached in the crime. The crime was discovered during the early morning of Oct. 31, said spokesman for the State Police Sgt. Michael Baylous.
Baylous did not describe the stolen items or how the thieves were able to break into the room.
"Inventory of the detachment was conducted which revealed that some items were stolen from the evidence room," Baylous said in a press release.
The West Virginia State Police follows "a strict policy concerning the storage of evidence, thus a timely and thorough assessment of the crime scene was possible," according to the press release.
Officials said they have been in close contact with Ritchie County Prosecutor Judi McCullough concerning the status of the investigation and will continue to follow up with leads as the investigation continues.
The public can submit information regarding the case to the State Police at www.wvcrime.com or call 304-746-2100. Additional information was unavailable Wednesday night from State Police officials.