PARKERSBURG - Around midnight Thursday officers arrested Sean Patrick Harkins, 209 1/2 Lee St., Belpre, on charges of grand larceny and destruction of property.
According to a report, two Parkersburg police officers responded to the 2700 block of Camden Avenue in reference to a suspicious subject. Officials observed a male subject running from the area. An officer checked the vehicle the man was fleeing and located a catalytic converter that appeared to have "fresh cut marks" on it.
The two officers located 26-year-old Harkins hiding behind a house in the 500 block of Pike Street. Harkins was taken into custody without further incident, said police Sgt. Greg Collins.
Sean Patrick Harkins
Collins said the officers were able to determine that Harkins allegedly cut and removed a catalytic converter from a Jeep Grand Cherokee belonging to D&R Auto Sales, 2701 Camden Ave. The value of the converter was estimated to be over $2,500.
Harkins was arraigned Thursday morning in Wood County Magistrate Court on the charges of felony grand larceny and destruction of property. He was released on a $6,000 bond, officials said.