(08/28/2008)
The West Virginia State Police and the Calhoun Sheriff's Department have recovered all six guns taken from a Big Springs residence.

Calhoun Sheriff's Deputy J. D. Smith and Cpl. J. B. Hunt of the State Police have been investigating the daytime burglary on Browser Road, just off State Rt. 16.

Thieves broke through a window of the William Oshe residence, stealing the six guns.

Police say they have several suspects.

The Calhoun Sheriff's Department says they have recovered one of several guns taken in the burglary of property belonging to Harry and Susan Ernst on a fork off Barnes Run.

Thieves took a number of guns owned by the occupant of the property, including a new England .223 single shot, a Remington 1187 12 gage, a Marlin .22 rifle, a 40 caliber pistol, a socket kit and a 18-volt drill.

The sheriff's department has several leads related to that incident.

A heist of about $17,500 of equipment was made from a Calhoun drilling rig site, according to the Calhoun Sheriff's Department.

Clowser Well Service of Salem is reporting the theft of power tongs, a depth meter and a water pump from an operation where the company is drilling for Francis Cain.

The theft of the equipment happened on or about August 7th, likely during the early morning hours.

Deputy Sheriff J. D. Smith said the well site is located on Katie's Run.

Reports indicate property crimes are on the rise in the region.

Also concerning the burglary on left fork barns rd. i have located and recovered 1 of these firearms with leads to follow.


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