CRESTON OIL HAS LATE NIGHT B & E - Stolen Truck Reportedly Located

Thieves broke into Creston Oil Company at Grantsville Tuesday night and took a 2004 dump truck. The truck was used as the vehicle to steal compressors, generators and possibly other equipment from the oil and gas company.

Reports late Wednesday night indicated the truck had been located, likely in Gilmer County.

Chief Deputy Carl Ballengee of the Calhoun Sheriff's Department said Creston Oil, owned by businessman Jim Morris, had recently acquired the vehicle.

"We have no leads at this time regarding the theft," said Ballengee, who indicated police expect to find the truck.

A company employee arrived about 6 a.m. to discover a door had been pried open, after which the employee made a call to authorities.

Creston Oil is located about one-half mile west of Grantsville along State Route 5.

The truck is described as a 2004 F-550 super-duty Ford dump truck, the cab is oxford white, dump bed is black, West Virginia license B126231.


Calhoun EMS responded to a single vehicle accident near the Brooksville Baptist Church about 6 a.m. today. No injury was reported, but the vehicle did roll-over. Sheriff Allen Parsons investigated.

The Sheriff's Department was responding to a two-vehicle collision on Beech-Oka Road shortly before 2 p.m., no injuries reported.

Authorities were summoned to Cha-Tis Convenience Store at Grantsville to investigate a possible theft of items.