Cameras help put an end to repeat burglaries

Donald Manns and Anthony Dalton Donald Manns and Anthony Dalton
Donald Manns and Anthony Dalton
Donald Manns and Anthony Dalton

LOGAN, W.Va. — Police used technology to put an end to a rash of break-ins at the auto shop at the Ralph R. Willis Career and Technical Center in Logan.

The auto shop had been targeted several times in the past month, resulting in the theft of thousands of dollars worth of tools, catalytic converters and other items. So the Logan County Sheriff’s Office had video cameras and motion detectors installed in the shop and waited.

Around 1 o’clock Sunday morning, they were notified that someone was inside and they were able to watch a live video feed of two men breaking into the shop.

Deputies responded to the scene and arrested Donald Manns, 32, and Anthony Dalton, 31, both of Lincoln County. Both are charged with four counts of burglary and four counts of grand larceny for all of the break-ins from the previous month.