CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston man was arrested over the weekend after a Fairview Drive resident allegedly caught him breaking into his car.
Sgt. Tony Hazelett of the Charleston Police Department said police went to a house in the 400 block of Fairview Drive about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 31 to respond to calls about cars being broken into. One homeowner allegedly caught Michael Beavis, 22, of Charleston, breaking into his car and was able to detain Beavis until police arrived.
Beavis allegedly had several items with him that were allegedly stolen from cars in the area, Hazelett said. Beavis was charged with four counts of breaking and entering a car.
Hazelett said he is also suspected of breaking into several other cars along Fairview Drive, Amity Drive and Summit Drive.
However, he said police do not suspect Beavis in a string of car break-ins in South Hills on Jan. 26.
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