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Indictments announced in Oldtown burglaries case

September 4th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

After indictments were recently issued by the Allegany County Grand Jury, 50 year old Donald Leo Fishel, of Oldtown, and 50 year old Bradford Frye, of Green Spring, West Virginia, were arrested and charged with numerous counts of Burglary and Theft related to a series of burglaries and thefts from residences in the Oldtown area, and day time thefts from commercial businesses throughout Allegany County. 


            On 06/10/2014 a Deputy with the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that there was a large amount of property stolen from Allegany County, as well as property stolen from Morgan and Hampshire counties in West Virginia, located at Scrap Brothers, a scrap yard located in Paw Paw, West Virginia. The Deputy responded to that location and met with law enforcement authorities from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office. They obtained consent from the owner of the scrap yard to search the property.


            During that search they recovered a stolen Husqvarna lawn tractor that had been stolen from Naylor’s Hardware on Industrial Boulevard in Cumberland earlier that morning. As they continued to search they discovered a large amount of property that they determined had also been stolen.


            A request was made to the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) for assistance. Investigators responded to the location to assist in the investigation. The owner of the scrap yard was questioned and provided Investigators with the name of the individual who had sold the items to him. Based on this information, Investigators and Deputies responded to a private residence in Oldtown. A search of that residence was conducted, and additional stolen items were recovered.

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