The Page County Sheriff’s office is investigating numerous reports of thefts. Friday morning, officials with the Windstream Company called to report customers in the Hawleyville area were without phone service. An investigation determined that about 300-feet of telephone wire had been stolen from a conduit which runs along the railing of a bridge at Hawleyville. The incident remains under investigation. A dollar amount of the loss is currently not available.
That same day, deputies responded to Mount Arbor Nurseries, in Shenandoah, where representatives with the Nursery reported a break-in. Entry to the building was made through a window. Property removed from the building was found outside the structure, but nothing appeared to have been missing.
Friday evening, a Shambaugh resident reported to Sheriff’s officials in Page County, that someone had tried to gain entry to a garage on West Street. Persons unknown tried to pry on the door to get inside, but their efforts failed. Damage to the building was estimated at $200. Another Shambaugh resident reported the theft of a pocket knife from his 2005 Chevy Impala, sometime on July 31st or early August 1st. The loss was estimated at $10. Two knives were also reported stolen from a 2003 Chevy S-10 pickup in Shambaugh, during the same time frame. The loss was estimated at $100.
And, on August 2nd, a total of 17 twine-wrapped round bales of hay were reported stolen from an area along Highway 2, between O and P Avenues in Page County. The loss was estimated at $1,200. The following day, the complaintant’s father reported that someone took about 100-gallons of fuel stored in a fuel barrel on a trailer parked in a ditch along Highway 2. The trailer was located about one-mile west of Yorktown. The owner said he would offer a substantial reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or person responsible for the thefts.