Man jailed for stealing money from vehicle


BUCKHANNON — A local man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly stealing money from a vehicle.

When WV State Police Trooper P.J. Robinette responded to a larceny complaint on March 2, the victim reported that a male by the name of William George McLean, Jr., age 46, had made entry into her vehicle, a 2007 Ford Explorer, and stolen money from within.

The victim stated that two $100 bills were in the center console of the vehicle after she placed them there one day prior, along with an invoice from a sale she had made. The victim’s neighbor reportedly witnessed the accused inside both the passenger and driver’s side while rummaging through the vehicle and contacted the landlord while McLean was still inside the SUV.

Trooper Robinette made contact with McLean at his residence, where he admitted to entering the vehicle, but reportedly denied taking the money. According to the criminal complaint, when the officer stated that the victim would like her money back, McLean allegedly replied, “I’ll see what I can do.”

McLean was charged with tampering with a vehicle and petit larceny. He remains at Tygart Valley Regional Jail in lieu of a $5,000 cash bail.

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