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UPDATE: Teens taken into custody in connection with break ins near Mount Hope

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Juvenile petitions being filed against two teens from Page, WV in connection with break-ins in the Mount Hope area Juvenile petitions being filed against two teens from Page, WV in connection with break-ins in the Mount Hope area
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A pair of teens are brought into custody in connection with an investigation into a break in at two business in Fayette County. 

Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the Dollar General on the Mount Hope Bypass on 1:33 a.m. on Thursday, July 24.  Deputies, assisted by officers from Mount Hope and Oak Hill Police Departments, found a broken window on the store which apparently set off the alarm.  They also found that Kizer's Corner, a nearby restaurant, had also been broken into.

While searching the area, investigators found a pair of teens from the Page area hiding in a nearby brushy area.  They were found wearing only their underclothing.  According to a release, the juveniles were 16 and 15 years old.  Their identities are being withheld since they are minors.  Deputies are filing juvenile petitions in the case, meanwhile the boys were released into the custody of their parents.

"It is not clear at this time how these two juveniles make their way from the Page area to Mount Hope," said Sheriff Steve Kessler. "We are also unsure as to why they were running around dressed only in their underclothing."

Deputies said that there did not appear to be anything taken from the Dollar General.  They believe that the alarm may have scared off the teens. The only items taken from the restaurant were some food and a small amount of change.  The juvenile petitions being filed include charges of felony Breaking and Entering as well as misdemeanor Petit Larceny and Destruction of Property.

The incident is still under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.  Anyone with information is asked to call deputies at 304-574-4216 or CrimeStoppers at 304-255-7867.


 The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating two separate incidents of breaking and entering Thursday morning.

One occurred at the Dollar General in Mount Hope. The other was at a small restaurant next door to the Dollar General.

The call came in around 1:30 a.m.

The Sheriff's Office responded as well as the Mount Hope and Oak Hill police departments.

No word yet on whether the two incidents are connected.

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