A break-in occurred at the iconic ice cream shop overnight Wednesday, and the Buckhannon Police Department is actively investigating the incident.

Police confirm ‘forced entry,’ missing money in Dairy Queen break-in

BUCKHANNON – The Buckhannon Police Department is actively investigating a break-in and vandalism that occurred at Dairy Queen on Main Street overnight Wednesday.

Buckhannon Police Chief Matt Gregory confirmed the incident, which was reported just after 8 a.m. Thursday morning and likely occurred either late at night on Wednesday, July 20 or in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 21.

Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, Gregory said he couldn’t give many details about how the intruder or intruders got into the iconic soft-serve ice cream store. He did, however, confirm that there had been a forced entry.

“There was some money that was stolen, and there was some damage inside,” the police chief said.

Gregory said officers are canvassing the area to see if there were any security cameras near Dairy Queen that may have recorded footage of the incident.

He also asked that anyone with any information contact the BPD with tips by calling 304-473-1001 or 304-472-5723 or clicking here.

“If someone would have any information, even if it’s minor or seems minor, any bit of information is helpful and we would encourage anyone to reach out with that,” Gregory said. “That’s really one of the key elements in solving cases like this is when people talk about it or hear about it and tell us. People sharing things with us is one of the major components in these types of cases.”

As of late Friday afternoon, Dairy Queen had reopened.

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