Woman arrested for allegedly stealing safe from Island Avenue home

BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County woman was arrested last week for allegedly stealing a safe from a home on Island Avenue.

Brittany K. Bevins, 26, of Buckhannon, was arrested Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, for grand larceny, a felony.

According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office filed by investigating officer Patrolman First Class Angel McCauley with the Buckhannon Police Department, on Dec. 13, 2021, McCauley and Sgt. Tom Posey responded to an Island Avenue residence in reference to a report of a stolen safe. Upon arrival, they met with a woman who said she had been told Brittany Bevins and a male individual had allegedly removed a safe from her house, according to the file.

A witness told police he had seen Bevins and the man load the safe into his truck, the complaint states. McCauley spoke with the man who had reportedly accompanied Bevins, and he allegedly admitted to transporting Bevins and the safe to a residence located on Whispering Way Road in Upshur County. The safe contained three bracelets valued at $400 each; old coins; “coal money” with a possible value of over $2,000; and several deeds and titles to property and vehicles, the complaint says.

Upshur County Magistrate Mark Davis set bail at $10,000 cash only, and as of Tuesday evening, Bevins remained incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail, according to the West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility website.

The penalty for a conviction of grand larceny is confinement for not less than one nor more than 10 years, or in the discretion of the court, confinement in jail for not more than one year and a fine of up to $2,500.

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