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SPD tracks down burglary suspects

By Staff | Mar 27, 2013

A 911 call early Saturday morning alerted the Sistersville Police Department (SPD) to a burglary at a house on Virginia Street, which resulted in three arrests as well as the confiscation of narcotics.

David A. Beaver, 22, of 230 Wood St, Sistersville, and Maverick R. Stewart, 21, of 243 North Wells St., Sistersville, are being charged with transferring stolen goods, nighttime burglary, and grand larceny; Zachary J. Ferrebee, 23, of 604 North Sixth Ave., Paden City, is being charged with transferring stolen goods.

Among the items stolen were a 55-inch television, an X-Box 360, and 10 X-Box 360 games, approximated at a value of $2,000.

Following a lead, the SPD located Stewart in the New Martinsville Villas. Upon questioning, Stewart attributed the break-in and robbery to Beaver.

The SPD then obtained a search warrant for the Timber Ridge apartment in Sistersville where Beaver was known to be staying. During their search they uncovered one stamp bag of heroin, along with drug paraphernalia. Upon questioning, Beaver attributed the break-in and robbery to Stewart.

Despite their initial claims, both Stewart and Beaver confessed and were charged.

After further investigation, SPD discovered that a third party had been involved in transporting the stolen property.

Ferrebee, who reportedly drove the alleged burglars with the television to Pittsburgh where they allegedly exchanged it for heroin, at first denied knowing that they had traded it for drugs but later confessed, revealing that the narcotics were shared with him.

So far no charges of drug possession have been brought forth.

While the television could not be recovered, the X-Box 360 and games were retrieved from the apartment in the New Martinsville Villas where Stewart had been located.

According to Sistersville Police Chief Ben Placer, the investigation and arrests were made within a 10-hour window

“All officers involved put in a long day of hard work and did an excellent job on the case,” said Chief Placer, who extended his gratitude to the Paden City Police Department for their assistance.