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Suspect arrested as Police investigate multiple break-ins

One man has been arrested in relation to a string of break-ins Thursday morning.
One man has been arrested in relation to a string of break-ins Thursday morning.(Station)
Published: Sep. 24, 2020 at 10:42 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - One man has been arrested in relation to a string of break-ins Thursday morning.

Metro 911 dispatchers say the break-ins happened in the 700 block of Churchill Drive in Charleston.

According to a release from the Charleston Police Department, Paul Hedrick, 34, of Charleston, broke into a home around 5:30 a.m. The victims heard a loud noise and found Hedrick in their living room. Hedrick allegedly threatened to shoot the homeowners, but did not reveal a weapon.

After reviewing surveillance videos in the investigation, Hedrick was seen taking multiple items from people’s lawns.

A search involving Charleston Police and a Kanawha County Sheriff’s K9 Unit resulted in Hedrick being taken into custody near Wychwood Drive.

According to the criminal complaint, Hedrick had broken into three homes on Churchill Drive before being found by police. Hedrick had car keys, driver’s licenses and other items in his pockets.

Hedrick has been charged with burglary. Police say additional charges could be added.

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