Man arrested in Putnam County car break-in

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PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The sound of a car alarm led West Virginia State Police to arrest a man on charges of breaking and entering.

The arrest happened early Thursday morning in the Teays Valley area. Troopers say they were patrolling the area when they heard a car alarm, and saw a man running from the area around a car repair shop parking lot.

Jeremy Wardlow was arrested by Putnam County deputies a short time later in a bank parking lot. Troopers found Wardlow was carrying tools used to break into cars.

Wardlow is currently charged with one count of breaking and entering, as well as running from authorities. He also had an outstanding felony warrant.

Troopers say there have been more than 15 car break-ins reported over the past couple of weeks in Teays Valley. If you know something, call the Winfield Detachment of West Virginia State Police at (304)-586-2000.