ELKINS, W.Va. (WDTV) – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has worked to recover eight off-road vehicles that were stolen from an Elkins business.
Deputies were called to Elkins Motorsports around 7 a.m. Monday about an early morning breaking and entering, RCSO said.
After conducting an investigation that included various video surveillance images, deputies said seven UTVs and an ATV were missing from the business and determined a timeline of events.
Later Monday, four of the UTVs were seen on Route 33 “going down the road from Isner Creek and up the hill across the smoky water.” Deputies said they lost the UTVs after “several hours of searching in the rain and darkness.”
On Tuesday, authorities received a call that someone had found a UTV in a wooded, wooded area near Einer Creek. Deputies confirmed this was one of the stolen UTVs.
Deputies received additional information and located two more UTVs and an ATV at a nearby barn on Isner Creek Road, he said. Deputies walked to the Kelly Mountain Skyview area and located the remaining four UTVs “on the side of the mountain.”
A UTV had rolled onto its side, and they were all over the side of the mountain, according to RCSO.
All stolen off-road vehicles are impounded and returned to their owners.
The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.
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