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Wayne police blotter: Man reports arson of home on Buffalo Creek

Jan. 15, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

The following information was provided by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office:

ARSON: On Tuesday, a 54-year-old man reported that someone burned down his house and cellar on a farm he owns along Buffalo Creek Road. The victim also reported that a nearby hunting cabin, owned by a Logan County man also was burned.

The 54-year-old man said the fire at his property occurred sometime after Thanksgiving, and witness reports indicated that the cabins were in good condition during the first week of January.

The case report stated that the Logan County owner had been notified of the incident, and the fire at his cabin had occurred at least one month prior to the filing of the report.

GRAND LARCENY: A 34-year-old man reported that someone took his vehicle from his driveway in Crum sometime during the night of Jan. 6. The victim said he had the keys to the $19,000 vehicle, which was locked at the time of the incident.

GRAND LARCENY: A 42-year-old woman reported that when she went to feed her horses Monday she noticed someone had stolen her 10,000-watt generator from her barn along Trace Branch in Fort Gay. The generator was valued at $1,000.

PETIT LARCENY: Two incidents of copper theft were reported in Wayne County this week.

A Genoa man reported that sometime between Jan. 6 and 10 someone took 400 feet of copper wire that was laying next to his driveway.

An employee with Frontier reported that the company had received a complaint about phone lines not working, and the employee discovered that someone took 250 feet of copper wire from a telephone line along Indian Branch Road. The cost to replace the wire was estimated at $5,000.