WCHS Eyewitness News Home Charleston Eyewitness Newsroom Charleston Storm Team Weather Sports News TV Program Schedule Community Mobile: Smartphone,Tablet and SMS text Get Connected SMS Text Facebook Twitter See-It,Shoot-It RSS News Feed Email List Tumblr


Man Charged In Charleston Vehicle Break-Ins On East End Of Charleston

Reported: Mar. 27, 2014 11:10 AM EDT
Updated: Mar. 27, 2014 11:35 PM EDT
EYEWITNESS NEWS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO

News Image

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Taisha Walker) -- People living on Charleston's East End may be breathing a little easier after the man police said is responsible for several car break-ins was arrested.

Joy, who didn't want to reveal her last name or be shown on camera, has lived on the East End for three years. It wasn't until Sunday that she's ever had to worry about something like this.

“You feel invaded,” she said. “Although they didn't come in the house, you feel like they've invaded your space, like your sense of security kind of goes away.”

Someone used a brick to break-into her car.

“The window was shattered,” she said. “It was thrown with such force that it went all the way across the car and hit the upholstery on the other side.”

A pair of Joy's sunglasses was gone, but she had other valuables hidden in the car.

“There was actually a garmin in there and there were some electronic things locked up in a little compartment that they didn't find, obviously,” she said.

Charleston police said Alex Rivers, 47, is responsible for breaking-in to Joy's car and 12 others in a matter of days.

It was a car break-in Wednesday night on Quarrier Street that linked rivers to the string of crimes.

"He actually confessed to the crimes.and he was charged with 13 counts of car break-ins and several counts of transferring and receiving stolen property," Lt. Steve Cooper, of Charleston police, said.
Joy said Rivers’ crime-spree caused more than emotional damage.

Fixing broken windows and torn leather will cost $1,000 - money she was hoping to spend on something else.

"We were going use that money for a vacation or for some outings that we wanted to do," she said.




CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Bob Aaron) -- A man has been arrested in connection with vehicle break-ins in Charleston’s East End.

Alex Rivers, Jr., 47, Charleston is charged with 13 counts of breaking and entering of an auto, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

He is accused of breaking into 13 vehicles on Charleston’s East End on March 23 and March 26.

Rivers also is being held at the on a no-bail warrant by U.S. marshals for an alleged probation violation. He was at the South Central Regional Jail on Thursday.

-- West Virginia Regional Jail Photo



MORE NEWS FROM EYEWITNESS NEWS
WV Awarded With 23 Litter Control Grants
News
Jul. 28, 2014 9:37 AM EDT
The state Department of Environmental Protection has ...
Full News Story

WV Man Arrested After Child Found In Hot Car
News
Jul. 28, 2014 9:27 AM EDT
A Wheeling man faces charges that he left his 18-month-old ...
Full News Story

Two Men Die In Boone County Crash
News
Jul. 28, 2014 9:22 AM EDT
Authorities in Southern West Virginia said two men ...
Full News Story


News Real Life Rapunzel Cuts Hair For Cancer
Jul. 28, 2014 8:54 AM EDT
News Dollar Tree Buying Peer Family Dollar Stores For About $8.5 Billion
Jul. 28, 2014 8:57 AM EDT
News Dozens Treated For Illness At Keith Urban Concert
Jul. 28, 2014 8:58 AM EDT
News Cable On Ohio Amusement Park Ride Snaps, Injuring Two
Jul. 28, 2014 8:58 AM EDT
News Fourth Avenue Reopens Following Huntington Fire; 9th Street Plaza To Remain Closed
Jul. 28, 2014 9:04 AM EDT
News Fundraiser To Aid Teen Recovering From Brain Cancer
Jul. 28, 2014 9:02 AM EDT
News Tornado Watch Issued For WV Counties Until 3 a.m.
Jul. 27, 2014 9:47 PM EDT
News Putnam Deputies Seeks Home Confinement Escapee
Jul. 28, 2014 9:09 AM EDT
News U.S. House Candidates Secure Prominent Endorsements
Jul. 28, 2014 9:13 AM EDT
News One Dead, Two Injured In Pike County Shooting
Jul. 28, 2014 9:14 AM EDT
News Emergency Officials Offer Advice On What To Do In Case Of Tornado
Jul. 27, 2014 6:45 PM EDT
News Clay Center Hosts Family Fun Day
Jul. 27, 2014 5:58 PM EDT
News On-Site School Review For Grading System To Debut
Jul. 27, 2014 4:58 PM EDT
News Art Project To Aid Huntington Children's Hospital
Jul. 27, 2014 4:57 PM EDT
News Both Directions Of I-77 Tunnel Near Bluefield Reopen After Fire
Jul. 27, 2014 4:54 PM EDT
News Fans Welcome Saints To The Greenbrier
Jul. 26, 2014 11:36 PM EDT
News Discovery Channel Storm Chaser Headed To WV
Jul. 26, 2014 11:29 PM EDT
News Police Shoot Man During Alleged Altercation At Huntington Restaurant
Jul. 26, 2014 6:59 PM EDT
News Huntington Hosts Hot Dog Festival
Jul. 26, 2014 11:37 PM EDT
News Artists Spruce Up Capitol Market
Jul. 26, 2014 11:37 PM EDT
News Old Crow Medicine Show Plays Power park
Jul. 26, 2014 11:49 PM EDT
News Police Searching For Missing Logan County Woman
Jul. 26, 2014 9:41 PM EDT
News Boil Water Advisory Issued For Montgomery Area Customers
Jul. 26, 2014 9:16 PM EDT
News Traffic Returning To Normal On I-77 Near WV-Va. Border
Jul. 26, 2014 7:07 PM EDT
News Kayakers Celebrate Coal River Cleanup
Jul. 28, 2014 9:14 AM EDT
News Police Believe Body Of Missing Roane County Man Has Been Found
Jul. 26, 2014 7:10 PM EDT
News Twists Endure In Federal Response To Freedom Industries Spill
Jul. 26, 2014 7:11 PM EDT
News Two WV Firefighters Treated After Tunnel Blaze
Jul. 26, 2014 7:32 PM EDT
News Accident On I-64 Causes Major Traffic Problems
Jul. 26, 2014 7:20 PM EDT
News Police Searching For Jail Escapee Who Walked Away From Work Detail
Jul. 26, 2014 7:12 PM EDT


Advertise on WCHS-TV Online

West Virginia News
W.Va. board to meet this week on dangerous animals

A board tasked with compiling a list of animals that are illegal to keep as pets in West Virginia will consider a list that is shorter than one suggested earlier.
Full Story

Kentucky News
Kentucky basketball legend Wah Wah Jones, 88, dies

Funeral arrangements are pending for former University of Kentucky multi-sport standout Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones, who helped Kentucky win the first two of its eight national titles.
Full Story

Ohio News
Other officials counter Ohio mayor on immigrants

A congressman and other southwest Ohio officials are countering the welcome Dayton's mayor is offering immigrant children.
Full Story







Fugitive Files Tuesdays at 6 PM on Eyewitness News

West Virginia Wildlife Wednesdays at 6 PM on Eyewitness News

ABC News web site







Send Mail Send email to news@wchstv.com for information or comments concerning WCHS-TV Eyewitness News.
Copyright ©2014, WCHS-TV8. Portions are Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.

WCHS ABC 8 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Charleston and nearby towns and communities in the Tri-State area, including Huntington, Dunbar, Marmet, Montgomery, Nitro, South Charleston, St. Albans, Cedar Grove, Chesapeake, Clendenin, East Bank, Glasgow, Pratt, Cross Lanes, Elkview, Pinch, Sissonville, Big Chimney, Cabin Creek, Chelyan, Davis Creek, Institute, Jefferson, Loudendale, Mink Shoals, Pocatalico, Quick, Quincy, Rand, Buffalo, Eleanor, Hurricane, Nitro, Poca, Winfield, Culloden, Fraziers Bottom, Hometown, Red House, Scott Depot, Teays Valley, Danville, Madison, Hamlin, Logan, Chapmanville, Man, Delbarton, Kermit, Gilbert, Matewan, Williamson, Summersville, Richwood, Flatwoods, Gassaway, Sutton, Spencer, Ravenswood, Ripley, Mason, Point Pleasant, Ashland, Pikeville, Ironton, Portsmouth, Gallipolis, and Athens.