Beckley police arrest suspect in string of car robberies in Maxwell Hill

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) Over the past two weeks, the Beckley Police Department has investigated a series of burglaries and thefts from vehicles in the Maxwell Hill area of the city occurring primarily in the nighttime.

The thefts included electronics, jewelry, power tools, clothing, food and other miscellaneous items.

On September 10, 2018 road patrol officers responded to several incidents in the Teel Road / Lucas Drive area of Maxwell Hill. Sgt. Blume and K-9 partner Ciro along with Ptl. McGhee and Cpl. Carpenter were able to track the suspect Joseph Clarence Buckland where he was located inside of a victim’s vehicle and arrested.

An additional investigation conducted by Detective Sgt. Priddy connected Buckland to several burglaries and a theft from out-buildings in Maxwell Hill. He was arrested for these incidents on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Buckland is currently in the Southern Regional Jail on a $150,000.00 Bond.

Annie Moore

Annie Moore

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