March 19, 2019
Police in Logan say the suspect accused of stealing one of the department’s cruisers has been arrested.
They say Mark Cline of Delbarton stole the vehicle after being placed in the back of the cruiser and climbing his way into the driver’s seat.
The department says State Police took the man into custody in the Cow Creek area of Logan County.
They say the cruiser was not damaged but ran out of gas before Cline abandoned the cruiser.
Cline is currently charged with auto theft, several traffic offenses, and several misdemeanors. More charges could come when state police finish their investigation as well.
ORIGINAL STORY Logan Police are looking for a man after he stole one of the departments cruisers during a traffic stop.
According to the department, they stopped a truck following a report of shoplifting around 4 p.m. Sunday.
They say after handcuffing the driver and placing him in the back of the cruiser, he crawled into the front seat and stole the vehicle.
The cruiser was then abandoned near Cow Creek where officers recovered it.
The man is still on the run. Dogs have been called in to the scene. West Virginia State Police and Logan County Sheriff’s Office are assisting with the search.
Police have not released a suspect name at this time.
This is a developing story. Keep checking WSAZ.com for updates.