The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Buckland for breaking into a garage on Summit Drive. Buckland is charged with breaking into the garage during the early morning hours on 08-16-2017. Once inside the garage, Buckland loaded several items into the victim’s car and drove away with the car and the victim’s property. The car and other property was valued in excess of $17,000.
Buckland was seen in the car on 08-18-2017. Sgt. White and Dep. J.A. Redden took Buckland into custody while he was in possession of the stolen car. Buckland remains in SRJ on a $50,000 bond.
The car was returned to the victim and some of the stolen property has been recovered. The case remains under investigation.
There have been several burglaries in the Summit Drive/Morgan Hills areas that are being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office. Buckland may be a suspect in those burglaries as well. If anyone has seen anything or has information about the burglaries, please contact the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office or Crimestoppers at 304-255-STOP.