• Washington Co. records storage building burglarized


    WASHINGTON, Pa. - A bizarre burglary has been reported at a Washington County records storage office.

    County computers were among the items stolen.

    The records clerk told Channel 11 the theft happened Monday morning at the records storage office on South Main Street right across from the courthouse.

    Police were called to the Washington County Records Storage Building around 9 a.m.


    Clerk Terry Belcher said the break-in likely happened a few hours earlier.

    A witness told Belcher they saw boxes stacked up outside, but didn't become suspicious because boxes and files are often taken out of the building.

    Still, Belcher said he's surprised it happened on Main Street.


    He said in addition to the county computers, a small refrigerator and microwave oven were also among the items stolen.

    Belcher said even though papers were scattered around the office, public records appear to be untouched. 

    The door looks like it was forced open, Belcher said, but he didn't realize anything was wrong until he saw the mess left behind in his office.



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