Copper, tools stolen from Parkersburg museum

By Staff reports

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- Police in Parkersburg said a thief broke into the site of West Virginia's first free high school and stole about $17,000 worth of copper pipe and fittings.Police Chief Joseph Martin said the break-in occurred at the Sumnerite African-American History Museum and Multipurpose Center sometime between Thursday night and around 9:45 a.m. Friday. The museum is at 1016 Avery St., Parkersburg.Martin said the suspect also took about $1,600 worth of tools and other equipment.Anyone with information about the theft is asked to the contact the Parkersburg Police Department at 304-424-8444.
Five businessmen opened Sumner High School free to students in 1862, two years before the state instituted a system of public education. The school was the first in the South to accept students of all races, according to the museum's website.
Show All Comments Hide All Comments

User Comments

More News

You have read of

complimentary stories

Subscriber Login