Thieves take more than $20,000 in property

From Staff Reports

   Several motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and tools were stolen from Davis Converters, located in the old Bemberg Plant building behind Wal-Mart on West Elk Avenue.
   According to reports, David King reported to Elizabethton Police Department PTL Mike Sproviero that sometime between 6 p.m. Monday and early Tuesday morning, someone entered the property and stole the items.
   Entry was gained to the building by removing a portion of the fence at the rear of the Bemberg property, which is owned by Charles Voncannon, the reports states. After entering the fenced in area, perpetrators then took a sixteen-foot-long trailer that was parked inside the fence and pulled it up to the entrance of the building.
   The perpetrators used a saw to cut a hole in the wooden door of the building so the door could be opened. Once entry was made, several motorcycles, ATVs and tools were loaded onto the trailer. The perpetrators then took the stolen items and left through the hole they had created in the fence, according to reports.
   EPD Capt. Mike Peters of the Criminal Investigation Division was called to the scene along with EPD Detectives Ed McGee and Matt Bowers.
   At least seven people had property stolen from the Davis Converters building. Listed among the stolen property was a Yamaha YZ426 motorcycle valued at $7,500, a Honda XR50 motorcycle valued at $1,000, a Polaris 350 four-wheeler valued $2,700. Also taken was a Makita chop saw valued at $250, a Lincoln Welder valued at $300 and a Craftsman tool set valued at $8,000.
   So far, the total amount of property that has been reported missing is more than $20,000. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.