2 Morgantown men arrested on multiple charges following vehicle break-ins

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Two Morgantown men have been arrested after police said they were involved in multiple vehicle break-ins in Morgantown early Sunday morning. 

At 2:53 a.m. on Sunday, February 3, officers with the Morgantown Police Department said they responded to a report of possible suspects breaking into cars near the area of Webster Avenue in Morgantown. Officers said that after arriving on scene, they found two men walking in the middle of Charleston Avenue, which runs parallel to Webster Avenue.

Officers said that when they approached the suspects, both men were sweating profusely and attempted to provide false names to the officers. Following the initial investigation, officers said they found vehicles that were broken into and one of the suspects had identification badges that were not his. According to police, the two men were later identified as Joshua Bright, 24, of Morgantown and Steven Hughes Jr., 27, of Morgantown.

Police said that as the investigation continued, officers identified vehicles on Theresa Drive, Webster Avenue, Spencer Avenue, Bluegrass Village and Gleaser Place that were broken into by Bright and Hughes. Most of the recovered stolen property from the vehicle was returned to the rightful owners, except for a wallet and a number of other miscellaneous items, police said. Officers said these items were seized and are secured at the Morgantown Police Department, pending return to the rightful owners.

Additionally, officers said they recovered marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia from Bright and Hughes at the time of their arrests.

Bright has been charged with possession of controlled substances marijuana and methamphetamine, concealing stolen property and auto tampering, according to police. He is being held at North Central Regional Jail pending arraignment.

Hughes has been charged with possession of controlled substances, according to police. He is being held in the North Central Regional Jail pending arraignment.

Additional charges may be pending at a later date, officers said.

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