FAIRMONT — A 32-year-old Fairmont man was arraigned Thursday on charges of possession of a stolen drone on June 25 in Fairmont, according to a criminal complaint.
The complaint states that Paul Michael Matthew McCartney of 111 View Ave., Fairmont, is charged with transferring and receiving, a felony.
According to the court papers, a Fairmont Police Department patrolman executed a search warrant June 25 on a 2005 Saturn sedan allegedly driven by McCartney.
The officer saw a DJI Phantom Pro 4 drone, with batteries and accessories in the case, in the trunk of the vehicle, the complaint states.
According to the complaint, the drone was confirmed to be stolen on June 27 from a vehicle at an address in the 600 block of View Avenue. The drone, case and accessories have an estimated value of $1,500.
The complaint states that McCartney allegedly had possession of the stolen drone while operating a 2005 Saturn sedan that belonged to his girlfriend.
Court records show McCartney’s bail was set at $100,012. He is in North Central Regional Jail.
In a separate case, a 40-year-old Fairmont man is charged with entering without breaking in connection with an alleged July 3 incident in Fairmont, according to a criminal complaint.
The complaint states that Danny Ray Sisler Jr. of 50 Oakwood MHP, Fairmont, faces the felony offense.
According to the court papers, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to Green River Drive in Fairmont for a breaking and entering complaint.
A man told the deputy that he and his workers found some missing lawn and garden equipment from a locked storage unit. The man said that Sisler, a recently-terminated employee, was positively identified as the man who made access to a red Conex style storage unit around 8:09 p.m. July 3.
The deputy reviewed surveillance footage, and allegedly saw Sisler access a location where he obtained keys and then went to the red Conex container, where he allegedly could be seen removing a weed eater, hedge trimmer and some type of hand tool later identified as a shovel, from the unit, the complaint states. Court records show Sisler’s bail was set at $2,512, which was posted.