The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

April 3, 2013

Raleigh officials OK vehicle purchases

By Carra Higgins
Register-Herald Reporter

BECKLEY — Local law enforcement is getting a little help from the Raleigh County Commission.  Vehicles in the fleet of the law enforcement division of the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office are being replaced and Crime Stoppers received a contribution from the county.

Raleigh County commissioners approved during their meeting Tuesday the purchase of six new cars that will replace older models that are becoming costly to maintain, Commission President Dave Tolliver said.

The commission approved the purchased of three car cruisers, two Ford Explorers and a Jeep Patriot. The Patriot will be used by the process server, while the other five cars are designated for deputies.

Commissioners also approved contributing $5,000 to Crime Stoppers. Tolliver said the anonymous tip line as helped law enforcement find and arrest many wanted individuals and solve crimes. The contribution will help Crime Stoppers “continue that work,” Tolliver added.

Also during the meeting, Tolliver announced residents of Rhodell now have clean drinking water.

Approximately two months ago, the commission appropriated up to $20,000 for the town to replace water filters and pumps in order to return potable drinking water to customers, Tolliver said.

“We’re happy for that,” Tolliver commented about safe water for Rhodell residents.

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