WVC 17 A- 8 - 2
§17A-8-2. Reports by owners or lienors of stolen and recovered
vehicles or special mobile equipment.
The owner, or person having a lien or encumbrance upon a
registered vehicle or any item of special mobile equipment which
has been stolen or embezzled, may notify the department of such
theft or embezzlement, but in the event of an embezzlement may
make such report only after having procured the issuance of a
warrant for the arrest of the person charged with such
Every owner or other person who has given any such notice
must notify the department of a recovery of such vehicle or
special mobile equipment.