WVC 17 A- 8 - 1
§17A-8-1. Report by police of stolen and recovered vehicles or
special mobile equipment.
Every sheriff, chief of police, member of the department of
public safety or peace officer upon receiving reliable
information that any vehicle registered hereunder or any item of
special mobile equipment has been stolen shall immediately report
such theft to the department unless prior thereto information has
been received of the recovery of such vehicle or item of special
mobile equipment. Upon receiving a report of a stolen or
embezzled item of special mobile equipment, or the recovery
thereof, the department shall immediately report the information
to the national crime information center maintained by the
federal bureau of investigation. Any said officer upon
receiving information that any such vehicle or item of special
mobile equipment, which he has previously reported as stolen, has
been recovered, shall immediately report the fact of such
recovery to the local sheriff's office, police department, or
department of public safety and to the department.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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