(a) Any person who either individually or in association with one or more persons willfully injures or tampers with any vehicle or breaks or removes any part or parts of or from a vehicle without the consent of the owner is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Any person who with intent to commit any malicious mischief, injury, or other crime climbs into or upon a vehicle whether it is in motion or at rest or with like intent attempts to manipulate any of the levers, starting mechanism, brakes, or other mechanism or device of a vehicle while the same is at rest and unattended or with like intent sets in motion any vehicle while the same is at rest and unattended is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(b) Any person, either individually or in association with one
or more persons, who shall willfully injure or damage any item of
special mobile equipment or break or remove any parts from an item
of special mobile equipment, without the consent of the owner,
which injury, damage, or breakage or removal of parts shall be of
an amount of one thousand dollars or more, is guilty of a felony.
If the injury, damage, or breakage or removal of parts shall be of
an amount which is less than one thousand dollars, such person is
guilty of a misdemeanor.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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