WESTERNPORT - A Keyser man remains incarcerated in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail after being charged in connection with a burglary in Westernport.

WESTERNPORT - A Keyser man remains incarcerated in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail after being charged in connection with a burglary in Westernport.
According to the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a resident in Westernport on Friday, July 13, to investigate a reported burglary.
The investigation revealed that the resident had returned home and observed a white male in their garage. The subject then fled in a blue vehicle described as having a cracked windshield.
Upon searching his property, the resident discovered the subject had removed a large amount of items.
Deputies were then advised that someone had also broken into the same shed approximately one week earlier and removed property.
The value of the stolen property was approximately $2,500.
Information developed over the course of the next day, including the resident who observed a suspicious person in their yard and photographed him, lead to the development of a possible suspect.
Further investigation revealed that the suspect resided on West Piedmont Street in Keyser.  
On Saturday, Mineral County law enforcement officers were able to confirm that a vehicle matching the description from the Westernport incident was at the Keyser residence.
Deputies of the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from Mineral County law enforcement, including the Keyser Police Department, responded to the residence.
The suspect, 32-year-old Brett Charles Ehrhardt, of Keyser, was found to be in possession of property from the breaking and entering in Westernport and possibly property from numerous thefts and breaking and entering incidents that occurred throughout the Tri-Towns area. Ehrhardt was taken into custody by West Virginia authorities for local charges.
Charges were applied for in Allegany County and an arrest warrant was issued for Ehrhardt, charging him with multiple counts of felony theft and burglary.
The Maryland warrant will ultimately serve as a detainer in West Virginia to ensure Ehrhardt’s detainment until his extradition back to Maryland.
The property seized from Ehrhardt’s residence is now in the hands of the Keyser Police Department, who issued a request on their Facebook page over the weekend asking anyone who might be missing personal property from an outbuilding, shed or residence to contact them.
This investigation is continuing and additional charges and arrests may follow.