Gross sought for copper theft

PARKERSBURG – The Parkersburg Police Department’s Warrant of the Week is a man wanted for the theft of copper.

Larry Paul Gross, 33, 903 Pike St., Parkersburg, failed to appear in Wood County Circuit Court after he was indicted Dec. 21 by a Wood County Grand Jury for the grand larceny of copper from Frontier Communications. He also is wanted on a warrant for failing to appear in Wood County Magistrate Court on Jan. 15 on a shoplifting charge.

Detectives have been searching for Gross and believe he is in the area, Sgt. Greg Collins, police spokesman, said.

Witnesses can contact Detective J.M. Stalnaker or the police department at 304-424-8444. Anonymous tips can also be left at