Suspected Illegal Aliens Found Near Raided Apartment Building

POSTED: 5:26 pm EDT April 27, 2008
UPDATED: 7:18 pm EDT April 27, 2008

NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. -- New Martinsville's Police Chief Tim Cecil said his officers took two suspected illegal aliens into custody Saturday night, just 11 days after immigration officials detained a group of suspected illegal aliens in Wheeling and New Martinsville.

Cecil said a resident called police concerned because two people in a white van were circling Paducah Drive.

They said the duo may have been trying to break into a Paducah Drive apartment, where officials took seven suspected illegal aliens into custody just 11 days ago. Police said the apartment hasn't been touched since.

"We left everything in there so we're not sure why they were there or what they were doing. But everything was still there if anybody wanted to live there. They'd probably have a nice place to live,