Police Blotter

Sexual Assault

On March 16, a victim came forward and reported that, on March 8, a sexual assault of the second degree had occurred. Officers are currently working the case. 

Destruction of Property

Between March 22 and March 23, the owner of a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz had their back glass broken and another vehicle, a Jeep, was also damaged. Officers waited for the owner of the Jeep to come forward to report the damages to their vehicle. The owner of the Jeep came forward April 3 after returning from spring break. The victim noticed the left side back window was smashed, but nothing had been stolen.  

Destruction of Property 

Dispatch received a call that a truck had veered off the roadway and crashed into the Wellness Center at 1321 Hal Greer Blvd. The truck jumped the curb and traveled along the sidewalk, sideswiping the front portion of the building. The suspect was taken to the Huntington Police Department for a follow up investigation. 


On Wednesday, April 3 at 10:58 a.m., officers responded to the Memorial Student Center food court on a claim of two shoplifters. The suspects passed the point of payment with food in their possession. Officers identified both suspects and stopped them in the lobby. The suspects returned to pay for their food and were written a citation for shoplifting.  


Officers received a call about a non-Marshall employee being on the east side of the Physical Plant warehouse and dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, they observed the suspect sitting on the grass, drinking from a steel 24 ounce reserve. Officers asked if he had any needles or weapons, and he told them he did not. They patted down the suspect for officer safety and found an uncapped bloody needle/syringe sticking vertically up from his left front shorts pocket. 

The suspect proceeded in admitting he may have a warrant out for his arrest and gave officers his name also stating he had two forms of identification on him. The first name given was clean, however the second name he gave got a hit out of Michigan. The suspect could not explain why he had a Michigan driver’s license. 

Also on the suspect was a social security card belonging to a female; again, he could not explain why he had that. Officers confiscated all the belongings that were not his and put them into evidence. He was issued an arrest citation for open container and drug contraband. He was also given a trespass warning to stay off of Marshall property. 

Upon further investigation, officers discovered that the social security card was connected to breaking and entering on an automobile. That victim came in and claimed her property. 


On April 7, there was a report of a highly intoxicated male walking. An officer approached him and asked for identification, which the suspect failed to present. The officer ran the suspect as a local and a warrant for arrest showed for a case of battery on April 4. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Western Regional Jail at 3:25 a.m. 

Mackenzie Jones can be contacted at [email protected]