Police Blotter



Unlawful Drinking Under 21

On April 8, at 3:11 a.m., an unknown staggering male was noticed by officers in the 1800th block of Sixth Avenue. Officers made contact with the unknown male who had alcohol emanating from his body. He admitted he had been drinking at an apartment and that he was under 21 years of age. The suspect was issued an arrest citation for unlawful drinking under 21. 

Possession of a Controlled Substance 

On April 9, at 2:44 a.m., a suspicious male and female were walking eastbound on the 1900th block of Third Avenue. They were staggering, stopping and looking around repeatedly. The male was identified by an active warrant for battery in effect from April 2, 2016 and had 4 grams of marijuana in his front pocket. He was taken into custody and processed then released to West Virginia Regional Jail. The female was identified as a missing person. She was turned over to the Huntington Police Department at 3:16 a.m. 

Leaving the Scene of an Accident 

On April 13, a hit and run was reported at the Southwest Stadium Lot. After officers reviewed surveillance footage, they saw a white SUV parked beside a vehicle backing up and striking the vehicle beside it and pulling away. The vehicle’s registration is not obtainable by the footage available. 

False Pretense

A fraudulent Marshall University check was cleared through City National Bank. However, this check was not written or authorized by the university. The check was cashed at a Bank of America in Georgia. The name search on the check was not found in any systems, and the bank was notified of the fraudulence. 

Traffic Stop 

On April 18, at 2 p.m., a four-door sedan traveling eastbound ran a red-light on the 1800th block of Fifth Avenue. The defendant identified himself and provided proof of insurance and registration which was expired. The officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and observed a green leafy substance in the driver’s side floor panel. The driver admitted that he used marijuana, and the vehicle was searched upon his consent. 

The officers observed the green leafy substance scattered all over the inside of the vehicle. Marijuana was found in the driver’s side door in a cigar package and there were multiple other clear bags with green leafy residue. Officers also found $830 in assorted bills in the middle console of the vehicle. 

The suspect had red, bloodshot eyes and constricted pupils. He admitted to officers that he had smoked marijuana 45 minutes prior to his traffic stop. Sobriety tests were conducted, and the suspect failed. A preliminary breathalyzer was conducted and the results were 0. Officers offered to have his blood drawn at the hospital and the suspect stated, “Nope, just take me to jail.” 

The suspect stated multiple times that he refused to give a secondary test and did not want blood drawn. He was arrested for DUI/drugs, failure to obey a traffic signal and possession of a controlled substance.

Mackenzie Jones can be contacted at [email protected]