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Mother arrested with drugs at mall

May. 02, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

The following information was provided by reports filed with the Barboursville Police Department:

CHILD NEGLECT, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: A 27-year-old Huntington woman was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor child neglect on April 23, after an officer was dispatched to the Huntington Mall for a reported disturbance just after 4 p.m. that day.

When the officer arrived, he observed a woman sitting and yelling in the parking lot. The officer asked the woman to calm down several times, but she refused to do so. A witness told the officer the woman previously had been yelling that someone stole her car and that she was attempting to kick her two young sons. The officer was able to get the woman to stand up, and, when she did, a baggie containing prescription pain pills fell from her possession.

The officer placed the woman in the back of his police cruiser, where she began hyperventilating and passed out. The woman was taken to a local hospital by Cabell County EMS personnel, and the two boys were placed with a relative.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: An employee with Barboursville City Park reported that someone vandalized a restroom by breaking a glass mirror, ripping a soap dispenser from the wall and bending pipes on a urinal in the facility last Saturday. The employee said the facility sustained at least $150 in damage.

SHOPLIFTING: Officers responded to two reported shoplifting incidents between last Saturday and Monday. Employees at Deb and Sears, both at the Huntington Mall, each reported an incident.

At Deb, an employee reported last Saturday that an 18-year-old Huntington woman attempted to leave the store without paying for a pair of capri pants, worth $34.50, she had concealed in a bag. The responding officer issued a citation to the woman, who was released from custody.

At Sears, an employee reported Monday that a man walked out of the store with a hedge trimmer worth $229.99. The employee said he attempted to stop the man, but the man fled the scene in a maroon Ford Taurus with Ohio tags.

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