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Blotter: Man reports $8,000 in copper stolen from downtown building

Jan. 19, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

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

GRAND LARCENY: The owner of the Coal Exchange Building in the 400 block of 11th Street reported Thursday that someone has been stealing copper from the building for about a month. The owner said there is a storage room in the building where new copper piping and fittings are kept for use in repairs and maintenance throughout the building. He said in the last three weeks, $8,265 in copper has gone missing or is unaccounted for.

On Thursday, he said he discovered an employee scrapped copper wire and tubing at a local scrap metal business, and the owner said the copper sold was copper from an air conditioning unit the employee had been working on in the building.

Police have a suspect.

ROBBERY: A 25-year-old woman reported she was walking in the 200 block of 6th Avenue at 10:48 p.m. Thursday when someone came up behind her and grabbed her purse. She said the attacker shoved her down and ran to a blue Ford Explorer that was parked nearby. The responding officer located the contents of the purse in the 500 block of 6 1/2 Alley a short time later. The woman reported her wallet was missing from the bag.

BURGLARY: A 27-year-old woman reported someone forced entry into her residence in the 1100 block of 12th Street on Thursday night and took $3,000 in golf clubs.

A 29-year-old Huntington man was arrested in connection with the crime, but it was unclear what charges he faced at the time of the report.

The following information was provided by booking records at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville:

Kimberly Gay Karnes, 46, was incarcerated at 2:35 p.m. Friday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with felony daytime burglary, misdemeanor petit larceny and misdemeanor fraudulent use of an ATM card. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

Jarid Leriah Edwards, 31, was incarcerated at 10:15 a.m. Friday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with a felony bench warrant. Bond was denied.

Paul O'Dair Titchnell, 44, was incarcerated at 12:55 a.m. Friday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony bench warrant and misdemeanor domestic battery. Bond was denied.

Shannon Lee Dean, 36, was incarcerated Thursday evening. Authorities in Wayne County charged him with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

Joseph Keesee, 58, was incarcerated Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Bond was $10,000.

Marcus Anthony Williamson, 29, was incarcerated Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony burglary and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. Bond was $25,000.

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