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Blotter: Man reports more than $8K in electronics stolen from home

Mar. 12, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

The following information was provided by the Huntington Police Department:

BURGLARY: A 67-year-old man reported that someone shattered a second-story window to gain entry to his residence in the 700 block of West 26th Street between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday. Three laptops, two digital cameras, one video recorder and three tablet computers were stolen. The loss was estimated at more than $8,000.

GRAND LARCENY: Two people were caught loading steel beams into the back of a truck in the 600 block of West 16th Street just before midnight Friday. Michael Harrison, 28, and Michael Wright, 25, both of Huntington, were each charged with felony counts of grand larceny.

BURGLARY: An 18-year-old man reported that someone forced entry into his residence in the 3200 block of Park Avenue through a bathroom window sometime between Friday and Sunday. Two televisions, two pairs of sunglasses, two pair of Air Jordan shoes and two pair of other shoes were stolen, along with $240 cash. The total loss was estimated at more than $2,000.

GRAND LARCENY: A 36-year-old woman reported that her purse was taken from her buggy while shopping at a store in the 3100 block of U.S. 60 just before 7 p.m. Sunday. The woman, who is from Ohio, told police she had $3,000 cash inside her purse.

The following information was provided by the Cabell County Sheriff's Office:

LARCENY: The owner of Keaton's Storage in the 100 block of West Lane in Barboursville reported that sometime between Feb. 26 and March 1 someone broke into the facility and stole two chain saws from one of his customer's unit. The loss was valued at $2,000.

DRIVING ON REVOKED, THIRD OFFENSE: Timothy P. Esque, 37, of Huntington was arrested at his residence in the 3400 block of 16th Street Road on Friday evening after an earlier encounter with a sheriff's deputy in the 3600 block of Norwood Road.

The deputy reported that he saw Esque riding a red dirt bike without a helmet. He attempted to stop him, but Esque sped up and got away. The dirt bike was found in the woods.

Esque was charged with third-offense driving on a revoked license for driving under the influence, which is a felony.

FELONY SHOPLIFTING: Florence Hicks, 51, of Huntington, was arrested and charged with a felony count of third-offense shoplifting. She was spotted in the K-Mart in the 5600 block of U.S. 60 just before 7 p.m. Friday pushing a shopping cart with a six-pack of beer into the bathroom. When she exited the bathroom, the six-pack was gone, but Hicks had a cup full of beer in her buggy.

She has two prior convictions for shoplifting, both last year.

THEFT FROM BUILDING/ DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A complainant reported that sometime between 2 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday, someone removed the padlock from his storage unit at Nelson's Storage in the 3400 block of Mount Union Road in Huntington and removed three air conditioning units and several fishing rods and reels. The loss was estimated at more than $1,400.

PURSE SNATCHING: A Milton woman reported that her wallet was taken while she was at the Fast-Check gas station in the 5600 block of W.Va. 10 in Salt Rock at 8:45 p.m. Sunday. The suspect, a man, then jumped into another vehicle, which fled the scene. She reported that there was $250 in the wallet.

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

James Ray Arthur, 42, was incarcerated at 3:50 p.m. Monday. Authorities in Wayne County charged him with felony counts of burglary, breaking and entering, malicious assault and armed robbery. He is being held without bond, pending an arraignment.

Bashiri Deon McDaniel, 35, was incarcerated at 1 a.m. Monday. Authorities in Mason County charged him with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was denied.

Jermaine Lamont Bartley, 33, was incarcerated at 12:25 a.m. Monday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with an unspecified felony and misdemeanor domestic battery. Bond was denied.

Najah Inez Menapace, 35, was incarcerated Sunday evening. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with an unspecified felony. Bond was denied.

Michael Belter, 46, was incarcerated Sunday evening. Authorities in Lincoln County charged him with felony failure to register as a sex offender. He was released on a $5,000 bond.

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