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Police blotter: Three incidents of copper theft reported at towers in Rotary Park

May. 09, 2012 @ 12:37 AM

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

GRAND LARCENY: Police are investigating three separate incidents of copper theft, which occurred during the weekend affecting three communications companies with stations and towers located in Rotary Park.

Each incident was reported to have happened between Friday and Monday.

An employee with Daystar Television reported someone stole an air conditioning unit worth $2,500, copper skirting worth $1,000 and $150 in wires from a building the company owns in the 1300 of Reservoir Road in the park.

In a separate incident, an employee with the State of West Virginia reported someone cut a hole through the chainlink fence surrounding the Cabell County Communications Tower and took $1,000 in copper from it.

In a separate incident, an employee with Verizon Wireless reported someone took an undetermined amount of copper from the company's cell and radio towers located in the park.

ARSON: Officers were dispatched to a house fire in the 700 block of 4th Street just before 4 p.m. Monday. Huntington Firefighters had extinguished the fire prior to officers' arrival, and a witness on the scene gave the detective a description of the possible suspects. Officers collected evidence that included two lighters and marijuana paraphernalia.

BATTERY: A 24-year-old woman reported she was walking to her car in the 1600 block of 8th Avenue Saturday night when a person ran across the street and punched her several times, knocking her down. The woman had a contusion above her left eye, and she had swelling and a laceration behind her right ear. Police have a suspect.

BREAKING AND ENTERING: A 62-year-old man, who owns a duplex in the 1400 block of Charleston Avenue reported someone broke into both units of the building sometime between March 1 and Monday and took a total of $3,125 in appliances.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: An employee at the Cabell County Library reported someone attempted to leave the library Monday afternoon while concealing three books belonging to the library in her purse. The employee said the woman had cut the bar-codes off of the books in an attempt to prevent the library's alarm from activating. Police have a suspect.

GRAND LARCENY: A 34-year-old woman reported someone stole a trailer worth $969 containing $1,000 in tools from the 600 block of 3rd Street sometime between April 21 and 22.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: An employee of Michaels Organization, which owns an apartment building in the 800 block of Virginia Avenue, reported someone attempted to break into a snack machine inside the building sometime Sunday night, causing $1,200 in damage to the machine.

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

William Michael Nickels, 34, was incarcerated at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

Danielle Jaylean Rose, 26, was incarcerated at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with felony receiving and transferring stolen property.

Samuel Scott Haren, 26, was incarcerated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. He faces felony charges of making a terroristic threat in Cabell County. Bond was $30,000 cash only.

Jennifer Lynn Taylor, 40, was incarcerated at 1 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Putnam County charged her as a fugitive from justice and with a felony probation violation. Bond was denied.

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