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Woman reports motorist spit in her face

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

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

BATTERY: A 28-year-old woman reported she was traveling westbound in the 6200 block of U.S. 60 on Tuesday afternoon when a work truck pulled up next to her vehicle on the passenger side. The woman said the man driving the vehicle began screaming at her, and when she rolled down her window, the man spit in her face.

BREAKING AND ENTERING: An employee with Kid Country Toys in the Huntington Mall reported someone entered the store between Saturday night and Sunday morning and took $200 in cash from the store's register.

The employee said the store was secure at closing time on Saturday, and the rear door and front gate were locked and secured Sunday morning. Once the employee was inside, she said she found the rear storage room in disarray, and storage lockers in the area were open. The responding officer noted it appeared the suspect attempted to pry open a safe using a screwdriver, but was unsuccessful. The employee noted the suspect used a former employee's access code to retrieve money from the cash register.

LARCENY: A 77-year-old woman reported someone took 58 prescription pills from her home in the 1200 block of McClung Avenue sometime between Sunday and Monday. The woman said she had multiple visitors during the weekend, and she only noticed her medicine was missing when she went to take her regular dose on Monday.

SHOPLIFTING: Officers responded to five shoplifting reports between Jan. 23 and 26. Three of the incidents were reported by employees at J.C. Penney at the mall, and employees at Kohl's and Sears at the mall each reported one incident.

Asian Lorain Lucas, 24, of Grayson, Ky., was charged with felony shoplifting, third offense last week. At J.C. Penney, an employee reported last Saturday that a woman attempted to conceal $140 in apparel in her purse and exit the store without paying for the items. A background check on the woman revealed two previous shoplifting convictions.

Nakia Tarria Berger, 32, of Dunbar, W.Va., was charged with felony shoplifting, third offense last week. An employee at J.C. Penney reported last Saturday that a woman concealed $183 in apparel and attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. A background check revealed she had two prior shoplifting convictions.

Employees at the store also reported last Saturday that a 19-year-old Salt Rock, W.Va., woman attempted to conceal $169 in apparel in a shopping bag before leaving the store without paying for the items. A background check revealed the woman had a prior shoplifting conviction, and she was issued a citation for shoplifting, second offense.

At Kohl's, employees reported on Jan. 23 that a 30-year-old man and a 29-year-old man, both of Hurricane, selected a comforter worth $169 from the store and took it to the return desk. The pair received store credit for the item, and they were stopped before exiting the store. The men were taken into custody by police.

Finally, employees at Sears reported last Saturday that a 32-year-old Salyersville, Ky., woman attempted to leave the store without paying for $45 worth of Justin Bieber cologne. The woman was taken into custody.

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