Ladder reportedly knocked out from under man
The following information was provided by reports filed with the Barboursville Police
BATTERY: A 53-year-old man reported he was installing a cable cord at a building along Water Street on Sunday afternoon when a man kicked his ladder from under him. The man said the suspect shoved him against the building multiple times and "acted as if he was going to punch" him.
There was no information on if the man suffered any injures during the incident. Police have a suspect.
BURGLARY: A woman living in the 1500 block of Highland Park Drive reported someone forced entry into a neighbor's home sometime overnight Monday.
The woman said the neighbor was out of town, and she had been checking in on the home. The home was ransacked, and it appeared the suspect attempted to steal a television by placing it near a door in the home. Officers informed the homeowner of the incident.
SHOPLIFTING: Barboursville Police officers responded to six reports of shoplifting between Jan. 9 and Tuesday. Three of the incidents were reported by employees at Kohl's near the Huntington Mall, and two incidents were reported by employees at Sears at the mall. One incident was reported by employees at Macy's at the mall.
An employee at Kohl's reported on Jan. 10 that a 60-year-old woman attempted to leave the store without paying for $729 in miscellaneous items. Officers issued the woman a citation.
On Jan. 11, an employee at the store reported a 50-year-old woman and a 31-year-old woman, both of Branchland, W.Va., concealed $106.99 in accessories and shoes and left the store without paying for the items. The incident was captured by surveillance cameras in the store.
On Jan. 14, an employee at the store reported a 34-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman, both of Louisa, Ky., attempted to leave the store without paying for a total $756 in men's and women's apparel.
An employee at Sears at the mall reported on Jan. 9 that a 24-year-old Branchland, W.Va., woman attempted to leave the store without paying for $219.98 in apparel and electronics she concealed in her purse. Officers issued the woman a citation.
On Jan. 12, an employee at the store reported a juvenile male attempted to leave the store without paying for a pair of socks worth $12.99 and a backup battery worth $49.99. A juvenile petition was filed against the boy, who was released to his mother.
Finally, an employee at Macy's reported on Jan. 11 that a 32-year-old Pedro, Ohio, woman concealed $288.77 in apparel in a shopping bag and attempted to leave the store without paying for it. Officers issued a citation to the woman, who also had merchandise from another store at the mall, for which she did not have a receipt.