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Mortenson Broadcasting reports $135,000 wire theft

Jun. 25, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

The following information was provided by the Huntington Police Department:

BREAKING AND ENTERING: A complainant from Mortenson Broadcasting Company reported that sometime between June 18 and Friday, someone gained entry to a transmission station in the 900 block of 21st Street West and stole more than $135,000 worth of equipment, including a transmitter and coaxial cable.

BREAKING AND ENTERING: Police responded to Glenn's Sporting Goods in the 1000 block of 4th Avenue Friday morning and found a broken window, while the complainant reported that $3,600 worth of baseball hats were taken.

BREAKING AND ENTERING: On Monday, police officers in the 2000 block of 10 1/2 Avenue noticed an open door at a residence. The owner was contacted and reported that sometime since May 24, someone had entered and stolen the tires and wheels to a Porche, two hydraulic floor jacks, a cutting torch, log splitter, saw, copper coil, two mowers and various tools. The loss is estimated at nearly $3,000.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A complainant from Dutch Miller in the 200 block of 12th Street reported that the hood of a new car was damaged sometime between 7 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday. The damage is estimated at $1,000.

BREAKING AND ENTERING: A complainant from the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District reported that someone gained entry to a building in the 900 block of 17th Street West between Friday and Sunday and took three weedeaters and two backpack blowers. The loss is estimated at more than $1,000.

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

BURGLARY: A 73-year-old woman reported a break-in June 18 at her residence in the 6000 block of Clark Drive in Barboursville. A television and two laptops were taken. The loss, including the damage, was estimated at more than $1,300.

LARCENY: A complainant from Frontier Communications reported that sometime between 2 and 3 p.m. Wednesday, someone stole 300 feet of 22-gauge wire from a line near the 700 block of Midkiff Road. It was an old wire, but the new line was disrupted when it was pulled down.

BURGLARY: A 47-year-old Milton man reported that sometime between 7:30 and 10:38 a.m. Friday, someone gained entry to his residence in the 3500 block of McComas Branch Road and took a television and two shotguns. The loss is estimated at $1,125.

The following information was provided by Cabell County Magistrate Court:

RECEIVING/TRANSFERRING STOLEN GOODS: Dana Hayes, 31, of Milton, was arraigned June 18 on a felony charge of receiving/ transferring stolen goods.

CHILD ABUSE: Lindsey A. Thacker, 28, and Keith Eric Wood, 28, both of Huntington, are charged with felony counts of child abuse or neglect creating risk of injury. They were arrested Thursday when members of the Huntington Police Department Special Investigations Unit and the Drug Task Force executed a warrant at their residence in the 800 block of 11th Avenue. Two juvenile children were under the age of 3 were in the home and in close proximity of new and used syringes. The 16-month-old was found locked in an upstairs bedroom, with a door held closed with a rope. Officers had to cut the rope and found him in the room with little to no ventilation or air conditioning for the bedroom of the 16-month-old. Police confiscated heroin and $50.

Thacker also was charged with possession with intent to deliver after heroin and a charge of possession of a controlled substance and fraudulent schemes.

Both are being held on $100,000 bond. The two children were released to a relative.

TRANSPORT OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Rebecca Gail Burton, 39, of Barboursville was charged with felony charges of transporting a controlled substance into a jail and possession with intent were added as well as misdemeanor driving under the influence.

Burton was arrested after a traffic stop and and was arrested on the drug charges after a search at the Western Regional Jail. Jail officials confiscated two packages of hydrocodone and Diazapram.

RETALIATION: Marquis K. Lewis, 31, of Huntington was charged with felony charge of intimidation or retaliation against police officers as well as misdemeanors of domestic battery and unlawful assault alls stemming from an incident outside a residence in the 300 block of 6th Avenue on Sunday. He remains incarcerated on $100,000 bond.

SHOPLIFTING: Chad Clinton Hale, 32, of Barboursville is charged with a felony count of third-offense shoplifting. Hale is accused of entering the Macy's store at the Huntington Mall on Friday, taking items with him on the elevator, then concealing the items before leaving the store without paying. He has two prior convictions, in 2009 and 2012.

SHOPLIFTING: Richard Eugene Lusher, 35, of Huntington is charged with a felony count of third-offense shoplifting. He is accused of selecting several pieces of jewelry from Macy's at the Huntington Mall on Saturday and then concealing them in his pockets and trying to leave without paying. His two prior convictions were both in 2011.

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

Allyson Briana Haynie, 19, was incarcerated at 4 p.m. Monday. Authorities in Wayne County charged her with a felony count of burglary. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

Carry Alexander Chapman, 24, was incarcerated at 10:40 a.m. Monday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with a felony count of burglary and misdemeanor counts of fleeing on foot and obstructing. Bond was set at $35,000.

Melissa Dawn Arnold, 33, was incarcerated at 6:50 a.m. Monday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with felony third-offense shoplifting. Bond was denied pending arraignment.



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