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Blotter: Man reports arson, minimal damage to backhoe

Dec. 06, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

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

ARSON: A 50-year-old man reported someone placed some loose items on the floorboard of his backhoe, parked in the 2400 block of 3rd Avenue, and set it on fire sometime between Saturday and Tuesday, causing at least $200 in damage to the item.

LARCENY: A 21-year-old man reported someone removed the spare tire, worth $600, from his vehicle while it was parked in the 1800 block of 3rd Avenue Monday afternoon. The man was able to locate the tire, without its rim at a local business. A witness of the incident and an employee at the business provided police with a physical description of the suspect.

LARCENY, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A man reported someone cut the copper pipes off of an air conditioning unit at a residence in the 400 block of 8th Street sometime overnight Monday, causing $3,150 in damage.

BREAKING AND ENTERING: A 63-year-old man reported someone cut the lock on his outbuilding in the 300 block of West 27th Street sometime overnight on Nov. 30 and took $650 in tools and lawn equipment.

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

James Smith, 53, was incarcerated at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Wayne County charged him with felony driving under the influence, third degree, misdemeanor driving without insurance and misdemeanor operating a motorcycle without a helmet or light. Bond was $10,000.

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