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Blotter: Police investigating three suspicious fires in Guyandotte

Oct. 24, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

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

ARSON: Huntington Police and emergency personnel responded to three suspicious fires set within about a one-hour timeframe beginning roughly at 10 p.m. Monday night in the Guyandotte neighborhood.

The responding officer reported he responded to a fire in the 100 block of Bridge Street, where it appeared a couch had been set on fire, and while he was responding to that fire, he received a report of a second fire in a trash bin under the 31st Street Bridge.

In a third report, the officer reported he was dispatched from the trash bin fire to a third fire in the 300 block of 31st Street, where a second trash bin had been set on fire.

The third fire spread to a nearby utility pole, which burned cables and caused two transformers to explode, causing $15,000 in damage.

The incidents are under investigation.

WANTON ENDANGERMENT: Deanna L. McClanahan, 33, of Huntington, was charged with felony wanton endangerment Tuesday morning.

A 24-year-old man reported he was involved in a verbal dispute with a woman at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when she discharged a shotgun in his vicinity, striking his vehicle.

BATTERY: A 35-year-old man reported he was at a business in the 1500 block of 3rd Avenue on Monday morning when a man asked him to step outside of the business. Once outside, the victim said the man grabbed him and threw him down on the sidewalk multiple times. The report stated the man had swelling and abrasions to the right side of his head, right shoulder, left side of his back and to his left knee.

Police have a suspect.

LARCENY: A 48-year-old man reported someone took a $4,200 wedding band set from a jewelry box in his home in the 300 block of West 22nd Street during the afternoon of Oct. 14 while he was hosting a birthday party at his residence.

FALSE PRETENSE, LARCENY: A 41-year-old Huntington woman reported she allowed her boyfriend to use her debit card to make a $20 purchase in July, but she said that between July and Sept. 21 he used the card to make multiple purchases, and incur overdraft fees, totaling $2,764.20. She said he also has stolen $340 in gaming devices from her residence.

BURGLARY: A 48-year-old woman reported she left her home in the 1100 block of West 9th Avenue just after 6 a.m. Monday, and her son called her a short time later to tell her someone had broken into their home. The woman reported at least $2,975 in jewelry, $45 in change and prescription medication missing from the residence.

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

BURGLARY: A 53-year-old man reported he returned to his home in the 1100 block of Norway Avenue on Monday morning after being away since Sunday night, and he said he discovered someone had removed the back door of his home and taken $1,000 in jewelry and $300 in firearms.

EMBEZZLEMENT: An employee at Dutch Miller Kia in the 6400 block of U.S. 60 reported $1,565.08 missing from the parts department at the business on Oct. 19. He said the amount missing is the exact amount of an invoice that a delivery driver for the business collected from a customer. The incident remains under investigation.

BURGLARY: An employee of the Verizon Wireless store along Bonnie Boulevard in Huntington reported someone broke the glass out of the front door of the store, causing $300 in damage, and took an iPhone worth $750 sometime overnight Thursday.

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

Nathaniel Scott Stevens, 18, was incarcerated at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with three felony counts of breaking and entering, two misdemeanor counts of petit larceny and one misdemeanor count of attempting to commit a crime. Bond was $42,000.

Geoffrey Steven Beebe, 22, was incarcerated at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony breaking without entering, misdemeanor petit larceny, misdemeanor destruction of property causing injury and misdemeanor attempt to commit a crime. Bond was $42,000.

Jessica Gail Hundley, 29, was incarcerated at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Wayne County charged her with felony child neglect causing injury. Bond was $10,000.

Kody Arthur Fore, 29, was incarcerated at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Wayne County charged him with felony child neglect creating risk of serious injury. Bond was $5,000.

Evan Dion Harrell, 38, was incarcerated at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him as a fugitive from justice. Bond was denied.

Joseph Ray Nida, 25, was incarcerated at 3:05 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony third-offense driving under the influence. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

Christopher Thomas Helphinstine, 26, was incarcerated at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

Terry Gene Spears, 57, was incarcerated Monday evening. Authorities in Wayne County charged him with felony first-degree robbery and two counts of misdemeanor assault on an officer with one count brandishing. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

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