Traffic stop, marijuana smell lead to $14,000 discovery
HUNTINGTON -- The following information was provided by reports filed by the Huntington Police Department:
INFORMATION REPORT: A Huntington police officer stopped a vehicle around 11 p.m. Friday after observing it cross the center line in the 1200 block of Madison Avenue.
As the officer approached the vehicle, she smelled marijuana. After HPD K-9 was dispatched to the scene, the vehicle occupants said they had been smoking marijuana earlier that day.
Officers found clothes and more than $14,000 in cash inside a suitcase in the trunk.
The vehicle was registered to FV Holding Corporation out of Columbus, Ohio, and was rented out of Detroit.
FELONIUS ASSAULT: A shooting victim was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center following a shooting Friday in the 400 block of 28th Street.
The report states the victim was walking with witnesses when they were approached by an unknown suspect driving a silver car.
When the victims approached the car, an unknown suspect sat up in the back seat and fired several shots, according to the report.
The case has been turned over to an HPD detective.
BURGLARY: A man reported to Huntington police that around 4:30 p.m. Thursday he saw an unknown white male exiting through the front door of his residence in the 300 block of 31st Street, carrying his tool bags containing several drills and power tools.
The man stated he got out of his vehicle and yelled at the suspect, who then attempted to get on his bicycle and ride away.
According to the report, the suspect wrecked the bicycle, dropped both tool bags and took off running.
The suspect left the bicycle behind, which was collected and turned into evidence.
ASSAULT: Police responded to an assault report around 4 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Medical Center.
The victim stated in the report that she was walking in the 900 block of Monroe Avenue when six females attacked her, punched her in the head, body and eyes and pulled her hair.
The report states the victim's eyes were both black and swollen, and the top of her nose was also swollen.
FRAUD: A man reported to police that between June 1-13, his Chase Bank debit card was stolen from his wallet while he was at his residence in the 1900 block of 5th Ave. W.
He stated his card had been used in several places in Huntington, and the charges total $446.
ROBBERY: A woman reported to police that around 12:30 a.m. Saturday she was approached by two white males while smoking in front of her apartment.
She stated that one asked her for a lighter and when she attempted to hand it to him, the suspect struck her on the left side of her face, grabbed her cellphone and ran west on Eighth Avenue toward Fifth Street.
The victim pursued the suspects to Fifth Street, where they crossed over onto the train tracks, according to the report. She then went into a residence and asked to use their phone to call 911.
Officers conducted a search of the area to attempt to locate her cellphone, but she later advised she had found it in the grass in the 500 block of Eighth Avenue.
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