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Huntington man arrested for Kinetic Park copper thefts

Jun. 27, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

The following information was provided by criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court:

GRAND LARCENY: Joshua Lee Porter, 28, of Huntington, was arrested Monday and charged with two felony counts of grand larceny and two felony counts of breaking and entering.

The arrest came after a man forced entry into a business in the 100 block of Kinetic Park Drive and stole copper pipes, fittings and wire on two separate occasions in May, a Huntington Police officer said in the complaint.

The man entered the property on May 9 and took $4,700 in copper parts, and he entered the property a second time on May 15 and took $1,500 in copper parts, the officer said.

Porter's bond was set at $50,000.

RECEIVING AND TRANSFERRING STOLEN PROPERTY: Asa Andrew Parsons, 23, of Branchland, W.Va., was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony receiving and transferring stolen property.

A woman reported on May 14 that someone stole a dirt bike, worth $1,700 from her home while she was in the hospital, a Cabell County Sheriff's deputy said in the complaint.

The deputy talked to two persons of interest, one of whom told him they had taken the bike as an "April Fool's joke," but they put it back a few days later, the deputy said.

The same person told the deputy she learned that the other involved party had sold the dirt bike to a Branchland man, and the deputy located the bike at the residence.

The bike was positively identified as belonging to the victim. The deputy gave his contact information to the homeowner and instructed that person to have the man who purchased the bike call him, and the man failed to contact the deputy.

Parsons' bond was set at $10,000.

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

STRONG ARM ROBBERY: A 31-year-old woman reported someone attacked her in the 1800 block of 9 1/2 Alley Monday afternoon. The woman told police the person who attacked her also took her cellphone.

The report stated the woman had bruising, swelling and minor cuts on her face.

Police have a suspect.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, LARCENY: A 54-year-old woman reported she was checking on a vacant rental property she owns in the 2500 block of 4th Avenue on Monday, and she discovered someone had destroyed the air conditioning unit on the property. The damage was estimated at $4,500. The woman said the property had been vacant since May 24.

LARCENY: A 53-year-old man reported he arrived at a house in the 1400 block of Jefferson Avenue Tuesday morning to do home repairs, and he said the air conditioning unit for the home was missing from the property.

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