June 29, 2016: Fatal Crash Overnight 

On June 28, 2016 at around 11:30 p.m. a crash was reported on I-79 near the 11 mile-marker.  Callers reported one person was ejected and a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup was overturned.  The truck was traveling south when the driver apparently lost control, departed the roadway to the left, then rolled the pickup several times.  […]

June 28, 2016: Robbery in Chesapeake Yesterday 

On June 27, 2016 at 5:15 p.m. a robbery was reported at Mama Lina’s on MacCorkle Avenue in Chesapeake, WV.  The caller said she was an employee at the business.  She described two white males entering the store, robbing her at gunpoint, tying her up, then stealing her personal vehicle as they fled.   Her […]

June 28, 2016: Donations for Flood Victims 

Though no one has reported being scammed while trying to donate to flood victims, we encourage everyone to learn about a charitable organization before donating to one.  Donate to those you know or recognize as legitimate.  Be wary of organizations you’ve never heard of asking for donations.  

June 27, 2016: Elkview Detachment Closure 

Due to last week’s flooding the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office has been unable to reopen the Elkview Detachment at the community center in that area.  No taxes can be paid there, and no Deputy Sheriffs will be able to work in that office. We will maintain patrols in the area, but the Deputies will not […]

June 25, 2016: Three More Deaths Yesterday Evening 

In Kanawha County, WV, three more deaths were reported overnight related to the flooding in the Elkview area.   The body of a man was found in a home in the Clendenin area.  The caller speculated the man may have been electrocuted, and though that speculation was broadcast on radio frequencies it was not confirmed […]

June 24, 2016: Information on Flood Related Deaths 

This morning at a press conference three deaths were mentioned as having occurred during the flooding and related to the flooding.  Below is more information on those deaths. On June 23, 2016 at 4:28 p.m. a 911 call was received from a woman trapped in her SUV in water along Wills Creek near Clendenin, WV. […]

June 22, 2016: Robbery in Nitro 

Today at 2:30 p.m. two white males entered the Electric Beach salon at Nitro Marketplace.  One brandishing a handgun as the two robbed the store.  They left in a black, newer model Ford Edge.   Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects or the incident itself is urged to contact the Nitro Police […]

June 22, 2016: DUI Checkpoint Set for June 24 

The attached document is announcing a DUI checkpoint on June 24, 2016.  Please contact Sergeant J. Thaxton with any questions.  He kindly includes his direct contact information in the release he compiles for these events.   I can also assist, but he is the subject matter expert and organizer of our traffic safety checkpoints, and […]

June 16, 2016: Arrest on Drug Charge 

On June 15, 2016 the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office’s STOP Team served a search warrant at an apartment on Greywood Drive in Cross Lanes.  The search warrant was part of a larger investigation into drug trafficking and resulted in the arrest of Darrell Spicer, 59 years old of Cross Lanes.   Mr. Spicer was charged […]

June 15, 2016: Drug Court Graduation Tomorrow 

A graduation ceremony for the Kanawha County Drug Court program is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. in Ceremonial Courtroom 4, in the old Kanawha County Courthouse, 407 Virginia Street East, Charleston, WV. This ceremony will honor five graduates, bringing the total for the program to 98. This is Kanawha County Drug […]