February 21, 2015: DUI Driver Strikes Cruiser and Flees

On Saturday, February 21, 2015, at around 1:00 a.m., Corporal J. M. Vernon of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office was on scene of a 911 call regarding a disturbance on Strawberry Road outside of Saint Albans, WV. He left his emergency lights flashing while his vehicle was parked because of the location of his vehicle[…]

February 19, 2015: Press Conference Tomorrow

On February 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. there will be a press conference in the W. Kent Carper Justice and Public Safety Complex. The Prosecuting Attorney and Sheriff will have statements to make regarding the shooting at Good Family Pharmacy on February 18, 2015. – Cpl. B. D. Humphreys Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office 301 Virginia[…]

February 19, 2015: No Charges in Robbery/Shooting

On the morning of February 18, 2015 a robbery was attempted at the Good Family Pharmacy in Pinch, WV.  The attempted robber, Terry Gillenwater (25 years old of Quick, WV), was shot and killed by a pharmacist at the business.    The investigation has been reviewed by the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of Kanawha[…]

February 19, 2015: Man Stabbed and Killed in Big Chimney

February 17, 2015: Sheriff’s Department Subject of Scam

Another scam is being investigated by the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.  The caller in this scheme identifies himself as a detective with the Sheriff’s Tax Investigation Unit.  The calls are illegitimate.   If anyone receives a call of this type please contact the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office at 304-357-0169.  Please make a note of the[…]

February 15, 2015: Crash Totals from Metro 911

Between yesterday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. and today (February 15, 2015) at 10:00 a.m. Metro 911 dispatched first responders to 45 crashes without injuries and 24 crashes with injuries in Kanawha County, WV. Though most roads have been treated and cleared temperatures are still very low and there are still icy spots on many roads.[…]

February 14, 2015: Harsh Weather Leads to Dangerous Roads

This afternoon’s high winds, blowing snow, and frigid temperatures are creating terrible driving conditions. Metro 911 is currently helping manage responses to 15 crashes at this moment. Please continue encouraging people to stay off the roads if possible. If they must drive, encourage them to be cautious, drive slowly, and allow for extra time to[…]

February 12, 2015: Corrected Photo for Bruce E. Bird

February 11, 2015: Warrants Obtained in Clendenin Robbery

On January 28, 2015 a robbery occurred at the Clendenin 7-Eleven store on Spencer Road.  Two men entered the store and stole cash after brandishing what appeared to be a hatchet.  The money was stolen directly from the register by the robbers.  Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office responded.   As the initial investigation[…]

February 10, 2015: Arrest in August Burglary

On August 26, 2014 Corporal J. T. Snyder of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary on Tangle Wood Road in Cross Lanes, WV.  The resident dialed 911 after a neighbor spotted an open window on the back of her house.  The resident drove to her home and waited on law enforcement to[…]

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