October 8, 2014: Missing Person from Institute

Daryl A. Smith of Stover Road, near Dunbar, was reported missing yesterday by his family.  Mr. Smith was last heard from on October 1, 2014.  The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation.   Mr. Smith is 46 years old, approximately six feet tall, 210 pounds.  He has medium brown skin, brown eyes, and[...]

October 1, 2014: Update and Request for Information Regarding Remains Near Clendenin

On August 31, 2014 human remains were located along the bank of a creek beneath Reamer Road, three miles south of the City of Clendenin, WV.  The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is now able to release additional information about the remains, and is asking for public assistance to learn more.   After the remains were[...]

September 30, 2014: Arrest in East Bank Middle School Break-In

On September 30, 2014 Corporal B. L. Adams of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Ian Shamblen (18 years old of East Bank, WV) for the break-in at East Bank Middle School on September 29, 2014.  He was charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny, both felonies.  The following items were stolen from[...]

September 29, 2014: East Bank Middle School Break-In Suspect Identified

The suspect in the surveillance footage from the morning breaking and entering at East Bank Middle School has been identified. He has been located, and will likely be charged tomorrow. He is 18 years of age, and his identity will be made known when he is charged. This email is being sent as a good[...]

September 29, 2014: Breaking and Entering at East Bank Middle School

In the early morning hours of September 29, 2014 a young man broke into East Bank Middle School.   He entered the building through a kitchen vent on the roof.  He stole several items of computer equipment from the school.   The incident is under investigation by the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.  Anyone with information on[...]

September 25, 2014: Attempted Burglary on Avesta Drive

On September 25, 2014, shortly after 1:00 a.m., Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to an address in the 1800 block of Avesta Drive, near Saint Albans, WV, for a reported burglary in progress.  Metro 911 received a call from a resident who said someone had tried to break into their house.  The caller said[...]

DEA National Drug TakeBack Program

    On Saturday September 27 from 10:00a until 2:00p the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office will be participating with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration in an effort  to ensure proper disposal of unused prescription medications. During the hours above persons can drop off their unused medications to the Chelyan, Elkview, Sissonville or St. Albans[...]

September 24, 2014: Firearm Found on School Bus

On September 24, 2014 a first grade student from Midland Trail Elementary was found on the school bus with an unloaded, single-shot pistol.  The bus driver was alerted on the afternoon run by another student who overheard the first grader talking about a gun he had with him.   The bus driver alerted other authorities,[...]

September 24, 2014: Request for Public Assistance

Dunbar Police and the Kanawha Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate the case of a deceased body located in an abandoned building near 19th Street and Myers Avenue in Dunbar on the night of September 19, 2014.  An autopsy was performed at the West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, however, due to the[...]

September 21, 2014: Multiple Cars Strike Highway Debris

At approximately 8:00 p.m. on September 20, 2014, Corporal J. L. Lester and others from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office responded to a series of crashes on I-77 between the 96 and 97 mile markers. Cinder blocks were in the north and south bound traffic lanes obstructing the road. Approximately ten vehicles were involved in[...]

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