October 29, 2014: Runaway Juvenile Sought

On the morning of Sunday, October 26, 2014 Metro 911 dispatched Deputy J. W. Eary of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office to meet with Mr. Paul Ferguson about his runaway grandson.  The grandfather was taking his grandson (17 year old Paul Browning, Jr., of Branchland, WV) to meet a transport van at the Mink Shoals[...]

Halloween Patrols

  Halloween Patrols and Safety                   Again this year Sheriff John Rutherford has authorized extra Halloween Patrols in an effort to keep Trick-or-Treaters and citizens safe.  The KCSO will have varying totals of 21-24 Deputies out on patrol from around 5:00p until needed on Wednesday, Thursday (Trick-or-Treat), Friday and Saturday nights.                   These[...]

October 16, 2014: Press Conference on Drug Investigations

Today, October 16, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. there will be a press conference on recent drug investigations at the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office. The event will be held in the first floor courtroom of the W. Kent Carper Justice and Public Safety Complex at 301 Virginia Street East, Charleston WV. The director of the HEAT[...]

October 14, 2014: Missing Person Investigation Continues

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office and Kanawha Bureau of Investigation is continuing to investigate the disappearance of Daryl Smith of Dunbar, WV.  Mr. Smith was reported missing last week, but has been missing since October 1, 2014.    Cases like this are investigated as homicides until the facts prove otherwise.  This disappearance is considered suspicious. [...]

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[...]

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