June 10, 2016: Missing Person Located 

Destini Watkins was found safe and sound this evening.  Thank you for helping spread the word. Sgt

June 10, 2016: Missing Person 

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a missing person who was last seen after refusing medical treatment from Thomas Memorial Hospital.  She had gone there seeking treatment for substance abuse.    Destini Ann Watkins, 36 years old of Cross Lanes, is 5’4" 160 pounds.  She has brown eyes, dark brown hair and the following […]

June 9, 2016: Drug Court Graduation Next Week 

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 […]

June 8, 2016: Burglar Arrested in Hansford 

Yesterday, June 7, 2016, just before 3:00 p.m. a 911 call was made reporting a burglary in progress on Kanawha Street in Hansford, Kanawha County, WV.  Attached is an audio file of the redacted 911 call (names of the caller, her children, and their exact address were removed by staff at Metro 911).   The […]

June 8, 2016: Drug Arrest in Rand 

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office’s STOP Team arrested Anthony W. “Smitty” Smith (59 years old of Rand) for delivery of a controlled substance yesterday.  The investigation into Mr. Smith began at the start of the year.  When he was arrested at a residence in the 5200 block of Elaine Drive Deputy Sheriffs located three additional […]

June 1, 2016: Veterans Motorcycle Ride and Picnic 

I was asked by some coworkers to distribute this information, though it isn’t a press release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.  We employ many veterans and current members of the armed forces.   On Sunday, June 5, 2016 there will be a motorcycle ride and picnic to benefit the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State […]

May 31, 2016: Traffic Stop Arrest Early Saturday 

On Saturday morning, just after 3:00 a.m., May 28, 2016, Deputy D. D. Meadows of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office saw a green Cadillac on Quarrier Street in downtown Charleston swerving, weaving, and otherwise driving erratically.  He attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle near Court Street and the car came to a […]

May 31, 2016: DUI Checkponit Scheduled 

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program will be conducting a high visibility sobriety checkpoint on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight on WV Route 25 near Institute.    The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office has zero tolerance for impaired driving in Kanawha County and randomly conducts […]

May 12, 2016: Robbery in Cross Lanes 

On May 12, 2016 at around 3:30 p.m. a robbery occurred at the Cross Lanes Dollar General on Doc Bailey Road.  A white male suspect wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and a gray colored baseball cap approached the cashier and demanded money.  He raised his shirt to display what appeared to be the butt […]

May 12, 2016: Jury Duty Scam Active Still 

There are still people receiving calls as part of a scam.  Callers are identifying themselves as clerks of the court or Kanawha County Deputy Sheriffs telling people they’ve missed jury duty and need to pay fines by phone or online to avoid immediate arrest.  This is a scam.   No government official will call and […]