May 5, 2015: Body Identified as Frances Wartenburg 

The body recovered in Gallia County, Ohio earlier this week has been identified as Frances Wartenburg of Saint Albans, WV.  Dental records were used to confirm the identity today. Ms. Wartenburg has been missing since February 2015.  The investigation into her death is continuing.  No cause of death will be announced at this time. Sgt

April 30, 2015: Foot Pursuit During Arrest 

On April 30, 2015 at about 1:30 p.m. Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office Home Confinement Deputies attempted to arrest William Nottingham (31 years old of Big Chimney, WV) on Fern Ridge Drive in Big Chimney, WV.  During the arrest he fled on foot toward the Elk River.   He was wanted for violating the terms of […]

April 28, 2015: Morning Pursuit Following Domestic Disturbance 

On April 28, 2015 at 6:50 a.m. a domestic disturbance was reported to Metro 911.  The caller said Robert C. Bonds (21 years old of Chelyan, WV) was in her house near Belle.  She said she had a restraining order against him and he was threatening her and her mother.  She said earlier in the […]

April 27, 2015: Break-Ins on Greenbrier Street 

Over the last several months a business on Greenbrier Street has been victim of several property crimes.  Power Parts Supply in the 3100 block of Greenbrier Street was the victim of a stolen vehicle from their lot on February 9, 2015.  On April 5, 2015 their gates and buildings were unlawfully entered and tools stolen. […]

April 22, 2015: Felony Charges in Elk River Domestic 

On Tuesday April 21, 2015 a crime of domestic violence was reported to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.  During the investigation that followed it was discovered Brandon Lee Kessell (29 years old of New Hope Road, Elkview, WV) struck his girlfriend after accusing her of being unfaithful to him.   The victim said on Sunday, […]

April 22, 2015: Crash near Clendenin Involving Animals 

On April 22, 2015 at about 7:30 a.m. a crash was reported near 12000 Elk River Road North.  A box truck being driven south on Route 4 dropped onto the shoulder of the road, then slid into a rocky bank next to the shoulder.  No other vehicles were involved in the crash, and no other […]

April 17, 2015: Vandalism at Chelyan Post Office 

On Friday, April 17, 2015 just after 4:00 a.m. a 911 call reported an act of vandalism at the United States Post Office in Chelyan, WV.  When Deputy Sheriffs with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene they saw broken window panes on the front of the building.    As they examined the damage […]

April 16, 2015: Warrant Issued After Shots Fired 

Mid-morning on April 16, 2015 Corporal Snyder of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched with other Deputies to the 5100 block of Washington Street West near Cross Lanes, WV.  Metro 911 received calls of gunshots fired in the area.  Deputies investigated throughout the day and a warrant is now issued charging Keith Allen Haynes […]

April 16, 2015: Distracted Driving Campaign 

On April 1, 2015 the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office began participating in the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s Distracted Driving campaign.  The GHSP funds the overtime details, and Kanawha County Deputy Sheriffs have been patrolling looking for people using their cell phones without a hands-free device while driving, or engaging in other behaviors inherently distracting while […]

April 13, 2015: Early Morning Robbery in Jefferson 

On Monday, April 13, 2015, at approximately 2:45 a.m. a robbery was reported in the Jefferson area of Kanawha County.  Metro 911 dispatched Deputy Sheriffs from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office met the victim on the lot of the Value City store at 6400 MacCorkle Avenue.  The robbery occurred on Kanawha Terrace near Weimer Elementary. […]