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 […]

May 8, 2016: Operation GPA Update 

This twelfth year of Operation GPA is seeing continued results for the combined efforts of those involved.  Each high school has had its prom and there have been no fatalities.  Since the program began in 2005 there have been no fatalities after proms and graduation ceremonies for Kanawha County high school students.  For seven years […]

May 4, 2016: Drug Bust in Hugheston 

This morning the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office’s STOP Team served a search warrant in the 2000 block of Stephen’s Way in Hugheston.  At the same time they arrested a resident, Paul Fleet (50 years old of Hugheston), for possession with intent to deliver drugs.   While serving the search warrant two others texted Mr. Fleet […]

May 4, 2016: Opening Ceremony of Veterans Court 

Each year military veterans are charged with felony offenses in Kanawha County.  Many have medical, mental health, or other challenges including some related to their military service.  Veterans charged with felonies often need rehabilitative services only available through the Department of Veterans Affairs.  The Kanawha County Adult Drug Court has agreed to establish a Veterans […]

May 4, 2016: Arrests in Elkview Burglaries 

During the last eight months the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a series of crimes mostly in the Elkview and Pinch areas.  Six were in Kanawha City near CAMC Memorial Hospital.  Most occurred between September and November 2015.  Detectives were able to link four burglaries and 39 breaking and entering crimes, and they […]

May 3, 2016: Traffic Patrols on Highways 

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program has provided funding for us to conduct high visibility patrols in areas where most crashes occur on the interstate highways.  This week the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office began patrolling I-64 between Dunbar and Institute hill and I-77 north and south of the Edens Fork exit. We are hopeful these patrols […]

May 3, 2016: Applicant Testing 

Saturday, May 7, 2016, beginning at 8:00 a.m. we will be testing applicants for Deputy Sheriff positions.  The physical fitness test is first and is held at the West Virginia State Police Academy campus above Institute, WV.  Sheriff Rutherford wanted to extend the invitation to local journalists to cover the event.    We are all […]

May 2, 2016: Arrests and Drug Seizure Statistics 

This year the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office’s STOP (Sheriff’s Tactical Operations Patrol) Team has worked very hard at interrupting drug trafficking in Kanawha County.  Since January 1, 2016 they’ve removed $593,401 in drugs and $111,639 cash from the drug trade, making 61 arrests in just four months.   Sometimes these cases are better worked quietly, […]