Monthly Archives: July 2010

SAPD to swear in two new police officers

Chief Joe Crawford is please to announce the swearing in of two new police officers on Friday, July 30 at 10:00am.  Mayor Richard Callaway will swear the new officers in at the St. Albans City Hall located at 1499 MacCorkle Avenue in St. Albans. These officers will bring the department up to full staff.  They […]
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Single vehicle crash leaves car wedged between builing & utility pole

A car driven by Rena M. Byrd (87 y.o.a. from St. Albans) struck a building near the intersection of Kanawha Terrace and B Street.  Ms. Byrd told paramedics that she blacked out and didn’t know what happened.  The car ran up on a curb and sidewalk and became wedged between the building and a utility […]
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Recommended Internet Safety Site

This site is ran by the Bedford County (VA) Sheriff’s Office.  It’s a great resource for teachers, parents, and children.  You can order free CDs to show to your group regarding Internet Safety. http://www.safesurfin.org/
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Wanted Man arrested in St. Albans

Acting on several tips, SAPD arrested a man wanted in Kentucky on a parole violation.  Michael Vincent Stover (39 yoa from KY) was arrested at a home at 600 Abney Street in St. Albans.  Stover was on parole for  Grand Larceny and Drug Charges.  He was briefly evasive about his identity, but he had numerous […]
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Shoplifting Suspect Becomes Assaultive; Suspect & Off-Duty Deputy Injured

A little after 4pm today at the St. Albans K-Mart, loss prevention personnel were attempting to make a detention on a shoplifting suspect.  The offender became resistive and began struggling with them an assaulted them.  Seeing that, an off-duty Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputy who was in the store in civilian clothes, went over and identified […]
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Nationwide, police line of duty deaths are up 43%

http://www.policeone.com/Officer-Safety/articles/2143507-US-police-deaths-up-43-percent-this-year/ According to the above linked AP article, there have been 87 line of duty police deaths nationwide from January 1 through June 30.  That’s up from 61 last year for the same time period.
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Tortoise Recovered

Thanks to the publicity, the missing tortoise was recovered at a residence in the Green Valley Drive area just outside of St. Albans.  No charges are expected to be filed at this time. The tortoise has been returned to his owner.  SAPD received several phone calls from people saying where the tortoise was located.  The […]
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20 lb pet tortoise stolen

Sometime overnight of July 15 thru the early morning of July 16, person(s) unknown stole a pet tortoise from a yard in the 2300 block of Lincoln Avenue.  The victim described it as a 20 lb. African Tortoise with three small white marks on it’s shell.  The reptile was in an enclosure in the victim’s […]
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Pedestrian Stuck on lot of K-Mart

At about 12:40 pm today, Ralph E. Neal (72 yoa from St. Albans) was struck as he was walking on the lot of the St. Albans K-Mart.  He was struck by a car driven by Paul Taylor (77 yoa from Cross Lanes).  Witnesses say that Taylor wasn’t looking where he was going as he drove […]
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Shooting at SA Apartment, suspects fled, no injuries

At about 2:30am on 7/14, there was a shooting at an apartment building located at 452 8th Street in St. Albans.  The victims, Jessica Mask and Jason Thomas, were sitting in their living room when the heard sounds that Mr. Thomas initially thought were fireworks.  When the glass in the  front window started breaking, he […]
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