Monthly Archives: September 2011

3 vehicle crash yields foot pursuit, DUI, & more.

At about 6pm tonight, SAPD was dispatched to a 3 vehicle crash in the 200 block of MacCorkle Avenue.  It was a chain reaction crash where one vehicle rear ended another, that was in turned shoved in to the rear of a third car.  The driver of the car that started the chain reaction got […]
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7 year old boy bitten in face by dog

In the 40o block of Hansford Street, a 7 year old boy was bitten by a dog his family was watching for the afternoon.  The St. Albans Humane Officer and SAPD were called to the home at about 3:45pm today.  An adult Chow mix dog somehow became agitated and bit the boy in the face […]
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18 month old girl bit in face by dog

A little after 3pm today, the St. Albans Humane Officer and SAPD were dispatched to the 2400 block of Grant Avenue regarding a dog bite.  A woman reported here dog bit her 18 month old granddaughter in the face.  The little girl’s mother was also at the home.  The child was briefly unattended with the […]
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SA Ordinance for Solicators & Salesmen

Solicitors & Salesmen Ordinance SAPD receives a lot of calls regarding door-t0-door salespeople.  The City does require anyone engaging in that to have proper permits.  Attached is the city ordinance.  Requiring permits does provide some measure of protection to the residents.  Although it in no way guarantees good service, those businesses that take the time […]
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Work Release Escapee caught by SAPD

While on patrol early on the morning of September 19, SAPD officers Lt. Mike Dlugos and Ptl. Jeff Stevens spotted a man walking along the 1800 block of US 60.  He fit the description of an earlier alert about a work release inmate that hadn’t reported back to the Charleston Work Release Center by 7pm […]
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Fugitive From Justice Arrest

SAPD received information from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department that a fugitive from justice was possibly in St. Albans.  Further investigation revealed he was possibly staying at the El Rancho Inn.  SAPD officers Sgt. Marc Gilbert and Ptl. Jeff Stevens found Diffee in a room there at about 0228am this morning (9/14).  He was arrested […]
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Help Support Mothers Against Drunk Driving

MADD West Virginia Victim Services is partnering with all Elder Beerman Department stores in West Virginia for a fundraising event coming November 11. When a $5.00 donation to MADD West Virginia is made that person receives an Elder Beerman savings booklet where there is a coupon good for $10.00 off any item $10.00 or more (some exclusions) along with pages […]
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Shoplifting Call Results in Fugitive Arrest

Fas Chek Supermarket at Gateway Shopping Center contacted SAPD regarding a male that had shoplifted chocolate milk.  SAPD officers Ptl. C. R. Atha and Sgt. P. C. Smith arrived.  When they did a routine computer check on the suspect they discovered he was wanted in Kentucky.  The suspect, Ernest Lovejoy (35 yoa from Cross Lanes), […]
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Wanton Endangerment Arrests at Domestic Disturbance

At about 7:15 pm on Saturday September 3,  SAPD received a call of a Domestic Disturbance with shots fired at a home on B Street in St. Albans.  The complainant, Darlene Law said her husband shot at her in their home and he was a convicted felon.  Her husband had left the area and the […]
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