CRIME & SAFETY
‘Insist on acting like an ass, you will be arrested’ – Jackson County Sheriff
RIPLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Jackson County Sheriff RH Mellinger reserved some choice words for an unnamed individual or individuals last week following an apparent incident which occurred at the Jackson County Courthouse. The Sheriff called an unnamed addressee to task via social media, besmirching behavior involving the harassment, belittlement, and threatening of Jackson County Courthouse […]
Multiple people arrested in Racine, Ohio
RACINE, Ohio (WTAP) - On September 28, 2023, officers with the Racine Marshal’s Office, assisted by road deputies of the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, went to the residence of Sherry Johnson, on Main Street in the Village of Racine; attempting to find Anthony Wervey (wanted for Conspiracy) and Lacie Hawley (wanted for Grand Larceny and Conspiracy] who were both wanted out of Mason, West Virginia.
Police searching for Roane County man wanted for attempted murder, arson
Law enforcement in Roane County is currently searching for a man they say is wanted on multiple charges including attempted murder.
Suspects apprehended in ongoing Mason County investigation
UPDATE: Two subjects being sought by authorities with the Mason Police Department have been successfully detained. Mason Police Chief McKinney confirmed the apprehension Thursday night of Lacie M. Hawley of Middleport, Ohio and Anthony R. Wervey, also of Middleport, Ohio. Various law enforcement entities are reported to have aided in the apprehension of the two […]
Jackson County Sheriff’s Department seeking home confinement escapee
RIPLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is currently seeking assistance from the public regarding an individual who has absconded from home confinement. According to JCSD on Tuesday evening, Benjamin Thornton – 36 years old of Kenna, WV – cut off his home confinement monitoring bracelet and absconded, effectively violating the previously agreed […]
Meigs County authorities arrest five while serving warrants on two
RACINE — Five people were arrested Thursday in Meigs County after authorities from the Marshal’s Office in Racine and deputy sheriffs attempted to find two people wanted for conspiracy and grand larceny, the Marshal’s Office said. Officers went to the residence of Sherry Johnson, 29, 815 Main...
School under lockdown for drug sweep, routine procedure sheriff says
POINT PLEASANT, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Mason County Sheriff Corey Miller has addressed the public on Friday regarding a lockdown instituted at Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School. Issuing a public service announcement, Sheriff Miller indicated that a drug sweep conducted at Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School was simply part of a routine procedure which will be […]
Mason County Sheriff's Office investigating illegal dump
MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — The Mason County Litter Control is currently investigating an illegal dump that took place in the 25000 block of Kanawha Valley Road (817) in the Southside area, Mason County deputies said. According to a news release from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, the dumping...
Tractor trailer crash shuts down road near Spencer
ROANE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Emergency crews in Roane County are on the scene of a rollover crash near Spencer. Roane County Sheriff Philip Dever says the accident happened just before 5 a.m. on Route 33 just outside of Spencer. A tractor-trailer rolled over and diesel fuel was leaking, according...
Rollover crash leads to diesel leak in Spencer, W.Va.
A rollover crash involving a tractor-trailer led to a diesel leak in Spencer, West Virginia.
35-year-old last seen at parents' West Virginia home, February 2022. Car found with belongings
In Search of Closure: Family Plead for Information on Missing West Virginia Native, Grace Allison Smith. It has been a heart-wrenching months since Grace Allison Smith, aged 35, vanished without a trace from her hometown in West Virginia. The lingering sounds of her laughter, which once brought joy to her sister, Jodi Jones, now haunt her as she grapples with Grace's mysterious disappearance on February 23, 2022.
UPDATE: All clear given following bomb threat at gas station
UPDATE: (9:14 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21) – First responders in Mason County have given the all clear following a bomb threat at a gas station. The threat was called in around 8:15. At this time there is no word on any arrests. People who live in the area who were forced to leave their homes are […]
Man Charged With Killing Wife in Mason Co.
We now have a update on the fatal crash in Mason County on Friday morning. At 11:12 AM, emergency crews were called to a vehicle/pedestrian crash on US31 south of Freeman Road, in Mason County’s Free Soil Township. 45 year-old Melissa Sue Casterman of Grand Rapids was pronounced dead...