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Cabell County Sheriff’s Department warns of telephone scam

March 1, 2019

HUNTINGTON — The Cabell County Sheriff’s Department has received several reports of a telephone scam in which the caller is posing as a sheriff’s deputy and asking the victims to pay money over the phone.

The caller is posing as “Deputy Callahan,” and there are no deputies who work for the department with that name. The caller tells would-be victims they have a warrant out for failure to appear in court or jury duty and asks for them to pay a fine over the phone.

The call uses phone number cloning to appear as a local number and names several deputies who actually work in the department to feign legitimacy.

Cabell County Sheriff’s Department Chief Doug Adams said no one in the department will ever ask for money over the phone. If there is any question about warrants or fines owed, contact the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department directly by calling 304-526-8663.

The following information was provided by police reports from the Huntington Police Department:

The Huntington Police Department listed 22 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Thursday, according to the printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Warrant service/execution, 4:32 a.m. Thursday, 900 block of West 14th Street.

Found property, 1:43 a.m. Thursday, 1800 block of 10th Avenue.

Warrant service/execution, 12:10 a.m. Thursday, 400 block of West 18th Street.

Intoxication or drinking in public places, illegal possession of alcoholic liquor, disorderly conduct and shoplifting, 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, 1500 block of 6th Avenue.

Battery, 9 p.m. Wednesday, 1300 block of Madison Avenue.

Shoplifting - first and second offense, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1500 block of 6th Avenue.

Warrant service/execution, suspended or revoked license - miscellaneous, DUI less than 0.150, receiving or transferring stolen vehicle, 8:03 p.m. Wednesday, 37th Street and 3rd Avenue.

Stolen auto/auto theft, 3 p.m. Tuesday, 200 block of 8th Avenue.

Destruction of property - misdemeanor, burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, 10 a.m. Saturday, 600 block of 13th Street.

Suspended or revoked license - DUI first and second offense, DUI less than 0.150, possession of a controlled substance, 4:24 p.m. Wednesday, Maupin Road and Moreland Avenue.

Found property, midnight Tuesday, 600 block of 5th Street.

Burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, 900 block of 27th Street.

Petit larceny, 11 p.m. Tuesday, 900 block of 6th Street.

Petit larceny, 11 p.m. Tuesday, 2000 block of 7th Avenue.

Destruction of property - misdemeanor, 2:35 p.m. Wednesday, 300 block of 36th Street, Guyandotte.

Burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, 1 p.m. Monday, 1400 block of 10th Avenue.

Petit larceny, receiving or transferring stolen goods - misdemeanor, 12:18 p.m. Wednesday, 100 block of Davis Street.

Destruction of property - misdemeanor, 11 p.m. Tuesday, 400 block of Main Street.

Destruction of property - misdemeanor, 1 a.m. Wednesday, 2700 block of Collis Avenue.

Failure to process/fingerprint, domestic battery, 4:57 a.m. Wednesday, 2100 block of James River Road.

Warrant service/execution, 2:57 a.m. Wednesday, 9th Avenue.

Fugitive from justice, 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, 300 block of 14th Street.

The following information was provided by booking records kept at Western Regional Jail:

Michelle Dawn Brandenburg, 28, was jailed at 1 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was not set.

Makayla Cline, 21, was jailed at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with possession with intent to deliver and two counts of child neglect creating risk of serious injury or death. Bond was not set.

Sidney James Dailey, 21, was jailed at 1:20 p.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with possession with intent to deliver, conspiracy and two counts of child neglect creating risk of serious injury or death. Bond was set at $50,000.

Shawn Duwayne Flowers, 29, was jailed at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with third-offense shoplifting. Bond was set at $15,000.

Ronald Douglass Halcombe, 28, was jailed at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with fleeing and two counts of third-offense shoplifting. Bond was set at $15,000.

Donald Ray Herald II, 34, was jailed at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was not set.

Holly Jo Price, 27, was jailed at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with receiving/transferring a stolen vehicle and misdemeanor charges for DUI with drugs and suspended/revoked license. Bond was set at $15,000.

William Herbert Rice, 35, was jailed at 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was not set.

Matthew Scott Wentz, 46, was jailed at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with DUI - third offense and misdemeanors for suspended/revoked license for DUI and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was not set.

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