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Police roundup: Store reopens after bomb threat is cleared

April 15, 2019

The Herald-Dispatch

BARBOURSVILLE - The following information was provided by police reports filed at the Barboursville Police Department:

TERRORISTIC THREATS: Police were dispatched to a store in the 2000 block of Thundering Herd Drive at 4:11 p.m. April 10 in reference to a bomb threat that was made via phone call.

According to the report, store officials alleged a male attempted to fraudulently use credit cards over the phone, and when his requests were denied, he stated “there is a bomb in your store” before hanging up the phone.

The store was evacuated per an order with corporate officials. State police searched the store with a bomb trained K9 officer and found no bomb. The store was reopened, and business continued as normal.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Police responded to a destruction of property complaint that was made at 7:49 a.m. April 6 a hotel in the 3500 block of U.S. 60 in which tires on nine vehicles had been allegedly punctured with a sharp object.

According to the report, one tire on each of the nine vehicles had the same slit in the side wall. Security footage shows two individuals, one on foot and one following slowly in a light colored SUV with the headlights off, going through the parking lot. Police allegedly observed the male suspect walking on foot making a stabbing motion at the vehicle tires.