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Suspected prowler jailed after accused of taking photos of children

August 31, 2018

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

PROWLER: A parolee accused by concerned citizens of taking photos of children in public has been returned to Western Regional Jail, Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial confirmed. The man has since had his probation revoked, but had not been charged with a crime as of Thursday.

The man came to police officers’ attention after citizens tagged individual HPD officers with photos of the man on Facebook, claiming he was seen taking photos of children at the Huntington Mall and near Meadows Elementary School in Huntington. Huntington police encountered the man on Enslow Boulevard near the school Wednesday, Dial said, and his parole was revoked after speaking with his parole officers.

HPD’s Crimes Against Children Unit is investigating, which includes checking the man’s phone and records. His identity was not confirmed Thursday.

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

The Huntington Police Department listed 16 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Thursday, according to a printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Obstruction, intoxicating substances, 12:15 a.m. Thursday, 10th Street/4th Avenue.

Warrant service, 11:32 p.m. Wednesday, 1400 block of West 5th Avenue.

Runaway, 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, 1600 block of 7th Avenue.

Deceased person, 7:52 p.m. Wednesday, 3600 block of Moore Road, Guyandotte.

Breaking and entering a vehicle, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1200 block of 4th Avenue.

Stolen auto, 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oney Avenue.

Destruction of property, 3 a.m. Wednesday, 700 block of 7th Avenue.

Deceased person, 11 a.m. Wednesday, 1100 block of Jackson Avenue.

Warrant service, improper registration, no insurance, driving under suspension, third-offense DUI, 5:48 p.m. Wednesday, 100 block of 7th Avenue.

Burglary, 1 p.m. Tuesday, 500 block of Bridge Street, Guyandotte.

Burglary, 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, 300 block of West 8th Street.

Destruction of property, 9 p.m. Tuesday, 3100 block of Staunton Road.

Stolen auto, 9 p.m. Tuesday, 2100 block of Harvey Road.

Burglary, disorderly conduct, intoxicating substances, 10:37 a.m. Wednesday, 800 block of 26th Street.

Petit larceny, 10:18 a.m. Wednesday, 900 block of 5th Avenue.

Petit larceny, 1:13 a.m. Wednesday, 1400 block of 3rd Avenue.

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

Denny Raymond Gallian, 38, was incarcerated at 1:50 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with burglary and destruction of property. Bond was not set.

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