Charges in vehicle incident
PARKERSBURG – A man seen throwing a chunk of concrete through a window of a car Thursday evening on Division Street and taking a purse was arrested by officers who obtained his description from 911 dispatchers, the Parkersburg Police Department said.
The incident occurred around 6:15 p.m. in the 500 block of Division Street where someone threw a large piece of concrete through the window of a 2001 Mercury Cougar, stole a purse from the car and fled the area, police spokesman Sgt. Greg Collins said.
Officer C.A. Miller spotted two people, one matching the description of the suspect, about a block from the scene, Collins said. Miller and Officer B.E. Ward detained the two persons for questioning, Collins said.
One of the men, Dustin Ray Kinney, 20, 4363 Oak Grove Road, Walker, became belligerent and attempted to pull away from officers, Collins said.
He was placed under arrest and a search of him revealed a small amount of marijuana and items stolen during the reported vehicle entry, Collins said.
The second suspect, a 15-year-old boy, was detained in a police cruiser while the officers continued their investigation. The boy’s mother arrived at the scene and was kicked by him while the two were speaking, Collins said.
Kinney and the 15-year-old were taken to headquarters for processing, Collins said.
Kinney was charged with destruction of property, petit larceny, obstructing and possession of marijuana, Collins said. The 15-year-old was placed in a juvenile detention facility by order of a circuit court judge on a domestic battery charge, Collins said.
Kinney was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court and released on a $500 bond, Collins said.