Whitlock facing three charges

PARKERSBURG – A Parkersburg man was cited early Friday morning after witnesses saw someone they thought was breaking into a car, the Parkersburg Police Department said.

At about 3 a.m., the 911 Center received a call from a Camden Clark Medical Center ambulance unit about a possible break-in under way of a car at the West Virginia Central Credit Union, 1306 Murdoch Ave., police spokesman Sgt. Greg Collins said. A second ambulance from St. Joseph’s Ambulance Service also reported the location of the suspect to the 911 Center, Collins said.

Officers made contact with Joshua Paul Whitlock, 35, 900 Quick St., in the 2300 block of Murdoch Avenue, where he smelled of alcoholic drink and showed other signs of intoxication, Collins said. He was placed under arrest for public intoxication.

As he was searched, police found a vehicle in-dash radio and navigation unit on him, Collins said. The equipment was taken from a 2005 Chrysler 300 parked on the lot at the Credit Union, Collins said.

Whitlock was charged with public intoxication, petit larceny and destruction of property, Collins said. He was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court and held on a $2,100 bond.