Police News For February 25, 2014

The following reports come from the West Virginia State Police and the Parsons Police Department:

The Parsons Detachment of the West Virginia State Police reports that on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 a.m., Philip Cassidy of Hambleton, was traveling south on US219. Cassidy was operating a 1995 Ford F-150, when his vehicle traveled across ice on the roadway, while entering a right hand turn. The vehicle slid and Cassidy lost control of the vehicle, traveling off the edge of the roadway and struck the embankment. The vehicle overturned onto the roof, coming to rest in the southbound lane of US 219.

Parsons Police Chief J.J. Jones reports on Thursday, Feb. 20 at approximately 5:30 p.m. The Parsons Police and the Tucker County Sheriff’s Department and member of the West Virginia State Police responded to 207 Church Hill Lane to a report of a burglary where the perpetrator threatened to shoot the male at the residence and any police officers who responded. The perpetrator who lives next door on Jameson Ave. was located in his home and was interviewed there. During the interview, he admitted to going to the complainant’s residence and initiating a verbal confrontation but denied making any threats to shoot anyone. During the interview, officers noticed a strong smell of marijuana at the residence. When asked about the smell of marijuana, the perpetrator admitted to having marijuana and retrieved it and surrendered it to the police.

The perpetrator was issued a citation for Possession of Marijuana (less than 15 grams) and Breach of Peace (Disorderly Conduct) and a court date to appear in Parsons Magistrate Court.