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W.Va. Police briefs - April 26

April 26, 2013

Woman charged with battery

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — An Inwood, W.Va., woman who is accused of kicking a medic in the head was arraigned Friday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on one count of battery, according to court documents.

Joie Nicole Kinney, 25, of 89 Zig Zag Lane, was arraigned by Magistrate Robert L. Lowe II, who set her bond at $5,000, according to court documents.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputies said the incident occurred Thursday when authorities responded to the Zig Zag Lane residence for a reported domestic situation, according to court documents.

Police said Kinney became combative with medics in an ambulance after initially telling police she wanted to go to the hospital, according to court documents.



Men charged with petit larceny

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Police said one of two men accused of stealing several potted plants from Kmart in Martinsburg claimed he was borrowing them to plant at a friend’s house and not stealing the plants early Friday, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Theodore William Miller, 45, of 41 Henson Blvd., Falling Waters, W.Va., and Douglas Kirk Stephens, 56, of 1410 New York Ave., Martinsburg, were arraigned Friday on single counts of petit larceny by Magistrate Robert L. Lowe II, according to court documents.

The men are accused of stealing seven banana pepper plants, five Park’s Whopper tomato plants, one hanging basket of Zonal geraniums and one container of Double Knock Out roses, according to court documents.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Clarke said he spotted the men at 1:44 a.m. Friday near the store’s garden center while conducting a security check, according to court documents.

Clarke said Stephens indicated that he was going to pay Kmart for the plants when he got the money after first saying he was “just borrowing them to plant at a friend’s house,” according to court documents.  

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