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Serious Crimes Rose In 2012

Drugs, robberies and sex offenses all show large jumps in a year

January 26, 2013

WHEELING — The Wheeling Police Department responded to 26,847 calls for service in 2012 — an average of 73 per day and 5 percent more than in 2011, statistics reported to the West Virginia State......

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bloomin

Jan-29-13 10:20 PM

Police might be too busy to take them small crime calls like larceny, vandalism, burglary, because they get so many calls for them meth labs, murders, shootings and stuff like that. Maybe they could put some patrols on horses to do small crime calls. If the horses are too much, maybe they could get a couple ponies to go around the city and break up the gangs of kids who vandalize. Dont really need car to catch them bugers. Another idea is a couple of mopeds. They could get lots more reports done with half dozen of those. Give em all a moped and an ipod and we could get all the criminals.

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daWraith

Jan-29-13 7:31 PM

CLUSELESS

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minikitty

Jan-29-13 12:30 PM

Hefner-everyone of those calls was a report call in person. There were over fifty thousand calls including traffic stops, but every call got a response. Reports are not taken over phone and the tens of thousands of phone calls are not counted.

Mike, the reports are there for the paper to use, not sure why they don't. Laziness?

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GETACLUE

Jan-29-13 8:20 AM

aWeeb... STOP MAKING UP FACTS!!!!

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daWraith

Jan-29-13 7:46 AM

Cherokee, weebefailing is just jealous of anybody with a job.

If it weren't for the "drillers" the OV would be fading out of existence entirely.

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daWraith

Jan-29-13 7:44 AM

Cluela&& I'll wait until you cry and stomp your feet like the petulant little 5 yr old mental midget you are.

I have provided ample documentation, the fact you are too stupid to read and comprehend is just a testiment to your limited education.

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GETACLUE

Jan-28-13 9:16 PM

daWeeb.... WAITING FOR YOUR LINKS TO "All those double-wides in the boondocks with the mysterious explosions".... CRICKETS

BWAAA HAAA ,,, STOP MAKING UP FACTS

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CherokeeProud

Jan-28-13 6:09 PM

@whgfeeling. Since you are so brave sitting behind your screen and put the blame on the oil workers, why don't you just go face to face with them and tell them? I would like to see you after they beat the crap out of you. And second, If you would stay out of the bars your wouldn't have to worry about people hunting pills, or did a little birdie tell you about it? Your trend of thinking is just like you, stupid!

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daWraith

Jan-28-13 11:52 AM

Cluela&& you can deny your meth labs until {hell} freezes, EVERYBODY KNOWS dat sheet is EVERYWHERE and GROWING in Toothless Poverty Neck Panhandle.

But I don't doubt that Her_oin is making a run there too, it is in the REST of the civilized country.

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acousticportal

Jan-28-13 11:51 AM

Crime prosecution is BIG business for the city of Wheeling and it's citizens are all potential business prospects.

...so don't break the law you say.

Statistics show that over half of arrests are found not guilty or dismissed...which is little comfort for someone who has been publicly embarassed by being arrested, sent to NRJ, lost time on the job or lost the job, had their families traumatized, and savings diminished due to police/prosecutor zeal.

Enjoy your freedom...it can be taken away any day by a simple comment to the wrong person.

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daWraith

Jan-28-13 11:49 AM

The statistics also show a 45 percent increase in drug offenses.

Proof that drugs make yokels stupid:

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GETACLUE

Jan-28-13 9:24 AM

daWeeb.... WAITING FOR YOUR LINKS TO "All those double-wides in the boondocks with the mysterious explosions".... CRICKETS

BWAAA HAAA ,,, STOP MAKING UP FACTS

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GETACLUE

Jan-28-13 9:21 AM

Once again any place used to process a drug is a lab so a place with a scale, baggies,weed and cash qualifies as drug lab. Also a room where cocaine has whack added to it to increase the weight is a drug lab, other drug labs busted are places where pills are crushed to powder more filler is added to the mix and the pills are pressed back to pill form for sale. None of these are METH LABS. Just because a place is classified as a DRUG LAB does not make it a METH LAB.

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daWraith

Jan-28-13 7:52 AM

Cluelass, 33 Marhsall County, 33 Ohio county, 35 Belmont County, . . . . . . . etc etc.

You are in DENIAL of the crime in pizzant poverty Panhandle.

And for every one CAUGHT, as WWU suggesting, probably 5-10 get AWAY with it with your pizzant worthless law enforcement.

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GETACLUE

Jan-28-13 1:24 AM

"I have BURIED you in references,"?????

You have referenced THREE METH LABS in the Upper Ohio Valley (a 300 square mile area) since 2000. Everything else you have referenced is from out of the area and from southern WV. My original statement of there is not a big meth problem in the OV holds true. On the other hand YOUR MADE UP FACTS of EXPLODING METH LABS IN THE OV lacks any type verification what so ever. Have a nice life you DISCREDITED DELUSIONAL!!!! LOOSER

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GETACLUE

Jan-28-13 1:14 AM

daWeeb....STILL WAITING FOR YOUR STORY LINKS TO "All those double-wides in the boondocks with the mysterious explosions".... IT MUST HAPPEN SO OFTEN THAT IT DOESN'T GET REPORTED ANY MORE!!! BWAAA HAAA ,,, STOP MAKING UP FACTS

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daWraith

Jan-27-13 8:30 PM

WWU, heck I thought people there had no teeth because of meth!

Bake to the old standard: poverty and In-breeding?

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daWraith

Jan-27-13 8:29 PM

Clueless, do turds from Weirton float down the Ohio River or do they just magically disappear at the Ohio County line??

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daWraith

Jan-27-13 8:26 PM

Cluela&& I have BURIED you in references, if you are too stupid to figure it, go on your stupid an*l retentive for a week, doesn't change the FACTS, JACK.

" I am on the Regional Hazard Materials Response Team." You sound like you clean it up with tongue!

God help the Ohio Valley then!

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GETACLUE

Jan-27-13 5:47 PM

daWeeb ...****FOR BRAINS nice try at looking up stories from DOWN STATE WV and trying to make it look like it is happening here. As I stated earlier METH is mostly a southern WV problem and not really a large problem in the UPPER OHIO VALLEY! STILL WAITING FOR YOUR STORY LINKS TO "All those double-wides in the boondocks with the mysterious explosions".... IT MUST HAPPEN SO MUCH THAT IT DOESN'T GET REPORTED ANY MORE!!! BWAAA HAAA ,,, STOP MAKING UP FACTS

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GETACLUE

Jan-27-13 5:41 PM

daWeeb .... Hey ****FOR BRAINS I am on the Regional Hazard Materials Response Team. If there is going to be a dismantling and clean up of a METH LAB in the area WHO DO YOU THINK GETS CALLED TO DO IT?? We work with DEA, WVSP, OV Drug Task Force as well as Sheriffs and City departments. I think I know just a bit more than you about OV Meth labs.

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MikeEbigg

Jan-27-13 3:05 PM

The police chief must want something to be releasing these figures. Average of 72 calls a day, but only 2 police reports in the newspaper on Saturday.

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daWraith

Jan-27-13 2:13 PM

Tell us, Clueless Denier, how do you "manufacture" coke or Her-oin or weed in a home lab???

You manufacture METH, boy.

These are METH labs Boy, stop blowing chunks of brown ***t out your mouth!! EVERYBODY knows Meth is a big problem in rural OhiYa Valley.

Except Clueless bungholes.

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daWraith

Jan-27-13 2:10 PM

DINO GRANDONI FEB 28, 2012

Today in depressing statistics, we have the number of meth labs busted in West Virginia for 2012.

Unfortunately, it is a lot. On average, state police there have uncovered a total of 1.09 home meth labs per day so far this year -- 59 labs discovered in 54 days, through February 24.

That volume is on track to make 2012 a record year in meth-lab seizures in the state, according to today's Charleston Gazette. "At the current pace, meth lab busts would exceed the state's record seizure of 353 labs in 2005." Current pace, by the way, yields 400 busted labs. The 2011 total was 229.

Methamphetamine, of course, is a highly additive stimulant that can be made by cooking easy-to-buy ingredients (with often dangerous results). West Virginia's total is especially unfortunate since it helps reinforce some awful stereotypes about meth users populating rural states like West Virginia.

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daWraith

Jan-27-13 2:06 PM

Updated: Jan 19, 2013 11:33 AM EST By April Kaull, Anchor Police in Ravenswood busted a working meth lab after they received a tip on Friday night.

Ravenswood City Police Chief Lance Morrison said when officers arrived at the Hutton Trailer Park in the 200 block of Dye Street, Shane Eades, the homeowner, gave them permission to search the home.

Chief Morrison confirmed that officers found a meth lab in the back bedroom of the mobile home. They also found meth-making materials at the Jackson County, WV residence.

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