(01/05/2006)
Magistrate Court records are obtained under public information laws, and are published by media in most every county. Records are accessed from a public information computer, available to the general public at the Magistrate Clerk office.

The names of minors are withheld by the court if they have been declared "juvenile cases," otherwise they are on the released list. Newspapers and media under First Amendment law, can print all names and ages if they choose, although most develop policies related to the protection of victimized minors.

The names of individuals who have yet to be served warrants by authorities, could be on the public information list.

The Herald, by policy, does not print single worthless checks, but does publish names linked to multiple worthless checks.

Citations (tickets) such as, no proof of insurance/registration/operator's are often dropped or dismissed upon proof. Others are assessed fines and/or court cost

Being cited or charged is not an indication of guilt or innocence of crime. The information should not be construed or considered disparaging to the individual in any way.

(Calhoun) County Sheriff's Department - CSD
West Virginia Department of Public Safety (State Police) - DPS
West Virginia Department of Natural Resources - DNR
(Grantsville) Municipal Police Department - MPD
WV Department of Highways - DOH
Public Service Commission - PSC

FELONIES

Joseph Gray Lamont - Delivery of a controlled substance, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, offense date 12/31/05, by Chief Ron Gordon-MPD

MISDEMEANORS

Christopher Strouse - Driving under the influence, no proof of insurance, driving on a suspended or revoked license non-DUI, offense date 12/03/05, by TFC J.B. Hunt-DPS

William L. Olsen - Obstructing an officer, offense date 12/17/05, by Sheriff Carl Ballengee-CSD

Christopher Bell of Creston - Joyriding, warrant date 12/20/05, by DPS

CITATIONS

Phillip N. Keener - Defective equipment, issued 12/26/05, by MPD

Janie Lynn Ohse - No motor vehicle inspection, no proof of insurance, issued 12/06/05, by DPS

Kristoffer M. Scott - Registration violation, no proof of insurance, issued 12/08/05, by DPS

Kristoffer M. Scott - Registration violation, no proof of insurance, issued 12/14/05, by DPS

Monica Lynn Smith - Registration violation, no proof of insurance, issued 12/08/05, by CPL D.P. Starcher-DPS

Christina Vandal - No child restraint, registration violation, issued 12/27/05, by DPS

Amber D. Wyant - No operator's license, issued 12/20/05, by CSD


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