State Police had a busy weekend in Calhoun, after the closure of the Grantsville Detachment.

Friday night several cruisers and the WVDNR were in hot pursuit of a vehicle, reportedly a truck, that originated in the Arnoldsburg area, the chase and search lasting several hours.

The chase reportedly went into along US 33/119. Rt. 16 south, the Right Fork of Crummies Creek and into the Bear Fork wilderness, with one report saying the vehicle was later discovered on Crummies Creek.

It was not learned what precipitated the chase.

Saturday night, an officer responded to a Stinson church where the minister called 911 after a woman, reportedly scratched and in disarray came into the church where a Christmas program was being practiced.

Parishioners attempted to assist the woman, who reportedly had drugs, but she left the premise in a car before officers arrived.

State Police, the Grantsville VFD and ESP Ambulance, a service to which Minnie Hamilton Health System has contracted to be the county's ambulance provider, responded to a single car wreck on Pleasant Hill.

The car crashed into the woods, the driver leaving the scene. The car was reportedly stolen.

About midnight Saturday, 911 received a call about a vehicle roll-over on Sand Ridge Road (US 33-119), State Police, Arnoldsburg VFD and ESP Ambulance responded to the accident.

The driver was to have been flown by a chopper to a regional medical center, but because of high winds, was transported to Roane General.

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