Recently the Pomeroy Police Department responded to the Mulberry Community Center to speak with volunteer Beth Ann Clark who reported a theft at the Parish Shop. Clark told an officer she came into work at the Parish Shop in the early afternoon, went to her cubicle and placed the locked money bag in the bottom of her desk. The money bag contained $1,839.61 and the Parish Shop’s checkbook. Clark then went to work the cash register and wait on customers along with fellow volunteers Betty Reibel, Danielle Foley and a worker from the Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services.
Clark returned to her desk for the money bag about two hours later to discover it missing. She told an officer she estimated between 10 to 15 customers may’ve been in and out of the Parish Shop during those two hours. The money bag has a Farmers Bank logo on it and was inside a Wal-Mart shopping bag. Though no arrests have been made, there is a person of interest in the case according to the police department.
The following traffic accidents are currently under investigation:
Amy B. Burton, Coolville, was cited for assured clear distance when the vehicle she was driving made contact with there rear of a vehicle driven by Charles E. Samsel, Mason, W.Va. The accident took place at 102 East Main Street near the intersection of Court Street. No injuries reported.
A vehicle driven by Cynthia D. King, Pomeroy, was stopped behind an unknown pickup truck at the stop sign on Lasley Street and Mulberry Avenue. King said the truck in front of her rolled back, striking the front end of her vehicle and then drove off. No injuries reported.