Police make trio of arrests

PARKERSBURG – A Parkersburg man was cited Wednesday after he was seen walking on Lynn Street waving a large knife, the Parkersburg Police Department said.

Michael Glen Bollinger, 49, address listed as homeless, was irrational when contacted by Sgt. J.D. Hart in the 900 block of Lynn, police said.

He eventually complied with the requests of officers who searched him and found a fixed-blade knife with a 9-inch blade concealed under three winter coats, police said.

Bollinger was taken to headquarters and processed on misdemeanor charges of carrying a concealed deadly weapon, police said. He was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court and held on a $1,500 bond to be taken to the North Central Regional Jail.

In other police news, two people named as Warrants of the Week on Wednesday have been arrested, police spokesman Sgt. Greg Collins said.

Arrested were Tyler Daniel Crouser, 20, 11462 Staunton Turnpike, Walker, for nighttime burglary and Aaron M. Richards, 34, 1006 Williams St., Parkersburg, on a felony charge of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine laboratory, Collins said. Richards was wanted by the Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force and was the third person charged from a methamphetamine lab at 1006 Williams St. found on Jan. 3.

Crouser is accused of entering a 15th Avenue home through an unlocked window on Oct. 22 and taking numerous items including controllers for an XBox game system sold to a business in Parkersburg, Collins said.