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Peoples News robbed at gunpoint

February 2, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg police officers and detectives continue to search for a man who robbed the Peoples News on Emerson Avenue Friday....

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Feb-02-13 12:51 AM

No cameras???? What is wrong with this business. They are setting theirselves up for failure!

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Feb-02-13 8:21 AM

Robbed the people's news? Wow...what a score...a real criminal mastermind....probably got enough cash to get him enough pizza for the weekend. Is it not easier to just get a job?

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Feb-02-13 9:08 AM

I am pretty sure it doesn't say anything about him entering in the back.. I am pretty sure it says he entered and pushed the employee to the back of the store. it says nothing about him entering through the back..

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Feb-02-13 9:30 AM

Good comment, shield.....nothing negative about it. Some hater must be using multiple names to disagree.

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Feb-02-13 9:32 AM

Probably some lowlife looking for a easy mark to buy some ******....or bath salts....or meth.

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Feb-02-13 9:33 AM

Wow, what is wrong with this paper? The censorship has gotten out of hand. The newspaper should be supporting free speech more than anyone.

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Feb-02-13 9:50 AM

Well like we can't tell its you talking to yourself again, geesh. Hate to say it, but my thoughts went like April's. Hope not, but its possible.

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Feb-02-13 11:04 AM

For the commonly assumed here, I am NOT part of a string of other user names. One and only. However, I am quite familiar with some of the people on here and support their posts. Some of you trolls that have no life beyond this site should have analyzed my comments enough to realize this if you had half a brain.

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Feb-02-13 11:29 AM

I can't believe he thinks the veterans of this page is that stupid. geez

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Feb-02-13 11:31 AM

all though he is talking to himself. I won't deny that our poster with 100 plus names has it right more than likely about the backdoor. He tends to gt inside info that is good. Maybe from the backdoor. lol

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Feb-02-13 11:39 AM

wow so our police are talking to a private citizen about an ongoing investigation rather than focusing on actually catching the criminal. see now im forced to save these posts and take them to some friends of my own, not only is this behavior unprofessional but it is illegal also, if these officers were really your friends i doubt you would feel the need to talk so loosely on here and possibly get them into trouble. i have a meeting later today with your supposed good friend the mayor on behalf of a veterans group i represent and will be sure to bring this up as a matter of coarse

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Feb-02-13 11:46 AM

Best print them out before he goes "accounts deleted", like he did when those got mowed over on the I-77 bridge.

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Feb-02-13 11:51 AM

Valhalla It wont stop him. He released early info on the Ralstien murder in Vienna hours after the fact. He claimed to be on scene with fire fighters. A lady spoke up that worked for the state fire marshal then his posts disappeared. Anytime afterward he has stuck his foot in his mouth amazingly his posts disappear. i have screen shots of a conversation over 300 posts on it. So yes keep documentation because he has a connection it PBNS and yet still gets by with mouthing off the papers way of reporting. I know for a fact this paper does ban IP addresses but he either knows how to use proxies or they aren't banning him. He has sources at the paper he has sources at the police and fire services and is special buddies with bob newell he claims. It has been suggested by many he could be even Newell himself.( i an just stating facts not saying he is) So don't be surprised if no one gets anything done. It will take either a brave soul or a powerful entity to out him. just saying

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Feb-02-13 12:05 PM

it may not stop him but i will find out once and for all and difinitively if the mayor is even willing to admit that he knows him (i dont believe he does) however one thing that may help and god i hate sounding like him but i do have some good connections of my own in the veterans administration all the way up to washington so maybe we will at least find out once and for all the depth of his dillusions

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Feb-02-13 12:19 PM

I have often wondered how "the poster with a thousand names" gets by with leaking information. If this continues, I'm afraid someone may end up hurt--I certainly hope not.

At the same time, he has defended me on occasion when another poster was quite hateful, and I appreciated that.

Still, certain information about a crime should not be given out until the perps are caught and the crime is solved.

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Feb-02-13 12:36 PM

Valhalla I wish you luck. Because over 7 PPD officers and many Deputy sheriff's read and post on these pages. Nothig has slowed him down.

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Feb-02-13 12:37 PM

I would like to ask one thing if myselfe or any one else would have been there when they were getting robed and you had concealed carry would any one have jumped in and protected a employee or a customer or tryed to stop it my answer if i would have been in there YES I WOULD HAVE AND THEN BEEN ARRESTED TRYING TO KEEP SOME ONE FROM GETTING HURT OR LOOSING A LIFE I WOULD HAVE TOOK THAT RISK ALL BEACAUSE SOME LOW LIFE DOESNT WANT TO WORK OR WOULD IF THEY COULD BUT MAYBEE THERE JOB WAS SENT TO MEXICO OR CHINA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Feb-02-13 12:38 PM

Hang in there theshield 26101 you make me laugh every day.You and hindsight make a old man laugh ,thanks.

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Feb-02-13 12:38 PM

DOES sound a bit fishy

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Feb-02-13 12:43 PM

IFHPED If you feel I have attacked you I am sorry. I have defiantly not liked how you see certain things and maybe have attacked your position because I don't think it is correct. But there are times I agreed with you just hit the agree button rather than have a conversationover it. Just know I think your position is fair on his assessment you made and I still think your assessment of those who chose cannabis is a bit dated. Because it wasn't good for you or your experiences with it has been less than successful don't mean all of us who chose it are druggies or lazy. that's all. If I am wrong in my assumption it was me you were referring to I am sorry in advance and Have a nice day.

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Feb-02-13 12:44 PM

Oh marvin without you these boards would get stale fast.

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Feb-02-13 12:47 PM

380auto has the right question attatude and answer. Yes had I been there( even-though I am not in the state anymore) I would have done what needed done because this low life was risking every life in the building at the moment he entered with a gun and wanted to steal.

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Feb-02-13 1:29 PM

I hope this man gets help. There alot of goverment programs out there that give money and support so he doesnt need to rob anyone. Its there for the taking thats what are goverment is there for

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Feb-02-13 1:48 PM

This is what WTAP reported:

Police responded at about 3:30 Friday afternoon to reports of an armed robbery at Peoples News on Emerson Avenue.

According to initial reports the robber came in through an unlocked back door. Two male employees were working at the time.

The suspect assaulted one employee behind the counter. He was treated for minor injuries on scene.

The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

According to witness testimony the robber was carrying a silver handgun.

"Our first officers arrived on scene. The report was a male approached the rear of the business. Placed an employee on the ground who was near that rear door. Collected the money from the rear of the building, physically assaulted the employee and fled the area on foot," says Sergeant Greg Collins with the Parkersburg Police Department.

One robbery, two different accounts reported. Ugh.

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Feb-02-13 3:57 PM

Wow, I have been reading some of these posts and I am amazed....this is a forum of public opinion. All these posters making comments about copying posts, inside info....WTF?? Who died and made you all the comment police? Whoops, I suppose the word died will be censored. Anyway, why don't some of you people get a life and stop taking this stuff so seriously. When you all are hanging out at McDonald's on the weekdays, nursing your small coffee and talking about this stuff maybe you can come up with something a little more interesting. Maybe you can volunteer to help the homeless or deliver meals to the elderly.

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