Upshur woman facing charges

A Buckhannon woman is facing a variety of traffic charges after running her vehicle into a ditch along Tallmansville Road Friday.

Linda S. Liccardi, 50, of 1 Foster St., is charged with aggravated driving under the influence-DUI with a child in the vehicle, no proof of insurance and failure to maintain control, all misdemeanors.

West Virginia state troopers were dispatched to the Tallmansville Road after receiving a report of a vehicle stuck in a ditch. Liccardi and a 2-year-old child were still in the vehicle when troopers arrived on the scene. According to the criminal complaint in Upshur County Magistrate Court, officers noticed an odor of alcohol, prompting them to administered a series of field sobriety tests.

In other matters, a Clarksburg man is facing misdemeanor charges following an incident at the Buckhannon Wal-mart on Friday.

John Jeffery Heimbach, of 1213 East Main St., was charged with conspiracy to commit shoplifting and attempting to flee in a vehicle.

According to the criminal complaint, Heimbach was waiting in a car by the door of the Wal-mart for Shelli Marie Lantz, 27, of Clarksburg, whom police alleged put 10 video games worth more than $500 into a large, empty purse. Lantz is facing shoplifting and conspiracy charges in the incident.

When police arrived at the store, Heimbach alleged tried to swerve around the police cruisers in an attempt to exit the parking lot. But Heimbach’s vehicle was eventually boxed in by police vehicles, and he exited his car, according to the court record.