Elkins man charged with having stolen motorcycle

ELKINS – A Coalton man is being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail after allegedly harboring a stolen motorcycle, police said.

Vincent Paul Gibson, 27, was charged with one count of receiving or transferring stolen property, a felony. Gibson was arraigned by Randolph County Magistrate George M. Riggleman, and is being held on a $10,000 cash or surety bond.

Deputy A.M. Channell received information on April 24 that a motorcycle was stolen from East Liverpool, Ohio, on April 5 and was located at Gibson’s residence in Coalton, according to the criminal complaint.

Channell checked outside of the residence and noticed a gray motorcycle matching the description of the stolen motorcycle parked in Gibson’s driveway, with Ohio registration on the back, the complaint states. Channell said he ran the registration through Randolph County 911, and found it matched the description of the bike reported stolen.

Channell wrote in the complaint that, after he obtained a search warrant, he returned to Gibson’s residence to look for the motorcycle’s key. Gibson told Channell another individual brought the motorcycle to his residence, and told Gibson he was running from law enforcement in Valley Head and “needed a place to leave the bike and hang for a few days,” the complaint reads. Gibson told police the vehicle had been at his residence for approximately two weeks and the individual “told him that he would be back to get the motorcycle at a later date,” according to the complaint.

Channell wrote that Gibson told him there were “drug-related items in his bedroom” and upon investigation, Channel discovered a tan glass pipe, with burnt residue “commonly used to smoke methamphetamine” in Gibson’s residence.

Also in Randolph County Magistrate Court:

– Emily K. Seel, 20, of Elkins is being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $10,000 cash only bond after being charged with one count of fraudulent use of an access device, a felony, police said. Magistrate Riggleman arraigned Seel Monday.

According to the criminal complaint, Trooper J.M. Hebb, the investigating officer, said on April 11, the Elkins detachment of the West Virginia State Police received a complaint from Seel’s mother regarding a fraudulent withdrawal of $243 from her account. Seel’s mother stated that “she had noticed her debit card was missing the morning of April 11,” and when she logged onto her bank account online, she “observed that an unknown individual had made an ATM withdrawal for $243,” the complaint reads.

Hebb obtained photographs from the ATM security camera which depicted a female who Seel’s mother identified as her daughter.

Contact Chad Clem by email at cclem@theintermountain.com.