From Staff Reports
KEYSER – Keyser City Police responded this weekend to a hit-and-run incident in which a nearby resident damaged a parked car on C Street, and an altercation on Memorial Bridge that resulted in several charges against a Keyser man, including theft of liquor from CVS Pharmacy.
Police were alerted at 5:49 p.m. Saturday to an altercation involving two men and a woman on the Keyser end of Memorial Bridge.
During the investigation, officers frisked the subjects and found that one of the men, Dustin T. Loy, 20, of Keyser, had on his person a switch blade and a syringe containing an unknown substance. The frisk also uncovered an unopened bottle of liquor.
Police said that Loy told the officers that a friend had bought the liquor for him. However, officers went to the nearby CVS and observed security video, which police said showed Loy stealing the bottle.
Loy was subsequently charged with shoplifting, underage possession of alcohol, carrying a deadly weapon, and misdemeanor possession of drugs, for the substance in the syringe, which police said Loy later reported was suboxone, an opiate similar to heroin.
Loy was transported to the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail, where he was still being held Monday on $3,000 bail.
The hit-and-run was reported at 7:18 a.m. Saturday, when a resident of the 60 block of C Street reported that her daughter's car had been struck moments earlier while parked outside the residence. Investigating officers found significant damage on the vehicle's passenger side.
A witness reported that the car had been struck by a vehicle driven by a man who lived in the 90-block of C Street, William Edward Zacot. Upon being contacted by officers Zacot, 55, admitted to driving the suspect car and striking the parked vehicle.
During the investigation, officers detected an odor of alcohol on Zacot, and a sobriety test led to charges of aggravated DUI – based on a high reading of Blood Alcohol Content – and driving with an expired registration.
A police spokesman said the incident report did not contain any information about charges related to the hit-and-run.