KEYSER – A traffic stop for using a cell phone while driving resulted in drug possession and traffic charges Saturday morning in Keyser.

From Staff Reports
KEYSER – A traffic stop for using a cell phone while driving resulted in drug possession and traffic charges Saturday morning in Keyser.
Keyser City Police were on patrol near B Street when they observed a driver using a hand-held cell phone, which is illegal in West Virginia. Further investigation found that the driver was operating with a license suspended for a non-DUI offense. Officers also found that the driver had in his possession two oxycodone pills for which he did not have a prescription.
Charged with misdemeanor possession and driving with a revoked license was Timothy M. Sirk II, 23, of Keyser. Sirk was given a warning for the cell phone offense.
Earlier Saturday, officers were busy making several arrests for alcohol related offenses.
The first incident occurred at 2:05 a.m. when officers on routine patrol observed a man on East Piedmont Street near North Davis Street in an apparently intoxicated condition. Charged with public intoxication was Henry P. Dawson, 44, of Keyser.
At 2:38 a.m. officers observed three subjects in Blackberry Alley near C Street and smelled alcohol as they approached the group. Cited for underage possession and consumption of beer was Daniel L. Elliott, 19, of Keyser. Two 17-year-old females were also charged with the same offense and released to their parents.
At 3:38 a.m. Steven B. Miller, 51, of Keyser, came to the police station on Davis Street requesting to talk to an officer. Officers detected an odor of alcohol and charged Miller with public intoxication.
At 1:55 p.m. Saturday police were called to the CVS store for a reported shoplifting, with a man allegedly stealing a bottle of liquor and walking from the store. Within 10 minutes officers observed a man matching the description walking on North Davis Street. Charged with shoplifting, public intoxication and obstructing an officer was Roscoe M. Redman, 55, of Keyser.
Finally, police were called early Sunday afternoon to the 100 block of West Piedmont Street for a reported house burglary in which a door was forced open and $600 worth of cash, gold and jewelry was stolen. The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Keyser City Police at 304-788-1311.