Help Me Catch the MOV's Most Wanted...

By: Allison Rhea
By: Allison Rhea

Allison Rhea blogs about a new series called "Mid Ohio Valley's Most Wanted" and how you can help!

I'm so excited to be a part of a new series we're working on called "Mid Ohio Valley's Most Wanted".  This was the first week for the series and so far I've gotten a great response from the public!  It's a very unique segment because, normally, we only report on people who have been caught and are currently making their way through the court system.

Each week, I'll talk with local law enforcement agencies about a person they've been looking for who they believe committed some type of crime.  This week, we focused on Danny Pearson.  Back in 2004, Pearson allegedly broke into the Professional Radiator Shop in Parkersburg and stole a truck.  That vehicle was later found in Idaho.  Now, Parkersburg Police Chief Gerald Board believes Pearson still has family in this area and on occasion comes back into town.  Here's where you come in.  Each Wednesday, on WTAP News at 6... I'll be showing the mugshot of the person of interest and asking our viewers to call the police department if they have any information.  This is definitely a great opportunity for our viewers to get involved.  On Wednesday, I was talking with Chief Board about the new segment and he seems pretty excited too, since this gives the community a chance to interact with the police department as well.

So, make sure you watch every Wednesday and find out who we're featuring that week.  Also, we've created a special web page for the series.  Go to and on the left hand side of the page...there's a tab "MOV's Most Wanted"...where you can find all of the people we've featured so far and their mugshot!

So...get out local authorities...and make sure you watch every Wednesday!

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