McMechen Police Department

  • Agency: McMechen Police Department
  • Address: 47th 9th Street, McMechen, 26040 WV
  • Chief: George Paugh (Chief of Police)
Phone: 304-232-3140
Fax: 304-232-3149

McMechen Police Department is located at 47th 9th Street, McMechen, 26040 WV. The Chief of Police of the department is George Paugh. The McMechen Police Department phone number is 304-232-3140.

McMechen Police Department News

Tonight is Trick-or-Treat from 6pm to 7pm, we want everyone to remain safe throughout the night so please be cautious while you’re out and about. If you’re walking the streets be mindful of vehicle traffic up and down the roadways and if you are driving please use extra caution for pedestrians. The fire department will have crews out along with extra police patrol! If you see us parked come on over and see us, we will have a special treat for all the little monsters(peanut allergy free)! Also please refrain from walking across the highway at 12th Street and enjoy the night!

Junked and abandoned vehicles can be an eye sore. The vehicles can take up valuable parking space and can be a safety and environmental concern. These vehicles also violate the law. Because of this. The McMechen Police Department will soon be placing orange warning stickers on vehicles that are considered “Junked” or “Abandoned” according to McMechen City Code 361.07. If the problem with the vehicle is not corrected within ten days after the date of the warning issuance, then the vehicle may be impounded. This basically means that a vehicle must be operative, have a valid inspection, and be licensed, whether it is on public or private property, unless it is in an enclosed building or in a licensed salvage yard.

The City of McMechen and the McMechen Police Department are proud to announce that the position of Chief of Police is now occupied by Donald Dewitt. Chief Dewitt was sworn in by Mayor David Goddard September 20th, 2018. Chief Dewitt retired from the Moundsville Police Department at the rank of Sergeant after a twenty year career. Chief Dewitt has many years of supervisory experience and a wide array of Law Enforcement training that will ultimately be invaluable to the department. Our officers are looking forword to the experience and knowledge you are going to bring.

The basketball court by the pool is currently taped off and will be until further notice. If you see anyone attempting to play there please notify us so we can direct them to a different court.

With all the rain that we are expecting the city is giving out sandbags, first come first serve, at the city building located at 325 Logan Street and the city pool. If any flooding does occur please avoid getting into the water or driving through the water and report the area impacted to the city. We will be monitoring the creeks and streams closely throughout this rain period. If any emergencies do arise please contact the city at (304)-232-3140 to have police/fire/ems to respond.

The McMechen Police Department has received several complaints about an IRS scam. The scammers con the victim into sending cash, usually through a prepaid debit card or wire transfer, but may request another means of sending money. The IRS will not: *Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail. *Demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe. *Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For instance, require that you pay with a prepaid debit card. * Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone. *Threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest you for not paying. *If you don’t owe taxes, or have no reason to think that you do: Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately.

As a reminder to our community, if you see emergency lights on the side of the roadway please move over a lane if possible or slow down. If they are coming from behind you please pull over safely so they can pass. Also if you see an incident occurring; a motor vehicle accident, a fire, electrical lines down, an electrical pole sparking, or any type of emergency please do not approach the situation and wait for emergency personnel to arrive. You won’t be any help if you injure yourself or cause more of a distraction to the responders handling the hazards. They are trained to spot the dangers that you may miss.

As the 4th annual Riverfest continues today, please do not leave your trash on the ground. This is our community, let’s take care of it and keep the community clean.

With the 4th of July being tomorrow we would like to remind everyone to be safe and extremely cautious when it comes to handling fireworks and launching them. Do not light them in residential areas, for example next to houses or roadways. Also remember what goes up must come down, if a fire is started due to negligence or if you damage someone’s vehicle or property charges may be filed against you. Don’t forget to pick up any garbage that is left over from them. We want everyone to have a fun and safe time, any concerns or issues may be report to the department at 304-232-3140.

Lately a lot of posts have been posted on Facebook about people expressing their concerns throughout the city. We do not monitor Facebook 24/7, so please call and report any issues you have to the city building between 7AM and 3PM Monday through Friday, If it’s a criminal matter, call at anytime.

Now that summer time is right around the corner we are asking that all parents, guardians, and family members explain to the children about safety when it comes to playing outside. Please remind them to look both ways when crossing the street and any time they are riding a skateboard, bike,rollerblades, hover board, or scooter that they have the proper safety gear(Helmet is a must). Please check the equipment as well; tire pressure, brakes, and bolts that hold them together. The more we educate our future about safety, the safer we will be moving forward!

(ROAD CLOSED DUE TO SLIP) Riley Hill Road has been shut down from the bottom of the hill to past the second turn going up the hill. Alternate Routes to get onto 86 are Benwood Hill and Route 86 from Glen Dale.

River Road has been shut down at this point, if you move any of the barricades located from 6th Street to 12th Street or drive on River Road without a valid reason you will be cited. Any questions or concerns with flooding please contact the department at 304-232-3140.

Trick or Trick this year will Tuesday October 31st from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The police department will have several officers patrolling the city throughout the evening.