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Woman arrested on FBI warrant: Was dumpster diving when found by police

A simple call about someone going through a dumpster ended with a woman being picked up by the U.S. Marshals Office on an FBI warrant.

Around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, the Chesapeake Police Department got a call about someone rummaging through a dumpster.

“Officers got there and she had thrown items from the dumpster on the ground, so they asked for her identity,” said Chesapeake Police chief Randy Thompson. The woman gave them a fake name and then she gave a second name, which had an active warrant. “So, the woman was arrested. Then she said ‘That’s not me’ and gave another false name.”

They eventually found out that her real name was Nikki Maynard and she had a warrant and was wanted by the U.S. Marshals. They picked her up later on Wednesday night.

She was wanted on drug charges and breaking her parole.

Also, during a search of Maynard, officers found methamphetamine in her bra.

A call to the U.S. Marshal’s Office in Huntington, West Virginia about the nature of Maynard’s warrant was not returned by press time.