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NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 4 MAR 15

On 3 Mar 15 Lt. Rhodes issued a citation to Kyle L. Woerner, age 21, 6619 N. Ridge Road, Geneva, OH, for failing to reinstate his operator’s license. Lt. Rhodes stopped Mr. Woerner near milepost four on Interstate 77 in Muskingum Township.

On 3 Mar 15 a seventeen year old Little Hocking resident reported the unknown driver of a vehicle struck the driver’s side door of his Ford pickup truck while it was parked in the parking lot of Warren High School that evening. The collision caused minor damage to the teenager’s vehicle (132).

On 4 Mar 15 Sgt. Johnson and Deputy Sheriff Huffer responded to the scene of death of a seventy-seven year old Independence Township resident. The woman’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 3 Mar 15 and Wednesday 4 Mar 15:

Sarah Leann Chapman, age 28, PO Box 444, Chapmanville, WV, for OVI and for violating the terms of her probation, both misdemeanors. Chapman was arrested at the office of Probation Officer E. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Mar 15 at 4:33 pm.

Nicholas David Offenberger, age 34, 331 Muskingum Drive Apt. 1, Marietta, for menacing, a misdemeanor. Offenberger was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Kramer of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Mar 15 at 8:45 pm.

There are currently eighty-six men and twenty-five women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 3 MAR 15

On 1 Mar 15 Detectives Lockhart and Smeeks responded to the scene of death of a sixty-nine year old Salem Township resident. The man’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

On 1 Mar 15 Deputy Sheriff McKee issued a citation to Melissa Patterson, age 44, 103 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, for failing to signal a lane change and for not wearing a seat belt. Deputy McKee stopped Ms. Patterson on Pike Street near the intersection of Elmwood Street in Marietta.

On 1 Mar 15 a thirty-nine year old Waterford resident reported she believes her ex-boyfriend is in possession of at least one unregistered firearm suppressor. This case remains under investigation (910).

On 2 Mar 15 Robert E. West, age 44, 55 Griffin Road, Lowell, reported he found what appears to be a small piece of a marijuana plant in a drawer in his home. Lt. Norman tested the vegetation and it was positive for marijuana. Lt. Norman placed the plant in evidence and marked it for destruction.

On 2 Mar 15 Nancy E. Riggs, age 61, 45 Hickory Lane Lot 2, New Matamoras, reported at some point during the past two days an unknown suspect pried open the rear door to her home. Ms. Riggs said her home was entered approximately a month ago via the same method and no property inside her home was disturbed on either occasion. Through his investigation, Deputy Sheriff Hunter identified a suspect as Ms. Riggs’ son, who lives nearby. Ms. Riggs’ son admitted breaking into his mother’s home but did not provide a reason why. Informed that her son confessed to entering her home, Ms. Riggs declined to pursue the matter further.

On 3 Mar 15 Lt. Rhodes arrested Raycene K. Mullet, age 33, 26790 Township Road 180, Fresno, OH, for possession of drugs. Ms. Mullet was a passenger in a vehicle that Lt. Rhodes stopped on Interstate 77 for driving outside the marked lanes of travel. After a canine indicated the presence of drugs in the vehicle, Lt. Rhodes performed a search. The search yielded a metal spoon and a cellophane wrapper containing a substance that Ms. Mullet admitted was heroin. Ms. Mullet said she earlier purchased three grams of heroin in Akron. The mass of the heroin confiscated by Lt. Rhodes was 2.2 grams.

On 3 Mar 15 an Adams Township trustee reported sometime within the past twenty-four hours an unknown suspect(s) stole two large batteries from a road grader at 135 Greenlawn Lane, Lowell. The batteries will cost $300 to replace. This case remains under investigation (126).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 2 Mar 15 and Tuesday 3 Mar 15:

Mark James Hinton, age 35, 109 Elm Street, Belpre, for theft, a felony. Hinton was picked up at the Noble Correctional Institution by Deputy Sheriff Doak and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Mar 15 at 2:47 pm.

Wayne Hazen Hunter, age 47, 406 Sixth Street, Marietta, for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and two counts of theft, all felonies. Hunter was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Warden of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Mar 15 at 7:19 pm.

Mary Cathirine Schisler, age 56, 715 Barclay Street Lot 44, Belpre, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Schisler was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Heddleston of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Mar 15 at 9:11 pm.

Blaze Michael Taylor, age 19, 30174 Main Street, Stafford, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Taylor was picked up at the Monroe County Jail by Lt. Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Mar 15 at 11:50 pm.

Raycene Kay Mullet, age 33, 26790 Township Road 180, Fresno, OH, for possession of drugs, a felony. Mullet was arrested near milepost seven on Interstate 77 by Lt. Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Mar 15 at 3:57 am.

There are currently eighty-seven men and twenty-three women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 2 MAR 15

On 27 Feb 15 Sgt. Reeder issued a citation to Regina L. Clark, age 43, 205 Third Street Lot 4, Beverly, for driving under a suspended license. Sgt. Reeder stopped Ms. Clark at the intersection of Fifth and Center streets in Beverly.

On 27 Feb 15 the Warren Fire Department transported a seventy-four year old Warren Township resident to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment and evaluation. The victim was found barely conscious, seated in a recliner with a shotgun between his legs and pointed at his head. The victim ingested an unknown amount of prescription medication. He is expected to recover fully.

On 27 Feb 15 Goldie Brookover, age 54, 186 Main Street Lot 4, Lowell, reported an acquaintance threatened her outside her residence. This case remains under investigation (296).

On 27 Feb 15 Deputy Sheriff Reeder responded to a domestic dispute at 118 Oak Drive, Little Hocking. Damon Newlon, age 22, said an argument with his wife began after they left the mall and continued when they returned to their residence. After arguing for a while, Mr. Newlon decided to leave the residence in order to calm the situation. At that point, Mr. Newlon’s wife attempted to impede his progress and jumped on his back. Mr. Newlon eventually escaped and sat in his vehicle until law enforcement arrived. He said he was not in fear for his safety during the incident and was not injured. Therefore, Deputy Reeder closed this case as unfounded.

On 27 Feb 15 Deputy Sheriff Reeder and the Little Hocking Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 75 Harbert Road, Little Hocking. The vacant home is owned by John C. Harbert, age 57, 1650 Wildwood Lake Road, Little Hocking. The home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived and is a total loss. The cause of the fire is believed to be related to a faulty natural gas regulator on the home.

On 28 Feb 15 Richard C. Slater, age 66, 340 Harriett Street, Macksburg, reported he was away from his residence for the past three days and during that period an unknown suspect(s) entered his home and stole a rifle, a muzzle loader, a laptop computer, a box of shotgun shells, jewelry, two televisions, two .22 handguns, three shotguns and 600 rounds of .22 ammunition. This case remains under investigation (1090).

On 28 Feb 15 Sgt. Reeder, Deputy Sheriff Metts and Detective Lockhart responded to the scene of death of a forty-four year old Barlow Township resident. The woman’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

On 28 Feb 15 Brittany Wheeler, age 23, 180 Newell’s Run Road, Newport, reported she was bitten by a dog at 653 Johnson Road, Marietta. Ms. Wheeler was knocking on the door at the residence when a Labrador mix reached over the gate and bit her arm. She subsequently received treatment for a minor injury at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Ms. Wheeler declined to pursue charges in the matter on the condition that the homeowner would pay her medical bills. The homeowner agreed to file a claim with her insurance to cover the bills.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 27 Feb 15 and Monday 2 Mar 15:

Logan Wesley Grimm, age 26, 9160 Veto Road, Belpre, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Grimm was arrested at his residence by Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Feb 15 at 10:14 am.

Nicholas Alexander Wambolt, age 27, 6002 E. Fairmont Road, Tucson, AZ, for possession of drugs and two counts of trafficking in drugs, all felonies. Wambolt was picked up in Arizona by Deputy Sheriff Underwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Feb 15 at 9:39 pm.

Richard Douglas Anderson, age 30, 46345 Groves Hill Road, Caldwell, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Anderson was arrested in Macksburg by Sgt. Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Feb 15 at 7:14 am.

Randall Lee Hupp, age 33, 535 Wickens Road, Macksburg, for aggravated menacing and for five counts of domestic violence. Hupp was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff McKee and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Feb 15 at 12:35 pm.

Nicole Marie Curtin, age 29, 17600 Kirkbride Hill Road, Pleasant City, OH, for theft, a misdemeanor. Curtin was arrested near milepost sixteen on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Feb 15 at 9:28 pm.

Chace Daniel Wittekind, age 20, Marietta, for a felony charge of murder and for misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and violating the terms of his probation. Wittekind was arrested at Marietta Memorial Hospital by Sgt. Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Feb 15 at 10:00 pm.

Ryan Paul Waggoner, age 23, 27 Spruce Street, Davisville, WV, for OVI and speeding, both misdemeanors. Waggoner was arrested in Marietta by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Mar 15 at 1:31 pm.

Daniel Emerson Sindledecker Jr., age 41, 322 ½ Main Street, Belpre, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Sindledecker was arrested on Washington Boulevard in Belpre by Probation Officer Gregory and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Mar 15 at 12:03 pm.

Dustin Lee Fellure, age 31, 2404 Madison Avenue, Point Pleasant, WV, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Fellure was picked up at the Gallia County Jail by Deputy Sheriff Sheaves and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Mar 15 at 1:56 pm.

James Isaac Simpson, age 34, 101 Theis Avenue Lot 10, Marietta, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Simpson was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Hunter and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Mar 15 at 2:09 pm.

There are currently ninety-five men and twenty women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 27 FEB 15

On 26 Feb 15 an employee of the Washington County Home, 845 County House Lane, Marietta, reported she discovered a marijuana pipe while doing laundry that morning. Deputy Sheriff Huffer took possession of the pipe and designated it for destruction.

On 27 Feb 15 Umi Yati, age 38, 307 Jennison Street, Beverly, reported she recently discovered a large sum of cash was stolen from where she hid it in her basement. This case remains under investigation (1007).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 26 Feb 15 and Friday 27 Feb 15:

Jesse Aaron Anderson, age 31, 800 Third Street, Saint Marys, for theft, a misdemeanor. Anderson was arrested at Wal-Mart by Patrolman Kramer of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Feb 15 at 1:31 pm.

Brian Daniel Bates, age 38, 19891 Everly Road, Sarahsville, OH, for domestic violence and for violating the terms of his probation, both misdemeanors. Bates was arrested by Lt. Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Feb 15 at 2:32 pm.

Ricky David Terrell, age 46, 836 Pike Street Apt. 21, Marietta, for breach of recognizance and criminal trespassing, both misdemeanors. Terrell was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Linscott of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Feb 15 at 4:12 pm.

Allan James Henthorn, age 32, 103 N. Fourth Avenue, Paden City, WV, for OVI and for failing to reinstate his operator’s license, both misdemeanors. Henthorn was arrested on State Route 7 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Feb 15 at 12:46 am.

Matthew Allen Helmick, age 22, 704 Carver Street, Massillon, OH, for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Helmick was arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Feb 15 at 1:36 am.

There are currently eighty-eight men and twenty-two women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 26 FEB 15

On 23 Feb 15 Sgt. Mankins issued a citation to Melissa D. Warrener, age 34, 122 Tennis Center Drive Apt. 25, Marietta, for driving under an FRA suspended license. Ms. Warrener previously reported she could not recall where she left her vehicle but she later located it and admitted driving it to her home.

On 25 Feb 15 Lance L. Binegar, age 29, 1130 Bear Run Road, Reno, reported after a basketball game at Frontier High School his girlfriend’s father accosted him in the parking lot. The two traded insults and cursed at each other before being separated. No physical violence took place. Both parties were informed that their actions could constitute disorderly conduct. This case remains open pending interviews with witnesses (126).

On 25 Feb 15 Barbara Bidwell, age 77, 462 Echo Valley Road, Waterford, reported she was away from her residence for the past two weeks and during that timeframe an unknown suspect(s) stole four rings and a necklace from her home. The total value of the stolen jewelry is approximately $3,000. This case remains under investigation (953).

The following suspect was processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 25 Feb 15 and Thursday 26 Feb 15:

Michael Allen Stewart Jr., age 21, 2840 Caywood Road, Marietta, for .08 breath OVI, criminal mischief and three counts of theft, all misdemeanors. Stewart was arrested in Marietta Municipal Court by Patrolman Ellenwood of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Feb 15 at 2:54 pm.

There are currently eighty-eight men and twenty-four women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

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