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NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 23 MAY 16

On 20 May 16 Deputy McKee responded to Frontier High School in reference to a juvenile being in possession of marijuana. During the investigation is was learned that two juveniles had approximately 1.19 grams of marijuana. Both juveniles were very cooperative and are being charged with possession of drugs.

On 20 May 16 Sgt. McGilton responded to 606 Florence Street, Belpre, in reference to dogs running loose belonging to Deloris Jackson. Jackson’s dogs entered a neighbor’s property and attacked their dogs. The dogs had no visible injuries. Apparently the dogs are digging under Ms. Jackson’s fence and getting out. Ms. Jackson also had not registered the dogs for 2016. A citation for failure to restrain and failure to register will be issued to Ms. Jackson.

On 20 May 16 Deputies along with the Oak Grove, Warren and Barlow Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the Joann and Neil Hinton residence at 100 Bethel Road, Marietta, to a structure fire. The fire department reported the home as a total loss, and indicated no foul play is suspected. (507)

On 20 May 16 Deputy Tornes requested an arrest warrant through Marietta Municipal Court for Douglas Perry Christopher Jr., address unknown, due to Christopher’s failure to verify his address as required after a conviction in 2010 for sexual battery. Christopher has been in the local area since release from prison and has failed to report to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between friday 20 may 16 and Monday 23 may 16:

Dustin Lee Brooks, age 29, 1776 Briggs Hill Road, Belpre, on warrants for three counts of failure to appear, all misdemeanors. Brooks was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Hanson of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 May 16 at 3:46 pm.

Nathan Allen Ross, age 27, 4683 North State Rt 60, McConnelsville, for OVI, a misdemeanor. Ross was arrested by Patrolman Perrine of the Beverly Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 May 16 at 11:07 pm.

William Joseph Kittle, age 31, 18 Fifth Street, Belpre, for violation of a protection order, a misdemeanor. Kittle was arrested at his residence by Deputy Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 May 16 at 11:55 pm.

Johnny Joseph Johnston, age 56, 3417 Hudson Street, Parkersburg, for obstructing official business, a misdemeanor. Johnston was arrested at 18 Fifth Street, Belpre, by Deputy Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 May 16 at 12:04 am.

Kelcei Marie Masters, age 22, 806 Garfield Avenue, Marietta, for OVI, drug paraphernalia, OVI.17 breath, drug possession, equipment violation, and no seat belt, all misdemeanors. Masters was arrested on Harmar Street by Trooper Coffland of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 May 16 at 2:54 am.

Kristine Marie Neff, age 44, 9371 Mauze Drive, McConnelsville, for driving under suspension. Neff was picked up in Athens County by Deputy Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 May 16 at 9:05 hrs.

Kelly Jane Farnsworth, age 28, 708 Front Street, Marietta, for probation violation, drug possession and drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors. Farnsworth was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Dennison of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 May 16 at 2:00 am.

Ryan Bradley Cain, age 19, 3156 State Rt 555, Little Hocking, for domestic violence and criminal damaging, both misdemeanors. Cain was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Dennison of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 May 16 at 3:45 am.

Edie Kaye Buckner, age 42, 115 Arbutus Lane, Hendersonville, NC, on warrants for drug possession and drug paraphernalia, both felonies. Buckner turned herself in to the Washington County Jail and was processed on 23 May 16 at 9:53 am.

There are currently 19 females and 65 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 24 MAY 16


On 20 May 16 Deputies along with the Reno Volunteer Fire Department Squad responded to Reno in reference to an unresponsive female. The subject was assisted by officers and squad members. (907)

On 20 May 16 Deputies responded to 52 McAtee Street, Cutler, in reference to a missing person. It was reported that Nathan Tabler, age 28, had not been seen in the past 20 hours. The investigation revealed that a temporary protection order was in place between Tabler and Kittle and that Tabler may possibly be at 18 Fifth Street, Belpre, the William Kittle residence. With the assistance of the Belpre Police Department, Kittle was met with and asked if Nathan Tabler was at that residence, in which he stated that he was not, and that he had not heard from him. Deputies also arrived at 18 Fifth Street in which a conversation was held with Kittle on his front porch. While speaking with Kittle, Nathan Tabler was seen running through the back yard. At that time Kittle was read his Miranda Rights and he advised that Tabler had been there the entire time. William Joseph Kittle, age 31, was placed under arrest and charged with violation of a temporary protection order and transported to the Washington County Jail. Johnny Joseph Johnston, age 56, 18 Fifth Street, Belpre, was read his Miranda Rights as well. Johnston stated that he was told by William Kittle to lie to officers. Johnston also stated that he knew there was a missing person report being filed when he lied to the Belpre Police Officer. Johnston was placed under arrest for obstructing official business and was transported to the Washington County Jail. (509)

On 21 May 16 Deputies responded to Tower Road in reference to suspicious activity in that area. Deputies spoke to individuals making the report and cleared the scene. Case is marked closed, no criminal activity. (507)

On 22 May 16 Deputy McKee responded to 45236 State Rt 7, New Matamoras, to meet with Paula M. Smith. Smith stated that she was missing items from her residence. This case remains under investigation.

On 22 May 16 Sgt. Reeder responded to 50 Lindamood Road in reference to Tracy Starr reporting her German Shepard dog being shot. The dog had wounds on both ears as if a bullet grazed the back of her ear and pierced the other ear. This case remains under investigation at this time.

On 22 May 16 Deputy Carr responded to State Rt 821 where an individual had found a wallet and wanted to return it to the subject identified inside. The wallet was returned to the owner. Case closed.

On 23 May 16 Sgt. McGilton responded to 470 Hadley Hollow Road, Marietta, regarding a complaint of Vickie Warne allowing her dogs to run loose and in the roadway. Once arriving at the residence one dog did run into the roadway and was barking at the officer’s vehicle. As Sgt. McGilton exited the patrol vehicle another dog jumped from a window in the residence and charged towards her while barking. Sgt. McGilton spoke with Ms. Warne about the complaint, with her acknowledging that the dogs had been loose. Ms. Warne advised she had nothing to restrain the dogs with. Ms. Warne was issued a citation for failure to restrain.


THE FOLLOwing suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail BETWEEN monday 23 may 16 and tuesday 24 may 16:

Tessa Ann Blair, age 23, 27927 Huckleberry Road, Coolville, for probation violation, a misdemeanor. Blair was arrested at the Marietta City Probation Department by Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 May 16 at 3:03 pm.

Shawn Lee Whittekind, age 38, 763 Glendale Road, Marietta, on warrants for breach of recognizance, and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors. Whittekind was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Bonnette of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 May 16 at 12:09 am. Whittekind was further charged with probation violation, a felony, by Adult Parole Authority Officer Ross.

April Nichole Calvert, age 30, 325 Sandhill Road, Reno, tampering with drugs and trafficking in drugs, both felonies, and a warrant for felony theft. Calvert was arrested in Bartlett by Deputy Johnson of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 May 16 at 12:49 am.

Derek Ryan Whytsell, age 35, 167 Vickers Road, Marietta, for trafficking in drugs, a felony. Whytsell was arrested in Bartlett by Deputy Thorpe of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 May 16 at 1:27 am.

Richard Anthony Waters, age 50, 805 Main Street, Waterford, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Waters was arrested at his residence by Lt. Hornbeck of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 May 16 at 2:45 am.

There are currently 20 females and 67 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 25 MAY 16


On 23 May 16 Janet Sue Stacy, 125 BF Goodrich Road, Marietta, reported damaging at her property in Muskingum Township. Stacy reported damage done to a barn on her property the previous weekend. Damage to the barn included three windows totally destroyed with glass strewn about the barn and outside the bard, a wagon half full of seeds had been contaminated with other product seeds, therefore would not be able to be used, and large timbers moved from one area to another. Suspects have been located and charges are pending in reference to the damages. (126)

On 23 May 16 Deputy Hunter responded to Marietta Township in reference to a possible domestic dispute. Through investigation it was found that no threat of violence occurred, nor was anyone harmed. Case closed, unfounded.

The following subject was recently sentenced in Washington County Common Pleas Court:

Dustin T Howard Schaad, age 20, 806 Front Street, Marietta; fifth degree felony breaking and entering, and second-degree misdemeanor, 180 days jail.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 24 May 16 and Wednesday 25 May 16:

Dylan Michael Tennant, age 19, Marietta, on a warrant for probation violation, a felony. Tennant was arrested at the Washington County Courthouse by Deputy Sheaves of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 May 16 at 1:01 pm. Tennant was further charged with warrants for OVI, driving under suspension, left of center and no seat belt, all misdemeanors.

Jazemen Cierra Lyons, age 29, 3973 Navahoe Street, Cleveland Heights, OH, for driving under suspension, speed, theft, a felony. Lyons was arrested on I77 by Trooper Mikes of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 May 16 at 1:57 pm.

Stanley Edward Bowers, age 37, 1151 Frost Road, Coolville, for driving under suspension and child restraint, both misdemeanors. Bowers was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Tewanger of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 May 16 at 4:18 pm.

James William Radabaugh, age 29, 314 Lancaster Street, Marietta, for resisting arrest, obstructing official business, FRA suspension and changing lane violation, all misdemeanors. Radabaugh was arrested by Patrolman Linscott at his residence on 25 May 16 at 12:33 am.

Jennifer Lee Barnhart, age 42, 1457 Hocking Road, Little Hocking, for OVI and obstructing, both misdemeanors. Barnhart was arrested on Pike Street by Deputy Huffer of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 May 16 at 2:16 am.

There are currently 20 females and 65 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 26 MAY 16

On 24 May 16 Sgt. Johnson responded to 680 Main Street, Waterford, to meet with Jennifer Landolfi. Landolfi reported that Richard Anthony Waters, age 50, was home intoxicated and began a verbal confrontation with her, which soon turned physical with him breaking a chair and using a leg to poke her in the chest, knocking her to the floor. Landolfi then hid in a room and called for assistance. Sgt. Johnson located Waters asleep and woke him up and advised him of his rights and placed under arrest for domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail, where he tested .167 on the portable breath tester. A TPO was requested by Landolfi.

On 24 May 16 Sgt. McGilton followed up with Lloyd Bevaque, age 30, 181Fourth Street, Lowell, in reference to not having registered his dog after he was advised in April 2016 that he needed to do so. A summons was issued for Bevaque for failure to register.

On 24 May 16 Sgt. McGilton again attempted to contact Nicole Weekly, 718 Ohio Avenue, Apt. C, Belpre, after being notified the previous day of her one dog running loose. I was able to observe two dogs at the Weekly residence through the window. Ms. Weekly has still not registered the dogs for 2016 therefore a citation for failure to register and failure to confine will be issued to Weekly.

On 24 May 16 Shawn David Jones, age 38, 95 Lang Farm Road, Marietta, reported that his residence had been entered and items taken. This case remains under investigation. (131)

On 24 May 16 Sgt. McGilton was on patrol when she observed a Mitsubishi Eclipse came to a stop at a traffic light on Seventh Street , then proceeding to go through the red light, turning onto Putnam Street. The vehicle was stopped and the driver, Ahmad Mohammad Alqurashi, age 25, 363 Richland Avenue, Apt. 305, Athens, stated that he didn’t see the traffic light so he stopped and proceeded through the intersection. The vehicle license had expired. Alqurashi was cited for obedience to traffic control devices and for failure to display.

On 24 May 16 Deputy Huffer responded to the Angie S. Riley residence, 188 Main Street, Lowell. Riley reported a subject came to the residence selling meat products and after she made a purchase her checkbook came up missing. This case remains under investigation.

On 25 May 16 dispatch received notification of a reckless driver in the 1000 block of Pike Street. Deputy Huffer was southbound on State Rt 7 at the time and observed this vehicle driving northbound. Deputy Huffer turned on the vehicle and upon stopping the vehicle the driver was identified as Jennifer Lee Barnhart, age 42, 1457 Hocking Road, Little Hocking. Barnhart’s vehicle had a flat tire and damage to the front end. Upon Barnhart checking the damages she was unsteady on her feet and had bloodshot eyes. Barnhart was given a series of field sobriety tests which she did poorly on. Barnhart was placed under arrest and taken to the Washington County Jail. Barnhart was searched and found to have items in her mouth. Barnhart submitted to a portable breathalyzer where she tested .120.

On 25 May 16 Sgt. McGilton spoke with Sandra Fought, 740 Wallace Road, Little Hocking, about her dog being loose on 24 May 16. A citation was issued to Fought for failing to restrain.

The following subject was recently sentenced in Washington County Common Pleas Court:

Shawn Lee Whittekind, age 38, 763 Glendale Road, Marietta; probation violation, original charge third-degree felony burglary; 30 days jail.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail on Wednesday 25 May 16:

Shannon Scott Hines, age 27, 1220 Brackenridge Road, Vincent, for violation of protection order, theft and contempt of court, all misdemeanors. Hines was arrested in Vincent by Deputy McConnell of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 May 16 at 5:10 pm.

Steven Douglas Fulton, age 62, Marietta, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Fulton was arrested by Patrolman Huffman of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 May 16 at 10:28 pm.


There are currently 19 females and 61 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 27 MAY 16

On 26 May 16 Deputies responded to the Macksburg area in regards to the theft of an ATV. The victim, Michael John Smith, 324 Second Street, Macksburg, reports a Yamaha 4 wheeler valued at approximately $200 was removed from the property. This incident was witnessed by neighbors who observed subjects pushing the four wheeler down the road. The subjects left the area heading towards Caldwell. The Noble County Sheriff’s Office stopped this vehicle and deputies responded to meet with the occupants. Both subjects, Tyler Eugene Burgett, age 18, 45145 Curtis Ridge Road, Summerfield, and Tristen A. Hart, age 19, 49480 Outpost Road, Caldwell, admitted to taking the four wheeler from the garage and then fleeing the area. A summons for theft has been requested for both subjects. (790)

On 26 May 16 deputies responded to Wesley Township to a possible domestic dispute. There was found to be no threats of violence. This case is marked closed unfounded. (907)

On 26 May 16 Casey Divel, 15943 State Rt 555, Little Hocking, while being housed in the Washington County Jail, was assaulted by Wesley D. Lincoln, 126 Elm Street, Belpre, also housed at the Washington County Jail. Charges of assault are pending on Lincoln. (612)

On 26 May 16 a complaint was received stating that Crystal Persinger, 9645 State Rt 821, Lower Salem, had a dog running loose. Contact was made withPersinger and she did advise that her dog was loose on this date. A citation was issued to Persinger for failure to restrain. (805)

On 27 May 16 it was reported that Elizabeth Bishman, 216 5th Street Extension, Lowell, had been visiting a friend on Main Street, Lowell. Bishman’s boyfriend, Christopher Henderson, age 36, 216 5th Street Extension, Lowell, came to the residence and began a verbal argument with Bishman. Henderson got upset with her and struck her in the nose, causing a cut to her nose. Henderson was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail charged with domestic violence.

The following subjects were sentenced in Washington County Common Pleas Court:

Carolyn Ann Smith, age 47, 1209 Elder Street, Parkersburg, WV; felony identity theft, 90 days jail.

The following warrants were received at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

Douglas Christopher, whereabouts unknown, failure to register change of address, third-degree felony.

Isaac A. Conner, 623 Red Hill School Road, Mineral Wells, WV; 2 warrants - failure to appear for final pretrial hearing on probation violation charge, and assault.

Courtney A. Harpster, 2910 Sealy Ridge Road, Vincent; for contempt of court for failure to appear for jail.

Tricia A. Martin, 30530 Lebanon Road, Lower Salem; for contempt of court, failure to appear as ordered by the court.

Nathan A. Ross, 4683 N. State Rt 60 NW, McConnelsville; for OVI.

Matricia E. Striblin, 30-7 Maple Street, Marietta; for passing bad checks.

Robin L. Wolfe, 1216 Greenhill Road, Marietta; disorderly conduct, fighting/threatening, minor misdemeanor.

Billie Jo Dye, 1936 Barth Road, Belpre; failure to appear for juvenile court hearing.

Jessica Stevens, 104 Grandview Avenue, Apt. 3, Marietta; failure to appear for juvenile court hearing.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 26 May 16 and Friday 27 May 16:

Caleb Joshua McCracken, age 22, 120 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, on a warrant for probation violation, a felony. McCracken was arrested by Probation Officer P.Brockmeier of the Marietta City Probation Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 May 16 at 10:37 am.

Michael P. Hollingsworth, age 36, 600 Phillips Street, Belpre, on warrants for OVI suspension, fictitious plates, operating vehicle with foreign plates, and drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors. Hollingsworth was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Holiday of the of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 May 16 at 5:46 pm.

Russell Dean Brooks, age 47, 208 Second Street, Beverly, for operating with an expired operator’s license, and probation violation, both misdemeanors. Brooks was arrested in Beverly by Patrolman Perine of the Beverly Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 May 16 at 7:11 pm.

Tricia Ann Martin, age 31, 2715 Underwood Drive, Belpre, for receiving stolen property, theft, breach of recognizance, driving under suspension and failure to appear. Martin was arrested by Patrolman Holiday of the of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 May 16 at 11:09 pm.

Christina Marie Hower, age 31, 15884 State Rt 550, Fleming, for driving under suspension and warrants for failure to appear and driving under suspension, all misdemeanors. Hower was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Huffman of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 May 16 at 1:45 am.

Christopher A Henderson, age 36, 216 Fifth Street, Extension, Lowell, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Henderson was arrested at his residence by Deputy Carr of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 May 16 at 3:17 am.

Jeremy Michael Phipps, age 37, 207 Lancaster Street, Marietta, for assault, a misdemeanor, and probation violation, a felony. Phipps was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Wenzel of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 May 16 at 3:52 am.

There are currently 21 females and 62 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

 

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