Archive of 12-28-03
On 28 Dec 03 Deputy Sheriffs Kapple and Evans
were dispatched to the Fox Den Bar on State Route 821 concerning
a possible fight. The course of their investigation led them
to one of the fight participants sleeping in her car. The driver
of the car attempted to back out of the parking lot and after
stopping Deputy Evans noticed an odor of alcohol. The driver,
Amber L. Petry, age 26, 440 Second Street, Macksburg, refused
to take a field sobriety test, was arrested for OMVI and transported
to the Washington County Jail.
On 28 Dec 03 Loraine Devlin, age 41, 751 Bighorn Court, reported
her ex-boyfriend, John S. Bishop, age 27, 5020 State Route 60,
Marietta, trespassed on her property for a second time that
evening. When Sgt. Hiatt and Deputy Stackpole arrived at the
scene Mr. Bishop was inside speaking with Ms. Devlin. Ms. Devlin
informed the Deputies she did not want Mr. Bishop there, therefore
Mr. Bishop was arrested for criminal trespassing and transported
to the Washington County Jail.
On 28 Dec 03 while on patrol on US 50 near Braun Road in Belpre
Deputy Sheriff Jenkins observed a vehicle stopped at the aforementioned
intersection with one working headlight.
Upon making contact with the driver Deputy Jenkins noticed
an odor of alcohol.
After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, Deputy Jenkins
issued Emily B. Tallman, age 23, 1520 North Beckley Avenue
Dallas, TX, a citation for having only one headlight, arrested
her for OMVI and transported her to the Washington County Jail.
On 27 Dec 03 Deputy Sheriff Simmons investigated
a two vehicle accident at the Marietta Car Wash on State Route
7 in Marietta. Zanetta D. Shields, age 38, PO Box 153 Township
Road 118, Coal Run, was exiting Sierra Apartments driving her
maroon Chevy Astrovan when she was struck by a white Lexus
by Walter B. McVeigh, age 50, 914 Harriet Avenue Northwest,
Damage was slight and no injuries were reported.
On 28 Dec 03 a Washington County woman reported she has been
receiving harassing phone calls for the past two and a half
years. This case remains under investigation (200).
On 28 Dec 03 a member of the Cutler Chapel United Methodist
Church located at 11078 Veto Road, reported between Friday night
and Sunday morning an unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered the
church and rummaged through the kitchen. This case remains under
On 28 Dec 03 Deputy Sheriff Simmons and Sgt. Hiatt responded
to the report of a fire on the property of Walter V. Griffin,
age 56, 680 Schau Road, Lowell. Family members reported around
7:30 pm they heard an explosion and when looking in that direction
they saw a storage shed on fire.
After arriving at the scene, L-A Firemen successfully extinguished
This case remains under investigation pending review by the
On 28 Dec 03 Wanda Morris, age 47, 161 Forshey Road, Marietta,
reported an acquaintance used her personal information and
permission purchased a Gateway computer in November of this
This case remains under investigation (500) (597).
On 28 Dec 03 while on patrol eastbound on US 50 Deputy Sheriffs
Rhodes and Jenkins observed a vehicle turn southbound onto
Street without using a turn signal.
After stopping the vehicle and being given permission to search
it by the driver, Deputy Jenkins found a duffel bag that contained
a plastic bag with what appeared to be marijuana and a scale.
The driver, Richard Clark, age 37, Route 4 Box 230, Marietta,
admitted the substance was marijuana as well were the contents
of a pill bottle found in his sock.
Mr. Clark was issued a citation for failure to use a turn signal
and placed under arrest for possession of marijuana and of
paraphernalia, violations of Sections 2925.11 and 2925.14(C1)
of the Ohio Revised Code. Mr. Clark was transported to the
County Jail and later released on a personal recognizance bond.
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Amber Lynn Petry,
age 26, 440
Second Street, Macksburg, OH for Operating a Motor Vehicle
while under the Influence, a misdemeanor charge. Petry was
at the Fox Den by Deputy Sheriff Kapple of the Washington County
Sheriff’s Office and processed into the County Jail on
28 Dec 03 at 2:50 AM.
Lucy Mae Hickman, age 44, 41011 Township Road 298, Caldwell
OH, for Disorderly Conduct.
Hickman was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Sury of the Marietta
City Police Department.
Hickman was processed into the County Jail on 28 Dec 03 at
Jeffrey William Welsch, age 18, 607 Elm Street Belpre, OH,
for Theft and Probation Violation, both felony charges.
Welsch was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Morris of
the Belpre Police Department and processed into the County
on 28 Dec 03 at 3:55 AM.
Emily Beth Tallman, age 23, 1520 Beckley Avenue, Apartment
638, Dallas TX, for Operating a Motor Vehicle while under the
and No Headlights, both misdemeanor charges.
Tallman was arrested on Washington Boulevard in Belpre, Ohio
by Deputy Sheriff Jenkins of the Washington County Sheriff’s
Office. Tallman was processed into the County Jail on 28 Dec
03 at 4:43 AM.
James Edgar Wolford, age 25, 1580 State Route 140, Oak Hill,
OH, for No Operator’s License and Speed, both misdemeanor
charges. Wolford was arrested on US 50 by Trooper Wetz of the
Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Wolford was processed into the County Jail on 28 Dec 03 at
John Shane Bishop, age 27, 5020 State Route 60, Devola OH,
for Criminal Trespass. Bishop was arrested by Deputy Sheriff
of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed
into the County Jail on 28 Dec 03 at 5:05 AM.
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