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Archive of 02-07-04

FRAUDULENT SCHEME ALERT

In December of last year an elderly Washington County resident received word by mail he was the winner of a $450,000 prize. An ensuing phone call from an individual named Mike in Canada requested the resident send $12,500 to cover customs charges in order to claim the prize. When the county resident informed Mike he could not afford to send the money, Mike said he would send a cashier’s check to cover the customs charges. After receiving and depositing the cashier’s check into his account, the county resident received a call a day later from Mike requesting $7,000 and later $1,500. Subsequent to mailing the checks to Canada the county resident was informed by his bank the cashier’s check was counterfeit and his bank account would be frozen until the overdraft was repaid. The Sheriff’s Office urges residents to exercise diligence when receiving offers for substantial prizes by mail and phone. Any individual with information regarding this or any other fraudulent scheme is requested to contact a law enforcement agency.

On 7 Feb 04, acting on information received from the West Virginia State Police, members of the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau executed a search warrant on a camper in New Matamoras. Detectives found no evidence of the manufacturing of drugs or drug paraphernalia (501).

On 7 Feb 04 Neal Chadrow, age 44, 880 Warrior Road, Barlow, reported between midnight and 6:30 am on 7 Feb an unknown suspect, driving a vehicle, repeatedly spun out and drove through his yard. This case remains under investigation (586).

On 7 Feb 04 the mother of a 16 year old Washington County girl reported her daughter may have been a victim of a sex crime. This case remains under investigation (602).

On 7 Feb 04 Deputy Sheriff Evans stopped a vehicle on Farson Street near State Route 7 in Belpre for having an expired registration. Upon making contact with the driver Melissa K. Lowe, age 27, 2211 Rockland Avenue, Belpre, Deputy Evans learned the registration belonged to another vehicle. As a result, Deputy Evans issued Ms. Lowe a citation for having fictitious registration.

On 7 Feb 04 Deputy Sheriff Mankins issued a citation to Joseph G. White, age 18, 840 Greene Street, Newport, for traveling 84 mph in a 55 mph zone. Deputy Mankins stopped Mr. White on State Route 7 in Newport Township.

On 7 Feb 04 Deputy Sheriff Evans issued a citation to Thomas M. Emerick, age 44, 185 Smoke Rise Drive, Marietta for failure to stop at a stop sign. Deputy Evans issued Mr. Emerick after he failed to stop at the intersection of Market Street and Fort Harmar Drive in Marietta.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Mark Edward Ash, age 41, 723 Eighth Street, Marietta, for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia as well as disorderly conduct by intoxication, all misdemeanors. Ash was arrested on Second Street in Marietta by Patrolman Hickey of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 7 Feb 04 at 12:20 am.

Alberta Diann Gallagher, age 49, PO Box 657, Whipple, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Gallagher was arrested on Greene Street in Marietta by Patrolman Huffman of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 7 Feb 04 at 3:15 am.

Jesse Lee Morgan, age 20, 612 Fairground Street, Caldwell, for illegal processing of drug documents, a felony. Lee was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Walters of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 7 Feb 04 at 4:55 pm.

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