Archive of 08-12-05
On 12 Aug 05 while working drug interdiction,
Detective Alkire conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven
by Darby K. Place, age 30, 812 Thomas Road, Grandview, OH.
Conducting a search after the Belpre Police Department’s
canine indicated the presence of drugs, Detective Alkire found
a small metal container of marijuana. As a result, Detective
Alkire issued Mr. Place a citation for possession of marijuana.
On 12 Aug 05 while patrolling State Route
821, Deputy Sheriff Evans began following a truck with an inoperable
license plate light. During the subsequent traffic stop Deputy
Evans noticed an odor of alcohol and that Delmar R. Hesson,
age 48, 1166 Huck Road, Lowell, had bloodshot eyes and his
voice was slow and lethargic. Following his poor performance
on field sobriety tests Deputy Evans arrested Mr. Hesson for
OVI and transported him to the Washington County Jail.
On 12 Aug 05 Deputy Sheriff Norman issued
a citation to Ernad Prnjat, 843 Bryant Street Apt. 500, Wyoming,
MI, for traveling 91 mph in a 65 mph zone. Deputy Norman stopped
Mr. Prnjat on Interstate Route 77 near milepost eight in Salem
On 12 Aug 05 Kenneth M. Howell, age 40, 350
Whealdon Road, Cutler, reported between 4:30 and 10:30 that
morning a Stihl chainsaw was stolen from his rear porch. This
case remains under investigation (305, 602).
On 12 Aug 05 Sherry Harris, age 43, 18750
State Route 676, Marietta, reported on occasions nine days
and six days ago, her husband allegedly assaulted her. Through
further investigation Deputy Mankins determined Mrs. Harris’s
claim was unfounded.
On 12 Aug 05 while working a drug interdiction
on Interstate 77, Deputy Sheriff Norman stopped a vehicle for
following a tractor-trailer too closely. A Marietta Police
Department canine indicated the presence of drugs, after which
Deputy Norman found a small bag of cocaine on the floor between
the driver’s and passenger’s seat. In consequence,
Deputy Norman arrested Ramiro H. Almaraz, age 42, 5017 Kedvale,
Chicago, IL, for possession of drugs and transported him to
the Washington County Jail. In a similar traffic stop conducted
by Deputy Evans a canine indicated the presence of drugs in
a vehicle driven by Travis O. Hairston, age 30, Fourth and
Windmill Street, Walnut Cove, NC. Mr. Hairston admitted possessing
marijuana in the console of his vehicle, prompting Deputy Evans
to confiscate the drugs and issue Mr. Hairston a citation for
possession of marijuana.
On 12 Aug 05 James P. Beebe, age 62, 160 AE
Miller Road, Lowell, reported while he was away from his home
for five hours that afternoon an unknown suspect(s) entered
a storage shed on his property and stole three Michelin tires,
a number of tools, two electrical cords, a chain and hub caps
for an ATV. This case remains under investigation (1203).
On 12 Aug 05 an employee of Thomson’s
Landscaping, 26130 State Route 7, Marietta, reported during
the overnight hours an unknown suspect(s) pried open the soft
drink machine outside the business and removed approximately
forty dollars in cash and change. This case remains under investigation
On 12 Aug 05 Susan Vanfossen, age 46, 2722
Beach Drive, Belpre, reported since 5 May of this year, nine
14 karat gold and diamond rings were stolen from her home.
This case remains under investigation (602).
On 12 Aug 05 the owner of Allen’s Auction
Service, 26780 State Route 7, Marietta, reported since his
brother left the building locked at 1:15 am that morning, an
unknown suspect forcibly entered the building and noticed where
an unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered the building through
a rear door. Once inside, the bandit(s) forced open a cash
register containing $150 and made off with an additional $450
from various items. This case remains under investigation (602).
THIEVES CONTINUE TO TARGET
Since July 12th the Investigation Section
of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating
a rash of burglaries and attempted burglaries in Reno. Of the
six premises entered, the perpetrators enter the residences
through unlocked doors and windows. Once inside the thieves
then steal cash from change bowls or from inside wallets and
purses, sometimes making off with the entire purse or wallet.
Detective Lt. Brian Schuck also attributes two criminal damaging
complaints of broken windows to the thieves’ ill-fated
attempts to enter the homes along with the thefts of change
from three vehicles in the vicinity.
At 6:15 am this morning road units, detectives
and the Sheriff’s Office’s canine unit all responded
to 215 Forshey Road after the homeowner reported he was awakened
by an unknown male inside his home. Fleeing on foot, the suspect
shed two articles of clothing along the way and was tracked
to Sanjubar Road by the canine unit, Beauregard. The Sheriff’s
Office requests information from the public as to the possible
owner of a camouflage Carter’s Lumber ballcap
style hat (click for photo) and a long sleeve, size
16 neck, 32-33 inch blue
button up shirt.
Detective Schuck also urges citizens to lock
their vehicles and homes during the overnight hours and also
to report suspicious activity, particularly during the hours
between midnight and 6 am.
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Celena Anne Hardie, age 25, 17 Mountaineer
Park, Williamstown, for failure to appear at a court ordered
hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Hardie was arrested
in Marietta by Patrolman McCracken of the Marietta City Police
Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on
12 Aug 05 at 3:00 am.
Cory Allen Apperson, age 28, 4902 Dugan Road, McConnelsville,
for .08 breat OVI, a misdemeanor. Apperson was arrested in
Belpre by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into
the Washington County Jail on 12 Aug 05 at 5:15 am.
Ramiro Hernandez Almaraz, age 42, 5017 Kedvale,
Chicago, IL, for possession of drugs, a felony. Almaraz was
arrested on Interstate 77 by Deputy Sheriff Norman and processed
into the Washington County Jail on 12 Aug 05 at 11:00 am.
Cynthia Kay Dailey, age 31, 836 Pike Street Apt. 12, Marietta,
for driving under an FRA suspended license and for not wearing
a seat belt, both misdemeanors. Dailey was arrested on State
Route 60 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into
the Washington County Jail on 12 Aug 05 at 3:10 pm.
Meghan Dawn Dalrymple, age 26, 210 Mulberry Street, Newport,
for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. Dalrymple
was arrested at the Courthouse by Probation Officer Smith and
processed into the Washington County Jail on 12 Aug 05 at 4:15
Jeffrey Scott Wood, age 41, 1309 13th Street, Nitro, WV, for
driving under a suspended license, for having fictitious plates
and for failure to yield, all misdemeanors. Wood was arrested
on Washington Boulevard in Belpre by Patrolman Jobes of the
Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 12 Aug 05 at 4:20 pm.
Delmar Ray Hesson, age 30, 1116 Huck Road, Lowell, for .17
breath OVI, a misdemeanor. Hesson was arrested on State Route
821 by Deputy Sheriff Evans and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 12 Aug 05 at 9:45 pm.