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Archive of 12-04-07

On 4 Dec 07 Deputy Sheriff Smeeks issued a citation to Kelli L. Ballard, age 48, 115 Brick Street, Pomeroy, for traveling 80 mph in a 60 mph zone. Deputy Smeeks stopped Ms. Ballard near milepost one on US 50 in Belpre Township.

On 4 Dec 07 an employee of CVS, 131 Third Street, Marietta, reported a male subject entered the store, approached the alcohol section and exited the store with a large bulge in his sweatshirt. On Third Street Deputy Sheriff Travaglio located the suspect, identified as John C. Fortney, age 18, 4350 State Route 530, Lowell, and arrested him on an active warrant for domestic violence. Deputy Travaglio found and confiscated a bottle of Southern Comfort from Mr. Fortney’s pocket. Mr. Fortney admitted stealing the liqueur from CVS, was charged with theft and transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 4 Dec 07 a resident on Lover’s Lane in Marietta, reported a location off the roadway was being used as a dumpsite. Viewing the sit, Sgt. Brockmeier observe over twenty trash bags, numerous tires and baby clothing. This case remains under investigation.

On 4 Dec 07 Deputy Sheriff Rhodes issued a citation to Teresa L. Valentine, age 28, 704 Elm Street Apt. 11, Belpre, for operating a vehicle without a license. Deputy Rhodes stopped Ms. Valentine at the intersection of Farson Street and Norris Avenue in Belpre Township.

On 4 Dec 07 Deputy Sheriff Smeeks issued a citation to Emily M. Mizer, age 19, 19333 Van Haven Boulevard Apt. 209, Shaker Heights, OH, for traveling 76 mph in a 50 mph zone. Deputy Smeeks stopped Ms. Mizer near milepost eight on US 50 in Belpre Township.

MARIJUANA SUPPLIER ARRESTED, 8 POUNDS SEIZED

During the summer of 2007, Task Force Agents developed an informant who indicated he has been purchasing large quantities of marijuana from Charles A. Cremeans, age 62, 5099 Wildman Road, Coolville, for the past fifteen years. Estimates of the amounts historically purchased from Cremeans are 3,900 pounds of marijuana at a purchase price of $780,000.

Following a buy-bust involving the purchase of five pounds of marijuana for $10,950, Agents executed a search warrant at Cremeans’ residence. Evidence recovered from the residence included over 200 grams of marijuana, bag sealer, storage bags, freezer bags, digital scales and documents. Also recovered were eight guns, which were a weapons violation due to the fact, Cremeans had a drug conviction in West Virginia in 1983. Agents also received permission to search a storage unit utilized by Cremeans and seized eight pounds of individually packaged marijuana.

Cremeans was arrested on third degree felony charges of trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs and having weapons while under disability. He was later released from the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail after posting bond.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

John Thomas Williams, age 48, 40704 Sunfish Creek, Beallsville, for possession of drugs and for possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. Williams was arrested on State Route 7 by Deputy Sheriff Carr and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Dec 07 at 7:41 pm.

Justin Bryce Davis, age 25, 112 Paul Street, Woodsfield, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Davis was picked up in Monroe County by Deputy Sheriff Mankins and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Dec 07 at 12:13 am.

Michael Eric Searls, age 27, 238 Mulberry Avenue, Pomeroy, for driving under a suspended license, a misdemeanor. Searls was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Kirby of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Dec 07 at 4:30 am.

Donald Ray Meador, age 57, PO Box 28, New Matamoras, for OVI, a misdemeanor. Meador was arrested on State Route 7 by Probation Officer Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Dec 07 at 8:50 am.

Maryann Reagan, age 40, 241 Rochelle Street, Pittsburgh, PA, for driving under a suspended license and for speeding, both misdemeanors. Reagan was arrested on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Dec 07 at 1:55 pm.

Marc Anthony Crockett, age 27, 145 Rake Road, Whipple, for a felony charge of violating the terms of his parole and a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines. Crockett was arrested by Probation Officer Carson and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Dec 07 at 3:32 pm.

John Christopher Fortney, age 18, 4350 State Route 530, Lowell, for theft and for domestic violence, both misdemeanors. Fortney was arrested on Third Street in Marietta by Deputy Sheriff Travaglio and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Dec 07 at 7:00 pm.

Justin Keith Blanton, age 19, Fourth Street, Marietta, for violating the terms of a protection order, a misdemeanor. Blanton was arrested on the Marietta College campus by Officer Travaglio of the Marietta College Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Dec 07 at 11:00 pm.

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