Archive of 03-01-08
On 1 Mar 08 Jacob W. Jenks, age 22, 98 Anderson
Lane, Waterford, reported he lost $12.92 in an online fraud
scheme after he applied for a seemingly legitimate job on Monster.com.
Mr. Jenks contacted the Ohio Attorney General’s Office
and FBI, Both of which will conduct follow up investigations
On 1 Mar 08 Deputy Sheriff Mankins arrested
Darin S. Bryan, age 21, 97 Middle Hill Road, Waverly, WV, for
possession of drug paraphernalia. A passenger in a vehicle
stopped on State Route 618, Mr. Bryan had a glass marijuana
pipe in his possession.
On 1 Mar 08 Sgt. Underwood Donald E. Hill,
age 64, 217 Bridge Street Apt. 4B, Caldwell, for failure to
obey a traffic control device and for operating a vehicle with
plates that expired in January 2008. Sgt. Underwood stopped
Mr. Hill after he failed to stop at a red light at the intersection
of Washington and Second Streets in Marietta.
CHINCHILLA SALE GOES AWRY, HANDGUN FIRED
On 1 Mar 08 an employee of the Lowell Duke station reported
two males who were engaged in a fight fled the station parking
lot after the authorities were called. Through witnesses, Sgt.
Parks identified the males involved were Michael D. Schilling,
age 39, 1440 Hendershot Road, Waterford and James J. Lowers,
age 28, 306 Third Street, Lowell. Interviewed about the incident,
Lowers stated he met Schilling at the gas station to fight
and settle a dispute over the sale of a chinchilla that evening.
Lowers stated he paid for the rodent and when he returned to
Schillings’ residence, Schilling decided to cancel the
transaction and fired a handgun into the ground. Schilling
confirmed Lowers’ story and further stated that he drank
at least a twelve pack of beer that day and fired the handgun
from the porch of his residence. When Schilling went inside
to refund Lowers’ money, Lowers made a remark that angered
him and chased Lowers around the residence with the gun. Curling
up in the fetal position and begging for his life, Lowers said
Schilling let him leave and that’s when they decided
to meet later and fight.
For his involvement, Schilling was arrested and charged with
aggravated menacing, using a weapon while intoxicated and disorderly
conduct by fighting. Lowers was also charged with disorderly
conduct by fighting but was also arrested for possession of
cocaine, possession of Xanax and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The charges follow Sgt. Parks’ discovery at Lowers’ residence
of a syringe Lowers said he uses to inject cocaine as well
as a marijuana pipe and two Xanax pills.
Both suspects remain incarcerated pending their initial appearance
in Marietta Municipal Court on Monday.
TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO RECOVERY
OF STOLEN COPPER
Last night Deputy Sheriff Travaglio conducted
a traffic stop on a truck on Front Street in Marietta because
the suspect vehicle had only one functioning headlight and
no taillights. Speaking to the occupants, Leon D. Galliamore,
age 37, 50 Westwood Drive Apt. 7, Gallipolis, and Michael L.
Skaggs, age 48, 3183 Sardis Road, Oak Hill, OH, Deputy Travaglio
could smell an odor of marijuana and observed Galliamore and
Skaggs both had glassy, bloodshot eyes. With probable cause
to search the vehicle, Deputy Travaglio located a small amount
of marijuana in the truck’s ashtray and a red gym bag
containing approximately forty pounds of scrap copper pipes,
wires and tools used for cutting copper. When questioned, Galliamore
and Skaggs stated they stole the copper from a construction
site in Youngstown, OH where they were employed until being
fired today. Further investigating, Deputy Travaglio confirmed
the copper items were stolen and that the company from where
it was stolen desired to pursue charges. As a result, Deputy
Travaglio arrested Galliamore and Skaggs both for possession
of criminal tools, receiving stolen property and possession
of marijuana and transported them to the Washington County
Jail. Both remain incarcerated pending their initial appearance
in Marietta Municipal Court.
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Darin Sean Bryan, age 21, 97 Middle Hill Road, Waverly, WV,
for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Bryan
was arrested on State Route 339 by Deputy Sheriff Mankins and
processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Mar 08 at 3:40
Zachary Justin Hill, age 27, 121 ½ Greene Street Apt.
2, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor.
Hill was arrested on Pike Street in Marietta by Patrolman McCracken
of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the
Washington County Jail on 1 Mar 08 at 6:45 am.
Jessica Lynn Estep, age 21, 1305 Blennerhassett Avenue, Belpre,
for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid
fines, a misdemeanor. Estep was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman
Stump of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into
the Washington County Jail on 1 Mar 08 at 1:27 pm.
Billy Joe Jones, age 21, 53525 Number Nine Road, Reedsville,
OH, for driving under an FRA suspended license, a misdemeanor.
Jones was arrested on State Route 7 by the Ohio State Highway
Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Mar
08 at 10:15 pm.