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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 (790).

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 am.

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.

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