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Archive of 03-10-08

On 10 Mar 08 Deputy Sheriff Mankins issued a citation to Paul F. Bauer, age 57, 45 Allen Drive, Pittsburgh, for traveling 69 mph in a 50 mph zone. Deputy Mankins stopped Mr. Bauer on US 50 near Clement Avenue in Belpre Township.

On 10 Mar 08 Deputy Sheriff Travaglio responded to a disturbance reported at 772 Greene Street, Newport. Arguing with his wife over paperwork he removed from the home, Denny Kukich, age 35, said his wife, Lindsay, age 28, left a red mark on his neck when she tried grabbing the paperwork from him. Both continued arguing and fulminated profanities but neither struck the other party. Citing the fact that neither was in fear for their safety, Deputy Travaglio requested summonses for Mr. and Mrs. Kukich for disorderly conduct by fighting.

On 10 Mar 08 Sgt. Underwood and Deputy Sheriff Eddy were dispatched to the scene of a domestic dispute involving Eric Kidder, age 36, and his girlfriend Shannon Mitchell, age 34, at their residence at 1244 Drag Strip Road, Belpre. The Deputies learned Kidder and Mitchell had been drinking all day ands were verbally abusing each other in the presence of three children. Observing a marijuana pipe Mr. Kidder admitted he used to smoke marijuana, Sgt. Underwood arrested Kidder for possession of drug paraphernalia for disorderly conduct by intoxication. Ms. Mitchell continued to threaten Kidder in the presence of Deputies despite repeated orders to cease doing so. As a result, Ms. Mitchell was arrested for disorderly conduct by failing to cease and desist and transported to the Washington County Jail with Mr. Kidder.


Four persons were arrested Monday night 10 Mar 08 in the Macksburg Ohio area by agents of the Parkersburg Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force and the Washington County Major Crimes Task Force for trafficking in cocaine. Investigators believe the suspects arrested were part of an organization from Detroit and Cleveland working in concert with persons located in the Parkersburg/Marietta area to distribute large amounts of cocaine.

As a result of the arrests, during which uniformed Deputies and members of the Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team assisted, Agents seized approximately ten ounces of powdered cocaine with a street value of approximately $56,000. The arrests were considered significant in curtailing the influx of powder cocaine within the Parkersburg/Marietta areas. The arrest began around 10 pm when these individuals met an undercover operative in a parking lot located off Exit Sixteen of Interstate 77 in Macksburg:

Derrill King Jr., age 18, 9383 Dixie Road, Redford, MI;

Helena R. Reid, age 26, 11661 Kentucky Street, Detroit, MI;

Leonard D. Collins, age 40, 6907 Faust, Detroit, MI;

Mario R. Johnson, age 28, 14271 Lauder Street, Detroit, MI;

The four suspects remain incarcerated without bond on second degree felony charges related to complicity and trafficking in cocaine. Parkersburg and Washington County Task Force members are continuing the investigation and anticipate further arrests.

The Parkersburg Violent Crimes and Narcotic’s Task Force is composed of the Parkersburg and Vienna Police Departments, Wood County Sheriff’s Office and the West Virginia State Police.

The Washington County Major Crimes Task Force is composed of the Athens, Morgan, and Washington County Sheriff’s Offices; Athens, Marietta and Belpre Police Departments; the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification; and the Athens, Morgan and Washington County Prosecuting Attorney’s Offices.

The following individual wAS processed into the Washington County Jail:

Thomas Joseph Cline, age 33, 865 Smith Hill Road, Marietta, for contempt of a court order, a misdemeanor. Cline was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Coppernoll and processed into the Washington County Jail on 10 Mar 08 at 2:51 pm.

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