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Archive of 03-18-08

On 18 Mar 08 Robert Dunbarger, age 49, 710 Dunbarger Road, Lowell, reported while he was at work an unknown suspect(s) kicked in a side door to his garage, gained entry into his home and stole two shotguns, a rifle, a muzzleloader and a handgun. This case remains under investigation (500).

On 18 Mar 08 Deputy Sheriff Travaglio conducted a traffic stop near Browns Road after observing that the vehicle had a large crack going across the driver’s view and that the drivers side red rear reflector was broken. Identifying the driver as Justin A. Zinser, age 19, 1208 County House Lane Apt. A, Marietta, Deputy Travaglio noted that he appeared disoriented and that his eyes were red and watery. Furthermore, Deputy Travaglio smelled an odor of burnt marijuana and noticed the other two passengers, Robin J. Richards, age 20, State Route 550, Barlow, and Tiffany A. Lightfritz, age 19, 1208 County House Lane Apt. A, Marietta, also appeared disoriented. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a bag of marijuana, rolling papers and a burnt marijuana joint that Lightfritz stated they all smoked prior top the stop. Since none of the suspects admitted being the owner of the contraband, all were arrested for possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia and transported to the Washington County Jail.

LUCK OF THE IRISH ELUDES CRACK PEDDLERS; FIVE ARRESTED

On 17 Mar 08 Agents with the Major Crimes Task Force conducted the first in a series of two controlled purchases of crack cocaine at the residence of Kenneth H. Epps, age 47, 122 Sunset Lane, Marietta. During the transaction, Agents observed Epps approach a van registered to Paula L. Hadley, age 44, 1235 County House Lane, Marietta, across the street from his home and return to complete the drug sale with 3.38 grams of crack cocaine. A second buy last night was conducted in a similar fashion, with Epps retrieving 4.37 grams of crack cocaine to sell to a confidential informant.

After the sale was completed uniformed officer of the Marietta City Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Hadley Lane near Glendale Road. Interviewing the passengers, one of whom was the van’s owner Paula Hadley, officers located crack cocaine in a quantity less than five grams. Hadley admitted during an interview that she sold crack to Epps a couple of times this week. Other passengers in the van and their respective charges stemming from this incident were Julie A. Hupp, age 31, 715 Lynn Street, Marietta, for complicity to traffic in cocaine; Richard H. Haught Jr., age 48, 513 Smith Street, Marietta, for possession of less than one gram of crack cocaine; and Tytus L. Shields, age 19, Marietta, for a active warrants in Columbus for receiving stolen property and for failure to appear.

For his involvement in the drug sales, Epps was charged with two fourth degree felony counts of trafficking in cocaine. Hadley was charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine as well as possession of cocaine. Of interest, the crack cocaine seized during the arrests was colored with green food coloring in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and also in an effort to avoid police detection.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Allan Dale Allman, age 49, 8345 Glendale Road, Marietta, for driving under an OVI suspended license and for traveling outside the marked lanes of travel, both misdemeanors. Allman was arrested on Glendale Road in Marietta by Deputy Sheriff Travaglio and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Mar 08 at 1:20 am.

Michelle Marie Curran, age 20, 1135 Latrobe Street, Parkersburg, for three felony counts of possession of drugs. Curran was picked up in Clark County, Nevada by Deputy Sheriff Underwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Mar 08 at 2:00 am.

Chad Daley Laplante, age 31, 1514 ½ Gihon Road, Parkersburg, for two felony counts of trafficking in drugs. Laplante turned himself in to Corrections Officer Reeder and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Mar 08 at 10:45 am.

Paul Michael Elliott, age 43, Marietta, for OVI and for operating a vehicle without a license, both misdemeanors. Elliott was arrested on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Mar 08 at 12:55 pm.

Matthew James Farmer, age 21, 2018 29th Street NE, Canton, for failing to reinstate his operator’s license, speeding, possession of drug paraphernalia and for not wearing a seat belt, all misdemeanors. Farmer was arrested on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Mar 08 at 5:29 pm.

Seth Thomas Adams, age 23, 981 Gilman Avenue, Marietta, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Adams turned himself in to by Patrolman Hively at the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Mar 08 at 6:10 pm.

Julie Ann Hupp, age 31, 715 Lynn Street, Marietta, for complicity in trafficking in drugs, a felony. Hupp was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Blasko of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Mar 08 at 6:31 pm.

Paula Lynne Hadley, age 44, 1235 County House Lane, Marietta, for possession of drugs and for two counts of trafficking in drugs, all felonies. Hadley was arrested on Hadley Lane in Marietta by Patrolman Blasko of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Mar 08 at 6:56 pm.

Richard Henry Haught Jr., age 48, 513 Smith Street, Marietta, for possession of drugs, a felony. Haught was arrested on Hadley Lane in Marietta by Patrolman Blasko of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Mar 08 at 7:19 pm.

Russell Sean Haverty, age 38, 264 Radabaugh Road, Marietta, for violating the terms of a protection order and for domestic violence, both felonies. Haverty was arrested on Barth Road by Deputy Sheriff Spencer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Mar 08 at 7:35 pm.

Tytus Lamarr Shields, age 19, Marietta, for failure to appear, receiving stolen property and for obstructing official business, all misdemeanors. Shields was arrested on Hadley Lane by Lt. Wilson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Mar 08 at 8:03 pm.

Kenneth Harold Epps, age 47, 122 Sunset Lane, Marietta, for two felony counts of trafficking in drugs. Epps was arrested at his residence in Marietta by Patrolman Newell of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Mar 08 at 8:41 pm.

Tiffany Anne Lightfritz, age 19, 1208 County House Lane Apt. A, Marietta, for possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. Lightfritz was arrested at Cedar Barks Apartments by Lt. Canavan of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Mar 08 at 12:07 am.

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