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Archive of 03-27-08

On 27 Mar 08 Deputy Sheriffs Anderson and Smeeks conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Shannon S. Hines, age 19, 1220 Brackenridge Road, Vincent, for having an inoperable license plate light. While Deputy Smeeks deployed his canine around the vehicle, Deputy Anderson arrested Mr. Hines for failure to reinstate his operator’s license. Deputy Smeeks’ canine indicated the presence of drugs in the vehicle, prompting Deputy Smeeks to pat down Mr. Hines’ seventeen year old passenger. The teenager had an odor of marijuana and in his pocket Deputy Smeeks found a set of finger scales along with twelve small bags of marijuana, each with a mass of one gram and packaged for sale. The teenager, admitting all of the marijuana was his, will be summonsed into Juvenile Court on a charge of delinquency by drug trafficking.

On 27 Mar 08 Deputy Sheriff Simmons requested a warrant for Brian V. Gerken, age 53, 3438 Ontario Street, Columbus, for inducing panic. The affidavit requesting the warrant states that Mr. Gerken repeatedly phoned Peoples Bank in Lowell and attempted to obtain transaction information involving his father’s account. After bank employees repeatedly denied his requests Mr. Gerken stated if they did not comply with his request he would bomb the bank.

On 27 Mar 08 Lt. Wilson and Deputy Sheriff Staats were canvassing Southgate Trailer Court while investigating a burglar alarm at Ward’s Recycling when Lt. Wilson peered into a window and observed a male using a dollar bill to snort something off a blue dinner plate. Deputy Staats contacted the male inside the trailer, identified as James L. Theiss Jr., age 36, 27130 State Route 7 Lot 73, Marietta. At first Mr. Theiss claimed he snorted Tylenol but later recanted and stated the substance was crushed Vicodin. Inside the trailer the Deputies found a crack pipe, rolling papers, marijuana pipes and a purse containing two pill bottles without labels. While Mr. Theiss admitted the paraphernalia was his, Deputy Staats determined the purse belonged to one of the trailer’s other residents, Shelly M. Lucas, age 34. As a result of the incident, Lucas was arrested for tampering with drugs and possession of drugs and Theiss was arrested for possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On 27 Mar 08 Amanda S. Brandjes, age 29, 205 Oak Drive, Little Hocking, reported her husband Jeremy, age 29, flew into a rage during an argument and shoved her into a corner in their bedroom. When she tried phoning her sister for help, Mrs. Brandjes said her husband ripped the phone from the wall and shoved her again. Mrs. Brandjes’ sister arrived to assist, at which time Mr. Brandjes threatened that if she didn’t leave in ten seconds he would get his shotgun and shoot her. Mr. Brandjes never produced the weapon but Mrs. Brandjes’ sister stated she feared for her safety because of the threat. In consequence, Deputy Sheriff Spencer arrested Mr. Brandjes for domestic violence and aggravated menacing and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

On 27 Mar 08 Deputies responded to an alarm at Ward’s Recycling at 27430 State Route 7, Marietta. An unknown suspect forced his way into the business and fled without stealing anything after the alarm sounded. This case remains under investigation.

On 27 Mar 08 George H. Klintworth, age 68, 2640 Lowell Hill Road, Lowell, reported sometime over the past month a fourteen foot john boat and five horsepower motor were stolen from his lot at 14030 Muskingum River Road, Lowell. This case remains under investigation (790).

On 27 Mar 08 William Shaffer, age 60, 1457 Winding Ridge Road, Parkersburg, reported a push lawnmower, a charcoal grill and a battery charger were stolen while he was moving other property from his former residence at 488 Beach Drive in Belpre. This case remains under investigation (586).

On 27 Mar 08 Deputy Sheriff Day arrested Richard D. Bailey, age 51, 10260 State Route 550, Vincent, for disorderly conduct. Called to the scene to investigate a dispute between Bailey’s brother and nephew, Deputy Day was unable to perform his duties due to Mr. Bailey’s repeated interruptions and his failure to cooperate.

On 27 Mar 08 Gary Wolfe, age 28, 718 Cisler Drive, Marietta, reported sometime during the past week an unknown suspect stole $20 and an eighty gigabyte Ipod from his desk at Chevron-Phillips. This case remains under investigation (586).

On 27 Mar 08 Jeffrey Morris, age 30, 100 Bae Circle, Marietta, reported between 10:30 pm on 26 Mar and 4:30 am on 27 Mar his father’s Toyota Tacoma was stolen from his father’s residence at 165 Smith Drive, Marietta. This case remains under investigation (292).

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Shannon Scott Hines, age 19, 1220 Brackenridge Road, Vincent, for failure to reinstate his operator’s license, a misdemeanor. Hines was arrested at the intersection of Greene and Seventh Streets in Marietta by Deputy Sheriff Smeeks and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Mar 08 at 1:40 am.

Jeremy Lee Brandjes, age 29, 205 Oak Drive, Little Hocking, for domestic violence and for aggravated menacing, both misdemeanors. Brandjes was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Spencer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Mar 08 at 1:45 am.

Shelly Marie Lucas, age 34, 27400 State Route 7 Lot 73, Marietta, for a felony charge of tampering with drugs and for a misdemeanor charge of possession of drugs. Lucas was arrested on State Route 7 by Deputy Sheriff Staats and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Mar 08 at 4:15 am.

James Lincoln Theiss II, age 36, 27400 State Route 7 Lot 73, Marietta, for possession of drugs and for possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. Staats was arrested on State Route 7 by Deputy Sheriff Staats and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Mar 08 at 4:15 am.

Meredith Lee Burris, age 27, 614 Cisler Drive, Marietta, for a felony charge of being a military deserter. Burris was arrested at the Marietta City Police Department by Patrolman Hively and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Mar 08 at 8:01 am.

Athena Terese Stillwagon, age 31, 207 ½ Florence Street, Belpre, for two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Stillwagon was arrested in Municipal Court by Patrolman McClelland of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Mar 08 at 10:18 am.

Ryan David McFann, age 23, 105 State Route 555 Apt. 5, Little Hocking, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. McFann was arrested at the office of Probation Officer Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Mar 08 at 4:01 pm.

Richard Dean Bailey, age 51, 10260 State Route 550, Vincent, for disorderly conduct by fighting, a misdemeanor. Bailey was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Day and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Mar 08 at 10:35 pm.

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