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Archive of 05-29-08

On 29 May 08 Sgt. Gherke requested a warrant for Michael Schoonover, age 41, 45699 Ludolph Ridge Road, New Matamoras, for a felony charge of theft. In Sgt. Gherke’s affidavit for the warrant he alleges that while employed at Carter Lumber, Schoonover embezzled $2,285 by fraudulently generating refund transactions between 2006 and 2007.

On 29 May 08 Deputy Sheriff Norman requested a summons for Phillip A. Martin, age 20, 5320 Johnson Road, Waterford, for theft. A neighbor of a property at 15685 Waterford Road, Waterford, reportedly saw Mr. Martin steal scrap aluminum siding from that location around the end of April. Mr. Martin later admitted taking the siding and said he sold it for $123.

On 29 May 08 Eric T. Black, age 59, 75 Martin Drive, Fleming, reported sometime over that last week an unknown suspect(s) attempted to pry open the doors of his garage and to a storage building on his property. Mr. Black declined to pursue the matter, only wanting the incident recorded (1293).

On 29 May 08 Deputy Sheriff K. Travaglio issued a citation to Akos Z. Csete, age 32, 12591 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, for operating a vehicle with a registration that expired in January 2008. Deputy Travaglio stopped Mr. Csete near milepost twelve on State Route 7 in Dunham Township.

On 29 May 08 Deputy Sheriff K. Travaglio issued a citation to Andrew J. Mindy, age 19, 27 Terrace Drive, Boardman, OH, for traveling 80 mph in a 55 mph zone. Deputy Travaglio stopped Mr. Mindy near milepost eighteen on State Route 7 in Warren Township.


On 17 Mar 08 the mother of a twelve year old Devola resident reported to the Sheriff’s Office that her daughter was touched inappropriately by a former co-worker of hers that she allowed to spend the night on her couch. Interviewed by Sgt. Parks, the victim said she was awakened the night before when she felt Anthony C. Williams, age 34, 313 Fourth Street, Lowell, rubbing her inner thigh. Williams initially denied the allegation, stating that he was looking for tobacco he allegedly left in the girl’s bedroom. Williams later recanted and said he entered the room of the girl he knew to be twelve or thirteen and decided he would touch her on the thigh to see if she responded to his advances. Furthermore, Williams stated he knew what he did was wrong because of the age of the victim but he did so because it aroused him. Following his confession Williams was arrested for gross sexual imposition and transported to the Washington County Jail. He remains incarcerated without bond pending his initial court appearance


The Major Crimes Task Force executed two search warrants and arrested two suspects in unrelated incidents in Athens County on Thursday evening 29 May 08. The following is a recap of the incidents:

Culminating a month long investigation, the Major Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant at 38 N. McKinley River Park Towers Apt. 307, Athens. The search warrant at the apartment of James W. Pridgen, age 27, resulted in the seizure of $1,600 in cash, a loaded handgun, drug paraphernalia and approximately 7.2 pounds of marijuana. Arrested for a third degree felony charge of possession of marijuana, Pridgen is currently in the custody of the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail. This case will be submitted to the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office for litigation.

Beginning in November 2007 the Major Crimes Task Force began clandestinely purchasing LSD from three individuals on the campus of Ohio University in Athens to identify the source of the drug in the area. As a result of the three cases, agents identified the main supplier of the LSD as Aria N. Jackson, age 22.

Investigators executed a search warrant at Jackson’s residence at 149 East State Street Apt. C, Athens, as part of the investigation. The search warrant yielded approximately 140 unit doses of LSD and US currency. Following the search warrant Jackson was arrested and charged with a second degree felony charge of trafficking in LSD and a third degree felony charge possession of LSD. Jackson is also being held at the South East Regional Jail and will be prosecuted by the Athens County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Additional charges stemming from this investigation may be forthcoming.

the Sheriff’s Office received the following warrants:

Clayton K. Adams, age 32, 2407 Main Street, Vincennes, IN, for falsification and injuring animals on 18 May 08.

Shawn E. Leasure, age 31, 836 Pike Street Apt. 12, Marietta, for failing to appear for pretrial on 23 May 08.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Robin Dawn Wiley, age 45, 6707 Isabell Lane, Glendale, AZ, for OVI and for failing to reinstate her operator’s license, both misdemeanors. Wiley was arrested on Church Street in Marietta by Patrolman Huffman of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 08 at 4:20 am.

Justin Paul Hedges, age 24, 380 Vanderhoof Road, Coolville, for breaking and entering, a felony. Hedges was arrested in Belpre by Deputy Sheriff Staats and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 08 at 1:50 pm.

Anthony Cameron Williams, age 34, 313 Fourth Street, Lowell, for gross sexual imposition, a felony. Williams was arrested on Mount Tom Road in Marietta by Sgt. Parks of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 08 at 4:38 pm.

Thaddeus Alan Heiss, age 45, 295 Offenberger Lane, Lowell, for driving under an FRA suspended license, for not wearing a seatbelt, for operating a vehicle without license plates and for having a broken brake light, all misdemeanors. Heiss was arrested on Cedar Mill Road in Waterford by Deputy Sheriff S. Travaglio and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 08 at 6:00 pm.

Tina Marie Sims, age 44, 11870 Veto Road, Marietta, for violating the terms of her probation, a misdemeanor. Sims was arrested at her residence by Probation Officer Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 08 at 7:30 pm.

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