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Archive of 08-04-08

On 4 Aug 08 Deputy Sheriff S. Travaglio issued a citation to Lucas J. Raymond, age 24, 9689 Indian Lake Road, Byesville, OH, for not wearing a seat belt. Deputy Travaglio stopped Mr. Raymond for having a cracked windshield on State Route 7 near Sanjubar Road in Marietta Township.

On 4 Aug 08 an employee of Merchants Five Star, 18192 State Route 7, Marietta, reported sometime overnight an unknown suspect(s) stole seven semi-truck rims, each weighing around eighty pounds, and various other scrap aluminum and steel from storage locations on the business’ property. This case remains under investigation (1293).

On 4 Aug 08 Mae Walker, age 28, 690 Congress Road, Belpre, reported her husband Robert, age 29, assaulted her following an argument over caring for their children. Mrs. Walker said her husband grabbed her by the neck, threw her to the floor and told her to get out of the house. Admitting he pushed his wife, Mr. Walker said he did not recollect grabbing her neck. As a result of his investigation, Deputy Sheriff Day arrested Mr. Walker for domestic violence and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

On 4 Aug 08 Ramona Neville, age 68, 14519 State Route 339, Beverly, reported she was receiving treatment at Marietta Memorial Hospital for a back injury caused by her live-in boyfriend, Jorge C. Ramirez, age 37, the previous evening. An argument between the two erupted when Ms. Neville arrived to pick up her boyfriend from work at 17110 Muskingum River Road, Waterford. Ms. Neville said Mr. Ramirez bent her backwards over her vehicle in attempt to wrestle the keys from her back pocket. In consequence, Deputy Sheriff Smeeks arrested Mr. Ramirez for domestic violence and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

On 4 Aug 08 Deputy Sheriff Day requested a summons for Lissa Hefner, age 35, 10693 State Route 550, Vincent, for telephone harassment. Earlier in the evening a thirty-five year old Waterford resident reported Ms. Hefner was phoning him despite being asked not to do so. Even after Deputy Day asked Ms. Hefner not to contact the victim, she sent the victim a text message saying “that was unbelievably stupid.”

TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR COPPER THEFT

At 2:50 am on 4 Aug a security guard at Eramet, 16705 State Route 7, Marietta, reported two males were on the company’s property and were in the process of loading scrap copper industrial wire into the bed of a pickup truck. The guard unsuccessfully attempted to stop the men but did obtain the vehicle’s license plate number. On patrol in New Matamoras, Deputy Sheriff Spencer located the suspect vehicle and its registered owner, Neal D. Groves, age 41, 1308 Williamson Avenue Apt. 4A, New Matamoras. Asked about the large quantity of scrap copper wire in his truck, Groves admitted taking the items from Eramet but stated his passenger and accomplice Kevin A. Williams, age 20, 712 Fourth Street, New Matamoras, OH told him they had permission take the wire. Also in the back of Groves’ truck Deputy Spencer observed a tool box containing various cutting tools and wire cutters.

Neal Groves and Kevin Williams were arrested for theft and criminal trespassing and transported to the Washington County Jail. Groves was additionally charged with possession of criminal tools for the items found in his toolbox.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Timothy Paul Charlton, age 26, 164 Lake Road, Belpre, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Charlton was arrested on Third Street in Belpre by Patrolman Augenstein of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Aug 08 at 12:04 am.

Paula Sue Staats, age 37, 1455 Patricia Street, Belpre, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Staats was arrested at her residence by Patrolman Fields of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Aug 08 at 12:10 am.

Neal Daniel Groves, age 41, 1308 Williamson Avenue Apt. 4A, New Matamoras, for theft, criminal trespassing and for possession of criminal tools, all misdemeanors. Groves was arrested at BP in New Matamoras by Deputy Sheriff Spencer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Aug 08 at 6:35 am.

Kevin Andrew Williams, age 20, 712 Fourth Street, New Matamoras, for theft and for criminal trespassing, both misdemeanors. Williams was arrested at BP in New Matamoras by Deputy Sheriff Spencer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Aug 08 at 6:40 am.

Christopher Robert Karcher, age 29, 45 Caywood Road, Marietta, for failure to appear and for automobile theft, both felonies. Karcher was picked up in Licking County by Deputy Sheriff Reeder and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Aug 08 at 11:55 am.

Thaddeus James Salomon, age 18, 801 Garfield Avenue, Marietta, for attempted aggravated murder, a felony. Salomon was picked up at the North Central Regional Jail by Detective Hiatt of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Aug 08 at 12:45 pm.

Jorge Contreras Ramirez, age 37, 14519 State Route 339, Beverly, for being an illegal alien and for a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. Ramirez was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Smeeks and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Aug 08 at 12:45 pm.

John Robert Suckling, age 56, 104 Nolan Circle, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Suckling was arrested at his residence by Probation Officer Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Aug 08 at 12:50 pm.

Mark Anthony Thompkins Sr., age 39, 901 St. George Street, East Liverpool, OH, for possession of drugs, a felony. Thompkins was arrested near milepost thirty on State Route 7 by Deputy Sheriff S. Travaglio and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Aug 08 at 5:23 pm.

Robert Kenneth Walker, age 29, 690 Congress Road, Belpre, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Walker was arrested at his residence by Sgt. Stackpole of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Aug 08 at 7:00 pm.

Shaun Allen Griffin, age 24, 403 Lord Street, Marietta, for robbery, a felony. Griffin was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Arbaugh of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Aug 08 at 11:45 pm.

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