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Archive of 12-22-08

On 22 Dec 08 Deputy Sheriff Mankins responded to the scene of death of a ninety-one year old New Matamoras resident. The woman’s death appears natural; no foul play is suspected.

On 22 Dec 08 residents at 1688 Barth Road and 1311 Mill Branch Road in Belpre reported Christmas decorations were stolen from their property during the night. Stolen from the Barth Road residence of Dorothy Christopher, age 87, was a four foot plastic Santa Claus figure and stolen from the Mill Branch Road residence of Wilbur W. Amick, age 69, were baby Jesus and Joseph figures. This case remains under investigation (232, 296).

On 22 Dec 08 Delores M. Brooks, age 73, 21419 State Route 676, Marietta, reported finding unopened mail scattered along the roadway near her open mailbox. Ms. Brooks does not believe anything was stolen from among the outgoing items she placed in her mailbox the previous evening (610).

On 22 Dec 08 a member of Friendship Ridge Church, 4883 Braun Road, Belpre, reported sometime between 2 pm on 21 Dec and 11 am on 22 Dec an unknown suspect(s) entered the church through an unlocked door and stole coins, currency and possibly a few checks from a donation jar. This case remains under investigation (707).

On 22 Dec 08 Jason Lemon, age 29, 161 Turner Drive, Belpre, reported upon receiving notification from the IRS that he owed back taxes he determined an unknown subject in North Carolina was using his social security number for employment purposes. Mr. Lemon said he found no unusual activity on his credit report during the time his information was used for employment. Unable to file charges in this venue, Deputy Sheriff Eddy forwarded this case to law enforcement authorities in North Carolina for further investigation.

On 22 Dec 08 Deputy Sheriff Eddy responded to the scene of death of a twenty-eight year old Lowell resident. Though the man’s death appears to be due to a self-inflicted gunshot, this case remains under investigation.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

William Henry Thomas, age 39, 836 Pike Street Apt. 4, Marietta, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Thomas was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff S. Travaglio and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Dec 08 at 2:23 am.

Gale Allen Hendershot, age 43, 5215 State Route 260, New Matamoras, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Hendershot was arrested at the office of Probation Officer Hamilton and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Dec 08 at 11:15 am.

Eric Christopher Edgar, age 24, 417 Goss Fork Road, Whipple, for violating the terms of his parole, a felony. Edgar was arrested at the office of Probation Officer Smith and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Dec 08 at 3:00 pm.

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