Archive of 12-30-08
On 30 Dec 08 Deputy Sheriff
S. Travaglio issued a citation to Hoyt T. Adkins III, age 23,
1205 County House Lane Apt. C, Marietta, for operating a vehicle
with license plates that expired in November 2008. Deputy Travaglio
stopped Mr. Adkins on State Route 7 near County House Lane
in Marietta Township.
ITEMS RECOVERED AFTER
BURGLARY OF ELDERLY MAN’S HOME
On 30 Dec 08 Deputy Sheriff Lockhart was dispatched to the
scene of a burglary at the residence of Frank Chute at 312
Simpson Street in Marietta. Deputy Lockhart’s investigation
revealed that approximately $10,000 worth of old and collectible
coins, two hand guns and a DVD player were stolen from the
residence. Later in the afternoon an employee at a local bank
phoned the Sheriff’s Office with information that a male
subject cashed in a large quantity of old coins. The male subject,
later identified as Kenneth Sparks, age 31, 319 Simpson Street,
Marietta, commented to bank employees that he had a lot more
old coins and he would be back later to exchange them for cash.
Verifying Sparks’ address as being 319 Simpson Street,
Deputy Lockhart obtained and executed a search warrant at Sparks’ residence.
The resulting search of Sparks’ residence and belongings
revealed a large amount of coins inside an ammunition can,
a DVD player and a blue safe. The victim’s daughter,
who is the property’s caretaker and who reported the
burglary, positively identified the seized items as belonging
to her father. As a result of his investigation Deputy Lockhart
requested a warrant for Mr. Sparks for a second degree felony
charge of burglary. Mr. Sparks’ whereabouts are currently
SEARCH WARRANT RESULTS IN ARREST
On 30 Dec 08 Agents with the Major Crimes Task Force executed
a search warrant at the residence of Michael W. Crouser, age
37, 2665 Blue Knob Road, Marietta. A search of the residence
resulted in the seizure of numerous plastic bags containing
marijuana residue, digital scales, several marijuana pipes,
and a plastic bag containing greater than 200 grams but less
than 1 kilogram of marijuana. When questioned Mr. Crouser admitted
having a pound of marijuana and parceling it into smaller amounts.
Crouser admitted selling three individual ounces of marijuana
to three different people for which he was paid a total of
$640. Following the search warrant Crouser was arrested for
a fourth degree felony charge of trafficking in marijuana and
incarcerated in the Washington County Jail. Crouser was later
released after posting $5,000 bond.
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Adam Mickle Barton, age 30, 9975 Honda Hills Road, Thornville,
OH, for operating a vehicle with an expired license and for
driving outside the marked lanes of travel, both misdemeanors.
Barton was arrested in Beverly by Patrolman Oliver of the Beverly
Police Department and processed into the Washington County
Jail on 30 Dec 08 at 2:06 am.
Trevor Garrett Cross, age 25, 9975 Honda Hills Road, Thornville,
OH, for carrying a concealed weapon, a felony. Cross was arrested
in Beverly by Patrolman Oliver of the Beverly Police Department
and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Dec 08
at 2:20 am.
Andrew Tracy Oldaker, age 33, 714 Hillcrest
Street, Parkersburg, for operating a vehicle without a license
and for having an expired registration, both misdemeanors.
Oldaker was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Williams of the
Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 30 Dec 08 at 9:19 am.
Michael William Crouser, age 37, 2665 Blue Knob Road, Marietta,
for trafficking in drugs, a felony. Crouser was arrested at
his residence by Detective Staats of the Washington County
Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County
Jail on 30 Dec 08 at 10:19 am.
Teri Lynn Long, age 32, 2087 Barth Road, Belpre, for driving
under a suspended license and for having expired plates, both
misdemeanors. Long was arrested on State Route 60 near State
Route 339 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into
the Washington County Jail on 30 Dec 08 at 6:25 pm.