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Archive of 01-05-09

On 5 Jan 09 Roger D. McCroskey, age 50, 2715 Mead Street, Belpre, reported he awoke at 2:34 am to a car horn blowing and found his 2008 Chevy engulfed in flames. Mr. McCroskey was unable to put out the fire himself but the Little Hocking Fire Department extinguished the blaze shortly thereafter. Due to the fire’s suspicious nature this case was forwarded to the State Fire Marshall’s Office for further investigation (712).

On 5 Jan 09 Detective Schuck issued a citation to Stacy R. Robinson Jr., age 21, 4150 Sugar Run Road, Marietta, for driving under an FRA suspended license. Detective Schuck Mr. Robinson at the intersection of Pike and North Hart streets in Pioneer Township.

On 5 Jan 09 Deputy Sheriff K. Travaglio issued a citation to Timothy Thrasher, age 38, 115 Laurel Ridge Road, Lowell, for not stopping at a stop sign. Deputy Travaglio stopped Mr. Thrasher after he failed to stop sign at the intersection of Greenlawn Lane and Lowell Loop Road in Adams Township.

On 5 Jan 09 Deputy Sheriff S. Travaglio conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Danielle M. Wourms, age 25, 3795 State Route 377 SW, Stockport, for having only one functioning headlight. Visibly nervous and shaking, Ms. Wourms confessed that she had a bag of marijuana and a marijuana pipe in the vehicle. Ms. Wourms said she handed the items to her passenger, Scott E. Collins, age 23, 2417 Grange Hall Road, Dayton, for him to conceal during the traffic stop. In addition, Wourms and Collins both stated they smoked marijuana in the parking lot of Influent thirty minutes ago. A further search of the vehicle yielded a straw with a powder residue as well as Vicodin and Xanax pills that Ms. Wourms said were not prescribed to her. As a result of the stop Deputy Travaglio arrested Ms. Wourms for multiple counts of possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. For his role Mr. Collins was issued a minor misdemeanor citation for possession of marijuana.

On 5 Jan 09 Deputy Sheriff S. Travaglio responded to the scene of an attempted suicide at Southgate Trailer Park. The thirty-eight year old victim inflicted superficial wounds to her wrist that were deemed superficial. The Reno Fire Department transported the woman to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment and evaluation.

On 5 Jan 09 Deputy Sheriff S. Travaglio issued a citation to Michael L. Hall, age 57, 411 Hadley Hollow Road, Marietta, for operating a vehicle with license plates that expired in June 2008. Deputy Travaglio stopped Mr. Hall on State Route 26 near Goose Run Road in Marietta Township.

On 5 Jan 09 Deputy Sheriff Anderson responded to the scene of death of a sixty-nine year old Marietta resident. The man’s death appears natural; no foul play is suspected.


Larry James Freeland, age 36, of Parkersburg was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant as a result of charges filed on him by the Washington County Ohio Sheriff’s Office for failing to register as a convicted sex offender in May of 2008. Freeland was required to notify the Washington County Sheriff’s Office of any change of address and allegedly failed to do so when he moved to Wood County WV. Wood County Deputies were notified of a possible address of the suspect in Wood County by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and they requested assistance in the search for suspect. Deputies checked an area in the US 50/Meadville Road area and received additional information from citizens of the suspect’s possible location in the Staunton Avenue, Parkersburg area. Deputies checked several locations in this area and were provided with additional information that led them to Homecrest Apartments in South Parkersburg.

Upon checking this area Sgt. D.E. Westfall located a vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle that suspect had reportedly been in recently. A canvass of this neighborhood was conducted by road patrol deputies and members of the newly founded Major Crimes Unit of the Wood County Sheriff’s Office and through this search a witness informed investigators that they saw Freeland leaving Homecrest Apartments a short time before law enforcement arrived. Through further investigation a contact telephone number was found for a friend of the suspect and contact was made with Freeland. Deputy Shana Modesitt was able to keep the suspect on the phone and establish his location while other units responded and located the suspect in a vehicle at the Burger King parking lot located at 1900 Pike Street in Parkersburg. Freeland was taken into custody without incident by Sgt. G.F. Parsons and Sgt. D.E. Westfall. Freeland was confined to the regional jail pending extradition proceedings to return him to Washington County. Deputies returned to the previously checked areas in Wood County and notified the residents of the capture of the suspect.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Frank Edwin Maloon, age 30, 4130 White Bridge Road, Dover, OH, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Maloon was picked up at the Tuscarawas County Jail by Deputy Sheriff O’Brien and processed into the Washington County Jail on 5 Jan 09 at 2:39 pm.

Gary Lee Losey II, age 26, 104 Riley Drive Apt. 5, Marietta, for OVI, failure to control and for hit-skip, all misdemeanors. Losey was arrested at the intersection of Second and Greene streets by Patrolman Hively of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 5 Jan 09 at 8:55 pm.

Kenneth Eugene Wriston, age 34, 303 38th Street, Vienna, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Wriston was arrested on Turkeyhen Road in Fleming by Deputy Sheriff K. Travaglio and processed into the Washington County Jail on 5 Jan 09 at 9:15 pm.

James William Radabaugh, age 22, 345 Seventh Street, Marietta, for driving under a suspended license, a misdemeanor. Radabaugh was arrested on State Route 7 by Deputy Sheriff Mankins and processed into the Washington County Jail on 5 Jan 09 at 9:40 pm.

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