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Archive of 03-08-09

On 8 Mar 09 Deputy Sheriffs Holbert, Hornbeck, Lockhart and Norman were dispatched to 343 Main Street, Lower Salem, in response to a fight complaint. The Deputies were greeted at the scene by one of the home’s residents, Steven L. O’Brien, age 20, who admitted he consumed alcohol and was involved in a melee along with three other individuals. The home’s owner Robert E. O’Brien Sr., age 54, said his son Robert Jr., age 26, and his son’s wife Amanda, age 23, both of 680 Schau Road, Lowell, entered the residence and started the fracas. The fray was brief, ending shortly thereafter and damaging a cabinet in the kitchen and leaving glass shattered on the floor. As a result of the incident, Deputy Sheriff Holbert requested summonses for Robert, Robert Jr. and Amanda for disorderly conduct by fighting. Steven O’Brien was arrested for underage consumption of alcohol, disorderly conduct by fighting and possession of marijuana and transported to the Washington County Jail.

On patrol in Marietta on 8 Mar 09, Deputy Sheriffs Lockhart and Holbert observed a male subject, later identified as Eric N. McGregor, age 25, 803 Third Street, Marietta, stumbling along Front Street, waving his arms in the air. As Deputy Holbert exited the vehicle and asked if he needed assistance, Mr. McGregor replied “protect and serve **** and give me a ride.” Deputy Holbert said he would phone a cab if he had money, to which Mr. McGregor said “what does it matter if I have any money.” Barely able to stand as he spewed his ramblings, Mr. McGregor appeared highly intoxicated and unable to care for himself. For his safety Mr. McGregor was arrested for disorderly conduct by intoxication and transported to the Washington county Jail. At the jail he tested .200 BAC.

On 8 Mar 09 Deputy Sheriff Mankins issued a citation to Kimberly R. Maus, age 26, 121 Mountain Avenue SW Apt. 5, Roanoke, VA, for traveling 88 mph in a 65 mph zone. Deputy Mankins stopped Ms.Maus near milepost eight on Interstate 77 in Muskingum Township.

TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN FELONY CHARGES

On 8 Mar 09 Deputy Sheriff S. Travaglio was pulling his cruiser from the shoulder into the right hand lane near milepost eight of Interstate 77 southbound after completing a traffic stop when the driver of a green Honda swerved to avoid striking his vehicle. Observing the vehicle swerving in and out of its lane, Deputy Travaglio conducted a traffic stop on the driver, Mark A. Burke, age 54, 10 Maple Shade Drive, Marietta, just off exit six on State Route 821. Deputy Travaglio noticed Mr. Burke and his passenger acting suspiciously and called for a canine at the scene. As Deputy Smeeks arrived to walk his canine around the vehicle, Mr. Burke accelerated away from the scene with his passenger and a small child in the vehicle.

Giving chase, Mr. Burke stopped a half mile farther down the road and was taken into custody. During the arrest Deputy Travaglio observed a white object in Mr. Burke’s mouth and white residue on his lips that appeared to be cocaine. Asked to open his mouth, Burke pulled away from Deputy Travaglio and a struggle ensued. During the course of the struggle, a piece of crack cocaine fell from Burke’s mouth that later field tested positive for cocaine.

Later interviewed by Deputy Smeeks, Mr. Burke’s passenger stated they were returning from Zanesville after Mr. Burke purchased crack cocaine. She further stated that the crack had been contained in a cellophane wrapper and that Mark had swallowed it in attempt to hide it. A subsequent search the vehicle yielded the cellophane wrapper containing cocaine residue as well as a plastic bag containing marijuana that the passenger said Mr. Burke threw onto her side of the vehicle.

As a result of the incident Deputy Travaglio charged Mr. Burke with felony charges of tampering with evidence, possession of drugs and failure to comply with the order/signal of an officer and with misdemeanor charges of endangering children, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs and driving outside the marked lanes of travel. He remains incarcerated in the Washington County Jail without bond pending his initial court appearance.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Diana Julianna Haniak, age 22, 6 ½ Church Street, Athens, for speeding, a misdemeanor. Haniak was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Augenstein of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 8 Mar 09 at 3:22 am.

Eric Nathan McGregor, age 25, 803 Third Street, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. McGregor was arrested at the Townhouse by Deputy Sheriff Holbert and processed into the Washington County Jail on 8 Mar 09 at 3:48 am.

Steven Lee O’Brien, age 20, 343 Main Street, Lower Salem, for disorderly conduct by fighting, for underage consumption of alcohol and for possession of drugs, all misdemeanors. O’Brien was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Norman and processed into the Washington County Jail on 8 Mar 09 at 5:33 am.

Craig William Churchill, age 42, 1420 ½ Maysville Avenue, Zanesville, for felony charges of robbery and receiving stolen property and for misdemeanor charges of driving under a suspended license, speeding, theft and failure to comply with the order/signal of an officer. Churchill was arrested on State Route 60 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 8 Mar 09 at 11:11 am.

Darla Marie Morgan, age 19, 512 Columbia Avenue, Williamstown, for possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. Morgan was arrested at Taco Bell by Patrolman Blasko of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 8 Mar 09 at 5:15 pm.

Mark Allen Burke, age 54, 10 Maple Shade Drive, Marietta, for felony charges of tampering with evidence, possession of drugs and failure to comply with the order/signal of an officer and for misdemeanor charges of endangering children, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs and driving outside the marked lanes of travel. Burke was arrested on State Route 821 by Deputy Sheriff S. Travaglio and processed into the Washington County Jail on 8 Mar 09 at 6:48 pm.

Buddy Allen Miller, age 35, 708 Front Street Apt. 21, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Miller was arrested at the Four Seasons by Patrolman Chapman of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 8 Mar 09 at 8:02 pm.

Beldon Todd Bailey, age 31, 1201 Wyatt Lane, Belpre, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Bailey was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Carr and processed into the Washington County Jail on 8 Mar 09 at 9:09 pm.

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