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
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
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
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
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