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Archive of 04-04-09

On 4 Apr 09 a witness reported finding a vehicle gas tank and an old computer in the vicinity of milepost four on Dixon Ridge Road in Adams Township. Deputy Sheriff K. Travaglio identified a suspect, who denied disposing of the items but acquiesced to the request that he retrieve the rubbish and dispose of it properly. Township officials were amenable to the deal, desiring more for the removal of the items than for the pursuit of charges.

On 4 Apr 09 Deputy Sheriff Holbert requested a summons for Joshua L. Bonnette, age 31, 1357 Goose Run Road, Marietta, for possession of marijuana and for possession of drug paraphernalia. A backseat passenger in a vehicle stopped near milepost eight on State Route 821 for not having a rear license plate light, Mr. Bonnette made several furtive movements as the vehicle came to a stop. Deputy Holbert conducted a search after a canine indicate the presence of drugs in the vehicle and discovered a wooden pipe and a small quantity of marijuana crammed in a crevice in the back seat. Though Mr. Bonnette admitted he smoked marijuana he would not claim ownership of the items secreted near his seat.

On 4 Apr 09 Carl Crouser, age 60, 2665 Blue Knob Road, Marietta, reported he believes two male acquaintances forcibly entered a camper on his property on 29 or 30 Dec 08 and stole a .22 caliber bolt action rifle and a compound bow. Mr. Crouser said he attempted to contact the alleged suspects to retrieve the stolen property but has been unable to do so. This case remains under investigation (594).

On 4 Apr 09 a twenty-five year old Williamstown resident reported she was surfing the internet when she discovered a threat posted on a message board by her former boyfriend. When questioned by Deputy Sheriff Hornbeck, the suspect admitted posting the comment on a message board but said that he did so to vent his anger following a dispute with his girlfriend of their unborn child. Deputy Hornbeck determined the threats were not credible and that the suspect had no intention of following through with the threat. As a result, Deputy Hornbeck closed this case as unfounded and advised the victim to seek a protection order if she feared for her safety.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Michael Edward Morris, age 40, 799 Plant Drive, Worthington, OH, for OVI and for failure to signal, both misdemeanors. Morris was arrested on Buchanan Road in Waterford by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Apr 09 at 2:35 am.

Alan Michael Tracewell, age 23, PO Box 583, Waverly, WV, for criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor. Tracewell was arrested on the campus of Marietta College by Officer McKahan of the Marietta College Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Apr 09 at 3:50 am.

Bryan Andrew Huff, age 39, 24 Colegate Drive, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Huff was arrested on at Marietta Memorial Hospital by Probation Officer Hamilton and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Apr 09 at 2:18 pm.

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