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Archive of 04-18-09

On 18 Apr 09 the Little Muskingum Fire Department transported a fifty-four New Matamoras resident to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment following an intentional overdose of prescription blood pressure medication. The victim said she was not attempting suicide and that she overdosed on her medication in an attempt to make her son feel bad for not taking care of her (805).

On 18 Apr 09 Deputy Sheriff Anderson responded to the scene of death of a fifty-seven year old Watertown resident. The man’s death appears natural; no foul play is suspected.

On 18 Apr 09 Jessica Belleville, age 27, 55 Bells Run Road, Newport, reported on 7 Apr she sent $1,130 via Moneygram for the purchase of an English bulldog listed for sale on the internet. When she failed to receive the dog Ms. Belleville contacted the website where she found the animal and they determined the sale was fraudulent. This case remains under investigation (945).

On 18 Apr 09 a thirty-three year old reported her fifteen year old daughter phoned her and said she was arguing with her father, who has full custody of her, when he grabbed her and pushed her onto a bed. Speaking to the involved parties, Deputy Sheriff Holbert determined the dispute was only and that no threat or act of domestic violence occurred.

On 18 Apr 09 Deputy Sheriff Mankins issued a citation for speeding to Timothy C. Gick, age 22, 1736 Meharry Street, Lafayette, IN, when he noticed an odor of alcohol emanating from Mr. Gick’s vehicle. Appearing nervous during the stop, a back seat passenger identified as Jackson L. Vanhorn, age 19, 533 South Fourth Street, Lafayette, IN, said he consumed alcohol as recently as 7:30 that morning. Mr. Vanhorn provided a breath sample which still registered .102 BAC ten hours later. Also during the stop, a canine called to the scene indicated the presence of drugs in the vehicle. Under questioning the front seat passenger, Shawn M. Beckering, age 21, 815 Union Street, Lafayette, IN, admitted being in possession of a marijuana pipe and produced a glass pipe from his pocket. As a result of the traffic stop, Deputy Mankins arrested Mr. Vanhorn for underage consumption of alcohol and Mr. Beckering for possession of drug paraphernalia and transported them to the Washington County Jail.

On 18 Apr 09 Lt. Stackpole requested a summons for a thirteen year old Marietta resident to appear in Juvenile Court on a charge of delinquency by domestic violence. Upset during a discussion over his behavior, the juvenile grabbed his mother by the throat and threw chairs at her before she fled to a bedroom and locked the door.

On 18 Apr 09 Deputy Sheriff Travaglio requested summonses for a fifteen year old Vincent resident and a sixteen year old Little Hocking resident to appear in Juvenile Court on charges of delinquency by possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. At Warren High School the morning of 15 Apr 09 a teacher learned from students that the two juveniles smoked marijuana in the boys restroom before one of their classes. A search of the students resulted in the seizure of a cigarette lighter and three marijuana joints, one of which the juveniles admitted smoking in the restroom.

On 18 Apr 09 James Bendig, age 65, 404 Vaught Road, Whipple, reported his wife awoke that morning to the sound of a bull bellowing and found a young bull in their front yard. When Mrs. Bendig attempted to scare the bull away it stomped its feet and charged at Mrs. Bendig, who then sought refuge inside her home. Mr. Bendig said before the bull left his property it damaged his yard where it stomped its hooves while ramming a tree. Informed the bull was loose on several other occasions, Deputy Sheriff Travaglio questioned a neighbor of the Bendig’s, Rachel R. Masa, age 33, 1310 Stanleyville Road, Whipple. Ms. Masa admitted the animal belonged to her and said the animal gets out of her field all of the time. As a result, Deputy Travaglio requested a summons for Ms. Masa for allowing cattle to remain at large.

On 18 Apr 09 the president of the Marietta Soccer League reported for the third time in three weeks an unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter the concession stand at the Marietta Soccer fields. Unable to gain entry, a suspect scrawled a message on the outside of the building, damaged a door and removed the bulb from a dusk to dawn lamp. This case remains under investigation (805).

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Pebble Michelle Longfellow, age 23, 110 Knox Street Apt. 35, Marietta, for a felony charge of violating the terms of her probation and for a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business. Longfellow was arrested on Putnam Street in Marietta by Probation Officer Smith and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Apr 09 at 12:37 am.

Shawn Michael Beckering, age 21, 815 Union Street, Lafayette, IN, for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Beckering was arrested on State Route 7 by Deputy Sheriff Mankins and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Apr 09 at 6:05 pm.

Jackson Lee Vanhorn, age 19, 533 South Fourth Street, Lafayette, IN, for underage consumption of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Vanhorn was arrested on State Route 7 by Deputy Sheriff Mankins and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Apr 09 at 6:05 pm.

George Jacob Amos, age 22, 20 Third Avenue, New Matamoras, for failure to comply with the order/signal of an officer, for operating an ATV on the roadway and for operating in a reckless manner in a hazardous zone, all misdemeanors. Amos was arrested on State Route 260 by Chief Bourne of the New Matamoras Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Apr 09 at 6:33 pm.

Casey Gabriel Hornbeck, age 18, 45179 Sarahsville Road, Caldwell, for operating a vehicle with an expired license, a misdemeanor. Hornbeck was arrested on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Apr 09 at 7:30 pm.

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