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Archive of 05-29-09

On 29 May 09 Tanya McCutcheon, age 31, 1200 Muskingum River Road, Marietta, reported she awoke at 4 am to the noise of drunken commotion outside her home. Ms. McCutcheon looked out a window and saw Nathan C. Stalnaker, age 25, 1533 Highland Ridge Road, Lowell, wandering about her property, shouting obscenities and yelling at her dog. Responding to the disturbance, Lt. Wilson and Sgt. Johnson noticed Mr. Stalnaker appeared highly intoxicated and had difficulty standing. In consequence to his behavior, Mr. Stalnaker was arrested for disorderly conduct by intoxication and transported to the Washington County Jail. At the jail Mr. Stalnaker tested .228 BAC.

On 29 May 09 Amanda L. Taylor, age 20, 122 Tennis Center Drive Apt. 41, Marietta, reported the previous morning she and her husband Daniel, age 24, 502 Ferguson Street, Marietta, agreed to a separation. Mrs. Taylor said later in the evening Mr. Taylor came to her residence in an agitated state. Becoming increasingly irate, Mr. Taylor began pushing Mrs. Taylor around the apartment and attempted to instigate fights with friends that Mrs. Taylor invited to her apartment for protection. Forced outside of the apartment, Mr. Taylor punched a window until it broke and also shattered the windshield of Mrs. Taylor’s vehicle. Determining Mrs. Taylor feared for her safety during the incident, Sgt. Johnson arrested Mr. Taylor for domestic violence and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

On 29 May 09 Deputy Sheriff Reeder arrested Melissa B. Lang, age 41, 130 Saint John Road, Marietta, for being in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and for consuming alcohol in a vehicle. Responding to a suspicious vehicle report at Byer’s Exxon at 2:00 pm, Deputy Reeder found Ms. Lang asleep in the driver’s seat of her vehicle, naked from the waist up. Also in the vehicle Deputy Reeder noticed several empty beer bottles. Roused from her slumber, Ms. Lang put on clothing and clumsily exited the vehicle. Having a strong odor of alcohol, Ms. Lang could not stand unassisted and refused to complete field sobriety tests. When transported to the Washington County Jail Ms. Lang refused a BAC test.

On 29 May 09 Deputy Sheriff Smeeks issued a citation to Kristen N. Simmons, age 22, 22000 Big Run Road, Stewart, OH, for operating a vehicle with expired registration. Stopping Ms. Simmons for having illegal window tint on State Route 555, Deputy Smeeks deployed his canine for an exterior sniff of the vehicle. Prompted to search the vehicle and passengers by a canine indication for the presence of drugs, Deputy Smeeks located a plastic baggy hidden in the shoe of a passenger identified as Clifton P. Harvey, age 32, same address, that contained fifty-nine Vicodin pills. Consequently, Deputy Smeeks arrested Mr. Carver for a felony charge of possession of drugs and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

On 29 May 09 Lt. Stackpole conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Thomas J. Fletcher, age 19, 103 Wooster Street, Marietta, for speeding on US 50 near Drag Strip Road. Approaching the passenger side of the vehicle, Lt. Stackpole smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana and observed a large marijuana pipe in the lap of the front seat passenger, Rachel M. Vena, age 20, 523 Front Street, Berea, OH. Detective Parks arrived to assist and searched the driver and two other occupants for contraband. When he emptied his pockets Mr. Fletcher produced a small glass marijuana pipe. As a result of the stop Lt. Stackpole arrested Mr. Fletcher and Ms. Vena for possession of drug paraphernalia and transported them to the Washington County Jail.

On 29 May 09 a forty-seven year old Belpre resident reported his fourteen year old son was upset at discipline meted out to him and refused to go to school. The teenager threw a fit, tore his father’s bedroom door of its hinges and attacked his father, repeatedly punching and kicking him. Viewing damage to the home and injuries consistent with the father’s statement, Lt. Stackpole requested a summons for the teenager to appear in Juvenile Court on a charge of delinquency by domestic violence.

On 29 May 09 Deputy Sheriff Smeeks issued a minor misdemeanor citation to James M. Webber, age 49, 202 Duncan Drive, Marietta, for disorderly conduct. Walking his dog along Broadway Avenue in New Matamoras, Mr. Webber reportedly taunted a resident along the way. Asked to remove his dog from a yard, Mr. Webber began taunting the resident and refused to leave the property despite being asked to do so numerous times.

On 29 May 09 a forty-eight year old Little Hocking resident reported her son did not obey his court ordered curfew and she also found what appears to be marijuana under his mattress. Deputy Sheriff Smeeks seized the contraband and will confer with the teenager’s probation officer before filing charges.

TWO ARRESTED FOR SALE OF HEROIN

Subsequent to the execution of a search warrant at 832 Third Street, Marietta, Agents of the Major Crimes Task Force today arrested David S. Burns, age 32, and Christina R. Hines, age 38, for trafficking in the Schedule I drug, heroin. Affidavits filed by Task Force Agents detail occasions earlier this month during which Hines and Burns each sold heroin to a confidential informant.

On 6 May 09 Agents utilized an informant to purchase heroin from Hines at her residence at the aforementioned address. Later in the month, on 19 May, Burns also sold heroin to an informant in the area of the 800 block of Fourth Street in Marietta.

Both of the transactions involving Burns and Hines were in a location less than 1,000 feet from Saint Mary’s School, thus elevating the crime to a third degree felony.

Hines and Burns are suspected of being a major source of heroin distribution in Washington County. Additional charges are anticipated being filed against Hines and Burns and additional arrests are anticipated.

During the execution of the search warrant Burns swallowed a balloon containing heroin in an apparent attempt to destroy evidence. He was transported in custody to the Emergency Room of Marietta Memorial Hospital were procedures are being initiated to recover the heroin. As a result of this incident additional charges are expected to be filed against Burns.

Burns and Hines are being held without bond pending an appearance Monday in Marietta Municipal Court.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Daniel Allen Taylor, age 24, 502 Ferguson Street, Marietta, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Taylor was arrested at his residence by Sgt. Johnson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 09 at 2:55 am.

Kristin Marie Goff, age 24, 125 Canterbury Drive, Parkersburg, for OVI and for failure to obey a traffic control device, both misdemeanors. Goff was arrested at the intersection of Greene and Third streets by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 09 at 3:45 am.

Nathan Carver Stalnaker, age 25, 1533 Highland Ridge Road, Lowell, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Stalnaker was arrested at 1200 Muskingum River Road by Sgt. Johnson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 09 at 6:00 am.

Helena Denise Riggs, age 35, 1455 East Branch Road, Lowell, for contempt of a court order and for contempt for failing to pay fines, both misdemeanors. Riggs turned herself in to Deputy Sheriff Travaglio was processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 09 at 10:00 am.

David Sheehy Burns, age 32, 832 Third Street, Marietta, for trafficking in drugs, a felony. Sheehy was arrested at his residence by Detective Smithberger of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 09 at 11:05 am.

Christina Rose Hines, age 38, 832 Third Street, Marietta, for trafficking in drugs, a misdemeanor. Hines was arrested at her residence by Detective Smithberger of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 09 at 11:10 am.

Melissa Beth Lang, age 41, 130 Saint John Road, Marietta, for being in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and for consuming alcohol in a vehicle, both misdemeanors. Lang was arrested at Byer’s Exxon by Deputy Sheriff Reeder and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 09 at 3:15 pm.

Sabrina Elaine Milliron, age 21, 112 Knox Street, Marietta, for contempt of a court order, a misdemeanor. Milliron was arrested at 833 Second Street by Patrolman Huffman of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 09 at 3:45 pm.

John Robert Suckling, age 57, 101 Country Meadows Drive, Marietta, for driving under a suspended license, a misdemeanor. Suckling was arrested at the intersection of Putnam and Third streets by Patrolman McClelland of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 09 at 5:20 pm.

Amanda Faith Rutherford, age 18, 510 Ferncliff Drive, Marietta, for underage consumption of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Rutherford was arrested on Westview Avenue by Patrolman Nedeff of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 09 at 10:25 pm.

Clifton Paul Harvey, age 32, 22000 Big Run Road, Stewart, for possession of drugs, a misdemeanor. Harvey was arrested near milepost fifteen on State Route 555 by Deputy Sheriff Smeeks and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 09 at 10:40 pm.

Thomas Jordan Fletcher, age 19, 103 Wooster Street, Marietta, for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Fletcher was arrested on US 50 near Drag Strip Road by Lt. Stackpole of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 09 at 11:00 pm.

Rachel Marie Vena, age 20, 523 Front Street, Berea, OH, for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Vena was arrested on US 50 near Drag Strip Road by Lt. Stackpole of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 May 09 at 11:00 pm.

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