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Archive of 12-05-09

On 5 Dec 09 Deputy Sheriff Sheaves and the Salem Township Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in the parking lot of the Whipple Tavern at 6675 State Route 821, Whipple. The fire’s origin was not deemed suspicious and caused substantial damage to a Buick sedan owned by Wesley Huddleston, 1211 Greene Street, Marietta. A Saturn sedan owned by Dwain Hughes, 65 Sub Division Street, Whipple, was parked nearby and sustained minimal damage as a result of the blaze.

On 5 Dec 09 Russell Moreland, age 55, 2309 Mount Vernon Circle, Parkersburg, reports he owns land near the intersection of Roberts and Winters roads that is posted “no trespassing” and said that hunters continue to use his land without permission. This case remains under investigation (610).

On 5 Dec 09 Deputy Sheriff Anderson arrested Heather D. Lang, age 34, 785 Bosner Ridge Road, Lowell, for domestic violence. Responding to a 911 hang up call, Deputy Anderson and Sgt. Underwood observed wounds on the head, neck and back of Mrs. Lang’s husband Tim, age 33. Mr. Lang said his wife was seated in a chair when they began to argue of their child and she kicked him several times in the stomach. Mr. Lang stated he grabbed his wife’s hair and held her down to cease the attack, at which point Mrs. Lang started punching, kicking and biting him. Based on the statements of Mr. and Mrs. Lang, the s determined Mrs. Lang was the primary aggressor.

On 5 Dec 09 Deputy Sheriff Hornbeck responded to the scene of death of an eighty-three year old Waterford resident. The man’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

On 5 Dec 09 Kathleen Wriston, age 53, 421 Second Street, Vincent, reported her husband Kenneth, age 53, shoved her to the ground during an argument inside her garage. Mrs. Wriston stated the two were intoxicated and arguing and that her shin and forearm were sore as a result of her fall. When questioned, Mr. Wriston denied shoving his wife and claimed that she smacked him in the face. Deputy Anderson could not verify Mr. Wriston’s statement and arrested him for domestic violence after verifying the veracity of Mrs. Wriston’s statement with evidence in the garage.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Bryce Eugene Barnes, age 19, 2293 Williamstown Pike, Williamstown, for a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon and for misdemeanor charges of assault, aggravated trespassing, theft and criminal mischief. Barnes was arrested at Wal-Mart by Patrolman Wright of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 5 Dec 09 at 2:00 am.

Heather Dawn Lang, age 34, 785 Bosner Ridge Road, Lowell, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Lang was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Anderson and processed into the Washington County Jail on 5 Dec 09 at 3:15 am.

Jason Robert McClung, age 32, 420 Main Street Apt. 1A, Waterford, for OVI and for driving outside the marked lanes of travel, both misdemeanors. McClung was arrested on State Route 339 in Belpre by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 5 Dec 09 at 5:07 am.

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