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Archive of 12-15-09

On 15 Dec 09 Sgt. Underwood and Deputy Sheriffs Anderson and Carr responded to the scene of death of a thirty-five year old Lowell resident. An investigation revealed the victim was depressed, had attempted suicide twice previously and on this occasion was successful in taking his own life. No foul play is suspected.

On 15 Dec 09 Linda S. Bradley, age 57, 13140 County Nine Road, New Matamoras, reported at some point during the past twelve hours an unknown suspect(s) stole 100 Vicodin pills and 108 Xanax pills from her home. This case remains under investigation (296).

On 15 Dec 09 the principal of Warren Elementary School, 16855 State Route 550, Marietta, reported sometime between 13 Dec and 15 Dec a vehicle damaged a fence on the school’s property. Viewing the damage, Deputy Sheriff Anderson believes the driver of a vehicle was operating recklessly on a baseball field at the school, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the fence, leaving the vehicle’s broken mirror behind. This case remains under investigation.

On 15 Dec 09 Sgt. Rhodes and Deputy Sheriff Simmons responded to a domestic disturbance at 614 Main Street, New Matamoras. Through witness statements the Deputies determined Dennis J. Skees, age 60, arrived home intoxicated at 1:30 am and became upset that he was locked out of his house. When let into the house, Mr. Skees entered his seventeen year old son’s bedroom and instigated a confrontation. Mr. Skees struck his son in the head and followed him outside as he attempted to distance himself from the drunken imbecile. Mr. Skees placed his son in a bear hug and attempted to punch him in the ribs but his son pushed him away, causing him to fall over a porch railing onto the ground. Locked out of the house again, Mr. Skees retreated to a neighbor’s residence. Based on their investigation, Deputy Simmons arrested Mr. Skees for domestic violence and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

the Sheriff’s Office received the following warrants:

Christopher P. Cook, age 19, 121 Oakwood Avenue, Marietta, for failing to appear for final pretrial on 11 Dec 09.

Eliot F. Richardson, age 39, 98 Acme Street Apt. 6, Marietta, for failing to appear for final pretrial on 11 Dec 09.

Robert W. Ellison, age 19, 101 Gibbons Lane Apt. D, Belpre, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines in the sum of $370.50.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Thomas Ira Valentine, age 27, 114 Sunset Drive, Marietta, for domestic violence and for violating the terms of his probation, both misdemeanors. Valentine was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Thomas of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Dec 09 at 3:33 am.

Christopher A. Ridgeway, age 29, 63 Dunn Lane, New Matamoras, for a felony charge of possession of drugs and for misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct by intoxication. Ridgeway was arrested on Front Street in New Matamoras by Chief Bourne of the New Matamoras Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Dec 09 at 3:59 am.

Dennis Joseph Skees, age 60, 614 Main Street, New Matamoras, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Skees was arrested at his residence by Sgt. Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Dec 09 at 4:44 am.

Donald James Covey, age 35, 13140 County Nine Road, New Matamoras, for OVI, speeding, for failure to reinstate his operator’s license and for disorderly conduct by intoxication, all misdemeanors. Covey was arrested near milepost twenty-seven on State Route 7 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Dec 09 at 6:40 am.

Andy Myrl Barringer, age 49, 1200 Lockwood Street Apt. C, Belpre, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Barringer was arrested at the office of Probation Officer Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Dec 09 at 8:35 am.

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