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Archive of 01-25-10

On 25 Jan 10 Rodger G. Sparks, age 58, 55 Seevers Road, Newport, reported sometime between 22 Jan and 25 Jan an unknown suspect(s) broke the doors off buildings on his property at 530 Sparks Ridge Road in Newport. From the buildings, Mr. Sparks believes the suspect(s) stole three propane stoves, three rolls of barbed wire, a travel trunk, scrap copper and various old tools. This case remains under investigation (1184).

On 25 Jan 10 Deputy Sheriff Hornbeck responded to the scene of death of a sixty-nine year old Belpre resident. The man’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

CONVICTED DRUG TRAFFICKER ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

Edward Minke, age 42, 3790 Bells Run Road, Newport, was arrested on a third degree felony charge of trafficking in Oxycontin following the execution of a search warrant at his residence by Agents of the Major Crimes Task Force. Previously convicted of trafficking and subsequently serving fifteen months in prison, Minke has been under investigation since August 2009. A target who is allegedly engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, Minke has sold confidential informants various quantities of cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs on a number of occasions. Today’s search warrant of Minke’s residence yielded $1,518 in cash, marijuana, prescription pill bottles, plastic baggies containing pills, drug paraphernalia, Oxycontin pills and cocaine.

Though Minke was arrested on a single charge of selling an undercover operative ten, eighty milligram Oxycontin pills on 29 Nov 09, additional evidence, including that supporting a pattern of corrupt activity charge and five other drug trafficking charges will be forwarded to the Prosecutor’s Office for grand jury consideration.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Olivia Lane Stanley, age 19, 3310 Williams Avenue, Belle, WV, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Stanley turned herself in to Lt. Gherke at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jan 10 at 1:00 am.

Maurice Grant Heslep, age 29, 2504 13th Avenue, Vienna, for felony charges of forgery and receiving stolen property and for a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear. Heslep turned himself in to Deputy Sheriff O’Brien and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jan 10 at 8:45 am.

Tejai Edvin Conner, age 18, 1175 Michaelis Road, Marietta, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Conner turned himself in to Deputy Sheriff Sheaves and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jan 10 at 11:10 am.

Edward Albert Minke, age 42, 3790 Bells Run Road, Newport, for trafficking in drugs, a felony. Minke was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Carr and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jan 10 at 2:00 pm.

Frances Margaret Lambert, age 51, 6784 State Route 339, Vincent, for violating the terms of her probation, a misdemeanor. Lambert was arrested at the office of Probation Officer Ferrell and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jan 10 at 6:36 pm.

Sharon Jean Schoolcraft, age 35, 1114 Walsh Road, Vincent, for failure to appear and for passing bad checks, both misdemeanors. Schoolcraft was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Anderson and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jan 10 at 9:26 pm.

Danielle Sylvia White, age 28, 803 Third Street, New Brighton, PA, for OVI, for operating a vehicle with an expired license and for driving outside the marked lanes of travel, all misdemeanors. White was arrested near milepost sixteen on State Route 550 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jan 10 at 11:40 pm.

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