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Archive of 07-25-10

On 25 Jul 10 the Beverly EMS transported Brian D. Long, age 40, 4736 Dixon Ridge Road, Lowell, to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to serious injuries he suffered when he fell from the back of an ATV on Muskingum River Road. Witnesses stated the driver of the ATV was traveling approximately 50 mph when Mr. Long fell off and injured his head, back and neck. Mr. Long was admitted to the hospital and is undergoing treatment (208).

On 25 Jul 10 John Bonnette Jr., age 27, 10021 State Route 550, Vincent, reported he was traveling westbound on State Route 550 when the driver of an oncoming vehicle swerved into his lane. Mr. Bonnette alleged the suspect the abruptly turned his vehicle around and attempted to chase him. Investigating the claim, Deputy Sheriff Deem did not observe any evidence of sudden vehicle movements in the roadway. The suspect contradicted Mr. Bonnette, saying that Mr. Bonnette swerved into his lane of travel. Mr. Bonnette subsequently refused to provide a written statement of the incident. Unable to find evidence of a crime, Deputy Deem closed this case as unfounded.

On 25 Jul 10 James Tabler, age 36, 13918 State Route 555, Cutler, reported after his barking dogs awoke him around 5 am he noticed a large glow emanating from his living room. After waking his wife Mr. Tabler removed a deer head from a wall and fled the home without injury. Responding to the scene, the Wesley and Barlow fire departments extinguished the blaze. Fire officials stated the fire appears to be accidental in nature and may have originated behind a television (1090).


At 1518 on 25 July 2010 the Sheriff’s Office received a call concerning a burglary at the residence of Todd and Monica Hilverding at 14880 Waterford Road, Waterford. The investigation revealed the burglary occurred sometime between 0830 and 1000. A flat screen TV, several iPods, a Wii system, money and credit cards were taken. The credit cards have been used in West Virginia. The last transaction on the credit cards occurred at 1117 in Parkersburg. We believe there are at least two suspects on of which is a female. One suspect is a white male in his 20’s, bald, with tattoos on both arms and one on the right side of his neck and possibly wearing a white t-shirt and jean shorts. They are believed to be driving an older model full size pickup truck with a construction rack on the back.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Mitchell Jay Potts, age 34, 1406 Gihon Road Lot 18, Parkersburg, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Potts was arrested on State Route 550 by Deputy Sheriff Deem and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jul 10 at 12:56 pm.

Joshua Leroy Gore, age 22, 130 Cemetery Road, New Matamoras, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Gore was arrested in Newport by Deputy Sheriff Travaglio and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jul 10 at 4:01 pm.

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