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Archive of 05-08-11

On 8 May 11 Deputy Sheriff Simmons and the L-A, Beverly and Salem fire departments responded to a fire at a residence owned by timothy Dobbins, age 48, at 3905 State Route 530, Lowell. Mr. Dobbins’ son, who was present when the fire started, said he initially noticed smoke around the ceiling in his bedroom and then observed fire emanating from a fuse box in another bedroom. Mr. Dobbins’ son along with his son’s wife and their child escaped from the home without injury. The home was a total loss.

On 8 May 11 Deputy Sheriff Anderson requested a summons for a fourteen year old Whipple resident to appear in Juvenile Court on a charge of delinquency by committing gross sexual imposition. The Fort Frye High School student was previously found delinquent on a similar charge and was to remain in an assigned seat on his school bus. However, on 29 Apr 11 school authorities reported the teenager moved from his assigned seat and inappropriately touched younger students on multiple occasions. Questioned about his behavior, the teenager admitted touching the females inappropriately and attempting to tickle them on several occasions.

On 8 May 11 a seventeen year old Belpre resident reported her iPod Touch was stolen from her purse on 4 May while she attended class at the Washington County Career Center. This case remains under investigation (610).

On 8 May 11 Jason R. Thomas, age 33, 2740 Neff Ridge Road, Marietta, reported he was threatened by a relative. Mr. Thomas stated he was recently arrested for domestic violence involving his son and that the suspect threatened to kill him if he mistreated the child again. Deputy Sheriff Reeder confirmed the fact that a confrontation took place but did not conclude that the suspect threatened Mr. Thomas. As a result, Deputy Reeder closed this case as unfounded.

On 8 May 11 Janet Light, age 62, 1018 Grandview Avenue, New Matamoras, reported her husband Joseph, age 83, appeared distraught and confused when he departed their residence in his vehicle that evening and she has not heard from him for several hours. Mr. Light’s current whereabouts remain unknown (594).

On 8 May 11 Madge B. Rauch, age 69, 2071 Rauch Road, Fleming, reported she was riding an ATV on her property with her husband when they noticed two large spools of wire. This case remains under investigation (610).

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Gary Anthony Robinson, age 20, 16220 Greenlawn Street, Detroit, MI, for speeding and for driving under a suspended license, both misdemeanors. Robinson was arrested in Muskingum Township by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 8 May 11 at 12:52 pm.

Richard John Reed II, age 23, 720 Tanner Road, Taylors, SC, for obstructing justice, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, for operating a vehicle with expired license plates and for two counts of possession of drugs, all misdemeanors. Reed was arrested on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 8 May 11 at 11:15 pm.

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