Archive of 05-24-11
On 24 May 11 Donald Marcum, age 42, 27335 State
Route 7, Marietta, reported he believes a family member may
have obtained the keys to unlock his vehicle. Mr. Marcum said
he locked his vehicle on 20 May and when he entered the vehicle
on 23 May his portable CD player and GPS unit were missing.
This case remains under investigation (208).
On 24 May 11 an employee of Columbus Navigation
reported at some point since 18 May an unknown suspect(s) cut
the lock off the entry gate to gain access to a microwave tower
near the intersection of Highland Ridge Road and State Route
530 in Lower Salem. Once inside the gate the suspect(s) stole
approximately 300 feet of grounding wire and removed the lightning
rod. This case remains under investigation (1104).
On 24 May 11 Carl Wazlavek, age 82, 390 Echo
Valley Road, Waterford, reported his neighbor, Harold J. Copen,
age 60, 318 Echo Valley Road, entered his property without permission
in search of a missing dog. Mr. Wazlavek’s property is
posted as no trespassing and Mr. Copen ignored repeated requests
to leave the property. Growing increasingly belligerent, Mr.
Copen cursed, made derogatory comments and continuously challenged
Mr. Wazlavek and two other individuals to fight him. Contacted
at his residence, Mr. Copen ordered Deputy Sheriff Lockhart
off his property and maintained his confrontational behavior.
Mr. Copen refused a number of Deputy Lockhart’s requests
to cease and desist and continued his tirade. As a result of
Mr. Copen’s actions, Deputy Lockhart arrested him for
criminal trespassing and two counts of disorderly conduct and
transported him to the Washington County Jail.
On 24 May 11 Robert P. Tate, age 60, 2266 Briggs
Hill Road, Belpre, reported a large quantity of scrap metal
was stolen from his property the previous afternoon. A friend
of Mr. Tate identified Tina Sims, age 47, 11870 Veto Road, Marietta,
as a suspect and Deputy Sheriff Smeeks interviewed her at her
residence. Ms. Sims said she was having a hard time and had
no money admitted taking two loads of scrap from Mr. Tate’s
property. Receipts provided by Ms. Sims show she sold a total
of 860 pounds of metal for $94.60. Consequently, Deputy Smeeks
requested a summons for Ms. Sims for theft.
On 24 May 11 Sgt. Hornbeck issued citation
to Hayley N. Henthorn, age 20, 815 Bethel Road, Marietta, for
traveling 71 mph in a 60 mph zone. Sgt. Hornbeck stopped Ms.
Henthorn on US 50 near Federal Road in Belpre Township.
On 24 May 11 Sgt. Hornbeck issued citation
to William E. Van Pelt II, age 40, 1588 Gene Street, Belpre,
for traveling 67 mph in a 55 mph zone. Sgt. Hornbeck stopped
Mr. Van Pelt on State Route 7 near Gravel Bank Road in Warren
On 24 May 11 Deputy Sheriff Mankins conducted
a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Bobby L. Hayes III, age
30, 2608 Avery Street, Parkersburg, for traveling left of center
when turning from US 50 onto Gantsville Road. As Mr. Hayes exited
the vehicle Deputy Mankins noticed a black pipe that was later
identified as a pair of nun chucks. A further search of the
vehicle yielded a syringe and a spoon that contained heroin
residue. The vehicle’s owner, Robert S. Southall, age
33, 2608 Avery Street Apt. 23, was the front seat passenger
and stated the weapon belonged to him. Questioned about the
drug paraphernalia, Mr. Hayes admitted the contraband was his.
Deputy Mankins subsequently determined Mr. Hayes did not possess
a valid driver’s license. As a result of the traffic stop,
Deputy Mankins arrested Mr. Hayes for possession of drugs, driving
under a suspended license and for driving left of center. Mr.
was arrested as well, charged with carrying a concealed weapon
and allowing an unlicensed driver to operate his vehicle.
On 24 May 11 Deputy Sheriff Mankins issued
a citation to Clay D. Knox, age 27, 207 Mill Alley, Malta, for
traveling 72 mph in a 50 mph zone. Deputy Mankins stopped Mr.
Knox on US 50 near Braun Road in Belpre Township.
On 24 May 11 Deputy Sheriff Smeeks issued a
citation to Christina A. Lang, age 40, 315 Main Street, Waterford,
for traveling 71 mph in a 55 mph zone. Deputy Smeeks stopped
Ms. Lang on State Route 7 near Joe Skinner Road in Belpre Township.
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Aaron Robert Fulton, age 25, 214 Wooster Street
Apt. B, Marietta, for driving under an OVI suspended license,
reckless operation, hit-skip, possession of drugs, criminal
damaging and obstructing official business, all misdemeanors.
Fulton was arrested on Acme Street by Patrolman Nedeff of the
Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 24 May 11 at 1:09 am.
Kelly Jean Hendershot, age 35, 204 Jennison
Street, Beverly, for OVI, not wearing a seat belt, for driving
outside the marked lanes of travel and for being in possession
of an open container of alcohol, all misdemeanors. Hendershot
was arrested on Arends Ridge Road by the Ohio State Highway
Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 May
11 at 2:58 pm.
Robert Scott Southall, age 33, 2608 Avery Street
Apt. 23, Parkersburg, for carrying a concealed weapon and for
allowing an unlicensed driver to operate his vehicle, both misdemeanors.
Southall was arrested on Gantsville Road by Deputy Sheriff Mankins
and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 May 11 at
Harold Junior Copen, age 60, 318 Echo Valley
Road, Waterford, for criminal trespassing and for two counts
of disorderly conduct, all misdemeanors. Copen was arrested
at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Lockhart and processed into
the Washington County Jail on 24 May 11 at 9:49 pm.
Bobbie Lee Hayes III, age 30, 2608 Avery Street,
Parkersburg, for a felony charge of possession of drugs and
for misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle without a license
and driving left of center. Hayes was arrested on Gantsville
Road by Deputy Sheriff Mankins and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 24 May 11 at 10:41 pm.
Emilee Ann Schwendeman, age 18, 427 Fourth
Street, Marietta, for two misdemeanor counts of domestic violence.
Schwendeman was arrested at her residence by Patrolman McClelland
of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the
Washington County Jail on 24 May 11 at 11:00 pm.