Archive of 06-23-11
On 23 Jun 11 Michael W. Singer, age 53, 363
Clark Road, Cutler, reported he and his girlfriend awoke at
2 am to see his ex-wife, Lillie B. Singer, age 51, 11827 State
Route 555, Cutler, standing above his bed, holding a tire iron.
Mr. Singer said his ex-wife was holding the tire iron above
her head and demanded that he pay money that he owes her. Eventually
leaving the residence, Ms. Singer used the tire iron to break
a window on Mr. Singer’s girlfriend’s car and then
struck the vehicle’s trunk and scratched the car’s
side. Responding to the residence, Deputy Sheriff Anderson observed
pry marks on the home’s front door. Mr. Singer and his
girlfriend commented that they were in imminent fear for their
safety and stated that Ms. Singer threatened to commit violent
acts against them upon her release from jail. Consequently,
Deputy Anderson arrested Ms. Singer for aggravated burglary,
aggravated menacing, domestic violence and criminal damaging
and transported her to the Washington County Jail.
On 23 Jun 11 an employee of Leasco, 18417 State
Route 7, Marietta, reported sometime overnight an unknown suspect(s)
entered the company’s lot and cut the catalytic converters
off nine of the business’ trucks. This case remains under
On 23 Jun 11 Sgt. Hornbeck requested a summons
for Robert P. Piggott, age 40, 3740 Braun Road, Belpre, for
criminal trespassing and telephone harassment. The previous
day a forty-two year old Belpre resident reported Mr. Piggott
was harassing her via phone, text message and in person. The
victim said the suspect blames her for his marital problems
and has ignored her previous requests to not contact her or
visit her home and business.
On 23 Jun 11 Deputy Sheriff Reeder requested
a summons for Joseph H. Bui, age 33, 127 Greene Street Apt.
C, Newport, for criminal trespassing. A day earlier the daughter
of Mr. Bui’s neighbor reported Mr. Bui was in her mother’s
apartment when she visited it to feed her dogs. Nothing was
reported stolen from the apartment.
On 23 Jun 11 Sgt. Hornbeck issued a citation
to Aaron M. Henderson, age 18, 303 Fisher Road, Fleming, for
traveling 74 mph in a 60 mph zone. Sgt. Hornbeck stopped Mr.
Henderson on US 50 near Drag Strip Road in Belpre Township.
MCTF Arrest Three in Florida
Shipping Prescription Pills to Washington County
A two month investigation into the shipment
of prescription narcotics to Washington County culminated with
the arrest of three suspects in Marion County, FL. Task Force
Agents have been investigating several individuals who were
shipping prescription pills such as Dilaudid, Lortab, and Alprazolam
from Florida to Ohio so that the pills could be resold for larger
profits. Prior to this week Agents intercepted a total of 1,007
pills, with an estimated street value of $18,400, that were
mailed to an address in Washington County. The three suspects
have been linked to outlaw motorcycle gangs operating in Florida
In cooperation with the Unified Drug Enforcement
Strike Team, which is part of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking
Area Program in North Florida, Agents on Wednesday arrested
Mark Smith, age 38, Dunnellon, FL for four counts of drug trafficking
and two counts of money laundering. The money laundering charges
stem from the fact that Smith attempted to hide his illegal
activity by having payments for the drug shipments wired to
Florida in names of other individuals.
Also on Wednesday, Major Crimes Task Force
Agents identified two other individuals who were involved in
operations with Smith. Strike Team and Task Force Agents stopped
these individuals as they were at a Florida Post Office attempting
to mail two packages of narcotics to Ohio. One package, which
was marked for delivery to a home in Washington County, contained
263 Dilaudid pills that have a street value of nearly $7,000.
The suspect attempting to mail the package to Washington County,
Howard Nobles, age 29, Dunnellon, FL, admitted he was working
under the direction of Mark Smith and stated he previously mailed
packages to three other homes in Washington County. He remains
in custody in Marion County, FL on drug trafficking charges.
The other suspect, Jeffery Kirk, age 45, Dunnellon,
FL, was attempting to mail a package to northern Ohio. That
package contained 150 pills that have a street value of nearly
$3,500. He was arrested on an outstanding DEA warrant that was
related to a traffic stop during in Tennessee. During the stop
Kirk was found to be in possession of nearly 1,700 prescription
pills and was reportedly en route to Ohio with the pills.
In addition to the pills seized at the post
office, 1,200 prescription pills were confiscated during the
execution of search warrants at the residences of Smith and
Office received the following warrants:
Peter A. Bowersock, age 26, 25675 State Route
260, New Matamoras, for failure to appear at a court ordered
hearing on unpaid fines in the sum of $556.40.
Jerry D. Coleman, age 50, 7188 S. Dale Road,
Stockport, for failing to appear to serve ten days in jail.
Doreen A. Freeman, age 52, 35332 Hanson Road,
Beverly, for the theft of $20 in gasoline from the Lowell Duchess
on 20 May 11.
Joshua A. Martin, age 24, 240 Francis Road,
Lowell, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on
unpaid fines in the sum of $2,005.90.
Donald E. Sharp, age 31, 301 Main Street, Waterford,
for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines
in the sum of $419.90.
Jennifer I. Thorpe, age 32, 650 E. Mark Street,
Marion, OH, for possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia
on 29 Apr 11.
Fred L. Schob, age 42, 9243 Muskingum River
Road, Lowell, for failing to appear for pretrial on 21 Jun 11.
Vickie M. Thompson, age 28, 300 Starlite Drive
Lot 40, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication on
14 Jun 11.
The following individual
was processed into the Washington County Jail:
Lillie Belle Singer, age 51, 11827 State Route
555, Cutler, for a felony charge of burglary and for misdemeanor
charges of domestic violence, aggravated menacing and criminal
damaging. Singer was arrested in Cutler by Deputy Sheriff Anderson
and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Jun 11 at