Archive of 01-06-12
On 6 Jan 11 the Little Hocking Fire Department
transported a twenty-three year old Belpre resident to Camden
Clark Hospital for treatment to an overdose on the prescription
drug, Lorazepam. The victim argued with his father throughout
the day and reportedly ingested the pills regularly during the
day until he could no longer stay awake. The victim was conscious
and agreed to undergo mental evaluation (597).
On 6 Jan 12 a twenty-seven year old Waterford
resident reported she received a phone call from an acquaintance
that was previously ordered to cease contacting her. The suspect,
Jennifer J. Bennett, age 38, 379 Parr Hill Road, New Matamoras,
phone the victim and told her that her dogs were at the dog
pound. Questioned by Lt. Gherke, Ms. Bennett admitted phoning
the victim despite being ordered not to but claimed she only
did so because she was concerned for the victim’s dogs.
The victim’s mother checked on the animals and found them
in the victim’s home. Because Ms. Bennett has a prior
conviction for telecommunications harassment, Lt. Gherke submitted
a grand jury brief recommending a felony charge of the offense.
On 6 Jan 12 Jeff Parish, age 54, 658 Federal
Road Little Hocking reported he believes an acquaintance who
visited his home stole his debit card and used it to accrue
a total of $355 in charges at four local businesses. This case
remains under investigation (707).
On 6 Jan 12 Donna Morgan, age 67, Ripley, WV,
reported she was burning brush on her son’s property at
2969 State Route 339, Belpre, when increasingly stronger winds
blew burning debris near a storage building. The building caught
fire and damaged some property in the building but was extinguished
before causing significant damage by the Dunham Fire Department
The following individual
was processed into the Washington County Jail:
Kenneth Alan Folts, age 59, 228 Sheldon Avenue,
Marietta, for OVI, breach of recognizance, operating a vehicle
without a license and for having operating a vehicle with expired
license plates, all misdemeanors. Folts was arrested in Marietta
Municipal Court by Patrolman Nedeff of the Marietta City Police
Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on
6 Jan 12 at 9:30 am.