Archive of 07-03-12
On 3 Jul 12 Lhan A. Weppler, age 53, 1820 Masonic
Park Road, Marietta, reported two chainsaws, four five gallon
gas cans and his wallet were stolen from his truck while he
left it unattended at 863 Blue Knob Road, Marietta, that afternoon.
Shortly after taking this report Deputy Sheriffs Caltrider and
Holbert responded to a private property crash involving a vehicle
matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle at 26115
State Route 7, Marietta. The owner of the vehicle, John L. Clark,
age 40, 1685 Wynncrest Drive, Marietta, was at that location
with his young nephew when the toddler accidentally placed the
vehicle in gear. Coasting onto a foot bridge, the vehicle’s
front passenger side tire slipped off the bridge deck and caused
the vehicle’s frame to rest on the deck. During their
investigation the Deputies discovered a syringe in Mr. Clark’s
pocket and a syringe, a spoon and a number of prescription pills.
Also in the vehicle the Deputies found Mr. Weppler’s wallet
as well as a chainsaw and five gallon can of gasoline. The Deputies
observed aluminum rims and various engine parts that were subsequently
identified as being stolen from Hilltop Auto Wrecking. As a
result of the incident, Deputy Holbert arrested Mr. Clark for
felony and misdemeanor charges of possession of drugs and transported
him to the Washington County Jail. Deputy Caltrider will be
submitting a brief in support of a charge on Mr. Clark of receiving
stolen property for possible presentation to a grand jury.
On 3 Jul 12 Robert Tate Sr., age 62, 1620 Congress
Road, Belpre, reported at some point during the past day an
unknown suspect stole an inoperable Winchester 37 single shot
shotgun from his pickup truck. This case remains under investigation
On 3 Jul 12 Deputy Sheriff Reeder and the Grandview
and Newport fire departments responded to a fire at the residence
of Shawn M. Weaver, age 32, 923 Old Beavertown Road, New Matamoras.
Hearing a smoke detector while he was showering, Mr. Weaver
observed smoke in his kitchen in the vicinity of where he placed
a lighted oil lamp and a lighted candle. It appears the fire
was caused by a leak in the oil lamp. The fire was contained
to the kitchen but the living room may have sustained water
On 3 Jul 12 Charles Hathaway, age 49, 2939
Righteous Ridge Road, Waterford, reported sometime between 4
pm on 28 Jun and noon on 2 Jul an unknown suspect(s) forcibly
entered a building he uses for storage at 19540 State Route
60, Beverly. Mr. Hathaway said weed eaters, a welder, a multi-fuel
heater and various other tools and equipment were stolen. The
estimated value of the stolen property is in excess of $10,000.
This case remains under investigation (912).
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Zachariah Joseph Spires, age 19, 1408 E. Wheeling
Street, Lancaster, OH, for driving under an OVI suspended license,
hit-skip, failure to control and theft, all misdemeanors. Spires
was arrested in Nelsonville by the Ohio State Highway Patrol
and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Jul 12 at
John Leonard Clark, age 40, 1685 Wynncrest
Drive, Marietta, for a felony charge and two misdemeanor charge
of possession of drugs. Clark was arrested on State Route 7
by Deputy Sheriff Holbert and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 3 Jul 12 at 7:24 pm.
Shirley Lynn Boswell, age 56, 3303 Dudley Avenue,
Parkersburg, for obstructing official business and disorderly
conduct, both misdemeanors. Boswell was arrested on Washington
Boulevard by Patrolman Heddleston of the Belpre City Police
Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on
3 Jul 12 at 10:05 pm.