Archive of 07-18-12
On 18 Jul 12 Lori Wriston, age 52, 3395 State
Route 26, Marietta, reported she was away from her residence
for half an hour around noon that day and during that period
an unknown suspect(s) entered her home and stole a Toshiba flat
screen television. This case remains under investigation (790).
On 18 Jul 12 Trevor R. Niceswanger, age 18,
40 Railroad Street, Whipple, reported sometime overnight an
unknown suspect(s) siphoned ten gallons of gasoline and stole
a pair of Oakley sunglasses, a tackle box and a fishing reel
from his truck. The total value of the stolen items is approximately
$310. This case remains under investigation (1184).
On 18 Jul 12 a Newport Township trustee reported
that afternoon a sign belonging to the township was stolen from
the side of Reynolds Run Road near the Independence Township
line. This case remains under investigation (200).
On 18 Jul 12 Lt. Rhodes arrested Michael R.
Martin, age 21, Marietta, for OVI, driving left of center and
possession of drugs. Responding to a report of an impaired driver
in the Newport area, Lt. Rhodes stopped Mr. Martin on State
Route 7 after observing his vehicle travel completely into the
oncoming lane. Lt. Rhodes noticed Mr. Martin’s speech
was slurred and that his movements were slow and lethargic.
After Lt. Rhodes observed a marijuana roach in the vehicle’s
open console, Mr. Martin admitted smoking marijuana earlier
in the evening. A subsequent search of Mr. Martin’s vehicle
yielded a plastic bag of marijuana that weighed 6.1 ounces (175
On 18 Jul 12 Trisha Miller, age 25, 7121 State
Route 676, Stockport, reported she believes Christopher Byrd,
age 24, 9626 State Route 555, Cutler, stole a generator from
her property. Mrs. Miller said Mr. Byrd is living in a camper
in her front yard and had his vehicle parked near where the
generator was located. When Mr. Byrd departed in his vehicle
Mrs. Miller stated the generator was missing. Investigating
the theft, Sgt. Hornbeck located the stolen generator at the
home of a relative of Mr. Byrd. Mr. Byrd admitted taking the
generator but claimed Mrs. Miller gave him the item in exchange
for money owed to him. The following day Mr. Byrd was arrested
for theft by Deputy Sheriff Maze and transported to the Washington
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Nancy Lovetta Hutchison, age 24, 1109 Carlisle
Avenue Apt. A, Cambridge, for OVI, a misdemeanor. Hutchison
was arrested on State Route 821 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol
and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Jul 12 at
Roger Aaron Adams, age 646 Phillips Street,
Marietta, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Adams was arrested
at his residence by Patrolman Estes of the Marietta City Police
Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on
18 Jul 12 at 3:05 am.
Christopher Ryan Reed, age 22, 1153 Clement
Avenue, Belpre, for obstruction of justice, possession of drugs
and possession of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors. Reed
was arrested on Hocking Road by Patrolman Freed of the Belpre
City Police Department and processed into the Washington County
Jail on 18 Jul 12 at 5:50 am.
Robert Leroy Metheney Jr., age 33, 110 Theis
Avenue, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation,
a misdemeanor. Metheney was arrested at the office of Probation
Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County
Jail on 18 Jul 12 at 1:45 pm.
Michael Richard Martin, age 21, Marietta, for
OVI, driving left of center and possession of drugs, all misdemeanors.
Martin was arrested on State Route 7 by Lt. Rhodes of the Washington
County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 18 Jul 12 at 11:54 pm.