Archive of 08-27-12
On 27 Aug 12 Sgt. Smeeks issued a minor misdemeanor
citation to Brittany A. Fortney, age 21, 1902 Way Road, Belpre,
for disorderly conduct by intoxication. Lt. Gherke and Sgt.
Smeeks responded to a report of a female standing in the middle
of 2425 Congress Road and shouting. Mrs. Fortney, who appeared
intoxicated and was unsteady on her feet, said she was yelling
at the residents of the home in order to attempt to resolve
a disagreement she had with them earlier in the evening.
On 27 Aug 12 a caller reported the driver of
a Chevy truck was driving erratically and struck a building
at the corner of Main and Dilly streets in Macksburg. At the
scene Deputy Sheriff McKee observed twenty empty beer cans strewn
around the truck that had rolled onto its top after the collision.
The driver, Glen O. Williams, age 36, 527 Broad Street, Macksburg,
was nowhere to be found but later returned to the scene and
admitted he was operating the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Mr. Williams was unsteady on his feet, had an odor of alcohol
and slurred his speech. Though he initially said he did not
require medical attention, Mr. Williams subsequently complained
of back pain and appeared to be experiencing a panic attack.
As a precaution Mr. Williams was transported to Marietta Memorial
Hospital. As a result of the crash, Deputy McKee requested summonses
for Mr. Williams for OVI and failure to control.
On 27 Aug 12 Deputy Sheriff McKee requested
a summons for an eleven year old Marietta resident to appear
in Juvenile Court for being unruly. The child’s mother
reported her son stole $20 from her purse and purchased Lego’s
when he went to a store with his grandmother. In the past the
juvenile has threatened to harm himself and has also struck
On 27 Aug 12 the owner of Devola Mini Storage,
103 Deerwalk Circle, and HHH Mini Storage, 152 Brooks Lane,
Lowell, reported a total of twenty-one locks were cut off storage
units at both locations. Preliminary reports from property owners
indicate household furniture, electronics, collectibles and
musical instruments were stolen. The estimated value of the
stolen property is $6,890. This case remains under investigation
On 27 Aug 12 Deputy Sheriff McPeek responded
to an altercation at the home of Robert L. Carpenter, age 28,
at 39 Townhall Road, Marietta. Neither Mr. Carpenter nor the
other suspect had any injuries and both parties agreed the incident
was only verbal. While being questioned Mr. Carpenter agreed
to a search of his duffle bag, which resulted in the discovery
of marijuana pipes and other drug paraphernalia. As a result,
Deputy Sheriff McPeek requested a summons for Mr. Carpenter
for possession of drug paraphernalia.
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Brandon Michael Blouin, age 20, 1585 Louis
Street, Belpre, for violating the terms of his parole, a felony.
Blouin was arrested at the Adult Probation Office by Deputy
Sheriff Malone and processed into the Washington County Jail
on 27 Aug 12 at 1:31 pm.
Andrew Lawrence Vogelaar, age 23, 500 13th
Street, Parkersburg, for two felony counts of forgery. Vogelaar
was picked up at the North Central Regional Jail and processed
into the Washington County Jail on 27 Aug 12 at 2:31 pm.
James Warren Smith, age 26, 127 Euclid Street,
Marietta, for theft and for violating the terms of his probation,
both misdemeanors. Smith was arrested at Wal-Mart by Patrolman
Chapman of the Marietta City Police Department and processed
into the Washington County Jail on 27 Aug 12 at 3:31 pm.
Joseph Carl Morehouse, age 48, 19639 State
Route 550, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation,
a misdemeanor. Morehouse was arrested on Putnam Street by Probation
Officer Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County
Jail on 27 Aug 12 at 5:22 pm.
Clayton Randall Styer, age 26, 723 Seventh
Street Apt. 4, Marietta, for contempt of a court order, a misdemeanor.
Styer was arrested on Seventh Street by Patrolman Estes of the
Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 27 Aug 12 at 9:03 pm.