Archive of 08-12-13
On 12 Aug 13 Tammy Taylor, age 44, 209 Fifth
Street Ext., Lowell, reported after she was awakened by a popping
noise she discovered her home was filled with smoke. Ms. Taylor
and her niece escaped from the home and were transported to
Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to smoke inhalation.
The Lowell Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire,
which appears to have originated in an electrical outlet near
a computer. The fire caused moderate damage to the home (594).
On 12 Aug 13 Deputy Sheriff Hunter requested
summonses for John S. Bush, age 38, 60 Dye Street, Newport;
Shay M. Scott, age 37, 130 Greene Street, Newport; and Cassandra
Withrow, age 20, 35 Maple Street Apt. 2, Newport, for disorderly
conduct. For the third time in two days Deputies responded to
disputes involving Mr. Bush and his tenant, Ms. Withrow. Ms.
Withrow and Ms. Scott confronted Mr. Bush at his residence and
accused him of being a poor landlord and of not fixing broken
items. In return, Mr. Bush called the women derogatory names
and threatened to evict Ms. Withrow for being late on her rent
On 12 Aug 13 Daniel Adams, age 63, 8615 State
Rote 821, Lower Salem, reported he has power of attorney for
an eighty-nine year old Lower Salem resident and he was recently
informed by the victim's accountant that fifty-two of her checks
were forged and cashed for a total of $33,600. Questioned by
Deputy Sheriff Reeder, the suspect admitted stealing the checks
between 25 Jun and 20 Jul and cashing them at various locations.
The suspect stated he has a gambling problem and claimed that
unknown subjects in Columbus threatened to kill him if he did
not pay his gambling debts. The suspect and his mother said
they would make restitution to the victim for the stolen funds
within the next several days. This case remains under investigation
On 12 Aug 13 Charles Warner, age 59, 260 Greenbrier
Circle, Marietta, reported he was away for a camping trip between
2 Aug and 10 Aug and during that timeframe an unknown suspect(s)
stole a Dewalt reciprocating saw, a Dewalt skill saw and a Stanley
socket from a storage building on his property. This case remains
under investigation (509).
On 12 Aug 13 a caller reported at 9 pm he was
checking the Washington Hall Church for vandalism at 1293 Rinard
Mills Road, New Matamoras, when he observed a full size Ford
pickup truck over an embankment behind the church. The truck
was abandoned with the keys in the ignition and with the interior
light on. The caller said he believes he knows who the vehicle's
owner is and stated the vehicle owner is known for allegedly
drinking and driving. This case remains under investigation
On 12 Aug 13 Charles Barrett, age 66, 450 Cramer
Drive, Marietta, reported he was away from his residence for
a short period of time and when he returned he could not locate
his wife. Deputy Sheriff Underwood patrolled the area in search
of Mrs. Barrett but he was unable to find her. A relative subsequently
phoned Mr. Barrett from his residence in Pennsylvania and stated
that Mrs. Barrett was at his home.
On 12 Aug 13 Deputy Sheriff Underwood issued
a citation to Danielle N. Oliver, age 23, 184 Third Street,
Lowell, for driving under a suspended license. Deputy Underwood
stopped Ms. Oliver near the intersection of Gilman Avenue and
Westview Avenue in Marietta.
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Jeremy John Nicholas, age 34, 705 Montgomery
Street, Marietta, for aggravated trespassing, menacing, disorderly
conduct by fighting and violating the terms of his probation,
all misdemeanors. Nicholas was arrested on Harmar Street by
Patrolman Thomas of the Marietta City Police Department and
processed into the Washington County Jail on 12 Aug 13 at 12:18
Phillip Scott McClay, age 50, 10830 State Route
550, Barlow, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor.
McClay was arrested at the office of Probation Officer E. Brockmeier
and processed into the Washington County Jail on 12 Aug 13 at
Sarah Ann Modesitt, age 24, 306 Sycamore Street,
Middleport, OH, for possession of drugs, a felony. Modesitt
was arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed
into the Washington County Jail on 12 Aug 13 at 2:00 pm.
Derek Eugene Petry, age 33, 260 Mechanic Street,
Macksburg, for trafficking in drugs, a felony. Petry was picked
up at the Noble County Jail by Lt. Stackpole of the Washington
County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County
Jail on 12 Aug 13 at 4:35 pm.
John Stephen Bush, age 38, 60 Dye Street, Newport,
for nonsupport of dependents, a misdemeanor. Bush was arrested
at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Hunter and processed into
the Washington County Jail on 12 Aug 13 at 4:51 pm.
Ronald Wayne Gilbert, age 48, 920 Quarry Street,
Marietta, for domestic violence and for violating the terms
of his parole, both felonies. Gilbert was arrested at his residence
by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and
processed into the Washington County Jail on 12 Aug 13 at 8:40
Dustin Wade Slagle, age 20, Marietta, for breaking
and entering, theft, vandalism, tampering with evidence, three
counts of safecracking and three counts of possession of criminal
tools, all felonies. Slagle turned himself in to Patrolman Ellenwood
at the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the
Washington County Jail on 12 Aug 13 at 10:00 pm.