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Archive of 12-16-13

On 16 Dec 13 Deputy Sheriff Carr responded to the scene of death of a seventy-eight year old Lowell resident. The woman’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

On 16 Dec 13 Jonathan M. Ruth, age 24, 1630 Braun Road, Belpre, reported an acquaintance barged into his bathroom while he was taking a shower and punched him in the face. Mr. Ruth provided contradictory accounts of the incident and did not exhibit any injuries consistent with an assault. Furthermore, Sgt. Anderson could not very Mr. Ruth’s allegation with any witnesses. As a result, Sgt. Anderson closed this case as unfounded.

On 16 Jun 13 Rebecca Judson, age 43, 1012 Dugan Road, Belpre, reported she received a phone call from an unknown male with a foreign accent who identified himself as a Microsoft support technician and stated there was a virus on her computer. Ms. Judson allowed the subject to gain access to her computer, at which point he guided her to an e-check payment website. To end the transaction, Ms. Judson submitted a $50 payment. The company in question, PC Live, has a history of perpetrating this scam. Microsoft does not perform this type of service and cautions computer owners to be wary of such scams. This case remains under investigation (1104).

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Michael William Martin, age 19, 1203 Greene Street, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, failure to appear and two counts of theft, all misdemeanors. Martin was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Blasko of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Dec 13 at 2:22 pm.

James Leroy Hill, age 34, 450 Walnut Hill Drive, Zanesville, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Hill was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Hanson of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Dec 13 at 3:20 pm.

John J. Sparks, age 41, 42 Haas Road, Stockport, for burglary, tampering with evidence and for having a weapon under disability, all felonies. Sparks was arrested at his residence by Sgt. Anderson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Dec 13 at 8:33 pm.

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