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
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