Archive of 04-17-14
On 17 Apr 14 Caitlin M. Bowman, age 21, 77
Dugan Road, Belpre, reported she believes her ex-boyfriend stole
her debit card and used it to accrue $622 in charges during
March of this year. This case remains under investigation (592).
On 17 Apr 14 Deputies and Detectives responded
to the scene of death of a forty-seven year old Belpre resident.
Though no foul play is suspected in the man’s death, this
case remains under investigation.
ARREST FOR FELONY INSURANCE
An arson investigation that began on 12 Jul
13 reached a conclusion yesterday with the arrest of Jeffrey
S. Dowler, age 48, 1740 Mathiot Street, Parkersburg, on a fourth
degree felony charge of insurance fraud. Sgt. Anderson led the
investigation into a suspicious fire at a residence that Mr.
Dowler owns at 207 Main Street, Lowell. The property previously
sustained water damage and Mr. Dowler’s insurance company
issued him a check for $22,437. Mr. Dowler subsequently submitted
another claim for $6,215 in additional construction and replacement
costs. Mr. Dowler was then issued a check for the additional
amount. During the fire investigation, however, investigators
could find no evidence of where the replacement funds of $6,215
were utilized. Because the fire was believed to be due to arson,
Mr. Dowler underwent an Examination Under Oath with his insurance
company. During that examination, Mr. Dowler admitted committing
insurance fraud by deceiving his insurance company to collect
the replacement costs. The contractors who Mr. Dowler claimed
to have used for the repairs confirmed that they did no construction
work at all at Mr. Dowler’s property.
With the assistance of the Parkersburg Police
Department, Mr. Dowler was arrested at his residence yesterday
evening. He remains incarcerated at the North Central Regional
Jail pending his extradition to Washington County.
The arson aspect of this case remains under
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Brian Scott Moore, age 38, 879 Davisville Road,
Davisville, WV, for felony charges of theft and failure to appear
and for four misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Moore
was picked up at the North Central Regional Jail by Deputy Sheriff
Malone and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Apr
14 at 1:59 pm.
Brittni Cheyenne Messick, age 21, 303 Camp
Avenue, Marietta, for theft, a misdemeanor. Messick was arrested
at Wal-Mart by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police
Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on
17 Apr 14 at 7:10 pm.