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NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 24 APR 15

On 22 Apr 15 the driver of an unknown vehicle struck the passenger side taillight and rear bumper of a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am owned by Jerry Rogers, 2288 Tick Ridge Road, Vincent. Mr. Rogers' teenage son had parked the vehicle in a stall at Subway at 7665 State Route 339, Vincent. The collision caused light damage (610).

On 23 Apr 15 Darrell Crawford, age 65, 103 Schilling Street, Marietta, reported he recently discovered an unknown suspect(s) siphoned a total of $2,200 from his bank account over a span of several years. It appears the funds were sent to an account overseas. This case remains under investigation (953).

On 23 Apr 15 the mother of a five year old Lower Salem resident transported her five year old daughter to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to a dog bite. The juvenile was visiting a friend's residence on Main Street in Macksburg when the family's dog bit her in the face. Without provocation, the pit bull-Mastiff mix bit the juvenile and punctured both of her cheeks and left severe lacerations on both sides of her face. The juvenile was later airlifted to Children's Hospital in Columbus, where she received a total of seventy stitches. The dog's owner said she adopted the animal for protection at a Humane Society in Belmont County the day it was scheduled to be euthanized. The dog, which was to be designated as “ vicious,” was confiscated and is scheduled to be euthanized at the end of a ten day quarantine period (805).

On 23 Apr 15 Michael e. Vincent, age 28, 715 Old River Road, Little Hocking, reported at some point during the past two days an unknown suspect(s) stole a miter saw and a circular saw from a garage on his property. The total value of the two saws is approximately $250. This case remains under investigation (1104).

The following suspect was processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 23 Apr 15 and Friday 24 Apr 15:

Elizabeth Marie Westgate, age 54, 4577 Waterford Road, Marietta, for misuse of a credit card and for receiving stolen property, both misdemeanors. Westgate was picked at the North Central Regional Jail and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Apr 15 at 10:05 pm.

There are currently seventy-seven men and twenty-five women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 23 APR 15

On 22 Apr 15 the bookkeeper for Morgan Mechanical, 11105 State Route 60, Lowell, reported she recently discovered an unknown suspect forged one of the business' checks for nearly $1,470 and cashed it at a bank in McConnelsville. The bookkeeper said the checks preceding and following the stolen check were written in June 2011. This case remains under investigation (592).

On 22 Apr 15 Deputy Sheriff Hunter arrested Brooke M. Miller, age 42, 1722 Washington Boulevard, Belpre, for two misdemeanor counts of violating the terms of a protection order. Earlier in the morning, Ms. Miller visited her ex-husband's residence on Damon Road in Waterford and stayed to speak with her ex-husband, Michael P. Miller, age 46, for a period of time. Mr. Miller was uncooperative, but he did say he initiated contact with his ex-wife by phoning her. Later in the afternoon, Mr. Miller's current live-in girlfriend reported she observed Ms. Miller driving toward her residence on a dead end road. Fearing what would happen if a confrontation should occur, Mr. Miller's girlfriend departed the residence with her son. Ms. Miller proceeded to follow Mr. Miller's girlfriend for approximately three miles before turning. Mr. Miller has had a protection order since his ex-wife since March of this year.

On 22 Apr 15 Robert C. Thompson, age 28, 17669 State Route 26, Marietta, reported he was involved in an argument with his wife. Mr. Thompson said his wife was angry with him when he arrived home from work and began yelling at him. Thereafter, Mr. Thompson's wife started punching walls and doors. Questioned by Deputy Sheriff Hunter, Mr. Miller's wife said she had a mental breakdown over financial problems and memories she recalled from the past. Deputy Hunter concluded that no physical violence occurred and no act of domestic violence took place.

On 23 Apr 15 Sgt. McGilton requested a summons for Kenneth W. Spence, age 57, 494 Moody Ridge Road, Belpre, for failing to confine/restrain a dog. A day earlier, a neighbor reported Mr. Smith's wolf-hybrid was outside unsupervised and attacked her small dog. The neighbor said she fears for the the safety of her children and her dog when Mr. Spence's dog is running loose.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 22 Apr 15 and Thursday 23 Apr 15:

Brooke Michelle Miller, age 42, 1722 Washington Boulevard, Belpre, for two misdemeanor counts of violating the terms of a protection order. Miller was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Hunter and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Apr 15 at 7:40 pm.

Robert Dale Dalrymple, age 38, 40500 Lick Skillet Road, Woodsfield, for disorderly conduct and breach of recognizance, both misdemeanors. Dalrymple was picked up in Noble County and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Apr 15 at 9:46 pm.

There are currently eighty-one men and twenty-eight women being housed in he Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 22 APR 15

On 19 Apr 15 Deputy Sheriff Huffer issued a citation to Daniel C. Tomey, age 21, 38669 Mount Olive Road, Sardis, for traveling 115 mph in a 55 mph zone. Deputy Huffer stopped Mr. Tomey on State Route 7 near milepost thirty in Newport Township.

On 21 Apr 15 Deputy Sheriff Metts charged Washington County Jail inmate, William E. Bartges Jr., age 42, Newport, for violating the terms of a protection order. An investigation into the theft of another inmate's phone card PIN resulted in the discovery that Mr. Bartges used the inmate's PIN to phone his estranged wife six times over a seven day span. Mr. Bartges' wife has had a protection order against him since November 2014.

On 21 Apr 15 Deputy Sheriff Johnson arrested Jessica M. Leedy, age 34, 9550 State Route 550, Vincent, for child endangering. Ms. Leedy is the custodial guardian of a ten year old Barlow-Vincent Elementary School student who was found to have bruises and welts on his left arm. When questioned, the victim said Ms. Leedy inflicted the injuries using a three foot long piece of wood she calls “George.” Ms. Leedy reportedly uses the stick on a regular basis to threaten other children in the home as a form of disciplining them. Ms. Leedy initially denied striking the victim with the stick but later commented that the victim throws fits and she was not sure how to deal with him so she struck him several times with the stick. The victim and another child were removed from Ms. Leedy's home. The victim's biological mother, Misty D. Winchell, age 33, 9552 State Route 550, was at Barlow-Vincent while Deputies were investigating the abuse claim and became angry when she was informed her mobile phone was going to be seized as evidence. Moments earlier, Ms. Winchell showed Major Schuck a text message on her phone that Major Schuck determined had evidentiary value. Deputies warned Ms. Winchell to calm down on multiple occasions, but she refused to relinquish her phone and continued to yell obscenities in the school parking lot. Consequently, Ms. Winchell was arrested for disorderly conduct.

On 21 Apr 15 Timothy W. Terry, age 47, 868 Center Street, Wheelersburg, OH, was operating a mag-drill at Kraton Polymers when the magnet unexpectedly released the drill and it fell five feet onto Mr. Terry's hand. Mr. Terry was treated for a broken pinky finger and released from Camden Clark Hospital. The cause of the accident is under investigation (1303).

On 22 Apr 15 Sgt. McGilton requested summonses for Jason Porter, age 32, and Marla Porter, age 34, both of 750 Powell Road, Cutler, for failing to confine/restrain a dog and failing to register a dog. Sgt. McGilton warned Mr. and Ms. Porter to restrain their dogs several times during the past year but the dogs were again found running loose and into Powell Road on 20 Apr.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 21 Apr 15 and Wednesday 22 Apr 15:

Misty Dawn Winchell, age 33, 9552 State Route 550, Vincent, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Winchell was arrested in Vincent by Deputy Sheriff Johnson of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Apr 15 at 1:07 pm.

Jessica Marie Leedy, age 34, 9550 State Route 550, Vincent, for child endangering, a misdemeanor. Leedy was arrested in Vincent by Deputy Sheriff Johnson and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Apr 15 at 1:36 pm.

Mary Elizabeth Wolfe, age 37, 129 N. Main Street, Woodsfield, for nonsupport of dependants, a misdemeanor. Wolfe was picked up in Monroe County by Deputy Sheriff Sheaves and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Apr 15 at 1:54 pm.

Joshua Shane Cayton, age 36, 12213 Worthington Avenue, Cleveland, for driving under a suspended license and for not wearing a seat belt, both misdemeanors. Cayton was picked up in Medina, OH and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Apr 15 at 3:21 pm.

James Ray Sizemore III, age 31, 50450 McKinze Ridge Road, Racine, OH, for a felony charge of being a fugitive from justice and misdemeanor charges of failure to reinstate his operator's license and not wearing a seat belt. Sizemore was arrested near milepost two on US 50 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Apr 15 at 6:26 pm.

Amber Dawn Petry, age 18, 205 Elm Street, Belpre, for illegal manufacturing/cultivation of drugs, a felony. Petry was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Kirby of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Apr 15 at 8:33 am.

Joshua Glenn Stewart, age 34, 205 Elm Street, Belpre, for illegal manufacturing/cultivation of drugs, a felony. Stewart was arrested in Belpre by Lt. Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Apr 15 at 9:19 am.

Michael Alexander Carrillo, age 21, 205 Elm Street, Belpre, for illegal manufacturing/cultivation of drugs, a felony. Carrillo was arrested in Belpre by Sgt. Johnson of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Apr 15 at 10:18 am.

Carrie Ann Metz, age 34, 1515 Washington Boulevard, Belpre, for violating the terms of her probation, a felony. Metz was arrested at the Adult Probation Office by Deputy Sheriff Gerber and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Apr 15 at 12:59 pm.

Tammy Renee Radabaugh, age 39, 15884 State Route 550, Fleming, for violating the terms of her probation, a felony. Metz was arrested at the Adult Probation Office by Deputy Sheriff Moyer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Apr 15 at 1:27 pm.

Phillip Dale West Jr., age 27, 836 Pike Street Apt. 17, Marietta, for theft, a misdemeanor. West was arrested at K-Mart by Patrolman Kramer of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Apr 15 at 1:42 pm.

There are currently eighty-four men and twenty-eight women being housed in he Washington County Jail.

These suspects were recently sentenced in Common Pleas Court:

Christopher Douglas, age 48, 140 Maple Street, Newport, for illegal cultivation of marijuana, a fifth degree felony; fourteen days;

Brody T. Flowers, age 27, 705 Barclay Street Lot 27, Belpre, for receiving stolen property and possession of drugs, a fifth degree felonies; sixty days;

Zachary T. Vensel, age 25, 818 Lee Street, Belpre, for complicity to commit trespassing, a fourth degree felony; ninety days;

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 21 APR 15

On 18 Apr 15 Sinda Dyer, age 62, 27335 State Route 7 Lot 50, Marietta, reported an acquaintance that stayed with her for the past two days stole her Toyota Camry while she was asleep. Vickie M. Thompson, age 32, 300 Starlite Drive Lot 26, Marietta, also allegedly stole an expensive leather jacket belonging to Ms. Dyer. Ms. Dyer's vehicle was later located at the Rinks Flea Market and Ms. Thompson was found nearby a short time later. Under questioning, Ms. Thompson claimed Ms. Dyer gave her permission to take the vehicle. However, Ms. Dyer vehemently denied giving her permission to do so. While Deputies were at the scene, the manager of the flea market informed them that Ms. Thompson was asked to leave the premises after she attempted to sell items she allegedly stole from three vendors at Rinks earlier in the day. At the time of her arrest, Ms. Thompson was found in possession of three large purses and a plastic bag that contained frozen food, memory cards, a necklace and other items that were stolen from the flea market. Thereafter, Deputy Sheriff Huffer arrested Ms. Thompson on three counts of theft and transported her to the Washington County Jail.

On 18 Apr 15 a sixteen year old Barlow Township resident reported she and her six year old sister were riding bicycles on Barnett Ridge Road when two red dobermans began barking at them. The teenager said one of the dogs approached her and bit her on the upper right thigh. At Marietta Memorial Hospital's Belpre campus, the teenager received treatment for three minor puncture wounds and was prescribed a course of antibiotics. The teenager's family declined to pursue charges in the matter (805, 912).

On 19 Apr 15 Sue A. Offenberger, age 51, 540 Brush Road, Marietta, reported she awoke around 3 am to find her mobile home filled with smoke. As she escaped, Ms. Offenberger noticed a fire around her kitchen stove. Ms. Offenberger rescued two of her dogs but unfortunately another one of her dogs perished in the fire. The mobile home was fully engulfed in flames when the Warren Fire Department arrived at the scene. The cause of the fire appears to be accidental (912).

On 19 Apr 15 Philip E. Klintworth, age 47, 10607 Waterford Road, Waterford, reported he parked his vehicle on Ohio Street in Beverly to carpool to work the previous evening and when returned to it following his shift he discovered $40 in change and two vehicle titles were missing from inside it. This case remains under investigation (1010).

On 19 Apr 15 Matthew Westbrook, age 41, 960 DAV Road, Whipple, reported he observed an unknown white male fleeing after he believes the suspect entered his unlocked vehicle. Inspecting the vehicle, Mr. Westbrook determined a GPS unit, a flashlight and several CDs were missing. The suspect is believed to be traveling along with three other people in a black sedan with Texas license plates. Mr. Westbrook described the vehicle's driver as a heavyset woman with large “80's style” red hair. This case remains under investigation (126).

On 20 Apr 15 Allen B. Miller, age 56, 33460 Neff Ridge Road, Wingett Run, reported he was traveling northbound on State Route 821 when he heard a pop in his pickup truck. Mr. Miller said when he pulled into a parking lot at 2163 State Route 821 the cab of the truck filled with smoke. The truck burst into flames immediately thereafter. Mr. Miller escaped without injury. The Devola Fire Department responded and extinguished the blaze (594).

On 20 Apr 15 Christy A. Drake, age 37, 120 Deer Haven Street, Marietta, reported at some point during the past day an unknown suspect(s) stole two bottles of her prescription medications. The two bottles contained a total of between thirty and forty pills. Ms. Drake declined to pursue the matter further (910).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 20 Apr 15 and Tuesday 21 Apr 15:

Jeremiah Bridgewater, age 19, 166 Sparrow Drive, Palm Beach, FL, for receiving stolen property, misuse of a credit card and two counts of theft, all felonies. Bridgewater was arrested at Marietta College by Patrolman Chapman of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Apr 15 at 11:50 am.

Isaiah Keene, age 19, 4387 Woodstream Drive, Columbus, for receiving stolen property and misuse of a credit card, both felonies. Keene was arrested at Marietta College by Officer Dailey of the Marietta College Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Apr 15 at 3:19 pm.

Edwin Hidalgo, age 21, 522 W. 174th Street, New York, New York, for driving under a suspended license and speeding, both misdemeanors. Hidalgo was arrested on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Apr 15 at 9:03 pm.

Joshua Allen Campbell, age 32, 230 Oakwood Avenue, Marietta, for a felony charge of breaking and entering and misdemeanor charges of theft, contempt of a court order and violating the terms of his probation. Campbell was arrested on Seventh Street in Marietta by Sgt. Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Apr 15 at 10:50 pm.

Benjamin Davis Struebing, age 28, 22341 Albany Avenue, Port Charlotte, FL, for criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor. Struebing was arrested at Marietta College by Officer Dailey of the Marietta College Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Apr 15 at 9:26 am.

Aaron Wesley Cain, age 33, 16687 Crooked Tree Road, Dexter City, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Cain was arrested at the office of Probation Officer E. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Apr 15 at 9:51 am.

Nikki Lee Duncan, age 33, 1055 N. Riverview Road, Malta, for obstruction of justice, a felony. Duncan was arrested in Fleming by Deputy Sheriff Reeder and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Apr 15 at 10:28 am.

Quinton Isaac Hart, age 18, State Route 550, Fleming, for obstruction of justice, a felony. Hart was arrested at his residence by Detective Smeeks of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Apr 15 at 10:59 am.

There are currently eighty-seven men and twenty-nine women being housed in he Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 20 APR 15

On 15 Apr 15 Earl McCormick, age 64, 756 McGill Road, Vincent, reported he discovered an an unknown suspect(s) stole a bag of precision tools from his vehicle. The tools include a multimeter, screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches and sockets. The total value of the stolen tools is approximately $540. This case remains under investigation (296).

On 16 Apr 15 James Camden, age 56, 17 Lauer Road, Whipple, reported he was away from his home overnight and during that time frame an unknown suspect(s) cut two locks off his storage building and stole a leaf blower and a car battery. This case remains under investigation (1104).

On 17 Apr 15 Sgt. Johnson arrested Hunter M. Shepard, age 20, 10436 State Route 550, Vincent, for domestic violence. Mr. Shepard flew into a fit of rage when his father confronted him for being disrespectful to his mother. From the home's garage, Mr. Shepard retrieved a steel pipe and threatened to split open his father's head. Mr. Shepard subsequently head butted a refrigerator and began throwing coins at his father when he mentioned phoning law enforcement. According to Mr. Shepard's father, this type of behavior from his son is commonplace and his son has previous convictions for domestic violence.

On 17 Apr 15 Terry W. Stewart, age 69, 1498 Glendale Road, Marietta, reported at some point during the past three weeks an unknown suspect(s) stole two ladder tree stands from his property. This case remains under investigation (1010).

On 17 Apr 15 Scott A. Miller, age 53, 277 Woodlawn Avenue, Belpre, reported an unknown suspect(s) used his personal information to file a federal income tax return. This case remains under investigation (132).

On 17 Apr 15 Sgt. Anderson investigated a report of multiple storage units being entered at 27315 State Route 7, Marietta. At this time, it is unknown what property is missing.

On 17 Apr 15 Dwayne Kimberlin, age 36, 602 NE 434 Street, Old Town, FL, reported sometime since the first week of January an unknown suspect(s) entered his hunting cabin at 40 Winters Road, Cutler, and stole three televisions and three DVD players. Mr. Kimberlin estimates the stolen property is worth $600. This case remains under investigation (126).

On 17 Apr 15 Deputy Sheriff Hunter arrested Donald R. Gregor Jr., age 42, 27335 State Route 7 Lot 13, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication. Family members reported Mr. Gregor had been argumentative with household members all day long and had been screaming for no reason for the past two hours. Mr. Gregor, who appeared highly intoxicated and unsteady on his feet, admitted drinking whiskey throughout the day. At the Washington County Jail, Mr. Gregor tested .265 BAC.

On 18 Apr 15 Deputy Sheriff Hall issued a citation to Robert Hayes, age 24, 34334 Atherton Ridge Road, Macksburg, for not wearing a seat belt. Deputy Hall originally stopped Mr. Hayes for speeding on State Route 60 near Cats Creek Road in Adams Township.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 17 Apr 15 and Monday 20 Apr 15:

Hunter Michael Shepard, age 20, 10436 State Route 550, Vincent, for domestic violence, a felony. Shepard was arrested at his residence by Sgt. Johnson of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Apr 15 at 10:15 am.

Benjamin Lee Anderson, age 51, 1116 Fourth Street, Belpre, for violating the terms of his parole, a felony. Anderson was arrested at the Adult Probation Office by Deputy Sheriff Sheaves and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Apr 15 at 12:20 pm.

Jessica Rose Deeter, age 29, 26935 State Route 7 Apt. 6D, Marietta, for violating the terms of her probation, a misdemeanor. Deeter was arrested at the Office of Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Apr 15 at 2:00 pm.

Roy James Campbell III, age 28, 31755 State Route 7, New Matamoras, for violating the terms of his parole, a felony. Anderson was arrested at the Adult Probation Office by Deputy Sheriff Gerber and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Apr 15 at 2:08 pm.

Roger Aaron Adams Jr., age 31, 988 Mitchells Lane, Marietta, for felony charges of theft and forgery and misdemeanor charges of theft, assault, criminal damaging and violating the terms of his probation. Adams was picked up at the Tri-County Jail by Deputy Sheriff Underwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Apr 15 at 4:27 pm.

Donald Richard Gregor Jr., age 42, 27335 State Route 7 Lot 13, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Gregor was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Hunter and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Apr 15 at 7:44 pm.

Prabhawa Koirala, age 20, 215 Seventh Street Apt. 305, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication and underage consumption of alcohol, both misdemeanors. Koirala was arrested on Fourth Street by Patrolman Estes of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Apr 15 at 3:27 am.

Vickie Marie Thompson, age 32, State Route 7 Lot 42, Marietta, for driving under a suspended license, criminal trespassing and four counts of theft, all misdemeanors. Thompson was arrested at Rinks by Deputy Sheriff Huffer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Apr 15 at 4:12 pm.

Charles Stanley Fox II, age 44, 708 Charles Street, Marietta, for obstructing official business, a misdemeanor. Fox was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Sury of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Apr 15 at 11:38 pm.

There are currently eighty men and twenty-six women being housed in he Washington County Jail.

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