Police

Reports/Washington County

¯ A deputy began an investigation on Nov. 17 in reference to electric services being tampered with. This case remains under investigation.

¯ A deputy began an investigation on Nov. 17 in reference to a neighborhood child striking another child. All children were counseled and a refusal to prosecute was given.

¯Robert P. Tate, of 1582 Congress Road, Belpre, reported a dash camera stolen from his vehicle on Nov. 20. This case remains under investigation.

¯ Deputies were dispatched to 27250 State Route 7, Marietta, on Nov. 20 in reference to an assault in progress. It was reported that Joseph Porter was being assaulted by Justin A. Harris. During the investigation it was determined that Harris struck Porter on the left side of his face multiple times. Porter had redness around his left eye which was consistent with being struck. Porter advised he did not know what prompted Harris to begin hitting him. Harris advised deputies that he was at the residence to visit his children. The mother of the children lives at the location with Porter. Harris reports a CO2 BB gun had been pointed at him which led to him hitting Porter. Harris advised he was scared something was going to happen to him so he started hitting Porter. There were no witnesses that could corroborate what Harris had reported. Justin Allen Harris, 35, of 102 Sacra Via St., Marietta, was placed under arrest for assault and transported to the Washington County Jail for processing. Porter did request a temporary protection order.

¯ A deputy began an investigation in reference to telephone harassment on Nov. 21. This case remains under investigation.

¯ A deputy responded to 1940 State Route 555, Little Hocking, on Wednesday

to a report of a domestic dispute. Kaylyn P. Cottrell was on the front porch of the residence, with no shoes, trying to gain entry into her residence. Cottrell explained her live-in boyfriend and father of her children, Steven Sayre, threw her out of the residence multiple times and would not let her in. She further stated he had punched her multiple times in the head. The deputy was able to observe multiple scratches on her face and a large knot on her forehead. Sayre said after an argument Cottrell kept yelling and poking him and he kicked her to get her away from him, which occurred multiple times. He said when she would not leave he grabbed her and forced her out of the residence. Steven L Sayre, 33, was placed under arrest for domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail for processing. Cottrell refused to fill out a statement and did not wish to have a protection order in place.

¯ A deputy began an investigation on Nov. 21 into a possible menacing incident. This case remains under investigation.

¯ A deputy was dispatched to recover a glass smoking pipe located inside a business trash can on Nov. 21.

¯ On Nov. 21, a deputy assisted the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office with obtaining information on a possible domestic violence incident.

¯ Deputies were dispatched to 1470 Weppler Road, Beverly, on Thursday. During the investigation of an unrelated incident contact was made with Erin Clinger. Clinger gave consent to enter the residence and see if anyone else was present. During this walk-through a deputy observed a metal smoking device in a bedroom and a metal smoking device in the living room. Both devices were in plain view and Clinger admitted she was the marijuana user in the residence. Clinger further stated the first pipe was in fact hers. Both marijuana smoking devices were seized and Clinger was informed she would be charged for the offense of possession of marijuana paraphernalia. A summons will be requested for Erin L. Clinger, 43, through Marietta Municipal Court.

¯ On Thursday, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center received a phone call in reference to Richard C. Flood causing a disturbance at the Par Mar Gas Station, 100 Fifth St., Beverly. Employees said he had been in and out of the store multiple times and was harassing the clerk and patrons by asking for money. The second employee said Flood was yelling and cursing at her and at customers in the parking lot. Deputies located Flood at his residence and he denied the behavior. While he was being questioned, a cashier with the Marathon, 415 Fifth St., Beverly, called the sheriff’s office regarding Flood making threats and causing a disturbance at the Marathon just prior to deputies speaking with him. Both businesses have requested Flood be banned from the stores due to his actions and comments he has made.

Flood had also called the Washington County Sheriff’s Office a total of 16 times within a six-hour period. At no time during these 16 calls did he need emergency services and/or to file a criminal complaint. A deputy advised him if he called again without the need for emergency services and/or a criminal complaint, he would be arrested. Flood then called an additional six times.

Richard Carl Flood, 52, of 204 Ferry St., Beverly, was placed under arrest for aggravated menacing, aggravated trespassing, telephone harassment and disorderly conduct.

¯ On Thursday, a deputy, along with the Wesley Volunteer Fire Department, responded to 1900 Clark Road, Cutler, to a reported house fire. The homeowner, Joe Singer, stated he and his wife live in the residence. It appears the fire was in the chimney and escaped into the second floor of the residence before spreading to other areas. There did not appear to be anything suspicious about the fire and it was ruled as accidental. The homeowners sustained no injures in the fire.

¯ During a traffic stop in Muskingum Township Thursday, both marijuana and a marijuana grinder were found. Jerry R. Riggs, of 321 Fifth St., Lowell, was cited for possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Cain Rhodes, of 178 Third St., Lowell, was cited for possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

¯ A deputy was dispatched to 751 Mount Tom Road, Marietta, on Friday in reference to Staci Jae Bland advising she had been assaulted by Ashley Handschumaker. Handschumaker advised she arrived to pick up her son and Bland grabbed her by the hood of her sweatshirt and then pushed her out the door of the residence. Bland said they were involved in an altercation. Bland had a red and swollen left cheek. A summons is being requested for Ashley N. Handschumaker, 31, of 102 Handschumaker Road, Marietta, and Staci Jae Bland, 35, of 751 Mount Tom Road, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by fighting.

¯ On Saturday, a deputy was dispatched to Dalzell Road, Lower Salem, where Clayton Clark reported he had been involved in a physical altercation with his brother, Garry L. Clark Jr. Clayton received minor scratches on the left side of his abdomen from his encounter with Garry. A summons is being requested for Clayton Alan Clark, 19, of 112 Deerhaven St., Marietta, and Garry Lee Clark Jr., 24, of 6070 Avon Lake Road, Spencer, for disorderly conduct by fighting.

¯ Deputies were dispatched to patrol for a motorist who had left a Devola business on Saturday and appeared to be intoxicated. The location of Caro Lane, Marietta, was patrolled in an attempt to locate the vehicle. The driver, located and identified as Erin Stewart, was very unsteady on her feet upon exiting the vehicle and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected. Stewart admitted to drinking beer prior to the contact. Stewart was asked to perform a series of field sobriety tests, which she refused. An open beer could be seen in the middle console and a case of beer on the front passenger floor. Erin Marie Stewart, 43, of 224 Caro Lane, Marietta, was placed under arrest for open container and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and transported to the Washington County Jail.

¯ On Monday, a deputy along with the Wesley and Chesterhill volunteer fire departments responded to a house fire at 4630 Patten Mills Road, Stockport, Palmer Township. The structure was reported to be an abandoned property as the house was not adequate for someone to live in. The fire was allowed to burn down before trying to extinguish it as there was nothing to save. On Dec. 1, 2015 a fire had occurred at the same location, being an abandoned trailer. Contact was made with the property owner and she was advised of the fire and loss of the structure. The owner states that no one was living there and no one should be on the property. The sheriff’s office then contacted the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office in order to have the fire investigated.

Arrests/Washington County

The following people were recently processed into the Washington County Jail:

¯ Logan David Dalrymple, 29, of 1695 State Route 260, New Matamoras, was arrested Wednesday for two counts of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

¯ Christina Dawn Ward, 41, of 1200 Park Ave., New Matamoras,for endangering children, a misdemeanor. Ward was picked up at North Central Regional Jail and processed into the Washington County Jail on Wednesday.

¯ Katie Lynn Bishoff, 26, of Mason Town, W.Va., for failure to appear, a felony. Bishoff was picked up at Tygart Valley and processed into the Washington County Jail on Wednesday.

¯ Jessica Ann Bonnell, 33, of 1093 Silver Run Road, Cairo, W.Va., was arrested Thursday for theft, speed, OVI, and no seatbelt, all misdemeanors.

¯ Richard Carl Flood, 52, of 204 Ferry St., Beverly, was arrested Thursday for aggravated menacing, telephone harassment and criminal trespass, all misdemeanors.

¯ Timothy Matthew Ryan, 27, of 325 Sandhill Road, Marietta, was arrested Thursday for domestic violence, a felony.

¯ Katie Annette Graham, 35, of 330 Gilman Ave., Marietta, was arrested Friday for domestic violence, a felony.

¯ Tyler Scott Reed, 26, of 723 Mitchell Ave., Beverly, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for OVI, a misdemeanor.

¯ Erin Marie Stewart, 43, of 224 Caro Lane, Marietta, was arrested Saturday for OVI and open container, both misdemeanors.

¯ Kevin Michael Ridgeway, 28, of 403 Main St., New Matamoras, was arrested Saturday for domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

¯ Bryan Ray Cowger, 44, of 2309 Meldahl Road, Washington, W.Va., was arrested Saturday for tampering with evidence and drug possession, both felonies and drug instrument possession, a misdemeanor.

¯ Kaitlyn Dawn Townsend, 22, of 401 Hickory St., Parkersburg, was arrested Saturday for drug paraphernalia, possession of drug abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia and drugs possession, all misdemeanors.

¯ Jerry Edward Jones, Jr., 38, of 33779 Big Lick Road, New Matamoras, was arrested Sunday for two counts of domestic violence, both misdemeanors.

¯ Richard Andrew Wright, 32, of 4352 Mary St., Shallotte, N.C., was arrested Sunday for operating with expired driver’s license, a misdemeanor.

¯ Miranda Dawn Derby, 33, of 735 N. Seventh St., Marietta, was arrested Monday for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

¯ Lorrie Lee Lucas, 40, of 209 Masonic Park Road, Marietta, was arrested Monday on a warrant for drug possession, a felony.

¯ Jonathan David Ward, 34, of 452 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, was arrested Monday on a warrant for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

¯ Craig Michael Cox, 27, of 1822 Jonestown Road, St. Marys, W.Va., was arrested Monday for burglary, a felony.

¯ William Joseph Betkoski, 50, of 130 Kern Drive, Marietta, was arrested Monday for two counts of domestic violence, both misdemeanors.

¯ Mickie Dawn Neihart, 35, homeless, was arrested Monday on a warrant for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

¯ Christopher Carl Douglas, 51, of 140 Maple St., Newport, was arrested Tuesday for domestic violence and criminal trespass, both misdemeanors.