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Reports/Marietta

¯ Employees of Go Mart, 820 Pike St., reported a shoplifter on Dec. 13. The suspect, Justin Schroeder, of 6235 Fifteen Mile Creek Road, Wingett Run, attempted to flee but was apprehended and taken to jail.

¯ The director of pharmacy at Marietta Memorial Hospital, 401 Matthew St., reported Dec. 13 a medication theft. A former employee is being investigated internally for 435 counts of theft of prescription medication.

¯ Kayla M. Rogers, of 902 Warren St., reported Dec. 13 that someone had entered the home through the basement and stolen two cell phones and eyeglasses.

¯ Kin Brewer, of 108 B S. Seventh St., reported Thursday a breaking and entering that had occurred overnight.

¯ Walmart, 804 Pike St., reported a theft on Thursday. A woman had picked up the suspect in a truck. A traffic stop was made and the driver was found to be Angela Lusk and the passenger, her husband, Steven Lusk, both of 5061 Holbrook Road, West Union, W.Va. An employee identified him as the one who stole the items. Steven Lusk was arrested for theft and Angela Lusk was arrested for complicity to theft.

¯ An incident concerning menacing took place Thursday at the McDonald’s on Glendale Road between a juvenile female and an unknown male. Officers were advised by a Facebook post what had occurred. The victim then provided a statement. The case remains under investigation.

¯ Antique Mall of America, 135 S. Second St., reported Thursday that a man was carrying a concrete statute stolen from the business. Brian L. Miller, of 212 Maple St., who was intoxicated, said he found the statue in a dumpster. He was charged with theft.

¯ An officer responded to 46 Acme St. to investigate a man having drug abuse instruments at a chemical dependency program. Adam C. Wood, of 313 N. Second, Paden City, W.Va., was arrested for possessing drug abuse instruments.

¯ Officers responded to a DOA at 527 N. Seventh St., on Friday. The coroner’s office was contacted and the body was released.

¯ Employees of Rite Aid reported Friday that a man stole alcohol and ran out of the store. The suspect was found in the 100 block of N. Third Street and identified as Dallas Farnsworth, of 122 ¢ Harmar St. He was arrested and transported to jail.

¯ An officer was dispatched to McDonald’s, 729 Glendale Road, on Friday in reference to a suspicious person standing outside speaking with children. Jeremy M. Phipps, of Conneaut, was arrested on a warrant and for being in possession of meth and drug abuse instruments.

¯ An officer responded to Speedway, 100 N. Seventh St., on Friday in reference to Ryan C. Beardsley yelling at customers and employees. It was revealed that he had been caught stealing, which led to the altercation. He was charged with theft.

¯ Craig A. Nichols, of 325 S. Seventh St., reported a trespasser on Saturday.

¯ Officers responded to 111 Circle Drive, Marietta, on Sunday for a welfare check. They discovered the 89-year-old resident deceased of apparently natural causes. No foul play is suspected.

¯ An officer was dispatched to 829 Ridge St. on Sunday in reference to a possible arson that had taken place. The state fire marshal also responded and the investigation is ongoing.

¯ David L. Cottrill and Jami Debruler, of 1504 Core Road, Parkersburg, reported Monday that Kevin M. Hess had taken the keys to Cottrill’s truck from his stepdaughter’s pocket while she was asleep and would not return the keys or truck. Hess was located and arrested for motor vehicle theft.

Reports/Washington County

¯ On Dec. 11, Nicole Offenberger’s dog got loose from her residence of 713 Ninth St., Marietta, entered a neighbor’s property and attacked their dog, causing serious injury that led to the dog’s death. Offenberger was cited on June 2, 2017, and found guilty for failing to restrain her dog. The dog attacked another neighbor’s dog during that time causing serious injury to that dog. Offenberger’s dog has been deemed dangerous and the dog warden has requested the court order Offenberger to obtain liability insurance on her dog. It was also requested that she be ordered to pay restitution for the vet bill acquired during this incident, as well as issue a summons for failing to restrain her dog.

¯ Deputies were conducting a suspicious persons investigation on Friday which led them to National Muffler and Brake Repair Shop, 114 Ellsworth Ave, Marietta. Through the course of the investigation, several copies of West Virginia vehicle validation stickers were located in an office of the repair shop. An employee of the repair shop, Mark M. Smith, admitted that he had made one of these copies with a copy machine. Multiple copies of these validation stickers were already cut out and appeared to have clear tape placed over them in order to utilize them fraudulently on vehicles. Smith was also found to be in possession of a small bag of marijuana, a small bag of suspected methamphetamines and a backpack containing many plastic bags and digital scales. Mark Matthew Smith, 28, of 113 Pickering St., Parkersburg, was arrested for forgery a fifth-degree felony, possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, and possession of methamphetamines, a fifth-degree felony. Michael William Wilson, 49, of 114 Ellsworth Ave., Marietta, also admitted making one of these copies with a copy machine and then crumpling it up and throwing it in a trash can. Wilson was arrested for forgery, a fifth-degree felony, and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.

Warrants/Washington County

¯ Zachary R. Edwards, of 105 Gates Ave., Marietta, for failure to appear for final pretrial, original charge hit skip; failure to appear for final pretrial, original charge, driving without consent.

Arrests/Washington County

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

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

¯ Kevin Matthew Hess, 30, of 1107 Cisler Drive, Marietta, was arrested Monday for theft, a felony.

¯ Roger Lee Ward Jr., 39, of 1225 Weppler Road, Lowell, was arrested Monday for parole violation out of Franklin County, a felony.