Police

Reports/Marietta

¯ An officer investigated a complaint on Feb. 27 of the theft of tools at Bridgeport Equipment, 15 Acme St. A suspect was identified and a warrant was requested on a theft charge.

¯ Officers were dispatched on Feb. 27 to a disturbance in the parking lot of Walmart, 804 Pike St. Ashley R. Patton, of 101 Musket Trail, Lima, was arrested for obstructing justice and James M. Johnson III, of the same address, was arrested for obstruction and a failure to appear warrant from Lima.

¯ An officer was dispatched to Walmart on Feb. 27 for a report of a subject passing counterfeit $100 bills.

¯ During a traffic stop on Feb. 27 on Ephraim Cutler passenger Leroy Clark, of 205 Gibbons Place, who had a nationwide warrant for his arrest based on a parole violation in Texas, was arrested.

¯ An employee of American Producers Supply Co., 119 Second St., reported Thursday that several tools had been stolen on Feb. 23.

¯ Officers were dispatched Thursday to a report of a suicidal woman at 220 Meigs St. When they arrived, the woman said she had only called because she was lonely and that she had no intention of harming herself. Carla J. Baxter was arrested for felony disrupting public services as she has been warned about this on numerous occasions.

¯ On Thursday, it was reported that an investigation by the Williamstown Police Department may be linked to a possible sex crime in Marietta. The detective bureau is investigating.

¯ A theft was reported Thursday at 136 Franklin St. It was learned that Sunshine L. Chapa had stolen a cell phone from her juvenile daughter’s friend and fled the residence. She was located walking on Second Street and arrested for theft.

¯ An employee of Walmart reported Friday the use of counterfeit $20 bills. An officer recovered the bills and learned that an unknown black male had used the bills.

¯ An employee of Game Stop, 227 Captain D. Seely MIA Drive, reported Friday that an unknown black male had used counterfeit $20 bills to purchase video games and a controller in the amount of $140.

¯ An employee of Walgreens, 300 Greene St., reported Friday that an unknown black male had used $20 counterfeit bills and purchased a gift card and diapers.

¯ On Saturday, an officer responded to the department to take a threat complaint. A man was overheard making significant threats about his ex to a third party. The information was relayed directly to the potential victim.

¯ Officers were dispatched Saturday to a traffic crash in the 500 block of N. Seventh Street. While investigating the crash, a strong odor of raw marijuana was detected in a vehicle driven by Anthony W. Kennedy, of Canton, Inside the vehicle was 1.86 grams of marijuana and a marijuana grinder. Kennedy was charged with possession of marijuana and possesion of marijuana paraphernalia.

¯ An employee of Walmart reported a theft on Saturday. Darryl K. Pritchard, of 112 Sixth St., Beverly, was arrested for theft.

¯ Hannah M. Holland, of 270 Jennings Hill Road, reported a license plate lost or stolen from the 100 block of Lancaster Street.

¯ Officers were dispatched Saturday to the area of Gilman Avenue and the Washington Street Bridge for a report of a reckless driver. While en route, they learned the vehicle was at the Tiger Stop, 1101 Gilman Ave. Driver William J. Mitchell, of 833 Second St., Lot, 2, provided a false name and date of birth and it was determined he was under the influence of drugs, which he later said was methamphetamines. An officer discovered a glass meth pipe in plain view on the vehicle’s floorboard. During a search, several other meth pipes were located along with a baggie with a substance that tested positive for methamphetamines. Mitchell was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail.

¯ On Saturday, a license plate was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at Walmart.

¯ Officers were dispatched to the Marietta Shrine Club, 249 Pennsylvania Ave., on Sunday in reference to a man huffing paint in the parking lot. After an investigation, it was determined that Phillip D. West Jr. was inhaling cans of duster. Charges will be filed for abusing harmful intoxicants. He was also banned from returning to the property.

¯ An officer was dispatched to 225 ¢ Sheldon Ave. Sunday regarding a domestic dispute. The complaintant had locked her boyfriend out of the house and he broke a window trying to get in. They agreed that he would leave for 24 hours while she packed her belongings.

¯ On Sunday, an officer was dispatched to Speedway, 100 N. Seventh St., to check on a man who possibly had a warrant through the sheriff’s office. The man gave the officer a fake name and then ran. He was apprehended on the Marietta College campus and identified as Thomas W. Gaughan. He was arrested for two warrants, resisting arrest and obstruction of official business.

¯ An officer was dispatched to Walmart on Monday in reference to a man asleep in a truck. It was learned that Justin W. Barth was in a stolen vehicle, had a controlled substance on him and he gave a fake name. Barth also had an active warrant through the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

¯ On Monday, officers responded to Phillip D. West Jr. intoxicated and laying in the road in the 700 block of Glendale Road. He was found with two cans of aerosol duster. He was taken to the hospital for a physical and mental evaluation. Charges will be filed at a later date.

Reports/Washington County

¯ On Feb. 27, a detective began an investigation into the possible theft of funds from a Barlow Township resident who had helpers inside his home assisting with daily activities. In January 2018 a check was returned for non-sufficient funds at which time assistance was requested from law enforcement. There were ATM withdraws for $400 and $500 and debit payments to numerous utility companies, DISH satellite, AEP and others, which the victim did not utilize. One of the primary helpers was Hope Thomas, who had been assisting the victim for more than a year with finances such as writing checks, buying groceries, etc.

On Monday,Thomas admitted to using the bank debit card to pay for her bills without permission. The total amount of cash obtained is believed to be approximately $5,700. Thomas was arrested for theft from the elderly/disabled and misuse of a credit card, both fourth-degree felonies.

¯A deputy began an investigation on Feb. 28 in reference to a fraudulent $50 bill being passed at Par Mar in Barlow. This case remains under investigation.

¯ Kimberly Bechak, of 8045 State Route 555, Cutler, reported Thursday that her son, Cody Galloway, becoming physical with her during an argument. Bechak stated Galloway began to argue with her and when she said told him she was calling the cops, to have him removed from the residence, he took her phone. Galloway grabbed Bechak by the arms, forcing them behind her back. A witness to the incident told Galloway to “take his hands off of his mother.” Galloway then left the residence before law enforcement arrived. A deputy located Galloway walking on Ohio 555. Cody Allen Galloway, 20, was placed under arrest for domestic violence.

¯ During a traffic stop Thursday in Marietta Township, a K9 indicated drugs in the vehicle. A small container with marijuana was located. The subject will be summoned into the Washington County Juvenile Court on a charge of possession of marijuana.

Arrests/Washington County

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

¯ Hope Jasmine Thomas, 27, of 192 N. Cemetery Road, Cutler, was arrested for misuse of credit card and theft, both felonies.

¯ Preston Vern Archie, 26, of 171 Millbranch Road, Belpre, was arrested for domestic violence, a felony.

¯ Ashley Marie Holdren, 27, of 50755 State Route 248, Long Bottom, was arrested for forgery, a felony.

¯ Wayne Hazen Hunter, 50, of 406 Sixth St., Marietta, was arrested for theft, a felony.

¯ Darnell Lewis Davis, 25, of 534 Madison Ave., Akron, was arrested for speeding, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and driving under suspension, all felonies.

¯ Misty Gail Sealey, 39, of 2100 Hill St. Apt. F, Belpre, was arrested for probation violation.

¯ Ethan Wade Ash, 30, of 1365 Gilman Ave., Marietta, was arrested for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

¯ Shawn Anthony Miller, 33, of 204 W. Spring St. Apt. 1, Marietta, was arrested for driving under suspension, improper lane usage and contempt (failure to appear), all misdemeanors.

¯ Patricia Jane Bailey, 34, of 204 West Spring St., Apt. 1, Marietta, was arrested for driving under suspension and fictitious plates.

¯ Carl Dennis Robison, 24, of 235 Johnson Road, Marietta, was arrested for probation violation, a felony.

¯ Joseph Stephen Hutson, 18, of 609 Charles St., Parkersburg, was arrested for being a fugitive from justice.