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Sheriff’s reports

Reports/Washington County • The dog warden responded to 8770 County Road Nine, Marietta, on Tuesday in reference to Matthew Friend not restraining his dogs. Friend owns four dogs and three of them constantly run loose. Friend's four dogs were not registered through the Washington County ...

Sheriff’s reports

Reports/Washington County • Deputies responded to Beverly, on Tuesday to speak with Ashley Ball, who was reporting her husband, Jerry Ball, was intoxicated and slapped her juvenile child. The incident occurred at 1420 Milner Road, Waterford when the child stepped between Jerry and Ashley ...

Crash closes one lane of Ohio 7 near Newport

From staff reports A Parkersburg man was taken to the hospital after a single car accident on Ohio 7 near Newport Wednesday. At approximately 7:42 a.m., Jesse Hilverding, 31, was driving southbound on Ohio 7 near mile marker 41 when he lost control of his vehicle, drove off the road and ...

Marietta police reports

Reports/Marietta • On Feb. 5, an officer and the parole officer of Tracy Lamp went to 146 Franklin St. Officers had received information that Lamp was using meth while she was on parole. Lamp was located at the home and had meth in her pocket. • On Feb. 5, an officer attempted a traffic ...

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Reports/Washington County • A deputy responded to 101 Randolph Road, Marietta, on Friday regarding Aaron Brown trying to attack his mother. Brown fled the area prior to the arrival of deputies. Renee Ogden stated she confronted Brown about his consumption of alcoholic beverages and was ...

Public records

Marriages The following people recently picked up marriage licenses at the Washington County Courthouse: •Larry Joseph McGill, 24, and Mary Ashley Giffen, 25, both of Parkersburg, Feb. 5. •James Darl Neill, 32, and Chloe Michelle Williams, 28, both of Stockport, Feb. 7. •Andrew ...

Sheriff’s reports

Reports/Washington County • Deputies responded to Gantsville Road, Little Hocking, on Wednesday in reference to Matthew Root of Coolville reporting his truck was stolen from Coolville and was now located in Washington County. The truck also had items stolen from inside, and those items ...

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Reports/Washington County • A deputy responded to the Dollar General Store, 13715 State Route 339, Watertown, on Tuesday in reference to an alarm at that location. The deputy located a Ford truck in the parking lot with Darrell E. Clark in the front driver seat. Clark denied being the cause ...

Marietta police/sheriff’s reports

Reports/Marietta • Marietta High School reported on Jan. 29 that juvenile students were found to be using marijuana. An investigation is ongoing. • During a traffic stop Jan. 30 on Second Street a search revealed a substance suspected to be methamphetamine. Kenneth Holbert, of 407 Lord ...

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Reports/Washington County • The dog warden and humane officer responded to 922 Front St., Lot M9A, Marietta, on Wednesday in reference to two dogs being locked inside a camper without being checked on for several days. The dogs were observed through a window, at which time a search warrant ...

Public records

The following people recently picked up marriage licenses at the Washington County Courthouse: • Ronald S. L. Barker II, 24, of Whipple, and Katherine E. Hoskinson, 26, of Whipple; Jan. 29. • Mach Robinette III, 32, of Marietta, and Patricia M. Shifflet, 38, of Glouster; Feb. ...

Sheriff’s reports

Arrests/Washington County • Matthew Ronald Foraker, 34, of 1003 Campus Drive, Belpre, was arrested for two counts of probation violation, one misdemeanor and one felony. • Jason Edward Parsons, 33, of 518 Gantsville Road, Little Hocking, was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, ...

Nine arrested in Marietta drug investigation

From staff reports The Major Crimes Task Force in association with the Marietta Police Department and agents of the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission seized 226 grams of illegal drugs in Marietta Wednesday. MPD served the search warrant for the upstairs apartment at 610 Second ...

Sheriffs’ reports

Reports/Washington County • A deputy responded to Muskingum Township on Wednesday for a possible domestic violence incident. In speaking with all parties it was determined to be unfounded. • A deputy responded to the Washington County Jail Wednesday in reference to jail staff finding ...

Sheriff’s reports

Reports/Washington County • Deputies along with the Dunham Volunteer Fire Department responded to Windy Ridge Road, Vincent, on Tuesday to fire of a small outbuilding, which was a total loss. • A deputy responded to 116 Lincoln Road, Marietta, Tuesday to a report of an argument ...

Marietta police/sheriff’s reports

Reports/Marietta • An officer was dispatched to McDonald's, 1101 Gilman Ave., Jan. 22 in regard to an employee theft. The manager advised that the cash register was short. Upon checking CCTV footage, it was determined that an employee opened the register, put $4 in and took $20 out. On ...

Sheriff’s reports

Reports/Washington County • Deputies began an investigation Thursday into counterfeit currency being passed at businesses around the county. These cases remain under investigation. • A deputy met with representatives with SMCI, North Royalton, on Friday in reference to the theft of an ...

Man pleads guilty to home invasion, assault

From staff reports A Parkersburg man pleaded guilty Monday in a case where he attempted to strangle his girlfriend with Christmas lights. Gurmel McDonald, 31, of 91 Central City Road in Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree felony charges of aggravated assault and disrupting public ...

Sheriff’s reports

Reports/Washington County • During a traffic stop Tuesday in the area of Ohio 339 and Brackenridge Road, a deputy made contact with the driver, Bailey R. Lee. Lee admitted that the vehicle had no license plates on it, as he had not purchased any for the vehicle. While speaking with Lee, ...

Guilty pleas for arson and drug charges

From staff reports Three people pleaded guilty to felony charges this week in Washington County Common Pleas Court. •On Wednesday, Noah Rutter, 21, of 6500 Germantown Road, Lower Salem, pleaded guilty to second-degree felony aggravated arson. In September, Rutter and his brother had ...