Marietta police reports
• On Nov. 15, an officer was dispatched to Marietta Memorial Hospital to assist with guarding a prisoner wanted on a felony warrant out of Morgan County. When Quinton I. Hart was discharged he was placed in handcuffs and taken to a cruiser, at which point he refused to enter it and began pulling away from the officer, who placed him on the ground. He continued to attempt to kick officers and was able to headbutt one officer. He was additionally charged with assault of a police officer, obstructing official business and resisting arrest.
• On Nov. 13, officers were dispatched to 204 Montgomery St. in reference to Erin Clinger causing a disturbance. Multiple neighbors advised they could hear Clinger and her husband arguing very loudly inside their residence and that Clinger had thrown lit cigarettes and pieces of lattice at them. Clinger will receive a summons for disorderly conduct charges.
• An officer was dispatched to Walmart on Nov. 14 for a report of a suspicious male. Tia D. Bettinger, of Caldwell, reported that a man approached her in the store and engaged in friendly conversation. She said he walked out with her and helped her unload her groceries but when she tried to get in her vehicle he would not let her close her door. He then made lewd comments to her. She was able to close the door and drive away. The man has been identified and the investigation is ongoing.
• Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at 409 Maple St. on Nov. 14. Jason Grady was arrested for two counts of domestic violence after allegedly attacking his wife and striking his adult daughter when she tried to intervene.
• On Nov. 14 a woman reported being approached at Walmart by an unknown male late the night before who made unwanted sexual advances, including asking if he could expose himself to her. He was identified as Christopher O. Collins, who was cited for disorderly conduct. He is the same suspect as in a previous incident on the same day and was arrested twice this year for exposing himself to women.
• Best One Computers, 501 Washington St., reported a theft on Nov. 14. The suspect was located at Third and Washington streets. Erica N. Blake, of 2014 12th. Ave, Parkersburg, admitted stealing $50 and a laptop charger. She was charged with safecracking and theft.
• James B. Hoban, of 112 Knox St., reported that someone had taken money out of his account at a local bank via a check that he did not write. The check and others were stolen from his mailbox earlier in the week. This case remains under investigation.
• Marietta Memorial Hospital, 401 Matthew St., reported a theft on Nov. 15. Items had been taken out of a storage room.
• Tammy S. Wallace, of 115 N. Hart St., reported Nov. 15 the possible theft of medication.
• On Nov. 15, Marietta High School staff reported that a student had made concerning comments about other students. The student’s parents were contacted and the child went voluntarily to the hospital.
• Natasha J. Rhoads, of Hillsboro, reported Nov. 15 that Michael Wallace had taken a vehicle earlier that day that he did not have permission to take. An officer made contact with the Lafayette Hotel, where the vehicle had been stolen from, and observed Wallace on the security cameras taking the vehicle. A warrant will be issued for Wallace.
• Charles R. Walker, of 80 Arends Ridge Road, reported Nov. 16 that money had been withdrawn from his bank account.
• On Nov. 17, officers were dispatched to 715 Greene St., Unit C, in reference to a suspicious person believed to be inside a vacant apartment. Upon arrival, an officer found the front door unsecured and made entry. The officer found Jeremy Phipps, of Conneaut, attempting to conceal himself among piles of trash. Phipps was arrested for criminal trespass.
• During a traffic stop on Nov. 17 with driver Cole Fluharty, of 1789 Trina Way, Columbus, an odor of marijuana was detected. A search revealed a large quantity of marijuana, several hundred dollars in cash, a fraudulent South Carolina I.D. and other items consistent with drug trafficking. Fluharty was arrested for possession of marijuana, trafficking marijuana, possession of criminal tools, possesion of drug paraphernalia and fictitious identification.
• An officer was dispatched to 111 Clark St., on Nov. 17 in reference to an anonymous call advising of underage people drinking alcohol. Officers made contact with three underage drinkers as well as two young boys the teens said they were unaware that they were supposed to be watching. Children Services removed the youngest children, ages 5 and 8, from the home. The home is the residence of a 25-year-old woman who left the children with the intoxicated 18-year-olds while she went to Walmart with a 17-year-old male. Charges are being processed against her for child endangerment.
• Donald R. Harding, of 629 Sixth St., reported on Nov. 19 that his wallet and a loaded pistol had been removed from his locked vehicle.
• Ralph A. Urbanek, of 210 Wooster St., reported on Nov. 19 that his vehicle had been broken into and his center console had been damaged. CCTV footage revealed that two males had entered the vehicle.
•Walmart, 804 Pike St., reported a theft on Nov. 19. Employees observed a white male exit the back receiving door with a TV. The theft was caught on camera. This case remains under investigation.