Marietta police reports
•Officers were dispatched to Lowe’s on April 29 in reference to Joey Wells, of 712 Front St., Apt. A, New Matamoras, towing a vehicle in the front lot. He was located on a motorcycle by the building and arrested for warrants. Wells was also found in possession of methamphetamine and charged with drug abuse and tampering with evidence.
• A Marietta Middle School teacher reported money stolen from her classroom on April 30. An investigation revealed that a female student had entered the classroom without permission and gone through several bags and purses in the room. Part of the money was recovered on May 1.
•Bridgeport Equipment, 15 Acme St. reported three thefts on May 1. The first was in reference to a stolen jacket. Store employees knew the man who had stolen the jacket and he was identified as Dakota Moore, of 64 Robinson Lane. Moore was later located and charged with theft.
The second theft was of the front sight for a firearm. A warrant will be issued for the subject, who was identified by employees.
The third theft was of a pellet gun. The man was also identified by employees.
• An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Theis Avenue on Friday in reference to a suspicious vehicle parked in front of 116 Theis Ave., Lot 9. The officer located Michael Fox Jr., of 315 Colegate Drive, Apt. 310, unresponsive in the driver’s seat with a hypodermic needle in plain view. Fox was evaluated and cleared by Marietta Fire Department personnel. Inside the vehicle were three needles, two glass pipes for smoking methamphetamine and two marijuana pipes. Fox was arrested for possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
• During a traffic stop Friday the driver, Beth Ann Stephens, of Vienna, appeared to be under the influence of illegal drugs and alcohol. A K-9 gave a positive indication on the vehicle and a search revealed crystal methamphetamine, hydrocodone and oxycodone pills and other drug paraphernalia. Stephens was arrested and taken to the Washington County Jail.
• An officer was dispatched to the Comfort Suites on Friday in reference to the theft of a purse from the breakfast area where it had been forgotten on a chair for about 10 minutes. This case remains under investigation.
• On Sunday, there was a report of a fire from the rear patio of the Locker Room, 217 Greene St. This case remains under investigation.
• While officers were canvassing the area around Phillips and Greene Street on Sunday for a suspicious male subject, Dakota James Moore, of 64 Robinson Lane, was located. Moore provided a false name before running from an officer. He was located running between homes in the 100 block of E. Spring Street. Moore attempted to throw a bag over a fence into a backyard. An officer subdued and arrested Moore. Drugs, needles and other paraphernalia were located in the bag. It was also learned that Moore had a warrant for theft. He was charged with two felonies and six misdeameanors.
• On Monday, a woman reported being hit in the back of the head by her childrens’ father, Christopher Holder, of 105 Gilman Ave., Lot 2. Officers later found Holder and arrested him for domestic violence.