Marietta police/sheriff’s reports


• Employees of McDonald’s, 500 Pike St., reported July 9 that a counterfeit $100 bill had been used. The suspect fled when police were called.

• Walmart, 804 Pike St., reported a shoplifting July 11. Jessica Payne, of 127 Muskingum Drive, admitted to switching UPC codes to get an item at a lower price. She was arrested for theft.

• A theft was reported July 12 at the Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St. The public service manager said she was contacted by the owner of a local business who had bought five DVDS from someone and later noticed the DVDs had the library’s information on them. Upon checking the records, it was found the DVDs were supposed to still be on the shelves. They were returned and the seller will face charges.

• Joni G. West, of Stockport, reported July 12 that while at Marietta Memorial Hospital they returned to find their Chevrolet truck had a long scratch on it.

• Walmart, 804 Pike St., reported a shoplifting on July 12. While walking suspect Uriah Matthew Hill, of 702 Eighth St., to the cruiser he pulled away and fled. He was apprehended in the 500 block of Eighth Street and charged with theft, obstructing official police business and criminal trespass.

• Julia A. Angeron, of 331 N. Seventh St., reported the theft of a firearm on July 13. Investigation determined it was misplaced and not stolen.

• Kmart, 502 Pike St., reported a male loitering in the parking lot on July 13. He had been told previously not to return to the store. Upon police arrival, he left and Kmart advised they didn’t want to pursue charges.

• Walmart, 804 Pike St., reported a shoplifter on July 14. Darren Farnese, of 212 Maple St., was arrested for theft and criminal trespass.

• On July 15, Austin Wright, of 1045 Sandhill Road, No. 22, fled from officers and was apprehended after a foot chase. He was served with several warrants and charges related to the chase.

• On July 15, police began investigating the theft of money at Rinky Dinks Flea Market, 404 Fort Harmar Drive.

• Warren’s IGA, 402 Muskingum Drive, reported the theft of a battery and license plate from a company vehicle on July 15.

• On July 15, an officer observed a driver drinking what appeared to be a can of beer while on North Seventh Street. The officer followed the car into the McDonald’s drive-thru where he observed the driver, Jarrett Richards, attempt to conceal the beer on the passenger side floorboard. The officer located the beer, ice cold and half empty, on the floor. Richards will receive a summons for open container in a motor vehicle. He was tested and found not to be intoxicated.

• Officers responded to a stabbing at the McDonald’s on Glendale Road on July 15. Joseph I. Kirk, last known address 276 Ridgewood Court, was arrested for felonious assault for stabbing Jeffrey Powers, of 411 ½ Third St.

• On July 16, an officer observed a suspicious vehicle near Ward and Virginia streets. When the officer made contact with the occupants a spoon with residue was observed on the floorboards. Justin Hines, of 271 Muskingum Drive, was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

• Walmart, 804 Pike St., reported a shoplifter on July 16. Katrina Kirkbride was found to have taken multiple items along with having drug paraphernalia and drug abuse instruments. She was also found to have an active warrant through the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

• An officer investigated a complaint of child abuse in the 100 block of Alderman Street on July 16. The complaint was unfounded.

• An officer responded to 608 Wooster St. on July 16 in reference to an unruly juvenile. The juvenile will received a summons for unruly charges.

• James A. Wiblin, of 119 Arborgate, reported Thursday the theft of a trailer.

• An officer was dispatched to Dollar General, 136 Gross St., on Thursday in reference to a theft. Michael Grahame, of 715 Fifth St., was arrested.

• On Friday, officers were flagged down by employees of the Glendale Road McDonald’s in reference to two male juveniles acting suspiciously. They were located in the parking lot of the former YMCA. It was learned that the juveniles had caused damage to numerous vehicles in the parking lot of the Glendale Apartments. Both will receive a summon for charges of criminal damaging and unruly juvenile.

• An officer responded to the Flanders Field playground on Friday in reference to a possible overdose. Two rounds of Narcan were administered to an unresponsive man receiving CPR from a woman and he regained consciousness. Both subjects will receive a summons for criminal trespass.

Reports/Washington County

• Jared Kerns of Straightline Collision, 1269 State Route 618, reported Monday that the building had been entered and items of value possibly taken. This case remains under investigation.

• On Monday, a deputy met with Teri Smith, of 2450 Two Mile Run Road, Cutler, in reference to her son, Christopher Mayle. Smith said the day before Mayle became upset with Smith and shoved her and burned her with a cigarette. Mayle continued to wrap his mother’s arms around her back while twisting and hurting her wrist. Mayle continued holding Smith’s arms with one hand and took her other arm and was choking her from behind. Mayle continued outside and threw things from inside the residence, across the road, including a telephone. Mayle also hit Smith’s Jeep. A warrant is being requested for Christopher N. Mayle, 40, for domestic violence and disrupting public service.

Arrests/Washington County

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

• Larry William Ridgeway, Jr., 42, of 1870 Rinard Mills Road, New Matamoras, was arrested for drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

• Brett Sumner Edwards, 29, homeless, was arrested for possessing drug abuse instruments, a misdemeanor.

• Matthew Christopher Woods, 21, of Ohio 821, Marietta, was arrested for trafficking in heroin, aggravated trafficking in drugs, two counts, all felonies.