Marietta police/sheriff’s reports


• An officer was dispatched to the Marathon gas station at 1101 Gilman St. on July 30 in reference to drug paraphernalia found there. A small red pouch containing paraphernalia had been found on the floor with other items.

• On July 30, officers were dispatched to the 220 S Sixth St., Apt. B, in reference to a disturbance at the back door of the apartment. A woman attempted to enter her former residence forcefully to obtain her belongings. Once officers arrived her ex-boyfriend allowed her to get her belongings.

• Michelle D. Preston, of 115 N. Hart St., reported July 30 that tires were slashed on a vehicle.

• On July 30, an officer observed Glenn Johnson walking in the 200 block of Pearl Street before approaching a car and engaging in conduct consistent with a drug deal. When approached by an officer, Johnson fled but was located when he was observed stealing a bicycle from 110 Harmar St. He is being charged with obstruction, theft, resisting arrest and possession of drug abuse instruments. The occupants of the vehicle were detained for further investigation. It was found that passenger Jennie Tranter had active warrants for her arrest.

• An off-duty officer was advised on July 30 of a woman screaming for help at 405 N. Fourth St., Unit 2. A man fled and was apprehended. The woman refused to cooperate with the investigation. Ryan Beardsley, of that address, was arrested for domestic violence, possession of drug abuse instruments and obstructing official business.

• On July 30, an officer was dispatched to assist the Marietta Fire Department with a burning purse. The purse was extinguished and the contents photographed. This case remains under investigation.

• Officers investigated a report of aggravated menacing on Aug. 1. Jordan R. Stewart, of New Matamoras, said that while at Walmart a man he is familiar with drove past him and his girlfriend and brandished a pistol. This investigation is ongoing.

• Officers responded to the area of 104 Grandview Ave. on July 31 in reference to an unruly juvenile. A summons will be issued for the juvenile.

• An officer was dispatched to 120 Ward St. on July 31 in reference to a woman reporting possible stolen property. The officer collected two items and logged them. There is no evidence at this time that the items are stolen.

• On July 31, an officer recovered an Ambush BMX bicycle. The bike was entered into evidence.

• Tami L. Wegner, of 114 Oakview Drive, reported Aug. 1 that medication was missing from a lock box.

• On Aug. 1, officers responded to the area of Alderman Street at Fay Avenue in reference to a possible assault. Linsey M. Lawell, of 100 1/2 Alderman St., and Tabatha L. Norris, of 206 Broughton Ave., Apt. 3, were both cited for disorderly conduct fighting.

• On Aug. 2, an officer was dispatched to the police department to take a report of a sex crime. This case remains under investigation.

• Alecia D. Kitts, of 211 ½ Maple St., reported a burglary on Aug. 2.

• An officer was dispatched to 100 Linwood Ave. in reference to a disturbance. It was found that Kenny Rogers, of 801 1/2 Front St., had threatened to kill the victim and her child. Rogers was arrested for domestic violence.

• Emily Styer, of 435 Fourth St., reported a breaking and entering on Saturday. She said multiple vapes and vape equipment was missing. No forced entry was found.

• On Saturday, an officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Greene Street in reference to a woman jumping in front of traffic and saying she is an angel of Jesus Christ. The officer located her in the 300 block of Phillips Street jumping in front of cars. She was taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

• An officer was dispatched to Marietta Memorial Hospital on Monday in reference to a disruptive patient. The patient, identified as Dennis Ray Oakley, of 330 N. Fourth St., Apt. B, was outside his room yelling at the nursing staff. He had an odor of alcohol on his breath. He was asked several times by officers to have a seat on the bed and would not comply. He was arrested for disorderly conduct cease and desist and transported to jail.

• Tami L. Wegner, of 114 Oakview Drive, reported stolen medication on Monday.

• An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of N. Seventh Street on Monday to check on the welfare of a man on the sidewalk. The officer made contact with Joshua Whitstine, of 3645 Blue Knob Road, and learned he had an active warrant. He was arrested and taken to the Washington County Jail.

• On Monday, an officer responded to the 800 block of Jefferson Street for a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. The victim, William Russell Erb, had multiple lacerations on his arms and one on his abdomen. Erb said he a vehicle came out of nowhere and struck him while he was crossing the street, before leaving the scene. During the investigation, several parts of Erb’s account came into question. He eventually confessed that he had not been struck by a vehicle and that his injuries were from a fight with friends earlier in the day. Erb had also made a similar claim about being struck by a vehicle in April. He said that was also false and said he was unhappy with the results form a police report he had previously made and wanted to make the police “do something.” Erb will receive a summons through Marietta Municipal Court for two counts of making false alarms.

• An officer responded to the 400 block of Franklin Street on Tuesday for a report of a vehicle on fire. This case remains under investigation.

• Officers responded to Dean Street on Tuesday in reference to a report of a man brandishing a firearm. Officers located the suspect’s vehicle and a traffic stop was conducted at 400 Muskingum Drive. Kenny Shepherd, of 3107 Liberty St., Parkersburg, was arrested and taken to jail.

• Robert L. Patterson, of 513 Highwood St., reported Tuesday that the license plates to his vehicle had been stolen between May 25 and May 29.

• An officer was dispatched to the Baymont by Wyndham hotel regarding patrons who had not paid refusing to leave. During the investigation, a subject was found in possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia and was arrested.

Reports/Washington County

• On Tuesday, Major Crimes Task Force agent along with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, executed a search warrant at 101 Ingleside Ave., Marietta. Deputies located Jacqueline Cross and Dlontae Tolbert in the kitchen of the residence. Tolbert was next to the dryer where agents located 42.02 grams of heroin, a digital scale and paper folds. Deputies conducted a search of Tolbert, finding a paper fold with .44 grams heroin. A search of Cross revealed methamphetamine. Brandon Layman and Courtney Hardy were located in the master bedroom. In the bedroom agents located a plastic baggie containing a Suboxone strip, with Hardy’s Ohio identification card. While searching Layman, agents located a syringe on his person and a spoon with heroin residue on the night stand next to him.

Agents also made contact with Matthew Scott, driver’s seat, and Alex Handschumacher, passenger’s seat, located in a Chevy truck parked in the driveway. A search of the truck revealed a “drug kit” containing a spoon with heroin residue and a syringe. A spoon was located in the glove box that also contained heroin residue.

Dlontae Buster Tolbert, 28, of 5607 Bonaventure Drive, Hilliard, was arrested for trafficking heroin, a second-degree felony. Brandon Paul Layman, of 610 Second St., Marietta, was arrested for possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. Alex Jacks Handschumacher, 41, of 113 Dayton Road, Marietta, was arrested for possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. Matthew Vernon Scott, 33, of 101 Ingleside Ave., Marietta, was arrested for permitting drug abuse and possession of heroin, both fifth-degree felonies. Jacqueline Nanette Cross, 41, of 13569 Catbird Road, Byesville, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony. Courtney Marie Hardy, 30, of 431 North Eighth St., Cambridge, was arrested for tampering with drugs, a third-degree felony.

• A deputy was dispatched to 17977 State Route 26, Reno, on Aug. 2 in regards to Elmer Charles Wenzel reporting he had information about two stolen bikes. Wenzel said he was told to get rid of the bikes. Wenzel did not want to make a statement, however took the deputy to where the motorcycles were on his property. A VIN check was done on three different motorcycles. One VIN, on a completely disassembled motorcycle, showed as stolen and reported to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in March. The victim viewed pictures of the other two motorcycles that were located, and identified a motor in the second motorcycle and his gas tank on the third motorcycle.

On Saturday, deputies responded to speak with Wenzel again in regard to him calling wanting to speak with the FBI about drones flying around his residence. Wenzel said he had other items on his property which belonged to another subject and took the deputy to several ATVs near the residence but soon became uncooperative after the deputy began checking the vehicle identification numbers. At that time the deputy obtained a search warrant and a 2010 Honda TRX420 two-wheel drive ATV was recovered, which was reported stolen out of Monroe County in March 2019. Elmer Charles Wenzel, 28, was placed under arrest and charged with two counts of receiving stolen property and transported to the Washington County Jail.

• A deputy responded to 62 Brush Road, Marietta, on Aug. 2 in reference to an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle complaint. The Ohio State Highway Patrol had taken a crash report and the vehicle involved belonged to Richard Harris, of Newport. Officers were advised that the vehicle was being used by a family who lives at the above-mentioned address. Witnesses advised they believed Christian L. Arnold and a couple of juveniles had taken the vehicle sometime overnight. The witness stated they did not know the vehicle was missing until the patrol called. Through investigation, it was learned that Arnold had taken the vehicle during the night. Christian Lee Arnold, 19, of 132 Woodland Circle, Washington, W.Va., was placed under arrest and transported to Washington County Jail on an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle charge.

• On Aug. 2, a deputy responded to 1756 Barth Road, Belpre, for a report of Paul Christopher being in the home, and acting in a violent and turbulent manner. Occupants in the residence described Christopher as arguing with everyone and slamming a door to the point the jamb was knocked out of the wall. Occupants believed Christopher to be under the influence of some type of drug. Two rifles were recovered from the residence as Christopher has been convicted for weapons under disability in the past. A charge of having weapons while under disability was filed on Paul Kenneth Christopher, 49.

• While at the Washington County Jail Wednesday, a deputy received a warrant from the Circuit Court of Brooke County, W.Va. for the arrest of Donald E. Mount on a felony charge for failure to appear for a probation hearing. Mounts was given a copy of the warrant as well as a copy of the fugitive from justice charges filed.

• A deputy responded to Dodd Run Road, Marietta, on Thursday in reference to a dumping complaint. Items were located with the name of Clinton Campbell, 1231 High St., Malta, and 714 Warren St., Marietta. Campbell admitted he dumped some items there. A summons is being requested for Clinton William Campbell, 24, of 714 Warren St., Marietta, on a charge of littering.

Warrants/Washington County

• Robert V. Evans, of 10886 Clarksburg Road, Volga, W.Va., criminal damaging and possessing criminal tools.

• Tricia Ann Martin, of 708 Front St., #19, Marietta, probation violation on a possession of drugs charge.

• David Ace Griffin, of 2391 Park Ct., Columbus, failure to appear.

• Matthew S. Johnson, of 200 Pennock Drive, Beverly, failure to appear.

• Keith A. Wilson, of 1425 Orchard St., Coshocton, failure to appear on a driving under OVI suspension charge.

• Christopher Allen Streight, of 120 Ward St., Marietta, failure to appear on a breaking and entering charge.

• Jeremy Warrior Coleman, of 7042 Dale Road, Stockport, failure to appear on an escape charge.

• Timmy L. Jenkins, of 6990 Marion St., Chesterhill, driving under license forfeiture.

• Carl Ray Sprout, of Walker, W.Va., possession of drugs.

• Justin T. McCarter, of 49200 Hickory Hill Road, Reedsville, failure to appear on a driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs charge.

• Pamela L. Curtis, of 710 Barclay St., Belpre, probation violation on a having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence charge.

• Misty Deem, of 2176 Slate Run Road, Bellville, W.Va., theft.

• Charles David Amore, of 645 Congress Road, Belpre, failure to appear on a driving under financial responsibility suspension charge.

• Sherman Lee Larrimore II, of 1308 Williamson Ave., New Matamoras, failure to provide a change of address.

• Alex B Johnson, of 164 Mineral Park Lane, Mineral Wells, W.Va., failure to appear on a probation violation charge.

Arrests/Washington County

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

• Jared Michael Wells, 24, of 122 Tennis Center Drive, Apt. 50, Marietta, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, a misdemeanor.

• Donald E Mount, 27, of 108 Madison Ave., Mingo Junction, W.Va., was arrested for driving under suspension, driving with one headlight and fugitive from justice, all misdemeanors.

• Chad Robert Dixon, 42, of 1072 Leith Run Road, New Matamoras, was arrested for trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs and having weapons while under disability, all felonies.

• Tyler James Hess, 19, of 9025 State Route 676, Vincent, was arrested for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

• Danaus Michael Rohrer, 20, of 199 Culver Run Road, Waterford, was arrested for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

• Jeffrey Grant Wayne Powers, 29, of 411 ½ Third St., Marietta, was arrested for receiving stolen property and contempt of court, both misdemeanors.