Seana R. Haught, of Orchard Street, reported Thursday that Brandon Gibbs came to her house and assaulted her after being told repeatedly to leave. The investigation is ongoing.
Marea L. Fell, of 203 Sheldon Avenue, reported Thursday cash and two gold rings were stolen from her home.
A deputy responded Wednesday to the Wrangler Tavern at 6675 State Route 821, Whipple, to attempt to serve warrants on Steven L. O'Brien, 25, of 343 Main St., Lower Salem. Seeing the deputy, O'Brien fled into a nearby wooded area. He was caught a short time later and arrested on the active warrants and for obstructing official business.
Deputies and the Belpre, Dunham and Little Hocking fire departments responded Thursday to a two-story home fire at a residence rented by Kenneth Pratt, 43, at 795 Joe Skinner Road, Belpre. Pratt's son, Derek, 20, was the only person present in the home at the time and was awakened by the heat and smoke of the fire. Pratt attempted to escape his upstairs bedroom via a stairway, but tripped due to heavy smoke and burned the palms of his hands and right forearm. He returned to his bedroom, kicked out a window air conditioner and climbed onto the home's roof. From there the home's landlord, who lives nearby, helped Pratt to the ground. He was treated for second-degree burns and released from the hospital. The cause of the fire appears to be accidental and electrical in nature. The home was a total loss.
The principal of Little Hocking Elementary School reported Thursday that a parent complained to him that they believed the parent of another student carried a handgun onto school grounds. Questioning the alleged suspect, a deputy determined that the student's parent wore a gun holster into the school but the weapon itself was secured in her vehicle's glove compartment before she entered the school. The suspect said she did not realize the holster would be mistaken for a gun and stated she would not wear it on school grounds in the future. Based on the investigation, the deputy closed this case as unfounded.
A deputy requested a summons Thursday for Leo C. Swanger, 58, of 302 Mohawk Avenue NW, Canton, for theft. Earlier in the day, the owner of the pro shop at Oxbow Golf Course, 500 Saint Andrews Blvd., Belpre, confronted Swanger for allegedly stealing three golf shirts and a dozen golf balls. Swanger, who begged the owner to not call law enforcement, returned three shirts and nine golf balls to the owner and reimbursed him $6 for the stolen balls he lost on the course. Swanger admitted to the officer that he stole the items, the total value of which was $182, and claimed he only did so because he was intoxicated. However, other members in Swanger's golfing party said they did not believe this was the first time he stole items from a pro shop.
The principal of Putnam Elementary School, 598 Masonic Park Road, Marietta, reported Thursday a group of five adults were on the playground around 8:30 p.m. and may be consuming alcohol. At the playground, a deputy noticed Tyler Weddle, 21, of 302 Chamberlain Driver, Marietta, was standing on top of an empty can of Busch Light. Weddle admitted consuming the beer at the playground and acknowledged doing so was wrong. Consequently, he was issued a minor misdemeanor citation for being in possession of an open container of alcohol.
A deputy arrested Janelle A. Pugh, 19, of 1490 Pugh Road, Stockport, on Thursday for underage consumption of alcohol. A witness at the Duchess Shop in Lowell reported that Pugh appeared intoxicated and may be attempting to drive a vehicle. Though she initially denied consuming any alcohol, Pugh later admitted consuming several beers. At the jail, she tested .112 BAC.
The following people were recently processed into the Washington County Jail:
John William Siddle, 41, of 52537 Nicholson Road, Pleasant City, was arrested Thursday for criminal mischief and criminal trespassing, both misdemeanors.
Brian Russell Mincks, 33, of 101 Townsend Ave., Girard, was arrested Thursday for trafficking in drugs and for illegal assembly of drug making chemicals, both felonies.
Shauna Diane Mincks, 32, of 101 Townsend Ave., Girard, was arrested Thursday for illegal assembly of drug making chemicals, a felony.
Curtis Jay Noel, 52, of 255 Arends Ridge Road, Marietta, was arrested Thursday for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor.
Janelle Ann Pugh, 19, of 1490 Pugh Road, Stockport, was arrested Thursday for underage consumption of alcohol, a misdemeanor.
Todd Wilson McCutcheon, 47, of 150 Barrett South Road, Vincent, was arrested Friday for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor.
Nicole Renee McCutcheon, 36, of 150 Barrett South Road, Vincent, was arrested Friday for OVI and for not wearing a seat belt, both misdemeanors.