- Officers investigated the death Monday of a 56-year-old North Carolina resident at 819 Front St. While there are no signs of foul play, the body was sent to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office for an autopsy.
- A shift manager at Par Mar, at 3355 State Route 821, Marietta, reported July 22 that lottery sale profits were $120 short and the cash register was $200 short following a particular employee's shift earlier in the day. The suspect employee quit at the conclusion of her shift.
- Brad E. Conley, 31, of 27780 Rock Run Road, Coolville, was arrested Friday for violating the terms of a protection order. Responding to a possible domestic dispute at 210 State Route 339, Belpre, a deputy found Conley in the presence of Susan Sams, 35, who has a protection order against him.
- An employee of Willow Island Lock and Dam, at 32400 State Route 7, Newport, reported Friday that he believes one or more employees stole a total of nine new LED light bulbs from two locations at the dam. The LED lights cost approximately $17 each.
- Ella R. Hanson, 75, of 1661 County House Road, Marietta, reported Friday that she previously gave her daughter permission to remove a small freezer from her property, but she believes when friends of her daughter retrieved the freezer they also took several movies, a television, two walkers and a shopping cart without permission.
- Jeffrey D. Wear, 44, of 10595 State Rout 555, Cutler, was arrested Friday for disorderly conduct by intoxication and assault. Wear was involved in an argument over a property line with his neighbor, Karen S. Coe, 63, of 10557 State Route 555. During the argument, Wear punched Coe twice in the face and also struck her with a cucumber. Coe's dentures were broken during the assault. Witnesses confirmed Wear was the aggressor in the incident. At the Washington County Jail, Wear tested a .256 percent blood alcohol content.
- A deputy requested summonses Friday for disorderly conduct by fighting for: Megan M. Fry, 24, of 104 Winters Drive, Marietta; Sherrie Davis, 54, of 1415 Lancaster St. Apt. 3B, Marietta; Melissa Rake, 45, of 1415 Lancaster St. Apt. 3C; and Homer M. Fry, 49, of 208 Upper Fifteenmile Creek Road, Wingett Run. Megan Fry, Davis and Rake were at Homer Fry's property to retrieve property belonging to Megan Fry's husband from a camper when an argument and brief skirmish erupted. A cell phone video showed both parties were equally involved.
- A deputy observed a truck Saturday parked at a closed gas station at 2889 State Route 821, Marietta. The driver, Matthew D. Miller, 44, of 1608 Hill St. Apt. C, Belpre, was asleep on the wheel. Miller had a strong odor of alcohol and performed poorly on a series of field sobriety tests. The deputy also discovered a loaded 9 mm handgun and two bags of marijuana in Miller's vehicle. At the Washington County Jail, Miller tested .151 percent blood alcohol content.
- Renee S. Hennes, 41, of 2280 Veto Road, Vincent, reported Saturday that her family has been out of town for the past five days and during that timeframe an unknown suspect(s) entered her home. Stolen from the home were a 55-inch television, a DVD player, a five gallon jug full of coins and currency, a .22 rifle and an antique knife. The total value of the stolen property is approximately $4,300.
- Steven L. Frazier, 32, of 8292 State Route 60, Lowell, reported Sunday that one of his family members who visited his home the previous day may have stolen a total of $300 from two locations in his residence.
- The Barlow Squad transported a 21-year-old Parkersburg resident to Marietta Memorial Hospital Sunday for treatment for a drug overdose. The victim was found turning blue and gasping for air in a bedroom at a home in Barlow Township. At the hospital, the victim said he was nervous about an upcoming court date and did not intentionally harm himself. In the room where the victim was found, the deputy located Zoloft pills and other miscellaneous drug paraphernalia. The victim was to be kept for observation, but should recover fully.
The following people were recently processed into the Washington County Jail:
- Jesse J. Bell, 33, of 4220 Welch Road, Little Hocking, was arrested Friday for failure to appear, a misdemeanor.
- Patrick S. Soulsby, 29, of 18321 State Route 13, Glouster, was arrested Friday for passing bad checks, a misdemeanor.
- David A. Bayless, 39, of 1005 Peggs Fork Road, Newport, for driving under a suspended license, nonsupport of dependents and for not wearing a seat belt, all misdemeanors. Bayless was picked up at the North Central Regional Jail and processed into the Washington County Jail Friday.
- Brad E. Conley, 31, of 27780 Rock Run Road, Coolville, was arrested Friday for violating the terms of a protection order, a misdemeanor.
- Jeffrey D. Wear, 44, of 10595 State Route 555, Cutler, was arrested Friday for disorderly conduct by intoxication and assault, both misdemeanors.
- Susan K. Martin-Burge, 59, of 2259 Blennerhassett Heights Road, Parkersburg, was arrested Friday for domestic violence, a misdemeanor.
- Matthew D. Miller, 44, of 1608 Hill St. Apt. C, Belpre, was arrested Saturday for being in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, using a weapon while intoxicated, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors.
- Michael A. Stewart, 20, of 2840 Caywood Road, Marietta, was arrested Saturday for OVI and for driving under an Financial Responsibility Act suspended license, both misdemeanors.
- Ross L. Phillips III, 27, of 329 Main St., Lower Salem, was arrested Saturday for OVI, driving under a suspended license, for having an inoperable headlight, for operating a vehicle with an expired registration and two counts of possession of drugs, all misdemeanors.
- Justin A. Harris, 32, of 120 Frederick St., Marietta, was arrested Saturday for violating the terms of a protection order, a felony.
- Adam D. McKnight, 22, of 3905 State Route 530, Lowell, was arrested Sunday for contempt of a court order, a misdemeanor.