Police Reports

Arrests/Washington County

¯ A deputy responded April 5 to Waterford Road, Waterford, in reference to Devon L. Taylor reportedly taking prescribed medications as well as some other medications. Beverly Waterford Squad was on scene as well. A summons is being requested for Devon Lee Taylor, 18, on a charge of disorderly conduct.

¯ A deputy began an investigation April 6 into vehicles being entered in Grandview Township and items removed. This case remains under investigation.

¯ A deputy responded Thursday to Main Street, Lowell, to a report of domestic violence at this location. Colton Ishmael was outside and stated he and a woman were fighting and it was no big deal. Deputies observed blood on Ishmael’s knuckles.

When asked how this injury occurred, he stated he was punching and breaking things in the house. When asked if anything else had occurred between him and the woman, he said no, and he was getting ready to go for a walk to clear his head. The victim met with deputies and stated this had been an ongoing issue.

She reported deputies were at the address the night before and there were more altercations after the deputies left. She reported that Ishmael shoved her around and grabbed her by the throat. After completing the investigation, deputies placed Colton Robert Ishmael, 28, under arrest for domestic violence.

¯ Deputies were dispatched Thursday to 2610 Braun Road, Belpre, in reference to Steve Barnhart reporting the theft of a motor vehicle by Austin Barnhart. Barnhart stated Austin was at drug court and was sent to rehab.

Barnhart stated Austin left the facility and came to his residence and took a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser without Barnhart’s permission. The Parkersburg Police Department located the vehicle and Austin in Parkersburg. Austin Michael Dante Barnhart, 23, was arrested by the Parkersburg PD and a warrant was requested by deputies on a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

¯ A deputy began an investigation Thursday into a juvenile male being unruly. The juvenile was reportedly using illegal drugs and vaping. A charge of unruly was filed on the 16-year-old.

¯ A deputy was dispatched Friday to the American Car Crushers, Gravel Bank Road, Marietta, to complete a theft and forgery investigation. This case remains under investigation.

¯ A deputy responded Friday to 103 Race St., Marietta, to begin a littering investigation. Witnesses stated they continually requested Delbert Cain clean up the litter from this property that he has placed there. Cain stated he had been working to remove the litter and that it was a combination of his and his former girlfriends. The deputy had met with Cain in February about this same issue and the trash has increased since that time. A summons is being requested for Delbert D. Cain, 45, on a charge of littering.

¯ A deputy began an investigation Friday into Justin Cline attacking David Cline, 11944 Briggs Hill Road, Belpre. Justin was very jittery and wanted to leave, stating David was in his face and wouldn’t let him leave. Justin reported his father bit him on the chest. David admitted to biting Justin, stating he bit Justin because he was chest to chest with him in an aggressive manner. David also stated that Justin pushed him to the ground and kicked him in the face twice. Justin David Cline, 35, was placed under arrest for domestic violence. While conducting a pat down search of Justin, he was asked if he had any drugs on him to which he stated he did. Justin advised he had a small bag containing meth. A clear plastic bag containing 0.82 grams of suspected meth was located on Justin’s person. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

¯ A sergeant became aware Friday of a relationship between Derick Wilson and a 14-year-old girl. Wilson admitted to engaging in sexual intercourse with the female from February to date. Derick Edwin Wilson, 18, of 1768 Smith Road, Vincent, was arrested on a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

¯ A sergeant responded Friday to Edmar Avenue, Marietta, in reference to chickens being loose on the property. A deputy was advised the chickens, which belonged to Jessica N Knapp, were loose on the neighboring property. Knapp advised while she was cleaning the chicken coop, she left them roaming free and forgot to place them back in the coop before going inside. She stated when notified the chickens were loose she collected them and put them back on her property. A summons is being requested for Knapp on a charge of animals at large.

¯ A deputy responded Saturday to Par Mar Gas Station, 26960 State Route 7, Marietta, to begin an investigation into stolen gas. This case remains under investigation.

¯ A deputy was dispatched Saturday to 80 Little Eight Mile Road to a report that Paul C. Wright was out of control and damaging a vehicle. Deputies met with witnesses at the scene, however Wright had run into the woods just before law enforcement arrival. After completing the investigation, the deputy placed Paul Charles Wright, 33, of 27830 State Route 7, Marietta, under arrest, charged with domestic violence and criminal damaging.

Arrests/Washington County

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

¯ Jessica Dawn Smith, 29, of Beverly, was arrested for escape, a felony, and probation violation, a misdemeanor.

¯ Misha Nichole Satow, 30, of Belpre, was arrested for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

¯ Quintin Avery W Ramirez, 29, of Little Hocking, was arrested for parole violation, a felony.

¯ Jeremiah Michael Loofbourrow, 22, of Quaker City, was arrested for unauthorized use of motor vehicle-joy riding and no operator’ license, both misdemeanors.

¯ Justin David Cline, 35, of Belpre, was arrested for possession of drugs, a felony, and domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

¯ Derick Edwin Wilson, 18, of Vincent, was arrested for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a misdemeanor.

¯ William Legarette Densmore, 21, address unknown, was arrested for aggravated menacing, a misdemeanor.

¯ Jeff Lorenzo Mason Jr., 30, of Cleveland, was arrested for tampering with evidence, possession of drugs, both felonies; and failure to comply, obstructing official business and possession of drugs, all misdemeanors.

¯ David Wayne Wriston, 36, of Marietta, was arrested for domestic violence, a felony, and endangering children, a misdemeanor.

¯ Matthew Wayne Rosier, 32, of Beverly, was arrested for driving under OVI suspension, a misdemeanor.

¯ Kaijoun Joeo Shomo, 19, of Belpre, was arrested for two counts receiving stolen property and failure to comply, both felonies, and no operator’s license, a misdemeanor.

¯ Paul Charles Wright, 33, of Marietta, was arrested for domestic violence, two counts criminal damaging, falsification and drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors.

¯ Mark Edward Belville, 56, of South Point, was arrested for failure to reinstate operator’s license, a misdemeanor.

¯ Skyler David Secrest, 23, of Marietta, was arrested for domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

¯ Crystal Dawn Burke, 41, of Lowell, was arrested for six counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, all felonies.

¯ William Chase Foss, 29, of Beverly, was arrested for domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

¯ Myles Lealand Merew, 42, of Belpre, was arrested for violating a protection order, a misdemeanor.

¯ Velinda Bernice Berga, 22, of New Matamoras, was arrested for a probation violation, a felony.


¯ An officer was dispatched April 6 to North Regional Jail in reference to picking up a female on warrants. Abby Little was picked up and taken to the Washington County Jail where she was served with her warrants for probation violation and theft.

¯ Heather Wagner was located April 6 in the 200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue and was taken into custody on a Marietta Police warrant,.

¯ A patrolman assisted Marietta Municipal Court probation officers April 6 with the arrest of Brian Lockhart on a warrant.

¯ A patrolman responded April 6 to 121 Wood St. in reference to a breaking and entering complaint. Upon arrival, the patrolman spoke with the victim and learned that several tools, wheels and tires from a 2003 GMC Sonoma truck were taken from the building. The investigation is ongoing.

¯ An officer investigated the report of a fraudulent credit card being used on April 7. The bank was notified and is investigating.

¯ A patrolman met Thursday with an individual reporting he was struck with a stash box after an argument on Pennsylvania Avenue with somebody he had given $200 of stimulus money to, to buy him “good dope”. After speaking with the reporting party about the options, he signed a refusal of investigation. The stash box, which nobody claimed ownership of, contained syringes, spoons and 25 pills. It was seized for safekeeping and will be destroyed if no owner comes forward to claim it.

¯ An officer responded Thursday to Walmart, 804 Pike St., in reference to a theft complaint. The officer initiated an investigation and determined a female customer attempted to steal $58.75 worth of merchandise. The officer submitted charges to Marietta Municipal Court in reference to a summons being issued to the woman for theft.

¯ A patrolman responded with Marietta Fire Department to 619 Tenth St. Apt. A in reference to an overdose. Drug evidence was seized and a summons will be issued.

¯ An officer met with Marietta Municipal Court probation Friday, where they had found a probationer had parked her vehicle with three people inside at CVS on Third Street.

Probation searched and Marietta police seized items from a vehicle search related to drug trafficking and drug possession. Eleven bags totaling 21.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine was recovered, along with a scale, $1,300 and four cell phones. Two occupants of the vehicle, Brandon Gibbs and Vanessa Goins, were arrested on outstanding warrants.

¯ A school resource officer was contacted Friday by the Marietta High School vice principal in reference to a sex crime that occurred outside Marietta police jurisdiction. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and will handle the case.

¯ An officer was dispatched Friday to 259 Butler St. in reference to a probation holder. An officer met with Matthew Altizer and transported him to the jail. Approximately six hours later, a warrant was issued through Wood County. As a result, a charge for fugitive of justice was issued to Matthew Altizer.

¯ A patrolman was dispatched Friday to Municipal Court probation to transport a prison. Upon arrival, it was found that the prisoner, Jessica Smith, had escaped, but was recaptured by probation officers. She was charged with escape.

¯ An officer investigated the report of a theft at Walmart on Friday. The suspect was stopped after not scanning three fishing poles and a pair of shorts. The merchandise was returned and a summons will be requested.

¯ An officer responded Friday to the Knox Street apartments in reference to a man being bitten by a dog. Michael Valentine was cited for animal at large.

¯ A patrolman was dispatched Friday to 1209 Cisler Drive Apt. E in reference to a stolen motor vehicle. It was found that the victim loaned the vehicle to a man who never returned it. After the further investigation, the vehicle was entered into NCIC as stolen.

¯ A patrolman responded Friday to Walmart in reference to a theft complaint. A customer failed to scan numerous items valued at $93. A summons will be requested for the suspect to appear on a theft charge.

¯ Units responded Saturday to the Advance Auto parking lot in reference to an altercation where gunshots had been fired. Upon arrival and after the investigation, it was determined that there was a physical altercation involving William Densmore and numerous others.

At one point, Densmore procured a firearm and fired one shot into the air. This caused another individual involved to fear for his safety and fire a shot into the air from a different gun. William Densmore was arrested and charged with aggravated menacing.

¯ A patrolman encountered a woman and her 7-year-old child on Saturday. The woman was having severe mental health issues and was transported to the hospital by the Marietta Fire Department. The child’s father was contacted and took custody of her.

¯ An officer was dispatched Saturday to the 400 block of Fifth Street. The victim reported that someone had damaged the driver’s side mirror and the passenger side window on a legally parked 2010 Mazda.

¯ A patrolman responded Saturday to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting complaint. It was determined that the suspect failed to ring up numerous items while at one of the self-checkout registers. He then crossed the last point of sale before being approached by the loss prevention officer. The man will be summonsed to appear before the Marietta Municipal Court for theft.

¯ An officer was dispatched Saturday to the Marietta Police Department in reference to a complainant on station reporting a domestic violence.

Upon arrival, the officer learned that David Wayne Wriston had driven the front of his vehicle into the rear of a vehicle that was being driven by his ex-girlfriend. Their 6-year-old son was also in the vehicle that was struck. Wriston was arrested and transported to jail.

¯ A patrolman responded Sunday to Jackson Dog Park, 1201 Cisler Lane, in reference to a loose dog that scratched the caller’s truck. As a result of the investigation, a summons is being issued for animal at large to the owner of the leash-less dog.


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