¯ A patrolman responded to the McDonalds, 729 Glendale Road, March 9 in reference to a man attempting to use a counterfeit $100 bill. The man left the scene prior to the officer’s arrival.
¯ An officer was dispatched March 10 to 311 Lord St. in reference to a disturbance. Through the investigation, it was learned that Jalisha Hodge and James Croston got into an altercation inside. Both were charged with disorderly conduct by fighting.
¯ A black wallet was reportedly found at Franklin and Market streets on March 10. It was discovered the wallet contained cash and an unregistered rewards card. There are no other identifiers within the wallet. It was booked into safekeeping at the Marietta Police Department.
¯ A patrolman was dispatched March 11 to Walmart, 804 Pike St., in reference to an employee theft. Upon arrival and through an investigation, it was learned that a female employee had stolen $30 worth of food and drinks from Walmart over a month’s time. A summons for theft will be requested.
¯ An officer responded to Walmart on March 11 in reference to a complaint of employee theft. A male employee had stolen $40 worth of food from Walmart over a month’s time. A summons for theft will be requested.
¯ A patrolman started an investigation March 11 in reference to theft and misuse of a credit card. The investigation is ongoing.
¯ Cody Knotts was arrested Friday by officers at Colegate Drive and Greene Street for outstanding warrants. During a pat down search, suspected drugs were found and seized. The suspected drugs will be sent to BCI and analyzed.
¯ Officers responded Friday to Marietta Memorial Hospital regarding an out of control patient. Units arrived to find the suspect, Shawn Eugene Covey, had damaged hospital property and was being aggressive and belligerent with hospital staff.
While being taken into custody, Covey tried to spit phlegm on an officer, who blocked it with his glove. Covey was placed under arrest for harassment by an inmate, obstructing official business, disorderly conduct cease and desist, and criminal damaging/endangering. He was taken to jail to be held until court.
¯ Marietta Fire and Police departments responded Saturday to a home on Hadley Lane in reference to an unresponsive woman. The 75-year-old woman was pronounced deceased with no foul play and was transported to a funeral home.
¯ Marietta Police Department was dispatched Saturday to a Fay Avenue address in reference to an unresponsive man. The 71-year-old man was pronounced deceased. Officers discovered a substantial amount of suspected substances of abuse in his room. An autopsy has been requested to determine the cause of death.
¯ An officer responded Saturday to Walmart in reference to a woman attempting to leave after not scanning all the items in her cart. She will be summonsed through Marietta Municipal Court for theft.
¯ A patrolman spoke with a woman on station Sunday in reference to lost money at Walmart, 804 Pike St. It was learned her money was recovered by a good citizen and given to customer service. However, her money was given to another person who apparently had overheard the victim in the store as she was looking for the money, and went to the service desk and claimed it before her. No identification was requested from the person fraudulently claiming it.
¯ An officer responded to Walmart on Sunday in reference to a man walking around that had just taken a bunch of pills. The man was located and transported to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.
¯ A patrolman was dispatched Sunday to a theft of beer at Speedway, 433 Second St. The suspect will receive a summons for theft and trespass, as he had previously been barred from the store.
¯ An officer initiated a traffic stop Monday on a vehicle for a moving violation. Upon speaking with the registered owner, verbal consent to search the vehicle was obtained. During the search, a glass smoking pipe with burn marks and residue, along with a small baggie of suspected methamphetamine was found. The suspected drugs were seized and will be sent to BCI for chemical testing. Charges are pending the results.
¯ Officers responded Tuesday to a hang up 911 call at 711 Second St. Upon arrival, officers met with a man who advised his wife, Robin Wright, had shot their dog. Through the investigation, it was learned that their 9-year-old German Shepherd had urinated on the carpet. The wife chastised her husband about not putting a gate up and an argument ensued.
Wright then dragged the dog to the kitchen and shot it four times in the head with a handgun. The husband tried to call 911 and she took the phone from him and destroyed it. Robin Wright was arrested and jailed for cruelty to animals and disrupting public services.
¯ A patrolman responded to the Galley, 203 Second St., Tuesday in reference to an assault. The victim declined an investigation and signed a refusal.
Reports/Ohio State Highway Patrol
¯ A two car collision occurred March 4 on Ohio 550 near milepost 20 in Warren Township. Morgan V. Price, 26, of 1280 Salster Road, Fleming, was eastbound, while Mark Andrew Lowers, 27, of 3761 Bell Road, Vincent, was westbound. Lowers went left of center in a 2004 GMC Yukon and struck Price’s 2017 Jeep Wrangler. Price was taken by Warren VFD Squad to Marietta Memorial Hospital with suspected minor injuries. Lowers was cited for not traveling on the right side of the road.
¯ Dakota Daniel Ross, 19, of 40995 Greenbrier Road, New Matamoras, was southbound on County Road 33 on March 4 when his 1995 Ford Bronco went off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail fence. The vehicle then slid left of center and off the left side of the roadway before striking a ditch, overturning and catching fire. He was cited for not driving in marked lanes.
¯ A two car crash occurred March 5 on Ohio 60 near milepost 16 in Bloom Township. Tasha N. Glidden, 38, of 43891 Rich Valley Road, Caldwell, and Brooks L. Wilson, 72, of 7605 W. Morganville Road, Malta, were northbound on Ohio 60. Two other vehicles were parked in a yard of a private residence. Glidden was making a left turn into a private drive when Wilson’s 2019 Honda CR-V overtook Glidden’s vehicle. Wilson struck Glidden’s 2007 Ford Taurus, which pushed her vehicle off the left side of the roadway, striking one of the parked cars. The first parked car was pushed into the second parked car. No citations were issued.
¯ A crash involving five cars happened March 6 on Ohio 377 in Chesterhill. Jamie Allen Walker, 39, of 2943 Roberts Road, Amesville, was northbound on Ohio 377 and failed to maintain assured clear distance. He struck a 2014 Toyota Scion XB belonging to Daniel R. Zumbro, 72, of 1770 Cleveland St., Stockport. Walker’s 1993 Ford F-150 then traveled left of center off the left side of the roadway. Walker overcorrected and traveled back across the roadway before striking three vehicles on the northbound side of Ohio 377. Walker was cited for operating without being in reasonable control of the vehicle. Walker appeared to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
¯ Pamela Reed, 59, of 600 E. State Route 255, Stockport, was southbound on Ohio 376 on March 7 near milepost 3 in Windsor Township. Her 2020 Jeep crossed the centerline, drove off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. She was cited for operating without being in reasonable control of the vehicle. She appeared to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
¯ Zane W. Heiss, 18, of 1024 McNeal Road, Waterford, was northbound March 7 on Township Road 143 in Waterford Township. He attempted to negotiate a left curve in his 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse when the car went off the right side of the roadway and overturned. He was cited for operating without being in reasonable control of the vehicle. He appeared to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
¯ David Scott Armstrong, 30, of 55 Kitts Drive, Waterford, was northbound March 8 on County Road 2 in Watertown Township when his 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier went off the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment. He was cited for operating without being in reasonable control of the vehicle.
¯ Michael Paul Hinton, 23, of 913 26th St., Parkersburg, was northbound March 10 on Ohio 7 in Belpre Township when his 2005 Dodge Durango went off the left side of the roadway, striking a concrete barrier wall. He was cited for operating a vehicle at an unreasonably slow speed.
¯ A deputy was advised March 10 by officers at the Washington County Jail, 101 Westview Ave., Marietta, that an assault had occurred in the jail at approximately 2:38 a.m. Officers involved viewed the security video and it was determined that inmates Jason Myers and John Givens were sitting on a bunk together and they appeared to be talking back and forth while sitting there. Givens can be seen striking Myers in the head. Shortly after this, Myers gets up from the bed and starts to walk away. Myers was ultimately transported to the hospital and treated by medical staff, where he was found to be suffering from broken bones from the attack.
The deputy spoke with Myers at the jail and observed a large black and red bruise under his right eye. Myers was unsure why Givens assaulted him. Givens denied being involved in the assault. John Aaron Givens, 40, of Marietta, was charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony.
¯ A deputy was informed March 10 by officers at the jail that several inmates were showing signs of impairment. Officers were able to view a video which revealed Brennan Michael O’Malley coming into the jail on March 9 at approximately 2:44 p.m. O’Malley was placed in a holding cell while waiting for placement inside the jail.
Marc Wayne Wright was also brought into the jail and was placed in the same cell as O’Malley. The video then revealed that O’Malley was on the toilet for a long period of time, doing what appeared to be leaning back and forth on the toilet and eventually he was seen with something in his hand, and washing it off in the sink.
Later in the video, O’Malley is seen with a white object in his hand that he is trying to “unscrew.” O’Malley then makes a “pouring motion” into a cup and drinks from it. O’Malley did this pouring motion again, and Wright is observed drinking from the cup. Wright is also observed taking a second cup and tearing the cup in half, combining the two cups. O’Malley was advised regarding conveyance into the jail and admitted to bringing in a “vape” substance, stating the juice was only nicotine and not illegal drugs. O’Malley admitted to sharing the juice with multiple inmates once he was escorted to the dorm.
The deputy met with Wright who stated he was in the holding cell with O’Malley and knew he had an illegal substance with him. Wright stated O’Malley told him it was “liquid morphine.” Wright denied taking the substance or placing it in a cup and transporting it to his dorm. Inmates reported being told by O’Malley that he brought the substance into the jail and it was “liquid Xanax” which he mixed himself. Numerous inmates were reported to have consumed the substance in their dorm, stating they were high within 15 minutes and it was “the real deal.”
As a result of the investigation, O’Malley, 27, of New Matamoras, and Wright, 35, of Xenia, were both charged with conveyance into a correctional facility, both third-degree felonies.
¯ A deputy met Saturday with Travis Westfall in reference to a breaking and entering on Sandhill Road. This case remains under investigation.
¯ A deputy began an investigation Saturday into an assault in Decatur Township. This case remains under investigation.
¯ A deputy began an investigation Saturday into a bullet hole in a residence. This case remains under investigation.
¯ A deputy met with Travis Westfall of Marietta Monday regarding a theft of tires. This case remains under investigation.
The following individuals were recently processed into the Washington County Jail:
¯ Derek Eugene Boice, 34, of Marietta, was arrested for probation violation, a misdemeanor.
¯ Chase Dominick West, 26, of Marietta, was arrested for contempt, failure to appear, a misdemeanor.
¯ David Allen Rummer, 57, of Lowell, was arrested for domestic violence, a felony.
¯ Ryan Michael Stimpert, 28, of Marietta, was arrested for probation violation, a misdemeanor.
¯ Donald Patrick Barta, 49, of Cuyahoga Falls, was arrested for tampering with evidence, and obstructing official business, both felonies.
¯ Saquan Devon Edwards, 28, of Rochester, N.Y., was arrested for driving under suspension, OVI and speed, all misdemeanors.
¯ Stephen Isaiah Sheets, 34, of Cambridge, was arrested for driving under suspension, a misdemeanor.
¯ Robin Lee Wright, 57, of Marietta, was arrested for disrupting public service, a felony; and prohibitions concerning companion animals, a misdemeanor.