Police reports


¯ A patrolman was dispatched April 13 to 310 Dale St. Apt. B in reference to a breaking and entering. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the complainant who advised her front door was open when she returned home from running errands. The complainant advised some clothing was taken from the residence.

¯ An officer was dispatched April 13 to 301 Putnam St. in reference to a possible forgery. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the attorney that was representing the complainant. The attorney advised that the complainant had found the title to a vehicle that his deceased father owned which had been signed over to an acquaintance. The complainant advised the attorney that he believed his father’s signature was forged.

¯ An officer was dispatched April 13 to the American Legion in reference to a theft complaint. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Legion members who advised screws and a propane tank were taken from the property. CCTV will be checked and statements were gathered from Legion members.

¯ A patrolman responded April 13 to Walmart in reference to a 41-year-old woman who had bagged $68 of items without scanning them at the self checkout. She will be summonsed for theft.

¯ A patrolman spoke April 13 with Children Services in reference to them discovering a child recently placed into their care has a gas bill opened in the juvenile’s name.

¯ A patrolman responded April 13 to Walmart in reference to a theft complaint. Upon arrival, the patrolman spoke with store employees and identified a woman who was caught attempting to steal multiple items valued at $187. The patrolman will complete a summons request on the woman for theft.

¯ An officer responded April 14 to 266 Muskingum Drive Apt. B in reference to a disturbance. Wendi Mahoney, 39, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct.

¯ A patrolman was dispatched April 14 to Walmart in regards to a shoplifter. The shoplifter admitted to taking a pair of boots, but said other items were his. Video showed he did not have the items when he walked in. A total of $95 in merchandise was stolen. The suspect will be summonsed for theft.

¯ An officer responded Thursday to 736 Greene St. in reference to a property being damaged. Upon arrival, contact was made with building maintenance and security footage was viewed. It was determined that a man had tried to open the front door to the building when the large glass door suddenly shattered. Video showed that the act was not intentional and there was no reckless behavior that caused the glass door/window to break.

¯ A patrolman responded Friday to Walmart in reference to a shoplifter. A 31-year-old man failed to scan $23 worth of merchandise. He will be summonsed for theft.

¯ Units were dispatched Friday to the Microtel, 506 Pike St., in reference to a firearm found in the parking lot. It was learned it was accidentally dropped by a person staying there and he has since claimed it.

¯ The Marietta Police Department, in addition to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, assisted in a pursuit Friday which was initiated by the St. Marys Police Department in reference to a kidnapping call. The vehicle came to a stop in the parking lot of Kroger and the operator, Zachary Cole Winget, of 102 Seever St., Springfield, was arrested without incident. He was found to have multiple warrants in Clark County, Ohio.

¯ A patrolman was dispatched Saturday to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting complaint. The suspect fled after being caught not scanning all her items. After an investigation, the woman was identified and a warrant will be requested.

¯ An officer was dispatched Sunday to the Microtel Inn, 506 Pike St., in reference to an out of control woman. Upon arrival and after an investigation, it was learned that the woman had broken a large mirror, taken a fire extinguisher from the hallway, sprayed it under a random guest’s door, threatened to kill the occupants and later bit the people trying to restrain her. The woman was making out of control statements and was taken for a mental evaluation, but was released a short time later.

Approximately four hours later, the patrolman was again dispatched to the motel in reference to the management wanting the previously mentioned woman removed. Upon arrival and after investigation, it was learned that the woman had taken a cab to the motel and had no money to pay. Natalie Ann Benton, of 702 Eighth St., was arrested and charged with theft and other charges from the previous incident, including assault.

¯ Units were dispatched Sunday to Fay Avenue in reference to an 87-year-old woman found dead in her home. The death appeared to be from natural causes. The county coroner released the body to the family for funeral arrangements.

¯ A patrolman was dispatched Sunday to 415 Franklin St. in reference to a disturbance. The patrolman learned that a man was at this location and made threatening comments to a juvenile and some adults. A summons is being requested for disorderly conduct.

¯ Officers responded twice Monday to Greene Street in regards to disturbances being caused by a man at his ex-girlfriend’s residence.

Reports/Washington County

¯ Myles Merew, while incarcerated in the Washington County Jail on April 14, called the victim from the case he was arrested in. The victim answered the phone and had Merew speak with someone else so he wouldn’t get in trouble. Conversation can be heard where Merew is using profanity toward the victim. A protection order was put in place April 5 through Marietta Municipal Court. Myles L. Merew, 42, was charged with violation of a protection order.

¯ A lieutenant began an investigation Thursday into domestic violence. After completing the investigation it was determined to be unfounded.

¯ A deputy was called Thursday to Congress Road, Belpre, to a domestic violence incident. On April 14, Russell Martin reportedly entered the room of a female, grabbing her arm, attempting to take her to his room. This caused her to fear for her safety, in which she head butted Martin. The female locked herself in her “safe zone” Thursday, trying to stay away from Martin, due to the continued verbal and physical confrontations. Martin proceeded to bust the door down, damaging the hinges. Russell A. Martin, 49, was placed under arrest charged with two counts of domestic violence.

¯ A deputy responded Friday to a report of a domestic disturbance on Ohio 26, Marietta. Yvette Kiggans reported William C. “Chuck” Kiggans II assaulted his father, William C. “Bill” Kiggans. Bill advised he was sleeping when he was awakened by Chuck entering the bedroom and screaming at him. Chuck was demanding items Bill was holding for him. Bill told Chuck he couldn’t have the items this date and to come back the next day. Chuck continued yelling and was told several times to leave. Bill attempted to leave the bedroom at which time Chuck grabbed him by the throat and shoved him back towards the door frame. Bill tried to call 911 and kicked Chuck. Chuck then swatted the phone out of Bill’s hands. Yvette arrived home and tried to intervene. William Charles Kiggans II, 35, of Ohio 26, Marietta, was placed under arrest for disrupting public service and two counts of domestic violence.

¯ A deputy began an investigation Saturday into numerous mailboxes being damaged on Christy Road, Pottmeyer Road, Turkeyhen Road, and Ohio 676 in Marietta. This case is still under investigation.

¯ A deputy responded Sunday to the Family Dollar in Beverly to a report of shoplifting, which occurred the previous evening. The suspect was known to store employees. Store video was reviewed, in which Matthew Rosier can be seen entering the store not wearing shoes. Rosier spends approximately 10 minutes in the store before approaching the register to purchase some items. The video showed Rosier clearly wearing a pair of black shoes with white soles while at the register. He paid for his items and left the store. A tag was located in the store for shoes size 11 Pro Player slip ons, black with white soles, valued at $12.50. Rosier’s payment was only for $4.29.

Officers met with Rosier, who advised that it was him in the store, but denied taking the shoes. When confronted with the video footage and information obtained from the Family Dollar, including the receipt from his purchase, Rosier said he believed he had paid for the shoes because he gave the clerk the tag from the shoes. Rosier was told the tag was found in an aisle in the store, in which Rosier offered to go back and pay for the shoes. Matthew W. Rosier, 32, of 607 Center St., Beverly, was issued a summons for theft.

Arrests/Washington County

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

¯ Jared Michael Wells, 26, of Tennis Center Drive, Marietta, was arrested for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

¯ Phillip Dale West, 33, of Hickory Street, Powhatan, was arrested for two counts of abusing harmful intoxicants, both felonies.

¯ Zachary Cole Winget, 26, of Seever Street, Springfield, was arrested for failure to comply, a felony; and probation violation and driving under suspension, misdemeanors.

¯ William Charles Kiggans II, 35, of Ohio 26, Marietta, was arrested for disrupting public service, a felony, and two counts of domestic violence, misdemeanors.

¯ Natalie Ann Benton, 35, address unknown, was arrested for two counts of theft, inducing panic, two counts of assault, four counts of criminal damaging, criminal mischief and aggravated menacing, all misdemeanors.

¯ Jeremiah Travis Harper, 29, of Barclay Street, Belpre, was arrested for domestic violence, a felony.


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