Police Reports


¯ A patrolman was informed of a juvenile sex complaint on Oct. 12 that allegedly happened at Marietta High School. Washington County Children Services is currently involved in the case, along with Marietta police.

¯ A patrolman responded to Marietta Memorial Hospital Oct. 12 in reference to a juvenile sexual abuse complaint. The juvenile was referred to Akron Children’s Hospital. This case is under investigation.

¯ An officer was dispatched Oct. 13 to the rear of the 400 block of Franklin Street in reference to a loud noise complaint. The officer spoke to Niesha Sheets who had an active warrant for contempt of court. Sheets was served her warrant and was advised to appear in court on Friday.

¯ An officer was dispatched Oct. 13 to Speedway, 433 Second St. It was learned that a woman had entered Speedway on Oct. 12 around 4 a.m. and passed a $100 counterfeit bill.

¯ An officer was informed by the Marietta High School vice-principal that an assault had occurred Thursday on a juvenile by another juvenile. Charges will be forthcoming.

¯ A patrolman investigated the report of domestic violence on Thursday. As a result of the investigation, Paul Wright was arrested and taken to jail.

¯ A patrolman conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle Thursday. During a consent search of the vehicle, the patrolman located a 1-by-1 inch baggie of suspected methamphetamine. This incident is still under investigation.

¯ The school resource officer received a call Friday from the secretary at Marietta Elementary School that a physical altercation was taking place between two juvenile female students in the office. Both students were already separated upon his arrival. The juveniles will be charged for disorderly conduct fighting.

¯ The Marietta Police Department is investigating a theft of merchandise from Walmart that occurred on Thursday. Suspects were stopped at the door and were requested to see their receipt. They were identified, but left the scene, abandoning the merchandise.

¯ A patrolman was dispatched Saturday to Walmart in reference to a woman claiming to have been hit by a vehicle on Friday at the Lafayette movie theater. The investigation is ongoing.

¯ An officer was dispatched Saturday to 819 Front St. in reference to a criminal damaging report. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim, who advised someone had come onto his property and cut his tree. Through the investigation, the suspect was identified and it was learned that he cut the tree. At this time, a process to compel for summons was completed for the suspect to appear before the Marietta Municipal Court for criminal damaging and criminal trespass.

¯ A patrolman was dispatched Sunday to Speedway, 100 N. Seventh St., for a welfare check on a man in a red vehicle. During the investigation, a K-9 was used to perform a vehicle sniff on a red Dodge Ram. The K-9 indicated on the passenger side. The female passenger came out of the store and admitted she had a tiny rock of methamphetamine in her pocket and she had been seated in the passenger’s seat of the truck. The drugs were taken back to the police department and placed into evidence for testing.

¯ A patrolman was dispatched Monday to the area of Marietta Memorial Hospital in reference to a mental patient walk away. The patrolman located the subject in the 600 block of Third Street. Thomas Nicholson charged at the patrolman. The patrolman deployed his taser, but was unsuccessful. Nicholson was taken to the ground and handcuffed. He was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail. He was charged with resisting arrest, assault on a police officer and obstruction of official business.

Arrests/Washington County

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

¯ Thomas Edward Nicholson, 33, of Beverly, was arrested for obstructing official business, a felony, menacing and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors.

¯ Elizabeth Ann Scheid, 38, of Cutler, was arrested for tampering with evidence, trespassing, breaking and entering, and possessing criminal tools, all felonies.

¯ Jeremy Eugene O’Brien, 37, of Cutler, was arrested for having weapons under disability, tampering with evidence, trespassing, breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools, all felonies, and obstructing official business, a misdemeanor.

¯ Daulton Steven Self, 33, of Belpre, was arrested for possession of drugs, a felony.

¯ Myles Lea Lane Merew, 42, of Vincent, was arrested for menacing, a misdemeanor.


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