Marietta police reports
• During a traffic stop May 23 in the 700 block of Greene Street, a K-9 indicated on the vehicle and a search was conducted. Driver Cheryl Naylor, of 12825 Harris St., Belleville, W.Va., was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence. Passenger Sabrina Seevers, of 1801 Avery St., Parkersburg, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia. Another passenger, Andrew Hinton, of 627 31st St., Parkersburg, was arrested for a warrant and for obstruction after giving a false name.
• During a traffic stop May 23 a K-9 indicated on the vehicle and a search was conducted. A small baggie with cocaine residue was located in the wallet of driver Taisha Jean Byrd, of 2412 Woodland Ave., Columbus, She was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail. Two bags of a powdery substance were then located under the front passenger of the cruiser at the jail. It was determined that Byrd hid the baggies in her person and tossed them through a window in the cage of the cruiser to hide them. The baggies tested positive for heroin and cocaine. Byrd was also charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine and tempering with evidence, all felonies.
• An officer was dispatched to the Putnam Bridge Friday in reference to abandoned property. A bicycle was recovered and taken to the police department.
• An officer was dispatched to Third Street on Friday in reference to a possible sex crime involving a juvenile. The suspect is a male relative. This investigation is ongoing.
• On Saturday, police and the Marietta Fire Department were dispatched to 306 Warren St. in reference to a house fire. Elsa E. Thompson was located inside the residence and transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The Marietta Detective Bureau, state fire marshal and fire inspector also responded to the scene.
• An officer was dispatched to Marietta Memorial Hospital Sunday in reference to a combative patient. Wendi Mahoney was arrested for assault.
• On Sunday, a parent brought her 12-year-old daughter in with a packet that contained four capsules with white powder in them. The girl said she did not know where the pills came from or what they contained. They will be sent to BCI for testing.
• An officer was dispatched to 105 Gilman Ave. Sunday in reference to a disturbance. Evette Crouch, of 209 Virginia St., was arrested for disorderly conduct.
• An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Fay Avenue Monday regarding an unruly juvenile complaint. The caller said her 14-year-old daughter had been habitually disobedient and made threats to burn their residence down. It was also reported that she had been physically violent toward her siblings. The girl was taken to Selby General Hospital by her father for a mental evaluation. At the request of her parents, a charge of unruly will be forwarded to juvenile court.
• During a traffic stop Monday on the Williamstown Bridge, passenger Sandra Ruthann Green confessed to having used needles and possibly marijuana in her purse. A search of her purse revealed needles, spoons, a loaded syringe, a baggie with a small amount of methamphetamine and Alprazolam pills. Green was charged with possession of heroin/meth, possession of drugs, tampering with drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possesion of drug abuse instruments.
• Rose Marie Pryor, of 220 Maple St., reported Tuesday that her residence had been entered and her purse had been taken. Her vehicle had also been taken. Officers tracked stolen credit cards to a local business and caught Vickie Marie Thompson attempting to use them. They also recovered the vehicle, for which Thompson had the keys.
• Sabrina E. Whittekind, of 616 Eighth St., reported Tuesday that a person known to her was attempting to force their way into the residence. The person left before an officer arrived.