Marietta police/sheriff’s reports


• An officer was dispatched to CVS on Nov. 19 for a report of a theft of a cell phone accessory. The suspect had fled.

• Officers were dispatched to 701 Pike St. on Nov. 19 in reference to a recovered stolen vehicle. Officers made contact with two men. It was found that they had agreed to a purchase and sale of the vehicle a few months before. The buyer couldn’t maintain payments and without his knowledge, his brother returned the vehicle to the previous owner. The buyer without knowledge of the return reported the vehicle stolen to the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office. This case is considered to be civil in nature, with no crime occurring.

• Walmart, 804 Pike St., reported a theft on Nov. 19. A warrant is being requested for Calvin Gibson.

• An officer responded to Long John Silver’s, 317 Pike St., on Nov. 19 for a theft complaint. It was learned that an unknown suspect took a cellphone that belonged to an employee and was left in a restroom. This investigation is ongoing.

• During a traffic stop Nov. 20 methamphetamine and paraphernalia were found in the vehicle. Ariana Byrd, of 6 Prince Court, Parkersburg, was charged with drug abuse, drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.

• Gary E. Metts, of 1689 Colegate Drive, reported Nov. 20 the theft of a package from outside his door.

•An officer was dispatched to 705 Virginia St. on Nov. 20 in reference to a missing dealer plate.

• Deron A. Quesinberry, of 409 Virginia St., reported the theft of mail on Nov. 20.

• An officer responded to a report on Nov. 20 that a suspect was trespassing at the Washington County Public Library location at 478 Pike St. The officer advised the suspect, Robert Huffman, of 797 Channel Lane, that he was banned from all county library facilities. Huffman was arrested for trespassing.

• During a traffic stop Nov. 20 the driver was found to have an active warrant due to a probation violation. Cheryl Renee Naylor, of 201 Belle Meadow Drive, also had a suspended driver’s license. Naylor was arrested on the warrant.

• On Thursday, the school resource officer learned that a female student at Marietta Middle School had written a note stating thoughts of depression. The student’s mother was contacted and took the student to the hospital for a mental evaluation.

• An officer responded to Speedway, 433 Second St., on Thursday, in reference to two people passed out in a vehicle. After waking and speaking to the occupants, the woman confessed to using a lighter in the car to melt methamphetamine. A search of the vehicle revealed numerous items of drug paraphernalia along with suspected meth. The suspected meth was sent for testing, with charges pending those results.

• Dakota J. McDuffy, of 618 Eighth St., reported a car being defaced with a marker on Friday.

• On Friday, investigators were dispatched to 118 Victory Place in reference to the death of a 35-year-old woman. The cause of death is suspected to be suicide and autopsy results are pending.

•Officers responded to Marietta Memorial Hospital on Friday in reference to a juvenile sexual assault complaint. The victim was referred to Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the investigation is ongoing.

• An officer was dispatched Saturday to a disturbance a the Town House, 230 Front St. Amy Jane Wagner, last known address 711 Phillips St., was arrested for disorderly conduct by intoxication.

• An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Fourth Street Saturday in reference to a man being passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle with drugs and paraphernalia in his lap. Joshua Ballard, of 613 Charles St., Lot 3, was awakened by officer and said he had found a container in the street with the drugs. He was arrested for drug trafficking with 1,000 feet of a school, drug paraphernalia and possession of drugs (pills and suspected methamphetamine).

•An officer was dispatched to Bob Evans, 504 Pike St., on Sunday in reference to property left behind. The property was logged into evidence and will be released to anyone who can identify it.

• Michael S. Merrill, of 505 Lawton Road, reported Monday that while his car was parked on the street by Harmar Place someone walked on top of it, causing damage.

• On Monday, an officer spoke with the mother of a juvenile regarding a possible incident of sexual abuse.

Reports/Washington County

• A deputy began an investigation Thursday into a counterfeit $100 bill. This case remains under investigation.

• On Friday, a deputy filed for a warrant on Douglas Perry Christopher, 50, unknown address, on a charge of failing to provide a change of address to the sheriff or his designee as ordered by law, a second-degree felony. In 2010, Christopher was sentenced in the State of Ohio and ordered to register as a Tier 3 sex offender. Christopher is to register his address within three days of a change. On Thursday, a check was done at the last known residence of Christopher. This residence in Belpre appeared to be vacant.

• On Thursday, a deputy was patrolling U.S. 50 in Belpre Township when a vehicle was observed traveling at an extremely low rate of speed in the right lane, stopping with the rear of the vehicle in the lane of travel. The deputy stopped to make contact and check on the driver. The driver, Danielle Dalton, said, “I’m drunk, go ahead and arrest me.” An odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected about the person, breath and vehicle of Dalton. Dalton refused to perform the field sobriety tests. Danielle Ann Dalton, 27, of 7056 Wood Road, Albany, was placed under arrest for OVI second , non-compliance license suspension and two lighted lights violation.

• Deputies were dispatched to 1043 Gantsville Road, Little Hocking, on Sunday for a report of Joshua Cantley striking Brittany Cottrill in the face. Contact was made with Cantley who stated he was asleep and woke to Cottrill screaming at him. Cantley stated Cottrill then got on his back and put her hands on his face at which time he thought she was going to scratch his eyes out. It was reported that Cottrill fights with Cantley all the time and that Cottrill’s violence would escalate. Brittany Nicole Cottrill, 30, was placed under arrest and charged with domestic violence.

• A deputy was advised of an assault that had occurred at the Washington County Jail, 101 Westview Ave., Marietta, OH, on Sunday. Christopher Ledger was assaulted by Larry Haught after a verbal altercation over carrots. After conducting an investigation into the matter a charge of assault was filed on Larry Dale Haught Jr., 39, of 565 Dodd Run Road, Marietta.

Arrests/Washington County

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

• Braden Douglas Lowe, 23, of 364 Indian Run Road, Marietta, was arrested for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

• Olivia Jane Kaptis, 42, of 113 Wildwood Drive, Parkersburg, was arrested for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

• Shaun Allen Griffin, 35, of 116 Harmar St., Marietta, was arrested for parole violation, a felony.

• Joshua Don Martin, 39, of 433 ½ Fourth St., Marietta, was arrested for breach of recognizance, a felony.

• Charus Leon Bennett, Jr., 29, of 1455 East Branch Road, Lowell, was arrested for felonious assault, a felony, menacing by stalking, domestic violence, criminal damaging and unlawful restraint, all misdemeanors.

• Latasha Dawn Johnson, 26, of 37301 Fifth Ave., Sardis, was arrested for driving under suspension, and speed, a misdemeanor.


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