Marietta police/sheriff’s reports


• An officer went to Marietta High School on Nov. 26 for an assault complaint. It was learned that the previous day a male student assaulted another male student when they both got off the bus in the 100 block of Seventh Street. An assault charge is pending.

• An officer investigated an assault Nov. 26 that occurred between two students at Marietta Middle School. An assault charge is pending against a female student.

• On Nov. 26, an officer spoke with a person who reported getting unwanted, graphic photos.

• An officer was dispatched to the Townhouse, 230 Front St., on Nov. 26 in reference to a fight. It was determined that a male patron was in a physical and verbal altercation in the bar and was physically removed by staff and other patrons. He responded by punching the window and shattering it with his fist, then knocking a trash can over, causing trash to spill into the street. The man will receive a summons on charges of criminal damaging, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and littering.

• During a traffic stop Nov. 27, an occupant attempted to provide a false name before eventually identifying himself. During a search of the vehicle, a small amount of suspected methamphetamine was found near the the passenger seat. The suspected methamphetamine will be sent for testing and charges may be filed.

•Kevin M. Quick, of 150 Wells Ave., reported property damage on Nov. 27. It was learned a window pane had been broken. The investigation is ongoing.

• Jessica E. Wielitzka, of 145 Summers Road, reported Nov. 27 that her stolen bank card had recently been used. This investigation is ongoing.

• Quality Inn, 700 Pike St., reported a theft of services on Nov. 27. A patron walked out without paying their food and beverage bill. The suspect has been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

• Officers responded to a DOA on Thursday at 194 Faye Ave. A 92-year-old woman had died of natural causes.

• On Thursday, officers were dispatched to 213 ½ Elm St. in reference to a woman refusing to leave. She was found to be in possession of a spoon and multiple syringes. One needle was loaded with what she admitted was methamphetamine. Felicia Jackson, homeless, was arrested for drug abuse instruments, with other charges pending after testing of the suspected drug.

• An officer was dispatched Thursday to 104 Riley Drive in reference to an unresponsive man. It was determined that a 60-year-old man had died from natural causes.

• An officer responded to the 200 block of Second Street on Saturday in reference to an assault. Michael St. Ottney, of Edgewater, Fla., said he was assaulted after getting involved in an argument between two strangers. He was transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital. The investigation is ongoing.

• On Saturday, officers responded to 1206 County House Lane, Apt. D, in reference to a disturbance. It was determined that Caitlin Marie Cordell and her live-in boyfriend had been involved in an argument and Cordell assaulted him by reaching her fingers into his mouth and “fish hooking” him, resulting in visible injuries to his gums. He said Cordell also ripped hair out of his beard. Cordell was arrested for domestic violence.

• An officer was dispatched to the visitation center, 401 Scammel St., on Saturday for a report of a child being sexually assaulted. The assault did not occur at that location.

• On Saturday, officers were dispatched to 602 Front St., Apt. A in reference to a disturbance. Officers located two women who had sustained substantial physical injuries after being beaten by a male resident identified as Jonathan Hearn. Hearn was charged with two counts of felonious assault.

•On Sunday, officers responded to a reported domestic incident involving a man threatening physical harm to the caller and her daughter. The suspect, Ricardo Solorzano, of 129 Franklin St., fled before being caught and taken into custody. It was learned that he threatened to stab the caller while she called police and threatened to burn the house down. He was arrested for two counts of domestic violence by threat.

• An officer responded to a DOA at 239 ½ Muskingum Drive on Sunday. A 73-year-old man was found to be deceased. No foul play is suspected.

• Officers responded to a report of minor property damage at Buckeye Park on Sunday.

• An officer was dispatched to a DOA at 705 Ninth St. on Sunday. A 70-year-old man passed away from natural causes.

•An officer was dispatched to the 800 block of the alley between Second and Third streets on Monday in reference to a man and woman arguing. The man ran but was found in the 900 block of Third Street. He was sent to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

• Heather D. Thompson, of 116 Harmar St., reported a breaking and entering Monday. She said the door to her room had been broken down and her things moved onto the front porch. Contact was made with one of her roommates. This case remains under investigation.

• Walmart, 804 Pike St., reported a theft on Monday. Benjamin Scott Carpenter, of 1137 Oakdale Ave., Wellsville, had stolen electronics valued at $1,584. He was arrested for felony theft.

•An officer was dispatched to Go Mart, 820 Pike St., on Monday for a theft. Employees advised a woman known to them left with a drink she did not pay for. This case remains under investigation.

•On Monday, an officer was dispatched to CVS, 131 N. Third St., in reference to a possible shoplifter and an argument going on. Employees pointed out the suspect, who had left the store. The man ran from an officer but was apprehended. Nathan Strausbaugh, of 27830 State Route 7, was charged with drug abuse instruments, theft and obstruction of official business.

• An officer responded to 101 Theis Ave. on Monday in reference to an unruly juvenile complaint. A juvenile will receive a summons from Washington County Juvenile Court.

Reports/Washington County

• A deputy was dispatched to Pioneer Chevrolet on Nov. 21 for a report of a counterfeit bill that was passed. This case remains under investigation.

• Deputies were dispatched to 1072 Leith Run Road on Nov. 26 in reference to several calls received by the 911 Center in Pleasants County, W.Va.. A woman at this address was requesting assistance as someone was outside her residence. Robin L. Cook was found at the residence and deputies determined that Cook started an argument that led to her assaulting her ex-boyfriend. It was also found that Cook damaged the front grill and a light bar that was on the front bumper of man’s vehicle. Cook admitted to the damage and stated she and the man were in a physical altercation due to the man having a new relationship. Deputies also found that Cook entered the residence in a fit of rage and damaged a lamp and other household items and pulled a door off the hinges. A summons is being requested for Robin L. Cook, 36, of 22100 County Road Nine, New Matamoras, on charges of assault and two counts of criminal damaging.

• On Nov. 27, a deputy began an investigation into a stolen vehicle from Violet McFadden, of Reno, which was recovered in Williamstown. McFadden had not given permission to the individual that was arrested in Williamstown with the vehicle.

• A deputy began an investigation Nov. 27 into identity theft. This case remains under investigation.

• Deputies began an investigation Nov. 27 into a possible bad check that was passed. This case remains under investigation.

• Deputies responded to 3820 Bells Run Road, Newport, on Nov. 27 for a report that Keith Drake was threatening people. An earlier incident between the three had occurred in Marietta, however, no charges were pursued. One victim stated that he had fired Keith from the business after this incident. When he advised Keith of a financial transaction that needed to be completed, via text, Keith replied with a threatening text. Keith then came to the residence, yelling profanity. Deputies proceeded to Keith’s residence, but met with negative results in speaking with Keith. A summons is being requested for Keith A. Drake, 33, of 3749 Bells Run Road, Newport, on a charge of aggravated menacing.

• On Friday, a deputy began an investigation into a sliding glass door that had been shattered at an apartment complex. This case remains under investigation.

• A deputy responded to the Station Carryout, 595 Joe Skinner Road, Belpre, on Sunday. A bartender at the establishment reported Jason M. Wolfe making a call to the Station Carryout, making threatening remarks towards the bar and customers at the bar. Brief phone contact was made with a male subject, believed to be Wolfe, at the number that called the Station. The male hung up after being advised it was law enforcement on the line. Several other communications were made with Wolfe in which he denied making any threats. The whereabouts of Wolfe is unknown. A warrant is being requested for Jason Michael Wolfe, 34, on a charge of aggravated menacing.

• On Monday, a deputy began an investigation into a missing/stolen firearm. This case remains under investigation.

Arrests/Washington County

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

• Nathan Gerald Strausbraugh, 36, of 814 Warren St., Marietta, was arrested for possession of drugs, a felony, theft, obstructing official business and possessing drug abuse instruments, all misdemeanors.

• Nathan Allen Sprague, 30, of 411 E. Spring St., Marietta, was arrested for probation violation, a felony.


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