Marietta police/sheriff’s reports


• An officer was dispatched to 130 Sunset Drive on March 3 in reference to found drug paraphernalia apparently left by visitors to the residence. The paraphernalia was collected by officers.

• The department received information on March 3 about an adult who sent an inappropriate picture to a juvenile.

• Walmart, 804 Pike St. reported a shoplifter on March 3. Ryan Cayce Beardsley, of 306 Putnam Ave., was arrested for theft.

• On March 4, officers were contacted to perform a welfare check on a resident of 26 Colegate Drive. While there, officers found several bullet holes exiting a window that appeared as if the bullet would have struck a neighbor’s house. Officers executed a search warrant and recovered firearms and a homemade explosive device. James Allen McKnight, 44, of 26 Colegate Drive, was charged with unlawful possession of dangerous ordnances as well as discharging into a habitation.

• An officer responded to 211 E. Fay Ave. on March 4 in reference to a domestic disturbance. One party had fled prior to the officer’s arrival.

• Riverview Credit Union, 39 Acme St., reported check fraud on March 4. The investigation is ongoing.

• Officers responded to the Harmar Tavern on Thursday in reference to a disturbance. Officers located Larry Everett Jr., who had shirt off and was yelling profanity in the doorway. He met with officers on the sidewalk and then became aggressive, grabbing an officer and pushing him. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

• On Thursday, a check of registration on a vehicle revealed an active warrant through Muskingum County for the vehicle’s owner, Lea Riley, of 1880 Main St., Stockport. She was arrested on the warrant.

• The Salvation Army, 136 Front St., reported a possible breaking and entering on Friday. It was determined that nothing was taken and it was a trespassing case. This case remains under investigation.

• On Friday, an officer was dispatched to Giant Eagle in reference to a missing phone. The phone was recovered.

• Homer M. Fry, of 208 Upper Fifteenmile Creek Road, Wingett Run, reported a stolen vehicle on Friday. He said he loaned to the car to a woman he knows to use for an hour on Feb. 28 and she had not responded to him since. The vehicle was located and found to have been abandoned in Bridgeport, W.Va. on March 2. Warrants will be requested for the suspect.

• Officers were dispatched Saturday to 840 Pike St., Apt. 41 in reference to a domestic disturbance. It was determined that both parties were involved in a verbal altercation. They were separated for the night.

• Officers responded to 505 Second St. on Sunday in reference to a protection order violation. Aaron Huseman, of 145 Walnut Drive, Whipple was charged with a protection order violation.

• An officer responded to 329 Third St. Apt. A on Sunday in reference to a 1-year-old child being bitten by a dog. The child was taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment.

• On Monday, officers were dispatched to 713 Greene St., Apt. C in reference to a woman screaming. Officers made contact with Maranda Markwood, of that address, who refused to speak to officers and continued to yell. She was arrested for cease and desist.

• An officer responded to 286 Ridgewood Court in reference to a disturbance between tenants.

• Jason R. Vass, of 501 Third St., reported fraud on Monday. He said that he had hired a man on Nov. 13 to work on the interior of the home and fired the man on Dec. 24 due to unfinished work. He provided a written statement, receipts and a signed paper showing money being exchanged.

• An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Pike Street on Monday in reference to an altercation. It was learned that a juvenile female assaulted another female and left the area. A summons will be requested for the juvenile to appear in juvenile court for assault.

•On Monday, an officer arrested Jason Lanning, of 105 Melody Lane, on two outstanding warrants for trafficking in drugs and child endangerment.

Reports/Washington County

•While on patrol Tuesday on Hanna Road in Warren Township a deputy observed a truck parked along the road. The driver, Ryan Nichols, was asked why he was parked on the side of the road. Nichols stated the vehicle ran out of gas and he coasted the vehicle from the top of the hill to where he was parked. The deputy noted Nichols had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Nichols refused to perform field sobriety tests or take a urine test. Ryan O. Nichols, 43, of1936 Barth Road, Belpre, was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail where he was charged with having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence.

Arrests/Washington County

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

• Phillip Johnathin Jones, 30, of 713 Walnut St., Belpre, was arrested for driving under suspension and failing to yield at a stop sign, a misdemeanor.

• Jacob Clyde Hattle, 23, of 1109 Hills Bridge Road, Marietta, was arrested for resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.

• Jason Dean Lanning, 36, of 105 Melody Lane, Marietta, was arrested for trafficking in drugs and permitting drug abuse, both felonies.

• Ryan O’Neil Nichols, 43, of 1936 Barth Road, Belpre, was arrested for having physical control of a vehicle, a misdemeanor.

• Dyanna Marie Davidson, 37, of 620 10th St., Marietta, was arrested for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

• Mark Evan Macaulay, 38, of 2414 Norris Ave., Belpre, was arrested for probation violation, a felony.


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