Marietta police reports


• During a traffic stop on May 26 for multiple violations, it was learned that driver Joseph Adam McKitrick, of 1213 Wyatt Lane, Apt. C, Belpre, and passenger Jessica L. Stevens, of 425 County House Lane, had active warrants for their arrests. Both were arrested.

• Officers were dispatched to 403 Maple St. on May 26 in reference to an assault. The victim said she had been struck and the suspect had locked himself in the residence. He came out to speak to officers and was transported to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. A summons has been requested for assault.

• An officer investigated a disturbance at 219 Sheldon Ave. on May 26. Zachary Douglas and Donald Martin Jr., both of that address, were issued citations for disorderly conduct by fighting.

• On May 26, officers responded to East Muskingum Park for a report of a man down. They located Rex Griffin at the bottom of the concrete steps that lead to the river bank, lying face down in eight to 12 inches of mud. A few feet away, officers located a loaded handgun and a half empty bottle of liquor. Griffin was arrested on charges of littering, disorderly conduct by intoxication and having weapons while under disability.

• On May 27, an officer received a report of a juvenile receiving suspicious messages on social media. The investigation is ongoing.

•An officer was dispatched May 27 to the 500 block of Second Street in reference to a protection order violation.

• On Thursday, an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Front Street to assist the Marietta Fire Department with a drug overdose. The unconscious woman was being given Narcan under the gazebo. At the site was an open bag with methamphetamine and marijuana pipes and an open bottle of liquor. The woman was transported to the hospital and will receive a court summons on charges of drug paraphernalia, marijuana paraphernalia, open container and disorderly conduct by intoxication.

• An officer was dispatched to 814 Glendale Road on Thursday in reference to a woman having mental health issues and being violent with a family member. She was transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital.

• An officer spoke with two men Thursday at 605 Pearl St. who were involved in a verbal altercation. Both made threats. The parties were separated.

•On Thursday, dispatch received a call about a disturbance happening inside a moving vehicle. The vehicle was located in the 300 block of Third Street. A female passenger was crying and an open knife and baseball bat were observed in the back seat. The driver was found to be sitting on an uncapped syringe. Nathan Samuel Edgell , of 38517 State Route 7, Sardis, was arrested for possession of drug abuse instruments and tampering with evidence.

• On Friday, an officer observed several people in the Walmart parking lot with a flashlight looking at a motorcycle and in the window of a vehicle. After contact was made, permission to search was granted and suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a used needle was located. All items will be sent for testing and charges are pending.

• Officers responded to the 700 block of Channel Lane on Friday in reference to a man throwing items into the roadway and at passing vehicles. Robert Huffman, of 797 Channel Lane, was arrested for inducing panic and littering. In 2016, Huffman was arrested for throwing cinder blocks into the road and attacking passing cars.

• During a traffic stop Saturday, a loaded syringe with suspected heroin was seized. The item will be sent for testing and charges are pending.

•Officers responded to 307 Fairview Lane on Saturday in reference to a disturbance. James David Carpenter, of that address, was arrested on two counts of domestic violence.

• An officer was dispatched to 711 Wayne St. on Sunday in reference to a deceased 43-year-old woman. It was determined that she died from natural causes.

• Go Mart, 830 Pike St., reported the theft of four drinks and a bottle of ibuprofen on Sunday.

• An officer was dispatched to 615 Front St. Monday regarding a man damaging a vehicle. The suspect will be issued a summons for criminal damaging to a vehicle owned by his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend.

• An officer was dispatched to Peoples Bank, 332 Second St., on Monday in reference to a fraud investigation. An account had more than $2,000 worth of charges that were disputed.


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