Police reports


– Officers were dispatched July 10 to 216 Elm St. in reference to a fight. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Rodney Gillespie, a woman and another man. The fight was found to be mutual, but during investigation, the two men yelled loudly at officers outside and continued after being given cease warnings. A child was found to be living in the filthy residence. Gillespie was taken to the Washington County Jail while the woman was taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital for a medical issue. The case remains under investigation.

– Officers responded on July 10 to 219 Hillcrest Drive in reference to the assault of a staff member. Destiny Ramsey was charged with three counts of assault.

– On July 11, a patrolman initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for numerous moving violations. While speaking with the operator, criminal indicators were observed and the operator was asked to exit the vehicle. During a frisk for weapons, a small baggie of suspected methamphetamine as located in the male subject’s left jeans pocket. The baggie was collected and was sent for chemical testing. Charges are pending the results.

– Two patrolmen responded to a disturbance between a father and adult daughter at 405 Fourth St.

– On July 11, two patrolmen were dispatched to the Second Street Speedway in reference to Scott Lee Carpenter being intoxicated. Units had just dealt with Carpenter for the same reason approximately 10 minutes prior to this call. Upon arrival, Carpenter was located at the front counter attempting to purchase more alcohol. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and was transported to the jail.

- An officer was dispatched July 11 to a disturbance at 736 Greene St. Upon arrival, it was discovered that one of the subjects involved had an active warrant for their arrest from the State of West Virginia Division of Corrections. Stacey Nichole Jones was arrested and taken to the Washington County Jail.

– An officer was patrolling in the 800 block of Pike Street July 12 when he observed a vehicle parked in the Go Mart parking lot that belongs to a woman who had been banned from the property of Go Mart numerous times and was instructed not to return. The officer made contact with her, who advised that she knew that she was banned bit needed to put air into her vehicle’s tires. She will be summoned through the Marietta Municipal Court for trespassing.

– Officers responded on July 13 to 43 Acme St. to a reported assault complaint. Contact was made with the victim, who reported that her ex-boyfriend and father of her children, had assaulted her by striking her. Injuries consistent with her account were noticed on her lip. An officer located the suspect leaving the area in the 100 block of Acme Street, where he was taken into custody on this offense without incident. It was learned that the suspect, James Nemo Croston, had a previous conviction for domestic violence on his record, thus elevating this charge to a felony.

– On July 15, a patrolman was dispatched to 1701 Colegate Drive, Ewing School, in reference to a catalytic converter being cut off a vehicle owned by the school. This happened sometime between July 8 and July 15.

– An officer was dispatched to Bridgeport Equipment on July 15 in reference to video footage of a man shoplifting two pairs of men’s flip flops. The incident occurred on July 12.

– Two patrolmen were dispatched to a disturbance in the 100 block of Fay Avenue on July 15. Upon arrival, Iesha McFadden was arrested on two active warrants from Washington County Common Pleas Courts.

– A traffic stop was conducted on July 15 in the 700 block of Pike Street. During the stop, illegal drug paraphernalia was located in plain view and a search was conducted. The search revealed two small containers with suspected methamphetamine. The drugs were collected and will be sent for testing.

Reports/Washington County

– Two dogs became loose on July 14 from the residence at 288 Mechanic St., Macksburg. The dogs were running through other people’s property. The dog warden was addressing the complaint and verifying ownership and registration of both dogs. Glen O. Williams stated the dogs got loose from him, but he retrieved them right away. One of the dogs is owned by his sister, Michelle Williams. A summons is being requested for Glen Owen Williams Jr., 18, for failing to retrain his dog, and a summons is being requested for Michelle Leann Williams, 20, for failure to register a dog.

– The dog warden responded July 15 to 100 Del Ray Court, Marietta, to meet officials from the Marietta City Water Department. Water service had been shut off at this residence on June 22 for lack of payment. There is an outstanding bill of $485.63 for the residence. On July 11 at approximately 6:30 a.m., the water meter access port was entered, the wire to the meter was cut, and the valve was turned on, unlawfully turning the water back on to the residence. From the time the water was turned back on, until it was shut off on July 15, 58.13 cubic feet of water (435.97 gallons) was stolen. The cost of the amount of water is approximately $14.09 and the cost to replace the damaged water meter is $190. Upon attempting contact at the residence, the dog warden obtained no response. Warrants for the arrest of Joshua Dean Sprague, 40, snd Angela Stephanie Johnson, 46, were requested through Marietta Municipal Court on a charge of theft.

– On July 15, a summons was requested for Catherine Bigley, 211 Wooster St., Marietta, for failure to maintain reasonable control of a dog. The dog warden was advised on June 5 that Bigley had two dogs with her as she exited her vehicle. One of the dogs became loose and charged a neighbor, biting the neighbor. Bigley then gained control of the dog.

Arrests/Washington County

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

– Mario Rolando Munoz Jr., 27, of 2732 Vickers Road, Marietta, was arrested on a probation violation, a misdemeanor.

– Christopher Jerome Long, 20, of 309 Main St., Lower Salem, was arrested for possession of drugs, and two counts of probation violation, all misdemeanors.

– Christopher Paul Smith, 33, of 807 Virginia Ave., Parkersburg, was arrested on contempt of court, two counts of theft, all misdemeanors; and felonious assault, failure to comply, and unauthorized use of motor vehicle, all felonies.

– Benjamin David Rutter, 40, of 830 Muskingum River Road, Marietta, was arrested for an OVI, a misdemeanor.

– Iesha Rachelle McFadden, 24, of 411 East Spring St., Marietta, was arrested for tampering with evidence, a felony; and theft, criminal trespass, and two counts of possession of drug abuse instruments, all misdemeanors.

– Domonic Lee Brooks, 19, homeless, was arrested for possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor.

– Susan Kaye Rummer, 39, of 106 Grandview Ave., Marietta, was arrested for receiving stolen property, a felony.


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