¯ A patrolman stopped a white Nissan Altima on Dec. 29 in the 300 block of Front Street in reference to a traffic violation. During the stop, the patrolman used his K-9 to perform a vehicle sniff for narcotics and the K-9 indicated on the driver’s door. Drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia were seized from the vehicle. The operator, Michael Bowman, was arrested and charged for the items found.

¯ An officer was dispatched Thursday to 40 Acme St., in reference to a criminal simulation complaint. Upon arrival, officers viewed the closed circuit TV. On Dec. 26, a man passed three rolls of quarters to pay for items from the store. After opening the rolls, the quarters were found to be arcade tokens. Officers made contact with the man who admitted passing the arcade tokens as quarters. He will be summoned to the Marietta Municipal Court on one charge of criminal simulation.

¯ A patrolman initiated a traffic stop on Thursday on a black Dodge Ram for fictitious plates. During the stop, the driver, Chance Gardner Menking, advised that there was a loaded firearm under the driver’s seat. A passenger, Christian A. Preston, was also detained. Drug paraphernalia was observed inside the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle, a glass smoking pipe with residue and suspected meth were located. Under the driver’s seat was a loaded .22 caliber revolver. It was later learned that Menking had an active protection order against him with strict stipulations that he was not to possess any type of firearm. Chance Menking was arrested and charged with violation of a protection order and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, both felonies.

Christian Preston was arrested and charged with possession of drug abuse instructions, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.

¯ Units responded Friday to 212 Beaver St. in reference to a disturbance. After the investigation, it was determined that an altercation took place between a victim and Ryan Robert Mincks. At some point during the argument, Mincks physically bit the victim. Ryan Robert Mincks was arrested and charged with domestic violence.

¯ Charles Clinton Carpenter Jr. was taken into custody Saturday in the 300 block of Maple Street for three failure to appear warrants through the Ohio State HIghway Patrol. He was transported to the Washington County Jail and provided copies of his warrants.

¯ An officer responded Sunday to Norwood Rentals & Storage, 741 Greene St., in reference to a breaking and entering. The investigation revealed entry was made into a storage unit with unknown items stolen. Locks on two additional storage units were attempted to be cut off, but were unsuccessful.

¯ A patrolman responded Sunday to 400 Second St. in reference to Scott Lee Carpenter stealing a license plate from the rear of a vehicle. Carpenter was quickly located, as well as the plate. He was arrested for fifth-degree felony theft.

¯ An officer responded Monday to 205 1/2 Montgomery St. in reference to a domestic violence incident. Rolando Rodriquez was arrested for domestic violence.

Reports/Washington County

¯ Deputies began an investigation Thursday into a stolen vehicle registration. This case remains under investigation.

¯ A deputy was dispatched Friday to the Washington County Jail, 101 Westview Ave., Marietta, to a report of inmate Laura J. Burns being in possession of suspected drugs. Burns advised the substance in her bag was heroin, which she surrendered to officers. The bag and substance weight was 17.16 grams. Laura Jean Burns, 28, of 114 Shady Lane, Marietta, was charged with illegal conveyance of drugs.

¯ A deputy was dispatched Friday to Guernsey Scrap Recycling, 28087 State Route 7, Marietta, to a report that someone was actively breaking into this business. Deputies observed a subject, later identified as Deane Beck, in a carport located beside the main office. Beck was unable to provide an explanation for why he was on the property, other than he was passing through and needed some alone time. He indicated he was aware he was trespassing.

Beck advised he located some Ritz Crackers’n Cheesy Dip within the carport, which he consumed. He said after he consumed the snack, he smoked a cigarette. Beck was searched and found to have possession of a M & P 10-inch extraction and evasion cleaver, a Gerber fixed blade knife, SOG tactical Tomahawk and flashlight.

Deane Allen Beck, 40, of 615 10th St., Marietta, was placed under arrest and charged with theft, breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools.

¯ A deputy began an investigation Friday into a reported domestic violence. After completing the investigation, the report was determined to be unfounded.


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