Reports/Washington County

¯ A search warrant executed Wednesday at 112 Knox St. Apt. 23, Marietta, led to the arrest of two on drug charges.

Agents with the Major Crimes Task Force and Washington County Special Response Team encountered Mageed Dunor, Heather Thompson and three other subjects.

After securing the residence, a small baggie containing an off-white substance was observed on a window sill, in the immediate vicinity of Dunor. The baggie was in plain view and later found to weigh 9.75 grams, testing positive for fentanyl.

Further searching of the area revealed digital scales, a food blender with a large amount of powdery white residue (consistent with the contents in the previous baggie). Also located were syringes, multiple 1-by-1-inch baggies, with trace amounts of residue, cotton balls with residue, a large amount of Narcan, and two spoons with residue.

As a result of the search warrant Mageed Varnie Dunor, 25, of 3576 Astor Ave., Columbus, was arrested for possession of drugs, a third-degree felony, and Heather Dawn Thompson, 32, of 112 Knox St., Apt. 23, Marietta, was arrested for permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony.

Dunor was being held on $10,000 bond, and Thompson was released on a personal recognizance bond.

As a result of the arrest, the State of West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation parole services placed a holder on Dunor with no bond.

The Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force is part of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Organized Crime Investigation Commission and is comprised of representatives of Post 84 of the Ohio State Highway Patrol; Washington, Monroe, Morgan and Noble County Sheriff’s Offices; the Marietta, Belpre and McConnelsville Police Departments; and the Washington, Morgan and Noble County Prosecutor’s Office.

¯ A deputy began an investigation Saturday into a theft from a mailbox in the Reno area. This case remains under investigation.

¯ A deputy observed a vehicle Saturday on Ohio 7 travelling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle radar revealed the driver was going 80 mph in a posted 60 mph zone. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Mitchell Allen.

When speaking with Allen, an odor of raw marijuana was detected. When asked if there was marijuana in the vehicle, he stated no, but there had been. After inquiring as to why it was still being detected, Allen stated that he did have some under his seat. The search revealed a zip lock bag with 4.53 grams of marijuana, along with a device used for “dabs.”

Additional paraphernalia was also located in the vehicle. A citation was issued for speed, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia to Mitchell Ryan Allen, 18, of 111 Allencrest Lane, Washington, W.Va.

¯ A deputy observed a vehicle drive left of center, return to the correct lane, and then cross the fog line on Saturday. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Taylor Griffith. An odor of an alcoholic beverage could be detected on Griffith, as well as her eyes being glazed.

Griffith was asked if she had been drinking and she stated three drinks. A portable breath test was given with the results being 0.111 PBT. She was transported for a BAC test, with the results being 0.094. Taylor Ann Griffith, 56, of 1201 Grindstone Drive, Marietta, was placed under arrest for OVI, and driving in marked lanes.

¯ Deputies were dispatched Monday to 975 Beebe Road, Waterford, to a report of Anthony Eltringham being drunk. It was reported that Eltringham had been drinking heavily all day. He was arguing with a subject known to him and at one point made threats of harming himself.

It was apparent when speaking with Eltringham that he was under the influence of alcoholic beverages, which he admitted to. The subjects were advised of disorderly conduct charges should the conduct continue. Approximately 25 minutes after leaving the home, deputies were called back, stating Eltringham was yelling at the caller and the children, and acting aggressive. Eltringham stated he had gone upstairs to tell everyone good night, denying that he was instigating any more arguments.

Anthony Steve Eltringham, 46, was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct cease and desist. While booking into Washington County Jail, Eltringham tested 0.179 on a PBT.

¯ A deputy was dispatched Tuesday to 567 Coal Run Drive, Unit A, Waterford, to a report of Branden Ramage hitting and breaking a glass window at the residence. Branden Dwight Ramage, 26, was placed under arrest and charged with criminal damaging.

Arrests/Washington County

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

¯ Matthew Samuel Shafer, 38, of Marietta, was arrested for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

¯ Anthony Cameron Williams, 47, address unknown, was arrested for contempt of court.

¯ Kenneth Lmar Robinson, 41, of Columbus, was arrested for receiving stolen property, a felony.

¯ Andrew Michael Smith, 31, of Cumberland, was arrested for driving under suspension, a misdemeanor.

¯ Amy Lynn Smithberger, 34, of Marietta, was arrested for assault and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.

¯ Branden Dwight Ramage, 26, of Coal Run, was arrested for criminal damaging, a misdemeanor, and probation violation, a felony.

¯ Willard Troy Perine, 51, of West Union, W.Va., was arrested for OVI and driving under suspension, both misdemeanors.

¯ Gary Lee Riel, 45, of Beverly, was arrested for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

¯ Tyler Reese Archer, 23, of Marietta, was arrested for theft, a misdemeanor.

¯ Rebecca Dawn Sparks, 38, of Marietta, was arrested for a probation violation, a misdemeanor.

¯ Heather Dawn Thompson, 32, of Marietta, was arrested for permitting drug abuse, a felony.

¯ Mageed Varnie Dunor, 25, of Columbus, was arrested for possession of drugs and parole violation, both felonies.

¯ Jeremiah Alan Pierce, 37, of Little Hocking, was arrested for domestic violence and unlawful restraint, both misdemeanors.

Reports/Ohio State Highway Patrol

¯ Dwight F. Thompson, 35, of 10124 Douglas St., Cincinnati, was southbound on Ohio 260 in Ludlow Township on June 4 when he struck low-lying wires attached to a utility pole. His 2019 Freightliner MB60, owned by TDKD Logistics Corp. of Dallas, Texas, was then struck by the snapped wire after it broke from the utility pole. He was taken by Grandview EMS to Marietta Memorial Hospital with suspected minor injuries. No citations were issued.

¯ Charlotte Anne Simpkins, 72, of 45053 Long Ridge Road, Clarington, and Caroline Lindsey Grace, 27, of 821 Grandview Ave., New Matamoras, were southbound on Ohio 7 in Marietta Township on June 6. Simpkins slowed her 2004 Honda Odyssey to make a right turn. Grace failed to slow her 2007 Honda Civic in time and struck Simpkins’ vehicle. Grace was cited for not assuring a clear distance ahead.

¯ Meadow Callie Rauch, 16, of 4200 Huck Road, Lowell, was southbound on Township Road 156 in Salem Township on June 6. Her 2006 Honda Civic went left of center, off the left side of the roadway and struck a sign post. She was taken by the Lowell Adams Volunteer Fire Department and EMS to Marietta Memorial Hospital with suspected minor injuries. She was cited for operating without being in reasonable control of the vehicle.

¯ Kristie Lynn Ayers, 44, of 3858 Rock Run Road, St. Marys, W.Va., and Nina Lea Ogdin, 78, of 211 Fairview Drive, St. Marys, W.Va., were traveling southbound on Ohio 7 in Newport Township on June 8. Ogdin pulled her 2019 Ford Edge into a gravel pull off and attempted to make a U-turn. She failed to yield and struck Ayers’ 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan. Ogdin was cited for not yielding the right of way to all traffic approaching on the roadway to be entered or crossed.

¯ Lindsay Faye Beck, 25, of 7831 Middletown Road, Crestline, and Hannah Dale Schilling, 23, of 35 Ray Harr Road, Beverly, were northbound on Ohio 60 in Muskingum Township on June 9. Beck slowed to make a right turn into a private drive. Schilling failed to slow her 2018 Chevy Cruze and struck Beck’s 2013 Honda Civic. Beck was taken by Devola EMS to Marietta Memorial Hospital with possible injuries. Schilling was cited for not maintaining an assured clear distance ahead.

¯ Matthew Joseph Maroney, 17, of 11 Rolling Meadow, Wheeling, W.Va., and Thomas Gauthier Ranger, 59, of 3520 Loblolly Lane SW, Roanoke, Va., were northbound on Interstate 77 in Salem Township on June 13. Maroney failed to maintain assured clear distance in his 2018 Chevy Colorado and struck Ranger’s 2003 BMW M5 in the rear. Maroney was cited for not maintaining an assured clear distance ahead.


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