Police Records


¯ A patrolman spoke with a victim Nov. 16 regarding unauthorized use of his debit card at Rent 2 Own.

¯ A patrolman stopped a white GMC truck Nov. 16 in the 400 block of Fort Harmar Drive in reference to a speed violation. During the stop, the patrolman seized marijuana from the vehicle. Jacob Mason, 35, was cited for possession of marijuana.

¯ It was reported on Nov. 17 that an individual passed a fictitious check at Riverview Credit Union.

¯ An officer investigated a death at a residence on Wells Avenue and determined a 79-year-old female died of natural causes. The coroner was contacted, and the body was released to Roberts Funeral Home.

¯ A woman reported to her probation officer on Thursday that there had been a domestic disturbance the night before at her residence on Muskingum Drive. After the investigation, it was determined the incident was not one of criminal activity.

¯ A patrolman was dispatched Thursday to Burger King, 227 Pike St., in reference to an employee theft. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the general manager. The general manager advised that one of the cash registers was reported as $98.82 low. In checking CCTV, an employee was found to have taken the cash from the register. The suspect will be summoned to appear before the Marietta Municipal Court.

¯ An officer was dispatched Thursday to a Third Street residence in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim and Scott Carpenter, 59. It was found that Carpenter had threatened the victim with physical violence. He was arrested for domestic violence by threat and transported to the Washington County Jail.

¯ A patrolman was dispatched Friday to Kroger, 40 Acme St., in reference to a theft. The incident happened on Nov. 15 around 5:30 p.m. A suspect can be seen not paying for $285 worth of groceries. This case remains under investigation.

¯ Units were dispatched Friday to a disturbance at 302 Harmar St. Arrangements were made for all subjects involved to exchange property and maintain the peace.

¯ An officer responded Saturday to Walmart in reference to a theft complaint. While en route, the officer learned the suspect fled and ran behind the Aldi grocery store. The officer located the suspect hiding in the brush behind the store and identified him. A summons will be requested for him to answer for the charges of theft and criminal trespass as he had been previously trespassed from Walmart.

¯ A patrolman responded Monday to a Marion Street residence in reference to an assault. After the investigation, the patrolman arrested Austin Wright, 31, for assault.

Reports/Washington County

¯ A deputy was on patrol Nov. 15 and conducted a traffic stop on Ohio 7, Dunham Township. Justin A. Patterson of 10414 Veto Road, Belpre, was cited for speeding, 74 mph in a 60 mph zone.

¯ A deputy was on patrol Nov. 15 and conducted a traffic stop on Ohio 7, Belpre Township. Nathan Way Davis of 263 Linton Hill Road, Coolville, was cited for driving under financial responsibility law suspension.

¯ Deputies were dealing with a motor vehicle fire Nov. 16 near 1776 Briggs Hill Road, Belpre Township. The owner, Robert Tate, became belligerent and was directed to leave the area. A short time later Tate came back into the area and backed his truck into a driveway out of sight, approximately 100 yards from where deputies were monitoring the vehicle fire scene.

A short time later two very loud noises came from the direction where Tate had parked his vehicle. Tate then walked down the roadway to the deputies, began yelling at them and using derogatory language. He was advised that he would be charged with disorderly conduct, with him stating he could not be arrested due to COVID. Tate was taken into custody and a search revealed shotgun shells in his pocket.

Once his vehicle was checked, a shotgun was found sticking out from under a blanket. The gun matched the ammo found on Tate’s person. A second shotgun was located behind the seat. An odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected about his person. When asked when he had consumed alcohol last, he was unsure. Tate was transported to the Washington County Jail where he was processed in on charges of disorderly conduct and weapons while intoxicated. Tate’s PBT results were 0.03.

¯ A deputy was made aware of a juvenile with alcohol mixed in with another drink on Nov. 16.

¯ A deputy began an investigation Nov. 16 into storage buildings being entered on Ohio 60, Muskingum Township.

¯ A deputy began an investigation Nov. 16 in Waterford Township in reference to a theft of a toolbox and tools.

¯ A deputy responded Nov. 17 to the Village of Lowell, in reference to a woman seen in a video walking by landscaping and pulling the solar light out of the ground. The solar light was recovered and returned to the owner. A summons is being requested for Connie Sue Schau, 68, of 308 Third St., Apt. A, Lowell, for theft, a first-degree misdemeanor.

¯ A lieutenant began an investigation Nov. 17 into the theft of money/services. This case remains under investigation.

Arrests/Washington County

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

¯ Andrew Joe Lucas, 47, of Kent, was arrested for contempt and possession of drugs, both felonies.

¯ Austin William Wright, 31, of Marietta, was arrested for assault, a misdemeanor.

¯ Barbara Ann Moore, 53, of Cambridge, was arrested for possession of drugs, a felony; and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.


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