Two men arrested on vehicle-tampering charges

PARKERSBURG – Police arrested two men in unrelated vehicle tampering incidents, police said.

About 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sgt. J.D. Hart of the Parkersburg Police Department responded to the area of Seventh and Green streets in reference to witnesses observing a man entering vehicles.

Upon arriving at the scene, Hart allegedly observed Michael Glenn Bollinger, 49, homeless, exiting a 1997 Chevrolet van. Hart made contact with Bollinger, noting several signs of intoxication.

Bollinger was taken into custody for public intoxication and vehicle tampering charges. He was processed and later arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court where he was released on $600 bond.

At the time of the arrest, Bollinger was out on bond for an incident on Jan. 9 where officers responded to the 900 block of Lynn Street in reference to a man walking down the street waving a large knife in the air.

About 2 a.m. Thursday officers responded to the 900 block of 32nd Street in reference to a suspicious person.

Tyler Ashby Deems, 2432 Dudley Ave., Parkersburg, was arrested on charges of vehicle breaking and entering, carrying a concealed weapon, motor vehicle tampering, obstructing and public intoxication.

Officers located Deems in the 3400 block of Central Avenue through his tracks in the snow, police said. He was taken into custody and processed under the name of Brandon Deems, falsely provided to officers. Deems was wanted by the Vienna Police Department for two vehicle breaking and entering warrants.

Deems was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court and released on a $3,500 bond.