On the Record
PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports Feb. 4-5:
* Michael R. Maholtra, 20, of 224 E. Wildwood Drive, Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of possession of marijuana and released on a $500 personal recognizance bond.
* John David Casteel, 56, of 1176 Red Hill Road, Parkersburg, was arraigned on charges of no insurance and driving on a license suspended for miscellaneous and released on a $500 personal recognizance bond.
* Kenneth D. Smarr Jr., 45, of 298 Birnhamwood Drive, Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of possession of marijuana and released on a $500 personal recognizance bond.
* Two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one charge of public intoxication were dismissed against Jay Eugene Barker, 33, of Parkersburg, who passed away in 2017.
* Michelle Barker, 41, of Davisville, pleaded guilty to violation of a protective order and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, suspended for one year of unsupervised probation, and assessed $410.25 in fines and court fees.
* A charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than 15 grams, was dismissed against Natosha Nicole Patterson, 29, of 3772 Deerwalk Highway, Waverly, following a six-month deferred sentence. Because she failed to pay court costs, the conviction was not expunged.
* A charge of domestic battery was dismissed without prejudice against Daniel Lee Frame, 36, of Parkersburg, because the state was unable to locate the victim.
* A charge of possession of a controlled substance was dismissed against Eric Kevin Collum II, 28, of 1250 Sunshine Mountain Road, Williamstown, following a six-month deferred sentence. Because he failed to pay court costs, the conviction was not expunged.
* Amanda Renee Stickel, 28, of 45 E. Fourth St., Apt. 50, The Plains, Ohio, pleaded no contest to charges of defective equipment and no proof of insurance and was assessed $530.50 in fines and court fees.
* Two counts of possession of a controlled substance were dismissed against Jason Scott Moore, 29, of Parkersburg, who passed away in 2017.
* Charges of driving on a suspended license and left of center were dismissed against Michael J. Flynn, 39, of 3047 W. 47th St., Cleveland, because the citation was more than a year old and no warrant had been issued.
* Kaula McVey, 30, of 1946 Princeton St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on charges of burglary and shoplifting and held on an $11,000 surety bond.
* Darell Alan Boggs, 50, homeless, was arraigned on charges of burglary and destruction of property and held on a $10,000 surety bond.
* Curtis Lloyd Cochran Jr., 54, of 618 Reed St., Apt. 1, Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to obstructing and was assessed $210.25 in fines and court fees.
* Ciara Nichole Hodgson, 24, of 723 29th St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on charges of no child restraint and no insurance and released on a $500 personal recognizance bond.
* Austin I. Dulaney, 20, of 659 13th St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and held on a $100,000 surety bond.
* William Jeremy Butcher, 41, of 919 14th St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, and released on a $1,500 surety bond.
* Jennifer Fox-Eaves, 38, of 2807 Norwood Ave., Parkersburg, was arraigned on charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, with intent to deliver and fugitive from justice and held without bond.
* Jordache Safone Collins, 33, 534 Fifth St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of false pretenses and was being held at the North Central Regional Jail on a $1,000 surety bond.
* Michael Shawn Williams, 49, 2708 Norwood Ave., was arraigned on the charges of petit larceny, burglary and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. He was released on a $10,500 surety bond.
* Katherine Ann Butler, 52, homeless, Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of trespassing and released on a $250 personal recognizance bond.
PARKERSBURG — Wood County Sheriff’s Department released the following reports on Feb. 4.
* Brittany M. Wheeler, 28, of Aurora Street, Marietta, was issued a citation for no operator’s.
* Kevin Jay Hammel, 59, of Franklin Blvd., was issued citations for expired motor vehicle inspection, driving on suspended and improper signal use.
* Nora Kay Cain, 45, of Franklin Avenue, Belpre, was issued a citation for no insurance.
* David Eric Linder, 48, of Dragstrip Road, Belpre, was issued a citation for leaving the scene of an accident.
* William Legarette Enrique Densmore,19, of Staunton Turnpike, was issued a citation for no operator’s and no insurance
* Lexi Chanel Wade, 19, of 14th Street, was issued a citation for permitting no operator’s.
* Stanley Edward Bowers III, 20, of Spring Street, was arrested on charges of fleeing in vehicle, driving on suspended, carrying concealed weapon without a license and a warrant for no insurance and driving on suspended.
* Angela Jean Atkinson, 57, of 19th Avenue, was arrested on charge of domestic battery.
* Erin Diane Yeater, 31, of Cale Street, was issued a citation for DUI, first offense.
* Benjamin Scott Carpenter, 24, of Dickel Avenue, was arrested on two capias warrants for shoplifting and issued a citation for driving on suspended.
MARIETTA — Washington County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on Feb. 5.
* Humane Officer McIntire and Sgt. McGilton responded to 922 Front Street, Lot M9A, Marietta, in reference to two dogs being locked inside a camper without being checked on for several days. Two dogs were observed through a window, at which time a search warrant was obtained for the residence/camper. Sgt. McGilton and McIntire entered the camper noting the smell of feces and urine was unbearable, and feces also covering the entire floor.
A Bulldog/Beagle dog, a Pitbull/Boxer dog and an African Dwarf frog were found to be inside. Both dogs were found to have urine scalding on their paws from the living conditions. One dog was of decent body condition; however, the other dog was thin and both dogs were dehydrated. The fish tank was found to be low on water and completely green making it hard to see anything was inside. Two dog bowls and a pan were inside the camper; however, neither contained food or water. The Bulldog/Beagle owner had Christina Geipe caring for his dog, which she agreed to. Geipe had obtained the Pitbull/Boxer dog in December 2018, and placed it in the camper with the other dog.
During an interview, Geipe stated the dogs were fed daily and the frog was fed twice a day. Geipe stated she was at the camper the evening prior. Geipe was informed that was impossible as tape had been placed on the door and it had not been disturbed.
During the interview process, Geipe admitted she had not been to the camper to care for the animals in approximately three weeks. Geipe stated 3 weeks ago she left the dogs with two bowls of food and one container of water. Geipe stated she had planned to come to the camper on this date. A summons was requested for Christina Geipe, 37, 1606 Hill Street, Apt. C, Belpre, for two counts of cruelty to companion animals. All animals were removed from the camper and Geipe surrendered any rights she had to the animals.
* Deputy Sheaves was transporting Jeremy Warrior Coleman, 34, back to Washington County on a warrant out of Juvenile Court. Coleman began acting out in the rear of the Sheriff’s Office vehicle by kicking the passenger side rear window. Coleman continued kicking the window until the entire back window was out. Upon Deputy Sheaves arrival in close proximity to the Jail, Coleman began climbing out of the back window. Deputy Sheaves at that time stopped the vehicle in which Coleman’s torso was out of the vehicle. Assistance was given by other deputies in which they gained control of Coleman and transported him to the Washington County Jail for processing. Coleman is being charged with felony escape and vandalism.
* Sgt. McGilton along with other deputies responded to a Belpre Township, Little Hocking, in reference to Jasmine Sands calling 911 advising she needed help as she was being held against her will. Sands left the residence and met with deputies. Sands advised Sgt. McGilton she had met a male subject on social media and spoke with him on the social media messaging app, then changed her story that she messaged him on the cell phone. Sands stated the male subject met her in Columbus and they returned to Washington County. Sands made other accusations about her time at the residence; however, in questioning Sands further she finally admitted that she wanted to return to Montana and was scared and that she was there of her own free will. Jasmine Love Sands, 18, homeless, was placed under arrest for filing a false report.
* Junior Swick, Anderson Road, Fleming, Ohio, reported to Deputy J. McConnell that a building on the property had been broken into and items removed. This case remains under investigation.
* Lt. Augenstein was dispatched to the Washington County Juvenile Center in reference to a juvenile fleeing the center and possibly being involved in an altercation. Deputies arrived at the location and following a brief foot chase the juvenile was taken back into custody. The juvenile is facing charges of escape and vandalism of government property through Washington County Juvenile Court.
* Deputy Jones conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by William Klintworth. Upon approaching the driver, a strong odor of alcohol was coming from the person/vehicle of Klintworth. William Thomas Klintworth, 55, was placed under arrest on two counts of driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs and tail light illumination violation. Klintworth was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing where he refused to submit to testing.
* Deputy Brown issued a citation to Jaymie G. Sayre, 1924 SR 550, Cutler, for expired registration.
* Deputy A. McConnell responded to 9160 Veto Road, Belpre, where it was reported that Logan Grimm had taken a vehicle without permission. Grimm also was reported to have a suspended operator’s license. Prior to deputies arriving Grimm had struck a tree and fence post causing damage to the vehicle, a 2001 Chevy four door. Deputies located Logan Wesley Grimm, 30, 9160 Veto Road, Belpre, and placed him under arrest for theft of a motor vehicle and driving under suspension. Grimm was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.
* Trevor L. Heiss, 286 Salem Ridge Road, Waterford, reported to Sgt. Holbert a Stihl chainsaw that had been stolen from a nearby residence. This case remains under investigation.
* Captain Rhodes issued a citation to Dylan Victor Shriver, 19, 830 McGill Road, Vincent, for driving on a suspended license.
* Deputy Zide observed a traffic/vehicle violation and conducted a traffic stop. The driver, Darren Rhodes, appeared to have glassy and bloodshot eyes. An odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected by Deputy Zide. Rhodes attempted to perform standardized field sobriety tests, to which he performed poorly on. A PBT was administered with a result of .248 percent BAC. Darren Terrel Rhodes, 41, 541 Old Pinola Road, Braxton, Miss., was placed under arrest for OVI, and OVI high test, and was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.
* Sgt. McGilton filed charges for failure to register a dog against Jacob Fletcher, 1206 County House Lane, Apt. C, Marietta. In December 2018, Sgt. McGilton met with Fletcher regarding his German Shepherd dog, advising that the dog needed to be registered by Jan. 31. Fletcher became agitated stating he was told by a trainer that he did not have to register the dog and also stated the dog was a certified service dog, helping someone with epilepsy.
Sgt. McGilton advised that he needed to have the dog registered. After checking with the Auditor’s Office, Sgt. McGilton was advised that Fletcher had not registered the dog. In speaking with Fletcher again he stated that no, he did not obtain registration for the dog. Fletcher was advised that a summons would be issued for him for failing to register the dog.
ATHENS — Athens County Sheriff’s Department released the following reports on Feb. 4.
* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to the shopping center in The Plains for a suspicious person report. The caller stated that they observed a man through their security camera get out of a truck and snoop around in items behind their store space. They said they shouted at the man through a remote speaker and he then took off. The truck was described as a white or silver four door truck with dark rims and a tool box in the bed. The man appeared to be a thin white male with facial hair and glasses. Anyone with information about this vehicle is encouraged to contact Deputy Wright at the Athens County Sheriff’s Office.
* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol on State Route 56 in New Marshfield with a female who had an active warrant from Athens Municipal Court. Lacey M. Wallace, 29, of Millfield, was arrested and transported to the Athens Municipal Court.
* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Meadowbrook Road in Albany for a report of a phone scam involving pre-paid credit cards. The caller advised the resident to purchase a pre-paid credit card and that the caller would transfer money to that card for the resident. The resident did not give any credit card information to caller, so no transaction or criminal offense occurred. A report was taken on the incident.
* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Monserat Ridge Road in Millfield to a report of medication taken from a mailbox on Friday of last week. A report was taken on the incident.
* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Meadowbrook Road in Albany for a report of an active breaking and entering. Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with the caller who advised deputies that he could hear noises in the attic. It was later determined that it was the ceiling on the front porch that was making noises due to the weather conditions outside. Deputies came in contact with a female also at the residence who had active warrants out for her arrest. Amanda Zeigler, 29, was arrested and transported to the SEORJ without incident.
* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Mound Street in Chauncey to assist EMS on a male who was unresponsive. Deputies arrived on scene a short time later and met with EMS personnel. Drug items were found by EMS personnel while on scene and deputies took possession of those items.
* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Swartz Road in Shade for a report of an active dispute. Once on scene, the deputy found two young males and an adult female in an active fight inside the residence. After the fight was broken up, it was found that a male suspect in this incident, Tyler Barnhart, was highly intoxicated and had started a fight with the three females and his younger brother inside the home. The family members involved advised they did not want charges filed but did need EMS to respond due to one of the involved parties having an asthma attack. Barnhart was placed under arrest for underage consumption of alcohol. While en route to SEORJ, Barnhart bashed his head as hard as he could on the divider glass, causing excessive bleeding. The Jail staff advised that due to the head injury, he needed to be transported to OMH to be cleared by medical staff. Once at OMH, Barnhart bashed his head off the divider glass several more times. Barnhart will be indicted for underage consumption of alcohol.
* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a theft and unauthorized use of a credit card from Wolfe Bennett Road in Nelsonville. The caller provided the dates, times and locations that the card was used, and the amounts that were withdrawn. This case is under investigation.
* The Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on Carol Lane in The Plains for a moving violation. Deputies observed criminal behaviors and determined the driver to be suspended. Deputies made contact with Jackie Allbaugh, 27, of Nelsonville. Allbaugh was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Athens County. A search of the vehicle was conducted, and several items were seized, including items suspected as methamphetamine and prescription narcotics. These items are being sent to a lab for testing and additional charges are expected. Allbaugh was transported to SEORJ without incident.
* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a Canaanville Hills Road residence on a harassment complaint. Deputies arrived on scene, and a report was taken. An investigation is pending in this matter.
* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Campbell Street in The Pains on a report of an inactive theft. A report was taken, and no further action was needed.
* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a burglary that occurred on State Route 329 in Guysville. It was advised by the complainant that a flat screen Panasonic TV and an old laptop were taken from the residence. The case is under investigation.
* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to East Fourth Street in The Plains in reference to a theft complaint. A report was taken, listing the specific items missing. This matter is under investigation by the ACSO.
* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Main Street in The Plains to assist another agency. The caller advised he heard a loud noise coming from his neighbor’s apartment and he could see his neighbor lying on the floor, responsive but not moving. Deputies and the neighbor were able to enter the residence and the female was taken to OMH for further assistance.
PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Police Department released the following reports on Feb. 4.
* Chad Brookover, 36, of Little Hocking, was arrested for DUI.
* Roger Smarr, 35, of Parkersburg, was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
* Jacob McIntire, 25, of Parkersburg, was arrested on a capias for failure to appear.
* Officers responded to Avery Street in reference to a burglary.
* Officers responded to Linden Street in reference to a burglary that already occurred.
* Michelle Davis, 41, of Vienna, was arrested on a warrant for fraudulent use of an access device and uttering.
* Carissa Lane-Farmer, 23, of Parkersburg, was arrested on a warrant for second offense shoplifting and trespassing.
* Nichole Kelley, 26, of Parkersburg, was arrested on a capias for fugitive from justice.
* Nicole Walker, 37, of Parkersburg, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
* George Fonner, 50, of Parkersburg, was arrested on a capias for failure to appear.
* Officers responded to Sheetz on 7th Street and cited Justin Wendelken for possession of a controlled substance.
* Officers responded to Walmart and cited Katrina Lusk for shoplifting.
* Officers responded to Sheetz on Ann Street in reference to shoplifting.
* Officers responded to 11th Avenue in reference to a vehicle entry.
* Officers responded to 9th Avenue in reference to a petit larceny.
* Gary Blessing, 49, of Parkersburg, was arrested on a warrant for first offense domestic battery.
* Joshua Wilson, 36, of Parkersburg, was arrested for obstructing an officer.
* Officers responded to Lynn Street in reference to a burglary that already occurred.
* Officers responded to 7th Street in reference to a burglary that just occurred.
* Officers responded to Neal Street in reference to a burglary that already occurred.
* Officers responded to BP on Pike Street in reference to counterfeit money.
* Officers responded to Camden Avenue in reference to a hit and run.
WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Police Department released the following reports Feb. 4.
* Evan Davis, 26, Whipple, was cited for speed 39/25 on Highland Avenue.
* Ethan Morris, 18, Williamstown, was cited for speed 35/25 on West Fifth Street.
* A 17-year-old Parkersburg juvenile was cited for speed 40/25 on Highland Avenue.
* Justin Nichols, 25, Leroy, was cited for speed 38/25 on Highland Avenue.
* Zachary Cross, 31, Parkersburg, was cited for texting while driving on Rt. 14.
* Abigail Herring, 18, Parkersburg, was cited for speed 49/35 on West Third Street.
* Jagdishkumar Chauhan, 35, Marietta, was cited for speed 51/35 on West Third Street.
* Bruce Romanek, 48, St. Clairsville, Ohio, was cited for speed 39/25 on HIghland Avenue.
* Ryan Fox, 18, Washington, was cited for speed 42/25 on Highland Avenue.
* Kenneth Barnhart, 38, Vincent, was cited for speed 48/35 on West Third Street.
* Gregory Morris Salter, 48, Vienna, was arrested on charges of driving on a license revoked for DUI, possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana following a traffic stop for a speeding violation on West Third Street. Salter was confined to the Department of Corrections overnight and later relased on a $3,000 bond following his arraignment at Wood County Magistrate Court.
* Kristy Lemon, 38, Parkersburg, was cited for speed 40/25 on Highland Avenue.
* Jeremy Hill, 20, Vienna, was cited for speed 55/35 on West Third Street.
* A 17-year-old Williamstown juvenile was cited for speed 49/35 on West Third Street.
* Joshua Frye, 19, Williamstown, was cited for speed 64/55 and no insurance on Rt. 14.