On the Record
PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases May 21.
* Sahel Farouq Elbataineh, 54, 1500 12th St., Apartment 107, Vienna, was given a guilty verdict to obstruction and was sentenced to 60 days of home confinement and assessed $720.25 in court costs and fines.
* John Canterbury, 22, 454 Fraser Road, Elizabeth, pleaded no contest to fraudulent motor vehicle inspection and was dismissed on a charge of no proof of insurance. He was assessed $170.25 in court costs and fines.
* Edward Lee Clendenin, 62, 141 Midway Drive, Dunbar, W.Va., was dismissed on a charge of receiving or transferring stolen goods because the state no longer wants to prosecute.
* Carrie Velten, 32, 911 Tefft St., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to the charges of child neglect and cruelty to animals; as part of a plea agreement she was dismissed on two other counts of cruelty to animals and one other charge of child neglect. She was sentenced to unsupervised probation for six months and completing the Battery Intervention Program through the Wood County Circuit Court. She was assessed $620.50 in court costs and fines.
* Dakota Heckert, 20, 1334 Broadway Ave., Parkersburg, was arraigned on charge of breaking and entering and was being held at the North Central Regional Jail on a $20,000 surety bond.
PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports May 21:
* On May 17. Larry Brian Freed, 42, of Sapphire Court, Davisville, was arrested on a warrant for violation of a domestic violence protective order.
* On May 17, John Alexander Spaulding, 23, of Virginia Avenue, Harrisville, was arrested on charges of aggravated driving under the influence and speeding.
* On May 18, Cassandra Nicole Garcia, 30, of Hoagland Run Road, was issued a citation for expired registration.
* On May 18, Neil Denver Sprout, 42. of Walker Road, was arrested on charges of driving on suspended/revoked, obstructing officer and possession of a controlled substance.
* On May 19, Taylor Layne Parmiter, 28, of 29th Street, was issued a citation for driving on suspended.
* On May 20, Joshua Aaron Durback, 42, of Gunville Ridge Road, Leon, W.Va., was issued citations for driving on suspended, improper registration and no insurance.
* On May 20, Luke Austin Walton, 26, of Pine Street, turned himself in on warrants for failure to maintain, reckless driving, no proof of insurance and immediate reporting of accident.
* On May 20, Hunter Triphers Piatt, 28, of Mary Street, Belpre, was arrested on warrants for fleeing from officer, fleeing from officer (vehicle), malicious or unlawful assault causing injury and Fugitive from Justice as he is also wanted out of Washington County, Ohio.
MARIETTA — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports May 20:
* On May 17, Deputy McKee responded to 721 Old River Road, Little Hocking, in reference to Weston Hickman being involved in a domestic violence incident. Weston was found standing on the roof of the residence, obviously impaired and talking about demons. Floyd Hickman stated he came home because he received a call reference to Weston going crazy in the residence. Weston had a knife in his hand and lunged at Floyd. After speaking with all witnesses Weston Charles Hickman, 26, was placed under arrest for domestic violence and parole violation and was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.
* On May 17, Deputy Reynolds was serving civil papers at 223 Maple Street, Belpre. Deputy Reynolds was advised that Lee Charlton was possibly at that location and an active arrest warrant was on file. Charlton was located and during a patdown a small baggie containing a green leafy substance was located. Lee Anna Charlton, 36, homeless, was arrested on the warrant for theft, burglary, violating a protection order and domestic violence, and transported to the Washington County Jail. Charges for possession of marijuana were served on Charlton at the jail.
* On May 17, WCSO Communication Center received a panic alarm from the Moore’s Junction Par Mar, 17785 State Route 7, Marietta. This alarm was coupled with a phone call from the clerk there advising they had an out of control subject in the store that was refusing to leave and was attempting to steal merchandise. Lt. Hunter and Deputy McKee arrived and encountered the subject, William R. Murphy. Murphy had his pockets loaded with merchandise and was attempting to fill them further as they spoke with him. William Ray Murphy, 72, 11121 Veto Road, Belpre, was placed under arrest for theft and transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.
* On May 19, Frederick Schultheis reported Julie Schultheis came onto the property at 222 Third Street, Lowell, and began yelling at him in regards to the division of property pertaining to a civil case. Julie told Frederick that he had no protection as no one was at the residence. Frederick retreated to the garage and Julie followed him, striking him in the chest. A witness observed Julie in the area and knowing the history stopped to check on Frederick. Julie Antoinette Schultheis, 54, 12090 State Route 60, Lowell, was placed under arrest for domestic violence and criminal trespassing and transported to the Washington County Jail.
The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday and Monday:
* Denise Renae Parker, 45, 7497 Harris Highway, Washington, W.Va., theft, two counts, and breach of recognizance, all misdemeanors.
* Jessica Fawn Strode, 34, 600 Ullman Street, Beverly, assault, a misdemeanor.
* John David Bigler, 44, 133 Acme Street, Apt. A, Marietta, probation violation, a misdemeanor.
* Lee Anna Charlton, 36, homeless, theft, burglary, both felonies, violation of a protection order, possession of drugs, and domestic violence, misdemeanors.
* William Ray Murphy, 72, 11121 Veto Road, Belpre, theft, a misdemeanor.
* Weston Charles Hickman, 26, of Little Hocking, parole violation, a felony, and domestic violence, a misdemeanor.
* Tessa Ann Blair, 26, homeless, probation violation and parole violation, both felonies.
* Bryanna Michel Sabatino, 33, 826 Ashby Ridge Road, Parkersburg, disorderly conduct, breach of recognizance, OVI, driving under suspension, driving in the wrong direction and no seatbelt, all misdemeanors.
* Andrew Michelle Lohoefener, 32, of Marietta, domestic violence, two counts, and endangering children, all misdemeanors.
* Michael Paul Mayes, 37, of Belpre, domestic violence and aggravated menacing, both misdemeanors.
* Matthew Thomas Steele, 27, homeless, OVI, driving under suspension, no seatbelt, improper lane usage and probation violation, all misdemeanors.
* Julie Antoinette Schultheis, 54, of Lowell, domestic violence and criminal trespassing, both misdemeanors.
PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Police Department released the following reports May 20:
* This past weekend the Parkersburg Police Department responded to 294 calls for service.
* Chequila Haislep, 25, of Washington, W.Va., was arrested May 17 on a capias for failure to appear.
* Charley Hutson, 42, of Walker, was arrested May 17 on a capias for failure to appear.
* Corrie Herman, 29, of Washington, W.Va., was arrested May 17 on a capias for failure to appear.
* Maggie Barnhart, 36, of Parkersburg, was arrested May 17 on charges of petit larceny and domestic battery.
* Jeremy Pfost, 42, of Parkersburg, was arrested May 17 on a charge of driving under the influence causing bodily injury.
* Cody Dillon, 25, was arrested May 17 on a capias for failure to appear.
* Denzil Dowler, 34, of Parkersburg, was arrested May 18 on a warrant for violation of a protection order.
* Jacob Givens, 20, of Parkersburg, was arrested May 18 on a domestic battery charge.
* Brandon Girven, 34, of Parkersburg, was arrested May 18 on a charge of fleeing in vehicle with reckless disregard.
* Matthew Cornell, 35, of Parkersburg, was arrested May 19 on a domestic battery charge.
* Raymond Depasquale, 22, of Ripley, was arrested May 19 on a capias for failure to appear.
* Christopher Hutson, 38, of Parkersburg, was arrested on May 19 on a capias for failure to appear and fleeing from an officer.
* Raymond Armendariz-Brown, 25, was arrested May 19 on a capias for failure to appear.
* Michael Hammett, 34, of Pennsboro, was arrested May 19 on charges of obstructing and fleeing from an officer.
* Michael Barton, 47, of Parkersburg, was arrested May 19 on a DUI charge.
* On May 17, officers responded to Camden Avenue in reference to a breaking and entering.
* On May 17, officers responded to 12th Avenue in reference to vehicle entries.
* On May 17, officers responded to Walmart in reference to shoplifting.
* On May 17, officers responded to Briant Street in reference to a vehicle entry.
* On May 17, officers responded to PPD Headquarters in reference to fraudulent use of a credit card.
* On May 18, officers responded to Fourth Avenue in reference to a burglary that already occurred.
* On May 18, officers responded to City Park in reference to destruction of property.
* On May 18, officers responded to Covert Street in reference to a petit larceny.
* On May 18, officers responded to 10th Avenue in reference to a stolen license plate.
* On May 18, officers responded to Juliana Street in reference to a stolen registration plate.
* On May 19, officers responded to Sixth Street in reference to a stolen vehicle.
* On May 19, officers responded to 16th Street in reference to a burglary that already occurred.
* On May 19, officers responded to Walmart and cited Brooklyn Groves for shoplifting.
* On May 19, officers responded to Family Dollar on Division Street and cited Mark Kendall for shoplifting.
* On May 19, officers responded to Hampton Inn on Emerson Avenue in reference to a vehicle entry that already occurred.
* Between May 17-19, officers responded to 14 motor vehicle accidents.
WILLIAMStOWN — The Williamstown Police Department released the following reports May 21:
* Amber Carmichael, 35, of Williamstown, was cited for speeding, 52 mph in a 35 mph zone, on West Third Street.
* Katelin Johnson, 24, of Mineral Wells, was cited for speeding, 39 mph in a 25 mph zone, on Highland Avenue.
* Ashley Pifer, 30, of Mineral Wells, was cited for expired motor vehicle inspection and no insurance on Highland Avenue.
* Mariah Stansberry, 19, of Walker, was cited for speeding, 62 mph in a 45 mph zone, on W.Va. 14.
* Lorenia Manns, 33, of Parkersburg, was cited for expired registration and expired motor vehicle inspection on Highland Avenue.
* Timothy Cheadle, 49, of Stockport, was cited for public intoxication and littering on the Beachcomber lot off of Highland Avenue.
* Michael Sheppard, 43, of Elizabeth, was cited for speeding, 60 mph in a 45 mph zone, on W.Va. 14.
* Alishea Albloushi, 20, of Marietta, was cited for speeding, 80 mph in a 55 zone, and reckless driving following a traffic stop on W.Va. 14.
* John Canterbury, 22, of Elizabeth, was cited for speeding, 40 mph in a 25 mph zone, on Highland Avenue.
* Eric Resecker, 27, of Marietta, was cited for speeding, 48 mph in a 35 mph zone, and driving on a suspended license on West Third Street.
ATHENS — Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on May 20 and 21.
* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Steinmeyer Road in New Marshfield for a report of property damage. The caller reported his neighbor backed into his yard leaving, damaging the grass.
* The Sheriff’s Office received confirmation from Vinton County they had Clifford K. Hixon, 35, of Albany, in custody. Hixon was transported to Athens for an active warrant for his arrest.
* The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to AllPower Equipment on United Lane for a stolen tractor report. Deputies arrived and took a report; the tractor has been marked as stolen.
* The Sheriff’s Office arrested Justin Yeager, 35, of Athens, for violating the terms and conditions of his parole. Yeager was transported to the SEORJ without incident.
* The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Grace Christian Church on Johnson Road for a complaint having occurred prior in the week. Deputies spoke with the complainant and a report was taken.
* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Rainbow Lake Road for a dog bite complaint. The caller advised they were a data collection employee. They stated they were attempting to leave a door tag on a residence when a dog came around the house and bit them. Information was taken from both the complainant and the dog owner. The incident was forwarded to the Athens County Dog Warden for further review.
* The Sheriff’s Office responded to the Fox Lake Road to recover property left in the parking lot. Items were collected and taken to the Sheriff’s Office.
* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Old Highway 33 for a report of an inactive burglary. The complainant reported someone entered his home and stole multiple items from his residence. This case is pending further investigation.
* The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a North Akron Avenue residence in Buchtel for a report of a theft.
* The Sheriff’s Office responded to two burglary reports on Huckleberry Road in Coolville. The victims were related, and the suspect was a relative. Upon checking the second house, Donnie Van Brocklin, of Michigan was found in the garage. Van Brocklin had multiple self-inflicted cuts and stab wounds to his body claiming he was being chased by people. This apparently started after using an unknown drug and in an attempt to get away from them, he broke into both houses. Van Brocklin was transported to the hospital and eventually flown to Columbus. This case is still under investigation.
* The Sheriff’s Office arrested James Hannah, 52, of Cleveland, at Lake Snowden. Hannah was wanted by the Adult Parole Authority for failing to comply with the terms and conditions of his parole and sex offender registration.
* The Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen vehicle from Washington County on Brimstone Road in Coolville. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of the recovery and the investigation is ongoing.
* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Jacksonville in reference to a dispute regarding a stolen Xbox. The investigation is ongoing but the complainant, Cody Vandyke, 20, of Athens, was arrested for an active warrant.
* The Sheriff’s Office responded to South Canaan Road for a theft report. The complainant advised a chainsaw had been recently taken from his property. Deputies spoke with the complainant about the incident and a report was filed.
* The Sheriff’s Office took a complaint via phone of a possible attempt of identity theft. The caller advised she had received a phone call from an unknown person claiming they were from the Social Security Administration and that the caller’s information had been compromised. They were requesting the caller to contact a number they provided. The caller advised that she did not give out any personal information. Deputies attempted to call the number that was supplied but the number was since out of service. Anyone else receiving similar calls is encouraged to report suspicious activity.
* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Lexington Avenue in Chauncey for a report of vehicle parked on the complainant’s property. Deputies tagged the vehicle for removal.
* The Sheriff’s Office responded West First Street in The Plains for a report of a canine running at large. The complainant stated her neighbor’s canine was in her yard and the report has since been referred to the Dog Warden.
* The Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on Main Street in Jacksonville for an equipment violation. Deputies identified the driver as Shawn Gallagher, 37, of Nelsonville, with a suspended license and showing active warrants for his arrest. K-9 Bora was deployed and indicated on the vehicle. A search was conducted yielding items suspected as methamphetamines. A passenger, Misty Withrow, 35, of Nelsonville, was also arrested and charged with aggravated possession of drugs. Withrow was transported to the SEORJ and booked on Possession charges; Gallagher was transported to OUPD, where he made bond.
* The Criminal Interdiction Unit was dispatched to Vore Ridge Road in reference to a stolen side-by-side loaded onto a trailer. Deputies contacted a male later identified as Ray Brown, 31, of Athens, and detained him. The side-by-side was confirmed as stolen and later towed by Autotech Towing to the Sheriff’s Office County Garage. Brown was transported to SEORJ without incident and booked on charges of tampering with evidence and held on a $10,000 bond.
* The Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on Monserat Ridge Road, while on the stop, deputies observed several criminal indicators. The driver of the vehicle admitted to being in possession of marijuana. Upon searching the vehicle, marijuana and paraphernalia were located. These items were seized as evidence.
* The Sheriff’s Office responded to State Route 691 in reference to a complaint of medication theft. The complainant indicated he sold furniture to individuals who came to pick it up, and sometime later in the evening noticed his medication was missing. Potential suspect was contacted and denied any knowledge of incident.
* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Beech Road in The Plains for a dispute between a male and female. Deputies spoke to the male complainant who advised his live-in girlfriend hit him, stole his cell phone and cigarettes and is hiding inside a camper on the trailer lot. Deputies spoke to the female advising the male pulled her hair, and she denied hitting him or taking his items. There were no visible injuries on either and no way to prove that a theft had occurred. The couple separated for the evening.
* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Monk Road in Nelsonville for a report of ATVs driving on the roadway. Deputies did not locate any ATVs; however, spoke with individuals on private property who stated they had been on the roadway. They were requested to remain on private property.
* The Sheriff’s Office received a request for assistance with a traffic stop from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Deputies responded to the scene and stood by with OSHP while they conducted a search of a vehicle.
* The Sheriff’s Office was notified of a report of smoke on State Route 550. Deputies located a small campfire, which was the cause of smoke. The responding fire department was notified of the cause.
* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Carpenter Road in Albany for a report of drug paraphernalia found in a home. The complainant stated he believes a home health aide left the paraphernalia after caring for the homeowner. The paraphernalia was taken for destruction as there was no evidentiary value. The case was documented for possible follow up.
* The Sheriff’s Office responded to State Route 691 in New Marshfield for a damaged vehicle report. The complainant stated their RV was parked in Albany when they observed the damages. This case is pending further investigation.