On the Record
ATHENS – The Athens County Sheriff’s Department released the following reports Oct 24.
* The Criminal Interdiction Unit patrolled the area of River Road for a suspicious vehicle. Deputies made contact with the vehicle and identified its passengers. A consent to search the vehicle was given and deputies located suspected drugs/paraphernalia. The items were seized and sent to a lab for testing, charges are pending lab results.
* The Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on Hunter Road in Glouster for an equipment violation. Deputies contacted the driver and observed criminal indicators. The driver was asked for consent to search the vehicle, and a search was conducted. During the investigation a female passenger had tampered with evidence suspected as methamphetamine. The item was seized and is being sent to a lab for testing and charges are expected pending those results.
* Deputies received a report of a stalking issue at a Poston Road business. Deputies responded and located the suspect driving away from the business. The male was stopped, and deputies learned of a domestic dispute that had occurred several days prior within the City of Athens. The suspect was served with a trespass complaint and advised not to return to the business, or he would be charged with trespassing. APD was contacted and advised of the domestic incident, requesting the victim come to their office to file a report.
* Deputies responded to the Brimstone Road in Coolville referencing a mother reporting her daughter was hallucinating, seeing and talking to people that were not in the residence. The mother also advised her daughter was swinging a knife around earlier. Deputies contacted the subject who was claiming she was the “Isis Queen” and could read minds. The female was transported to O’Bleness Hospital for an evaluation. The female has a history of narcotics use and mental health.
* Deputies received a call reporting a chain saw that was stolen this morning had been found. The caller advised that the saw was taken from a job site in West Virginia by an employee. The caller had spotted the employee’s vehicle sitting along U.S. 50 by County Road 25. Deputies found Johnda Whitmore, 35 of Athens, in the truck and arrested her for an active nationwide Athens County warrant. The stolen chain saw was recovered at the scene.
* Units responded to Gun Club Road for a report of trespassers and possible theft of logs. The complainant stated that logs were being taken from the property illegally by the logging company contracted to be there. The complainant stated the perpetrator is performing these acts early in the morning. Deputies were made aware of the situation for increased patrol of the area. There was not enough evidence at the time of the call for further charges. This case is under further investigation.
* Deputies responded to Rallen Drive in The Plains for a burglary report. Deputies investigated the scene and were able to find multiple pieces of evidence. A suspect was also identified during the investigation. The case is under further investigation.
* Deputies took a report by phone regarding a possible threat being made. The complainant stated that her father heard a neighbor threaten to shoot her. The complainant requested a report be on file for informational purposes.
* Contact was made with a Joshua Burchfield, 47 of Athens, in The Plains who has an active warrant for his arrest. The warrant was confirmed and Burchfield was transported to the SEORJ without incident.
* Deputies responded to Connett Road in The Plains in reference to a person attempting to enter vehicles. Deputies patrolled the area and sat stationary for some time and observed no criminal activity during that time.
* Deputies responded to the McVey Road in Albany area in reference to ABH reporting a client was having dangerous thoughts. The subject in question has a long history with methamphetamine use. Upon arrival it was determined the subject had recently used meth and was having side effects from that use. The subject was transported to O’Bleness Hospital for a medical/mental evaluation. No further actions were needed.
* Deputies responded to Gun Club Road in New Marshfield for a report of a criminal damaging report. The complainant stated that someone had damaged her vehicle windshield.
* Deputies responded to N. Plains Road in The Plains for a possible criminal damaging report. The caller had two large ragged holes in their car tire that they discovered after driving the vehicle and noticing it handling poorly. They were not sure if it was from being slashed or striking an object while driving. The caller advised they were getting the tire replaced and would call back to file a criminal report if the tire center believed the damage was a slash versus damage consistent with striking a curb or corner of a parking barrier.
* Deputies took a walk-in report from a subject claiming she was possibly poisoned by her apartment maintenance man. The complainant stated that the man intentionally used cleaning agents that he was not supposed to use indoors with the intention of causing her harm.
* Deputies took a report by phone in regard to harassment. The complainant stated that an ex-friend had been harassing him by driving by the complainant’s residence. Deputies attempted to make contact with the suspect but were unsuccessful.
ATHENS — Athens County Sheriff’s Department released the following reports Oct. 25.
* Deputies assisted the Athens Police Department in attempting to locate two suspects in Guysville for an investigation. Deputies went to two separate addresses having no contact with either suspect.
* Deputies responded to Dowler Ridge Road in New Marshfield referencing an evicted tenant that had returned to the property to obtain their belongings. Deputies found there was disputed property in the tenant’s vehicle and per court orders, the tenant was not to return. The tenant was issued a Trespass Complaint and if she returned, she would be charged with criminal trespass.
* Deputies responded to North McDonald Street in The Plains for a possible breaking and entering attempt. The caller advised he was a landlord and his tenants reported someone had broken the window in the back door the previous night; however, no entry was made. The incident is under further review pending contact with the actual tenants who were not present at the time of the call.
* Deputies responded to State Route 78 in Hollister for a report of criminal damaging. The case remains under investigation.
* Deputies made contact with Brian Durham, 48, of Pomeroy, who had an active warrant for his arrest. After confirming the warrant, deputies transported Durham to the SEORJ without incident.
* Deputies responded to Euclid Avenue in Buchtel for a reported trespasser. Deputies made contact and detained two males, for investigation purposes, inside the residence. It was determined that one of the males was a resident of the address and had a key for the home. Deputies were then made aware that the other male, Jacob Smith, 37, of Nelsonville, had an active warrant for his arrest. He was transported to SEORJ without incident. This case remains under investigation.
* Deputies received a phone complaint involving a landlord/tenant dispute. The caller advised they share a driveway with their landlord and the landlord left boards and bricks in the driveway which punctured their tire. The caller was advised that the issue was a civil matter and the caller still requested that the incident be documented in case further action was needed.
* Deputies responded to Allison Road in Athens for a report of a suicidal person that had taken an excess amount of medication. After investigating the scene, deputies determined that the male needed to be seen for a mental health evaluation. He was transported to O’Bleness Hospital.
* Deputies responded to North McDonald Street in The Plains for a highly intoxicated female. The caller advised that his wife had drank a large amount of tequila and was concerned for her safety. On scene, the woman was too intoxicated to adequately respond to EMS. She was transported to O’Bleness Hospital for treatment.
The Parkersburg Police Department released the following reports on Oct. 25:
* On Oct. 22, the department responded to 108 calls for service.
* Tilishia Anderson, 29 of Washington, W.Va. was arrested on Oct. 22 for fleeing in vehicle.
* Timothy Anderson, 30 of Washington, W.Va. was arrested on Oct. 22 on a bench warrant and fleeing from officer.
* Krystal Judge, 36 of Parkersburg was arrested on Oct. 22 for domestic battery.
* Clifford Batten, 34 of Parkersburg was arrested on Oct. 22 on a capias for failure to appear.
* Whitli Brown, 31 of Parkersburg was arrested on Oct. 22 on a capias for failure to appear.
* On Oct. 22, officers responded to Murdoch Avenue for a breaking and entering of storage units.
* On Oct. 22, officers responded to 12th Avenue for a larceny.
* On Oct. 22, officers responded to three motor vehicle accidents.
* The department responded to 118 calls for service on Oct. 23.
* Henry Lewis, Jr., 35 of Parkersburg was arrested on Oct. 23 for obstructing and disorderly conduct.
* Charuss Drummond, 32 of Parkersburg was arrested on Oct. 23 for domestic battery and a warrant for breaking and entering.
* On Oct. 23, officers spoke with a complainant for a destruction of property.
* On Oct. 23, officers responded to 36th Street for a burglary in progress.
* On Oct. 23, officers responded to Neal Street for a vehicle entry.
* On Oct. 23, officers responded to four motor vehicle accidents.
The Belpre Police Department released the following reports on Oct. 25:
* Megan N. Pierce, 20, Belpre, was cited for driving under suspension and expired registration.
* William Hogan, 20, Belpre, was cited for no operator license.
* Adam J. Trus, 42, of Belleville, was cited for driving under suspension.
* Travis B. Shahan, 34, of Belpre, was arrested and transported to Washington County Jail on a warrant from common pleas court.
* Nickolaus Sprouse, 24, of Marietta, was arrested and transported to Washington County Jail on failure to appear warrants out of Belpre Mayor’s Court on charges of driving under suspension, improper lane change, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.
* Julee A. Hudkins, 43, Parkersburg, was cited for expired registration.
* Daniel E. Sciance, 23, Marietta, was arrested and transported to Washington County Jail on the charge of probation violation holder.
* Herbert L. Mahar III, 34, Belpre, was arrested and transported to Washington County Jail on a failure to appear warrant out of Belpre Mayor’s Court on the charge of expired registration.
* Larry B. Sellers, 20, Pomeroy, was cited for speed 45mph in a 25 mph zone.
PARKERSBURG — The following civil cases were filed between Sept. 30 and Oct. 4 in the office of the Wood County Circuit Clerk:
* George Jefferson Jr. v. Gary L. Dennis
* Pamela Tennant and Blen Tennant v. Jason Feldman and Networks-USA II LLC
* Brenda L. Richards v. Michael Pennybacker and Nationwide Insurance Company of America
* Discover Bank, c/o Discover Products Inc., v. Duane K. Sutton Jr.
* Branch Banking & Trust Company, successor by merger to BB&T Financial FSB, v. Vicki L. Ruble
* Discover Bank, c/o Discover Products Inc., v. David Oliver
PARKERSBURG — The following divorce petitions were filed in the office of the Wood County Circuit Clerk between Sept. 30 and Oct. 18:
* Kathryn Louise Wigal v. Randall Lee Wigal
* Brandie R. Starcher v. Jay F. Starcher
* Mark Richard Small v. Vanessa Kay Small
* Crystal L. Edman v. Denzil L. Edman
* Henrietta Carpenter v. Larry E. Carpenter
* Cheryl Lynn Schultz v. Darrell Lee Schultz
* Jay D. Hashman v. Linda L. Hashman
* Timothy Scott Farnsworth Jr. v. Latosha Nacole Farnsworth
* Yan Qin Qian v. Randy Eugene Vandale
* April Dawn Rinehart v. Steven Richard Rinehart
* Megan Lynn Wold v. Everett Austin Wold
* Sabrina Lynnea Brown v. William Casey Brown
* William Harold Lanham v. Keya Fern Lanham
* Korey Lee Smith v. Tabitha Lynn Tanner
* Boyd Lynn Duffin v. Kristi Lynn Duffin
* Cathy Sue Lassiter v. Ronald Eugene Lassiter
* Mary Parsley v. Anthony Parsley
* Sarah Jo Flinn v. John Henry Flinn II
* Christy Lynn McGee v. Gerald Eugene McGee
* Nathan Craig Nichols v. Theresa Arie Nichols
* Uzoaru Anya Nkpa v. Avery Cantrell Norris