PARKERSBURG – The Wood County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on March 26.
* On March 24, a citation was issued to James A. Corley, 50, of Smitherman Road, Washington, W.Va., for cell phone use while driving.
* On March 25, a traffic stop was conducted on Lost Pavement Road. A license check on the driver showed active revocation. Joseph Lyle Bock, 45, of Williams Street, was arrested on a charge of driving on a suspended-revoked license second offense. He was taken before a magistrate for arraignment and released on a $2,000 bond.
* On March 25, a deputy responded to Knotts Avenue in reference to a burglary. The complainant, Britnay Gainer, advised that she arrived home around 11 p.m. March 24 and found that her television, sound bar and laptop computer were missing from her apartment.
* On March 25, a traffic stop was conducted on Camden Avenue after a deputy observed the vehicle with no registration. The driver advised he did not have a driver’s license or a registration for the vehicle. A citation was issued to Tylor Broc Thomas, 23, of South Fifth Street, for driving on suspended license second offense.
* On March 25, a citation was issued to Joseph Lewis Carthens, 32, of Pike Street, for driving on suspended license.
* On March 25, a citation was issued to Lee Daniel Atkinson, 23, of Jesterville Road, Vienna, for speeding 60 in a 45 mph zone.
PARKERSBURG – The Wood County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on March 25.
* On March 23, a citation was issued to Taylor Opal Lovell, 26, of Maple Street, Belpre, for no proof of insurance.
* On March 24, a citation was issued to Ralph Lynn White, 51, of 14th Street, for no insurance.
* On March 24, a deputy observed a residence on Staunton Turnpike which had been deemed inhabitable due to a methamphetamine laboratory inside the residence. The house had been posted that people were not allowed inside the residence until testing had been completed by the Department of Environmental Protection. The deputy observed lights on inside and observed subjects to be moving about inside. Deputies approached the residence and made contact with the homeowner, who advised that he, his children and other subjects were inside. DEP had further posted on March 20 that no subjects shall be in the residence. A local check showed a final domestic violence protective order in effect for the male subject. George Nicholas Parsons, 41, of Grantsville, was taken into custody for violation of a protective order; he was transported to the holding center for processing and confined pending arraignment.
* On March 24, Steven Eric Greene, 43, of Carpenters Run Road, turned himself in at the Wood County Sheriff Office on an outstanding warrant for wanton endangerment with a firearm. He was arraigned and released on a $5,000 bond.
PARKERSBURG – The Wood County Sheriff’s Office released the following information on March 12.
* On March 12, area residents reported receiving automated calls from 760-733-9957 directing them to call the IRS at 253-843-6571. When a reverse phone number search is conducted on the first number, it shows up as being a pay phone. Use caution in giving out any information over the phone, if you aren’t sure who you are talking to, officials said.
* On March 10, deputies were dispatched to Winding Road in reference to a single-vehicle crash. The vehicle was located in the creek off the right side of the roadway. The deputy was advised that the driver had walked to a friend’s house down the road. The driver was advised to return to the scene of the crash. When the driver retuned to the scene, the deputy detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath as he spoke. The driver stated that he had swerved to miss a deer and ran off the road into the creek. Samuel Eugene Miller, 21, of Sandy Creek Road, Washington, W.Va., was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence and transported to the Wood County Holding Center for processing and to await his arraignment.
* On March 10, a deputy responded to Home Confinement Office in reference to a warrant service. Daniel Eugene Bivens Jr., 33, of 24th Street turned himself in on warrants for motor vehicle inspection violation and driving on suspended license. He was taken for arraignment in front of the magistrate, where he pleaded to the charges, paid the fines and was released.
* On March 10, Jamie Caroline Hutson, 36, of Charles Street, turned herself in on an active warrant for truancy – failure to have child attend school. She was arraigned before a magistrate and released on bond.
* On March 10, a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle after a deputy observed that the vehicle was showing an expired registration sticker. A citation was issued to Tera Sue Deem, 29, of Ivy Street, for expired registration and no proof of insurance.
* On March 11, Jonathaon Michael Range, 32, of 12th Street, was arrested at the sheriff’s office on an active warrant for telephone harassment. He was confined pending his arraignment.
* On March 11, Crystal Keller, 38, of Old St. Marys Pike, turned herself in at the Wood County Sheriff Office on outstanding warrants for worthless checks. She was taken before a magistrate, arraigned and released on bond.
* On March 11, April Dawn Vance, 44, of Hugh Street, turned herself in on an outstanding warrant for fraudulent scheme. She was taken before a magistrate, arraigned and released after posting a $2,500 bond.
* On March 11, Christopher Lee Keller, 47, of Old St. Marys Pike, was taken into custody on five outstanding warrants for unemployment violations. He was taken before a magistrate, arraigned and released on a $5,000 bond.
* On March 11, Nathan Kyle Martin, 27, of Glenn Avenue, was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for shoplifting issued through the Vienna Police Department. He was taken before a magistrate, arraigned where he pleaded guilty to the shoplifting charge for fine, civil penalty and court costs.
* On March 11, a seatbelt safety checkpoint was conducted on College Parkway. Several motorists were issued citations for no seatbelt, including the following: Ronald Salser, 74, of Tornado Drive, Racine, Ohio; John A. Richards, 31, of Oak Street, Parkersburg, Larry Dale Wilson, 47, of Greens Run Road, St. Marys, W.Va.; Pamela Sue Dick, 61, of Branham Drive, Parkersburg; Michael Byron Cain, 55, of Harris Highway, Washington, W.Va.
Also stopped during the checkpoint was Chelsea Dawn Rockhold, 22, of Dempsie Avenue for no seatbelt. After receiving the citation she returned to the checkpoint taking photos and in the process parked in a no parking zone while taking her pictures, at which time she was issued a citation for parking in a no parking zone and failure to provide a W.Va. operator’s license.
A citation was also issued to William Dinsmore Wagner, 61, of Madison Avenue, for expired motor vehicle inspection, and a citation was issued to Misty D Martin, 25, of Florence Street, Belpre, for no seatbelt and no proof of insurance.
PARKERSBURG – The Wood County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on March 5.
* On March 2, Ronnie Harmon of Core Road reported the theft of a black Coleman 5000 Generator from the back of his truck.
* On March 2, during a traffic stop, William L. Schoefield, 53, of Parkersburg was arrested for third-offense driving while revoked for driving under the influence. Schoefield was confined to the holding center pending arraignment.
* On March 2, during a traffic stop, passenger Isaiah Shaffer, 19, of Parkersburg was found to have an outstanding warrant for failure to pay child support. Shaffer was confined to the holding center pending arraignment. The driver, Haley Hull, 19, also of Parkersburg, was issued a warning for speeding.
* On March 3, Ashlee Nicole Griffin, 24, of Parkersburg, was arrested on a failure to appear warrant. Griffin was arraigned and released on bond.
* On March 3, Autumn Metz, for the Rockport General Store, reported the theft of $40 worth of gasoline when a person drove off without paying.
* On March 3, Asten Parsons, of Parkersburg, reported the theft of a pink Aeropostale gym bag containing her tennis shoes and gym clothes, from her vehicle while it was parked at the Core Road Park and Ride.
* On March 4, during a traffic stop, Rex Allen Mowery, 51, of Marietta, was arrested for third-offense DUI. Mowery was confined to the holding center pending arraignment.
* On March 4, Tammy Brock, 51, of Parkersburg was arrested on worthless check warrants. Brock was arraigned and released on bond.
* On March 4, Union Williams Public Service District reported the theft of water service and the destruction of a lock on a meter. Damage to the lock is estimated at $75 and the value of the water used after cutting the lock off is $48.50.
* On March 4, Cheryl Merrill, for North End Storage on Old St. Marys Pike, reported the break-in of several storage units. At the time of the report, it was unknown if anything had been taken. The manager will be contacting the renters and missing items will be reported.
* From March 4 to March 5, during the snowstorm, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office has responded to 35 vehicle crashes and eight calls to assist motorists due to the weather conditions. Several roads were still blocked due to semi-trucks being stuck in the snow and ice.