Wood Sheriff

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on Dec. 9:

From Dec.6 to Dec. 8, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office answered 91 calls, including four traffic stops, eight area checks, one warrant services, seven complaints by phone, six intrusion alarms, three animal complaints, four motor vehicle accidents, and two disorderly motorists.

* Dec. 6, a deputy responded to Tonya Avenue in reference to a destruction of property which had occurred on a repossession lot. The complainant reported that a Harley-Davidson Sportster had been moved to the back gate of the lot and he had observed that the ignition on the motorcycle had been damaged. It appears as if the suspect(s) attempted to steal the motorcycle; however, this was unsuccessful. An investigation is ongoing.

* Dec. 6, a deputy responded to a vehicle crash at Emerson Commons and during the investigation it was discovered that the male had allegedly lied about being the involved driver of the vehicle. Michael Thomas Powell, 31, of 41st Street, Vienna was arrested on charges of obstructing.

* Dec. 6, a deputy responded to the area of Twin Oaks Drive and Blennerhassett Heights Road in reference to a hit and run. The complainant reported that a vehicle had damaged mailboxes belonging to his neighbor.

* Dec. 6, a deputy responded to Evergreen Cemetery on Emerson Avenue in reference to a possible fight. The subjects stated they were wrestling and no one was fighting; they were friends. A check of the vehicle located marijuana, smoking pipes, a digital scale, two grinders and a Remington 380 pistol. Both 16-year-olds were issued citations. One for possession of marijuana and juvenile possession of a firearm. The other juvenile was issued a citation for possession of marijuana. The pistol was turned over to the mother of the juvenile. The detective over the juvenile cases was notified and will be doing followup.

* Dec. 6 deputies responded to the area of Elizabeth Pike in reference to horses wandering loose. On arrival Wirt and State units had located the horses and wrangled them back into the fence of the owner. One of the horses appeared to be injured. Wirt Unit had located debris that indicated that the horse may have been grazed by a vehicle. The owner was provided information for an emergency vet.

* Dec. 7 deputies responded in reference to a third party call of a domestic on Lantana Lane. The complainant reported that she and her boyfriend were involved in an argument and she was pushed to the ground; she did not wish to pursue domestic charges and was advised of obtaining a domestic violence protective order. She was, however, wishing to pursue charges for her boyfriend taking her vehicle without permission; she reported that he does not have a license and is not allowed to drive her vehicle. The area was checked without locating the vehicle. Investigation is ongoing.

* Dec. 7 Gerald Christopher Piggott, 36, of Putnam Street, was arrested on charges of prohibited person possess a deadly weapon.

* Dec. 7 a deputy spoke with the complainant in reference to a larceny. The complainant advised while she was at the Cracker Barrel in Mineral Wells she had left her wallet in the restroom; when she noticed that she had forgotten her wallet she returned back to the restroom and the wallet and contents were gone.

* Dec. 8 Marlene Gwen Roberts, 41, of Central City Road, was issued a citation for driving on suspended/revoked and failure to obey stop sign.

* Dec. 8 a deputy responded to Mineral Park Lane in reference to a welfare check of a female. Contact was made with a male and female at which time the male became belligerent screaming as to why deputies were called. The female stated she just wished to get her belongings and leave with the male refusing to let her in the house where she lived. The male would not comply to the deputies asking him to move. Randall Andrew Beatty Jr., 33, of Mineral Park Lane, was arrested on charges of obstructing; he received a $10,000 bond which he was not able to post and was also served with a DVPO.

* Dec. 8 a deputy responded to Kohl’s Department Store in reference to a shoplifting in progress. Eric Daniel Whitlatch, 50, of 17th Avenue, was arrested on charges of shoplifting 3rd offense; he was placed pending his arraignment.

* Dec. 8 deputies responded to the 2700 block of Laurel Creek Road in reference to a single vehicle accident with possible injuries. Waverly Volunteer Fire Department was already on scene and the vehicle was unoccupied. It appears that the vehicle was traveling westbound when it ran off the road to the right striking a tree, then spinning around backward into the ditch. The deputy located an insurance card showing an address in Reedsville, Ohio. The vehicle was towed and an attempt has been made to contact the owner.

* Dec. 8 a deputy responded to Robert Byrd Highway milepost 12 in reference to a single vehicle accident involving a deer. The driver stated that he was traveling eastbound when a deer ran out in front of his vehicle; he was unable to avoid striking the deer. A crash report was taken and the vehicle was towed. No injuries were reported.


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