Wood Sheriff

PARKERSBURG –The Wood County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on Jan. 24:

The office answered 128 calls: nine traffic stops, six mental hygiene orders, 11 intrusion alarms, five domestic complaints and domestic order services, three motor vehicle accidents, five warrant services, six area checks, eight speak with complainant by phone and three suspicious vehicles/persons.

Jan. 21

* Deputies responded to Slate Creek Road for a donkey and a horse laying in the roadway. Upon arrival the deputy located two miniature donkeys in the yard of a residence. The deputy made contact with the owners of the donkeys and advised that they would corral them back into the pasture.

* Deputies responded to Staunton Turnpike for a two vehicle accident. Both vehicles were pulled off the side of Dutch Ridge road with one vehicle having front end damage and the other having rear end damage. Both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene and no injuries were reported.

* A deputy spoke with the complainant about someone shooting her house with a paintball gun during the evening hours of Jan. 20 on Greenland Place. The complainant observed several splatters of yellow paint and debris of orange plastic from the paint balls strewn about the walkway in front of her residence.

* A deputy responded to a motor vehicle accident at Pike Street and Broadhead Lane. Upon speaking with the drivers of the vehicles it was found that the incident occurred on I-77 near the Mineral Wells exit. The driver stated that debris had fallen from the back of the truck striking her vehicle on the passenger side front bumper. The driver of the truck stated he did not realize anything had fallen from his truck and believed the item which fell to possibly to be a dryer duct. Both drivers exchanged information.

* John Maxwell Wilson III, 47, of Ohio Avenue was arrested on a warrant for battery. He was processed, taken for arraignment and released on a PR Bond.

Jan. 22

* A deputy spoke with the complainant who reported that her daughter had parked her vehicle at a pull off at Stillwell Road and Robert Byrd Highway from Jan. 18-19 and upon returning for the vehicle realized the catalytic converter had been cut from the vehicle. The estimated cost for replacement is between $225 and $400 to replace.

* A deputy spoke with the complainant who reported the catalytic converter had been taken from her vehicle while in the parking lot of the Hillbilly Shack on Jan. 18. Investigation ongoing at this time as several other vehicles had catalytic converters taken on the same night.

* A deputy responded to the 600 block of W.Va. 14 for a single vehicle accident. The driver stated he had dropped a cigarette and went off the road to the right striking a rock. The vehicle had front end damaged and was towed, no injuries were reported.

Jan. 23

* A deputy responded to magistrate court for a subject needing served with a capias. Christopher Edward Byrd, 31 of Belrock Avenue, Belpre, was served with the capias for driving on revoked for DUI. He was processed and released on a PR Bond.

* A deputy spoke with the complainant who said someone was stealing scrap metal from a 50 gallon drum behind his shop on Buckeye Street.

* Deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash at Meadowview Drive and Ridgeview Circle where a vehicle had struck several mailboxes. The driver stated she went off the roadway striking the mailboxes. Deputy observed that the mailboxes were not damaged only the support holding several of the mailboxes had been twisted and pulled from the ground. A citation was issued to Melva L. Turner, 75, Hickory Street, for driving on suspended.