Wood Sheriff

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on Jan. 13:

Jan. 7

* A deputy responded to the area of Burnt Hill Road for a single vehicle accident. The driver had swerved to miss a deer resulting in the vehicle exiting the roadway and entering a ditch located off to the right side of the roadway. A crash report was taken.

* A deputy spoke with the manager of Dollar General on Emerson Avenue about a store front window being shot on Jan. 5. The hole was about the size of a BB or a .22 caliber bullet.

* A citation was issued to Anthony Michael Earl, 28, 19th Street, Vienna, for driving on suspended second offense.

* Gary Richard Hoeft, 38, homeless, was arrested on charges of driving on suspended third offense, no registration and no insurance. He was processed and arraigned before a magistrate and held on a $700 surety bond.

Jan. 8

* Cody Lee Cottrell, 29, Spider Ridge Road, was arrested after a traffic stop on a warrant for shoplifting issued through the Parkersburg Police Department.

* A deputy spoke with a complainant on Audrey Drive about a man tampering with her vehicle. The complainant stated a man with a backpack attempted to open her car door, he did not get into the car or take anything, however she just wanted it documented in case he attempted this with other vehicles.

Jan. 9

* Kayla Dawn Parham, 29, Standing Stone Road, Elizabeth, was arrested on a capias for obstructing an officer; Chad Eric Lawson, 45, Standing Stone Road, Elizabeth, was issued a citation for driving on suspended/revoked for DUI and traffic control device.

* A deputy responded to the 11000 block of Emerson Avenue for a two-vehicle accident. The driver said he was traveling south on Emerson Avenue with the sun in his face when the vehicle in front of him had stopped, at which time he rear ended the vehicle. A crash report was taken.

* A deputy responded to 46th Street in Vienna for a domestic dispute in progress. The man stated he and the woman were arguing and she left the residence and would not be back. Nothing physical occurred.

* Deputies were dispatched to a 911 hang up call in the 1700 block of Lost Pavement Road. While deputies were dispatched, they were advised the caller was at Pettyville Gardens. A woman stated that she and her boyfriend were in an argument in the vehicle where he hit her in the face and left. She declined to press charges at this time and stated she would stay elsewhere for the night.

Jan. 10

* Deputies responded to Red Hill Road for a domestic dispute, both the woman and the man claimed they had been struck by one another. Deputies observed no injuries to either subjects. The woman called for a ride to leave the residence and both were advised on a domestic violence protective order.

* A deputy responded to Wolf Run Road for a vehicle stuck in a ditch. The driver said he drove for Door Dash and saw something run across the road when he swerved and went too far to the right into the ditch. The vehicle had very minor damage and a tow truck arrived and pulled him out.

* A deputy responded to Sayre Avenue for a stolen vehicle. The complainant stated his Chevrolet Trailblazer had been taken and he believed he had left the keys inside the vehicle. While on patrol the deputy located the vehicle parked at the Seventh Street Kroger and the plate was removed. The complainant was contacted to retrieve the vehicle and advised a bag of tools, a basketball, car radio, tire jack and tennis shoes had been taken from inside the vehicle. At this time investigation is ongoing pending video surveillance from the store.

* A deputy responded to DHL Supply Chain on DuPont Road for a larceny and destruction of property. The supervisor said air brake lines were cut to two semi-trailers and at this time had no idea when this occurred or of any suspects. The supervisor said he would get the information as to when the trailers arrived at the lot to get a time when this happened.

* A deputy responded to Ashby Ridge Road for a larceny. The complainant reported a garage door had been taken from a storage building.

* A deputy spoke with a complainant who reported a storage building he owns on River Hill Road had been broken into and items taken, including a red and white porcelain license plate from 1916. He believes this occurred between Jan. 5 and Jan. 9.

* A deputy responded to magistrate court for a warrant service on Douglas William Wayne, 47, Carpenter Run Road, Waverly, for violation of a protective order. He was arraigned and released on a PR bond.


PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Office reported receiving three reports of stolen catalytic converters.

The incidents occurred at:

* The park and ride on Core Road where a complainant who drives a tractor trailer said he parks his truck. Upon returning to the truck, he saw the catalytic converter had been cut off, which could have occurred between Jan. 4 and Jan. 9.

* On Williams Highway where the owner said someone cut the catalytic converter off a vehicle between Jan. 8 and Jan. 11.

* Greenscape Landscaping on Gihon Road where the complainant reported someone removed a catalytic converter from a truck, an incident that may have occurred the evening of Jan. 8.

Catalytic converters turn exhaust fumes from engines into harmless gases. They are targeted for their valuable precious metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium.


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