Wood Sheriff

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on Aug. 23:

Aug. 20

* A deputy responded to Morris Sales Hospital Shoppe for larceny from a vehicle. The complainant reported the catalytic converter had been cut off a 2012 Chevrolet Express van.

* A deputy responded to Emerson Avenue for a vehicle accident. No injuries were reported and a crash report was completed.

Aug. 21

* A deputy spoke with the complainant who reported a stolen chainsaw from the bed of his truck. The Stihl chainsaw has been entered on NCIC.

* A deputy responded to The Game Stop on Pike Street for a larceny. The manager stated items had been stolen on Aug. 20 which included a Strike pack and a controller package.

* Deputies responded to Pike Street for a possible domestic disturbance. Information was obtained and the female was advised on how to obtain a domestic violence protective order.

* A deputy responded to the area of Access Road and Highland Avenue for a vehicle accident. The driver stated she mistakenly pressed the accelerator instead of the brakes when preparing for the sharp left hand curve near Highland Avenue. The vehicle left the right side of the roadway went up an embankment, struck a tree and rolled back down the hill before coming to rest on all four tires. The vehicle was towed and no injuries were reported.

* Deputies responded to Staunton Turnpike for a vehicle accident where the vehicle had gone off the road and over the embankment. The driver got out of the vehicle prior to the deputies’ arrival. The driver stated she did not know what happened to cause the accident, but was concerned about her dog which was in the vehicle at the time. The dog had a minor injury to the mouth however was otherwise normal. The vehicle was towed and the driver was transported.

* Christopher Eric Hendershot, 45, of Hendershot Lane, Walker, was arrested on charges of aggravated DUI. He was processed, arraigned before a magistrate and released on bond.

* Deputies responded to Staunton Turnpike for a domestic in progress. The female stated that the argument started over a phone and that she wanted the phone back that she had given the male party. The female left for the evening and both were advised on how to obtain domestic violence protective orders.

* Deputies responded to Harris Highway for a vehicle crash with injuries where a vehicle had hit a horse. The driver stated he was traveling south on Harris Highway and struck something in the roadway. The driver sustained minor injuries and the passenger was transported, the vehicle sustained severe damage to the front and top of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed and deputies had attempted to contact the owner of the deceased horse with negative contact.

Aug. 22

* Deputies responded to Murphytown Circle for a call for assistance. The caller reported a large tree had fallen into her home and the power lines were down around the home. Deputies observed two large trees had fallen onto the home and were entwined in the power lines beginning to catch on fire. The complainant stated she was uninjured just shaken up due to the growing threat of fire, Deputies escorted the female to a neighbor’s house for safety. Deputies remained on scene until fire and Mon Power arrived.

* A deputy responded to Robert Byrd Highway at the 17 mile marker for a single-vehicle accident. The driver stated he was westbound on Robert Byrd Highway when he observed a deer in the road. He swerved to the right side of the road in an attempt to avoid the deer advising he struck the guardrail. The vehicle received damage to the front passenger side tire and damage to the right side of the vehicle.

* Staci Lynn Barker, 40, of Ashland Drive, Brook Park, Ohio was issued citations for no operators, no proof of insurance and possession of a controlled substance.

* A citation was issued to Christopher A. Roby, 43, of 27th Avenue for driving on suspended/revoked.

* The Sheriff’s Office answered 168 calls Aug. 20-22: 21 traffic stops; 14 complaints by phone and in person; six domestic calls and domestic protective orders served; nine suspicious persons and vehicles; eight traffic accidents; four mental hygiene order/pick up/transport; five intrusion alarms; eight disorderly subjects/vehicles; one check welfare/check subject; six residence/business/area checks.


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