NEWS RELEASES FOR 1 AUG 17
On 28 Jul 17 Deputies responded to a location in the city limits of Marietta in reference to information obtained that a runaway from the Juvenile Center may be at that location. Deputies made contact at a residence and asked if the runaway was at the location and was told that he was not. A permission to search was granted and Deputy Hall followed a juvenile upstairs to begin searching the residence. Deputy Hall again asked if he was at the home and she again stated that he was not. Deputy Hall observed a blanket moving in the closet area of the room and upon moving the blanket found the missing juvenile underneath. A summons is being requested through Washington County Juvenile Court for the juvenile for obstructing official business and the missing juvenile was returned to the Juvenile Center.
On 28 Jul 17 Deputy Schwendeman observed a silver Pontiac 2-door car traveling northbound on Acme Street, Marietta. The vehicle only had one operational headlight. A check was made through dispatching finding the registration on the vehicle was expired and the registered owner had a suspended operator’s license. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle finding the driver to be Joshua W. Youngblood, 309 Scammel Street, Apt. B, Marietta. Youngblood advised that he had just received a citation from the Parkersburg Police Department approximately one hour prior for driving under suspension and expired registration and stated he was aware he was not supposed to be driving. A citation for driving under suspension, and driving with expired registration, was issued to Youngblood.
On 29 Jul 17 Deputy Zide observed a Hyundai SUV fail to stop at a red light at the intersection of Putnam and Front Streets. A traffic stop was conducted and contact with the driver was made. Keith Apgar, 11 Olde Penn Drive, Easton, PA, was unable to produce a driver’s license. A check of the driver was made using his name. A citation was issued to Apgar for failing to obey a traffic control device and failure to display a driver’s license.
On 30 Jul 17 Deputies responded to Benedict Road regarding a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle, a blue and white old ambulance, was located and upon checking the registration found it to be registered to a different vehicle, not the ambulance it was displayed on. The driver of the vehicle was identified as David Wriston, 683 Wynncrest Drive, Marietta, who advised that he had taken the license plates from a junk vehicle and placed them on the ambulance. A citation was issued to Wriston for driving under a non-compliance suspension and fictitious plates.
On 30 July 17 Deputy Zide responded to Warren Township in reference to a possible domestic violence. Upon speaking with all parties it was determined to be unfounded. Case closed.
On 30 Jul 17 Deputy Zide began an investigation regarding subjects being contacted, stating the caller was from the FBI and needed money sent to avoid jail. This case remains under investigation.
On 31 Jul 17, Deputy Schwendeman observed a Dodge Neon with no visible rear license plate light southbound on State Route 7. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle finding David A. Hearn, 11501 County Nine Road, Newport, to be the owner/driver. Hearn advised he did not realize his license plate light was out and a checked of the registration found it was expired as of May 5, 2017. Hearn stated he bought the vehicle in February and did not realize the registration was only valid for 90 days. A citation for driving with expired registration and no illuminated license plate light was issued to Hearn.
On 31 Jul 17 Rick Wright, 550 Archers Fork Road, New Matamoras, reported drills, batteries, and chainsaw missing from the residence. This case remains under investigation. (131
On 31 Jul 17 Deputy Parks began an investigation into identify fraud. This case remains under investigation.
On 31 Jul 17 Deputy A. McConnell responded to Barlow Township in reference a juvenile stealing his family’s vehicle and gun earlier this date. Deputy McConnell was advised that the child took the vehicle and a shotgun. The vehicle had been recovered wrecked in Athens County. The vehicle was a total loss and the shotgun was taken into evidence by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. When asked why he took the vehicle he stated “because I wanted to”. The child was transported to the Washington County Juvenile Center and is being charged with grand theft.
The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 31 Jul 17 and Tuesday 1 Aug 17:
Lisa Lee Runnion, age 22, 3300 Warren Chapel Road, Marietta, on warrants for robbery and assault, both felonies. Runnion was arrested by Patrolman Thomas of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Aug 17 at 12:57 am.
Jeremy Mark Woodford, age 26, 5235 Muskingum River Road, Lowell, for probation violation, a felony. Woodford was arrested at the Adult Parole Authority Office by Deputy Gerber of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Aug 17 at 10:07 am.
There are currently 23 females and 95 males incarcerated in the Washington County Jail.