On 10 Mar 18 Deputy McKee began an investigation into a breaking and entering at the Tunnel Mini Storage, State Route 555, Belpre Township.  Items removed include baby furniture items and toys.  This case remains under investigation.

On 11 Mar18 Deputy Zide observed a blue Chevy Trail Blazer SUV bearing Ohio registration commit a traffic violation.  A traffic stop was initiated and contact with the driver, Dean Leroy Phillips, was made.  Dispatch advised that Phillips was under a 12 point license suspension.  K9 Rita was taken around the vehicle, giving a positive indication.  A search revealed suboxone strips, a marijuana joint and smoking device.   Dean Leroy Phillips, age 40, 767 Buckeye Avenue, Marietta, was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, 2 counts, driving under suspension, turn and stop sign violation, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.  Phillips was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.

On 11 Mar 18 Deputy Hall and the Barlow and Wesley Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 1405 Darnold Road to a brush fire.  The fire eventually burned an abandoned house trailer and garage.  This case remains under investigation.

On 13 Mar 18 Deputy A. McConnell responded to United Rentals, 18417 State Route 7, Marietta, in reference to a pig running loose.  The owner of the pig, Tiffany Shank, lives nearby at 1145 Bender Road, Marietta, Ohio.  Contact with Shank was unsuccessful, however her family members were contacted about the pig running loose. Several attempts were made to contact Shank with negative results.  Family members took possession of the pig until Shank returned.  A summons for animals at large is being filed through Marietta Municipal Court against Tiffany A. Shank, age 50.

The following subjects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 13 Mar 18 and Wednesday 14 Mar 18:

Nicholas Dean Brooks II, age 35, address unknown, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Corey Levi Morrison, age 20, 276 Ridgewood Court, Apt 1C, Marietta, OH, for breach of recognizance, parole violation, falsification and probation violation, all misdemeanors.

Shean Daniel Sparks Sr., age 33, 1010 Cornwall Street, Apt. 2, Parkersburg, WV, on a warrant for probation violation, a felony.

Gail Keeton, age 62, 2780 Miller Road, Shelby, OH, for theft and complicity to commit breaking and entering, both felonies.

Casey Joseph Duvall, age 25, 130 E. SR 266, Stockport, OH, for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Miranda Leigh Hackathorn, age 26, 4680 Cow Creek Road, St. Mary’s, WV, for tampering with drugs and trafficking in drugs, both felonies.

There are currently 26 female inmates and 109 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.