On 31 Jul 2021 Sgt. Brown began an investigation into a firearm theft.  This case remains under investigation.

On 1 Aug 2021 Deputy Young began an investigation into a drive off of approximately 8 gallons of gasoline from Par Mar #82.  This case remains under investigation.

On 2 Aug 2021 a 911 call was received reporting a male throwing a large piece of wood  through the front window of Weddle’s Dairy Bar, Park Avenue, New Matamoras, OH.    A short time later a 911 call was received from Gregory Shuerger, who advised a male in a red hoodie threw a 2×8 through the front window of Weddle’s Dairy Bar. Deputy Young arrived on scene and observed a large board hanging out of a large glass window on the front of the dairy bar. The board was from a picnic table in front of the dairy bar.  The first caller stated they seen a male walking towards Park Avenue.  The male was observed near the picnic table and the witness then heard glass breaking, and the male then walk over and sit in the grass, then walking away in the direction he came from.  A description of the male was obtained.  Gregory Shuerger was on the front porch at 100 Evans Street. Shuerger matched the description of the male given by the witness.  Shuerger was asked if he had seen anyone around the area, with him stating that he had seen a male in a red hoodie running up Evans Street and he had called 911.  Shuerger stated he had not heard glass breaking, and had been on his phone the whole time.  Lt. Parks assisted in the investigation and heard Shuerger yelling “it was me” and “I did it.”  Deputies returned to Shuerger’s residence and found him in his yard.  Gregory Lee Shuerger, age 27, 100 Evans Street, New Matamoras, OH, was placed under arrest and charged with criminal damaging, criminal trespassing and falsification.  A PBT was given at the jail with the results being .183.   

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail 6 Aug 2021 to 8 Aug 2021:

Troy Eugene McKown, age 38, Dexter City, OH, possession of drugs, a felony.

Mark Anthony Hart, age 30, Marietta, OH, domestic violence, a felony.

Shane Michael Modesitt, age 48, Williamstown, WV, driving under suspicion, fictitious plates and no seat belt, all misdemeanors.

Ryan James McLean, age 36, criminal damaging, a misdemeanor,  breaking and entering, theft, safecracking, breach of recognizance and aggravated possession of drugs, all felonies.

Emma Rose Muir, age 25, Waterford, OH, driving under suspension, speed, no seatbelt, theft and criminal trespassing, all misdemeanors, aggravated possession of drugs and possession of fentanyl, both felonies.

Timothy Allen Francis Jr., age 27, Marietta, OH, disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

Tiffany Jill Bookman, age 30, Marietta, OH, disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

There are currently 24 female inmates and 98 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.