WCSO News for 26 Jul 2022

On 22 Jul 2022 Deputy Davis began an investigation into a theft in Barlow Township.

On 23 Jul 2022 Lt. Hunter began an investigation into identity theft in Marietta Township.

On 23 Jul 2022 Deputy Wallace was on patrol on State Route 7, Marietta Township, when she observed a vehicle stopped in the middle lane of a construction zone.   The vehicle began to merge as Deputy Wallace was approaching in which she had to swerve to avoid being hit by the truck.  The truck continued on and stopped and parked at Cedarbark Apartments.  The driver, Bruce Edinger, exited the vehicle and walked to the apartment.  Observed in the vehicle were multiple unopened Natural Light tall boys.  Edinger was apologetic, with slurred and slow speech.  Edinger admitted to drinking two tall boys.  An odor of alcohol was detected on Edinger’s person.  Bruce Allen Edinger, age 65, 26935 State Route 7, Marietta, OH, was placed under arrest and charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.  Edinger was transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 24 Jul 2022 Deputy Davis was dispatched to Greenhill Road, Warren Township, to a report of Zachary Harris assaulting an individual.  It was reported that Harris had grabbed the individual by the arms and the throat all the while screaming at them.  Harris had also punched a window in the home causing the glass to shatter.   As a result of the investigation Zachary Michael Harris, age 23, 550 Greenhill Road, Marietta, OH, was located and placed under arrest for domestic violence.  Harris was transported to the Washington County Jail.

There are currently 21 women and 81 men being housed in the Washington County Jail.