News 10 Jan 2023


On 28 Dec 2022 while patrolling the 15000 block of State Route 7, Warren Township, Sgt. Painter observed a passenger car traveling at a high rate of speed in the oncoming lane.  The vehicle was confirmed traveling 84 MPH in a posted 60 MPH zone. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle driven by Dwayne S. Singer. Sgt. Painter determined that Singer’s driver’s license was suspended for noncompliance.  Singer consented to his vehicle being searched and observed were two marijuana roaches in the door handle area, rolling papers, as well as a syringe in another area, containing a somewhat clear liquid.  Singer advised the syringe contained methamphetamine. Also noted was that the registration on the vehicle was fictitious.  Dwayne Scott Singer, age 30, 2050 Roberts Road, Amesville, OH, was placed under arrest and charged with fictitious plates, driving under suspension, speed, and possessing drug abuse instruments.  Singer was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing. 

On 28 Dec 2022 Deputy Schwendeman began an investigation into a Nissan Kicks vehicle being removed from a residence in Marietta Township.

On 29 Dec 2022 Deputy Martin began an investigation into a motorized wheelbarrow being removed from Marietta Township.

On 29 Dec 2022 Deputy Peters was patrolling when he observed a vehicle near Third Street, Pioneer Township, fail to make a complete stop at a stop sign prior to entering an intersection.  A traffic stop was conducted and contact with the vehicle owner and passenger was made.  The passenger, Austina S. McCartney, was found with 2 bags and a purse in her possession. McCartney was asked about searching the bags in which she gave consent.  A glasses case was located containing a baggie of crystalline-like substance, a glass smoking device, and a cut straw containing drug residue.  Austina Shae McCartney, age 28, 59 Hill Avenue, Parkersburg, WV, was arrested for possession of drugs.

There are currently 16 women and 90 men being housed in the Washington County Jail.