News 10 Mar 2023

On 27 Feb 2023 Sgt. McConnell began an investigation into a home being burglarized in Waterford Township.  Numerous items of value were removed from the home.

On 27 Feb 2023 Deputy Thornberry and Lt. Gherke were dispatched to Decatur Township in regard to an unruly juvenile.  After completing the investigation it was determined to forward the file to the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office Juvenile Division.

On 27 Feb 2023 Deputy Gainer was dispatched to Belpre Township in reference to a financial scam investigation.  This incident involved a bank account made in another’s name.

On 27 Feb 2023 at 2130 hours  Lt. Hunter along with Sgt. Painter were dispatched to Starlite Drive, Marietta Township in reference to an incident of domestic violence involving Hugo C. Mendez. It was reported to Deputy Gainer that an argument occurred on 24 Feb 2023 in which Mendez threatened harm with a gun.  After this was stated, Mendez left the area and returned to his home in Mount Gilead, OH.  Deputies met with Mendez at the Starlight Drive home.  A shotgun was removed from under the front seat of the truck, which Mendez states he always keeps there, advising that is why the victim was scared he would carry out his threats.  Mendez denied making threats of killing the victim.  After completing the investigation Hugo Cesar Mendez, age 47, was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail charged with domestic violence.

On 28 Feb 2023 Deputy Eichhorn was on patrol in Muskingum Township near the 4 mile marker of Interstate 77.  A dark colored vehicle with OH temporary registration was observed committing traffic violations several times. A traffic stop was conducted in which Deputy Eichhorn immediately smelled the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The driver and passenger were asked if there were any illegal drugs or weapons in the vehicle.  Both subjects advised no, but stated they had smoked marijuana recently.  Both subjects exited the vehicle and a search was conducted. While searching Daniels he advised he had marijuana on his person, which he removed from his hoodie. Daniels also stated he had marijuana in his sock also.  Daniels was found to be in possession of 17.5 grams of marijuana.   A citation was issued to Ondra Da’Shawn Daniels, age 25, 2456 Stewart Drive, Warren, OH, on a charge of possession of marijuana. 

On 28 Feb 2023 Deputy Davis was patrolling Gilman Avenue near Fort Harmar Drive when he observed a black truck traveling without a visible registration.  A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle with the driver identified as Frederick McKitrick.  McKitrick was also driving on a suspended license. A citation was issued to McKitrick, Ewing Road, Reno, OH, for driving under suspension. 

On 1 Mar 2023 Deputy Aultman began an investigation in Adams Township in reference to a subject being scammed by individuals stating they were with the Publishers Clearing House. 

On 1 Mar 2023 Deputy Norris was dispatched to Greene Street, Newport Township to a report of a catalytic converter being removed from a Mercedes Benz.   

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail 6 Mar 2023 to 9 Mar 2023:

Dante Julius Taylor Branch, age 30, Marietta, OH, domestic violence 3 counts, all felonies, obstructing official business, violate protection order and direct contempt, all misdemeanors.

Nicholas Ryan Massey, age 21, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a felony.

Dylan Michael Tennant, age 25, homeless, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

John Scott Sprouse, age 47, Belpre, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Brandon Michael Young, age 30, The Plains, OH, grand theft, 2 counts both felonies.

Jeremy Allen Haynes, age 39, Coolville, OH, OVI, speed, reckless operation, all misdemeanors, and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a felony.

Logan Michael Weidner, age 25, Marietta, OH, driving under suspension and failure to display plates, both misdemeanors.

Dakota Jay Robinson, age 21, Waterford, OH, probation violation, a felony.

Rivierra Danielle Ryan, age 32, Marietta, OH, illegal conveyance of weapon, a felony.

Amanda Cheyenne Wigal, age 34, Vincent, OH, probation violation, 2 counts, possession of drugs and illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse, all felonies.

Jewerel Webster McGowan, age 45, Jackson, MI, trafficking in drugs, and possession of drugs, both felonies, obstructing official business, a misdemeanor.

There are currently 22 women and 81 men being housed in the Washington County Jail.