News 13 Apr 2023
On 7 Apr 2023 while patrolling the 25000 block of State Route 7, Marietta Township, Sgt. Painter observed a passenger vehicle commit a traffic violation. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle, finding the driver to be Donald E. Bartimus Jr. Sgt. Painter was advised that Bartimus did not have a valid license. A check of the vehicle showed the registration was fictitious as displayed. Donald Eugene Bartimus Jr., age 42, 2346 Sealy Ridge Road, Vincent, OH, was issued a citation for driving under suspension, and fictitious plates.
On 9 Apr 2023 Sgt. Painter was on patrol when he observed a vehicle travelling at a right rate of speed in the oncoming lane. Radar confirmed the vehicle traveling at 86 mph in a 60 mph zone. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Alberto M. Poxes Jr., 4548 Woodland Avenue, Portsmouth, OH, who was issued a citation for speed.
On 10 Apr 2023 Deputy Derkin completed a private property accident report for Olujide E Ajibade, age 58, Columbus, Ohio, where he had backed an Amazon truck into a building at 45 Warrior Drive, Barlow, OH.
On 11 Apr 2023 Sgt. Stillson was on patrol in Waterford Township when he observed a vehicle commit a driving violation. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, James Robert Williams, advised that the license plates belonged on a different vehicle. It was also discovered that Williams’ driving privileges had been suspended. A citation was issued to Williams, 20 Meadowbrook Drive, Waterford, OH, for driving under suspension and fictitious plates.
There are currently 19 women and 78 men being housed in the Washington County Jail.