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Recent Crime News
Saturday | via Marietta Times
Daniel W. Goldsmith, 24, of 101 Theis Ave. Lot 1, Marietta, was arrested Friday for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Branden R. Barnes, 19, of 210 Bell Cemetery Road, New Matamoras, was arrested Saturday for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Comment?
Friday Jul 3 | via Marietta Times
A Marietta teen facing child sex charges, who is also in trouble after advising law enforcement that he had injected a 12-year-old with heroin, was among 19 people indicted by a Washington County Grand Jury this week. "Keene began his sexual behavior with a girl last year whose date of birth is December 2002," Rings said. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 30 | via NewsandSentinel.com
When Jim Schneider joined the Washington County Prosecutor's Office as an assistant 40 years ago, he had yet to pass the bar exam. Now, at the age of 66, Schneider retired Tuesday from the office he joined in 1975, and from the elected position he has held for 10 years. Comment?
Saturday Jun 13 | via Marietta Times
The owner of Wayne's Computer World changed his plea to guilty Friday morning in Washington County Common Pleas Court to avoid trial and up to 11 years in prison on theft and corrupt activity charges related to his Marietta business. Wayne Hunter, 47, of 406 Sixth St., Marietta, changed his previous plea of not guilty to guilty to one third-degree felony charge of attempting to engage in a pattern of corrupt activity, a fourth-degree felony charge of grand theft and a fourth-degree felony charge of theft against the elderly. Comment?
Sunday Jun 7 | via Marietta Times
Marietta Police arrested a man, whose last known address was listed as Marietta, for stabbing an acquaintance on Saturday during an argument. Officers arrested Brian Morgan, Jr., 32, Saturday evening in the 200 block of Union Street after he stabbed Tim Cowan, 43, of Belpre, according to Capt. Comment?
Jun 4, 2015 | via MDJonline.com
Following a fatal stabbing at Laurel Park over the weekend, police officers assured residents at a Thursday night town hall meeting the park is safe. Comment?
Jun 3, 2015 | via Marietta Times
A Williamstown woman will spend 60 days in jail after being found guilty of stealing jewelry from an elderly woman in Marietta. Megan N. Wiggins, 25, of 204 E. Fifth St., Williamstown, was sentenced to 60 days in the Washington County Jail and three years of post-release community control Tuesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court. Comment?
Jun 1, 2015 | via Marietta Times
A homeless man who allegedly set fire to his ex-wife's lawn furniture in April was among 23 people indicted by a Washington County Grand Jury last week. Michael R. Sobieski, 33, was indicted on one first-degree felony count of aggravated arson and one third-degree felony count of violation of a protection order after an April 4 incident. Comment?
Jun 1, 2015 | via Norwalk Reflector
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that two Marietta residents are facing charges of theft from the elderly and receiving stolen property following an investigation conducted by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation as part of the Ohio Attorney General's Elder Justice Initiative. A Washington County grand jury recently indicted both Kenneth W. Smith, 46, and Sheila M. Willeck, 42, on two felony charges of theft from the elderly and two felony charges of receiving stolen property. Comment?
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