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home : local news : local news July 23, 2017

7/10/2017 11:34:00 AM
Crime Watch for July 8, 2017
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Hamden man faces two Marijuana-related charges

A Vinton County man faces two drug-related charges following a traffic stop in Jackson at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, July 2, on Chillicothe Street. Jackson Police officers, who were on patrol, made a traffic stop after noticing a vehicle was weaving in and out of its lane on Chillicothe Street. The driver was identified as Jerry T. Whalen, 46, of 187 Elm St., Hamden, and officers detected what was felt to be the slight odor of burnt Marijuana from inside the vehicle. Whalen admitted having a bag of Marijuana in his pocket and in a subsequent search, officers located a cigarette pack with Marijuana roaches, a pack of rolling papers, and a pill grinder. Whalen was charged with Possession Of Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia and was issued a warning about the pill grinder.

JPD charges two women with Intoxication at store

At 5:59 p.m. Thursday, June 29, Jackson Police officers were called to the Dollar General Store on East South Street where there was the report of an "unresponsive female" inside a car in the parking lot. Officers, with the help of Jackson County EMS personnel, were able to rouse the female, who was identified as Sarah L. Davis, 44, of 116 W. Vine St., Jackson. She admitted to past drug usage and had a snorting straw and stated she had a prescription to use Subutec. She was taken to Holzer Medical Center-Jackson for treatment. She was charged with Disorderly Conduct By Intoxication. Officers also located a second female inside the store, who was also determined to be intoxicated. She was identified as Chasity Morton, 36, of 632 S. Michigan Ave., Wellston. She also said she had a prescription for Subutec. Police said Morton had selected items for a presumed purchase inside the store, but did not have the money to pay for them. She was also charged with Disorderly Conduct By Intoxication and was held in custody for six hours at the Jackson Police Station.

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Woman cited after vehicle strikes parked car

A young Hocking County woman was cited after her vehicle struck a parked car in Jackson on Sunday evening, July 2. Jackson Police report the wreck occurred at 8:20 p.m. in front of the residence of Jonathan Edwards at 124 Florence Avenue in the Jackson Heights subdivision. Police stated that a vehicle driven by Katie Corbin, 24, of Logan, struck a parked car owned by Edwards. There was major damage to the Edwards vehicle and moderate damage to Corbin's car. She was not injured, but she was cited for Failure To Control.

Early-morning traffic stop leads to citations

A young Oak Hill area man faces two charges in Jackson following a recent traffic stop in Jackson. Jackson Police officers made the traffic stop at 2:23 a.m. Thursday, June 29, after noticing a vehicle being driven around the lot of the Adena Health Center which appeared to have no rear license plate. A traffic stop was made and the driver was identified as Nathaniel K. Gamble, 19, of 1990 Hickory Grove Road, Oak Hill. Officers then noticed the back license plate was present, but was in the rear window and was partially obstructed. However, the license plate did not match the registration of the vehicle. Gamble explained he had just purchased the vehicle, but the title was not notarized or completely filled out. Police were not able to immediately confirm the ownership of the vehicle. In a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers found a box containing a Marijuana joint and rolling papers. Police charged Gamble with Fictitious Tags and Possession Of Marijuana and impounded the vehicle with the objective of attempting to verify the owner of the vehicle and license tag.

Alleged fight results in charges against two men in Jackson

At 1:38 a.m. Sunday, July 2, Jackson Police officers were dispatched to the Brackman Plaza at 345 E. Main St. where there was the report of a fight. Officers arrived to find two males jumping up from the ground and starting to walk away. The two men were detained and were identified as Robert S. Callahan, 46, of 10338 Chillicothe Pike, Jackson, and Seth A. McKinniss, 34, of 49 Daisy Ave., Jackson. Police saw McKinniss throw something down as they arrived, which proved to be two Zanex pills. McKinniss said he had purchased them from Callahan, a claim Callahan denied. Both men were charged with Disorderly Conduct By Fighting and Disorderly Conduct By Intoxication. The case will also be reviewed for possible drug trafficking charges due to the alleged sale of the pills.

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