Police Incidents


According to reports, the Washington C.H. Police Department responded to the following calls:

Dec. 9

Criminal Damaging: At 1:25 a.m., Gary Penwell, Jr. reported that unknown person(s) dented the front driver side fender of his 1993 Mazda with an unknown object.

Theft: At 11:52 a.m., Brad Bartruff reported that sometime over the past few days, unknown person(s) entered his vehicle and removed property.

Theft: At 12:45 p.m., Michael Pentzer reported that sometime overnight, unknown person(s) entered his vehicle and removed property.

Disorderly by Intoxication: At 10:30 p.m., officers were checking a complaint of two very intoxicated males passed out on Sycamore Street. The males were located and due to their level of intoxication and not being able to care for themselves, both were arrested. Samuel J. Higman and Christopher R.B. McRobie were charged with the listed offense.

Dec. 6

Theft: At 6:40 a.m., James Miller reported that unknown person(s) removed his 1999 Chevrolet Metro from where it was parked behind his residence.

Assault: At 2:49 p.m., the principal of Washington High School reported the assault of a student by another student during a verbal argument between the two. The offender was identified as Jacob A. May, who was arrested for the offense.

Disorderly Conduct: At 10:38 p.m., officers were called to the area of East Elm Street and Sycamore Street on a complaint of an intoxicated male staggering in the roadway. Upon arrival, officers located the male, identified as Jeffery A. Taylor, who was in the oncoming lane of traffic and in danger of being struck by a vehicle. Taylor was found to be very intoxicated and was unable to care for himself. Taylor was arrested for the listed offense.

Dec. 5

Theft: At 3:57 p.m., Pamette Clark reported that while at Save-A-Lot, unknown person(s) removed her purse from the shopping cart while she was loading groceries into her vehicle.

Domestic Violence/Drug Abuse/Drug Paraphernalia: At 7:18 p.m., Kasandra Pedrick reported that during an argument with a family or household member, she was physically assaulted. Officers located the alleged offender, identified as Tina L. Snyder, and arrested her for the domestic violence offense. During her arrest, she was found in possession of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. She was additionally charged with the drug offenses.

Dec. 4

Aggravated Menacing: At 7:54 a.m., Lois Sheridan, of 621 Peabody Ave., reported being threatened by her neighbor, Preston Helsel. Charges were filed.

Larceny: At 11:18 a.m., Amanda Whiteside reported that someone removed cash from her wallet while she was visiting a family member at the Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

Larceny/Breaking & Entering: At 4:33 p.m., James Hamby, of 323 N. Hinde St., reported that someone broke into his garage and removed a ladder and tile saw.

Larceny: At 5:41 p.m., Amanda Whiteside reported that sometime over the last five months, someone removed three canes from her rented storage locker.

Inducing Panic: At 8:37 p.m., officers responded to 820 Highland Ave. Apt. 6F on a call of a drug overdose. Officers found Mercedes D. Williams suffering from an apparent drug overdose. Williams was treated and charged with inducing panic.