Police Incidents


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

Nov. 12

Disorderly Conduct/Possession of Drug Abuse Instrument: At 2:29 p.m. officers responding to 822 Maple St. on a domestic disturbance arrested Annette Burris for disorderly conduct after she was warned several times about her disruptive behavior. She was also found to be in possession of a hypodermic syringe.

Endangering Children: At 2:46 p.m. officers responded to the Commons Apartments in reference to a small child walking around in the cold. The child was found without socks, shoes or coat by a neighbor. The child’s mother was identified as Heather Harshberger. Charges were filed.

Larceny: At 7:10 p.m. John Bennett reported that his jacket and personal belongings were stolen while he was at work at Save A Lot.

Nov. 11

Prohibitions Concerning Companion Animals: At 1:08 p.m. officers responded to 319 Forest St. on a call of mistreatment of a cat. Responding officers learned that Samuel Nye and Alex Hebb had put down an injured cat by stomping on the cat until it died. Charges were filed.

Underage Consumption of Alcohol: At 2:51 p.m. officers responding to 236 W. Kennedy Ave. on a call of a suspicious person on the porch of the residence found 18-year-old Hayden Jett to be highly intoxicated. Charges were filed.

Nov. 9

Domestic Violence: At 11:36 a.m. a woman reported that she received text messages from a family or household member that threatened her with physical harm. Andrew P. Thornton II was arrested for the listed offense.

Telecommunication Harassment/Aggravated Menacing: At 11:55 a.m. a woman reported that a known person had called numerous times and sent several text messages, some of which threatened her with physical harm. She asked the person to stop trying to communicate with her, however the calls and texts have not stopped. Charges are pending.

Assault: At 7:14 p.m. Jesse Guthrie-Walters reported that while at Walmart he was physically assaulted by a known male. The victim was referred to the solicitor for the filing of charges.

Domestic Violence: At 11:37 p.m. a woman reported that during an argument with a family or household member she was threatened and assaulted. Nathan A. Haines was arrested for the offense.

Nov. 8

Theft: At 2:12 p.m. an employee of Dollar General reported that a male concealed merchandise and attempted to depart the store without paying for the item. James R. Kemp was arrested for the offense.

Nov. 7

Domestic Violence/Resisting Arrest: At 9:26 a.m. a woman reported that during an argument with a family or household member she was physically assaulted. Justin W. Deaton was arrested for the offense and additionally charged with resisting arrest for his actions during the arrest.

Nov. 6

Theft: At 9:07 a.m. an employee of CVS Pharmacy reported that a female selected merchandise and departed the store without paying for the item. The female, identified as Melissa A. Funk, was charged with the offense.

Receiving Stolen Property/Criminal Trespass/Drug Abuse/Drug Paraphernalia: At 10:09 a.m. an employee of Kroger reported that a male selected merchandise and attempted to leave the store without paying for the items, however when confronted by store employees he discarded the items and departed. The male was located a short distance away and was found with stolen merchandise from Walmart. The male, identified as Randy D. Nichols, was arrested for receiving stolen property, and during the arrest was found in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Nichols was charged with the drug offenses and criminal trespass for previously being advised to stay off Walmart property.

Drug Abuse/Drug Paraphernalia/Prohibitions-persons under 21: While checking a suspicious vehicle at Chrisman Park, officers located drugs in plain view. Drug paraphernalia and alcohol were also located. The operator of the vehicle, identified as Dominick E. Wharton, was charged with the drug offenses and also for underage possession of alcohol, as he is under the age of 21.

Criminal Damaging/Theft: At 9:14 p.m. Thomas Wharton reported that unknown person(s) shattered the front passenger side window on his wife’s car and removed property.

Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: At 3:40 a.m. officers responding to the area of Green Street and Clinton Avenue on a call of a domestic disturbance found Kirstie Lally to be in possession of a hypodermic syringe and glass pipe. Charges were filed.

Nov. 5

Criminal Damaging/Obstructing Official Business: At 7:51 p.m. officers responded to Fayette County Memorial Hospital on a call of a male damaging hospital property. Responding officers found that Austin Morris had damaged hospital property while visiting Drew Doggett, and then departed. During the investigation, Doggett made several false statements to officers, impeding the investigation. Charges were filed against both.