Police Incidents


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

April 6

Obstructing: At 1:48 a.m. while on a traffic stop, the driver gave false information to conceal his identity. After being identified, Jeremy Sharritts was arrested for obstructing as well as traffic offenses.

Possession of Marijuana/Tampering: At 2:23 a.m. while on a traffic stop, the driver was observed throwing a small bag of marijuana out of the passenger side window. The driver, Jeremy B. Cottrell, was charged with possession of marijuana, tampering with evidence, and several traffic offenses.

Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments/Drug Paraphernalia/Obstructing: At 2:47 a.m. while on patrol, a male was observed running in the street with an axe. While attempting to make contact with the male, he fled and was located a short time later. The male, identified as Brian Cowman, was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, and obstructing official business.

Vandalism: At 10:58 a.m., a resident in the 1200 block of South Main Street advised that an unknown offender damaged two vehicles parked at the residence by spray painting them.

April 5

Theft/Criminal Simulation: At 7:13 p.m., officers responded to Walmart in reference to a theft that occurred on March 31. Upon arrival, the complainant advised that an unknown person had passed $600 worth of counterfeit currency to pay for items. A report for theft and criminal simulation was taken.

Theft: At 7:31 p.m., officers were dispatched to Walmart in reference to a theft that occurred on April 3. Upon arrival, the complainant advised that unknown subjects had stolen three phones. A report for theft was taken.

April 4

Obstructing Official Business/Possession of Counterfeit Controlled Substance/Drug Abuse Instrument: At 12:40 a.m., officers observed a female trespassing near the Bluestone Inn who then fled on foot at the sight of officers. After a short foot pursuit, she was arrested and identified as Whitney Delong, who had active warrants for her arrest. She was in possession of a counterfeit controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Underage Alcohol Consumption: At 12:44 a.m., officers made contact with Christopher Morris while investigating a complaint. Morris was under the influence of alcohol and is only 19-years-old. He was subsequently arrested.

Theft: At 8:05 a.m., officers responded to a shoplifting complaint at CVS. Officers determined that Jamey Wamsley stole merchandise the day prior. Charges were filed.

Vandalism: At 3:24 p.m., officers responded to a vandalism complaint at the Washington High School. Unknown persons broke two windows near Liberty Hall. A vandalism report was completed.

Drug Abuse Instrument: At 5:43 p.m., officers located Preston Bowmen, who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested on the warrant, and drug paraphernalia was located.