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June 20, 2018

6/7/2018 4:00:00 PM
Crime Watch for June 6, 2018
See What's Happening in Your Neighborhood
By Pete Wilson & Phillip Buffington
Telegram Staff

Four charged following shoplifting incident at Family Dollar

Four persons were charged by Jackson Police as the result of an alleged shoplifting incident at the Family Dollar store at 113 E. Main St. on the evening of Tuesday, May 8. Police received a call at 9:11 p.m. from the Family Dollar store, reporting that a female, later identified as Shellenia Scott, 25, of 11295 Beaver Pike, Jackson, had been detained for shoplifting after a store alarm rang indicating that unpurchased items had passed the last point of sale. Store personnel had attempted to detain Scott and a male who was with her, who instead fled the store with the allegedly stolen items still in Scott's purse. The fleeing male was later identified as Cody S. Frazier, 24, also of 11295 Beaver Pike, Jackson. Food items with a total value of $12 were stolen as well as a pair of head phones valued at $20. In their initial attempts to locate the male, officers questioned a male and female identified as Matthew Clarkson and Courtney Musick, who were located in a parked vehicle outside the store. Both said they had come by themselves and did know anything about the alleged shoplifting incident. A little more than an hour later, Frazier came with his mother to the Jackson Police station where he admitted committing the theft along with Scott. When asked where the stolen items were, he told police he had given the purse to Musick, who allegedly knew the items were stolen. Police had seen her with the purse, but did know at the time it was owned by Scott. Police charged both Frazier and Scott with theft and both Musick and Clarkson with obstruction of official business.

Woman cited following wreck in Jackson

Jackson Police officers were on the scene of a two-vehicle crash which occurred at 7:44 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 at the intersection of East Main and Carr streets. According to police, the wreck occurred when a vehicle driven by Alicia M. Brown, 29, of 104½ Water St., Jackson, struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Sarah Messer, 40, of Franklin Valley Road, Jackson, who had stopped for a red light. Damages to the vehicles were minor and nobody was injured. Police cited Brown with failure to provide assured clear distance ahead and driving under suspension.

Father in Jackson charged with child endangering

A young Jackson man was recently charged after he was found to be intoxicated while being in charge of his 1-year-old child. The Jackson Police Department was informed at 8:01 p.m. on Friday, May 11 about a male walking on Lewis Street and pushing a baby stroller, and he appeared to the caller to be "high on drugs." Officers located the suspect, Tyler J. Young, 26, of 245 George St., Jackson, at Walmart who still had the child with him, who was identified as his 1-year-old son. Officers described Young as having poor balance, lethargic and having trouble standing still. He admitted to police he had been shooting heroin. He was charged with endangering children and disorderly conduct by intoxication. Officers took control of the child, but learned its mother was incarcerated at the Gallia Work Release Center after being arrested on a warrant from the Wellston Police Department. The child was turned over to the temporary custody of the Jackson County Children's Services Agency.

Jackson man reports theft of Veterans Affairs benefit check

According to reports from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday, May 30 at approximately 1:08 p.m., Edward P. Castel, age 57, of Daisy Ave., Jackson, reported the alleged theft of his Veterans Affairs benefit check in the amount of $3,086. Castel explained that he had recently moved to Jackson from Columbus and had been waiting for the arrival of his check at his new address. When the check did not arrive in the timeframe which it usually does, Castel contacted the Veterans Affairs Administration who in turn discovered a request had been made to transfer the check's amount to a Net Spend account. This matter is currently still under investigation.

Young Middleport man injured while swimming at Thurman rock quarry

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has reported that on Tuesday, May 29 at approximately 8:43 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Gomer Davis Road in Thurman in reference to a young male injuring himself after jumping from and swimming in the rock quarry. The young male, identified as Joseph A. Sallee, age 22, of Middleport, was transported to Holzer Medical Center-Jackson and later transferred to Grant Hospital in Columbus for his injuries. Sallee was accompanied at the rock quarry by a number of other young men, all from out of county, who were told not to return to the quarry, as they were trespassing. The report did not state whether or not trespassing charges will be filed against the young men.

Two checks suspected stolen from Jackson woman

According to reports from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday, May 30 at approximately 11:01 a.m., Delores A. Lundy, age 70, of Riegel Ridge Road, Oak Hill, reported the suspected theft of two of her personal checks, one in the amount of $389 and the other for $250. Lundy told deputies that the checks were used at two different Walmart locations, one in Ashland, Kentucky and the other in Cleveland. She further stated she had neither purchased nor used checks in either of those locations and had also not given permission to anyone else to do so. This matter remains under investigation.

Gasoline reportedly stolen from Wellston Detour

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has reported that on Monday, May 28 at approximately 2:53 p.m., a total of $92.21 worth of fuel was allegedly stolen from the Wellston Detour gas station/convenience store on State Route 327, Wellston. Employees reported that a tan SUV with Texas license plates and carrying several occupants drove off from the store without paying for the fuel. The cashier stated the vehicle in question was a company vehicle and the company credit card that was presented to pay for the fuel did not have enough money on it to cover the purchase. The cashier advised the individuals to contact the company from within the store to attempt to get the fuel paid for, though that request was ignored. The individuals stated they were heading to California and then left the location. Attempts were made to locate the vehicle through the Sheriff's Office as well as the Ohio State Highway Patrol, but to no avail.

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