Parkersburg Crime

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  • Armed robbery suspects caught

    Thursday Oct 16 | via NewsandSentinel.com 

    Two Ohio men are facing 10 years to life in prison for an armed robbery of a Parkersburg convenience store that netted them a pack of cigarettes, officials said. Brothers Alex D. and Quinton M. Moore, ages 22 and 20, respectively, of Lancaster, Ohio, were arrested Wednesday night by Wood County sheriff's deputies, less than 24 hours after warrants had been obtained for their arrest in the Sept.

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  • Richards enters not guilty pleas

    Tuesday Oct 14 | via NewsandSentinel.com 

    Richards, 29, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, appeared in Wood County Circuit Court to answer the indictment from the grand jury charging him with the death of a 1-year-old and taking money from a local business. According to the indictment, he is charged with murder of a child by a guardian or custodian, death of a child by a guardian or custodian and murder, in connection with the death of 1-year-old Ariella Noel Merinar on Aug. 5 in Parkersburg and grand larceny and petit larceny in connection with theft from the Five Guys restaurant in Vienna.

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  • February trial in Parkersburg baby death

    Tuesday Oct 14 | via Big News Network.com 

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  • Richards hearing delayed

    Friday Oct 3 | via NewsandSentinel.com 

    Richards, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was to appear in Wood County Circuit Court Friday for an arraignment on charges in connection with the death of 1-year-old Ariella Noel Merinar in August. In an email Wood County Prosecuting Attorney Jason Wharton said Wood County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Reed entered an order recusing himself from the case.

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  • Police bring Richards back to area

    Thursday Oct 2 | via NewsandSentinel.com 

    On the run for nearly seven weeks, a St. Marys man accused of killing a 1-year-old girl in August is now back in jail in West Virginia. Parkersburg Police detectives brought Curtis Dean Richards II, 30, to police headquarters here after flying to Houston Wednesday and returning to Columbus with him, according to a release from Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin.

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  • Richards taken to regional jail

    Thursday Oct 2 | via NewsandSentinel.com 

    A man wanted for the murder of a 1-year-old girl was returned to Wood County early this morning, officials said. Curtis Richards II, 30, Fourth Avenue, St. Marys, was returned to Parkersburg by two detectives from the Parkersburg Police Department, Chief Joe Martin said.

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  • A Needle

    Wednesday Sep 24 | via NewsandSentinel.com 

    Parkersburg's Police Department is fortunate to have on board some smart, hard-working folks who were determined to quickly find murder suspect Curtis Richards II, after the death of 1-year-old Ariella Noel Merinar in early August. Detectives Kevin Day and Leslie Board were on the case, and decided, among other efforts, to offer a reward for information that could lead to Richards' capture.

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  • Murder suspect caught in Mexico

    Tuesday Sep 23 | via NewsandSentinel.com 

    Federal agents late Monday night in Mexico City caught a man wanted in Wood County for the death of a 1-year-old girl, authorities said Tuesday. Richards, 30, 906 Fourth St., St. Marys, is charged with the murder of Ariella Noel Merinar, 1, and was last seen on Aug. 5, the day Merinar died, when he obtained money from an ATM.

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  • Parkersburg murder suspect captured in Mexico City

    Tuesday Sep 23 | via West Virginia Metro 

    A Pleasants County man wanted for the August killing of a one-year old girl in Parkersburg was located and arrested in Mexico City. Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin said they had been searching daily for Curtis Dean Richards II, 30, of St. Marys, but didn't start to get any strong leads on his whereabouts until offering a reward last week.

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  • Second arrest made in clinic theft

    Monday Sep 22 | via NewsandSentinel.com 

    The search for the second person allegedly involved in the theft of narcotics from an animal clinic ended with an arrest Monday afternoon, officials said. Justin Wade Carmichael, 29, listed as homeless, was arrested at 11:18 a.m. Monday in the 800 block of Garfield Avenue, said Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin.

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  • Arrest made in animal clinic theft

    Sep 19, 2014 | via NewsandSentinel.com 

    One person was arrested and another remains at-large in connection with the theft of narcotic medicines from an animal clinic, officials said. The Parkersburg Police Department is searching for Justin Wade Carmichael, 29, listed as homeless, in connection with the robbery of the VCA Animal Clinic on Dudley Avenue, said Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin.

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  • Ruble's past reveals exemplary marks

    Sep 19, 2014 | via NewsandSentinel.com 

    A Lowell man arrested Tuesday for the 1981 murder of Lt. Ray "Joe" Clark went on to become a well-regarded corrections officer for the state decades after Clark fired him from the Washington County Sheriff's Office for allegedly mistreating a suspect.

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Parkersburg Law

What's the best way to clear up this mess and get my license back and not go to jail. This all happened in Athens ohio
I'd recommend hiring a top notch DUI lawyer in Athens Ohio to help resolve the case. It's so old now I'm not even sure...
Taken classes, payed fines and fees. Sent proof of insurance (by mail). It's been two weeks, and still not cleared on NDR.
Talk to the attorney who represented you in the OH dui.
at the hearing the judge did not mention my previous offense. my new hearing is coming up and after talking with an atty here, he was vague on the question and i don't want to pay for an atty as i am guilty.
I changed the practice category on this to DUI/DWI because that will bring it to the attention of the lawyers most...
I have seved 2 years and 2 months of a 5 year probation sentence and everything asked of me has been met and my probation officer wants me to be released.
Yes you can get off probation early. Ask your probation officer to schedule a hearing to review your probation. You...
My 80 year old grandpa got pulled over near his home in Walker W.Va.. He has alot of heatlh conditions that make him shake all the time. He just beat cancer with cemo therapy. A officer pulled him over and had him take a breathe alyzer which came back 1.38. My grandpa had only drank 2 beers earlier in the day. So i know he could not have blown that high of a number when he weighs around 170lbs. The officer arrested him. Well my grandpa has to walk with a walker when he is at home because of his age and medical conditions he staggers and falls into things. When they got him back to the police station they admiinsterd another breathe test that came back inconclusive. I am a private investigator in the state of West Virginia and was wondering how i can help my grandfather? Andrea
I would recommend consulting with some DUI attorneys in your area (assuming that is the same jurisdiction where the DUI...
A received a DUI a few months back in Morgantown WV, and was placed in the first timers program, which requires me to get an interlock placed in my car and take AA classes. I am currently living in NJ. How do I got about finding the classes in my state? What are the requirements, and can the classes be taken online? Thank you in advanced!
You can find local AA classes online by AA.org. My understanding of AA is that it is more of a meeting, and not really...
i got pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt then charged for driving while revoked in a mcdonald parkinglot.i went back the next day to get my car and the same policeman pulled me over at myhouse coming home from mcdonalds.
You definitely need to hire an attorney to represent you. It is hard for anyone in this forum to tell you when the...