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Police Make Quick Legion B&E Arrests
Posted on: 05/02/2013
By  Mike Cullums
 
Marietta Police responded to a breaking and entering at the American Legion post at Eighth and Wooster yesterday morning, and by afternoon they arrested suspects.
 
Captain Jeff Waite says entry was gained by breaking the front door glass with a chunk of cinder block. An unknown amount of cash and checks were stolen.
 
Later in the day, officers searched a house at 610 ˝ Second Street. There they recovered cash from a rain gutter and within a couch. They also recovered direct evidence from the break-in.
 
Two men are facing two felony counts each.
 
Randy Messer, 41: third-degree tampering with evidence and fifth-degree receiving stolen property.
 
Dustin Wade Slagle, 20: third-degree tampering with evidence and fifth-degree breaking and entering.
 
In addition, 44-year-old Joseph Robert Yeamans was arrested on a contempt of court warrant from Lorain County. All three men reside at 610 ˝ Second.
 
They were taken to jail to await their initial court appearances. Waite says the investigation continues, and more charges are possible.

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Marietta Police arrested a Waterford man early this morning after he and his car caused a commotion along Pike Street.
 
Gary Ellis Luke of Waterford Road was arrested for OVI in the 700 block of Hart Street after an officer on patrol heard tires squealing near the Duke and Duchess store on Pike Street, and then saw Luke’s vehicle sideways in the road on Hart Street with a large cloud of smoke around it. Luke told the officer he was chasing a person who had  assaulted someone earlier.
 
Police say Luke had an odor of alcohol about him and did poorly on field sobriety tests. At the police station, he tested nearly twice the legal limit for drunk driving.
 
The 42-year-old man was charged and later released to his son.

 
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