3 arrested after break-in at Post 64

An breaking and entering that occurred overnight Tuesday at a Marietta club has resulted in three arrests.

An undisclosed amount of cash and checks were taken from the American Legion Post 64 at 812 Beverly Place (near Eighth and Wooster streets) after the suspects broke a glass front door with a chunk of cinder block, according to a press release from Marietta Police Department Capt. Jeff Waite.

The investigation led officers from the Marietta Police Department to 610 1/2 Second St. During a search of the house, cash was recovered from a rain gutter and in a sofa inside the house. The press release said that officers also seized other evidence of the break-in, but did not specify what that evidence might be.

As a result of the investigation officers arrested 20-year-old Dustin W. Slagle, 41-year-old Randy Messer, and 44-year-old Joseph R. Yeamans, all of that address.

Slagle was charged with a fifth-degree felony count of breaking and entering and a third-degree felony count of tampering with evidence. Messer was arrested on a fifth-degree felony count of receiving stolen property and a third-degree felony count of tampering with evidence. Yeamans was arrested on a warrant from Lorain County Common Pleas Court for contempt of court.

All three are awaiting court appearances in the Washington County Jail.

The investigation continues with other charges possible, said the release.