Sep 10, 2022
Jefferson County Sheriff
Big stick: A man entered a store in Wintersville to complain, but became even more upset because he didn’t want to speak with a female, Thursday. A male employee who approached the elderly male to ask him to leave the property said he started threatening him with his cane. Nobody was hurt but the employees wanted a report filed in case the older man returned.
Supervision needed: A Steubenville woman told deputies her live-in boyfriend would not let her use his car to take the children to school, Thursday. Her boyfriend said she was too upset to be driving the car, but she said he was upset at the children and shouldn’t drive them. The kids, ages 6 and 2, were in the back seat crying. The couple was advised they were behaving like children themselves and if one of them didn’t take the kids to school, deputies were going to call Child Protective Services themselves. The male agreed to take them since it was his car. Both of them were advised they might think about seeing lawyers “in an attempt to dissolve the childish relationship.”
Booked: James Robinson, 49, 304 West St., Weirton, identity fraud and OVI, Thursday.
Vehicles targeted: A woman told deputies someone had tried to cut her muffler or catalytic converter off her 2014 Kia Sorento Wednesday while it was parked in a lot in the 500 block of Market Street during business hours, and returned Thursday and stole the catalytic converter from the truck she’d driven to work. As the officer was speaking to her, another individual reported his catalytic converter was missing and said he’d been parked in the same lot. The woman was able to show police video of a man behaving suspiciously, pulling into the lot and opening his trunk, then disappearing from sight between her car and his own. Later during his shift the same officer spotted the car on Lincoln Avenue and later located it outside a residence in the downtown area. He spoke to a man standing next to it, who “appeared visibly nervous as his hands were shaking.” The male identified himself but claimed another man had been using his car for the last two days and refused to let police search the car.
Don’t be silly: A man going through a divorce said he got into a texting argument with his estranged wife’s friend while he was at the bank and she told him her husband was going to his workplace to fight him, Thursday. When he got back to work, his manager pulled him into the office and said a man had, indeed, shown up there asking for him “so he could fight him.” The manager kept him inside until the other man left the store.
Epiphany: Neighbors privy to an Earle Drive couple’s breakup reported the disturbance, Thursday. The female told police they’d been arguing and the male decided to move his things out. Before coming to that realization, he broke her doorframe and she broke a mirror belonging to him but neither of them wanted to file charges and both agreed he needed to leave.
Bad scene: Two men were dragging a man on the Washington Street stairway, and when police arrived they told him they thought the unresponsive man was intoxicated, Thursday.
The man’s face was gray so police began doing sternum rubs until Steubenville firefighters/ems arrived on scene and gave him Narcan, reviving him. Police said they spotted a needle sticking out of his pants pocket as well as a burned metal pipe and charged Christopher A. Stevens, 33, East Liverpool, with possession of drug abuse instruments and gave him a drug treatment form.
Glad he’s gone: A North Forest Avenue resident said her ex moved out months ago but left some items behind and instead of retrieving them, “has been calling making threats that she will be going to jail … and that she is breaking the law,” Thursday. She said the landlord changed the locks but he’s assaulted her in the past and she doesn’t feel safe, Police advised her how she could obtain an order of protection and also advised her to block his number and have a mutual friend return his items so she doesn’t have to see him again.
Hit-skip: A Lauretta Drive resident told police he found his driver’s side mirror hanging by the wires after a hit-and-run while it was parked outside his home, Thursday. The at-fault driver left several bright red shattered vehicle parts and some matching bright red paint transfer behind, police said. Part numbers on the pieces recovered match to a Ford Fiesta.
Cited: John W. Scott, 75, 120 Penn Ave., Mingo Junction, red light violation; Catherine Marie Poludniak, 34, 3885 state Route 152, Dillonvale, speeding; Roberto F.B. Moreno, 37, 1708 Oregon Ave., speeding.
Code issues: Notices of violation were sent to the owners/occupants of properties at 1319 Oregon Ave., 1223 Oak Grove Ave., 108 Parkdale Road, 1342 Oregon Ave., 136 Parkdale Road, all for high grass/weeds, and 650 Oregon Ave., a pile of old carpet on back porch and a futon in back of residence.
Fuss: Two men were arguing over a missing wallet in the 300 block of Market Street, Thursday. One of the men accused the other of stealing his wallet and confronted him, but he denied it.
Rescue: An injured hawk was removed from a property in the 1100 block of Wellesley Aveenue, Thursday. It’s to be turned over to ODNR and taken to a rehabilitation facility.
Removed: Sanitation crews had to remove a king-sized mattress in the roadway on University Boulevard, Thursday.
Booked: Dakota Egnew, 25, 95 township Road 1337, Toronto, failure to appear;
Ohio State Highway Patrol
Booked: Antonio Peppers, 24, 1420 Belleview Drive, Steubenville, OVI, resisting arrest, improper handling of a firearm, driving under OVI suspension and speeding, Wednesday; Christian Byron, 31, 9371 state Route 164, Amsterdam, possession of drugs and OVI, Wednesday; Robert Phelps, 36, 3242 county Road 68, Toronto, failure to appear and failure to comply, Thursday.
Cited for speeding: Christopher S. Zryinyi, 50, 117 Powells Lane; Melvin L. Creech, 55, 117 Lovers Lane, Steubenville; Justice Morris, 19, 257 Anthony Drive; John E. Josai, 67, 182 Highland Park, Bloomingdale; Sara Slatniske, 26, 2703 Cleveland Ave., Steubenville; She’Zjan Wallace, 23, 213 Christohper Ave.; Leroy Hilson, 60, 235 Evergreen Terrace; Alexandra J. White, 30, Apartment 75, 811 Brady Ave., Steubenville; Autumn Barlow, 19, 245 Peacock Lane, Follansbee; Anthony M. Boley, 20, 2576 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville; May G. Bladdys, 44, Belmont, Ohio; Nicole M. McGraw, 24, 4019 Stratford Blvd., Steubenville; William C. Klein, 63, 241 Castle Drive, Bloomingdale; Sheala M. Dembele, 32, 161 McDowell Ave., Steubenville; Sensyn R. Jackson, 19, 7213 North Fourth St., Toronto; Lori A. Payne, 57, 668 Main St., Smithfield; Courrtney N. Stock, 28, Apartment C, 56 Christopher Ave.; Keith A. Ryals, 41, 4540 county Road 26, Steubenville; and Cody A. Lawson, 28, 1481 Tweed Ave., Steubenville.
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