Briefs

Man arrested in dealership break-in

STEUBENVILLE — City Police arrested Stephen M. Stock, 46, of 937 Broadway Blvd. on Wednesday in connection with the break-in of a Wellsburg car dealership.

Wellsburg Police reported a robber drove a vehicle into a garage door, knocking it off its track, to gain entry to the Allietta Ford dealership on state Route 2 at about 12:20 a.m. on Nov. 30.

Wellsburg Police Capt. Les Skinner said footage from a surveillance camera inside the building shows the man using a prybar to break into several rooms and cabinets where money was stored. An arrest warrant was issued for Stock earlier this week.

Steubenville Police received information around 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday from the Jefferson County Drug Task Force that Stock was in a vehicle that was coming from Lincoln Heights. Police stopped the vehicle at South Third and Adams streets and arrested Stock.

Man charged with cow at large

STEUBENVILLE — City Police received a call around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday that a calf walking along state Route 7.

Officers found the calf on Water Street and walked it to the fenced area where the Jefferson County juvenile court has its vegetable garden behind the Justice Center.

The owner of the calf, Van A. Flesher Sr., 64, of 1604 county Road 74, Mingo Junction, showed up in a pickup truck to get the calf when police noticed Flesher appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Police reported Flesher failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Ohio State Highway Patrol post, where he tested above the legal limit. He was taken to the county jail on a charge of operating a vehicle under the influence, police reported.

The city’s animal control officer, prior to Flesher being arrested, told Flesher to remove other farm animals from his scrapyard at South and Water streets. Flesher also was charged with cow at large.

The calf was later removed by a family member.

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