Regional Roundup

Police investigate

gun being fired

STEUBENVILLE — City Police were called Thursday morning about a gun being discharged at an apartment in the rear of the 200 block of South Fifth Street.

Police reported an elderly man was allowing a young woman to stay at the apartment. The woman around 10:30 a.m. Thursday started choking the man and was trying to take money from him, police reported. The man grabbed a gun and fired a shot at the woman, police reported.

Officers reported finding a bullet hole in the hallway and cash on the floor.

Auto dealer

break-in investigated

WELLSBURG — City Police are investigating a robbery of the Allietta Ford dealership on state Route 2 at about 12:20 a.m. Thursday.

City Police Capt. Les Skinner said there is a suspect in the case, but information from the public would be appreciated. Wellsburg Police can be reached at (304) 737-1121.

Skinner said the robber drove a vehicle into a garage door, knocking it off its track, to gain entry to the building. He said footage from a surveillance camera inside shows the man using a prybar to break into several rooms and cabinets where money was stored.

Skinner said the amount taken hadn’t been determined early Friday.

He said the man was bearded, of medium build and wearing a light colored hooded jacket, light shirt and dark pants, possibly blue jeans.

Pennsylvania woman

enters burglary pleas

WELLSBURG — Krista J. Paulik, 25, of Washington, Pa., on Thursday pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and to another count of conspiring after being charged with the burglary of six homes in the Washington Pike, Hooverson Heights and Colliers areas in 2015.

Paulik was sentenced to one year of home confinement following a year of home confinement for an unrelated Pennsylvania charge, after which she may be considered for three years of supervised probation.

She also was ordered to pay half of $5,948 in restitution for the crimes. The plea agreement was entered by her attorney, Pete Kurelac, and the Brooke County Prosecutor’s Office and approved by 1st Judicial Circuit Court Judge Ronald Wilson.

Harry L. Dennis, 27, also of Washington, was ordered earlier to pay the other half for his part in the crimes. Last year Dennis was sentenced to three to 25 years in jail after pleading guilty to two counts of burglary and one count of conspiring to commit the crime.