Jefferson County sheriff
Fired up: A woman who ran out of a Richmond residence Tuesday with no shoes on appeared to be highly intoxicated, deputies said. Officers said the woman was confused and crying, yelling and repeating herself, and told them she’d been drinking Fireball. A companion said she’d grabbed a knife at one point and was attempting to cut a pink stuffed bunny she was fond of, and when he tried to get it away from her, she turned toward him with the knife in her hand. He disarmed her and tossed it aside, and said she ran out of the house with no shoes on and “screaming nonsense.” There were no visible injuries on either party.
Uninvited: A Rayland woman told deputies she arrived home Tuesday to find someone had been inside her house. She said two televisions, a 12-inch Dewalt combo saw, a Mikita trim saw and a Dewalt drive drill were missing, along with a pair of blue vans and white doc martins, a key for her car and household items.
Arrested: Louis Sadler, 51, 818 N. Eighth St., Steubenville, adult parole violation, Tuesday; Jeffrey Meredith, 27, 915 Riverside Ave., Wellsville, failure to appear, Tuesday.
Problems: A caller told police four girls were causing problems outside her house in the 1600 block of Ridge Avenue, Tuesday. Police said when they arrived at the scene four females who were walking away denied being involved in the disturbance, but the homeowner told them they’d arrived in a silver minivan, allegedly yelling for her daughter to come out and fight. The mother said while she was outside, one of the four threw a bottle at her and broke one of her windows. A juvenile was taken into custody at the scene for criminal mischief, and two others were detained on disorderly conduct charges after authorities were unable to reach their guardians. A fourth individual, Paige Davis, 18, 100 South 16th St., Weirton, was issued a misdemeanor citation for disorderly conduct.
Carded: An Arden Avenue resident said her bank told her a man who’d stayed with her temporarily used her debit card to make two car payments totaling $986, then left. She said he hasn’t returned and has no idea where he is.
Yelling: Police said a man who’d just been released from jail went to his estranged wife’s home to retrieve clothing she’d left for him on the porch, tried to push his way in and then started yelling at her. She told police she managed to close the door and call police, so he fled. The woman had a protection order against her husband.
Split: A semi struck a telephone pole Tuesday, snapping it at the base before the driver fled the scene. Police said the truck’s back fender well was damaged and a mud flap bearing the word “Haliburton” was left at the scene. The driver had backed into the alley and hit the pole while he was pulling out, police said.
Arrested: Louis E. Mowder, 34, 1312 Arlington Ave., Steubenville, was charged Tuesday with obstructing official business after a one-vehicle accident in the 600 block of Lawson Avenue. Police said the vehicle involved struck a gas meter then got stuck. Mowder initially told them someone else was driving the pickup, but eventually admitted he was behind the wheel. They said he told them when he turned into the valley the vehicle spun out.