Daily Happenings 2-8-20

Today’s birthdays

Malaina McDonald, Mingo Junction.

Police reports

Steubenville police

Harassing: A concerned parent and school officials reported harassing social media posts, Thursday.

Drugs: An employee of a business in the 2600 block of Sunset Boulevard reported finding a spoon with white powdery residue and a small piece of what appeared to be a cotton swab on top of a hand dryer in the restroom, Thursday. The spoon was burned on the bottom, police said.

Hit: A vehicle was struck while pared on Jeanette Avenue, Thursday. The offending driver left a note, police were told.

Trashed: Officers observed a mattress, couch and litter strewn on a property in the 500 block of Union Avenue, Thursday. Notice of violation mailed to owner, police said.

Blame game: Residents of two apartments in the 900 block of Sherman Avenue blamed each other for banging on the walls, Thursday. Police were told the occupants have a history of problems.

Struck: A Weirton woman said someone struck her front bumper and left the scene while the vehicle was parked at the Fort Steuben Mall, Thursday.

Embarrassed: Police said a woman stopped as she left a mall store with merchandise she hadn’t paid for told them she’d made a mistake, Thursday. The woman paid for more than $200 in merchandise, but also bagged nearly $144 worth of food items, pet food and a pair of pants store security said she hadn’t scanned, police said. Store security told police they believed the woman deliberately held the items so far from the scanner that the prices didn’t register properly, while she said she’d had difficulty and required assistance from a clerk.

Stolen: Dealer plates stolen from a Weirton towing company, Thursday.

Cited: Lorrie Ann Gilmore, 54, 301 N. Seventh St., Steubenville, driving under suspension. Officers said they stopped Gilmore after noticing the first three letters on the license plate of the vehicle she was driving had allegedly been scratched and damaged, “making them difficult to read.”