Daily Happenings 4-20-20
J.W. Ramsey, Mingo Junction.
Jefferson County sheriff
Arrested: Craig N. Merrin, 31, 7622 State Route 152, Toronto, violating a protection order, theft and probation violation, Saturday.
Arrested: Randy Otis, 27, no fixed address., Steubenville, petit theft and criminal damaging, Friday. Otis allegedly kicked a door in at a family member’s residence when he was denied entry to retrieve his possessions, then stole a cell phone.
Assault: A man and woman in a residence in the 600 block of Ross Street were assaulted by another couple known to them, Friday. The male attacker became violent after drinking and struck the male resident, then became enraged when the couple tried to flee the residence. While the male occupant ran to a neighbor’s to call police, the male attacker knocked the female resident to the ground, kicking her in the ribs and in the head. The woman told police she wants to pursue charges, police said.
Theft: A Dock Street resident told police his roommate trashed his apartment, knocking over potted plants and a large, flat-screen TV and stealing his PlayStation, Friday.
Hit: A fence and gate at a business on North Seventh Street were damaged by a hit-skip driver, Friday.
Fled: The driver of an older Dodge Ram with silver vent shades lost control of his vehicle and traveled off University Boulevard, striking an unoccupied vehicle parked in a lot and fleeing the scene, Friday.