Daily Happenings 8-28-20
Betty Pierce, Toronto.
Joshua Burnett, Weirton.
Jefferson County sheriff
Surprise guest: A woman living along state Route 151, Mingo Junction, awoke to find a man she knew standing at the foot of her bed, brandishing a knife and threatening harm to her and her grandmother, Monday. The man took her cellphone and fled the home. Deputies were told the same man had burglarized and vandalized a Wheeling home where she’d stayed the night before with a male friend.
Scam attempt: A Hammondsville man became suspicious after he’d confirmed bank and credit card information for a caller who claimed to be renewing his computer protection software for him, Tuesday.
Arrested: A caller reported a naked man passed out in a yard on Maple Street, Wintersville, Thursday. Deputies located the man and reportedly detected an “extremely strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” on his person.
Friends indeed: A Richmond man said two friends who’d come to his home to talk left while he was in the bathroom, taking his Taurus 9mm handgun with them, Wednesday. The man valued the gun at around $250.
Rest stop: A Rayland woman said a neighbor saw a man driving a single cab black truck enter her home, Wednesday, The woman told deputies she didn’t think anything was missing. The intruder was described as a white male with gray hair around 60-years-old wearing a mask and gloves.
Arrested: Gastraro Demos, 38, 244 National Ave., Wheeling, domestic violence and theft, Tuesday.
Ohio State Highway Patrol
Arrested: Ray Allen Wellington, 49, 2597 county Road 47, Toronto, warrant assault.
Arrested: Taylor Jordan, 25, 601 Two Ridge Road G-6, Wintersville, failure to appear, Wednesday.
Arrested: Johny Lewis, 41, 600 Garrett Ave., Steubenville, driving under suspension, Thursday.
Arrested: Myron Maurice Jones, 30, 436 E. Market St., Steubenville, failure to appear (warrant), Tuesday.
Arrested: Rome K. Edgar, 26, 180 Lacy Drive, Steubenville, OVI, possession of marijuana, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, Tuesday.
Friends in high places: A man seen trying to enter a two truck on Ross Street told police “he was confused and thought the truck was a friend of his,” Monday. Police said he told them he was between residences, but declined a ride to the Rescue Mission. Later in the shift police fielded reports of the same walk walking shirtless in the roadway.
Risky business: Callers reported a white man appearing to be intoxicated was walking in the roadway in the 800 block of University Boulevard, Tuesday. Police responding to the area couldn’t find him.
Dream weaver: A man who police said “appeared to be intoxicated and smelled of alcohol” told them he’d been assaulted by two women, Monday. He claimed the same women followed him from the vicinity of Fourth and Washington to the police station and assaulted him a second time. Police said he had no visible bruises or cuts.
Arrested: Bryant Owens II, 18, 902 Pittsburgh, receiving stolen property, improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, resisting and obstruction, Tuesday. Owens also was cited for a stop sign violation and no operator’s license. Bryant allegedly tried to evade police when they signaled him to pull over, passing through several intersections without stopping and jumping out of his car while it was still in gear, causing it to roll backward down an incline on Wilkins Street toward the cruiser, police said. Bryant was located at his father’s house, where he eventually was taken into custody. A handgun was located in the center console of the vehicle he’d been driving, they said.
Caught: A 16-year-old was caught trying to leave a local store with two cans of Monster Energy, a can of 4 Loco alcohol, two cans of Mike’s Hard Lemonade, a Lunchable and one box of Eggos that he didn’t pay for. The items, stuffed in a backpack, totaled $16.32.
Fight stopped: A caller reported a woman brandished a firearm during an argument in the 1600 block of Oregon Avenue, Tuesday.
Coded: Notices of violation were sent to owners of property at 1232 Wellesley Ave., litter and grass; 1520 Maryland Ave., grass; 1510 Maryland Ave., litter; 361 Summit Ave., litter; 371 Summit Ave., litter; 1522 Maryland Ave., litter; and 535 Maxwell Ave., litter.
Getaway: A tractor trailer driver napping at a state Route 7 gas station was awakened when another tractor trailer struck the side of her cab, Tuesday. The driver told deputies the other driver left the scene without stopping.
Stolen: Someone stole cash from a residence in the 800 block of N. Sixth Street, Tuesday,
Cited: Theresa E. Morris, 60, 806 Virginia Ave., Follansbee, driving under suspension; Mylik T. Young, 26, 1424 W. Market St., Steubenville, operating a motor vehicle on a temporary permit; Connor Taggert, 21, 370 Cedar Road, Avella, stop sign.
Assault: The Kwik King manager told police a customer whose bank card was declined at the pump became enraged when she wouldn’t give her $10 in cash to cover the pre-authorization charge, Wednesday. Despite explaining to the woman that the pre-authorization charges are automatically deleted within a day, she said the irate woman struck her face while holding the phone, then fled in a maroon colored Chevy Cobalt.
Not invited: A woman in the 900 block of N. Fifth Street told police her ex-boyfriend walked into her home, uninvited, and slapped her in the face, Wednesday.
Disappearing act: Kids riding motor bikes in the street in the Oak Grove neighborhood were gone when police arrived, Wednesday.
Bad vibes: A man visiting a family member in the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue said he’s being threatened by relatives of a woman who died recently, Wednesday. The man said he wasn’t even in the area when the woman died, but her relatives continue to harass him.
Friendly disagreement: A woman said a friend she’d given her building keys to became irate when she asked for them back, Wednesday. The woman, who police said had a “strong odor of alcohol on her breath,” said her friend struck her face and knocked her to the ground, then walked off with another woman.
Stolen card: A man attempted to purchase items at a Lincoln Avenue business with a credit card but paid cash and left when the clerk told him the card was stolen, Wednesday.
Welcome wagon: A city resident told police he discovered all four tires on his wife’s car had been punctured while he was at a Wildon Avenue location, Monday.
Arrested: Bobbi Moran, 27, 231 Sheffield Ave., bench warrant, Wednesday.
Arrested: Holly Ann Heaton, 40, 12844 Echodale Road Lot 19, East Liverpool, warrant for failure to appear (Beaver County, Pa.), Wednesday.