Daily Happenings 9-14-20
Sam Swearigen, Mingo Junction.
Jefferson County sheriff
Big bang theory: What neighbors thought sounded like a gun shot was a plastic bench being broken during a domestic disturbance on old state Route 7, Thursday. Deputies said a man displaying aggressive and erratic behavior was taken into custody when he failed to show his hands and calm down as instructed.
Disturbance: A man getting ready for work told deputies he heard a disturbance in front of his house, and when he went out to investigate a subject known to him spit in his face twice, Thursday. A witness said his assailant also shoved the mother of his child.
Rescued: A small dog left in a hot car was removed, Thursday. Police said the pup was left in its carrier in a car parked at Trinity Professional Building. The front windows had been rolled down about three inches, and while the temperature outside was about 78 degrees police said it was “substantially warmer” in the vehicle and the dog was “whining and whimpering.” The Humane Society was contacted to take the dog to safety, they said.
Lesson learned: Police say a juvenile headed east on Ridge Avenue was cited after failing to stop at a stop sign, Thursday. The juvenile’s vehicle slammed into a car traveling on McDowell, propelling it into an electric pole that was sheared in half, police said. The juvenile struck a fire hydrant.
Hammered: A man told police his significant other attacked him with a hammer while they were arguing about their daughter, Thursday. Police said they could smell a “strong odor of alcohol” on his breath, and the female said he was gritting his teeth and beginning to act aggressively toward her so, based on prior assaults, she grabbed the hammer for protection. The woman said he’d been drinking all day and gets belligerent when he’s drunk.
Vandalized: Neighbors told a woman in the 1200 block of Oregon they’d seen a woman vandalizing her home and car, Thursday. The homeowner said she heard a commotion and someone pounding on her front window, but it wasn’t until the neighbor called her that she realized there was trash all over her front porch and the license plate and gas cap had been torn off one vehicle, and both side mirrors, the gas tank lid ripped off the other, “and trash everywhere.” Nearby residents reported seeing a woman about 5’4” and weighing 150 pounds with “puffy” hair park her car, then walk toward the residence “carrying something in her arms.”
Busted: Police responding to reports of a fight at the Steubenville Marina said it had broken up by the time they arrived, Thursday. There were two people at the shelter, however, and when they approached to ask questions both took off. The responding officer said he saw one of the men shove something into his mouth, but he denied it. Preliminary tests suggest a rock-like substance found in the man’s pocket was cocaine.
Stranger danger: A woman living in the 100 block of Wildon Avenue said two drunk women she never met showed up on her doorstep, demanding she post bail for a man arrested on drug charges, Thursday.
Charged: Nina M. Lloyd, 50, 54 Gala Lane, Colliers, driving under the influence, Aug. 31.
Cited for speeding: William B. Hamilton Jr., 34, 531 Rockdale Road, Follansbee; Kenneth R. Dawson, 68, 173 Jeffery St.; Timothy E. McFadden, 59, 172 Denese Drive, Weirton; George Morates, 42, 240 Rockdale Road, Steubenville; Bernard M. Belisle, 54, Hookstown, Pa.; Nicole E. Smith, 22, North Canton, Ohio; Henry B. Scott, 50, Elwood, Pa.; Shelly Jones, 42, 106 Steuben St., Brilliant; Richard Davis, 31, Steubenville; Brandon Hiles, 18, 313 Springdale Ave.; and Arianna Moudatsos, 19, 176 Vireo Drive, Wintersville.
Cases cleared by Judge John Mascio recently in Steubenville Municipal Court include:
Dinah M. Debnar, 32, 270 Beech Road, Weirton: falsification and drug paraphernalia, warrant issued for failure to appear.
Jesseca MacGregor, 28, 458 S. Fifth St., Steubenville: possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia, 90 days suspended, 30 hours of community service.
William H. Renforth, 44, 211 Ohio St., Steubenville: driving under suspension, fined $200; turn signal violation, fined $50.
Terry W. Richardson, 40, 211 Wilshire Blvd., Steubenville: driving under suspension, $200.
Donald W. Staymate, 37, 1312 ¢ Park St., Steubenville: contempt (violating a no contact order) and possession of drug paraphernalia, 30 days suspended, 18 hours community service.
Dionee D. Wallace-Jones, 23, 213 Christopher Ave., Wintersville, driving under suspension, 18 hours of community service.
Ayla K. Wolfram-Easler, 32, 1206 Maryland Ave., Steubenville: unlawful or expired plates, fined $25; stop sign violation, $25.
Alexander P. Wudarski, 33, 142 Colliers Way, Weirton: possession of drug paraphernalia, warrant issued for failure to appear.
Travis S. Young Jr., possession of drugs amended to attempted drug abuse, 23 days in jail, possession of drug paraphernalia dismissed pursuant to plea deal, second offense OVI and failure to reinstate license, fined $525.
Eugene Brown, 29, 105 Steuben St., Mingo Junction: failing to comply, bound over to the grand jury; possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension and failure to control weaving transferred to Jefferson County Common Pleas court for disposition. Hearings scheduled on three outstanding petit theft charges.
Daiscia N. Redman, 22, 1250 Main St., Smithfield: misdemeanor assault dismissed, refiled as felonious assault.
Jon T. Davis, 50, 3218 St. Charles Drive, Steubenville: cutting weeds, fined $50.
Rome K. Edgar, 27, c/o 242 W. Main St., Barnesville: felony possession of drugs, amended to attempted drug abuse, 1 day; first offense OVI, $375 fine; DUS, fined $200. Defective equipment, dismissed.
Owens Bryant, 19, 902 Pittsburgh St.: improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, fleeing and eluding, no operator’s license and stop sign violation, charges dismissed due to grand jury indictment. Two counts of domestic violence, 30 days in jail each charge, to be served concurrently.
Eugene C. Williams Jr., 34, 805 Longford Dr., Steubenville: misdemeanor domestic violence, amended to disorderly conduct, eight days in jail.
Samantha Cremeans, 25, 832 South St., Steubenville: dog at large, fined $25
Phillip L. Hines II, 28, 5328 Calumet, Chicago: obstructing official business, warrant issued for failure to appear.
Brooks A. Hurt, 34, 222 McLister Ave., Mingo Junction, possession of drugs, fined $100, possession of marijuana, fined $100.
Tammi S. Kiger, 33, 2614 Commercial Ave., Mingo Junction: petit theft, 18 hours of community service and fined $250.
Johnny L. Lewis, 41, 600 Garrett Ave., Steubenville: DUS, 20 days in jail.
Nathan E. McCourt, 38, 2614 Commercial Ave., Mingo Junction: petit theft, 18 hours of community service and fined $250.
Daniel J. McShan Jr., 32, 915 Sherman Ave., Steubenville: driving under 12 point suspension and hit-skip, 30 days each to be served concurrently; obstructing official business, dismissed pursuant to plea negotiations.
Joshua Miles, 29, 215 Norris St., Steubenville: domestic violence, one day.
Michael J. Morelli, 34, 199 Main St., Rayland: DUS, amended to expired license, fined $100.
Elizabeth A. Newman, 43, 1595 Township Road 212, Bloomingdale: possession of drug paraphernalia, six hours community service and six hours in diversion program.
Melissa L. Oliver, 29, 526 Cedar Ave., Steubenville: DUS or in violation of license restrictions, amended to expired license less than six months, fined $50.
Katelynn T. Robinson, 23, Beech Bottom, WV.: possession of marijuana, fined $100.
Danielle M. Roscoe, 27, 601 Two Ridge Road, Apt. F7, Wintersville: pettit theft, 180 days suspended, 24 hours community service.
Iris A. Velez, 28, 476 S. Sixth St., Steubenville: no operator’s license, fined $100; unlawful or expired plate, dismissed due to COVID-19.