Jefferson County sheriff
Upset: A woman said to be coming down from a meth high created a disturbance at a Rayland area residence Wednesday, calling 911 and whispering what dispatchers said sounded like “he’s coming” and “help” before they were disconnected. Once at the scene, deputies said they could hear a female yelling and banging around inside the residence while they talked with the homeowner, who told them the woman has a history of methamphetamine use and it wasn’t the first time she’d behaved like that. A deputy went inside to talk with her, and the woman, who didn’t believe he was really a police officer, tried to barricade herself into the bathroom by knocking a large vanity over. He said the woman kept screaming and he could hear glass breaking so he pushed his way in and found the woman, “flailing her arms everywhere, screaming, whispering and hopping around.” The homeowner claims the woman calls periodically when she’s high and begs him to pick her up, but this time he had to leave her to go to work, and when he got home she was still high, so they quarreled. Deputies said they had difficulty understanding her, but she was able to tell them she hadn’t slept for roughly seven days.
Arrested: James Baker, 39, 4044 County Road 75, Bergholz, was served with warrants Wednesday for failure to appear and a parole violation out of Mahoning County; Makayla Hedmond, 31, 1056 Virginia Ave., Follansbee, was charged with obstruction, Wednesday.
Argument: A man in the 400 block of Spring Avenue told police he was arguing with a woman who slapped him on the forehead, claiming the blow had left a red mark on his face. The officer said he didn’t see any injury, and noted the man was “clearly intoxicated.”
Balanced: A man on the ground in the 400 block of Washington Street told police he was walking to a friend’s apartment when he fell on the ice. Police said the man appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, was slurring his words and admitted to them he’d had several beers. The man was taken to Trinity West to be evaluated.
Fired up: Police investigated reports that as many as nine shots were fired Wednesday in the 1400 block of the alley between Pennsylvania and Oregon avenues. Officers recovered evidence.
Wrong place: Callers reported seeing individuals inside a vacant house Wednesday in the 1200 block of Oregon. Police found juveniles inside the building and returned them to their guardians.
Missing: A woman told police she lost two sets of wedding and engagement rings while she was shopping at a store in Hollywood Plaza. Feb. 11. She told police she’d lost weight and the rings may have slipped off her finger. She said one of the ring sets was white gold trimmed with gold the other a gold set. Both had diamonds.
Open-shut: A South Third Street resident said an individual he knows opened his mail Wednesday and used his new debit card to order items on Amazon. He was able to cancel the transactions, so no money was lost but wanted the information on file.
Cited: Shane A. Stojack, 30, 177 Garden Dr., Wintersville, failure to signal a turn and failure to stop/yield right of way; Anthony A. Ferguson, 34, 1335 Euclid Ave., Steubenville, marked lane violation; Brett Cork, 32, 458 South Fifth St., Steubenville, possession of drug paraphernalia.