Sent home: A male wielding a basket fryer Wednesday chased a female coworker into the women’s restroom at a local eatery, police were told. The woman told police the two of them were arguing and when the male threatened to kill her she took shelter in the restroom and called her juvenile son. The male said the woman’s son didn’t come alone and he feared he’d be jumped. No one was injured and there was no physical altercation, police said. The manager sent both employees home.
On the record: A woman in the 800 block of North Eighth Street upset because her fiance’s probation was revoked after a neighbor filed a protection order against him complained that the man walks his dog past her house everyday and lets it defecate in a vacant lot across the street from her, police said. The woman wanted the canine offense on record.
Roll out: A vehicle found abandoned in the 300 block of Court Street after a police chase Wednesday rolled backward and struck a rental vehicle while a tow truck operator was trying to get it on his truck. The driver had passed two cars stopped at the intersection of Slack and South Sixth streets, traveling left of center and nearly hitting head-on a police cruiser making a turn. Officers said the driver fled at a high rate of speed, failing to stop at several intersections. The vehicle was located in the 300 block of Court Alley, unoccupied but with the engine still running. Police said they found a small bag of marijuana on the driver’s seat and two cell phones in the vehicle. Two black scales and a pistol were also found nearby. The gun had been reported stolen out of Jefferson County.
Kids: A caller reported seeing a juvenile accompanied by two females and another male brandishing a handgun on Oakgrove Avenue at Carnegie Street, Wednesday. Officers located juveniles matching the description given by the caller in the 1300 block of Oakgrove Avenue and said a male who was adjusting his clothing pulled out a black and silver handgun. The weapon turned out to be a BB gun.
Stolen: A man removed a Milwaukee impact driver from its box, concealed it under his coat while a friend kept watch and walked out of Wal-Mart without paying, police were told. The men escaped in a white minivan-style vehicle, but the store manager did have the license plate. The stolen tool was valued at $130.
Stranded: A woman told police she took a taxi to Wal-Mart, but the driver refused to take her back to City Rescue Mission. Police gave her a ride.
Catnap: A truck driver parked Wednesday in the 400 block of South Third Street said someone struck the bumper of his semi while he was sleeping, then left the scene.
Arrested: Miracle Wilson, 25, 492 South Sixth St., Steubenville, was taken into custody on a criminal trespassing charge after she refused to comply with an eviction notice. When she was told she’d have to leave the residence, officers allege Wilson told the staff, “You bet I won’t,” and when warned she could be arrested told them, “If we touched her she would catch an assault charge as well.”
Arrested: Steven A. Coleman, 43, 47950 Toker Road, Hopedale, was served Wednesday with a warrant out of municipal court for felony possession of drugs.
Cited: Robert L. Clements Jr., 31, 1429 Oak Grove Ave., Steubenville, was issued a citation for driving under suspension and improper backing after he backed into a car stopped behind him at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and University Boulevard.
Reported: A caller reported hearing shots fired in the vicinity of Ridge Avenue, but no evidence was recovered.
Jefferson County sheriff
Some friend: An Island Creek township resident told deputies someone spiked his drink and he felt high, Wednesday. Once on scene, the caller said a friend had given him a gummy that he ate and afterward, felt weird. His eyes were bloodshot and he was shaky, but he declined to say who had given him the item or pursue charges, deputies said.
Arrested: Craig Schraub, 26, 601 North 7th St., Toronto, was charged Wednesday with operating a vehicle under the influence.