Jefferson County sheriff
Booked: A Wintersville area resident warned deputies two people were trying to leave his house Sunday with two children in tow while impaired. Deputies said both of the adults were sluggish and unsteady on their feet, slurring their speech and at times confused. The female advised them they’d used fentanyl, telling the officer they normally use it intravenously. Ambulances were called due to both appearing altered and under the influence, deputies said. Deputies said the woman had a small tin container next to her containing several hypodermic needles as well as a small plastic bag filled with white powder and a small glass tube with charred steel wool stuffed inside. A hypodermic needle also fell out of her bra at the hospital, they said. Hypodermic needles also were found on the male, deputies allege. Jessica Marie Greathouse, 39, 1175 county Road 28, Apt. 11, Wintersville, was taken into custody on a charge of possession of a drug abuse instrument and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies said her companion was transferred to a Pittsburgh hospital after he overdosed several times while at Trinity and did not respond to treatment.
Attacked: A custody exchange turned into an assault Saturday when a man’s current girlfriend attacked the mother of his children, deputies said. The childrens’ mother told deputies she was hit in the face by her ex’s current girlfriend and had scratches on her knee and foot, and said the woman also grabbed her by the hair. A girlfriend who tried to help her sustained a cut above her eye, bruising and abrasions to her elbow when the male assaulted her and “all 200 pounds” of the female sat on top of her to hold her down. The mother told deputies she hadn’t expected her kids to be home because her ex had wanted them for the weekend, but said he changed his mind and brought them back after one day. She admitted she’d previously directed racial slurs at his new girlfriend, which she said might have provoked the attack.
Booked. Adrian Justin Wolf, 39, 354 Lincoln Ave., Mingo Junction, child endangerment and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, Monday. Wolf allegedly was found unresponsive while in the driver’s seat of a vehicle still in gear. A juvenile who was in the vehicle held the brake down so it wouldn’t move until help arrived, deputies said.
Threats: A Bloomingdale woman told deputies her soon-to-be ex-husband threatened Tuesday to shoot her, their daughter, her boyfriend and his two children with his AR-15. She said he just found out she was filing for divorce and “is not happy about it.”
Bad idea: A Wintersville woman told deputies she’s still receiving text messages from a man who was ordered to have no contact with her, Monday. She said he’d been in jail recently for a similar violation and is doing it again. She told deputies she fears for her safety as well as the safety of her children.
Booked: Kevin Leroy Grimes, 38, 917 Washington St., Bergholz, was taken into custody Tuesday on charges of felonious assault and two counts of domestic violence, Tuesday; Kenneth Dorsey Jr., 51, 3729 state Route 43, Richmond, was taken into custody on a warrant out of Wintersville County Court for aggravated assault, assault, domestic violence and sexual imposition, Wednesday after a deputy on patrol spotted him walking home.
Damaged: A motor home and a fence were damaged Friday by the driver of a tractor trailer trying to turn around on Efts Lane. Deputies said a resident produced dash cam footage of the truck backing up. The driver fled the scene.
Facing charges: A 16-year-old from Adena faces charges of possession of drugs after her mother advised she was behaving erratically, Tuesday. She would not allow police to search two bags she insisted on taking with her to the hospital for evaluation, but when she arrived at the emergency department hospital personnel located buprenorphine and Xanax in them
Fearful: A Smithfield woman said Monday that her son and a friend came to her residence Sunday asking for money. When she told him she didn’t have any, she said her son became angry though it didn’t become physical.
Theft: Officers reported thieves are stealing city drain grates. Grates are listed as stolen from the 600 block of Logan Ave. (two), the 700 block of North Fourth Street, the 500 block of North Seventh Street, the 1500 block of Maryland Avenue, the 300 block of Summit Avenue and the 800 block of Lawson Alley.
Broken: A Steubenville man who police said seemed “highly intoxicated” appeared to have his nose broken by a female guest, Tuesday.
Photos: A Lovers Lane resident told police he saw someone taking pictures of his deck, Tuesday. The man was a subcontractor for his property manager and when confronted, said he was in fact taking pictures of the resident not the residence. He said he stood in front of the man’s vehicle when the man attempted to drive away and had to push off its hood to avoid being hit by it. He said the management company had previously fined him $200 for feeding feral cats and thinks the two might be related.
Management: Officers on patrol spotted a man grabbing a female companion by her hair and shirt and trying to pull her to the ground near the intersection of Adams and South Commercial Avenue, Tuesday. The female said her husband was upset because he thought she had his keys and claimed she’d thrown her sunglasses at him before he grabbed her, though officers noted she had them on. They observed a small cut on her nose and redness on her shoulders. Her husband didn’t mention her throwing her sunglasses, though he did say he was defending himself. The woman said they were on their way to an anger management meeting, police said.
Big bang: A tree fell in the 700 block of Rosswell Avenue, landing on two vehicles, Tuesday. A motorcycle was knocked over and a fence was “completely damaged” by the fallen tree, police said. Both passenger vehicles appeared to have minor functional damage as well, they said. All three vehicles were owned by the same person.
Brazen: A man walked out of Walmart pushing a shopping cart filled with ground beef he hadn’t paid for, Tuesday. The stolen merchandise totaled $112, police said.
Ripped off: A Lawson Avenue resident told police someone stole her cell phone and an Oculus virtual reality gaming system from her home, Tuesday. She told police the items together are valued at nearly $1,000 and believes an individual who had done some work at her house took them.
Stripped: Silver-certificates and coins were removed from a residence on Merryman Avenue, Tuesday. Police said there was no sign of forced entry.
Code issues: Notices of violation were sent to the owners of property at 325 South Sixth St. and 1516 Euclid Ave., weeds; and 1429 Oak Grove, litter.
Cited: Richard L. Johnson, 40, 418 Spring Ave., Steubenville, stop sign violation and no operator’s license; Dorothy J. Baker, 29, 2024 Fairmont Ave., Steubenville, speeding.
Booked: Matthew S. Kent, 32, 207 South Fourth St., Apt. 1, Steubenville, domestic violence, Tuesday; Mason Gorney, 35, 1426 Belleview Blvd., Steubenville, fugitive from justice warrant out of West Virginia. Gorney waived extradition.
Served: Roscoe E. Wilson, 42, 699 Rolling Acres Road, New Cumberland, bench warrant, Tuesday.
Mingo Junction police
Booked: Amber Colvin, 29, 614 Logan Ave., Mingo Junction, contempt and possession of drug abuse instruments, Tuesday; Charles Myers, 35, 118 Logan Ave., Mingo Junction, probation violation, Tuesday.