Argument: An Oakmont Avenue woman said an argument over her boyfriend’s facial hair turned physical, Wednesday. She told police the man became agitated and started throwing food at her and around the house “over her not looking at his facial hair to his liking.” She said she told him several times to leave and got him as far as the front door when she claims he grabbed her by the throat, though police say there were no visible markings on her. Her roommate said he saw the other man grab her, so he separated them, admitting when the other man took a swing at him he fought back. The roommate said at one point the boyfriend was getting ready to leave but when he wasn’t looking got out of his car and sucker-punched him. Witnesses said it appeared the roommate was assaulting the boyfriend and had prevented him from leaving, though they also said the boyfriend did get out of his car and punch the roommate before fleeing. The roommate’s face was covered with blood and he was bleeding from his nose and mouth, while the female’s upper lip was slightly split, police said. Both told police they wanted to pursue charges.
Listen up: A man who refused to leave a woman’s apartment Wednesday, even when police advised him several times that he wasn’t welcome there, ended up in custody, police said. William Smallwood, 40, 1533 Euclid Ave., was charged with criminal trespass. When he was told to leave the apartment and the property, the officer said “he … laid back on the couch and continued to ignore me.”
Hammered: An Oak Grove Avenue resident said a woman known to her walked up and hit her with an object while she was trying to get in her car at Seventh and Franklin streets, Wednesday. Witnesses said the object was a rubber mallet. The victim believes the assault was related to a disagreement she’d had minutes earlier with a family member.
Arrest made: City police took a Dillonvale man into custody Wednesday for allegedly stealing a grate from a drain, Chief Bill McCafferty said. Timothy Shriver, 37, 422 N. 6th, was charged with F5 theft, he said.
Cited: Police recovered a vehicle a city resident said he’d lent to a friend two days ago and then she’d refused to return, Wednesday. Autumn S. Ayers, 31, 110 Dickson St., Weirton, was cited for driving under suspension after police said they spotted her parking the missing car before an appearance in court and learned her driving privileges had been suspended.
Code issues: Notices of violation were sent to the owners of properties at 1305 Arlington Ave., 1307 Arlington Ave., 1333 Arlington Ave., weeds; and 2226 1/2 Sunset Blvd., litter.
Booked: Jimmale P. Harton, 29, 1529 Euclid Ave. rear, Steubenville, domestic violence, Wednesday. Harton allegedly punched a woman in the face and choked her. Officers said she had a bloody spot on the left side of her face and redness around her neck. A man who witnessed the alleged assault said he pushed Harton off the woman and then “beat him up” himself for assaulting her.
Uncalled for: A man dumpster diving behind Firestone said while he was leaning in to check it a man punched him in the ribs, Wednesday. He described his attacker as a male wearing white shorts and a black skull cap drinking a bottle of beer. Police observed slight redness on the man’s side.
Diffused: An altercation was reported in the 800 block of Oakmont Avenue Wednesday, but police said when they arrived those involved had already left the area in two vehicles. Police said the crowd began to disperse as they approached.
Booked: Joshua J. Fritz, 32, 1521 Oregon Ave., Steubenville, probation violation, Wednesday.
Jefferson County sheriff
Booked: Hannah Kaonda, 23, 715 Market St., Apt. F, Steubenville, failure to appear, Thursday.
Wells township police
Booked: Cole Harris, 22, 620 N. 4th St., Toronto, disorderly conduct and failure to comply, Wednesday.
Mingo Junction police
Booked: William Holt, 51, 201 Grandview Ave., Mingo Junction, criminal trespass, public intoxication and failure to appear, Thursday.