Jefferson County sheriff
Confrontation: A Yorkville resident who was walking with his teenaged sons said two individuals driving past stopped to ask him if they had any drugs, then wanted to fight after he told them none of them used. He claimed they exchanged words and eventually drove off, but returned a few minutes later, this time armed with a knife so he pulled out his Ruger and fired a round into the ground. He said the two men left, but not before one of his sons took pictures of their license plate. Deputies located the other two men, who said they were stopped by the park when the trio on foot started yelling at them to get them to fight. The driver alleged when he stopped to confront them, one of them pulled a gun out and fired a round into the ground, so he got back in his car and left. He denied threatening anyone with a knife, telling deputies he doesn’t have one though he did show them his hatchet which matched the description the other men had given them.
Assault: A Dillonvale teen said her mother hit her, grabbed her by the hair and shook her, Monday. She told deputies a text she’d sent to a family member about a juvenile being abused with hot water upset her mother and said she hadn’t gone in her house for fear of what her mother would do to her. Her mother said she felt the message was out of line and they argued, and the teen threatened to jump out of the car. When she opened the door while it was still moving, she said she grabbed her by the hair and pulled her back in. Other children who were in the car confirmed the mother’s account. The girl’s father said the two of them are “always fighting and can never get along.” They were advised to separate and not contact each other for the rest of the night.
Scammed: A Mingo Junction man was notified he’d received pandemic unemployment benefits he never applied for, Monday.
Booked: Dierre S. Jackson, 38, 732 North Sixth St., Steubenville, domestic violence and intoxication, Tuesday. Officers on patrol said they spotted a female standing over Jackson in the 900 block of Sherman Avenue. She told them Jackson, with whom she has a child, had been removed from her residence earlier in the day, but had simply gone to a location on Sherman Avenue where “he continuously called (the woman) using the resident’s cell phone.” She came to the residence to speak with the woman whose phone he was using and said Jackson came out to her car and struck her in the face, telling officers she pushed him to the ground in self-defense. The other woman confirmed he’d approached the car in an aggressive manner and wouldn’t let the driver leave. Officers said when they spoke with Jackson his speech was slurred, he reeked of alcohol and refused to follow instructions.
Booked: Montyel Barnes, 39, 418 Union Ave., Steubenville, disorderly conduct and retaliation, Sunday. Police responding to reports of a loud radio being played said Barnes refused to turn it down and instead began to yell “extremely loud and use profanity,” despite juveniles playing outside and a small group of neighbors congregating. The officer claimed Barnes threatened to assault him if they crossed paths again.
Housing court: Alicia E. Rutledge, 51, Houston, property maintenance warrant, Monday. Officers served the warrant at 1305 Cardinal St., noting the grass had been cut but there were still several property maintenance issues. Rutledge advised she now resides in Texas but came back to try to hire a realtor to assist in the repairs in order to rent the home again.
Awkward: Police chased a couple parked near the playground in Beatty Park away, Sunday. The couple was there after dusk, which is when city parks close. Because neither of them had a valid license, the female had to call her father to come get them.
Booked: Heaven L. Crawford, 21, 1420 Orchard Ave., Steubenville, domestic violence, Sunday. A family member told police Crawford allegedly threatened to “have someone come here and kill me” after an argument, and said she frequently behaves aggressively toward her.
Code issues: Notices of violation were sent to owners of properties at 1326 Wellesley Ave. and 901 Belleview Blvd., high grass.
Big find: While checking for a female needing assistance at a neighborhood business, officers located a loaded handgun on a shelf and took a male juvenile into custody, Tuesday.
Cited: Carrie Workman, 43, 1434 Oakgrove Ave., Steubenville, dog at large; Vehicle parked at corner of Woodlawn and Oregon, blocking traffic, parking in a restricted area; Ten vehicles parked on Pershing Ave., Columbus Circle and Woodlawn Road were ticketed for various violations, including crisscross parking, parking on the sidewalk and prohibited front-yard parking; Vehicle parked in the 1400 block of Oakgrove Avenue with flat tires and an expired registration, towed.
Scam: Residents are warned of yet another Facebook scam, this one circulating through Facebook Messenger suggesting the recipient can make money by cashing federal COVID grant checks. The sender wanted her to cash a $15,000 check, keep $500 and send the rest back to him in the form of Bitcoin. He told her if she did it, she’d receive another check for up to $50,000. Her bank refused to cash the check because the routing number and account number didn’t match.
Booked: Harold Hildebrand, 58, 125 Outer Drive, Toronto, public intoxication, Tuesday; Becke S. Keener, 53, Washington, Pa., felony possession of drugs, Tuesday; Bryce L. Flenniken, 23, 177 Williams Blvd, Wintersville, warrant, Tuesday; Christie Clifton, 39, 207 South Fourth St., Apt. 2, Steubenville, warrant, Sunday. Clifton was taken into custody by Toronto police.
Booked: Chanttal E. Thorton, 62, 751 Brady Ave., petit theft, Sunday. Thornton allegedly tried to leave JCPenney with $101 in merchandise she hadn’t paid for, police said. Employees said Thornton attempted to return a child’s outfit but couldn’t because she had no sales slip or ID, so she started wandering through the store, police reported. Later, they told police her bag appeared to have more things in it and at one point claimed they glimpsed an adult sweatshirt that was not in the bag when she came in the store.
Big fish: A woman who was magnet fishing told police she pulled a gun out of the river, Sunday.
Scammed: A Market Street resident told police someone made two fraudulent transfers from his Green Dot card to a Cash App account for $30, Monday. He thinks as much as $240 may have been taken from his accounts since December.
Charges: Corey T. Stewart-Richardson, 21, Williamsport, Pa., warrants out of Pennsylvania, Sunday. Police discovered the warrants while entering a protection order and running checks on Richardson, who was already being held in the county jail on a domestic violence charge after he allegedly assaulted his pregnant live-in girlfriend.
Mischief: A North Labelle Court resident told police someone slashed her tire, Sunday.
Booked: James L. Lucas, 33, 615 Pine St., Apt. D, Steubenville, petit theft and probation violation, Monday. Lucas allegedly tried to leave Walmart with food items valued at $39 that he hadn’t paid for, police said.
Turnover: Two juveniles threw a football through the mesh of a screen door in the 700 block of Oakmont Avenue, Sunday. The mesh ripped and the boys ran off, she said.
Wells township police
Booked: Joshua Abshire, 30, 2459 County Road 14, Rayland, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and failure to comply, Friday.
Ohio State Highway Patrol
Booked: Joshua Abshire, 30, 2459 County Road 14, Rayland, OVI, left of center, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a drug abuse instrument, Sunday; Joshua Walker, 23, 504 Main St., Smithfield, failure to appear, Saturday; Chelsea Annmarie Snaps, 28, 165 Oak St., Weirton, OVI, Saturday.
Saline township police
Booked: William Lee Shields, 43, 125 Township Road 290a, Hammondsville, domestic violence (pending), Saturday.