Police reports

Steubenville police

Different stories: A resident in the 700 block of North Seventh Street told police the disturbance people reported was his wife reacting to harassing phone calls, Tuesday. When police arrived his wife was gone, and the man told them she’d gone to speak with JMHA security about the calls. A short time later the wife notified them her husband had hit her in the face and ribs during an argument and knocked her to the floor.

Brazen: A man getting a roof replaced in the 500 block of Ohio Street said a male known to him unloaded a truck load of garbage in a rollaway dumpster he’d had delivered to the worksite, Tuesday. He said he was driving past and spotted tree sticking out of the dumpster and when he looked inside, realized it was loaded with garbage bags and junk.

Booked: Nicole R. Ketner, 30, 2965 Elm St., Weirton, obstruction and intoxication, Tuesday; David Murtaugh, 33, 827 North Fourth St, Steubenville, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Tuesday.

Cited: Nyjaun Ernest Maurice Robinson, 22, 324 Virginia Ave., Steubenville, failure to reinstate; Daniel J. McBane, 34, Braybarton Boulevard, Steubenville, failure to yield left turn;

Homecoming: An individual who had been hospitalized for several weeks said a PlayStation 4 and two handguns were removed from her residence while she was gone, Wednesday. She also told police the water had been left running in her home and her refrigerator was broken. She believes a family member is responsible, though she did not see the individual remove the items.

Child’s play: Two juveniles sitting in a SVRTA bus shelter were seen kicking and hitting the glass, Wednesdays. Drivers reported seeing the bad behavior, and police were told the two are “commonly disruptive.” The youths denied behaving badly, and there was no visible damage, and SVRTA officials said the kids are welcome to ride the bus and use the shelter as long as they behave.

Time to go: A woman trying to move out of her ex-boyfriend’s house told police she needed help, Wednesday. She said her ex was yelling at her and threatening to break her things. When police spoke with him, he said it was his home and he just wanted her gone.

Fight: A Broadway Boulevard resident explained reports of a disturbance by telling police he took his girlfriend’s phone away because he was disturbed by social media he found on it, Sunday. He said he pays for the phones and nothing physical had occurred. His girlfriend, with whom he shares a child, said he became irate when she told him she didn’t want to go to Dallas with him.

Get along: Two women in the 100 block of Laila Court who can’t get along were told to stay away from each other, Wednesday. One of the women said the two of them share a property line, and when she’s doing yard work on that portion of her property the other woman “continuously records her on her cell phone and harasses her.” She said she was cutting grass on the property near the roadway when she saw the other woman approaching in her car and claimed she “squared the vehicle up with her and proceeded to drive directly towards her.” Police said the other woman insists she owns the property her neighbor says belongs to her and claimed the neighbor is the aggressor.

Trouble: A State Street resident told police she thought her neighbor had fired a BB at her back door with a slingshot while her dog was outside, shattering the glass, Wednesday. She showed the officer a picture of the slingshot on the man’s porch and said she’s been having trouble with him screaming at her dog and hitting him on the head. When they spoke with the neighbor, officers said he told them he didn’t have a slingshot and didn’t know what happened to her door, though they did note he appeared intoxicated.

Pilfered: A car stereo and two Signia speakers were removed from a car parked in the 600 block of North Fifth Street, Monday. The owner valued the missing items at $500 and said one of his doors wouldn’t lock, police said.

Scam: A city resident reported someone opened an account with Wells Fargo using his information, Wednesday. He said the account was opened online, without his permission.

Booked: Jiah Minniefield, 24, 624 North Fourth St., Steubenville, failure to appear, Wednesday; Curtis Shriver, 40, 424 North Sixth St., Steubenville, violating a protection order, Tuesday; Ann Morrison, 43, 150 Rex Ave., Wintersville, probation violation, Wednesday; Dierre S. Jackson, 38, 732 North Sixth St., Steubenville, criminal trespass warrant, Monday; Justin S. Hazelip, no age listed, 712 Dock St. (rear), Steubenville, failure to appear, Friday;

Code issues: Notices of violation were sent to owners of properties at 1054 Adams St., bags of garbage; 1434 Oregon Ave., high grass; 1407 Euclid Ave., high grass and garbage piled on side.

Cited: Evan James Carter, 22, 107 Benmar Ave., Mingo Junction, expired registration; Thomas J. Granger, 41, no fixed address, stop sign violation; Keith T. Carothers, 61, 47600 Unionvale Road, Cadiz, failure to yield; Casey Greiner, 39, 121 Brady Circle East, Steubenville, dog at large; Tara M. Bartholomew, 23, 436 South Fifth St., Steubenville, blocking a driveway; Tanya Rice, 54, 1305 Oregon Ave., Steubenville, dog at large. The dog, a pit bull, was recovered near the student housing on the Franciscan University campus. Rice advised her other pit has still not returned; Isaac Cassidy, 19, 401 Dresden Ave., Steubenville, prohibited turn on red; a vehicle parked in the 400 block of South Fourth Street, was ticketed for parking on the sidewalk; several vehicles ticketed for parking in marked no parking zones and crisscross parking in the downtown area.

Jefferson County sheriff

Booked: Josh Oakes, 23, 935 Washington St., Bergholz, failure to appear, Tuesday; Duane Barnes, 29, Wintersville, receiving stolen property and failure to appear, Wednesday; Patrick Ryan, 29, 417 6th St., Toronto, failure to comply, resisting and OVI, Thursday.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Booked: Crystal Barker, 37, Pittsburgh, failure to appear, Friday; Jennifer Rice, 39, Easton, ME, receiving stolen property.

Toronto police

Charged: Harry E. Stackhouse, 33, 704 North Third St., driving under the influence, Oct. 15; Xavier E. Washington, 21, Wellsville, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and falsification, Oct. 15; Crystal L. Barker, 37, Wintersville, warrant for failure to comply, Oct. 15; William F. Gerhards Jr., 54, Brooksville, Fla., failure to control, Tuesday.

Charged: Connor M. Byers, 23, 68 Maplewood Drive, Steubenville, failure to yield, Wednesday; Robert J. Drake II, 38, 1130 Wilson Ave., Steubenville, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to control, Wednesday; Jordan E. Smith, 40, Apartment 8, 303 Market St., expired registration, fictitious registration and driving while suspended, Wednesday; Patrick T. Ryan, 29, 417 Sixth St., driving under the influence and reckless operation, Wednesday.

Weirton police

Kevin Truax, 45, 1893 Frankfort Road, New Cumberland, DWLS, fleeing, shoplifting, battery on an officer, Oct. 16, suspected shoplifting turned into a foot pursuit near Hindman Lane. Subject apprehended near Fernwood Avenue and taken to station for processing.

Harold Glasure, 33, 162 Patterson Road, Weirton, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of a drug abuse instrument, Oct. 16, officers responded to a call of an overdose at Shop ‘n Save, making contact with the individual in a restroom stall with narcotics in plain view.

Brandon Tyler Starcher, 30, 984 Cove Road, Weirton, felony escape, felony possession of a firearm, Oct. 16, police responded to a domestic disturbance at Dollar General on Main Street, which resulted in arrest.

Dakota Shreves, 24, 3133 Elm St., Weirton, domestic battery, Oct. 19, officers responded to a call of a domestic disturbance and made arrest.


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