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Police reports

Jefferson County sheriff

Richard Patrick Dunikowski, 44, 200 Main St., Rayland, tampering with evidence, Saturday. The charge stems from a New Year’s Eve incident involving a juvenile who admitted shooting a gun, an AR-15 he’d received as a Christmas present, while under the influence of alcohol. Deputies were unable to locate the gun at the youth’s residence, and he and his mother said they hadn’t seen it since the night of the incident. Dunikowski said it was at a family member’s house in Cambridge “and has always been there.”

Batter up: A Richmond man who went to his girlfriend’s son’s residence to let his dog out and hook his security cameras back up said he was hit with a baseball bat for his trouble, Saturday. He said he knocked, and when there was no answer, he let himself in so he could care for the dog but the son’s girlfriend came at him yelling his name and swung at him with the bat, striking him on the arm. He said he wants to pursue charges. The owner of the house is away working but told deputies he wants the woman out of his home, Deputies said he needs to have her evicted.

Steubenville police

A caller reported hearing shots fired and seeing a female victim laying on the ground, saying she was struck in the stomach, Sunday. The witness said three individuals picked the woman up and placed her in a black Cadillac that took off, eastbound on Adams. Police were unable to locate the vehicle described or the shooting scene, and no black Cadillac was spotted on surveillance cameras in the general area. Local hospitals were contacted and advised no gun shot victim was brought to the emergency room.

Phone it in: A pizza deliveryman told police someone took his car while he was making a delivery in the 700 block of South Street, Sunday. He said he didn’t get a good look at the thief but said he was a male wearing all black with a groomed beard and buzzed head. The vehicle was located in the 1200 block of Maryland Avenue, and when they searched it, police found a cell phone that did not belong to the driver.

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