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April 4, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Toronto man arrested for soliciting juveniles

TORONTO - A city man was lodged in the Jefferson County jail today after allegedly soliciting teenagers, according to City Police.

Jeffrey Chevalier, 51, Apartment 314, 425 N. Fifth St., was arrested Monday after allegedly offering juveniles money to come to his apartment, according to Capt. Rick Parker.

"We believe he was under the influence of alcohol. There are some other issues there as well. We'd received complaints about him involving juveniles," Parker said.

Sentence given for break-ins

STEUBENVILLE - Roman Longo, 26, of Wintersville was sentenced to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center on Tuesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after Longo pleaded guilty to thee counts of breaking and entering and single counts of possesion of criminal tools and theft.

Longo was charged with breaking into houses in the 400 block of Union Avenue and the 300 block of South Fourth Street and taking scrap metal. He also was charged with entering a house in the 1400 block of Cadiz Road, Wintersville, and taking scrap metal from the back porch.

Bruzzese ordered Longo to make $2,434 in restitution.

Longo will be on probation for one year. He faces up to five years in prison if he violates his probation.

UMW to meet Saturday in Hopedale

HOPEDALE - The United Mine Workers of America Local 1304 will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Capraros.

Investigators await autopsy of body

WHEELING - Investigators have very few leads after recovering the body of an unidentified man from the Ohio River near Bellaire Monday afternoon.

Wheeling Deputy Police Chief Martin Kimball said the body was in the water for "awhile," making identification difficult. Investigators have been unable to determine the man's race or age, and other physical features such as eye color and height were not available. The man had what appeared to be a tattoo on his right forearm. He was wearing a black T-shirt, jeans and boots.

There were no marks or wounds found on the initial viewing of the body that would indicate the man was injured by another person before entering the river, Kimball said, but he noted decomposition can mask such marks.

A man on the Ohio side of the river noticed the body bobbing in the water after a boat passed. A boat from the Wheeling fire department, along with Wheeling Police, pulled the body from the river after responding around 4 p.m. The body was transported to a medical examiner's office, and an autopsy is pending. Kimball said he does not know when to expect the results of the autopsy.

Wheeling Police are handling the ongoing investigation, and Kimball said they are checking with other local law enforcement agencies for any missing person reports.

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