Police reports

Brooke County sheriff

Arrested: Nicholas P. Rotellini, 20, Apartment 1, 1282 Walker Road, Follansbee, driving under the influence and speeding, Monday.

Arrested: Troy A. Cunningham, 26, 719 Allegheny St., Follansbee, failure to appear, driving while suspended- administrative, failure to dim and defective equipment, Sunday.

Arrested: Charles J. Williams II, 42, 101 Spring St., Follansbee, resisting arrest, obstructing and battery on an officer, Saturday.

Arrested: Douglas E. Swisher, 59, 153 Franklin St., Weirton, failure to appear, Friday.

Arrested: Justin S. Pramesa, 33, 113 Bethany Pike, Wellsburg, attempting to escape custody, July 22.

Arrested: Jeffrey R. Jordan, 42, 1109 Stipandic St., Windsor Heights, failure to appear, July 22.

Arrested: Samantha L. Buell, 32, 313 Standard Ave., Mingo Junction, warrant for theft, July 21.

Arrested: Jesse L.B. Turner, 37, 211 West Blvd., Mingo Junction, petit larceny, July 17.

Arrested: John P. Skinner,42, 32 Commerce St. Extension, Wellsburg, domestic battery, July 17.

Arrested: Timothy R. Lemasters, 58, Short Creek, driving while license revoked for driving under the influence, July 15.

Arrested: Justin D. Torres-Lee, 27, Rear 326 Main St., Follansbee, driving while suspended, fleeing with reckless indifference, obstructing an officer and resisting arrest, July 15.

Jefferson County sheriff

Scammer: A Jefferson County resident’s bank froze his account Tuesday when he tried to send money to an individual overseas who said his help was needed in recovering $80,000 he said the Nigerian government had seized, Tuesday. The man said the scammer, who identified himself as “Bekky Desmound,” claimed the only way to recover the money was through a beneficiary. The local man had agreed to help and was in the process of transferring money to them when his bank intervened.

Recovered: Officers found a debit card in a parking lot on County Road 46, Sunday.

Choices: Deputies investigating a disturbance in Knox Township said the man told him he was upset because a woman who was supposed to be mowing the lawn was riding an ATV instead, Tuesday.


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