Jefferson County sheriff
Theft: A man broke into Buch’s Truck Stop, Kingsdale Road, so he could steal two 15-packs of Milwaukee’s Best, Thursday. Deputies said the business’s alarm activated, and when they arrived on scene a side door was open and a window pane broken out. Employees initially didn’t think anything was taken, but realized after watching surveillance footage the intruder had walked out with the beer. He was described as a slim white male, about 6 feet tall and weighing around 150 pounds. He was wearing a light colored hat, T-shirt and shorts.
Territorial: A Bloomingdale grandmother told deputies a neighbor stopped at the end of their driveway while she and her husband were outside with their grandchildren and threatened to harm them if they rode their four-wheeled vehicles past his house, Thursday. Deputies told the woman the the vehicles are not allowed on the road.
End-around: A Bloomingdale resident reported watching a man dump trash at a residence on Wayne Township Road 191. Deputies said the man, who they’ve identified, “appears to be bringing trash by the truckload from the city into the county” and turning the property, which he doesn’t own, into a landfill. The discarded materials include packaging with addresses.
Safe: A 78-year-old Tiltonsville resident reported missing Wednesday after driving away from his home was located in Barbour County, W.Va., Thursday. Family members had said the man has a cognitive issue.
Arrested: Michael A. Wineman, 55, 4509 St. Andrews Drive, Steubenville, operating a vehicle under the influence and failure to control a motor vehicle, Friday. Police said callers reported a possible drunken driver at the wheel of an out-of-control vehicle traveling west on Lauretta Drive shortly after midnight. They allege Wineman was unsteady and slurring his words and had a “strong odor of alcohol on his breath and person” when they located his vehicle stopped in a driveway on Lauretta Drive. They report he was unable to safely complete field sobriety tests, including losing his balance when they asked him to do a one-legged stand. En route to the station, the arresting officer said he also observed damage to a brick wall on Garfield, a stop sign at the corner of Garfield and Etta Avenue and a car parked in the 400 block of Lauretta.
Money missing: A woman said she gave an individual $2,800 for a used car advertised for sale in Pittsburgh, Thursday. The woman said she gave the individual in question a cashier’s check but he never brought her the vehicle. When she contacted the owner of the vehicle, the woman said she was told it had already been sold. The person with her money told her he’s “too busy working for the drug task force and police to return her money.”
Check questions: A Cherry Avenue resident said a woman he met on Facebook sent him a check to cash, but when he took it to the bank he found out it was a scam, Thursday.
Not welcomed: Callers reported seeing squatters at 409-4015 Clinton Ave., Thursday. Police searched the building and didn’t find anyone, but they said there were indications people were staying there.
Up to no good: Residents in the 700 block of Kendall Avenue said someone tried to break into their residence by pulling on their back screen door, Thursday. A man living there said he saw two juveniles running away and heard what he thought might be gunshots. A woman who was there believed the juveniles tossed firecrackers as they made their escape.
Coded: Notices of violation were sent to owners of property at 800 Market St., weeds; 1396 Euclid, high grass; 432 Lawson, litter (couch); 1412 Plum, litter (old televisions left in the yard); 1410 Euclid, litter (old dressers, trash); 415 Maxwell, litter (broken wooden cabinets and old vacuums); and 1402 State St., litter (old mattresses.)
Arrested: Charles Briggs, 29, 1004 McKinley Ave., Steubenville, assault and violating a protection order, Thursday.
Harrison County sheriff
Arrested: Teasla Swanson, 35, 515 Main St., Cadiz, trespassing and breaking and entering, Thursday.