Jefferson County sheriff
Charged: Stacey Shebovsky, 50, 15657 state Route 152, Toronto, theft, burglary, Sunday; Kenneth Byrley, 47, 117 county Road 47, Toronto, pending charge of burglary, Sunday; Clifton Crawford, 29, 425 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, aggravated menacing, Monday.
Border wars: A Salineville man claims his neighbor pointed a high-powered rifle at him and threatened to shoot in an escalation of a 16-year-long dispute at a property he owns in Bergholz on Christmas Eve. The man said he was working in his driveway when the other man pulled up on a recreational vehicle and started yelling at him, then ran back to his RTV and grabbed the rifle, cocked it and pointed it at his head at “point-blank range” and threatened to fire it. He also believes the man removed survey pins and nails from his property.
Walk this way: An officer who spotted a man with a limp walking in state Route 213 on Dec. 31 said when he stopped him, he discovered a machete stuffed down his pant leg. The deputy said when he stopped, the man turned away from him and tried to walk away. He said as he approached him, he realized the man was hiding something in his pantleg. The officer said the man ignored orders to stop walking, and when he tried to detain him resisted until he was threatened with pepper spray. The individual had outstanding warrants for domestic violence, aggravated menacing and criminal damaging, deputies said.
Getting physical: A woman had swelling and contusions and another had what deputies say appeared to be choke marks on her throat following a reported New Year’s Day altercation in the 2000 block of Commercial Avenue, Mingo Junction. The female living in the residence told deputies she’d fallen in glass on the living room floor and cut herself but couldn’t tell them how the glass got there or how she’d fallen, though she did admit to being “highly intoxicated,” they said. Her male companion denied there was an altercation, telling deputies the three of them had been drinking and smoking marijuana and he’d knocked a bong off the table and it broke. A third individual said the man had grabbed her by the neck and tried to choke her. The man claimed he didn’t live at the residence, but deputies booked him into the jail on a domestic violence charge pending review by the prosecutor, saying the man had spent the night, left some of his belongings in the residence and they’d responded to previous incidents involving him at the same address.
Brooke County sheriff
Arrested: Cassie R. Dawson, 25, 215 Commerce St., Wellsburg, possession of a controlled substance, Saturday.
Arrested: Michele R. Lumpkins, 49, 204 Peacock Lane, Follansbee, driving under the influence, Thursday.
Arrested: Maurice L. Gilliam, 62, 115 South 11th St., Weirton, driving under the influence, Thursday.
Arrested: Craig A. Chapman, 38, 6849 county Road 56, Toronto, driving under the influence, Wednesday.
Arrested: Brian M. Figgs, 36, 456 Rockdale Road, Follansbee, domestic battery and domestic assault, Wednesday.
Arrested: Joseph C. Goff, 38, 1709 Main St., Wellsburg, trespassing, Dec. 28.
Custody fight: The brother of a woman angered because her ex wouldn’t turn over their children attacked him Monday.
The children’s father produced paperwork granting him emergency custody of the children pending a hearing, and when deputies advised the woman and her mother there was nothing they could do, the woman’s brother sprinted across the lawn onto the porch and struck his sister’s ex in the face. While police were prying him off the man, the two women jumped into the fray and officers observed both of them swinging at the man.
The woman’s brother was taken into custody on charges of assault and resisting arrest, and officers said the incident report would be forwarded to the prosecutor for review because there was a protection order in effect and the woman had entered her ex’s residence.
Incapacitated: Callers reported a woman with a dog slumped over at Fifth and Market streets Monday. Once on the scene, police said the woman was standing, motionless but bent over until her forehead was almost touching the ground. When she stood up, they said her face was blue. She was able to help them get her dog in the cruiser, but she bent over several times and grabbed the vehicle’s tire and was slurring her speech. Officers said the woman told them she’d had several beers and took a nerve pill, but was unable to tell them if the pill had been prescribed for her. She said she didn’t need medical assistance, but after ambulance personnel arrived on scene she eventually agreed to go to the hospital for evaluation.
Egged on: A woman in the 400 block of South Sixth Street told police she was awakened Monday by the sound of something hitting her house. She said when she looked out the window, she saw someone wearing a long tan coat throwing eggs at her home. When the homeowner told the woman she must have the wrong house she fled, leaving behind two empty egg cartons in the yard and eggs splattered all over the front of her home.
Celebration: A man who appeared to be overdosing under the Washington Street overpass was taken to the hospital for evaluation Monday. A woman with him told police she didn’t see her companion take any narcotics, and told police they’d been released from jail 30 minutes earlier.
Cited: Jennifer S. Fletcher, 39. 235 South Eighth St., Steubenville, intoxication; Susan Taylor, 65, 49306 S. Meadowbrook Circle, East Liverpool, red light violation. Taylor was cited following a multiple-vehicle accident at Sunset Boulevard and Johnson Road, Monday.