Petty: A Tweed Avenue resident said her ex-boss and her employee were parked down the street, harassing her, Friday. Police spoke to her former boss, who owns a cleaning business and said the woman’s contract had contained a provision that if she left her employ she wouldn’t take any of her customers with her. Police told her she’d have to take that up with her attorney, but if she continued stalking the woman she’d be charged since neither she or the employee she brought with her lives in or has customers in Steubenville. The city resident said its been a problem in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, too, but police told her she’d have to file separate reports in those jurisdictions.
Out of luck: A property owner in the 600 block of North Fifth Street told police she’d brought in a contractor to install electric in a building she owns when a line from the transformer blew, leaving several nearby properties without power Friday. AEP was called and a crew was on standby until the lines could be repaired, but neighbors were agitated and “began to yell and curse” at her because they didn’t have power, she said. One man told police his wife and kids were upset because their home was hot and they couldn’t cook breakfast. Both parties admitted yelling back and forth and agreed to stop, since there was nothing to be done until AEP restored service.
Booked: Shaun M. Roby, 37, 145 Beechwood Drive, Wintersville, was booked into the county jail Friday on charges of possession of a drug abuse instrument and falsification, as well as a parole violation and a fugitive from justice warrant, both out of West Virginia. Roby was taken into custody after callers reported a man overdosing at Maryland and Ohio streets. A citizen dosed him with Narcan but he didn’t respond, and firefighters gave him more before he finally came around. Firefighters told police they’d spotted a hypodermic in Roby’s pocket, and when they searched him officers also reportedly found two additional hypodermics along with a bag of suspected fentanyl, all of which they seized. They said he also gave them a fictitious name. He was transported to Trinity, where police said he tried unsuccessfully to flee. Roby also was issued a drug treatment form.
‘Mostly unresponsive’: A woman was found Friday slumped over the steering wheel of vehicle at a car wash near North Forest Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, “mostly unresponsive” in an incoherent and apparently overdosed state, police said. Allison N. McEwan, 55 Township Road 246, Toronto, was charged with physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said she admitted taking xanax earlier in the day, and said they found three hypodermics, one crack pipe, numerous pills and what appeared to be a large amount of “pressed xanax” in a sandwich bag stuffed in a cigarette pack during a probable cause search.
An unconscious woman was spotted behind a building in the 100 block of Shirley Circle East, Saturday. Firefighters administered multiple doses of Narcan to wake her, police said. She was issued a drug treatment form and transported to Trinity West.
Checking out: Walmart employees alleged a woman had tag-switched merchandise and attempted to leave the store, Friday. Lyndi S. Casey, 48, 206 Grandview Ave., Mingo Junction, was charged with petit theft. Police said the merchandise was valued at $280.
Brazen: A Lawson Avenue resident told police he watched an unknown male wearing dark shorts and a white tank top walk up to his neighbor’s porch and steal a gas weedeater, Friday. He said he yelled at the man to drop the weedeater, but he man kept walking toward State Street.
Booked: Levi Thompson, 22, 835 N. 4th St., Steubenville, hit-skip and expired/unlawful plates after his vehicle allegedly struck a parked vehicle and a dumpster Friday on Keagler Drive. A witness reported seeing Thompson’s vehicle back into the parked car, then pulled forward and strike the dumpster before it was parked and several people got out and left in another vehicle. Thompson told police he’d hit a road cone, but officers said the damage on Thompson’s vehicle closely matched damage to the parked vehicle and the dumpster, particularly a broken bumper believed caused by the hinge protruding from the dumpster. Advised that he was going to be cited and his vehicle towed, police said Thompson became increasingly upset and was instead arrested.
Lauren A. Quinn, 32, 124 Beechwood Blvd., Wintersville, petit theft, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, Saturday. Walmart employees alleged Quinn skip-scanned merchandise, stacking several items on top of each other and only scanning the bottom item, police said. The merchandise was valued at $38, but she also allegedly had a container containing suspected powder cocaine and a snort straw in her possession, police said.
Reported: A caller reported hearing three shots fired from a moving vehicle at the intersection of Lovers Lane and Sunset Boulevard, Friday. Police responding to the call said they didn’t spot any vehicles fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed or in a suspicious manner, and said they spoke with several people who were outside who advised they did not hear any gunshots or observe anything out of the ordinary.
Cited: Charles Delp, 37, 92 Palomino Drive, Weirton, DUS and expired license plate; Aaliyan M. Barnhart, 23, 811 Market St., Apt. D, Steubenville, failure to control; Marjorie Moffitt, 29, 5653 State Route 146, Rayland, loud exhaust and expired license.