Jefferson County Sheriff
Fuss: A Smithfield man was booked for disorderly conduct and obstructing official business Tuesday after he allegedly refused to calm things down by going to his garage so his wife could fall asleep. Arnold W. Trouten III, 33, 288 High St., and his wife had called the sheriff’s department stating they were intoxicated and in a domestic dispute, deputies said. Trouten said they were arguing about life problems when his wife slapped him. She said he hit her cheek, and deputies said she did have a red mark on her face. Both admitted drinking, though deputies said Trouten appeared “highly intoxicated.” Neither wanted to pursue charges, so they tried to convince Trouten to “hang out in his garage like he (said) he was doing before the argument.” They said they repeatedly suggested he let his wife fall asleep before going back inside, but he “raised his voice and refused to separate from (her)” and continued to be uncooperative and act in a disorderly fashion, behaving belligerently at times. When they finally took him into custody he resisted, in the process breaking one deputy’s glasses and tearing another’s uniform.
Charged: Steven Tyler Hickman, 36, 2388 Chase Road SE, Carrollton, OVI and using weapons while intoxicated, Monday. Deputies allegedly spotted Hickman’s vehicle on state Route 43 in Island Creek Township going left of center several times, speeding and braking suddenly, and said when they stopped him they discovered an AR platform rifle sitting on his passenger front seat and floor board ready to fire. They claimed Hickman smelled of alcohol, his speech was thick and occasionally slurred and his eyes bloodshot and glassy, and when they asked him if he had any more weapons in the vehicle he told them there were “plenty” more. They said a search yielded a Smith & Wesson M&P 9 and a Walther P22 found in the driver’s door; a Taurus .38 Special in the glove box; and a Savage 93R17, loaded with a round chambered, in the trunk, in addition to the loaded Smith & Wesson M&P 15 they’d originally spotted next to him on the passenger seat.
Up a tree: The owners of a tree service told deputies a former employee failed to turn in a work truck and when they located it parked outside a drug store, thousands of dollars in equipment was missing, Monday. They said the employee gave the truck to a friend, who did bring them money the man was supposed to bring to them but not the Ford F-150, which they eventually located in the parking lot at the Yorkville Walgreen. The truck’s stereo had been removed from the dash and three Stihl chainsaws, two Husqvarna chainsaws, an Echo climbing saw, climbing gear, several ropes, a climbing harnes, 15 carabinier, slings, speed line ropes, pulleys, a med kit, climb spikes and a velox knee ascender were missing. They also located their dump truck at a Marathon in Tiltonsville, with a damaged fender.
Siblings: A Toronto woman told deputies she’s had to block her brother’s phone number and all social media because he’s threatening her, Monday. She said she got an unidentified text Sunday calling her a derogatory term, and accusing her of talking to his lady friend. When she asked the texter to identify himself, he said only that he was “your worst nightmare” and then called her but she did not answer. She eventually called back and he said he was “coming for you and your whole (expletive) family,” which is when she started blocking him.
Low blow: Someone kicked in a door over the weekend at the Buckeye Local School District garage. Workers told deputies Monday that so far, a weed trimmer and two gas cans with a combined value of about $310 were missing. Replacing the door and frame will cost another $350, workers said.
Swinger: Deputies were unable to locate a shirtless white male wearing athletic shorts callers said was swinging a metal pipe around in the Pottery Addition Fire Department parking lot, Monday evening. The male was “covered in tattoos,” deputies were told.
Hammered: A youth was spotted hammering the fountain at Bedway Park, Adena, Tuesday.
Booked: Aaron Wade, 42, Munhall, Pa., failure to appear, Monday; Brian Vandevender, 30, 116 Valley Blvd., Wheeling, probation violation, Monday.
Runner: Officers assisted with a suspected overdose, Tuesday. Steubenville EMS gave the man a dose of nasal Narcan “which proved effective,” police said. “The person then got up and fled the area on foot.” He could not be located.
Charged up: Circle K employees needed a man to be removed from their parking lot, Tuesday. They said he’d unplugged the ice machine to charge his cell phone. He left on a bicycle before police arrived.
Taking a break: Police were asked to check on the welfare of a man lying in the grass at Lincoln and Railroad avenues, Tuesday. He told them he was taking a nap. Police told him he needed to be on his way so he hopped on his bicycle and pedaled away.
Kid’s stuff: A caller reported juveniles fighting in the 400 block of Dresden Avenue, Tuesday. Police spoke with a man who said he yelled at them to go home, adding one of them said he was 17 and threatened to assault him. The man directed police to the youth’s home where they spoke with his mother, who said her son had been playing basketball with other kids, including the man’s grandkids, and had come home upset because they’d stolen his shoes. He eventually got his shoes back, but she said they’ve had ongoing problems with one of the man’s grandchildren directing racial her children. She was advised to keep her children away from the man’s residence.
Overdose: Police responded to the 800 block of North Seventh Street, where a group of people were trying to awaken a man who was on the ground, unresponsive, Monday. Steubenville firefighters/EMS arrived and gave him Narcan, to which he responded. Before he was transported to Trinity Medical Center West police gave him a drug treatment form.
Booked: Ryan Gooch, 31, no fixed address, criminal trespass, Tuesday; Robert Monigold, 33, 707 Market St., No. 407, Steubenville, warrant, Tuesday;
Rocky road: A Pittsburgh Street resident said he returned home around 1 a.m. to find two of his front windows had been shattered by rocks, Tuesday. Taped to one of the rocks was a note that stated, “Interested in renting” and a phone number.
Stolen: A Brady Avenue woman said someone stole her wallet from her car, Tuesday. She didn’t realize it was missing until she got an alert one of her cards had been used on Amazon. She said the wallet had bank cards, Visa cards, EBT cards for her and her grandson, and medical cards, as well as gift cards and a cash app card. She’s already closed accounts.
Booked: Sasha Ely, 40, 734 N. Sixth St., Steubenville, possession of drugs, Monday; James Smith, 25, 1111 Clair Ave., Steubenville, was booked into the Jefferson County jail on a parole violation; Kayla Koski, 33, 533 Linden Ave., Steubenville, warrant; Mark Lear, 48, 5550 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown, warrant for failure to appear, Sunday. Lear also was cited for no operator’s license; Trenton N. Majewski, 19, 707 Market St., Steubenville, fugitive from justice out of Brooke County, Sunday. Majewski was spotted walking on South Fifth Street.
Cited: Mark L. DiFilippo, 55, 2503 Cherry Ave., Steubenville, failure to yield. DiFilippo was cited following a two-vehicle fender-bender in the 4400 block of Sunset Boulevard; William Bell, 1419 Adams St., Steubenville, DUS and display of plates; Kobe Freeman, 22, 224 Christopher Ave., Steubenville, no driver’s license;
Forgetful: A North Seventh Street resident told police someone stole clothing, shoes and personal items, including papers, from her car Saturday while it was parked at Bridgeview Apartments. The thief forgot to take his phone with him.
Damaged: A motorist said a hit-skip driver made a right from Belleview Boulevard onto Sunset Boulevard and crashed into the side of her vehicle, then fled the scene, Monday. The other vehicle was a newer brown SUV, she said. The woman’s vehicle was heavily damaged.
Predictable: A Ridge Avenue woman told police she was assaulted by a man, Monday. She said he hit her in the head and arm, but didn’t want to pursue charges. Police located the man walking on Railroad Street but he denied assaulting her.
Ohio State Highway Patrol
Booked: Scott Olshinsky, 25, McDonald, Pa., possession of cocaine, Sunday.