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Police reports

Steubenville Police

OVI: Police patrolling Carnegie Street heard a female yelling near the 1400 block of Wellesley Avenue and discovered a vehicle against the guardrail, partially off the roadway, Thursday. The driver, identified as Samantha Cassiday, 26, 906 Pittsburgh St., told police she was fine and tried to drive away but her SUV was stuck. Officers claim her eyes were bloodshot and her speech slurred, had difficulty maintaining her balance and smelled of alcohol. Cassiday initially denied drinking or using illicit substances, but en route to the police station for testing allegedly told them she “admitted she’d been drinking, smoking marijuana and using cocaine,” police claim. She was booked into the Jefferson County jail on an eight-hour intoxication hold prior to being released on her own recognizance and was cited for OVI, DUS and failure to control, police said.

Lock your cars: A Brockton Road resident told police someone stole $20 from one of his unlocked vehicles and his Mingo Fire Department helmet from another, Saturday. He got lucky because police found the fire helmet a few minutes earlier on the side of the road in the 300 block of Lovers Lane. Another Brockton Road resident said the thieves stole some spare change from an unlocked vehicle, Saturday.

— A resident in the 300 block of Bryden Road said someone broke into three of his vehicles, Saturday. He said the thieves didn’t appear to get anything from one of the vehicles and just a handful of change from the second one, but in the third one they’d found a wallet containing $60 in cash.

— In the 400 block of Fairway Drive, a resident said someone entered his car overnight and stole a wallet containing cash, his driver’s license and debit card, which he’s canceled. He said the vehicle was locked but he heard the alarm go off around 4 a.m. Saturday.

— In the 100 block of Whitehall Place, a resident said someone took cash and a pair of sunglasses from her daughter’s vehicle, Saturday.

— A resident in the 400 block of Pine Valley Drive said her dogs were barking between and 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. but when they checked, they didn’t see anyone, Saturday. It wasn’t until morning they her daughter noticed a wallet missing from her car, which she said was locked. The wallet didn’t have any cash in it, but it had debit cards that she’d already canceled.

— Security cameras in the 4000 block of St. Andrews Drive captured footage of individuals trying to break into cars, Friday. A dark sedan passed by, then minutes later two or three people circled back and tried to break into four vehicles but left when they realized they were locked.

— Residents in the 3000 block of Whitehaven Boulevard reported seeing occupants of a tan Toyota Camry checking doors to parked cars, Saturday. The caller said a female was driving.

— A resident in the 400 block of Lauretta Drive said her vehicle was entered but nothing taken, Saturday. A neighbor on Lauretta reported multiple unlocked vehicles were entered Saturday but nothing was taken.

Partied hard: Police responded to the 600 block of Washington Street to do a welfare check on a man sleeping on the sidewalk under the train bridge, Friday. Police said Cary Cox, 53, no fixed address, was passed out, and when they woke him he said he was fine even though he had blood coming from his left ear and left eye and smelled strongly of alcohol. Police said it appeared he had fallen and struck his head, so Steubenville EMS transported him to Trinity Medical Center Wesr for treatment. Cox was cited for intoxication.

Stupid stuff: A Scioto Drive woman complained to police her neighbor deliberately blew grass on her fence when they mowed, Friday. Police talked to the neighbors, who said it was the person she had cutting her grass for her who blew it on her fence and said she’d come out and started recording them while they were doing their grass instead of the person who was actually responsible. They also told police the woman “had been going around the neighborhood saying nasty things about them.” They were advised to stay away from her and consider getting cameras for their yard.

Trash: A Cunningham Lane resident said a white male wearing a yellow and black jersey spit in her face when she called him out for his treatment of a dog as he left the post office, Friday. She wants to pursue charges.

Think twice: A North Fourth Street resident said another woman pulled up in her SUV, grabbed her by the neck and put a knife to her throat and demanded $125, telling her she’d “better come up with the money,” Friday. The woman in the SUV, Simone Y. Clifford, 57, 180 N. Fourth St., Apt. 311, told police the woman had sold her $250 worth of food stamps for $125, “then canceled the card so she could not use it.” She said she did grab her by the throat but denied wielding a knife, saying she’d actually had a make-up product in her hand. Clifford was charged with assault.

Throwing things: A North Seventh Street resident told police a neighbor came to her apartment and started arguing with her over drugs, Saturday. She claimed he trashed her apartment then left. The neighbor said the woman had borrowed $20 from him and when he went to her place to get his money, she got upset and started throwing things around her house so he left.

Gone but not forgotten: An Oakmont Avenue resident said she returned from vacation to find items missing from her home that were there when she left, Friday. An individual she’d allowed to stay with her before she left for vacation was also gone, she said. The missing items include a cell phone, clothing and food.

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