Police reports


County sheriff

Potty mouth: An Adena area woman who wanted deputies to unlock her vehicle “became angry and stated she needed to get her child to the hospital” when she found out it would be a while before they could get there because of her rural location, Wednesday. Advised that an ambulance would be dispatched immediately since it would get there sooner, the dispatcher said she became “even more angry and stated she wasn’t paying for an ambulance” and hung up. Due to concerns for the welfare of her child the ambulance was dispatched anyway, but when the crew arrived on scene, Short Creek EMS advised the woman told them to “get the (expletive) off her property.” When the deputy arrived, the woman was reportedly hostile, stating she did not need or want him there but was told he had to make sure her children were OK since she’d said they needed to go to the hospital. She opened the door and allowed the officer to observe two toddlers “who were both up and sitting on the couch.” He saw what appeared to be a Glock on the television stand, within reach of the children, before she told him to “get the (expletive) off her property” because his services were not needed.

Dogging it: A Mingo Junction woman walking her dog off leash in the cemetery said another dog jumped out of a neighbor’s side-by-side and attacked her collie, Monday.

She told deputies she and the other dog’s owner exchanged words and he told her he knows where she lives and threatened to burn her house down, and later when walking back to her house he stopped her and tried to get her out into the roadway so he could assault her. He told deputies he was going to the cemetery to play fetch with his dog when the collie ran up to his vehicle, frightening his dog which then jumped out at hers. He denied threatening the woman.

Booked: Aaron Hall, 41, Limaville, Ohio, fugitive from justice, Tuesday.

Cited: Anthony Z. Ferguson, 35, 231 Rex Ave., Wintersville, seat belt violation.

Steubenville police

Booked: Melvin L. Berry Jr., 30, 2407 Main St., Wellsburg, petit theft, Tuesday. Walmart employees allege Berry had 21 items valued at $135 in his possession that hadn’t been paid for.

Booked: John S. Hester, 62, Salineville, theft. Hester had been taken into custody by Carroll County sheriff’s deputies, who turned him over to Steubenville police once the outstanding warrant was confirmed.

Cited: A vehicle parked in the 600 block of Buena Vista, prohibited front yard parking.


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