Daily Happenings 5-29-20


May 28

Patsy CiFrancis, Steubenville.

Christopher Barker, Steubenville.

Meghan Delaney, Mingo Junction.

Eileen Nestor, Steubenville.


Cynthia Shoulders, Mingo Junction.

May 30

John “Boom-Boom” Buchmelter, Mingo Junction

Bridget Johnston, Toronto.

Police reports

Steubenville police

Arrested: Jayjuan A. Wise, 36, no fixed address, domestic violence and possession of drug paraphernalia, Sunday. Police said Wise, a Steubenville resident, was taken into custody after his female companion told the front desk staff at a local motel he’d choked her during an altercation in a guest room. The woman told police Wise became angry when she told him she wanted to sleep and refused to give him $20 for crack.

Bothered: A woman told police her ex-boyfriend’s aunt had threatened to assault her because she’d gotten her nephew arrested, Sunday. The woman was shopping in a downtown store when the boyfirend’s aunt got in line behind her and followed her to her car, police said.

Injured: A woman said her baby’s father tried to strangle her at a residence on Rosswell, Sunday. Police said there was no visible indication of injury.

Armed: Callers reported individuals in a vehicle in the 800 block of Sherman Avenue were brandishing a firearm, Sunday. Neither the vehicle or the alleged perpetrators were located, police said.

Report: Three juveniles who had been spotted going through the glovebox of a vehicle in the 1200 block of Maryland Avenue were gone when police arrived, Sunday. The owner said nothing appeared to be missing.

Disagreement: Two adults on Maryland Avenue were arguing in the street, Sunday. One of those involved told police the fight began when he told a woman her child had kicked his door and she didn’t do anything about it. The juvenile denied kicking the door.

Frightened: A woman told police a short, stocky man approached her while she was grilling in her back yard on Pine Valley Drive, Sunday. The man, who she did not recognize, asked her if she was alright and identified himself as a neighbor, but the woman said she’d never seen him before. The woman locked herself in her home and called her pastor, who notified police.

Cited: Gregory Z. Richards, 52, 138 Janet Drive, Bloomingdale, failure to control and a minor misdemeanor possession of marijuana, Sunday. Richards was cited after his vehicle struck a light pole by Sunset Motors, doing minor damage to a car on the lot. Richards told police he thinks he’d felt a pain in his abdomen and became lightheaded, and said he thinks he passed out before the accident.

Arrested: James Andrew Roe, 32, 1434 Belleview Blvd., Steubenville, warrant for domestic violence, criminal trespassing and criminal damage, Tuesday. Roe was taken into custody when officers responded to calls of a body in the grass. When they arrived on scene, a bystander told them the man had awakened and started walking.

Out of it: Callers reported a man who appeared to either be intoxicated or in medical distress in the 100 block of North Seventh St. When police arrived at the scene, he allegedly told them he’d taken four Oxycontin tablets. Police said his condition was stabilized after several vials of Narcan were administered.

Too high: Notices of violation were mailed to owners of properties at 1303 and 1309 Sinclair Ave., and 711 Lincoln Avenue after officers observed grass to be higher than allowed.

Fraud: A Cleveland Avenue resident told police her ex-boyfriend used her email to set up a fake profile on a pornographic website, Tuesday.

Bothered: A Cherry Avenue resident said a man was harassing her, Tuesday The victim said the man lives with another woman in her complex.

Accident: A woman trying to park her car behind the courthouse scraped a sheriff’s department cruiser, Tuesday. Minor damage was reported.

Resuscitated: Callers reported a woman unresponsive in a car parked in front of a pizza shop downtown, Tuesday. Police said two doses of Narcan had to be administered to the woman, who said she’d injected herself with her legally prescribed Subutex. A friend said they’d also downed shots at a nearby bar.

Surprised: The owner of a truck parked in the 1600 block of Oregon caught a teenager rummaging through his glove compartment, Tuesday.

Moving out: A woman moving out of an apartment in the 700 block of Market Street said her ex-boyfriend was driving around her, Tuesday.

Cited: Lucas C. Hunter, 28, 169 Shirley Circle, Steubenville, no operators license and marked lane violation.

Stolen: A green plastic bike was reported stolen from a residence in the 900 block of North 6th Avenue, Friday.

Splitting: Police were called to break up an argument between two people arguing in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue, Tuesday. Police encountered the same woman when they responded to a second call of a stranger walking in a back yard on Dresden Avenue. The woman told police her boyfriend had locked her out of the residence and had broken her cellphone, but later admitted it was his phone.

Arrested: Maeci Anderson, 24, 505 LaBelle Ave., Brilliant, failure to appear, Wednesday.

Rage: A woman waiting in line at Urban Mission said a man in a beige Chevy Yukon jumped out of his vehicle and screamed at her for not moving, Wednesday. She said the man had something in his hand but could not identify it.

Video: A Brady Avenue resident said a white male driving a white vehicle smashed what appeared to be a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into the paint of her vehicle, Wednesday. Police said with footage from surveillance cameras at a nearby business the car’s license plates were traced to an individual in Weirton.

Violations: Callers reported high grass and weeds at 741 Oakmont, 317 S. Bend Boulevard and 329 Union Avenue. Officers on patrol also spotted violations at properties at 315 Union, 3218 Charles St. and 2917 Sunset Blvd. Owners of each property were notified of the violation.

Punched: A man told police a guy “hanging out” in the 300 block of S. Fifth Street punched him after he referred to a female companion in a negative way, Wednesday.

Dispute: Two men fighting at the entrance to Union Cemetery jumped back in their pickup and were gone when police arrived, Wednesday.

Theft: A Maryland Avenue resident told police juveniles took a pellet gun from his home, Wednesday.

Cited: Michael Swiger, 41, 3180 Hill St., Weirton, stop sign violation; Bobby G. Fitch, 37, 1129 County Road 15, Rayland, defective or unsafe equipment.

Jefferson County sheriff

Arrested: Robert Alan Smith, 22, 1588 State Route 43, Lot 50, Richmond, discharging firearm near prohibited premises, Sunday. Deputies said callers reported a man wearing shorts and no shirt was shooting at targets in the direction of state Route 43 in Salem township. Deputies said Smith was shirtless and had guns on each hip when they arrived at the scene, though he initially denied firing either weapon. Deputies said Smith later admitted he had fired several shots. Deputies said a home was situated in the vicinity of the tree line he was allegedly shooting toward.

Arrested: Robert Lee Phillipson, 30, 1367 Township road 428, Toronto, failure to appear, Sunday.

Theft: A Rayland man told deputies he discovered his debit card, a credit card and cell phone missing from his walker after he was visited by two women who came to his house, Sunday.

Angry: A Smithfield woman said she suffered a nosebleed during a disagreement with her husband that became physical, Sunday.

Evaluated: A man was taken to Trinity Medical Center West for evaluation after threatening to take Xanax because his girlfriend had overdosed, Sunday. The man was belligerent and refused to comply with hospital personnel, becoming calm only after deputies told him if he continued resisting treatment he would be arrested on multiple charges. The girlfriend, who had overdosed on Xanax, was awake and talking when they arrived at the scene, city police said.

Damaged: The side window, tail light and body panel of a vehicle parked outside a residence on county Road 2, Rayland, were broken overnight, Tuesday. Two individuals were caught on surveillance, deputies said.

Charged: A Bergholz-area resident whose tractor was vandalized Tuesday evening told deputies a man walked into his pizza shop the following day and told him it was his own fault. The suspect, identified as Terry Sines, 58, 1146 County Road 58, Toronto, has been charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief, deputies said.

Warned: A man doing a pest inspection in Rayland said a relative of one of his customers fired a warning shot at him when he knocked on her door after he’d been told not to, Wednesday. The victim told deputies he heard the woman’s grandson yell, “What did I tell you?” and then a gunshot when he knocked on the door. The grandson told deputies he’d yelled and fired into the ground after the man ignored his directions.

Dumped: A man living on Island Creek Township Road 384 reported someone dumped trash on his property, Wednesday. Deputies located mail from a residence on State Route 152 in Dillonvale.

Toronto police

Zachary School, 29, 13792 State Route 213, Irondale, failure to appear, Wednesday.


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