Daily Happenings 8-11-20
Dee Fouts, Toronto.
Jefferson County sheriff
Injured: A resident living on township Road 428, Toronto, was flown by medical helicopter to Pittsburgh for treatment after sustaining significant gasoline burns to his entire body, Monday.
Danger: A Wintersville woman told deputies her ex-boyfriend has been harassing her by phone and threatening to harm her, Sunday. She told deputies the man, who she said was jailed for 11 months for similar behavior with a previous girlfriend, threatened her and said she can’t hide from him.
Don’t point: A 74-year-old told deputies she thought someone was in a home in Bergholz she owns but does not live in, Sunday. Although she was told to wait outside for deputies to arrive, the woman entered the residence anyway, reporting that she’d found several children age 13 and under inside and said “I’ve got my gun on them,” deputies said. Deputies said the woman was advised several times by phone that she should not be pointing the gun at the children but she told them she had nowhere to put it since she’d come straight from church. They said she finally gave the weapon to her husband. Deputies said the children told them they thought the house was abandoned and would be a good place to look for ghosts. One of the children said she’d pointed the gun at his head, but the woman denied it. Neither the woman nor the parents of the children involved were willing to press charges.
Tearful: A passing motorist called for help after spotting a crying woman and child on the roadside in Island Creek township and driving them to safety, Friday. The woman said she’d been assaulted by her boyfriend, who accused her of ignoring him because she wasn’t talking to him. She said he picked her up off the couch and threw her against a wall and told her to leave before telling her to wait at the end of the driveway. He refused to allow the woman to take a 7-month-old baby from the residence but brought her 4-year-old to her, allegedly telling the child to decide if he should shoot the mother or beat her to death. She said he broke her phone so she “couldn’t call the law,” adding the boyfriend’s father offered to give her a ride somewhere but changed his mind when she told him she wanted to go to the police station. He and his wife eventually left the residence so the woman could stay there with her children for the night. The boyfriend was charged with domestic violence.
Stolen: A Brilliant resident reported finding her basement door pried open and a virtual reality headset missing, Friday. The thief cut himself and left a trail of blood, deputies said.
Overdosed: An Empire resident who had to be resuscitated with Narcan told deputies he’d taken percocets and hydrocodone, Friday.
Tossed: Owners of a car parked on Main Street, Rayland, believe someone threw a beer bottle at it, breaking the windshield, Friday.
No good deed: A woman said she was helping her ex-boyfriend with his finances when he was called away by his current girlfriend, Friday. When they returned, she said her ex started yelling at her, grabbed her and hit her with his head before throwing her down the hallway before she was able to call 911. She told deputies she wants to pursue charges. The ex-boyfriend and his current girlfriend said she is always stirring things up.
Dumping: Someone drove a vehicle to the marina and dumped a load of old furniture into the grass, Sunday.
Touchy: Women in the 400 block of South Sixth Street fought over chalk art drawn by children, Sunday.
Tough talk: A resident in the 1100 block of Arlington told police a woman walking past his home threatened him with a gun and said she wanted to fight him, Friday. The man said she’d accused him of swearing at her son before flashing what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun.
Sobering: A highly intoxicated man is in custody after threatening his live-in girlfriend, Sunday. Police said the woman told them he’d threatened to beat her up and anybody who helped her, and that she said she feared for her life. When they asked the man his name, he told them it was an obscene name.
Reported: A caller reported hearing multiple shots fired in the 400 block of South Sixth Street around 2 a.m Sunday. Police said upon arriving at the scene the area appeared quiet and everything was in order.
Coded: Notices of violation were sent to owners of properties at 2242 Powell Ave., grass; and 412 Henry Ave., vines and weeds.
Arrested: Calvin James, 34, 1244 Ridge Ave., Steubenville, criminal mischief, Friday.
Arrested: Gage Willis, 20, 1532 Euclid Ave., Steubenville, domestic violence, Sunday.
Arrested: Joshua Raebush, 43, 319 township Highway 278, Bergholz, possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug instruments, Sunday.
Arrested: Lisa Poulin, 49, 180 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, four counts of assault, Sunday. Poulin allegedly pepper sprayed four people after a verbal dispute.
Arrested: Ciera Boyd, 32, 2240 Cleveland, Steubenville, domestic violence, Sunday.
Arrested: William T. Neal, 40, 1410 State St., Steubenville, domestic violence, Sunday.
Arrested: Vance Lytle, 22, 956 Sherman Ave., Steubenville, warrant, Friday;
Cited: James Jenny, 23, 604 College St., Lot 3, Empire, driving under suspension; Charlynn Wade, 711 Pine St., overtime parking; Jeffrey L. Wells, 60, 2721 St. Johns Road, Follansbee, driving under suspension and fictitious plates.