Daily Happenings 9-23-20
Heather Koehnlein, Wintersville.
Charged: Edward James Paul, 42, 2398 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, threatening or harassing phone calls and aggravated menacing, Sept. 8; Amber L. Watson, 40, 207 West Blvd., contempt of court, Sept. 10; Rachel Hoffman, 40, 311 Western Ave., contempt of court, Sept. 10.
Brooke County sheriff
Arrested: Kyle D. Armstrong, 32, 103 Spruce St., Follansbee, domestic battery, Sept. 18.
Arrested: Ericka N. Martin, 40, 59 Three Arches Road, Colliers, violation of protective order, Sept. 16.
Arrested: Michael T. Malson, 27, Beech Bottom, driving under the influence, fleeing with reckless indifference and obstructing an officer, Sept. 15.
Arrested: Scott W. Lawrence, 22, Claysville, Pa., driving under the influence, Sept. 5.
Trouble: Callers reported hearing shots fired on Oakmont and Claire avenues, Sunday. Officers were able to recover evidence. The investigation is continuing.
Shady characters: A Ridge Avenue resident who looks after her neighbor told police she thinks the woman’s son is allowing prostitution and drug use in her home, Saturday. The son told police he’s allowed a woman to stay there in the past and she’d let herself in overnight, but when they talked to her she told them he let her in the basement. The woman gathered her belongings and left.
Getting away: An older male on oxygen wheeled a shopping cart full of merchandise, including a $300 chainsaw, out of Rural King without paying, Saturday. The man fled the scene in an older blue Cadillac, police said.
Sauced: A woman told police her husband “destroyed” their downstairs area and threw a can of tomato sauce at a window, Saturday. Officers said they did see potato chips thrown all over the place and found a sauce can that was dented, but no windows had been broken. The husband told police his wife had shoved him down the steps, but he didn’t want to press charges. They said the man had marks on his right knee.
Punch thrown: Two men were seen throwing punches near a gas station on Third Street, Saturday. Police were able to locate one of the men, who screamed obscenities at the responding officer and when asked for his name told them it was “Nobody” and then tried to walk away. The offender was arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Correctional Center to sober up, where they said he continued his belligerent and combative behavior and ended up being pepper sprayed.
Seller beware: A woman who sold her car to a man who promised to return her license plate said the only thing she’s gotten from him is a bill for toll road charges, Saturday. Based on a photo included with the invoice, she told police it appears the plate is now on a different vehicle.
Surprise visits: Detectives executed search warrants on a vehicle linked to a shots fired incident last week on McKee Street, as well as a residence on Brady Avenue, Saturday.
Too much: A North Fourth Street resident told police her daughter was sitting on her bed and very drowsy, then passed out, Friday. She said she thought the younger woman might have taken 90 hydroxyzine pills within a 48-hour period. Narcan didn’t revive her, so the woman was taken to Trinity West for treatment.
Back-handed: A woman walking in the 400 block of Union Avenue said a juvenile had disrespected her, prompting another juvenile to correct him before hitting the boy in the face, Friday. The juvenile’s father said charges weren’t necessary since the boys were related.
Ugly break: A man who told police he was doing a wheelie on his motorcycle in the 1400 block of Belleview Boulevard broke his ankle when he came down on his right foot, Friday. The responding officer said the man’s bone was protruding and he was bleeding heavily, so he used a belt to make a tourniquet until paramedics arrived on scene. The man was flown by emergency helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment.