Daily Happenings 12-31-20

Steubenville police

Hit-skip: A juvenile driver reported their vehicle was struck in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant, Tuesday. According to the report, the driver told police a truck backed into the rear passenger side of their vehicle and fled after the driver parked to exchange information.

Crash: Police responded to a crash on Mall Drive, Tuesday. According to the report, the driver of a vehicle traveling in the eastbound lane struck another vehicle, also striking a light pole in the parking lot of a nearby business in the process of trying to avoid the other vehicle. That vehicle was heavily damaged, the report said. The driver of the other vehicle told police they were in the westbound lane and attempting to make a left hand turn when they were struck. Christopher Martino of Todd Road, Beaver Pa., was cited for driving under suspension. Kathy Gifford, Bakers Ridge Road, Jewett, was cited for failure to yield to left turn.

Foot chase: An officer spotted a vehicle he knew to be associated with a subject that had an active warrant on Terrace Avenue and observed him to be driving, Tuesday. The officer stopped the vehicle, and the individual exited the vehicle. According to the report, when the officer ordered the man to get back in the vehicle, he fled on foot through the side of a residence and attempted to throw a trash can in the officer’s way as he pursued. The officer said he ordered the man to stop multiple time and the man went through a gate and jumped over a hillside onto South Street, where, not far away near another residence, the officer caught up to and apprehended the man. The report said the man was injured from the fall and taken to the hospital for treatment before being transported to the justice center. Brian Jones, 28, 1321 Plum St., was taken into custody for a warrant for improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and obstruction and was cited for driving under suspension.

Shots fired: Police responded to a report of shots fired on the 400 block of South Fourth Street, Wednesday. According to the report, a resident said they were awoken by the sound of a loud bang and the sound of glass breaking and they located a broken ceiling light and a hole in the wall. Police observed the hole to be “consistent with having been made by a bullet” and broken glass from the light. Based on the evidence at the scene, police were able to get an idea of what direction the bullet came from. The report said another resident in the area heard “four pops” at approximately 3:30 a.m.

Cited: Trey L. Mayle, 21, 68 Gala Lane, Colliers, stop sign violation.

Jefferson County sheriff

Suspicious: A Colonial Heights resident reported men they thought to be suspicious, Monday. According to the report, men approached the resident asking to speak about their power bill, asked to speak to another member of the household when they said no, and made what the resident felt was an inappropriate remark. Another deputy received a similar call from another resident in the same area about two men claiming to be from the power company wanting to speak about their bill. Another deputy had been told about men doing the same thing at a nearby apartment complex. Deputies checked the area multiple times with negative results and informed the property manager of the incidents.


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