Jefferson County sheriff
Car problems: An Amsterdam woman became upset with her ex-boyfriend when he wouldn’t return a vehicle she’d bought for his use, Sunday. The woman told deputies her ex refused to return the vehicle, even though it was titled in her name. Her ex told deputies he’d leave it in a county lot.
Money taken: Deputies were notified a former employee embezzled around $1,500 from his then-employer, Sunday. An employee going through unpaid invoices contacted a customer who was able to produce two canceled checks. One was purportedly initialed by the employer and signed by him and the other listing the employee as the payee. Both were deposited in the former employee’s account, deputies were told.
Taken: A Mingo Junction man told deputies his rear plate was taken from his pickup truck, Saturday. The man said the truck had broken down, so he’d parked it in a neighboring lot and had just renewed the registration to get it working again when he noticed the pate was gone. He told deputies he thinks an individual working nearby might have put it on his vehicle, which is the same color.
Argument: A Wintersville woman told deputies the man she’s living with grabbed her by both arms, spit in her face and told her to leave after an argument about an old flame, Sunday. The man claimed at one point she grabbed the bottom of his shirt, but no assault had taken place. Deputies said the woman told them her arm still hurt, and when she showed them, they could see “severe redness” around the area.
Booked: Alan Kupsky, 43, 232 Higler Ave., Wintersville, domestic violence, Monday.
Argument: A woman told police her baby’s father grabbed her, pushed her into a neighbor’s door and threw her to the floor during an argument in the hallway outside his apartment in the 900 block of Market Street, Sunday. The man said she’d entered the building without his permission to confront him about “being a dad,” police reported. He claimed she tried to force her way into his apartment, and he pushed her into the hallway, insisting to police she was the aggressor, and he was just trying to keep her out of his apartment. He told police his landlord had security cameras in the hallway. Police said the woman had no visible swelling or other markings, and she declined medical treatment though she said she might go to the hospital on her own later.
No answer: A man in the 400 block of Dresden locked his live-in girlfriend out after an argument, Sunday. The man refused to come to the door, even for police.
Screaming: Dispatchers reported hearing screaming in the background of a cellphone call and sent police to a residence in the 1600 block of Oregon, Sunday. A couple there admitted arguing, telling police they’d been having relationship issues but denying the disagreement got physical.
Heard: A caller reported hearing a shot fired in the area of Maryland and Pennsylvania avenues, but police checked the area and were unable to locate evidence of a shooting or a victim.
Booked: Bobbi Lynn Moran, 28, Steubenville, violating a no contact order, Sunday; Shelby Nicole Greynolds, 28, 65 Bain St., Wheeling, fugitive from justice and misdemeanor drug possession, Friday; Courtney Jo Nvotney, 31, 17368 state Route 152, Toronto, petty theft, Friday.
Cited: Daniel S. Krotny Jr., 30, Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville, driving under suspension and speeding.
Found: Police said a juvenile located a firearm in the 1100 block of Claire Avenue, Sunday.
Pilfering: A woman was caught removing items from the Urban Mission Donation box without permission, Sunday.
Served: Otis Allen, 43, 503 McDowell Ave., Steubenville, bench warrant.
Mingo Junction police
Booked: Mario Lewis Constantini III, 44, 4511 Saint Andrews Drive, Steubenville, operating a vehicle under the influence, Friday.
Booked: Nicholas Myers, 23, 907 Main St., Toronto, pending domestic violence.
Ohio State Highway Patrol
Booked: Fred Monroe Grimm, 48, 314 Grandview Ave., Apt. 314, Tiltonsville, operating a vehicle under the influence, Friday.