Police reports

Jefferson County sheriff

Blind eye: A caller reported two people were so busy arguing their child was running in and out of a roadway, Tuesday. The couple said they were fighting over a phone, a gift to the chid’s mother. She said he grabbed her arm and tried to take it from her but she wasn’t hurt and isn’t interested in filing charges.

In time: Two people were spotted on the ground by car wash vacuum cleaners in the Rayland area, Tuesday. The person who found them said they were unresponsive and gasping intermittantly for breath, though they had strong pulses. One of them had a powder-like substance around his nose. Officers tried doing a sternum rub with no luck, then administered Naloxone to each of them while they waited for EMS to arrive. Both remained unresponsive, but deputies said Tiltonsville EMS was able to “bring the female out of it” and she told them she’d snorted alprazolam. Brilliant EMS had to start an IV to administer naloxone in the male patient.

Park it: A caller reported finding a man in an SUV in a “semi-responsive” condition with an empty vodka bottle in his vehicle, Tuesday. She called back to report the man had stirred and drove off at a high rate of speed, cutting through her yard and fence line and nearly striking her two youngest children. She was able to provide officers with his plate number, but initially they were unable to find him. The driver, identified as Eric William Holle, 52, of Canton, Ga., was located by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers several hours later in Martins Ferry and charged with operating a vehilce under the influence. Yorkville police also responded to the call.

Locks damaged: A woman in the 400 block of Third Street, Stratton, said someone broke into her residence, Tuesday. Deputies said the locking mechanism on her sliding door was pried away from the frame, and there were tool marks on the frame and door itself.

Booked: Larry D. Dailey, 31, 105 Bell Ave., Burgettstown, Pa., failure to appear, Tuesday; Brett Roberts, 49, 2502 township Road 220, Bloomingdale, two counts pandering obscenity involving a minor, Tuesday.

Steubenville police

Think twice: A Pennsylvania Avenue resident said she transported a man released from the correctional institution in London, Ohio, back to Steubenville five days ago and now he’s refusing to leave her house, Wednesday. The woman said the two of them had been arguing and she wanted him to go, telling police he’d kicked her door in the previous night. She said she’d showed him an order of protection she’d obtained against him, but he was formally notified of the order and the penalty for violating it. Police also documented the damage to the door.

Too social: Police were told a couple was causing a disturbance in a mall parking lot, but when they arrived on scene the pair told police they were shooting a TikTok video. They were advised to move along.

Joyless ride: A juvenile caught riding an ATV in the roadway in the 400 block of Braybarton Boulevard was cited for the offense, police said, Tuesday. Residents had complained of kids riding into traffic and performing stunts in the street.

Pointed: A woman in the 1300 block of Oregon Avenue said she found three tires flattened on her car, Tuesday. She told police the vehicle was fine when she parked it the night before.

Different stories: A man who reeked of alcohol claimed he’d been assaulted by a subject known to him in the 300 block of Water Street, but when they talked to his alleged assailant, he said the intoxicated man had thrown a can opener at him, so he forced him out of the house. He said the man was behaving aggressively toward him and others in the residence.


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