Police reports

Steubenville police

Gloves off: Callers reported two individuals fighting in the 1600 block of Roosevelt Avenue, Friday. When police got there both were gone, but they’d left their vehicles behind. Both vehicles were ticketed for being parked in the intersection.

Sorting it out: Divorcees in the 2600 block of Chestnut told police they needed supervision, Friday. The couple told police they’d been arguing over who gets what and wanted to avoid further problems, police said. The responding officer said he remained on site until the male had removed his lawn mower and a boat.

Booked: Monty Lowe, 34, 615 Walden Walk Circle, Stone Mountain, Ga., was charged with assault after he allegedly ran into his ex-girlfriend with her own car in the 400 block of South 5th Street, Saturday. The woman told police they’d been arguing, and at one point he pushed her out the front door and ran out the back, then came back and grabbed her keys. She told police he also took her cell phone. He was taken into custody when he came back to her residence to return her possessions.

Taken: A resident in the 700 block of Market Street said an acquaintance became unruly after the man asked for money and he told him he couldn’t spare much, Friday. He told police the man grabbed a cigarette pack in which he’d concealed his debit card for safekeeping. The alleged thief told police he was unaware the card was inside the cigarette pack, but officers said it was nearly empty and the card itself was positioned “in a way that you could feel it was inside.

Booked: Andrew Lesko, 50, 730 North Seventh, Steubenville, was charged with falsification, possession of a hypodermic needle and a bench warrant for failure to appear, Friday. Lesko was taken into custody after he and a companion were allegedly found in a vacant structure on South Fourth Street. Police allege Lesko initially gave them a fictitious name.

Booked: Jess Turner, 37, 312 Hill Ave., Steubenville, was charged with obstruction, possession of drugs and tampering with evidence, Friday; Ryan C. Gooch, 30, 732 North Sixth St., Steubenville, theft, Friday; Evelyn Carmichael, 35, 1001 McKinley Ave., Steubenville, petty theft, Friday; Karri Rea, 39, 3622 County Road 25, Steubenville, was charged with possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, Saturday; Shawn Castner, 61, 24440 Crabbe Blvd., Steubenville, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, Saturday.

Booked: Angela Davis, 46, 2428 County Road 28, Lot 8, Mingo Junction, was charged with petty theft after allegedly trying to leave Walmart with merchandise valued at $286 without paying. Davis also was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance but told police she has prescriptions for the medication though she could not produce them.

Quandary: A woman in the 400 block of Woodlawn Avenue asked officers to help her get her cat out of her ductwork, Saturday. Officers were unable to lure the feline out and advised the homeowner to try leaving some food out.

Checked: Police investigated a report of shots fired in the 1600 block of Oregon Avenue but were unable to locate a victim or casings, Saturday.

Not so friendly: Police responding to reports of an unresponsive male lying on the ground in the 1200 block of Claire Avenue say they saw his companion going through his pockets, Friday. Police said the man grabbed a baggie he found and took off running toward Oakmont Avenue, alleging that at one point he tossed the bag, believed to contain drugs, into a tire leaning against a house. The unresponsive male was administered Narcan and taken to Trinity West for evaluation.

Gone: A woman who walked back to her car with a can of gas was surprised to find it gone, Saturday. The woman told police she’d run out of gas on state Route 7 just north of the city limits, but when she returned on foot the following morning her car was gone. Police advised the woman the most likely explanation was that the car had been towed by another agency and gave her a ride to Wintersville.

Misdirection: Police had to stop traffic on the lower portion of Market Street so a tractor-trailer could turn around, Saturday. The driver told officers his GPS had mistakenly directed him to the Market Street Bridge, so he’d parked the truck and waited for assistance.

Robbed: A North Seventh Street resident told police someone stole two $50 bills from her apartment, Saturday. She told police the theft occurred sometime within the last three weeks.

Not wanted: An individual known to a homeowner in the 300 block of Belleview Avenue tried to gain entry to the residence through a window, Saturday. The homeowner said the man attempted to open her son’s bedroom window and when that didn’t work, he went to the front door. The son told the man to leave, telling police he voiced several threats before leaving the property.

Cited: Amber S. Burrows, 21, 15818 State Route 152, Toronto, driving while intoxicated and speed (assured clear distance) following a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of state Route 7 and University Boulevard, Friday. Burrows allegedly rear-ended a pickup truck stopped in the northbound curb lane, police said.

Cited: Jiah Lashay Minniefield, 23, 624 North Fourth St., Steubenville, no operator’s license; Raymond H. Pleise, 65, 329 Maxwell Ave., Steubenville, open container of alcohol; Gregory K. Thomas, 47, 1408 Oak Grove Ave., Steubenville, stop sign violation; Thomas Lee, 28, 1301 Oregon Ave., Steubenville, no operator’s license and one-way street violation; Ryan J. Connor, 39, 9005 Harmony Drive, Pittsburgh, driving under suspension.

Code issues: Notices of violation were sent to the owners of property at 430 Maxwell Ave., tires and mattresses; 612 Pittsburgh St., mattress; 1205 Jefferson St., couch; 1125 Oregon Ave., litter.


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