Jefferson County sheriff
Lost again: An Island Creek township resident told deputies a vehicle that had been reported stolen in August, then removed from the list because a family member had taken it should go back on the stolen list, March 19. The owner said the family member had agreed to return it, but seven months later she still had it even though she withdrew the vehicle registration and canceled the insurance, but the owner had been alerted by police in Milwaukee that it had been involved in several gas station drive-offs.
Missing: A Brush Creek township resident said a 2011 white/beige Chevy Suburban was stolen from his barn, Monday.
Bad move: A woman wanted to pick her children up an hour early at her ex-husband’s residence to get one of them to a dentist appointment but her husband did not agree, Monday. She said he started filming the incident. and when she told him she was going to call police he slapped the phone out of her hand, striking her stomach in the process. She said she picked her phone up and left with the children, but would like to pursue charges.
Standoff: An Adena man told deputies he blocked a dump truck in because he was owed money, Monday. The man refused to release the truck until the debt was paid, but was advised that while the debt is a civil matter, holding onto someone’s vehicle without their permission is theft. The man let the vehicle be removed, though it had to be towed because the uncle had removed the ignition.
Deep dive: Two women climbing in a dumpster in Hollywood Plaza were advised they were trespassing, Monday. One of the women told officers dumpster diving is legal in all 50 states, but the women were advised the owner’s permission is required.
Duped: A man trying to rent a car from Thrifty said he was told to purchase two $300 GO bank gift cards and given a phone number to complete the virtual transaction, Monday. He said the male he’d spoken to told him that due to COVID-19, all sales were being done through GO but when he arrived at the lot to pick up his car the agency had no record of the transaction.
Volatile: A Wildon Avenue resident told police his ex-girlfriend was throwing things at him, Monday. The man said he was hit by one object and showed police items that were flung about inside his residence. The ex was gone when police arrived, and he didn’t want to press charges.
Blind spot: A driver told police she struck the Adams Street railroad crossing bar, Monday. The woman told police she’d waited at the crossing and believed she was clear when she struck the bar. Police said her window was cracked and paint was scraped on the roof of her vehicle, but they didn’t see visible damage to the signal bar.
Taken: A wallet was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Dresden Avenue, Monday. The owner said she may have forgotten to lock the vehicle. She said her license and Social Security card were taken, but no money or credit cards.
Damaged: A Steubenville resident told police a piece of scrap metal fell off a truck that was northbound on state Route 7 near Brilliant, striking her car, Monday. Because it happened outside city limits, the woman was advised to contact Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Cited: Donna J. Blake, no age listed, 157 Spruce Lane, Mingo Junction, stop signs; Nifesa C. Davis, 27, Park Avenue, Williamsport, no operator’s license and failure to yield following a two-vehicle fender-bender on Lovers Lane Monday; Brian A. Mottle, 30, 329 Summit Ave., Steubenville, speeding.
Booked: William Robinson, 54, 720 N. Seventh St., Steubenville, criminal trespass, Monday; La’Neal Buford, 28, 811 Market St., Apt. B, Steubenville, having weapons under disability and bench warrant, Monday.
Mingo Junction police
Arrested: Rachel Hoffman, 40, 2029 Commercial St., Mingo Junction, charged with contempt of court, Thursday; Amber Ruttencutter, 30, 768 Commercial St., Mingo Junction, charged with drug abuse – obtain, possess, use a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and cited for driving under suspension, Friday; James D. Robinson Jr., 33, 100 Locust St., Mingo Junction, charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs and cited for driver’s license required and obedience to traffic control devices, Sunday.
Booked: Jordan Stebbins, 32, 517 N. 3rd St., Toronto, domestic violence, Monday.
Charged: Raymond J. Sarko Jr., 50, 403 N. Eighth St., Martins Ferry, charged with failure to appear, Friday.