Jefferson County sheriff
Entered: A Cross Creek township resident said someone broke into her apartment while she was away, Wednesday. The woman told deputies nothing appeared to be missing, but her front door and door frame had been damaged.
Overdoing it: A caller requested help getting an intoxicated woman out of her vehicle in Rayland, Tuesday. Deputies said when they arrived, the woman was lying on her front porch and told them she’d tripped and fell. She had swelling and lacerations to her upper lip and mouth, along with a lump on the back of her head. An ambulance was called, but the woman refused treatment.
Health issue: A caller requested help for a Mount Pleasant woman behaving erratically, Tuesday. Deputies said when they arrived, the woman was talking fast and sweating profusely, and initially told them she takes suboxin. She eventually admitted she’d used methamphetamine Monday and hadn’t slept since, which was why she was behaving erratically.
Ransacked: A Mount Pleasant home was entered while the owner was absent, Tuesday. A neighbor checking on the residence saw a door open and close, and when he checked the residence discovered the front door was open and several pieces of sausage on a plate next to the stove, along with dishes in the sink. Nothing appeared to be missing but the front door and frame appeared to have pry marks and a room next to the kitchen ransacked.
Filming: A Mingo Junction woman told deputies she shot video of a man violating a protection order she has against him, Tuesday. She told deputies she arrived home to find the man in her mother’s driveway, so she used her phone to videotape him.
Hazard: A Rayland man en route to the hospital for the birth of his child said his window was shattered by a golf ball, Tuesday. The man told deputies he heard a loud bang and thought he’d had a blowout, only to discover his window was broken and a golf ball on the roadway. He said when he looked back towards the tee box near the road, several golfers averted their gaze and began walking away.
Booked: Ray A. Scurry, 50, 238 Rockdale St., Steubenville, was charged with criminal mischief after allegedly telling police he was going to ram another vehicle, then doing it. Police said the man had hung up after warning them of his plan but called back to request an accident report. The owner of the other vehicle said she saw Scurry get in his vehicle and back into her car, denting it. Police said the woman’s car was partially blocking Scurry’s driveway. Scurry was also cited for improper backing.
Near miss: Police were called to a Ross Street location after a caller reported a male overdosing, Tuesday. When they arrived, officers said ambulance crews were already present. A female companion said he came out of the bathroom and collapsed, so she administered 8 ml of nasal Narcan. The man told paramedics he took five percocets. He’d been issued drug treatment forms on two prior occasions in March, police said.
Booked: Gina Lenko, 44, no fixed address, was charged with possession of drugs after a traffic stop, Tuesday. Lenko also was served with an active bench warrant out of District Court 3. Officers said they watched Lenko go through two stop signs on Garett Avenue before pulling her over, and when told she was under arrest, they allege she admitted having cocaine concealed in her bra. Lenko also was cited for driving under suspension.
Disturbance: Police responded to reports of a man punching another individual in his vehicle in the face, Tuesday. When they arrived, police said there was only one vehicle matching the description they’d been given, but the man told them his kids were arguing but everything was OK. Officers said a juvenile in the backseat was crying and a female passenger had a black eye, but she said it happened a week ago. There was also a female in the front seat crying and covering her face, they said. All of the occupants of the van insisted they were fine.
Booked: Adam Ryan, 26, 126 Susan Drive, Wintersville, was charged with vandalism after he allegedly ripped furniture from the wall brackets in his hospital room, Tuesday. Staff members told police Ryan became agitated because he wanted to leave and his discharge was taking too long, and said when he closed the door to his room they could hear him damaging property.