Police reports

Steubenville police

Can can: A woman danced on the roof of a white car and her male companion jumped on a trash can and followed suit at a gas station on Third Street, Friday. When an employee told them he was calling police, the male followed him into the store yelling and threatening him. He said the male dancer knocked a display over before fleeing in a silver sedan parked at the gas pumps.

Busy day: A female overdosed in the 600 block of Ohio Street, Saturday. Steubenville EMS administered 4 mg of Narcan to revive her, then transported her to Trinity West. Later, police responded to the area of St. Charles and Johnson Road in regards to the female wearing only a hospital gown exposing herself and behaving in a suggestive manner with a male companion. When police arrived, officers said she wasn’t doing anything inappropriate and advised them she did not have any clothes and she and her boyfriend were waiting for the city bus. Four hours later callers reported a female standing on the sidewalk at Sunset and Digregory Avenue in a hospital gown. She told officers she was still trying to get home, so they gave her a ride.

Fired up: Residents in the 1500 block of Euclid told police a juvenile was setting toilet paper on fire and tossing it out a second story window, catching leaves on fire, Saturday. Police spoke with the juvenile, who admitted tossing the burning paper out the window, and told her to put her shoes on and help clean up the mess. The callers did not want to pursue charges.

Out of it: Residents reported a woman sitting on a porch in the 1200 block of Wellesley Avenue screaming, Saturday. Police said when they arrived the woman was walking in the 1300 block of Oregon Avenue and described her as “highly intoxicated.” They said she told them she needed a ride back to St. Albans, WV, though she was unsure how or when she arrived in Steubenville. The woman was taken to Trinity West for evaluation.

Bad odor: Police were told parishioners are complaining about the smell of marijuana wafting into a downtown church, Friday. A custodian said he has to continually clean the church because the smell is overwhelming and church members are filing complaints. Police located an individual believed to have been smoking illicit substances there and advised him to stay away from the church.

Bite: Police were advised by hospital personnel that a mail carrier was bitten on his right arm and had an abrasion on his left elbow while delivering mail in the 600 block of Garrett Avenue, Friday. The dog was described as a large brown and black dog.

Unruly: Juveniles harassed a spectator at a ballgame being played at Murphy Park, Friday. Police located the juveniles on Union Avenue and advised them to stay away from the field.

Big weight: A Rosswell Avenue woman told police her boyfriend walked into her bedroom and fell on top of her, Friday. She said she couldn’t wake him up and he made a loud, snore-like sound so she called 911. After emergency personnel administered Narcan he declined further medical attention, telling police “he was just sleeping.”

Breakups: A man in the 1200 block of State Street said his ex-boyfriend had assaulted him and broken a flat-screen TV, Saturday. The other man said he was just trying to get his things and move out, but the caller kept arguing. Police stood by while the caller removed his possessions from the residence.

Shaking: An Edgar Avenue resident called police when a male came on her porch and shook her door handle, Friday. The man was still nearby when police arrived and told them he’d hurt his knee and wanted a ride to a store. Police gave him a ride, but when they arrived the store was closed so they took him to his home on Franklin Avenue.

Racers: Two drivers were cited for street racing after an officer witnessed them travelling up Sunset Boulevard, Saturday. Gage L. Robinson, 19, 380 State Route 646, Richmond, and Dillon M. Lash, 19, 9603 State Route 43, Amsterdam, were ticketed for the violation after an officer saw them pull into a restaurant parking lot and try to park behind other vehicles.

Argument: Neighbors reported yelling and screaming from a residence in the 4000 block of Valley View Avenue, Saturday. Officers said a female involved in the disturbance told them she’d argued with her ex fiance, who still lives in the residence, but nothing physical had taken place.

Booked: Edward A. Roberts, 50, 35 Birch Lane, New Cumberland, was served with a bench warrant, Friday. Roberts also was cited for driving under suspension.

Booked: Brandon Gregory, 39, 815 N. Sixth St., Apt. 810, Steubenville, was charged with simple assault, Friday. Police were told Gregory became upset after a man he’d followed into the checkout line at a downtown gas station told him he wasn’t going to buy him a beer. He left before police arrived but returned and allegedly sucker-punched the other man.

Booked: Derek R. Smith, 55, 1616 Moreland Drive, Steubenville, and Paul M. Edwards, 49, 530 N. Sixth Ave., Steubenville, were both charged with assault, Friday. The two men were allegedly involved in an altercation with two neighbors, one of whom police said appeared to be intoxicated. The disagreement reportedly stemmed from an ongoing parking dispute.

Booked: Marcus L. Brooks, 48, 470 S. Sixth St., Steubenville, was taken into custody on a federal probation warrant, Saturday. In addition to being charged as a fugitive from justice, Brooks also was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of cocaine after police allegedly found five bags of a substance believed to be methamphetamine and another of a substance believed to be crack in his possession.

Booked: Joshua A. Ventanze, 42, 298 Summit Ave., Steubenville, was served with warrants for failure to appear out of Belmont County and a probation violation out of West Virginia, Saturday.

Cited: Brandon A. Rouse, 643 Arden Ave., Steubenville, parking on the sidewalk; Marilyn T. Perhacs, 110 Middle Ave., Weirton, failure to obey a traffic control device; Gordon Wayne Durbin, 29, 1352 Greens Run Road, Wellsburg, speeding; Matthew R. Schiappa, 32, 4131 Washington St., Weirton, no operator’s license following a two-car accident in the Lowe’s parking lot.

Toronto police

Served: Melissa Bell, 50, 2339 Chestnut St., Steubenville, probation violation, Friday. Toronto police took Bell to the jail to be served with the warrant.


Cited: Shane A. Stojack, 31, 177 Garden Drive, driving under the influence and open container; and Kenneth Stewart, 91, 132 Madison Ave., Mingo Junction, left of center. Cited for speeding were Bennedetto DiPietrantonio, 27, 147 Karen Place; Elizabeth Lemaster, 35, 1357 Cameron Hollow, New Cumberland; Jeremiah Cassella, 42, 347 Ritchie Ave., Weirton; Sara Trifonoff, 26, 214 Kingston Ave., Steubenville; Bert Tulodzieski, 38, 742 Bantam Ridge Road; Michael Weaver, 23, 315 High St., Brilliant; and Stephen Buchmelter, 21, 521 Pine Valley Drive, Steubenville.


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)


Starting at $4.62/week.

Subscribe Today