Jefferson County sheriff
Disagreement: Deputies spoke with three males fighting in school and out, Tuesday. An 18-year-old said the three of them had fought at least two times recently. He also reported being followed home by the other two, aged 18 and 20, and said he and a family member were on the way home when the other two got behind them and “began flipping them off and screaming obscenities.” The driver of the other vehicle denied making obscene gestures, claiming he merely had his arm resting “against the pillar with his index finger up” and agreed it could have been misinterpreted. All three were advised to stay away from each other if they can’t be civil.
Moving zone: Deputies told a man who was staying with his ex-girlfriend he had to leave her residence in Mingo Junction because he was violating a protection order, Tuesday. The woman told deputies she broke up with him and obtained the protection order because he was on drugs and was becoming physical with her but let him move back in because she hoped they could work things out. She said over the past four months he’s become physical with her again and believes he’s back on drugs.
Walk-in welcome: A caller reported seeing a man climb through the window of Brilliant home, Tuesday. Deputies spotted the man coming out the front door, and said he told them he came over to feed the dogs after he found out a family member had been taken into custody. He said he doesn’t have the key so he used the window to gain entry.
Booked: Dustin T. Bates, 32, Freeport, OH, driving under suspension, Tuesday; Jonathan Eugene Grim, 38, 517 Grant St., Martins Ferry, probation violation (adult probation department), Tuesday.
Near miss: An officer pulled a woman who had fallen asleep on the railroad tracks in the 600 block of Franklin Street to safety, Tuesday. The officer said a train was approaching. The woman told him she fell asleep while walking on Franklin.
Ride share: A woman flagged an officer down on Washington Street Hill and requested a ride to New Castle, Pa., Tuesday. She was taken to Friendship Room until she could figure out other arrangements, they said.
Booked: Shawn Michael Cunningham, 54, 1400 Oak Grove, Apt.1, Steubenville, criminal mischief, Tuesday. Cunningham allegedly yelled at neighbors about parking cars on his street, then pulled out a knife and slashed the right front tire on their company truck. Cunningham told them they’d argued but denied damaging the tire.
Bad thing: Callers reported possible overdoses on Claire and Oakmont avenues, Tuesday. Firefighters administered 8 mg of Narcan to resuscitate each individual. A man at the Claire Avenue address admitted injecting himself with heroin.
Code issues: Notices of violation were sent to the owners of properties at 1807 Oregon Ave, high grass; 299 Westwood Drive, high grass; 347 Westwood Drive, high grass; 352 Westwood Drive, high grass; 334 Westwood Drive, high grass; 449 Westwood Drive, high grass; 2510 Sunset Blvd., high grass.
Investigated: Report of shots fired in the area of Oak Grove Avenue and Carnegie Street, Tuesday. Officers checked the area but were unable to find evidence of a problem.
Summoned: Naydine Frantz, 59, 1213 Clair Ave., Steubenville, bench warrant (failure to appear), Tuesday. Told to appear Wednesday.
Booked: Jesse L. Turner, 38, 312 Hil Ave., Steubenville, possession of drugs, Tuesday; Justin S. Hazelip, 34, 712 Dock St. (rear), failure to appear, Tuesday; Channlear Storm Burek, 28, 104 E. Megan Dr., Wellsburg, falsification and disorderly conduct, Wednesday.
Booked: Chad J. McKeever, 40, 507 Main St., Toronto, failure to appear (Belmont County), Tuesday.
Booked: Robert Lee Kinkus III, 31, 450 township Road 109A, Rayland, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer, Tuesday.