Police reports

Weirton police

Arrested: Randy Treherne II, 406 Mahan Lane, Follansbee, Hancock County warrant for felony possession of a firearm, June 8, officers were dispatched for a possible breaking and entering, making contact with the subject who had an active warrant filed.

Arrested: Charles Baker, 52, 100 Jordan St., Weirton, malicious wounding, June 12, officers responded to 100 Jordan St. for a stabbing.

Jefferson County sheriff

Crowded: Deputies were advised three people at an apartment complex on Two Ridge Road were fighting “over someone’s boyfriend,” Saturday. One of the women told deputies she’d tracked her husband’s whereabouts with her cell phone after he left their home the night before with $700 in cash that was hers, and said she thinks he and a female living in the complex had been smoking crack together. The other woman advised deputies the woman’s husband had spent the night, but he left when his wife showed up. She asked the officer to search her home so he could tell the man’s wife he wasn’t there. Deputies confirmed the man was gone and there was “no obvious sign” of drug use.

Scammed: A Rayland man told deputies, June 11, he borrowed $26,000 to buy a 2017 Jon Deer tractor he found listed for sale by what he thought was a legitimate business in Miami-Dade County, Fla., but it turned out to be a scam. He said the money changed hands but the tractor hasn’t been delivered, the seller stopped responding to his phone calls and the website is now showing as “site under maintenance,” deputies said.

Charged: Justin Ronald Pitner, 33, 52180 Lakeview Road, Dillonvale, was charged with domestic violence, Sunday, after a woman called 911 and reported she was being choked. According to a report, the woman had red marks on both sides of her neck when deputies arrived at the residence. The woman told them he was not allowed at the residence but refused to leave, even though she told him she had to go somewhere with the kids. They argued, and after she loaded the kids back in the car and got in herself, she said he started yelling at her and then grabbed her by the neck and shoulder. When she told him she’d called 911 he said he would wait for officers but before they arrived, he decided to leave. After they located him on County Road 22A, her ex denied there’d been a physical altercation and told deputies he was only there because he wanted to visit his son. He told deputies he’s trying to get custody of his son so he records all of his interactions with his ex, and allowed deputies to access the recordings, in one of which they allege at one point he could be heard making “derogatory comments” to the woman and asking her, “Do you want your teeth bashed in?”

Freedom: A Bloomingdale teen who picked up two dogs running loose at the entrance to Austin Lake was advised to take them back where he’d found them, June 11. The youth said the two dogs were friendly, but he feared they would get hit by a car. An assistant dog warden told deputies the youth should let them go because there aren’t many dogs running loose at the lake and they can find their way home. He advised deputies he would not respond, so the youth told the officer he’d take them back to the entrance.

Frequent flyer: An intoxicated male appeared outside the adult detention door, claiming he was having trouble breathing and needed to go to the hospital, June 11. The man smelled of alcohol, and when asked why he would come to the jail drunk, officers say he told them he doesn’t have a phone. Steubenville firefighters told deputies they’re familiar with the man and transport him to the hospital several times a week.

Booked: Michael Roy Cvengross, 36, 115 Euclid St., Amsterdam, booked on pending charges of violating a protection order and disorderly conduct, Sunday; Christopher Price, 46, 324 Patton Ave., Wintersville, failure to pay child support and failure to control dog, pending, Sunday; James Jesse Hubbard Jr., 51, 673 Spring Ave. to register as a sex offender, June 10; Hester Lucille Mount, 63, 108 Madison Ave., Mingo Junction, bench warrant out of Wintersville County Court, Saturday; Kody N. Vinka, 29, 6090 Hill St. SE, Amsterdam, warrant for failing to appear on two counts of assault, Monday; Michael Leon West, 44, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Steubenville, petit theft, Sunday; Casee R. Kovalski, 24, 573 township Road 376, Toronto, burglary, theft and criminal damaging, Friday; Justin M. Brown, 32, 1503 Ridge Ave., Steubenville, burglary and failure to appear, Sunday; Dumaka O. McGhee, 42, 1437 Oregon Ave., Steubenville, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension, Saturday; Kenneth Baker, 35, 137 Troy Place, Wintersville, obstruction (pending), Saturday.

Steubenville police

False alarm: A Belleview Boulevard resident told police her adult son was under the influence of narcotics and yelling loudly, but when they checked on him officers said all he was doing was singing, Sunday. Officers said they spoke with the man and he was calm and did not appear to be using drugs.

Waterlogged: A Summit Avenue resident had to have police tell her neighbor the woman’s leaky garden hose was flooding her basement, Sunday. The caller showed police pictures and videos of the water flooding the basement. She said she’d tried to let the neighbor know what was wrong, but she wouldn’t talk to her.

Porch pirate: A Maryland Avenue resident said someone stole a package off her porch that contained baby clothes she’d paid $200 for, Sunday. She told police she’s checking surveillance footage.

The side window of a delivery vehicle parked in the 800 block of University Boulevard was shattered, Sunday.

Cited: Jacob Moresa, 24, 125 Naugle Road, Beaver Falls, Pa., driving under suspension and a one-way street violation.


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