Jefferson County sheriff
Keep walking: A Rayland woman complained that a man was outside her residence, banging on the doors and refusing to leave, Tuesday. The woman said he’d been there for over two hours, but he said she’d left him in Steubenville earlier in the day and told him he could come there and collect his belongings. The man told deputies all he wanted was his dog and the few clothes he had left at the residence, which the woman gave him and he left.
Punches thrown: An anonymous caller reported seeing someone laying in a ditch between Richmond and Fairfield wearing orange pants, Tuesday. Deputies were unable to locate the individual, but did find a woman who was able to identify the male and said he’d been staying with her daughter for a few days. She said they were outside drinking when she heard him inside the residence screaming and yelling and when she went to see what was happening, he punched her and took off running. She said when she following him and tried to stop him, he punched her again so she hit him, but only to stop him from hitting her. She said he ran off and she lost sight of him.
Prowler: An Island Creek township resident told deputies she heard someone messing with her window while she was watching TV, Tuesday. She called a friend to sit with her until they arrived, and the friend advised he didn’t see anyone outside though he did notice the screen was skewed. Deputies said they saw no indication the screen had been tampered with.
Booked: Kayla Nice, 31, 49655 Cadiz-Harrisville Road, Cadiz, probation violation, Tuesday; James Baker, 39, 40 County Road 75, Bergholz, parole violation, Tuesday.
A guest: A woman lying in the front yard of a residence in the 300 block of Woodlawn Road said she was a guest and came outside to prevent an escalation of an argument with her ex-fiance, Tuesday. Police said she did not appear in need of medical attention and made perfect sense, so they left her to it.
Busted: A juvenile wanted for menacing by stalking, aggravated menacing and telephone harassment was taken into custody, Tuesday. The youth had a small baggie of suspected marijuana and a scale in his backpack that they seized, and he was issued misdemeanor citations for possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. He was turned over to the juvenile detention staff.
Finger pointing: An Adams Street resident told police his neighbor yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him and is accusing him of knocking on his windows in the middle of the night, Tuesday. Police talked to the neighbor, who does claim the man frequently knocks on his windows at night and makes sexual comments to him. He was advised to stay away from him and the original caller was advised how to obtain a protection order.
Booked: Jacqueline Lytle, 56, 1305 Jefferson St., Steubenville, charged with aggravated menacing and possession of drug paraphernalia, Tuesday. A caller had reported Lytle was following her with a knife and when they arrived on scene, police said Lytle was actually following two women and had a pair of surgical scissors in her back pocket. She claimed they’d stolen her speaker box. The other women said they’d walked to the store a few weeks ago and on the way back, Lytle began ranting about a speaker box, pulled the scissors out and threatened to kill them, allegedly telling the two of them, “I’m not leaving until your blood is on my hands.” Police allegedly found a glass crack pipe with burned residue when they searched Lytle after her arrest, they said.
Taken: A Sherman Avenue resident said more than $4,000 was fraudulently withdrawn from her bank account while she was in intensive care for several months, Tuesday. The woman said she obtained a list of the withdrawals and it appears several different people sent money from her account, including some members of her family.
Booked: Kierstyn N. Burwell, 24, 558 Arden Ave., Steubenville, charged with disorderly conduct, Tuesday. Burwell was taken into custody after she allegedly continued to yell and use obscene language at a business despite being cautioned that she was disturbing customers in the drive through and on the patio, police said.