Police reports

Brooke County sheriff

Arrested: Anthony D. Rasicci, 39, Weirton, driving while license revoked for driving under the influence, Sept. 8; William S. Fetty, 34, 187 Patriot Lane, Weirton, failure to appear, Thursday.

Steubenville police

Assault: A Foster Place resident said her ex-boyfriend came to her residence uninvited and choked her, Monday. She said they argued after he accused her of talking to another man and stole her cell phone before fleeing. Police said she had no visible injuries but she wishes to pursue domestic violence charges.

Teaching moment: A resident in the 600 block of Prospect Avenue showed police video of a juvenile throwing a dog in the air and the animal falling to the ground, Monday. The dog was dropped at least two to three times, the neighbor said. Police spoke to the juvenile’s parent, who said he was aware of the incident. They also spoke with the child and inspected the dog, saying the animal appeared to be injury-free and had food and water. The adult said the dog belonged to someone else. The neighbor who reported the incident was asked to save the video.

High: A Lauretta Drive resident said her husband was high on methamphetamine when he took his two children and drove to Pennsylvania after an argument, Monday. The man was located at a family member’s home outside Pittsburgh.

Followed: A Welday Avenue resident thought someone driving a pickup was following her as she walked in the 2200 block of Sunset Boulevard, Monday. Rather than return to her home, she asked police to drive her to a family member’s residence for the night.

Drifting: A vehicle parked in the 1400 block of West Adams slipped out of gear, drifted east and struck a small utility box owned by AEP, Monday. The vehicle was not damaged and the utility box had only minor damage.

Attacked: A man near the intersection of Lawson and Orchard Street said he was attacked by a Rottweiler, Monday. He said he managed to get inside his residence so he’s not sure where the dog went. Police said he required seven stitches to close wounds on his right arm and left hand.

Knock, knock: A Maryland Avenue resident said someone was banging on her door, wanting to fight her, Monday. She said the individual was accusing her of slashing her tires. Several hours later, the same woman called back and said someone was again banging on her front door, but police said when they arrived, they didn’t find anyone on her property nor did the caller actually see anyone.

Charged: Michael Leon West, 45, 1426 Euclid Ave., Steubenville, criminal mischief, Monday. West allegedly threw a brick through the rear window of a vehicle after the owner refused to give him $2 he’d asked her for. He also was cited for public intoxication.

Identity fraud: A Steubenville resident said someone used his name and identifying information to open accounts in his name with ATT and Columbia Gas without his knowledge, Monday. The gas company account was opened in 2020, but he said the ATT account was opened in 2016.

Unhealthy: A sick raccoon was reported in the 500 block of Scenic Drive, Monday. Police said the raccoon was in a resident’s driveway, not moving and appearing unhealthy, so it had to be removed and destroyed. It’s the second such removal they’ve had to do in recent days.

Booked: Cingque Reed, 41, 149 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, felony possession of drugs and a warrant for failure to appear. He also was cited for driving under suspension and a marked lanes violation following a traffic stop Monday on Wellesley at University Boulevard. His passenger, Brian Digman, 35, no fixed address, was charged with two counts of felony possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia and served with a bench warrant for failure to appear.

Summoned: Jay Blair, 59, 414 North Sixth St., Apt. 4, Steubenville, failure to appear, Monday. Blair was issued the summons after police located him on the sidewalk in the 400 block of North Fourth St., police said.

Heard: Shots were reported fired near Jefferson Street, but police checked the area and were unable to locate any signs of problems. Several individuals in the area told police they thought it was fireworks.

Code issues: Notices of violation were sent to owners of property at 123 Welday Ave., high grass and tires piled at rear of residence; 2422 Cleveland Ave., 2505 Sunset Blvd., 2322 Sunset Blvd., 267 Hollywood Blvd., high grass.

Pilfered: An iPhone 7 and an iPad were removed from a vehicle parked in a lot in the 400 block of North Seventh Street sometime in the past week, reported Monday.

Booked: Ronald Hawthorne, 39, 3102 County Road 25, Rayland, parole violation, driving under suspension, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear (warrant), Sunday.

Theft: The manager of a Sunset Boulevard business told police she wants to press charges against a woman who has stolen two cans of Red Bull on three occasions in the past week, Monday. The woman, who she is able to identify, came into the store on Sept. 7, 12 and 13, and stole the energy drinks each time. Video surveillance footage is available of the thefts.

Ohio State Highway patrol

Booked: Miranda Faye Higgins, 38, 1302 Francis Drive, Wellsville, possession of drugs, Sept. 11.

Jefferson County sheriff

Booked: James E. Morgan, 44, 1304 Hukill St., Brilliant, failure to appear, Sept. 11; Amber Folda, 32, Benwood, WV, warrant theft, Sunday.

Mt. Pleasant police

Booked: Brock Teater, 34, 3303 State Route 150, Dillonvale, warrant probation violation, Sunday.


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