Jefferson County sheriff
Awkward: An Island Creek township woman told deputies the marking on her neck were hickeys, not choke marks, Sunday. A friend was concerned her boyfriend was abusing her, but she said they’d argued but it never turned physical.
Problems: A woman living with her boyfriend, their kids and her parents on old State Route 7 said the boyfriend punched her face and arms, pulled her by the hair and broke her cell phone during a psychotic episode after they did methamphetamine, Saturday. She said he began hallucinating, claiming strangers were in the house under their bed touching her and that she was letting them. After screaming and fighting with her for some time he stormed out, taking the keys to a car titled in her father’s name. She suggested deputies check his girlfriend’s house in Mingo Junction, but he wasn’t there, so the vehicle was entered as stolen. The following morning, he called to tell her he’d left it in Costonia. Deputies said the keys were locked inside, along with a small metal container containing a white crystalline substance.
Suspicious: Two people were spotted trying to get into a building at the Rayland Marina, Friday.
Booked: Steven West, 32, 240 Springdale Ave., Lot 1, Wintersville, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, Friday. West also was cited for driving under suspension.
Accident: A juvenile who crashed her car in the 3200 block of Sunset Boulevard said she lost control on the wet roadway, Saturday. Police said the vehicle went through two yards before coming to rest against a tree. The driver and a juvenile passenger reported injuries, and the driver was cited for failure to control.
On the run: Police are looking for a hit-skip driver who struck the rear bumper of a Ford Explorer in the 2100 block of Sunset Boulevard, Saturday. The driver said she’d stopped because of a man crossing on foot in front of her when a silver Ford Focus clipped her vehicle.
Trapped: A shopper managed to get herself locked inside Family Dollar, Saturday. She said when she went to leave, the front door was locked. Deputies helped her get out.
Booked: Robert J. Smith, 45, 1588 State Route 43, Richmond, warrant for failure to appear and possession of hypodermic needles, Saturday. Smith was taken into custody after an officer responding to reports of an individual inside a building that is supposed to be abandoned located a man sleeping on the floor who told them Smith lived there and had given him permission to sleep in the building. Smith was located across the street and advised neither of them are allowed in the property before being taken into custody on the warrants. Police allege he had two hypodermic needles in his possession when he was arrested.
Misdirected: A North Seventh Street resident told police her ex’s current girlfriend has been showing up at her house, harassing her, Saturday. She said she’s pregnant and her ex is the father.
Booked: Destiny Wade, 19, 530 Ross St., Steubenville, petit theft, Saturday. Walmart employees claim Wade left the store with $101 in candles she hadn’t paid for, Saturday. Wade allegedly switched tags on the merchandise, they said; Isabelle M. Freeland, 21, 930 Euclid Ave., Toronto, petit theft, Saturday. Walmart employees allege Freeland tried to leave the store with $182 in merchandise that hadn’t been scanned; Shanna Cork, 31, 984 Cove Road, Weirton, criminal trespassing, Sunday; Brianna Watkins, 25, 359 Locust St., New Martinsville, domestic violence, Sunday. Watkins allegedly slapped her elderly grandmother, knocking her to the ground, after her grandmother reportedly slapped her during a dispute; Deshawn L. Curenton, 35, no fixed address, contempt of court, Sunday,
Bring it back: A Market Street resident said she let a woman use her car and then the woman refused to return it, Saturday.
Medical flight: An unconscious female trapped in a vehicle after a two-car accident Saturday at Sunset and Stanton boulevards had to be taken by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital, police said. Both vehicles suffered substantial damage. Johnathan G. Williams, 32, 371 Summit Ave., was cited for no driver’s license.
Mistake: A woman in the 400 block of South Fourth Street was irate when she found out her live-in boyfriend had established residence and could not be kicked out, Friday. The man told police he’d lived there for two months, which they told her was long enough to establish residence, so she’ll have to go through the eviction process in court. She told police she was paying the rent and wanted him out immediately. Because he’d been drinking, they couldn’t take him to the Rescue Mission nor did he have any money for a hotel room, so she was stuck. He was advised not to cause problems at the woman’s residence.
Fight: A Steubenville woman who’d been drinking in Pittsburgh with a friend and another woman from Wheeling said there was a disagreement on the way home and she and the unknown woman exchanged blows, Friday. She said her finger was slammed in the door, and officers said it was bloodied and the nail appeared to be hanging by only a small piece of skin.