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Police reports

Jefferson County sheriff

Threats: A juvenile at Indian Creek High School is in detention after allegedly threatening a classmate, Tuesday. The classmate received threatening messages and reported them to school administrators. The youth who sent the message said he was joking around, but deputies said he is facing an aggravated menacing charge in juvenile court.

Domestic charge: Damon Moore, 44, 2403 Commercial St., Mingo Junction, was charged with domestic violence after his girlfriend told deputies he threatened to “end her,” called her 11-year-old daughter a derogatory four-letter word and then stole her car, Tuesday. She said the man became angry and slammed the brakes on, almost hurting them and started screaming. When they got home, he allegedly threw his girlfriend around and punched a hole in the wall. She claims at one point he had two kitchen knives in his possession before fleeing in her car, which was later found on Commercial Street. He was located later coming out of bushes near a business on Commercial Street and denied hitting his girlfriend, claiming she hit him after he locked the brakes up on her car. Moore also is being held on a Belmont County warrant for failure to appear.

Missing: A Rayland man told deputies someone stole his Cub Cadet Commercial Zero Turn mower, Tuesday. He said he last used it Oct. 11, after which he covered it with a tarp. He said he bought it a year ago for $9,000.

Booked: Stephen V. Street, 62, 1124 County Road 41, Richmond, criminal trespass, criminal damaging, aggravated menacing and arson, Tuesday. Street allegedly started a fire in a mason jar on the front porch of a neighbor’s residence and also removed one of their porch decorations.

Removed: A Smithfield township (Dillonvale) landlord said a tenant who was evicted from a one of his properties loaded up a trailer with items that didn’t belong to him, Monday. The landlord said two oil tanks, an air conditioner, a well pump and other items were missing from the residence.

Fighting: A Mount Pleasant woman said she was tired of fighting with her husband but when she tried to leave, he hit her with the door and then choked her with her purse, which she’d had around her neck, Tuesday. Deputies observed a cut on her forehead, and she also had marks on her throat. Her husband claimed she wanted to take all the keys and his cell phone when she left, and when she went out the door to leave, he pushed it open which caused it to hit her. He said she reacted by slamming it shut with his arm still in the door way, pinning it between door and frame. He said he’d been sick all day long and would never harm his wife.

Booked: Quintae Stubbs, 30, 707 Market St., Steubenville, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, Friday; Heather Stewart, 32, 15972 State Route 213, Lot 1, Steubenville, failure to appear; Steven West, 32, 240 Lot 1 Springdale Ave., Wintersville, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, Saturday. West was also cited for driving under suspension.

Steubenville police

Funny money: A woman purchased a $20 Roblok gift card at Walgreens and received $80 in change, Monday. The store manager said the woman paid for the gift card with a counterfeit $100 bill. Video of the suspect was turned over to police.

Vandals: The owner of an Ohio Street property told police someone pushed a window in, Monday. The owner said no one should have been in the building and said her property has been damaged several times in the past.

Petty: Someone broke into a home over the weekend in the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue, Monday. Nothing appeared to be missing but clothing and furniture had been thrown around, police said. The occupant believes she knows two women responsible for the mess.

Scam call: A Lincoln Avenue resident said someone purporting to represent Publisher’s Clearinghouse told her she’d won the big prize, but she’d have to pay them $500 to claim it, Monday. The resident bought two $100 Apple gift cards and sent the scam artists copies of the information before red flags went up. She was advised to block the caller.

No return: A man in the 500 block of Ohio Street said he let a man borrow his car for $40 with the understanding it would be returned within the hour, only it wasn’t, Friday. He said he checked the general area multiple times with no luck.

Escalating: A woman in the 900 block of North Sixth Street said a man who has been harassing her told her he was going to “beat her (expletive),” Sunday.

Scrap theft: A man and woman removing metal from an Arlington Avenue property said they were removing scrap from a roll off dumpster, Sunday. Police told them the material didn’t belong to them and they’d have to return it.

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