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Police reports

Steubenville police

Threats: A city resident was “visibly upset and crying” because her boyfriend and the father of her children had called her repeatedly throughout the day and sent her texts threatening her life, Thursday. She filed domestic violence charges against him.

Uncovered: A motorist told police he hit an open manhole in the 300 block of Westwood Drive, Thursday. He said the cover was off and laying in a driveway near the street, and told police his vehicle appears to be leaking fluids.

Bogus: A Linduff Avenue resident discovered someone created a fraudulent check using his wife’s account numbers at a local bank, wrote it out for $5,400 and cashed it, Thursday. The check was dated Sept. 22.

Tired: A disabled vehicle in the roadway at the bottom of University Boulevard was missing a driver’s side tire, Thursday. Police said the owner told them he’d just got the vehicle back from a repair shop and the tire fell off. Officers noted the front bumper and driver side quarter panel were damaged during the mishap.

Confrontation: A Linduff Avenue woman told police her child’s father barged into her residence and was confrontational, Thursday. She said nothing physical took place, but she felt threatened and was concerned with future custody exchanges. He told police he knocked on the door and she let him in and that he’d brought her a package of diapers, adding the argument began when he confronted her about derogatory texts she’d sent him. Police advised him to stick to talking about the child.

Booked: Christie Franklin, 34, no fixed address, failure to appear, Thursday.

Code issues: Notices of violation were sent to owners of properties at 2417 Sunset Blvd. and 834 Rosswell Ave., high grass.

Cited: William E. Austin II, 24, 673 Cemetery Road, Martins Ferry, expired registration.

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