Police reports

Steubenville police

Keyless entry: A Sherman Avenue resident said she woke up at a Brady Avenue location and her car was missing, but she’s not sure how it could have happened since she still has the keys, Friday. Hancock County authorities advised they found the vehicle wrecked near the county line.

Funny money: A female passed a counterfeit $100 bill at Maryland Market, but the storeowner told authorities she doesn’t think the woman was aware the bill was bogus. She said PNC bank flagged the bill, which has been turned over to the Secret Service along with another fake $100 bill passed at Dollar General. Police said the Dollar General manager told them a male had given them the bogus bill, but nothing in his demeanor made them suspect he was aware the bill was counterfeit, either.

Mistaken identity: A Potter Avenue resident who arrived home to find her front door open called police after she reviewed security footage and saw a man enter the residence, Friday. Family members advised nothing was missing and everything appeared to be in order. Eventually they figured out the male they saw on the surveillance video was her husband, who she didn’t recognize in the video footage when she initially called.

Double-dipping: A female cashed a check at Check Smart in November for $1,122.64 that had already been cashed, the manager told police, Thursday. The manager gave police an information packet with a copy of the check as well as identifying information for the female who’d cashed it and told them the company wants to pursue charges.

Charged: Two women were charged with petty theft after Walmart employees told police they spotted them “ticket-switching,” Friday. Loretta L. Crawford, 42, 1422 Orchard St., Steubenville, and Susan R. Adams, 28, 1420 Orchard St., Steubenville, were taken into custody after they tried to leave the store with five pairs of shoes valued at just over $100.

Disturbance: Michael L. West, 45, no fixed address, open container. While on patrol Friday an officer reported hearing West “yelling somewhere near the Pennsylvania Avenue and McDowell Avenue intersection.” When he found West in the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, he said he had an open beer in his hand. Officers responded to Ohio Street at Maryland Avenue two hours later for reports of West yelling, but did not locate him.

Free style: A man seen walking the 900 block of Sherman Avenue with an AR-15 style rifle with no stock hanging around his neck told police it was for his protection, Thursday. He told police he’s had problems with a man in the neighborhood and claims the man pointed a gun at him. Police told him it’s in his best interest to leave the area if he can’t get along with the male, who he would not identify.

Violations: One man was arrested and another cited following a traffic stop Saturday in the 400 block of South Fourth Street. Cin’Cere K. Sinsel, 18, 717 Rosswell Ave., Steubenville, was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor possession of drugs, police said. The driver, Robert E. Lenko Jr., 59, 2442 Cleveland Ave., Steubenville was cited for driving under suspension. Police said they pulled the Lenko vehicle after confirming his license was suspended, adding they detected a “very strong odor” of marijuana emanating from within the vehicle but the men denied having smoked any and nothing illicit was found on either of them. Both insisted there was no one else in the vehicle, but police later determined a man had snuck out of the back of the car. A search of the vehicle allegedly yielded a bag containing a Sig Sauer where Sinsel had been seated, along with an alprazolam and papers that had his name on them. A black Adidas backpack located on the floor in the backseat allegedly contained “numerous large clear bags containing a large amount of marijuana,” police said, as well as a fully loaded AK-47 style pistol with a loaded magazine and a round in the chamber, “equipped with an after-market trigger that enabled some type of burst or automatic fire.” A third pistol, a .22 caliber Glock, was allegedly located in the rear driver’s seat storage pocket. Police said 1.72 pounds of marijuana was seized.

Rowdy: A woman in the 1400 block of West Adams Street wanted to take her children and her niece and visit a friend, Saturday, but her boyfriend didn’t like the idea and a disturbance ensued. The two of them argued, and she told police he pushed her.

Hit-skip: A black GMC Sierra was sideswiped in the Hollywood Plaza parking lot, Friday. The hit-and-run vehicle let maroon or red paint transfer on the Sierra, along with a large dent.

Snapped: A witness told police a black Jeep Cherokee hit a stop sign near the grocery side doors at Walmart, snapping it, before leaving the scene, Saturday.

Break-in: The owner of a vacant Adams Street residence told police someone broke in, Saturday. Entry was gained by kicking open the basement door, then the upstairs door, but nothing else was damaged or taken, police were told.

Robbed: A Maryland Avenue resident told police Thursday sometime in the last month someone stole a handgun from her residence. She said there have been no break-ins at her home during that time.

Targeted: Someone punctured the front and rear driver’s side tires on a vehicle parked in the 1600 block of State Street, Jan. 8.

Booked: Rickey L. Noviski, 43, 1217 Pennsylvania Ave., Steubenville, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia and a bench warrant, Saturday. Noviski allegedly had five capped hypodermic needles, a tourniquet, a burnt metal cap and a metal push rod in his possession when police served him with the warrant.

Charged: William N. Robinson, 55, no fixed address, Steubenville, contempt of court (violation of a no contact order) and possession of drug paraphernalia, Saturday. Police allege Robinson had a crack pipe in his pocket.

Booked: Thomas Stephens, 26, 617 Buena Vista Blvd., Steubenville, domestic violence, Wednesday; Amber L. Folda, 32, 1134 Main St., Rayland, bench warrant, Jan. 8; Otis E. Allen, 44, 503 McDowell Ave., Steubenville, failure to appear, Monday; Autumn S. Ayers, 32, 646 Prospect Ave., Steubenville, possession of a drug abuse instrument, a hypodermic needle, Jan. 8.

Cited: Michael T. Young, 53, 1424 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, speeding and marked lanes violation; Manson King, 69, 142 N. 6th St., Steubenville, DUS and expired/unlawful plates; Rolander L. Brown, 67, 346 Summit Ave., Steubenville, public indecency; Kerria Longmire, 20, 730 N. 7th St., Apt. 204, Steubenville, operating a vehicle on a temporary permit and no registration light; Jacob T. Magera, 29, Pleasant Hills, Pa., expired plates; Denzol B. Morrow, 21, 3239 Sunset Blvd., Apt. 4, Steubenville, speeding and expired/unlawful plates; Brittany D. William, 34, Pickerington, Ohio, red light violation. Williams was cited after she traveled through a red light on University Boulevard at the University Boulevard ramp from State Route 7, crashing into another car. The second driver and a witness both told police Williams had run the light, and police said William herself accepted responsibility, telling them she was unfamiliar with the intersection. A child in the second vehicle was taken to Trinity West as a precaution; Jacob Moresea, 25, 2721 Cleveland Ave., Steubenville, failure to signal, driving under suspension and unlawful registration.

Code issues: Notices of violation were sent to owners of properties at 1303 Oak Grove Ave., litter in the back yard; 253-255 South Fifth Street, litter and bags of garbage.

Hands off: A South Fifth Street resident said her boyfriend grabbed her by the neck during an argument, Thursday.

Booked: Michelle King, 47, 803 Rosswell Ave., Steubenville, falsification and public intoxication, Friday;

Jefferson County sheriff

Bickering: A Bloomingdale resident said his neighbor is harassing him and yelling at a logging company working on his property and flying a drone over the site, Thursday. The neighbor and his wife claim the heavy equipment used by the loggers is causing pond on the other man’s property to leak toward their home, so they flew their drone over it to property and took pictures for evidence. They were advised if water is leaking from the pond, it’s a civil matter, and all parties were advised to stay away from each other.

Lost and found: A Hammondsville man said he was on his way to work when he saw two men running from another property he owns, jumping into a black Dodge Dakota truck, Saturday. He said he’s been having issues at the property, and noticed a 27-ton Gravley log splitter he’d paid $1,700 for about three years ago had been stolen. Deputies recovered the item tipped over in a field later in the day.

Pilfered: A Dillonvale man said someone removed a number of items from his attic, Saturday, including a Hart brand vacuum and shop vac, dishes, a Toro Tech subwoofer, two spools of wire and comic books. He said the items he knows are missing are worth up to $2,000, and more might be missing. He thinks his ex’s father is behind the thefts.

Booked: Tina Gamble, 56, 180 Township Road 1308, Dillonvale, obstruction;

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Booked: Joshua Piraglia, 30, 3175 Penn St., Wheeling, fugitive from justice, Friday; William Starkey, 50, 447 Spring Ave., Steubenville, OVI, reckless operation and DUS, Friday; Michael Burns, 35, 408 Baker St., Weirton, warrant for passing bad checks, Saturday.

Wintersville police

Summoned: Jodi L. Walters, 60, 109 Beechwood Ave., petit theft, Jan. 3.

Cited: James Maxwell, 43, 1027 Bantam Ridge Road, driving while suspended and following too closely; and Raymond P. Ceryellini, 65, Steubenville, expired plates; Timothy Lloyd, 43, 311 Springdale Ave.; Eddie Zink, 59, Apartment A, 712 University Boulevard, Steubenville; Luigi Terramani, 75, 702 Heathermoor Drive, Weirton; Cheryl A. Clapham, 64, 803 Euclid Ave., Toronto; and Erin A. Snyder-Sanford, 65, 723 Kendall Ave., Steubenville, all for speeding.

Weirton police

Charged: Kevin Scott Yost, 47, 124 Victor St., Weirton, fugitive from justice, Jan. 5, arrested following a traffic stop; Amber L. Nolan, 406 Booker St., Weirton, shoplifting-second, Jan. 5; Steven Haines, 39, 3003 Elm St., Weirton, trespassing, obstructing an officer, Jan. 6, taken into custody following a call at the Millsop Center; Steven Haines, 39, 3003 Elm St., Weirton, trespassing, obstructing an officer, possession of a controlled substance, Jan. 16, taken into custody following a call at the Millsop Center.


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