Aaron K. Smith, 24, Avondale Street, was charged Saturday for public intoxication after he called the police department repeatedly from Scotty's Bar, asking officers to drive him home because he was drunk. He eventually walked to the police department, again asking for a ride. When arrested, Smith reportedly told officers he could not be arrested because he is legally blind but was advised that having a disability doesn't mean he can get drunk and ask officers for a ride home.
Michael W. Wellington, 23, Jennings Avenue, was charged Sunday morning with domestic violence after Tammy Barker said her live-in boyfriend and father of her child became angry and scratched her arm and grabbed her by the face and threw her down. She said he also knocked over a bed and damaged a wall.
Officers charged George W. Petties III, 27, Vine Street, was cited for driving under suspension after being stopped on Church Alley. His passenger, Brooke Lang, was the vehicle's owner and was charged with wrongful entrustment.
While making rounds at Heights Manor, an officer reported hearing loud music and screaming from an apartment. Having given resident Amanda Falkner two warnings within days for noise, the officer charged her with disturbances enumerated.
While patrolling on Jackson Street Friday night, officers reported seeing two people walking and said they changed direction after seeing the cruiser. Officers caught up with them and Jessy L. Goodwin, 32, Northside Avenue, reportedly began running. He was pursued by officers over state Route 39, where he was cut off by an officer as he tried to scale a fence at Parson Coal. He was Tasered by Capt. Tom Clark as he went over the fence and again after he continued running. It was found that he had reportedly stolen two sockets from nearby Auto Zone, which were returned to the store.
Officers were called to Giant Eagle Saturday for a problem with a customer and reported Zachary Humphreys, 18, Riley Avenue, had tried to purchase alcohol. He was already intoxicated, according to reports, which indicated a bottle of alcohol was found in his pants pocket. He was charged with intoxication and prohibitions.
Charles E. McGrath Jr., 38, was charged Saturday with disorderly conduct/intoxication after officers were called to Avondale Street for a man ringing a doorbell. He was reportedly found with slurred speech and told officers he wanted to see if his friend would let him stay the night. No one would answer the officers' knocking and calls to family members were not answered. He was transported to county jail.
Charles Jay Smith, 31, Dewey Avenue, was charged Monday morning with public intoxication, receiving stolen property and carrying a concealed weapon after officers were advised at 5:25 a.m. a man wearing black clothing was looking into a window. Smith was found standing on the Newell Bridge with multiple compact discs, cases and a CD player at his feet. He told officers his friend on College Street gave him the items. While Smith was being patted down, an officer found a set of brass knuckles in his coat pocket. Checking vehicles to determine if any had been broken into, officers said a vehicle owned by Emmitt McComas parked behind Town Tavern was found to have a stereo missing. The one Smith had reportedly belonged in that vehicle. Items found with Smith that remain unclaimed included a Tweety Bird CD case, Dale Earnhart CD holder, a black CD case, and other miscellaneous CDs and a DJ Clay boxed set.