A vehicle was stopped Thursday for no brake light and the driver, Jenna Whittington, was cited for possession of marijuana after officers determined a cigarette pack containing a marijuana cigarette was hers, according to reports. Her passenger, Jajuan McKeithan, was also charged with possession of marijuana after he reportedly produced a bag of marijuana from his pocket.
Susan Roth, 39, no address listed, was charged with theft Tuesday after she reportedly filled up a shopping cart at Giant Eagle and pushed it out of the store without paying for the items. When employees approached her, she ran into an abandoned house, where officers found her. She reportedly told them she only stole the groceries because her children were crying that they were hungry. Officers said Roth also had outstanding warrants.
A vehicle stopped for no turn signal on West Eighth Street was alerted on by K-9 officer Ivo and a marijuana cigarette was reportedly found in a cigarette pack. Alex D. Miller, 32, no address listed, was charged with possession of marijuana.
Officers reported seeing four men walking in the Thompson Avenue area and two of them took off running. Two men fitting the same description were seen a short while later but denied running from the officers, although they were breathing hard and sweating profusely. One of the men was found to have suspected crack cocaine in his sock, and it will be sent for testing with possible charges to be filed.
An agitated man was reported on West Ninth Street who threw a rock through a van window. Police could not locate the man.
Edward A. Croxall, no address listed, reported a nine-foot boat and an outboard motor stolen from the Ohio Valley Boat Club on River Road, with a witness having reported seeing two men loading up a boat on a truck.
A man not named in reports told officers he was jumped by two men while he was walking down Ravine Street and robbed of $200. He did not want to file charges.
Adam D. Paynter, May Street, reported his vehicle entered and his glove compartment torn apart, with all his golf equipment stolen.
Nathan Watson, South Surry Road, reported someone entered his wife's car and took items from inside.
Christine Jones, Bradshaw Avenue, reported she believed her mother and stepfather took her Jeep for a few hours while she was sleeping and struck a fire hydrant.
A stained glass window valued at $1,400 was reported broken in an Avondale Street house.
Shanda Pipes, Florence Street, told officers her ex-boyfriend's mother was seen by a neighbor kicking in her door while holding cans of spray paint in each hands. Pipes later found walls, appliances and her television painted with profanity. The neighbor told officers it did not seem alarming to see the woman kick in the door since she had been there often.
A witness told police he was aware of a man who had stolen a credit card from East Liverpool City Hospital and used it at two local businesses. The man, Franklin A. McKinnon, no age or address listed, was located and charged with theft after officers reportedly found evidence of what the witness reported.
Angel McDole, no address listed, reported her adult son had shoved her and broken a whiskey bottle on the porch during an argument.
The Wash 'N Dry Laundromat on St. Clair Avenue was reported broken into and a candy machine pried open with money taken. Attempts were made to break into other machines. The owner told officers the surveillance cameras had been stolen during the last break-in.
Officers responded to a report of a large fight on Lincoln Avenue, where Chuck Bryant said he came to Kelly Watkins' house to confront her and a man about stealing his son's iPod. There, he found the iPod snapped in half, lying on the ground, and things got heated, but the man ran off. Officers reported that Watkins said the other man told her to steal the iPod or he would break her legs but after she did she felt bad and wanted to return it so he broke it. She was given until the end of the week to replace the iPod or be charged.
John Douglas, Mulberry Street, reported he found a compromising video of his girlfriend and another man while going through her phone and, when he confronted her, she came after him with a baseball bat.