An officer on patrol Sunday morning reported hearing a commotion underneath an Avondale Street porch and, using a spotlight, located a man and two juveniles. He determined all three had been drinking and charged Mitchell L. Lacey, 20, Ravine Street, with prohibitions. The juveniles were released to their parents, Patrick E. Love, 53, Vernia Street, and Rebecca Quinn, 47, College Street, both of whom were charged with parental responsibility violations.
Advised of a stolen vehicle eastbound on Pennsylvania Avenue, officers made a traffic stop on Ohio Avenue and charged driver Dashaun J. Coles, 18, no address listed, with receiving stolen property. According to reports, he admitted knowing the vehicle was stolen, saying someone gave it to him to use.
Capt. Darin Morgan initiated a traffic stop for a U-turn and the driver, Quayne Watkins, 40, no address listed, reportedly attempted to run as he was being handcuffed for OVI. Patrolman Chad Tatgenhorst deployed his Taser, which caused Watkins to fall to the ground, striking his face. At the police department, he had one arm cuffed to the prisoner bench and was reportedly seen removing a plastic baggie from his backside and placing it into a cup of water he had asked for and trying to swallow it. Tatgenhorst grabbed the cup from him, spilling the suspected crack cocaine to the floor. In addition to the OVI and left of center charges, he was charged with tampering with evidence and resisting arrest, with other charges pending once lab results are returned.
Officers responded to Ambrose Avenue where a woman said her boyfriend had taken a bunch of pills and said he wasn't going to allow officers inside. There, he slammed the door, but Capt. Darin Morgan talked to him through the door until the man came out and agreed to go to the hospital for evaluation.
Dennis R. McDole, no address listed, reported a man in a silver pickup truck pulled up beside him and followed him until he fled in a different direction, telling officers this is an on-going problem. According to reports, officers have told this man to leave McDole alone in the past.
Officers were called to state Route 39 for a woman lying in the roadway, where they found a Liverpool Township officer had also responded. The woman, Monica J. Miller, 40, told them she had been dropped off by her ex-husband, but could not provide his name or other information about him, also saying she was homeless. She had slurred speech and alcohol on her breath, according to reports, and officers believed she was a danger to herself so charged her with intoxication and transported her to the county jail.
Andrew Malcolmson, Drury Lane, reported receiving harassing phone calls from his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, logging more than 40 calls. He told officers the man has also been driving past his home numerous times and had assaulted him in Wintersville.
Matthew Brewer, 27, no address listed, was charged with falsification after officers received a complaint that he had been bothering a woman who had filed a menacing charge against him. When they stopped Brewer at the Pottery Festival in regard to an outstanding warrant, he reportedly gave a false name.
Barbara Emler, Railroad Street, reported hearing what sounded like someone in her basement, but officers searched the basement and found no one there.
Roger Quarterman, Maine Boulevard, reported his girlfriend's son tore up the house then fled.
Matthew Kent, Lincoln Avenue, reported his chow puppy was taken from his property.