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Ohio Valley Newsliners:

BELMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S

DEPARTMENT

At 2:49 p.m. Thursday, an officer took a report regarding an alleged sex offense at an address on Farmington Road, Bridgeport.

At 12:40 p.m. Thursday, an officer responded to a report of an injured deer involved in a vehicle accident. The officer fired one round to put the deer down, and after calling several numbers in an attempt to reach someone to retrieve the deer, he left it on the side of the road, according to the report.

At 11:05 p.m. Thursday, an officer investigated a complaint from Central Avenue, Belmont, regarding a 16-year-old who left school after someone apparently signed him out.

At 9:25 a.m. Thursday, an officer checked the area of Flushing-Holloway Road after a female motorist reported a male in the area waving his arms on the side of the road as if he needed help. The female caller reported she approached him in her vehicle with the window rolled down slightly, and the male tried to get into the vehicle. The officer searched the area, but found nothing. The male reportedly left in a white four-door truck headed toward Holloway, according to the report.

At 8:20 a.m. Thursday, an officer was out at an address on Mt. Hope Road in Union Township, where he took one male into custody on an active warrant. Joshua Dee Lucas, 34, was booked on a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear.

At 8:13 a.m. Thursday, a complainant from Harmony Road in Somerset Township reported a suspicious vehicle in the nearby cemetery. An officer responded and spoke with a woman there, who advised she was homeless, and this is where she has been staying while applications for housing are being processed.

At 7:41 a.m. Sunday, an officer responded to an address on National Road, St. Clairsville, for a suspicious vehicle near the East Richland Marathon station that had been running with its high beams on for over an hour. Upon arrival, the officer advised the vehicle was no longer there.

At 6:27 a.m. Sunday, a complainant from Cadiz Pike, Bridgeport, reported someone tried to break into the residence and steal items. The suspect was described as a white male, possibly drunk, who took off in a truck headed toward U.S. 250. Units searched the area but did not locate the vehicle, according to the report.

At 1:32 p.m. Saturday, units responded to a report of a vehicle accident near the Pier 1 Imports building, Valley Frontage Drive, St. Clairsville, with subjects out of their vehicles fist fighting, according to central dispatch. Officers determined both subjects were responsible for the accident and the fight, and no one wanted to file charges.

At 9:25 a.m. Saturday, central dispatch received a report of a suspicious truck near Oak Street, Bethesda, that had been there running for more than an hour with no one around it. When officers arrived, there reportedly was a firearm in plain view on the passenger seat. A small amount of marijuana was seized, according to the report, which stated a male was detained and then released.

At 1:54 p.m. Friday, a complainant from Crescent Road, St. Clairsville, reported her vehicle had been struck by an egg the previous evening.

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