Man reports theft of dirt bike in Chesapeake
IRONTON -- The following information was compiled from Lawrence County Sheriff's Department reports:
THEFT: A 47-year-old man reported his son's dirt bike was stolen from his Chesapeake residence on Dec. 15. The estimated worth is $500.
RECIEVING STOLEN PROPERTY: Three South Point, Ohio, men were charged with receiving stolen property. After pulling over one of the suspect's vehicles, an officer located the baby Jesus statue inside the vehicle that had been stolen from the nativity scene at Burlington Park.
THEFT: A 53-year-old female employee of Walmart, South Point, was arrested for forgery and theft, after a fellow Walmart employee observed her removing cash from her registers and then placing forged payroll checks from Applebee's in the registers without running them through the check reader. The employee admitted she made the checks from her home computer and forged them.
ASSAULT: A mother and her 26-year-old son, both of Chesapeake, were arrested after allegedly assaulting his 23-year-old ex-wife during an exchange of the couple's child.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A 32-year old Huntington man was arrested after punching his 52-year-old father in the eye.
BURGLARY: A South Point woman reported a flat-screen television and DVD/Blu Ray player had been stolen from her residence on Dec. 15-16. The kitchen window had been broken, and there were no witnesses.
THEFT: A South Point man reported his .25-caliber Beretta stolen after finding his passenger window broken out in his car Dec. 15. There are no suspects.
BREAKING AND ENTERING: Numerous tools and roughly 200 pounds of scrap copper were reported stolen on Dec. 17 by a South Point man. The incident took place at a building in the South Point Industrial Park, behind Fed Ex, between Dec. 14 and Dec. 17.
ENDANGERING CHILDREN: Joshua C. Jones, 33, of Ironton, was arrested after he went to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department and confessed to abusing his stepson from 2004-2006. He admitted to breaking a glass jar over the minor's head, causing a large laceration, choking his stepson several times, and mentally, physically and emotionally abusing him throughout the time. According to the police report, Jones decided to confess after the child's mother informed him that the child sustained brain damage.