Highway Patrol

— While southbound on Homeworth Road Oct. 31, Michael D.W. King, 33, Cherry Street, Homeworth traveled off the right edge of the road, striking a tree. According to the trooper, he had already been transported to Aultman Hospital prior to the officer’s arrival on the scene, but King’s wife advised her husband had just dropped off their children at the bus stop and was on his way to work in Minerva when he crashed. She said he did not remember anything after dropping off the children and said he had had a similar accident a year ago. The trooper reported he will request that King be required to undergo a medical examination to renew his driver’s license due to the circumstances.

— Dustin T. Garrett, 23, Boston Street, Washington-ville, was westbound on Wayne Bridge Road in Center Township at 2:03 a.m. Thursday when his vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, sideswiping a tree. He was charged with failure to control.

— Troy E. Everhart, 35, state Route 164, Salineville, was eastbound on state Route 39 Friday morning when his vehicle struck a deer immediately after it had been struck by a westbound vehicle which did not stop. No injuries were reported by Everhart or his passenger.

— A 2001 Peterbilt driven by John N. Schiffauer, 60, Youngstown, was westbound on state Route 14 at 6:40 a.m. Friday when he swerved to avoid stopped traffic, causing the truck to go off the right side of the roadway, strike a ditch and overturn onto its side, spilling its load of stone. Troopers reported his load was 23,320 pounds overweight and a federal citation was issued for gross overweight. In addition, Schiffauer was cited for failure to control. The truck is owned by Acme Resources out of Poland.

St. Clair Township

— Joshua R. Hunter, no address listed, reported Wednesday a male was driving all over the roadway and pulled into Dunham’s Plaza, where Hunter approached him, telling him to get off his phone before he wrecks into someone. The driver told Hunter to leave and he did but then the driver followed him through the plaza, pulled up to Hunter and held up a handgun, saying, “See this,” before driving away. Hunter provided officers with a license plate number for the maroon-colored vehicle in question, but it was not located.

— Mark Rohbeck, Stagecoach Road, reported getting into an argument with his girlfriend that led to a physical altercation during which he was slapped and punched several times in the face. He said his girlfriend was highly intoxicated, and police reported Rohbeck had also been drinking. The girlfriend left prior to officers’ arrival, and Rohbeck did not want to file charges.

— A man and woman were reportedly seen removing tags from shoes at the Shoe Department in Calcutta, replacing them with tags from lower-priced shoes. They were told to leave the store and warned they would be charged with criminal trespassing if they returned.

— Dennis Smith, McDonald Street, reported someone removed property stakes from his yard without authorization. He had replaced them before officers arrived.

— Jacqueline L. Brice, no address listed, reported that, while shopping at Walmart, she left her shopping cart for a second and returned to find it and her purse gone.

— Ronald G. Dotson, no address listed, reported fraudulent activity with his bank account.

— Robert A. Fair reported he has a protection order against a man who showed up at his work at Walmart. The other man said he had never been served with a protection order, and the dispatcher could not locate one. The other man was advised to leave the store for the day, and Fair was told to see the law director.

— Helen E. Nelson, 74, Lincoln Avenue, was southbound on St. Clair Avenue when she stopped for traffic ahead and Timothy S. Jobe, 46, Orchard Grove, stopped behind her in his vehicle. When Nelson went to accelerate, her vehicle drifted backward, striking Jobe’s vehicle. Nelson said her vehicle drifted just about one foot, while Jobe said it drifted 10 to 20 feet before striking his vehicle. There were no citations, but the report noted Jobe was at fault due to following too closely. His car sustained minor damage, with no damage reported to Nelson’s vehicle.


— Police responded to the 8600 block of Salem-Unity Road at 8:40 a.m Saturday responding to a deer that was struck by a vehicle and needed to be put down. An officer dispatched the deer.

— At 7:46 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the 1100 block of Cleveland Street regarding an animal noise and the resident had a live chicken in a box on the front porch. Police advised that owning livestock in the city was prohibited.

— At 2:52 a.m. Sunday, police met a male who was in a taxi with his brother and a female who was intoxicated and didn’t know her address. They attempted several places but were advised she didn’t reside at any of them. She told officers she lived alone and no contact could be made with a relative. She was taken to the hospital due to her level of intoxication.

— Police assisted the patrol with an OVI breath test at 10:52 p.m. Saturday with a sample that resulted in an .080 percent BAC.

— At 1:14 a.m. Sunday, police responded to the 1900 block of East State Street for a combative male patient causing problems. He was calm when police arrived. He was the same person from a 12:24 a.m. incident report in the 500 block of East Sixth Street where a victim had multiple lacerations on her right hand, a small wound to her left shoulder and a possible head injury after being pushed to the ground. She advised she had returned from walking around the neighborhood with another male and that her boyfriend, Gary A. White, 584 E. 6th St., became angry and pushed her down, causing her injuries. A male victim advised that he was wrestling with White to keep him from harming her which resulted in him being injured. The two victims were taken to the hospital as was White, where he became combative. He was charged with domestic violence.

— Police responded to the 700 block of Newgarden Avenue at 11:41 p.m. Saturday regarding juveniles in the road. Contact was made with three juveniles approximately 11 years old playing in the street. Police advised them of the dangers and spoke with a parent who was unaware they had exited the yard. The juveniles advised they understood and would not go in the street again.

— Police responded to the 200 block of East Seventh Street at 11:17 p.m. Saturday where a victim advised a person exited his truck and struck him in the knee after he had stepped out into the road in front of his truck. The driver said the victim had jumped on the hood of his truck, which prompted him to exit, but he did not assault him. The victim, who was intoxicated, was taken to the hospital and the incident is under investigation.

— At 7:57 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the 400 block of Sharp Avenue regarding a missing juvenile who was staying with his father and had not returned. After checking several residences, the juvenile was entered as missing.

— At 6:36 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the 500 block of Prospect Street for a reported dog bite and learned a girl had been scared by a dog that came up to her but did not bite her. She fell down and hurt her ankle and was taken to the hospital. The dog could not be located.

— Police responded to the 600 block of West Wilson Street at 6:26 p.m. Saturday at the request of the fire department for an open burning report, due to miscellaneous items being burned as well as an improper burn pit. Photos were taken and the resident was advised of the ordinance on open burning.

— Police responded to the 600 block of Arch Street at 6:15 p.m. Saturday regarding a report of a loud explosion and remained in the area but did not hear anything. The resident reported hearing approximately five explosions, one large one and several smaller ones, over several minutes. They sounded as if they were coming from south of Arch Street and in the Newgarden Avenue area. Police were unable to located a source for the disturbance.

— Police responded the to 400 block of Continental Drive at 4:32 p.m. Saturday for a possible overdose. Upon arrival the person was talking but having trouble breathing and advised he took too much blood pressure medicine and was transported to the hospital.

— At 1:13 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the 200 block of South Howard Avenue regarding a juvenile problem and spoke with the juvenile and parent.

— Police responded to the 700 block of East Fifth Saturday where a mann had contacted the Ohio Renovation and Construction Co. on Craigslist. People showed up on Oct. 19 for some remodeling work. The complainant purchased items to get the work started and had his remaining cash in a bank envelope. He said the company stated they didn’t have enough equipment to start and left shortly after arriving. The man discovered the $800 in cash was missing out of his bank envelope and the company has not been in contact with him since.

— At 10:38 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the 1100 block of Cedar Ridge where the complainant advised that a “No U-Turn” sign was taken from the front yard over night.

West Point

— West Point Fire Department was called at 5:04 a.m. Saturday to a residence on state Route 45 to provide a backboard for a patient who had to be moved from a bed to a medical bed.