Police, May 10, 2014

Highway Patrol

– James Bowersock, 27, Clarkson Road, Rogers, struck a deer while driving on County Airport Road in Madison Township at 3:26 p.m. May 3.

– Twila A. Grindle, 56, Hawk Road, East Rochester, was driving on state Route 172 in West Township at 9:43 p.m. May 3 when her vehicle was sideswiped by another going the other direction. The other driver did not stop and left the scene.

– Garbrielle Wilson, 22, Columbiana Road, New Springfield, was driving on state Route 164 in Salem Township at 6:35 a.m. May 3 when she was struck by an SUV going the other direction. Wilson’s vehicle went off the road, striking a mail box, while the other driver fled the scene. Columbiana police stopped the SUV matching the description, which was driven by Corbin Arden, 23, of Minerva, who admitted to being involved in the accident. Arden was cited for driving left of center and leaving the scene of an accident.


– Police were called to the Smith Oil station at 10:31 p.m. Thursday in regard to a man who was staggering about. The man, identified as Rick Vecchio, was eating potato chips and drinking a diet Coke. Vecchio said he was on his way home and otherwise appeared to be fine.

– Police responded to complaints about youths at the community park’s basketball court cursing at 7 p.m. Thursday. Police spoke with the youths about cursing.


– Chuck Beiling, Metz Road, reported Thursday condiments were found thrown on the doorway and window of his rental property at 340 Quincy Ave.

– Jessica Bacha, North Elm Street, reported Thursday someone loosened the lug nuts on her vehicle’s tires.

– Police on Thursday accompanied a worker from the electric department who was going to shut off service to property on North Elm Street owned by W. Packman due non-payment of bills.

– A security alarm went off at CG Sales, state Route 14, at 7:21 p.m. Thursday, which turned out to be have mistakenly activated by an employee.

– A caller complained Thursday about a neighbor on Old North Lane riding a very loud ATV in the area the past several nights. Police spoke to the rider.

– A firefighter responded to a residence at 600 Terra Verde to check on a carbon monoxide detector going off at 9 p.m. Thursday. The firefighter did not find anyone at home.


– A woman reported at 7:58 a.m. Thursday that a man had walked from West Seventh Street toward Jennings Avenue and watched students at a nearby bus stop. She said he then walked over to the students, lifted his shirt, then fled back toward West Seventh Street. She said it was the second time he had done it in the past few days.

– Michael A. Hamilton, 25, 410 Benton Road, Salem, was charged with disorderly conduct after police responded to the 600 block of East State Street at 4:28 p.m. Thursday where he allegedly had been requesting money for narcotics and found him in a business where an employee said he was asking for money. He had previously been warned against his actions.

– Police responded to a one-vehicle crash in the 200 block of East Fifth Street at 4:50 p.m. Thursday in which the driver had been eastbound and traveled over the south side curb, striking a street sign. No injuries were reported and no citation issued.

– Carl H. Gossett, 33, and Jody M. Gossett, 48, both of 873 E. Sixth St., Salem, were taken into custody on active warrants out of the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office for complicity and theft, respectively, after they responded to the police station to provide a written statement regarding a prior complaint at 5:04 p.m. Thursday.

– Police responded to an East Third Street home at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for a report of two dogs being kept in a cage in the front yard. The owner was warned against the action.

– Police responded to an Arch Street home at 6:48 p.m. Thursday where a man reported his friend had been having trouble with her juvenile son, who had taken off down the street. Both were found nearby and the juvenile was warned against his action.

– Police responded to the 800 block of East State Street at 7:15 p.m. Thursday for a report of a vehicle in which some trash had been dumped.

– Police responded to a 2800 block East State Street parking lot at 7:19 p.m. Thursday for a report of a dog in a vehicle. All four windows were found to be partially open and the dog fine.

Perry Township

– Charles Eugene Nicholas Jr., 25, 10007 Apollo Road NE, Kensington, was taken into custody on an active warrant out of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear for a support contempt hearing in the Carroll County Juvenile Court following a traffic stop in the 1800 block of state Route 9 at 1 p.m. Thursday.

– A Plymouth Place resident reported at 1:37 p.m. Thursday that a neighbor had sprayed a chemical on the property line, killing the grass.

– An officer with EMT personnel responded to a Liberty Street home at 12:12 a.m. Friday in reference to a 27-year-old man having a seizure. The man was transported to the hospital.

– Police responded to the area of Jones Drive and Andrew Avenue at 8:08 a.m. Friday for a report of three suspicious individuals standing on the corner and making comments toward residents leaving for work. Officers found an aide waiting with two male individuals waiting for the school bus.

Fire Calls


– The fire department was dispatched to a brush fire on state Route 558 east of state Route 164 at 4:11 p.m. Wednesday.


– The fire department responded to what turned out to be a false alarm at the Vista Center at 8:50 a.m. Friday.