Police, May 14, 2014

County Sheriff

– Allyson Mangus, Buck Road, Beloit, reported at 1:05 p.m. Monday the landlord came onto the property to do some work without giving them notice. Deputies met with the landlord, who gave the tenants notice he intends to return on Friday to complete what he started on Monday.

– Brad Cox, state Route 9, Kensington, reported at 5:32 p.m. Monday his vehicle was backed into while parked at a Wood Street, Lisbon, home. The vehicle which struck his was reportedly driven by Stacey Mills, Sprucevale Road, Rogers.

– Brian Petronski, Richardson Avenue, Negley, reported at 9 p.m. Monday ATVs have been riding up and down the streets in Negley all day and at one point a blue pickup did multiple doughnuts in the gravel parking lot behind his home, throwing gravel into his yard.

– Clifford Poynter, Chestnut Grove, Salem, a custodial grandparent, reported at 6:13 p.m. Monday he learned from his 9-year-old grandson that his 5-year-old granddaughter was struck multiple times with a wooden paddle while visiting their mother at the Butler City Mobile Park on Saturday. The man responsible was reportedly a friend or boyfriend of their mother.

– Tim O’Neil, Fairfield School Road, Columbiana, reported at 4:34 p.m. Monday someone broke into a vacant trailer he has been watching near his property, which belongs to Larry and Tami Musselman. The hasp was pried off from the outside and it appeared someone cut copper pipe around the hot water tank.

– John Brown, Hazel Run Road, Salineville, reported on Monday he saw a brown, four-door Oldsmobile stop on his property, a woman get out and discard four bags of garbage near the creek bed at about 6:45 p.m. Saturday.

– A domestic dispute was reported at the Travelers Motel at 7:08 a.m. May 6. Deputies found a couple in room 117 with their young son. They were arguing over some family matters, but claimed there was nothing physical.

– Nicholas Burson reported at 4:49 a.m. Friday a burglary at the home of his grandfather, Robert Marshall, state Route 172, Lisbon. Burson said his grandfather called for him, stating he thought someone had just left the house. Burson looked out and saw a dark Chevrolet pickup with a hard bed cover peeling out. Beer laying next to Marshall’s bed was stolen and it appeared someone went through a van outside.


– Heather Kolesar, Union Street, reported at 9:45 a.m. Monday her ex-boyfriend was harassing her over the phone. Police warned the man of the complaint.

– Don Plant, North Main Street, reported at 5 p.m. Monday someone in a suspicious green Honda was playing loud music in a car parked in Lantern Square Apartments late at night. When police went to check the vehicle left immediately.

– On routine patrol at East Park Avenue police found a possible water break and stood by until the water department arrived.

– A man reported at 11:37 p.m. Monday he needed assistance getting a battery out of a smoke detector. Police found it was a CO2 detector and notified the fire department.

– Beaver Township police reported at 11:48 p.m. Monday a tree was down on Columbiana-New Castle Road. Police found the tree on Springfield Road south of Unity Township and notified the county sheriff’s office.

– Sandra Nutter, Diamond, was eastbound on state Route 14 at 3:22 p.m. Sunday and Kathleen Ameel, Lisbon, was southbound on state Route 7 and failed to stop at a red light and was struck by Nutter. Ameel was cited for traffic control devices.

Perry Township

– An officer on patrol at 9:53 p.m. Sunday saw a vehicle had traveled over the retaining wall at Shear’s Car Wash and was stuck hanging partially on the wall. A man was behind the wheel. The vehicle was a maroon 1999 Ford minivan registered to a Third Street resident. The name was not provided.

– A woman from the 2300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue reported at 5:27 p.m. Sunday that they received a goat from a person allegedly unable to take care of it about three months ago. They had fed it and invested money into the animal’s well-being since then. On Sunday, the owner of the goat showed up and took the goat back, allegedly because it was not being cared for properly. She wanted to file a theft report, but was told it’s a civil matter since they didn’t have any proof of ownership or receipt or agreement for the care, boarding and maintenance of the animal. They were told to file a civil claim in small claims court. No names were provided.

– An East Palestine resident reported at 4:44 p.m. Sunday that he located a motorcycle for sale at a Springdale Street address and believed it was the same bike his father owned and had been parted out or stolen. An officer checked the VIN and titles of both vehicles, which appeared were two separate motorcycles but the same year and model. The man was told to contact an attorney since his problem was with a motorcycle repair shop in Mahoning County. The man’s name was not provided.

– Cynthia L. Vernon, 64, of West Pine Lake Road, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance after she struck the rear of a motorcycle driven by James Bevins II, 45, of South 15th Street, Sebring, on U.S. 62 at 12:38 p.m. Sunday.

– A suspicious vehicle was reported at 7:24 p.m. Saturday on the Salem Board of Education property east of Whinnery Road and south of Merle Road. An officer located a neighborhood parent and child attempting to fly a radio-controlled airplane in the fields. They voluntarily left. No names were provided.

– An officer was flagged down at 4:48 p.m. Saturday in the area of Garfield and Florida Avenue for a German shepherd that had been captured to avoid it being struck by vehicles. The humane officer took the dog.

– No citations were issued after a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 62 and Benton Road at 7:38 a.m. Saturday. The report said Tammy L. Ray, 52, of Randel Road, Hanoverton, and James McCowin, 63, of state Route 9, Salem, were both northbound on U.S. 62 when a black vehicle ran the red light causing both drivers to hit their brakes and the McCowin vehicle to strike the rear of the Ray vehicle. The black vehicle left the scene.

– Linda Bowling, 52, of Salem, was taken to SRMC at 1:43 p.m. Friday after she reportedly fell asleep while driving on South Lincoln. The vehicle went off the right side of the road and hit a pole.


– A woman on West Middletown Road reported at 5:34 a.m. Tuesday that she had a dispute with an acquaintance that escalated into him damaging her vehicle while it was parked at the rear of a residence on Vine Avenue. No names were provided.

– Police responded to a report of menacing at 7:01 p.m. Monday in Centennial Park where a woman said a man threw trash at her car, yelled at her and spit toward her car. She said she didn’t know him or why he yelled at her. Officers located the man on South Union. He said the woman started yelling at him and saying vulgar things. He said she’s done it in the past. No names were provided.

– A representative of a business at 2586 E. State St. called police at 5:01 p.m. Monday about a shoplifter, saying a female was seen placing items in her purse and then attempting to leave the store. The female was confronted and emptied her purse and $10 worth of merchandise was found and recovered. The business was not identified.

St. Clair Township

– Shawn Muscari, Keil Street, reported a burglary Saturday.

– Douglas E. Gill, Duke Road, reported Friday harassment by a neighbor and it had been ongoing for six months. He was advised to contact the law director should he wish to pursue charges.

– Robert Griffin, Fifth Street, reported Friday fraudulent activity on his bank debit card. The card was canceled.

– Cheryl A. Bredeck, Maple Lane, reported Thursday a 1994 Ford was stolen from her front yard.

– Police responded Thursday to Cannons Mill Road where both front wheels had fallen off a red Jeep. A recent repair was made and the front axle was not installed, causing the wheels to separate from the bearings.

– George B. Mort reported May 5 he was walking along state Route 170 when an occupant of a passing vehicle hit him in the back with a milkshake. According to the report, “the back of Mort indicates that the milkshake was vanilla.”

– Catherine Williams, Grimms Bridge Road, reported May 5 her neighbors are using her driveway as a turn-around area. She was advised to contact the law director .

– Angela Lisk, Rainbow Lane, reported May 4 of harassing text messages the last few months.

– Crystal M. Noakes was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop on Dresden May 5. She also was charged with obstructing justice for allegedly concealing the identity of her passenger, Keith A. Dishler, who had a warrant out for theft. Dishler was charged with falsification and possession of drug abuse instruments after a “rig,” or needle commonly used to inject heroin, was found in his jacket pocket. A third occupant of the vehicle, Marcus J. Jarvis, was wanted on a warrant out of Carroll County, and it also was discovered he was in possession of a rig hidden in his boxers. Jarvis was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments.

East Palestine

– Shirley Glavan reported vandalism at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Glavan reported the vandalism occurred on Sept. 1, 2013. The type of vandalism was not listed on the report.

– Brigitta Cepin reported at 7:44 a.m. Thursday Ryan Cepin, her ex-husband was at her home on East Clark Street home and was causing a problem. Police went to the home and found Cepin had already fled the home before police arrived and charges are pending against him for domestic violence.

– An East Palestine firefighter and EMT, name not listed, reported at 10 a.m. Thursday two small children were in the street near his home on West Clark Street. Police were able to locate the children’s mother.

– The Meadowview Apartments manager reported at 10:30 a.m. Thursday a vehicle parked in the parking lot had obscene graffiti all over it. The manager attempted to contact the owner of the vehicle to have it moved and it was later towed due to it being on private property and the obscene graffiti offending most of the elderly residents.

– Someone, name and address not listed, reported at 10:54 a.m. Thursday a red truck was parked on the sidewalk in front of Bill’s Auto Repair on Park Avenue. Police went to the shop and had the truck moved.

– Patricia Bashline, Claybrook Drive, reported at 12:53 p.m. Thursday her truck had been vandalized.

– Police went to the area of East Martin Street at 6 p.m. Thursday for a report of a dog barking. Police found dogs on North Pleasant Drive and warned their owners of the complaint and the animals were taken inside.

– Police went to French Street near Wood Street at 8:40 p.m. Thursday for a report of multiple kids dressed in black entering a vacant home on French Street. Police spoke with the kids and made contact with the home owner who said they were allowed to be at the home.

– Police responded to an alarm drop in the 700 block of East Martin Street at 8:44 p.m. Thursday for a commercial building alarm and found a man taking pictures of the building. The man was told to return during the daylight hours. The home was secured and there were no problems.

– While on routine patrol at 11:25 p.m. Thursday police found an upright piano lying in the road on South Pleasant Drive just south of East Main Street. Police moved the piano over to the side of the road for the street crew to pick up later.

– Police stopped a group of kids from fighting on West Grant Street near Market Street at 2:33 p.m. Friday.

– Police responded to a domestic dispute at a West Clark Street home at 11 p.m. Friday. No charges were filed.

– Doug Foutz was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on North Market Street at 12:55 a.m. Saturday.

– Police went to North Market Street at Rebecca Street at 3:15 p.m. Saturday for a report of a woman asking people for money in front of Dollar General. Police checked but did not find the woman.

– Pamela L. Scott was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on West Main Street at 10:58 p.m. Saturday.

– Police warned a girl for being on top of one of the washers at the West Taggart Street Laundromat at 1:14 a.m. Sunday.

– William Tondo was taken in custody on a warren through the Columbiana County Municipal Court at 1:53 a.m. Sunday on North Pleasant Drive. He was also charged with possession of marijuana and Margaret Figley and Christian Plunkett were cited for seat belt violations and possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on North Pleasant Drive.

Fire Calls


– Firefighters were called at 7:43 a.m. Tuesday for a line down in the 300 block of East Sixth. Ohio Edison was called.