Police, May 15, 2014

County Sheriff

– Ron Haddox, Old Irondale Road, Wellsville, reported on Tuesday on Sunday he found someone had shot out the right rear side window of his car, possibly with a BB gun. On Tuesday he found someone overnight had attempted to egg the car in the driveway.

– At the request of Lisbon police, deputies checked for suspicious activity reported on state Route 164 south of Dickey’s at 1:27 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies checked the area, but did not find anyone.

– Several hypodermic needles were reported on Cunningham Road south of the railroad tracks at 7:19 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies found about 50 used needles, a small bag with a white powder substance and a single pill with the number 74 stamped on one side. The needles were disposed of and the suspected drugs were handed over to the Drug Task Force.

– Jared First, Walker Road, Minerva, reported at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday he was driving westbound on Georgetown Road passing the Buck Run Golf Course and his vehicle was struck by a golf ball. The man who struck it, Timothy Kringer, Cedar Wood Drive, Beloit, came over and exchanged information with him. The windshield was damaged.

– Jannece Wilson, no address listed, reported at 8:02 p.m. Tuesday she has been watching a home on Wayne Bridge Road, Lisbon, for the owner who is away and on Tuesday evening found someone had cut a hasp lock off the back door and another hasp off the shed. Another door was broken open on the north side of the house and three chain saws were taken.

Highway Patrol

– Michael V. Ball, 28, North Market Street, Minerva, was westbound on U.S. 30 in Hanover Township at 2:49 a.m. Monday and went left of center off the left side into a utility pole and a fence. He was cited for failure to control, seat belt, obstructing official business and open container.

– James L. Amos, 83, Canton, was westbound on Georgetown Road in Knox Township at 5:35 p.m. May 9. Tanner F. Bowers, 16, Georgetown Road, Homeworth, pulled from a private drive eastbound onto Georgetown Road and lost control and was ejected from the motorcycle, which went left of center into Amos. Bowers was cited for failure to control and sustained minor injuries but was not transported.

– Samantha M. Bottegal, 26, Steubenville, was westbound on Route 39 in Yellow Creek Township at 9:34 p.m. Saturday and went off the left side into a ditch. She was cited for failure to control.

– David T. Hill, 48, Alliance, was stopped at a traffic signal northbound on state Route 45 in Center Township at 11:35 p.m. Saturday and said he continued through a green light when he was struck by Jason A. Pahanish, 38, Whinnery Road, Winona, who was turning left. No citations were issued.

– William P. Osbourne, 63, Elkton Road, Lisbon, was southbound on Fairfield School Road in Elkton Township at 1:45 a.m. Sunday and went off the right side into a ditch. He was cited for failure to control.

– Kimberly Russo, 49, North Bloomfield, Ohio, was southbound on state Route 11 in Fairfield Township at 9:39 a.m. Sunday and hit a deer.

– Daniel Rhodes, 50, Prospect Street, Salem, and Gregory A. Dunlap, 51, Winona Road, Salem, were eastbound on U.S. 62 in Knox Township at 2:48 p.m. Sunday and Jack A. Miller, 54, Alliance, was waiting to turn left onto U.S. 62 from a gas station when Rhodes struck Dunlap as Dunlap was turning right into the gas station. Dunlap then continued on and struck Miller’s vehicle. Rhodes was cited for assured clear distance. Dunlap and his passenger, John D. Dunlap, 58, Alliance, were taken to Alliance Hospital with minor injuries.

– Cash D. Ritchie, 21, Ocala, Florida, and Georgiana H. Allison, 23, Chester, W.Va., were northbound on state Route 45 in Madison Township at 11 a.m. Monday. Allison turned left onto Old Route 45 and was struck by Ritchie. Ritchie was cited for assured clear distance and Allison’s passengers, Bonnie Allison, 52, Newell, W.Va., and Shirley A. Tinkey, 72, Crawford Road, Wellsville, were taken to East Liverpool Hospital with minor injuries.

– Athony Isue, 35, Macedonia, Ohio, was southwestbound on state Route 11 in Fairfield Township at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday and hit a deer. He was taken to Salem Hospital with minor injuries.

East Palestine

– Leslie Davis reported at 4:28 p.m. Sunday Dustin Foley had approached her and her children while they were at Village Park and had violated his protection order.


– A Dunkin Donuts employee reported at 2:37 a.m. Tuesday a man who appeared to be drunk was trying to open the door and banging on the windows of the business. Police spoke with the man who said he was trying to order food. The employees allowed him to order his food and he then headed home.

– A man reported at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday an unoccupied car was in the Windjammer Car Wash on state Route 14. Police found the car belonged to the business owner.

– A woman reported at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday her 12-year-old daughter was texting and Skyping with a 50-year-old man from Texas.

– Police warned the resident of 157 Stanton Ave. of a noise complaint at 11:16 a.m. Tuesday after someone reported their dog was barking constantly.

– A Family Dollar employee reported theft of jewelry at 12:43 p.m. Tuesday.

– A woman reported at 3:44 p.m. a dog was being abused at 157 Stanton Ave.

– Monica Macklin, Brenda Lane, reported at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday someone was trespassing.


– Richard Otter Sr., 67, Park Avenue, was cited for reckless driving on private property Tuesday. Police went to Farmer’s Bank on East State at 11:26 p.m. and found a vehicle stuck on an embankment, leaking fuel. Otter was found walking south on Fair Avenue.

– Christopher Webb, 34, Jones Drive, was cited for no headlights and OVI after a traffic stop at 8:57 p.m. Tuesday on East Pershing.

– Jimmy Dubose, Apple Street, reported Tuesday that around March 28 his car parked on Columbia had a window broken out and personal property removed.

– Thomas Cunningham, East Fifth Street, reported at 3:18 p.m. Tuesday someone attempted to break into his home through the front door. He said his wife heard noises while they were sleeping, but didn’t check. The door handle was found broken off, laying in the flower bed. No entry was gained.

– A panhandler in the Walmart lot at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday was told to move on.

– A caller at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday reported speeders, mostly young kids, on East 11th near Highland after school. Vehicles described included a black Celica, a pickup with kids riding in the back and a Mitsubishi with a loud exhaust. They also pass each other at times.

– An officer was flagged down at 8:32 a.m. Tuesday at the Shell station, East State, for a red truck at the air pump which rounded a turn and the passenger door came open. The caller saw a small child riding inside and expressed concern for the child possibly falling out. An officer spoke with the driver, who was the father of the child, and the safety seat was resecured and the door latched properly.

East Liverpool

– Officer Christopher Green deployed his taser twice during an incident May 7 along Maine Boulevard.Green was on patrol around 3:28 p.m. near the exit road of the high school when he encountered a man who identified himself as Jason Bell, who had a warrant out for him. The man ran. Green hit him in the back with the taser after about 100 yards, then needed it again. The man was identified as Jerome Hill, who did not have any outstanding warrants but did have a scale with residence, $583 and a pocket knife. Hill was arrested, but no charges were listed on the police report.

– High school officials reported May 6 a softball coach received a threatening Facebook message from a parent.

– Robert M. Adkins, South Surry Road, reported Sunday two people he knows pointed a gun at him while driving a vehicle past him on Williams Avenue. Adkins said the two earlier broke into his trailer, stole a handgun and hit him with a baseball bat.

– Nicholas A. Anderson, St. Clair Avenue, was taken into custody Tuesday on a warrant for assault.

Tyra Argabrite, North Shady Lane, reported May 9 someone tried to break into her apartment.

– Diana L. Badger, East Sixth Street, reported Monday a woman she knows used her identity to apply for a bank debit card. She said the woman has done this at least 15 times in the past.

– Dejon Bradley was picked up on a warrant after a traffic stop by the patrol May 8 near Wellsville.

– A vehicle driven by Derek Thompson struck the drive-through door at Gina’s Drive Thru, Pennsylvania Avenue, on May 8. According to employees, Thompson said he would help clean up items that had fallen but he drove away. Employees were able to secure the plate number and the owner was discovered to live along Hazel Street. It later was discovered that Thompson’s license was not valid and he will be cited .

– Grady Hall failed a field sobriety test administered May 10 along Curry Street, registering a .204 on the BAC. No charges were listed on the report. The incident started as a domestic call at Midway Lane where Elizabeth A. Lowe reported Hall had been beating and kicking the door to her residence.

– While at work on May 8, an employee of Adkins Nursing Home, Armstrong Lane, reportedly received some 35-40 harassing phone calls from a known male individual.

– Bud Hall, no address, was cited for possession of marijuana May 1 along West 9th Street. In a separate incident, May 2, Hall was picked up on an active warrant at a residence on Wilbert Avenue.

– A traffic stop May 10 on Walnut resulted in both William Hutchins and Amber Hutchins being arrested on outstanding warrants.

– Shanda Pipes, a front seat passenger in a vehicle, was cited for possession of marijuana following a traffic stop May 9 on West 8th Street. Charles Lewis was cited for no license, no head light and expired tags.

– Shaun D. Mattern, Prospect Street, reported his bicycle stolen Tuesday.

– Margaret M. Riley, Fenton Street, reported Monday ongoing problems with her brother entering her home uninvited and her niece, who on this night was yelling vulgarities and having her small children, ages 4 and 7, both curse and relieve themselves on the front porch of Riley’s home. When questioned, the niece reportedly told the officer “Oh (expletive) well. Their my (expletive) kids and I’ll tell them to say whatever I want.” Riley was advised to contact police if the problem continues and also advised on how to pursue charges.