Police, May 16, 2014

County Sheriff

– Maria Freile, Boardman, reported on Wednesday she was assaulted at a Camelot Drive home in Columbiana on Monday. Freile reported she used to date the resident there several years ago and they remained friends. She went to see him, and he allegedly grabbed her by the head and neck and attempted to strangle her with both hands around her neck. He also reportedly grabbed her by the hair and slammed her head backward into her car, which caused her to become disoriented. She later sought hospital treatment for injuries. The case will be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

Highway Patrol

– David J. Slusher, 58, Farmdale, Ohio, was northeast on Riffle Road in Elkrun Township at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday and passed a vehicle parked on the right side and the trailer of his vehicle struck the parked vehicle as he turned. He was cited for improper passing.


– Breanne N. Little, 27, Leetonia, was taken in custody on a city warrant for criminal trespass following a traffic stop in the Marathon gas station parking lot at 8:48 a.m. Wednesday.

– A man reported at 1 p.m. Wednesday he was behind a white box truck with “Morgan” on the back that was northbound on state Route 7 approaching the state Route 14 intersection and there was no license plate on the vehicle and it was spewing some kind of liquid. The truck continued northbound into Beaver Township and their police department was notified.

– Wendy Simkins reported at 3:12 p.m. Wednesday she hadn’t been able to get in touch with her father and requested police conduct a welfare check on him at his Beechwood Drive home. Police spoke with the man, who said his cell phone died and he was unable to get in touch.

– James Weikart reported at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday he noticed a window broken at a rental property on North Main Street. Nothing was found missing but an officer did determine someone had made entry into the home at some point.

– Robert Michael was eastbound across state Route 46 from the Oakmont Plaza at 3:49 p.m. Wednesday when Richard Culp turned south onto state Route 46 and struck Michael. Culp was cited for failure to yield at an intersection.

– A woman reported at 4:14 p.m. Wednesday there was a suspicious black Impala with Pennsylvania plates sitting in the area of Howard and Main streets. Police checked the area but did not see the vehicle.

– Police responded to 538 W. Park Ave. at 4:33 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a fight in progress. Police spoke with Charlie Hennan and Kimberly Quimby and Quimby agreed to leave for the day.

– A man reported at 9:32 p.m. Wednesday there was a piece of plywood on state Route 14 near Firestone Farms. Police checked and found it was broken up enough so as not to be a traffic hazard.

East Palestine

– Someone reported at 6 p.m. Wednesday dogs were running loose in the Wheathill mobile home park. Police went and picked up the dogs and brought them to the police station. They were later returned to their owner, who was found to live on Leake Street and did not know they had gotten loose.

– A Hamilton Lane resident reported at 6 p.m. Monday a suspicious vehicle was sitting in the parking lot across from Hilltop Market. Police checked but the vehicle was no longer there.

– Teri Greenawalt reported at 9 a.m. Tuesday she had been followed by someone in a beige vehicle earlier that morning on her way to work.

– Police issued a zoning violation letter to Financial Freedom at 10:28 a.m. Tuesday for the property at 482 Alice St.

– Police issued a zoning violation letter to JB&D Holdings at 10:53 a.m. Tuesday for their property at 385 Park Ave.

– At 11 a.m. Tuesday police turned over a report to John Simon, village building and zoning inspector, regarding complaints of high grass, junk vehicles and the overall condition of 166 E. North Ave.

– Police issued a zoning violation notice to Dallas Mansell at 11 a.m. Tuesday for a property he owns at 256 E. Clark St. for high grass. Mansell told police it was a rental house and he had been unaware there was a problem but he would have it taken care of.

– Police issued a zoning violation notice at 11 a.m. Tuesday to the owner of 213 and 215 W. Clark St. for high grass. It was later determined they were scheduled for demolition at a later date.

– At 11 am. Tuesday police turned over a report to the village building and zoning inspector of high grass and structural problems at 352.5 W. Clark St.

– Police spoke with Jacki Drewnoski by phone at 11 a.m. Tuesday warning her of a zoning violations for high grass at her home at 633 W. Martin St.

Perry Township

– An officer on patrol at 1:06 p.m. Wednesday saw a man on Beechwood Drive attempt to drive a tractor up into the bed of a pickup and saw the tractor flip over onto the man. The officer assisted him with flipping the tractor back to the upright position. The man, whose name was not provided, said he didn’t need any medical attention.

– Piper Foraker-Burt, 36, state Route 45, Lisbon, was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign at 10:28 a.m. Wednesday after pulling from Cunningham onto state Route 344 and colliding with a van driven by Brian Bell, 54, South Lincoln Avenue. Foraker-Burt said she had been talking on her phone which distracted her.

– An officer moved a tree blocking the northbound lane of Egypt Road north of Painter Road at 9:22 a.m. Wednesday.

– A resident on Old Coach Lane, whose name was not provided, reported at 8:03 a.m. Wednesday a vehicle drove through their yard. An officer found several yards had been damaged.


– An officer met with city streets supervisor Jim Phillis at 10:55 a.m. Thursday regarding someone cutting a piece of wood and covering the excess runoff for the sewer. The piece of wood was held in place with a large rock and this wasn’t the first time. The report didn’t say where it occurred.

– Neil Paxson, West 10th Street, reported Thursday that he left his golf clubs in the bed of his truck overnight and they were gone in the morning.

– Jamie Pastore, 26, last known address Union Street, Washingtonville, was cited for OVI, driving under suspension and obstructing official business after an incident on South Union. An officer on patrol at 2:49 a.m. Thursday saw a vehicle being park in a no parking zone. Pastore went behind a residence, with the officer telling him he was illegally parked. The officer identified the passenger, who was still in the vehicle, and identified who the driver was, learning he under suspension. The officer attempted to find the driver and received no answer at the residence, but found him hiding in a detached garage.

– Adam Smith, 23, Cream Ridge Road, Lisbon, was cited for speeding, failure to reinstate license and open container after a traffic stop on Southeast Boulevard at 1:56 a.m. Thursday.

– Officers responded at 8:03 p.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of West Pershing where some people reported a man driving a white car struck the back of a brown SUV causing the SUV to veer into the curb lawn where children were present. Both vehicles left the area. Officers located a suspect vehicle later, but the owner said he had limited driving privileges and denied driving the vehicle. Officers did not see any damage to the front of the vehicle and the hood was cold to the touch. No names were provided.

– A vehicle owned by Carolyn Kane, of Leetonia, was parked in a lot on New Garden at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday when the driver came out from work and found another vehicle had parked behind him with their bumper/license plate up against the rear of the car. The owner was not located. There was possible minor damage to the underside bumper of the car from the other vehicle’s license plate bracket.

– Donald Rhinemiller, 83, North Lincoln Avenue, was cited for failure to control and taken to SRMC after an accident at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday on North Lincoln. He went left of center and collided with the left side of an oncoming vehicle driven by Diane Tarka, 52, of Salineville.

East Liverpool

– Jason E. Tice, 36, was arrested May 8 on one count of possessing drug paraphernalia, three pipes, following the execution of search warrant at a home he rents on West Sixth by city police and the county drug task force. According to reports, additional charges are pending.

– Richard T. Wright, 19, reported May 10 he had been assaulted. Wright, who had a visible injury to his right eye area and his hands, said a white male in a yellow Jeep Cherokee first called him a racial slur. When Wright responded, the man exited the vehicle and the assault took place.

– Christopher L. Woolmaker, 30, and Christina A. Reed, 31,were taken into custody May 1 on West Ninth on outstanding warrants – Woolmaker on child support and Reed on failure to appear and theft .

– Christopher T. Williams, 31, was cited May 2 for an open container after an officer spotted him carrying a half-empty bottle of malt liquor on Bradshaw

– A teacher at Westgate reported May 9 threats had been made against the teacher by a parent.

– John A. Tukes, was charged with OVI after wrecking his motorcycle on Bradshaw May 8. Tukes, who hit a parked car, had BAC tests of .036 and .033.

– Theodore Tsesmilles, 61, reported Monday a woman hit him in the shoulder with a large glass dish as he was leaving a West Fifth Street home.

– Kenneth P. Swoger, 55, was arrested for public intoxication Tuesday on Pennsylvania Avenue after police received calls of an incident between Swoger and a woman.

– Judy Shultz, 68, Ray Street, reported Sunday she was assaulted by a woman while at an Ogden Street residence. Shultz had two front teeth missing as a result of being punched a “couple” times.

St. Clair Township

– The theft of “no trespassing” signs at a Sprucevale Road residence was reported May 14.

– A Rainbow Road resident reported May 13 the theft of a power washer from his unlocked shed by a black male, described as 6-feet, 175-pounds. The license plate number of the vehicle the man was driving was reported. The vehicle was last seen traveling toward Duke Road at a high rate of speed. No names were provided.

– Burger King on Tuesday reported money missing from a safe as well as a credit card missing from an employee’s purse.

– Giant Eagle on Tuesday reported a shoplifter, described as a white female wearing a dark tank top, who left the store with “numerous” health and beauty items. A license plate number was provided as was a description of the vehicle.

– Jason and Rachaelle Weese, Cricket Lane, each reported a domestic incident Monday. Both were advised to come on station if they chose to pursue the matter.