Police, May 22, 2014

County Sheriff

– Kassidy Cullen, Eagleton Road, Lisbon, reported at 4:18 a.m. Wednesday she and her boyfriend, Dusten Smith, were in an argument and he shoved her. She then left with her 16-month-old daughter, because Smith had threatened to throw her out. She declined to pursue charges.

– Justin Storm, Carter Road, New Waterford, reported at 5:22 p.m. Tuesday he saw a man chasing a woman through a yard nearby. Deputies spoke to Jessica Horvath and Brad Day. Horvath said Day came home from work upset, they argued and he chased her through the yard screaming at her. He then left to calm down. Neither reported any violence or threats.

– Glenn Whiteleather, Bayard Road, Minerva, reported at 5:16 p.m. Tuesday another man contacted him and said someone name Steve had been cutting up street signs in West Township. Whiteleather was going to check into the complaint further.

– Dennis Germadnik, Walnut Grove Lane, New Waterford, reported at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday there were two charges on a Huntington Bank debit card he did not make – one for $429 and another for $45. He canceled his card.

– A suspicious man was reported on the train trestle at Georgetown Road in Homeworth at 8:56 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies found two men sitting on the train trestle with their legs dangling. They said they were playing their guitars on the trestle because of the echo. They were warned against trespassing on railroad property.

– Richard Lipp, state Route 165, East Palestine, reported at 3:28 p.m. Tuesday he came home to find his back door damaged and open. A Free State Brewing glass jug, which had been half full of change, was missing from his dresser.

– Robert Wright, Jennings Avenue, Salem, reported at 7:34 p.m. Monday a riding tractor and a boat motor were taken from a locked shed sometime overnight from a location on Cunningham Road.

– Shane Smeltzer, Depot Road, Lisbon, reported at 10:51 p.m. Monday a man had just left his house heading toward Depot Road on a bicycle. Deputies found Roy Bates on his bicycle. Bates said he and his father argued and he left. He was taken home on U.S. Route 30 for the evening.

– Jerit Jackson, Lower Elkton Road, Columbiana, reported at 9:39 p.m. Monday someone broke into his home sometime between 6 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. A 32-inch flatscreen TV with a surround sound system, a Blueray player and some Blueray DVDs were taken.

– Annette Lower, Fairfield School Road, Columbiana, reported at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday her ex-boyfriend had been harassing her the night before. She believed he was intoxicated and he had been threatening to kill her if she ever made contact with him or his family.

Highway Patrol

– Vonlie William Cooper, 25, Chester, W.Va., was eastbound on U.S. 30 in Madison Township at 9:20 p.m. Monday and went off the left side, over-corrected to the right, then drove off the left side again and overturned on the road. He and passenger Brandy Nicole Hutchinson, 32, Weirton, W.Va., were taken by Stat MedEvac to St. Elizabeth Medical Center for serious injuries. Passenger Deandre Dozier, 23, Campbell, Ohio, was not injured. Drugs and/or alcohol use is suspected as a factor for Cooper and a blood test has been sent to a lab. No charges have been filed at this point, according to the report.

– Kenneth R. Butler, 61, Martinsburg, Pa., was westbound on Georgetown Road in Knox Township at 7 a.m. Monday and attempted a north turn onto Middle Street and struck the guard rail on the north side of Georgetown Road and in continued on. He was cited for failure to control.

– Coty J. Chestnut, 25, Speidel Road, East Rochester, was westbound on Speidel Road in Hanover Township at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday and went off the right side into a tree. He was cited for failure to control.

– Michael E. Oaks, 16, Church Street, East Liverpool, was westbound on Osbourne Road in Madison Township at 12:30 a.m. Saturday and went off the left side into a mailbox and a bush. He was cited for failure to control.

– Katelynn Marie Pearson, 21, Ellwood City, Pa., was westbound on state Route 154 in Middleton Township at 7:31 a.m. Sunday and went off the right side into a ditch and embankment and then re-entered the road. She was cited for failure to control and taken to Beaver Medical Center with possible injuries.


– Chrissy Ducanon reported there was a possible sick opossum at the Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. May 13. Police observed the opossum, which did not appear to be sick. The church members were advised to stay away from it just to be safe.


– Police found a possible open door at an unoccupied South Vine Street home at 2:31 p.m. Tuesday and also saw graffiti on the siding.

– Someone reported at 2:59 p.m. Tuesday a person was laying down in a suspicious vehicle the Library parking lot. Police checked and found the driver from Youngstown was feeling light-headed and that was why they were laying down. There were no warrants for his arrest and he was sent on his way.

– A Sparkle employee reported at 4:43 p.m. Tuesday a woman was trying to pass checks on a closed account.

– Deborah Oliver, Radcliff Pass, reported at 4:56 p.m. Tuesday her purse was lost or stolen in the Sparkle parking lot.

– Someone reported at 7:32 p.m. Tuesday there was a possible reckless driver near Duke and Duchess. Police checked but did not find the vehicle.

– Beaver Township police reported at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday a possible reckless driver was southbound on state Route 7 heading toward state routes 7 and 14 and passing on the double yellow line. Police checked and did not see the vehicle.

– A Manor Circle man reported at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday he found a marijuana pipe in his son’s room.

– Someone reported at 10:19 p.m. Tuesday trucks were making excessive noises at the 7 and 14 truck stop. Police checked and found they were being cleaned out by a vacuum.

East Palestine

– At 11:50 a.m. Monday police were notified of high grass and junk at 275 East Martin St.

– At 1:46 p.m. Monday police were notified of a zoning complaint at 148 West Martin St.

– At 2:41 p.m. Monday police were notified about a zoning violation at 484 East North Ave.

-At 2:42 p.m. Monday police were notified about a zoning violation at 427 Sumner St. Police checked on Tuesday and found the violation had been taken care of.

-Mario Duron was arrested for OVI following a traffic stop for failure to use his turn signal on East Taggart Street at 9:28 p.m. Monday.

-Police noticed a zoning violation at 137 Wood St. at 9:23 a.m. Tuesday.

– An Alice Street man reported at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday he was being scammed.


– Police responded to an East State business at 2:58 p.m. Tuesday where a woman had passed out. She was taken to SRMC. No names were provided.

– Police responded Tuesday to domestic disputes on Ohio and West Seventh. No names were provided.

– Police responded to a theft report at a 100 block West State business at 12:26 p.m. Wednesday. No other information was provided.

Salem Township

– A Lisbon-Canfield Road resident found a wallet in his front yard while he was mowing Monday. Several attempts were made to locate the owner but the house listed on the drivers license is vacant. Police did not provide any names.

East Liverpool

– While watching a suspected drug transaction Sunday on West Fourth Street, officers saw one of the vehicles involved turn without using a signal and pulled it over. They reported the vehicle smelled strongly of marijuana and asked driver Jeremy Clutter, age and address not listed, for permission to search, which he gave. His passenger, Richard Tittle, age and address not listed, also reportedly smelled strongly of marijuana, and officers patted him down, reportedly finding a large bulge in his front pocket that turned out to be a baggy of marijuana. About a pound of marijuana was also reportedly found in a shopping bag in his crotch, and about $1,000 in cash in his other pocket. Clutter was cited for the turn signal violation, and Tittle was advised he would be indicted through the grand jury for possession of marijuana.

– Larry and Crystal Ward, Pennsylvania Avenue, reported a man they know has been threatening them in person and through voice mail. They were advised to speak with the law director about filing charges.

– Tonya Senkbeil, no address listed, reported a man she knows threw a brick, breaking her car window.

– Officers called to Washington Street for a suspected drug deal between occupants of two cars said one of the cars sped off at a high rate of speed but was stopped. The female driver reportedly handed the officer a packet of heroin and a makeup bag containing 10 individually wrapped packages of heroin when told the K-9 team would be called. A digital scale was also seen inside the vehicle, according to reports. Felony charges are pending.

– Lori A. Reese, Pennsylvania Avenue, reported a man broke into her home while she was sleeping, but officers ascertained that the man was in jail at the time.

– Nicole Shreve, Bradshaw Avenue, reported being assaulted by a man she knows, who struck her in the head and threw her in the bushes before walking off.

– Mail carrier Steve Davis reported being attacked by a dog on Ohio Avenue after it jumped a fence and bit him several times. The dog’s owner, who lives on Saint George Street, could not be located.

– Jamie L. Hedrick, Smithfield Street, reported having parked her boyfriend’s father’s truck outside her residence and leaving the keys underneath the floormat. When she returned, the truck was gone.

– Responding to a car crash on St. Clair Avenue, officers found the vehicle had struck a telephone pole and the passenger side door jammed shut. The passenger, Elizabeth Pugh, 32, no address listed, reportedly was seen dropping a beer bottle onto the street while ambulance crews were working on her. She was cited for open container in a motor vehicle. The driver, Amber N. Ice, 21, no address listed, was cited for OVI.

– Tawney D. Dobritz, Rubicon Street, reported receiving harassing phone calls from her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend.

– Officers reported a fight ensued between two women on East Eighth Street after the dog of one woman defecated on the other woman’s porch and she tried to put it back on the dog owner’s porch. They were advised to stay away from each other, and the dog owner was advised to keep her dog home.

– Tony Hilton, Mapletree Street, reported a Federal Express package that was delivered was taken from his porch.

– Matthew S. Kent, Lincoln Avenue, was walking home when a woman known to him appeared to attempt striking him with her vehicle.

– Officers received a call of a woman taking photographs of children at Thompson Park but, after looking at the pictures on her camera, found they depicted only wildlife scenes, no children.

– Alan D. Davis, Smithfield Street, returned home to find his house had been broken into and items taken.

– Amber Mazza, no address listed, reported the side mirror on the vehicle she was driving was ripped off by a city-owned backhoe as it was turning in the Marathon station on Pennsylvania Avenue. City employee Mike Ryan reportedly told officers he was unaware he had struck the vehicle’s mirror until advised by Mazza.