Police, May 23, 2014

County Sheriff

– Barb Kuder, Winona Road, Salem, reported at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday a tenant staying at the Stoneridge KOA left without paying their entire bill. She has mailed a letter detailing what was still owed, but has not received payment.

– Dave Pitts, manager of Crossfire LLC, Gavers Road, Hanoverton, reported at 7:22 a.m. Wednesday when employees arrived that morning they discovered someone stole three batteries from three pieces of equipment. The batteries were taken from a F250 pickup, a Ford 1320 tractor and a Bruce Broom street sweeper. Additionally, it appeared someone attempted to take the batteries from the Cat side boom tractor, but were unable to finish.

Highway Patrol

– James W. Ramsey, 16, Third Street, East Liverpool, was eastbound on U.S. 30 in Elkrun Township at 2:21 p.m. Monday and turned right onto Stookesberry Road and went left of center and overturned. He was cited for failure to control and taken to East Liverpool Hospital with minor injuries.

– Michael D. Joy, 39, West Main Street, Salineville, was westbound on state Route 39 in Yellow Creek Township at 2:45 p.m. Monday and Marvin J. Williams, 18, Mick Road, Wellsville, was eastbound and failed to yield turning left and was struck by Joy. Williams was cited for failure to yield.

– Roger W. Pound, 66, state Route 45, Lisbon, was northbound on Leetonia Road in Salem Township at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday and hit a deer.

– A semi southbound on Whinnery Road in Wayne Township at 5 p.m. Wednesday struck power lines near Laughlin Road and fled.

– James E. Styen, 54, East Taggart Street, East Palestine, was eastbound on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 4:15 p.m. Monday and his vehicle caught fire so he pulled off into a private lot. The fire was extinguished by firefighters.

– David G. Plympton, 55, Massillon, was eastbound on U.S. 30 in Madison Township at 4:10 p.m. Monday and went off the left side into a median. He was cited for failure to control.

– Brendan E. Yoder, 20, Center Road, Homeworth, was westbound on state Route 558 in Fairfield Township at 8:15 p.m. Monday and went off the right side into a ditch and a pole. He was cited for failure to control.

– Shirley May Morris, 72, Beloit, and Christopher L. Wyss, 30, Anderson Street, Malvern, were eastbound on Lakeside Road and Morris stopped behind Wyss who backed into her. Wyss was cited for improper backing.


– Police were called to a domestic dispute at the residence of Robert Davis, West Lincoln Way, at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday. Anastasha Blinn said she and Davis, her boyfriend, were arguing and stressed over other things going on in their lives. Blinn had asked Davis to leave, which he agreed to do.

– A Ford Bronco owned by Corbin Arden of Minerva apparently came of gear and drifted into a Chevrolet Tahoe owned by John P. Miller of Mechanicstown. The Tahoe was parked at the gas pumps at Circle K at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday.

– A barking dog complaint was received in the 400 block of West Lincoln Way at 12:28 a.m. Wednesday. Police spoke with the unidentified man at the residence, and he said the dog belonged to his daughter. He was warned the next time she would be cited.

– A clerk at Smith Oil reported there were juveniles in the parking lot preparing to fight at 8:31 p.m. May 13. Police arrived and spoke to the kids, who said they were arguing over a comment posted on Facebook. They were told to quit posting comments on social media about each other and to also stay away from each other.

– A call was received about youths using foul language while playing at the basketball court next to the community pool at 6:52 p.m. May 13. They were advised to quit using bad language and if they continued they would be banned from the court.

East Palestine

– Brooke Gedeon was cited for marijuana possession following a traffic stop on West Clark Street at 10 p.m. Wednesday.


– A Cash Land employee reported at 1:33 p.m. Wednesday a customer was trying to get security information about the building.

– Susan M. Treep, 52, Pearl Street, Leetonia, was southwest on state Route 14 at 1:47 p.m. Wednesday and was rear-ended by Ralph W. Wagenhouser Jr., 62, Canfield. He was cited for assured clear distance.

– A man reported at 10 p.m. Wednesday there were a few vehicles driving recklessly through the area of Oaks Welding off of Court Street. Police checked the area but did not see the vehicles.


– Cynthia L. Blackmon, 61, 252 W. Fifth St., was cited for improper backing at 10:23 a.m. Wednesday. She backed from her driveway and hit a vehicle parked across the street.

– Officers responded to an unhooked trailer blocking North Lundy between State and Second at 2:20 a.m. Thursday. The trailer appeared to have been pushed from a private lot, so officers pushed it back.

– Police responded to the 1100 block of East State at 2:58 a.m. Thursday and spoke with people about a noise disturbance.

– Lazaro P. Gonzalez, 32, 535 Columbia St., was cited for no license after a traffic stop for speed on South Lincoln at 5:33 a.m. Thursday.

Perry Township

– Kristen M. Hamner, 29, 2325 Goshen Road, was arrested for domestic violence after officers responded to her home Wednesday.

– Police are investigating a burglary in the 1100 block Cunningham Road reported at 11:47 p.m. Wednesday. Someone threw a rock through a window and removed several items.

East Liverpool

– Officers responded Monday to an accident on St. Clair Avenue where the vehicle had left the scene but was followed by an off-duty Liverpool Township police officer while a city police officer waited on Parkway to intercept it. The driver, Taurean P. Gordon, 30, no address listed, was charged with assured clear distance, leaving the scene and driving under suspension. After officers reported finding a syringe in the driver’s side door, he was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The vehicle was towed by First Class Towing.

– William J. Douglas, no address listed, reported losing his debit card which was then used to make several charges.

– Officials of the River Rail Terminal on River Road reported a breaking and entering Monday, with a fence taken apart so a riding mower could be removed.

– Officers were called to East Liverpool City Hospital at 2:03 a.m. Monday for a man taking pictures of the hospital and nearby church. They found the man in Newell, W.Va., and learned he was participating in a 35-mile geo-caching trek, using the hospital and church for GPS.

– Responding Tuesday to Mulberry Street for a man in the middle of the road, officers found a man having a diabetic seizure. He was transported to the hospital by Lifeteam ambulance.

– Sheila Washington, Hazel Alley, reported a neighbor grabbed her and pushed her, telling her to get off his porch over a parking dispute. The neighbor denied it, telling officers he gently touched her shoulder. They were told to stay away from each other and let police handle parking issues.

– Donna S. Palmieri, Montana Avenue, reported she began speaking with a man named John Holmes via an Internet dating site in February and has since sent him about $2,500 in money, food and other items. He mailed her two checks for $4,037 which she later learned from the bank were fraudulent.

– Christy Dawson, 35, no address listed, was charged with open container after officers were called to Dakota Street Tuesday for a woman screaming. She reportedly said she had been arguing with her child’s father, and officers reported finding an open can of beer in her truck.

– Heather L. Richardson, address not listed, reported a man she knows again took her vehicle without permission and refuses to return it. She was advised she can file unauthorized use charges.

– Sheila Washington, Hazel Alley, reported Tuesday a man she knows called about her parking too closely to his property and she felt his comments were threatening, which she wanted documented.

– Pamela Diaz, West Fourth Street, reported a brick was thrown through the windshield of her vehicle.

– Robert Rhineheart, Woodlawn Avenue, reported letting his dogs out to use the bathroom and his neighbor, Angel McDole, yelled that if he didn’t shut them up, she was going to kill them and burn down his home. McDole told officers Rhineheart’s dogs bark all the time and she had told him she would kill them and eat them. McDole was told not to make threats.

– William Austin, Fawcett Street, reported a woman whose first name he knew took items from his home while he was in the shower.

– David Waggle, Lang Street, reported two Japanese maples and four hosta plants dug out and removed from his front yard.

– Brittany Buckel, Michigan Street, was leaving her home in her private vehicle when the rear driver’s side window shattered, possibly from being struck by a rock thrown by a weed eater being used nearby.

Liverpool Township

– Officers responded to Wood Alley for an assault and told all parties involved to stay away from each other and pursue charges with the law director if they so desired. However, officers returned to the area when one of the men involved was reportedly walking up and down carrying a knife and large piece of wood, threatening to burn down the house. When officers threatened to arrest him, his girlfriend, Lititcha A. Peterson, 35, Wood Alley, reportedly intervened and was charged with obstructing official business.

St. Clair Township

– Donald Eastham, age and address not reported, was charged with theft Tuesday after Walmart reported he took nearly $500 worth of items. He also had two outstanding warrants, according to reports.

– Officers responded to Carriage Hill Apartments on Purinton Avenue Tuesday for a man out of control, with no other details reported.