Police, May 24, 2014

County Sheriff

– Jacinda Michaels, Pancake-Clarkson Road, Negley, reported at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, her neighbor’s mother came to her home and was yelling at her on the front porch about a rental property. Deputies spoke to the neighbor’s mother at her home and she claimed she had gone there to speak to Michaels, but Michaels started yelling so she yelled back. Deputies told her to stay off Michaels’ property.

– Christine Helman, Cream Ridge Road, Lisbon, reported at 8:20 a.m. Thursday she heard someone knocking very hard on her door and knowing it was Rusty Altman, her neighbor, she ignored it. Then she looked out her window and saw Altman inside her car. She went out and confronted him about being in her car and ransacking her purse. He refused to empty his pockets and she went inside to call deputies. He came to the porch and asked her not to, but then left. Helman reported about $130 missing.

– Steven Kent, Unity Line Road, New Waterford, reported at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday someone used his Social Security number and name to file a false Ohio tax return.

– Doug Mackey, North Shore Drive, Beloit, reported a domestic fight at another address nearby at 9:13 a.m. Thursday. Deputies spoke to Gary Ohler, North Shore Drive, Beloit, who said he got up and was getting ready for work when his brother Greg asked him to take him to work. Gary Ohler reportedly told him he did not have time to take him and a fight ensued leading to wrestling, and Greg allegedly biting Gary on the side of the face. Gary Ohler did not wish to pursue charges, and Greg was not located by deputies.

– Josh Stilley, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, reported at 7:30 p.m. Thursday there was a burglary at his home sometime during the afternoon. Someone reportedly came into the unlocked home and took seven guns – a Bushmaster AR15, a Henry rifle, a Marlin 22 Magnum, a Savage 22/250, a CVA muzzle loader, a Remington 870 shotgun and a Colt 1911 22-caliber pistol. Also missing was two quart jars full of change.

– Holly Powell, no address listed, reported an ATV in the area of the Touchless Car Wash on state Route 45 at 5:26 p.m. Thursday. Deputies checked the area for ATVs, but did not find anyone.

– Leo Hammond, U.S. Route 30, Hanoverton, reported at 9:25 p.m. Thursday someone was on his property without permission. Kasen Smith told deputies he had permission to be there. Dispatchers called Hammond, who said Smith and others were allowed to be there to fish, but not at night.

– Matt Cooper, Canal Street, East Rochester, reported at 9:04 p.m. Thursday there was a red and yellow ATV in the parking lot at West Elementary. The owner of the property had asked Cooper to get them to leave and they did. He only wanted a report on file.

– An alarm at Farmers National Bank, U.S. Route 62, Salem, brought deputies at 7:05 p.m. Thursday. Deputies found a woman, Kathy Williams, inside the bank cleaning and told her to notify the alarm company about her presence there.


– Someone reported at 7:27 a.m. Thursday a woman was staggering down South Main Street carrying one shoe and a purse in front of her face. Police spoke with the woman, who said she was just running from her boyfriend and was returning home.

– Police stood by with the driver of a truck that went into a ditch on Metz Road at 8:41 a.m. Thursday until the car was pulled out of the ditch. No injuries were reported.

– David Detwiler reported at 11:20 a.m. Thursday he could not make contact with his grandparents and requested police check on them at their Kingwood Drive home. Not long after he reported he was able to get in touch with them and the check was no longer needed.

– A Circle K employee reported at 11:57 a.m. Thursday someone sitting in a black Dodge minivan in the parking was drinking a beer he had just bought from the store. Police checked the area but did not see the vehicle.

– Holly Grossen, West Salem Street, reported at 2:36 p.m. Thursday someone broke into her car and took a GPS and other items.

– Carrie Bender requested at 4:34 p.m. Thursday police conduct a welfare check on her grandmother. Police found the woman OK.

– A man reported at 7:10 p.m. Thursday a vehicle was disabled in front of the Post Office on South Main Street.

– A man reported at 7 p.m. Thursday someone was driving a red Pontiac GTO recklessly up and down East Park Avenue and the vehicle was very loud. Police checked but did not see the vehicle.

– A woman reported at 9:22 p.m. Thursday there were two people having sex in a vehicle behind the Sparkle Plaza. Police checked but found the people had already left in two separate vehicles.

East Palestine

– Royal A. McKenzie reported at 8:24 p.m. Thursday an assault occurred on East Clark Street.

– Police were called to Bacon Avenue near West Main Street at 9:28 p.m. Thursday for a report of a flashing traffic light on a traffic barrel marking a construction site in the road was not functioning properly.

– Police were called to West Clark Street at 9:53 p.m. Thursday for a report of a person engaging in narcotic activities. Upon arrival police did not see any activities taking place.

– Police were called to Brookdale Avenue at 10:19 p.m. Thursday for a report of a horse stuck in a fence, but did not see a horse.


– Police responded to the 200 block of Vine Avenue at 12:02 p.m. where the complainant advised a gold watch was taken from the residence without permission.

– Police responded to the 2400 block of Oak Street at 9:55 a.m. where an ambulance was needed for a worker who fell off a roof. He said he slipped and fell and landed and fell again hitting his head on a nail on the ground. First responders arrived and he refused treatment.

– Police responded to the 800 block of East 3rd Street at 8:05 a.m. Friday where a female complainant said she allowed a man to spend the night at the residence. In the morning he was gone and she believes he left with her wallet with a bank card, identification and some pills.

– Police responded to the New Garden Avenue and West Wilson Street intersection at 12:37 a.m. for a report of a man in the middle of the road acting erratically and appeared to be under the influence. He was detained by officers and taken to the hospital.

– Police responded to the 500 block of Walnut Street at 8:42 a.m. Thursday where the complainant advised a person was mowing grass across the street and blew clippings onto her freshly detailed vehicle. Police advised the neighbor to let her know the next time so she can move her vehicle.

– Police responded to the 600 block of East 6th Street at 8:20 p.m. Thursday where the complainant advised that a pile of lumber was taken from the rear of the residence within the past two days. He was advised of the options.

– Police received a complaint on station at 11:04 a.m. Thursday from a complainant who advised a man requested money and when told they had none threatened to go to his home and burn it down. Police located the suspect and stopped him on Columbia Street and found he was upset about his living conditions and medical situation. He was taken to the hospital.

– Police responded to the 400 block of East 3rd Street at 1:05 p.m. Thursday where the complainant was having some psychological problems and was taken to the hospital.