Police, May 25, 2014

County Sheriff

– Leona Leek, state Route 39, Wellsville, reported at 6:20 p.m. Friday a mail box was stolen from her son’s grave at Highlandtown Cemetery in Washington Township.

– An ambulance was called to a home on state Route 45 in Salem Township at 4:35 p.m. Thursday after a man was found unresponsive on the floor in his trailer. The man was confirmed dead, and his sister, told deputies he had been battling terminal cancer.

– Marcie Gregory, Darner Road, Lisbon, reported at 9:20 a.m. Saturday three fraudulent charges on her PayPal account totaling $450.

– Paul Conkle, Bye Road, East Palestine, reported at 7:52 a.m. Saturday Norfolk Southern Railroad was doing work on the tracks and tore up his yard in the process.

– Harold Baer, Bayview Drive, Beloit, reported at 9:59 a.m. Saturday finding drug paraphernalia. The bottles were taken to the Drug Task Force for testing.

– Allen McKinney, Camp Boulevard, Lisbon, reported at 2:08 p.m. his roommate, Mark Hill, was intoxicated and that McKinney wanted Hill gone. McKinney was advised of the eviction process and how to go through courts.


– A reckless driver was reported at 8:26 a.m. Friday traveling west on state Route 14. The white Kia Soul from Pennsylvania reportedly turned into Timberline Drive after going left of center and off the right side of the road, but officers were not able to locate the vehicle.

– A passport was turned in at 8:58 a.m. Friday.

– A blue Honda Civic was reported at 9:57 a.m. Friday parked in a handicap spot without a valid placard. The owned was spotted and warned.

– A motorcycle was reported at 5:49 p.m. parked on Edgewood Road, making it difficult to get out of the driveway. The motorcycle was found to be legally parked on the owner’s property.

– Officers spoke with Jamie Booher, who was reported at 8:47 p.m. Friday on Union Street holding her neck saying she “needed help”.

– Mike Bettura, Parkview Drive, reported at 10:25 p.m. Friday his wife was harassing him.

– Johnny P. Bond, 64, Ellwood City, Pa., was cited for OVI, speeding and left of center following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 11:54 p.m. Friday.

– A red truck was reported at 12:54 a.m. Saturday driving down alleys several times before parking at Harmony Village, and then fled after it was spotted.

– Jerry W. Castelucci Jr., 23, was cited for failure to reinstate license, expired registration and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at 4:31 a.m. Saturday on Fairfield Avenue.


– Police were told of juveniles spray painting graffiti on a building in the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue at 3:58 p.m. Friday. An off-duty officer followed the juveniles to the 400 block of Aetna Street where they denied the allegations. Police, however, arrested one of the juveniles, 14, for delinquency after he was found to have red paint on his hands and possessing a can of red spray paint.

– Police responded to an East Fifth Street home at 4:04 p.m. Friday where the resident reported a man he knows assaulted him at the home then fled back to his own home. The man denied the physical altercation and said that the complainant and his friends had threatened him. Both men were advised of their options for handling the incident.

– Paul R. Faulkner, 19, 32243 Hoopes Road, Salem, was arrested for underage consumption after officers responded to Centennial Park at 7:52 p.m. Friday for a report of several men putting beer cans under a vehicle.

– A 400 block Fairview Avenue resident reported at 9:13 p.m. Friday someone had forced entry into the home and removed several items from the bathroom and basement.

– A 1300 block East State Street woman reported at 9:39 p.m. Friday someone had broke into her home and removed several items while she was away.

– Officers responded to a domestic dispute in the 1000 Buckeye Avenue home at 9:51 p.m. Friday and found a verbal dispute regarding household matters.

– Officers responded to a 1200 block East Third Street home at 12:54 a.m. Saturday where the resident reported someone had been knocking loudly at her door. Officers were unable to find anyone in the area.

– A North Lincoln Avenue resident reported at 1:25 a.m. Saturday that she had been receiving harassing phone calls for the past two weeks from an unknown person who when told to stop made a threat against her.

– Police responded to a Fair Avenue home at 10:23 a.m. Saturday where a man reported he had returned home to find that his girlfriend had removed all their property including his and that he didn’t know where she went.

– A West Wilson Street woman reported at 11:33 a.m. Saturday that a man she knows had been working on her motorcycle while she was out of town the prior day and that she was informed that night that the man and an unknown woman had wrecked the bike.


– Ivan Ward, 18th Street, was charged with persistent disorderly conduct and domestic violence after police were called to an alleged fight at his home at 11:22 p.m. May 17.

– Curtis Smith was taken to East Liverpool City Hospital by ambulance after a fall at Quality Liquid Feeds at 9:04 a.m. Friday.

– Officers were called to the Washington Street address of Cassandra Manley at 4:16 p.m. May 5, regarding alleged harassment from her ex-boyfriend, Julius Ruffin, last known to be staying at the Emerald Hotel. Manley says Ruffin has been posting to her Facebook page. Earlier in the day, she says Ruffin parked next to her husband’s truck on Washington Street, repeatedly pressing his vehicle’s lock button, which activates the vehicle’s horn, then walking away. Manley was advised to keep the Facebook postings, but not respond to any of them.