Police, May 30, 2014

County Sheriff

– Amber Schultheis reported there was a domestic dispute on Woodsdale Road, Salem, at 9:18 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies were met at the house by her father, who wanted his son to leave but he was refusing to return the key to the father’s motor vehicle. The son returned the vehicle keys by the time a deputy arrived, and the father said there was no longer any problem. Deputies told the father a dispute over a vehicle key is not something to call the sheriff’s office about.

– Someone by the name of Caesar called about a domestic dispute at the trailer park on Kirk Road, New Waterford, at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, the deputy was met by Caesar, who told him a friend named Shawn had called them as a joke. Caesar said Shawn had already left, and he did not know his last name or exactly where he lives. The deputy wanted to contact Shawn, who could be charged with filing a false report.

– Lillian from Family Dollar in Lisbon called Wednesday afternoon after receiving what she suspected to be a counterfeit $20 bill. The deputy inspected the $20 bill, which appeared to be legitimate, but the store manager intends to have it inspected by bank personnel.

– A deputy was called to a domestic dispute on Case Road, Beloit, at 10 p.m. Wednesday, where a woman reported her boyfriend was drunk and throwing things about inside the home. The woman was outside along with some neighbors when the boyfriend, Allen R. Reed, came out of the house and starting yelling across the road, Reed, 39, was told to stay inside while the deputy was interviewing the people outside. Afterwards, Reed was told to remain inside for the night or he would be arrested. The deputy left but circled back and saw Reed outside in the yard yelling. Reed was arrested on the spot for public intoxication/disorderly conduct.

– Tara Reed, Pine Hollow Road, Rogers, reported at 9:32 p.m. Wednesday receiving harassing text messages from a woman named Lynn.

– John Anderson, Pine Hollow Road, Rogers, reported at 7:36 p.m. Wednesday Kathleen Kearns was causing problems, and he wanted her to leave. Anderson said during the dispute Kearns broke a window with a shovel. Before the deputy arrived, Anderson called back to say Kearns had left and he did not want to pursue charges.

Highway Patrol

– A car owned by Crystal M. Thompson, state Route 518, Lisbon, was northbound on Steubenville-Pike in Wayne Township at 2:17 p.m. Saturday and failed to negotiate a curve to the left and went off the right side over an embankment and overturned.

-Juan C. Harris, 43, Columbus, was southbound on Depot Road in Hanover Township at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday and made a left turn onto U.S. 30 and the trailer became stuck on the road causing the vehicle to go off the right side into a ditch.

– Courtney J. Sommers, 20, Chestnut Street, Leetonia, was westbound on state Route 164 in Salem Township at 9:30 p.m. Friday and went off the right side into a utility pole and a guy wire and a large boulder. She was cited for failure to control and taken to the Salem hospital with minor injuries.

– Glenn E. Crosby, 47, Kelly Park Road, Leetonia, was turning onto Kelly Park Road from state Route 164 at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday and was struck by Michelle Allison, 30, state Route 644, Salineville.

Goshen Police District

– Ryan H. Hamilton, 27, 109 Meadowwood Circle, Salem, was cited for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop on U.S. Route 62 at state Route 165 for traveling left of center at 2:51 a.m. May 24.

– Gregory E. Crase, 42, 65 Cedarwood St., Beloit, was cited for operating a vehicle intoxicated and driving under suspension following a traffic stop on Main Street in Beloit for traveling left of center at 11:54 p.m. Monday.


– Police went to the Eagles Bar on Main Street at 9:55 p.m. Sunday on a request a woman be removed. Todd Farnsworth said Tonya Beebout was being a problem and he asked her to leave the bar earlier but then she snuck through the back door claiming he did not have a right to throw her out. Police asked the bartender if Beebout should be removed and the bartender said yes. Beebout was then told to leave, and as she was escorted out by a man she reportedly began yelling that she wanted her cigarettes and wasn’t leaving until she got them. Beebout began cussing at police after she was warned to leave yet again, at which point she was charged with persistent disorderly conduct.

– Mark Light reported at 12:30 a.m. Sunday someone tried to break into his vehicle causing damage while he was at the Busy Bee on Main Street and believed it was the person who had been laying on a bench nearby when he walked into the Busy Bee.

– Police responded to a report of domestic violence at 144 Independence Square at 4:48 p.m. May 22. David B. Slaughter, Main Street, told police he was in a verbal argument with Jennie K. Baker, Independence Square. Baker told police Slaughter attempted to gain entry into her home without permission. Police served Slaughter with a notice of criminal trespass, which he signed, and he was then told he wasn’t allowed to be on any Columbiana County Metropolitan Housing Authority property and if he did he would be arrested.

– Police were flagged down on Wells Avenue across from Legion Alley at midnight May 9 for a wreck. Police found Fred Baldasare in his vehicle across from the lane of travel on a hillside. According to witnesses Baldasare was northbound on Wells Avenue when a smaller teal vehicle driven by a woman ran a stop sign at Legion Alley and struck his vehicle. The other vehicle then continued on state Route 45. A woman then told police she saw the woman turn onto Hibbits Mill Road. Police found the vehicle on its side in that area and ripped out the windshield to get to the driver, Chelsea Baker, and called for an ambulance and the Highway Patrol. She was charged with suspended license, failure to yield, reckless operation and failure to report an accident.

– Police went to 725 Washington St. at 4:16 p.m. May 15 for a report the resident, Cassandra Manley was being harassed by Julius Ruffin, Clark Avenue. Manley told police she and Ruffin had dated in the past and he was now posting on Facebook to her, and that day he parked in front of her husband’s truck on Washington Street and kept pressing the lock button on his vehicle making the horn honk several times before walking to a home at the corner of 8th and Washington Street. Ruffin was not there when police arrived and Manley was told not to respond to his Facebook posts or any other means of communication.

– Dick Leatherberry, 9th Street, reported at 11 a.m. May 6 someone keyed his 2011 Red Chevy Silverado and damaged the hood.

– Andrew Macley Jr, Maple Avenue, reported at 12:10 a.m. May 14 that between 10:30 and 11:30 he parked his 2003 Chevy Cavalier in the back lot of the American Legion to go fishing and when he returned he noticed damage to the passenger front fender and could not open the passenger door.

– James Carroll reported at 9:59 a.m. Wednesday someone entered his vehicle during the night and stole his wallet and a diamond ring.

– Police were called to the 300 block of Main Street for a report of a two vehicle accident at 1 p.m. May 18. Sarah Coil, Morgan Street, Irondale, was pulling out of an alley onto Main Street while Janet Birch, Mick Road, Wellsville, was northbound on Main Street and struck Coil on her left tire area. No injuries were reported and Coil was found to be at fault for not yielding to oncoming traffic.

– Police went to 1719 Riverside Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Sunday for a report of a fight. Mark Valentine and Susan Crow told police that Constance Ferguson was yelling and cussing at her 8-year-old son, then began chasing him and threatening to beat him up. Police learned that an officer had been called to Ferguson’s house earlier that day because she had been yelling and cussing at two 11-year-olds, and she had been warned at that time to stop. Police went to Ferguson’s home and found her to be intoxicated. She was charged with persistent disorderly conduct after she reportedly began yelling at them and would not stop yelling after they told her she had already been warned of her actions earlier.

Perry Township

– A caller at 10:11 p.m. Wednesday reported an argument in the 1100 block of Prospect Street where police made contact with a homeowner who said there was no verbal fight. Both people at the residence said there was no verbal fight.

– A caller at 5:59 p.m. Wednesday reported two males fighting in the 1300 block of Pembrooke Drive. Salem Police also responded along with Perry Township Police and learned one of the males had left in a vehicle and the other one was still on scene. The male on scene told police there was an altercation between him and the other male over an ongoing civil matter at the residence, starting as an argument that turned physical. He refused medical attention and refused to press charges. A Salem Police report said the male had an argument with his girlfriend and she called a male friend who came to the residence and assaulted him. He gathered some belongings and had a family member respond to provide a ride.

– A resident in the 300 block of Pine Lake Road spoke with police at 5:27 p.m. Wednesday about the neighbors’ cats always on their property, saying they’re tired of having to call the neighbors to come and get the cats. Police spoke with the neighbors and addressed the problem. They said it would not happen again.

– A resident in the 300 block of Plymouth Place spoke with an officer at 4:42 p.m. Wednesday about the Salem Water Department leaving a pile of dirt partially on the roadway without any warning markers. Police contacted the Salem Water Department about the problem. They said they would take care of it.

– A resident from the 1000 block of Overlook Drive responded to the police department at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday to report being harassed by a neighbor after arriving home. He did not know exactly which neighbor it was. He was told to call police next time and have an officer respond to the house to speak with them.

– The owner of Colian’s Superior Landscaping on Depot Road reported at 9:41 a.m. Wednesday that scrap stolen sometime between May 22 and 23 was taken to Downtown Metals and Recycling. He provided police with a receipt with information from when it was taken there.


– Police were called at 12:54 a.m. Thursday to the 1100 block of Fairview Avenue for an unknown person actively damaging a vehicle parked in a driveway. Nobody was located in the drive and no damage was observed. Officers spoke with a male resident who said he saw a male 15 to 16 years old wearing a black jacket and a ball hat attempting to get into the vehicle. All the doors were secure and nobody was found.

– A father came to the police station at 12:14 a.m. Thursday to report his son missing. A missing person’s report was filed, but prior to the information being entered into the law enforcement data base, he told police the son was now home.

– Police responded to the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue for a reported dispute at 11:47 p.m. Wednesday, locating a husband and wife who had a verbal dispute. They reported no physical violence occurred nor was any observed.

– A caller at 9:03 p.m. Wednesday reported someone riding an ATV around the cemetery in the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue. A person was located in the 900 block and said they started the ATV but did not ride it.

– A caller at 7:31 p.m. Wednesday reported reckless driving at Centennial Park. Police spoke with the driver and told him the consequences if it continues.

– A caller at Circle K, 1125 E. State St., reported at 6:11 p.m. Wednesday that an irate person was inside the store. Police spoke to employees who said two patrons had been yelling and acting disorderly. An officer told the two people to leave and not return.

– An anonymous caller at 5:31 p.m. Wednesday reported hearing neighbors yelling loudly at each other in the 800 block of Morris Street. Police spoke with the people who said no fight was taking place and they did not believe they were being loud. Police had also been called to the 800 block of Morris Street at 4:01 p.m. Wednesday for a possible domestic, but the residents said no one was arguing or fighting.

– Paul Rice reported at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday that he found a bicycle on the front porch of his rental property on East State Street and could not find the owner. An officer took the bicycle to be held at the police department until it’s claimed.

– A woman in the 200 block of Vine Avenue reported at 4:03 p.m. Wednesday that she had been receiving phone calls via a private number that were vulgar in nature. She was told her options. An officer attempted to contact the male possibly involved, but the phone number was disconnected.

– A woman came to the police station at 3:47 p.m. Wednesday regarding an incident between her daughter and another girl that happened at the school on East Sixth Street. She had also notified the school. She was told her options.


– A caller reported seeing a man walking in the alley behind the Weber Funeral Home with a gun strapped to his back at 11:19 p.m. Tuesday. Police checked the area but did not find anyone about.

– Wendell Cole called for police to meet him at the Old Judge House on West Lincoln Way after the burglar alarm went off at 9:44 p.m. Tuesday. The house was found to be secure.

– Police were called to Applegrove Apartments at 11:41 p.m. Thursday in regard to a resident who was confused and unable to stand. The officers waited until an ambulance arrived to transport her to a local hospital to be examined.


– Police from Wiggins, Miss. requested at 6 p.m. Wednesday an officer attempt to make contact with a North Vine Street resident for a possible fraud case they were investigating. Columbiana police went to the home but could not reach the resident and a card was left for them to contact the police station.

New Waterford

– Marcia Shaffer, 3253 Creek Road, New Waterford, was cited for no operator’s license following a traffic stop at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday.

– An officer responded to a report of a loose cow on North State Street at 10 a.m. Thursday headed toward Columbiana. The officer was unable to find the bovine which the dispatcher was unable to identify as Jersey, Holstein or black angus, nor its speed of travel.

East Palestine

Dawn P. Carsey, East Main Street, reported at 10:46 a.m. Tuesday her husband Alan Carsey was at her place of employment on East Clark Street wanting to get some property out of her vehicle. She requested police stand by so there would be no trouble. Police stood by while Mr. Carsey retrieved the belongings.

– Amanda Bender, Anderson Avenue, Wellsville, reported at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday she was assaulted by her sister Courtney Haines on East Rebecca Street. Bender refused to file charges.

– John Louthan, West North Avenue, reported at 3:31 p.m. Wednesday his girlfriend’s daughter Logan Holisky was causing trouble at the home. Police went to the home and found Holisky had already left. Louthan refused to press domestic violence charges.

– Police went to the 200 block of Park Avenue at 11:58 p.m. Wednesday for a disturbance of yelling and the engine of a car revving up. Police found Sarah E. Nemes and Logan Holisky and Timothy Beaver on the sidewalk and discovered an argument had occurred between Nemes and Holisky in reference to the use of the vehicle. Police warned the group for disorderly conduct, and Nemes was provided a courtesy transport to an East Main Street home.

– A couple reported at 9 p.m. May 19 a man called their home and identified himself as Joe Stewart and said he was looking for a Dale Dyke who was reportedly still using their address and had dated their daughter a few years ago and had used their address then. The couple reported that Stewart claimed Dyke and his wife had run off with his juvenile daughters and he was attempting to find them. The couple told police they had not had contact with Dyke in nearly five years.

– Police went to the 200 block of West Martin Street at midnight Tuesday for a report of a suspicious man walking up and down the street. The man, identified as Tony Fluharty said he was a home in the neighborhood earlier that weekend and was abandoned in Salem by his friend earlier that day and that he had received several rides, including one from a local police department in returning from Salem. Police asked where he was staying he said he was not welcome back at the home where he had been and acknowledged he was homeless. Police arranged for him to be taken to the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.

-A man reported at 9:48 p.m. Monday the smell of marijuana was coming from an adjacent home on Rebecca Street and the same thing has happened several times in the past few weeks. Police checked the home but did not smell the odor.