Police, May 7, 2014

County Sheriff

– Rodney Golden, Oakdale Avenue, Wellsville, reported at 10:14 p.m. Monday he heard his dog barking and went outside where he found the storm door open to his basement. He did not find anyone and did not believe anyone got inside the basement.

– Brent Rhodes, Latta Road, East Palestine, reported at 4:28 p.m. Sunday a neighbor dispute over a right of way access road located on Richard Douglas’ property. Both were told to contact their attorneys about the civil issue and stay away from each other.

– Don Cooper, Amarillo Avenue, Negley, reported at 8:50 p.m. Sunday there was an open door at a nearby home. Deputies and St. Clair Township officers checked the home, but nothing was found out of place.

– Trudy Andrews, state Route 39, Wellsville, reported at 5:37 p.m. Monday her boyfriend took her vehicle without permission. She was following her vehicle while talking to dispatchers and deputies were able to catch up with her Pontiac Grand Am on Boyd Road at Bill Smith Road. Shayne Stone was cited with driving under suspension and OVI after allegedly testing .337 BAC. Andrews did not want to pursue charges involving him taking her vehicle.

Highway Patrol

– Randy E. Schuller Jr., 28, Butler, Pa., was westbound on U.S. 30 in Center Township at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday and went off the right side into a ditch and overturned into an embankment. He was cited for failure to control.


– Richard R. Vecchio, 51, state Route 164, was charged with public intoxication and having an open container of alcohol in a public place at 12:28 p.m. Monday after he was found sitting on a bench on South Market Street with a half-empty bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey and two unopened cans of beer. The caller also alleged that Vecchio, who was sitting in front of the Gray Kodrich building, was yelling obscenities at people who walked by. Vecchio was slurring his speech and could hardly walk.

– Gerald V. Brown Jr., 51, of Manning, S.C., and Haley S. Howe, 18, Stookesberry Road, were stopped at the traffic light on Jackson Street at 9:10 a.m. April 20 when Brown took his foot of the brake and his semi-trailer drifted backward into Howe’s vehicle. Brown was cited for improper backing.

– Lillian Locker reported there were two dogs running loose on East Lincoln Way at 12:05 a.m. Monday. Locker said the owner lets them run loose and they are very aggressive to her. Police told the owner he needed to be outside when they are outside in the yard or they need to be on leash.

– A woman was reportedly bothering people at the Days Inn at 4:43 p.m. Monday. The officer transported the woman to the county Mental Health Center, which is where she was supposed to be staying but had refused to go. The woman changed her mind after talking with police.

– Maria Jackson, West Washington Street, called about a dog running loose at 2:25 p.m. April 24. The dog had been put away by the time police arrived.

-Cynthia Harvey, Applegrove Apartments, reported April 22 it appeared someone tried to pry her window screen open, but the police disagreed, saying it only looked bent.

– Amanda McCarty, 23, East Fifth Street, Salem, was charged Monday with four counts of theft for allegedly stealing money from the Valley View convenience store, where she formerly worked as a clerk. McCarty reportedly stole $445.

– Police were called to the Rite Aid in regard to a possible shoplifter at 9:28 a.m. April 28. The man paid for his items before leaving but has been suspected of shoplifting in the store before. The man said the manager was just picking on him.

– Police went to a home on East Lincoln Way April 25 to take Bruce Reddy into custody at the request of the New York State Parole Board. Reddy, also known as Bruce Baker and Bruce Koenig, was taken to the county jail to await extradition.


– Jeffrey J. Leinbach, 26, Washington, Pa., was arrested and cited for OVI, speeding, and seat belt following a traffic stop on North Main Street at 1 a.m. Sunday.

– Someone reported at 9:20 a.m. Sunday it looked like there was a small break in the window of the front left side of the 350 South Main building. Police checked and found no problems.

– A man reported at 1:48 p.m. Sunday someone in a silver Hyundai was driving recklessly into Columbiana eastbound on state Route 14 and was all over the road.

– A Union Street woman requested at 4:46 p.m. Sunday police check on her neighbor, whose door appeared to be open. Police found the neighbor was not home and were able to gather all the loose cats outside and put them back inside and shut the door. at 7:47 p.m. the resident reported she just came home and it appeared someone had attempted to break into her back door allowing the cats to get out.

-A woman reported at 9:58 p.m. Monday people were soliciting in the Timberline Drive area. Police found the people were placing fliers inside doors but not actually knocking on them.

– A man reported at 7:13 a.m. Saturday two men were loading brick into the bed of a truck by the DW Dickey and Son business on Dickey Drive during non-business hours. Police checked and found the men to be employees.

– A man reported at 9:31 a.m. Saturday a vehicle was broken down on Park near Lisbon Street. Police stood by until a two truck arrived.

– A man reported at 10:13 a.m. Saturday a bad check in the amount of $89.55 was written to Pewter Peddler by Tina Dolan.

– Gino Socciarelli reported at 12:51 p.m. Saturday three horse blankets were stolen from Arsuffi Laundromat while they were left unattended.

– A woman reported at 5:12 p.m. Saturday an elderly woman at her Beechwood home seemed confused. Police contacted the woman’s husband who came and picked her up.

– A woman reported at 5:55 p.m. Saturday cars were parked along both sides of Manor Circle. Police advised the owner of a vehicle to move it to their driveway.

– An R’s Pizza employee reported at 6:17 p.m. Saturday customers left without paying for their bill.

– At 8:11 p.m. Saturday police transported some people from Firestone Park to their home on South Elm.

A woman reported at 10:27 p.m. Saturday her brother was missing from 378 South Main Street. While taking the report the woman’s mother called and said they found him at his former home in Rogers.

– Damon B. Baird, 60, Crestview Road, Leetonia, was southbound on Fairfield School at 4 p.m. Friday and struck William Phillips Jr., 77, Creek Street, New Waterford, who failed to yield from the Metz Road stop sign at the Fairfield School intersection. Phillips was cited.

– The highway patrol reported at 5:18 p.m. Monday a possible reckless driver in a green Oldsmobile Alero was northbound on state Route 7 from the Rogers area. Police checked the area but did not see the vehicle.

– Monica Macklin, Brenda Lane, reported theft at 8 p.m. Monday.

– Adam Little requested at 9:11 p.m. Monday police stand by at a Brenda Lane home while he and his wife get their belongings.

– Ray Chapman, Lisbon Street, reported at 9:43 p.m. Monday someone threw a rock at his upstairs apartment side window. The window was not broken.

– A woman reported at 10:24 p.m. Monday a white car parked in the Sparkle lot had its lights on. Police checked and saw the car but did not see any lights on.

East Palestine

– James Renner reported at 9:29 a.m. Friday Brenda King, his ex-girlfriend, was at his South Market Street home and refusing to leave. Police told King to leave and not return and both were told to leave each other alone.

– Police went to 354 North Market Street at 4:35 p.m. Saturday for a report of a money dispute. Police talked to Brian Burns and Christine Desellem about the issue and were able to diffuse the situation.

– Police went to 191 West Clark at 9:10 p.m. Saturday for a report of a possible burglary in progress. Police found no signs of forced entry or anything disturbed inside the home. The homeowner also reported nothing had been disturbed.

– Police went to 427 North Summer at 1:26 a.m. Sunday for a report of a drunk woman causing a disturbance. It was deter-mined all parties had acted disorderly and were warned.

– Someone reported at 1:52 p.m. Sunday dogs had been barking in the 400 block of East Taggart Street all day. Police checked the area but did not see any dogs.

– Robert Allen was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on West Taggart Street at 8 p.m. Sunday.

– William Cunning, 37, was arrested for OVI after a traffic stop on Moore Avenue at 10:17 p.m. Sunday.


– Rebecca Masterson, 51, of 162 W. Pershing St., was cited for driving under suspension after police were called at 12:36 a.m. Tuesday to the 100 block of West Pershing Street for a barking dog. The dog was found outside with no owner at the residence, then a vehicle pulled into the driveway and the officer checked the registration, noting the registered owner’s license was suspended. Masterson was identified as the registered owner and was the driver. She was advised of the barking dog complaint besides being cited for the driving offense. Her plates were confiscated.

– Police responded to the rear of the police station at 11:20 p.m. Monday for a report of persons being followed by two vehicles. Officers spoke with the people involved and learned the person being followed had been seen with a family member of the person following her. All were told to have no further contact with each other. Their names were not released.

– A vehicle horn was reported going off continuously at 10:55 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of West Fifth Street. An officer responded and found the owner and other people attempting to turn it off. The horn stopped on its own.

– Suspicious items were reported found in the 1700 block of Merle Road at 8:41 p.m. Monday. A man with temporary custody of his granddaughter said she had a purse belonging to someone else after returning from a family member’s house. He checked the purse and found a plastic bag with a powdery substance. An officer collected the plastic bag and took it back to the station to destroy.

– A dog was reported running at large at 7:58 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of West 10th Street. Police found a small tan dog who was barking at officers. An attempt was made to contact the owner, but no one was home. The humane officer was contacted to secure the animal. A citation will be served to the owner for dog at large.

– A woman reported at 7:51 p.m. Monday that she took an unknown person to his residence in the area of East Third Street and Brooklyn and realized her wallet was missing after he got out of the vehicle. She gave a description of the man and the area where he was dropped off. She was told her options.

– Mark Conroy, 44, of 1207 E. Third St., was taken into custody on an active warrant out of Columbiana County for larceny after an officer working a detail in the 700 block of East State Street recognized him and notified fellow officers at 6:34 p.m. Monday.

– An officer on patrol at 6:20 p.m. Monday saw a vehicle parked illegally in the 1000 block of East Sixth. The owner moved the vehicle.

– Police were dispatched at 5:47 p.m. Monday for a possible drunk driver headed north on North Union who then pulled into a property on East 10th Street. An officer spoke with the male driver who said he had not been drinking. There was no indication that the driver was intoxicated, but he did have some medical issues that made him walk slightly off balance.

– Gay Kirchner, 62, of 260 Valley Road, Salem, was charged with theft and released on a recognizance bond after police were called to Walmart on East State Street at 3:38 p.m. Monday for a theft report. A store loss prevention officer had an employee detained in the security office after the person took items off of the shelf and consumed them without paying and also took items from the store without paying.

– Residents in the 500 block of Walnut Street contacted police at 3 p.m. Monday to report finding a wallet in their trash. An officer returned the wallet to South Lincoln where the owner resides. A resident said the wallet and a neighbor’s cell phone were stolen recently, but they didn’t report it because they didn’t think the items would be found. No names were provided.

– Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., reported a $61 drive-off at 12:40 p.m. Monday.

– A man on Liberty Street reported at 10:31 a.m. Monday that a person known to him accused him of stealing some aluminum rims from a location in Perry Township. He claimed his innocence and was told it would be Perry Township police investigating if it’s reported. No names were provided.

– Police at 10:27 a.m. Monday checked the well-being of a female and her children in the 500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. All appeared okay.

– A barking dog was reported at 9:58 a.m. Monday near the tracks on West Wilson Street. An officer made a couple of passes but didn’t hear any dog.

– A woman on Orchard Bend Drive reported at 9:17 a.m. Monday that she received several phone calls from a unknown number with a child talking. An officer spoke with the owner of the phone and she believed it might have been one of her son’s friends dialing the number accidentally. No names were provided.

– A woman in the 500 block of North Ellsworth reported at 8:58 a.m. Monday that her landlord’s father entered her residence without permission or notice. No names were provided.