Police, May 8, 2014

County Sheriff

– Deputies found an alarm sounding at the Beaver Local High School at 12:34 a.m. Tuesday, but the building was found to be secure.

– Tina Gailey, Riffle Road, Rogers, reported at 11:15 p.m. Monday she and her husband argued, but there was no physical violence.

– James Franko, state Route 558, Leetonia, reported Tuesday morning he had been driving a rental car on April 30 and stopped for breakfast at 6 a.m. at the Shoney’s in Dover. He has a concealed carry permit and had a Smith and Wesson PG38 revolver in a case in the glove box of the rental car. While at breakfast he got a call about an emergency back home, went out to his car and saw a man lurking around the rental vehicle. He drove straight home. After returning home he noticed his gun missing from the glove box.

– Salineville Police Chief Andrew Straley reported at 1:47 p.m. Monday there had been a burglary at a home owned by Douglas and Robert Borland on Oak Grove Road. The brothers live in Florida and were in Ohio to visit relatives. They checked the home they own and found a machine shed had been entered and a radiator taken from a tractor. The house was entered by someone breaking out a bathroom window. Someone had rummaged through the drawers, but nothing appeared missing.

– Sam Landsberger, Padgett Road, East Palestine, reported at 9 p.m. Tuesday he is involved in a civil issue with Beth Jackson and claims she threatened him by stating the next time he comes to the home he would not leave.

– A White Road, East Liverpool, man reported at 4:47 p.m. Tuesday he came home at about 4:35 p.m. and found his girlfriend in bed deceased. The coroner was called.


– Veronica M. McLaughlin, 36, East Liverpool, was cited for driving under suspension and expired registration following a traffic stop on East Park Avenue at 7 a.m. Monday.

– Dustin DeBray, South Vine Street, reported at 10:57 a.m. Monday he received fraudulent checks through a Craig’s List ad he placed to sell his vehicle. He reported the bank refused to accept both checks as both were not valid.

– Mary Waggle, East Friend Street, reported at 6:47 p.m. Monday she came home and found her back patio door sized window broken.

– Nicholas Kennedy of Boardman was cited for stop sign and driving under suspension following a traffic stop on state Route 14 and Homestead Drive at 9:28 p.m. Monday.


– A nurse requested police to respond to Salem Regional Medical Center at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday regarding an assault. Officers spoke with staff and the mother of a juvenile being treated after allegedly being jumped by several other juveniles at a local elementary school. The mother was not sure about charges and prosecution. The case will be reviewed by the juvenile division.

– Gerald DiPanfilo, East Pershing Street, reported at 8:26 a.m. Wednesday his television was missing. He told police he thinks he knows who took it, but was unable to provide any solid proof at this time.

– Police assisted a man in the parking lot of Salem Regional Medical Center at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday with a woman needing evaluated. Officers spoke to her and she voluntarily checked herself into the hospital. Police had first come across the woman in the 2000 block of East State Street after receiving a call at 12:38 p.m. for a female needing medical assistance. Officers were familiar with her and found her walking near Madison Avenue. After much discussion, she was voluntarily taken to the hospital by an acquaintance.

Perry Township

– Ryan Armstrong, 29, of Salem, was cited for two headlights required and driving under suspension after a traffic stop on Snyder Road off of South Lincoln Avenue at 2:39 a.m. Wednesday.

– Police responded to the 200 block of Plymouth Place at 10:31 p.m. Tuesday for a report of an unwanted person possibly living in a vacant residence.

– A juvenile was reported swearing and causing problems in the 1100 block of Prospect Street at 6:29 p.m. Tuesday. The mother of the juvenile said the juvenile was having a bad day and would no longer be allowed outside for the rest of the day.

Goshen Police District

– Scott E. Hall, 41, 214 S. Green St., Lisbon, was cited for improper backing after hitting a vehicle driven by Lyle J. Hoover, 25, Beloit, on Smith-Goshen Road at 7:47 a.m. April 28.

– Police responded seven times to the Sharon Lynn Home for Girls between April 28 and Wednesday: a sex offense was reported; a runaway; destroying property; breaking and entering and theft from a building next door; an assault on a responding officer; and an incident involving a 5-year-old that was referred to the detective bureau.

– A state Route 45 resident reported at 4:30 p.m. April 29 that someone had made large cash withdrawals from her bank account using her debit card number. Her name was not provided.

– Carol A. Pingley, 53, 3500 W. South Range Road, Columbiana, was cited for rules for turns at intersections after a two-vehicle crash at 7:50 a.m. April 30 in which she was westbound on state Route 165 attempting to turn southbound onto Beaver Creek Road and struck a vehicle driven by Rachel L. Sobota, 17, Salem, who was stopped northbound at the intersection.

– Karlylyn K. Lucenta, 25, Vienna, was cited for assured clear distance ahead at 5:03 p.m. April 30 in which he was northbound on state Route 62 approaching state Route 165 and allegedly struck the rear of a stopped vehicle at the intersection driven by Michael Jones, 41, Hubbard.

– Police responded to a Fifth Street, Beloit, home at 7:35 p.m. April 30 where a woman reported a verbal dispute with her brother regarding a Facebook post.

– Police arrested a 16-year-old male juvenile for domestic violence and unruly juvenile offense after officers responded to a 9000 block Middletown Road home at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday where he allegedly had injured and threatened family members and damaged items around the home overnight.

Fire Calls


– Firefighters responded at 8:47 a.m. Wednesday to a home in the 800 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a home health care aide reported a kitchen fire. Upon arrival, the fire was out and the pan removed to the rear porch. The house was filled with light smoke, with firefighters using an electric fan to ventilate. They also checked the area with a thermal imaging camera and all was okay. No names were provided.

– A resident of Park Drive called at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday for a trash can on fire under a pavilion at Centennial Park. The fire was found in a plastic trash can. While extinguishing the fire, firefighters noted it appeared to have an accelerant. Police were also on the scene and questioned witnesses. There was no damage to the pavilion.