Police, June 1, 2014

County Sheriff

– Johna Wilson, Hartley Road, Alliance, reported at 2:34 p.m. Friday someone filed a fraudulent 2013 tax return under her 88-year-old father’s Social Security number. She told a deputy her father, John Skoczinski, does not file tax returns.

– Courtney Montalvo, Kirk Road, Columbiana, reported at 2:01 p.m. Friday her wallet, which contained her driver’s license, bank card, Social Security card and her children’s Social Security cards, went missing from her purse while at the Rogers Sale with her son.

– Karrie Myers, Carla Drive, Clinton, reported at 4:36 p.m. while at her lot at the Rogers Sale, her 15-year-old son was accused by fellow renter Donald Sekura of damaging his vehicle with a clothes rack as they were packing up for the day. Myers denied the damage done with the clothes rack, although a black mark was spotted on the passenger side of the truck between the wheel well and bumper. Robert Kanzig stated he was speaking with Sekura when they heard something hit the truck. Kanzig said no one witnessed the vehicle being hit, but then saw Myers’ son near the vehicle holding the clothes rack.

– Margret Higgins, Glenn Road, Lisbon, reported at 8:20 p.m. Friday several subjects in a pick up truck shot paint balls at her barn. The barn was hit six times by the orange paint balls. The truck in question was not located.

Highway Patrol

– Richard C. Rollison, 57, Warren, was traveling south on state Route 164 in Wayne Township at 2:10 a.m. Wednesday when he struck a deer, then drove off the right side of the road, struck a guard rail, a utility pole and two trees before coming to rest. Rollison was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

– Bobbie Jo Hall, 21, Canton, was headed northeast on U.S. Route 30 in West Township at 4:48 p.m. Thursday when she rear-ended Samantha A. Lambert, 20, West Lincoln Way. Minerva, who had slowed down due to stopped traffic. Hall was cited for assured clear distance.

– David J. Bandy, 17, state Route 170, East Palestine, was driving east on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 3:48 p.m. Friday when he rear-ended Misti J. Martin, 38, East Main Street, East Palestine, who stopped for traffic. Bandy was cited for assured clear distance. Bandy’s passenger, Chase Bandy, 12, was treated by East Palestine EMS at the scene.

– Kristopher J. Branch, 25, New Garden Avenue, Salem, was heading east on state Route 344 in Perry Township at 5:05 p.m. Thursday when he drove off the left side of the road and hit a utility pole. Branch was cited for failure to control.

– Walter G. Simpson Jr., 63, North Lincoln Avenue, Salem, was traveling west on Georgetown Road in Butler Township at 8:15 p.m. Friday when he hit a deer.

– Paul M. Welsh, 39, state Route 644, Salineville, was traveling west on state Route 39 at 12:30 p.m. May 25 when he sideswiped Wendy J. Greathouse, 40, Water Street, Salineville, who was traveling in the opposite direction. The Case 970 Agri King tractor Welsh operated was pulling a corn picker, which was 16-foot-9 wide, three feet wider than the roadway.

– Jesse M. Brown, 35, West Pine Lake Road, Salem, was heading east on U.S. Route 62 in Butler Township at 7:50 a.m. Thursday and was slowing down for traffic when he was rear-ended by Abigail W. Wemhoff, 20, Kent. Wemhoff was cited for assured clear distance.


– A golf cart from Columbiana High School was reported at 11:12 a.m. Friday driving down Pittsburgh Street backing up traffic. An officer spotted the cart and notified the driver of the complaint.

– A woman was reported at 3:17 p.m. Friday looking in people’s vehicles behind the Dutch Village Inn.

– Alice Hill, Dresden Road, East Liverpool, requested assistance at 4:29 p.m. Friday during a child exchange at Heck Road.

– A rental dispute was reported at 7:27 p.m. Friday on South Bayshore Road, where a landlord was entering the apartment before the tenant’s lease was up.

– A dog was found inside a parked car at the parking lot of Hogan’s Bakery at 7:39 p.m. Friday. The vehicle with the dog was leaving as an officer arrived.

– A female employee of the Dollar General reported at 10:19 p.m. Friday a woman had been sitting in her car in the lot for 10 minutes. An officer spoke with the woman, who only pulled into the lot to use the phone.

East Palestine

– Amy Mathey, West Main Street, reported at 5:42 p.m. one of the caregivers, Vonda K. Oesch, West Clark Street, threw salad at her and refused to give her medication. While Oesch denied throwing anything at Mathey, she acknowledged not giving her medication, but only because of company policy. No charges were filed against either party although Oesch later called back after speaking to her supervisor and requested Mathey to be arrested and jailed.

– David E. Lee, West Clark Street, reported at 5:48 p.m. Friday contractors going door to door to repair hail damage, which Lee thought was a scam. The parties in question were not found.

– Douglas P. Brayshaw, Jr., 25, East Rebecca Street, was cited for disorderly conduct after an assault at his residence was reported at 6:06 p.m. Friday.

– Correy S. Anderson, 26, West Clark Street, reported at 9:53 p.m. Friday to have harmed himself. Officers later saw that he did not injure himself, but was involved in a domestic violence incident earlier in the evening with Kayla M. Anderson. Correy was taken to the county jail and cited for domestic violence.

– An elderly man was reported around 1:22 p.m. Friday flagging down cars in the area of Bacon Avenue, Carbon Hill Road and Brookfield Avenue. Officers could not locate the individual.

East Liverpool

– A vehicle was stopped Thursday for no brake light and the driver, Jenna Whittington, was cited for possession of marijuana after officers determined a cigarette pack containing a marijuana cigarette was hers, according to reports. Her passenger, Jajuan McKeithan, was also charged with possession of marijuana after he reportedly produced a bag of marijuana from his pocket.

– Susan Roth, 39, no address listed, was charged with theft Tuesday after she reportedly filled up a shopping cart at Giant Eagle and pushed it out of the store without paying for the items. When employees approached her, she ran into an abandoned house, where officers found her. She reportedly told them she only stole the groceries because her children were crying that they were hungry. Officers said Roth also had outstanding warrants.

– A vehicle stopped for no turn signal on West Eighth Street was alerted on by K-9 officer Ivo and a marijuana cigarette was reportedly found in a cigarette pack. Alex D. Miller, 32, no address listed, was charged with possession of marijuana.

– Officers reported seeing four men walking in the Thompson Avenue area and two of them took off running. Two men fitting the same description were seen a short while later but denied running from the officers, although they were breathing hard and sweating profusely. One of the men was found to have suspected crack cocaine in his sock, and it will be sent for testing with possible charges to be filed.

– An agitated man was reported on West Ninth Street who threw a rock through a van window. Police could not locate the man.

– Edward A. Croxall, no address listed, reported a nine-foot boat and an outboard motor stolen from the Ohio Valley Boat Club on River Road, with a witness having reported seeing two men loading up a boat on a truck.

– A man not named in reports told officers he was jumped by two men while he was walking down Ravine Street and robbed of $200. He did not want to file charges.

– Adam D. Paynter, May Street, reported his vehicle entered and his glove compartment torn apart, with all his golf equipment stolen.

– Nathan Watson, South Surry Road, reported someone entered his wife’s car and took items from inside.

– Christine Jones, Bradshaw Avenue, reported she believed her mother and stepfather took her Jeep for a few hours while she was sleeping and struck a fire hydrant.

– A stained glass window valued at $1,400 was reported broken in an Avondale Street house.

– Shanda Pipes, Florence Street, told officers her ex-boyfriend’s mother was seen by a neighbor kicking in her door while holding cans of spray paint in each hands. Pipes later found walls, appliances and her television painted with profanity. The neighbor told officers it did not seem alarming to see the woman kick in the door since she had been there often.

– A witness told police he was aware of a man who had stolen a credit card from East Liverpool City Hospital and used it at two local businesses. The man, Franklin A. McKinnon, no age or address listed, was located and charged with theft after officers reportedly found evidence of what the witness reported.

– Angel McDole, no address listed, reported her adult son had shoved her and broken a whiskey bottle on the porch during an argument.

– The Wash ‘N Dry Laundromat on St. Clair Avenue was reported broken into and a candy machine pried open with money taken. Attempts were made to break into other machines. The owner told officers the surveillance cameras had been stolen during the last break-in.

– Officers responded to a report of a large fight on Lincoln Avenue, where Chuck Bryant said he came to Kelly Watkins’ house to confront her and a man about stealing his son’s iPod. There, he found the iPod snapped in half, lying on the ground, and things got heated, but the man ran off. Officers reported that Watkins said the other man told her to steal the iPod or he would break her legs but after she did she felt bad and wanted to return it so he broke it. She was given until the end of the week to replace the iPod or be charged.

– John Douglas, Mulberry Street, reported he found a compromising video of his girlfriend and another man while going through her phone and, when he confronted her, she came after him with a baseball bat.


– A man on East Sixth Street reported at 9:12 a.m. Friday that a fraudulent charge of $87.47 was made on his bank debit card that he believed happened through the Internet.

– Officers responded to the area of Penn Avenue at East State Street at 7:38 a.m. Friday for a suspicious object on the sidewalk. A free magazine box had been knocked over which officers set back up.

-An officer on patrol at 1:15 a.m. Friday saw a female walking on East State Street near the Elks who matched the description of a female reported to have run away from the Sharon Lynn Group Home in Goshen Township. Contact was made and she confirmed she resided there and had run away. Her identity was confirmed with Goshen Township Police, who responded to the station to take her back to the home.

– A man in the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 3:06 p.m. Thursday that a male known to him came on his property asking for money in the morning, then again in the afternoon. He doesn’t want him returning. He was told he could give him a trespass warning then officers would be able to arrest the male if he returned. He couldn’t be found.

– John Gbur of the 600 block of Park Avenue reported at 2 p.m. Thursday the lock on his shed was pried open.

– Police responded to the 400 block of Sharp Avenue at 11:40 a.m. Thursday for a report of breaking and entering. An officer saw a back door window busted out and checked the residence. The owner told police that either Wednesday night or Thursday morning, someone broke in and stole a television and his son’s laptop computer.

– Police were called at 9:43 a.m. Thursday to the Smith Center on East Fourth Street for a situation involving a resident being upset with a health care worker over medications. The manager came and said she could calm the situation. The resident just wanted her medications.

– Police were called at 9:28 a.m. Friday to Eighth Street for two small juveniles wandering the streets. The juveniles told officers they missed the bus and their mother was sleeping and the doors were locked to the residence. Officers took them home and spoke to the mother who reported they were at the babysitter’s house for the night because she was working. Officers spoke with the babysitter who agreed to watch them more closely from now on while they walk to the bus stop.

– Police responded to the 500 block of Jennings Avenue at 1:43 p.m. Friday where a resident reported someone had used her bank debit card for a $340 purchase at a local business.

– Joshua D. Gantz, 35, 32998 McKaig Road, Hanoverton, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash on East State Street at 4:36 p.m. Friday in which he was westbound and allegedly failed to stop for traffic at Union Avenue, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Ambrose Popa, 84, Salem. No injuries were reported.

– Police responded to a West State Street business at 7:17 p.m. Friday where a woman reported a man had purchased some items then dragged his young child out of the store screaming at him, then grabbed him by the neck and slammed him into the side of a truck before leaving. The man was found to live outside the city so officers advised the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office for a welfare check.

– Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of Fairview Avenue at 8:07 p.m. and found a verbal altercation between a husband and wife. The husband agreed to leave for the night.

– Police responded to the 1700 block of East State Street at 8:09 p.m. Friday where a woman reported someone had taken a temporary license plate from her vehicle between 5 and 8 p.m. that day.

– Police responded the 400 block of South Ellsworth Avenue at 8:52 p.m. Friday where a woman reported someone had taken items from her vehicle while it was parked behind the business. A surveillance camera revealed a male juvenile had committed the act.

– Eugene A, Pineda, 22, 375 W. Pershing St., Salem, was charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated, no operator’s license and left of center following a two-vehicle crash on South Howard Street south of East State Street at 12:21 a.m. Saturday in which he was northbound and allegedly traveled left of center, striking a southbound vehicle driven by Kathryn J. Zeppernick, 18, Salem. Zeppernick was transported to the Salem hospital for evaluation.

– Clara L. Zwick, 61, 174 W. Fourth St., Salem, was cited for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for a turn signal violation in the 1000 block of East Third Street at 1:58 a.m. Saturday.

– Brain D. Digman, 23, 285 W. Pershing St., Salem, was cited at his home at 9:20 a.m. Saturday on an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office for theft.

– A West Pidgeon Road resident reported at 1:28 p.m. Saturday that someone had taken a bottle of prescription pills from his vehicle parked at a 2500 East State Street business the previous day.

Hancock County

– John S. Prager III, 19, of New Cumberland, W.Va.: domestic battery; May 25.

– Ashley Catherine Parker, 23, of New Cumberland, W.Va.: possession of controlled substance, to wit: Subutex (warrant); May 25.

– Lindsay Nicole Cline, 28, of East Liverpool: driving under the influence; May 25.

– Shannon Diane Herron, 28, of Chester, W.Va.: driving under the influence; May 24.

– Nathan J. Frederick, 18, of Chester, W.Va.: child concealment; May 23.

New Cumberland, W.Va.

– Harold Robert Frederick, of Lisbon: driving under the influence, expired operator’s license.

Cassandra Daines, of New Cumberland, W.Va.: driving under suspension (administrative), driving under suspension (DUI, second offense), no seatbelt.

David Scott Lawson, of New Cumberland, W.Va.: driving under the influence, driving under suspension (administrative), following to close!

Keith Straight, of New Cumberland, W.Va.: Driving under the influence, stop sign violation.

Phillip Rawson Jr., of New Cumberland, W.Va.: driving under suspension (DUI, third offense), driving under suspension (administrative, third offense).

Troy McAbee, of New Cumberland, W.Va.: driving under suspension (third offense), speeding.

Sheena Albaugh, of New Cumberland, W.Va.: possession of heroin.

Troy McAbee, of New Cumberland, W.Va.: driving under suspension (administrative), speeding (45 mph in a 35 mph zone).