Police, June 6, 2014

County Sheriff

– Jackie Wilson, Ridge Road, Minerva, reported at 10:58 a.m. Thursday sometime between Sunday and Tuesday someone took her Kimble garbage container.

– Darlene Allison, state Route 39, Wellsville, reported at 5:08 a.m. Thursday she heard an ATV starting and looked out to find her son’s ATV gone. Someone headed toward state Route 39 and then toward Salineville.

– Cindy Haueter, Haessley Road, Hanoverton, reported at 11 a.m. on May 29 she found damage to the cemetery arrangement on the grave site at the Catholic Cemetery on Dungannon Road. A flower pot was damaged and torn where it had been anchored and a different flower arraignment was placed nearby.

– Ashley Baun, old state Route 344, Leetonia, reported at 1:41 p.m. Monday her sister’s boyfriend was out of control and broke out a window at the home. He was also arguing with his mother. His mother told deputies he had been upset about money and head butted the screen door. His girlfriend told deputies he had calmed down and there was no physical contact between them. He had a cut on his head, but declined medical treatment.

– Kevin Price, Meadow Wood, Salem, reported at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday a vehicle has been abandoned on Meadow Wood. It belonged to a tenant, Olga Courtney, and he has tried to contact her, but she changed her phone number. Deputies contacted her and told her to remove it or it will be towed.

– Family Dollar employees reported someone shoplifting at the store on state Route 45, Lisbon, at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday. At first the employee said the two women were outside the store giving her problems, then one left before deputies arrived. On the way northbound on Beaver Street, deputies saw a vehicle with the license plate number matching the one given by the clerk and coming southbound. They stopped the vehicle. Brandi Cope was taken back to the store, where both she and Jennifer McCarty denied shoplifting. However, after getting permission to search the vehicle, deputies found a container of Sexiest Fantasies Senual body mist, two packs of Nailene press-on fingernails, one container of liquid makeup and one plush mascara, all with Family Dollar anti-theft stickers and without a bag or receipt. The items totaled $18. Both Cope and McCarty were charged with theft and Cope was additionally cited with driving under suspension.

– Kathy Hart, Mindling Lane, Minerva, reported at 10:18 p.m. Wednesday she received a suspicious call from a man calling himself Kevin Michelson and claiming he was an old friend of her husband’s from school. The man called her husband by name, claimed her husband, who was not home at the time, would be happy to hear from him and noted he had some bad news about their friend passing away. She gave the man her husband’s cell phone number. Her husband did not know who the caller was when got home.

– A pickup driven by David Haley, Howard Street, Hanover, and a car driven by Dorothy Percy, Thompson Street, Alliance, collided in the parking lot at Duke and Duchess at 4:32 p.m. Wednesday. Both claimed it was the other driver’s fault.

– David Plott of One Stop, First Street, Hanoverton, reported at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday two people drove away in a light brown pickup without paying for $122 in diesel fuel.


– Joy Tuttle, Maple Street, reported May 30 hearing what sounded like a vehicle hitting something and checked later to find the small wall in her yard had been struck.

– A caller from the Family Recovery Center reported seeing a suspicious person walking on North Market Street at 2 p.m. May 30. Police stopped the person in the 800 section of North Market Street, and he said was on his way home but just a little tired.

– Lynn Holshue reported Monday her daughter’s Victoria’s Secret duffel bag worth $120 was stolen from the community pool.

– Police responded to a call for medical assistance on South Beaver Street at 6:52 p.m. Tuesday and remained until an ambulance arrived to transport the person to a local hospital.


– A Timberline Drive woman reported at midnight Wednesday her neighbor’s garage door was up and the lights in the garage were on. Police contacted the owners who said they left the door up and the lights on by mistake.

– A Quincy Avenue woman reported at 8:51 a.m. Wednesday her lawn people could not park their vehicle due to the way the neighbors park their vehicles. Police checked the area and found all cars were parked legally in their own yards, although one did have an expired registration.

– A Marathon employee reported at 11:16 a.m. Wednesday someone in a maroon Buick Rendezvous dumped a bunch of trash in their dumpsters. Police were able to identify the driver by the license plate given by the employee and mailed them a warning letter.

– A solicitor’s permit was issued to Paul McMahon of Alliance at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday for all streets in the city.

– Shawn Chappel, East Duquesne Street, reported at 11:24 p.m. Wednesday his girlfriend showed up at the home very intoxicated and was causing problems. Police told the couple to stay away from each other and no charges were filed.

East Palestine

– Dino Long, 23, Waynesburg, Ohio, was cited for speeding and driving under suspension during a traffic stop on Bacon Avenue at 2:25 p.m. Thursday.

– Brenda Brayshaw, East Rebecca Street, reported at 10:54 a.m. Thursday a van was parked the wrong way in front of her home. Police found the van and issued a parking citation.

– A Short Street resident reported at 1:22 p.m. Thursday a dog was barking constantly at 190 Short St. Police checked the home but could not find anyone home to warn them of the complaint.

– Amber Gingher, West Martin Street, reported at 4 p.m. Wednesday her husband Christian Gingher, same address, took her car without her permission.

– Police issued a zoning violation warning for 1203 Bacon Ave. at 8 a.m. Thursday,

– Police went to 255 E. Clark St. at 11:27 p.m. Wednesday for a report that someone broke out the window to the home while cleaning. No other damage was reported and not items were found to be stolen.


– A woman on Vine Avenue reported at 11:31 a.m. Thursday that someone took money and a set of keys she had hidden in the apartment. She was told to contact management about changing the lock on the door. No names were provided.

– A woman reported at 10:18 a.m. Thursday that her neighbor was on her property two days ago when she arrived home and made comments about her dog barking and that it bothered him. She said he made an indirect threat that if it continued, he would take care of it. She took this as a threat to the animal’s safety and said another person told her she had problems with the same neighbor shooting a BB gun from his property. Her address was not listed on the report. No names were provided.

– Tammy Souers, 45, of 186 S. Howard Ave., was taken into custody at her home at 3:16 a.m. Thursday on a warrant from the sheriff’s office for failure to appear on a passing bad checks charge.

– Steven Mango, 44, of 638 Prospect St., was cited for dog at large after police were called at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday for a possible vicious dog. Officers arrived and saw the dog running on the road. The caller said the dog put several scratches on the side of his truck. Officers contacted Mango who said the dog got out and he couldn’t catch it. The dog was eventually caught and taken inside and did not appear vicious.

– A tractor trailer struck a pole at State and Howard at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.

– A debit card found by a local ambulance company was turned over Wednesday.

– Police were called to Wendy’s at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday to remove a person causing problems. The man was outside smoking. The manager said he had been there since 9 a.m. drinking coffee and had been asking questions and making odd comments towards the patrons. After five complaints from customers, the manager called police for his removal. He was asked to move along and complied without incident.

– Police were called at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday for an alleged shoplifting at a store at 508 E. State St. where a woman said a male she permitted to help in the store removed a bracelet and pin and tried to sell it to another man, whom she had actually bought the items from not long ago. The male attempted to give the items or sell them for some alcohol. The other man came to her store and said the male had the items in his possession. An attempt will be made to find both him and the missing items. No names were provided.

– A suspicious person was reported by an employee at Hunt Valve at 1:37 p.m. Wednesday. The man came into the business Monday asking to buy their Wall Street Journal newspaper and was told they couldn’t sell it to him and to leave the premises. At 1 p.m. Wednesday, he called asking to buy the newspapers again and was told no. Police contacted him and told him not to call or enter the location again. He calmly agreed. No names were provided.

– The representative of a business at 310 E. Euclid Street called at 9:18 a.m. Wednesday to report an employee had $450 stolen from his wallet on May 21. No names were provided.

– A man at a business at 291 S. Lincoln Ave. reported at 8:48 a.m. Wednesday that a man around 31 years old was asking for a light for a cigarette and he didn’t want him on the property. He said he’s frequently there begging customers for money and bothering them. He was reportedly under the influence and left before officers arrived. No names were provided.

Goshen Police District

– Lauren Ashley Martig, 18, 10325 Stratton Road, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in Green Township at 1:44 p.m. Tuesday in which she was westbound on Youngstown Salem Road just past Western Reserve Road and allegedly struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Prescilla Baker, 70, Mineral Ridge. No injuries were reported.

– Mary T. Driscoll, 52, 10854 Youngstown Salem Road, Salem, was charged with domestic violence after police responded to her home at 3:46 p.m. Wednesday where she had allegedly placed her a juvenile family member in a choke hold while intoxicated during an argument about Driscoll drinking and driving.

St. Clair Township

– Officers were dispatched Tuesday to the intersection of state Route 170 and Fredericktown Road for a man lying in the roadway. Jamie P. Tice, 40, no address listed, reported he had been struck by a vehicle which kept on going. He was transported to the hospital by Lifeteam ambulance.

– A Cannons Mill Road residence reported hearing noises at her chicken coop and looking out to see the neighbor’s dogs, one of which was nearly inside the coop. She shot a .22 rifle in an attempt to scare off the dogs, one of which was struck in the leg area before they ran off. Officers tried to contact the dogs’ owners, to no avail, and the home owner was advised to contact the dog warden. The woman was not identified in reports.


– Mark Daniels, George-town, Pa., reported May 29 someone put a $2,000 gas bill from Daniels Plumbing, Main Street, in his name.

– Angel Wright was cited for OVI after a traffic stop on state Route 7 at 3:35 a.m. Wednesday. She reportedly ran a stop sign and was going 40 mph in a 25 mph zone. She had a .117 BAC.