County Sheriff

– At 1:47 p.m. Saturday deputies went to 29150 Campbell Road, Hanoverton, for a report of a domestic dispute called in by the sister of one of the residents. At the home deputies spoke with resident David Bell, who said his grandson Jacob Bell, who stays at the home sometimes, became upset when he refused to break a $100 bill for him. David Bell said his grandson began throwing his belongings outside and then left . The grandson showed back up later while on the phone with his aunt from Florida and became upset during that call and got into another argument with his grandparents and then left. David Bell told deputies he did not want Jacob Bell at the home anymore and the deputies told him to stay off the property. No charges were filed.


– Someone reported at 2:42 a.m. Sunday people were burning tires at 38167 Sue Drive.


– Jamie Bertolette, Fairfield School Road, reported at 1:40 a.m. Saturday a woman was sleeping in his back yard. Police went to the home and found it to be his ex-girlfriend, Tammy Fetterhoff, who said she was taken there by Bertolette and then locked outside. Bertolette denied her claim and said he did not want her on the property. Police gave Fetterhoff a ride home.

– A man reported at 5:25 a.m. Saturday there was graffiti in the area of Compco Industries. Police found a stop sign had been vandalized.

– Kim Rankin reported at 8:20 a.m. Saturday a woman was acting up and talking to people who weren’t there on Union Street. Police found Jamie Booher on her own property acting as though she was directing a band, but was not causing any problems. She ended up going back inside.

– A NAPA Auto Parts employee reported at 5:15 p.m. Saturday a bad check for $362.97 was written by Michael Bilas, doing business as, Michael Bilas Leasing LLC.

– At 6:43 p.m. Saturday police found two kids around the railroad tracks between Pittsburgh and Elm streets on the bridge and transported them to Funland.

– A woman reported at 8:54 p.m. Saturday a dog was barking on North Elm near Edgewood. Police checked the area but did not find a barking dog.

– Charles Longbottom, East Woodland Avenue, reported at 9:27 p.m. Saturday there was smoke in the air near East Woodland and East Southern avenues. Police checked but did not find any smoke.

– A NAPA Auto Parts employee reported at 10 p.m. Saturday back checks for $24.85 and $10.68 were written by Erin Bolen of Youngstown.

– Someone reported at 10:25 p.m. Saturday a suspicious person was walking in the middle of the road on state Route 14 near state Route 7 wearing white shorts. police found John Smollen Sr. attempting to walk to East Palestine. He was taken to Unity Township where an East Palestine officer picked him up.

– Jim Hiner reported at 11:10 p.m. Saturday a woman was threatening a resident on Fairfield Avenue. Police arrested Jackie Hiner, 59, for domestic violence.

– Someone reported at 11:10 p.m. Saturday kids were possibly smoking pot in the area of South Main Street. Police found the children and told them of the complaint and their parents were also notified.

– A woman reported at 11:23 p.m. Saturday someone was setting off fireworks in the area Duquesne near Colonial. Police checked the area but found no fireworks.


(No names were provided on any of the reports nor were any businesses identified.)

– Officers responded to a neighbor dispute in the 100 block of South Howard at 6:24 p.m. Saturday in which the resident claimed the neighbor threatened him with physical harm regarding a money issue. The neighbor denied the accusation, but admitted the verbal dispute which he said resulted from the resident using a racial slur. The resident also denied the accusation. Both were warned to stay away from each other.

– Police responded to an East State business at 7:14 p.m. Saturday where a juvenile had taken several items without paying. Police spoke with the juvenile who admitted to the theft and agreed to return the items. The business owner decided not to press charges.

– A New Waterford woman reported at 7:44 p.m. Saturday that her new license plate, registration and title were stolen from her vehicle while it was parked at a 2800 block East State business Friday.

– An officer responded to a neighbor dispute in the 100 block of North Union at 7:58 p.m. Saturday in which the resident reported her neighbor had started an argument with her and another man.

– Officers responded to a neighbor dispute in the 600 block of Woodland at 9:11 p.m. Saturday and found it to be regarding children playing in the driveway.

– Police responded to the 700 block of Maple at 11:01 p.m. Saturday where an intoxicated man was lying in the roadway with a vehicle blocking traffic. The man said he had fallen and struck his head. He was transported via ambulance to the Salem hospital emergency room for treatment.

– Officers responded to a 500 block Woodland home at 2:17 a.m. Sunday for a suspicious person on the front porch. The resident told officers that the man left northbound in a black vehicle prior to their arrival.

– Police responded to a possible burglary in the 1700 block of Maple at 3:33 a.m. Sunday and found two men entering a garage, one of whom was a resident.


County Sheriff

– Janice Glover reported an attempted breaking and entering around 9:47 a.m. Saturday. Glover said as she was about to start cooking at the Y-Inn, state Route 7, Rogers, she noticed a piece of plexiglass that was moved from the cellar door to a park bench.

– Rachel Hawk, Rochester Road, East Rochester, reported at 7:17 p.m. Thursday a pickup truck on Summers Road in East Rochester was parked off to the side of the road. Another woman, Hallie Whitman, told a deputy the truck belonged to her son, Nathaniel Mango, who was out of town working. A deputy noted the vehicle was not blocking the roadway, but advised Whitman the truck cannot be parked on the road.

– Michael Gubesgh, Bower Road, Minerva, reported at 8:12 p.m. Thursday a physical altercation he had with his neighbor Jeremy Keener. Gubesgh said Keener threw a beer glass at Gubesgh, which prompted Gubesgh to strike back, and take the fight to the road where Keener reportedly pulled a knife. Keener’s father, Rick, said Keener had keys, not a knife, in his hand, and that Rick would move Jeremy out of the area for the time being.

– Sheriff deputies assisted the Lisbon post of the State Highway Patrol following a domestic dispute reported at 6:48 p.m. Friday on state Route 45 near Stookesberry Road in Lisbon. A man reportedly was trying to get a woman inside his vehicle.

– Jerry Wells, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, reported at 7:43 p.m. he and his wife, Melissa, are in the process of moving out of his residence when they spotted the owner, Randall Joseph, who has a protection order against Wells.

Highway Patrol

– Kristen Lee Chestnut, 19, state Route 30, Hanoverton, was traveling south on Richey School Road in Hanover Township at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday when a tree fell and struck the front of her vehicle.

– Alexis B. Mcvay, 21, Elkton West Point Road, Lisbon, was heading north on state Route 164 in Salem Township at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday when a driver, heading south, traveled left of center, forcing Mcvay to travel off the road. She struck a plastic gas line marker before coming to a stop in a field. The other driver was not found.

– David A. Washburn, 36, Russell Drive, Petersburg, was traveling north on Zeigler Road in Hanover Township at 10:15 a.m. Thursday when he moved over to the right to allow a tractor to travel and, in the process, drove the Chevrolet Trailblazer owned by All Action Restoration Inc. of North Lima, off the right side of the road and hit a ditch. Washburn was cited for failure to control.

– Dominic J. Drago, 25, McIntosh Road, Wellsville, was heading north on state Route 7 in Elkrun Township at 6:59 a.m. Tuesday when he ran off the right side of the road, hit a guard rail and went down an embankment before hitting an address sign and a tree. Drago was cited for failure to control.


– A West Park Avenue woman reported at 5:20 a.m. Friday someone was trying to steal her truck, and her husband had a shotgun. James D. Schmidt, 31, North Lima, was cited for criminal trespass, and more charges could follow upon review.

– Larry Canale reported at 9:04 a.m. Friday someone is entering the Arrowhead Clubhouse without permission.

– Marlene K. Webber, 66, Old Fourteen Road, was backing out of a driveway on Apache Lane around 9:53 a.m. Friday when she struck a vehicle owned by Charles Rupert, Stanton Drive, which was parked on the north side of the road. Webber was cited for improper starting or backing.

– Police assisted fire crews at 315 Parkview at 10:04 a.m. Friday following an alarm. An item was left on the stove upon investigation.

– Beaver Township police advised Columbiana police at 11:14 a.m. Friday of a mobile home heading south on state Route 7 losing insulation out of the back.

– Police and fire assisted the Lisbon post of the State Highway Patrol around 3:56 p.m. Friday regarding a multi-vehicle crash on state Route 7 between the railroad bridge and Metz Road.

– Beth Felger requested a welfare check at 8:42 p.m. Friday on a girl at a Ray Avenue home. No one was inside upon arrival.

– Fireworks were reported around 10:06 p.m. Friday in the area of Quincy Road. No fireworks were found.


– Paul S. Miller, 55, 187 Plymouth Place, Salem, was cited for failure to yield following a two-vehicle crash in the 600 block of New Garden Avenue at 3:42 a.m. Tuesday in which he was southbound and struck the rear of a northbound vehicle driven Kelly J. Ellyson, 33, East Rochester, who was attempting to turn left into a parking lot. No injuries were reported.

– Officers responded to a 2800 block East State Street business at 2:29 p.m. Friday for a report of persons to be removed and found a couple sitting in the grass playing music and asking for money. The couple said they were passing through on their way to Pittsburgh. They were told they were no longer welcome at the business.

– A Benton Road woman reported at 4:19 p.m. Friday that someone had entered her vehicle while it was parking in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue and removed $150.

– Nicholas Edwards, 24, 421 Sharp St., Salem, was charged with criminal damaging and open container after officers responded to an East Third Street home at 7:35 p.m. Friday where he had punched out a window after becoming angry. Officers found Edwards outside with a half empty bottle of whiskey and blood on his hand, arm and clothing. He was transported to the Salem hospital emergency room for treatment.

– Mark A. Lewis, 55, 530 Walnut St., Salem, was charged with driving under suspension following a traffic stop at 1:04 a.m. Saturday.

– Benito Matom Bernal, 23, 281 Vine Ave., Salem, was charged with domestic violence after officers responded to his home for an unknown problem called in to 911 at 1:46 a.m. Saturday and found a man with a torn short and visible injuries to his face, lip and shoulder.

– Police responded to an East State Street bank at 11:39 a.m. Saturday where employees reported a woman may be the victim of a scam. Officers found that the woman was a victim and followed her home to make sure the alleged suspects were not there.

– A West Pershing Street woman reported at 11:58 a.m. Saturday that her recent ex-boyfriend had been driving past her home and causing problems.

– An officer responded to the area of North Howard Avenue and West Seventh Street at 2:15 p.m. Saturday to retrieve a syringe found lying on the sidewalk.


County Sheriff

– Catherine Bryan, state Route 644, Salineville, reported at 4:08 a.m. Thursday she saw a white man wearing a baseball cap standing near her barn. Deputies checked the area, but found no one. She was going to check to see if anything was missing.

– Chuck Ward, Crestview Road, Columbiana, reported at 1:43 a.m. Thursday he heard two voices of men outside his house and saw them outside his basement window. He went looking for the men, but they were gone.

– A child reported a domestic problem at a Center Avenue, Lisbon, home at 1:23 a.m. Thursday. Deputies and Lisbon police spoke with a woman, who said she had argued with her 13-year-old grandson, who left before deputies arrived.


– Ben J. Kenney, 22, was charged with disorderly conduct for an incident that occurred at the Days Inn on June 8. Kenney was staying at the hotel as part of a wedding party when his credit card was rejected. Kenney, who had been drinking, became angry and slammed the lobby door, breaking it. He has since paid to replace the door, which cost $1,200.

– Hannah Evans, 19, South Green Street, was cited for assured cleared distance after she drove into the rear of a stopped vehicle driven by Lewis Brown, 60, Maple Street, Minerva, on East Lincoln Way at 8:16 a.m. Tuesday.

– Amanda N. Durbin, 19, was charged with misdemeanor theft for allegedly stealing money from the Night Court bar at 11 p.m. Tuesday, which was supposedly witnessed by two people. Kathy Blankenship and Gary Holloway said they were counting money afterwards and determined $236 was missing.

– Sherri Becki, Sherman Street, reported that last week she received a call from an unidentified male who asked if she knew a particular neighbor because that person needed to be notified about a court date. Becki told the caller she did not know the person he was calling about.


– Police stood by for a traffic detail at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday on North Main Street while the utility department replaced a pole there.

– Shiqun Wang, state Route 46, reported at 12:38 p.m. Wednesday someone called claiming he was past due on his electric bill and an immediate payment of $440.26 would need to be paid by money order only or the utilities would be shut off. Wang told police he paid the money but after thinking it through believed it was a scam and called the city utility department, who verified they had not called.

– Debbie Knopp, Salem, reported at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday her vehicle was backed into in the parking lot behind Bo’s Nesting Place by Lawrence Canale of Columbiana.

– Donald Tilton, Fairfield Avenue, reported at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday his ex-wife took of with his child and it was his turn to have her.

– The Firestone Park pool manager reported at 8 p.m. Wednesday there may have been some people illegally parked in the yard for a swim meet. Police checked and found some people parked around the road but no one was illegally parked.

East Palestine

– Police went to the 800 block of North Market Street at 11:47 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a dog that had been barking for several hours and sounded injured. Police found the dog at a home on South Market Street and found it was a stray and the resident, Zachary J. Mayrob, advised it had shown up earlier in the day but they did not want to bring it inside due to it having fleas. Police gave the man the names of the local animal shelters who may be able to take the dog.

– George S. Watson, Evergreen Drive, reported at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday there was a large amount of smoke in the area. Police noticed the smoke but it appeared to be from a small cooking fire.

– Elizabeth A. Tyger, West Highland Avenue, reported at 8:39 p.m. Wednesday a high powered rifle was being fired in the area. Police spoke with someone in the area who said the shots came from the direction of North Pleasant Drive just outside village limits.

– At 7:56 p.m. Wednesday someone reported power lines were down in the 100 block of Park Avenue. Police found the line and determined it was a telephone wire and contacted the proper company.

– At 7:54 p.m. Wednesday the Highway Patrol reported they had received a report of a man headed into East Palestine on Latta Road and may have been under the influence of drugs. Police checked the area but did not find the man.

– An Sparkle Market employee reported at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday a Salem area woman passed two bad checks there. Charges are pending.

– At 9 a.m. Wednesday Amber Smith reported a dog dropped off there the night before was hers and had slipped out the gate when it was opened several days earlier and she had been unable to find it. She was warned for dogs at large.

East Liverpool

– Jessica Allen, West Seventh Street, reported she was away several days and returned home to find her television and her son’s Wii missing. An xBox had been placed into a garbage bag but left behind, as were the controllers to the Wii system. Entry appeared to have been made through a window.

– Officers saw a man leaning into a car, speaking to the occupants Wednesday afternoon and told him to stay where he was but he reportedly took off running. He tripped and fell, but kept reaching into his waistband after being ordered to show his hands, according to reports. He again tried to run and officers deployed a Taser, allowing him to be apprehended. Matthew K. Goatley, 24, Industry, Pa., was charged with resisting arrest and officers reported a bag of suspected crack cocaine and pills were found in his pants pocket. Additional charges could be filed once lab results are received.

St. Clair Township

– During a traffic stop on state Route 11, Christopher Bailey, 41, no address listed, was asked to step from the vehicle, at which time a yellow piece of paper fell to the ground. Officers said it contained a brown substance they believed to be heroin. He was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant.

– Officers responded to a report a break-in on Maple Drive, with no other details reported.

– Officers were called to Ogilvie Plaza to resolve a juvenile problem, with no other details reported.

– Officers responded to 49238 Oakmont Avenue for a juvenile problem. No other details were reported.

– Sarah and Jason Julian, Hickman Road, reported returning home to find the door open and items missing.


– Matthew Bush, 31, of 144 S. Union Ave., was charged with theft after police responded to the area of East Pershing Street Wednesday evening for a man who allegedly stole a bottle of liquor from a business in the 1700 block of East State. Officers were flagged down by an employee of the business who said the suspect ran east between houses in the 100 block of South Union. Officers saw the suspect flee between houses and initiated a chase, losing sight of him and then locating him attempting to hide in landscaping. He was ordered to the ground and complied. The stolen bottle of liquor and a white shirt the suspect had taken off were found stashed on Union.

Perry Township

– Police responded to a one-vehicle crash in the 2000 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 11:49 p.m. Tuesday in which Mary A. Castle, 46, Youngstown, was northbound and struck standing water, causing her to lose control of the vehicle, travel off the right side of the roadway, through a wooden fence and then strike a tree before coming to rest. Castle was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman for treatment.

– Heath J. Thibedeau, 40, 410 Benton Road lot 4, Salem, was arrested at his home at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday on an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office.

– Brandon Quinn, 26, Salem, was cited for reasonable control following a one-vehicle crash in the 1400 block of West State Street at 12:52 a.m. Thursday in which he was westbound and missed a driveway, becoming stuck in a ditch, during an attempted turn.

Salem fire calls

– Firefighters and police were called to the 2200 block of Southeast Boulevard at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday for light smoke throughout a home. A plug end on a window air conditioner overheated and caught fire, causing the breaker on the main panel to trip. The homeowner reset it and as the home filled with smoke, the homeowner shut the breaker off. Firefighters shut off the main breaker and removed the window unit and ventilated the smoke from the home. Ohio Edison was notified and the homeowner contacted an electrician to make repairs.


(names not provided)

– Suspicious activity was reported at 1:44 a.m. Thursday in the 700 block of West Pershing Street. Officers spoke with people who said they were just sitting on the sidewalk outside their residence.

– A caller in the 600 block of East Second Street at 12:46 a.m. Thursday reported loud power equipment. Police found the block clear, but pavement work being done in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue.

– A suspicious vehicle was reported at 12:18 a.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of East State Street, but wasn’t found.

– A woman in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue reported at midnight Thursday that a known male was knocking at her door and she wanted him to leave. He left before police arrived. She called back later after he had returned. Police found him and told him not to come back.

– A person was reported skateboarding in the middle of the road wearing dark clothing on East Third Street and North Lincoln Avenue at 11:29 p.m. Wednesday. Nobody was found.

– An officer on patrol at 10:24 p.m. Wednesday on Cunningham Road noticed a suspicious vehicle near the cell tower. The driver reported he was going to his residence off of the access road.

– Police checked the length of East State Street from Southeast Boulevard to the city limits for a report at 10:18 p.m. Wednesday of a suspicious male hitchhiking. No pedestrians were located.

– An audible alarm was reported in the 900 block of Liberty Street at 9 p.m. Wednesday coming from a vacant property. An officer found the alarm to be a low-battery smoke alarm. The fire department was notified.

– A mini-bike was reported in the road at 8:46 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of Jennings Avenue moving recklessly between cars, but was not found.

– A dog was reported locked in a vehicle in the 200 block of Penn Avenue at 5:58 p.m. Wednesday. An officer checked and found four windows partially down for air and noted the dog appeared happy and displayed no signs of distress.

– A domestic was reported at 5:54 a.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of West Wilson Street where a man and woman said an argument took place. The man left for work and took some of his belongings.

Perry Township

(names not provided)

– Police responded to a Highland Creek home at 10:33 a.m. Wednesday where a woman had fallen and struck her head, causing a laceration above her eye. She requested transportation to the hospital.

– Police responded to a suspicious vehicle reported at the entrance of a business in the 1400 block of state Route 14 at 3:24 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle was found to have a flat tire that the two occupants were trying to fix.


County Sheriff

– Donald Hall, Sprucevale Road, Rogers, reported at 8 a.m. Monday that his neighbor’s horses are getting loose and coming onto his property. The deputy spoke to the neighbor, Heidi Cole, who said this was only the second time it happened. The deputy told her she needed to keep her livestock on her property or she could be cited.

– Cindy Lemasters, Malone Road, Salineville, reported June 18 having a dispute with her neighbor over a driveway they are having installed on the property. The parties were told this was a civil matter and to stay away from each other.

– Deputies were asked by Russell Maze of Concord to check on Calvin Adams, First Street, Hanoverton, at 4:31 p.m. Friday. The deputy spoke to Adams’ relatives, who made arrangements for Adams to call Maze.

– Emma Slomer, Seigler Road, Salineville, reported Friday a shed had been broken into and an old mower was moved near the road.

– Betty Griffith, Bayard Road, East Rochester, called at 9:20 p.m. Saturday. When the deputy called her back, Griffith said things had calmed down and the fire was now out and she would make a full report the next day.

– Deputies were called to the Clarkson area of Middleton Township on Sprucevale Road at 2:13 p.m. Sunday in regard to ATVs being ridden on the road and in a reckless manner. The deputy spoke to the rider’s mother, Kristie Quetot, and told her it is illegal to ride ATVs on public roads and that the driver could be cited and the ATV towed away. The deputy also spoke to two other juveniles who were on the ATV on the property.

– Nichole Rickerd, East Main Street, Salineville, reported Sunday her neighbor threatened to run her out of town because he said she does not keep her dog tied up, which she denied. The deputy advised them to follow the instructions of the Salineville Police Department and report the incident to them when an officer is on duty.

– Eric Cline, Harijune, Minerva, reported Sunday having problems with a child visitation issue.

– Seth Berresford, state Route 170, Negley, reported at 10 a.m. Monday he was inside his home when he heard a vehicle pull in his driveway and then heard a male voice talking to his inside dogs and then begin jiggling the door knob to his locked bedroom door. Berresford grabbed a 9 mm handgun and exited his bedroom only to find a person later identified as Glen Fulton in his kitchen. Fulton had entered through a window and yelled for Berresford not to shoot him. Fulton fled but returned to retrieve his car keys before running outside again. Meanwhile, Berresford fired two shots into an embankment to get Fulton to stop but he continued on. An arrest warrant for burglary was issued against Fulton.

– Bethany Shelton, Main Street, East Rochester, reported her daughter was involved in a domestic dispute with a male at his residence on Bayard Road at 1:54 p.m. Sunday. A deputy arrived and spoke to the daughter, who said she and the male had been arguing but no threats were made, nor was anyone assaulted.

– Naomi Mattern, Hammond School Road, Wellsville, reported her mailbox was blown up about 2 a.m. Sunday.

– Amanda Jett, Canal Street, East Rochester, wanted Danny Hartshorne removed from the residence at 5:49 p.m. Monday because he was there arguing with his brother over property taxes. Hartshorne left before the deputy arrived. The deputy called him and told him not to return.

– Patricia Potts, 18th Street Heights, Wellsville, reported at 5 p.m. Monday William Watson showed up wanting paperwork from a vehicle in their garage and he knows the vehicle is tied up in probate court. Watson, who is from Clyde, was told Potts did not want him on her property and he needed to speak with his attorney.

– A loud music complaint was received on West Main Street, Salineville, at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, but the caller called back to say the music had been turned down.

– Deputies were called to a domestic dispute at the Butler Mobile Home Park, U.S. Route 62, Salem, at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, resulting in the arrest of Lance M. Morris for assault after allegedly assaulting Melissa Doyle. Morris reportedly pushed her around and then dragged her outside and began banging her head off the ground. Doyle managed to break free and lock Morrow out of the trailer.

– Jessica Scary, Bayard Road, Minerva, reported Monday a German shepherd from the neighborhood has been chewing holes in her fence.

-Warren Petre, state Route 558, New Waterford, reported Monday receiving a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS and telling him he owed the IRS $3,154. Petre provided no information and then he received a call from someone claiming to be with the New Waterford Police Department and telling him he owed the money. Petre called the police department and was told no one there had called him.

– Deputies were called to Ridgeview Drive, Hanoverton, at 4:46 p.m. Monday in regard to a boy concerned about his mother driving around while intoxicated. After deputies arrived, the mother, Jennifer L. Morris, was brought to the scene by a person who had gone looking for her. Morris, 39, refused to calm down after repeated requests to do so and kept using profanity, some of which was directed at the deputies. At this point, Morris was arrested for disorderly conduct, but then she allegedly propositioned the deputies and began making other sexual comments to them. Once at the county jail she reportedly began twerking against the outside of a sheriff’s cruiser before being handed off to a female corrections officer.

Highway Patrol

– Wayne E. Kline, 78, Alliance, was eastbound on Ridge Road in West Township at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Shelbie Nicole Carver, 19, Mantle Road, East Rochester, was northbound out of a drive and struck Kline. Carver was cited for right of way.

– Karen A. Milinarick, 55, Coffee School Road, Salem, was eastbound in a county Board of Developmental Disabilities school bus on Cannons Mills Road in St. Clair Township at 9:19 a.m. June 17 and went off the road into an embankment and overturned. She was cited for failure to control. None of the 12 passengers were injured.


– Police were called to a home on North Market Street at 9:17 p.m. Thursday to stand by while an ambulance crew transported a resident to a local hospital.

– Larry D. Cuyler II, 37, of Altamonte Springs, Fla., was cited for driving off a state route in a semi-trailer after attempting to turn onto South Lincoln from West Lincoln Way at 12:40 p.m. Monday.

– Chad Baumgarner showed up at Huntington Bank at 2:30 p.m. Friday, a day after he was banned from the bank for allegedly threatening an employee because his checking account was overdrawn. Police arrived and told Baumgarner he needed to leave and he would be arrested if he returned. Baumgarner was picked up by his father.

– Sharon Miller, West Washington Street, reported two males wearing jackets with hoods tried to take her Yorkie at 9:20 p.m. Friday. Miller said they left the dog as they fled after she yelled at them. The dog was injured and had to be taken to the veterinarian to be treated. Meanwhile, police searched the area but did not come across the suspects.

– Police were called at 2:33 a.m. Saturday about Justin Davis reportedly trying to remove his personal belongings out of girlfriend’s apartment on Moore Street and she trying to prevent him from leaving. Police arrived to find Davis standing across the street at Carter Lumber, and his mother arrived to take him home with her.

– Wellsville police asked for an officer to check on the welfare of Robert Moore, North Market Street, after his vehicle was found abandoned in Wellsville on Saturday. Police went to the home, but the woman who answered the door said she did not know Moore.


– Police and firefighters stood by while the Highway Patrol handled a traffic crash on Fairfield School Road near Kelly Park Road at 6:37 a.m. Monday.

– Jeff Landsberger, North Main Street, reported at 7:37 a.m. Monday someone stole and electric scooter.

– A Camelot Drive woman reported at 9:28 a.m. Monday she had a fight with her husband and he left with their kids and she wanted police to get them. Police told her they could not do that.

– A woman reported at 1:54 p.m. Monday a dog in a vehicle parked at the Sparkle Market appeared to be in distress. Police checked but the vehicle had left.

– Richard Wyant, North Bayshore Avenue, turned in a suspicious package he received at his home at 4:16 p.m. Monday.

– Jen Oliver, West Salem Street, reported at 5:56 p.m. Monday several items were missing from around the outside of her home.

– A Reichards Industries employee reported at 8:29 p.m. Monday a former employee was on the property who was not supposed to there.

East Liverpool

– While responding to a fight call at the New Dimension Bar on Anderson Boulevard Tuesday, officers reported seeing Danny S. Coleman, 49, no address listed, come from the bar into the parking lot, carrying a glass of beer. He was charged with open container.

– Officers saw a vehicle leave the Vista Motel and said the driver concealed her face from them. Running the plate, they learned the vehicle owner’s license is suspended, and pulled over the car. The driver, Natalie M. Ice, 42, no address listed, reportedly had a bag of marijuana in her purse. She was charged with driving under suspension and possession of marijuana. The vehicle was towed.

– Amber Haney, no age listed, Wilbert Avenue, was charged with domestic violence after officers responded to Blossom Hill Apartments where her mother, Virginia Bole, said Haney had punched her in the eye a few days prior. Bole said her daughter had been threatening to do the same thing since then.

– Charges are pending against a woman who was being treated in the emergency room of East Liverpool City Hospital for a heroin overdose after a nurse found a foil packet containing suspected heroin. According to reports, the patient at first said a friend “planted” it on her, then told officers she had purchased the $200 worth of heroin from a Michigan Avenue residence. She told them that, after being admitted to the hospital for the overdose she went into the bathroom and snorted heroin again twice, having to be revived twice with Narcan, an antidote. The suspected drugs will be sent to the lab for testing. A rolled up $5 bill possibly used for snorting the heroin was also taken as evidence.

– Loretta L. Byard, 47, address not listed, was charged with possession of marijuana after an officer with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources told city officers he saw several people smoking marijuana in a parking lot on West Eighth Street. When officers spoke to the group, Byard reportedly had a small bag of marijuana in her pants pocket.

– Danielle R. Shields, Laura Avenue, reported a man she knows was in her car and took her keys and later she came home to find her television missing. She called the man, who told her he would return the TV, but he did not.

– Rachelle Greathouse, no address listed, reported she and her ex-boyfriend exchanged words in Gilkinson’s when he grabbed her, shoved her and bit her ear, then threw punches at her which she blocked. Charges were pending.

– Kimberly Herron, Ohio Avenue, reported several unknown men came to her home to assault her son, and when she went outside to tell them to leave, one of the men put his hands on her and threatened her. She was advised to get the men’s names so charges could be filed.

– Called for an assault on Trentvale Street, officers said Michelle Caldwell came to the door with visible injuries and a bloody face, saying her boyfriend came home and accused her of cheating. He punched and choked her, which officers said a witness corroborated. She was advised to see the law director about filing charges.

– Tracy L. Criss, Wilbert Avenue, reported the driver’s window of her vehicle was broken in an attempt to gain entry, damaging the parts inside the door.

– Patricia E. Bailey reported her car stolen near the water filtration plant. It was later recovered at Dave and Deb’s on Lisbon Street.

– While on patrol in Woodland Hills, an officer reported seeing Javen D. Call, no age or address listed, who is on the no trespass list. He was taken into custody and charged with criminal trespass. While being searched, Call was found in possession of marijuana roaches and rolling papers, according to reports. He was additionally charged with possession of marijuana.

– James A. Watson, Thompson Avenue, reported returning home to find a television missing from his living room.

– Erik G. Shaffer, 30, no address listed, told police he rode to the city from the Mountaineer Gaming Resort with a man he knows only from playing blackjack. When they crossed the toll bridge, the man told Shaffer if he didn’t hand over his winnings, he would kill him. Once Shaffer gave him his money, the man threw him out of the car and fled.

– Officers responded Sunday morning to the Marathon gas station in East End for an unresponsive woman inside a vehicle, where they found her mother and boyfriend had already broken out the windshield to gain access to her. Officers said the woman had fresh needle marks along both arms, and her mother turned over a baggy containing numerous drug instruments. She was taken by Lifeteam ambulance to the hospital.

– Employees of the Sparkle Market on Pennsylvania Avenue reported a customer grabbed several packages of meat and walked out, which was captured on video. The man was identified, with charges pending.

– Kevin Fenton, Globe Street, reported a male riding a four-wheeler broke out his vehicle’s windshield and its side mirror.

Liverpool Township

– Officers responded Monday afternoon to Clark Street for a domestic dispute, where they found several people standing on the roadway and yard. Barbara Anderson asked that her granddaughter, Tracy R. Douds, 36, of the same address, and Douds’ boyfriend, David L. Anderson, 32, Chester Avenue, Wellsville, be removed. While Douds was at a neighbor’s with another officer, it was learned Ammon’s prescription medication was missing. When an officer questioned Douds about the medication’s whereabouts, she reportedly sprinted to her belongings, knocking a Crown Royal sack to the floor. Inside, officers reported, was a syringe, and Douds was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments. Later that day, Anderson reportedly returned to the residence and was charged with criminal trespassing.

St. Clair Township

– Spencer R. Chronister, Armstrong Lane, reported his truck was parked on Grimm’s Bridge Road and was broken into. He returned to find a man inside the truck, and another man standing behind it, serving as a lookout, he told police. While Chronister was reporting these events to police, a vehicle drove past containing the two men he was describing, and officers stopped the vehicle, whose driver said they were walking and asked for a ride. Christian Bell, 18, 1st Street, was reportedly found in possession of cigarettes Chronister had reported missing from his truck and was charged with petty theft.


– Four juveniles were taken into custody and charged with delinquency Monday night after police were called initially to the 100 block of East Second Street in the Salem News parking lot for a vehicle struck by eggs. The victim had been seated in her car when a charcoal gray four-door drove past traveling west on Second then came back eastbound. An occupant who was seen hanging out the window threw eggs, striking the victim’s car. A witness wrote down the license plate and a description of the person. As an officer was photographing the damage, a second victim in the area of East Pershing Street and Woodland Avenue reported occupants throwing eggs from a vehicle matching the description and bearing the same plate number. The second victim said the egg passed through an open window nearly striking a juvenile passenger in the face before exploding on the interior back window. The suspects were located in the 1900 block of East State Street and taken into custody after a traffic stop. The juveniles, all from Salem, included a 16-year male, a 17-year-old male and two 13-year-old females.

– Police were called at 6:42 p.m. Monday to the 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a well-being check after a man said a friend texted him and said he was going to ingest 60 pills. He couldn’t get an answer at the friend’s home. Police contacted the landlord, who responded and could not locate the key. The fire department made entry and the male was found inside and went willingly to SRMC.

– Charles Mead, of Coffee School Road, reported at 12:06 p.m. Monday he parked his truck in the 300 block of South Broadway Saturday and the next day he noticed someone backed into the left rear corner of the vehicle.

– Tina Keir called at 12:45 p.m. Monday to report that sometime during the weekend, someone wrote vulgar words on the front door of her business in the 200 block of East State Street.

Perry Township

– Police and KLG Ambulance both responded at 2:26 p.m. Monday to the 400 block of East Pidgeon for a report of a male suffering from a medical issue lying on the road. Aaron Wolford, 18, said he fell after stepping on a metal grate covering an open hole. He was checked out, but refused treatment. A family member picked him up.

– Tonya Davenport, 23, of Salem, was cited for assured clear distance after her southbound vehicle on South Lincoln Avenue failed to stop and struck a vehicle driven by Kelly Paxson, 32, of Salem, who was stopped in traffic in the 1800 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 9:38 a.m. Monday.


– Police were called at 6:16 a.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of East State Street for a business check after a power outage was reported. Officers found the business secure and no power outage observed.

– An officer responded to the Salem Parkway for an unknown problem at 1:34 a.m. Tuesday when a caller heard a loud banging and was concerned someone may be breaking into a nearby business. The officer found the noise coming from a nearby open business.

– A woman in the 1100 block of Cleveland Street called at 12:51 a.m. Tuesday to report her sister was making unwanted comments towards her. An officer was unable to contact the sister.

– A suspicious person was reported in the 100 block of East Seventh Street at 10:52 p.m. Monday, but police learned the person left before officers arrived.

– Police were called at 10:36 p.m. Monday to the 800 block of East Fifth Street for a verbal dispute over living arrangements. Two of the residents decided to move out.

– An officer on patrol found a dead animal at 10:32 p.m. Monday on F.E. Cope Drive off of North Lincoln Avenue and was unsure if the animal was killed intentionally or accidentally. It was removed from the scene.

– Police responded at 6:25 p.m. Monday for a utility line down and determined it was a phone line and removed it from a driveway. No contact could be made with the homeowner.

– A victim at the police station reported at 5:42 p.m. Monday that a female had been calling her and harassing her. An officer talked to the female allegedly doing the harassing who said no contact had been made.

– An irate person was reported at 4:50 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Walnut Street. Police spoke to a man who was lying on the floor. EMT had been contacted by an anonymous caller and took him to the emergency department at Salem Regional Medical Center.

– A woman reported at 4:34 p.m. Monday that her in-law was harassing her and making false statements towards her children about her. An officer tried to call the family member but the phone was no longer in service.

– A reckless operator was reported in the 700 block of West State Street at 2:46 p.m. Monday, but was not found.

– A child custody issue was reported at 1:05 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of New Garden Avenue. Both parties were told it’s a civil matter.

– A red Dodge Dakota was reported parked illegally at 11:52 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of East School Street. The owner was contacted to move it.

Perry Township

– Township police responded to the 29000 block of U.S. Route 62 outside the township at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday to assist the sheriff’s office with a physical domestic.

– Police assisted the fire department with a burning complaint at 6:12 p.m. Monday on Goshen Road where a tree was burning.

– The owner of Salem Security Storage on Depot Road spoke with police at 2:50 p.m. Monday regarding an incident that occurred on June 14 in the 1200 block of Depot Road.


County Sheriff

– Brian Berdine, Opal Road, Wellsville, reported his teenage son was arguing with him at 12:47 a.m. Saturday. The deputy told Berdine he could file unruly charges against his son in county juvenile court.

– Roger Buckley, Haiti Road, Salineville, reported there was a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood at 2:41 a.m. Saturday. A deputy patrolled the area but did not see any vehicle around.

– Anita Ammon reported she was talking to Brandy Hill on the phone at 10 p.m. Sunday when she heard arguing and the line went silent. Deputies were dispatched to a home on state Route 14, Unity Township, where Hill reported she and her fiance were arguing when he punched her in the ribs and then dragged her through the gravel driveway. The fiance, Ronald Welther, was arrested for domestic violence.

-Becky Stonestreet, Coffee School Road, Salem, reported being shoved by her daughter at 3:37 p.m. Friday, but she declined to press charges.

Highway Patrol

– Melissa A. Springer, 27, Alliance, was eastbound on U.S. 62 in Knox Township at 1:38 p.m. Saturday and slowed for traffic and was struck by Leann N. Schreffler, 29, state Route 154, Lisbon. Schreffler was cited for assured clear distance ahead.

– Ronald D. Cochran, 46, Forbes Road, Wellsville, was southbound on state Route 45 in Madison Township at 9:45 p.m. Saturday and hit a deer.

– Karl K. Tullis, 44, Washington Street, Washing-tonville, was eastbound on South Alley in Salem Township at 3:20 p.m. Friday and went off the left side into a car parked in a garage. No citations were issued.

– Christine L. Wolfe, 37, Day Road, Lisbon, was west-bound on state Route 518 in Wayne Township at 9:30 p.m. Thursday and hit a deer.

– Tiffany Y. Chetock, 43, state Route 45, Lisbon, and Shannon C. Boyce, 45, state Route 30, Lisbon, were northbound on state Route 45 in Center Township at 10:34 p.m. Thursday and Boyce attempted to pass Chetock who slowed to avoid potholes and Boyce struck Chetock’s vehicle. No citations were issued due to conflicting statements.


– Mark N. Brown, 51, Pritchard Avenue, was charged with domestic violence after police were called to his home in regard to a domestic dispute at 9:19 a.m. Saturday. Brown reportedly struck his fiancee’s 16-year-old daughter in the face with his open hand, giving her a bloody nose, during an argument over the dogs being outside in the rain. Brown said this all started after she called his deceased mother a dog.

– A Huntington National Bank employee reported Thursday being threatened by a customer after he learned his checking account was overdrawn, and he was upset because the bank failed to warn him in advance. The employee said she was explaining the options available to the customer when he threatened to come to the bank and “blow your (expletive) heads off!” She was able to get the customer, Chad Baumgarner, to calm down, and an officer called Baumgarner, who said he did not recall threatening the employee but conceded he was mad. The bank closed Baumgarner’s account and he was told by police never to call the bank or show up there again or he would be arrested.

– Dale Hood, East Washington Street, reported at 8 p.m. Friday Paula Jarreli was driving by and taking photographs of his home and granddaughter. Police spoke with Jarreli, who said she was taking photos of a sign in the yard that was directed at her family. She showed the officer the photos. The grand-daughter was not in them.

– The father of Ashley Cunningham requested an officer stand by while she picked up her children from Cherished Children Daycare at 11:10 p.m. Friday because of an incident earlier that night.

– A caller reported someone leaning on a gate at Carter Lumber at 9 p.m. Sunday. The person was gone by the time police arrived.

– Herb Chesney, South Market Street, reported a parking complaint on his property at 6:30 p.m. June 17. The offending vehicle was being moved just as the officer arrived.

– Michelle Hall reported someone was burning brush in a yard at the corner of West Washington and South Green streets at 4 p.m. Sunday, and the fire department was called.


– Douglas MacDuff reported at 1:10 p.m. Sunday there had been a home intruder in his home on Stanton Avenue. It was later found to be his caregiver, and he did not want her there. Police told her to leave.

– Avery Ohlin reported at 3 p.m. Sunday his vehicle was struck by another vehicle in the Sparkle Market lot while he was in the store.

– Police went to 404 N. Elm St. at 8:33 p.m. Sunday for a report of open burning there and found a cookout fire was too large. The residents were told to make the fire smaller immediately.

– A man reported at 9:57 p.m. Sunday some people tried to steal a heavy chain from his yard on South Cross Street.

– Tim Higbee, Bittersweet Drive, reported at 10 p.m. Sunday two people were riding four-wheelers in the area of Cimarron, Bittersweet and Juniper streets.

– Elizabeth Kapp, Columbiana, reported at midnight Saturday her car was damaged while parked in the Dutch Tulip lot.

– A woman reported at 1:24 a.m. Saturday loud noise was coming from a home on East Friend Street. Police warned the owner, James Hanlon, to turn it down or he would be cited.

– The County Sheriff’s Office reported at 10:15 a.m. Saturday a reckless driver was westbound on state Route 14 in the area of the 7&14 truck stop. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.

– Police and firefighters were called to the Arsuffi Car Wash on state Route 14 at noon Saturday for a report of an electric fire. The electric department was notified.

– An East Park Veterinary employee reported at 1:23 p.m. Saturday they were having a problem with someone damaging their box outside that they put samples in to send to the lab.

– A man reported at 4:59 p.m. Saturday a dog was barking on Court Street. Police checked the area but did not find a dog.

– A woman reported at 6:59 p.m. Saturday a wire was down on state Route 164 near Arrowhead condominiums. Police found it was a phone wire and the homeowner moved it from the road.

East Palestine

– At 6:56 p.m. the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office reported there was a possible “rolling meth lab” on its way toward East Palestine from the Lisbon area. Police found the vehicle a short time later and it was discovered that there was a meth lab inside. Devaughn Pastore, 21, East Main Street, East Palestine, was charged with illegal manufacture of drugs and illegal assembly or possession of chemical tools for the manufacture of drugs and was taken to the county jail. Additional charges are pending.

– Santana L. Petrich, East Main Street, reported at 5:38 p.m. Friday approximately 15 CDs were stolen from her unlocked vehicle sometime while it was parked in front of her home.

– Someone reported at 2:52 p.m. Monday Edward Christian, Garfield Avenue, was repairing heavy equipment on his property and was possibly violating zoning laws. The matter was turned over to the building and zoning inspector for further review.

– Police went to 186 W. Taggart St. at 9:31 a.m. Sunday for a report of a possible fire. No fire was found but a fluorescent light ballast was overheating. Police attempted to contact the property owner but could not.

– Zoning violation notices for high grass were sent Sunday to 303 N. Walnut St., 214 Glenwood Ave., 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd. and 1412 Howell Road.

– Police turned the following properties over to the village for zoning violations since prior notices were left unheeded: 897 W. Martin St., 907 W. Martin St., 166 E. North Ave. and 745 E. Main St.

– A West Taggart resident reported at 11:17 a.m. Friday a neighbor’s dogs chains were tangled. Police had a resident untangle the dogs.

– Kathy Jackson, South Washington Street, reported at 3 p.m. Friday a male friend had fallen outside the home. Police checked on the man’s condition and notified Adult Child Protective Services after seeing the condition of the apartment.

– At 9:44 p.m. Saturday Douglas Brayshaw, 25, East Rebecca Street, was taken in custody for telephone harassment and menacing and taken to the county jail.

– Jared McKay, 29, West Main Street, was taken in custody on a a county sheriff’s warrant at 3:58 a.m. Saturday on Moore Lane and turned over to a deputy.

East Liverpool

– Officers were called to remove a person from a West 7th Street residence where Cara McLaughlin told them her boyfriend’s kids were being loud while her 4-year-old was sleeping. When she asked them to leave, an argument ensued, and McLaughlin said Sydney M. Wilson, 18, Ohio Avenue, punched her in the face. Wilson was charged with disorderly conduct/fighting.

– Amy L. Godwin, 30, St. Clair Avenue, was charged with a parental responsibility violation after Cynthia M. Fry, West Fourth Street reported her child’s bicycle taken from her yard. According to reports, Fry said three juveniles had been hanging around the house, and the same night, officers took three juveniles to the police station for a curfew violation and for trying to steal a bicycle on Lisbon Street. The same three are suspected in the theft of Fry’s son’s bike, according to report.

Liverpool Township

– Officers were called Sunday morning to the area of Sonny’s Bar on Lisbon Street for a fight, where they found two women walking north. One of the women, Janna J. Hall, 32, Wyoming Avenue, reportedly refused to answer their questions. When they decided to arrest her, Hall also reportedly refused to get into the cruiser and, twice while they were dealing with Hall, they had to tell her brother to leave and stop interfering or be arrested. At the police department, Hall reportedly refused to walk up the stairs into the station. Patrolman Jake Talbott scooped her up and carried her up the steps and deposited her into a chair so she could be processed on charges of disorderly conduct/intoxication and obstructing official business.

St. Clair Township

– Officers reported a possible breaking and entering Saturday at a residence at 13477 Dray Lane. No other details, including the home owner’s name, were reported.

– A breaking and entering was reported Friday at Bussard’s Beauty Shop on state Route 170.

– A resident at 16386 Annesley Road reported the home entered. The resident was not identified in reports.

– A property dispute was reported at 15729 East Liverpool Road Tuesday. The names of those involved were not reported.


– An officer at 11:38 p.m. Sunday spoke with a juvenile who said earlier in the night he witnessed a man in a silver vehicle attempt to pick up juvenile girls in the area of Centennial Park. The juvenile described the man and it matched the description from an earlier incident. The juvenile said the driver of the vehicle struck him with his car, knocking him to the ground as he left the area. All the complaints were under investigation. Earlier the same day at 8:08 p.m., a caller reported a man in a silver car attempted to get a juvenile girl into his vehicle and was circling the area. While officers were speaking with the caller, another witness said the vehicle was now on Columbia Street and the operator was talking with another small female. Police activated overhead lights and the described vehicle fled, allegedly running a stop sign before stopping on Pershing Street. The operator, Juan Anchondo, 26, of Berlin Center, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence.

– Stephen Bell, 27, whose last known address was 627 N. Lincoln Ave., was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear for criminal damaging after an officer at 7:33 a.m. Monday saw him traveling in a vehicle and recognized him as being wanted.

– Michael Hughes, of Alliance, reported Sunday evening that he was following a silver Chevy sedan south on South Ellsworth Avenue just north of Pershing Street and after stopping at a stop sign, the driver of the car backed up and struck the front fender of his Harley Davidson motorcycle. There was a minor scuff mark.

– Charles Bickerton, 49, of 250 E. Third St., was cited for open container after an officer on foot at 4:17 p.m. Sunday saw him walking with an open container on the sidewalk in the 100 block of East State Street.

– Domingo Diego, 22, of 414 S. Lincoln Ave., was charged with reasonable control and no driver’s license after a possible crash was reported at 6:25 a.m. Saturday near Smith Oil on State Street. The report said Diego was traveling south on Rose Avenue and went off the road and struck a fire hydrant, then struck a large rock.

Perry Township

– Police spoke to Mike Farino at Grandview Cemetery on Franklin Avenue who reported at 12:06 p.m. Sunday that someone stole a piece of steel used to hold trash cans in place. Local scrap yards will be checked.

-Eric Bell, 25, of Salem, was charged with physical control and cited for drug paraphernalia after police were called at 2:14 a.m. Sunday for people riding on the outside of a vehicle yelling on Elberon Avenue. While police were enroute, the caller reported they were now in a different vehicle, a red Blazer. The vehicle was located and the charges filed. The drug paraphernalia charge stemmed from a metal pipe found in Bell’s pocket.

– Melanie Paulin, 37, of 610 Sharp St., Salem, was cited for driving under suspension and failure to display two plates after a traffic stop at 12:08 p.m. Friday on North Ellsworth Avenue just south of the four-lane bypass. Her passenger, Malcolm Gilford, 27, of Niles, was cited for marijuana possession after being found with a small baggie of suspected marijuana. A friend came and took possession of the vehicle and Gilford was given a courtesy ride to Speedway in Salem. Paulin claimed to be having medical difficulty and an ambulance was called and she was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center.

Goshen Police District

Police charged a Damascus couple with domestic violence following a dispute that sent two women to the hospital early Saturday morning. Ronald W. M. Boyer, 51, 14952 French St., was charged with a fourth-degree felony count of domestic violence and misdemeanor assault; and Amy Ann Barna, 43, same address, was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence after officers responded to their home at 1:40 a.m. for a report of a domestic dispute involving an injured pregnant woman. Lt. Nicholas Brent was met by Boyer’s son who said that his father had been in a fight with Barna, his live-in girlfriend, and had injured both Barna and her pregnant daughter, who had attempted to break up the fight. Barna had a large gash under an eye and her daughter was suffering pain in her side. Both were transported to the hospital. Boyer had fled on foot prior to officers’ arrival.

– A Sharon Lynn Home for Girls resident reported damage to personal property at 6:20 p.m. June 2.

– Ashley Lauren Martig, 18, 10325 Stratton Road, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance after rear-ending a vehicle driven by Prescilla Baker, 70, Mineral Ridge at 1:44 p.m. June 3 on U.S. Route 62 just west of Lisbon Road.

– Nancy N. Kovach, 77, Warren was cited for lanes of travel following a two-vehicle crash in Green Township at 2:25 p.m. June 5 in which she was southbound in the 9000 block of state Route 45 and went left of center, striking a northbound vehicle driven by Andrew M. Mashuda, 37, Salem. No injuries were reported.

– Ronald Lee Roepke III, 23, 8692 Duck Creek Road, Salem, was cited for failure to control after wrecking on Duck Creek Road north of state Route 165 at 3:15 a.m. June 10.

– Brian D. Snoddy, 22, 9444 Stratton Road, Salem, was charged with OVI and left of center after a traffic stop on U.S. Route 62 near Seacrist Road at 2:33 a.m. Saturday.

– Sarah A. Weddell, 26, 6443 Camp Blvd., Hanoverton, was cited for driving under suspension and failure to display license plates after a traffic stop on U.S. Route 62 near state Route 534 at 10:57 a.m. Saturday.

– Gabriel Alexander Jarvis, 21, 27245 U.S. Route 62, Beloit, was charged with theft after attempting to remove items from the Dollar General in Beloit at 11:31 a.m. Sunday.


– Suspicious persons were reported at 6:53 a.m. Monday in the 900 block of North Ellsworth Avenue where officers located two males sitting in the bed of a truck. They said they were waiting for a friend.

– A suspicious vehicle was reported at 12:34 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of Jennings Avenue. Three people found in a vehicle said they were just talking. They were identified and it was learned that none of them had valid driver’s licenses. They were told to leave and have a valid driver return for the vehicle. Police checked the exterior of the building, also, before leaving.

– Police were called at 12:29 a.m. Monday to the 500 block of West Pershing Street for theft from vehicles. A neighbor heard loud banging coming from a business next door and saw a man dressed in black leave from behind the business with a large box. He left on a bicycle, but police were unable to find him. One vehicle had a broken front passenger window and another had a broken passenger side taillight. Nothing was missing from the vehicles. The business owner was told to contact police if anything turns up missing.

– An officer at 11:45 p.m. Sunday saw two vehicles parked in the lot of a closed business in the 600 block of New Garden Avenue, with one vehicle occupied. A female exited one of the vehicles and said she was parking there and walking up the street to visit a friend. Nothing appeared out of order.

– Police responded at 11:36 p.m. Sunday to a residence in the 2200 block of Southeast Boulevard where police had been called several times throughout the day due a man and woman not getting along. According to the last report, the woman decided to stay with a family member and was provided a ride due to her intoxication. Police had been called there for a prowler at 10:39 p.m. and found the man and woman arguing. The man had left earlier and returned, with the woman making several allegations of assault, but with no evidence found by police to substantiate the allegations. Neither one was willing to leave and agreed to go to separate rooms. At 9:41 p.m., the woman alleged the man dragged her through the yard by her neck and struck her, but the report said she had no grass stains on her clothing and no red marks on her neck to substantiate her claims. She was intoxicated and told to come Monday when she’s sober to write a statement. An officer inspected the man’s hands and clothing which showed no signs of being in a struggle. He denied doing anything physical to her and said he was only there to try to work things out after they had argued throughout the day. He was given a ride to another residence. At 5:41 p.m., the woman reported her boyfriend took her truck without her permission. The boyfriend told police he left due to not wanting to get into an argument with her. He said he always uses the vehicle, but would return it to avoid more problems.

– A man came to the police station at 11:08 p.m. Sunday to report his wallet stolen. Officers spoke to a possible suspect who said she didn’t take it and offered them a chance to check her and her purse.

– Suspicious activity was reported at 11:02 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Sharp Street and 400 block of West Pershing Street. A man said his son was running through several yards in an attempt to get home after he believed unknown people were chasing him. He said he saw a juvenile running through yards.

– Loud music was reported at 11:02 p.m. Sunday on South Lundy Avenue, but residents turned it down.

– A woman in the 1300 block of Cleveland Street reported at 10:46 p.m. Sunday that several juveniles in a blue sedan threw eggs on her property, but there was no damage. The vehicle drove west on Cleveland and failed to stop at the stop sign for North Union Avenue and could not be located. A caller in the 1000 block of East Third Street at 10:35 p.m. also reported juveniles in a blue car throwing eggs.

– Police were called at 9:22 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of East School Street for a domestic dispute. A man was in a verbal confrontation with his stepfather and said the stepfather hit him in the face. A small mark was seen. The stepfather said he was in an argument with his stepson when the stepson went to hit him and he pushed him away. He said he was threatened by his stepson, who was leaving for the night.

– The owner of a property on West Pershing Street called at 7:54 p.m. Sunday to request removal of a resident. She was told it’s a civil matter.

– A man from East Third Street spoke to an officer at 7:48 p.m. Sunday about a situation involving property. He was told it’s a civil matter.

– A debit card found along South Howard Avenue was turned over to police at 7:20 p.m. Sunday and placed in lost and found.

– Police were called to Centennial Park at 5:12 p.m. Sunday for a juvenile complaint with 30 juveniles arguing near the pool area. All the juveniles left in different directions when police arrived. Two juveniles said someone was trying to start a fight with them. They were told to stay away from the person.

– An officer on foot was given an item found on East State Street at Broadway at 5:10 p.m. Sunday and placed it in lost and found.

– Police were called at 4:10 p.m. Sunday for a trash accumulation in the 300 block of West Sixth Street where there was a trash container with garbage spilled on the ground around it. The resident said it would be cleaned up.

– A caller at 3:26 p.m. Sunday reported an animal in a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot. Police found the vehicle with all four windows down.

– A woman in the 400 block of Sharp Avenue reported at 2:54 p.m. Sunday that a dog from another property broke through a fence and almost knocked her mother down. A warning tag was left for the owner.

– A caller in the 600 block of Jennings Avenue reported at 1:49 p.m. Sunday that someone took copper wire from two utility poles.

– An animal was reported left in a vehicle in the Giant Eagle parking lot on East State Street at 1:25 p.m. Sunday, but was not found.

– A woman reported at 11:30 a.m. Sunday that her juvenile daughter ran away in the morning, but called back a short while later to report she was home.

Perry Township

– An officer on patrol at 9:30 p.m. Sunday saw a large brush pile fire beside a residence on North Ellsworth Avenue and a person throwing a bucket of water on the fire as the flames reached a height over the roof of the home. The fire department responded to put out the fire.

– Police were called to Grandview Cemetery at 8:26 p.m. Sunday for a vicious dog off-leash complaint. The dog was reportedly chasing after people in the cemetery. No dogs were found.

– A Springdale Street resident called at 7:55 p.m. Sunday regarding an iPhone and $300 in rolled change missing after a breakup with another person who resided there. The resident wanted a report on file.

– Police assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol as they administered a test on an OVI suspect from Youngstown at 2:23 a.m. Sunday.

– Police responded at 9:50 p.m. Saturday to the 1100 block of West Perry Street for a possible domestic violence situation, learning there was an argument and nothing physical.

– Police initially took a phone harassment complaint over the phone from a tenant at Salem Acres on Prospect Street at 7:52 p.m. Saturday, then went to the apartment complex to listen to the recording of the call from the tenant’s relative. The two parties are in a court case set for hearing within the week.

– A Springdale Avenue resident came to the station at 4:19 p.m. Saturday with questions regarding a civil protection order they received. They were given some information and told to contact the Sheriff’s Office or an attorney for answers to other questions.

– A caller who contacted the Ohio State Highway Patrol about striking some mailboxes Friday night while avoiding a deer and leaving his vehicle was transferred to Perry Township at 3:15 p.m. Saturday since the location was allegedly south of Salem Hills Golf Club on state Route 45. Police checked the road and did not find any damaged mailboxes or a vehicle.

– Township officers assisted Salem Police on a couple of calls early Saturday morning, including an accident scene on Rose where the driver removed the license places and left, but was apprehended, and a disturbance on Short Street.

– Police were contacted at 11:29 p.m. Friday about a woman who got into an altercation with her boyfriend at Salem Acres on Prospect Street. She did not want to press charges and he left before police arrived. Information will be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.

– Loud persons were reported at 10:46 p.m. Friday on South Lincoln Avenue. A resident said their kids were outside making noise and would keep it down.


County Sheriff

– The husband of Rosemary Stover, Tomahawk Drive, Negley, reported his cat was acting strangely upon entering the house so he used a spotlight to check the garden and driveway, where he saw a young man standing by his van, wearing all black. The man ran down the driveway and east on Tomahawk Drive. Her husband gave chase but did not locate him. Entry was not made to the van. Deputies also did not locate him.

East Liverpool

– Officers checked four people in a parked vehicle in the New Dimension Bar lot Friday night and one of the men, Devante Rashad Moody, 24, Ohio Avenue, reportedly insisted his name was something else. He was taken to the police station, but no active warrants were found. When asked why he lied about his name, Moody told officers he was afraid. He was charged with falsifi-cation. The driver of the vehicle, Carly Maltarich, 25, Westerville, was found with a small amount of marijuana in her purse and gave it to officers, when asked if there were any drugs in the vehicle. She was charged with possession of marijuana.

– Officers were called early Saturday morning to Lisbon Street where a Liverpool Township officer had a car pulled over with several mailboxes on the ground and the post uprooted. According to township officer Jarod Kinemond, he was behind the vehicle northbound when it swerved to the other side of the roadway, nearly hitting a parked vehicle. As he initiated a traffic stop, the vehicle struck the mailboxes, and the passenger, Jayce A. Lucas, 23, Riverside Avenue, Wellsville, reportedly threw two bottles of beer out the window. He was cited by city police with open container, while the driver, Jennifer L. Hill, 32, 9th Avenue, was charged with OVI, failure to control and illegal plates.


– Erica Sanor, 20, of 26444 state Route 172, East Rochester, and Kayla Potts, 20, of 29910 Tower Road, Salem, were each charged with underage consumption while Robert Bush, 23, of Lowville, N.Y. and Brett Johnson, 25, of Tenino, Wash, were both cited for open container after an officer on patrol saw a group of people in the 100 block of Railroad Street at 2:48 a.m. Sunday with open containers of alcoholic beverages.

– Seth Holenchick, 21, of 394 W. Wilson St., was charged with speeding and OVI after a traffic stop at 12:48 a.m. Sunday on Maple Street near Morris Avenue.

– An officer on patrol at 12:18 a.m. Sunday noticed a motorcycle which started to rapidly accelerate on East State near Woodland. The officer clocked the bike with a handheld radar at 68 mph in a 25 zone and tried to stop it. The operator refused to stop and began to pass a couple vehicles. Officers terminated the pursuit at the city limits, with the motorcycle continuing east.

– Kurtis Materna, of the 500 block of Aetna Street reported at 12:16 a.m. Sunday that someone threw a glass bottle at a vehicle, causing damage. No suspect was found.

– Solomen Merryman of Rose Avenue reported at 12:16 a.m. Sunday that someone stole his dog but after police arrived, he said he found the dog.

– Vernon Galbreath, 42, of West South Range Road, was cited for open container after an officer on patrol at 12:12 a.m. Sunday saw him with an open container of alcohol in the 100 block of West Second Street.

– Jodi Ward, of the 100 block of Woodland Avenue, reported at 11:14 p.m. Saturday that someone shot off a firework that landed near her residence almost hitting family members. She didn’t know who set it off or where it came from.

– Michael Jarrett Jr., 28, of Sebring, Fla., was charged with domestic violence after police were called to the 800 block of Homewood Avenue at 10:59 p.m. Friday for a domestic. A man said his son physically assaulted him.

– An Ohio ID card was found on East Fourth Street at 5:09 p.m. Saturday and turned over to police.

– Police responded to a report of children riding bicycles in the road at North Madison Avenue and East State Street at 10:56 a.m. Sunday, but didn’t find them.

– A resident in the 200 block of North Madison Avenue reported at 5:05 a.m. Sunday that a male and female appeared to be hiding in bushes near a vacant residence. No one was found and the home was secure.

– Police responded early Sunday morning to the 500 block of Prospect Street for a public assist. A woman from North Jackson said her ride left her and she wasn’t familiar with where she was due to her living in another community. Officers located her and took her to the police station to wait for a ride from a family member.

– Hospital staff at Salem Regional Medical Center called at 3:10 a.m. Sunday to request assistance in getting a recently released patient to leave the premises. At the patient’s request, a taxi was summoned.

– A barking dog was reported at 2:36 a.m. Sunday on Bentley, but no contact was made.

– A woman at 1:55 a.m. Sunday spoke to police on Railroad Street about a domestic violence complaint, reporting that the father of her oldest son grabbed her by the neck and said he was going to kill her. The suspect wasn’t on the scene and she was told her options.

– Loud music was reported at 12:56 a.m. Sunday on North Lincoln Avenue and Third Street. The resident had already turned it down.

– People with open containers of alcohol were reported at 12:53 a.m. Sunday in a parking lot in the 1900 block of East State Street, but were found with no alcohol.

– A motorist at 12:10 a.m. Sunday reported a man down in Sugartree Alley behind the recruiting office. An officer found the man bleeding from the head. Fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance responded and he was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center. The man was intoxicated and according to his wife, he was walking in the alley and fell backwards, striking his head.

– A loud person was reported at 11:53 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Vine Street, but all was quiet.

– Loud music was reported at 11:36 p.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue, but the area was found quiet.

– Police and firefighters responded at 10:37 p.m. Saturday to a reported car fire somewhere north of the hospital on East State Street. A disabled vehicle was found in a parking lot near Roosevelt. The vehicle had caught fire, but the operator extinguished it before police arrived.

– Loud persons were reported on a porch in the 400 block of South Union Avenue at 10:29 p.m. Saturday, but had mostly left. Two people still there were told about the complaint and said they would pass on the info to others.

– A possible domestic was reported at 10:06 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of Third Street, but nobody was seen and nobody would answer the door.

– A caller at 9:17 p.m. Saturday reported someone in a truck parked in a lot in the 300 block of West Second Street threw beer bottles on the property.

– Police responded to a smoke investigation at 8:33 p.m. Saturday on Lexington Avenue and Continental Drive. An officer said the smoke started to turn black and also noticed the smell of burning plastic. A resident with a small fire was told the open burning laws.

– A man told police at 8:21 p.m. Saturday that he owes several people money and they threatened to damage his home. He would not identify them and was told his options.

– Intoxicated people were reported at 8:13 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of East State Street. Police spoke to two men in a vehicle and saw no alcohol and detected no odor of alcohol.

– Police were dispatched at 7:56 p.m. Saturday to the Sparkle Market parking lot on South Lundy Avenue where a man complained about vehicles parking in the private lot which had no signs posted. He was told his options. Police could not tow the vehicles since they were on private property.

– A protection order violation was reported at 7:23 p.m. Saturday on South Broadway at East Pershing. Information will be sent to the prosecutor’s office for review.

– A credit card found in the 100 block of South Broadway at 6:56 p.m. Saturday was placed in the police lost and found.

– Police responded at 6:30 p.m. Saturday to the parking lot of a business in the 200 block of West State Street where management wanted persons cleared from the parking lot who weren’t customers. Management was told to post the parking lot next year to prevent a similar problem from occurring.

– A possible fight with a large group of juveniles was reported at 6:22 p.m. Saturday in the 500 block of East Pershing Street. There was no fight.

– Police at 6:21 p.m. Saturday assisted a motorist with a piece of farm equipment having difficulty navigating through the traffic on West State Street.

– A resident in the 300 block of Jennings Avenue reported at 6:05 p.m. Saturday that a suspicious male came to the door and tried to turn the knob. He was not found.

– Loud music was reported in the parking lot of Fred’s Pharmacy on East State Street at 5:59 p.m. Saturday, but wasn’t found.

– A caller at 4:55 p.m. Saturday reported a group of juveniles walking from the area of South Union Avenue and Oak Street possibly in possession of open containers of alcohol. They were found on East Pershing Street and did not have any beverages in their possession, with no indicators that they were intoxicated.

– An intoxicated driver was reported at 4:35 p.m. Saturday in the 2300 block of East State Street, but was not found.

– Loud music was reported in the 1800 block of Whinnery Road at 9:35 p.m. Friday, but was not heard when police responded.

– A reckless driver was reported at 8:53 p.m. Friday on North Ellsworth at East State Street. The vehicle was allegedly swerving around traffic at a high rate of speed, but was not found.

– A representative of Walmart, East State Street, reported at 7:59 p.m. Friday that a female stole several items and fled in a teal van. The van was not found.

– A vehicle alarm was reported going off on East Fifth Street at 5:28 p.m. Friday.


County Sheriff

– Paul Given, Valley Road, Salem, reported at 7:59 a.m. Saturday someone had a party at Damascus Park the night before and broke five benches on picnic tables along with an outdoor bench.

– Melissa Knight, Mattix Road, Lisbon, reported Saturday someone smashed her mailbox overnight.


– An employee at Valero reported at 1:09 a.m. Friday a vehicle with a flat tire in the parking lot.

– A passer-by reported a gas leak at 8:23 a.m. Friday in the area on North Main and West Salem Street. An officer checked the area and remained until the gas company arrived.

– Beaver Township police requested assistance at 9:58 a.m. Friday regarding a custody dispute.

– A parking issue was reported at the Firestone pool lot at 10:13 a.m. Friday where people were blocked in.

– A wallet was found at the Sandwich Factory parking lot and turned in at 12:23 p.m. Friday. The owner of the wallet reclaimed the wallet.

– A reckless driver was reported at 2:10 p.m. Friday traveling south on North Main Street. An officer caught up with the vehicle, which was a service technician testing the steering.

– Jamie Bertolette, Fairfield School Road, reported at 5:36 p.m. Friday harassing calls from someone he knows.


– Police responded to an animal cruelty call at 2:43 p.m. Saturday on Euclid Street where they found numerous people playing with a puppy on a porch. The dog appeared healthy and fine.

– A bank card left in an ATM on South Lincoln Avenue at 2:38 p.m. Saturday was placed in the police lost and found.

– Police were called at 2:01 p.m. Saturday to the 200 block of East Second Street for a distraught person. Fire department first responders were already on scene, with a woman inside an ambulance. KLG transported her to Salem Regional Medical Center.

– Police responded to a medical assist at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on North Ellsworth Avenue. KLG took a woman to Salem Regional Medical Center.

– Cynthia Kane, of North Ellsworth Avenue, reported at 11:11 a.m. Saturday that the front license plate was removed from her vehicle while parked in a lot off of Sugartree Alley.

– A woman who’s five months pregnant reported at 10:14 a.m. Saturday that she was involved in a verbal dispute over personal issues which led to a physical altercation. She had no visible injuries, but was checked by fire department first responders and EMT and taken to Salem Regional Medical Center as a precaution. Her boyfriend was located and said a verbal dispute led to her attacking him and they fell in his attempt to leave the room. He had minor injuries to his arms.

– A caller requested a well-being check Saturday morning on a child in the 300 block of East Third Street. While police were en route, the mother of the child called. Both calls involved a child custody issue, with both sides told it’s a civil issue.

– A ticket was issued after police received a parking complaint at 10:03 a.m. Saturday for a vehicle parked in front of a yellow curb, blocking a sidewalk on Monroe Street.

– A domestic dispute was reported at 6:22 a.m. Saturday in the city where a man reported his girlfriend locked him out of the residence, but then let him back inside before police arrived. She said she locked him out because he was drinking and was angry and she was trying to protect her children.

– An officer on patrol at 4:15 a.m. Saturday at Fourth Street and Hawley Avenue saw four people run down an alley and go out of sight. They could not be found.

– Loud people were reported on Short Avenue at 2:43 a.m. Saturday. An officer spoke to two brothers arguing and wrestling in a back yard over family issues. They were told to separate for the night.

– Ryan Hoover, 18, of 1789 N. Lincoln Ave., and Daniel Rumsey, 18, of 1698 S. Bandy Road, Alliance, were each charged with underage consumption and minor misdemeanors for possession of marijuana and Hannah Texter, 18, of 2595 Cunning-ham Road, was charged with underage consumption after police were called for a suspicious occupied vehicle at 2:02 a.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of East Third Street. A 17-year-old girl was charged with delinquency for an unruly offense

– A man in the 500 block of Columbia Street reported at 1:09 a.m. Saturday that an intoxicated female at his residence was trying to get into her vehicle and leave. An officer spoke to her and told her she would be charged if she got into the vehicle. She said she was calling a friend to pick her up.

– Suspicious activity was reported at 11:53 p.m. Friday on East State Street and South Ellsworth Avenue. The two people found said they were just waiting for a ride. They said they looked suspicious because they felt like they were being followed.

– A woman at 8:51 p.m. Friday reported a female known to her came up and punched her in the face and shoved her in the 500 block of East State Street.- An intoxicated male was reported at 10:35 p.m. Friday in the 1300 block of East State Street, but was not found. A person matching the description was found on a porch at a nearby residence but was not intoxicated.

– A resident in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue reported criminal damaging at 10:23 p.m. Friday. A man and woman police found arguing denied involvement, but the victim said they walked by his residence and the male broke a stone flower pot in his yard. They were told not to return to his property.

– An intoxicated female came to the police station at 9:49 p.m. Friday to report she was asked to leave a local establishment and did not have a ride home. A ride was obtained.

– Owners of vehicles parked on the east side of Smith Oil on East State at 9:31 p.m. Friday were asked to move the vehicles due to a pending delivery.

– Police were called at 7:16 p.m. Friday for a domestic in the 600 block of Cherry Street where a woman said she was involved in a verbal dispute with her brother.

– A solicitor was reported Friday evening in the 2300 block of East State Street. A man told police he thought he was allowed to sell merchandise without a city soliciting permit. He was told to stop until he gets the proper permit.

– A dog was reported at large on Ridgewood Drive at 5:43 p.m. Friday. The caller had the animal in question in her back yard and the owner was refusing to respond to pick up the animal. Officers attempted to contact the owner and left a message, with the humane officer arriving to take the dog.

– A dog was reported at large at 2:43 p.m. Friday on Prospect Street where a caller said a neighbor’s dog got out and was running loose. An officer tried but was unable to contact the owner. The humane officer came and got the dog.

– Timothy Stanley, 58, of Hearthside Drive, was cited for a red light violation after a three-vehicle accident at 10:37 a.m. Friday on East State Street and Howard Avenue. Stanley’s southbound vehicle on Howard went through the red light, causing an eastbound vehicle on State Street driven by James White, 21, of Alliance to hit Stanley’s passenger side. Stanley’s vehicle continued and struck the front bumper of a vehicle driven by Robert Sterling, 53, of Liberty Street, who was waiting at the light.


County Sheriff

– Roger Frazer, Knox School Road, Minerva, reported Thursday a Husqvarna chain saw was stolen from his chicken coop.

– Chris Polen, 10th Street Extension, Wellsville, reported sometime Wednesday night the rear window in her husband’s pickup truck was broken.

– Rebecca Stone, Trinity Church Road, Lisbon, reported Thursday the father of her child, who she is no longer seeing, used her debit card to pay for $400 worth of online video games. When confronted, he agreed to repay the money, but Stone wanted a report on file.

-Jamie Weston, Lakeview Road, Hanoverton, reported Thursday receiving 125 text messages from her ex-boyfriend.

– Paul Householder, 10th Street Extension, Wellsville, reported his unlocked car was entered Wednesday night.

– Tina Mills, Cherry Fork Road, Leetonia, reported Thursday Buckeye Transfer has reopened an access road near her property and she does not like the noise coming from all the traffic going to the oil wells. Mills said she has also spoken with a township trustee.

– John Angelettie, Meadowbrook Drive, Salem, reported Thursday that over the past month someone used his four credit cards to make $7,000 in purchases or cash withdrawals around the country.


– David McVay reportedly struck a parked Ford Taurus belonging to Mary Crago in the county Mental Health Center parking lot on Thursday morning. Crago was driving a Chevrolet Malibu.


The Columbiana Baseball Association reported at 10:50 a.m. Thursday someone stole a large metal box from the baseball fields on Metz Road.

– Mario M. Williams, West Railroad Street, reported at 4:50 p.m. Thursday someone stole his credit card.

– Cindy Lintz, West Southern Street, reported at 6 p.m. Thursday she was receiving harassing phone calls.

– Chad Love, South Main Street, reported at 6:59 p.m. Thursday he heard noises as though someone in the attic of his home. Police checked but did not find anything. A tenant in another apartment also requested police check her place to see if anyone was inside, but police found nothing.

– A man reported at 9:45 p.m. Thursday there were two motorcycles unattended at the entrance to the Columbiana Dodge Jeep dealership. Police found the motorcycles belonged to people who were there looking at cars.

East Palestine

– Police went to 504 E. Main St. at 10:20 p.m. Thursday for a report of an altercation between two foster siblings who had just returned home after running away. Police warned the siblings of the domestic violence laws and told them any physical altercation could lead to them being charged with domestic violence. Police also advised them to go to their separate rooms for the night.

– Kimberly Elick, East Main Street, reported at 9 p.m. Thursday gardenia plants in pots were stolen from the front of her home earlier that day.

– Police went to an East Main Street home at 6:47 p.m. Thursday for a report that resident Lisa Starkey was bitten a dog. At 11 p.m. Thursday police went to a neighboring apartment on a report that two men there were using drugs. No narcotics were found.

– Police went to 388 W. Clark St. at 5:58 p.m. Thursday on a domestic report. Police found no physical violence had occurred between residents Paul D. Walker and Leatha M. Veiock and no charges were filed.

– Ryan M. Morris, 18, Brookfield Avenue, and Meaghan A. Workman, 19, Brookfield Avenue, were charged with possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on North Market Street at 1:14 a.m. Thursday.


– Police responded to a West 16th Street home at 1:13 p.m. Thursday where the resident reported his sister had moved back in and her soon-to-be ex-husband had been showing up creating a disturbance.

– Police responded to an unknown problem in the 100 block of South Broadway Avenue at 6:06 p.m. Thursday and found a juvenile who had fallen off his bicycle. The juvenile was transported to the Salem hospital for treatment.

– Police responded to a 700 block West State Street business at 7:06 p.m. Thursday where the clerk reported a woman had stolen a snack cake.

– A patrolling officer observed a woman in distress in the area of South Broadway Avenue and East Pershing Street at 7:38 p.m. Thursday and found that she had been bitten by a dog in the downtown area. She was transported to the Salem hospital for treatment.

– Officers responded to a possible fight in the area of South Lundy Avenue and East Pershing Street at 8:12 p.m. Thursday but were unable to find the disturbance.

– Police responded to an 1100 block East Ninth Street home at 8:24 p.m. Thursday where the resident reported seeing an unknown person in her garage.

– Joshua B. Petersen, 24, 485 Aetna St., Salem, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after officers responded to his home at 8:54 p.m. Thursday where his mother reported he took her car after she told him not to. Petersen returned with the vehicle while officers were still on scene.

– Robert E. Burge, 49, 129 New Garden Ave., Salem, was taken into custody on an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office for larceny, and also charged with possession of methamphetamine, after a patrolling officer observed him standing in a pavilion at Centennial Park after hours at 12:41 a.m. Friday.

– Megan A. McCallister, 25, 174 W. Fifth St., Salem, and Gino W. Albright, 32, Youngstown, were both charged with disorderly conduct after a patrolling officer heard them yelling and screaming during a verbal altercation in the 100 block of Railroad Street at 2:22 a.m. Friday. Both were highly intoxicated and Albright refused to stop despite being warned to. McCallister charged officers while Albright was being arrested.

– Police investigated a possible sexual assault that occurred within the city reported by someone in the Salem hospital emergency room parking lot at 3:23 a.m. Friday.

– An East Third Street resident reported on station at 3:53 a.m. Friday that she had been assaulted and robbed in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue by two people she knows.

– Police responded to an 1100 East State Street business at 4:10 a.m. Friday where a man reported a woman he knows threw a rock through his window. The woman denied the accusation. The investigation results will be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for possible charges.

Perry Township

– Police observed a disabled semi truck with trailer blocking the northwest corner of the U.S. Route 62 and Benton Road intersection at 5:17 p.m. Thursday and found that it had lost power while making a turn westbound onto Benton Road. An officer provided traffic control until the truck could be removed.

– Police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 1900 block of Fairview Court at 10:07 p.m. Thursday and found it occupied by two juveniles. They were warned they were on private property and told to leave.

– Jose Rojop Alvez, 31, Salem, was cited for no driver’s license after officers stopped the vehicle he was driving at 12:24 a.m. Friday because it was registered to a man with a suspended license and active warrant.

New Waterford

– Gary A. Shell Jr., 18, 41913 Metz Road, Columbiana, was charged with misdemeanor theft after police responded to a state Route 46 business at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday where he allegedly stole two candy bars while with a friend and then fled on foot. He was found in the Church Street area and admitted to the theft.

– An officer responded to a Taylor Avenue home at 10:38 p.m. Thursday in reference to a foul burning odor. The officer found a large unattended bonfire approximately three feet in diameter with flames reaching five feet in height with a strong foul odor. The officer was met at the front door by a young male who was unaware of the fire. The tenant of the home, who had previously been warned about open burning in April, said she did not set the fire, which was discovered to contain at least four rubber tires and rusted alloy wheels. Charges are pending.


– Officers responded at 6:03 p.m. June 13 to a Chester Avenue residence following reports of a woman who was sitting on neighborhood porches and asking for food. Upon arrival, they located a woman who refused to identify herself, but eventually gave her name as Nicole Hilton of Lisbon. She was charged with obstructing official business before being taken by ambulance for a mental health evaluation.

– Don Talbert, no age or address listed, was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign and driving under suspension following a traffic stop Tuesday, which began on Main Street and reportedly continued on until Talbert stopped on private property at Wellsville Terminals.


County Sheriff

– A person from North Carolina called at 6 p.m. Wednesday to ask they check on the well being of a friend he had not heard from in a year. A deputy went to the person’s residence on state Route 9, near the old IGA in Kensington, and spoke with the man’s wife, who said he was sleeping but she would wake him if the deputy wanted, and the grandchildren who were there also confirmed everything was fine. The deputy said that would not be necessary.

– Cheyene Elwonger, Camelot Drive, Columbiana, reported Tuesday receiving harassing calls from an unknown male.

– Deputies found a stolen ATV while assisting the county Drug Task Force in serving a search warrant on a home on Johnson Road, Madison Township, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The ATV was stolen from London, Ontario.

– Dennis Stowe, Hartley Road, Salem, reported at 11 p.m. Wednesday a green Ford Ranger and a light-colored Chevrolet were sitting next to his barn, but they left prior to the deputy’s arrival. Stowe said this was the second time that night the vehicles were on his property.

– Millard Hicks, Brown Street, Lisbon, called with a trespassing complaint at 10:51 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies arrived to speak with a woman who said her boyfriend and father had been drinking when things got out of hand. They left prior to the deputies’ arrival and she declined to identify either of them or give a statement.

– Bud Wasmire called in regard to a dispute on Hartley Road, Alliance, at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies spoke with Kevin Wasmire, who said Melissa Boyle is renting the upstairs of the home and he gave her an eviction letter and wants her out. Wasmire was told he needed to go through the courts to obtain a proper eviction notice.

– Janet Elliott, Shining Tree Lane, Salem, reported Wednesday her SUV was struck by a golf cart operated by Constance Ferris of Taylor Falls, Minn. This occurred in the Copeland Hills Golf Course parking lot.

– Apryl Heck, state Route 517, Columbiana, Wednesday three guns were stolen from her home, but there was no sign of forced entry.

Highway Patrol

– Tracy S. Kirby, 47, Walker Road, Minerva, was stopped at a sign northbound on Walker Road in West Township at 11 a.m. Sunday at the U.S. 30 intersection and Robert E. Robinson, 36, Jack Run Road, Rockbridge, Ohio, was failed to yield backing out of a private drive on Walk Road and struck Kirby from behind.

– Trinette K. Jones, 39, Baker Road, Lisbon, was eastbound on Baker Road in Hanover Township at 1:20 p.m. Sunday and James V. Cronin, 53, Votaw Drive, Lisbon, was westbound on Baker Road and lost control and went left of center into Jones and then went off the left side into a boulder and a barn causing the roof to collapse on top of the vehicle. Cronin was charged with wanton and willful disregard of safety.

– Jillian M. Laslo, 20, of Shadyside, was eastbound on U.S. 30 in Madison Township at at 9:40 p.m. Sunday and hit a deer.

– Robert A. Hooker, 67, Canton, was parked in a parking spot in the beach parking lot at Guilford Lake State Park and was struck by Justin W. Ingledue, 25, Teegarden Road, Lisbon.

– Hunter K. Black, 19, Negley, was westbound on state Route 558 in Fairfield Township at 8 a.m. Wednesday and another vehicle in the westbound lane attempted to pass and struck Black causing him to go off the right side into a ditch and then re-entered the road and went off the left side into a ditch and overturned on its right side. The other vehicle continued on.


– A caller reported youths were using bad language while playing at the park basketball court at 8:39 p.m. Monday. The youths denied using bad language, but an officer told them they needed to leave for the night. The officer was told 10 minutes later the youths were still there but they were not.

– Greg Shive reported a wood chipper was blocking North Market Street at noon Monday, but police said the traffic was able to flow both ways and that the workers were almost done.

– A caller reported there was a small child near the road in the area of North Beaver and High streets at 7:23 p.m. Monday. Police checked the entire length of Beaver Street but did not locate any child wandering around unattended.

– A fight was reported outside the restrooms at Smith Oil at 10:31 p.m. Monday. Whatever was going on was over by the time police arrived because there was no one around.

– Elizabeth Stamp, a driver for Paul’s Cab service, reported at 11:17 a.m. Tuesday getting into a dispute with a woman over cab fare. The woman, later identified as Robin Parrish, asked for a ride from the Dollar General to Maple Street, and when Stamp arrived she told her that it would be $25 – $20 for coming from Salem and $5 to take her Maple Street. Stamp said Parrish only offered to pay $5 and they argued before she left without transporting her. She said Parrish is now calling her and threatening to sue her. Police told Parrish to quit calling Stamp and Paul’s Cab.


– Michael Hilgert II, Louisville, was westbound on state Route 14 at 3 a.m. Thursday and hit an animal.

– A Wellman’s employee reported at 11:46 a.m. Wednesday people were taking down the no parking sign behind the business and stole hosta plants.

– Police stood by for traffic control on North Main while the electric department replaced a pole at 1:19 p.m. Wednesday.

– A Brenda Lane woman reported at 2:42 p.m. Wednesday a red van was illegally parked on Bell Avenue and did not have current plates. Police found the vehicle was legally parked on private property but had not visible registration.

– Patricia Cresanto reported at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday someone stole her debit/credit card and used it.

– A Sparkle employee reported at 7:53 p.m. Wednesday a suspicious man and woman were in the store around 5:15 p.m.

– A man reported at 8:48 p.m. Wednesday a banner stretched across North Main Street at the traffic circle had a line hanging down that would be a hazard if a semi traveled through. Police stood by until it could be taken down.

– A woman reported at 8:59 p.m. Wednesday a transformer had been struck by lightning on Lisbon Street not far from Lower Elkton Avenue. Police checked the area but did not see any problems with transformers or power outages.

East Palestine

– Ted Taus, Alice Street, reported at 8:54 a.m. Thursday someone took CDs, sunglasses and cash from his vehicle during the night.

– Nancy Mellott, East Main Street, reported at 12:42 p.m. Thursday her 13-year-old son who is on probation left the house. Police checked the area but did not find the boy, although he returned later. His probation officer was notified.

– Robert T. Figley Jr., Stanton Drive, Columbiana, reported at 1:10 p.m. Thursday a woman in a silver car was in the parking lot of a business on East Taggart Street taking pictures of the building. Police checked the area but did not find the woman. The business was not identified in the police report.

– Theresa Marshall, Jimtown Road, was charged at 7:36 a.m. Thursday for passing bad checks for failing to respond to a notice from the village that she had closed her checking account but had not notified the village to stop automatic payments out of the account.

– Fran Weiss, Willwood Circle, requested at 1:27 p.m. Wednesday police conduct a welfare check on her sister. Police went to the woman’s Claybrook Drive home and found she was fine but there were other problems there. Adult Protection Services and Weiss were made aware of the issues.

– A village employee reported at 1:20 p.m. Wed-nesday someone in a silver Chevrolet Suburban was driving through the park with a very loud stereo. Police did not find the vehicle.

East Liverpool

– While backing his vehicle from a parking space at the Convenient Mart on Lisbon Street, Eric Flores, Grandview Street reportedly struck the passenger side of a vehicle driven by Vicky D. Ingram, South Surry Road, causing minor damage.

Perry Township

– Police responded to the 500 block of Benton Road for an attempted burglary reported at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday by a resident who said someone attempted to push the front door in, causing part of the door frame to break. No access was gained. No names were provided.

– A caller at 1:53 p.m. Wednesday reported a suspicious vehicle driving recklessly in the Salem Bible Church on Cunningham. The caller photographed the vehicle and obtained the registration after the male driver stopped in the middle of the road and began arguing with her. An officer spoke to the owner of the vehicle and learned their juvenile son had the vehicle at the time. They said they would speak with him. No names were provided.


– A resident in the 100 block of West Fifth Street reported at 9:44 a.m. Thursday that between 8 and 9 a.m. Wednesday and 2 and 3 p.m. Wednesday, the same two men in a silver SUV came by the residence and were on cell phones, then came by again Thursday morning. They were parking when he saw them, then pulled away. His wife and children said it appeared they could be trying to take photos with their cell phones. No vehicle matching the description was found. No names were provided.

– Thomas Trieff, 19, of 1158 Jefferson Ave., was charged with underage consumption after an officer on patrol at 2:44 a.m. Thursday in the 400 block of South Union Avenue saw a suspicious person/vehicle. He was found to be under the age of 21 and intoxicated. The vehicle was legally parked and secured, with Trieff processed and given a courtesy ride home.

– Teresa Stanton, 45, of 175 N. Ellsworth Ave., was charged with marked lanes and operating a vehicle under the influence after a traffic stop at 1:27 a.m. Thursday on West Second Street near Ellsworth Avenue. Her vehicle was secured, she was processed at the police station and given a courtesy ride home.

– Patty Weber, of Hawley Ave., reported their vehicle alarm going off at 12:29 a.m. Thursday. No damage was reported and no one was seen near the vehicle. Officers were unable to locate anyone.

– A Columbiana man told police at 9:41 p.m. Wednesday that his ex-wife was to return their son and daughter from court-ordered visitation at 7:30 p.m. and didn’t show up in the parking lot in the 800 block of West State Street where they were supposed to meet. He responded to her residence in Canton and made a complaint with a deputy after seeing her drive past the residence and accelerate away. He was told it was a contempt of court issue and to consult an attorney. No names were provided.

– A woman in the 600 block of East Fifth Street reported at 6:44 p.m. Wednesday that two males were supposed to have trimmed the shrubs at the neighboring residence, but instead cut her shrubs excessively short. She had no information on their identity and was told it’s a civil matter.

– A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported at 3:46 p.m. Wednesday that a male wearing a red ball cap pumped $50.40 in gas and left without paying. The vehicle was described as a silver Subaru SUV-type, but was not found.

Goshen Police District

– Melissa L. Rockenfelder, 42, 13639 N. Main St., Beloit, was charged with driving under suspension, failure to display registration to the front and operating a vehicle with fictitious plates following a traffic stop on state Route 165 at the Goshen Township Administration Building at 2:15 p.m. June 15.

– Daniel Melvin Yarian, 44, 13471 W. South Range Road, Salem, was charged with physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated after officers responded to a report of an unresponsive driver in the area of Lisbon Road and state Route 14 at 12:15 a.m. June 16. Green Township first responders and Washingtonville police were already on scene and Yarian was conscious by the time officers arrived. Yarian, who registered at .206 BAC, said he did not know how he had arrived at his location. Officers determined he was westbound on state Route 14, traveled left of center and struck a guardrail on the south side of the roadway before traveling back over the centerline off the north side into a ditch and then back off the south side. He then left the scene and was discovered at Lisbon Road.

– Matthew P. Pittman, 25, 434 W. State St., Salem, was charged with driving under suspension and speed after a traffic stop on state Route 14 at Smith Goshen Road at 4:40 a.m. June 17.


County Sheriff

– Joyce Fife, South 12th Street, Beloit, reported being assaulted by her husband at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday. Fife accused Harry Fife of throwing bleach on her clothes, which resulted in an argument. When Mrs. Fife attempted to call the sheriff’s office, she said her husband grabbed the phone and shoved her. She then ran to a neighbor’s house and called from there. Mr. Fife denied shoving her but did admit pouring bleach on her clothes in retaliation for her doing the same to him. Mr. Fife was then charged with domestic violence.


– Police were told Gary Holloway had been involved in an altercation at the Night Court with Brad Long and Brandon Malone at 2:24 a.m. June 12. Holloway and his wife left in separate vehicles, with Malone following Mr. Holloway and another vehicle following his spouse. An officer pulled up behind Malone and a traffic stop was initiated, resulting in Malone, 28, of Roller Coaster Road, being cited for OVI.

East Palestine

– Police went to Circle K at 10 p.m. Monday after an employee reported there was underage drinking possibly taking place. The employee told police an older man entered the store and bought four cans of of alcohol and minutes later two young girls entered the store and got cups of ice. Police attempted to find the vehicle they left in but could not.

– Pamela Gurney, East Main Street, reported at 10:47 p.m. Tuesday someone entered her apartment and removed property, including prescription medication belonging to her and her husband and a friend also living there. Police spoke with several neighbors who reported seeing nothing suspicious around the time Mrs. Gurney believed the theft occurred.

– Police went to a North Market Street home at 7:23 p.m. Tuesday for a report of an unruly child.


– A South Elm Street resident reported at 12:23 a.m. Tuesday their juvenile son was removing items from the home.


– Police were dispatched at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday to the Walmart parking lot on East State Street for a well-being check after an anonymous caller reported a little girl in the back seat of a car full of trash. After arriving, an officer saw the driver walk out of the store with a little girl and relayed the complaint.

– A suspicious vehicle was reported at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Eastview and Westview. Officers found the vehicle belonged to a local roofing company working in the area.

– Police made entry into a home in the 400 block of Franklin Street to check the well-being of the residents after a man reported at 10:48 a.m. Wednesday that he had been knocking on the door repeatedly for an hour and a half and saw a little girl in an upstairs window, but no one would answer the door. He said he had hired the male and female residents to work for him and needed them. When he saw the little girl looking at him from upstairs, he asked her to get her parents and open the door, but no one came, prompting him to call police to check on them. Police knocked on the door loudly numerous times and called out for the little girl, but no one responded. Police made entry through a window, unlocked the door and called for the little girl. A male resident came yelling loudly for officers to get out, saying police had no right to be there and broke in. Officers told him the reason they were in the home and he continued to yell to get out. He finally calmed down and officers explained they were checking on their well-being and the well-being of the child.

– A dog at large was reported at 10:29 a.m. Wednesday on East 11th Street. A dog was found laying in a driveway, but ran away when an officer approached.

– Police were called at 11:03 p.m. Wednesday to the 800 block of East Third Street for two suspicious males loitering in the area. No one was found, but an officer spoke with a male visiting someone on Rose Avenue who appeared similar to a description, but he said he had not been near the residence in question.

– Possible intoxicated drivers were reported at 10:36 p.m. Tuesday in a large black truck and a green Jeep in the area of South Ellsworth Avenue and East Pershing Street, but were not located.

– Police were called to the 600 block of Cherry Street at 10:01 p.m. Tuesday for an open burning complaint which turned out to be a legal camp fire.

– While checking a business in the 100 block of Continental Drive, police at 8:21 p.m. Tuesday found a vehicle with the windows down. A keyholder responded and secured the vehicle.

– A caller at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday reported young children left unattended in the front yard of a residence in the 800 block of Morris Avenue. An officer saw two small children playing with their mother in the back yard, with no problems observed.

– Loud music was reported at 6:48 p.m. Tuesday on East Fourth Street, but nothing was heard.

– A resident in the 700 block of East Third Street reported at 6:31 p.m. Tuesday that a known person threw a beer car in his yard. Officers identified the suspect who denied littering, but acknowledged an ongoing feud with the resident. Both were told to stay away from each other and one was told the consequences of littering.

– A dog running loose was reported at 6:12 p.m. Tuesday on East 11th Street, but was not found.

– An officer on patrol at 4:46 p.m. Tuesday saw a white GMC truck parked with the left side to the curb on East Pershing Street near South Lincoln Avenue and made contact with the driver. The owner was unloading construction equipment and was moving the truck.

– The pool manager at Centennial Park talked to an officer at 2:53 p.m. Tuesday about problems pool personnel were having with one male juvenile. The officer spoke to the boy and advised if his actions continue, his pool privileges will be suspended. He said he would follow the rules.

– A 16-year-old Columbiana boy reported at 2:47 p.m. Tuesday that another vehicle struck the rear bumper of the vehicle he was driving on East State Street near Washington Avenue. Both parties pulled into a parking lot and the other driver asked if everyone was okay, then left the scene. The other vehicle wasn’t located.

– Mary Holmes, 23, of Cleveland Street, was cited for a traffic light violation after her northbound vehicle on South Lincoln Avenue failed to stop for a red light and was struck by an eastbound vehicle driven by Fred Drotleff, 57, of state Route 9, Salem, who was on Franklin and had the green light at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. No injuries were reported.


– Police came across a stopped vehicle located partially in the intersection of Main and 17th Streets at 1:40 a.m. June 9, with a female unconscious in the driver’s seat and an unconscious male in the passenger seat. The officer noticed a bundle of suspected heroin sitting in the lap of the male, identified as Tyler Mercer. Mercer attempted to hide the bundle, but it was recovered by police. During a vehicle search, officers found another bundle, a cut straw and a nameless prescription bottle under the passenger seat, as well as another five bundles in the driver’s door, another cut straw on the driver’s seat and an unlabeled prescription bottle in the trunk. Mercer was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, with further charges pending lab test results, and the vehicle was impounded.

-Officers were dispatched at 11 p.m. June 14 for a disturbance in front of a Riverside Avenue residence. Police spoke to Lori Crowe of Irondale and Shelda Keefer of Wellsville, both of whom smelled of alcoholic beverage. Both women informed officers that they had been drinking and gotten into an argument in the street, with Crowe being uncooperative and belligerent. A case of beer with multiple empty and open cans was found near a vehicle belonging to Keefer. Crowe and Keefer were both arrested and charged with public intoxication.

-Police are investigating a theft report made from the Touchless Automatic Car Wash on Wells Avenue at 2:30 p.m. June 13. Owner Beth Kuhar stated that approximately $250 in quarters had been stolen from the business overnight, with suspects identified as a white male driving a white van with a white female passenger.

– At 8:19 p.m. on June 14, an officer on patrol spotted a silver Kia minivan turn from Ninth Street onto Commerce headed the wrong way. Following a traffic stop, the officer sought information from dispatch on the driver, identified as John Bryan. Dispatch replied that an identical vehicle had been seen involved in a hit-skip accident on Main Street. Bryan admitted he had struck something, but didn’t know what. Damage was observed to the passenger side mirror. Matching damage was subsequently found to the mirror of a Ford Freestyle belonging to Donna Verzella on Main Street. Bryan was cited for wrong way on a one-way street, driving under suspension, failure to control and leaving the scene of an accident. The vehicle was impounded.

– Officers were called to My Bar on Main Street at 1:45 a.m. June 11 for a pair of males who had been asked to leave the property. One had left quickly, but the other, identified as Chuck Powell of 14th Street, Wellsville, had left the building but loitered around outside the building. Powell was taken home by one of the officers.

St. Clair Township

– At two separate times Monday afternoon, two men entered Dunham’s and removed ammunition from the store. According to police, the men took stickers from the boxes that would have activated the security alarm. The second time, an employee confronted the men when he saw the boxes in their shorts, but the men said what he saw was their cell phones and they used profanity at the employee, according to reports. The first time, the men left with seven boxes, and the second time, with four. They were described as white men in their late 20s or early 30s. One had dark hair, balding on top and was wearing camouflage shorts and a light gray shirt. The second was wearing a ball cap, Steelers jersey and long white basketball shorts. Both were wearing black tennis shoes.

– Ray Flint reported to police that someone installed a driveway on his property at the intersection of Fisher and Calcutta-Smith Ferry roads. Officers reported finding AEP stakes but said, due to the lateness of the hour, no one was working at the site to inquire about the construction. A report was completed.

– The owner of a building on state Route 170 reported a screen torn out and window broken in an attempt to break in Monday.



– A woman in the 1100 block of East Third Street reported at 9:54 a.m. Monday that some suspicious items were brought to her home by a person known to her. The items were for a garage sale and she wanted to know if they were possibly stolen. The items had not been reported stolen, according to the police dispatcher. The items included two tires, a drill, a saw and a DVD player.

– A caller at 8:28 a.m. Monday reported a suspicious white truck and trailer in the Broadway Plaza parking lot on East Second Street. Officers found the people preparing to do some patch work on the plaza parking lot.

– A possible fight was reported at 5:15 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue where an intoxicated person allegedly showed up and attempted to fight several people before leaving. He was not found.

– Charles Butler, 35, of Youngstown, was cited for speeding and operating a vehicle under the influence after a traffic stop at 1:35 a.m. Monday on East State Street near Highland Avenue.

– Police were called at 11:13 p.m. Sunday to the 400 block of South Lundy Avenue for a report of two people loading items from a pop machine into bags. An officer saw a man and woman in the area of the pop machine at Sparkle Market, but did not see any bags and found no potential stolen items. The man had bought a can of pop.

– Police were called to a parking lot in the 2800 block of East State Street at 10:21 p.m. Sunday to check the well-being of someone in a vehicle. A woman was in her vehicle texting and said she was fine.

– A juvenile came to the police station at 9:43 p.m. Sunday to report he was walking in the 1400 block of Pershing Street near Centennial Park when two unknown males started chasing him. He said he didn’t feel in danger and was going home.

– A woman in the 100 block of West Pershing Street reported at 8:24 p.m. Sunday that someone unknown to her pulled through her driveway and when she confronted them, they called her a derogatory name and left.

– A clerk at Murphy USA gas station on East State Street reported at 5:38 p.m. Sunday that a female driver in a purple Mercury sedan left without paying for $15.01 worth of gas. The registered owner of the vehicle said a female was driving the vehicle. She responded back to the gas station to pay and said she was having problems with her credit card.

– A man on South Madison Avenue called at 3:03 p.m. Sunday to report a suspicious vehicle near his residence. He said a brown van was driven slowly past his residence on two separate occasions within 15 to 20 minutes of each other and the occupants were staring as if they were casing his home.

– A clerk for Murphy USA on East State Street reported at 1:27 p.m. Sunday that the driver of a blue truck pumped $100 worth of fuel and left without paying.

– Warner Blake, of West Wilson Street, reported at 12:08 p.m. Sunday that miscellaneous tools and power tools were stolen from his residence and garage.

– A clerk at Smith Oil, on East State Street, reported at 11:39 a.m. Sunday that the driver of a white Ford SUV came in and paid for cigarettes, but did not mention gasoline, which totaled $13.01. An officer found the vehicle and the driver said she thought she paid for the gas with her debit card.

– A person to be removed was reported at 9:21 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of East Fourth Street. The person was told to leave and did.

Perry Township

– Police saw two people riding skateboards at 11:58 p.m. Sunday in the northbound lane of South Lincoln Avenue. Both were identified and told to stay off of the street for their safety.

– An officer on patrol at 11:24 p.m. Sunday on Egypt Road was flagged down by a Goshen Township police officer regarding a suspicious man walking northbound on Egypt Road. Police located the man who said he was walking to a relative’s house. He was checked for warrants and sent on his way.

– Police responded to the 800 block of Heritage Lane at 8:48 p.m. Sunday for a civil complaint involving a couple arguing over custody of their child. The couple recently separated and there was no legal paperwork yet. The child was returned to the mother and the father was asked to leave, which he did.

– A caller at 5:13 p.m. Sunday reported a reckless operator in a small pickup with bicycles in the bed throwing gravel in the parking lot of a church on Cunningham Road.

– A woman from Springdale Street reported at 3:16 p.m. Sunday that a verbal dispute turned physical and she left the residence. The incident occurred in the morning and she wanted a report on file.

– A resident at Salem Acres in the 1100 block of Prospect Street reported at 1:24 p.m. Sunday that her ex-boyfriend was threatening her. Police were able to listen to saved voicemails containing the threats. She was told how to obtain a protection order and police were contacting the prosecutor’s office for possible charges.

– A woman in the 300 block of Indiana Boulevard reported at 12:32 p.m. Sunday that the neighbor was yelling at her children for playing in the woods. Police spoke to the neighbor who denied yelling at the children. Both parties were told to stay away from each other.

– Police were called at 8:58 p.m. Saturday to the 1200 block of Andrew Avenue for a domestic dispute. Police were met outside by a man who said his wife was drunk and they got into an altercation. The woman said they got into an argument and were hitting each other. Both were intoxicated and gave conflicting stories. The man was picked up at the scene and left for the night.

– Dereck Gallerani, 25, of Bridgeville, Pa., was cited for failure to stop in an assured clear distance after his vehicle struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Sierra Ice, of East Liverpool, who had stopped on state Route 45/Pidgeon Road for traffic entering the Circle K parking lot at 10:24 a.m. Saturday.

New Waterford

– Police made a traffic stop on Hatcher Road at 10:26 p.m. Friday and issued Lynette Sprouse, 3253 Creek Road, a citation for driving under suspension.

– An officer was bitten by a dog while responding to a call in the 3200 block of Silliman Street at 7:47 p.m. June 10.

– A complainant in the 3200 block of Silliman Street advised police at 3 a.m. Sunday her estranged husband has been driving past the residence, at least four times between midnight and 1 a.m. on Sunday. Police advised her to notify police immediately if future incidents occur.

-Lee Miller, 1111 Howell Ave., East Palestine, was issued a minor misdemeanor citation for possession of marijuana and driving under suspension following a traffic stop on North State Street Saturday.

St. Clair Township

– Bianca Taylor, Martha Street, reported that, while driving on Martha Street, her estranged husband intentionally tried to run her off the road. In a separate report, Taylor reported an unruly juvenile and was given information on how to file charges in Juvenile Court.

– Officers received a complaint about a man on a horse at 11 p.m. Thursday on Sprucevale Road. No other details were reported.

– Charges are pending after a man reportedly climbed onto a shelf at Dunham’s and took a compound bow valued at nearly $500.

– A vehicle was vandalized and gas stolen on Cannon’s Mill Road, with no other details reported.

– Newspapers were reported removed from paper boxes throughout the township, with a former employee of the newspaper company reportedly seen opening the boxes and removing the papers.

– An Echo Dell Road mother reported an unruly juvenile, saying her son refused to come home from a friend’s house. She was advised the procedure for filing charges through Juvenile Court.

– A man ran out the door of Giant Eagle with a 30-pack of beer and entered a Jeep, fleeing on state Route 170.

– Officers were called to McDonald’s for a man and woman pushing each other in the parking lot. They advised they were exchanging their children and a verbal argument ensued.


County Sheriff

– Michele Lowe, Taylor Road, Negley, reported at 6:39 p.m. Thursday, Ron Weaver was cutting down trees on her property.

– A Depot Road, Lisbon, woman reported at 5:22 p.m. Thursday she was being harassed by someone she knows. She was once the 14-year-old victim in a Common Pleas Court case, where a man was charged in 2008 with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. She reports on June 6 she was at Guilford Lake with her nieces, ages 5 and 5 months, when he got out of a vehicle and watched her while standing by the restrooms for about 20 to 25 minutes until she made a phone call and he left. The next day soon after she arrived home, he reportedly drove past her house at least three times and stopped on the third time yelling by name for someone else in the family. The woman’s sister told him she knew who he is and he needed to leave.

-Lisa O’Rourke, Glasgow Road, Wellsville, reported at 4:23 p.m. Thursday her son would not get into his mother’s vehicle. Deputies found the boy, who said he was upset because another family member was calling his girlfriend names. He eventually got back in his mother’s vehicle.

– A domestic dispute was reported by a third party at a home on state Route 45, Lisbon, at 10:21 p.m. June 8. Melissa and Michael Hecker both stated they had an argument, and she claimed he pushed her. They declined to pursue charges.

– Scott Gane, East Martin Street, East Palestine, reported at 8:08 p.m. Friday he placed his wallet in his work truck while working near Pioneer Road on the Youngstown and Southeastern Railway. When he returned to the truck, his wallet was missing.

-Sarah Souders, no address listed, reported at 5:24 a.m. Saturday an old friend was texting and harassing her. Deputies spoke to the friend, Annie Frasier of Salem, who said it was Souders, who was harassing her. Both were told to leave each other alone.

– Megan Watt, no address listed, reported a domestic dispute at a home on Cream Ridge Road, Lisbon, at 4:28 p.m. Saturday. Then she reportedly called the dispatchers and told them deputies were not needed because she was leaving. Deputies arrived and spoke to the homeowner, who said they do not know Watt or Brian Bable and have lived at the home for 20 years.

Highway Patrol

– David E. McLaughlin, 52, Petersburg-Unity Road, Petersburg, was northbound on state Route 170 in Unity Township at 12:41 p.m. Tuesday when Stephen A. Guerriero, 83, Struthers, reportedly failed to yield at a stop sign at Heck Road and was struck by McLaughlin. Guerriero was cited with failure to yield. Guerriero was checked for possible injuries by East Palestine EMS.

– Zachary E. Bangor, 22, Highland Colony Street, East Liverpool, was southbound on a motorcycle on state Route 7 in Elkrun Township at 9:10 p.m. Thursday when he went across the center line, off the left side of the roadway and overturned in a ditch. He was cited with reasonable control and transported to Beaver Medical Center with minor injuries.

– Jeremy A. Robb, 27, Richardson Avenue, Negley, was northbound on McCormick Road in Madison Township at 7:10 p.m. Thursday when he allegedly lost control, spun counter clockwise, slid off the west side of the roadway and overturned in a ditch. Robb was cited with reasonable control. He was uninjured.

– Jeffrey D. Balint, 60, Woodworth Road, New Springfield, was driving a semi truck owned by Clacier Hills Trucking LLC., New Springfield, southbound on state Routes 39 and 164 in Washington Township at 12:50 p.m. Thursday when David C. Earich, 27, Jefferson Street, Salineville, reportedly went left of center on a bend. Earich struck the semi and then went off the left side of the roadway striking a guardrail. The semi also drove off the left side of the roadway. Earich was cited with marked lanes and transported by Tri County Ambulance to East Liverpool City Hospital with minor injuries.

– Candy M. Kibler, 44, Lincoln Way, Lisbon, was traveling westbound on U.S. Route 30 in Madison Township at 9:04 p.m. Friday when she went off the right side of the road and struck an embankment. Kibler was cited with reasonable control. She was uninjured.


– A reckless driver was reported at 3:04 p.m. Saturday driving into Columbiana on state Route 46. Police checked the area, but did not locate the vehicle.

– Someone reported open doors at the old Ross House on South Avenue at 7:58 p.m. Saturday. Police investigated and found copper was missing from the house.

– The driver of a pickup reportedly backed out of a driveway on West Friend Street at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, struck a telephone pole and left. Police found the pole.

– A woman cleaning carpets at Columbiana Buick Cadillac Oldsmobile reported at 10:22 p.m. Saturday a gold Ford Focus had been parked on Railroad Street near the bay doors all night. She had just found the light had been turned on in the vehicle, but no one was around. Police found the vehicle, unsecured with the parking lights on. The vehicle is owned by Alexa Summers of Leetonia, but police were unable to find a number to reach her.


– Police responded to the 600 block of East Sixth Street at 1:48 p.m. Saturday for a report of a person on the property who may have been evicted. The complainant wasn’t sure if he was supposed to be there. Police were unable to locate the person in question.

– Police responded to the 900 block of Jefferson Street at 1:11 p.m. Saturday where a woman was having a medical problem and first responders stated everything was OK.

– Police responded to the 900 block of Liberty Street at 11:29 a.m. Saturday where the complainant said items were taken from her home and believed she knew who took them. An attempt will be made to contact the suspect.

– Police responded to the 400 block of Franklin Avenue at 11:24 a.m. Saturday for a domestic situation and learned it was a verbal argument over personal matters according to both people. The man left.

– At 9:31 a.m. Saturday, a person advised that an ATM card owner had left a card in the machine. The card was placed in the lost and found until the owner can be located.

– At 12:15 a.m. Sunday, police responded to the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue for a loud music complaint and found a band playing at one establishment. Due to the business being in an industrial zoned area the noise ordinance could not be enforced.

– While on patrol at 1:32 a.m Sunday, police observed a motorcylist at the intersection of Jennings Avenue and West Second Street who stopped and lost his balance and dropped the motorcycle on its side. Patrick F. Brennan, 189 Hawthorne Drive, North Benton, was charged with felony OVI due to having six prior convictions in the past 20 years. He was also cited for a turn signal violation and no motorcycle endorsement and transported to the county jail.

– Police responded to the New Garden Avenue and Liberty Street area at 1:48 a.m. Sunday for a large fire and loud people. There was loud music and they were advised to keep it down. The music was turned off and they agreed to keep the noise down.

– Police responded to the area of South Lincoln Avenue and Snyder Road at 3:20 a.m. Sunday to assist Perry Township police while it checked two people. Everything checked out OK.

– Police responded to the 2800 block of East State Street at 4:40 p.m. Saturday for a report of a theft. While en route the dispatcher advised the person fled on foot and the area was checked. Police were unable to locate the man who concealed $70.79 in merchandise on his person. Officers obtained a photo of the suspect and the incident is under investigation.

– Police responded to Centennial Park at 4:45 p.m. Saturday for a report of juveniles with drug paraphernalia. They denied smoking marijuana and said they were just talking. They were advised of the complaint.

– Police responded to the 900 block of Liberty Street at 5:07 p.m. Saturday for a neighbor dispute. The complainant was upset with a neighbor who had used her driveway. Police advised the neighbor to stop.

– Police responded to the 500 block of South Union Avenue at 5:40 p.m. Saturday where the complainant found several pairs of snow skis in his backyard. They were placed in the evidence room.

– Police received a report from the 900 block of East State Street at 6:11 p.m. about a person driving off without paying for $51.93 in gas. A report number was issued.

– Police responded to the 200 block of West Wilson Street at 7:18 p.m. Saturday at the request of the fire department regarding a medical problem that was explained to police.


County Sheriff

– Pam Corll, Fairfield School Road, Columbiana, reported at 7:39 a.m. Saturday someone took a mailbox belonging to her mother-in-law, Margaret Corll, and threw it across the street. They also damaged the front yard of Peg Reckless, who lives across from Margaret.

– Jason Mellon, Roller Coaster Road, Lisbon, reported at 4:25 p.m. Saturday a dime-sized hole in the gas tank of his 1999 Dodge Dakota after he found gasoline around his truck.

– Jerry Wells, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, requested a consultation at 4:27 p.m. Saturday after learning his landlord, Randall Joseph, has a temporary protection order against him.


– A disabled vehicle was reported at 5:08 a.m. Friday in the area of Lisbon Street and West Friend Street. The vehicle belonged to a paper carrier, who would pick up the vehicle later in the day.

– An employee of PNC Bank reported at 7:13 a.m. Friday a man sitting in front of the bank. An officer spoke to Kevin Haas, who said he was dropped off by CARTS, and his supervisor will pick him up to take him to work at a nearby farm. A dispatcher from CARTS also confirmed this matter.

– Michelle Barnhart, state Route 14, reported at 8:17 a.m. Friday she spotted Teresa Sauerwine at Barnhart’s residence without her permission.

– Police assisted fire crews at 9:56 a.m. Friday regarding a fire at a South Bayshore Drive home. Officers forced entry into the house, which was unoccupied, after seeing smoke. A pan was found on the stove, which created the smoke. Attempts to contact the homeowners were unsuccessful.

– A West Park Avenue woman reported at 5:32 p.m. Friday two cars, a Chrysler PT Cruiser and a Chevrolet Cavalier, speeding up and down an alley near her house, and was concerned someone would get hurt. An officer spoke to Rikki Wood, who was given a warning.

– A maroon Ford Mustang was reported at 7:22 p.m. Friday leaving the area of Heck’s Restaurant on East Park Avenue, which the driver had possibly been drinking.


– Police responded to the 1400 block of Allen Road at 11:53 a.m. Friday where a complainant advised of items in a locker that may be illegal. Officers advised that the proper authority would check it out.

– Police responded to the 400 block of South Lundy Avenue at 12:14 p.m. Friday where a woman tripped and fell entering the lobby of a store suffering a cut over her right eye and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

– Police responded to the 900 block of Liberty Street at 9:32 a.m. Friday where the complainant advised a man was hanging around their garage off and on for the last couple of days. The complainant asked for extra patrol in the area and the alley behind the garage.

– Police responded to the 2800 block of East State Street at 11:37 a.m. Friday where a woman fell by a vehicle and needed assistance. The fire department first responders advised she was not going be transported, and they assisted in getting her up.

– At 3:29 p.m. Friday, police responded to the 1100 block of East State Street when a caller reported a male juvenile striking their vehicle with a stick and causing damage. The youth admitted to striking a stick on the pavement and a piece broke off striking a car, but he did not cause any damage. The vehicle was checked, and there was no damage.

– Police responded to the 600 block of Ohio Avenue at 3:05 p.m. Friday where a complainant advised a red chopper-style bike was stolen from the side of the residence.

– Police received a call from a resident in the 600 block of Woodland Avenue at 12:44 a.m. Friday from a woman receiving harassing phone calls and wanting it stopped. An officer contacted the suspect and advised her to quit.

– Police responded to the 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 4:44 p.m. Friday for a report of an irate woman who was calm when police spoke to her. She said she was waiting for a ride, and a cab was summoned to transport her to her residence.

– A woman was on station at 7:46 p.m. Friday advising she had a court order for custody of her children from her ex-husband. The order requested police to respond with her to obtain her children. Police responded to the 200 block of East Fifth Street and stood by.

– Police responded to the Jennings Avenue and West Sixth Street intersection at 10:32 p.m. Friday for a report of fireworks and located the source. They said they would cease setting them off.

– Police responded to the 800 block of East Fifth Street at 11:14 p.m. Friday and assisted Perry Township police in locating a man wanted on a warrant from Columbiana County. Several people at the address said he no longer resided there.


Highway Patrol

Elizabeth M. Perry, 24, West Main Street, East Palestine, was westbound on state Route 14 in Green Township at 4:57 p.m. Thursday behind Regina Neff, 59, West School Street, Salem, and could not stop in time and struck Neff who was pushed forward into Kevin M. Sturgeon, 23, Washington Street, Salem. Perry was cited for assured clear distance.


Christopher L. Morris, 54, Salem, Indiana, was cited for driving under suspension and red light following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 1:14 a.m. Tuesday.

A Dynamic Auto Body employee reported at 4:14 p.m. Tuesday an irate customer needed to be removed. The man left when police arrived.

A woman reported at 5:14 p.m. Tuesday a tree was blocking traffic on Southern Terrace Road. Police found the road halfway open.

A Firestone Pool employee reported at 8 p.m. Tuesday two girls were leaving the pool when one of them defecated on the step in the water.

Police found at 10:29 p.m. Tuesday someone turned on the Christmas lights in the park gazebo.

Darlene Whaley, Maplewood, reported trespassing at 11:23 p.m. Tuesday.

– A man reported at 6:53 p.m. Wednesday a semi truck was trying to back into the Reichards Industries parking lot on Fairfield Avenue and had traffic blocked for about 10 minutes. It was found that the semi was an oversized load and was able to get back in and would be parked there until the Highway Patrol arrived for an escort in the morning.

– Darlyne Whaley, reported 8:50 p.m. Wednesday Linda Baker was just at her door and had been warned the night before that she was not to be there.

East Palestine

– Police arrested Michael Matthews, 42, East Clark Street, at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday at his home on a warrant for obstructing official business. Royal McKenzie, 38, same address, was also arrested for obstructing justice. According to the report, Matthews was found hiding in the bedroom and McKenzie was attempting to conceal him and hinder police from arresting him.

– Police arrested John Smollen Sr., 56, West Main Street, at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday on an active warrant for passing bad checks. He was taken to the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office.

– Police went to Circle K at 2:14 a.m. Thursday for a report that a man known only as Joe broke the windshield of Michael Martino’s vehicle following a verbal altercation at Meadowview Apartments. Police found Joe Scheibert, who reported that Martino attempted to hit him with his car and the windshield broke as he jumped on the hood to avoid being struck.

– Ted Murphy, Bacon Avenue, reported at 10 p.m. Wednesday someone a small black car kicked up pieces of asphalt as it drove by and caused damaged to his vehicle.

A man reported at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday five stray cats were inside a vacant home on East Main Street. Police notified the owner.

Lydia Kerr reported at 4:34 p.m. Monday that while driving on East Rebecca Street two kids threw rocks at her 2010 Chevy Equinox damaging the right side door. Police warned the man watching the children of the complaint.

Dave Early reported at 1 p.m. Monday someone used his credit card information to make a purchase.


– Police were called to the 700 block of South Lundy Avenue at 10:36 p.m. Wednesday for someone to be removed. The man said he was leaving and was given a courtesy ride home.

– A motorcycle was reported riding on a sidewalk at Ohio Avenue and East Pershing Street at 10:26 p.m. Wednesday. Nothing was found.

– A barking dog was reported at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of Carole Drive. Contact was made with the owner who said he would take the dog inside.

– A barking dog was reported at 9:09 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Woodland Avenue, but was not found.

– A caller reported a possible intoxicated driver in the 700 block of West State Street at 9:03 p.m. Wednesday. The suspected driver of a van was identified and had been eating a meal. Officers took the keys to his vehicle and turned them over to a responsible party.

– Police responded to the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday and spoke to several juveniles who were harassing another boy.

– Jason Sorrentino, 30, of 637 Woodland Ave., was charged with domestic violence after police were called to a domestic in progress at his residence at 8:01 p.m. Wednesday. His wife reported being struck in the face several times during an argument. An officer observed injuries to her face consistent with her account of the incident.

– A woman in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard reported at 6:31 p.m. Wednesday that one of her family members won’t stop calling her. She didn’t want her to call anymore. The family member was contacted and told to stop.

– A woman in the 900 block of Liberty Street came to the police station at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday about a neighborhood problem. She wanted it documented.

– Police responded at 5:19 p.m. Wednesday to a railroad crossing gate malfunction on Allen Road. An officer stood by until a trouble shooter from the railroad arrived to check the gate.

– Andrew Cannon, 37, of 418 E. Sixth St., was taken into custody at 4:29 p.m. Wednesday at his residence on a warrant for failure to appear.

– Police responded at 4:18 p.m. Wednesday to Walmart on East State Street for a report of indecent exposure. Employees said several customers reported two young females entered the store and took off their tops. An employee said they left the store and fled in a red pickup. The vehicle wasn’t located. Police followed up with an employee who said upon watching surveillance tapes, it was unclear if the incident actually occurred. Asset protection planned to review the tapes further.

-A suspicious person was reported at 3:01 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of Penn Avenue where it was reported a male was causing a scene, walking in and out of cubicles. This was the second time he had caused a scene at the business and was told to leave.

– A man in the 900 block of Liberty Street called police at 1:26 p.m. Wednesday regarding an issue with a stepchild and the grandparents not bringing the child back after the mother dropped the child off to stay with them. They said they were waiting for her to return to take the child.

– A reckless vehicle was reported at 10:39 a.m. Wednesday and followed for short period on South Lincoln Avenue before being lost due to traffic. The vehicle was later found parked.

– Police were advised at 10:09 a.m. Wednesday about a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Penn Avenue which had not moved in a few weeks. A warning tag about a parking violation was left indicating if the vehicle was not moved by 10 a.m. today, it would be towed.

– A Giant Eagle manager called police at 8:19 a.m. Wednesday to report a license plate found in the parking lot. It was placed in the police lost and found.

– A woman from Third Street reported at 8:12 a.m. Wednesday that she took her son to work with her and someone took his handheld video game.

– A dog at large was reported at 3:46 p.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of Liberty Street. A large white short-hair pit bull mix was found on Granite Avenue with a blue collar and no tags. The humane officer was called and was able to secure the dog.

– A woman on Westview Avenue reported at 3:29 p.m. Tuesday that she was the victim of a scam last Thursday. She was contacted by a male claiming to be her grandson who said he was in Mexico and involved in a traffic crash. He said he needed $2,000 sent to him to pay for the damages to the rental car. The woman purchased money pak cards and sent the money. She later discovered that the caller was not her grandson and he was not in Mexico.

– An officer checked for children playing in or near the road between Cedar Ridge and the driveway to Briargate at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday. A few children were in the area but not in the street. They were told the dangers of the road, but they denied being on the road.

– The manager of a business in the 2700 block of East State Street reported at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday that he was terminating an employee and wanted to be certain there were no problems. The female left without incident and the matter will be investigated.

– Matthew Sturgeon talked to police in the 200 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday to report his dog, a Cane Corso, was missing from his apartment on Cedar Ridge. He believed someone removed the dog from the apartment which was secure. The dog was described as 7 years old, brown, with a blue collar. The dog went missing after midnight.

– A couple from the 600 block of Franklin Avenue reported at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday that while searching Facebook, they saw an offer that a company called Pet Travel Agency was selling purebred dogs for the price of a $250 plane ticket. They sent money to the agency through Moneygram after several instant messages and texts were exchanged. They have since heard nothing from the agency and looked up information online and found out it’s a scam.

– A woman in the 800 block of Morris Avenue reported at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday that since a dispute with her neighbors last Saturday, the neighbors have been shouting insults at her and her fiance when they’re outside. She wants them to stop and let it drop. The neighbors were not home when police stopped by.

– Police were called at 11:43 a.m. Tuesday to Home Savings bank in the 600 block of East State Street for a man who was irate. Police were told the person had left before they arrived.

– Police responded to a medical call at 9:47 a.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of Franklin Avenue where an elderly woman fell backwards, striking her back and head on the floor. She was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center by EMT.

– Police responded to Centennial Park at 5:36 p.m. Tuesday for a report of male juveniles tossing smoke bombs out of a dark maroon vehicle. A vehicle matching the description was found with several male juveniles around it. The juveniles said they didn’t know anything about the smoke bombs and none were seen in or around the vehicle.


County Sheriff

– Deputies responded to a domestic dispute on Hazel Run Road, Yellow Creek Township, at 12:07 a.m. Saturday and spoke to Lola Javens, who said her husband and son were fighting. The deputy found William Javens Jr. trying to calm down his father, William Javens, 51, who wanted to continue arguing. After repeated attempts to get him to calm down and go to bed, the elder Javens kicked his son in the leg and was arrested.

– Darlene Faulkner, Westville Lake Road, Beloit, reported Friday receiving a voice mail that sounded like a gun shot.

– Melinda Reynolds, Black Road, Lisbon, reported Friday being harassed by someone she knows, with the person yelling at her whenever she sees her driving around Lisbon.

– Fred Reali, Mountz Road, East Rochester, reported his utility trailer was stolen from his property on Thursday. The thief first had to unhitch it from his truck.

– James Roberto, Johnson Road, Madison Township, reported hearing a loud noise at 2:11 a.m. Saturday. Deputies arrived about an hour later but did not hear or see anything.

– Carol Hough, Churchill Road, Lisbon, reported seeing a strange light in the field next door at 1:37 a.m. Saturday. A deputy checked the area but found nothing amiss.

– Michael Scott reported leaving a dolly and patio furniture at a friend’s campsite at Big Arb’s Campground, Buffalo Road, East Rochester. He returned Sunday to discover the items had been removed by order of the campground’s owners.

– Nichole Rickerd, East Main Street, Salineville, reported at 8:43 p.m. Sunday being harassed by the father of their daughter, who was coming up from Columbus with his mother to get the daughter. She said the father made a false accusation about an alleged text message from their daughter that stirred up the family, but the daughter denied sending the message. The father and his mother left prior to the deputy’s arrival.

– Responding to a report of a disabled vehicle on Fairmont Road in Elkrun Township at 12:40 a.m. Sunday, deputies arrived to find Scott Powell sitting in the driver’s seat and with a strong odor of alcohol about him. Also, his speech was slurred. In the back seat were Shannon Kelly and William Cunningham, who said they were on their way from Lisbon to East Palestine when they ran out of gas. The deputies then saw in plain sight a small bag of green plant matter and a blue metal smoking pipe. Powell, 33, Lyons Street, East Palestine, was taken to the highway patrol barracks to be administered the drunk-driving test but authorities were unable to obtain a reading, and he refused to undergo a second test. Powell was then cited for being in physical control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated and he was given a courtesy ride to a friend’s home in Lisbon. A taxi was called for Kelly and Cunningham.

– Deputies were called to a domestic dispute on state Route 14, East Palestine, at 9:55 p.m. Saturday where they learned George Faulkner and George Faulkner Jr. had been arguing when the younger Faulkner pushed his father over a chair. The son left prior to the deputies arriving and his father declined to press charges.

– Jessica Burkholder, 29, Emerick Road, Kensington, called for a deputy at 7 p.m. Friday after having words with her mother, Gladys Gromley. Burkholder said when she asked Gromley to get out of her face she pushed her, ripping Burkholder’s shirt. Gromley, 54, was arrested for domestic violence.

– Robert Frank, McCormick Run Road, Salineville, reported Sunday receiving unwanted phone calls from Amy and Pat Moore, who also keep sending him threatening text messages. The deputy was unable to reached the Moores.

– Robin Hole, Main Street, Minerva, reported Sunday that her niece was yelling at her parents, who were not too upset because they said the girl frequently yells. Hole said she called because she was afraid it would escalate. The niece was told she needed to do a better job of controlling her anger before she is charged with disorderly conduct.

– Delores Pahanish, Miller Road, Lisbon, reported Friday someone parked a trailer on her property. The property was recently sold and it was unclear where the property lines were located. Pahanish was told this was a civil matter and she needed to contact an attorney.

– Jen Kirkpatrick, U.S. Route 30, Minerva, reported Friday her teenage daughter was receiving threatening text messages from her boyfriend. The deputy then spoke with the boyfriend’s mother, Tammy Rhodes, who was told he could face criminal charges if this continues.

– Jeffrey Cowan, Union Street, Washingtonville, called for a deputy at 12:31 a.m. Saturday, and Julia Bennett said she wanted an intoxicated Michael A. Noble to be removed. Noble said he has established residency at the address and did not wish to leave and would instead retreat to his bedroom to defuse the situation. The deputies left and then received a call from Noble, who said Bennett was trying to provoke him. Bennett was advised if she continued in this manner she would be arrested for disorderly conduct.

– Chris Paige of Mark’s Landing at Guilford Lake reported a possible hit-skip accident in the parking lot at 7 p.m. Saturday. Kenneth Smith said his vehicle was the one that was struck by another vehicle, which fled the scene.

– A complaint about ATVs riding on Case Road, Beloit, was received at 7:23 p.m. Saturday. The deputies did not find anyone riding about when they arrived.

– Deputies were called to a home on Georgetown Road, Homeworth, at 9 p.m. Saturday, where the landlord, Connie Fox, reported her tenant had threatened to harm her with a butcher knife but he did not have possession of a knife. The deputy spoke with the tenant, who said he did not take his medication and it made him feel weird. An ambulance arrived to transport him to an area hospital to be examined.

– Ronald Shafer, state Route 45, Madison Township, reported at 11:37 p.m. Saturday ATVs were riding on his property, but the deputy was unable to locate them.

-Angela Weimer, Rainbow Lane Circle, Beloit, reported there was suspicious activity around her home at 3:53 a.m. Monday. Deputies searched the perimeter but did not find anything amiss.


– Donna Mason reported May 19 a semi-truck was driving on West Washington instead of a state route. Police checked the area and side streets but did not find the truck.

– Daniel Powell, West High Street, reported Friday the valve stems on two of his vehicles had been cut and the tires were flat.

– Amanda Wilson, East Lincoln Way, reported Thursday her phone was missing.

– A loud noise complaint was received at 2:18 a.m. Friday, and police went to the rear of the Motorcycle Dream Shop and Night Court and told the people hanging out there to keep it quiet, and they agreed to comply.

– Luis Alicea Jr., 49, East Lincoln Way, was arrested for domestic violence after police were called to his home at 12:27 a.m. Wednesday. Alicea’s wife, Samantha, reported her husband slapped her near the eye while they were arguing and she responded by spitting at him. Mr. Alicea denied touching her and he said the injury around her eye must have been self-inflicted. Police were called back to the residence two hours later because her husband’s daughter was acting belligerent toward Samantha. The officer re-mained until the daughter left.

– Cynthia Harvey, Applegrove Apartments, reported Sunday she was being harassed by Raphael Coronado, who continuously knocks on her door. Coronado was advised by police to leave Harvey alone.

– Jeff Seese, West Washington Street, reported arriving home Sunday to find his laptop computer and 50-inch flat screen TV missing, and there was no sign of forced entry.

– Mitchel D. Kessler, North Market Street, backed out of his driveway and struck a vehicle parked in the alley belonging to Robert Bye. This occurred at 1:22 p.m. Saturday.

– A caller reported a couple at the basketball court at the park appeared to be sitting in a sexual way and smoking marijuana at 5 p.m. Sunday. The responding officer saw a couple sitting separate from each on a table next to the court and neither was smoking.

– A clerk at Smith Oil reported Nicole Hilton was back asking customers for money at 4:34 p.m. Sunday. Police found Hilton walking on Chestnut Street and immediately denied being up to anything. She was told not to go back to Smith Oil and to stay on the sidewalks when walking.

– Stephanie Krsvonak asked for an officer to stand by while she retrieved personal belongings from a home on Sherman Street at 2:16 p.m. Sunday. After an officer arrived, Krsvonak said she changed her mind and was going to try to work things out and remain at that address.

– Police were called to the Community Action Agency’s public health clinic on May 21 in regard to a grandmother possibly being abusive to a 5-year-old child. The report was forward to the county Children Services agency.

– Jon Danver reported seeing someone very drunk on Lions Club Road under the Canton Bridge at 3:31 p.m. June 2. The drunk turned out to be a 15-year-old boy, who could barely stand and was belligerent and threatening police. His mother arrived just before the boy was taken by ambulance to the hospital to be checked.

– Dana Blackburn reported her purse was stolen from her vehicle while the vehicle was parked at the Eagles Club from 10:40 to 11 p.m. Wednesday. Her purse was found the next day stuffed in the mail box at the Lepper Library and the only thing missing was her license.

Highway Patrol

– William T. Williams, 77, Elk Avenue, Lisbon, was southbound on state Route 7 in Madison Township at 8:31 p.m. Friday when a northbound vehicle went left of center and struck him and continued on.

– Nathan D. Whalen, 20, Enon Valley, Pa., was westbound on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 9:15 a.m. Sunday and went off the right side into a ditch. He was cited for failure to control and seat belt.

– Dale M. Hill, 80, Mill Rock Road, New Waterford, was eastbound on Church Street in Middleton Township at 1:28 p.m. Friday and failed to yield at a stop sign and struck Johnny Clifford, 56, Weirton, W.Va., who was southbound on Route 7. Hill was cited for failure to yield.

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– Brad E. Kasunich, 30, Union Street, Columbiana, was southbound on Elkton Road in Elkrun Township at 1:33 a.m. Saturday and went off the right side into three trees. He was cited for failure to control and OVI.

– Arissa Elizabeth McClaskey, 17, Richmond, Ohio, was westbound on U.S. 30 in St. Clair Township at 2:45 p.m. Saturday and her car caught fire. No injuries were reported.

– Michael W. Metzgar, 49, state Route 9, Salem, was westbound on Salem Grange Road in Butler Township at 6:40 p.m. Saturday and went through a stop sign at Depot Road and into a ditch. He was cited for stop sign.

– Shannon M. Brown, 44, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, was eastbound on East Liverpool Road in Madison Township at 10 a.m. Sunday and hit a deer.

– Donald Tellish, state Route 14, East Palestine, reported that at 4 a.m. Sunday a vehicle northbound on state Route 170 and went off the right side into his fence and continued on.


– Joseph Ahmad Radman Jr., 20, Columbiana, was cited for possession of marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia and failure to display a valid tag following a traffic stop on South Middle Street at 12:16 a.m. Sunday.

– Police warned Codie Scheffert, Kyle Laverie, Jason Pudder, Christian Candle, and Trevor Parsons for criminal trespass after finding them at Firestone Park at 2 a.m. Sunday.

– A man reported at 2:21 a.m. Sunday a dog was howling in the area of Friend and James streets.

– Police arrested a 17-year-old boy for curfew violation, underage alcohol consumption and tobacco possession at 2:53 a.m. Sunday in Firestone Park.

– Police went to a Balmoral Drive home at 5:55 a.m. Sunday to mark an address for an EMS crew.

– Thomas E. Owens, West 9th Street, East Liverpool, was southbound on South Main Street at 8:20 a.m. Sunday and making a left turn onto East Southern Avenue and struck Evelyn6n C. Queen, 91, South Main Street, Columbiana, who was northbound on South Main Street. Owens was cited for failure to yield making a left turn.

– A West Park Avenue man reported at 5 p.m. Sunday high school kids were on his porch yelling vulgarities at as as they pass. Police went to the home and warned the group for disorderly conduct.


-The owner of Pure Pet, 148 Penn Ave., reported at 1:17 p.m. Monday that someone pried on the pull handle of the rear door to the business, bending the handle. No entry was gained.

– An officer was called at 11:43 a.m. Monday to North Ellsworth Avenue to check on some juveniles at the corner of Fourth Street and Ellsworth. A caller thought the children playing were going to go out into the street and get hit by a car. An officer spoke to a young boy about the concern and he talked to his mother, who was on the porch and didn’t speak English. No names were provided.

– A woman in the 500 block of South Union Avenue reported at 11:32 a.m. Monday that her house was egged. Within the past two weeks, she said new neighbors have been causing several problems in the neighborhood. Beer bottles were seen broken on the sidewalk near the neighbor’s residence. Contact was made with the neighbors and they were told about the complaint and denied throwing any eggs. They were told if problems continue, they may face charges. No names were provided.

– Thomas Hurst, 60, of 7050 Salem-Unity Road, was charged with theft after turning himself in after police were called for an alleged shoplifter at 6:24 p.m. Sunday at Walmart.

– A woman in the 600 block of Sharp Avenue reported at 4:42 p.m. Sunday that her boyfriend threw an object at her head while they were arguing. No injury was observed, but first responders and an ambulance responded. The boyfriend said they were arguing when she threw a box down the stairs and he threw it back up. He said it landed nowhere near her. She refused to fill out a statement and did not want taken to the hospital. Both were told to remain calm and stay in separate areas of the house. No names were provided.

Perry Township

– Robert James Ketchum Jr., 26, of Salem, was charged with a red light violation, expired temporary tag, driving under suspension and felony receiving stolen property after police initiated a traffic stop at 12:09 a.m. Sunday on Bethel Drive for a red light violation. The vehicle had been reported stolen.

– Ryan Oliver, 35, of Baum Street, East Liverpool, was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear after a traffic stop on Depot Road at 10:08 p.m. Friday. Oliver was a passenger in the vehicle. The driver, whose name was not provided, was cited for an equipment violation.



-Charles E. Smith II, 21, Beard Road, New Springfield, was stopped in traffic heading east on state Route 14 at 10:32 a.m. Friday when the truck, owned by JDS Trucking, Columbia Station, was rear-ended by Joshua D. Osborn, North Main Street. Osborn was cited for assured clear distance.

– Parking problems were reported at 11:19 a.m. Friday around Manor Circle during garage sales. An officer, however, did not notice any parking violations.

-Gladys F. Edwards, 81, Silliman Street, New Waterford, was traveling south on state Route 164 at 12:18 p.m. Friday, and was turning left onto state Route 14 when she hit Glen A. Lacey Sr., 78, McClure Road, East Palestine, who was heading east on state Route 14 and had the green light. Edwards was cited for obstructing the intersection.

– Illegal parking was reported at 12:25 p.m. Friday at the city lot on South Main Street, but no vehicles were found when an officer arrived.

– Maureen McNamara, South Bayshore Drive, requested assistance at 6:19 p.m. Friday after she was locked out of her home and was unable to contact a locksmith.

– A woman requested assistance at 11:51 p.m. Friday at the Dairy Queen on East Park Avenue after she was locked out of her vehicle. She was taken to her West Salem Street residence to pick up a spare key.


– Tiffany Sampedro, 26, of 943 W. Wilson St., was charged with domestic violence after police were called to her residence at 12:53 p.m. Saturday for a domestic dispute. Officers met the male half and could hear the female yelling at the back door. They were live-in boyfriend and girlfriend and he had fresh scratches and was bleeding on the back of the neck. The female was irate and yelling, claiming the male was the aggressor, but officers did not see any recent injuries on her. Neighbors said it’s an ongoing problem and she’s always the aggressor and causing disturbances. Due to her behavior, she was taken directly to the Columbiana County jail and charges were completed and served to her

– A woman and her juvenile daughter spoke with police at 11:19 a.m. Saturday about some alleged harassment. The woman said she and her daughter were at the recycling dumpsters on South Ellsworth Avenue when a man they know started saying things about the way her daughter worked for him and that he has them both on video. The daughter had worked for him, but stopped in April. He paid with a check that accidentally got washed and they requested another check and he said he would send one but hasn’t. She said he made claims that were not true about her and her daughter.

– Two brothers, ages 7 and 8 years old, were each charged with delinquency at 11:38 a.m. Saturday and released to their mother after a resident in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue called at 11:19 a.m. to report two juveniles stole items from his back yard. He watched them run down the street, drop the items and run home.

– A domestic dispute was reported at 3:15 a.m. Saturday in the 500 block of Fair Avenue where a woman said she and her husband were arguing. They were both told to stay away from each other.

– An officer on patrol at 3:01 a.m. Saturday stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on East State Street near Union Avenue. The driver was given a warning, but a juvenile passenger was taken into custody for a curfew violation. The 16-year-old Lisbon girl was charged with being unruly and released to her mother.

– A noise disturbance was reported at 2:43 a.m. Saturday in the 2200 block of Tanglewood Drive where a resident heard a noise like someone trying to enter her house via the back door. Everything was found secure.

– Police responded at 12:59 a.m. Saturday for a fight in the 100 block of South Union Avenue where officers found two males and a female arguing. They were separated and police spoke to them. The one male said his daughter was dating the other male and he dropped her off on the side of the road and made her walk home, calling her derogatory names. The father said he came to the residence to get her rental car. No violence was reported.

– Loud persons were reported at 12:43 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of South Union Avenue on a porch, along with persons smashing bottles off the pavement. A man was found sweeping up broken glass from beer bottles off the sidewalk and was told to keep the noise down. He said they were not smashing bottles, but that he dropped them.

– Police were called at 12:13 a.m. Saturday to check the railroad crossing on West Wilson Street for people stealing metal. No one was found.

– A resident in the 900 block of West Wilson Street reported at 11:44 p.m. Friday that a female he allowed to stay there was taking items from the residence. He was told his options.

– Paul Phillips, 56, of 140 Woodland Ave., was taken into custody at his residence at 11:24 p.m. Friday on a warrant for failure to appear on a civil contempt charge.

– Police were called at 11:14 p.m. Friday for a domestic in progress in the 100 block of Washington Avenue where two people were in an alley fighting. An officer spoke to one of the males who said they had an argument and went their separate ways.

– A woman on West Fifth Street reported at 10:35 p.m. Friday that she was being harassed by her ex-husband who showed up at her place of employment and yelled at her and also yelled at her when she was dropping off their kids.

– An intoxicated driver was reported at 10:21 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue. The vehicle in question was found parked in a lot. Officers spoke with the owner, who was not intoxicated, but was told he would need to find a valid driver to drive his car from the lot since they found he didn’t have a valid driver’s license.

– A resident in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 9:11 p.m. Friday that an odd message was left on their answering machine. An officer listened to the message but did not hear anything suspicious.

– Suspicious activity and an attempted theft were reported at 8:59 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of South Lundy Avenue by a resident who said a man asked to borrow his lawn mower and started pushing the mower away. He followed the man who started walking faster and then abandoned the mower and continued on his way. The resident took the mower back to his property. The man could not be found.

– Suspicious activity was reported at 7:37 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of Walnut Street where a caller said many cars were coming and going from a residence in the area. Nothing suspicious was found.

– A man reported at 7:26 p.m. Friday that he almost hit a young girl on a bicycle in the 100 block of Woodland Avenue. He said he was driving north when the girl rode out in front of him. He hit the brakes and no contact was made with the girl, but she got scared and fell over on her bike and scraped her arm. Her parents said she would be okay.

– Officers responded at 7:10 p.m. Friday to the area of South Lincoln Avenue and Aetna Street for a man going to residences asking for money. He was found in the 600 block of Euclid Street after asking a resident for use of a push mower. He was told to cease all contact with homeowners or be arrested. He left the area.

– Police responded to a hit/skip accident at 7:06 p.m. Friday at the intersection of South Ellsworth Avenue and West Pershing Street. Robert Mellott, 23, of Salem was driving west on Pershing and had entered the intersection after stopping at the stop sign when the unknown driver of a southbound silver van on Ellsworth failed to stop and struck his vehicle. He and a witness said the other driver yelled at him and stopped to pick up a license plate that fell off during the collision and took off south on Ellsworth.

– Possible juveniles with drug paraphernalia were reported at 6:39 p.m. Friday at Waterworth Memorial Park. A resident on Fourth Street said the juveniles took off on bicycles when the police were called. They were not found.

– Officers responded to Centennial Park at 6:12 p.m. Friday for juveniles yelling into a megaphone and swearing. No juveniles were found. Some juveniles nearby were asked about it and they had not seen anyone. One girl admitted she brought a megaphone to the park before, but it was at home. She was told not to bring it to the park anymore.

– A woman on South Howard Avenue reported at 5:58 p.m. Friday that a juvenile gave her son a bicycle several months ago. On Friday, she believed he took the bike off of her front porch. She was told her options.

– A woman on Whinnery Road reported at 5:22 p.m. Friday that her ex-boyfriend was harassing her though Facebook. She was told her options.

– Police were called for a theft at 5:08 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of New Garden Avenue where witnesses pointed officers toward some juveniles, but the juveniles denied any involvement. Witnesses reported seeing one of the juveniles reach into a parked vehicle and remove some items and another juvenile place the items in his pants. The owner of the vehicle said missing items included a pack of cigarettes and three cigars. Information will be sent to the juvenile officer.

– A man from Pershing Street came to the police station at 4:59 p.m. Friday to report he owes money to a person and now the person is threatening to harm him if he doesn’t pay. He was told his options.

– Matthew Loomis, 38, of North Howard Avenue, was cited for failure to yield after his eastbound vehicle on East State Street made a left turn onto North Cunningham and collided with a westbound vehicle on State Street driven by Qadira Featherstone, 42, of Pittsburgh, Pa. at 4:29 p.m. Friday. Featherstone and her 4-year-old passenger were checked by medical personnel but declined to seek further medical treatment. Loomis was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center for non-incapacitating injuries.


County Sheriff

– Annette Reitz, Miller Road, Leetonia, reported at 9:42 a.m. Tuesday she stayed at her son’s house Monday night and when Kenny Parks, who she has been living with for about a year, picked her up they began arguing about where she was Monday night. Reitz claimed Parks hit her in the face. When they got home, Parks reportedly went into the neighbor’s trailer and refused to unlock the trailer where he and Reitz live. Deputies attempted to speak to Parks, who the neighbor said fled out the back door when deputies arrived. Reitz decided not to pursue charges.

– Margaret Kean, Hilltop Drive, Lisbon, reported on Monday someone cut the left rear brake line on her car sometime between 8 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday while it was parked at her home.

– Middleton Township Fiscal Officer Bob Chapman gave deputies a wallet found by the road crew working on Pancake-Clarkson Road on Tuesday afternoon. The wallet contained various cards and a birth certificate all in the name of Rusty Ray Altman. Deputies attempted to call him, but there was no answer.

– Kevin Short, DeSellum Road, Lisbon, reported at 11:23 p.m. Tuesday his 15-year-old son pushed him across the room. Short spoke to the boy, who claimed he was defending himself because his father was drunk and out of control. The father declined to pursue charges, but said he is in the process of filing unruly charges.

– Phil Bartholomae, Bowman Road, Homeworth, reported at 8:36 a.m. Monday his son was at his home earlier and forced his way inside. He refused to leave until his father called deputies, then he ran off. A few hours later, the son returned and deputies were called again to help locate him while he was hiding in a hayfield. Paul E. Bartholomae was charged with criminal trespassing.

– Delores Pahanish, Miller Road, Leetonia, reported at 9:31 a.m. Monday her neighbor was cutting the grass on the property she was ordered not to be on by the courts. Another neighbor stopped the first neighbor from cutting the grass and she did not feel it was right because the grass would not get cut now.

– Vicki Bock, Y and O Road, Wellsville, reported at 10:03 a.m. Monday someone used her Home Savings debit card to make a $50 purchase from MMA Cleanser.com. She called a number about the charge and the person she spoke to refused to give her any information, claiming it was her husband who made the purchase. Bock told deputies her husband does not make purchases online and when he spoke to the company, they would not cooperate with him either.

– John Gorby Jr., Lisbon-Dungannon Road, Lisbon, reported at 12:38 p.m. Monday he and his girlfriend fought over the weekend and she was going to move out. On Monday she came and took some belongings, but also struck his TV, possibly with a baseball bat, and took the Direct TV satellite box. He wanted deputies to assist him in getting the box back, but later called and said he resolved the issue.

– Patricia Crowe, state Route 45, Lisbon, reported at 12:07 p.m. Tuesday she was parked near the Laundry Barn in the plaza north of Lisbon when Donald Roof, North Lincoln Avenue, Salem, backed from a parking space and struck her vehicle.

– Todd Hayter, state Route 164, Leetonia, reported at 9:09 p.m. Monday he has been receiving threatening and harassing text messages from his stepson. He also claimed the stepson has been threatening his wife. Hayter told the stepson to stop texting him, but he has not.

– Martin Winkle, Bye Road, Negley, reported at 8:42 p.m. Monday someone stole his ATV from his yard between 10 p.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday. Tire tracks showed where someone pushed the ATV through the grass, loaded it onto a vehicle and left.

– Mark Morgan, Bayard Road, Minerva, reported at 6:44 p.m. Tuesday there was a dispute between neighbors. An intoxicated Morgan reportedly told dispatchers he was going to get a gun and shoot all the neighbors. Deputies spoke to Tracy Thomas and Harold Dunlap, who stated Morgan was over at Dunlap’s house waving a knife and threatening to kill them in their sleep. They also reported Morgan was shooting a gun earlier from his porch. Morgan was charged with aggravated menacing and weapons while intoxicated. Two rifles and two knives were taken from his home.

– Anthony Brown, Hazel Run Road, Salineville, reported at 9:21 p.m. Tuesday a man was hanging out the window of a Chevy 2500 pickup with a gun. The man was reportedly driving up and down the road yelling he was going to kill people. Deputies checked the area, but could not find a truck matching the description.

– Mark Hawkins, Market Street, Boardman, reported at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday he found three unauthorized charges on his prepaid debit card. The charges were made at JT’s Pit Stop on state Route 164.

– Amanda Herron, Washington Avenue, Wellsville, reported at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday she is in the process of moving and someone took boxes of items from the porch and the shed. Neighbors gave her the name of the person, who allegedly took the boxes.

– Constintina Covert, Beech Street, Beloit, reported at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday her ex-husband came to the house trying to start a fight with Jeff Mazzel inviting him to go out on the road to fight. Covert said her ex-husband also threatened to take the children they have together.

– Tammy Bookman, state Route 45, Lisbon, reported she found Richard McCullough, 59, with no signs of life at 5:47 p.m. Tuesday. He recently had medical issues and had just left the hospital on Monday. KLG confirmed the death and the coroner was contacted.

– Ryan Morris, Brookfield Avenue, Lisbon, reported at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday he left on Sunday evening and returned Tuesday to find items missing from the house. The doors and windows were still locked. His girlfriend’s purse was found dumped and her wallet missing. Clothes and a diamond necklace valued at $200 were also taken.


– Floyd E. Gilmore Jr., 36, and Dana L. Duffield, 48, both of Center Avenue, and Richard A. Lips, 40, were charged with possessing criminal tools and criminal mischief after the trio were found in the parking lot of L & G Mower at 12:42 a.m. May 29. In the parking lot is a Planet Aid container used to accept donated clothing, and found next to the container was a pair of bolt cutters, and under the container was a hacksaw. Police also saw that one side of the padlock to the container had been cut and there were other cut marks found on the container.

– Dustin A. Pearson, 22, Fife Coal Road, Wellsville, was cited for failure to control after he wrecked into a parked car while driving on Thomas Road at 5 a.m. Saturday. Pearson said he was messing with his broken vehicle stereo when he went off the road, striking an unoccupied parked vehicle belonging to Robert S. Culp, Thomas Road. The impact pushed Culp’s vehicle into another unoccupied parked vehicle, this one belonging to Dustin C. Culp, Danbury Avenue, Wellsville.

– A caller reported a man in the area of the Fleming House was acting suspicious at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Police checked the area but did not see anyone around.

– Kevin Parrish, East Washington Street, reported Tuesday that Bambi Hupp has been harassing his mother, Roberta Ash. The parties were advised to stay away from each other.

– A stone replica of the Ten Commandments was removed from the southeast corner of the Lisbon Presbyterian Church and later found on East Chestnut Street. The replica was reportedly removed between Saturday and Tuesday.

– A mentally handicapped patient reportedly walked away from the Lisbon Community Health Center at 11:35 a.m. Monday. The person was found sitting next to the parking lot.

– Mike McGuire, East Lincoln Way, reported Monday someone removed property he had placed out for a yard sale.

– A caller reported there was a truck blocking the sidewalk on East Washington Street at 3 p.m. Monday. Police spoke with the truck owner, Chris Elsass, who said he would move it.

– Dale Hood, East Washington Street, reported at 4:46 p.m. Monday his neighbors were parking in the curb lawn and he wanted something done. Police were unable to find an ordinance prohibiting parking on curb lawns.

– A resident of Applegrove Apartments, reported at 6 p.m. Monday he was being threatened and that he was also contemplating harming himself. Police remained until an ambulance arrived to transport the caller to a local hospital.


– Police removed a dead dog from the middle of state Route 14 at 4:26 a.m. Tuesday.

– A woman turned in a plastic bag containing several prescription bottles and pills at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday that she found on South Vine Street.

– Rex Hanscom, South Main Street, reported at 9:42 a.m. Tuesday there was a sick raccoon in his yard.

– A man reported at 3 p.m. Tuesday there was a woman walking in the park who appeared to be distressed. Police found the woman and there were no further problems.

– Grace Radman, South Middle Street, reported at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday there was a homeless man who keeps coming to her house and her neighbor’s house and was now on her porch. Police found the man and took him to Lisbon.

– A South West Street man reported at 3:22 p.m. Tuesday his wife possibly cashed his paycheck.

– A man reported at 9:21 p.m. Tuesday someone was being loud on South Middle Street near Lisbon Street. Police checked the area but did not hear any loud noises.

East Palestine

– Someone reported at 7:44 a.m. Wednesday there was high grass at 289 S. Market St.

– Police found high grass at 210 Garfield Ave. at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday.

– Police found high grass at 20 North Pleasant Drive at 7:52 a.m. Wednesday.

– At 7:47 p.m. Tuesday EMS reported a boy had just had a verbal confrontation with his mother on Garfield Avenue and was running down Wood Street. Police found the boy near McDonald’s and stopped him from running. He was taken to the police station and later taken home to his mother.

– A man reported at 4:42 p.m. May 29 loud music was coming from 129 N. Walnut St. Police told the resident to turn the music down.

– A South Walnut Street woman reported at 1:58 p.m. Tuesday a village employee mowing grass struck her vehicle. Police were able to determine the damage was not done by a village employee, but could not determine who caused the damage.

– Police found a zoning violation at 674 N. Market St. at 7:43 a.m. Tuesday.

– Police found high grass at 390 E. Main St. at 7:56 a.m. Tuesday.

– Police found high grass at 268 N. Market St. at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

– An East North Avenue resident reported at 9:39 a.m. Tuesday there was high grass at a neighboring rental house.

– Someone reported at 10:39 a.m. Tuesday there was high grass and junk vehicles at 200 Carbon Hill Road.

– Police went to 49 E. Rebecca St. at 9:28 p.m. Monday for a report of a disturbance between Brenda, Doug and Dustin Brayshaw and Josh, John and Dustin Andrews. The matter is under investigation.

– Jessica Rowland reported at 7 p.m. Monday a vehicle was going around town and the person was selling meat out of a freezer in the truck.

Salem Township

– Timothy Welce, state Route 558, reported that on June 23, 2013 he purchased a mobile home at Breezeway Mobile Manor for $2,700. Welce said he did not have the funds at the time to transfer the title. When he went this week to pay the taxes and transfer the title, he was informed the previous owner had applied for a lost title and then transferred it into someone else’s name.

Mary Constiantiano, Salem-Unity Road, reported at 1:23 p.m. Tuesday someone in the area was shooting weapons. Constable Dan Valentine checked the area but the shooting had stopped.


– Police responded to Quaker Village, 201 S. Lincoln Ave., for a complaint at 6:17 a.m. Wednesday of an irate customer. The customer was standing outside the business and said an unknown male called him a derogatory name. The customer was given a ride to his residence and told to call police in the future if there’s a problem. No names were provided.

– Police assisted Perry Township police with attempting to locate a city resident at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday. The person was not located.

– Police responded at 2:33 a.m. Wednesday to a property in the 500 block of Walnut Street for an unwanted person. The person had left the area. No names were provided.

– Shelba Newcomer, Columbia Street, reported at 12:19 a.m. Wednesday an unknown male was attempting to steal her child’s wagon. He was last seen running south. An officer recovered the male’s bicycle from the scene and took it to the police station.

– A city resident came to the police station at 3:59 p.m. Tuesday to report telecommunications harassment, claiming he was receiving text messages and phone calls from former friends telling him to dump his girlfriend. He was told to stop contact with them and officers would advise the friends to stop all communications with him. No names were provided.


– Police were called to Commerce and 14th at 5 p.m. Monday where Kim Martin and Patrick Murphy were arguing over personal issues. Murphy was charged with consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle after he was discovered drinking beer out of a coffee cup.

– Kim Freeman, Diamond Street, reported at 3:10 p.m. Monday her vehicle, garage and car report had been egged.