Police, 7-9-14

County Sheriff

– Tina Jennings, state Route 517, Elkrun Township, arrived home on Sunday after having been gone for two days to find a door ajar and the house ransacked. Stolen were a gold diamond ring, iPod and $20 in change. There was no signed of force entry.

– George Eaton of East Palestine reported hearing a female screaming in the area of Wheathill and Jimtown roads at 5:07 a.m. Monday. Deputies arrived and patrolled the area but did not hear any screaming or see anyone about.

– Richard Tray, Stookesberry Road, Lisbon, reported Tuesday there are loud noises coming from Wise Trucking all hours of the night. He said Elkrun Township has a noise ordinance but was unsure if it applied to businesses.

– A disconnected 911 call was received from the Joseph Weston residence on state Route 164, Salineville, at 11 p.m. Monday, but no one answered the door. The deputy also checked outside and did not found anyone around.

– Jeff Scheidmiller of East Liverpool reported Monday losing his wallet on 18th Street Heights, Wellsville.

– Nikki Bickerton, Lisbon-Dungannon Road, Lisbon, reported at 8 p.m. Monday her boyfriend had pulled her off the couch by her wrists and shoved her out the door. He also allegedly threatened to kick her in the head while Bickerton was waiting in her vehicle for a deputy. John E. Gorby Jr., 41, was arrested for domestic violence.

– The former Bar X on Y & O Road, Madison Township, was found broken into on Monday.

– Clifford Westover, Pine Hollow Road, Lisbon, reported at 11:37 a.m. Monday being alerted by the alarm company that his burglary alarm had gone off. Westover discovered a door had been kicked in and items were stolen. He said this is the third time this year his home has been broken into.

Highway Patrol

– Geoffrey L. Giambrone, 53, Darlington, Pa., was westbound on state Route 154 in Middleton Township at 5 p.m. Thursday and Adam R. Hadley, 27, Strawberry Lane, East Liverpool, was stopped southbound on state Route 170 at state Route 154 and Hadley failed to yield the right of way and was struck by Giambrone. Hadley was cited for right of way.

– Cathy J. Wagner, 57, Beloit, was eastbound on Buck Road in Knox Township at 10:34 a.m. Friday and Thomas A. Halter, 54, Canton was westbound and went left of center and struck Wagner. No citations were issued due to lack of evidence and conflicting statements.

– Brittany Dannielle Grasce, 22, Chester, W.Va., was southbound on state Route 7 in Madison Township at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and was struck by a northbound vehicle that continued on.


– The street department was called at 8:21 a.m. Monday to clean up debris after wax from a box truck spilled on Lisbon Street when the vehicle struck the railroad overpass. More information was not available.

– At 1:21 p.m. Monday a semi truck pulled down lines on Union Street near Lisbon Street and continued to Compco.

– Allen Jones, Columbiana, was turning south on South Main from West Park at 2 p.m. Monday and struck a vehicle owned by Dolores Cartwright, East Liverpool, that was parked and unoccupied. A parking citation was issued to Cartwright whose vehicle was parked over the crosswalk and too close to the corner.

– A Union Street woman reported at 3 p.m. Monday her neighbor keeps going out into the middle of the road picking things up and she was afraid she was going to get hurt. Police checked and did not find the woman.

East Palestine

– Police went to 442 N. Market St. at 11:10 p.m. Saturday to serve an arrest warrant on Michelle Hall, 42, and she was taken in custody on the warrant through Austintown police after being found hiding in the attic. Two juveniles found in the home were taken to their parents after they were found in a room where there was a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia.

– Stephanie Herstine, 18, was taken in custody on a warrant through the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office at 9:53 p.m. Saturday.

– Sarah J. Oaks, West Clark Street, reported at 3:22 p.m. Friday she was receiving harassing text and social media messages from several people known to her. Police attempted to make contact with the people but were not successful.


– A resident of North Beaver Street reported at 3:13 a.m. July 2 there was some guy in town who rides a gas-powered bicycle and it lacks a muffler, making it very loud as it passed by, waking him and and his wife. Police located Scott Rudder’s motorized bicycle parked in front of his apartment on North Beaver Street, and 30 minutes later the officer heard the bicycle in the distance but was unable to locate it. The officer then checked Rudder’s apartment and the bicycle was gone.

– Candy Kibler, West Lincoln Way, reported being assaulted by Ron Jackson at 12:04 a.m. Thursday. Jackson left and police were unable to locate him, but she did not want to press charges. Police then went to a home on South Lincoln Avenue to find Jackson but no one answered the door.

– Jacob Ross, East Washington Street, reported Friday his 4900 Trek mountain bicycle was stolen from the parking shed behind his apartment. His bicycle lock had been cut.

– Police were called to a home on West Lincoln Way at 7:43 p.m. Sunday to stand by until an ambulance transported the female resident to a local hospital.

– Shanda Mellinger, Sherman Street, reported at 7 p.m. June 29 she wanted her brother removed because he was drunk and causing problems. Mellinger was told since her brother lived there she could not force him to leave, and both were advised to stay away from each other.

– The park manager reported there were juveniles fighting at the Play Town play area at 4:54 p.m. June 28, after lifeguards reported two boys later identified as Ryan and Sean Preston were pushing and hitting a third boy, later identified as Ethan Hill. The Prestons were told to stay from Hill and any further harassment would result in charges being filed.

– Destany F. Vishak, 19, state Route 518, Lisbon, was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign, striking a vehicle driven by James J. Naples III, 36, of Youngstown, at the intersection of East Lincoln Way and Vine Street at 7:48 p.m. July 2.

Salem Township

– A state Route 164 woman, whose name was not provided, reported receiving a call asking for a donation for Teddy bears and a kids Christmas party for the Leetonia area. The woman felt the call was a scam.

Goshen Police District

– Philip J. Trapold, 48, Girard, was charged with driving under suspension and expired registration after a traffic stop at 8:19 a.m. June 27.

– Police charged a 14-year-old Marysville teen with second-degree felony assault after responding to a Beaver Creek Road home at 2:31 p.m. June 27 where the teen allegedly stabbed another juvenile with a kitchen knife.


-An officer at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday checked on a power outage in the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue, learning a squirrel got caught in a transformer. Ohio Edison was notified.

– Dale McCartney, 33, of Ohio Ave., was cited for failure to yield after his southbound vehicle on Lundy Avenue attempted to make a left turn onto Franklin Avenue and collided with an eastbound vehicle on Franklin driven by Hazel Lemmon, 80, of South Lincoln Avenue, at 4:08 p.m. Monday.

– A business owner in the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 11:59 a.m. Monday that a man approached him about sponsoring a traveling basketball league. After talking with him, he agreed to be a sponsor and wrote a business check for the Travelers League. He found out the league does not exist and the information given to him was all false. The business owner’s name was not provided.


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– Police were called at 6:11 a.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of Woodland Avenue for a report of a dog stuck in a garage. Officers located the animal but were unable to determine its status. The humane agent was contacted.

– A welfare check was requested at 4:19 a.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of Walnut Street. Officers were unable to make contact with anyone in the apartment and determined the resident had been incarcerated.

– A dog bite was reported in the 400 block of Franklin Street at 12:41 a.m. Tuesday. A resident said he was bitten but did not wish to provide more details.

– People who said they had an altercation at a residence on Howard Avenue at 11:11 p.m. Monday said the argument had begun to escalate into pushing and hitting before they came to the police station. Domestic violence laws were explained and they were staying at separate locations for the night.

– Police responded at 11:09 p.m. Monday to a dispute between two neighbors in an apartment building in the 1300 block of East State Street where one woman said an argument began when the neighbor was using the clothes dryer after hours. She said she was pushed and slapped by the neighbor. Police spoke with the other female who said they had an argument over the clothes dryer and they both started pushing each other and she was slapped in the face. Both wanted it documented, but didn’t want charges at this time. They were told to stay away from each other.

– Officers spoke with a female over the phone at 10:11 p.m. Monday who said she and a family member were arguing over a juvenile’s birth certificate and other documents. She was told it’s a civil dispute and was given her options.

– A domestic dispute was reported at 9:51 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of North Howard Avenue. Police spoke with both people involved who said it was a verbal dispute over the welfare of their child, with no reported violence.

– A man in the 500 block of Continental Drive reported at 8:42 p.m. Monday that he and his girlfriend had a verbal dispute. She had been drinking and she yelled at him and kicked him. Police responded to Lexington to speak with the woman and she confirmed the dispute and said no physical violence took place. Both were told their options.

– Police were called for a possible dispute at 8:14 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Walnut Street where a juvenile could be heard yelling. A parent said she and her husband had an argument and their son became upset. Police spoke with the son and affirmed everything was okay.

– An officer in the 300 block of West Eighth Street was flagged down at 5:46 p.m. Monday by a man who said he recently asked tenants to move out of a property he owns on West Eighth Street and found his dehumidifier missing on Friday and noticed curtains missing, also. He suggested the previous tenants took the items. He was told it’s a civil matter, but a followup will be attempted with the previous tenants.

– Excessive smoke was seen at 5:32 p.m. Monday at the rear of a residence in the 100 block of West Pershing Street. A resident was standing next to a fire pit and was told to put out the fire due to the materials he was attempting to burn. He was told the proper materials to burn.

– Police responded at 4:41 p.m. Monday to the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge to speak with two females about a possible inappropriate encounter between one of the females and a male. The incident is under investigation.

– A suspicious vehicle was reported at 4:07 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of Franklin Street. A man was unloading some equipment and then leaving.

– An abandoned vehicle was reported at 2:12 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of East Third Street. The vehicle had been there for over a week. The owner was contacted and said it would be moved.

Perry Township

– Police responded to the intersection of U.S. Route 62 and Pine Lake Road at 1:58 a.m. Monday for a semi truck that struck a utility pole on the north side of Pine Lake Road then got stuck backing on U.S. Route 62 after striking another utility pole on U.S. Route 62. Police closed 62 at the four-lane while Ohio Edison cleared the live power lines off the road.

– An anonymous caller at 8:14 p.m. Friday reported a male walking in the road on West State Street near Quaker Manufacturing carrying a bottle of wine. Police located the person who was intoxicated and walking in the street. Mark J. Beckholt, 27, of Salem, was charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated and cited for a minor misdemeanor for carrying an open container in public. Police also discovered he had multiple warrants out of Florida with a nationwide pickup radius. He was taken to the county jail to await extradition to Florida.

Perry Township

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– Police responded to Barnett’s Motel on U.S. Route 62 at 7:58 p.m. Sunday to back up a Sheriff’s Office unit for a report of a male threatening to harm himself. Police made contact with the man and awaited KLG to transport him to the hospital.

– Police were called at 3:19 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of East Fifth Street to assist Salem officers with a domestic complaint.

– Police responded at 1:51 p.m. Sunday to the 1400 block of North Lincoln Avenue for a report of a residential alarm drop, responding at the request of Salem Police whose units were all tied up at the time. All windows and doors to the residence were found secure. The cause of the alarm my have been a dog running around inside the residence.

– Dogs were reported running in the road on North Ellsworth Avenue near U.S. Route 62 at 11:46 a.m. Sunday, but none were found.

– A missing juvenile was reported at 12:06 a.m. Sunday from the 1500 block of North Lincoln Avenue. A man said he spoke with the juvenile around 6:50 p.m. Saturday and the juvenile was last seen at Centennial Park near the pool. He had gotten into an argument with the juvenile about staying at a friend’s house and hadn’t spoken to the juvenile since then. The information was entered in the law enforcement data base.

– Police were called at 10:17 p.m. Saturday to South Lincoln Avenue near the Humane Society for a suspicious person walking in the middle of the road. Nobody was found.

– A resident in the 300 block of Plymouth Place reported at 9:40 p.m. Saturday that a loose dog attacked and bit his dog. The dog at large was detained by a neighbor until the owner could be located.

– Police were called at 1:55 p.m. Saturday to the 1100 block of Prospect Street for a report of suspicious people removing items from a residence that’s for sale. Police spoke with the people, who were previous owners who were allowed to be there removing items.

Goshen Police District

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– A Salem Warren Road resident reported at 1:19 p.m. June 22 that someone he knows had been making threats toward him and entered his home.

– A Pine Lake Road resident reported at 9:55 a.m. June 26 her child had been bitten by a dog.

– A Park Street homeowner reported at 12:05 p.m. June 26 that a tenant had damaged a door at the home.

– Police responded to a burglary report at 4:43 p.m. June 26 in the 8800 block of Salem Unity Road.

– A 12000 block Pine Lake Road resident reported at 2:31 a.m. June 28 that someone had stolen the license plate from his vehicle.

– Police responded to a littering report in the 12000 block of Youngstown Salem Road at 12:05 p.m. June 28.

– Police responded to a burglary report in the 14000 block of Smith Goshen Road at 10:50 p.m. June 28.

East Liverpool

– Ashley Blewitt, 25, of Erie Street, backed from a driveway on Dodge Street July 4 and struck a vehicle driven by Randy S. Douds, 23, Dodge Street.

– On July 4, a vehicle driven by Toni A. Donnelly, 43, of Winona Road, Salem, failed to negotiate a turn on state Route 11 and hit the concrete median. Donnelly was taken to City Hospital

– On July 7, a vehicle driven by Gail M. Copestick, 59, of Old Irondale Road, Wellsville, was struck by one driven by George W. Seamon, 73, Richmond, Ohio, as Copestick was merging into traffic from the West Eighth Street ramp onto state Route 11 north.

– Sandra J. Williams, 55, Independence Square, Wellsville, backed from a driveway on Pennsylvania July 3 and hit a vehicle driven by Alfred J. Tambellini, 85, of Thompson Avenue.

– Joanne M. Anderson reported July 7 her unlocked vehicle parked on Smithfield was entered and her purse containing $400, $450 check, driver’s license and other personal items was taken.

– Christen Bell and Dennis Byers II, were picked up on warrants in recent days.

– Police received a noise complaint July 1 about a group of people outside Berdine’s at Sixth and Jackson. The group was told to go back inside. One man was given a ride home.

– Tracy J. Blakeley, Cadmus Street, reported July 4 her home may have been entered while she was away. Locks on a window were broken, and a man and woman ran from the home when seen.

– A vehicle parked July 7 on Long Alley, but with no license plate, was towed, and the registered owner, discovered using the VIN number, was issued a citation.

– Robert T. DeSarro, Michigan Street, reported July 3 someone known to him reportedly took $300 from his bank account.

– Denise K. Elbert, Ohio Avenue, reported July 7 she had been receiving harassing phone calls from someone known to her.

– Brandon M. Fike, no address, reported July 1 he was assaulted while walking on Avondale.

– Police responded July 1 to an incident along Walnut Street where Zack Lyons, and Tyler Fullerton each claimed to being “attacked” by the other. Two witnesses also had differing accounts.

Floyd E. Gilmore reported July 1 he and his wife were robbed by two unknown white males while at the Broadway Wharf. He described the assailants as both dressed in black clothing, and between 5-foot-8 and 5-10. One was stocky with longish hair and the other was thin. One was wearing a headlamp. They were carrying a white bucket and were last seen headed up Broadway on foot. Gilmore said his wallet containing $400 and other personal items was taken.

– Dennis J. Hartley, Palissey Street, reported July 2 he is being harassed via phone by someone known to him.

– Ronald A. Hayes, West 6th Street, reported July 2 that railing from his front porch was damaged and removed.

– Dora R. Husk reported July 3 someone known to her had damaged her son’s residence along Beechwood Street, including a sunflower plant being pulled from the ground and a row of hedges broken off.

– Officers responded July 5 to a fight on West 4th involving David Jackson and Brad Dearth, started when Jackson grabbed Dearth’s mother during an altercation. Jackson was taken to City Hospital.

– A traffic stop July 5 on Broadway resulted in the arrest of driver Scott Kaltenbach Jr. for drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, no working tail light and no turn signal. A passenger, Blakely Cooper, was taken in on a county warrant.

– Sherry S. Knight reported July 7 her unlocked vehicle was entered while it was parked on St. George. Her purse was taken.

– Amber Matthews, West 4th Street, reported July 2 that a man known to her entered her residence and assaulted her, striking her in the face and the chest.

– Joseph Mercer reported July 6 the windshield of his vehicle was smashed while it was parked at the lower football field in Thompson Park.

– Jabero Omaishat reported July 1 he has been receiving threatening text messages on his cell phone.

– Allen R. Pegg reported July 2 he was driving on state Route 39 when the occupants of another vehicle with a Pennsylvania license plate threw a water bottle and an open can which bounced off his car.

– A criminal trespass warrant was requested by police for Robert K. Barrett who, July 7, reportedly entered the East 6th Street home of Susan I. Pritt and smashed an entertainment stand. In another report, this one on July 5, Pritt reported receiving a phone call from Barrett while she was at work in which Barrett said he had taken several items from her home.

– An unidentified male was taken July 1 to City Hospital after police received a call from ABC Carryout, Pennsylvania Avenue, about a man bleeding from the leg. Officers said the man had a deep cut near his left ankle, which he said was caused by a broken beer bottle.

– Tabithan Rockhold, Wilbert Avenue, reported July 6 a kitchen window was discovered open and two tablet computers left on her kitchen table were missing.

– Ricky A. Rue, St. George Street, reported July 3 that a juvenile took her phone from her porch.

– Chris J. Russell, Ohio Avenue, reported July 2 he was punched in the right eye by a man known to him.

– Chelsea L. Saling, Huston Street, reported July 1 an unknown male had one of her bank checks in his possession.

– Michael L. Savors was arrested July 5 along River Road on an active warrant for arson out of East Liverpool Municipal Court. He also was charged with possesion of drug abuse instruments. The call initiated from the Hot Dog Shoppe, where Savors reportedly was passing out in his vehicle while in one of the drive-through lanes. Police responded to the scene but Savor’s vehicle, which was pulling a boat trailer, had left the area. Upon checking the Broadway Wharf, officers spotted a vehicle matching the description. Savors exited the vehicle as the officer’s vehicle pulled onto the scene, and he was observed eating a hot dog. When it was discovered he had an active warrant, police conducted a search of Savors and discovered a baggie containing a white powder substance, believed to be cocaine, inside a pocket of his clothing. Needles also were discovered in two other pockets, and several packets used for packaging heroin, many with residue, was found in his wallet. The suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia was to be sent to BCII.

– Terry A. Simms was charged July 8 with criminal trespass after entering a residence unwelcomed on Sherwood Avenue.

– Donald R. Steed, Ohio Avenue, reported July 7 a shed in his yard was entered and several items were taken.

– John Torma, Etruria Street, reported July 7 a utility shed in his backyard was entered and several pieces of equipment were taken.

– Robert H. Hill reported July 2 he was receiving several emails and text messages from his ex-girlfriend and was concerned for her safety. Police spoke to the woman on Fourth STreet who advised she was OK, her phone needed charged and she was in no condition to drive. The woman left the area with Hill.

St. Clair Township

– Timothy A. DeGraffenreid, no address, was taken into custody July 5 on an unspecified felony warrant out of Oklahoma following a routine traffic stop.

– Five mailboxes along Stagecoach Road were discovered damaged July 4.

– A mailbox along East Liverpool Road was reported damaged July 3.

– Officers responded July 3 to an Echo Dell Road residence on a report of a juvenile being bitten by a dog.

– Robin J. Jackson, West 5th Street, reported July 3 a deer ran into her car while she driving on state Route 170.

– A vehicle driven by Alexis S. Heard, 20, Main Street, Wellsville, reportedly was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Kevin L. Byers, 22, Township Road, Irondale, on July 7 while southbound on St. Clair. Both vehicles were moved off the roadway prior to the officer’s arrival.