Police, July 8, 2014

County Sheriff

– Timothy Winters, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, reported at 10:59 p.m. Thursday his son, Christopher Lee, was tearing up the property and trying to sell items which they both own.

– Mary Bash, state Route 154, Negley, reported at 2:12 p.m. Thursday her license plates on her 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee were missing. The car was being transferred to her from her late husband.

– Evan Scheel, Edward Circle, Columbiana, reported at 5:04 a.m. Friday he was letting out his dog and found a man inside his truck.

– Sherry L. Watton, Pittsburgh, reported at 5:07 p.m. Friday her wallet, which contained her driver’s license, debit cards, a check book, a gift card, her daughter’s insurance card and $55 in cash, was stolen while she was at the Rogers Sale.

– A fight was reported at 7:46 p.m. Saturday at Paradise Lake, Rochester Road, East Rochester. The campground owner stated all parties in the fight left.

– Buddy Hupp, Latta Road, East Palestine, reported at 8:12 p.m. Saturday the valve stems to his truck were cut over night.

-A shed was reported on fire at 8:21 p.m. Saturday at a Bandy Road residence in Homeworth. The fire was reportedly started by someone riding a four-wheeler.

– Elizabeth Bragg, 19, state Route 154, Lisbon, reported at 9:28 p.m. Saturday that William “Teddy” Miller, 19, would not give their 9-month-old daughter back to her. Miller said she let him have the girl until Monday. Miller returned the girl to Bragg at a deputy’s insistence.

– A member of the VFW Camp, Y-Camp Road, reported at 1:18 a.m. Sunday a non-member entered the campgrounds and became belligerent and threw around lawn chairs. A deputy later located Robert Cunningham, who was reportedly drunk and running into the woods to hide. Cunningham was taken to the county jail and was cited for disorderly conduct. He also had two other outstanding warrants.

– Phillip Faulkner, Y & O Road, Rogers, reported at 10:33 a.m. Sunday someone attempted to break off the door handle to his man door, which a deputy noted extensive damage to the door knob.

– Penny Burin, Youngstown, reported at 12:12 p.m. Sunday her father, Robert Lautzenheiser, went missing. She last spoke to him June 30 and hasn’t heard from him since.

– James Scribner, Lynchburg Road, Kensington, reported at 12:28 p.m. Sunday he received photos of his girlfriend, Tara Trimble, burning his personal property at his residence and his television set was thrown out in the yard. A deputy spoke with Tara at the house. She was waiting for her grandfather to pick her up. The TV was reported fine and no sign of any burning was noticed.

– Conner Perry, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, reported at 1:31 a.m. Sunday his stepfather, Christopher Perry, caught Conner and his friends smoking marijuana, pulled out a handgun and put it in Conner’s face as well as his friends’ faces, grabbed them by the necks and made them leave. Christopher acknowledged yelling at Connor and his friends, but denied pulling out a gun or any type of physicality.

-Dave Brandle, Fink Road, Salineville, reported at 6:41 p.m. Sunday his 13-year-old stepson threaten to kill other family members including himself and his wife, Tiffany, and was involved in a physical altercation earlier with one of his brothers, who was found to have a lump on his head. The 13-year-old, who also reportedly refused to take medication prescribed by his psychiatrist, was taken to the Tobin Center and cited for domestic violence.

– A representative at the Barnett Motel, Butler Township, reported at 7:58 p.m. Sunday one of the guests, Cecil Barker, was attempting to drink himself to death. Barker was taken to Salem Regional Health Center for evaluation.

– Brittany A. Toothman, Brookfield Road, Lisbon, reported at 8:50 p.m. Sunday that Jessica Miller, the ex-wife of Toothman’s boyfriend Kevin Miller, keeps sending her vulgar messages through texting and Facebook.

Highway Patrol

– Kenneth W. Delp, 48, U.S. 30, Kensington, was eastbound on U.S. 30 in Hanover Township at 11:50 p.m. Friday and attempted to make a left turn and went off the right side into a pole. He was cited for failure to control.

– Zachary Underwood, 24, Queensway, East Liverpool, was southwestbound on Cannons Mill Road in Madison Township at 10:50 p.m. Thursday and went off the north side into a mailbox. He was cited for failure to control.

– Richard A. Nelson, 49, Alliance, was eastbound on Hartley Road in Knox Township at 2 p.m. Wednesday and was struck by Donald J. Dowd, 67, Alliance, who pulled from a private drive. Dowd was cited for right of way.


– Samantha M. Simpson, 16, Applegate Road, was cited for backing into a vehicle belonging to Linda Trevino, 62, East Lincoln Way, while unparking from a spot on North Park at 2:17 p.m. July 1.

– Police responded to a report of a female changing clothes behind a tree near the park basketball court at 8:25 p.m. Sunday. Some youths playing basketball told police the girl went behind a tree to use her cell phone, not to change her clothes.

– Police were called to a home on Pritchard Avenue in regard to a teenager having a bad reaction after taking klonopin.

– Police were called to Pondi’s restaurant to assist the sheriff’s office in responding to a possible fight at 12:41 a.m. July 4. The officers and deputies stood by while the restaurant closed for the night.

– Police were called to a home on North Market at 11:32 p.m. Thursday to stand by while an ambulance transported a resident to a local hospital.

– A caller reported there was a white van with people in it parked in the park swimming pool lot at 10:41 p.m. Thursday. The van was gone by the time police arrived but they later found the vehicle on North Beaver Street with a male and female inside. The couple said they had been talking at the park and were told the park closes at dark.

East Palestine

– Dennis Daugherty, Wood Street, reported at 11 a.m. Sunday a neighbor’s dogs were barking repeatedly. Police told Kim Ford she needed to keep her dogs from barking.

– A man reported at 2 p.m. Sunday the railroad crossing gates at Pleasant Drive were malfunctioning. Police checked and found the north gate up and the south gate down and blinking. The gates did not reset themselves for three trains. Norfolk Southern was notified to repair the gates.

– Willis Reeder III, Wood Street, reported at 11:14 a.m. Sunday a neighbor kid had thrown a rock and put a hole in his daughter’s brand new pool.

– Brooke Brown, West Clark Street, reported at 3:27 p.m. Sunday her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend was at the home causing problems. Police found the dispute was regarding custody between Gary McMichael Jr. and Jessica Spahr and the two were told to stay away from each other until the proper court documents were obtained.

– John Yaple, 60, was arrested at 10 p.m. Friday at the West Main Street park entrance for open container and persistent disorderly conduct.

New Waterford

– Police responded to the 3200 block of Creek Road at 6:10 p.m. July 3 for a complaint of a shirtless male riding his bike around a girl. The complainant said the 53-year-old man was riding in circles around her 12-year-old daughter and was concerned about the obvious age difference and due to the fact he had done this before. Police spoke to the man and he was asked what was going on and he replied, “With what?” and he was advised of the complaint. He admitted to riding his bike around the trailer without a shirt and said he always does this. He was asked if he rode close to girls and he admitted it. He denied riding in circles around the complainant’s daughter and he was advised to refrain from riding close to girls due to the fact it makes them and their parents highly uncomfortable. He agreed and said he would go in a different direction if he saw the juveniles.

– Police responded to a dog barking complaint in the 46000 block of Taylor Avenue at 9:10 p.m. July 4 and the complainant said it was an ongoing problem. No one was home. Police will attempt to contact the homeowners later.

– Police responded to Sycamore Drive at 4:15 p.m. July 6 at the request of the New Waterford EMS. Police learned David and Teresa Wendel of Dogwood Circle were walking their two small dogs when a mid-sized black dog rushed from the backyard residence at 3317 Sycamore Drive acting in an aggressive manner. David Wendel said within a split-second it went after the dog. His wife was walking about 20 feet ahead of him and his wife fell to the ground. After chasing the dog away he noticed a lot of blood and bone showing from his wife’s ankle. EMS stabilized her and she had an open fracture at the ankle. Police spoke to the homeowners and a woman said she took her two dogs to the back yard to do their business and one got agitated as if another dog was around and escaped her grasp. She said as soon as it got loose she ran inside to get her husband and when she went out she found out what happened. She said the dog had been to obedience school due to the fact it was a rescue dog and was current on its shots. The report is being forwarded to the dog warden.


– Police in the 700 block of West State Street at 6:37 a.m. Monday stopped Danny J. Shultz, 1870 Cliff Drive regarding a previous incident and an outstanding warrant for a protection order violation.

– Police responded to the 1600 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 9:41 a.m. Monday where all six breakers at the back of the building were turned off over night. Freezers were off and some products were damaged. The owner will view the videos later. The name of the business was not provided.


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– Police on patrol in the Southeast Boulevard and Franklin Avenue area spotted a man on the ground at 12:44 p.m. Monday. He advised that he fell and didn’t want an ambulance.

– A woman in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard advised police at 12:24 p.m. Monday that she was receiving unwanted emails from her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend. She was advised to put a block on the sender’s email. It was the second time police responded.

– Police responded to the 200 block of Continental Drive at 10:23 a.m. Monday where a CARTS van struck a parked vehicle with minor damage.

– At 2:48 a.m. Monday, police responded to the 200 block of West 7th Street regarding an unruly juvenile and talked to the mother who was intoxicated. She said he was unruly and not going to bed. They worked out an agreement and the mother was advised of the options.

– Police responded to the 1000 block of East 3rd Street at 9:38 p.m. Sunday for a domestic situation with two people arguing over property as they were separating. They were advised of the options and the woman said she was threatened by the other person who denied it.

– Police responded to the 500 block of Walnut Street at 8:304 p.m. Sunday where a dog bit a male juvenile. Police observed surface scratches and photos were taken. Police made contact with the dog owner and three people walking and they were advised to confine it for 10 days and the health department would be notified.

– Police responded to the 1100 block of East State Street at 8:07 p.m. Sunday where a capped syringe was located and it was disposed of properly.

– At 7:58 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the 200 block of South Howard Street where a repossession company was repossessing a vehicle and there was a dispute. Police advised it was a civil matter and the vehicle was repossessed.

– Police responded to the 100 block of North Madison Avenue at 7:18 p.m. Sunday for a report of children in the road but were unable to locate anyone. The complainant advised the children were in the road all the time and was afraid they may get hit.

– At 6:48 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the 1100 block of Cleveland Street for a domestic situation in progress between a man and woman over family matters. They were advised to try and get along.

– Police responded to the 600 block of Prospect Street at 6:35 p.m. Sunday for a dog at large and secured it. There was no response at the residence and the county dog warden took it to the dog pound.

– Police responded to the 500 block of East 4th Street at 6:19 p.m. Sunday where a woman left a message stating she may harm herself. She was upset at the time but was OK when police arrived.

– Police responded to the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 6:13 p.m. Sunday where the complainant said he left keys to his vehicle at a nearby business and returned and found $100 missing from his wallet. The vehicle was locked. Police will review video of the surroundings.

– At 4:53 p.m. Sunday, police responded to Granite and Prospect streets where a black pit bull dog was at large. Police made contact with the owner and they were advised to respond to the station and be cited for a dog at large.