County Sheriff

— The K-9 team of Jesy and Lt. Allan Young was requested at the Centennial Park on Eagleton Road on Sept. 1 where deputies found two men and a woman sitting in the park at 12:35 p.m. Two people went running into the woods when deputies approached, while Matt Crowl remained. K-9 Jesy was preparing to track the other two, but when Jesy began to bark, the woman, Sarah Lynne Sines, stood up in some weeds where she had been hiding. Jesy tracked the direction where the other man ran, heading southwest up a hill and toward the intersection of Teegarden and Yates roads. A vehicle stopped along Teegarden, honked three times and a short time later sped eastbound. Jesy lost the track in the area of the hillside below the intersection mentioned.

— Anatoliy Olegovych Symoni, Homeworth Road, Alliance, reported Sept. 1 his vehicle was stolen from Circle K in Alliance on Aug. 31 and found burned later in Deerfield. When Symoni returned home from work on Sept. 1 he found his garage door was open and someone had written on his charcoal grill with chalk. When he closed the door and was walking to the house, the garage door started to open again. He looked out onto the road and saw a man in a black Monte Carlo sticking his hand out of the window with what appeared to be a garage door opener in his hand. Lt. Allan Young suggested Symoni change the code for the door opener for his garage. Young checked the area, but did not find any black Monte Carlos.

— Joseph Nottingham, Glasgow Road, Lisbon, reported at 1:08 a.m. Aug. 29 he has been seeing a woman in St. Clair Township. Earlier in the evening when he was there, the woman’s ex-boyfriend, Joseph Garcia, came to her home and caused a scene. St. Clair Township police were called and came to the residence. Then later in the evening Nottingham said he received an online message from Garcia, telling him he had been warned and he would see him on Saturday. Nottingham reported he is a DJ and was playing at an event on state Route 170 south of Negley on that Saturday. Nottingham also said Garcia has been sending other messages to people he knows threatening to cave in his skull and other things.

— Lt. Allan Young and K-9 Jesy went to the Elkton federal prison to search incoming vehicles for the presence of contraband and those with warrants on Sept. 1. Martaijah Lynn Jackson, 22, Charlotte, N.C., was removed from a vehicle after FCI staff found there was an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Two pieces of cookie were found wrapped in cellophane and appeared to contain marijuana and field tested positive for the presumption of the presence of THC. Additionally two red capsules were found, which field tested positive for the presumption of the presence of an opiod.

— A bartender at the Guilford Lake Grille, Eastlake Road, Lisbon, reported a woman was there and intoxicated. The woman had called her father to come get her, but then refused to go with him. The bartender, Jeanne Kridler and a couple of the patrons attempted to talk to her, but she still refused to go and then started talking about suicide. She wanted to argue with deputies and was eventually sent to SRMC for evaluation.

— Larry Griffin, Gromley Road, Salem, reported at 9:40 a.m. Saturday sometime overnight his mailbox was vandalized.

— A woman on state Route 154, Rogers, reported at 8:23 p.m. Wednesday she believes her landlord turned off her water. Deputies spoke to the landlord, Gary Kiehl, who said he did not turn off her water, but he is beginning the process of eviction.

— A dispute was reported at a Miller Road home at 4:50 p.m. Saturday. Megan Davis, Miller Road, told deputies her boyfriend Joshua Petersen assaulted her Friday night, but she signed a refusal to prosecute form.

— Pam Mulinix, 65, Hartley Road, Beloit, reported someone looking into windows at 4:40 p.m. Saturday. The man reportedly entered a vehicle belonging to Gary Mulinix and took a pair of jeans. He was wearing the jeans and Mulinix’s belt when they saw him. The clothes were going to be donated anyway so she offered him a shirt. The man said he was looking for his uncle. He believed he used to live there, but Pam Mulinix said they have lived at the home since it was built. The Mulinix’s friends, Angela and Tim Doak, stopped at their home to check on them and they knew the man to be Steven McGrew. They earlier had caught him wearing only a pair of shorts looking into their house and kicked him off their property. Later when Doak saw him and gave him a ride to his mother’s house, McGrew was wearing a pair of jeans.

— Deputies were asked on Saturday to check on Patrick Brady, Winona Road, in Knox Township, after he missed reserve training. Deputies contacted his sister, who said he was fine and she would have her brother contact his sergeant.

— Deputies were asked to check on two children at a Winona Road home Saturday after their father, James Fox, said the children told him they were living there without water or electricity. Deputies spoke to the mother, Toni Donnelly and found a new generator supplying power, a fire burning outside for cooking and plenty of bottled water and food. The home was cluttered and needed cleaned. The 10-year-old appeared fine and the 17-year old was not at home.


— A caller reported a woman and her eight children were possibly walking up East Lincoln Way at 11:48 a.m. Sunday after leaving their residence on state Route 154. Police caught up with the woman, who said she was going to spend the night at her father’s home and contact the Community Action Agency for assistance. The woman asked police at 3 p.m. to meet her at the Route 154 residence while she retrieved her belongings.

— A caller reported at 1:29 p.m. Sunday there were items being loaded into a suspicious truck at the Akron Children’s pediatric office under construction on North Market Street. The vehicle was a small white single cab Dodge pickup truck with a man and a dog inside, and he was seen taking some styrofoam pieces. Police checked the area but did not find the truck.

— Renee Ebert called the police department at 1:56 p.m. Sunday because of a dispute with her child’s father about where she was supposed to pick up their son. At 6 p.m., police accompanied her to the father’s house on Harrison Street and the custody exchange occurred.

— Christy Hoprich, West Washington Street, reported Sunday someone threw a large piece of asphalt at her Kia Sportage, leaving a hole in the rear hatch.

— A sheriff’s deputy on patrol saw two people at Carter Lumber at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, and they took off upon seeing the cruiser. Police searched the direction where they fled but did not see them.

— Scott Krabill, East Lincoln Way, reported Saturday morning discovering the tires on his vehicles had been cut. His wife reported hearing a tapping on the window about 11 p.m. Friday but they did not think much of it at the time. There were also wipe marks on a rear window of the house but they are not sure when that happened.

— William Henthorne, North Vine Street, reported a person he knows was circling his residence and shining his vehicle headlights at his home just before midnight Saturday. Henthorne said the person had also threatened to harm them and smash their windows. The vehicle was gone when police arrived and the Henthornes were told to call back should it return.

— A clerk at the Valley View 2 reported at 4:19 a.m. Sunday there had been a vehicle parked in the lot for quit awhile. Police arrived and recognized the person as Kevin Criss, who said he had purchased some items from the convenience store but was having car problems. Criss was told this made it look suspicious and he agreed and left.

— Police were called to an alleged domestic dispute on East Chestnut Street between Michael Ghoulish and Tabitha Boyd at 3:17 a.m. Sunday, with Boyd’s sister claiming Boyd had been assaulted. There was no physical evidence of any assault, and Boyd was calm and relaxed. There was supposedly a protection order in place against Ghoulish, who agreed to leave.

— Robert Hall, a construction worker painting the Sandy & Beaver Insurance building, reported hearing glass break at 1:11 a.m. after seeing some people walking by carrying a case of glass beer bottles. Police arrived and found a back window shattered at JWB Supply. There was no one inside, nor did it appear as if anything was missing. Police searched for the persons with beer but did not find them.

— Harry Erhart, West Lincoln Way, learned Wednesday two transactions totaling $550 had been made from his bank account. He had let a neighbor borrow his bank card to get some cash to purchase some items for him but he had already received the items. He was advised to check with the bank first.

— Scott Holloway, North Beaver Street, reported there was a woman outside yelling she needed an ambulance at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Police arrived to find an elderly woman and a worker from the nearby Allay Senior Care Facility at the intersection of Pendleton Street. The worker said the woman had walked away from the facility and had fallen down a couple times. A firefighter was on scene and an ambulance arrived shortly thereafter to transport the woman to a local hospital.

— Police were called to West Washington Street about an unruly juvenile at 9:29 a.m. Friday. Police searched the area and later learned the youth returned home and had gone to school.

Highway Patrol

— Ty J. Roseburg, 30, Foundry Hill Road, Hanoverton, and Rick W. Salmen, 47, McCann Road, Kensington, were westbound on state Route 172 in West Township at 6:20 a.m. Monday and Salmen attempted to pass in a no passing zone and Roseburg went left of center and struck Salmen. Roseburg was cited for lanes of travel and Salmen was cited for hazardous zones.

— Nicholas Taylor Shaffer, 22, Sebring, was northbound on Knox School Road in Knox Township at 5;30 a.m. Sunday and went off the right side into a sign and a utility pole. He was cited for failure to control, OVI and seat belt.

— Cory Briniger, 27, Lock Haven, Pa., was eastbound on state Route 517 in Center Township at 2 p.m. Saturday and struck a tree branch which snapped a cable line. No citations were issued.

East Palestine

— At 6:10 p.m. Thursday police arrested Steven E. Barr, age and address not listed, \on a warrant through the county sheriff’s office following a traffic stop at the intersection of Carbon Hill Road and Bacon Road.

— At 5:44 p.m. Thursday police arrested William A. Tondo, age not listed, at his home on Garfield Avenue, on a warrant through the county sheriff’s office.

— Willis Jay Reeder, Wood Street, reported at 1:16 p.m. Saturday a man in a Chevy pickup with a Pennsylvania license plate was found on his property rooting through property in his yard and left when in a hurry when he was confronted.

— Sarah Jones, a resident at The Meadows on South Washington Street, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia after police responded to a medical alarm there at 9:58 p.m. Wednesday. No residents were found to have any medical problems at the time.

— Dakota Schreffler, age and address not listed, was cited for failure to transfer his vehicle registration and possession of drugs/marijuana following a traffic stop on East Taggart Street at 10:13 p.m. Thursday.

— Police assisted the county sheriff’s office with a report of a domestic on Hadley Road at 5:41 a.m. Friday.


— An officer responded to a 200 block Main Street home at 11:35 a.m. Friday in reference to a domestic dispute and found that it was verbal only and no violence took place.

— An officer responded to a 200 block Elm Street home at 1:37 p.m. Saturday where the resident reported finding damage to her back door upon returning home. The damage was determined to be caused by someone forcing entry, but nothing appeared to be missing from the home.

— Elliott Paul Arden McMurray, 27, Court Street, Columbiana, was charged for disorderly conduct after officers responded to a domestic dispute at a 300 block Pearl Street home at 9:17 p.m. Saturday in which he allegedly pushed his girlfriend down the steps, agreed to leave with his parents then returned later despite being told to stay away.

— An officer responded to a 300 block Walnut Street home at 1:17 p.m. Sunday to check on a resident who said he was considering ingesting rat poison due to some issues with his girlfriend but had changed his mind. He said he was going to watch football with his friends, so the officer left.

— An officer responded to the trailhead park on East High Street at 10:30 a.m. Monday where someone over the weekend had unbolted and removed a picnic table top and attempted to removed the metal frame. Other tables had also been tampered with in an apparent attempt to steal them, and the portable toilet had been placed in the middle of the bike trail.


— Christopher Asher reported on Thursday someone took a package from his porch. Asher had conformation of delivery information from the U.S. Postal Service. The neighbor was contacted to see if her surveillance video was operating at the time of the theft.

— An elderly woman was found to be parked at a West Main home at 2:17 p.m. Friday. She told police she had been driving and suddenly did not feel right. She wanted to be checked out by first responders. She did not want to be taken to a hospital, but they transported her to the fire station to check her.

East Liverpool

— Several people were arrested Friday afternoon in the parking lot of Giant Eagle on Bradshaw Avenue, charged with drug-related offenses. Officers reported seeing persons they described as a known drug addicts entering and exiting vehicles in the parking lot, conducting what appeared to be hand to hand transactions. As the vehicles began to leave the lot, officers stopped them, reporting that Tiffany Walls, 36, Dunn Road, East Liverpool, shoved something into her bra while Brandy Cottrill, 26, Densmore Avenue, East Liverpool, shoved something into her purse, also throwing a napkin onto the floor. Officers reported finding a crack pipe in the napkin and drugs hidden in the women’s bras. Other officers, meanwhile, were dealing with the other vehicle and its occupants, Jordan March, 19, Center Road, East Liverpool, Christian Barrow, 30, Cleveland and Frank Gilbert, 40, Chester, W.Va. They reported finding a paper fold which is consistent with concealing drugs, a syringe in March’s pocket, a digital scale in Barrow’s pocket and a large amount of crack cocaine and heroin from Barrow’s clothing. Officers also reported finding a metal spoon with burns on the bottom in a purse near where Walls was sitting and several needles in Cottrill’s purse, as well as marijuana, a metal spoon and pills. Barrows was charged with felony tampering with drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia; March was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and also had outstanding warrants; Gilbert was charged with tampering with drugs; Cottrill was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana; and Walls was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and tampering with drugs.

— Shannon L. Pyles, 40, Dewey Avenue, reported her husband Raymond S. Pyles, 57, same address, came home from a friend’s house after he had been drinking and tried to argue with her about past issues. She tried to ignore him but he “just lost it,” she told police, saying her husband jumped on her putting his whole body weight on her, punching her several times, dragging her across the floor and kicking her. Their 10-year-old son tried to help her and used a small knife to cut his father, who punched the child in the face, shoving him down, causing the child to strike his head and back on a dresser, according to reports. Mrs. Pyles and their child fled the residence and called police. Mr. Pyles was charged with two counts of domestic violence.

— Officers responding to reports of an accident on Brushton Street found a pickup truck still running with John W. Galloway slumped over the wheel. They reported Galloway thought he was in Glenmoor and was unaware he had struck anything. Nearby residents reported he struck a house, a garage and a chain link fence. Officers told him to shut off the vehicle and he did, but it drifted into a house. Several times while officers were trying to conduct field sobriety tests, Galloway reportedly fell asleep. He was charged with OVI and leaving the scene.

St. Clair Township

— While on patrol in the Walmart parking lot, Patrolman Keith Hilderbrand was advised by multiple people that people were fighting in the Ponderosa parking lot. Responding there, the officer reported finding John Muschweck and his daughter Sarah E. Muschweck screaming at each other. He said Mr. Muschweck told him they were arguing because he wanted his daughter to return the vehicle she was driving, also advising police she had outstanding warrants. She was taken into custody on the outstanding warrants for soliciting, prostitution and expired operator’s license, and while doing so, K-9 officer Chris Davis noticed the purse on her passenger seat contained a syringe. A search of the vehicle turned up a burnt spoon with residue, glass pipe and syringe filled with liquid, according to reports. Sarah Muschweck was charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug abuse instruments.


— Sharon Call, Main Street, was cited for driving without a license during a traffic stop on Ninth Street around noon Aug. 31.

— While on patrol around 8 p.m. Sept. 2, police observed car with three people sitting in the back of the Wellsville Marina. They were making furtive movements about the vehicle. When asked why they were there, none of their stories matched. A crack pipe and other paraphernalia were found. The driver, Amy Denismore, and Tracy Keener, were city for drug paraphernalia. Tracy Keener was arrested on a warrant.

— Police were called around 8 p.m. Sept. 3 to a 14th Street residence where an intoxicated male had fallen. Robert Clark declined medical attention, saying he was drunk and just walking home. The crowd that had gathered, however, said Clark was walking, cursing at people and flipping them off while calling them ethnic slurs, which he also made one to an officer on the scene. Clark was taken into custody and cited for disorderly conduct by way of public intoxication.

— Cagney A. Springer, Pennsylvania Avenue, East Liverpool, was cited for a license plate light violation, driving under suspension and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on state Route 7 around 3 a.m. Sept. 4.

— Thomas Wright reported Wednesday Jeff Brush stole money from him through his insurance policy. Wright said he has had insurance with Brush and Dairyland Insurance for five years. He found out his insurance was canceled for the past four months but that Brush received $182.

— Police were called around 3:55 p.m. Wednesday regarding a fight at a 14th Street home. Caleb Kountz said Derek Thompson smashed his car windows and windshield. Kountz said Thompson was angry at him for not wanting to hang out with him anymore, and also stated they had a brief argument about Thompson supposedly stealing $300 from Kountz’s car. Thompson was charged later in the day.

— Emilee Angellone, 25, Wells Hollow Road, was driving west on 18th Street at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday when she sideswiped van driven by Randy Jones, 18th Street. Her car flipped upside down. Angellone said she reached into the backseat to give her baby a sippy cup when the accident occurred. Her car was totaled. She was cited for failure to control.