County Sheriff

— An alarm brought deputies to the home of Thomas C. Bowker Jr., Peace Valley Road, Rogers, at 7:43 a.m. Tuesday. The doors and windows were found to be secure.

— Jeremy Ellinger, Salem-Alliance Road, Salem, reported at 2:38 a.m. Tuesday someone was stealing the pictures off the wall of his home. Deputies found no pictures missing. Ellinger claimed they had just run out the back door when deputies arrived. About two minutes later, Ellinger called again to say the men were back inside his home. Deputies pulled back up to the house and waited outside, but no one came out of the home. Then Ellinger greeted deputies at the door and said they just ran out the back door. Deputies asked Ellinger if he was on any medication. He replied eight different ones.

— A young child was reportedly pushing a toddler in a stroller on Speidel Road at 3:14 p.m. Friday. Deputies checked the area from Depot Road to state Route 9, but found no one on the road and no children at homes along the road.

— Jill Leipply, Unity Line Road, New Waterford, reported her 2004 GMC Envoy was scratched and dented by someone overnight while parked in her driveway, possibly by her daughter’s ex-boyfriend.

— A man identified only as James reported at 9:32 a.m. Monday he was cleaning up his mother’s property on Middle Beaver Road and his mother had allowed Erica Rittager to park a truck filled with items on the property two years ago. At the time Rittager reportedly told James’ mother she would remove the truck and contents in two weeks, but never came back for it. He now cannot locate her, but believes she is living in Stark County. Deputies explained how to file for an abandoned title to dispose of the truck.

— Patricia Cronin, Rose Drive, Lisbon, reported problems with a neighbor at 3:53 p.m. Monday. When deputies arrived they heard Ron Jackson talking to Cronin outside of his apartment and Jackson said, “You’re setting me up, Patti.” Cronin told deputies Jackson threatened to beat her and Jackson could be heard yelling from inside his apartment while deputies were speaking to her. Donald Carlisle, who lives in another nearby apartment, said he also heard Jackson threaten Cronin. She signed a refusal to prosecute form and deputies talked to Jackson. He was intoxicated and was told to go back inside the house until he was sober.

— Heather A. Price, state Route 39, Washington Township, reported at 7:43 p.m. Monday her 12-year-old was being harassed over the Xbox Live. She and her son did not know who was sending the messages, which were coming from her son’s profile. Deputies suggested she change his passwords and gamer tag associated with the account. She also contacted Xbox.


— Luis Alicea reported Friday his wife, Samantha, had been missing since Aug. 29, along with his motorcycle. Alicea said he did not report it sooner because his wife had been known to leave before but never for this long. A missing persons report was filed and police learned Tuesday Samantha had been in Salem.

— Dustin T. Whaley, 22, Ravine Street, East Liverpool, and Gage Ough reported Friday that Ough’s Social Security disability debit card had been stolen and was used to make two bank account withdrawals totaling $853 from an an ATM in Lisbon and then a $16 purchase at the Circle K. Whaley believes he may know who is responsible.

— Kyle Likens asked police at 6 p.m. Thursday for an officer to accompany him to the home of Dakota Stockman to retrieve his belongings. Likens became upset during the exchange and he threw some items across the Smith Oil parking lot. The officer helped him retrieve the belongings and calm down.


— Brian Jeffers, 30, East Palestine, was cited for driving under suspension and expired plates following a traffic stop at the intersection of state Route 7 and Metz Road at 5:57 p.m. Monday.

St. Clair Township

— Michael T. Miller, no address listed, reported the theft of a PlayStation 4 and 17 games at a friend’s Sprucevale Road home where he crashed after passing out from drinking. Miller told police he knew the friend only as John, and said when he awoke, his friend was gone and he thinks he may have taken the gaming items to trade for cocaine.

— Officers responded for a possible overdose to a home on Eagle Drive, where they found a person on the couch, unconscious and sweating profusely. Lifeteam paramedics administered several doses of Narcan to the person, who was transported to East Liverpool City Hospital. The person was not identified in reports.

— Keith Peterson, Glenn Street, reported valve cores removed from all four tires on his vehicle and from two tires on his work van. Foam was also sprayed into the door lock on the driver’s side of his car.

— Walter Kernaich, Sprucevale Road, reported an American flag missing from a closet in his residence.

— Officers responded to a domestic dispute on Stagecoach Road, where John and Barb Muschweck reported their daughter Sarah Muschweck had been told to leave and not return after an altercation. They wanted their Jeep back that she was driving.

— Employees of Dollar General reported a male left the store without paying for a box of tea bags and bottle of coffee creamer they saw in his pocket. The value of the items was $4.25.

— While trying to turn around in a driveway on Duke Road, Dharam B. Batish, 76, Joy Lane, drove his vehicle into a ditch. No injuries or citations were reported.

— Robert H. Ewing, 79, Ellwood City, Pa., was turning left out of Dunham’s Plaza onto state Route 170 when a westbound vehicle driven by Scott E. Collins, 30, Purinton Avenue, East Liverpool, struck his vehicle. No injuries or citations were reported.

— While driving on East Liverpool Road, Tammy L. Largent, 31, Waverly, Tenn., had a deer jump from an embankment into the path of her vehicle.


— An alarm was reported at 12:27 a.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of Newgarden Avenue where officers found an open door at a business. The interior was found it empty and secure. K-9 Simon was used during the search and a keyholder responded after being contacted. Police received a noise complaint at 12:29 a.m. from a West Wilson Street resident who heard the alarm.

— Shawn Cassinger, 51, of 500 E. Fourth St., was charged with disorderly conduct after police were called at 11:30 p.m. Monday to Salem Regional Medical Center for an intoxicated disorderly male who was walking out of the hospital and causing a nuisance to hospital staff. He had already been given a verbal warning during a previous call and was refusing any further treatment. He was taken into custody and transported to the Columbiana County jail.

— A suspicious person reported at 10:59 p.m. Monday at Circle K East, 1125 E. State St., was found in the 100 block of Ohio Avenue at his residence and appeared to be intoxicated. He was told not to leave home or he could face criminal charges.

— A man in the 600 block of East Sixth Street reported at 10:58 p.m. Monday that his stepson took his vape pen. He was told it’s a civil matter. He also advised that $546.99 was taken from his Paypal account. He had already made a report with another officer.

— Residents in the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge were told about a noise complaint at 10:31 p.m. Monday and to turn the music down.

— Police investigated a suspicious vehicle at 10:31 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of Newgarden Avenue in the parking lot of a closed business. The driver told police he was dropping off a passenger and then headed home. All people in the vehicle were identified.

— A man from the 400 block of East Fourth Street reported at 10:25 p.m. Monday that he came home and his basement door was opened. Officers checked the interior of the basement, but found nothing.

— Loud persons were reported at 10:10 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of Vine Avenue. The resident was told to keep the noise down.

— A caller from the 800 block of East Sixth Street reported at 9:28 p.m. Monday that while he was in the hospital, a known male ordered something off his eBay account. The incident is under investigation.

— Police and firefighters responded to Smith Center apartments on East Fourth Street at 8:43 p.m. Monday for a report of a male who fell through his screen door. He was taken to SRMC.

— A woman from North Ellsworth Avenue reported at 8:33 p.m. Monday that her son was jumped at Centennial Park by several people and had several marks on his neck. Fire department first responders were called and she said she would take him to SRMC. Officers responded to Centennial Park to speak with the others involved. A female said she was physically assaulted by the male and she was also pregnant. Fire department first responders were called because she was having lower abdominal pain. Two male suspects said the other male was making derogatory remarks and started the fight. One male suspect also said the juvenile male had broken his cell phone by throwing it. Written statements were gathered about the incident. The female was taken to the hospital by Damascus EMT. The incident will be sent to the prosecutor for review for possible charges.

— A neighbor dispute was reported at 7:56 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of East Pershing Street over a shared driveway, with a woman saying her neighbor placed wood barricades in the middle of the driveway. The neighbor told police they’re in the process of getting a property survey to establish the property lines. The neighbor was told not to put up barricades until the lines are determined.

— A woman in the 200 block of West Seventh Street reported at 6:44 p.m. Monday that a male was making threatening remarks via phone and video. She previously made a police report several weeks ago for a similar matter. She deleted the messages and was told to keep them if she receives any in the future. The incident will be reviewed.

— A woman reportedly swiped a vehicle with a shopping cart in a parking lot at 2495 E. State St. at 6:14 p.m. Monday and told police she wasn’t paying attention and didn’t realize she had damaged the vehicle until after she struck it. Both the vehicle owner and the woman were told to contact their insurance agents.

— Police charged four men with obstruction of official business after being called for suspicious persons at 5:19 p.m. Monday in the area of West Second Street and Jennings Avenue. A resident in the 100 block of Jennings denied knowing anything about the men, who were later found in the residence in question. They didn’t obey commands and all three were taken into custody for obstruction. The county drug task force obtained a search warrant for the premises which was executed at a later time and another male inside the home was taken into custody for obstruction. All were taken to the county jail. One was also charged for harassing a police dog for taunting K-9 Simon. The men charged included Bradley Reeder, 35, of 184 Jennings Ave., Salem, and Chandor Pettress, 24, Keenon Taylor, 18, and Reginald Jones Jr., 22, all of Youngstown. Pettress had the charge for the K-9.

— A passing motorist at 4:45 p.m. Monday reported a 10-year-old boy in the alley behind Ricky’s English Pub on East State Street allegedly climbing up onto the roofs and drain pipes in the alley. Police located three boys in the alley and they said they had not been climbing on the roof and were waiting for a parent to pick them up. One boy said they were supposed to meet the parent near the Salem Fun Factory, so they were told to go there.

— A caller at 3:18 p.m. Monday complained about workers at an old bank property on State Street blowing leaves and trash into residential yards. Officers spoke to the workers and had them clean up the mess.

— A person refusing to leave a property on West Wilson Street at 3:01 p.m. Monday said he would leave. Officers stood by while he gathered his personal belongings.

— A dispute reported at 2:07 p.m. Monday on West Fifth Street was determined to be a civil issue between a landlord and former tenant over property. An employee of the landlord was able to provide proper paperwork from court to show the tenant was legally evicted. The former tenant was told he would be arrested for trespass if he returned to the property.

— An officer checked on a small dog running at large in the area of East Third Street and Hawley Avenue at 1:54 p.m. Monday. The owner was tracked down and given a warning for dog at large. She was sending her boys to find the dog.

— Police took parking complaints Monday morning for illegally parked vehicles on East State Street and Maple Street, with owners contacted to fix the problems.

— A resident on Highland Avenue reported at 8:48 a.m. Monday that someone entered his vehicle and took some change.

— A woman on South Union Avenue reported at 7:27 a.m. Monday that someone took parts from one of her outside decorations.