County Sheriff

— David Fisher, Laura Avenue, Knox Township, reported Thursday he had been in county Municipal Court that morning for a case against a man he knows, during which the judge issued a warning to stop harassing behavior. Fisher said he returned home after court and the other man’s father drove past his home, revving his engine as he passed the house in a menacing manner, which he said is the same type of harassment his son had been doing. He wanted a report on file.

— Deputies responded Friday afternoon to a private property crash in the area of state routes 172 and 9 where minimal damage was reported. No other details were reported.

— A caller reported her neighbor on state Route 517 neglecting his cows, although she could not provide an accurate address. She told the deputy the farmer was in the field right then, possibly feeding the cows, but he could not find the location she described nor any cows that appeared neglected.

East Liverpool

— Officers were dispatched at 1 a.m. Saturday to Berdine’s Bar for a person falling outside the bar, and they reported finding Virginia L. Menear, 62, East Fifth Street, lying on her back on Jackson Street outside the bar. They said Menear smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech and began to vomit as she tried to sit up. Bar patrons reported Menear tried to walk up the steps and fell backward, striking her head on the sidewalk, saying she had not been drinking inside the establishment. She was transported to the hospital by Lifeteam ambulance due to the head injury received in the fall. Menear was cited for public intoxication.

St. Clair Township

— Called for a possible domestic at a Birch Road residence, officers spoke with the home owner Patricia Wolfe, who said her granddaughter, who lives there, is using drugs and causing her problems. Her granddaughter had become unconscious that morning due to drug use, but Wolfe was unable to call for help because her phone wasn’t working. When her granddaughter gained consciousness, an argument ensued, and Wolfe told officers she wanted her granddaughter removed from the house. She gave consent for them to search the home, but no contraband was found. No physical altercation took place, and officers gave Wolfe advice on how to obtain an eviction notice for her granddaughter.


— Richard G. Frederick, 50, West 14th Street, Salem, was cited for possession of marijuana following a traffic stop at Vine Avenue and East Third Street at 8:49 p.m. Thursday.

— Officers responded to a 1200 block Cedar Ridge Drive home at 9:03 p.m. Thursday where the resident reported a male had been attempting to enter the front door and then tried to enter through the rear door before officers arrived. The officers searched the area but were unable to find anyone matching the description.

— Matthew P. Soldo, 37, Hilltop Drive, Lisbon, was charged with theft and violating a protection order after officers responded to a 100 block West State Street business at 2:50 a.m. Friday where employees said he left with items for which he did not pay. Officers found him on the front steps of a 200 block West Pershing Street home where he was prohibited from being due to a protection order. While on station, Soldo said he needed medical attention and was transported by ambulance to the Salem hospital for treatment before being taken to jail.

— A Rose Drive, Lisbon, resident reported on station at 3:30 a.m. Friday his ex-girlfriend had been messaging him on a social media website and that he wanted her to stop contacting him. The ex-girlfriend was told to stop all contact with the complainant.

— A representative of Super USA, 1680 S. Lincoln Ave., reported at 1:19 p.m. Saturday that four males entered the store on Friday and removed two bottles of wine and one bottle of pop and left without paying. It was also reported that entry had been made into two back rooms which led to nowhere but no entry was gained into the main building.

— The owner of an apartment building in the 200 block of Vine Avenue reported at 1:12 p.m. Saturday that he was threatened by the current apartment manager a few days ago. He asked for police to stand by while he retrieved the master keys from the manager who was relieved of manager duties. Officers left after he retrieved what he needed.

— Police checked on a water line break on West Third Street and Stewart Avenue at 11:31 a.m. Saturday. The water department was already there. An officer had seen water coming up from the street in the 400 block of West Third Street at 8:05 p.m. Friday and the water department had been contacted.

— A caller at 11:24 a.m. Saturday reported a vehicle parked on the street at Hawley Avenue and East Sixth Street for several weeks. A warning tag was left telling the owner to have it moved.

— An officer at 11 a.m. Saturday saw two vehicles parked with their left side to the curb and facing the reverse of traffic. The owners were contacted and moved the vehicles.

— A woman in the 600 block of East Sixth Street called at 9:28 a.m. Saturday with concerns about a cat being left in a truck parked in the area, due to it being cold out and questioned access to food, water and a place to go to the bathroom. An officer checked and found the cat had lengthy fur, had food and water and was using the right front passenger seat to go to the bathroom. A warning tag was left about the complaint. The window was slightly down to allow fresh air inside.

— An officer at 8:48 a.m. Saturday checked on a loud noise a woman said she heard. She checked outside but saw nothing. Police also checked and didn’t find anything.

— Police checked the parking lot of Circle K East, 1125 E. State St., for a suspicious van at 6:38 a.m. Saturday. A woman was found sleeping inside and woke up and appeared fine, just tired. She said she does driving for people and was on a long trip earlier and got tired so she stopped to rest. The complainant told her it was fine if she stayed a while longer to rest.

— A male and female involved in a road rage incident followed each other to the police station at 6:33 a.m. Saturday and officers made contact during a dispute in the parking lot. The male, who was wearing dark clothing, walked in front of the female’s vehicle and confronted her and followed her to the police department. Both were separated and sent on their way.

— A caller at 8:52 a.m. Saturday reported a suspicious vehicle in the area of South Lincoln Avenue and Aetna Street where a vehicle was being pushed down the road by a male. The vehicle reportedly had front end damage and was smoking, but police were unable to find it.

— Police, fire department first responders and EMT ambulance responded to the 400 block of Franklin Avenue after receiving a call at 4 a.m. Saturday from a woman asking for medical assistance. She couldn’t be located, then police later learned she was a patient at a health care facility in the 1900 block of East Pershing Street. She had fallen out of bed and needed help getting back up. She was assisted by medical personnel.

— Police were called at 2:28 a.m. Saturday for a dispute in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard where a resident wanted another person removed who was intoxicated and causing a disturbance. The person, who was a female, said she was trying to go to sleep when the other woman was upset about something and wanted her to leave. Both were told to stay away from each other for the rest of the night. The residency laws and eviction process were explained.

— An officer was flagged down at 2:06 a.m. Saturday by a man who said he needed to go the hospital. An ambulance and fire department first responders were summoned and he was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center for an unknown medical condition.

— An officer on patrol at 1:18 a.m. Saturday saw a vehicle pull up at the rear of a location, a person got out and went to the area of the dumpster. Upon contact, the people advised they were just checking the dumpster for discarded items. They were advised to have the permission of the owner before doing that.

— A possible fight was reported at 12:13 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of East State Street where officers made contact with several people who were being screamed at by another male. After the male calmed down, he advised his car was damaged by one of the other people. The male said he was pushed by the same male and that his ribs were hurting. First responders were called to the scene and officers found a dent on the driver side of the vehicle with a shoe print. Officers matched the shoe print to the other male in question and he was taken into custody. Curtis Crank Jr., 28, of 215 E. Fifth St., was charged with criminal damaging and taken to the Columbiana County jail.

— Loud music was reported at 12:03 a.m. Saturday in the 700 block of Franklin Avenue. Police made contact with a resident playing music in a vehicle parked in the driveway. The music was turned down and the person was advised about the noise ordinance.

— An anonymous caller at 9:40 p.m. Friday reported loud music in the 500 block of Franklin. She told police she could hear “creepy” Christmas music outside that was upsetting her young grandchildren. An officer located the source of the music which was coming from Christmas decorations outside a nearby residence. The music was very quiet and not in violation of the city’s noise ordinance.

— A motorist called police about possible road rage at 9:06 p.m. Friday to report two vehicles, a car and an SUV, had passed the motorist’s vehicle and were heading into the city on North Lincoln Avenue. After police were dispatched, the motorist updated the location to North Lincoln and State and said one person had exited his vehicle and was exchanging words with the driver of the SUV. Both left before police arrived, but the caller said both drove to the police station and people from the car entered the police building while the other vehicle fled. People in the car said the SUV ran a red light and nearly struck them on the four-lane at state Route 45, leading to the verbal dispute at Lincoln and State. The male driver of the SUV began chasing the car until it reached the police station, then left. Police could not find the vehicle.

— Police were called at 9:07 p.m. Friday to Walmart for a shoplifting incident. A male wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans attempted to take merchandise without paying and left the store before police arrived.

— Police were sent to the 500 block of Columbia Street for a 911 hang up call at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The resident was trying to call for an ambulance but was having difficulty. Fire department first responders and KLG responded and the resident was taken to a hospital.

— Police responded at 6:53 p.m. Friday to a bar in the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue to speak to a man who said employees asked him to leave. He was upset and wanted officers to do something about the situation. He was told the establishment had the right to ask people to leave that are not welcome. He was told not to return to the business.

— Jonathan Butts, 40, of West Pershing Street, was cited with driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 5:21 p.m. Friday on Newgarden Avenue. The vehicle was towed.

— A shoplifter was reported at 12:37 p.m. Friday at Shell gas station, 2203 E. State St., where the manager reported a known male was observed on video on Wednesday concealing items and leaving without paying. The manager said the male is not allowed back at the business again. Officers spoke with the male’s mother, who said her son was not home but she would tell him about the situation.

— A man in the 600 block of Vine Avenue reported at 11:29 a.m. Friday that the mother of his child has been avoiding him and not letting him see his 3-year-old daughter. He wanted the child’s welfare checked. Officers did not find the mother and child home but planned to make contact later.

— Police assisted the U.S. Marshal’s Office in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 9:28 a.m. Friday to take a male into custody who was wanted on a warrant.

Perry Township

— An officer responded to an 1100 block West Perry Street home at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday where the resident reported her live-in boyfriend had been arguing with her all day. The boyfriend offered a conflicting story, but agreed to leave until the complainant could find a ride to leave for the night.

— A Southridge Drive resident reported at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday that someone had stolen a handgun from her vehicle while she was running errands that day, but was unsure exactly where it happened.


— An officer responded to a 100 block Chestnut Street home at 11:23 a.m. Friday in reference to a sick raccoon and found the animal under the porch suffering from distemper. The officer shot the raccoon and removed it from the property.

Hancock County

— Joseph Keith Jolly 32, Beckley, W.Va., house burglary, fugitive from justice (Columbiana County).

— Robert Wayne Reckner, 37, Third Street, New Cumberland, W.Va., receiving and transferring.