County Sheriff

— Zachary E. Whitehead, Bethesda Road, Hanoverton, reported at 10 a.m. Friday he went to his barn to get his side-by-side ATV, but it was missing. He last saw it on Wednesday night.

— Lt. Allan Young came upon a vehicle sitting in a cornfield off state Route 154 in Middleton Township at 7:36 a.m. Friday. The vehicle, driven by Tahna Maree Sentz, 18, Gorby Road, East Palestine, had been westbound on state Route 154 near Pioneer Road. Sentz said she hit black ice and went out of control. She had called her parents and they arrived to help her. There was no injuries or damage.

— While Deputy Brett Grabman was at the East Palestine police station to take custody of a woman with an active warrant at 5:01 p.m. Friday, the woman’s sister arrived and due to her behavior was arrested by East Palestine police on charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing official business. Neither woman’s name was included in the report.

— A woman was reported sleeping in her vehicle in the parking lot of Hull’s Super Duper in New Garden at 7:40 p.m. Saturday. She was identified as Michele Patton, who said she had consumed some alcohol and did not believe she was safe to drive, so she parked in the lot of the store to sleep it off. She called for a ride and her husband came to pick her up.

— Elicia Dawn Travis, Darner Road, Elkrun Township, reported Samuel Standish was driving her Cavalier without permission at 9:30 p.m. When deputies contacted Standish he believed he was allowed to use the vehicle. After speaking to both of them it appears the ownership is in dispute and they have not agreed on transferring the title.

— About 25 marijuana plants were located and collected by deputies at the Country Squire Trailer Park, Knox School Road, Knox Township at 5:42 p.m. Saturday.


— Debra Schreffler, Pritchard Avenue, reported Thursday a push mower was stolen from her porch.

— Ronda Wichert struck a deer while driving on state 154 near the BP station at 5:34 p.m. Sunday.

— Dustin T. Whaley, 22, West Chestnut Street, was cited for running a red light and striking a vehicle driven by Joyce E. Canada, 59, South Lincoln Avenue, at the intersection of Washington and South Market streets at 1:05 p.m. Thursday.

— Police were asked to assist the highway patrol after a trooper discovered drug paraphernalia, a pipe, in a vehicle following a traffic stop on state Route 11 at 1:32 a.m. Sunday.

— A caller reported someone was standing in a yard on East Chestnut Street at 11 a.m. Sunday. Police spoke with William Davis, who used to live at the address but now lives on Maple Street. Davis did not know the current occupant and told police he stopped by because he used to live there. Davis agreed that is was probably not a good idea to be in someone else’s yard and went home.

— Susan Hooper, Maple Street, reported Sunday night that the neighbor in the other side of the duplex is always making too much noise and playing his music loud and that she is also afraid of him. Police spoke to Dan Donuhue, who said he never bothers Hooper. Donuhue said his cabinets are against the shared wall, which might be the reason for some the noise, and conceded he sometimes plays his TV too loud. He was advised to leave Hooper alone.


— An Advanced Auto Parts employee reported at 3:56 p.m. Sunday someone had possibly stolen and item from the store on state Route 14. Police were able to stop the vehicle and check for stolen items but did not find any.

— A man reported at 12:59 p.m. Sunday his mother backed into another vehicle in the parking lot of the high school on Columbiana-Waterford Road. No citations were issued due to being on private property.

— Courtney Mercer, Fairfield Avenue, reported at 9:49 p.m. Saturday her car had been ransacked and that another car at the house was missing change and a phone charger.

— Patricia Wilms reported at 3:15 p.m. Friday that while pulling into a parking space at Burger King on West County Line Road she could not see a light pole with a large concrete base due to the sun being in her eyes and she accidentally struck the base of the pole with her Ford Escape, causing minor damage to her vehicle. Wilms was not injured and no citations were issued due to being on private property. The pole was not damaged and Burger King was also notified of the accident.

— Johnna Sherrill, Columbiana, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on North Main Street at 7:23 p.m. Friday.

— Vickie Brinkley, East Liverpool, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on Union Street at 11:19 p.m. Thursday.

East Palestine

— Police were called to a home in the 100 block of West Martin Street at 12:28 am. Saturday for a report of a man refusing to leave the home despite being asked by the homeowner numerous times. Police spoke with Jacob Fox, who agreed to leave the home without any problems.

— Police were called to a home in the 100 block of Wood Street at 3:30 p.m. for a complaint that a man was not wanted there. The man was already gone when police arrived.

— Police arrested Morgan R. Parker, 31, on a warrant through the county common pleas court at 4:55 p.m. Friday.

— Jason Trosky, address not listed, reported at 11:18 a.m. Nov. 26 a man in the park was taking pictures of houses. Police spoke with Kerry Salls, who explained that he had not been taking pictures but was Facetiming his girlfriend and had been waving his phone around in his truck trying to get a better cell reception.

— Jennifer Orr, East Clark Street, reported at 2:44 p.m. Nov. 26 her husband Joseph Orr was throwing things around the home. Mr. Orr was gone when police arrived.

— Johnathan Shaffer, East Main Street, reported at 4 p.m. Nov. 26 he and his wife came home to find their front door open.

— Mark Woods address not listed, reported receiving harassing text messages from an unknown phone number at 11 a.m. Nov. 27.

— Police arrested Megan Parker, 39, address not listed, for persistent disorderly conduct and obstructing official business at 5:58 p.m. Friday when she arrived at the police station on East Main Street and began interfering when officers were in the process of securing her sister in a county sheriff’s cruiser. Parker was taken to the county jail with her sister.

East Liverpool

— Responding to 1023 Riverview Street for a possible overdose, officers were met by Donald Crumbley Sr., who said the woman was downstairs. There, they found Wendy L. Ludington, 47, of that address, sitting at the kitchen table, with shallow breath, sweating and pale face, and Donald Crumbley Jr. beside her. He was asking for help, saying Ludington needed Narcan, according to reports. He was pinching her nostrils and giving her mouth-to-mouth resuscitation but was told by officers to stop since she was breathing. They reported that Crumbley was “so out of it he continued his terrible CPR efforts” until Lifeteam ambulance arrived. Crumbley advised officers Ludington had snorted heroin but denied using any himself. She was transported by Lifeteam to the hospital and was charged with public intoxication.

St. Clair Township

— Ashley S. Gomez, 31, no address listed, reported a van ran her vehicle off the road in the Walmart parking lot and then pulled beside her when she parked, with the person inside yelling profanities and racial slurs at her. She went into one of he stores to call police.


— Police responded at 1:51 a.m. Monday to Salem-Unity Road just outside the city to assist Goshen Township Police with searching the area for a male who fled from them on foot after a traffic stop. He was not found.

— Police were called at 12:24 a.m. Monday to the 600 block of Cherry Street where a woman wanted her son and his girlfriend to leave the house because the female was not welcome there. They left voluntarily and the woman was told the eviction procedure for her son.

— A young juvenile 7 years old was reported unattended in a vehicle at Walmart at 12:07 a.m. Monday. The silver Chevy Cavalier was gone when police arrived.

— A caller in the 900 block of Franklin called police at 10:11 p.m. Sunday for someone possibly inside the residence. She secured the door to the room and thought she could hear a person moving around. Officers entered and checked the interior of the residence on all floors, but nothing appeared out of the ordinary. Nobody besides the caller was found inside.

— A woman in the 500 block of Highland requested assistance at 9:33 p.m. Sunday, saying she let her son’s dog out of his residence and the dog would not come back. She wanted help retrieving the dog. Upon arrival, she had already gotten the dog inside.

— Police responded to the 600 block of Franklin Avenue at 7:55 p.m. Sunday for an female resident upset and not wanting to live. Fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance came on scene and she was taken to SRMC for evaluation.

— Jessica Hazel, 32, and Roger Clay, 50, both of 1335 Cleveland St., were each charged with theft after police were called at 7:11 p.m. Sunday for shoplifters at Walmart.

— Police assisted another agency with a followup investigation in the 1300 block of South Lincoln at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, making contact with a resident and recovering a piece of property.

— A child was reported in the street at 5:58 p.m. Sunday at Pershing and South Union. Police spoke to a juvenile and the juvenile’s guardian. One of the fathers of the children said the boys would stay inside the rest of the night.

— City officers assisted Perry Township Police in the 1100 block of West Perry with a domestic in process.

— A woman in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard reported at 12:39 p.m. Sunday that she let a female stay at her apartment for a week or so just to help her out and now she won’t leave. While officers were there, the female said she would voluntarily leave. The woman was told the problems of letting people stay for an extended period of time and the possibility of having to evict them.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East State reported at 12:30 p.m. Sunday that the driver of a blue Chevy truck left without paying for $18 worth of gas.

— An East Liverpool man reported at 11:08 a.m. Sunday that his two sons opened a lawn care business and one son is the owner and let his brother go due to problems of not showing up to work. His son who was let go is now slandering the business on social media. Since all were outside the city, he was told they needed to file with the local police agency.

— Police checked a report of a female juvenile hiding behind a sign when cars pass by in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard at 9:22 a.m. Sunday. She was not found.

— Kaleb Merten, 18, of New Cumberland, W.Va, was charged with reasonable control and his three male passengers, two age 17 and one age 16, were each charged with being unruly after police responded at 4:20 a.m. Sunday for a vehicle striking the building at Moore Specialty, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. All four refused treatment from first responders. The driver said he pulled into the parking lot and attempted to put the car in reverse to back out, but did not realize he put the vehicle into drive when he pressed the gas pedal and the vehicle moved forward. He was unable to stop in time prior to hitting the building. Heavy damage was reported to the front end of the vehicle and there was damage to the building. The fire department checked the building for any structural problems before AAA removed the vehicle.

Perry Township

— A woman in the 1100 block of West Perry reported at 12:30 a.m. Monday that her previous neighbor was threatening her via Facebook. She was told she needs to file a restraining order and to block all social networking she has with the harasser but to keep all evidence she has against the suspect. She was also told to call police if the person shows up at her residence.

— A domestic was reported at 3:03 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of West Perry. No one was answering the door. A neighbor said the male half involved left before police arrived. Dispatch later advised he had returned to the scene so police responded back to the residence to speak with both parties. There were no physical injuries to either party. The male half said he was leaving for the evening.

— Chelsea Garrett, 29, of North Canton, was cited for driving under suspension after police responded at 3:47 a.m. Sunday to U.S. Route 62 near North Ellsworth for a vehicle that ran out of gas. Upon checking, police found the driver’s license was suspended. The vehicle was towed and a taxi picked up Garrett.

— A possible intoxicated driver was reported at 10:27 p.m. Saturday on state Route 45 near Georgetown Road. A red Charger had run a red light in the area and the vehicle was headed north on state Route 45 towards North Jackson. The call was transferred to Goshen Township Police.

— A burglary in progress was reported at 11:26 p.m. Friday in the 300 block of East Pidgeon Road. A woman thought someone was breaking into the residence through her bathroom window after she heard the shower curtain fall down. Police checked the exterior and interior of the residence and found no sign of anyone entering or attempting to enter the residence.

— A female in a red coat was reported hitchhiking in the area of state Route 344 and Cunningham Road at 8:40 p.m. Friday. No one was found.

— Police at 5:30 p.m. Friday spoke with a female at the station in reference to a possible stray round striking her windshield while she was driving north in the 2200 block of North Lincoln at 8 a.m. Friday. The incident is under investigation.

— A resident from the 900 block of Canterbury Lane reported phone harassment from an ex-girlfriend at 2:41 p.m. Friday. He received a text message from a number not known to him and believed it was from the ex-girlfriend.

— Police responded to the 2000 block of North Lincoln for a report at 10:04 a.m. Friday of hunters trespassing on private property. Police located multiple hunters attempting to track a wounded deer on private property without obtaining permission from the land owner. The ODNR was contacted and responded to the scene. Citations were issued against James Ingledue, 50, of North Lincoln Avenue, for not properly tagging a deer and against Ted James Ingledue, 27, of North Lincoln Avenue, and Richard McFarland III, 56, of Walnut Street, for trespassing.

— A possible scam was reported at 9:46 a.m. Friday by a resident from Southridge Drive who provided a copy of a check received in the mail from Intact Corporation of California claiming that the person’s information had been pulled from their use of their credit/debit card from a business in the local area. The letter stated the person had won $880,000 and the check was partial payment of their winnings and provided information to claim the remaining balance. They did not do anything with the check and requested it be destroyed. They were told to report any fraudulent charges if their credit cards are compromised in the future.


— Police responded to the 300 block of State Street at 10:43 a.m. Sunday for a report of a man pinned under a vehicle. The man was trapped under a vehicle behind the front passenger-side wheel. The corner of the vehicle was on top of the man. Another person with a screw driver was twisting the screw of the jack he had provided, lifting the car off the person. The officer kept in contact with the person while the jack was lifting the vehicle and when it was high enough the victim slid out with assistance. The person stood up and walked around until Leetonia Fire and EMS arrived and was helped into an ambulance. The victim’s girlfriend arrived and took care of the children. The victim was taken by medical helicopter from the baseball field to the main St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown.

— A set of keys was turned into at 3:30 p.m. Sunday that were found near Summit and Elm streets. The keys had a Planet Fitness membership tag and the owner was contacted through the company and retrieved the keys.

— Police responded to the 400 block of Somer Street at 10:12 a.m. Sunday where the complainant advised the driver’s side windshield wiper had been bent back away from the vehicle and broken. The fuel cover had also been opened and the complainant later learned that a half-tank of gas had been tank. The complainant advised his daughter-in-law heard something overnight around 1 a.m. but didn’t feel it necessary to report it. The complainant advised he has a son on village council and that may have something to do with the incident. Photos were taken.

Green Township

— A heat lamp was the cause in an early morning barn fire on Green-Beaver Road on Monday. Green Township, Beaver Township and Damascus. firefighters responded to the barn after a passerby, a member of the Green Township fire department, noticed it at 7:45 a.m. and attempted to contact the owner who wasn’t there. A lamp had overturned inside a horse stall and was quickly contained with minimum damage. A couple of cows and a dog inside the barn got out OK.