County Sheriff

— Three residents in the area of the state Route 558 and Lower Elkton reported a suspicious woman in an SUV at 11:54 a.m. Monday. One resident, Connie Baer, reported the SUV followed her into her driveway and the woman got out of the passenger seat and approached her. The woman said she was demonstrating a new scent air freshener and she wanted to spray it so Baer could smell it. Baer told her to leave and took a picture of the SUV. Deputies then received calls from the other two residents, M.J. Vollnogle and Kimberly Rankin, who live in the area reporting a similar encounter.

— Arthur Lewis, a security officer with Chesapeake, reported July 24 that sometime during the night of July 23, someone entered the well site on Hazel Run Road and stole a spool of electrical cable.

— Wilber Kline, Orchard Court, Salem Township, reported July 25 that someone overnight stole coins from the center console of his vehicle.

— A hang-up 911 call at 11:59 a.m. Saturday brought deputies to Pass Lane in Hanover Township. Reuben Rockwell told deputies he and his wife, Jessalyn, got into an argument and he walked away. The wife had called because she was concerned for her husband, but he said he was just walking and clearing his head.

— Someone reported a golf cart in the creek near Metz Road in Fairfield Township at 6:34 p.m. Monday. The golf cart’s serial number was not reported stolen, but it was not known to whom the cart belonged. The caller was able to get it out of the creek.

— Desiree Timmerman, state Route 154, Negley, met deputies at the gas station in Rogers after reporting at 9:23 p.m. Monday her live-in boyfriend, Jacob Knotts, threatened her. They had argued about the dog being in the house and she attempted to leave. Knotts reportedly first began to make a motion with his hand like he was going to choke her, then stopped. Then he grabbed her arm and bear hugged her. After letting her go, he reportedly followed her outside, followed her in his vehicle and blocked her in the middle of the roadway in Negley before allegedly telling her he was going to end her life.

— Tiffany Herron, staying at the Frola Motel, state Route 45, Lisbon, reported at 2:22 a.m. the couple in the room next door were fighting. Deputies spoke to Samantha Crawford and Robert Bobby. They both claimed Herron was banging on the walls and being loud. Deputies told both Herron and Crawford to go to bed for the night.

— Joan Hineline, the owner of the Terrace Lake Campground, state Route 7, Elkrun Township, reported at 12:53 p.m. Friday a tenant there has been walking around and talking a lot of nonsense to the other campers. Deputies spoke to Robert Schonick, who said he believes people have been following him for no reason and he has several pages of license numbers and names he would not allow deputies to see. He admitted he had been walking around, talking to people and fishing earlier in the day. Deputies did not believe Schonick was a danger to himself or others.

— A possible overdose was reported at Lake Tomahawk at 2:09 p.m. Friday. The person had already been picked up by EMS and was being transported for medical treatment. He is one of several people in the area working for a company in Pittsburgh and none of the co-workers seemed to know much about him.

— Debbie Smith, Camp Boulevard, Hanoverton, reported at 9:37 a.m. Monday her daughter, Jesslyn Rockwell, spent the night at Smith’s house because she was afraid of her husband, Reuben Rockwell. However, when her daughter went home that morning she found her husband was not at work or at home. Deputies headed for a wildlife area at Zepernick Lake where Rockwell likes to hang out, but while on the way, Smith called again to report her daughter had gotten in contact with Reuben Rockwell and he was returning home.


— A boy accidentally damaged several headstones while backing up in the Lisbon Cemetery about 8 p.m. Friday. The car belonged to his friend’s father, who parked there while they attended the county fair across the street. The boys returned to the vehicle and one of them started messing with the car when he panicked and backed through three rows of headstones, striking several of them. The driver’s mother, who lives on Elkton Road, was contacted and told police she did not know what to do to make things right because she lacked insurance.

— Anthony J. Hilliard, 33, Lynchburg Road, Kensington, and Tyler R. McCoy, 20, East Fourth Street, Salem, were charged with disorderly conduct after getting into a fight at the county fair about 2 a.m. Thursday. The two had begun arguing about wrestling and pigs, which turned physical. Hilliard then began choking McCoy, with Alexis Blake striking Hilliard to get him to release McCoy. Hilliard claimed McCoy was the aggressor and he put McCoy in a wrestling move, which is when Blake when started hitting him. Both were charged since police could not determine who started the fight.

— Sydney Fryman, 20, East Lincoln Way, reported she could hearing tapping on her front porch window about 10 p.m. Sunday, but police did not find anyone about.

— Police were called to a home on North Jefferson Street after a man began experiencing seizures at 9:25 p.m. Sunday. Police remained until an ambulance arrived.

— A boy was injured after running into a moving pickup at the county fairgrounds about 9 p.m. Sunday. The Leetonia-area boy was running near the stage when he ran into a truck and fell, striking his head. The driver, Kayla Roberts, stopped immediately to check on the youth.

— William Bowyer reported seeing a motorist littering on Sherman Street at 6:55 p.m. Sunday. Stephanie Wylie showed up at the police station with Bowyer to say she was upset because of a family matter when she unthinkingly tossed a water bottle out the window, which she already retrieved.

— Richard Parrish spoke with police on Saturday about possible telecommunication harassment. The officer read the messages and determined they did not constitute harassment since both parties were fighting over Facebook messages.

— Police were called to a home on South Jefferson Street at 1:31 p.m. Sunday in regard to a motorist who was considering harming herself. They remained until an ambulance arrived and transported her to a local hospital.


— Police were called to a home in the 100 block of North Main Street for a medical call at 4:57 p.m. Friday.

— The Leetonia police department requested assistance at 3:55 a.m. Saturday with a combative woman on Washington Street.

— A man turned in a wallet he found on East Metz Road at 5:01 p.m. Saturday. Police contacted the owner and the wallet was returned.

— Someone turned in a bank card they found in the Dollar General parking lot at 7:34 a.m. Friday. Police attempted to contact the card owner.

— Mark A. Swinehart, 49, address not listed, was arrested for domestic violence at 6:55 p.m. Saturday at a Union Street home.He was taken to the county justice center where he awaits arraignment.

East Liverpool

— An officer initiated a traffic stop for no turn signal on Grove Alley, reporting that two passengers seemed nervous and shaky, with one moving about inside the vehicle as he approached. He called for St. Clair Township’s K-9 officers Joshua Jackson and his canine partner Noras, who reportedly alerted on the vehicle. The driver was patted down, and officers reported finding a small baggie of marijuana which he told them he didn’t know was in his pants. The officer reported that, after looking closer at the baggie, it did appear to have gone through the wash, with the marijuana compacted and mixed with lint. The driver was not charged. Where his front seat passenger had been sitting was found a pill crusher with several loose pills and a plastic baggie of pills inside. The passenger told officers she has a prescription bottle for the pills and the last she saw the pills they were in the bottle, saying she was unsure how they got into the crusher. Officers advised her the pills would be logged in as evidence and if she cannot provide a prescription, they will be sent for testing, with charges expected to be filed. While checking the back seat where Daniel J. Lydic, 26, Grove Alley, had been sitting, a straw with residue was reportedly found as well as a pack of pills that had been shoved down into the seat. Lydic was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and told that the pills will be sent for testing with additional charges possible.

— A Blossom Hill Apartments resident on Wilbert Avenue reported someone has been “messing” with her car. Officers checked but found no damage to her car, just what appeared to be normal wear and tear.

— Officers responded to loud noise complaints on Louise Avenue but found nothing.

— An employee of Valley Oaks, Selfridge Street, reported a man had been sitting in a vehicle in the parking for more than two hours, which seemed suspicious. Officers spoke to the man, who said he was waiting for his girlfriend, who works at the facility. Management checked with his girlfriend, who confirmed that’s what he was doing.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

— While patrolling the banks of the Ohio River at 12:30 a.m., a wildlife officer reported seeing three people fishing north of the Newell Bridge and found that two of them — Dustin M. Randolph, and Jessica D. Reynolds, no ages or addresses listed — had no fishing licenses. Randolph reportedly became aggravated and refused to give his identification to the officer, saying he wasn’t fishing, just reeling in his girlfriend’s pole. The officer called East Liverpool police for backup. Randolph’s identification was learned through his license plate and driver’s license photograph. Both he and Reynolds were charged with fishing without a license.


— Dollar General employees reported a shoplifter on Sunday. Geri Dean Lewis was charged with theft and taken to the county jail.

— Gregory Scott Howard reported he received multiple phone calls from someone claiming to be an IRS officer and telling Howard there was a warrant issued for his arrest for being delinquent in paying taxes. The caller demanded he send money to get the warrant canceled. This is a known scam.

— On July 29 someone reported a dog running loose on East Washington Street and chasing several chickens from inside their pen. Justin Echols was warned if his dog gets loose again he will be issued a citation.


— An officer responded to the bike trailhead on Washington Street at 7:19 p.m. Monday in reference to a vehicle with its doors open and no one inside. No one was around and the officer determined the door was likely left open by accident.

— An officer assisted the sheriff’s office with a possible domestic dispute in the 38000 block of Old Route 344 at 9:59 p.m. Monday in which a woman reported her mother had taken her tax information without permission and grabbed her by the collar of the shirt, leaving marks. The mother turned over the tax information and the complainant declined charges.


— Jessica Roach, Independence Square, reported July 27 her 10-year-old daughter was at the 18th Street Playground and three men, one shirtless, were saying inappropriate things to her. Roach said she already went to the playground and had it out with the men. Police responded to the playground and the shirtless man, Zach Petty, said he didn’t say anything to the girl, but two of his friends were talking about her. Police found Petty was wanted on a county warrant. He was transported to the police station, where he was advised he was not allowed on any playground or park owned by the village.

Goshen Police District

–Camryn Alexis Hayes, 19, Buck Road, Beloit, was charged with assault after she allegedly punched a visitor in the face during an argument regarding her dog Monday at a Lisbon Road home.


— Firefighters responded at 11:56 a.m. Tuesday to the Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway, to remove a bat.