County Sheriff

— Julianna Zupp-Deichman, U.S. Route 62, Alliance, called 911 from the Deer Run Mobile Park at 12:30 p.m. Monday after her therapy dog took off running into the woods. She chased the dog about 100 yards into the woods, hurt her knee and needed help getting out of the woods. The Damascus and Beloit EMS and fire departments arrived on the scene, and the park’s manager had located her in the woods. She was brought out on a fire department ATV and then transferred to a waiting ambulance. Hazel, the dog, had cornered a small animal and was located.

— Darryl Adams and Michael Mackey, employees of D&R Sanitation of East Liverpool, reported at 4:58 p.m. Monday they found a porta-john belonging to the company at an address on state Route 14, Unity Township. Deputies spoke to Thaddeus Timmins, who leases the property, who said the porta-john has been on the property since he started renting it several years ago. The porta-john also had been stolen several years ago. It has not been released to the company.

— A state Route 9 boy asked to talk to someone at 7:22 p.m. Monday because he had been yelled at by his parents. The boy said he was supposed to have his clothes, which needed washed, at the house Sunday, but when he came on Monday his stepmom yelled because she had washed clothes Sunday. Deputies explained the importance of listening to his parents and following rules they established.

–Earl Pelton, 33, Salem Grange Road, Salem Township, was charged with two counts of domestic violence after it was learned he choked his 6-year-old daughter and placed his wife in a head lock.

— Fran Sarver, Walnut Street, Rogers, reported a couple years ago she had met a man named Michael Toni through Match.com. In 2017 Toni had told her he is an independent contractor working overseas and had defrauded her out of $20,000. She had reported that theft to deputies, who at that time warned Sarver to have no further contact with Toni or anyone else she meets online. On Friday Sarver reported she recently heard from Toni, who said he was having a check sent to her to repay the money she sent him a year or so ago. The check was for $27,938 and he asked her to cash it, send him $10,000 back and keep the rest. She cashed the check and sent him the $10,000, then learned the check was fraudulent. She is now out $30,000. Deputies explained Toni is probably a fake identity for a scam artist somewhere overseas.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported in the parking lot of Butler Grant Hall on Butler Grange Road in Butler Township at 3:28 a.m. Monday. Deputies checked the area and the vehicle was gone.


–Glenda L. Knight, 61, North Market Street, reported Saturday her son took her car without her permission or knowledge. She did not believe he would return it because he was mad at her. Goshen Township police later recovered the vehicle and charged Nathan J. Kinght, 34, with receiving stolen property.

–Jared Coil, West Lincoln Way, reported at 7 a.m. Tuesday his wallet was missing, which contained $2,500 in cash, his food stamp card, OSHA certificates, his ID and Amber Nyugen’s ID. Coil said he and some friends were drinking on the porch earlier that morning and believes one of them may be responsible. Coil said the money is what he was paid by John Burke to purchase materials to fix a Burke’s roof.

–A woman caller reported at 2:19 p.m. Monday there was a dog left in a vehicle with no windows down in the CAA health clinic parking lot. Police arrived and saw two windows were down almost all of the way, and spoke to the owner, who was being checked by a doctor.


–The zoning inspector reported Monday there was a junked vehicle at 145 Stanton Ave., but the responding officer determined there was no violation.


— A Main Street resident reported at 5:05 p.m. Sunday that a man at the home had moved out and she changed locks, then discovered that he had left his work boots there. The resident said that she found a door to the home had been broken and the boots were gone.

Perry Township

— At 12:57 a.m. Monday, police spoke with a complainant in the 1400 block of Garfield Avenue in reference to a theft of a firearm that occurred a few days before. The incident is under investigation.

— Police responded to Idaho Avenue at 8:47 p.m. Sunday for a report of a domestic dispute and police spoke to all parties and found nothing physical happened.

— At 5:43 p.m. Sunday, police responded to Grant Avenue for a report of a domestic dispute.

— Police responded to East Pershing Street and Washington Avenue at 5:26 p.m. Sunday to assist Salem police in transporting arrestees. Police stood by but were unable to assist due to being dispatched to another call.

— Police responded to the 900 block of Jones Drive at 3:57 p.m. Sunday regarding a parking complaint.