County Sheriff

–The son-in-law of Annette L. Williams, Mahoning Avenue, Knox Township, reported at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday sometime overnight both cars parked in the driveway were entered and ransacked. Williams’ black bag was found laying across the road at the neighbor’s house in Stark County. Both vehicles were unlocked at the time.

–A Cannons Mill Road, Madison Township, resident reported at 8:24 a.m. Wednesday he received a call from Mercury Credit Card and was informed someone opened a card in his name. The man confirmed he does not have a credit card with that company and the company told him to file a report with deputies and with the three credit bureaus.

— Larry M. Smith, Hamilton Road, Unity Township, reported at 3:37 p.m. Wednesday someone took his trash can. He called someone at CSI Environmental, his trash service, who told him to contact the sheriff’s office and file a report before they give him a new trash can.

Highway Patrol

–Glenn W. Kohart, 63, North Egypt Road, Salem, was traveling on U.S. Route 62 in Knox Township at 1:57 p.m. Wednesday when he went off the road and pulled back on, striking a vehicle coming the other way driven by Jamie L. Lutsch, 31, Orange Street, Beloit. Kohart was cited for failure to control.

–Anita L. Strotz, 47, Westville Lake Road, Beloit, struck a deer while driving on Georgetown Road in Knox Township at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday.

–Semi-truck driver Robert E. Brutsche, 45, of Norwalk, was cited for failure to stop an assured cleared distance after he went off the road to avoid running into four vehicles stopped in front of him for a tree down on state Route 172 in Hanover Township at 2:23 p.m. Tuesday. Brutsche had just crested a hill when he saw the stopped vehicles and then drove off the right side of the road to avoid plowing into them.


— At about 10 p.m. Tuesday police were notified of a possible intoxicated man walking down Main Street after making a scene at the Tangerine Lounge. The person was found and identified as Robert Joey Dickson, who had an odor of alcohol and was having trouble standing up. Dickson was cited with disorderly conduct and a family member was called to pick him up.

— On Wednesday police were called to an East Main Street home where there were two children covered in peanut butter, wearing only diapers and running around on the street without adult supervision. The mother was reunited with her children and told to watch them more closely. Columbiana County Children Services was also notified to follow up.

— Melissa Joy, Water Street, reported on Wednesday she had her blue 2008 Chevy Cobalt parked at her home all day and when she came home at 3:50 p.m. she found the plastic lens on the driver’s side headlight was broken.


— Police were called to a home at 221 Maple St. at 5:12 p.m. Wednesday for a woman having trouble breathing. Police found the woman to be talking and breathing normally. An ambulance crew arrived and the woman declined treatment, and she said it must have been her oxygen tank “acting up.”

— Jewelene McCoy of Hanoverton reported her vehicle was struck by another vehicle while parked next to Huntington National Bank at 12:28 p.m. Wednesday.

East Liverpool

— A caller reported hearing a shotgun fired in front of her residence, but officers checked and found no evidence of such.

–Patricia Reynolds, Maine Boulevard, reported a small boy running naked outside her residence. Officers went to another residence on the street and spoke with Hailey Moore, who answered the door, with officers saying an audible alarm sounded when she opened the door. Moore told officers the 2-year-old and other two children in her care had fallen asleep watching a movie and she was unsure how he escaped the house. Officers determined a gap between the window air conditioner and window frame was large enough for the child to squeeze through. A report will be forwarded to Children’s Services.

— The tenant of a Michigan Street residence returned home to find a rear door damaged, and officers reported it appeared someone tried to enter. Nothing appeared to be tampered with.

— A Prospect Street home owner reported someone broke into the home and stole plumbing, piping, two dressers and a bed. He does not live in the house but wants to rent it to someone, but told officers it appeared someone had been living there. He found an air conditioner had been installed and damage to an electric meter. Officers kept checking the house and later found a door opened. Patrolman Chris Green deployed his K-9 partner Nero into the house but no one was found, although Green collected unspecified contraband, which was destroyed.

— Housing inspector Kayla Crowl reported landlord Aaron Stevens does not have a current or valid rental license for rental property at 208 Pennsylvania Ave., although tenants were living there. The report indicated he was cited.

— Officers responded to St. George Street for reports of a 12-year-old boy driving a car that struck a parked vehicle. They spoke with the father, Shawn Mahon, who said he let his son move the vehicle eight feet to park it, but the wheels seized and he couldn’t stop before striking the neighbor’s car. The neighbor told officers Mahon got into the car to show her how the wheels seized up and struck her car a second time, which he denied. Mahon was advised by officers about the dangers of allowing his young son to drive, and he agreed not to let it happen again.


— Police responded to the 900 block of East State Street at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday for a drive off and information was obtained.

— At 11:26 a.m Wednesday, police responded to the 200 block of Vine Avenue for a well-being check after receiving numerous calls from a woman at the home. She appeared to be fine and was told to only call police when she needed something or for an emergency.

— At 11:41 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 500 block of East Fourth Street for a well-being check where the resident said he wasn’t feeling well and was a bit dizzy. The Salem Fire Department and an ambulance were called.

— Police responded to the 2100 block of Monroe Street at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday for a suspicious vehicle report. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.

— Police responded to the Homewood Avenue and Aetna Street area at 12:54 p.m. Wednesday for a suspicious vehicle and were unable to locate it.

— At 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 200 block of Elm Avenue for a fight and found the people separated and spoke to some who said others had been harassing them or using illegal substances for the last several months. Police spoke to five people on the scene. No charges were filed and police told everyone to stay away from each other.

— At 1:41 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 100 block of West Fourth Street for a well-being check and were unable to make contact with anyone.

— Police responded to the area of Jennings Avenue and Pennsylvania Street at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday for a report of unattended children near the road. Upon arrival they found they were on the back porch under supervision.

— At 2:37 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 400 block of Franklin Avenue for possible drug paraphernalia found on the sidewalk and disposed of it properly.

— Police on station at 5:09 p.m. Wednesday spoke with two people regarding a road rage incident on state Route 344 outside the city and referred them to the proper agency.

— At 5:22 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 400 block of Ohio Avenue for a verbal argument only. Officers advised a male subject who did not reside there that he should probably leave until tempers cooled down and he did.

— Police responded to the 600 block of Woodland Avenue at 5:48 p.m. Wednesday where the caller, who works for a repossession company, was attempting to repossess a vehicle and the owner became irate and was getting aggressive. An officer stood by until the repossession was complete.

— At 7:12 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 100 block of South Howard Avenue where the caller wanted her roommate to leave and not return. Both said she had resided there for several months and they were told of the options.

— Police responded to the 100 block of South Howard Avenue at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday and the caller said her hair had been pulled from her head after attempting to go inside her temporary home. An officer explained residency laws to both people and took photos. Neither wanted to press charges and police stood by while one party gathered her items and left.

— At 8:28 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to South Howard Avenue and both people were separated. There was a verbal argument only and a woman said she would stay with a friend after gathering her property. They were given disorderly conduct warnings.

— At 1:36 a.m. Thursday, police made a traffic stop at South Broadway Avenue and East State Street after observing several traffic violations. One passenger said they were getting sick from a staph infection and the Salem Fire Department was called. He signed a refusal of treatment form. A rear-seat passenger was identified and had an outstanding warrant from Columbiana County. The K-9 alerted for a presence of a narcotic odor and several drug paraphernalia items were located. Another female juvenile was taken into custody. A sheriff’s deputy transported the person with the warrant to the county jail and the other female was booked, processed and taken to the county jail. The driver was cited for too many passengers in the vehicle and marijuana paraphernalia, a minor misdemeanor. Arrested were, Kimberly Edie, 674 E. 6th St., Salem, on a warrant for failure to appear; possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia; Taylor West, 335 W. Salem St., Columbiana, possession of drug paraphernalia; Cody Phillips, 30322 Howard St., Hanoverton, obstructing view and driver control; and Wesley Clark, 24 S. Middle St., Columbiana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

— At 3:25 a.m. Thursday, police responded to the 400 block of Continental Drive where the caller advised his girlfriend was missing. He woke up and her car was in the parking lot and her purse and keys were still in the house. She does not live there and the caller said she did have medical issues. Officers attempted to contact her at her home in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue and were unable to make contact. The hospital was checked and policea also put out an alert to other departments to be on the lookout for her.

Perry Township

— Police responded to the 1100 block of Prospect Street at 5:02 p.m. Wednesday and spoke to the woman about a 19-year-old male who would not stop messaging her 15-year-old daughter. Police advised her to block the person from the phone and all social media sites. Police went to the 19-year-old’s home in the 900 block of South Union Avenue and told him to stop all communication with the girl or face possible charges and he said he would.

— At 7:34 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 800 block of Cunningham Road where the caller stated she believes the neighbors are cutting pine trees on her property. She didn’t have any proof but said the pine trees are thinned out on one side of her yard.

— Police responded to the 500 block of Brittany Lane at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and the caller was having trouble with her roommate and wanted the person removed. Police spoke with all parties involved and advised them it was a civil issue and explained to the caller about the eviction process.

— Police responded to the 2000 block of Countryside Drive at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday and the caller advised of being awakened by a loud banging on a door on the side of the residence. Police checked the area and were unable to locate anyone. The caller later called to report he found a large container had fallen in his laundry room causing the noise.