County Sheriff

— An open 911 line brought deputies to a Cannon Mills Road home in Madison Township at 4:09 a.m. Tuesday, where the homeowners said everyone was fine and the phone line acts up from time to time.

— An overdose was reported in room two at the Frola Motel at 5:45 a.m. Monday. Dawn Herron told deputies her boyfriend, Jeffrey Beckwith was found slumped over the toilet. Herron said she did CPR on him, and he was awake but drowsy when deputies arrived. Beckwith admitted to snorting heroin and said he fell asleep on the bed. No heroin residue was found. EMTs used Narcan on him and he was taken into custody on a warrant.

— Someone reported five people in a car playing loud music in a driveway on Market Street in Hanoverton at 12:52 a.m. Sunday. When deputies arrived they found five children sitting peacefully on the park gazebo talking and explained they cannot park on private property and are not allowed to be in the park after dark. They all left.

— A possible extortion attempt was reported at 9:58 a.m. Aug. 31 when an inmate at the county jail, Larry Ketchum, allegedly called his uncle, Jesse Ketchum, and requested he put money into his account at the jail. The uncle questioned Larry Ketchum about needing the money and after a few minutes another man got on the phone and said he was going to assault Larry Ketchum every day unless the uncle places $500 into his account. Jesse Ketchum reported the call to the jail and Assistant Warden William Delbridge. Deputies interviewed Larry Ketchum and Jesse Ketchum separately, and gave the same story. Then deputies interviewed Lavonte Knight, who denied the allegations.

— A suicidal man was reported at 4:34 p.m. Aug. 31 at a Hofmeister Road home in Unity Township. Springfield Township police were asked to back deputies up on the call and were already there when deputies arrived. Patrolman Glen Corey had the man standing in front of his cruiser. Corey gave deputies a shotgun he had taken from the man, who reportedly was found under his trailer with the shotgun to his head when Corey had arrived. Corey had disarmed him and taken him out to the street. The man was convinced to get checked out medically and agreed to be taken by Springfield Township EMS to SRMC. Deputies kept the shotgun for safekeeping.

— Adam Faulkner, Kibler Road, Unity Township, asked deputies for help on Aug. 21 in getting his vehicle back after he was kicked him out following a disagreement. Faulkner reported his girlfriend’s 10-year-old brother was throwing things at him and pointed a knife at him and he was concerned the girlfriend’s parents were going to do something to his pickup. Deputies talked to his girlfriend’s mother, who said Faulkner teases her son, who is in the autism spectrum, and it gets him upset. She also claimed Faulkner has choked the boy, hit him and threw him to the ground. He was asked to leave. The mother, Venetta Lockart, said they wanted to keep the truck because Faulkner owes them money, but deputies explained they needed to make arrangements to return the truck and go through the courts to get the money. The matter is being forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

— Cows were reported on Darner Road in Elkrun Township and going onto another person’s property at 8:14 a.m. Friday. Deputies found cows in a pasture and the owner stated all 13 cows were accounted for inside the fence. No one answered the door at the property from where the complaint was called.

— Scott Finnegin, Center Road, Knox Township, reported at 8:53 a.m. Thursday sometime overnight someone entered his car and truck. All the doors and the trunk were found open to the car without anything missing. An Ozark tackle box containing a large amount of fishing equipment was missing from the truck. He had been outside at 2 a.m. and did not notice the doors open. He also said he has seen an older green Chevy truck on his road, which left quickly when it is spotted.

— A suspicious white van without a front plate was reported at 4:05 p.m. Monday pulling in and out of driveways on Crestview Road in Fairfield Township. A woman told deputies a man got out of the vehicle and stood in the driveway, but saw two barking dogs at the home, then got back into the vehicle and left. The white van was described as having a blue air brushed front license plate area with white mountains.

— Jamie Howell, Lisbon-Dungannon Road, Center Township, reported at 5:45 p.m. Monday she has received two deliveries from Amazon, which were packages addressed to her that she did not order. She contacted Amazon, who requested she file a report. One package contained an HDMI cable and the other had a phone adapter and dog booties. The items were paid for, but not through her accounts.

— Donna J. Shuman, Elmwood Drive, Center Township, reported at 4:27 p.m. Monday, someone hacked her checking account and stole $710 in one transaction from Credit Card One in Las Vegas.

— A domestic dispute was reported on Depot Road in Center Township at 5:10 p.m. Monday. Michael D. Brown was arguing with his son, Michael R. Brown, wanting the son to leave the keys to his vehicle and leave the house. The younger Brown left the keys and agreed to pack up his belongings and go. There was no violence reported.

— Craig Edward Susany reported at 5:36 p.m. Monday he believes someone attempted to break into his garage where his business is located on state Route 14 in Unity Township. There were key scratches and marks on the door knob, which was now malfunctioning as if someone attempted to pick the lock, but were unsuccessful.

— Two neglected horses were reported on South Egypt Road at 4:41 p.m. Monday. Deputies found William Logsdon’s horses with water and straw. They were covered with burrs, but were walking through brush in the pasture. They appeared healthy.

— Chelsea A. Madison, McIntosh Road, Madison Township, reported at 4:33 p.m. Monday she is having problems with her uncle, Theodore Kinsey, threatening her. She was given information about how to obtain a protection order.

— Deputies went to Bon Drive in Knox Township at 5:43 p.m. Monday where they located a 17-year-old, who had run away from a Perry Township home. The boy was turned over to his guardian.

— A New Garden Road, Butler Township, mother, reported at 7:45 p.m. Monday her 17-year-old son had been threatened.

— The game warden asked deputies to check on some hunters reported in the area of Lisa Lane in Center Township at 7:36 p.m. Monday. The hunters were gone.

— While investigating other matters at the Sevek well pad on Clarks Mill Road at 9:11 a.m. Aug. 30 it was learned two trailers used by Advance Pipelines were standing open. No one from the company was there to let deputies know if anything was missing at the time, but Chesapeake Security stated they would have the pipeline company contact deputies if anything was determined to be missing.

— Brandy Lee, U.S. Route 30, West Township, reported at 4:46 a.m. Monday her son, Charles D. Lee, 21, had been playing video games late that night, yelling and waking people up. Lee said she pounded on his door and scolded him, warning him that his behavior could be contributing to his heart condition. She said her son became upset and threatened to harm her if she said anything else about his heart problems. The son denied threatening his mother, but used a lot of unpleasant things to describe his mother to deputies and was charged with domestic violence.

— Deputies checked the entire building at the United Local Junior High on state Route 9 at 1:16 a.m. Sept. 5 when an alarm sounded. Everything was found to be secure.

— Frank Bekkering, Cannon Mills Road, Wellsville, reported at 8:24 a.m. Aug. 22 he received a call from Mercury Credit Card alerting him that someone had opened a card in his name. Bekkering told deputies he does not have a credit card with the company.


— A clerk at Smith Oil reported someone in a black Toyota pickup truck drove off without paying for $46 in gasoline at 12:26 p.m. Monday. Police determined the truck belonged to Charles Ammon. Wellsville police contacted Ammon, and the bill will be paid.

— An elderly woman fell in her basement on Sunset Drive at 12:26 p.m. Monday. Police and firefighters had to break into the rear door to gain access, and an ambulance arrived but the woman declined treatment. She was helped up the steps to the kitchen, where neighbors and friends remained with her.


— Trista Lynn Brock, Park Court, reported at 7:20 p.m. Sunday someone was harassing her over the phone. Police told her she could seek a protection order through Common Pleas Court.

— Police were called to the area of 300 Main Street for a report of a domestic dispute at 12:44 a.m. Monday. After an investigation it was determined that no crime was committed and a game of beer pong was being played.

— Police were called to Reichard Industries on South main Street at 10:50 a.m. Friday for a report that an Appalachian trailer was missing from their lot. Police spoke with the company’s risk manager, who said the company noticed the trailer missing when it came time to renew the registration sticker and that the company has not seen the trailer since May of 2017 and that it could be in Florida. The risk manager also told police there is the possibility the previous company owner may have sold the trailer before passing away. An investigation is pending.

— Police were called to the area of South Main and Railroad streets at 12:36 a.m. Saturday for a report of a possible assault. Police spoke with Joseph G. Theron and Linda Bond. Theron said he was assaulted by approximately six men at Shellabella’s restaurant. Police noticed Theron was not wearing any shoes, and when asked, Theron said they may have been stolen in the altercation. Theron also told police he may have blinded someone by poking their eye out with his finger. Theron allegedly also began making random derogatory remarks regarding the race of other patrons and was asked to stop and became belligerent and swung at someone confronting him. Others joined in on detaining Theron from causing any further issues and ushered him out of the establishment, at which point he began screaming and cussing while walking down South Main Street, which is where a police officer first noticed him. Police spoke with the Shellabella’s management, which said that they did not believe Theron had been over-served and appeared to have been “drunk out of nowhere.” The management told police they did not want Theron or Bond to be trespass warned and decided that should he return, he will be closely monitored on being served drinks. Everyone involved did not want to pursue anything further and no one had any apparent injuries, especially to anyone’s eyes, police noted. No charges were filed and police gave Theron and Bond a courtesy ride to their home on Colonial Drive.

East Liverpool

— Officers were dispatched Monday night to a North Shady Lane residence where Jill Nolan, 40, reported her husband, John F. Nolan, 44, from whom she is separated, came to her home, opened the door and threw his wedding ring inside, then left. He was contacting her via phone, according to Mrs. Nolan, so she blocked his number, which apparently angered him, and he returned to the home, entered the kitchen where she and her 8-year-old son were making popcorn. She said Mr. Nolan began yelling and screaming at her for blocking his number and for showing up at a court hearing that day. She told officers her son was telling his dad to stop yelling and leave, and her husband grabbed her phone, took it outside and threw it against the house, breaking it. He then left, tearing up the yard, according to reports. Mr. Nolan was charged with domestic violence and violating a protection order and transported to the county jail.

— A Sprucevale Road woman called Saturday to report her grandson called and told her his mother, who lives on Avondale Street, was making suicidal threats. Officers arrived at the residence and spoke to the mother, who said she was upset because her husband won’t take care of the children, saying he doesn’t work and gambles away all the money. She told officers her 8-year-old son found her with a cord around her neck. She agreed to go to the hospital for evaluation, and the father agreed to stay with the children, ages 5 to 13.

— Officers responded to a Montgomery Street home where a man reported finding his mother deceased. ASI ambulance responded and attempted CPR but reported the woman dead of an apparent cardiac arrest.

— A Wilbert Avenue woman was having suicidal thoughts and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Her boyfriend took custody of an infant in the apartment with the mother’s consent.


— Police were called at 11:45 a.m. Thursday to 534 Broadway. Charles Fisher said Justin Osborn hit the side of his car while driving past. Fisher admitted running at Osborn’s car after he struck his vehicle, which had a large scratch running from back to front. Osborn was cited for failure to control and also asked about obtaining a protection order against Fisher.