County Sheriff

— Holly L. Blackman, Fink Road, Franklin Township, reported at 7:46 p.m. Oct. 29, her daughter was at her father’s house and he was threatening to deflate her tires to keep her from leaving the house. Deputies explained the father has parental rights when the child is with him. Blackman said she was concerned the vehicle is not the father’s and he was going to damage it. Deputies spoke to Robert Powell, who said he already told his daughter she could leave if she wanted to. Deputies called Blackman back and informed her the daughter was on her way to her house.

— Alison Achey, Conkle Road, Salem Township, reported at 8:07 p.m. Monday someone opened an online credit account with 7th Avenue in her name. It was opened on Nov. 2 and $650 was charged to the account. A credit monitoring service had notified her.

— Terra J. Conkle, Hisey Road, Unity Township, reported at 9:29 p.m. Tuesday she went to her estranged husband’s home to take him to the hospital, but prior to taking him she was going to drop off their child at her parents’ house on the way. Craig Conkle then got into an argument with her stating he was going to take the child to his mother’s house. She decided to take the child back to her house and said while she was doing so, Craig Conkle allegedly whispered he was going to kill her, put her through the wall and bury her in the swamp. She wanted a report on file.

— Jason Brown, Georgetown Road, Knox Township, reported at 7:09 p.m. Tuesday his ex-girlfriend, Stephanie Harlan, was refusing to give him back his phone or pay the costs associated with it.


— Someone at 235 S. Market St. reported at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday they saw branches fall and the electric went out. Police attempted to contact the electric department but the phones and Internet were down. At 11:11 a.m. someone at 347 S. Main St. and the Reichard Industries reported hearing a loud boom and then losing power. Dick Simpson at 705 S. Main St. also reported having no power and Ken Floor on West -Southern Avenue also reported the power was out there.

— Kelsey Witmer reported at 5:12 p.m. Tuesday the power lines visible from the high school track on Columbiana-Waterford Road were sparking and popping. Shortly after, 724 S. Main St., Lynn’s Mobile Manor area, Parkside, Heartland Christian School and Camelot Apartments area reported having no power. At 5:28 p.m. a doctor’s office on North Main Street reported having no power. By 6:51 p.m. the Whispering Pines Assisted Living Facility reported having no power as well. The East Palestine Police Department also reported receiving several calls on their 911 about the outage.

— Shaum’s Chair Shop reported at 11 a.m. Tuesday their silo was smoldering again. Firefighters were called to the business at 43419 state Route 558.

— The city’s K-9 was requested at 10:32 a.m. Tuesday to assist at the Poland High School. At 10:29 a.m. The K-9 was requested to assist at Springfield High School. Drugs were recovered from a vehicle. Additional information was not available.

— The Street Superintendent reported at 8:52 a.m. Tuesday a semi truck was struck in a yard on the Union Street Extension and needed some help. Canfield Towing was notified and towed the truck.

East Palestine

— Police were called to the area of James and East Taggart streets at 7:16 a.m. Wednesday for a report that a girl appeared to be upset. Police checked the area but did not find anyone.

— A West Main Street woman reported at 11:22 a.m. Tuesday her 16-year-old daughter left the house the night before and did not return home. The woman told police she had left for work this morning and had been unable to contact her daughter. Police spoke with her daughter who said that she had returned home after her mother left for work. Police notified the woman that her daughter was home.

— Police were called to the 300 block of East Martin Street at 5:12 p.m. Sunday for a theft report. The case is under investigation.

— Police were called to an East Grant Street home for a report that a semi truck driving through the yard and caused large rut.

— Police were called to the McDonald’s drive-thru on North Market Street for a possible domestic disturbance. Police spoke with the two involved and determined that nothing physical took place and no charges were filed.

— Police were called to the area of Sunset Boulevard near Brookdale Avenue for a report that a man was walking and keep reaching into his waistband as though he had a gun. Police found the man who gave his consent to search him for weapons. The man was not carrying a gun or any other weapon.

— A West Martin Street resident reported at 9;40 a.m. Tuesday a 16-year-old girl foster child ran away from the home and could not be found.

— Alex Baker, age and address not listed, was taken in custody at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday on West Street for a warrant out of New Waterford. — He was turned over to New Waterford police.


— Leetonia police asked Lisbon to check a residence on Pritchard Avenue at 11:10 a.m. Sunday for a person who walked away from the Horizon House group home in Leetonia. The person was found at the residence and went with police back to the station, where he waited until Leetonia police arrived to take him back.

— Alan Parson reported Oct. 22 his daughter’s coat was stolen from a classroom.


— Dolly Brophey of Lincoln Avenue called Nov. 1 to request assistance from police after she had fallen down at her residence. An officer told Brophey he could call an ambulance to assist her, but Brophey stated that she didn’t want an ambulance and told the officer her son was at home but couldn’t help due to his arthritis. The officer advised the officer in charge, who said officers are not trained medical personnel and had an ambulance sent to Brophey’s residence.

— Police were called at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday to a Clark Avenue home for a man threatening to commit suicide. He had allegedly been drinking and mixing pills. Officers found the man on the porch screaming obscenities and then he ran into the house before officers exited their cruiser. The mother told police he had gone into his room and barricaded himself, and that he had knives and machetes with him. Additional units were called and when officers entered the home they reportedly found him in the kitchen standing near the sink with brass knuckles on the table within his reach. Due to the man’s aggressive state, he was tased twice and placed into handcuffs. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for medical evaluation.


— A 400 block Somer Street resident reported on station at 11:44 a.m. Tuesday that vehicles were speeding in the alley south of Columbia Street, in particular a dark blue Nissan that is driven from a driveway in the area. The resident said he is concerned because there are children who play in the area.

— An officer responded to a 400 block Somer Street home at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday where the resident reported finding her house ransacked and multiple items missing after returning home that day. She said she noticed a vehicle with two male occupants being driven slowly around the block prior to her leaving for a few hours. The officer took an item for possible finger prints. There was no sign of forced entry.

— An officer responded to the area of Spruce and Somer streets at 4:59 p.m. Tuesday in reference to juveniles leaving their bicycles in the roadway. The officer spoke with four juveniles in the area and warned them about the complaint.

— Matthew Withers, 30, Columbia Street, Salem, was arrested on an active warrant out of Columbiana County for receiving stolen property during a search for him in the village resulting in his arrest in the 300 block of Waddell Street where he was hiding in a parked vehicle.


— Georgette Kramp, 52, of 178 Fair Ave., was taken into custody at her home and charged with theft after police investigated a theft complaint at Sparkle Market at 8:29 a.m. Wednesday. She allegedly was caught on camera shoplifting a bag of multiple items.

— No citation was issued due to conflicting stories after a two-vehicle accident at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday when both drivers said they came to a complete stop at stop signs prior to entering the intersection at Third and Highland and colliding. The drivers were Samantha Morgan, 25, of Shady Lane, and Dorothy Miller, 76, of Cleveland Street.

— A domestic involving a juvenile was reported at 6:47 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of Euclid Avenue. Due to conflicting stories, officers were unable to determine who was the primary aggressor. No injuries were reported other than a minor scratch. The report will be forwarded to Children Services.

— Officers responded at 6:31 p.m. Tuesday to Adamson Vet Clinic, 375 W. State St., after a woman called advising her dog was shot at her home in Perry Township. A Perry officer responded to handle the report.

— An accident on North Union at 8:44 a.m. Tuesday is under investigation. Melvin Lippiatt, 72, Jennings Avenue, reported being followed too closely and was struck by the vehicle behind him when he began to turn left. The other driver of the other vehicle, Taylor Thorpe, 18, of Petersburg, and her passenger said Lippiat began to turn and stopped abruptly. She said she tried to brake but the tires slipped on the wet pavement and her vehicle struck his vehicle.

— Charles Seibert, 69, of West Pershing Street, was cited for failure to yield after entering East Pershing from a business and striking the side of a vehicle driven by Kimberly Fullum, 45, of Barclay Avenue, at 8:31 a.m. Tuesday.

— Police were called at 3:06 p.m. Monday to the high school for a report of a fight in progress with a large number of juveniles. None were found fighting or causing issues.

Goshen Police District

— Michael L. Schenk Jr., 41, Georgetown Road, North Georgetown, was cited for driving under suspension and failure to transfer registration after a traffic stop on Main Street at Penn Avenue in Beloit at 11:06 a.m. Nov. 1.

— Joshua Matthew Gamble, 27, South Seneca Avenue, Alliance, was cited for driving under suspension and marked lanes after a traffic stop at state routes 165 and 534 at 4:52 p.m. Nov. 1.

— Gregory Albani, 54, Warren, was cited for driving under suspension and speeding after a traffic stop at state routes 45 and 165 at 6:14 p.m. Nov. 1.

— Lucas J. Pieniazek, 37, Elkton Road, Lisbon, was cited for no driver’s license and speeding after a traffic stop at Lisbon Road and West View Drive at 6:57 p.m. Nov. 1.

— Marc E. Staton, 47, Rootstown, was cited for driving under suspension and speeding after a traffic stop at state Routes 165 and 45 at 6:54 a.m. Sunday.

— Brent Douglas Liste, 32, Atwater, was cited for driving under suspension and left of center after a traffic stop at state routes 14 and 165 at 5:41 a.m. Tuesday.