County Sheriff

–Deputies were asked by Children Services to assist in removing two children from their home on Fink Road, Franklin Township, at 2:32 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies met the caseworker there but no one was home.

–A woman who lives on Waterford Road, New Waterford, reported hearing music at 7:29 a.m. Wednesday and looked outside to see a man sitting in a black Ford pickup truck in her driveway. When she confronted the man, he started to swear and direct vulgarities at her. When the man told her to perform sex acts on him and exited his truck, the woman retrieved her handgun. When she returned armed the man got into his truck and drove away.

–Deputies were asked to check on the welfare of a person who lives on Allen Drive in Center Township on Tuesday but no one was home.

Highway Patrol

— Jenna L. Bates, 33, Lisbon, was driving on state Route 45 in Madison Township at 5 p.m. Wednesday when her vehicle was struck in the rear by the vehicle behind her. The unknown driver of the other fled the scene.


— Someone turned in a wallet to police that was found at the laundromat on South Main Street at 12:07 a.m. Thursday.

St. Clair Township

— An asset prevention officer at Walmart reported Susan Pritt, no age or address listed, removed the wrap from an HP computer valued at $399 so it would not sound an alarm, placed it in her shopping cart and tried to exit through the lawn and garden doors, where her receipt was checked. She turned around and tried to exit with the computer through the general merchandise doors, where the receipt was again checked and a greeter escorted her to the customer service desk. Pritt was able to make her way back to the general merchandise doors and leave with the computer, getting into a vehicle. A theft warrant will be issued for Pritt, according to reports.

— A woman reported that a man living at a home on Moore Avenue was receiving threatening messages and she had left the home because she was afraid. Officers went to the home, where they spoke with resident William Reed, who said he had received messages but he was not afraid. He told police that the woman he would identify only as Tiffany had been there and left. Reed said the messages he received stated, “Get her out of your house,” and “She is using you.” He was told to call police if he needed anything.

— Officers responded to the parking lot near Subway for an assault, but no other details were reported.

— An officer ran a license plate on a vehicle that turned into Taco Bell, and it was learned that the driver, Matthew R. Barrick, 31, no address listed, had an outstanding warrant from Hancock County for possession of heroin. He was charged as a fugitive from justice and transported to the county jail.

— Responding to Calcutta Commons for a welfare check of a 67-year-old resident, officers had to kick in the door to gain access for medical personnel, and the woman was transported to the hospital.

— Kelly D. Brown, McDonald Street, reported returning home to find a package on her porch that had been opened, with a 16GB Kindle she had ordered missing from inside.

— Officers reported an assault involving a juvenile, with no other details reported.

— Michael Cunningham, no address listed, reported using his ATM card at the machine and accidentally forgetting to remove it. When he returned, it was gone.

— Officers met Darin Stoll, 35, at the police station regarding a custody dispute, with no other details reported.


— Police responded to the 1800 block of East State Street at 6:08 a.m. Wednesday for a report of two males in the parking lot stopping at multiple vehicles. There was nothing illegal.

— Police responded to the 600 block of East Sixth Street where the complainant advised a known male took the cable box from the residence, and when contacted the male denied it.

— Police responded to the 100 block of Woodland Avenue at 9:39 a.m. Wednesday, to deliver a message for a county agency.

— At 9:53 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 1100 block of Prospect Sreet to assist Perry Township police with a suicidal male subject whom Perry Township had taken into custody on an outstanding warrant.

— A complainant was on station at 10:17 a.m Wednesday advising his ex-girlfriend said she would file a report that he stole her vehicle. He was advised of the options.

— At 11:02 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 400 block of Reilly Avenue where the complainant had trouble getting her son to go to school. He was defiant and made a comments on the way to school about causing possible harm to himself and he was transported to the hospital.

— Police responded to East Sixth Street at 12:12 p.m. Wednesday where a female complainant advised of an ongoing civil matter with a male subject and wanted information about obtaining a protection order and was advised to contact the court.

— Police responded to the 400 block of South Madison Avenue at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday for a low-hanging wire and street workers were marking it with caution tape. The line was still connected to the residence.

— At 2:09 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 400 block of South Lundy Avenue where a woman was loud and offensive in the store and yelled at the complainant, calling her vulgar names. An officer spoke with her and advised her she was not permitted back in the store.

— At 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 600 block of Cherry Street regarding a female juvenile who advised an adult male sent her inappropriate pictures on Facebook. Police collected information and the juvenile’s guardian was advised. The incident is under investigation.

— Police responded to the 700 block of East Fifth Street at 9:32 a.m. Wednesday searching for a woman wanted in Belmont County for obstructing official business. There was no answer at the door.

— At 10:43 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 900 block of West Wilson Street where a man passed out in a vehicle and was showing signs of an overdose. He was given Narcan before being transported to the hospital and a syringe was found next to where he was seated.

— At 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 600 block of Continental Drive for a 911 hangup and learned it was accidental.

— At 3:11 a.m. Wednesday, police made a traffic stop in the 300 block of East State Street and Ronald L. Wilson, 842 W. Pershing St., was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant and transferred to a deputy sheriff.


— Police responded to the 100 block of High Street at 1:17 p.m. Thursday in reference to a patient who was transported the hospital for evaluation.

— At 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 400 block of Honey Lane regarding a dog that had reportedly been outside all day without food or water. Police checked the area but were unable to locate the dog.