County Sheriff

— A suspicious vehicle was reported parked in a Center Road, Knox Township, driveway, where the woman’s mother was not home at 2:29 p.m. Tuesday and the woman did not know who it belonged to. Deputies found the car was a rental and the house was secure. The woman told deputies her brother stays there from time to time, but they do now talk much. The brother was contacted and said the person driving the car has permission to stay there for a few days.

— A Glenn Road, Madison Township, resident reported at 9:24 a.m. Wednesday someone cut down two trees in his yard in the last few days. The trees were planted five years ago and it is not known who would have cut them down.

— A domestic situation was reported at a Winona Road, Butler Township, home at 1:42 p.m. Monday. Deputies met with Linda Chappel, her father, Jim Lemmon; her niece Christina Cusick; and Cusick’s husband, Terry Adams. Cusick and Adams had recently moved in with Lemmon to help care for him, but words were exchanged on Monday when Lemmon said he did not want the couple living there anymore because they eat his food and pay no rent. Cusick had stepped between Lemmon and Adams and said she was struck in the face by Lemmon, but did not want to pursue charges. Lemmon wanted deputies to put them out, but deputies explained the eviction process. Then he claimed he was going to have the neighbor take him “down to the rest home” so he could check in there. Deputies explained he needs to make prior arrangements to go to the rest home.

— Mandi Lucas, U.S. Route 62, Salem, reported Monday she left her home to go to Florida on Sept. 30 and came home Sunday evening to find someone had entered the home, ransacked every room, stole items and causing water damage to the interior of the home. Carpenter tools were stolen from the garage.

— A Neeld Road, Unity Township, resident reported at 11:01 a.m. Monday his stepson, Eric Kibler, has been harassing him and his wife about money. Deputies explained how to get a protection order and suggested they call deputies when he shows up and they do not want him there.

— A possible domestic dispute was reported at the home of Connie Sue Strader, McCracken Road, Salem Township, at 8:37 p.m. Monday. deputies arrived to find the dispute was an argument and the other person involved had left before deputies arrived. Strader signed a refusal to prosecute form.

— A custody issue was reported at a Center Road, Homeworth address at 7:21 p.m. Monday. Deputies explained they needed to seek an attorney.

— Tyler Smith, state Route 45, Center Township, reported a man from the Frola Motel attempted to open the front door to his home and then ran back over to the motel.

— A residential alarm was reported on Leetonia Road in Salem Township at 11:31 p.m. Monday. Deputies were met by the owner, who said a transformer was blown a little while ago and the alarm activated. When the power came back on, he got the alarm reset.

— An alarm sounded at a home on Carlisle Road, Middleton Township, at 5:07 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies spoke to the homeowner, who said it was a false alarm.

— Kristina Swain, Jimtown Road, Unity Township, reported at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday her boyfriend, Brandon Hacker, was angry at her because she refused to give him money to buy meth or prostitute herself to earn him some money for meth, so he punched her in the mouth. Then when she went to leave, she said he punched her in the back of the head knocking her down. Then he reportedly kicked her while she was on the ground. Swain left and walked to the Dairy Queen in East Palestine, where she was checked by EMS and refused medical treatment. She also refused to pursue charges and asked for a ride so she could stay with a friend.

— Deputies were called to a Richardson Street address in Middleton Township, where Albert Nahar II was reportedly threatening suicide at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies found Nahar drunk and passed out on a mattress in his parents’ basement. He refused to cooperate and was found to have two warrants. He began to flail his arms, was combative and had a strong smell of alcohol, as well as a chest injury where he had recently had surgery. Deputies managed to secure him safely and transport him to the county jail.

— Someone reported a man sleeping alongside U.S. 30 next to the canal between Hanover Township garage and Forest Lanes at 7:33 a.m. Monday. Deputies found Gary Shane Powers, Columbus, Ind., who said he is walking to New York to see the Statue of Liberty and other sights. He was given a courtesy ride to the state line.


— Jim Kellner, Leetonia, reported at 9:24 a.m. Monday a truck making a delivery at 325 Industrial Dr. tore down some lines.

— Lori Sontag, Court Street, reported at 1:44 a.m. Tuesday she arrived home to find her door forced open. The matter is under investigation.

— Angelo Delucia, Youngstown, reported at 10:16 a.m. Monday he struck a railroad crossing gate at the Pittsburgh Street crossing.

East Palestine

— Charles Will, 76, address not listed, reported at 11:01 a.m. Tuesday he was struck by a vehicle and injured while walking through the Sparkle market parking lot on Monday. The matter is under investigation.

— Police were called to the Dairy Queen on South Market Street at 7:02 p.m. Tuesday for a report that a woman entered the restaurant claiming to have been assaulted by a man on Jimtown Road. Police gave the woman a ride to the police station where she was treated by EMS. The matter was transferred to the county sheriff’s office.

— Julia Waite, West North Avenue, reported at 3:01 a.m. Wednesday her husband was being verbally abusive to her. Police spoke with her and her husband who both said that no physical violence occurred. Police told them to go to bed and discuss their differences in the morning.

— Noah Conrad, North Market Street, reported at 4:22 a.m. Wednesday he was being chased by Paul Kern with a shotgun. While speaking with police Conrad then changed his story to state that he didn’t know if Kern actually had a shotgun and apparently had never left his house. Conrad told police he did not want to pursue charges for anything, he just wanted his keys, which were at Kern’s home. Police went to Kern’s home and spoke with him. Kern willingly returned Conrad’s keys, and Conrad then left the home with no problems.

— Police were called to Gorby’s Grocery on North Market Street at 1:32 a.m. Sunday for a report of a vehicle that had been there for quite some time. Police spoke with the occupant who had been driving for a while and said he got tired and fell asleep. The driver had not been drinking.

— Cheryl Johngrass, East Clark Street, reported at 7:30 a.m. Sunday her daughter had been missing since 7 p.m. the night before.

— Ryan J. Theodore, Glenwood Avenue, reported at 11:08 a.m. Sunday several items were stolen from his home.

— Police responded to the area of McClure Avenue at 10:58 p.m. Sunday for a report of loud noise. The caller told police it sounded like there was a band playing.

— Police assisted children’s services at 12:16 p.m. Monday with removing several children from an East Martin Street home. While there, police arrested Ashley Russell, age and address not listed, on a warrant through the county sheriff’s office.

— Police were called to a traffic accident in the Circle K parking lot at 5:34 p.m. Monday. Both drivers told police they were backing up and collided with each other. No injuries were reported.

— Police were called to an East Street home at 9:43 p.m. Monday for a report of an intoxicated woman at the home causing problems. Police spoke with the woman and she left with no problems.

— Police were called to 546 W. Martin St. at 11:48 p.m. Monday for a report of a disturbance. Police found that Brandon Green and Brad Kasunich had gotten into a physical altercation and that Green had broken a window out on Kasunich’s truck as he left the home. Police noted that Green was the only one who was injured, noting he had a severely swollen nose, two black eyes and bruises on the right side of his neck.

— Marcus Mann, McClure Avenue, reported at 2:42 a.m. Tuesday Sierra Barber, his live-in girlfriend, had broken out the rear door to their home and assaulted him. When police arrived Mann refused to cooperate and stormed into the house. Baber’s mother arrived and picked her up in an attempt to alleviate the problem for the night.

— Police noticed a large amount of trash and other accumulations of filth in the rear of the home at 206 Wood St. at 2:46 p.m. Sunday. The property owner will be served a zoning notice to correct the issue or issued a citation for the offense.


— Rodney K. McMurray, 52, Leetonia, was cited for OVI, OVI over .17 BAC, open container and taillights required following a traffic stop at 6:43 p.m. Monday in which a patrolling officer observed his vehicle without the taillights at Home and Columbia streets. McMurray continued outside village limits before stopping near Nold Road. The highway patrol assisted with the stop.

East Liverpool

— Officers were called to a Minerva Street residence at 12:52 a.m. Tuesday by a child calling to say her mother’s boyfriend was abusing her and had dislocated her arm. They spoke with Steffani Brickner, who said she and her boyfriend, Frank Gardner, had gotten into an altercation when he refused to get out of her vehicle. Brickner said Gardner broke her phone and pushed her around. Gardner told officers Brickner was hitting him and that he had video of the incident. Neither wanted to file charges. They had lived together one week and do not have children in common, according to reports. Officers transported Brickner to a residence in Rogers for the night. Reports did not indicate any injuries to anyone.

— Larry Lavine, Fawcett Street, reported Monday the wind had caused a trampoline from Blakely Street to strike his parked vehicle, leaving marks and scratches from the front to rear of the vehicle.

St. Clair Township

— A vehicle was stopped near Highland Drive for tinted windows and the driver cited. Reports did not include the driver’s name.

— A caller who refused to leave a name and who hung up on the dispatcher reported a domestic dispute at a Moore Road residence. No other details were reported.

— Richard R. Chamberlain, Grimm’s Bridge Road, stopped an officer to file a report for an eviction, with no other details reported.

— While walking across a parking lot on Dresden Avenue, Jocelyn King, 22, Taylor Road, Chester, W.Va., was struck by a vehicle driven by Eva L. Schon, 64, Braddock Lane, Chester, W.Va. Police reported Schon was making a left turn and did not see King, who was transported to East Liverpool City Hospital by North Star Critical Care ambulance. No charges were reported.

— A vehicle driven by Derick S. Jackson, 43, Sixth Street, Chester, W.Va., was struck from behind by a van driven by Mansel R. Jones, 46, Purinton Avenue, East Liverpool at the intersection of state Route 170 and St. Clair Avenue. The van driven by Jones was owned by Alpha Care, St. Clair Avenue. No injuries or citations were reported.


— Police were called at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday to a verbal dispute in the 200 block of Roosevelt where a resident reported a male left in a silver Honda after the male and his wife were having a very heated argument. The male then came inside the home and tried to start a fight with the resident. The female left with the male inside the vehicle. The resident said nothing physical occurred, but he did not want them back at his residence.

— A 16-year-old Leetonia boy was cited for reasonable control after his vehicle spun out on East Pershing Street Extension at 10:42 p.m. Tuesday and ran off of the right side of the road, striking a fire hydrant. The juvenile advised of no injuries. The vehicle had damage to the front driver’s side and was towed by Ed Geary’s Towing.

— A woman from East Eighth Street reported at 7:27 p.m. Tuesday that her ex was sending her harassing text messages and leaving voicemails about their daughter. An officer attempted to make contact with the male but was unable to do so. The male lives outside the city and would not answer several phone calls from the officer. The woman was told to stop all contact with him and to advise police if the messages continue.

— Police, fire department first responders and KLG ambulance responded at 7:04 p.m. Tuesday to the 900 block of Home Circle for a mentally disturbed person. The female was voluntarily transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by KLG to be checked out by hospital staff for an ongoing medical problem.

— A caller at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday reported a vehicle parked illegally that had not moved for several days in the 600 block of Washington Avenue. A tag was placed on the vehicle for it to be moved.

— A woman in the 1400 block of North Ellsworth Avenue reported at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday that someone unknown to her used her personal information to withdraw money from her bank account without her knowledge or permission. Officers told her some options.

— A domestic dispute was reported at 8:54 a.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Franklin. Officers spoke with the people involved and advised them of options for dealing with the situation.

— Police responded at 5:19 a.m. Tuesday to a domestic dispute in the 100 block of West Fourth Street where the victim was outside the residence. Police made contact and noted the victim had several facial injuries. Police attempted to make contact with the aggressor, who refused to open the door. Once entry was made, the person physically fought with officers and refused to comply. Once in custody, the person continued to resist police and advised several pills were taken with alcohol in a suicide attempt. The victim was transported by KLG for injuries and the aggressor was transported by EMT due to the substance taken. The female was transported to another facility for evaluation. Warrants for charges will be sent to court in lieu of charges due to the circumstances.

— Anselmo Gomez Perez, 22, of East Fifth Street, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence, no driver’s license and open container after officers were called at 2:52 a.m. Tuesday to the intersection of North Howard Avenue and West State Street for a disabled vehicle. An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was on scene and requested a Salem unit. The driver was found to be impaired and did not have a valid driver’s license. He was taken into custody for OVI and several open containers of alcohol were located inside the vehicle. The vehicle was towed by Sinsley’s Towing and the male was taken to the police station for processing. An interpreter arrived to help translate and Perez was released to his custody after being issued his citation.