County Sheriff

— An unruly child was reported at a home on Sunset Boulevard in Yellow Creek Township at 1:11 a.m. Sunday.

— David Sell, Forbes Road, Wellsville, reported at 6:31 a.m. Saturday his daughter and her husband are going through a divorce and his daughter has been staying at his home, which is on the same property as hers because she is afraid of her husband. Sell stated his son-in-law was at the property on two occasions on Friday evening. After that Sell found the trash can had been placed on the side porch, holding the storm door open along with some landscaping stone. The power was off and it appeared the breaker had been thrown. Sell also was concerned for a family dog inside the home and about siding pulled loose from the back of the house. Deputies suggested the daughter apply for a protection order.

— A false panic alarm was reported at an Ellsworth Avenue, Minerva, home at 4:54 a.m. Saturday.

— A possible custody issue was reported at a Spillway Road, Hanover township, home at 7:24 p.m. Friday. Deputies suggested they speak to an attorney about the incident.

— Alana M. Ward, Madison Drive, Fairfield Township, reported a possible fraud case at 3:51 p.m. Saturday. An additional report was made based on the incident.

— Deputies were sent to a state Route 14, East Palestine, address at 6:03 p.m. Sunday for a private property crash. No further details were listed on the report.

— Randall Wutrick, Speidel Road, Hanover Township, reported at 7:42 p.m. Sunday an issue with harassment. Deputies suggested Wutrick should speak with his attorney because this was regarding an ongoing case at this time.

— Austann W. Knight reported at 12:16 p.m. Saturday he was on Ohio Auto Buy, Sell and Trade and Ohio Marketplace on Facebook. He arranged a trade and then contacted the other party. While talking to the person he knows as Frank Hollanon, the other person threatened to beat him. Deputies spoke to Hollanon on the phone, who said Knight was being disrespectful and so he told Knight the deal was off and he did not want to speak with him anymore. So Knight reportedly messaged Hollanon’s girlfriend, which is when he became upset with him. They were told to stop talking to each other.

— A noise complaint was reported at a Bayard Road address at 8:34 a.m. Sunday. Deputies attempted to talk to Mark Morgan, who was heard yelling at his dogs to be quiet inside the house, but did not come to the door. Deputies spoke to Tracy Thomas, who said Morgan was outside getting firewood and yelled an obscenity at her. Thomas said she was outside to let her dogs out at the time. She believed Morgan was intoxicated.

— Richard A. Guy, state Route 7, East Liverpool, reported at 10:11 a.m. Saturday he had been in the 730 Superette at about 5:30 a.m. Friday and while in the store the clerk had asked him if he had change for a $100 bill. Guy exchanged the bill for smaller bills he had. When he took it to Home Savings Bank, he learned it was a fake $100. Deputies spoke to the clerk, who said she was exchanging the bill for her son. The son had gotten the bill from another person for whom he had done some work. Both the clerk and the son stated they would give Guy $100 when he came back to the store on Monday.

— Goats were reported running around Depot Road at Speidel Road in Center Township at 7:02 p.m. Thursday. The goats were inside a fenced area when deputies arrived.

— An alarm was going off at a Pritchard Avenue, Center Township, property at 12:45 a.m. Friday. Christine Jones, the homeowner, said it was the outside door to the basement where the alarm was going off. Deputies checked both inside and outside the home, but did not find anything unsecure.


–Tracy A. Schultz, 50, Stookesberry Road, Lisbon, was stopped for having a faulty exhaust while driving on Pritchard Avenue at 5:07 p.m. Thursday. The officer detected an odor of alcohol and saw an empty can of beer and another can that was open. Shultz admitted to having one beer on his way home. He was cited for having an open can of beer in a motor vehicle and driving with a faulty exhaust.

–Police were called to the Hornsby House at 4 a.m. Monday, where one resident accused the other of being involved in a prostitution ring. The resident making the allegations was told to say in his bedroom for the rest of the day.

–Police responded to a call about a man with possible suicidal thoughts, and the he was located sitting behind the Methodist Church on South Market Street at 7:11 p.m. Friday. The man told police he was upset about a recent passing of a friend, and an ambulance arrived to transport him to a local hospital.

–A Lisbon man contacted police on Saturday after his son alleged his mother was beating him. He was advised of the appropriate agencies to contact.

–Police were called to the Traveler’s Motel just south of town on state Route 45 at 4:27 p.m. Saturday to assist the sheriff’s office in regard to an irate man. The fire department had already been called to clear the motel after receiving a call about strong gas fumes. Authorities determined the odor was gasoline and it came from the suspect’s Gatorade bottle and on socks found in his room, which police believe he was using to inhale the fumes. The bathroom wall was broken in a spot and the owner wanted the suspect charged, which he was, by the sheriff’s office.

— Carl and Lori Smith, Lee Avenue, reported Sunday their neighbor is continuing to steal newspapers from their front porch as captured on their security camera. The neighbor has already been charged with other thefts of this sort, and the Smiths just wanted the officer handling the case to be aware.

–Allycia Cross reported Friday the father of her daughter picked up at the child from McKinley Elementary School a 2 p.m., which is four hours early and in violation of a custody agreement, and she just wanted it on record. Police checked with the school and there were no restrictions on whether the child could be picked up from school.

–Police were asked at 8:25 a.m. Sunday to check on a woman who lives in the apartment above Fox’s Pizza because he suspects she is being held against her will until a $200 debt is repaid. As police were speaking with the caller, the supposed hostage called to say she did not want to leave. The woman then asked the caller to bring her a pack of cigarettes, which he agreed to do if she met him downstairs. The caller said if police left she might come down, which they did. Police checked later and saw that the caller’s car was gone.

Highway Patrol

–Samantha L. Carlson, 16, of East Palestine, was cited for failure to control after she went off the road while driving on Hadley Road in Unity Township at 7:23 a.m. Friday.


— Someone reported at 9:42 p.m. Saturday a driver was swerving all over the road and had left the road multiple times. Police conducted a traffic stop and the driver Matthew P. Day, 48, East Palestine, was cited for failing to drive within marked lanes but was not found to be impaired.

— A vehicle driven by Bruce Kalina, age and address not listed, jumped the curb at the Duke and Duchess convenience store on state Route 14 at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and broke through the front window. Kalina mistook the accelerator pedal for the brake. No one was injured in the accident.


— Police responded at 1:26 a.m. Monday to the 400 block of Jennings Avenue for a possible breaking and entering. A woman said she heard a noise inside her residence and no one else should be inside. Officers searched the surrounding area but were unable to locate any footprints in the snow. Officers searched the interior and found nothing out of place.

— Police were called at 10:59 p.m. Sunday to the 800 block of Jennings for a well-being check after a woman said she could hear someone in her back yard yelling for help. Officers found that the yelling was coming from a residence in the 300 block of West Ninth Street where officers could hear a male yelling for help inside the residence. Officers made entry through the front door which was not secure and a person did exit the bathroom when advised to come out. The person appeared to be suffering from an overdose, the report said. He advised he took suboxone and was having a reaction. A syringe was located in plain view in the living room. Fire department first responders and an ambulance arrived and the person was voluntarily transported to Salem Regional Medical Center for medical treatment.

— A clerk at Circle K East, 1125 E. State St., reported at 10:19 p.m. Sunday that a customer tried to buy alcohol and when she scanned the male’s identification, it came back as fake. She kept the ID and called the police and the two males left immediately. Officers ran the license number on the identification in question and no records came back. Officers seized the ID and tried to make contact at the address listed on it, but they were unsuccessful. Further investigation is pending.

— No citation was issued after a minor accident at 5:05 p.m. Sunday at East State and Union. A westbound vehicle driven by Mary Bowser, 60, of Plymouth Place, on East State Street slid on the snow-covered road and bumped the rear of another westbound vehicle driven by Patrick Evans, 25, of state Route 9, who was stopped at the red light at Union. The bump caused minor damage.

— Michael Hover Jr., 28, of 673 E. Third St., was taken into custody on a warrant for possession of dangerous drugs and was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of drug abuse instruments after police responded to the area of Monroe Street at 3:27 p.m. Sunday to check for a person with an active warrant. Police found the person, identified as Hover, walking on Monroe. Police located a butterfly-type knife on him, along with two hypodermic syringes. He was processed and taken to the Columbiana County jail.

Perry Township

— Police found a vehicle slid off the road on the bypass near Goshen Road at 5:19 p.m. Sunday. The owner said he already contacted AAA for a tow. The vehicle sustained no damage and was not a road hazard for other vehicles.

— Police responded to the 400 block of Benton Road for a reported suicidal person at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Police made contact with the person who did advise they wanted to hurt themselves. KLG transported the person to the hospital to be evaluated.

— Monica Cosma, of 791 Pidgeon Road, was taken into custody at 8:18 p.m. Saturday at her residence on an active warrant for failure to appear on a charge of unpaid taxes. She was taken to the Columbiana County jail. According to court records, the charge stems from a complaint filed by the city of Salem.

— Police were dispatched at 8:15 p.m. Saturday to the 1800 block of Goshen Road for 15 open 911 calls. Officers learned a 5-year-old child was playing on a cell phone. The child advised she was sorry.

— Police were called at 5:34 p.m. Saturday to the 1200 block of Benton Road for a landlord complaint about tenants breaking back into their apartment. After speaking with the tenants, police found they still had the residence until March 15. They took their belongings and left.


— An officer responded to a 400 block Pearl Street home at 12:27 p.m. Monday in reference to a scrap boat being dropped off. The resident said that he is a scrapper but had told the owner of the boat he did not want it because it could not be scrapped. The officer spoke with the boat’s owner who said the complainant had agreed to take the boat as scrap and provided text messages as proof. Both individuals were advised it was a civil matter and to contact their attorneys.