County Sheriff

— Deputies were asked at 2:24 p.m. Tuesday to check on an 87-year-old woman at a trailer on U.S. Route 62, Knox Township, after the neighbor had not seen her for a few days. Deputies were unable to contact anyone in the trailer. Then deputies spoke to Todd Rodgers, who owns the trailer park, who said he has been in contact with the woman, who has been in the hospital.

— John J. Pedrozolli, Whinnery Road, Hanoverton, reported at 9:30 a.m. Thursday someone broke the passenger side tail light lens on his 2013 Subaru, which was parked in the driveway. He did not see any footprints in the snow near the vehicle nor did he see any plastic shards from the lens.

— Warden Mike Curley reported at 10:50 a.m. Monday there were a couple of incidents which happened at the county jail during the weekend. The mother of inmate Lucas Sims, Tamelia Sims, brought her son a cell phone, hidden in a suit jacket being provided for him for his upcoming trial. A corrections officer, Loralynn Delp found the phone while searching a bag of clothing, as well as two square charging ports hidden in the socks. When confronted, Sims pleaded to keep the phone and asked Delp to “overlook” the incident, stating he needed to phone to speak with his children and family. Delp did not allow him to keep the phone.


–Joshua P. Robb, 30, Rural Lane, East Liverpool, was charged with obstructing police business after reportedly fleeing from police following a traffic stop on Wednesday. Robb was driving through town when police tried to stop him because his pickup truck had no visible registration. He returned to the VFW, parked and then ran into the VFW and out the side door before being caught by police.

–William D. Faulkner, 31, of Salem, was cited for having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle following a traffic stop on West High Street for a loud exhaust at 9 p.m. Tuesday. As police approached his vehicle, Faulkner could be heard smacking his lips as if chewing. When asked if he had ingested narcotics, Faulkner told police he had dentures and opened his mouth to show the officer. While Faulkner was being charged, police found a white pill in the vehicle that he said was given him by his mother. The pill is to be sent away for testing.

St. Clair Township

–Gregory Daniels, who lives in the Echo Dell Trailer Park, reported March 1 his parents’ trailer was broken into, and the flatscreen TV was stolen from their bedroom.

–Timothy R. Farner, 26, was cited for OVI after being notified by Calcutta Towing there was a running vehicle with front-end damaged sitting in the Curtis Automotive parking lot. Police arrived and determined the driver to be Farner, who said he was trying to get a tow after one of tires blew out while driving on Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road. Farner admitted having one beer earlier in the day but later failed the field sobriety tests and later tested 0.20 on the BAC. The legal limit is 0.08

— Ashley D. Cox, 29, of New Waterford, was cited for driving left of center and possessing drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop in Calcutta in 5:47 p.m. March 1. After it appeared Cox was under the influence, the K9 officer Nora was called to the scene and a crack pipe and digital scale were found in the vehicle.

–Police were called to 49573-1/2 Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road on March 1 in regard to a stolen credit card.

–Skyler M. Warren, 20, was cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession following a traffic stop on Longs Church Road at 3:45 p.m. March 1. The officer could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle, which was driven by Mariah Betteridge, and Warren turned over a blunt from her coat pocket.

–Davonte Gist was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession following a traffic stop on Sprucevale Road at 10:23 p.m. Saturday. The officer smelled marijuana in the vehicle and Gist turned over a marijuana cigarette after K9 officer Nora was deployed.

–A motorist called at 7:43 p.m. Saturday to report almost hitting a man walking in the middle of state Route 267. Police found a man coming out of the Marathon gas station in Glenmoor and he was identified as Richard Fernandez, who said he walked there to get some cigarettes but denied walking in the roadway. Fernandez, 61, stumbled about, smelled of alcohol and his speech was slurred. He was charged with public intoxication.

–Linsday J. Beebout, 27, was charged Saturday with petty theft for shoplifting $210 worth of items from the JCPenney store and $90 in items from Walmart. She was also charged with with possessing criminal tools.

–Veronica Rudder from Pizza Hut called Sunday about receiving threatening phone calls.

–Chris L. Fabbro, Melbourne Avenue, reported Sunday receiving harassing and threatening phone calls.

–Carey Bosworth, Echo Dell Trailer Park, reported Monday she and her family and her current boyfriend were being harassed by her ex-boyfriend. Bosworth also intends to look into obtaining a restraining order.

–Richard L. Newlen, 34, was served with an arrest warrant out of the sheriff’s office following a traffic stop on Dresden Avenue on Monday. He was also charged with failure to use his turn signal and a stop sign violation.

–Kasie L. Sharps, 39, of East Liverpool, slid off the road while driving on Irish Ridge Road at 6:25 p.m. Sunday.


— A domestic dispute was reported at 10:08 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of East State Street where a woman said her ex-boyfriend arrived at the residence earlier in the morning and she sustained several injuries from an altercation. Fire department first responders and KLG were called to the scene after she indicated she wanted medical attention. She was unsure about pressing charges and was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center. She was told to contact police if she wants to file charges. The matter is under investigation.

— Police were called at 8:08 p.m. Wednesday to the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue where a woman said her boyfriend’s cell phone was missing and may have been taken from his jacket at work. The supervisor of the business said they would review video footage and advise if the item was stolen. The woman had tracked the cell phone to inside the business. The incident was under investigation.

— A well-being check was requested at 6:07 p.m. Wednesday for the 2100 block of Monroe Street where an anonymous caller was concerned about babies due to their parents seeming overwhelmed. She said foul language was being used around the children and they were continuously crying. Officers did check on the juveniles and both appeared healthy and living conditions were well-kept.

— Police were called at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday to the 1500 block of Southeast Boulevard for a juvenile issue regarding a juvenile with several medical issues who was being combative due to something that occurred at school earlier in the day. The juvenile was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by Green Township EMS to be evaluated. Once at the hospital, the juvenile started to calm down and be cooperative with hospital staff.

Perry Township

— Police were dispatched at 12:30 a.m. Thursday to Blossom Nursing Home on Blossom Lane for a female who had been calling police. The report said the caller had a mental history and she claimed she was paranoid that the staff was going to “do something” to her when she goes to sleep. Police assured her that she had nothing to worry about and to only contact 911 for an emergency.

— Police responded at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday to the 1100 block of Jones Drive for an elderly female who had fallen. Police were told how to gain entry and found the female on the ground in her office. She said she was uninjured but needed help getting up. Police helped her and EMT checked her for injuries.

— Charles Nest, 28, of Brilliant, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after his northbound vehicle on South Lincoln Avenue at the state Route 45 bypass failed to see the northbound vehicle in front of him was stopped in traffic and struck the vehicle from behind, causing damage to both vehicles at 1:29 p.m. Wednesday. The other vehicle was driven by William Nelson, 65, of Sunset Boulevard, who was checked by KLG and signed a refusal for transport. His passenger, his wife Vickie, wasn’t injured. The Nelson vehicle was towed away while the Nest vehicle was driven from the scene.

— Shelley Hernandez, 46, of Lisbon, was cited for driving under suspension, expired registration and wearing headphones while driving after a traffic stop at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on South Lincoln Avenue at East Pidgeon Road. The vehicle was towed and she was picked up by her husband.

— Police responded at 11:29 p.m. Monday to the 700 block of West Pidgeon Road to serve an arrest warrant and spoke with the wife of the wanted person. She said he was not home and that he was in Pennsylvania on business. Police asked for consent to search the residence to assure the statement made about him not being there was true, but permission was denied and police left.