County Sheriff

— Two people were reported sleeping or passed out in a vehicle at 344 Auto, state Route 344, Fairfield Township, at 10:39 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies found Diane and Shawn Peterson of Sharon, Pa., who had gotten tired driving and pulled over the rest. Neither had any warrants and were allowed to continue on their way.

— At 9:34 a.m. Saturday, a BB gun shattered the back windshield of a Nissan Rogue on Lakeview Drive, Hanoverton, sometime overnight.

— Deputies checked on Rose Eichler, state Route 45, Salem, at 9:31 a.m. Saturday after receiving a call from someone concerned about her.

— William Vaughn as backing out of a garage on Butcher Road and did not see his step-daughter’s rental car, a Nissan Altima, which was parked where he usually turns around.He struck the vehicle, leaving moderate damage to the door of the Altima and cosmetic damage to the back hatch of the Traverse.

— Ashley VanCamp, Oyster Road, Alliance, reported at 11:25 a.m. Saturday someone shattered the back passenger window of her Jeep Compass, possibly with a BB or something similar.

— Deputies checked the doors and windows to a Peppercorn Drive home in Unity Township when an alarm sounded at 5:33 a.m. Monday, but everything appeared secure.

— Deputies went to the home of George Landsberger, Waterford Road, in Unity Township at 11:57 p.m. Monday after an East Palestine dispatcher received a call from the home and only heard someone arguing. Deputies found fresh tire tracks coming from the driveway and no vehicles there. No one answered the door and it appeared no one was inside the trailer, but there was TV on in the living room.

— Dale Coppock, state Route 154, Rogers, reported at 5:47 a.m. Wednesday he last saw his 2007 Pontiac G6 at 11 p.m. Tuesday, but when he went outside to go to work on Wednesday morning he found it was gone. It is described as blue in color with a big dent in the driver’s side rear door. There was three-quarters of a tank of gasoline in it.

— A Winona Road, Knox Township, woman reported at 3:27 p.m. Tuesday her 11-year-old son was outside throwing rocks at the windows and her 8-year-old son was inside yelling at her. When deputies arrived, both boys were in the kitchen eating chicken legs and salads. The mother said she had taken their phones away from them when they came home from school and they had become out of control. There are counseling appointments scheduled for them. Deputies reminded them their mother is in charge and if she takes something away from them, they have to earn it back with better behavior not worse.

— Sarah Green, Grant Street, Lisbon, reported at 8:06 p.m. Tuesday she left her pit bull/terrier mix puppy out on a zip line and somehow it got loose. She started to look for the puppy in the neighborhood and learned a small silver car with a dent stopped in the street, picked up the puppy and headed southbound on Steubenville Pike. She drove the length of Steubenville Pike, but did not see the car or the puppy. She has posted a reward for the dog on Facebook.


— Preston L. Wright, 26, Forest Street, was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia and received a warning for marijuana possession following a traffic stop on state Route 154 at 9:43 p.m. Tuesday. After being pulled over for not having a valid license, Wright gave police permission to search the vehicle and he told the officer he had, in his back pocket, a “one hitter” used to smoke marijuana. Police also found the small pipe also contained some marijuana.

New Waterford

— Police were called to the 46000 block of Hatcher Road at 5:04 p.m. Friday for a complaint of dogs running at large. The owner was warned and told he would be cited for any future violations.

— A concerned citizens turned over two documents that were found in the road on Creek Road near the trailer park at 8:38 p.m. Friday. Police are attempting to contact the owner to return the items.

— Police were called to the area of Front Street near the village limits for a traffic complaint of a tree trimming truck blocking the road at 11:14 a.m. March 25. Police found the road was not blocked and vehicles could drive by without any issues.

— Police were called to the area of East Main Street near the railroad tracks at 7:49 p.m. March 27 for a complaint of children playing around a stopped train. The caller reported that both the train and the children were now gone but they wanted police to be aware. Police checked the area for any children matching the description but they could not be found.

East Palestine

— Police were called to 175 E. North Ave. at 7:46 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a parking problem. One vehicle was cited.

— Police were called to the area of East Taggart Street at the old train station at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday for a report that a person witnessed a man throwing objects at a parked tractor trailer and broke out the window. The owner of the truck was contacted.

— Police were called to a location on West Clark Street at 6:47 p.m. Tuesday for a report of damage done to a building.

— Wood Street residents reported at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday their 12-year-old daughter did not come out of school. The girl was found a short time later and had been attending an after school function.

— An East Taggart Street woman reported at 2:58 a.m. Tuesday someone was snooping around her vehicle in the car port. Police checked but found no one.

— The Youngstown Police Department requested assistance in locating a potential stolen vehicle at 9:04 p.m. Monday. The vehicle was found by an officer. The matter is under investigation.

— The Columbiana Police Department requested assistance at 8:19 p.m. Monday for a vehicle not stopping while traveling east on state Route 14 toward East Palestine. The vehicle turned onto a side road and police lost track of it. East Palestine police searched the area but were not able to find it.

— The county Sheriff’s office requested assistance at 5:13 p.m. Sunday with finding a person of interest involved in a domestic. Police were unable to find the person.

— A McDonald’s employee reported at 10:37 a.m. Sunday there was a minor crash in the drive through.

— Someone reported anonymously at 1:32 a.m. Sunday children were drinking at a home on East Clark Street.

— Police were called to the Moose on West Rebecca Street at 12:55 a.m. Sunday for a report of an intoxicated man sleeping and locked in the backseat of his vehicle. Police were able to gain access to the vehicle and the man was taken home by a sober driver.

— A McDonald’s employee reported at 5:03 a.m. Saturday a suspicious man was sitting in the curb behind the business. The man was identified as Jacob Hendricks, 19, who had an active warrant out for his arrest through the county. He was taken into custody and later released to the sheriff’s office to be taken to the county jail.

— A Park Avenue resident reported at 8:58 p.m. Friday there was a verbal argument between two people at a home in the 300 block of Park Avenue. Police warned them that further altercations would result in an arrest.

— Police responded to a report of an accident involving two vehicles in the Marathon parking lot at 6:46 p.m. Friday.

— Rosy Faulkner, Thomas Street, reported at 10:32 p.m. Friday Ron Barson threw nails in the driveway and she has permission to park there.

— Kay Bigenwald reported at 1:54 p.m. Thursday a truck backed into another truck in front of the beauty shop on North Market Street.

— A South Washington Street resident reported at 1:22 p.m. Thursday some medications came up missing. The matter is under investigation.

— Someone reported at 9:12 p.m. March 27 loud music was coming from a vehicle on West North Avenue near Western Boulevard. Police spoke with the owner who agreed to turn it down.

— Police received a complaint at 10:02 p.m. March 27 of a barking dog in the 500 block of West Martin Street. Police spoke with the dog’s owner and they agreed to keep the dog inside for the night.

— Police charged Michelle Hall, age and address not listed, with falsification at 4:14 p.m. March 25 after she called the police department and attempted to pass herself off as an attorney representing a person of interest in an ongoing investigation.

— Tahna Marie Sentz, state Route 170, reported telephone harassment at 10:12 p.m. March 25. Police warned the caller to discontinue contact or charges would be filed.

— Mackenzie Garrett, address not listed, reported at 11:55 p.m. March 24 someone she knows attempted to run her off the road on state Route 154 and on Garfield Street and that he tried to hit her car as she was turning.

— Police were called to the McDonald’s on South Market Street at 5:21 p.m. March 24 for a report that children were attempting to pick a fight with other children. The children were warned to stay away from each other.

— Police were called to a possible burglary in process at a Wood Street home at 5:12 p.m. March 24. Police found it was a relative who had entered the home through the window.

— A 17-year-old girl reported at 1:44 p.m. March 24 her mother pushed her down and she was bleeding. Police spoke with the woman and a man and found that they had been fighting and when they both found out they were going to be arrested for domestic violence they declined to press charges on the other.

— Someone brought a dog to the police station at 9:49 p.m. March 23. The owners were contacted the the dog was returned home.

— Police warned a group of kids throwing sticks near parked vehicles at 8:08 p.m. March 23.

— A couple came to the police station at 5:46 p.m. March 23 disputing who would take the truck during their split up. Police told them that since the vehicle is marital property they would need a lawyer to decide.

— It was reported at 10:48 p.m. March 22 someone attempted to break into a home on East Taggart Street.

— Police were called to a Wood Street home at 9:22 p.m. March 22 for an unresponsive man. The man was found to be deceased from a suspected drug overdose. An investigation is pending.

— Robert Hiner, 27, address not listed, was arrested on a warrant and turned over to the county sheriff’s office at 8:48 a.m. March 22.


–A passing motorist reported seeing a huge brush fire at the Larkin residence on Steubenville Pike at 8:25 p.m. Tuesday. The fire department responded with eight firefighters and three trucks, but the fire turned out to be a trash fire that began when the man’s son accidentally dumped hot coals from a burn barrel onto the pile.


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)