–Police were called to Opportunity Homes in response to a possible overdose at 6:46 p.m. Friday, and they found a woman in a vehicle with a bottle of Smirnoff sticking out of her purse.The woman was incoherent and the sheriff’s deputy who also showed up told the officer to also search her given the circumstances. The woman gave them permission and they found a plastic sleeve containing a variety of pills. The officer left after an ambulance arrived to tend to the woman.

–A caller reported a motorist coming into town on state Route 164 south at 6:45 p.m. Sunday was driving erratically. Police found the SUV matching the description and pulled over over the motorist, identified as James Wood, who said he swerved while answering his phone. Wood was advised he is not to be on his phone while driving.

–An employee at the Lisbon Veterinarian Clinic reported there was a strange pickup truck parked at the clinic at 5:44 p.m. Sunday. The truck was unoccupied, and the employee was at the clinic working. The officer remained until she left in her own vehicle.

–Police were asked to check on a suspicious man who appeared intoxicated at Smith Oil at 8:49 p.m. Saturday. They arrived to find Ryan D. Armstrong, 34, of Salem, emerging from the restroom, and he stated he had not damaged the bathroom or shoplifted anything from the store. The found a water bottle that had been filled with beer leaking from a bag in his possession. He was charged with public intoxication and having an open container of alcohol in public. A syringe was also found near the beer cooler, but the clerk told police would have to wait until they get the manager’s permission to let them review video surveillance to determine who might have dropped the syringe there.

–Police were called to 506 E. Lincoln Way to assist a person having diabetic issues at 12:38 p.m. Saturday. The person was unconscious and others were trying to revive him by getting him to take sugar water. An ambulance arrived, and the officer remain until the crisis had passed.

–Police were called to 401 E. Lincoln Way at 11:24 a.m. Saturday after Anthony Delmont called 911 to complain about his neighbor, Robert Vecchio. Delmont said they were arguing and Vecchio would not stop. When asked why this was an emergency, Delmont said, “I don’t know.” The officer said if he does not like what Vecchio was saying just leave the next time instead of calling 911.

–The village zoning inspector reported Saturday there some people working on a building in the 100 block of North Market Street without a permit. Police told the workers to quit until they obtained a permit.

–A resident at 445 W. Lincoln Way reported there were solicitors in the neighborhood at 5:33 p.m. Saturday. Police found the solicitors on Maple Street and told them needed to obtain a permit from the village.

–Police pulled over a vehicle for a turning violation on South Lincoln Avenue at 9:56 p.m. Friday and smelled the odor of marijuana while speaking with the occupants. Passenger Ainsley F. Talbot, 21, Y & O Road, Wellsville, told police she had some marijuana on her, and a small baggie containing suspected marijuana was taken from pocket. Talbot was cited for marijuana possession, while the unidentified driver was warned about the turning violation.

–Police responded to a noise complaint at Apple Grove apartments at 5:08 a.m. Sunday, but he did not hear anything after arriving.

–Police called to the county fairgrounds at 8:11 a.m. Saturday in regard to an injured deer, which had apparently been running through the fairgrounds when it broke a leg while trying to jump a fence to escape. The leg was only hanging by the skin, so the officer euthanized the deer and fairgrounds personal disposed of the remains.

–Police were called to 228 S. Lincoln Ave. at 9:50 p.m. Thursday, where a woman reported hearing a noise and was scared. Police checked her Jeep but there were no signs it had been tampered with.

–Lisa Mountz, East Washington Street, reported her wedding rings had been stolen from her apartment while she was gone from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, and there was only one person in the residence during that period.

–Police responded to a report of a couple arguing at the Cedar Street park at 4 p.m. Thursday. The woman said she was dropping the children off, while the man said he confronted the woman about her possibly taking photographs of the children while they were playing at the park. He said they argued briefly before she left.

–Deryl A. Greathouse, 61, Apple Grove apartments, was cited for public intoxication and having an open container of alcohol in public after police saw him walking home on on Saltwell Road at 11:48 p.m. Friday carrying an open bottle of Rolling Rock beer and carrying a package of beer in the other hand.

–Scott A. Martin, 38, North Lincoln Avenue, Salem, was charged with OVI and child endangerment following an encounter with police in the BP station parking lot at 7:23 p.m. Thursday. Martin’s vehicle was parked there when he walked over to the police cruiser and asked the officer to unscrew the lid from a sippy cup for his 19-month-old daughter, who was in the vehicle. The officer did so, but detected an odor of alcohol on Martin, who grabbed a half full bottle of Bud Light beer and handed it to the officer, saying, “You guys would have found it anyway.” There was a case of beer in the back, and Martin told them there was cocaine in his pants pocket, and police also found a small baggie containing adderall. Martin was charged after he tested 0.28 on the breathalyzer machine, which is more than three times the legal limit. Police said Martin also had eyelid tremors, which is a sign of THC in the system, and police had seen a vape pen in the vehicle which Martin admitted was loaded with a THC cartridge. The child’s mother arrived from East Liverpool to take her daughter.

–Police responded to a drug overdose at 130 Pritchard Ave. on May 2, and spoke to a woman who said she walked upstairs to find Brian D. Tinker unresponsive on the bedroom floor. Police found a used syringe next to Tinker and small amount of a crystal substance on a dresser. An ambulance crew arrived to administer four mg of narcan to revive Tinker, who was then able to walk to the ambulance before being transported to a local hospital. Tinker, 36, Raley Road, New Waterford, was advised of the 911 Good Samaritan Law and that he need to contact police the next day so he can be served with the corresponding paperwork.

Highway Patrol

–Rebecca A. Demcyck, 70, of Atwater, pulled from a private driveway onto U.S. Route 62 in Knox Township and struck a delivery truck operated by Victoria L. Shaw, 46, of Urichsville, at 12:13 p.m. Friday.

St. Clair Township

— Police responded at 9:33 a.m. Sunday to the 50000 block of Stagecoach Road to a domestic disturbance, where an estranged couple were disputing ownership of various possessions. The subjects were told that to obtain legal counsel to settle any property disputes.

— Brandi R. Blanton was arrested at 2:47 p.m. Saturday at Calcutta Walmart on a charge of petty theft, after allegedly failing to pay for some of the merchandise, which employees allege she intentionally failed to scan in the self-checkout.

— An officer responded to the 16000 block of Coolidge Street in reference to a theft.

— Christopher Woolmaker was served at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the 12000 block of Echo Dell, after being arrested on active warrants through the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office.

— The Ohio Highway Patrol requested K-9 Noras for an open air sniff on a vehicle stopped at Pond Street and St. Clair Avenue. After Noras alerted, a trooper found allegedly methamphetamine between the driver’s side and seat area and a mobile meth lab in the trunk. East Liverpool Fire Department rendered the area safe, and suspected marijuana and prescription pills also were found. The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating possible charges.

— Officers responded to a possible shoplifter at 4:33 p.m. Friday in JCPenney’s.

— Police were dispatched to a residence in the 50000 block of Grimms Bridge Road for a possible domestic at 10:43 p.m. Friday and removed a woman’s ex-boyfriend from the property.

— Future charges may be pending against a woman whose license plates didn’t match with the vehicle that she drove at 6:09 p.m. Friday in the first block of St. Clair Avenue. K9 Noras alerted on the woman’s purse, where an orange oval pill was discovered. She denied knowledge of the pill and it is being sent out for testing. She was warned about the plates.


— Jessica Lynne Duncil, 36, Pine Street, Leetonia, was arrested at her home at 9:30 p.m. Friday on an active warrant out of Goshen Police District.

— An officer responded with assistance from Columbiana police to a disturbance at the Italian American Club at 9:01 p.m. Saturday and found a male individual inside arguing with two or three people at the bar. The man was driven home by the club president, but telephoned while officers were still on scene and called the bartender a vulgar name.

Perry Township

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 9:38 p.m. Sunday at Cry Baby Bridge off of Egypt Road and East Pine Lake Road. Police made contact with the occupants who said they were not from the area and heard it was haunted and wanted to check it out. They were told it’s private property and to leave.

— Police responded at 9:20 p.m. Sunday to the 1300 block of Highland Avenue West to assist KLG in making entry at a house for a medical. Police were able to make contact with the homeowner who let both police and KLG inside to assist his wife, who had fallen.

— An anonymous caller at 7:34 p.m. Sunday reported a man shooting from a maroon car in the area of Cunningham Road. Police located the vehicle unoccupied. A man came from the woods and reported he was out with his daughter looking for turkeys but didn’t see any. He also said he never fired his gun from the vehicle. He had written permission from the property owner to be on the premises.

— A woman called police at 2:51 p.m. Sunday to report she would be coming Monday to speak with an officer about a relative using her information during an incident that occurred in the township. The incident remains under investigation.

— A possible drunk driver was reported at 10:50 p.m. Saturday on state Route 45 near East Pidgeon Road, but then the call was canceled due to the vehicle being out of the township. Later, police were asked to check the area of state Route 344 and Cunningham Road due to the vehicle being back in the township. The vehicle was not found.

— A caller at 2:59 p.m. Saturday reported an ATV on the road in the area of Hartley and Jones, but the vehicle was not found.

— A neighbor dispute was reported at 2:26 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of Depot Road where a man reported a neighbor mowing over the property line and into his yard. He was told his options.

— A suspicious person was reported at 1:43 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of West Perry Street where a woman said a person claiming to be from the gas company came to her residence to check the meter sometime last week. She let the person in without checking their credentials. The person was in the basement for two to three minutes and left without incident. Police will be checking with the local gas company.

— Michael Moore, 45, of Salem, was cited for failure to yield from a private drive after the vehicle he was driving pulled out of the Circle K parking lot on South Lincoln Avenue and struck a northbound vehicle driven by Pamela Elkins, 54, of Lisbon, at 12:41 p.m. Saturday. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were driven from the scene with minor damage.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported parked at the deadend in the 300 block of Old Coach Lane at 8:55 a.m. Saturday. The vehicle was locked and parked safely off the road and was moved later in the day.

— A suspicious person was reported walking on the road in the area of Goshen Road near Beachwood at 6:14 a.m. Friday.


— A possible break-in was reported at 12:45 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of East Seventh Street where a man was upstairs and heard a noise on the front porch. When he looked out the window, he saw three beams of light and multiple people running away from the residence. When he checked his front porch, the screen window had been cut and the window opened slightly. K-9 Simon was deployed to track the suspects, but nobody was found.

— Candace Fraser, 30, of 205 S. Howard Ave., was charged with obstruction of official business and taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear on a possession of drug abuse instruments charge after police were initially called to her residence at 10:55 p.m. Sunday for a domestic in progress. The female and male separated before officers arrived and the female had several marks on her person but several people said they may have been self-inflicted. The incident was under investigation. A report about the arrest said the female continued to provide officers with a false name and birthday. She was arrested after her identification was confirmed and was turned over to a Columbiana County sheriff’s deputy.

— Robert L. Culp, 29, of 555 N. Lincoln Ave., was charged with obstructing official business and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called at 10:39 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of East Sixth Street for one to be removed. Officers could hear yelling coming from the front porch and then saw a male leave and walk through the back yard. He was told to stop, but did not and went inside a residence on North Lincoln in the 500 block. After being told several times, he finally came to the door, but when asked to step out, he wouldn’t. He was escorted out of the residence and taken into custody.

— Police were called at 10:32 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of East Sixth Street where a man said he was scared because someone moved furniture inside his apartment. Police found it was his roommate moving out.

— A barking dog was reported at 9:38 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of North Howard Avenue, located inside an apartment. No one was home, so a warning tag was left.

— Ryan Hoschar, 22, of East Main Street, Washingtonville, was taken into custody at 9:33 p.m. Sunday on an active warrant and turned over to a Columbiana County sheriff’s deputy after police were called to the 1600 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a suspicious person walking around a closed business.

— Police responded at 9:18 p.m. Sunday to Salem Laundry Room, 950 W. State St., to check the well-being of a male described as covered up with blankets sleeping with medication bottles around him. When police arrived, the male was awake and walking around inside the building. He said he was homeless and had been kicked out of the residence where he stayed the last couple days. He reported being assaulted a few hours earlier at the residence where he had been kicked out, which was in the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction. He complained of pain in the back of the head and being kicked in the stomach. Fire department first responders and EMT arrived and he was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center for evaluation. The sheriff’s office was told about the assault.

— Dakota McCluskey, 27, of Hilltop Road, Lisbon, was charged with obstructing official business, a felony, and taken into custody on warrants for drug possession and domestic violence after an officer on patrol in the city was advised at 7:33 p.m. Sunday about a possible theft. The complainant pointed out the suspect, who was located and recognized as having active warrants out of Columbiana County. He was stopped and then fled on foot. He was apprehended with assistance from K-9 Salem and taken to jail.

— A woman in the 100 block of West Third Street reported at 6:33 p.m. Sunday that several people asked to use her telephone and when they left, she noticed money missing from her wallet. Officers checked the area for two females but didn’t find them. The resident was told not to let strangers in her home and to call police if the females return.

— A domestic was reported at 3:48 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of West 10th Street where police learned it was medical issue. Fire department first responders and an ambulance responded and someone was transported by EMT. It was determined that no domestic occurred.

— Police were called at 2:24 p.m. Sunday to Centennial Park for an animal concern, locating an owl that appeared to have fallen from a tree. Alchemy Acres personnel responded to assist the animal.

— A caller at 1:24 p.m. Sunday reported a reckless vehicle, noting he didn’t see the vehicle but heard tires peeling out in the area of Rose Avenue.

— Police assisted the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office with locating a black Dodge truck at 1:03 p.m. Sunday. The truck was located and a passenger with an active warrant who was taken into custody by the sheriff’s office.

— A Washingtonville woman reported at 12:44 p.m. Sunday that she was bitten on the finger by a friend’s dog in the 500 block of North Lincoln Avenue. She was advised of her options.

— Police were called to a business in the 600 block of East Second Street at 12:26 p.m. Sunday for a report of a possible theft. A man believed clothing items were stolen by a recent customer. An attempt was being made to identify who stole the items.

— A wallet was found by someone in the 200 block of North Broadway Avenue and turned over to police at 11:23 a.m. Sunday. The wallet was placed in the lost and found after an attempt to contact the owner failed.


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