County Sheriff

— A Quaker Church Road, East Rochester, man reported at 9:41 a.m. Wednesday he moved back to Ohio a couple years ago and began seeing a former classmate. She was supposed to be getting a divorce from her husband, but the divorce did not happen and she was playing him against her husband. The man said he got tired of this and about a year ago told them both he was cutting all ties with them. However, they continued to text and reply to each other, but it died off for a bit until he received texts, possibly from the husband that morning. Deputies explained if he truly wants to cut ties, ignore the messages and if they continue then he can seek a protection order.

— A woman was reported lying in the roadway and ditches in the area of Woodsdale Road near Teegarden Road at 8:51 a.m. Thursday. A worker from the engineer’s office saw the person and had the person wait in the passenger side of the engineer’s truck until deputies could arrive. The person got out and approached Lt. Allan Young, carrying a cloth bag and with slurred speech. She seemed disoriented and gave Young her name as Ariel Lynn Durham. She claimed she lived with her grandmother and pointed east. She became somewhat belligerent with deputies and tried to walk away, but was placed in a police cruiser until an EMT ambulance could arrive, which took her to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— Deputies checked a home on Rochester Road, Knox Township, at 9:07 a.m. Thursday where there was an alarm. The garage door was up about 18 inches and a black lab came out to meet deputies. The doors and windows appeared secure. A living room window was up about an inch, but the screen was intact and nothing appeared out of place.

— A Guy Road, Elkrun Township, man reported at 11:39 a.m. Monday he lent his 1999 Ford F-250 pickup to Arron Tucker to move some firewood on Saturday. Tucker has since called the pickup owner to ask where the truck was and the man went to the highway patrol to ask about his truck. The highway patrol reported the vehicle was found in a ravine off of Elkton-West Point Road and was totaled. Tucker had told the owner he put the keys on the floor board of the truck sometime after 5 p.m. Saturday.


— Emma M. Snyder of Kensington reported she was turning left from West Lincoln Way when her car was struck by a semi going straight, ripping off its mirror, at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday. She was unable to get a license plate of the truck.

— A woman who lives on Sherman Street called at 9:31 p.m. Tuesday to have her boyfriend removed because he is drunk and she is afraid of him remaining there. Police arrived and told the woman and her father they could not force the boyfriend to leave because he lives there and no one had done anything illegal. The boyfriend said his problem is with the father, not his daughter. The boyfriend agreed to sleep on the couch for the night.

— George Emerick IV, 46, and his wife, Beth, 52, both of Garfield Street, were charged with domestic violence after police were called to their home at 11:21 p.m. June 4. Emerick admitted to striking his wife in the chin with a grill brush, but he said it was an accident that occurred when he took the brush from her after she hit him with it. He said she also struck him with her hands. Mrs. Emerick said she only used the brush to break a window to get in the house after Mr. Emerick locked her out. She said her husband also pushed her into the refrigerator during the incident.

— Police were called to the Days Inn on Monday in regard to telecommunications harassment. An official there stated a criminal on probation and who is to have no contact with the Days Inn left another bad review of the motel on social media, giving them only one star, using the thumbs down emoji and writing the message “thieves.” Police said they would look into it.

St. Clair Township

–William Weyand, no address listed, was cited for no license at 3:46 p.m. Sunday in the 49000 block of Calcutta Smith-Ferry Road after a random LEADS check. Weyand told the officer he was going straight over to fetch his vehicle, which was towed by Calcutta Towing, and he would be driving again.

East Liverpool

— Two employees at an animal clinic on St. Clair Avenue advised at 3:52 p.m. Monday someone had posted threatening messages on social media regarding the veterinarian in response to someone’s care received. They just wanted it documented.

— Officers investigated a possible disturbance in the 900 block of Princeton Street at 1:27 a.m. Tuesday.

— Police did a standby at 4 p.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Michigan Street.

— Police arrested two individuals after responding to a group to be removed at 3 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of Laura Avenue. Justin Barrett, who also had a warrant out of Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office, was found with a drawstring bag containing a digital scale and Miah Crawford was found to possess a vape pen she allegedly used with THC/marijuana oil and a small container with folded papers traditionally found when ingesting heroin and fentanyl. Items would be sent for testing.


— Warrants for burglary and domestic violence were issued to James Walsh on May 23. Walsh was dropping his children off at their mother’s home on Sixth Street and began an argument with her, requesting to go inside which was denied. Walsh forced himself inside, refusing to leave until the police were called which at that time he fled. A neighbor verified the incident.

— On May 28, a witness called in a girl being thrown into a vehicle against her will, with two men in the vehicle. Offers stopped the vehicle on state Route 7. Inside were Justin Barrett and Jeffrey Bryan. They said Miah Crawford was Barrett’s girlfriend and had gotten into the vehicle willingly. Officers noticed Barrett trying to hide a meth pipe and found him in possesion of a bag containing three phones, a bag of suspected meth, several unused baggies and a pill bottle with 40 painkillers inside. The suspected meth and pain killers were sent for testing. Both men had warrants and were taken to jail. Bryan was charged with inducing panic and driving under suspension. Barrett was charged with resisting arrest, inducing panic, obstruction and tampering.

— On May 28, an owner of an apartment on Broadway found another resident digging in his door with a screwdriver, the owner asked what was happening and the other resident responded her key fell under his door, and began to bribe him after he stated he was going to call the police. No items were stolen, but his door and locks were damaged.

— On June 2, officers received a call about a car stolen from Lisbon and found on 20th Street and Danbury. Officers could tell damage was done to both left side tires and rims.

— Police are aware of the phone number 979-822-3246 calling people and notifying them their social security number had been used for drug activity. The department advises to block the number and to not provide the caller any information.

— Around 2:30 p.m. June 6, officers were looking for Antwan Curnell, who had fled from a traffic stop. They had received information that Curnell ran into an apartment on Independence Square. Rachael Lawson, the owner of the apartment, was standing in front of the apartment, and said no one ran into her apartment and gave consent for officers to search it. Officers found Curnell upstairs hiding and was taken into custody. Lawson was taken into custody for obstructing official business after Curnell showed officers messages Lawson had sent him asking if he had left through the back door.

— Dennis Fender was charged with driving under suspension and taken into custody on a warrant from Coshocton after a traffic stop at Clark and Aten on June 8. Fender told officers about the warrant and that he had meth in the vehicle. Officers found a small tube of white powder inside an empty cigarette container, which has been sent away for testing.

Perry Township

— Police at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday received a complaint of a fight from a vehicle in the 1700 block of Depot Road. A caller said a vehicle pulled in the driveway and two people got out and were fighting, with the vehicle then leaving north towards the city of Salem. Police met the vehicle at the Salem police station and found a domestic dispute had occurred. After speaking with all parties involved, Alyssa Woods, 18, of West Martin Street, East Palestine, and Rebecca Thompson, 39, of Lisbon-Canfield Road, Salem, were each charged with domestic violence, both with visible injuries. Thompson also had an active warrant for assault out of Columbiana County. Salem assisted in transporting one female to jail to keep them separated.

— Diana Batta, 70, of North Jackson, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after her southbound vehicle on the state Route 45 bypass struck the rear of another vehicle driven by Christina Thomas, 45, of Salem, who was stopped in traffic headed south on the bypass at state Route 9 at 9:58 a.m. Wednesday. No injuries were reported.

— A man in the 300 block of Plymouth Place reported at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday that someone drove through his yard. The tracks went through his front yard into a back yard on Apple Street. He reported no damage to his yard.

— A caller at 7:33 p.m. Tuesday reported juveniles playing around a pond in the 400 block of Idaho Avenue. He was concerned for their safety. Police were unable to locate anyone.


— Benjamin Phillips Jr., 44, of 278 W. Fourth St., was taken into custody at his residence at 9:49 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant

— Officers were dispatched at 12:51 a.m. Thursday to the 200 block of Rose Avenue for loud music and discovered a resident watching a movie with surround sound that could be heard from the street. The homeowner was told to turn it down.

— Police were called at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday to the 200 block of East Fourth Street for a person to be removed, learning the person had already left.