Teen caught inside New Waterford home

NEW WATERFORD — New Waterford and East Palestine police responded to an incident regarding a 17-year-old boy breaking into a home on the 3000 block of Spruce Street at 10:19 p.m. Sunday.

The boy, who knows the residents, entered through a window and intended to leave a note for the juvenile daughter when the mother entered the room and caught him.

According to New Waterford police, the victims believe this isn’t the first time there has been an incident with the boy, but the police have found no such evidence. The boy is also a possible suspect in the theft of a firearm in an ongoing investigation, police said.

The boy is not permitted to go back to the residence.

After an investigation, the boy was arrested for burglary and transported to the county juvenile detention center.

County Sheriff

— An East Palestine doctor requested deputies check on a patient and his grandmother at 9:53 a.m. Thursday, stating the last time he was there he told her he wants to get a gun and has been known to argue and be violent with his grandmother in the past. Additionally, the doctor told deputies the patient has mental issues and could be a danger to others. Deputies spoke to the man and his grandmother, who both said there is no issue and the patient has not spoken to or been to the doctor’s office in at least a month.

–The owner of the former Trailer America on Old Route 14 in Fairfield Township reported at 10:35 a.m. Thursday someone entered the property through the fence at the back, breaking out several windows from the buildings and taking numerous extrusions, which are the long parts of truck trailers too long to fit in the bed of a pickup. Deputies suggested he consider placing cameras in the area.

— A vehicle was reported stopped on the roadway, sleeping or passed out at 5:31 a.m. Thursday. Before deputies arrived, they were told the vehicle left toward Salineville on April Road. Deputies checked several roads in the area without find the vehicle.

— A business was found secure on Homeworth Road after an alarm brought deputies at 9:04 p.m. Wednesday.

Highway Patrol

— Taylor M. Felger, 21, of Lisbon, struck a deer on state Route 518 in Wayne Township at 7:35 p.m. Thursday.

— Zachary R. Fraser, 21, of Rogers, struck a deer on state Route 154 in Elkrun Township, causing him to travel off the road and strike a guardrail at 5:47 p.m. Thursday.


— Police responded to a possible medical situation at the Hornsby House at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday and remained until an ambulance arrived to transport a resident to a local hospital.

— A probation officer called police at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday about a possible overdose at a North Park Avenue apartment. Police determined the person was merely drunk, which the ambulance crew confirmed.

— A resident of 909 N. Market St. reported seeing on his surveillance camera a suspicious person in a vehicle pull into his driveway at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, and he received an alert on his phone. The vehicle was a red Ford hatchback, and the person used a digital camera to take a photograph of his side door.

— Police responded to a report of an unconscious man lying face down in a bed at an Apple Grove apartment at 10:32 p.m. Wednesday. Police went to the caller’s apartment but there was no one in her bed, and the officer canceled the ambulance call. The woman insisted there a man was there and police checked around the apartment building but no man was found.

East Palestine

— An East Rebecca Street resident reported a man in her back yard at 10:12 p.m. Tuesday. The man ran when he realized he had been seen. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the male.

— A school administrator requested the school resource officer go to a student’s home because the student refused to go to school at 8:13 a.m. Tuesday.

— An East North Avenue Street resident reported suspicious people at his residence at 2:23 a.m. Tuesday. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate anyone.

— The sheriff’s office requested mutual aid from East Palestine Police Department for a reported young woman dressed in dark clothes walking on North Pleasant towards state Route 14 carrying baggage at 8:28 p.m. Sunday. An officer checked the area and could not locate anyone.

— An Alice Street resident called the police and fire departments to report that her boyfriend had overdosed at 1:53 p.m. Sunday.

— A West High Street resident requested officers to check the residence for a possible prowler at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday.

— A school administrator contacted the school resource officer in regards to a fight that had occured between two students at 2:26 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Clair Township

— Korinna Moore was for failure to yield Friday afternoon after turning left from the post office onto state Route 170 and colliding with a vehicle driven by Tahira Saeed. Detective Sergeant Mick said the incident happened in a frequent accident spot. No injuries were reported. The vehicles were towed from the scene by Calcutta Towing. Calcutta firefighters assisted police.

Salem Township

— A 3000 block Grafton Road resident reported at 4:01 p.m. Wednesday he discovered damage to his garage and found on his surveillance camera a delivery driver had backed a van into the building then left.


— Officers responded to the 900 block of Franklin Avenue at 6:06 a.m. Thursday where a woman reported someone overnight had broken into her vehicle but that nothing of much value was taken.

— Officers responded to a 400 block of East State Street at 9:47 a.m. Thursday in reference to keys possibly being left in the door and the door possibly being open. Officers found the door secure and no keys in the area.

— Kelly Drunktines, 54, Arch Street, Salem, was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign at 4:27 p.m. Thursday in which she was southbound on Park Avenue and failed to yield at Maple Street, pulling into the path of another vehicle. No injuries were reported.

— Officers responded to a 1700 block Southeast Boulevard home at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in reference to a domestic dispute and found it to be verbal between two household members. No threats had been made.

— Officers responded the to Salem Public Library at 7:18 p.m. Thursday in reference to a suspicious male running through the parking lot. Officers found the person in question running laps around the stadium track across the street.

— A West Wilson Street resident reported at 7:51 p.m. Thursday her ex-boyfriend had been following her into town and sitting outside her home.

— A motorist flagged down officers in the 1800 block of East State Street at 2:33 a.m. Friday to report a man had knocked at his vehicle window and asked for a cigarette. Officers found the man and identified, then warned him to leave people alone.

— Officers responded to the Circle of Care on East Pershing Street at 2:48 a.m. Friday in reference to someone looking in windows. Officers were unable to find anyone in the area.

— Officers responded to the 200 block of East Third Street at 3:21 a.m. Friday to check the welfare of a male who allegedly made threats to harm himself. Officers could not contact him at the home and were also unable to find him at any of the other locations suggested by the caller.


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