County Sheriff

— A deputy was called to a home on East Liverpool Road in Madison Township at 9:15 p.m. Saturday for a request that Melinda Peterson be removed from the property since she was intoxicated. Peterson left the home prior to the deputy’s arrival, but she was later found walking on Torma Road and given a courtesy ride to Steubenville Pike.

— The county’s K-9 team assisted the county drug task force with executing a warrant of a duplex on Broadway in Wellsville at 1:22 p.m. Friday.

— Don Stryffeler, state Route 172, Lisbon, reported at 11:26 a.m. Sunday his white 2003 Ford F-150 truck was stolen from his driveway sometime during the night.

— A deputy was called to a home on Lower Elkton Road in Lisbon at 12:24 p.m. Sunday for a report that a 15-year-old girl was being unruly to her mother. The deputy spoke to the girl who said that her mom upset her because she had a friend over. The girl’s mother told the deputy that her daughter was acting up and threw a remote control at her.

— A Grafton Road woman reported at 9:46 a.m. Saturday someone attempted to break into her home.

— A deputy was called to the area of Haiti Road at 11 p.m. Friday for a report of loud music and a bonfire. The deputy found no problems.

— A Bowman Road man reported at 3:15 p.m. Friday someone took tools from his garage.

Highway Patrol

— Jess W. Thomas, 89, Apple Creek, was westbound on state Route 558 in Fairfield Township at 7:31 p.m. Monday and Brandi Jo Moore, 35, Elkton Road, Lisbon, was eastbound and failed to yield turning left onto state Route 7 and struck Thomas. Moore was cited for right of way.

— John G. Wooley, 42, Sillman Street, New Waterford, was eastbound on state Route 172 in Center Township at 7:19 p.m. Tuesday and went off the right side into a ditch. He was cited for failure to control.

— Lamar Gene Nichols, 28, Murrysville, Pa., was westbound on Georgetown Road in Knox Township at 10 a.m. Friday and struck a railroad overpass. He was cited for traffic control devices.

— Glenda R. Joy, 67, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, was southbound on Steubenville Pike in Wayne Township at 9 a.m. Friday and Molly S. Pieren, 64, state Route 9, Salem, was delivering mail and Joy attempted to go around the mail vehicle at the same time that Pieren attempted to turn left onto McGeeham Road and the two collided. No citations were issued.


— Quint Witherow, age and address not listed, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on East Main Street Saturday.

— Katrina Willis, age and address not listed, was cited for driving under suspension following an attempted traffic stop on West Main Street near Washington Street on Friday.

— Scott Wallen, Mill Street, requested EMS on Thursday after allegedly injuring his foot with fireworks that he had let off while intoxicated. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and cited for discharging fireworks within the village.


— James P. Mcintire, 53, Amsterdam, Ohio, was eastbound on West Washington Street at 10:33 a.m. Wednesday and was struck by Stephen B. Miletta, 41, North Lima, who was also eastbound. No citations were issued.

East Palestine

— Police were called to 55 W. Clark St. at 6 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a disturbance. Police warned everyone involved for their actions and that any further problems would result in disorderly conduct charges.

— Police conducted a welfare check on a resident at Meadow View Apartments on South Washington Street at 3:12 a.m. Sunday. No problems were reported.

— Dianna Smith, West Clark Street, reported at 9:36 p.m. Wednesday friends told her that while she was away Arthur J. Gingher, 46, Petersburg, had broken into her home and stole food. A short time later police were called to the area of Pizza Hut for a report of a disturbance and found Gingher, who was arrested for disorderly conduct and burglary and taken to the county jail.


— K-9 Simon was requested at 11:54 p.m. Saturday to assist Perry Township police on a traffic stop on Benton Road at Allen Road. After being deployed for a free air sniff, he indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor. Township police reported finding contraband in the vehicle.

— A 911 hang-up call at 10:58 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of West School Street was attributed to a young child who called by accident. A female at the residence said everything was fine.

— Police responded at 10:04 p.m. Saturday to the 700 block of West State Street regarding a suspicious vehicle. An officer made contact with the male driver who said he had just purchased a drink in the business and was drinking it.

— A blue strobe light was reported going off inside a church at 1089 E. State St. at 9:58 p.m. Saturday. The exterior was found secure. A key holder arrived and it was determined the fire light was malfunctioning.

— Daniel Elliott, 43, of 1485 E. Third St., was charged with obstructing official business and Carol Simpson, 55, of the same address, was charged with obstructing/escape after police were called to a domestic at 9:04 p.m. Saturday in the 1400 block of East Third Street when a caller reported a female yelling for help. An officer attempted contact for close to 30 minutes. After several announcements were made over a loudspeaker, a male and female exited the rear of the residence and were detained. Several other officers arrived and cleared the residence. Both the male and female admitted to hearing the officer attempting contact but could not give a reason why they did not answer. Both were taken into custody for obstruction and taken to the police station for the booking process. While an officer attempted to escort the female into the station, she slipped her cuff and had to be taken to the ground and cuffed again.

— Police were called to SRMC at 8:52 p.m. Saturday for a report of a female patient who was to be admitted and ran from the hospital. Dispatch received numerous calls reporting that the female wearing a hospital gown was trying to stop vehicles for a ride. The female was located in the Burger King parking lot and detained. An ambulance responded to take the female back to the hospital emergency room. She was escorted inside the emergency room and restrained by staff.

— An interior motion alarm was reported at 8:38 p.m. Saturday at the Salem Community Center. The exterior of the business was checked and an open door found. The interior of the building was checked and everything was found secure. The key holder was advised of the open door.

— A caller at 8:32 p.m. Saturday reported juveniles tampering with the electrical box at Centennial Park. The anonymous person said they fled when he confronted them. A note was being left for the parks department to check the box, but no immediate damage was seen.

— An alarm was reported at 7:46 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Jennings Avenue, with the residence found secure.

— Drug paraphernalia was reported found near the playground at Mullins Park on South Lincoln Avenue at 7:05 p.m. Saturday. An officer retrieved the item and properly disposed of it at the police station.

— A clerk at Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., reported at 6:33 p.m. Saturday that a female in a green Dodge Caravan left without paying for $17.45 worth of fuel. The vehicle was not found.

— Police responded at 6:10 p.m. Saturday to the 500 block of Cherry Street for a report of harassment. A woman said the grandmother of her children keeps texting her, talking bad about her and her kids. Officers will attempt to contact the grandmother about the complaint and possible charges if she continues.

— A residential alarm was reported at 5:33 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of Pearce Circle. The exterior was secure.

— Police responded at 5:28 p.m. Saturday to Circle K West, 780 W. State St., for a report of an intoxicated male who entered the store and urinated through his pants on the floor. Officers located the male in a vehicle pulling out of the parking lot and initiated a traffic stop. John Steer, 54, of 28095 U.S. Route 62, Beloit, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was charged with disorderly conduct. The driver, Jacob Cutchall, 33, of 28073 U.S. Route 62, Damascus, was cited for expired license. A valid driver did respond to pick up the two males.

— A woman on South Lundy Avenue reported at 4:53 p.m. Saturday that she’s been receiving unwanted text messages of a threatening nature from a person known to her. She was told her options.

— Opal Andric, 31, of 7574 Rose Drive, Lisbon, was charged with disorderly conduct after police were called to a dispute in the 100 block of West Pershing Street at 4:36 p.m. Saturday between several people regarding a male. One of the females was cited for disorderly conduct after several warnings were given. All parties were separated.

— A woman in the 1100 block of East Pershing reported Saturday someone cut the lock and took her bicycle from the side of her residence sometime late the night before.

— Christina Carter, 38, of Berlin Station Road, Berlin Center, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence and marked lanes after a traffic stop at 2:39 a.m. Saturday in the 700 block of North Howard Avenue.

West Point

The county sheriff’s office requested medical assistance at 2 p.m. Thursday for a possible overdose at a home on East Liverpool Road.