County Sheriff

— Susan Collins, East Third Street, Salem, reported she believed horses were being abused at a farm on Millrock Road in Middleton Township at 5:34 p.m. Friday. Deputies drove through the area of Millrock and Peace Valley roads numerous times throughout the shift but did not see any horses appearing to be mistreated or in distress.

Highway Patrol

— Brian K. Bothell, 46, Pittsburgh, was northbound on Knox School Road in Knox Township at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and struck Ashley L. Grimm, 28, Stratton Road, Salem, while attempting to cross Georgetown Road. Bothell was cited for right of way.


— Debra Blazer, 61, First Street, Hanoverton, was stopped at a light on West Lincoln Way when her vehicle was truck in the rear by a vehicle operated by Sara D. Reeves, 30, state Route 518, Lisbon, at 8:42 a.m. Friday.

— Luis Alicea, East Lincoln Way, reported at 1:26 a.m. Sunday that Samantha Alicea was upset because he would not give her any money to purchase drugs. To defuse the situation, Samantha agreed to spend the night next door.

— Mike Geon, state Route 154, reported Sunday someone broke into his house between Wednesday and Saturday. A rock was thrown through a back door in the house and the back window of the trailer was also broken along with a screen door. The culprit also broke into the garage and lit a box of matches, but nothing appeared to be missing.

— Lisa Regal reported her brother, Rex Borelli, was missing from the Hornsby House at 1:37 p.m. Saturday. While investigating the matter police learned that Borelli has been arrested on theft charges the day before by the county sheriff’s office and was in the county jail.

— Police assisted a patrol trooper who was arresting a female for OVI on South Beaver Street at 1:32 a.m. Saturday.

— Gail West, Sherman Street, reported at 9:16 p.m. Saturday seeing two teenagers with backpacks trying to enter her neighbor’s home through the back door. Police did not find anyone there but later contacted the resident, Nicole Thompson, who said she was in Pittsburgh at the moment but her son was around.

— Police responded to a report of a suicidal man near the intersection of state Routes 11 and 154 at 10:23 p.m. Saturday. A sheriff’s deputy was already at the scene talking to the man, who told them he had watched his mother-in-law die and it was hard on him and his marriage was falling apart, but he was not suicidal. The man said he was just walking from the Heights to get a drink, but a deputy gave him a ride home instead.

— Police were called to the BP station about a possible kidnapping at 9:47 p.m. Saturday. A sheriff’s deputy was already there and learned the woman and her boyfriend came from a party outside of town on Darner Road, so the deputy and the officer went to the residence. A mother and daughter there said they had a few people over to the house when a man tried to beat her up and she fought him off, but he may have had a gun and forced the girl in question to go with him. Police returned to the BP station, where the female and her boyfriend reported her mother threw the party and had beat up some guy and was waving a rifle around.

— A caller reported there a suspicious vehicle in the CAA health clinic parking lot at 8 a.m. Thursday. They found a man who said he was sleeping in his vehicle because he had just finished up working the midnight shift and did not want to miss his doctor’s appointment at 11 a.m.

— Barb Smith, West Washington Street, reported Saturday her neighbor is always throwing trash and toys out the window into her yard, and the children from the residence also cut through her yard and toss her lawn furniture about. Police later spoke with the woman next door, who said she is never home so it must be her children who are responsible. She told police she will clean up the trash and make sure her children quit acting this way.


— Police responded to a dispute in front of the police station between a woman and her ex-boyfriend. No one wished to pursue charges and police warned them to say away from one another.

— Police checked on a man along the side of state Route 14 at 7:31 a.m. Sunday and found he was resting after walking a long distance and was suffering from a leg cramp and waiting for his mother to pick him up. Police checked the man for warrants and found none. He was left to wait for his ride.

— Police cited Estavan Gonzalez, 27, Plant City, Fla., for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on state Route 14 Sunday.

East Liverpool

— Officers responded at 8:36 p.m. Friday to Smith Oil on St. Clair Avenue for an unresponsive male in a Volkswagen. They reported finding Thaer A. Post-Abulawi, 24, 1910 Lisbon St., whom officers said is known to them as Theo Post, sitting in the driver’s seat. They said Post was red and sweating profusely and had labored breathing. Once the ambulance arrived, Post revived and began rubbing his face vigorously, then began clawing his face and slapping himself repeatedly for about two minutes, officers reported. Asked what he was doing, Post responded, “Nothing,” and took a couple dollar bills he had squeezed in his hand, shoving them into his pocket. He was asked to step from the vehicle and a pat-down search resulted in cellophane containing green leafy material suspected to be marijuana. While Post was seated in the ambulance, officers reported finding a rolled up dollar bill with powder residue on it and another dollar bill folded up with an unknown powder inside. At that point, the officer put on protective gear and bagged up the evidence to be sent for testing. Post was charged with disorderly conduct/intoxication and possession of marijuana.

— Responding to a report of a fight in front of 689 Lincoln Avenue, officers reported finding Eric J. Ream, 40, Lincoln Avenue, standing in the middle of the street, armed with a large wooden pole. He was pointing it at several people, according to reports, which stated he also smelled strongly of alcohol. Ream was charged with disorderly conduct.

— While on patrol along Pennsylvania Avenue, an officer reported hearing a loud stereo coming from the Dollar General parking lot, where he saw an unoccupied pickup truck. The male driver was stopped as he began to back out and he admitted to not having a driver’s license, saying he had only driven a short way to the store. Jerry P. Jackson, 25, Holiday Street, was charged with unreasonable noise and driving under suspension.

Liverpool Township

— An officer reported seeing a vehicle commit several marked lane violations on state Route 267 and initiated a traffic stop. The driver gave a name and birthdate later found to be false, and he was identified as Andrew Wallace Jr., 61, North Canton. Wallace reportedly told officers he was afraid of going back to jail, so he gave a false name. A crack pipe was found underneath the driver’s seat, along with a small amount of suspected crack cocaine, according to reports. Wallace was charged with marked lanes, driving under suspension, falsification and possession of drug abuse instruments, with other charges possible once lab results are received.

St. Clair Township

— While watching a home suspected of drug activity, and officer reported seeing a black Cadillac drop off a woman and, checking the license plate, learned it was registered to a tan vehicle. The registered owner, Joseph Cataldo Jr., 69, Bloomfield Road, also was listed as not having a driver’s license since 2009. The vehicle was stopped, and Cataldo was driving. The officer asked him why he was hauling around known drug addicts, and Cataldo reportedly said they were just acquaintances and he was giving her a ride, denying receiving any sexual favors, according to reports. Cataldo was charged with no operator’s license and fictitious plates.


— William Williams reported at 4:36 p.m. July 6 he was backing into the street at Fourth and Broadway when the left rear side of his vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by Andrew Diaz.


— At 7:16 p.m. Saturday, a vehicle operated by Dennis Broadwater, 1078 Buckeye Ave., was northbound on North Ellsworth near Fourth and a vehicle operated by Martina Calil, 1293 Maple St., failed to yield the right of way and turned into him, striking his vehicle. Calil was cited with failure to yield from a stop sign and no license.

— Police responded to the 500 block of North Howard at 12:43 a.m. Saturday and observed a vehicle with no headlights and made a traffic stop. Celine P. Benton, 1449 E. State St., was cited for no driver’s license, possession of marijuana and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

— At 1:53 a.m. Sunday, police responded to the 800 block of East Third Street for a report of loud persons and they were advised of the complaint and would keep it down.

— At 1:10 a.m., police responded to a domestic in progress in the 600 block of East Perry Street and could hear several subjects yelling inside. Officers observed a male grabbing a female in the front window to prevent her from opening the door. Officers were going to use forced entry due to the imminent danger the female was in when the door was opened. The victim came out crying and the male followed her and appeared to be intoxicated. He was detained. The female said that during a verbal argument he pushed her. She is pregnant but declined medical attention. The male stated he had been drinking and did push her. Alexander Brant, 619 E. Perry St. was charged with domestic violence due to officers observing the altercation, There were no visible marks on the female.

— At 2:53 a.m. Sunday, police made a traffic stop in the 110 block of Benton Road for an equipment violation and the K-9 did alert to the presence of a narcotic. Nothing significant was found during a search and the driver was cited for illegally tinted windows.

— At 3:11 a.m. Sunday, police responded to the 1100 block of East State Street where a complainant said that while in the store she looked at a male subject who got very defensive and starting making threats to her. She also saw him place an item in his pocket without paying for it. He was gone when police arrived. The complainant and clerk wrote statements at the same time and the incident is under investigation.

— Police responded to the 2800 block of East State Street at 3:42 a.m. Sunday for an incident that originally occurred in the 1100 block of E. State St. where the complainant said she confronted a male subject in parking lot in a handicapped spot without a handicapped placard. He became angry and started yelling at her. The complainant drove away and he followed her to the 1100 block of East State Street yelling at her from his vehicle and the left after the complainant started calling the police.

— At 3:42 a.m. Sunday, police responded to the 1100 block of East State Street for theft of an item costing $1.29 regarding the above report. The clerk will advise her manager and get the store video. The incident is under investigation.

— Police responded to the 1000 block of East Pershing Street at 3:43 a.m. Sunday, where a vehicle was in the parking lot with parking lights on for several hours. The vehicle registration came back to a residence on East Sixth Street and police were unable to make contact with the resident.

— Police responded to the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue at 9:33 a.m. Sunday, where a syringe was left on an electrical box on the building. It was recovered and disposed of properly.

At 12:33 p.m. police responded to the 100 block of West Third Street for a report of a suspicious activity regarding three people smoking marijuana. Police spoke with two people about the complaint who denied any drug abuse.

— Police responded to Orchard Avenue at 3:16 p.m. Sunday, where the complainant advised of a dispute with another male subject over a phone. The complainant gave a description of an intoxicated person who was located and given a ride home.

— Police responded to the 1400 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 4 p.m. Sunday for a report of several juveniles in the woods throwing rocks down the hill at passing vehicles. Police were unable to locate them.

— At 4:17 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the 2400 block of East State Street where an unknown male was driving at an excessive speed in the parking lot and got out of the vehicle and attempted to fight the complainant. The unknown person was gone when police arrived.

— Police responded to the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 6:12 p.m. Sunday, where the complainant advised her juvenile cousin was home alone all day and was unable to contact his mother. The report will be sent to Children Services.

— Police made a traffic stop in the 1000 block of West State Street at 6:34 p.m. Sunday and the scent of narcotics was present and one occupant advised drugs were present. The K-9 indicated drugs and marijuana was recovered. The driver, Randy A. Wyand, 134 Milner St., Alliance, was cited for driving under suspension, and Michael A. Thomas, of the same address, was charged with possession of marijuana, a minor misdemeanor. A licensed driver drove the vehicle from the scene.

— Police made a traffic stop for a moving violation at 6:46 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of West Pershing Street with a driver known to have a suspended license, The K-9 alerted and a crack pipe was in plain view. Occupants were advised to exit the vehicle and nothing else illegal was located. A passenger admitted to having a syringe in his left sock. Ronald L. Handy Jr. 789 Lake Park Blvd., Sebring, was cited for possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia. Trent A. Marcum, 10740 W. Pine Lake Road, Salem, was cited for driving under suspension and a turn signal violation.

Perry Township

— At 2:31 a.m. Sunday, police made a traffic stop in the driveway of a residence at 935 W. Pidgeon Road, Salem, and subsequently charged Ronald F. Middleton Jr., lka 935 W. Pidgeon Road, Salem, with obstruction of official business. Middleton was taken to jail.

— At 3:20 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the U.S. 62 and state Route 14 interchange where a cat box was left off the roadway. Police found a shelter, food and water for an animal, but no animal could be found at the scene. Police will contact the humane officer and check back if an animal is located.

— At 10:13 p.m. Friday, Zachary R. Wagner of Minerva was eastbound on Stewart Road near Hunt Road, stopped and started back across the westbound lane into a private driveway and was struck by a vehicle driven by Andrew J. Buckius of Salem. Wagner was cited for improper backing.

— While investigating the above accident, police located open containers of alcoholic beverages inside one of the vehicles involved. Joseph C. McCallister, and Willard R. McCallister, both of Salem, were cited with open container.

— At 7:33 p.m. Friday, police responded to the 1300 block of West State Street for a reported sex offense. The incident is under investigation.

— A West State Street man on Friday reported that while incarcerated in jail an unknown person removed a radio and miscellaneous CDs from his truck. He also said his landlord stated he was going to be arrested if he returned to his residence. The man and landlord were advised of the eviction process.

— Kathryn Obryant of Salem was stopped at the light at the bypass and South Lincoln at 6:14 p.m. Thursday and was rear-ended by a driven by Mark T. Kastner of Lisbon, who was cited for assured clear distance.

— Police responded to the 1100 block of West Perry Street at 7:32 p.m. Saturday. A man said he and his live-in girlfriend got into an argument. He said nothing physical occurred and she left for the evening. Over the phone, she advised they were arguing over his son.