County Sheriff

— Ken Hutson of Carroll Electric in Carrollton, reported at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday someone cut the lock off the fence gate at a substation in Franklin Township. The intruder stole about 20 feet of 0000 gauge copper wire which was inside the fence. Hutson told deputies there also have been some similar thefts recently at Carroll Electric facilities in Jefferson County.

— A parent of an 18-year-old reported at 7:47 p.m. Tuesday his son was refusing to listen and go to school. About two weeks ago the parent said he told his son to gather his belongings and leave. The young man did so and has not been back. The father found the son took the PlayStation4 which was not his to take. Deputies explained that because the son had lived there at the time, deputies could not determine whose property was whose and it is a civil matter.

— Deputies responded to the area of Case Tractor, state Route 172, Lisbon, where the highway patrol had stopped a U-Haul vehicle, which had been seen backed up to the building just prior to 2:28 a.m. Wednesday. The trooper was concerned it was an odd time to be delivering parts. Deputies checked the business and did find the parts the U-Haul dropped off.

— A domestic dispute was reported on Hillcrest Road in Yellow Creek Township at 5:57 p.m. Wednesday. The stepfather and stepson had argued about the internet being turned off at the home, but the stepson had left before deputies arrived.

— Angel Phillips, 41, Salem, and Samson Crowl, 33, Salem, were taken to the county jail with outstanding arrest warrants at 7:14 p.m. Wednesday. While Phillips was being booked into the jail, a syringe was reportedly found in her jacket.

Highway Patrol

— Caleb James McHenry, 21, Birch Avenue, East Liverpool, was southbound on state Route 7 in Fairfield Township at 2:25 a.m. Thursday and went off the left side into a sign. He was cited for failure to control.

— Jo Anne Berry, 82, U.S. 30, Lisbon, was westbound on U.S. 30 in Madison Township at 1 p.m. Wednesday and was struck by Laura Dawn Mason, 45, Clark Avenue, Wellsville, who failed to yield while turning left. Mason was cited for failure to yield.

— Keith M. Gibbs, 54, Painesville, was delivering salt to the ODOT facility in Lisbon at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday and struck steel overhead support beams. No citations were issued due to being on private property.

— Ethan T. Surgenavic, 50, Apache Lane, Columbiana, was eastbound on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday and went off the south side into a small embankment. He was cited for failure to control.

— Theresa J. Cusick, 50, Gurlea Street, Hanoverton, was pulling out of a private drive onto state Route 45 in Center Township at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday and struck Mark A. Doucette, 42, Padgett Road, East Palestine, who was southbound on state Route 45. Cusick was cited for failure to yield.


— John F. Williams, West Chestnut Street, reportedly pulled out in front of a vehicle being driven by Sean M. Preston, West Washington Street, resulting in an accident at the intersection of West Chestnut Street and Thomas Road at 7:56 a.m. Wednesday.

— Brian Dickson owns an apartment building on North Market Street, and he reported Tuesday a tenant was having problems with a man harassing her and assaulting other tenants. Dickson said he told the tenant and the man harassing her they were no longer allowed on the property.

–The highway patrol reported following a possible reckless driver entering town from the Canton Bridge at 8:23 p.m. Wednesday. A police officer followed the vehicle through town until it entered state Route 11 and witnessed no violations during that time.


— Michael Welther, New Springfield, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 11:14 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle was towed from the scene by AAA.

— Allen D. Owens, 53, East Liverpool, was arrested on a warrant through the sheriff’s office following a consultation at the police station at 1:34 a.m. Wednesday.

— Police were called to a Blueberry Drive home at 7:22 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a verbal dispute between a mother and daughter.

— Police handled an alleged at-large dog complaint in the 200 block of South Elm Street at 7:32 p.m. Wednesday.

— Police were called to a report of a private property crash in the high school parking lot at 2:57 p.m. Wednesday. No citations were issued.

— Cathi Carney reported at 3 p.m. Wednesday someone stole a charm from a necklace she had taken to Regal Jewelers on East Park Avenue to repair.

East Palestine

— A North Market Street resident reported at 10:36 a.m. Thursday his small dog was attacked by a large brown dog wearing a red collar while outside in his yard and his dog was injured on his front left leg. Police checked the area for the dog that was running at large but could not find it. The resident told police they would be taking their dog to a vet.

— Police were called to the 1000 block of West Main Street at 8:34 a.m. Thursday for a report of dogs running loose in the neighborhood. Police were unable to find the dogs, but did speak with their owner, who said that the dogs always stay in his yard and never bother anyone. Police warned the man that the dogs needed to be on a leash at all times or further violations could result in charges.

— Police were called to the 400 block of East North Avenue at 6:46 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a dog bite. Police spoke with the victim and several witnesses who said that the dog came from a house on the south side of the road where a door was left open allowing them to exit the home. The victim told police he chased the dogs away several times but they came back to his yard. He also reported he was bitten on his leg, chest and wrist. The matter is under investigation.

— Police were called to the McDonald’s on South Market Street at 3:21 p.m. Wednesday for a report that a man was inside yelling at a store employee. The man was gone when police arrived.

St. Clair Township

— Officers were dispatched to the rear of the Green Marble for reports of a man lying on the ground. No other details were reported.

— A delivery truck backed into the Bruno’s Pizza building on state Route 170. No other details were reported.

— Cindel J. Hawkins, 27, no address listed, reported while at the Second Chance Clinic on St. Clair Avenue, she forgot to lock her car and found her purse had been entered. She reported $5 missing from the vehicle’s center console.

— George E. Carnes, 57, Stagecoach Road, reported two separate fraudulent charges totaling more than $625 made on his debit card in Georgia. He was advised by the card company.

— Edward W. Nichols, 62, state Route 267, reported damage in his yard, possibly from a semi truck.


— John Gubur, Main Street, reported at 3:20 p.m. Saturday he was inside his residence and heard a crash. He went outside and found his vehicle had been hit. He said the other vehicle had left by the time he got outside, but a maroon-colored side mirror and a mudflap for a Buick LeSabre were discovered near his vehicle. At 5:20 p.m., police were called to the Rite Aid on Third Street for another hit-skip. Keith Grimm, who drove a maroon Buick LeSabre, said someone hit the side of his vehicle and left the scene. Upon seeing this, the officer returned to Main Street and recovered the mudflap and the piece of the mirror left behind, which matched perfectly to Grimm’s side left mirror. Grimm was cited for failure to control.

Perry Township

— James Alexander Brown, 22, of Alliance, was cited for failure to display and driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 12:26 p.m. Thursday in the 900 block of Benton Road for a vehicle with no front plate. Sinsley’s Towing removed the vehicle and police gave Brown a courtesy ride to Dunkin’ Donuts to await a ride.

— Cody Charnesky, 20, of Canfield, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday as the result of a random registration check that showed the owner was suspended. The driver was the owner and while talking with him, police saw in plain view an alcoholic beverage and a 24-pack of beer, both unopened. Police conducted a field sobriety test on the driver which showed him to not be impaired in any way, however police did confiscate the alcohol. Charnesky was able to find a valid driver to pick him and the vehicle up.


— Police responded to SRMC at 1:14 a.m. Thursday for an irate man who got into a verbal altercation with hospital staff. Officers were able to calm him down.

— Officers on patrol at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday saw a suspicious vehicle with the trunk open at a car dealership in the 100 block of North Ellsworth. The unoccupied vehicle was checked and everything appeared ok.

— A man reported at 10:46 p.m. Wednesday that he was moving out of his residence in the 500 block of Columbia Street and was concerned his ex-wife would come home and cause problems. An officer stood by while the man gathered his belongings.

— An officer on patrol at 9:08 p.m. Wednesday saw a person stumble out of a location in the 100 block of North Ellsworth. Officers made contact with the person, who was waiting on a ride. The ride came and the person was told to go home.

— Officers responded at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday to the area of Ellsworth and Fifth Street for a possible intoxicated driver, with the caller continuing to follow the vehicle to a home on another street. A female was inside the home said she left her home in Hanoverton due to a domestic situation. She said she had not been drinking, but the report said she did appear intoxicated. She also said she was not the one driving. She was told to stay inside for the evening and the homeowner said she wouldn’t be permitted to leave until morning.

— A woman on Southeast Boulevard called at 7:01 p.m. Wednesday to report her ex-husband has her television and won’t return it. She was told it’s a civil matter.

— A man from Winona Road came to the police station at 6:32 p.m. Wednesday, but spoke very little English, so a translator was called to assist and the man was inquiring about a vehicle that had been towed outside the city limits. He was told he would need to contact the correct jurisdiction about the vehicle.

— Police, fire first responders and KLG responded to the 2700 block of East State at 4:18 p.m. Wednesday for a suicidal juvenile who recently had medication changes. The juvenile’s father was notified and the juvenile was taken to the hospital.

— A suspicious person was reported at 3:56 p.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of East State Street at Circle K East. Police located the person and advised him to go home.

— Police were called at 3:11 p.m. Wednesday to Rose Avenue for a disturbance involving juveniles throwing rocks at a house and car. Officers located the father and spoke with some of the juveniles. One arrest was made of a juvenile who was disorderly and threatening an adult. The matter was under investigation.

— Police responded at 8:27 a.m. Wednesday to the 300 block of Penn Avenue for a followup on a theft.


— Police received a report on station at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday from a supervisor of a company located at 1 Commerce Ave. about an employee who was terminated due to violations of the company’s harassment and workplace violence policy. The complainant advised that several employees were nervous about the person and a supervisor was indirectly threatened by him. The company advised the person, through a phone conversation and a certified letter, was told that he is no longer allowed to be on the property and the company will pursue legal action if he returns.

— While on patrol at 6:43 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of Main Street, an officer was stopped by a person about her dogs being missing. She was advised the dogs were retrieved by the Columbiana County dog warden and a report was at the police department where she was provided with the information to the dog warden’s office and advised the officer involved would contact her regarding the incident.