POLICE

County Sheriff

— Deputies responded to the area of Ganders Flat Road at 12:23 a.m. Saturday for a domestic dispute. Tracey Blakely told deputies her son had come to the home and wanted to stay there, and they had an argument. He left the property before deputies arrived.

— Susan Rill, Buck Road, Butler Township, reported a suspicious person at 3:54 p.m. Friday. Deputies checked the area, but did not find anyone around.

— Children were reported knocking and running from doors on Butler Grange Road in Butler Township at 12:09 a.m. Saturday. Deputies checked the area, but did not find anyone around.

Columbiana

— Police received several complaints from the Best Western Plus regarding suspicious activity by some of the guests at 9:27 p.m. Friday. After police investigated the complaint, Cortni Rankin, 27, Columbiana, was cited with possession of marijuana and Steven Barr, 32, Columbiana, was cited with a possession of drug paraphernalia charge.

— A suspicious person was reported in the area of South Middle Street at 10:12 a.m. Friday. Ryan Bevington, 41, Columbiana, was taken into custody on warrants.

— Joshua Clifford Board, 28, Columbiana, was taken into custody on a warrant after police were called to a West Woodland Avenue address at 5:52 p.m. Friday for a domestic dispute.

East Palestine

— At 2:04 p.m. Friday, police responded to a Park Avenue address where a mother wanted her adult son removed from the house. He left without any problem.

— Police responded to a West Martin Street home after someone reported at 11:56 a.m., Friday, Bryon M. Scott had been walking his dog in an alley near West Street when he was bitten by another dog. An officer arrived at the residence where the dog lived and found it to be aggressive toward him as well as other animals in the area.

Salineville

— Police saw Jeromy Echols driving on Saturday in the area of East Main and Church streets. Echols was cited with driving under suspension.

— A brown male pitbull-type dog was reported running loose in the area of Wick and Wood streets on Saturday. The dog was taken into custody and taken to the Columbiana County Dog Warden’s Office. The owner will be cited when they claim the dog.

— Someone reported an open door and dogs running loose at a Water Street home on Friday. The homeowner was not there, and the house was unsecure. Several dogs were returned to the house, and the house was secured.

— During a domestic violence incident on Aug. 23, Amanda Lynn Kackert, High Street, Salineville, reportedly lied to police investigating the situation between her and Daniel K. Duncan. She later admitted to lying to police, recanting her story during a Columbiana County Municipal Court hearing. Kackert now is being cited with making a false report and obstructing official business.

Salem

— Police conducted a traffic stop at 1:16 a.m. Saturday for an equipment violation in the 500 block of East State Street. A search was conducted and no contraband was found.

— A vehicle with a loud exhaust was stopped at 12:33 a.m. Saturday in the area of South Ellsworth Avenue and East Wilson Street. A consent to search was given and nothing illegal was found. A warning was issued for the loud exhaust.

— Police on patrol at 11:20 p.m. Friday saw a vehicle in Centennial Park after closing hours. The driver was advised of park hours.

— No contraband was located at 11:11 p.m. Friday during a traffic stop for an equipment violation on East Pershing Street and Park Drive after a consented search.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 10:53 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue. Police found the vehicle unoccupied with nobody around.

— Police were called at 10:42 p.m. Friday to the 1800 block of East State Street for a person to be removed, but the person had already left. No other problems were reported.

— Jeremy Hanson, 38, of 998 Jones Drive, was charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after police and fire departments from Salem and Perry Township all responded for a smoke investigation, with a large amount of smoke observed at 8:13 p.m. Friday. Police and firefighters came into contact with a hostile resident who approached in a disorderly and obstructing manner. Hanson was taken to the Columbiana County jail.

— K-9 Simon and his handler assisted Perry Township police at 8:06 p.m. Friday with a vehicle sniff in the 500 block of Prospect Street.

— Jay Troyer, 25, of East Third Street, was cited for driving under suspension and possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia and released to a valid driver after a traffic stop at 7:38 p.m. Friday on East State Street and South Broadway Avenue. Troyer, the driver, gave permission for police to do a search and advised them of a marijuana pipe in the vehicle.

— A black/white dog from an earlier dog bite incident was reported in the area of East Eighth Street at 7:19 p.m. Friday, but was not found.

— An officer on patrol at 6:58 p.m. Friday located a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of West State Street with no registration that appeared abandoned. The registration was checked and did not come back as stolen, but the vehicle was tagged as junk/abandoned. The owner called police and advised the vehicle was a new purchase and he will be repairing it and getting it properly registered.

— A woman in the 500 block of East Fourth Street reported at 6:36 p.m. Friday that a medium-sized dog came onto her property and bit her dachshund dog. Officers saw a lump on the dachshund’s back where she said the dog was bitten and took photographs. The other dog could not be located.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported at 6:10 p.m. Friday that someone driving a grey Mercedes sedan left without paying for $13.53 worth of gasoline. The vehicle could not be found.

— Curtis Sanlo, 22, of Teegarden Road, Hanoverton, was cited for impeding the flow of traffic after an officer on patrol at 4:26 p.m. Friday stopped in the 100 block of South Union to investigate an illegally parked vehicle. The vehicle could not move due to the axle being on the ground. A tow company was contacted to respond, then the registered owner arrived and the tow personnel said towing the vehicle would cause more damage and that the car could be quickly fixed. The officer agreed to allow the owner to fix the vehicle, then issued the citation.

— Police responded at 3:15 p.m. Friday to the Walmart parking lot for a dispute over pictures being taken of a license plate in the parking lot by a private individual. Allegedly one vehicle had struck a cart causing some minor damage.

— Police were asked by the highway patrol to check on a possible car vs. deer crash near Home Depot at 3:02 p.m. Friday. The car was no longer on the scene but it was reported the deer was injured and still there. Officers did not find the scene after several passes, but several passing motorists flagged officers down and advised it was closer to the gravel pit, well outside the city limits. Goshen Township police were notified.

— Police were called at 12:58 p.m. Friday for a child custody dispute in the city, but both sides came to an agreement and custody laws were explained.

— Police were called at 12:49 p.m. Friday to a parking lot in the city where there was an alleged dispute between a man and child. Officers located the people who were all ok. The child became extremely upset when his phone was taken away by his father. All were calm upon departure.

— A suspicious person was reported at 12:10 p.m. Friday in the 2200 block of East State Street, but was not found.

— A woman in the 900 block of South Avenue reported at 10:43 a.m. Friday that some packages were stolen from her home while she was away.

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