County Sheriff

— Eugene Williams, state Route 45 in Madison Township, reported at 3:36 p.m. Saturday his neighbors were shooting and it was loud. Deputies explained to Williams they would make sure the neighbors were shooting in a safe manner, which they found them to be shooting safely at a target.

— A domestic dispute was reported at a Hartley Road, Knox Township, address at 6:33 p.m. Friday. Deputies spoke to Lola Deckerd and Randy Baker, who said they just had an argument about something earlier, but there was no physical violence or threats made.

— Ross Petree, Coldale Street, West Township, reported at 7:22 a.m. Sunday someone stole his vehicle sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. His baseball gear and keys were inside. Later in the morning, Stark County sheriff’s office notified the sheriff’s office that they believed Petree’s vehicle was involved in an accident near the intersection of Louisville Street and state Route 183. The vehicle was not found at the scene and was still unaccounted for, so it was listed as stolen.

— Deputies responded to the area of Highlandtown Lake on state Route 39 at 1:52 p.m. Saturday where a man said his new neighbor was shooting guns down over the hill and multiple times the shots had come up the hill, striking tree branches around his home. Deputies spoke to the neighbor and checked the area where he was shooting, which appeared to be safe. However, deputies explained that rocks and other materials on the bank could be causing the rounds to go in different directions and gave him information on producing a proper backstop with topsoil and dirt.

— A possible domestic dispute was reported at 11:34 a.m. Aug. 26 at a state Route 558 address in Salem Township. Deputies spoke with Robert Hall and his girlfriend, Brittany Demarco. Hall said he had an argument with Demarco’s family, but everyone had left. After checking on Demarco and everyone who was at the home, deputies left.


— A man in an orange shirt walking on North Elm Street toward Park Avenue was reported at 4:24 p.m. Saturday. The man was stumbling and appeared intoxicated. Police found Cody Steven Reckner, 23, stumbling about three feet in either direction from the sidewalk. He admitted to having marijuana and was cited for possession of marijuana. Reckner was warned for disorderly conduct and given a ride home to Spruce Street.

East Liverpool

— An argument was reported on First Avenue at 4:51 p.m. Saturday. A woman told police the property next to her is owned by the land bank and the caretaker for the property approached her about throwing items onto the property. Police reminded her she is not allowed to throw trash onto the property. As police were leaving a man came onto the property screaming at her and using profanity. He was identified as Douglas Russell, 32, the woman’s son, and he was found to have a warrant through the county sheriff’s office. He was placed in handcuffs to be transported to the police station and enroute he began complaining of shoulder pain. He was taken to ELCH for treatment and a deputy was notified so he could be picked up and taken to the county jail.

— Joseph Mason, 34, was cited with open container after he was seen by police walking down First Avenue and then toward Mulberry Street carrying an open bottle of Olde English 800 Malt Liquor at 5:28 p.m. Saturday.


–Steven Colian, 39, of 180 Ohio Ave., was taken into custody at 3:14 a.m. Sunday at his residence on a warrant for possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia and transported to the Columbiana County jail.

— A reckless operator was reported at 2:07 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. Police spoke with two males inside the vehicle after making contact. The driver said he started to fall asleep at the wheel. Neither person was impaired.

— Perry Township police responded to a report of a suspicious person at Circle K East, 1125 E. State St., at 12:25 a.m. Sunday. A man was yelling at other patrons driving through the parking lot. He was identified and told to leave.

— Robert Joseph Kastanek, 34, of 317 N. Madison Ave., was taken into custody for a protection order violation and transported to the Columbiana County jail after police responded at 11:31 p.m. Saturday to a report of shots fired in the area of Roosevelt Avenue and High Street and saw him enter the residence of a female who has a protection order against him. The protection order was confirmed as valid through the sheriff’s office. Officers attempted several different times to have the man come out peacefully to officers. After he failed to obey the requests and the alleged threats made to the protected person by the suspect, police made entry and arrested Kastanek.

— Suspicious persons were reported at 11:24 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue, but weren’t found on the scene when police arrived and checked with employees.

— An officer at 11:07 p.m. Saturday saw a vehicle at Waterworth Memorial Park after hours. The vehicle was vacant, then the officer saw two people walking on a trail and made contact, explaining the park hours. The parks all close at 10 p.m.

— An alarm drop was reported at 10:56 p.m. Saturday at the Salem Community Center, 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave., where police found an open door and searched the inside. A key holder arrived and nothing appeared out of place.

— A female driver at 10:11 p.m. Saturday received a verbal warning for an equipment violation after a traffic stop on Franklin Avenue. She consented to a search of the vehicle, but nothing illegal was found.

— Police were called to Boneshakers and the Timberlanes Complex, 544 E. Pershing St., at 9:44 p.m. Saturday for a person to be removed. The report said a male was getting verbally abusive towards the staff and needed to be removed from the premises. When officers arrived, the employees said the male left, but several other people were intoxicated and causing problems. Officers identified several people and the banquet hall was cleared. Employees said all needed removed from the property and officers stood by until everyone left.

— Police were called at 9:25 p.m. Saturday to the Highlander laundromat on North Howard Avenue for a suspicious person. An employee said an unknown male was wandering around the outside of the building, but police were unable to locate anyone.

— Police conducted a traffic stop at 9:08 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Hawley Avenue. A passenger was found to have just allegedly violated a protection order but not all the criteria was met for a charge of protection order violation. The passenger was released and the driver was given a warning for a traffic violation.

— A caller at 8:14 p.m. Saturday reported juveniles riding bicycles in the road in the 500 block of Woodland, but police could not locate the juveniles.

— Officers and fire department first responders responded to the 100 block of South Howard Avenue at 6:43 p.m. Saturday for a drug overdose. First responders administered the overdose reversal drug Narcan to a female and she was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by KLG. Contraband was removed from the house.

— Police responded at 6:06 p.m. Saturday to the 200 block of Jennings Avenue for a well-being check. A woman said she was texting a male who said he struck his girlfriend. Officers made contact with the male who said he was speaking about a domestic that happened earlier in the week. He said a police report was already on file for the domestic and an arrest made. The female was not at the residence.

— Dewey Souers, 29, of 226 Vine St., was cited for disorderly conduct, a minor misdemeanor, after police were called at 5:20 p.m. Saturday to Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., for a reported overdose. Officers located the person that caused a large disturbance and was now running through yards. The report said the person, identified as Souers, denied overdosing and declined medical treatment despite his apparent impairment.

— Suspicious activit-/persons were reported at 5:05 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Olive Street, but nothing suspicious was seen.

— A hit/skip was reported at 4:34 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Arch Street. A man said a witness told him that at 11:45 a.m. a vehicle drove out of the alley and made a right turn, striking the side of his vehicle which was legally parked in the street. The vehicle was not found. The incident is under investigation.

— A woman called police at 2:06 p.m. Saturday about a parking issue off of Maple Street at Centennial Park, saying she reserved a pavilion and other people were using the parking spaces near the pavilion. An officer explained that the park does not have reserved parking and the lots are open to all people. She was upset that a reserved pavilion did not come with reserved parking. She was told to contact the parks department about her concerns.

— Robert Mechling, 28, of North Canton, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after his eastbound vehicle on East State Street near Rite Aid struck the rear of another eastbound vehicle driven by Wanda Stephens, 52, of Caldwell, at 12:14 p.m. Saturday. The report said Mechling may have been following too closely and drove into the back of the other car and told police he may have looked away from the road. Stephens advised of neck pain and was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by EMT.

— Lost property was turned over to police at 10:43 a.m. Saturday. The property was found in the area of East State and Broadway.

— Police responded at 10:06 a.m. Saturday to the 200 block of Penn Avenue to talk with a postal carrier who reported a dog on his delivery route was giving him issues. Officers contacted the owner of the dog and he said the issue would be taken care of.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 9:49 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Two men at the scene were advised of the complaint.

— Police were called at 6:44 a.m. Saturday to check on a male who was reported to possibly need help on the library steps on East State Street. The male said he was OK and needed nothing.

— A domestic dispute was reported at Walmart at 1:58 a.m. Saturday. No physical violence occurred and officers assisted the couple in de-escalating the situation.