County Sheriff

— Alexandria Overholser, Westville Lake Road, Knox Township, reported at 12:23 a.m. Saturday she was assaulted by her boyfriend, Shawn Unger. Overholser, who was intoxicated, told deputies she and Unger were coming from a friend’s house and were at a stop sign when he punched her in the head a few times and made her get out so he could drive. She went to his parent’s house and when she said she was going to tell on him for hitting her, he reportedly pushed her a few times and punched her in the stomach. She also accused him of smashing her phone. Deputies spoke to Unger the next day, who said Overholser smashed the windshield out of his vehicle’s windshield at his house. He denied anything physical happened, but said they did argue when he wanted to drive even though he was very intoxicated. He believes Overholser is an alcoholic and is using the fact that he is on probation to mess with him. The matter was sent to the prosecutor’s office for review.

— Debra and Charles Jackson, Jersey Ridge Road, Salem Township, reported at 10:58 a.m. Saturday they have a protection order against their son, Scott Jackson, 44, who was just arrested for assaulting his father. While in jail, the son reportedly called his mother’s phone 14 times on Friday and 17 times on Saturday. The inmate was removed from his pod and placed where he no longer has access to a phone.

— Terry L. Adams Jr., 42, was charged with assaulting Trenton Lee Holenchick after deputies were called to a disturbance at Guilford Lake on Teegarden Road in Hanover Township at 6:40 p.m. Monday.

— The owner of a 2013 Kia Sorenton was attending a party at a Hillcrest Road, Yellow Creek Township address when she reported at 3:33 p.m. Monday another person, Jody Kessler, was leaving the party in Kessler’s daughter’s 2009 Chevy HHR and backed into the door of the Kia.

— A Homeworth Road, Knox Township, resident reported at 1:58 p.m. Monday someone dropped off kittens and he has been feeding them outside, but on Monday one of them crawled out from under the shed and appeared to have been shot in the back leg near the spine. The man said his neighbor has made threats in the past about shooting his animals if they came onto his property. Deputies spoke to the neighbor, Roger Wilson, who said he did not shoot any cat, but has made comments in the past that if the neighbor’s pitbull comes onto his property and bites his horses he would shoot it.

— Richard Chamberlain, Buckeye Road, Madison Township, reported at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday he was walking around his house and found his picture window was foggy. When he looked closer, he saw a hole in the corner of the window and there was a large crack. He believes someone either shot the window with a pellet gun or threw a rock at it sometime Sunday evening or Monday.

— A domestic dispute was reported at a Longs Crossing Road, Salem, address at 12:44 p.m. Saturday. A 16-year-old boy said he was mad at his grandmother who was yelling profanities about his sister and made him angry. The boy said he charged at his grandmother, but stopped himself. The grandmother told deputies he was not going over to his girlfriend’s house and he got so angry he pushed her while she was standing in the doorway. The 16-year-old was taken to the Tobin Center.

— A possible squatter living in the storage unit on U.S. Route 62 in Knox Township was reported at 9:26 a.m. Saturday. When deputies arrived the unit was found to be locked from the outside. The manager said he did not see the woman leave.

— Deputies were asked to check on Beverly Firmstone of Padgett Road in Unity Township at 1:15 p.m. Saturday. Her husband was concerned after he could not reach her by phone. As deputies were checking the house, Firmstone came home with her daughter.

— Someone reported hearing gorilla noises coming from the bushes at 12:24 a.m. Sunday. Deputies checked the area, but did not see anything matching the description.

— Deputies were asked to check Pappy Z’s Farm Fest, state Route 170, Negley, at 2:28 a.m. Saturday looking for a missing child. Deputies spoke to several people there, but no one matching the description of the child had been there that day.

Highway Patrol

— Dale Thomas Polya, 24, Girard, was eastbound on Salem Grange Road in Salem Township at 11:23 p.m. Sunday and went off the left side into a utility pole. He was cited for failure to control, OVI, and seat belt, and taken to the St. Elizabeth Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

— Nicholas Arthur Blower, 24, Waterford Road, East Palestine, was southbound on state Route 7 in Fairfield Township at 10:14 p.m. Thursday and was struck from behind by Joshua Michael Chaffee, 16, North Main Street, Columbiana. Chaffee was cited for assured clear distance.


— Kimberly Fields reported Sunday $100 was stolen while she was at the apartment of Kevin Byers, North Market Street. Field said she gave $100 to her niece, who gave it to Byers, who put on the mantel before it disappeared. She said there were other people there at the time.

— A caller reported there was a woman walking on West Washington Street with a can of Glade air freshener in her hand and knocking on doors at 5:53 p.m. Friday. Police identified the woman as Megan McCluskey, who said she works for Clear and Full, a carpet cleaning business, and was handing out the Glade cans as a promotional gift. McCluskey and her supervisor were told they needed a permit to do this.

— Police were called to a North Market Street home at 9:30 p.m. Friday, where man reported his girlfriend was distraught over their daughter taken away by Children’s Services. Police remained until an ambulance arrived to transport the woman to a local hospital.

— Richard Parrish reported Friday being harassed by Connie Dattilio, North Market Street. Dattilio was told to quit texting and calling Parrish, and she said it was Parrish who keeps calling her. Police told her cease having any contact with Parrish. Police were called back to the residence the next night to tell Parrish he needed to turn off the music since he is the “maintenance man” of the apartment. Police also told the group assembled outside on the sidewalk to go inside if they wanted to consume alcoholic beverages.

— Police responded to a call for medical assistance on Summit Street at 2:56 a.m. Saturday. They remained until an ambulance arrived to transport the female resident to a local hospital.

— Police responded to a alarm at Apple Grove apartments at 10:15 p.m. Friday, where a female resident reported a 20-year-old man wearing a snow cap and black-and-yellow sunglasses keeps looking in her window. The woman said she last saw this person two weeks ago. She was told to get some sleep and they would keep an extra watch on her apartment.


— Police responded to Washingtonville to assist in a traffic stop at 11:23 p.m. Monday and were advised there were two warrants and multiple individuals involved in the stop. Two women were cooperative and taken into custody. Officers advised the male driver he could leave and the two woman had to be taken to jail for their warrants. One other woman was transported to a Portage County deputy at Deerfield to be processed through their county.

— Police received a complaint on station at 1 p.m. Saturday, regarding an issue involving two minor children the complainant had in her immediate care. The problem took place outside the village and the sheriff was called.

— A resident from the 500 block of Butcher Road was on station at 3:12 p.m. Saturday to make a report against her husband. She advised they had a verbal dispute and that he allegedly said, “if you have the police come to the house, I will destroy everything inside.” The complainant wrote out a statement and police made contact with her husband at the residence. He admitted to having a verbal dispute but denied all allegations of wanting to damage any property in the house or making any kind of threatening comments toward her.

— At 6:03 a.m. Saturday police made a traffic stop on state Route 344 near Commerce Street for a marked lanes violation. A field sobriety test was conducted after the officer detected an odor of alcoholic beverage and David Solivan of Leetonia was placed in custody for OVI, possession of marijuana and transported to the county jail.

— Police responded to Pine Street at 12:52 a.m. Saturday for a noise complaint and spoke with two people outside who were listening to music at a high volume. They were advised to quiet the music or be cited.

— Police are investigating an incident that occurred at the Eagle’s Club in the 200 block of Main Street on Friday regarding a person who broke a window over a $100 bet. During the investigation it was learned someone named Mike or Mark was bet $100 to punch out the window located in the club. One witness said he bet the person to do it but did not pay, and police obtained a physical description that he was about 5-11 and 120-130 pounds, around 50-years-old with gray hair and beard and wearing a camo hat with tan shorts and a blue/dark colored shirt. The incident is pending further investigation.

East Liverpool

— Dispatched at 1:23 a.m. Saturday to Minerva Street, officers spoke with Krista Faulkner, who reported she was lying on the couch when her husband, Darrell J. Faulkner, 51, grabbed her by the hair, pulled her to the ground threatened to kill her, hitting her in the head several times and kicking her repeatedly in the back. Mrs. Faulkner said the alleged altercation began because her husband said she wasn’t paying attention to him. Mr. Faulkner told officers an argument took place but there was no physical violence. Officers reported Mrs. Faulkner had visible bruises. Mr. Faulkner was arrested for domestic violence.

— Responding at 12:14 a.m. Saturday to Fisher Avenue, officers reported being met by a visibly shaken and crying Lindsay Buzzard, who said she had been choked by her boyfriend Lucas H. Davis, 35. Buzzard told officers she returned home from the gas station and told Davis she had seen his friend there, prompting Davis to immediately accuse her of having sexual relations with his friend. She said Davis began tossing her around the kitchen and dining room, slamming her into kitchen appliances and choking her. Buzzard was able to defend herself and call police, but Davis left prior to officers’ arrival. He was located and charged with domestic violence. Buzzard reported her two young children were asleep on the couch when this incident took place.

— Officers responded to the Tri-State Cab Company to remove Douglas G. Pridemore, 49, Connell Street, after he reportedly caused a disturbance with a female inside the business. When they approached Pridemore, who was sitting outside the cab company, he reportedly began to walk away, and he was told to move along but began arguing, according to reports. He was charged with misconduct at an emergency.

— Larry Barnes, Ambrose Avenue, reported he felt sorry for Robert K. Barrett, 34, homeless, and allowed him to spend the night at his home. Barnes told officers he caught Barrett going through his personal property and told him to leave then walked downstairs. When he went back upstairs to see if Barrett had left, Barnes said he found Barrett had taken his 55-inch television and $60 worth of food. He told officers there should be video showing Barrett leaving the building. Barrett was charged with petty theft.

— Officers were dispatched at 1:56 a.m. Saturday to Avondale Street for an intoxicated female who walked into someone’s house and was trying to fight people and was falling down. The home owner did not know the woman. Officers arrived to find Chelsey D. Beebout, 30, Oakwood Street, highly intoxicated and unable to stand up straight, according to reports. She told them she was drunk and wanted to go home. Beebout was charged with disorderly conduct/intoxication.

— Dispatched Saturday night to West Sixth Street for a woman soliciting a juvenile with prostitution, officers located Jenny Olmstead, 42, Avondale Street, who denied offering sexual favors to the juvenile, telling them some woman was trying to “jump her,” according to reports. Officers reported Olmstead had her hands in her pockets, so was searched for weapons and then asked if she had anything illegal in her purse, which she denied. She reportedly gave officers permission to check her purse, in which they found a metal pipe with a burned end and a clear baggie with white residue. Olmstead was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

St. Clair Township

— Informed by an off-duty officer about a domestic between a friend and her husband, officers met Chelsie Wright, North Hollywood Avenue at her parents’ home. She told them her husband, Clinton W. Wright, 31, grabbed her around the neck and threw her down into a pile of boxes in the garage while he had been drinking. Officers located Mr. Wright at their home, arrested him for domestic violence and transported him to the county jail.


— Skylar Barber, 18, Wellsville, was cited for expired permit and warned for driving without a licensed driver and speeding during a traffic stop in the city on Monday.

— Robert P. Kuhlman, 19, Columbiana, was cited for marijuana paraphernalia following a traffic stop on North Main Street on Sunday for a turn signal violation. He was warned for the turn signal.

— Police searched a vehicle driven by Matt Green, 25, East Palestine, during a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 6:55 p.m. Sunday after receiving Green’s consent to search and found a metal socket which appeared to be used for smoking marijuana. The items was seized for disposal.

— Someone reported anonymously at 4:24 p.m. Saturday a man wearing an orange shirt was walking on North Elm Street toward Park Avenue and was stumbling and appeared to be intoxicated. Police found the man stumbling about three feet from either direction of the sidewalk. The man, identified as Cody S. Reckner, 23, Wellsville, admitted to possessing marijuana. He was issued a court date for the possession and warned for disorderly conduct. Police then gave him a ride to a Spruce Street home.

— Kalyn D. Sky, 23, Youngstown, was cited for driving under drug offense suspension following a traffic stop in the city on Sunday at the Firestone Pool parking lot.

— Police were called to a private property crash in the Dutch Haus parking lot at 8:45 a.m. Monday for a report that a vehicle owned by Vonda K. Lanney, Lisbon, was struck, causing damage to the rear driver’s side door. No citations were issued due to being on private property.

East Palestine

— The East Palestine High School and Middle School principal reported at 9:46 a.m. Tuesday the buildings were having their first fire alarm drill and wanted police to be aware.


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