County Sheriff

— Amber McGath, Spillway Road, Guilford Lake, reported Thursday she gave her brother permission in May to use her vehicle. Now she wants it returned, but he refused. A deputy spoke to her brother, who said he would return it by midnight.

–A caller reported there was a man and woman sitting by the side of the road on Whinnery Road, Hanover Township, at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, but deputies did not see anyone when they arrived.

–Tim Schwer, Lisbon-Dungannon Road, Center Township, reported a man in a brown Honda Accord drove past his home yelling and then fired off a shot at 5:23 p.m. Thursday. Deputies checked the area but did not come across the man.

–Deputies were asked by Kelly Johnson to stand by at a residence on Beacon Light Road, Center Township, while she returned a pickup truck to her ex-boyfriend at 5:20 p.m. Thursday. The deputy did as she asked, and there were no problems.

–Tom LeMasters, Malone Road, Washington Township, reported at 7:24 p.m. Thursday he was told a man he knows was on his property earlier. The man has stolen from him in the past and is not allowed on his property.

–Todd Bednarek reported he was stopped in traffic in front of the county vocational school on state Route 45 at 2:26 p.m. Tuesday when his vehicle was bumped from behind by a vehicle driven by Joshua Knight. The drivers exchanged information and left.

–Sheriff Ray Stone and Chief Deputy Kip Dowling arrived at the intersection of Whipporwill and Gurlea streets in Hanover Township in regard to pigs running loose at 9 a.m. Thursday. Tracy Hartt said the pigs had been in her yard and tore up her flower garden, and the pigs were found to have also torn down a dog fence. The pigs are owned by Melissa Shaffer of Gurlea Street, and Hartt was able to get two of the pigs back on Shaffer’s property but they did not remain there. Erica Birmingham later reported the pigs had damaged her property, and Sue and Bob Brown reported the pigs were eating apples on their property. Shaffer led the pigs back to her property, and she was cited by the deputies for failing to keep the pigs confined. Shaffer advised the pigs were scheduled to be taken to the butcher in 10 days.

–A utility trailer full of tools and equipment was reportedly stolen Thursday from a construction site on Y-Camp Road.

Highway Patrol

–Jason R. Cusick, 44, Cameron Road, Wellsville, was cited for failure to control and seatbelt violation after going off the road into a ditch and striking an embankment while driving on Osbourne Road in Madison Township at 4:58 p.m. Sunday. The impact resulted in the flatbed trailer he was pulling separating from his pickup truck. Cusick was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with non-incapacitating injuries.

— Shelby D. Yoder, 16, of Paris, was cited for failure to control after she went off the road, striking a utility pole and Columbia Gas pipeline, while driving on Georgetown Road in Knox Township at 3:21 a.m. Tuesday.


–Linda Haefke, 57, of Columbiana, was cited for OVI and resisting arrest following a traffic stop on Fairfield Avenue at 10:53 p.m. Thursday. She was also cited for driving in marked lanes and failure to use a turn signal.

–David Christen of East Liverpool was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on West Park Avenue at 4:08 p.m. Thursday.

–Police were called to the Sunoco station at 7:16 p.m. Thursday after employees reported there was a man and woman on site who would not leave. During the investigation police determine Brandon Turjonis, 30, of New Springfield, was wanted on an arrest warrant out of Youngstown and he was taken into custody.


— Police responded to the 1600 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 10:09 a.m. Friday to assist the housing zoning officers who advised the owner of a residence was staying in the building against an order that it was uninhabitable. No one was there but a large amount of items inside and garbage along with makeshift tents and other items in a wooded area in the back. The owner was not there.

— At 11:41 a.m. Friday, police responded to the 700 block of Southeast Boulevard for a landlord-tenant dispute where the complainant was advised to evict the tenants if she had a problem with them.

— A complainant was on station at 1:04 p.m. Friday advising of receiving a call for the Social Security Administration and advised someone used her identification to purchase land worth $1 million in Texas. She called the number and gave them information they requested and now is unsure if that was correct. She contacted her creditors about this and was given a police report number.

— At 8:57 a.m. Thursday, police responded to the 600 block of Cherry Street where a male and female were arguing. There was no physical contact and the man left without further incident.

— Police responded to the 700 block of Summit Street to assist the Columbiana County sheriff who was attempting to locate a missing juvenile for an outstanding warrant.

— At 3:49 p.m. Thursday, police responded to the 1200 block of East Sixth Street regarding a missing juvenile. The complainant advised her daughter didn’t return from school and wasn’t answering her cell phone. A friend of the juvenile said she was still at school and police located her and she was picked up by her mother.

— At 4:28 p.m. Thursday, police responded to the 100 block of Fair Avenue to look for a wanted person at the residence and an officer observed the person in the residence and an occupant denied the person was there. The wanted person was located inside and taken into custody and the resident, Georgette F. Kramp, 178 Fair Ave., was charged with obstructing justice and taken to the county jail and the juvenile was taken to the Tobin Center.

— Police on station at 4:52 p.m. Thursday heard from a complainant with a juvenile from an earlier call and were advised of several incidents that occurred outside the city. Information was collected and Perry Township police were contacted.

— At 6:23 p.m. Thursday, police responded to the 200 block of East Fourth Street for a neighbor dispute. Both parties were separated and the complainant who doesn’t live at the residence contacted police for what she thought was a dispute without knowing the situation. The supposed victim didn’t want to cooperate with police.

— At 6:42 p.m. Thursday, police were on station where a complainant has several questions about disposing of old prescriptions and needles. They were advised that police accept old prescriptions in a back lobby container but needles were not accepted.

— At 8:11 p.m. Thursday, police responded to the 600 block of East Fifth Street for a dispute between and male and female. They were not talking and there was nothing physical and the female said she was going for a walk.

— At 8:34 p.m. Thursday, police responded to the 100 block of Hawley Avenue where the complainant advised her son was receiving messages from a known juvenile stating he wanted to fight him tomorrow at school or on the way to school. The complainant said they have gotten into physical altercations before. An officer spoke with the other juvenile who advised the complainant’s son was starting the recent issues.

— Police made a traffic stop in the Stewart Avenue and West Third Street area and Nicholas D. Hartenstein, 1266 Cedar Ridge Dr., Apt. D, was issued a minor misdemeanour citation for possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia after the K-9 alerted and his vehicle was searched.

— At 9:53 p.m. Thursday, police patrolling in the 400 block of Weset Third Street observed an male and female in the front yard arguing. It was over past relationship issues and there was no physical injuries or threats and they advised everything was OK.

— Police responded to the 900 block of East State Street at 11:15 p.m. Thursday where the complainant advised a female had attempted to steal items in the previous week and they wanted to have her trespassed from the property. An officer checked the area but was unable to locate her.

— At 12:24 a.m. Friday, police on patrol in the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue observed two people who left a bar appeared to be in a dispute and found they were intoxicated and not in a dispute. They were advised to stay out of the road.

— Police responded to the 100 block of East Third Street at 4:05 a.m. Friday for a person to be removed who would not leave. While identifying the people, it was found that Nickole M. Hoschar, 5393 1/2 Bye Road, East Palestine, has an outstanding warrant from Columbiana County and she advised she wanted to press charges against another person in the house for assault. She was released to a deputy and an officer will follow up for possible charges.

— At 7:13 a.m. Friday, police responded to the 600 block of East Seventh Street where the complainant said that overnight someone used a sharp object to scratch the complainant’s vehicle from the front to the rear and on top of the hood and trunk deck.

Perry Township

— Police responded to the 1100 block of Highland Avenue, East, at 12:17 p.m. Friday after the homeowner found a package that was delivered to the residence during the week was not there. The complainant had been out of town. After speaking with neighbors it was found the package had been picked up by a neighbor for safekeeping until resident returned.

— At 12:48 a.m. Friday, Salem police requested assistance on the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue for a drunk and disorderly man. Upon arrival, the situation was calmed down and police stood by until the investigation was complete.

— At 12:13 a.m. Friday, police on patrol noticed a vehicle off Egypt Road near the bridge and the driver advised he was there to explore the bridge. He was advised he was trespassing and to move along.

— At 17:32 p.m. Thursday, police spoke with a complainant from the 400 block of Benton Road in reference to a sexual assault involving a juvenile and the incident is under investigation.

— Police responded to the 9000 block of Somerset Drive at 4:06 p.m. Thursday regarding a fraud report. The complainant advised a person claiming to be from Microsoft stated they were owed a $1,500 rebate but needed the complainant to go to Walmart and purchase $1,500 worth of gift cards. The complainant advised that they did purchase the cards before realizing it was a scam and contacted their bank which was able to cancel the transaction before any money was taken.

— At 3:16 p.m. Thursday, Salem police reported receiving a 911 call from the Restore on Ellsworth Avenue for an unknown problem. Police found that a person was having issues with the purchase they made earlier in the day after returning to pick it up. The manager said the person had issues in the store in the past with the manager/personnel in the store and was advised not to return. The man left with his purchase and was advised not to return, which he said he understood.

— At 3 p.m. Thursday, police spoke with the manager of Manor Leasing regarding a man who has stopped making lease payments on his car and that the car is being hidden from the office manager. Charges will be prepared and sent to the Columbiana County municipal court for warrants for unauthorized use.