County Sheriff

— Rusty James Steele, Harvey Avenue, Center Township, reported at 7:02 p.m. Sunday his ex-wife’s husband, Michael J. Blower, just texted his phone and stated watch your “back.” He was given information on how to obtain a protection order.

— Olive Branch Ministries, Leetonia Road, Leetonia, reported at 7:47 a.m. Sunday Nicholas Weiler left on Friday at about 2:30 a.m. and had not returned. David Eicher told deputies he had contacted Weiler’s parents and reported what happened and now he was getting worried and wanted to file a missing person’s report. Deputies contacted the parents and confirmed Weiler was still missing before starting the report. However, Weiler’s parents called back to report he had been located at a halfway house in Youngstown. The missing person’s report was removed from the database.

— Broch Warren Elliott, Y Camp Road, Madison Township, reported at 12:44 p.m. Saturday he left that morning and when he returned home he noticed items missing from the home — tea bags, coffee and packs of cured meat. Elliott had contacted Heather Burnham to come to his home to help locate the missing items and when she was traveling on Y Camp Road, she saw Robert Cunningham driving a yellow ATV toward East Liverpool Road. Cunningham reportedly swerved toward her vehicle and then continued on. Elliott reported the key was more difficult to fit into the lock on the door now and deputies found ATV tracks and footprints at the house.

— An anonymous caller reported possible drug activity at 7:33 p.m. Saturday at the homeless shelter on state Route 45. The caller stated there was a white SUV in the parking lot. Deputies checked the area, but there was no sign of drug activity and the residents stated the white SUV was there to drop off a child to a parent.

— Someone reported at 4:59 a.m. Saturday there was a vehicle just south of Hartley Road on Knox School Road sitting in the roadway. Deputies found the orange Subaru with front end damage. There was a bag of ice inside, an empty Pepsi two-liter bottle and Pepsi spilled in the front console. The contents of the glove compartment was flung upon the floor and the sun roof was open soaking the seats. No one was around and there was no key. The vehicle was found to be stolen from Canton and belonged to Monica M. Fernandez. The vehicle was towed and Canton police were notified.

— Randy Joseph, Steubenville Pike, Center Township, reported at 9:48 a.m. Thursday his neighbor, Warren Wells, parked a vehicle on his property line and will not move it. Joseph claims the property was surveyed and the vehicle is over the line. Wells told deputies he also had the property surveyed and the vehicle is on his own property. Wells said if Joseph could show him a map showing the vehicle is on the wrong property he would gladly move it. Deputies explained this is a civil matter.

Highway Patrol

— Dustin D. Trybend, 18, Newgarden Avenue, Salem, was northbound on state Route 9 in Butler Township at 3:48 a.m. Sept. 2 and went left of center off the left side into a tree and a mailbox. He was cited for failure to control, OVI, obstructing official business, seat belt and hit-skip. He was also taken to the Salem hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

— Samuel E. Hruska, 23, Homestead, Pa., was eastbound on Buffalo Road in Hanover Township at 8:53 a.m. Sunday and went off the left side into an embankment and rolled over. He was cited for failure to control.

— William J. Baker, 33, Columbiana-Lisbon Road, Columbiana, was eastbound on Miller Road in Salem Township at 12:37 a.m. Sept. 3 and accelerated at a rapid rate while making a northbound turn on Lisbon Road and went off the right side into a ditch, a tree, and overturned. He was cited for willful disregard for safety.

— Joseph D. Beatty, 30, Old Lincoln Highway, East Liverpool, was southbound on state Route 7 in Madison Township at 9:42 p.m. Wednesday and went off the right side and then re-entered the road and went left of center off the left side into a ditch and a fire hydrant and overturned. He was cited for failure to control and OVI.

— Alison Joy Barbee, 18, Fairfield Avenue, Columbiana, pulled from a stop sign at Metz Road onto state Route 7 in Fairfield Township at 5:40 p.m. Sunday into the path of Angelica M. Cammerota, 25, Cleveland. Barbee was cited for right of way and Cammerota was cited for occupant restraining devices.

— Taylor R. Steede, 23, Sebring, was westbound on Hartley Road in Knox Township at 2:53 p.m. Thursday and went off the right side into a utility pole. He was cited for failure to control and taken to the Alliance hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

— MIchael J. Pokego, 41, Valley Street, East Palestine, and Bradley Michael Marlo, 22, Roberts Road, Leetonia, was eastbound on state Route 558 in Fairfield Township at 2:45 p.m. Thursday and Marlo slowed for traffic and was struck by Pokego. Pokego was cited for assured clear distance.

— Samuel L. Wherry, 29, Eagleton Road, Lisbon, failed to yield from a stop sign on state Route 518 in Madison Township at 9:01 p.m. Aug. 31 while pulling onto U.S. 30 and struck Paul W. Treese, 79, East Liverpool Road, East Liverpool. Wherry was cited for stop sign.

— Linda M. Helman, 30, U.S. 62, Salem, was northbound on Steubenville Pike in Washington Township at 5:10 p.m. Sept. 2 and went off the right side and over-corrected and went left of center to the far left side and lost control and went back off the right side into a ditch and overturned. She was cited for failure to control.

— Joel David Cardinal, 48, Paris, Ohio, was eastbound on U.S. 62 in Knox Township at 6:09 p.m. Friday and hit a deer.

— Jessica May Hodge, 41, state Route 558, New Waterford, was westbound on state Route 558 in Salem Township at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4 and attempted to pass Walter L. Newton, 58, state Route 558, Leetonia, to avoid a collision after Newton pulled from a stop sign on Gavers Road and struck him as he attempted to turn left into a private drive. Newton cited for assured clear distance.


— Police were called to the Hornsby House, Rose Drive, at 8 a.m. Wednesday, where resident Rex Borrelli reported he let fellow resident Michael Hamilton use his government-issued phone but then he left with it. Police told one of the supervisors to tell Hamilton to return the phone once he came back.

— Allison Grimes reported Thursday she was staying with a group of friends at 133 N. Market St. when her boyfriend broke her phone and assaulted her after she declined to engage in amorous activity with him. Grimes declined to press charges, nor would she let the officer take a photograph of her injuries. She was instead given a ride to another house in town. Police said they would file charges if she changed her mind.

— Richard Parrish reported Thursday his neighbor was bragging about striking a stop sign at the corner of West Chestnut and West Park. Police saw that the sign was leaning, and then inspected the suspect’s car, but the officer did not see any damage.

— Police were contacted at 11:49 p.m. Sept. 2 to remove a bat from 401 E. Lincoln Way, but the bat was gone by the time officers arrived.

— Charlotte Leamer reported Sept. 4 she has power of attorney over her mother, who lives on McKinley Avenue, and she said a man and wife are no longer allowed at the residence but the man continues to harass her when she is at the house. Police called the man and told him he would be charged if he returns to the residence,

— Carly M. Williams of Washingtonville reported Wednesday her vehicle brakes gave out in the Circle K parking lot, with her vehicle striking the outside case of water on display.

— A resident of Applegrove apartments reported Friday that her payee who works for the county mental health center is stealing money from monthly payments. Police spoke with the employee, who said the woman’s monthly income was reduced because she was spending it on unnecessary items.

— Shawn Haines, 34, North Park Way, was arrested on assault charges at 7:30 p.m. Friday for allegedly punching Jesse McVey, Center Avenue, after a dispute over a bicycle.

— Richard S. Beadnell reported Friday he sold a 1995 Econoline van for $600 to an Amish man but the check he was given was for $400 and then Beadnell found out it had been canceled when he tried to cash it, but not before the van title was transferred to the Amish man’s driver who takes him from job to job. Beadnell went to the man’s property but was forced to leave. Police advised him to gather his paperwork and file the charges in Lisbon since this is where the crime occurred.

East Liverpool

— A caller reported Saturday night a domestic dispute between a male and female at a Lincoln Avenue residence with bricks reportedly thrown and a small child with them. Officers reported finding Cierra L. Whaley, 27, Almont Street and Eric Ream, no age or address reported, with Whaley putting trash into a bag and arguing with Ream. Ream told officers Whaley showed up at his house intending to speak with her ex, Dana Inhurst, who is Ream’s brother. Inhurst reportedly was inside the home but refused to come out and speak with Whaley, who then began arguing with Ream, throwing trash from the porch onto the sidewalk and throwing a large block of wood at him. Ream told officers he didn’t want anyone going to jail, just wanted Whaley to leave. Officers told her several times she had to leave, but reported Whaley refused, continuing to argue and walk toward the house. An officer stepped in front of her, putting up his hands to prevent her from walking forward, but Whaley reportedly pushed the officer’s hands away, telling him to get off of her. She was taken into custody and charged with obstructing official business.

St. Clair Township

— Officers responded at 10:05 a.m. Sunday to reports of a vehicle stuck on a guardrail on Dresden Avenue, but they checked the area and found only a license plate lying in the roadway. A witness advised the vehicle continued on, traveling north on Dresden, where officers checked and found part of a bumper in the right lane of state Route 11, north of state Route 170. They continued searching state Route 11 and didn’t locate the vehicle. An officer received a call on his cell phone from a witness saying there was a female at BP Oil acting up and throwing money in the parking lot who had left in a vehicle headed toward Irish Ridge Road. The witness continued following the vehicle, providing officers updates, including advising the vehicle had gone through a red light at state Route 170, nearly causing an accident before pulling into an apartment on Irish Ridge. Officers arrived to find the vehicle with heavy front-end damage, running with Carol A. Wright-McClellan, 52, Grove Alley, behind the wheel with a small bleeding cut in her chin. They reported an odor of alcohol came from the vehicle and Wright-McClellan had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and was unsteady on her feet. She denied being involved in an accident or running a red light. She was placed under arrest for OVI and while being handcuffed, reportedly began pulling away from officers, swearing at them. She was taken jail, charged with OVI, open container and failure to control. The officer who transported her reported Wright-McClellan was cursing him most of the way to the jail.