East Liverpool

— Officers responded to Perry Street for reports that a son thought his mother was being raped by her boyfriend. In speaking with the son, Joshua W. Adams, 18, officers were told his mother’s boyfriend assaulted him. The boyfriend had left prior to officers’ arrival. Adams’ mother, Juanita Adams, 38, told officers her son was angry, thinking her boyfriend was hurting her during intimate relations and he bit her arm while she tried to stop the two from fighting. Her son said he bit her in self defense. Mrs. Adams also told officers her son was angry because her boyfriend is a sexual offender and was inside the house with three juveniles present, according to reports. Officers reported Mrs. Adams had a bruise from the alleged bite from her son. Joshua Adams was charged with domestic violence.

— Officers responded to East Liverpool City Hospital for an item found in the emergency room bathroom, where they reported finding a spoon with a burnt bottom and white residue. It was collected as evidence and destroyed at the police department.

— A vehicle was stopped by officers on St. Clair Avenue after the driver, Tyrone Nation, no age or address listed, reportedly failed to use a turn signal. K-9 Officer Nero was used to conduct a sniff search of the vehicle and reportedly alerted on the driver’s side. Officers reported finding Nation in possession of a marijuana pipe and grinder. He was cited for no turn signal.

— A vehicle was stopped on Ambrose Avenue after reportedly failing to stop at a stop sign. K-9 Officer Nero was deployed and alerted on the vehicle, according to reports. The driver, Greg Golding, no age or address listed, reportedly said he had smoked marijuana earlier in the day. He was given a warning.

— After stopping a vehicle for following too closely on Pennsylvania Avenue, an officer deployed K-9 Officer Nero, who reportedly alerted on the vehicle, where marijuana “shake” was found. The driver, who was not named in reports, was given a warning.

St. Clair Township

— Officers responded to a Vale Street residence for a complaint by Pamela L. Sayre, 52, of a domestic dispute between a mother and daughter. No other information was reported.

— Susan A. Hooper, no address listed, reported being harassed. No other details were reported.

— Officers responded to the Subway parking lot on state Route 170 for reports of young children left alone in a vehicle, but the vehicle had left prior to their arrival.

— Stephen Beadnell of O.S. Hill International reported checks being fraudulently cashed, with no other information reported.

— Joshua Gahagan, 25, no address listed, was stopped on Annesley Road for having dark tint on his vehicle window, and the officer reported smelling marijuana. Gahagan denied having anything illegal in the vehicle but when told the K-9 unit was being called, he reportedly admitted having marijuana in his coat pocket for personal use. The vehicle was searched with nothing else found. He was given a verbal warning for the window tint and was cited for possession of marijuana.

— Officers responded to Four Seasons Mini Mart on Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road for reports of suspicious money, with no other details reported.

— Tema K. Jordan, owner of Care A Lot Day Care, reported threats being made. No other details were reported.

— Kelly Parrish, Calcutta Woods, reported someone left pictures on the ground in front of her vehicle and also smeared a brown substance on the vehicle. Later, her windshield was scratched. Others in the complex told Parrish a female has been trying to break into her vehicle late at night.

— Officers responded at the request of North Star Critical Care Ambulance to Melbourne Avenue for an overdose. No other details were reported.

Liverpool Township

— Officers were advised of a domestic dispute taking place in the police department parking lot and reported finding John Nolan standing outside a vehicle in which his wife, Jill M. Nolan, was seated with their 8-year-old son. Her vehicle was reportedly parked with the back end on Ada Avenue and the rest of the car in the alley. She told officers she had been told her husband was on his way to her home and she better flee, so she came to the police station. Officers reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol coming from her vehicle. Mr. Nolan told officers his son had walked into the bedroom and discovered his mother having relations with an unknown man and ran downstairs to tell his 20-year-old brother, who confronted the man, who then left the house. Mr. Nolan said when he went to the house to confront his wife about this alleged incident, she fled to the police station. Field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer were conducted, and Mrs. Nolan was cited for OVI an endangering children.


— Police were called at 10:30 p.m. Sunday to a home at 340 18th St. Bud Hull said a Salem man sent Hull’s sister messages on Facebook asking her to send nude pictures. Hull was advised to delete and block McCauley on all social media.

Hancock County arrests

— Lisa M. Pardell, 50, Bank Street, East Liverpool, DUI.

— Trevor William Jones, 73, no address given, trespassing.

— Amy D. Webster, 25, Frankfurt Road, New Cumberland, DUI.

— Cameron Christopher Miller, 27, Annesley Road, East Liverpool, battery.

Perry Township

— A woman called police at 3:41 p.m. Tuesday regarding a concern about horses in the 1800 block of West State Street. She reported the horses did not look malnourished but said the animals did not have any hay and she was concerned due to the cold weather.

— Louise Ann Christopher, 58, of Youngstown, was cited for reasonable control after failing to maintain control of her westbound vehicle on the ramp at the U.S. Route 62/state Route 45 and state Route 45 interchange, traveling off of the right side of the road and down an embankment at 1:58 p.m. Tuesday. Sinsley’s Towing pulled the vehicle up the embankment and there was no damage to the vehicle, which was driven from the scene.

— Ryan Lujan, of Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead when his northbound vehicle slid on the ice caused by the recent snow and struck the rear of another northbound vehicle on North Lincoln Avenue near the four-lane driven by Starr Huffman of Columbiana who had attempted to slow down at 7:19 a.m. Tuesday. No injuries were reported.

— Police responded to Cunningham Road near state Route 344 at 6:07 a.m. Tuesday for a report of vehicles stuck on the road. The road department was contacted and police were able to get the vehicles to back down the hill.

— Police assisted Salem Police by making contact with a female resident on Benton Road at 2:51 a.m. Tuesday and advising her to contact Salem Police.

— Police at 1:58 p.m. Tuesday located a male on East Pershing Street allegedly involved in an assault inside the city limits. Police stood by with the person until Salem Police could respond to the scene.

— Police responded at 2:19 p.m. Monday to the 1100 block of West Perry Street after Onstar reported a 2013 Chevy Silverado that was stolen from West Virginia was possibly located and shut down in the area. The vehicle had not been entered in the law enforcement data base as stolen. The vehicle was found in the parking lot in the 1100 block of West Perry Street with what appeared to be possible front end passenger side damage. At the owner’s request, Rankin’s Towing responded and removed the vehicle.


— A woman from the 900 block of West State Street reported at 11:12 p.m. Tuesday that she and her ex were at a business in the 900 block of East State Street when they got into an altercation. She believed her phone was either thrown or stolen during the altercation.

— Logan Stewart, 23, of 166 S. Union Ave., was taken into custody at 10:32 p.m. Tuesday at his residence on a warrant for possession of drugs.

— Charles Courtney III, 33, of 252 Park Ave., was taken into custody at 8:41 p.m. Tuesday at his residence on a warrant for failure to appear on a theft charge.

— Mason Taylor, 18, of 875 Granite Ave., was taken into custody at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of East State Street on a warrant out of Columbiana County. An open bottle of vodka was found. Taylor was cited for an additional charge of underage possession of liquor.

— An unruly juvenile was reported at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of West Wilson Street where a woman said her son brought his girlfriend into the home after she had told him not to have her at the house. The female juvenile had already left. Officers spoke to the son and advised him to listen to his mother.

— Diane Barnes, 58, of Salem, was cited for failure to yield after pulling out of a private drive on East Third Street and colliding with a westbound vehicle on Third Street driven by Megan Slider, 30, of Salem, at 3:16 p.m. Tuesday.

— Tracy Shaffer, 52, whose last known address was Minerva, was cited for driving under suspension and open container after a traffic stop at 1:09 p.m. Tuesday in the city.

— A 911 hangup call was reported in the 1000 block of Mound Street at 10:52 a.m. Tuesday. A man told police he was fine. His phone was in emergency mode and accidentally dialed 911.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported at 10:43 a.m. Tuesday that a man pumped fuel into both his vehicle and his wife’s vehicle , but only paid for one and forgot to pay for the second vehicle. Contact was made with him at his residence and he said he used his credit card to pay for the fuel for both vehicles. He said he would go back to the business to see why the transaction failed.

— Police responded at 8:17 a.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of South Ellsworth Avenue for a report of a man sleeping in his vehicle. The man told police he was just waiting for his girlfriend to get off work.

— A bicycle found in the road in the 100 block of Penn Avenue was brought back to the police station at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday.


— Firefighters were called at 5:42 a.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of South Howard Avenue for a possible structure fire. Firefighters arrived and found burnt food in the microwave. The microwave was removed from the residence and the affected area was checked with the thermal imaging camera. A fan was used to remove the smoke.


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