County Sheriff

— Dispatched Friday to state Route 45, Salem Township to investigate a possible burglary, deputies met with Brandon Shultheis, and found a Samsung television had been stolen.

–A deputy responded to the area of Roller Coaster Road for reports of a red truck parked on the road but found nothing.

— Deputies responded Thursday morning to New Day Recovery on Union Ridge Road, Negley for a previous patient who was refusing to leave. They spoke to the staff, who said the woman was being harassing. The woman called a friend who said he would pick her up at the county jail, and deputies gave the woman a ride to the jail.

— Responding to an alarm at Rogers Community Auction Thursday night, deputies checked and found everything secure.

— Deputies investigated a possible domestic dispute at a home on state Route 45 in Center Township, speaking with Stephanie Shaffer, who did not wish to pursue any charges but wanted the incident documented.

Highway Patrol

— Raymond W. Summers, 55, Devin Street, Alliance, and Desiree Masters, 23, Johnson Road, Sebring, were both eastbound on U.S. Route 62 in Knox Township Thursday morning when Summers stopped for a red light and Masters’ vehicle rear-ended his vehicle. Masters was cited for assured clear distance.

–While westbound on Crestview Road Wednesday, Caleb J. Rinker, 19, North Canton, failed to maintain control, causing his vehicle to go off the left side of the roadway, striking a ditch. He was cited for failure to control.

East Liverpool

— An official at Valley Oaks Nursing Home reported a male had escaped and was walking up the road. Officers located the man on Eutaw Avenue, and he wanted to be taken to East Liverpool City Hospital but did not want to be taken by Valley Oaks staff. He was transported by ASI ambulance.

— Brittany N. Geer, 20, Waterloo Street, reported being bitten by a dog outside her home, after which she was treated at the hospital. An officer checked the area but did not find the dog, although he reported learning that the dog’s owner lives on Ogden Street.

— An officer on duty at Heights Manor reported being alerted to a possible domestic dispute in one of the apartments, and he was able to hear arguing from inside. Drew Eaton told the officer he was leaving, while Kristina McKinnon said they were just arguing, with no physical violence taking place, agreeing that Eaton was leaving. The officer found there is a protection order in place, obtained by McKinnon against Eaton in 2017, and Eaton was charged with violating a protection order.

— Officers responded to Heights Manor for a possible domestic dispute, speaking with Kala Buckel, who reported her boyfriend, Brendon Ripley, had taken their Playstation 4 and fled after assaulting her, breaking a shelf off the wall and knocking a television from a stand in the process. Buckel told officers Ripley pushed her onto the couch, causing her belly to strike the couch and coffee table when she is seven months pregnant, then put her in a choke hold and covered her mouth. She was transported to the emergency room by ASI due to being pregnant but then transferred to another facility since East Liverpool City Hospital has no neonatal care unit, according to reports. Ripley told officers he was trying to gather his belongings to leave when Buckel jumped onto his back, striking him and causing him to fall on the floor, injuring him. He also said Buckel bit him. Buckel was charged with domestic violence.

— Officers were dispatched to the hospital to speak to a juvenile and his father, where the juvenile reported his 10-year-old brother had been performing sexual acts upon him, saying it had happened “a lot.” The matter was reported to Children’s Services.


— Officers responded to a 600 block East Sixth Street home at 8:55 a.m. Friday in reference to a missing juvenile. Officers checked all known locations where the juvenile might be, but were unable to find the juvenile. The juvenile was entered into LEADS as missing/runaway.

— An Aetna Street resident reported possible threats at 10:45 a.m. Friday.

— An officer responded to a 500 block Cedar Street home at 10:54 a.m. Friday where the resident reported someone had damaged the front end of a vehicle and flattened the right front tire while it was parked in a the driveway overnight.

— An officer responded to the 500 block of East Fourth Street at 11:53 a.m. Friday where a man reported individuals threatened him regarding something he did not do.

— An officer responded to a 400 block Aetna Street home at 12:09 p.m. Friday in reference to a domestic disturbance. The resident said that his girlfriend had left with her ex-boyfriend following a verbal argument.

— An officer responded to the 200 block of East Second Street at 12:54 p.m. Friday in reference to an individual who appeared to be in distress. The person was found to be under the influence of a narcotic and was transported by ambulance to the Salem hospital.

— Cheyenne L. Murphy, 23, Spillway Road, Lisbon, was cited for failure to yield from private property following a two-vehicle crash at Southeast Boulevard and East State Street at 1:37 p.m. Friday in which she pulled from a parking lot in to the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Lynn Finch, 58, South Avenue, Salem, who was treated on scene for possible injuries.

— Timothy M. Gorman, 52, East 11th Street, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead and no operator’s license following a two-vehicle crash at East State Street and South Lundy Avenue at 3:19 p.m. Friday in which he was eastbound and failed to stop for traffic at the stop light, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Charity A. Goodfellow, 21, Campbell Road, Hanoverton. Goodfellow was transported by ambulance to the Salem hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

— Officers responded to a 200 block West 14th Street home at 3:43 p.m. Friday in reference to a person to be removed. The person had left prior to the officers’ arrival.

— Officers responded to the area of South Madison Avenue and Monroe Street at 6:39 p.m. Friday in reference to three juveniles around the age of 9 rolling around in the roadway and smoking. Officers were unable to find the juveniles.

— An officer responded to a 200 block Rose Avenue home at 9:34 p.m. Friday where the resident reported a man wearing a gray hoodie and dark pants was walking around the outside of the residence, but left when she told him to. The officer was unable to the man in question.

— An officer at 10:39 p.m. Friday spoke with an individual at the rear of the police station who said he was not feeling well and had anxiety. The man was transported by ambulance to the Salem hospital for evaluation.

— Officers responded to the a 1300 block Salem Parkway home at 11:35 p.m. Friday in reference to a person to be removed. Officers found that a father and son had been in a verbal argument regarding a cell phone the father wanted back while the son was moving out. The son agreed to return the cell phone and both men were advised to settle their differences at a later date.


— The fire department responded to a bank in the 2200 block of East Pershing Street at 11:39 a.m. Friday in reference to an electrical shortage in one of the drive through units. Firefighters smelled an odor of smoke and turn off the power supply to the unit. They removed an access panel, but found no other issues. The company was contacted to repair the unit.

— The fire department responded to a 600 block North Lincoln Avenue apartment complex at 2:49 p.m. Saturday where residents of two apartments reported the smell of natural gas. Firefighters did not smell the odor and found no signs of gas. The resident of the third apartment could not be contacted. The property owner was advised of the complaint.


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