County Sheriff

— Myra Sfakis, Old Irondale Road, Yellow Creek Township, reported $3,000 taken from her bank account by a company from Mexico.

— Deputies were dispatched Saturday to Alderlick Road in Madison Township for a suspicious vehicle parked in a neighborhood, but it had left prior to their arrival. They spoke to the person who made the complaint.

— West Point EMS requested a deputy at a residence on state Route 45 in Madison Township for a man who had fallen and was being combative with EMS personnel.

Highway Patrol

— While eastbound Saturday afternoon on U.S. Route 30 in Madison Township, Amelia K. Praetzel, 19, Chardon, drove off the right side of the roadway, striking a guardrail. She was cited for failure to control.

East Liverpool

— A caller reported at 3:28 a.m. Sunday seeing a vehicle crash into a hillside near Wellsville as it entered state Route 7, going airborne before getting back on the highway and continuing into the city, where officers located it on Second Street. The driver, Jacob D. Densmore, 21, no address listed, was standing outside the vehicle, which had a flat tire, heavy front end damage, fresh mud and grass on the front bumper and was smoking from the engine, according to reports. Densmore reportedly had a heavy odor of alcohol about him, slurred speech and red, glassy eyes and was having difficulty standing. He told officers he had wrecked his vehicle three weeks ago, and they reported he was uncooperative, talking over them. A field sobriety test indicated he was impaired, and Densmore was charged with disorderly conduct and transported to the police station, where several beer caps were found in his pocket. He asked to use the telephone, and when told that it was right beside him, Densmore reportedly hit it, knocking the phone onto the floor. After the phone was plugged back in, it did not work.

— While on patrol at 1:51 a.m. Saturday, an officer reported seeing a vehicle traveling left of center on St. Clair Avenue and when he initiated a traffic stop, said there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. The driver, Shaquana Moore, 25, no address listed, denied having anything in the vehicle, saying it had been parked all day. She and her passenger, were patted down for weapons and Wellsville K-9 Officer Chief gave a positive alert on the vehicle. A marijuana cigarette was located in the center console, and Moore was charged with possesion of marijuana. She was given a warning for driving left of center, but did not seem impaired and was released. At 12:08 a.m. Sunday, a different officer was on patrol on Grant Street when he reported a vehicle made a rolling stop at Grant and Lincoln Avenue, then continued on to the BP station, where he spoke with the driver, who was identified as Moore, who had the same passenger with her. Both he and another officer reported an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and both Moore and her passenger were patted down, with the vehicle searched. A marijuana roach and some marijuana shake were found on the passenger floor. She was given a verbal warning for the marijuana and stop sign violation.

— During a traffic stop on St. Clair Avenue for an obstructed license plate, officers spoke to the driver, who was not identified in he report, advising him about the obstruction. Since officers knew of previous drug-related dealings with the passenger, the K-9 officer was run around the vehicle, but there was no indication of drugs.

— Officers assisted Liverpool Township police officers on Montrose Avenue with an incident in their jurisdiction during which James Conrad, no age or address listed, was arrested for assault. No other details were reported.

— Officers responded to East Liverpool City Hospital Saturday for a male psychiatric patient who had pushed a nurse and ran out the ambulance doors, wearing only his underwear. They found him being held down on Jefferson Street by hospital personnel, placed him in handcuffs and walked him back to the hospital, where the patient was placed in a padded room, according to reports.

— Responding to reports of a possible disabled vehicle on West Ninth Street, officers found it parked on the side of the road with its rear end against a tree and ruts dug into the ground as though the vehicle had been sliding backward with attempts made to get it out. Officers tried, to no avail, to reach the owner, so had the vehicle removed by First Class Towing, giving instructions it is to be held until the driver contacts the police department and is cited.

St. Clair Township

— Melinda K. Christie, 40, no address listed, was charged with theft and possession of criminal tools after a Walmart loss prevention officer reported she was seen selecting items from a shelf and concealing them in her purse, then leaving without paying for them.

— Officers were contacted by Salem Police Department regarding an assault that occurred in the township during November. The case is under investigation.

— Officers responded to Lyman Drive for a dispute, with no other details reported.

— An officer saw a vehicle pulling into the Ohio Valley Business College on state Route 170 and noted the windows of the vehicle were still tinted even though he had previously cited the driver for tinted windows. The officer spoke to the same man, Glenn Gill, 36, who this time was in the passenger seat, and asked why he had not removed the tint, with Gill saying he was going to. The vehicle then pulled away, with the owner, Jessica Allen, driving. The officer later pulled up beside the same vehicle near Home Savings and saw that Gill was now driving and initiated a traffic stop, having learned that Gill’s license was suspended. The officer reported smelling marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and asked Gill to hand him whatever weed he had, prompting Gill to hand him a bag of marijuana. Gill was cited for no operator’s license and possession of marijuana. Allen drove the vehicle from the traffic stop.


— Marion R. Johnson, 49, Quaker Lane, Salem, was cited for failure to control following an investigation into a one-vehicle in the 1600 block of Quaker Lane at 11:53 a.m. Saturday in which she was leaving her driveway and struck a neighbor’s brick mailbox. She told a witness that she would return to speak with the neighbor.

— Matthew Crowl, 40, Olive Street, Salem, was arrested on an active warrant out of the sheriff’s office for failure to appear after a patrolling officer observed in the 100 block of North Howard Avenue at 1:32 p.m. Saturday and knew him to have a warrant for his arrest.

— Christopher B. Wilson, 44, no addressed listed, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in the 2800 block of East State Street at 6:13 p.m. Saturday in which he failed to stop for traffic and struck the rear of the vehicle in front of him. No injuries were reported.

— Officers responded with medical personnel to the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 9:51 p.m. Saturday in reference to a male individual having thoughts of harming himself. The man was transported by ambulance to the Salem hospital.

— A patrolling officer at 3:55 a.m. Sunday observed a suspicious vehicle with its headlights on in the Salem hospital parking lot which the officer had noticed was running a few hours prior. The driver said he was tired and had pulled over to nap.


— Kimberly S. Reash, 56, 94 Pine St., has been charged with a second-degree felony count of burglary plus misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct through Leetonia police and a fourth-degree felony count of assault on a peace officer through Columbiana police after officers responded to a Ridge Street home at 12:52 a.m. Nov. 29. The residents said she had confronted them while at the Eagles regarding the man’s home improvement project at her home. An intoxicated Reash reportedly followed the couple to their home and forced her way in. The male resident was holding her to the ground until officers arrived. While on station, Reash became verbally abusive and uncooperative with officers and attempted to kick out a window of the cruiser while being transported to the county jail. At the jail, Reash kicked one of the officers while continuing to resist arrest.


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