Highway Patrol

–Kenneth Haught, 50, of Wellsville, slid off the road and struck a guardrail while driving on state Route 45 in Yellow Creek Township at 7 p.m. Saturday.

–Willis F. Howard, 61, of Wellsville was cited for failure to control after he went off the road and struck a tree while driving on state Route 45 in Salem Township at 8:11 a.m. Sunday.

–Patrick J. Hughes, 39, of Damascus was cited for failure to stop an assured cleared distance after he struck the vehicle in front of him, which was being driven by Stephanie A. Derry, 43, of Salem. The accident occurred on U.S. Route 62 in Butler Township at 7:35 a.m. Monday, and resulted in Derry’s vehicle went off the road and struck a mail box.

–Zachary Whitehead, 32, of Hanoverton, was cited for failure to control after he drove through the intersection at Bethesda and Fink roads in Franklin Township and struck a gas line and fence at 6:33 p.m. Saturday.

St. Clair Township

— An officer initiated a traffic stop on Dresden Avenue due to failure to signal and reported the driver, Scott D. Kaltenbach, 42, no address listed, was seen reaching into the center console several times. Kaltenbach told the officer he didn’t have a license but was driving because he was coming from the On Demand opiate recovery center and hadn’t wanted to miss his appointment. He initially denied having anything illegal in the vehicle but when told he appeared to be lying by the way he answered, told the officer he had been trying to hide a syringe. It was found by the officer in the console. Kaltenbach was also found to have an active warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody. He was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments, no operator’s license and failure to signal and served with the warrant. His vehicle was towed by Calcutta Towing.

— After running the license plate of a vehicle he saw in the Marathon gas station in Glenmoor, an officer found the owner, Joshua Jackson, 29, no address listed, had an active warrant out of Carroll County and identified the driver as Jackson. He initiated a traffic stop on Cannons Mill Road, where the officer reported the vehicle smelled of marijuana. Jackson reportedly admitted having marijuana in the console of the vehicle, which was located, as well as a marijuana grinder. He was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, with his vehicle towed by Calcutta Towing. Jackson was transported to the county jail.

— A person contacted police after finding a wallet on the ground in the through-way behind McDonald’s in Calcutta and returned it to an officer.

— Officials at Walmart reported losing about $6,600 worth of merchandise in a shoplifting incident on a push-out, which was captured on video. They wanted a report filed.

— While on patrol, an officer reported seeing a vehicle without a license plate light leaving a Huston Road house and reported it smelled of marijuana. The vehicle was pulled over on state Route 170 where the driver, Cody E. Cheetham, 26, no address listed, admitted he and his passenger were smoking a joint but threw it out when they passed the officer, according to reports. Cheetham had an active warrant out of Belmont County and he was transported to the county jail after his vehicle was searched with nothing found. The vehicle was towed by Calcutta Towing.

— An officer was behind a vehicle traveling 35 in a 25 mph zone on Stagecoach Extension, and he initiated a traffic stop when it turned onto Fisher Road. Driver Daniel Canterbury said his license was suspended but he was trying to get his friend, who had been drinking, home. During an open air search by K-9 Officer Noras, the canine alerted to narcotics on the vehicle, according to reports. When his handler, Patrolman Joshua Jackson, was returning Noras to the cruiser, the K-9 officer immediately lay down by the door, which he reported indicates the presence of narcotic odor. Looking between Noras’ paws, Jackson found a silver crack pipe, which neither Canterbury nor his passenger claimed. Nothing was found in the vehicle or on their persons, and Canterbury was charged with driving under suspension. His vehicle was towed by Calcutta Towing.

— After stopping a vehicle on McGuffey Drive for no front license plate, it was learned the passenger, Jason N. Barnes, 31, no address listed, had a full extradition warrant through the Adult Parole Authority out of Columbus. He was taken to the county jail, and the driver, Courtney Buckel, no age or address li sted, was given a warning for the license plate.

— William Weyand was at a Parkway residence to shovel snow from the driveway and called 911 after hearing a female calling for help from inside the home. Officers arrived and also could hear the woman calling faintly and entered to fine Mary K. Wilson sitting on her bedroom floor with a large, deep bleeding cut on her arm. An officer helped her stand and reported she was shaking badly. She asked for her son, who was called at his place of work and told what had happened. Wilson was transported to the hospital by North Star Critical Care ambulance, and an officer waited until her son arrived at the home.

County Sheriff

— Barbara Campbell, Bower Road, West Township, reported at 9:44 a.m. Tuesday she found five unauthorized charges on her debit card through Stark Federal Credit Union. The charges were $50 each for a total of $250.

— Shane Bates, Unity Line Road, reported at 8:31 a.m. Tuesday, his ex-wife, Jessica Bates, took his tool box with miscellaneous hand tools and mechanical tools. The tools were worth several thousand dollars. Additionally, Bates believed his ex-wife’s boyfriend, Matthew Faulkner, sold the tools. The items are reportedly at the Rollerena Auto Sales dealership in East Palestine. Deputies explained it is a civil matter.

— A resident on state Route 517 reported at 2:08 p.m. Monday a vehicle was parked in his yard and he did not know the owner. The vehicle parked halfway on Charles Street and halfway in the yard of the person filing the complaint. Deputies checked with the neighbors and one of their workers stated he parked there due to the ice on the hill. The vehicle was moved of the road.

— KLG transported a woman from an East Lake Road in Hanover Township home to Salem Regional Medical Center at 3:41 a.m. Monday.

— A Unity Line Road, Unity Township, resident reported at 4:16 p.m. Monday, someone damaged their mailbox for the fourth time.


— Giovanni Centofanti, of Goshen Road, was cited for possession of marijuana after police responded to the 1700 block of East State Street for a suspicious vehicle reported at 2:29 a.m. Tuesday. Police made contact with the driver and two occupants and smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. The people admitted they smoked an hour before. Officers conducted a probable cause search and found a bag of marijuana and a vape pen used for THC liquid. The passengers both denied that it belonged to them, with police citing the driver.

— Officers heard a lot of yelling from the area of Westview and Sunset at 10:27 p.m. Monday, but didn’t locate anyone.

— Officers on patrol at 10:16 p.m. Monday located a vehicle in the dog park parking lot after hours at Waterworth Memorial Park. Upon making contact, officers located an open container in plain view. A probable cause search was conducted and nothing else illegal was found. The female was determined to be sober and drove the owner of the vehicle home. Both were given a verbal warning for open container and park hours.


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