Highway Patrol

–Abbigail R. Hawkins, 18, Columbiana, was cited for failure to yield the right of way after she pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Robert A. Davis, 18, Columbiana, while he was turning into a driveway on Metz Road in Fairfield Township at 2:41 p.m. Thursday.

–Shawn E. Harris, 50, Council Bluffs, Iowa, was driving on U.S. Route 30 in Center Township at 9:38 a.m. Thursday when a vehicle coming the other way went left of center, striking the trailer portion of his semi. The other driver kept on going and could not be located.

–Drew C. Smith, 19, Hanoverton, was cited for failure to control after he went into a ditch while driving on U.S. Route 30 in Hanover Township at 7:50 a.m. Sunday.

–Johnathan S. Russell, 35, Lisbon, and Brian E. Talbott, 49, Salineville, were both driving north on state Route 45 in Madison Township when Russell began to make a left turn and was struck by Talbott, who was charged with failing to stop an assured cleared distance. This occurred at 3:43 p.m. Wednesday.


— Robin Douglas of Columbiana was driving on North Market Street when her SUV slid through the stop sign at East Spruce Street and struck a Cintas van driven by Amanda Wallen of Lisbon at 8:47 a.m. Wednesday.

–Miranda J. Abel of Salem was driving on Rose Drive when her car slid on the ice into the concrete curb in front of the Hornsby House at 7:11 a.m. Wednesday, shattering the curb.

–Police were called to Smith Oil at 7:37 p.m. Jan. 10, where they found Anthony Delmont making hand and face sexual gestures. Police told Delmont to quit doing this to them and informed him to stay away from Smith Oil for the rest of the night.

–Anthony Delmont contacted police at 7 p.m. Sunday to report Nicole Hilton keeps calling and harassing him. Police showed Delmont how to block her number and they did it for him after speaking with his mother.

–Police were called to an apartment on East Lincoln Way at 5 p.m. Jan. 11, where they met Anthony Delmont and his mother, with Delmont reporting Nicole Hilton would not leave him alone. Delmont was told he needed to quit calling 911 unless it is an emergency, and he was given the direct number for the police department. They also advised him to cease all contact with Hilton.

–Police pulled over Zackery J. Strub for having an unlit license plate while driving through town at 1:39 a.m. Jan. 12. Strub was asked if there was anything illegal in the car and he said no and gave police permission to search the vehicle. The officer placed Strub and his daughter in his cruiser to keep warm while he searched the car and half an orange pill was found near the console. Strub said the pill was not his and must have belonged to a woman he had given a ride to earlier in the day. Strub was released after being given a warning about the license plate being unlit.

–Witnesses reported someone dumped trash in the Save A Lot dumpster at 5:35 p.m. Jan. 12. A name found in the trash came back to a South Lincoln Avenue resident, who was warned he could be charged.

– Shannon Gates of Lisbon was stopped in traffic at the intersection of North Beaver Street and West Lincoln Way when her car was struck in the rear by a SUV operated by Madelyn G. Liberati of Lisbon at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday.

–Sydney P. Huffnagle of Leetonia was leaving a parking spot in the county courthouse parking lot at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday when Brittany M. Coleman backed into Huffnagle’s pickup truck.

East Palestine

–A 16-year-old girl came to the police station on Jan. 11 to report child neglect.

–Karen Brightwell, East Main Street, reported Jan. 11 two tires on her pickup truck were slashed while the vehicle was parked outside her home. Upon further investigation and after speaking with witnesses, Mason A. Taylor, 18, was charged with criminal damaging.

–Carol McRoberts, East North Avenue, reported Jan. 12 her neighbors continue to park in her driveway, and the ‘no parking’ sign she put up was missing.

– A woman who lives at 78 S. Walnut St. reported Jan. 12 a man against whom she has a protection order continues to drive past her house.

–Gary Hutchison reported sliding into a ditch while driving on Stacey Avenue at 12:34 a.m. Sunday.

–Eileen Schmidt, Park Avenue, reported Jan. 13 receiving harassing and threatening text messages from her ex-boyfriend. Police spoke with the suspect and warned him he could be charged should this behavior continue.

–A Covington Health Care employee reported Sunday a 73-year-old patient had been neglected by a caretaker. The matter remains under investigation.

–Thomas A. Watkins, 46, was charged with disorderly conduct after police were called to a domestic dispute at an East North Avenue residence at 7 p.m. Monday.

–The sheriff’s office contacted police at 10:34 a.m. Tuesday about a Bacon Avenue woman who had dropped her children off at school but did not appear as if she should have been driving. Police found the mother and determined she was fine.

–A female juvenile who lives on East Main Street was found to have violated the terms of her house arrested on Tuesday and was taken to the county juvenile detention facility.

–Police accompanied investigators from Childrens Services to a house on East Martin Street at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

–A caller reported there was a suspicious man on North Sumner Street at 3:16 p.m. Wednesday, but it turned out to be a sales representative for a gas company.

–Police were called to a fight at the Christopher Court Apartments at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 11 and both of the men involved indicated they wanted to file charges. The report did not say if they did.

–James T. Klein, 23, of Columbiana, was driving on West Clark Street when he failed to stop for the stop sign and struck a vehicle operated by Linda S. McLaughlin, 60, of East Palestine, at 9:07 a.m. Jan. 11. Klein was cited and McLaughlin was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with suspected minor injuries.

Perry Township

— An officer responded to the 1600 block of East 11th Street for a barking dog report at 6 p.m. Thursday, but no dog was found.

— An unresponsive female was reported at 5:37 p.m. Thursday in the 2200 block of Goshen Road. Police arrived and found township fire department first responders on the scene speaking with the female. KLG ambulance responded and transported her to Salem Regional Medical Center for treatment.

— Police were asked at 8:21 a.m. Thursday to check on a woman in the 1100 block of West Perry Street who had not been seen by her neighbor for several days. Police checked with the neighbors and learned the woman had arrived home several minutes before the officer arrived. The officer spoke with the woman, who said she was staying with a friend.


— A caller at 5:36 a.m. Friday reported a possible waterline break in the 900 block of Adams Avenue. Police located a large amount of water coming from the ground and notified the water department.

— Police were dispatched at 1:02 a.m. Friday to the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a report of an assault. The other half left sometime before the victim called police, but the victim gave officers the suspect’s number and they made contact. The suspect was told to respond to the station to fill out a voluntary statement. All information was being sent to the prosecutor’s office for review and possible pending charges.

— A 911 hangup call reported in the 1100 block of East Third Street at 10:46 p.m. Thursday turned out to be a child accidentally dialing 911 on a cell phone. Officers made sure no one at the home had been harmed.

— Douglas Keller, 53, of state Route 45, was cited for reasonable control after his vehicle slid into Columbia Street from an alley and struck a westbound vehicle driven by Jason Bays, 32, of Goshen Road, at 8:34 p.m. Thursday. No injuries were reported. Both vehicles sustained minor damage.

— Police responded to a business in the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue after a woman at 6:02 p.m. Thursday reported several coworkers were causing her problems. Her supervisors were also made aware of the situation and advised they would take care of the issue. She was told to call police if the problems continue.

— A possible intoxicated driver was reported at 5:12 p.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of East State Street, but the vehicle was not found. The registration provided by the caller was not correct.

— A man from the 300 block of East Fourth Street reported at 4:51 p.m. Thursday that he forwarded his mail in September 2018, but has not been receiving his mail. He believed his student loan bill was still going to the old address and the bill has been past due for several months causing his credit score to go down. He said he has been in contact with the post office and believed his ex-girlfriend who still lives at the old address could be throwing away his mail. He was told a report would be made and that he should contact all companies he received bills from and change his address with them.

— Sylvia Pearson, 74, of Damascus, was cited for a stop sign violation after she attempted to turn left from Columbia Street onto South Lincoln Avenue and struck a vehicle driven by John Garver, 61, of East Liverpool, who was turning left from South Lincoln onto Columbia. No injuries were reported.

— A woman came to the police station at 3:31 p.m. Thursday to report an incident at her place of employment in the 1700 block of South Lincoln Avenue on Wednesday. She said she asked another female worker for a piece of gum, but the female gave her a piece of candy instead. After about 20 minutes, she said she began to feel sick and had to go to the nurses’ station. After seeing the nurse, she said she was advised drugs had been found in her system after a drug test. She was then called by her employer and told she was being terminated. She wanted a report because she believed she was drugged by another employee. She provided names of other employees for followup.

— An officer at 3:26 p.m. Thursday saw a vehicle parked at the deadend cul-de-sac on Butcher Road. The driver said he only stopped to use his cell phone briefly and there was no problem.

— An illegally parked red Dodge van was seen at the intersection of South Broadway and East Pershing at 3:13 p.m. Thursday. The owner was contacted and corrected the problem.

— Joshua Stewart, 30, of Lake Milton, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 1:26 p.m. Thursday in the 800 block of East Fifth Street. K-9 Argo indicated to a narcotic odor. The only citations listed on the report were to the driver, Stewart, and one to the vehicle owner, Ashley House, 30, of West Pershing Street, for wrongful entrustment.

— A suspicious sound was reported coming from a residence in the 500 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 6:53 a.m. Thursday, but everything was found to be ok.

— Officers on patrol at 3:25 a.m. Thursday checked the registration on a vehicle traveling east on State Street and found the temporary registration was expired, then initiated a traffic stop in the 100 block of West State Street. The driver told police his license was not valid and officers learned both occupants, the driver and a passenger, had warrants for their arrests. Officers detained both and the driver told officers that he had a needle in his pocket, jacket sleeve and center console of the vehicle. While searching the female occupant’s purse, officers located drug paraphernalia. Both were booked and processed at the police station and taken to the Columbiana County jail on the warrants for aggravated possession of dangerous drugs, according to the arrest record. The driver, Joshua Lucas, 38, of Akron, was charged also with possession of drug abuse instrument. The passenger, Holly Kaplan, 35, of Akron, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.


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