County Sheriff

— Deputies were sent to check on a dog left outside in a cage in sub-zero temperatures at a Winona Road address in Butler Township at 11:36 a.m. Monday. When deputies arrived the dog was inside the house.

— Mike Bachman, Rochester Road, West Township, reported at 8:43 a.m. Monday someone broke out a window and entered an unoccupied workshop at Paradise Lake again for the second time in a couple of weeks. Both bay doors were open when Bachman arrived and he found several items had been placed near the door, but nothing appeared missing. It was apparent someone had gone through the building.

— Deputies responded to Wells Hollow Road at 11:28 a.m. Friday where a man said he saw several hunters trespassing on his grandmother’s property. He also believed the hunters were stealing cinder blocks stacked beside the driveway. The man said he told them to leave or he would call the sheriff’s office.

— Eric Peterson, state Route 14, Unity Township, reported Tuesday, back in November someone stole his Social Security number and gained access to his Direct Express Card account, clearing it out. He filed a report regarding the incident, then again In January, someone again wiped out his account. About $1,645 was taken. He was given the phone number for the Ohio Attorney General Identity Theft Unit.

— Albert J. Huff, U.S. 30, reported at 5:18 p.m. Monday there were snowmobiles traveling across private property. While there did not appear to be any property damage at this point, he wanted the matter on record.

— Deputies explained the process for a civil eviction at 10:36 p.m. Monday in regards to a dispute regarding one person not wanting to leave a home on Y and O Road in Madison Township.

Canfield Highway Patrol

— A Negley Volunteer Fire Department ambulance taking two people to a hospital was involved in an accident in Boardman Township on Monday. According to the preliminary report through the Canfield post of the highway patrol, Cody Banicki, 23, of Negley, was driving the ambulance north on state Route 7 at 4:32 p.m. and failed to stop at a red light at the Western Reserve Road intersection and struck a 2015 Infinity driven by Jennifer Baird, 48, of Canfield, who was westbound on Western Reserve. Banicki was cited for signal lights and the two people on board the ambulance were taken to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Highway Patrol

— Cadee N. Johnson, 18, of Lisbon, was cited for failure to control and failing to wear a seat belt after she slid off the road and struck a tree while driving on state Route 517 in Center Township at 11:37 a.m. Saturday. Johnson was taken by her father to Akron Children’s Hospital.

— Justine K. Wyrzykowska, 23, of Forth Worth, Texas, was cited for failure to control after she slid into a snow bank when she slowed for stopped traffic in front of her on U.S. Route 62 in Knox Township at 8:10 a.m. Monday.

— Davon D. Witmer, 20, of Goodhue, Minn., was cited for failure to control after he lost control while rounding a bend and struck a utility pole and fence while driving on Butcher Road in Salem Township at 2 p.m. Saturday.

— Kenneth R. Kissinger, 52, of East Palestine, was cited for assured cleared distance after he struck the vehicle in front of him on state Route 165 in Unity Township at 1:25 p.m. Saturday. The vehicle in front of him was driven by James Marquis, 57, of Hanoverton, who had slowed for a disabled vehicle in front of him.

— Robert Grimes Jr., 19, of Negley, was cited for failure to control after he lost control on a bend and struck a ditch and tree while driving on state Route 170 in Middleton Township at 3:38 p.m. Saturday.

— Andrew T. McCrae, 33, of Alliance, was cited for failure to control after he went off the road into a ditch and culvert while driving on state Route 45 in Salem Township at 3:46 p.m. Saturday. McCrae was taken to a local hospital with suspected minor injuries, along with his passenger, Ashley Yukich, 34, same address.

— Richard F. Brewer, 41, of Hanoverton, was cited for failure to control after he drove into a ditch and overturned in his SUV while driving on Westville Lake Road in Knox Township at 1 p.m. Saturday.

— James L. McCracken Jr., 27, of Beloit, was cited for driving left of center when he slid across the center line and was struck by an oncoming vehicle operated by Tim N. Cosma, 58, of Salem, on U.S. Route 62 in Knox Township at 12:33 p.m. Sunday.

— Codi M. Dempsey, 25, of Poland, was driving a vehicle belonging to Gold Cross Limousine of Struthers when he went off the road and into a culvert while driving south on state Route 11 in Fairfield Township at 9 a.m. Sunday. Dempsey was cited for failure to control.


— Police responded to a report of a delivery truck stuck in a yard on South Vine at 1:31 p.m. Monday. The truck was making a delivery to the Chinese restaurant in the Columbiana Plaza when it got stuck in the snow. Ed Geary’s was called to remove the truck from the yard.

East Palestine

— Police noticed a green truck behind 415 Alice St. at 9:14 a.m. Saturday that had an expired registration. A zoning violation notice was sent to the owner.

— Police investigated a complaint at 9:15 a.m. Saturday of a junk motor vehicle and other assorted junk piled in the back yard at 483 E. Main St. The owner was sent a zoning violation notice.

— Police were called to the Moose Lodge on West Rebecca Street at 12:55 a.m. Friday for a report that two women were involved in an altercation inside the club. Both women told police they were assaulted by the other but neither wished to press charges. One of the women was taken to the police station to wait for a ride.

— Police were called to the 1100 area of Bacon Avenue at 12:43 a.m. Saturday for a loud noise complaint. Police checked but were unable to locate the problem.


— An officer responded to an Oak Street home at 9:32 a.m. Sunday where the resident reported her neighbor had gotten his vehicle stuck in the snow and she was worried that he was going to strike her house with the vehicle while attempting to get it out. She said the noise from him revving the engine while attempting to get it out was irritating her. The neighbor said that other neighbors were going to help him get the vehicle unstuck.

— An officer responded to the Eagles on Main Street at 9:46 a.m. Sunday in reference to a vehicle blocking the parking lot. The officer found the vehicle on private property and advised the employee to contact a towing company to remove it if necessary.

— An officer performed a well-being check on a Chestnut Street Extension resident at 11:39 a.m. Sunday after a female individual reported he was not answering his phone. The officer spoke with a nurse outside the residence who said that the resident was fine and just sleeping.

— A Lisbon Street resident reported on station with his juvenile daughter to report that his daughter was being harassed by other girls at school, including one who texted her a threat of bodily harm. The resident was advised to contact the school regarding the issue and had both he and his daughter provide written statements.

— A Chestnut Street Extension resident waved down a patrolling officer at 9:36 a.m. Monday and reported his neighbor on Half Street in Washingtonville jurisdiction had cut down pine trees, stacking the branches on an old road no longer used by the public, but that he uses to access another property he owns. The resident was advised to contact the Washingtonville Police Department, but agreed to help resolve the issue.

— A Hanoverton resident reported Monday someone had entered his vehicle while it was parked at his place of employment on Commerce Drive at approximately 2:15 a.m. the previous Saturday and removed a purse, roadside kit and clip board. The incident was possibly captured on surveillance camera. A manager at the company said the footage would be downloaded and provided to the police.


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