Police Reports

Highway Patrol

— William L. Show, 64, Desellem Road, Lisbon, was traveling west on Y&O Road in Madison Township at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday when he was struck by Seth D. Price, 17, state Route 45, Lisbon, who prior to the crash had been traveling west also on Y&O Road and pulled off the roadway onto a gravel/dirt road and attempted to re-enter the road but failed to yield. Both individuals declined medical treatment at the scene, although Price’s mother arrived and transported him to East Liverpool City Hospital for minor injuries. West Point Fire and EMS assisted at the scene. Two drivers witnessed the accident: Nicole Loy was stopped north on Cameron Road, and Robert Huffman was driving right behind Show. Price, who later appeared at the Lisbon post to fill out a report, was cited for right of way on public highway.

— Virginia A. Snyder, 73, South Avenue, Columbiana, was traveling south on Lisbon Road in Salem Township at 10:26 a.m. Thursday when she lost control of her vehicle, slid off the left side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned before coming to final rest on the right side. Although Leetonia fire and EMS crews arrived at the scene, Snyder declined medical treatment stating she wasn’t injured. Troopers reported the road was icy at the time of the crash, and Salem Township’s road department was called to treat the roadway. Snyder was cited for failure to control.

— Lori B. Johnson, 37, West Fifth Street, Salem, was traveling south on Lisbon Road in Salem Township at 11:07 a.m. Thursday when she went off the east side of the road and into a yard. Troopers observed no damage to the vehicle and reported that the yard was just depressed. No citations were issued.

— Timothy E. Glossem, 58, state Route 170, East Palestine, traveling west on state Route 165 in Unity Township at 6:47 p.m. Thursday when he struck Daniel D. Lank 66, Beaver Falls, Pa., who was stopped in a private driveway of 1020 East Taggart Street, but then pulled from the driveway and into Glossem’s path. Lank was cited for right of way on public highway.

— Sierra L. Arter, 17, Denver Street, East Liverpool, was traveling south on state Route 7 in Elkrun Township at 7:53 a.m. Jan. 7 when she lost control and traveled off the right side of the road before re-entering the road, going across the double yellow lines, overcorrecting and traveling back off the right side of the road before overturning and striking a utility pole. Arter was transported by Negley EMS crews to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown for minor injuries. She was cited for failure to control.

County Sheriff

— Sarah Ashley Wutrick, 32, reported at 6:13 p.m. Friday that she was involved in a domestic dispute with her boyfriend on Buffalo Road and said he “threatened to kill her.” Deputies discovered that the two were involved in a physical altercation. Wutrick declined to press charges but wanted the incident documented for future reference. Deputies then advised Wutrick on how to obtain a civil protection order.


— Following a traffic stop conducted on East State Route 14 at 8:29 p.m. Friday, Thomas E. Fortuna, 47, of Hartford was cited for failure to reinstate and failure to yield.

East Liverpool

— Police were called at 4:50 a.m. Friday to a Reynolds Street residence regarding two subjects arguing with one another. Upon arrival, a man in an upstairs window waved the police in, although officers advised the man to come downstairs and answer the door. Upon opening the door, the man — identified as Matthew Rudder –was noticed to have a trespass order against him by Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority, and because the residence was CMHA property, Rudder was advised he was not allowed on the premises, which he acknowledged. Officers spoke to the woman involved, but couldn’t determine what was going on in that she was talking “very scattered.” The woman said she wanted Rudder and his two children to leave. Officers remained until Rudder gathered his children’s immediate belongings, and all were transported to the police station, where Rudder was cited for criminal trespassing.

— Scott Helton Jr. of Alton Street reported at 6:12 a.m. Friday he let a person, who he thought was a friend, stay at his apartment. Helton said when he went to take a shower, ‘the friend’ took a Playstation 4, a controller and four games.


— An officer responded to a 1000 block North Ellsworth Avenue home at 10:15 a.m. Friday where a woman reported her ex-boyfriend would not let her into the residence to collect her belongings. The ex-boyfriend said that her belongings were in the garage and opened that area for the woman to retrieve them.

— A 100 block Washington Avenue resident reported at 2:36 p.m. Friday someone had stolen his wallet from his home sometime between April and October of 2018.

— A West Wilson Street resident reported at 3:56 p.m. Friday the father of her children had been calling her place of employment and leaving her unwanted vulgar messages. She said she is in fear for herself and her children. Officers advised her how to file for a protection order. When contacted by an officer, the father was rude and used vulgar language toward the officer. He was told to stop contacting the complainant or face telecommunications harassment charges.

— Officers responded to an 1100 block East State Street business at 4:14 p.m. Friday in reference to a person to be removed. Officers found that the person had already left. They took a statement from the complainant about the incident.

— A 500 block North Lincoln Avenue resident reported at 4:55 p.m. Friday he had been in a verbal altercation with someone in an alley near his home after the person threw a pop can in his yard and then walked away when he asked the person to pick it up. He said he followed the person to the alley where they exchanged words.

— Officers responded to a 400 block Columbia Street home at 6:33 p.m. Friday where the resident reported someone was in her basement. Officers found it to be her parents returning home.

— A 400 block Perry Street resident reported at 8:05 p.m. Friday that her ex-boyfriend, with whom she still resides, had taken her cell phone and left the home following a verbal argument. An officer spoke with the ex-boyfriend who said the argument had been regarding their relationship and denied taking the cell phone. He eventually turned the phone over to an officer to return to the complainant and agreed to leave for the evening.

— Officers responded to a 600 block Olive Street home at 9:35 p.m. Friday where a man reported a woman at the residence had taken his clothes and money and would not return them. The woman said she had picked up the man at a gas station in town and he had no belongings with him. She asked that he be removed from the home. The man was advised to leave and not return.

— Officers responded to a 400 block North Lincoln Avenue home at 11:38 p.m. Friday in reference to a dispute, but found that nothing physical occurred. The woman left for the night. Officers returned to the home at 4:19 a.m. when the woman attempted to enter the home. The male resident allowed her to enter and agreed to stay in his locked bedroom the remainder of the night.


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