Police Reports

East Liverpool

— A representative of the law director’s office called police about a man in the office who smelled strongly of marijuana. As an officer responded, he reported being able to smell marijuana in the area and said the man had just gotten on the elevator. The officer walked down the steps and saw the man getting off the elevator, reporting he could smell marijuana coming from him at that point. The man, identified as DaNeil Prentice, 26, Beaver Street, reportedly told the officer when confronted, “Yea, it’s in my pocket; I forgot to take it out before coming in the building,” and handed the officer a clear baggie of suspected marijuana. Prentice reportedly told the officer he could tell the marijuana could be smelled by the way employees in the law director’s office was looking at him. He was charged with possession of marijuana.

— Responding to a complaint of loud music and people carrying on on Bradshaw Avenue, officers reported hearing no music or encountering anyone carrying on.

— Officers were called to Sunnyside Street for a welfare check and when knocking on the door, noted that it came open a bit. After leaning in and identifying themselves, officers checked the house but found no one.

— Officers responded to Heights Manor for reports of a suspicious male looking into basement windows, but they checked the area and found no one.

— While checking the area of Jennings Avenue, where there have been several attempted home intrusions, officers came into contact with a man wearing a hoodie but determined him not to be a suspect in those intrusions, sending him on his way.

— Officers were called for a car blocking the end of Morton Street and spoke to the owner, who said the brakes had failed and a tow truck was en route from Alliance. Three hours later, the vehicle was still blocking the roadway, its tires were blocked with pieces of wood, and the owner was nowhere around. The vehicle was ordered towed by police.

— While doing extra checks in the Orchard Grove area, where several complaints of someone trying to enter homes have been made, officers came across a person, but he was found to live nearby and sent on his way.

— Officers responded at 12:16 a.m. Friday to Ceramic Street for reports that someone was loudly playing the song, “Ten Little Indians.” Officers did not find anyone playing music.

— While doing extra checks in the McKinnon Avenue area, where complaints have been made of attempted home intrusions, officers came across a person dressed in dark clothing and a dark toboggan. He was checked but it was determined he was just visiting a friend.

St. Clair Township

— Sherry Pease, owner of Murray Trucking, East Liverpool Road, reported the theft of $11,917.61 from the company, saying she received charges from several different locations in Florida through Comdata Express, using the company’s account.

— Officers conducted a welfare check at a home on Eagle Drive, with no other details provided.

— Grace A. Foster, 85, Cannons Mill Road, reported a theft from her home.

— A manager at Get Go in Calcutta reported Angela L. Hoder, no age or address listed, backed her vehicle into a protective pole near the gas pumps, causing minor damage.

— Paul Bowyer, Longs Church Road, reported someone obtained his phone information and took it to a different provider who canceled his phone service with his current provided. He did not give anyone permission to use this information, he said.

— Vernon Dell Tractor, Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road, reported the theft of a John Deere Gator side by side from in front of the showroom. It is valued at $15,017.

— Tom Schmidbauer, Stuart Road, reported that, while he was on vacation, someone pried the garage door and took several shotguns and a crossbow. The tool used to pry the door was recovered and will be sent for testing.

— Brenda L. McCulley, 55, Spartan Road, Salineville, was entering the crosswalk at Walmart when a vehicle driven by Paul C. Larntz, 39, Coshocton, reportedly pulled from an aisle, striking her shopping cart, which struck McCulley’s elbow, causing her to stumble. Lifeteam ambulance responded and McCulley was checked and released. Larntz was cited for reckless operation.

— While northbound on Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road, Michael P. Higgins,43, Stagecoach Road, lost control of his vehicle, crashing into a southbound vehicle driven by Deborah L. Donaldson, 31, Boardman. Both vehicles came to rest in a pull-off area. Higgins said he lost control in gravel and over-corrected. He was cited for failure to control. Vehicles were towed by AAA and Bink’s Towing.

— Mitchell A. Mastell, 38, Moore Road, East Liverpool, was northbound on state Route 11 when he tried to enter the exit ramp for Dresden Avenue and failed to see a vehicle driven by Courtney M. Beatty, 29, Harding Avenue, East Liverpool, which was parked alongside the roadway with its flashers on. Mastell’s vehicle struck Beatty’s in the left rear quarter. Mastell was cited for failure to control.


— While at the high school Thursday for a basketball game between the Tigers and Southern Local, Patrolman Dylan Bell was called over during the fourth quarter by a referee and athletic director, with the referee saying he wanted a male to be escorted out of the game and off school premises. The officer said the man, identified as Stan Felton, no age or address listed, got up and began walking out of the gym, yelling at the referee. Bell warned Felton to stop yelling and to continue walking or face being charged with disorderly conduct. He reported that Felton kept walking then stopped before exiting the gym and began yelling again at the referee. He was told by the officer to keep walking, but Bell reported Felton didn’t move and he placed his hands on Felton’s shoulders to escort him out, at which point he reportedly jerked his arms away from the officer and told him, “Don’t (expletive) touch me.” Bell reported telling Felton that if he didn’t leave right then and stop yelling, he would be charged, and said Felton did walked out to the parking lot where he told the officer he hopes he never sees him in Salineville. He was told to leave the premises and got into his car and left, according to reports.

— Jessica R. Franklin reported she was picking up her son for work and her husband, Donald Franklin walked up to her vehicle and started tapping on the window, trying to speak to her. She showed officers a video of the incident, advising she has an active civil stalking protection order against Mr. Franklin. Reports indicated charges will be filed against Mr. Franklin.

— While sitting on state Route 7, Patrolman Michael Campbell clocked a vehicle traveling at 76 mph in the 55 mph zone and conducted a traffic stop. Both the driver, Arthur Jones II, and his passenger Kelsie Snooks, had suspended driver’s licenses. While performing an inventory of the vehicle prior to having it towed, the officer reported finding a bag of marijuana underneath the passenger side seat. Neither Jones nor Snooks claimed the bag, so both were charged with drug abuse, according to reports. Jones was also charged with driving under suspension, speeding and reckless operation due to road conditions and snow. The vehicle was towed by TNT Towing.


— An abandoned bicycle reported in the 200 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 9:36 a.m. Wednesday was picked up by the fire department and taken to the police station. The caller said the bicycle was left sometime before 4 p.m. Tuesday and nobody returned to take it.

— A residential alarm was reported at 7:26 a.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of Quaker Lane. The residence was secure with nothing suspicious found.

— Police were called at 5:46 a.m. Wednesday to the 1300 block of Jefferson Avenue for a report of a water line break. Officers located a substantial water leak coming from the sidewalk at the northwest corner of Merle Road and Jefferson Avenue. The water department was contacted to take care of the problem.

New Waterford

— At approximately 9:48 a.m. Jan. 12, officers assisted the Leetonia police with an investigation they were conducting.

— On Jan. 14 at approximately 4:19 p.m., police responded to the 47000 block of state Route 46 for dogs wandering around on the roadway. The dogs were removed from the road and returned to their owner.


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