County Sheriff

— Pete Conkle, Gavers Road, Hanover Township, reported at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday he had agreed with Greg Sharp three years ago to sell some cattle to Sharp. He received a check from Sharp for half the amount owed and the check was not good. Sharp rectified it by sending another check, which was good. The amount was $4,575, half of the agreed upon price of $9,150. Conkle said he has yet to receive the rest of the money and Sharp has communicated that the cattle were going to Texas and when Sharp was paid, Conkle would be paid. A report is on file, but the matter is a civil one.

— Possible loud gunfire was reported at 3:39 p.m. Sunday in the area of West Point Road in Madison Township. People were found target practicing with a proper back stop and all safety precautions taken.

— Katie Lynn Ketchum, Buzzard Road, Madison Township, reported a neighbor driving through her yard at 2:22 p.m. Saturday. Matt Dalrymple admitted he drove through the yard due to Buzzard Road being closed by a tree trimming company. He spoke to Ketchum, apologized and explained what happened.

— Bernard Randolph, Johnson Road, Madison Township, reported at 4:28 p.m. Monday there was a large amount of garbage in front of the house, scattered around the area. Richard Sullivan, a neighbor, said his trash company, Kimble’s, did not pick up the trash last week due to the weather and he believed it was being picked up on Tuesday.

— Thomas Clark, Fife Coal Road, Yellow Creek Township, reported at 8:43 p.m. Monday, Barbara Ours pulled into his driveway and began telling him he was not allowed at the property. Clark showed the deputy a state issued document stating that was his address. Deputies informed Ours of the eviction process if the owner wants Clark removed.

— Mary Simballa, Cream Ridge Road, Elkrun Township, reported at 3:30 p.m. Monday her brother, Kenneth Simballa was beating on her window. She attempted to take out a protection order on her family members, but it was denied and she has appealed the ruling.

— Amy L. Muschweck, East Liverpool, requested deputies check on Jerry D. Highley, Opal Drive, Yellow Creek Township, at 12:47 a.m. Monday. Deputies spoke to Highley, who was fine.

Highway Patrol

— Terry L. Lewis, 64, of Salineville, was cited for failure to control after striking a guardrail on state Route 39 in Yellow Creek Township at 3:20 p.m. Monday.

— John G. Barnhart, 52, of Wellsville, was cited for OVI and failure to control after he struck a guardrail and mail box while driving on state Route 39 in Yellow Creek Township at 3:25 p.m. Jan. 30. EMTs called to the scene used Narcan to revive Barnhart, who admitted taking heroin prior to the crash.

— Desiree M. Walker, 24, of East Palestine, was cited for failure to control after striking a guardrail while driving on state Route 170 in Unity Township at 7:11 p.m. Jan. 29. Walker was trapped in the vehicle and the door had to be removed using an extrication device.

— Heather L. Hawkins, 30, of Leetonia, was driving on state Route 558 in Unity Township at 6:45 p.m. Sunday when her vehicle was struck by a deer crossing the road.

— Kaylee C. Gresh, 24, of Lisbon, struck a deer while driving on U.S. Route 30 in Elkrun Township at 8:35 p.m. Sunday.

— Austin L. Wells, 23, of East Liverpool, was driving on Leetonia Road in Salem Township when his vehicle caught fire at 8:50 p.m. Jan. 29.


— Adam L. Dornberger, 30, of Midvale, was charged with possessing marijuana and possessing a pipe used to smoke it, plus having an open bottle of beer in a motor vehicle, following a traffic stop on Harrison Street at 12:13 a.m. Saturday.

— John Gullet reported Monday he believes the person accused of punching him in the face last week, Todd Kirtley, called from the county jail after a message left on his phone said someone from the jail had called him.


— Edward Kufleitner, South Middle Street, reported at 12:34 p.m. Monday a yard ornament was stolen from his yard.

— Police responded to a complaint at 4:43 p.m. Monday there were kids going from the library and elementary school area to the Circle K who appeared to be using a vape. Three children were found in possession of a vape, Juul, Juul cartridges and cigarettes. A report was forwarded to the juvenile court.

— Nathaniel Joy, 24, address not listed, was cited for expired vehicle registration and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on South Avenue.

East Palestine

— Police were called to the area of state Routes 14 and 170 at 9:25 p.m. Monday for a report of a loose horse and buggy with no driver that was traveling left of center on state Route 14. Police were able to get the horse and buggy stopped and the owner took custody of the animal.

— Brandy Culler, West Grant, reported at 3:17 p.m. Monday her son was being unruly.

— Police responded to a report of a dog on the roof in the area of West Main and West Street at 12:17 p.m. Monday.

— A man reported 11:31 p.m. Sunday he found a purse containing marijuana and and paraphernalia that he obtained while repossessing a vehicle. The purse and paraphernalia were turned over to police.

— David Stratton, age and address not listed, was cited for expired registration and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on North Market Street at 6:03 p.m. Sunday. Passenger Ronald Harper, age and address not listed, was cited for no seat belt.

— Police attempted to stop a truck that left the Circle K at a high rate of speed at 8:32 p.m. Saturday. The silver pickup with a large orange tool box in the back seat fled on East Taggart Street into Pennsylvania. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 330-426-4341.

— A dog at large was dropped off at the police department at 5:42 p.m. Saturday by a women who was concerned it might get hit running into traffic. Police placed the dog in the kennel at the station, however, they were forced to contact the county dog warden due to the dog’s constant barking while in the kennel. The dog was taken to the dog pound.

— Shirley Hacker, East Clark Street, reported at 9:23 a.m. Saturday her daughter and her daughter’s husband were fighting. Police went to the woman’s home and both told police that no physical violence took place. Police told the couple to stay away from each other if they can’t get along and that any calls back to the home would result in their arrest.

— Edward Dennison, West Martin, reported Friday he was receiving unwanted communication from his brother, and that it has been an ongoing problem. His brother was arrested in January 2018 for tele-communication harassment. Police contacted the man and told him to have no further contact with Dennison or he would face new charges.

— Nicholas Myers, 19, address not listed, was arrested on a county warrant at 4:49 p.m. Friday on Clark Street near James Street.

East Liverpool

— Jessica L. Hightower, no address listed, reported a tire slashed on her vehicle. Hightower told officers she had been in an argument with a girl at a party and believes she may have been responsible.

— Officers responded to Wilbert Avenue for reports of children screaming for their mother, who was screaming at them. They arrived to hear children screaming and crying and a female screaming at them to get upstairs. They spoke with Carly Hudson, who said the children were upset because she was making them go upstairs. Officers spoke to the children, telling them to keep it down.

— Kelly George of Crawford Avenue reported his 16-year-old adopted daughter had become aggressive to an adopted sibling and when George intervened, the teenager attacked him then went outside, throwing a chair and breaking a porch railing. George told police he was afraid for the safety of his household.

— Officers stood by while the city housing inspector conducted an inspection of rental property on Avondale. No problems were reported.

— Marann S. Moore, no address listed, reported her last tenant left a house on Cadmus Street four months ago and there was no damage to the property but now a window has been broken out with a brick and all the copper lines are missing.

— Keith W. Carter, 61, Moore Street, reported his ex-girlfriend removed all the money from his accounts without his permission.

St. Clair Township

— Responding Sunday to a reported overdose in the Walmart parking lot, officers reported finding Ashlei R. Conkle, 24, no address listed, lying on the pavement beside a vehicle, with Michael Pitts on his knees beside her and two off-duty Glenmoor firefighters administering CPR to Conkle. Lifeteam medics arrived and administered Narcan to Conkle, who was transported to the hospital. Pitts told police he was in the Dollar Tree store and, when he returned to the vehicle, Conkle was unresponsive. Officers reported seeing in plain view in the passenger door a small bag of green vegetable matter. Also found on the pavement underneath the vehicle were two glass tubes officers reported are commonly used as drug smoking devices. At the hospital, Conkle was provided an immunity form and was charged with possession of marijuana.

— Officers discovered an abandoned car in a ditch on Dresden Avenue near Westfield Road and had it towed by Calcutta Towing.

— Raschelle Casto, 38, reported her bank card compromised, saying 31 transactions made for online purchases to Microsoft Xbox totaling $978.81, but she has no such account and did not authorize any such transactions.

— John Poole, no address listed reported his landlord was shoveling the walkway and placed a rug against Poole’s door. When Poole’s 5-year-old daughter opened the door, the rug struck her. He went to tell the landlord, and a verbal argument ensued during which the landlord reportedly threatened to kick his rear-end. After Poole returned to his house, the landlord reportedly knocked on his door and told him the best thing he could do would be to move. Poole contacted his lawyer, who advised him to file a report.

— Officers responded to the lot of Tractor Supply for a male reportedly threatening people on the sidewalk. They spoke with Jonah Kennedy and Brion Pfaff. Pfaff accused Kennedy of pulling out and nearly striking his vehicle as he went to go around Kennedy’s vehicle, resulting in them yelling at each other. Kennedy told officers he was stopped, waiting for people to cross when Pfaff pulled around him, saying he had to push his mother out of the way of Pfaff’s vehicle. Neither wanted to file charges. Officers indicated they would review surveillance video to determine if Pfaff was driving recklessly.

— Jeff Crowe, Foulks Drive, reported damage to a residence, where it appeared a vehicle had struck a wall and door. A neighbor reported hearing a noise about 2 a.m.

— Patrick B. O’Neil, 36, Virginia Avenue, Chester, was westbound on Dresden and failed to obey a traffic signal at state Route 170, striking a vehicle driven by John C. Woodruff, 73, Carolina Avenue, Chester. O’Neil was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device.


— The fire department was called to a motor vehicle accident on Riffle Road at 11:31 p.m. Monday, but the mutual aid call was canceled while a crew was enroute.

— Casetta Franzic, North Beaver Street, reported a strong odor of gas in her home at 10:28 a.m. Tuesday.