County Sheriff

— Malcolm Wade, 24, Wedgewood Street, East Liverpool, was cited with disorderly conduct at 9:02 a.m. Monday after he would not comply with orders to stop cursing with children around while he was in custody after his court hearing in the Juvenile Court building.

— Reichenbach Motors, Main Street, North Georgetown, reported damage to a storage trailer and new pole barn at 9:36 a.m. Wednesday. It appears someone fired three rounds from a firearm at a box trailer used for storage behind the business. Additionally, at least one round was through the steel siding of a pole building under construction in the same lot. The owner, Ed Reichenbach said the damage could have been done anytime since sometime in December 2018 and was noticed when workers were putting up lights in the new pole barn.

— Deputies were asked to assist removing someone from a business on state Route 154 in Middleton Township at 4:37 p.m. Wednesday. While deputies were responding they were told to disregard the call.


— James L.M. Davisson, 23, of East Liverpool, was cited for driving left of center and marijuana possession following a traffic stop at the intersection of High and Beaver streets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. After pulling Michael over going left of center, the officer detected the distinct odor of marijuana in the vehicle. Davisson then turned over a baggie of marijuana, and the officer found used THC oil cartridges and two unopened cartridges in the vehicle.

East Palestine

— Police were called to the Circle K on North Market Street at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday for a report that an adult was caught purchasing tobacco products for a 16-year-old. The child was turned over to her mother and an investigation is pending.

— Police found a mountain bicycle near the restrooms at the community center in the park. The bike was taken back to the police station for safe keeping.

Salem Township

— Tara Blackburn, Leetonia, reported at 1 p.m. Thursday her boyfriend showed up at her house the night before and starting causing problems with the father of her child and she does not want him to return.

East Liverpool

— While on patrol on Elmwood Street, an officer noticed an unattended vehicle in the Growmark parking lot and ran its registration, logging it with the dispatcher in the event any suspicious activity occurred overnight.

St. Clair Township

— Officers responded Wednesday night to the Dollar General store in the Dunham’s Plaza for reports of shoplifting, where a manager said the woman in question was waiting to check out. The manager reported seeing the woman, identified as Alexis L. Steele, 26, Highland Avenue, place items in her purse, saying a customer had also reported seeing the same activity. An officer went inside and told Steele to either pay for the items in her coat an purse or she would be charged with theft. He reported that it was obvious to him Steele was intoxicated and on some kind of narcotic due to her behavior. Steele reportedly allowed Patrolman Joshua Jackson to look inside her purse, where he reported finding candy bars, measuring cups and other items from the store as well as a glass pipe with a burned end and containing Chore Boy. Steele was arrested for disorderly conduct/public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia. Meanwhile, an employee informed the officer the truck that dropped off Steele was down near the Aldi store and officers reported it matched the description of a truck involved in a complaint by the Sheetz manager. He told police a customer complained that someone in the restroom stall next to him was doing drugs, having dropped a glass pipe that he immediately picked up before going out and getting into the truck.Officers viewed the surveillance video at Sheetz and reported the truck was the same as the one at Aldi, which Steele said her boyfriend was driving. The driver, Christopher A. Hightower, 36, Ohio Avenue, was patted down for weapons and officers reported finding in his pockets pills, several white rocks, a bag of white powder and a syringe. They reported a bloody shirt was found on top of the truck. Hightower was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both he and Steele were transported to the county jail.


— Paul Boley, Commerce Street, reported a white male wearing all black clothing and a black toboggan was trying to climb into the downstairs.

— Tiffany Ordich, no age or address listed, contacted village police Feb. 2 to report a Jan. 4 custody incident, saying her child’s father has not had custody nor had the child at his residence in Wellsville since 2016. When she filed for a revision of child support, the child’s father became upset and sent his girlfriend to Ordich’s home to pick up the child to take him to his home. When Ordich went to pick up the child, she reported, the child’s father placed his hand on her chest, pushed her and screamed at her to get off his property. Officers had responded that day and found Ordich standing on the sidewalk, calmed down both parties, after which Ordich left without the child, with her mother picking up the child the next Sunday. Ordich reported she has since received text messages and blocked phone calls from the father’s family. She obtained a protection order Feb. 1.

— Officers responded to a minor accident in the Save-A-Lot parking lot where Edmund Hallstead, Salineville, said he was backing from a parking spot and backed into a vehicle owned by Sherrie Rudder, which was being driven by Norman Rudder, Aten Avenue. Rudder’s vehicle had a busted driver’s side headlight and scratches on the front bumper cover and driver’s side fender. Hallstead’s vehicle had a small dent on the rear bumper. No citations were reported.

— Responding to reports of a vehicle on its roof in a ditch on state Route 7, officers found Charlene Jenkins sitting outside her van. She said she was northbound in the passing lane when she lost control of the vehicle, striking the concrete center barrier, over-correcting to the right and going off the road. Jenkins suffered minor scratches to her face and was transported by Saline Township ambulance to the hospital in Steubenville. Her vehicle was towed by T&T Towing.

— Christopher Austin, Lisbon Street, reported someone stopped and slashed his front driver’s side tire. He did not see a vehicle but saw a man in a white shirt. Officers checked the area but did not find anyone.


— Police made two arrests for warrants and also seized suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 2:14 a.m. Thursday in the 1700 block of East State Street. Officers on patrol recognized a vehicle driven by a female with a warrant and confirmed the warrant through Columbiana County, then made the stop. The female driver identified as Ashley House, 30, of 285 W. Pershing St., was asked to step out of the vehicle, was taken into custody on the warrant for wrongful entrustment and placed in the back of a patrol car. The male passenger, identified as Joshua Stewart, 30, of Lake Milton, also had a warrant out of Columbiana County for failure to appear on a charge of driving under suspension and was taken into custody. The report said Stewart told police he had drugs on his person and inside the vehicle. Officers conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and recovered a box full of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Stewart was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional charges are pending against him pending lab results.

— Police were called at 10:07 p.m. Wednesday to check on the welfare of an adult and juvenile after hearing about possible deplorable living conditions in the 400 block of Ohio Avenue. Nobody was home.

— A man came to the police station at 8:39 p.m. Wednesday to report the theft of his tablet on Tuesday at a home in the 400 block of Ohio Avenue. He said he left his tablet device at the address and learned a known male had taken his tablet. A name and location for the suspect was provided to police. The man did not want to file charges, but wanted his tablet back. Officers made contact with the suspect in the 1300 block of East State Street and retrieved the tablet, which was picked up by the owner at the police station.

— Police responded at 6:51 p.m. Wednesday to a residence regarding an assault that took place at Centennial Park where a boy was struck in the face several times by another boy. During the incident, an man also struck the victim in the face. Police made contact with the juvenile aggressor who was placed in custody and transported to the Tobin center. Charges are pending for the adult aggressor.

— Police responded at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday to Dunkin’ Donuts, 855 W. State St., for a small bag of marijuana found in the store that was turned over to officers. The item was properly disposed.

Perry Township

— Police responded to the employee parking lot at Fresh Mark on South Lincoln Avenue at 11:04 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a vehicle break-in. A woman reported that sometime between 3:40 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., someone entered her vehicle and stole $46 cash and a pack of cigarettes. She believed the car was unlocked. Police are investigating.

— A resident in the 1700 block of Painter Road reported at 8:12 a.m. Monday that his vehicle was entered during the midnight hours and some loose change was removed.

— A man from Negley reported Tuesday that he had given his daughter a handgun for protection six weeks ago and that the daughter pawned it in West Virginia at a pawn shop. Police spoke to the daughter who said her dad gave her the gun for protection but she could not keep it since she lives in section eight housing. The man was told to go to the pawn shop and see if it was still there and buy it back. The father denied buying the gun for his daughter, only that he lent it to her. The matter will be sent for review and charges after further investigation.

— A man in the 1200 block of Depot Road reported at 9:31 p.m. Wednesday that a neighbor was out in the driveway revving the engine of a truck before leaving. He said the neighbor is doing things on purpose to harass him and his girlfriend and believed that he damaged the yard on the left side of the driveway while leaving in the truck. The officer did not observe any damage to the yard and could not make contact with the neighbor at the time of the report.

— An officer responded at 7:56 p.m. Wednesday to Benton Road near Garfield Road for an anonymous call about an accident/disabled vehicle. The officer found that a vehicle missed turning onto Garfield Road due to the fog and became stuck in the yard in the 1300 block of Benton Road. No damage was reported.

— Mary Stewart, 64, of Salem, hit a deer on the bypass Wednesday night.

Goshen Police District

— Benjamin Heestand, 21, Austintown, was cited for failure after wrecking at 5:55 p.m. Jan. 30 on U.S. 62 near Middletown Road.

— James A. Walker Jr., 62, Canton, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash at 5:25 a.m. Saturday in which he was westbound on the U.S. Route 62 four-lane and failed to stop at the stop sign at state Route 14, traveling through the intersection and off the roadway, striking a ditch.