County Sheriff

— A possible domestic dispute was reported at 9:05 p.m. Thursday at the home of James A. Watson, Township Line Road, Yellow Creek Township. Watson did not want to pursue charges and the other person involved agreed to leave for the night.

— A Lake Street, Knox Township, resident asked deputies for information regarding filing for a protection order at 9:47 p.m. Monday. The person did not provide substantial evidence to lead to a protection order.

— A Wallace Street, Knox Township, resident reported a case of fraud at 3:01 p.m. Wednesday.

— K9 Jesy and deputies responded to an alarm at the vacant Rogers Group Home at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday. Jesy alerted to a track from the rear door, but became disinterested in it at a point in the parking lot. The building appeared secure from the ground level.

Highway Patrol

— Scott A. Dickey, 53, Dogwood Circle, New Waterford, was northbound on Columbiana-Waterford Road in Fairfield Township at 6:19 p.m. Feb. 2 when he drove off the right side of the road and struck a ditch. He was transported to St. Elizabeths Hospital in Boardman with suspected minor injuries. Dickey was cited with failure to control and a seatbelt violation.

— James A. Smiley, 43, Enon Valley, Pa., was westbound on state Route 558 in Unity Township, while Carol S. McIntosh, 56, Signal Road, Columbiana, was eastbound at 3:29 p.m. Jan. 30. McIntosh slid on the snowy roadway left of center and struck the side of Smiley’ vehicle. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

— Brooke R. Ketchum, 23, Dan Smith Road, Wellsville, was southbound on Scott Mill Road in Middleton Township at 4:35 p.m. Thursday, while another vehicle was northbound. Ketchum told troopers the other vehicle, described as a white car, went left of center, causing her to drive off the right side of the road and strike a ditch. The other vehicle continued on. Ketchum was uninjured.

— William W. Graffius, 50, Woodsdale Road, Salem, was southbound on Depot Road and struck a deer standing in the roadway at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Graffius was uninjured.

— Ivan Monroy, 40, Sebring, was northbound on Knox School Road in West Township at 6:05 a.m. Thursday and failed to stop at the intersection with state Route 172. Monroy drove through the intersection and went off the north side of state Route 172 striking a tree. He was cited with failure to control and had suspected minor injuries, but was not treated.

— Cory Parrish, 22, Boyd Road, Wellsville, and Leonard H. Arthur, 62, James Road, Wellsville, were both westbound on Y and O Road in Madison Township at 7:20 p.m. Monday. Parrish stopped to let a deer cross the road and was struck from behind by Arthur, who was cited with assured clear distance. Neither driver was injured.


— An officer responded to a 300 block Stoy Street home at 7:46 p.m. Wednesday where the resident reported her 16-year-old son was being verbally aggressive toward her after she punished him by taking away his phone. The son was advised to obey his mother or face a disorderly conduct charge.

— A Somer Street resident reported at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday that a young teen male from Washingtonville had called her home numerous times looking for her son and had called her a vulgar name while threatening to break out the windows at the home. Officers said they would provide extra patrol in the neighborhood and contacted Washingtonville police about the matter.

— An officer responded to a domestic dispute at a 100 block Bear’s Den Road home at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday after the resident reported his wife had threatened to harm herself. The officer spoke with the wife, who said she was okay. The husband then arrived and the two were permitted time to speak, after which the husband left for the night.

— An officer assisted the highway patrol search for a suspect in a traffic stop on State Street between Madison and Hazel streets at 2:26 a.m. Friday. The suspect, a passenger in the vehicle, identified as Trent L. Willis, East Main Street, Washingtonville, ran from the traffic stop. Beaver Township K-9 also assisted in the search, but officers were unable to locate Willis.

East Liverpool

— David Potts, no address listed, reported he was turning onto state Route 11 northbound from West Eighth Street when his vehicle struck a large pothole, causing a flat tire. His vehicle had to be towed by First Class Towing. The street department was called to fill the pothole.

— Christopher D. Hornbeck, 27, no address listed, reported his credit card information was taken and used to purchase glasses valued at $676.10. He provided officers the name of a person he believes took a photo of his credit card to obtain information. The matter was referred to the detectives’ bureau.

St. Clair Township

— Officers were advised Wednesday of three males trying to enter a residence on Trotter Road. When they arrived, officers spoke with Alan L. Ammon Sr., who described the men, one of whom he said had red hair and one carrying a backpack. The males had left, walking east on Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road and were located on Carroll Road. Officers identified them as a 24-year-old and two 18-year-olds who denied trying to enter any residence, saying they had cut through the property to reach one of their homes on Carroll Road. They told officers they stopped at a shed on the property in question to pet some goats which is when Ammon came out with his dog and began yelling at them, after which they continued walking. Ammon pulled up as officers were questioning the young men and reportedly said, “Good, you got the little (expletives),” and officers obtained one of his business cards, advising him he would be contacted if he was needed. The three males were searched, and officers reported finding nothing illegal or any items that would be used in the commission of a theft or burglary. They were advised to stay off other people’s property and to use the roadway while walking back and forth. Officers contacted Ammon to advise him of the outcome of their conversation with the three males, at which time he advised there was no forced entry into the shed nor any damage to indicate they had tried to enter, according to reports.

— Officers responded along with Lifeteam ambulance to 48627 Belmont Avenue for a woman reportedly overdosing. They were met by Maria Douglas who said her daughter was upstairs in the bathroom, urging emergency personnel to “hurry.” The officer reported he was “surprised” to find Rachel R. Mazza, 30, standing in the bathroom, alert and oriented, with an uncapped syringe on the floor. She told officers she was using the bathroom when she felt sick. Officers reported noticing a spoon hanging out of her pocket and confiscated it. An officer picked up Mazza’s hoodie from the floor and reported finding a metal smoking device. Lifeteam checked Mazza, declaring her vital signs to be OK. She was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and taken to the police station where she was given a copy of the immunity form and advised that, if she fails to follow the rules of the agreement, additional charges will be filed.

— Responding to 49480 Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road to remove people who didn’t belong there, officers spoke to three people who said they had not been asked to leave by tenant Wendy Logston, who filed the complaint. They were checked for warrants and advised to leave the property.

— An officer reported seeing a Douglas Toothman and Kelly Hooper walking north on St. Clair Avenue, apparently arguing and causing traffic to back up. Toothman was advised to go home, while Hooper was given a ride to a relative’s at her request. The report did not list ages or addresses for either Toothman or Hooper.

— A woman was working at the Calcutta Health Center and said a male she doesn’t know had called her several times, asking officers to escort her to her vehicle after work. They escorted her out of town to the township limit without incident.

— An officer en route home reported a fallen tree on Annesley Road, and the road crew was called out. Liverpool Township responded for traffic control until the tree was removed after a pickup truck nearly struck it.

— While driving on Y&O Road near Annesley Road, Amanda L. Lucas, 31, Y&O Road, East Liverpool, struck a branch in the roadway. Neither she nor her passenger reported injuries.


— Police responded to SRMC at 10:59 p.m. Thursday for an irate male who had been taken there due to an earlier incident. Once he calmed down, officers left.

— A dispute was reported at 10:39 p.m. Thursday between several males in the area of East Fourth and Hawley where officers spoke to two males who said they were driving in the area when another male out walking his dog shined a flashlight in the driver’s eyes, leading to the dispute. There was no physical violence or threats and all were sent on their way. The male with the flashlight was warned against shining lights in peoples’ faces, especially while they are driving.

— Police were called at 9 p.m. Thursday to the 400 block of North Lincoln for a report of an intoxicated/aggressive male inside a residence. Contact was made and the male was confrontational. Prior to police arriving, he allegedly punched holes in the walls, threw a bannister from stairs and damaged other items. He eventually calmed down after speaking with officers for an extended period of time. He was later taken to Salem Regional Medical Center and pink-slipped or involuntarily ordered into treatment.

— A female came to the station at 8:45 p.m. Thursday to report she could not find her sister. Officers attempted contact at her last known whereabouts and were unable to find out where she had gone. She does not live in town and with the family not knowing if she made it to town, the female was told to contact the police department where the sister resides to file a missing person report.

— Suspicious activity was reported in the 100 block of North Broadway where a woman goes to a business after hours to clean and said the lights were on with two males inside. Police found the males were doing maintenance.

— Police spoke to a woman in the 600 block of Olive Street at 5:23 p.m. Thursday about a civil matter. She was told her options.

— Police responded at 5:32 p.m. Thursday to Vine Street for a resident complaint of numerous persons parking all about the area of the food pantry causing problems. Some were in a personal lot assigned for an apartment complex and some were on the sidewalk. Officers found a car on the walk and talked with pantry officials again regarding the ongoing problems.

— Ashley Carlariello, 26, of 606 Olive St., was taken into custody at her residence at 9:49 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for failure to appear on a theft charge.

— Police checked for a dog at large at 9:09 a.m. Thursday in the 200 block of East Fourth Street and had dispatch notify the humane officer. The dog did not appear aggressive, but did not want caught.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 8:09 a.m. Thursday in the 2800 block of East State Street. The vehicle was located and the registration was checked, with police finding it had expired. The driver was told he needed to get the plates validated as soon as possible.


— Police responded to an East Main Street home on Wednesday where a vehicle had been keyed by someone. It was determined the resident has been feuding with his neighbor because his dog is defecating on the neighbor’s property. The dog’s excrement has been thrown by both parties onto each other’s steps and vehicles. Police attempted to get both parties together to stop the feud and the neighbor agreed to keep his dog on his own property.

— Police assisted at an East Main Street address for a possible medical emergency on Tuesday. The person was transported to East Liverpool City Hospital by North Star EMS.


— A dryer was reported smoking at the Kendall House, state Route 154, and the fire alarm was sounding at 7:48 p.m. Thursday.

— A tree was reported down in the area of Pritchard Avenue and Race Road at 12:42 a.m. Friday taking down power lines and causing sparks, possibly with a transformer blowing.

— A tree came down in the area of High Street and Jefferson Street at 1:26 a.m. Friday, taking down wires and a telephone pole.

— Circle K, North Market , reported at 6:42 a.m. Friday the store was filling with smoke coming from a pop cooler. Everyone was evacuated from the store until the situation could be checked.

West Point

— A Hammond School Road, Wellsville, woman reported at 1:44 p.m. Thursday her husband has Parkinson’s and he had fallen. He was not hurt, but she needed help getting him back up.

— A general fire alarm was reported at a home on Township Line Road at 12:36 a.m. Friday.


— Police called fire department personnel at 7:19 p.m. Thursday to respond to the 100 block of West Fifth Street where a woman had driven through the back wall of her garage and was trapped in the vehicle. She had called police herself to report the incident and when police arrived, they found that she couldn’t get out. Firefighters found the car had fallen 5 feet to the ground and was resting on the bumper outside on the ground with the rear half of the car inside the garage with the wheels 2 feet in the air. The woman wasn’t injured but was unable to get out of the vehicle. Wedges were placed under the bumper to secure the car and the passenger door was opened and she was lifted out the front passenger door. There was major damage to the north wall but no hazards. The vehicle was pulled back into the garage by a towing company and the woman signed a patient refusal. While completing the form inside the residence, a gas odor was noticed coming from an unused natural gas fireplace. No hazards were found with gas meters, but the gas was shut off to the fireplace and the odor dissipated.