County Sheriff

— An assistant manager at Dollar General, Depot Street, Rogers, reported on Monday they have been watching a regular customer they have suspected of stealing from the store. Deputies watched a video showing a woman picking up items and placing them into her purse. The items were not paid for when the couple checked out. Deputies went to the garage where the two people reportedly have been living. There was a black plastic curtain up across the end of the bay and no one answered. The district manager of the stores told deputies they did not wish to prosecute, but wanted a criminal trespassing notice given to the person.

— Todd P. Leslie, Leslie Road, Middleton Township, reported at 11:38 a.m. Monday sometime overnight items were stolen from his grandmother’s porch, Carol A. Leslie, who lives next door.

— Joey-Lynn Wells Corfee, U.S. Route 30, Lisbon, reported at 11:21 a.m. Monday a suspicious vehicle driving slowly past the homes in the area. The vehicle was described as a green Sunfire with a loud exhaust. Deputies checked the area, but did not locate anything unusual.

— Deputies were asked to check a Leslie Road, Madison Township, home at 6:24 p.m. Monday where there was a report of a disabled child in a home without heat. Deputies entered the home, which did not appear to be cold, and spoke to Sally Stanley. She stated the electric furnace works and she has it turned down because it gets too hot. The home was 71 degrees according to the thermostat. There were also several space heaters in the home.

— A man was reported sitting inside a vehicle at the Rogers Food and Fuel on state Route 7, Rogers, at 1:46 a.m. Monday. Deputies found Timothy A. Boggs, East Palestine, who said he was waiting for a woman visiting John Kearns, who lives next to the Food and Fuel. The store was closed and he was told to leave the property.

— Dina Lee Hurst, 57, Raley Road, New Waterford, reported at 3:13 p.m. Friday there was an open door at a vacant house across the street, which her husband owns. Hurst said a couple days ago another family member saw two men exiting the house and when they were approached they reportedly claimed they heard it was up for auction. The family member told them it was not for sale and they needed to leave. Deputies checked the home, but did not find any intruders. The door was latched as best the deputy could, but it needs repaired.

Highway Patrol

— Randy E. Kaiser, 62, Homeworth, was northbound on state Route 644 in Franklin Township at 9 a.m. Monday and was struck by Kara Lee Boone, 17, Hanoverton, who was southbound and went left of center. After impact, Kaiser went off the west side into a guardrail and Boone went off the east side into a ditch. Boone was cited for left of center.

— Robert Brown, 47, Lisbon, was northbound on Black Road in Center Township at 3:30 p.m. Sunday and went off the right side into a fence, then a field and back into a fence. He was cited for failure to control.

— Carsen Trop, 23, Salem, was stopped northbound on Carey Road in Butler Township at 12:55 p.m. Monday and failed to yield from a stop sign and struck Paul I. Vanpelt, 74, Columbiana, who was westbound on Georgetown Road. Trop was cited for failure to yield.

— Caitlynn Marie Parks, 19, Lisbon, was northbound on state Route 164 in Center Township at 9:17 p.m. Sunday and went off the right side into a mailbox and a ditch. She was cited for failure to control.

— Jimmie Lee Davis, 26, Salineville, was northbound on state Route 45 in Madison Township at 6:02 p.m. Sunday and went off the right side into a utility pole. He was cited for failure to control.

— James Robert Lamp, 43, Summitville, was eastbound on U.S. 30 in Hanover Township at 5:04 p.m. Thursday and went off the left side into a guardrail. He was cited for failure to control and OVI.

— Joseph Paul Torres, 32, Powhatan Point, Ohio, was southbound on Mechanicstown Road in Hanoverton at 6:28 a.m. Monday and hit a deer.

— Edward Taylor, 20, Baden, Pa., was westbound on U.S. 30 in Madison Township at 3:32 p.m. Monday and in the right lane and was sideswiped by Robert Brown, 47, Lisbon, who was westbound on U.S. 30 in the left lane and then entered the right lane. Brown was cited for lanes of travel.


— Tara Ripple, Oak Court, reported at 6:14 p.m. Monday a Macy’s credit card was opened in her name.

Liverpool Township

— An officer assisted Lifeteam EMS with lifting a Broadview Circle resident who had fallen in his living room, then the next day assisted ASI EMS in lifting the same resident back into his bed after he fell trying to reach the bathroom. No serious injuries were reported after either incident.

— Responding to Southview Drive for a custody issue, an officer spoke with Katrina Triner, who said that, according to their custody agreement, her ex-husband is to get their son. The officer spoke to her ex-husband, John Triner, who said he had asked his wife, Bobbie Triner to pick up his son but his ex-wife would not allow it so he had requested an officer be present. The officer reported Katrina Triner had also requested her mother, her sister and another woman be present, all of whom were present when he arrived. The officer advised both parties that another person in their relationships who resides in their residences is allowed, with permission of those on the custody agreement, to get the child, and said Katrina Triner was advised her ex-husband can have his wife get the child. Officers had Mr. Triner get his child and both parents were advised that future custody problems would have to be solved in the court since it is a civil, not criminal, issue.

— Dennis Caldwell, Park Boulevard East, requested two males and a female be removed from his apartment. He told police he had allowed a former girlfriend to stay in his apartment while he was out of town and she had allowed to males to be there. He said a neighbor had advised him they were drinking and doing drugs while at his apartment, and he wanted them all removed. Caldwell was advised that, since he had given the woman permission to live there, officers were unable to make her leave, and he would have to follow proper eviction procedures. Officers said they would ask the males to leave but they could not dictate to the female who she allowed in the apartment since she has permission to live there. Caldwell called later to report all three had left.

— James VanDyke, Crestview Drive, reported he heard someone trying to open his door, and when he got up to check, saw his car door was open. He found nothing missing, and officers checked the area with no one found and no property damaged.

St. Clair Township

— Thomas D. Elkins, 43, Lakeview Circle, was stopped in traffic on St. Clair Avenue when Gionna Hammerle, 19, Y&O Road, Wellsville, tried slowing but began sliding due to road conditions. Hammerle’s vehicle was also bumped by a vehicle behind it, causing it to strike the rear of Elkins’ vehicle. Elkins’ vehicle had no damage, and Hammerle’s had minor damage. There was no report of who was driving the vehicle that bumped Hammerle’s vehicle. No injuries or citations were reported.

— While westbound on Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road, Izaih L. Jordan, 22, Midland, Pa. lost control of his vehicle on the snow-covered roadway, striking a guardrail. No injuries or charges were reported.


— Jordan Bell, 29, Pine Street, Leetonia, was arrested at his home at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday on an active warrant out of Columbiana County for failure to appear for a review hearing on a domestic violence charge.


— Police were called at 1:52 a.m. Tuesday to Tractor Supply, 2366 E. State St., where a man reported someone tried to cut the security wire protecting the products. No products were stolen, just the wires snipped. The man was contacted by the alarm company at 1:24 a.m. and said he arrived at 1:44 a.m. and did not see any cars around the store.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 12:57 a.m. Tuesday in the Walmart parking lot. Police spoke to the occupant of the vehicle, who said he did not have a driver’s license and was resting while he waited for his friend to pick him up. Police had him call his friend to pick him up.

— Police responded at 9:33 p.m. Monday to the 2300 block of Lexington Avenue for an elderly patient having a mental issue. Nursing home employees advised the female accidentally called Minerva Police while trying to contact her son. The female patient appeared to be ok and was given her night medication to help calm her down. Police had responded to a Liberty Street address at 9 p.m. to assist Minerva Police after Minerva reported an elderly female called and said she was scared and unsure where she was. The phone number she was contacting police from came back to a residence on Liberty, but the home was vacant.

— Two 16-year-old boys were charged with delinquency after police were called at 7:57 p.m. Monday to a home in the 300 block of West Wilson Street for two intoxicated male juveniles. The juvenile prosecutor on call was contacted due to concern of a further incident. Both juveniles were yelling profanities and being disrespectful to the parents. KLG ambulance was called to the scene due to the intoxication level of the boys. Both parents of the juveniles refused treatment for them. The first juvenile was released to his mother at the scene after being arrested. The second juvenile had been arrested and released to his mother and her boyfriend when they arrived at the scene, but after getting into the vehicle, the boy attempted to strike the mother’s boyfriend. He was taken to the hospital due to consuming alcohol, then was taken to the Tobin juvenile detention center.

— An unsecured fence was found by a property owner at 7:36 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of Jones Drive. Police searched the outside and entrance ways and no attempt of forced entry was found.

— Police responded at 6:05 p.m. Monday to Walmart where loss prevention personnel presented video footage of a male stealing $777 worth of vaccuum cleaners. He was identified and charges were being filed in court.

— A woman in the 200 block of East Fourth Street reported at 4:41 p.m. Monday that her purse along with her belongings inside it were stolen from her residence. She had already contacted her banks about the stolen cards.

— Officers responded to a report of drugs in plain view while an eviction notice was being served to a residence in Salem at 4:39 p.m. Monday. Officers were shown the items in plain view and the homeowner did not cooperate with them. Columbiana County Drug Task Force agents were called and served a search warrant on the residence. Charges are pending further investigation.

— Harassment was reported at 4:09 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of Vine Avenue. Officers spoke with all people involved and told them to cease contact with one another.

— A resident in the 100 block of East Seventh Street reported at 4:03 p.m. Monday that she heard what she thought were gunshots. Officers checked and found that a neighbor was tuning up his truck and it backfired twice, causing the noise.

— A woman reported at 2:59 p.m. Monday that items were stolen out of her work locker at Fresh Mark, 1735 S. Lincoln Ave., on Feb. 2. She said her locker was locked, but when she returned to the locker at the end of the work day, she could tell someone had been in her locker and through her purse. She said this has been an issue in the past, with lockers being broken into at the business.

— An ambulance was requested at 12:58 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of West Pershing Street. Police stood by as the person was voluntarily transported to the emergency room by ambulance.

— A suspicious vehicle/suspicious person was reported at 10:29 a.m. Monday in the 1200 block of East Sixth Street, but police were unable to find either.


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