County Sheriff

— A church on state Route 7, New Waterford, reported a problem at 3:49 p.m. Friday. Deputies arrived to find a homeless person, who they transported to a local business for the night.

— Deputies smelled the odor of marijuana coming from a car at a gas station on state Route 154, Lisbon, at 9:41 a.m. Saturday. The driver, Jamie Johnson, was cited with drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

— Robert T. Kaiser, state Route 45, Salem Township, reported at 11:25 a.m. Saturday the left front tire of his 1980 Buick Century was flattened and his wife’s 2003 Ford Taurus appeared someone entered it, possibly someone with a key.

— Residents of a Salem-Alliance Road, Salem, home in the Deer Run Mobile Park reported at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday someone was attempting to break in. Bryan T. Archer, 23, was cited with criminal trespassing and obstructing official business when he refused to provide his full name and date of birth.

— An accident between Debra A. Arndt of Alliance and Louise E. Buck of Alliance on private property at the West Branch Athletic Boosters Clubs, U.S. Route 62, Knox Township, was reported at 7:02 p.m. Thursday.

— The Jackson Township Police Department in Stark County asked deputies to check at 7:16 p.m. Thursday on Lisa Kager, who lives with her boyfriend, Michael W. Plauka, Main Street, Homeworth. Deputies found no one at the home at that time.


— During a traffic stop in the Village Plaza at 10:27 p.m. Saturday, Regina M. Sletvold, 20, Youngstown, and Karley R. Learn, 20, Austintown, were both cited with possession of marijuana.

— Police checked on a Springfield Road resident at 2:01 p.m., who needed care for mental health problems.

East Liverpool

— Police stopped a vehicle on North Street at 9:11 p.m. Thursday, finding the vehicle belonging to Erin Merriman allegedly had illegal plates. The driver, Dustin Randolph had a valid license and no warrants, but could not provide any registration or a signed title for the vehicle. The vehicle was towed and Merriman, who was not there, was notified how to get her vehicle out of impound.

— At 10:29 p.m. Thursday a woman was reported running up West Eighth Street toward Shadyside without clothing and she was throwing things into the roadway. Police found the woman, wearing only a bra and pair of jeans she had obviously urinated in. When asked why she did not have her shirt on she claimed she was hot, even though the temperatures were in the 20s. She put her shirt back on, then claimed to be queen of the seven worlds. She asked to speak to people standing up the road by the wall, but there was no one there. She also was attempting to call people by pressing on her collarbone and calling out numbers. She was transported to the East Liverpool City Hospital by ambulance.

— A West Sixth Street woman reported at 3:52 p.m. Thursday her ex-husband has been harassing her and sending her threatening text messages. She was concerned he was going to come to the house and harm her.

— Someone reported a vehicle at 9:56 p.m. Thursday, which had followed a woman and her child to the store and has been circling the area parking on Broadway in front of Bill Tice and Son Service. Police found the vehicle parked and unoccupied.

— Tracy Bell, West Sixth Street, reported at 8:31 p.m. Friday Melissa Moore has been sending him harassing text messages and she has an active protection order against him.

— A runaway child in the Wilbert Avenue area was reported at 3:20 p.m. Friday.

— A fight was reported at 10:10 p.m. Friday at a Wilbert Avenue address between Charles Wilke and Miroda Dorbitz. They gave conflicting stories about who started the fight and both had minor physical marks. Dorbitz claimed they were not in a relationship, did not have children together and Wilke did not live there. She said she was not interested in pressing charges and just wanted Wilke to leave. He was transported to a Bank Street address.

— Shyanne Springer, 19, went to the police station to turn herself in at 8:45 p.m. Friday. She was served a summons requiring her to be in court on Tuesday.

— Police saw a man exit a mini van and walk into a known drug house on North Street at 7:59 p.m. Friday. Moments later he returned to the mini van, which pulled away from the parking space without using a turn signal. Police stopped the vehicle and asked to speak with the rear passenger, Jarrod Click, who was the one seen coming out of the house. Inside his waistband, police found a pill bottle with pills inside and a missing label. K-9 Nero sniffed the vehicle, alerting to the driver’s side of the vehicle. A cellophane wrapper with white pills were found near where Click had been reaching. The pills are being sent to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation for testing. A citation was issued to the driver, Dawn Aker.

— Police stopped a yellow Dodge traveling eastbound on state Route 39 at 9:14 p.m. Friday due to not having a working license plate light. Both the driver, Laura Rudrick and her passenger, Joseph Koffel, were found not to have any warrants. However, while speaking to Koffel, police smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the back seat. Koffel, 24, claimed he had just smoked what he had. Police warned him the K-9 was there and would find it if he had any more, which led him to pull out a small clear bag of marijuana. He was cited with possession of marijuana.

— A bucket truck and a Jeep were reported possibly blocking part of Jackman Street at 5:42 p.m. Friday. Police spoke to the owner of the vehicles, who said he would move them further off the road.

— While on Virginia Street at 8:13 p.m. Saturday police saw a vehicle parked facing the wrong way in the street and running. It also did not have a working license plate light. The vehicle left, turning on Elmwood Street, where police stopped it. The driver, Angela Nalley said she planned to get the plate light and headlight fixed when her tax return arrived. K-9 Nero alerted to the vehicle and police found a bottle of pills labeled to another person and a small metal case with two loose pills inside the glove compartment. The passenger, Lawrence C. Nardini, 52, was taken into custody on an active warrant. Nalley was cited with failure to reinstate her license and the vehicle was towed.


— An officer on patrol at 3:02 a.m. Saturday at North Lincoln and East Sixth Street saw a person of interest wanted for questioning by Salem Police detectives and made contact. Information will be forwarded to detectives.

— A 911 hang up call was reported at 2:56 a.m. Saturday at Walmart on East State Street, but the call was lost while police were en route. Officers checked with store staff and they did not know of any issue within the store.

— An officer at 2:22 a.m. Saturday saw four people acting suspiciously in the Circle K East parking lot, 1125 E. State St., observing the driver and passenger switch seats while sitting in the parking lot and two people exited the vehicle and began to walk away. The officer made contact with the two people who said they got out of the car because the original driver did not have a license.

— A 911 hang up call was reported at 2:04 a.m. Saturday in the 500 block of Aetna Street. The resident said everything was fine and it must have been accidental.

— An officer on patrol at 12:29 a.m. Saturday saw a juvenile walking in the 200 block of East Fifth Street, stopped and advised her she had 25 minutes until curfew. She said she would be home by curfew.

— Police were called at 12:08 a.m. Saturday for a possible overdose in the 900 block of Franklin Street. The caller said there was a female at the residence abusing her medication. Upon arrival, police found the female in question highly intoxicated. She said she took four Xanax within the past hour. Due to her intoxication level, she was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by KLG for medical attention.

— A woman from the 600 block of Ohio Avenue reported at 11:23 p.m. Friday that she was driving in the 400 block of South Lundy Avenue when three juveniles tossed a large brick in the road. She swerved to miss the brick but hit something else. When she arrived home, she checked her vehicle and found a bungee cord stuck in the rear driver’s side tire. Officers checked Lundy Avenue but did not find the juveniles. The brick was found near the intersection of Columbia Street and South Lundy Avenue and removed from the road.

— Police responded with fire department first responders and EMT at 9:29 p.m. Friday to the 500 block of East Third Street for a juvenile with a medical problem. The juvenile said she wasn’t having any medical issues and refused any treatment.

— A dog was reported at large at 9:23 p.m. Friday in the area of South Lincoln Avenue and Aetna Street. Police located the dog but could not catch it and lost sight of the dog when it ran through a back yard.

— Loud music was reported in the 400 block of Continental Drive at 7:23 p.m. Friday, but the person said he would turn it down.

— Two dogs were seen in the middle of the road on East State Street near Broadway Avenue at 7:12 p.m. Friday, but police were not able to get them.

— A woman came to the station at 6:59 p.m. Friday and said she was lost, looking for directions to her cousin’s residence. An officer spoke to her cousin on the phone and arranged to have a valid driver pick the woman up from the police station.

— Police were called at 6:07 p.m. Friday for a railroad gate malfunctioning at South Ellsworth Avenue. The gate was up and the lights were blinking at random. Norfolk Southern was contacted and made aware of the issue.

— Police were called at 3:55 a.m. Sunday to an assault in the 500 block of South Broadway. The victim said while walking out the door of the establishment, he was struck in the face. He had visible injuries to the lip and face but refused medical treatment at the scene. He said he would get a ride to the hospital from his mother, who responded. An investigation is pending.

— Officers responded to a call at 3:12 a.m. Sunday for drug paraphernalia at Circle K East, 1125 E. State St., where an anonymous caller said she was given a syringe by a known person to dispose of it. The syringe was collected by police and brought to the station for proper disposal.

— An intoxicated male came to the police station at 1:49 a.m. Sunday and said he wasn’t from the area and was trying to get directions to walk to a bar. He was advised he was not permitted to be walking while intoxicated and would need to get a sober driver. He called for a ride and waited at the station.

— Police responded, along with fire department first responders and KLG, to a drug overdose reported at 1:10 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of West Ninth Street. A police officer administered Narcan, the overdose reversal drug, to the male. Fire department first responders arrived and took over patient care and had to administer another round of Narcan. The male was transported to SRMC.

— Police responded to the 1300 block of East State Street for an overdose reported at 12:18 a.m. Sunday and found the caller administering CPR on a female. She also said she administered Narcan, the overdose reversal drug, to the female before police arrived. The female became responsive upon the arrival of fire department first responders and KLG. She refused treatment at the scene.

— A case of criminal damaging was reported at 10:40 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of East Fifth Street where a woman from Lisbon said sometime after 9 p.m., an unknown person shot a projectile at the driver side window of her vehicle, shattering it. A small round silver projectile was located a short distance away laying on the ground.

— A juvenile issue was reported at 9:38 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of West State Street where a caller said several juveniles were walking in the road and he had to swerve to miss hitting them. They weren’t found.

— A driver was given a warning for a traffic violation after a traffic stop at 8:26 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of East Fourth Street. K-9 Simon was deployed for an open air sniff and did indicate to the presence of a narcotic odor. During a probable cause search, a suboxone pill was found in the center console, but a passenger of the vehicle had a valid prescription for the pill.

— Officers checked on the well-being of a person in the 500 block of East Pershing Street at 7:17 p.m. Saturday. Due to the weather, officers attempted to assist the person with a room for the night but the person declined.

— An officer responded at 7:01 p.m. Saturday to the 800 block of Newgarden Avenue to check the well-being of a person at the request of a caller who was worried due to some statements made. The person did admit to making the statements and was voluntarily transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by KLG.

— Police checked a vehicle and several businesses in the 1400 block of Allen Road after observing a vehicle parked in the area at 6:53 p.m. Saturday. No one was located.

— A driver received a written warning for a turn signal violation after a traffic stop at 5:43 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of West Pershing Street. K-9 Simon was deployed for an open air sniff of a vehicle but did not alert to the presence of a narcotic odor. The male consented to a search of the vehicle. No contraband was located, however, the officer did locate a wallet that did not belong to the driver. The officer took the wallet and it didn’t appear to be missing any items. The owner will be contacted.

— A 911 hang up call was reported in the 700 block of Arch Street. Police checked several houses, but no one needed assistance.

— Police checked the area of Hawley and Cleveland Street for a 911 hangup call. No one was located.

— A man from the 400 block of West Pershing Street reported at 3:08 p.m. Saturday that he was unsure if he lost an item or it was stolen. He was told to contact his bank and have any cards inside the lost item canceled.

— A man on West Fifth Street talked to officers at 1:54 p.m. Saturday about a situation concerning a person who resided with him. He was told his options.

— A woman from the 600 block of Franklin Avenue reported at 1:19 p.m. Saturday that someone broke both side mirrors on her son’s vehicle.

— Police were called at 10:11 a.m. Saturday to the 1400 block of Eastview for a civil matter. Both parties were told it’s not a police matter and they may have to settle it in civil court. One was told to leave the property since the person didn’t live there.

— A dispute was reported at 8:28 a.m. Saturday on West Pershing Street and South Howard Avenue. Police spoke to both parties, who left in opposite directions.

— Officers at 7:21 a.m. Saturday removed a television from the road in the 400 block of East Fifth Street. It appeared it fell off of a moving vehicle due to scrapes on the road and damage to the television. A note was left for the street department to remove it from the area.

— A noise complaint was reported at 4:53 a.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Rose where a woman said she could hear her neighbor’s alarm clock going off. An officer responded but was unable to hear anything.


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