County Sheriff

— Breanne Shenelle Birch, Fairfield School Road, Fairfield Township, reported at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday she was traveling on Kelly Park Road near Fairfield School Road when a chocolate lab ran into the street and began jumping on her vehicle. A neighbor came outside and helped take the dog back to a Fairfield School Road address. The neighbor told Birch the dog, named Moe, is always getting out. The owner was not home.

— Joe Wojtkiewicz, Peace Valley Road, Middleton Township, reported at 10:06 a.m. Sunday the neighbor has an extension cord plugged into his mobile home and the cord runs to the neighbor’s house. Wojtkiewicz said he spoke to his landlord about the issue and he was not interested in pursuing charges.


— Sara Burton works at the Eagles Christian Pre-School and Childcare, and on Wednesday she left her phone in her truck to charge at 12:45 p.m. and it was gone when she came out at 4 p.m.

–Richard A. Powell, 30, East Liverpool Road, East Liverpool, was cited for marijuana possession and possessing drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on Race Road at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday. Powell was pulled over because the license plate came back to a Chevrolet but he was driving a Buick. When Powell exited the vehicle, police could smell marijuana, and he told the officer there was marijuana in the console. Rolling papers were also found in the console. As for the license plate, Powell said he recently bought the vehicle, and police determined he was still within the 45-day grace period to transfer plates.

East Palestine

— Police arrested Michelle Hall, 46, McClure Avenue, on a warrant through the county sheriff’s office at 11:33 p.m. Wednesday at her home.

— Police checked up on a report at 3:59 p.m. Wednesday that a man was acting suspiciously in the 600 block of East Taggart Street. Police spoke with the man and found he was working for a mapping company and was causing no problems.

— A school resource officer handled an incident with a student in the school who was having problems at 2:22 p.m. Wednesday.

— Police handled a report of a domestic disturbance in the lobby of the police station at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday. It was found that those involved lived in the apartments next to the station and were having a verbal argument. No violence occurred and no arrests were made. The man left before police could speak with him and he could not be located.

— Police were called to a West Clark Street home at 8:38 a.m. Tuesday for a report that a boy was refusing to go to school. Police escorted the boy to school and the matter is being referred to the juvenile court.

— Police responded to 48 McClure Ave. at 12:49 a.m. Tuesday for a report of dogs barking and numerous vehicles at the home. Police spoke with the resident and told him of the complaint.

— Kevin Dettmer, East Taggart Street, reported being scammed over the phone at 6:58 p.m. Monday.

— A caller reported anonymously at 9:28 p.m. Sunday they could hear loud noise and cursing coming from an apartment at the Christopher Courts. Police contacted the residents and was told by one of them that a woman was being loud earlier. The residents were told to keep the noise down.

— Police responded to a complaint at 10:37 p.m. Saturday of a vehicle blocking the alley way between East Martin and East North Streets. Police could not find the vehicle and spoke with the residents that had called and they said the vehicle was not there.


— An officer responded to the gas station in the 300 block of Columbia Street at 8:22 a.m. Wednesday in reference to an alarm activation in a storage. The property owner arrived and searched the building, finding nothing out of the ordinary.

— Eric C. Trenkelbach, 30, Elkton Road, Lisbon, was cited for driving under suspension after a patrolling officer on Chestnut Street near High Street observed a vehicle known to belong to Trenkelbach back up to the roadway with the doors open. The officer also knew that the resident of the home also had suspended driving privileges. The officer parked near by, at which time Trenkelbach reportedly noticed him and still pulled out onto the roadway, driving north a short distance, then quickly reversing back into the driveway. The officer spoke with both Trenkelbach and the resident and advised both that they were under license suspension.


— Police were called at 1:45 a.m. Thursday to the 900 block of Newgarden Avenue for a domestic dispute. A man said his girlfriend struck him in the head and bit him, with officers observing a severe bite mark on his right forearm and an open laceration on the right side of his head. The female had a red mark on her left arm and neck. Both were intoxicated and said the other started the issue and they were defending themselves. The prosecutor on call determined no arrest should be made without a case review. The male was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center for treatment. The incident is under investigation.

— Eric Vancobb, 19, of Youngstown, was cited for driving on a temporary permit and failure to yield after his vehicle pulled out from a driveway in the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue at Ventra and struck a westbound vehicle driven by Kelly Hough, 21, of Hampton Place, causing minor damage to the passenger side door at 10:42 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries were reported.

— Police checked on a business alarm at 9:31 p.m. Wednesday in the 2200 block of Pershing Street. The exterior was secure and everything appeared ok.

— Police responded at 8:21 p.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of West Pershing Street with fire department first responders and EMT for a possible drug overdose. Officers located the person face down on the landing of the apartment building. Medical personnel administered a dose of Narcan, the overdose reversal drug, and the male was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center where two additional doses of Narcan were administered.

— An irate female was reported inside the Speedway business, 175 W. State St., at 8:12 p.m. Wednesday. She left before officers arrived, but they responded to her residence and she was criminally trespassed from the business, meaning she can’t return.

— Police were called at 8 p.m. Wednesday to the 200 block of Vine Avenue for a woman having issues with her neighbors. She said she gave a neighbor $10.75 and was told by police that since she willingly gave the money away, it was a civil issue. She was given her options.

— Michelle Wilson, 51, of Arch Street, was cited for an expired driver’s license and given a verbal warning for expired registration after a traffic stop at 7:47 p.m. Wednesday on East Third Street near Roosevelt. The vehicle was left parked in a business parking lot to be picked up by a valid driver. Wilson was given a ride back to her residence.

— Krista Romano, 40, of Rubicon Street, East Liverpool, was cited for failure to yield after pulling from a parking lot in the 800 block of East Pershing Street and striking a westbound vehicle driven by John Shivers, 68, of Fair Avenue, at 5:01 p.m. Wednesday.

— An open door was reported at 4:34 p.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of East Ninth Street. Officers checked the interior, found no one present and secured the door. The homeowner was contacted.

— A reckless vehicle described as a red Dodge in the area of West State Street and the city limits at 3:41 p.m. Wednesday was not found.

— Children were reported playing in the road in the 400 block of East Third Street at 3:36 p.m. Wednesday, but none were found.

— A caller at 1:29 p.m. Wednesday reported the windshield and mirror broken on a vehicle in the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue.

— A social security card found by someone was mailed to the police department and placed in a drawer at 12:28 p.m. Wednesday until it can be retrieved by the owner.

— A woman on Highland Avenue reported at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday that two of her credit/debit accounts were compromised by an unknown person by unknown means. She was told to follow up with the financial institutions and creditors. Losses were expected to exceed $2,000. The case is under investigation.

— Connie Strader, 43, of McCracken Road, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday on North Lincoln near East Sixth Street. K-9 Simon alerted to the presence of a narcotic odor and contraband was removed from the vehicle. Additional charges are pending an investigation. The vehicle was towed and the owner of the vehicle was given a warning for wrongful entrustment.

— Police were called at 7:14 p.m. Monday to the 2900 block of East State Street for an intoxicated female, determining it was unsafe for her to drive after a few tests. She advised she had a few drinks and it was determined the alcohol interacted with her medication. She was able to get a ride home.

Perry Township

— Police were dispatched at 4:12 a.m. Thursday to Blossom Nursing home for a worker saying they could hear a female yelling from the woods behind the business. The caller said the yelling stopped as police were arriving. Officers checked the area around the business and surrounding streets and were unable to hear any yelling.

— Police were sent at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday to the 1400 block of Jennings Avenue for an animal complaint. A woman said the homeowner had two big dogs that look like they are killers and they scare her. She was unsure if the dogs were on their property. Police attempted contact with the homeowner but no one was there.

— Desmond Asberry, 28, of Youngstown, was cited for driving under suspension and possession of marijuana paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 12:47 a.m. Wednesday on South Lincoln Avenue at Snyder Road. During a consented search of the vehicle, a vape pen used to smoke marijuana was found in the center console, with the driver allegedly admitting to using the pen to smoke marijuana two days before the stop. A valid driver responded to retrieve the vehicle.

— A caller at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday reported a woman driving under suspension in the area of Prospect Street in a newer white Jeep with stickers on the back. The vehicle was not found.

— A welfare check was requested at 3:48 p.m. Tuesday in the 11200 block of Perry Street, where police spoke to a man who said he was ok and bumped his life alert button.

— An officer received a call at 11:19 a.m. Tuesday from Leetonia Police requesting a welfare check on a juvenile that had not shown up for school in months. An officer checked the residence in question on Cunningham Road and found no one home.

— Police checked on an elderly man who failed to show up for a medical appointment after Salem Hospice requested the check at 11:39 a.m. Monday. Police spoke with the male and his relative and advised him to contact Salem Hospice.

Fire Calls


— Firefighters checked on a gas odor at the Shale Tavern at 10:20 a.m. Thursday.

West Point

— The fire department sent first responders to a home on Steubenville Pike at 6:19 a.m. Thursday in an 79-year-old woman fell at home and could not get up.


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