County Sheriff

— A Churchill Road, Elkrun Township, man reported at 2:58 p.m. Monday he had not received his mail for the past three weeks. He believed he knows who may be taking it. The Lisbon post office verified the mail has been delivered. He changed his address so his mail will be received.

— A state Route 14, Unity Township, man reported at 9:37 a.m. Monday someone got his bank account numbers, made up checks and tried to use them to spend thousands of dollars. The man said he spoke to Home Savings, which told him to check his account every morning before 10 a.m. and if there are any checks that he did not write, they will reverse it. The bank also suggested he should change his account number.

— Douglas R. Haidet, Sandy Springs Road, West Township, reported at 3:21 a.m. Saturday a vehicle drove through his front yard leaving deep ruts.

— Catherine M. Bias, Walnut Street, Rogers, reported at 1:44 a.m. Monday her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend had been arguing all night and when she told them she was calling the sheriff, they left. Deputies told Bias if her daughter or the boyfriend return and start causing problems she should call back and one or both of them can be taken to jail.

Highway Patrol

— Bridget D. McElroy, 39, of Lisbon, was cited for assured cleared distance after she struck the vehicle in front of her driven by Amanda R. Shockling, 29, of Leetonia, which was stopped on state Route 45 in Perry Township at 5:11 p.m. Friday. The impact pushed Shockling’s vehicle into the vehicle stopped in front of her driven by Emile W. Lloyd, 48, of Beloit.

— Kirk A. Leek, 42, of Holly Hill, Fla., was cited for failure to control after striking a utility pole while driving on U.S. Route 62 in Goshen Township at 4:05 p.m. Saturday. The pickup truck he was driving belongs to Jeremy Minor of Rogers.

— David L. Gillespie, 36, of Lisbon, was cited for failure to control after he struck and embankment and rolled his vehicle on its roof while driving on U.S. Route 30 in Madison Township at 11:30 a.m. March 10.


— A traffic stop for a turn signal violation and faulty exhaust resulted in Adam A. Cochran, 30, being cited for driving under suspension and open container. The traffic stop occurred on West Washington Street at 9:52 p.m. Sunday, with police determining Cochran had a suspended license out of Louisiana. Cochran declined to let police search his vehicle, and arrangements were made to have the vehicle towed, which allowed police to take an inventory of the vehicle’s contents. Once inside police smelled alcohol, and Cochran admitted there was an open can of Bud Light beer in a grocery bag wrapped around the gear shift.

— James Evans, East Chestnut Street, reported Monday the rear window of his van was broken out while the vehicle was parked outside his home.

— A caller reported a syringe and baggie were found on the ground in the 100 block of Pritchard Avenue at 10:44 a.m. Monday. The items were examined by police and discarded.

— Mary Bowser, South Lincoln Avenue, reported Monday the rear window of her van was shattered with a BB gun while parked at her home.

East Liverpool

— Holly Russell, Michigan Street, reported being harassed by a neighbor at 10:31 p.m. Saturday. Russell and Dennis Russell said neighbor Josh Reed came onto their property acting combative and trying to start a fight with Mr. Russell over a parking dispute. Reed, who was intoxicated, denied being combative, and the parties were told to stay inside and away from each other for the rest of the night.

— A routine traffic stop for a loud exhaust ended up in assault charges being filed against Lonnie D. Cunningham, 26. The traffic stop occurred on Dresden Avenue at 8:06 p.m. Saturday, with driver Laura Beaver saying she had a valid license but did not have it on her. The front seat passenger was identified as Zach Greathouse, and Cunningham was sitting in the back. While talking with police, Cunningham exited the vehicle and began to walk away and yelling at police they had no jurisdiction. Police grabbed and handcuffed Cunningham to keep him from leaving the scene but then he threw himself onto the roadway and began throwing himself around and refused to get up. After police managed to get Cunningham to his feet, he refused to calm down and continued to flail about and yell. At one point, Cunningham threw his head toward an officer while yelling, with saliva flying out of his mouth toward the officer. Cunningham, was charged with obstructing police business, disorderly conduct and two counts of assault. Meanwhile, Beaver was cited for driving with a suspended license, and Greathouse admitted to smoking marijuana after it could be smelled in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle did not turn up any contraband.

— Police were called to a fight in the VFW parking lot at 9:10 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses said a man pulled into the parking lot and acted combative, but no assault occurred and he left about five minutes before police arrived. Police searched for the vehicle but did not find it.

St. Clair Township

— Jonathon L.A. Parrish was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on state Route 170 at Domino’s Pizza in Calcutta at 1:10 p.m. Monday.

— Robert Cathell was cited for driving without a license following a traffic stop near the intersection of state Route 170 and Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road at 9:11 p.m. Monday.

— Jeffrey A. Kreider of East Liverpool was driving on St. Clair Avenue at 2:13 p.m. March 13 when he struck another vehicle that came out of a private driveway, knocking the vehicle into a yard. The driver of the other vehicle, Deborah S. McKinnon of East Liverpool, said her foot became stuck on the gas pedal and caused her to shoot out onto St. Clair Avenue.


— On Monday Christina Coil, 40, West Main Street, was stopped for allegedly driving under the influence. She was taken to the highway patrol in Lisbon for testing and charged with OVI. Witnesses later told police they saw Coil passed out at the wheel earlier in the day at a local gas station.

— A suspicious person was reported walking on state Route 164 at 12:46 a.m. Sunday. It was found to be Daniel Riggs, 41, who was walking with a foam disposable cup containing tea with alcohol. He was cited with an unlisted charge and taken to his home for his own safety.

— Police stopped a vehicle on state Route 644 on Saturday for a brake light not functioning. The driver, Benjamin M. Cronin, 39, Jefferson Street, was cited with driving under suspension and malfunctioning brake light.

— Following up on a noise complaint at a Mill Street home on Monday, police spoke to Cody Jones who said his neighbor upstairs, Scott Wallen had been noisy all day. Wallen claimed he had not been making any noise. Police asked him to try to keep it down.

— Police provided chest compressions until first responders arrived at a Jefferson Street address on Sunday where there was an unresponsive female. First responders continued CPR until North Star EMS arrived and transported the woman to a local hospital.

— An elderly man was reported experiencing extreme head pain at a Lincoln Street address on Sunday. Police and first responders helped until Lifeteam EMS came and transported him to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— Robert Jason Bobby reported on Friday someone stole a hot water tank from the back yard of a home on West Main Street sometime between March 12 and then.

— Misty Bidwell told police on March 10 a person she has a protection order against was at her parents’ home on Church Street and refused to leave. Police checked records, but did not find the civil protection order to be in place.


— Louis Joseph Scott, 29, of West Ninth Street, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop on South Lundy Avenue at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday. The vehicle was left in a parking lot and retrieved by a valid driver.

— An officer on patrol at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday saw a vehicle parked at a closed business in the 800 block of East State Street and checked up on it. The owner of the vehicle works there and was just on the phone before leaving.

— A woman in the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue told officers at 9:55 p.m. Monday that someone stole some of her things, but she was not able to provide officers the items taken. She was told the report would be on file.

— Police responded, along with fire department first responders and KLG, to the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue for a medical. The person was taken by ambulance to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 8:53 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of Jennings Avenue where a caller could hear a car horn beeping but said it was not in a steady pattern like a car alarm. Officers responded and met the caller who located an elderly man who had fallen outside his truck. He was honking the horn in an attempt to get help. He was helped inside and did not need medical attention.

— A man on Shady Lane reported at 7:22 p.m. Monday that Western Union wire transferred two transactions of $800 each and one for $600. The money had been sent to Charlotte, N.C. He already spoke to Western Union and advised he had not authorized any transaction. He was unsure where or what account the money came from and was told to contact his financial institutions to check on his accounts.

— Bret Ahearn, 22, of West Eighth Street, was cited for possession of marijuana and open container, both minor misdemeanors, after a traffic stop on Superior Avenue near Eighth Street at 6:22 p.m. Monday. K-9 Argo positively indicated to the presence of a narcotics odor and a probable cause search of the vehicle yielded sandwich bags containing marijuana and an open container. Ahearn was also given a written warning for a turn signal violation.

— Police responded to the 500 block of Hawley at 5:56 p.m. Monday for a public assist. A female told dispatch that an elderly man with dementia had left their residence and was walking around town. While police were out looking, the female called back to advise the man returned home on his own. Officers stopped by the residence to make sure everything was ok, then left.

— A man in the 300 block of West Fourth Street reported at 5:51 p.m. Monday that a known female wouldn’t stop calling him after he told her he doesn’t want to talk to her anymore. Officers will contact her.

— Police were dispatched to the 500 block of South Ellsworth Avenue for an elderly male who seemed confused at 3:35 p.m. Monday. He was found at Wilson and South Ellsworth and said he paid his water bill and couldn’t remember where he parked his truck. Officers were able to locate his truck but due to him being confused, he was advised he would need to find a ride home. He said he didn’t need any medical treatment. He was picked up by a family friend and his vehicle was moved to the police parking lot to be picked up later.

— Police conducted a well-being check at 3:05 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of Sharp Avenue. Both residents said all was fine.

— Michael Newell, 34, of 290 S. Union Ave., was taken into custody on a warrant for aggravated possession of drugs after a traffic stop for an equipment violation at 2:37 p.m. Monday on South Ellsworth at Snyder Road. The passenger, Newell, was recognized as a male with a felony warrant. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotics odor and a search yielded contraband on the male which will be sent for testing, with charges pending the results. The driver was given a verbal warning for the traffic offense.

— Police responded at 12:39 p.m. Monday to the 100 block of West Eighth Street for a well-being check, learning the male was at work. Police found that he was ok.

— An officer saw fresh graffiti under the West State bridge on the west end at 11:58 a.m. Monday. A city worker confirmed the graffiti was not there on Friday.

— A neighbor dispute was reported at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of West State where an item was found on the caller’s property, along with damage caused to the property. An officer spoke to an employee at the local business who advised the issue would be corrected.

— A woman spoke with an officer at 11:03 a.m. Monday about a possible theft. She was told her options.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 9:06 a.m. Monday in the 1300 block of Carole Drive and the caller said a male in jeans and a brown coat was going to several different houses and looking in cars. The vehicle was described as a red/brown hatchback, but was not found.

— An officer at 8:49 a.m. Monday spoke with a woman and her son regarding another officer conducting a traffic stop on her son this past weekend. Her son reportedly drives a vehicle similar to a vehicle involved in a shoplifting incident being investigated. The son said he affirmed that he was not in Salem the night of the incident and that he could provide documentation that he was in another city based on financial transactions he made in that city. The officer said he would document the information.

Perry Township

— An unruly juvenile male was reported at 4:37 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of Prospect Street where a woman said her 14-year-old son was damaging her new apartment by punching the walls. She said he won’t listen and she can’t control him. An officer attempted to speak to the boy but he just kept being disrespectful to his mother and his grandmother and did not seem to care what his mother had to say to him. She was told to follow up at the juvenile prosecutor’s office if she wanted to file unruly charges against her son.

— Police responded to the Salem Police Department for a report of a domestic in the township on Apple Street. A woman said her boyfriend assaulted her by hitting her in the face and holding her down by her throat. They live together and have two children in common. She had visible marks. Officers found the male, Daniel Roberts, 32, of 269 Apple St., at his residence and took him into custody for domestic violence., He was transported to the Columbiana County jail.


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