County Sheriff

— Deputies were asked to check at a U.S. Route 30, Hanover Township, home at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday after there were concerns about Randy Faith being at the home the last couple days. Dennis Dexter said there were no problems and Faith was not at the home on Wednesday.


— Anthony Delmont, Harrison Street, called at 10:3 p.m. Monday because Nicole Hilton would not leave after being told to. Police arrived and spoke to Hilton, who agreed to leave.

— A caller who lives in the 300 block of East Washington Street reported leaving for work about 5 a.m. Wednesday when a noticed man wearing a black hooded-sweatshirt that was pulled up over his head walking up to his car. The man turned around after seeing the caller. Police searched the area but did not find the person.

— Police were asked to stand by while a patient at the county Counseling Center was transported to a local hospital at 2:45 p.m. March 15. The male patient has caused problems in the past, which worried the doctor.

— Murdo D. Urquhart, 41, Roseland Commons apartments, was arrested for shoplifting at the Dollar General on Tuesday. The following items were found on Urquhart: Sure brand deodorant, Colgate toothpaste, and a pack of double-edged stainless steel shaving blades. He did produce a receipt showing he paid for a bottle of Coca Cola he was drinking.

— Police were called to a domestic disturbance on East Washington Street at 8:34 p.m. Wednesday, where a man said his girlfriend had been drinking and was having one of her violent episodes. The man repeatedly declined to press charges because of her children.. The woman admitted striking the man, but she wanted him to leave, which he had already made plans to do.

— Laura Okel was standing in line at the Valley View with her wallet open in her hand at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday. Okel said she turned away and when she looked back two $20 bills were missing from her wallet. Okel then noticed the two men in line ahead of her spent each had a $20 bill the used to pay for their purchases.

East Palestine

— A woman, name and address not listed, reported at 1:04 p.m. Thursday unauthorized charges were made on her banking account. An investigation is pending.

— Cato Griffith Wolf, West Main Street, reported at 9:25 a.m. Thursday someone he knows damaged his vehicle. An investigation is pending.

— Police spoke with a high school employee at 1:13 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a threat a student had made. The matter remains under investigation.

— Paul Ray Champney, Brookdale Avenue, reported at 10:18 a.m. Wednesday he was receiving harassing text messages from someone he knows.

— Police responded to a North Market Street home at 3:26 p.m. Wednesday for a report that a boy was wanting to harm himself. Police spoke with the boy and found that he was angry and made threats but did not actually want to harm himself.

— Police responded to a West Taggart Street home at 4:01 p.m. Wednesday and a report of a disturbance. Police found that a woman at the home had a man bothering her and she wanted him to leave her alone.

— Police were called to an Alice Street home at 4:08 p.m. Wednesday for a report that a man intentionally caused harm to himself. EMS also responded.

East Liverpool

— Nellie E. Bissell, of West Sixth Street, was cited at 10:29 p.m. March 15 for failure to control and leaving the scene, after allegedly striking a car while turning left onto Gardendale Street from St. Clair Avenue.

— Dennis Curtis Pollock, of Youngstown, was cited at 11:23 a.m. March 4 for failure to maintain an assured clear distance in the area of U.S. Route 30 and state Route 7.

— Karl R. Crabtree, of St. Clairsville was cited at 5:01 a.m March 4 in the area of Golding and Drury with failure to control, after allegedly striking a wall when his vehicle went off the side of the road near t he Newell Bridge.

— Adam E. Johnson, Grant Street, was cited at 7:03 p.m. March 13 in the area of state Route 39 for failure to control, after his vehicle allegedly went off the side of the road and hit a concrete barrier.

— Jody Eccles, of Etruria Street, was cited at 9:11 p.m. March 17 in the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue after allegedly striking a utility pole.

— Ethan A. George, of Ohio Avenue, was cited at 9:09 p.m. March 17 in the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue for failure to maintain an assured clear distance, after allegedly rearending another vehicle.

— Roy B. Wells, of Toronto was cited at 4:55 p.m. March 2 for failure to maintain an assured clear distance, after allegedly rearending another vehicle near the state Route 11 ramp.

— Police are investigating two hit-and-run crashes that occurred after noon March 14: one at 12:10 p.m. near North and Oak streets and the other at 2:47 p.m. at Fifth and Walnut, where a vehicle was sideswiped.


— Elizabeth Lancaster was cited for reckless operation for striking two parked vehicles on Broadway at 5 a.m. March 7. Lancaster was found passed out behind the wheel and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

— Police were called to a domestic disturbance at Independence Square at 5 a.m. March 14, where they spoke with Kaiya Edge, who said is was nothing more than an argument. Police noticed a broken chair on the ground and the back screen door closing as they made their way through the apartment. Edge said the man she had been dating, Robert Martin, was hollering and threatening her before running out the screen door when police arrived.

— Sherri Adams, Broadway, reported March 15 someone used her identity to obtain a loan in her name.

— Lonnie Adkins was stopped by East Liverpool police in January for a traffic violation and realized he did not have his insurance information with him and was cited. Adkins said he makes quarterly payments for his insurance, and he went to Brush Insurance get a copy of his paperwork only to to find out the office was vacant and no longer in business.

— Donny Franklin reported his ex-wife, Rashel Delong, has a protection order against him. On March 1, Franklin stopped by Nick’s Pizza to grab a couple of slices, and when he came outside he saw Delong outside the VFW taking a video of him with her phone.

— Police responded to a loud noise complaint at Shoub Towers at 10 a.m. March 2, with Amy Muschweck and Jerry Highley saying they had been aruging. Highley agreed to leave for the rest of the day and asked for keys to the car they both own. Muschweck said she needed the keys to drive to the hospital because when Highley closed a bedroom door on her she fell on the bed, hurting her back. Muschweck then took the keys and left for the hospital, with police saying she appeared to be walking fine while carrying a large tote bag. Police received other information that she hurt her back the day before while lifting tote containers around for a yard sale.

— Zana Keefer, Main Street, called police on March 2 to report her boyfriend had her credit card, and she was in the process of canceling her card when officers arrived.

— Police were called to a village home on March 4 after a mother reported her 16-year-old autistic son chocked her because he did not want to take his medicine, but she did not want to press charges. The police found the boy curled up in a fetal position crying, but the officers were able to convince him to take his medicine. He also agreed to be transported to a local hospital to be examined.

— Bruce Smith, Lisbon Street, reported March 9 a package he ordered from Boost Mobile was missing after being delivered by Federal Express. Records indicated a woman he knows signed for the package, but Smith said she denied having the package when he called her.

— Regina Carlisle, 18th Street, reported March 12 her ex-boyfriend smashed the front windshield of her car with a plastic snow shovel during an argument. Charges were expected to be filed for criminal damaging.

— Police were called March 9 to remove someone from the Eagles, where they found a bloody Richard J. Fry, who said he had slipped and struck his head on the floor. Sean Ramsey told police he and his family arrived at the Eagles and he reached out to shake Fry’s hand but he attacked him instead. A fight ensued, with other patrons jumping in to break up the fight. An ambulance was called to transport Fry to a local hospital, and two minutes later police received a report that Fry had jumped out of the ambulance near McDonald’s. Police found Fry in the parking lot of the Paddle Wheel restaurant, and the ambulance was able to take him the rest of the way to the hospital. Police later viewed surveillance video, and determined Fry started the fight and was seen trying to attack other patrons and chasing Ramsey with a pool stick. The video also showed Fry cut his head after Ramsey wrestled him to the floor and tried to hold him down. Fry was charged with assault and disorderly conduct.

— Police made a traffic stop on Lisbon Street at 9:58 p.m. March 15 after the officer noticed the pickup truck did not have any license plate lights. The passenger identified herself as Catilyn Stofen, but after further searching police determined her true identity was Megan Stofen and there was an arrest warrant for her out of West Virginia. She was taken into custody and also charged with obstructing police business.

— Talisa Lewis, Independence Square, was charged with obstructing police business after they were called to her apartment on March 14 and she denied there was a man in her house. Lewis reportedly told police to search upstairs first, but instead they went to the kitchen where they found a man matching the description leaving through the back door and climbing a fence.


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