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–Deputies were called to a domestic dispute at a home on Signal Road, Fairfield Township, at 8 p.m. Thursday. No threats or assaults occurred, and the wife said she only wanted to leave, which she did without incident.

— A resident of state Route 7, Fairfield Township, reported at 8:18 a.m. Wednesday pulling into her driveway but it was blocked by workers from the Townsend tree company. A worker told her they would be done soon, and she noticed his eyes were bloodshot, leading to her believe he could be impaired. The workers were gone by the time a deputy arrived, and the woman notified the company.


— Scott V. Bryarley, 60, of East Liverpool, failed to yield the right of way when he struck a vehicle operated by Scott E. Watkins, 59, of Wellsville, at the intersection of Washington and Beaver streets at 6:56 a.m. Friday. Bryarley was driving a garbage truck and Watkins a Saturn.

–An official at the Family Recovery Center called at 1:52 p.m. Thursday because they wanted a man removed but he left before their arrival. The official said the man, Daniel Taylor, keeps showing up at the office after being told he need an appointment, and on Wednesday he stayed until quitting time. Taylor showed up without an appointment on Thursday and became belligerent after being told he could not be seen and suggested maybe he should just burn the place down. Police attempted to contact Taylor, who lives in town, to advise him is not welcome at the FRC and the next time he would be charged with trespassing.

–Police were called to a domestic dispute on East Lincoln Way at 3:12 a.m. Friday, with Tamora Shedd saying she and Roy Shedd had been arguing but then they began slapping each other while driving to her sister’s home. Sheriff’s deputies and three Ohio Highway Patrol troopers showed up to assist. Tamora said she did not want to go home with Roy, nor did she want to file charges after Roy forced her out of recliner to get her to leave with him. The parties were advised to stay away from each other.


–Police received several calls about people fighting on Jefferson Street Thursday night, but those involved were gone by the time an officer arrived. Police did contact the parties and learned there was no fight but they had been arguing over a $20 loan.

–Police were called to the apartment complex on McGavern Road about 9 p.m. Tuesday in regard to loud music coming from a parked car.

–Police were called to the area of 309 Walnut Ridge Road at 5:11 p.m. Tuesday in regard to someone discharging firearms in village limits.


— Derrick Dixon, 41, of 1360 E. Pershing St., was charged with resisting arrest and obstruction of official business and taken into custody on a warrant for violation of a protection order after police were called to the 1300 block of East Pershing Street for a domestic in progress at 3:07 a.m. Friday. A male, later identified as Dixon, was detained exiting the residence where a female had several scratch marks on her and several others inside said the male made threats. The male started to resist and became combative. He was taken into custody and then the police found several warrants for his arrest. He was taken to the Columbiana County jail.

— Police assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol with a traffic stop at 1:40 a.m. Friday in the 100 block of West State Street. K-9 Simon conducted an open air sniff of the vehicle, but did not indicate on anything.

— An officer on patrol at 1:36 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of East State Street was flagged down by a male who said he found a baggie filled with a white powder substance. The baggie was taken to the police station and placed in evidence.

— Police were flagged down at 11:50 p.m. Thursday by a female at East State Street and Southeast Boulevard who said she’s an Uber driver and took a male to a location in town, but she believed he was a juvenile and it’s against policy. She wanted police to check the residence and the male. Police made contact on Oak Street and found the male was an adult.

— Two people were placed under arrest after police stopped a vehicle for a moving violation at 8:44 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of West State Street. After approaching the vehicle, an officer saw a wanted person in the back seat. During the removal of people from the vehicle, the wanted person attempted to discard evidence and all occupants were detained. K-9 Simon indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor and a search revealed a large amount of drug paraphernalia, hypodermic needles and suspected narcotics. Both the wanted person and another passenger were arrested and taken to the Columbiana County jail. Erin Taggart, 24, whose last known address was 1189 W. Perry St., was taken into custody for three warrants and also charged with tampering with evidence, drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia. Samuel Nemeth, 32, of 745 1/2 E. Fifth St., was charged with two counts of drug paraphernalia.

— An officer responded at 4:50 p.m. Thursday to the 1200 block of East State Street for drug paraphernalia after a caller said there was a needle laying on the ground in the parking lot. The officer collected the item for proper disposal.

— Timothy Parks, 47, of Carriage Hill Road, was cited for reasonable control after police were called at 1:26 p.m. Thursday for a one-vehicle accident in the 2300 block of Southeast Boulevard. Parks was northbound when his vehicle traveled off of the right side of the road over the curb and struck a U.S. Postal Service mailbox, then came back onto the road, He drove to the police department to report the accident. The report said the driver was distracted by his cell phone. Officers went to the scene and remained until a post office representative arrived and took possession of the mail from the box.

— A suspicious male was reported at 12:58 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of West State Street, but left westbound on West State Street in a white Chevy truck. The vehicle was not located. The employee who called from the business was told to call back if the person returns.

— Jonathan Butts, 41, of West Pershing Street, was taken into custody in the 100 block of West Pershing Street at 9:25 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for failure to appear on a drug paraphernalia charge. He was turned over to a Columbiana County sheriff’s deputy and taken to jail.


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