County Sheriff

— Jacob Wright, Grey, Tenn., reported at 10:34 a.m. Friday in 2013 he lived on state Route 558 in Fairfield Township and owned a 1995 Dodge Dakota pickup truck. He sold the truck and removed the registration plates from the vehicle. The plates were lost when he was moving to Tennessee. For the past five winters he has been receiving bills from the Florida Turnpike for unpaid tolls for a red Cadillac CTS with his registration on it. He calls Florida every year and they have forgiven the tolls, but he wants it to stop entirely.

— The county jail gave deputies a counterfeit $100 bill on Wednesday, which was found on the person of Michael Hover, when he was booked into the jail. The bill had Chinese writing on the back side of it and was kept as evidence. The prosecutor’s office was notified to consider possible charges.

— Someone was reported in a vehicle at a driveway on Canal Street in Hanoverton at 9:59 a.m. Sunday. Deputies found the driver’s side front window broken out of a 2014 Chevy four-door. A small circular dent was located in the rear quarter panel and appeared to have been made by a BB or pellet gun. Checking in the area, no one reported they saw anything. This is the second window broken out in two days.

— Possibly neglected animals were reported on Glasgow Road in Madison Township at 12:09 p.m. Sunday. The animals’ owners were out of town and someone was asked to go to the property and care for the animals. There were signs someone had been at the home, but the health, nutrition and condition of the animals remained in question.

— The East Palestine Elementary School principal asked deputies to check with a woman on Taylor Road, Middleton Township, who has three children enrolled in the school, but the children have been absent since March 15 and as of Friday, no one had heard from the mother. Deputies spoke to the mother and her fiance, who told them the children have been under a doctor’s care for a rash and are not to be sent to school until the rash clears up. She agreed to call the school on Friday and keep them informed.

— Sara Eason, Grant Street, Center Township, reported at 2:22 p.m. Sunday her neighbor was inside her home and had locked it so Eason could not get inside. Deputies unlocked the door and found no one inside. Eason had attempted to kick in her front door and was told it was unlocked.

— Deputies found the back door to the garage opened when they responded to an alarm sounding at a Carey Road, Butler Township, home at 2:12 p.m. Friday. Deputies believe it may not have been shut all the way and the wind had forced it open.


— Samantha Miller, East Chestnut Street, called for police at 3 a.m. Saturday. She said Brigham Young returned home after having been drinking and began making accusations but everything was OK. Both parties said nothing more happened, and there was no evidence to the contrary, so police left.

–A Moore Street resident called at 9:38 p.m. Friday to report her daughter was supposed to be returned by her father by 8 p.m., but he had yet to do so. The father, who lives outside of town on U.S. Route 30, told the mother he did not care about the court order.

–A window was found broken out of a Headstart bus on Monday while the vehicle was parked at the CARTS lot on Jackston Street.

Highway Patrol

— Paul J. Brown, 43, Minerva, was eastbound on Sandy Creek Road in West Township at 8:15 a.m. Saturday and went off the right side into a wood fence. He was cited for failure to control.

— Brent Ruby, 42, Youngstown, was westbound on Cherry Fork Road in Fairfield Township at 3:34 p.m. Saturday and crossing over a bridge and overturned. He was cited for failure to control and taken to the St. Elizabeth Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

— Jack J. Azar, 53, Poland, was eastbound on U.S. 30 in Madison Township at 7:31 a.m. Wednesday and hit a deer.


— Kayla Brian, 27, Columbiana, was arrested for possession of drug abuse instruments at 2:53 pm. Sunday on West Park Avenue.

New Waterford

— Police were called to the 46000 block of Hatcher Road at 3:02 p.m. Friday for a report of an animal complaint of neighbors allowing their dogs to run loose. Police spoke with the animal owners and they agreed to keep their dogs on a leash.

— Police were called to the 300 block of Wood Street in East Palestine at 9:21 pm. Friday to assist East Palestine police with an overdose death. Police remained on scene until 1:02 a.m. Saturday.

— Police were called to the 3200 block of Creek Road at 9:43 p.m. Friday for a possible drunk driver. Police checked the area but did not find the person.

— Police were called to the 3200 block of Creek Road at 12:58 a.m. Saturday for a request that someone be removed. Police spoke with everyone involved and it was determined that no one needed to be removed from the home.

— Police were called to the 3000 block of Silliman Street at 7:01 p.m. Sunday for a report of a neighbor dispute involving people shooting a bow and arrow. The neighbors were warned for their actions.

East Liverpool

— A resident of the Heights Manor Building reported at 3:36 a.m. March 24 in the 300 block of North Shadylane Drive a noise complaint from her downstairs neighbor.

St. Clair Township

— Tanika M. Smith was arrested at 9:17 p.m. March 24 at Walmart on a petty theft charge, after allegedly talking $40.88 worth of merchandise without paying for it.

— An unidentified female allegedly stole a 65-inch television shortly before 2 p.m. March 23 at Walmart. The woman allegedly was wearing blue jeans, a pink shirt and a white headband, according to surveillance video.

— Heather M. Reed was arrested at 1:25 p.m. March 16 at Walmart on warrants for escape, misuse of credit cards, receiving stolen property and fraudulent use of access device (two counts).


— An alarm was reported at 10:15 p.m. Sunday in the 2200 block of East State Street. The business was found secure.

— A man in the 300 block of West Fourth Street reported telecommunication harassment at 10:04 p.m. Sunday, saying he received three unwanted phone calls. He was told to block the number. An officer will attempt to contact the suspect.

— Police were called at 7:39 p.m. Sunday to the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue for a man sleeping in a vehicle in the parking lot. The man said he was visiting a family member and upon arriving, closed his eyes for a moment and dozed off. He was told he couldn’t sleep there and to either leave or go inside the apartment. He said he was going inside.

— Police responded to the 900 block of West Wilson Street after a caller at 7:39 p.m. Sunday requested a person be removed. The caller said a known female was inside her son’s car and refused to get out. Officers talked to the female and had her exit the vehicle and go inside her residence. The caller and the male left.

— A parking complaint was reported at 7:20 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of North Ellsworth Avenue where the owner was contacted and moved the vehicle. The owner was given a warning and advised she would be cited in the future.

— An officer at 6:27 p.m. Sunday came across an accident at the intersection of East Pershing Street and Park Avenue and ended up citing both drivers. Michael Jakubisn, 80, of Woodland Avenue, was cited for failure to yield after his westbound vehicle on Pershing failed to yield and struck a northbound vehicle on Park driven by Derek Blair, 29, of Oak Street, who was making a left turn onto Pershing. Police learned a female passenger had been in the Blair vehicle and left before police arrived. When questioned about it, Blair allegedly provided police with a false name for the female. K-9 Argo gave a positive indication to the presence of narcotics and a probable cause search yielded two loaded syringes and suspected narcotics in the vehicle. Blair was charged with obstructing official business and possession of drug abuse instruments. Additional charges are pending lab results. His vehicle was towed from the scene.

— Several suspicious vehicles were reported in the area of Butcher Road and East Pershing Street at 5 p.m. Sunday, but were gone when police arrived.

— A possible intoxicated driver was reported at 4:32 p.m. Sunday between Short Street and Jennings Avenue. The vehicle was found parked at the owner’s residence and the owner was leaving as a passenger in another vehicle. He denied driving.

— A man in the 400 block of Continental Drive reported menacing and threats at 3:50 p.m. Sunday. He told police he and another male were about to fight and that the other male had threatened him. All parties were separated and nothing physical occurred. One male was given a warning for disorderly conduct and told to stay inside due to intoxication.

— Police responded with the fire department to the 1800 block of Ridgewood at 3:45 p.m. Sunday for a suspicious odor. A small odor of burning electrical was detected.

— Loud persons were reported in the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge at 3:28 p.m. Sunday where a woman said the children in the apartment next to her are constantly loud, going up and down the steps and banging on the walls. She also said they come into her portion of the back yard. Police spoke to the female next door and she said she has three small children and it’s hard to keep them all quiet. She was told to attempt to keep the noise down.

— Police were called at 3:22 p.m. Sunday to the 400 block of Continental for a report of an intoxicated male harassing a female. The male had been talking about her to other people. Both parties were told to avoid each other.

— A city man who took his son to the hospital in Salem the night before regarding possible abuse called police at 3:12 p.m. Sunday to make them aware that he wasn’t taking his son back to the boy’s mother in Portage County due to an alleged incident that occurred at her residence. He wanted them to know in case she called. He said he already spoke to Portage County Children Services and the police department there.

— A caller at 3:10 p.m. Sunday reported someone blowing debris into the street in the 2200 block of Southeast Boulevard. Police found a male already cleaning up the area.

— A man in the 600 block of Jennings Avenue reported at 1:11 p.m. Sunday that he had a rolloff dumpster in his driveway and someone threw an older black television in the dumpster. He said items like that aren’t allowed or he would have to pay when it’s hauled away. He doesn’t know where the television came from, but said he’ll dispose of it another way.

— A caller at 12:56 p.m. Sunday reported a man with a bow and arrow shooting in Waterworth Memorial Park. The man was not found.

— An officer at 12:27 p.m. Sunday spoke with two parents and their 6-year-old child after they came to the station and reported the child was being unruly and refusing to listen. A relative has custody currently and the child was with the parents for the weekend and was good and didn’t begin misbehaving until learning she had to go back to the relative’s custody. The parents said they wanted her back in their custody but couldn’t afford the legal fees. An officer spoke to the child about listening and being good. The parents were told to seek counseling to assist with the behavioral issues.

— A caller at 11:41 a.m. Sunday reported an unattended juvenile in a vehicle on North Howard Avenue, but the vehicle was not found.

— Police received a report at 10:21 a.m. Sunday about a male and female who possibly shoplifted in a local supermarket. They were located and told about the complaint and that they weren’t allowed back to the business. If they return, they could be charged with trespassing.

— Police responded at 10:07 a.m. Sunday to the 1000 block of West Perry Street to assist the fire department with a possible medical issue. No one was answering the door. The fire department gained access but no one was found inside.

— An officer was flagged down at 9:45 a.m. Sunday by a female at Centennial Park who advised water was running out of the men’s restroom. The officer found the floor flooded and one of the urinals was stuck on. There did not appear to be damage to the plumbing and the officer was able to shut the water off to the urinal. The officer also noted the wooden park sign on the deadend of Oak Street was down and several tables with graffiti were seen in the pavilion just south of the tennis courts. A note was left for the parks department.

— Officers patrolling beneath the West State Street railroad overpass at 8:57 a.m. Sunday saw where someone had been burning numerous candles in a metal tin and several small jars. The items were gathered and discarded.

— Christina Zepernick, 31, of Aetna Street, was cited for a traffic control device violation after her westbound vehicle on East State Street struck a vehicle driven by Bryan Fatherly, 31, of Ohio Avenue, who was turning left from North Madison onto East State Street with the green light at 2:42 p.m. Thursday. The report said Zepernick was unsure of the color of the traffic light thinking it was yellow and she attempted to brake but claimed her ABS brakes system malfunctioned and would not let her push the pedal down.


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