Police Reports

County Sheriff

— Thomas Lavogue, Lisbon Road, Leetonia, reported at 7:51 a.m. Thursday his neighbor’s Siberian husky came into his yard and killed three of his birds that morning. Lavogue reported the dog has been there numerous times and is a threat to chickens and birds. The neighbor’s cats also reportedly come there too causing problems. Lavogue threatened to shoot the neighbor’s animals if they come back, but deputies explained just because they are on his property does not justify shooting them. If they attack his animals, he was told he can defend them. Deputies spoke to Kyle Randolph, Longs Crossing Road, about his stepson’s dog. Randolph said the dog in question usually stays in the house, but got loose on Thursday. It was suggested the stepson should contact Lavogue about reimbursing him for the deceased fowl.

— Deputies stopped at the home of Jenna Huffman, Glasgow Road, Madison Township, at 11:57 a.m. Thursday after a complaint of horses and ponies getting out of a small pasture and roaming the neighborhood. The eight horses or ponies were all in a small, muddy pasture eating hay from round bales with a small creek running through and a shelter in the back. The livestock appeared in good health. A card was left in the door for the owner, Huffman, who called back. She said the pasture is dryer in the back of the pasture, but where she has been feeding them has gotten muddy. She was planning to change the location where they are fed.

— John Swanson reported at 8:35 a.m. Friday he owns a rental property on Churchill Road, Lisbon, and the tenant, Jacob Fisher, has been getting difficult to get the rent money from during the past few months. They recently agreed Fisher would move out and Swanson has attempted to meet with Fisher at appointed times, but Fisher always seems not to be there. Now Fisher has a new place and wanted to meet with Swanson on Saturday at the old place to get the rest of his belongings. Swanson was unavailable at that time to meet him and wanted a report on file.


–Police went to an apartment house at 889 N. Market Street at 1 a.m. Sunday after a caller reported hearing what sounded like a fight between a couple, with the woman being in the face by the man. Police arrived and questioned the woman, who said she was drunk when they arrived home from a bar in town and she tripped climbing the stairs. The woman said they were likely loud too. The woman denied being assaulted, and the only visible injuries were the scrapes on her leg from tripping on the stairs. The boyfriend denied hitting her, and he did not have an visible sign of injuries.

–Police were called to East of Chicago at 4:29 p.m. Wednesday in regard to a drunken man swearing at customers. Police arrived to find Richard Vecchio, 56, outside stumbling around and trying to hang onto a pole before falling to the ground. Vecchio, who admitted to drinking whiskey and beer, was cited for public intoxication, and he was transported by police to his home just outside town.

–Izzy Perez reported her car was vandalized while parked in the Catholic church parking lot Friday night. The car was egged and a white substance was used to scribble on the windows in an illegible manner.

–Diana Adams was working at the Valley View on Thursday when a man she knows stopped by to say he left his tools in her car. Adams took out the relay switch so the car could not start and then gave the man the keys. The next thing she knew the man honked as he drove away. A stolen vehicle report was filed.

–Dean Chamberlain, South Jefferson Street, reported a motorist drove through his yard sometime Thursday night. Chamberlain lives across from Shenanigan’s Pub and the tracks appear to have come from the tavern.

–An employee at the Vista Center called at 11 p.m. Thursday because of an unruly male patient. The man was recovering from heart surgery and wanted to leave because he was afraid of getting an infection. The man was allowed to leave by ambulance to be to transported to a local hospital.

–Susan Mullen of the Elkton Auto Corral reported Wednesday her estranged husband against whom she has a protection order drove by and then had a third party text message her on his behalf. Police spoke to the intermediary, who did not know there was a protection order in place. Police then contacted Jay Mullen and reminded him of the protection order and that he was not to have any contact with Susan or the business, even if she were to try to contact him.

New Waterford

— Police responded to the 3400 block of Maple Drive at 10:28 a.m. Sunday to assist locating the owner of a vehicle that was parked in someone’s front lawn.

— Police responded to the 3300 block of Pinewood Drive at 7:51 p.m. Saturday to take a criminal damage report regarding damaged clothing.

— Police responded to the 3400 block of Maple Drive at 12:17 a.m. Sunday for a suspicious vehicle complaint of a vehicle parked unoccupied partially on private property.

— Police responded Sunday for an alarm drop at the New Waterford Food Mart. The building was found to be secure.

St. Clair Township

–Heather M. Reed, 25, was picked on arrest warrants out of Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office and Hancock County (W.Va.) Sheriff’s Office while at Walmart on Saturday afternoon. Reed was at the customer service desk when police were alerted that Reed was there. At first, Reed identified herself as Christina Smith before admitting her real identity. Reed was taken into custody out of Columbiana County for misuse of a credit cards and receiving stolen property. The Hancock County charges are two counts of fraudulent use of an access device.

–Brianne M. Flaherty, 24, was charged with possessing drug abuse instruments and possessing drug paraphernalia, while Chad V. Lang Jr., 25, was charged with the same crimes, plus falsification following a traffic stop on Birch Road at 10 p.m. Sunday. The two were passengers in a vehicle driven by Leonard Coursin, who was pulled over because the vehicle only had one working brake light. When Lang identified himself as another person but could not produce any ID nor remember his Social Security number, police called in drug dog Noras, who detected contraband in the vehicle. A search turned up a wallet on Lang with an ID that came back to Lang, who admitted providing false information because there was an arrest warrant out for him. The search further turned up several syringes and burnt spoons in one of the door side pockets, but Lang and Flaherty denied they belonged to them. Police then notice a bulge in Flaherty’s pants and she removed a Crown Royal bag containing syringes, crack pipe and burnt spoons.

–While on patrol, police noticed that motorist Amethyst Fike was driving with an expired license and the officer had her pull over in the Bruno’s Pizza parking lot on Sunday afternoon. Police also determined her passenger, Daniel Board, did not have a license, so plans were made to have the vehicle towed. Police asked Board if they could pat him down for their safety and he agreed, and during the search a pill bottle was found in Board’s sock. Board admitted it contained crystal meth. Fike was cited for driving with an expired license, and the suspected drugs will be sent away to be tested, which will likely result in charges against him.

–Police were called to 46283 Y & O Road at 1:10 a.m. Monday to take a harassment report.


— An officer responded to a 400 block Empire Street home at 6:01 a.m. Friday in reference to a medical call and performed CPR on the patient until Columbiana EMS arrived. The patient was transported to the Salem hospital.

— An officer responded to a 200 block Chestnut Street home at 3:21 p.m. Saturday in reference to a noise complaint. The officer could not hear any loud noises, but spoke to the residents of the home in question, one of which said he was playing music with his friends but was using caution and another who said she was watching TV and did not notice any loud noises. They were advised to keep the noise down in the future.

— An officer responded to a medical call at a 700 block Columbia Street church at 9:26 a.m. Sunday where a female individual said she felt nauseous. Medical personnel arrived and took over the scene.

— An officer responded to the 100 block of Main Street at 10:33 a.m. Sunday where a resident reported finding the back window of her vehicle broken sometime since she parked it on Friday.

— An officer responded to the 300 block of Columbia Street at 10:50 a.m. Sunday where a resident reported someone overnight had broken out the back window of his vehicle.


— A woman in the 200 block of Vine Avenue reported at 11:59 p.m. Sunday that she became scared after her ex-boyfriend contacted her two to three hours earlier, asking her to make him a corned beef sandwich. She was scared that he was going to come over to her apartment and he was not welcome. She asked for extra patrols. Officers told her the procedure for filing a protection order.

— Police responded to the 100 block of West State Street for a report at 11:46 p.m. Sunday of a vehicle having fictitious plates. The driver said he just bought the vehicle and was using his old vehicle’s plates until he could get to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to transfer the plates. The driver showed all the necessary paperwork for the vehicle and an officer advised him of the 45-day period to get license plates transferred to a new vehicle.

— Karina Beiler, 26, of Central, S.C., was charged with theft, a fifth-degree felony, and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called at 9:27 p.m. Sunday to the 100 block of West Eighth Street for a theft report. The victim advised a family member had stolen a credit card and made unauthorized charges on it and the suspect admitted to taking the card without permission. The victim wanted to pursue a theft charge and the suspect was taken into custody.

— A verbal dispute was reported at 8:27 p.m. Sunday in the Walmart parking lot where people involved said they had a verbal altercation, but nothing physical occurred. They were told to keep their argument under control and not a cause a disturbance in the parking lot.

— Police were called at 8:05 p.m. Sunday to East Fifth Street and East School Street for a parking complaint about a vehicle parked too close to the intersection. The owner was asked to move the vehicle.

— A clerk at Smith Oil, East State Street, 7:32 p.m. Sunday reported a driver in a 1990s blue Cadillac left without paying for $30 worth of gasoline. The vehicle was not found.

— A caller at 6:31 p.m. Sunday reported several people appeared to be intoxicated walking down the sidewalk in the 200 block of West State Street. Contact was made with the people at East State and Lincoln and one male appeared slightly intoxicated and the others appeared fine. They were told to keep the noise down and not cause a disturbance. Two of them said they would make sure the slightly intoxicated male made it home safely. He was given a warning for public intoxication.

— Police and fire department first responders were called at 6:13 p.m. Sunday to the 1600 block of East State Street for a female who had taken an unknown amount of medication and made comments about harming herself. She was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center by ambulance.

— A resident in the 700 block of Summit reported at 5:54 p.m. Sunday that their neighbor’s dog was in their front yard without a leash. The dog was back inside when police arrived. The owner was advised of the city ordinance.

— Officers responded at 5:08 p.m. Sunday to Reilly Stadium for a report of several juveniles playing with track equipment. They were told to stay off of the equipment.

— A woman on North Broadway reported at 4:20 p.m. Sunday that someone she did not know was sending her upsetting messages through social media. The social media account appeared to be fake and she was told to block contact with the person.

— A man reported at 2:18 p.m. Sunday that his loaner vehicle from Sarchione Ford was legally parked facing north in the lot in the 500 block of East Pershing Street when it was struck by an unknown vehicle.

— Police were called at 2 p.m. Sunday to the 800 block of East Sixth Street for an assault. A man said he had been visiting his ex-fiancee and his children when he was asked to leave. He said he got into a physical altercation with his ex-fiancee’s grandfather. Police responded to West Seventh Street to speak with the other people involved. The grandfather said the man had been told to leave and refused, then they got into a physical altercation before the man left. Statements will be sent to the prosecutor for review.

— An assault between two juveniles was reported at 6:11 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of East State Street, with an investigation pending.

Perry Township

— While enroute back to the township from Lisbon on state Route 45, a township cruiser struck a raccoon, causing damage to the driver side front bumper at 1:24 a.m. Monday.

— Police were called at 7:38 p.m. Sunday to the 1600 block of Goshen Road for a complaint about a raccoon in the front yard of a property, walking in the roadway. Police dispatched the raccoon.

— Police responded to Circle K South, 1827 S. Lincoln Ave., after receiving a call at 6:13 p.m. Sunday regarding a custody issue. A man said the mother of his child, whom he has full custody over, was refusing to let him have his child. She released the child before police arrived. He wanted the situation documented.

— Police were called at 2:29 p.m. Sunday to Visiting Angels, in the 1200 block of East Pidgeon Road, for an alarm drop. The landlord told police he was there to inspect the building.

— Police were called at 10:47 a.m. Sunday to the 1200 block of East 12th Street for an elderly male who fell and hit his head. Police stood by until the male was transported by KLG to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— A concerned motorist contacted police at 9:10 p.m. Friday for a reckless driver on State Street westbound from the U.S. Route 62/state Route 45 bypass. The vehicle was not found, then later dispatch advised that Salem police conducted a traffic stop on state Route 344 at the intersection of Cunningham Road. The vehicle had been weaving in the eastbound lane on state Route 344. The driver, a 57-year-old from Petersburg, said he took some medication in the morning. He was not able to tell officers what day it was or who the president was. He was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by ambulance. Police spoke to his mother on the phone and she said he was having a diabetic episode.

— A caller at 5:33 p.m. Friday reported a blue nose pit bull and a three-legged poodle running across West State Street in front of his residence in the 1200 block. Police could not locate the two dogs.

— Miquaysha Hamlett, 24, of Youngstown, was cited for left of center and driving under suspension after a traffic stop on Chestnut Grove Road at 4:03 p.m. Friday. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and it was towed.

— A possible intoxicated driver was reported northbound on state Route 45 from Lisbon traveling towards Salem at 2:06 p.m. Friday. Deputies were enroute to look for the vehicle, a green Ford F-150 with a male driver. The vehicle was not found by police.

— A resident on Stewart Road reported at 8:50 a.m. Friday that his bank accounts were hacked through his computer. He already notified his bank and no money was missing at this time.


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