County Sheriff

— Laura Martin, Alliance, reported a domestic dispute at a Shontz Drive, Wellsville home at 7:33 a.m. Friday. Upon arriving, deputies were told the victim was several doors down the street. Dominique Powell was out of breath and shaking. She told deputies her live-in boyfriend, Curtis Peachey, had kicked and punched her multiple times in the head and chest area. Peachey reportedly barricaded the front door so she could not leave and she escaped out the back door, without pants and ran to another home. Wellsville police sent two officers as back up and Powell was transported by ambulance to ELCH. Powell told deputies Peachey had probably gone to work in Steubenville.

— A neighbor reported at 3:58 p.m. Monday an 8-year-old boy got off the school bus and was home alone. The boy was lying on the ground in the parking lot of the old Family Recovery building. The boy was found with a toy gun, playing “soldier” and appeared in good health. Deputies also found the boy’s 19-year-old brother was in the house.

— Someone identified as Don reportedly was going around the area of Heck Road in Unity Township at 3:54 p.m. Monday. He claimed he was selling reflective address signs. The person calling reported he wanted someone to be aware because of thefts in the area in the past.

Highway Patrol

— Carmen A. Chick, 48, Salem, and William Dillon Polen, 19, Salem, we’re westbound on Georgetown Road in Butler Township at 7:40 a.m. Monday and Chick slowed to make a left turn into his driveway and was struck from behind by Polen. After impact, Chick then went off the south side into a guardrail. Polen was cited for assured clear distance.


— Kenneth A. Poynter, 43, of Leetonia, was cited for assured cleared distance after he struck the stopped vehicle in front of him at the intersection of state Routes 164 and 517 at 4:40 p.m. Monday. After clipping the other vehicle, which was driven by Gary L. Maynard, 51, of Salineville, Poynter swerved to avoid a collision and his car overturned on its roof. An ambulance was called to the scene but Poynter declined treatment. Police said Poynter told them he experienced some sort of medical episode that caused him to blackout prior to the crash.

— Tiffany T. Spooner, 48, of Lisbon, was cited for failure to yield for a public safety vehicle after striking a Lisbon Fire Department squad truck responding to a dump truck on fire on upper North Market Street at 3:15 p.m. Monday. Spooner pulled onto Market Street from Jerome Street just as firefighter Adam T. McCullough, 31, was driving north on Market Street in the squad truck. The other vehicles had pulled over but Spooner kept driving north on Market Street and was struck by the squad vehicle, which had its lights and siren on at the time.

— Police were called to a dispute on West Lincoln Way at 5:24 p.m. Friday between a mother and her 16-year-old daughter, who were arguing over a phone owned by Lee Knight. The mother agreed that if her daughter behaved she could keep the phone and that Knight could come and go as he pleased.

— Police were called to a domestic dispute on West Lincoln Way at 8:54 p.m. Monday, where Christina Minger was arguing about Lee Knight staying at the residence. Knight is dating Minger’s daughter and he agreed to leave to defuse the situation, and Minger said she intends to seek a restraining order.

— A worker at Subway reported Nicole Hilton was in there complaining about being shortchanged at Foxes Pizza at 7:47 p.m. Monday. Police went to Foxes, where a worker there said Hilton was given the appropriate amount of change after purchasing a pizza, but then she began touching their faces and telling them that she loved them. Police received similar complaints from people on the street. Hilton was told she could not continue to touch people and that she could be charged if this continues.

— Brian Knight, Hornsby House, reported at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday someone is breaking into his apartment and stealing his dishes. Knight did not file a complaint with the Hornsby House because he said it would do no good.

Perry Township

— No citation was listed on a two-vehicle accident report, but Mathew Brooks, 20, of Canfield was found at fault after his vehicle struck the rear of another driven by Linda Ludwig, 62, of Lee-tonia, at 1:24 p.m. Monday on South Lincoln at Pidgeon.

— Donald Scarry, 56, of Salineville, reported at 8:05 a.m. Monday his company truck was parked at the gas pump at Circle K South on South Lincoln when a woman in a white van trying to go past him, blowing her horn and striking the right rear corner of the truck, leaving scratches. The van did not stop.

— A Campbell man reported at 11:18 p.m. Monday that someone in another vehicle ran into his vehicle while he was at Circle K South on South Lincoln Avenue putting air in his tires. The other vehicle fled the scene and he followed the suspect vehicle to a residence on East Pidgeon Road. Police spoke to the registered owner of the suspect vehicle, who said it was not him and that he wasn’t at Circle K. Police looked at the suspect vehicle and saw no apparent damage. Through the investigation, police learned that the Campbell man who reported the hit/skip, 29-year-old Miguel Rodriguez, only had a temporary permit, so he was cited for a permit violation. The incident with his car is under investigation pending surveillance footage from the business.


— Police responded at 9:42 a.m. Monday to the 300 block of Ohio Avenue on a followup investigation for a missing girl. Officers made contact on the front porch of the home with the adult female resident who appeared upset and said she was about to call police because she found a female in her upstairs closet. Police found it was the girl who had been missing since Friday. The girl had been at the home all weekend but the woman thought she went back to her residence prior to Monday morning. She didn’t know the girl was a missing person. Police found the girl had been there with the woman’s juvenile son and daughter. The girl was taken to the police department and later transported to SRMC for evaluation.


— Firefighters were called at 8:35 p.m. Monday to the 1900 block of Southeast Boulevard for an outlet fire. There was heavy charring at the outlet. The thermal imaging camera was used to check for extension but nothing was found. The breaker was shut off and the outlet removed, with no charring present behind the outlet. The homeowner was told to contact an electrician for repairs. A heater was plugged into the outlet with an adapter but was not on.


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