Highway Patrol

— Wendy J. Baker, 55, Lisbon, was stopped southbound on state Route 164 in Wayne Township at 4:13 p.m. Thursday to make a left turn and was struck from behind by Kalijha Talbott, 28, Salineville, who was cited for assured clear distance.

— Linda R. Chaney, 74, Beaver, Pa., was stopped in traffic westbound on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday and was struck from behind by Michael Raymond Gagnon, 24, Salem, who was cited for assured clear distance.

— John D. Helman, 79, Lisbon, was southbound on state Route 45 in Salem Township at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday and stopped in traffic and was rear-ended by Michelle Clark, 30, Salem, who was cited for assured clear distance.

— Kathryn Michelle Hartman, 27, Alliance, was westbound on U.S. 62 in Knox Township at 9:50 p.m. March 30 and went left of center into Jeremy Binkley, 33, Sebring, and then struck David A. Antram, 43, Salem, who attempted to serve to avoid the crash and ran off the road into an embankment. Hartman was cited for OVI and additional citations are possible. Binkley was taken to Aultman hospital with minor injuries. Passengers in Antram’s vehicle, Abbie Antram, 17, Salem, and Caitlyn Antram, 12, Salem, were also taken to Aultman with possible injuries.

— Joshua M. Watkins, 30, Chester, W.Va., was westbound on Osbourne Road in Madison Township at 5:43 p.m. Monday and went off the right side into a utility pole. He was cited for OVI, OVI refusal, driving under OVI suspension and seat belt and taken in custody on an active warrant. Passenger Desiree D. Shriver, 22, East Liverpool, was taken to the East Liverpool hospital with minor injuries and cited for wrongful entrustment and no seat belt.

— Anthony J. Lacivita, 17, Alliance, was northbound on Westville Lake Road in Knox Township at 6:07 p.m. March 26 and Cole S. Sanor, 13, Beloit, was westbound on Buck Road on an ATV and failed to yield at a stop sign and struck Lacivita. Sanor was taken to Akron Children’s Hospital with serious injuries. No citations were issued due to the severity of Sanor’s injuries and his young age.

New Waterford

— Police were called to the 46000 block of North State Street at 8:07 p.m. Tuesday after a woman who lives out of state asked police to check on her son who lives there. Police spoke with the boy and his father and found there were no problems.

— Police took a criminal damaging report from a resident of the 3300 block of Pinewood Drive at 1:24 p.m. Wednesday involving a vehicle being damaged sometime during the night.


— Police were called to Wells Avenue at 8:45 p.m. March 24 for a report of a man walking in and out of traffic. Police spoke with the man, who was upset and said that his girlfriend broke up with him and he had nowhere to go and no money or phone and was trying to kill himself by having a car hit him. He was taken to the East Liverpool hospital to be evaluated.

— Police were called to 536 Broadway Ave. at 5:36 a.m. March 21 for a report from Mary Ice, who said that her boyfriend, Robert Cathell, stole her black TCL smart phone from her home and that she also believes he stole her green wallet with about $100 inside. Alison Dobbs, Ice’s sister, also told police that she witnessed Cathell take the cell phone but she did not know if he took the wallet. Police then went to Cathell’s Main Street home and he was arrested for theft. Cathell was read his Miranda Rights and and he said he did not take the phone or wallet, and that Ice threw her phone outside the home because they were fighting about drugs. At 12:20 p.m. March 23 Ice reported that she found her cell phone and her wallet at her home behind her couch.

— Police were called to 134 Independence Square at 7:24 p.m. March 23 for a report from Marissa Brothers that she noticed a minor scratch on her left rear bumper and the plastic snaps on the inside of the bumper were loose. Brothers reported that she believed her vehicle may have been hit a day or two before. She said she would not be filing a claim with her insurance company.

— Police were called to 1711 Maple Ave. at 8 a.m. March 25 for a report from James Powell that his car had been struck on the driver’s side back door by a car. Police spoke with Dillon McKnight, who was driving the other vehicle, and he said he was backing out of a driveway and didn’t realize how close he was to the car. McKnight was cited for assured clear distance.

— Selina Schell, Main Street, reported at 9 p.m. March 22 she was sitting at home and someone knocked on her door and when she answered the door Ciara Males pushed her into the kitchen and then pulled her onto the porch and punched her in the face continuously. Police saw that her right eye had blood in it and was heavily bruised. Schell said she did not seek medical attention but that nurses where she works have been checking on it. She told police she did not wish to press charges at this time but did want to seek a protection order.

— Police were called to the Riverside Roadhouse at midnight March 22 for a report that a parent slapped a child. Police spoke with John Muschweck, who said that he did spank his grandson for misbehaving but he did not slap the boy in the face. Police could see the child did not have any marks on his face and was noticeably calm.

— Wilbur Kraft reported at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday someone stole a battery for his laundromat business on Main Street. Kraft’s co-worker, Robert Wright, told police that when she came into work on March 28 she called Kraft and told him that she thought someone had broken into the storage room. Kraft said that he came into work on Tuesday and reviewed the video footage and noticed two men walking out of his business with a battery. Wright said she she knew who the men were and identified them as Norman Bender and Robert Wright, her son. Police then left the business. At 5:52 p.m. Kraft reported that one of the men walked into the business. Police returned and found the man, identified as Bender, walking down the alley. Bender was then arrested and charged with theft. Robert Wright has not yet been found.

— Police on patrol noticed at 12:31 p.m. Tuesday a Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority van had been damaged with red spray paint. The manager of Independence Square was notified of the damaged vehicle.

— Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle at 10th Street and Anderson Avenue at 2:30 p.m. March 27 and identified the driver as Tina Smith of Salineville. Smith said she was picking up some friends from a home in Wellsville. Police had dispatch request the K-9 unit at the scene and the K-9 alerted to narcotics inside the vehicle. Police found a burnt spoon in a bag in the back seat that belonged to Meghan McElroy of Salineville. She was taken to the police station and charged with drug paraphernalia.

— Police were called to 1629 Clark Ave. at 8:15 p.m. March 24 for a report from Joycelyn Hock that Victor Diaz was trying to drive his son home after he had been drinking. Police contacted the child’s mother, Karla Taubert-Diaz, and she came to pick up the child and her husband from the Clark Avenue home.

— Police were called to the area of 10th and Wood streets at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday for a report that a person had entered an abandoned house. Police went inside the home and found Norman Bender upstairs. Bender said he was waiting on his friend Robert Wright to tell him that he had a warrant. Police took Bender to the station where he was cited for trespass and released.


— Officers responded to a 1200 block Southeast Boulevard home at 7:12 a.m. Thursday where a resident reported receiving text messages from her ex-boyfriend who had just left the area on foot. She was advised of her options.

— Sean M. Hicks, 24, East Third Street, Salem, was arrested at his home at 7:39 a.m. Thursday on an active warrant out of Mahoning County for failure to appear on a felony charge of forgery. He was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

— The school resource officer at 8 a.m. Thursday spoke with a couple in reference taking in for the night a juvenile who had been kicked out of his home. The officer advised the couple of their options and forwarded the matter to children services.

— A Whinnery Road resident reported on station at 12:25 p.m. Thursday being harassed in regards to rumors about a personal relationship. He was advised that nothing criminal occurred.

— A Fairview Court resident reported at 1:08 p.m. Thursday someone had stolen her purse while she was in the 1600 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

— An officer responded to a 600 block Woodland Avenue home at 4:59 p.m. Thursday in reference to a juvenile possibly being there against a no contact order. The juvenile was found to be at her own home with her mother.

— Officers responded to a 500 Granite Avenue home at 5:53 p.m. Thursday in reference to a domestic dispute and found a verbal altercation between a mother and adult son. They said no threats or violence occurred, but the son had kicked the front door, breaking it. The son agreed to leave with his father after the door was fixed.

— Officers responded to a Washington Avenue home at 9:44 p.m. Thursday in reference to a domestic dispute and found that it had been verbal only.

— Officers checked on suspicious activity in the 1700 block of East State Street at 10:36 p.m. Thursday and found criminal indicators. A K-9 officer indicated the presence of a narcotic odor and after a search of the vehicle, the owner was contacted to retrieve due to the occupants not having drivers licenses.

— Officers responded to a 100 block Washington Avenue apartment building at 11:13 p.m. Thursday where a resident reported hearing a male individual threatening someone in a neighboring apartment.

— Officers spoke with the neighboring resident who said that she did not want the male individual to stay the night, but that he had no way to return to his out-of-town home before morning. A local motel agreed to provide the male individual a room until morning.

— An officer responded to a 500 block Aetna Street home at 2:58 a.m. Friday where the resident said he awoke to find his vehicle had been stolen while he was asleep.

Perry Township

— An officer responded to the Salem Police Department at 3:54 p.m. Thursday where a North Lincoln Avenue resident reported her 16-year-old son was texting her that he would not return home and refused to tell her where he was. The resident said it was an ongoing issue and she was advised how to pursue unruly juvenile charges.

— A West Pidgeon Road resident reported at 7:51 p.m. Thursday a woman he no longer wants to speak with has been harassing him. An officer contacted the woman who said she was not harassing him and he was mad because she ceased contact with him.

— An officer responded to the area of state Route 45 and Benton Road at 3:36 a.m. Friday in reference to a disable ambulance with a patient. Police stood by until medical personnel arrived to transport the patient. The ambulance was left off the side of the road for a mechanic to arrive and fix.


— Joseph A. Bumgardner Sr., 50, Leetonia, was cited for failure to control following a two-vehicle crash in the 13000 block of Green Beaver Road at 3:40 a.m. March 30 in which he was southbound and swerved to miss a deer, traveling off the roadway into a ditch and coming to rest against a utility pole. No injuries were reported.

— Nycole E. Barkett, 45, Canfield, was cited for failure to control following a two-vehicle crash at Western Reserve Road and U.S. Route 62 in which she was northbound and lost control of her vehicle, traveling left of center and striking a southbound ambulance. Barkett was treated by EMS for possible injuries.

— Dakota Austin Cottrell, 23, Alliance, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in the 15000 block of West South Range Road at 7:57 a.m. April 1 in which he was eastbound and struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Linda A. Benton, 64, Sebring. Benton was treated by Damascus EMS for possible injuries.


— Officers responded to Lisbon Street at the bridge and Leetonia Road at 1:55 a.m. March 31 in reference to a male individual walking away from a group home following an argument about attending church. The individual was advised that he is at the home under a contract and that he must obey the rules.

— An officer responded to the 100 block of Bear’s Den Road at 4:58 p.m. Tuesday in reference to solicitors. The person in question was warned for soliciting without a permit and told to obtain on at village hall.

— Officers responded to a 300 block Waddell Street home at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday in reference to multiple suspicious persons asking questions about a family member. The officer spoke with the two individuals outside the home, one of which said she had recently been in jail with the resident’s daughter and that the daughter wanted her to tell her mother about her whereabouts. Both individuals had suspended drivers licenses and were advised to contact someone for a ride.

— An officer responded to the 300 block of Anglemyer Street near the intersection of Lisbon Street at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a sinkhole. The officer located the sinkhole and contacted the street department, then stood by to assist in the closing of the road.


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