County Sheriff

— Deputies were called to a Grant Street, Center Township home at 5:41 p.m. Monday for a report that a woman was threatening to kill her mother. Deputies found the women arguing at the home and the mother said she was upset that her 26-year-old daughter was making poor life choices involving men. Her daughter told deputies that she did threaten to kill her mother but that it “just slipped out” and she can’t take her mother anymore. Her mother, who had consumed alcohol, was frequently insulting her daughter in front of the deputies. The woman told deputies she didn’t want to press charges against her daughter but wanted her out of the house.

— Deputies were called to a home on Tomahawk Drive in Negley at 9:34 p.m. Monday with multiple Allegheny County Sheriff’s deputies to attempt to make contact with Joseph Brown, who had an active felony warrant for failure to appear for a felony charge that took place in their jurisdiction. Brown was placed in handcuffs and taken to the county jail where he was charged with being a fugitive from justice.

— Deputies responded to Haiti Road Friday night for a possible neighborhood dispute. They advised both parties to stay on their properties for the remainder of the night to avoid future conflicts.

— Kristen Craig, who was volunteering with Middleton Township’s cleanup efforts, reported Saturday she was cleaning up trash when she noticed what looked like a dump site on Carmel-Achor Road near state Route 170.

— Jim Watson said he was backing up at a Township Line Road address Saturday afternoon when he accidentally struck Mark Vesitis’ vehicle. The two had exchanged insurance information but wanted a report on file.

— Chassidy Toppin said she retained private medical care for her father and on Saturday her brother, Marcus Vincent, was giving the caregiver a hard time and made her cry. She said her father was admitted to hospice care and was worried about what her brother might do to their father’s house, which is in her name.

East Liverpool

— A bartender at Scotty’s Bar, reported being threatened by a man she knows at 10:40 p.m. Thursday. She said the man walked into the bar and ordered her to serve him. The bartender told the man he is not her boss, and after they continued to argue, she kicked him out. That is when the man reportedly threatened to cut her with a knife when she left or later at home because he knows where she lives. The man reportedly pulled a knife as he was leaving and made stabbing gestures toward the bartender. Police responded with extra patrols for the rest of the night.

— Anthony Bradley, 37, Erie Street, was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia and obstructing police business after police were called to a domestic dispute at the home at 9:33 p.m. Thursday. Bradley, who is known to possess firearms, kept walking toward the back door after being told numerous times to stop, which is when he was arrested for obstruction. Sitting in plain view on a TV tray in the living room was clear bag of crack cocaine and a scale with white residue on it. Bradley admitted he had resumed smoking crack because he was under a lot of stress due to an upcoming court trial. As for the domestic dispute, Megan Minor said it was verbal only.

— Police responded to the Woodland Hills apartment complex at 5 p.m. Thursday in regard to a domestic dispute. Sara Smith and Amanda Falkner stated they had been arguing over Smith’s boyfriend, but nothing physical occurred.

— Mary J. Moss, Monaca Street, reported Thursday her locked shed was broken into and $450 worth of tools were stolen.

– An East End mother reported Thursday her juvenile daughter had been sexually assaulted. The case was referred to the detective bureau.

— A woman who lives on Pennsylvania Avenue reported Thursday her juvenile-age son is being harassed by a neighbor woman because his father is incarcerated. She would like the problem resolved before summer, when the boy and his neighborhood friends are outside playing. She was given advice on how to handle the situation.

— Mike Hackathorn asked police to accompany him to a home on Green Lane to retrieve his belongings at 9:10 p.m. Saturday. Police accompanied him to the residence, where Tim Lasure gave Hackathorn permission to take what he needed.

— A burglar alarm went off on Cora Street at 5 p.m. Wednesday but the home was found to be secure.

— Police were called to a domestic dispute on Ambrose Avenue at 1:22 a.m. Wednesday, but both said they had been arguing only. A pancake was found on the floor, which they said happened during the argument. While there, police determined there was an arrest warrant out of Mahoning County for Christopher Carpenter and he was taken into custody.

— Brian M. Irwin, 47, St. George Street, was arrested at 10 a.m. Wednesday for domestic violence after he had been up all night drinking and then punched his wife in the chest. He also reportedly threatened to kick her while wearing his work boots.

— Police responded to a reported fight on Daisy Lane at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, and a large group assembled outside stated the participants fled after neighbors threatened to call police. Officers then spoke to a different group, who said Tyrone Banks confronted Cameron Miller over an alleged racial slur, but everyone said everything was fine now.

St. Clair Township

— Police were called to a Church Street home at 11:16 p.m. Thursday in regard to possible drug activity. The officers looked through the front window and could see Jeff Louk on the couch asleep, with drug paraphernalia — rolling papers and grinder — in plain view on the coffee table. Police knocked on the door and Louk opened it, and the officers could smell marijuana, but he denied smoking marijuana. His brother, Jerry, was also present but he also denied smoking marijuana. Jerry did claim possession of the rolling papers and grinders, so he was charged.

— Police were called to the East Liverpool Medical Group offices in the Oakmont Plaza at 2:57 p.m. Thursday, where Patricia Watkins reported her daughter’s ex-boyfriend showed up and was causing trouble because her daughter is pregnant with his child. When Watkins and her daughter told him to leave, he refused but finally did when ordered to by the office staff. On his way out the door, the ex threatened to assault Watkins’ daughter and then keyed Watkins’ vehicle on his way across the parking lot. Police are waiting for a statement from Watkins’ daughter before filing charges.

— William Gibson, state Route 267, called at 10:24 p.m. Thursday to say an intoxicated man jumped into his vehicle when he pulled into his driveway. When police arrived they could tell immediately the man — identified as Christopher R. Steele — was under the influence. Steele, who said he jumped into the car because Gibson’s dog was barking at him, admitted he was “tripping” after having taken acid nine hours earlier. Steele, 32, was charged with public intoxication.

— Kaylee Jackson was cited for driving with fictitious license plates following a traffic stop on state Route 170 at Taco Bell at 10:28 a.m. Wednesday.

— Melanie Woods reported Wednesday she was walking her golden retriever on a leash on Cannons Mill Road when a rottweiler that was not on a leash attacked her dog.

— Jeremy Yeager, 28, Echo Dell Trailer Court, was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia after police and members of the county drug task force served a search warrant at the residence at 3 p.m. Tuesday. No one answered the door, so police broke in and found Yeager inside. Also found inside were digital scales with residue, smoking devices, phones, suspected marijuana and $133 in cash, which is believed to have gained from selling drugs. Other charges are expected to result.

— Paige Olson was not injured after she struck a guardrail on state Route 11 at the Westfield Road overpass at 5:04 a.m. Monday.

— Lonny C. Adkins, 46, was served with an arrest warrant for driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop on St. Clair Avenue on Monday.

— Police pulled over Mitzi Stoddard, 29, on Monday as she was driving on Longs Church Road because they had an arrest warrant for her out of the county sheriff’s office. Police could smell marijuana in the vehicle, and a search turned up a marijuana joint on one of the passengers, Christopher J. Wallace, 33, who was charged with marijuana possession. Wallace said he had a medical marijuana card but he could not produce one or other documentation supporting his claim.

— An official at Advance Auto reported being paid on March 31 with a fake $100 bill. They were able to trace it back to a customer, who came to the store and made it right. The customer, William Jones, said he came in possession of the $100 bill from a fare while driving taxi.

— Tait Hilbert, Park Boulevard, was stopped in traffic on St. Clair Avenue at 1:43 p.m. Wednesday when his vehicle was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Madison K. Newlun, 18, Garner Avenue. Newlun had just pulled from a parking lot when she noticed Hilbert was stopped, but it was too late.


— Police were called to a disturbance in downtown Salem at 11:45 p.m. Friday, where they found a father and adult son fighting after having been at the Flying Pig Saloon. The unidentified son was determined to be the aggressor, so the father punched him in the face several times in self defense. This resulted in the son being sent to the local hospital emergency room.

— Alexandra Keck, East Seventh Street, reported someone smeared mud on her vehicle fender and dumped an unknown liquid on the windshield while the vehicle was parked outside her home Friday night.

— Jessica E. Bradway reported there was an unattended child in a vehicle parked on East State Street at 11:33 a.m. Saturday, but police did not see anyone around by the time they arrived.

— Gregory Burrows, 51, of Salem, was backing away from a gas pump at the Get Go at 12:19 p.m. Saturday when his vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by Eric Hosler, of Canfield, causing minor damage.

— A U.S. Postal vehicle had its side mirror knocked off while parked in the 900 block of Park Avenue Saturday morning.

— Diane L. Wallace, West Perry Street, reported at 2:15 p.m. Saturday someone was going around saying they were with Ohio Edison, but the person left before police arrived.

— A caller reported someone was parked in a handicapped space at the Salem Community Center on Saturday afternoon, and the person did not have a placard in their vehicle. The person was told to move the vehicle.

— Police were called to a domestic dispute on Rose Avenue at 2:51 p.m. Saturday and spoke with the couple, who admitted they had been yelling. The man was told to stay away from the female but had to be told again later after he showed up where the woman was going.

— Samuel D. Bryan, 18, struck a vehicle belonging to Ryan M. Keller, 38, in the Salem Community Center parking lot at 3:41 p.m. Saturday.

— Nicholas B. Noel, 40, was backing up the Essex parking lot on Saturday afternoon when he struck a vehicle belonging to Jerry N. Richards, 69.

— Police assisted Perry Township police in serving a search warrant on a person who lives on Prospect Street at 7:07 p.m. Saturday. A woman let police search the premise but the person was not there.

— A loud explosion complaint was received in the vicinity of North Ellsworth Avenue and East Seventh Street at 10 p.m. Saturday. Police found a man in his yard, which smelled of fireworks, but there was no physical evidence to confirm this.

— An anonymous caller reported there was a suspected drunk driver on North Lincoln at 11:33 p.m. Saturday. Police pulled over the vehicle after watching him go left of center, but the driver showed no signs of being impaired. The driver said the car had been pulling to the left since he struck a deer, and the vehicle had damage consistent with running into a deer. The man was warned about driving left of center.

— While on patrol police came across two women holding up a third women while walking on Howard Avenue at 11:44 p.m. Saturday. The woman had fallen and injured the back of her head, so an ambulance was called to transport her to the local hospital.

— Police responded to a domestic dispute on Continental Drive at 1:06 a.m. Sunday, but the parties had gone inside by the time an officer arrived. The man in the relationship agreed to leave for the night.

— Police on patrol saw a man stumbling about on West Wilson Avenue at 1:34 a.m. Sunday and gave him a ride home.

— Three people were charged after police received a call that someone in the drive-through at Taco Bell jumped out of the vehicle urinate. Police caught up with the vehicle on East State Street, and the occupants were charged: Tyler C. Brooks, 24, Vine Street, having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle; Anthony M. Hostetler, 26, of Salem, disorderly conduct; and Michael R. Brown, 26, Cedar Ridge Avenue, possessing marijuana paraphernalia.


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