County Sheriff

–David W. Belt, 34, was arrested for domestic violence after deputies were called to a home on James Drive, Yellow Creek Township, at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday.

–A caller who lives on Lower Elkton Road, Fairfield Township, reported Thursday his neighbor’s animals frequently get loose on his property and one time they broke his sliding glass door. Deputies then went to the home of David Converse, but no one answered the door. No animals appeared to be loose on anyone else’s property.

–Deputies went to a home on Opal Drive, Madison Township, at 11:32 a.m. Saturday to speak with a woman who had concerns what might happen to her father’s home now that he is hospitalized.

–Deputies were called to 7716 Depot Road, Center Township, about a custody dispute at 8:19 p.m. Sunday. The parties were told they needed to contact their attorneys.

–Deputies responded to a report of a fight at the scene of the fire that destroyed the Old Stagecoach Inn in North Georgetown at 11:36 p.m. Thursday. Once there they were told firefighters broke up the fight between the owner and a bystander, and the owner had left.

–John Weaver, Millrock Road, Middleton Township, reported his front window was shot with a BB gun at 12:50 a.m. Saturday.

–Trysha L. Wall, Sprouse Road, Yellow Creek Township, reported suspicious vehicles in the area at 11:52 p.m. Saturday, but the deputies did not find any vehicles about.

–Kathy Castle, Tomahawk Drive, Lake Tomahawk, reported two males ran up to the door and rang the door bell before running off at 3:09 a.m. Sunday.

–Ryan D. Rettig, Haessely Road, Hanover Township, reported three pickup trucks were playing chicken on Tunnel Hill Road at 12:08 a.m. Sunday and then he heard arguing followed by gunshots. Deputies checked the area but did not find anyone around.


–Andrea Poling reported Sunday her ex-husband did not drop off their child with her per the custody agreement. Police advised her this was a civil matter and to keep trying to reach her attorney.

–Police were called to the Shale Tavern at 10:34 p.m. Friday in regard to a female patron acting strangely. The man reported his girlfriend takes medication for anxiety and depression and would not leave the restaurant because God told her not to. An ambulance was summoned to transport her to a local hospital to be examined.

–Sam Ingledue of Lisbon struck a deer while driving on state Route 154 at 12:05 a.m. Monday.

–A caller reported a man was standing near Carter Lumber and making sexual gestures to passing motorists at 7 p.m. Friday. Police knew the man had mental issues and lives in town. He was told to go home and stop making gestures towards motorists.

–Police were called to the Kendall House at 11:18 a.m. Friday because a resident with mental issues was acting up and would not obey her. Police spoke with the man, who agreed to quit being offensive and to follow the rules.

–Katherine L. Altenhof of Canfield backed into a vehicle belonging to Angel F. Peirsel of Salineville in the Vista Center parking lot at 11:36 a.m. Friday.

–Anthony Delmont reported Nicole Hilton would not leave his apartment at 3 p.m. Saturday and wanted police to tell her. Police told he needs to ask Hilton to leave before they can act. At this point, Hilton left, saying she only stopped by to use his phone.

–Police were called to a domestic dispute at a home on North Market Street at 6:36 a.m. Friday, where Nathan and Jaymee Knight has been arguing, but no threats or assaults occurred. The parties were advised to stay from each other.

–Police were called to Shenanigan’s Pub at 11:26 p.m. Thursday, where Richard Richards Jr. reported some guys wanted him to fight. Richards said he began banging his head off a wooden post to demonstrate he was not afraid to fight them. Richards was asked by management to leave, and there was no noticeable damage to the post. Police gave Richards a ride to a friend’s house in town.


— Police investigated a bad check case at 3:30 p.m. Thursday that was issued to the Columbiana Mayor’s Court.

— Police were called to Columbiana Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet at 5:20 p.m. Thursday for a report of an ex-employee refusing to leave the property. The person was gone when police arrived. A criminal trespass warning was issued.

— A North Main Street resident reported at 7:27 p.m. Thursday their daughter had been missing since Monday. Jefferson Township police made contact with the woman and there were no problems.

— Kevin Prescott, 32, Pittsburgh, was cited for driving under suspension, speeding, and having fictitious plates following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 10:17 p.m. Thursday. The motorcycle was impounded by Steve’s Towing and Prescott was released on a summons to appear in court.

— Brian Weaver, 47, Columbiana, was cited for dogs or other animals running at large after his dog was found running through the streets at 11:29 p.m. Friday.

— Pastor Allen Jeffries of the Apostolic House of Faith reported at 12:14 p.m. Saturday someone has been driving through the side yard of the church on South Middle Street.

— Amy Victoria Jean Dyke, South Elm Street, reported at 1:44 p.m. Saturday her ex-boyfriend would not return her truck. Police contacted the Saline Township Police Department and one of their officers made contact with the man and the truck was then brought to the police department for Dyke to pick up.

— Laura Bokanovich, state Route 164, reported at 11:51 a.m. Sunday someone hit her car while she was in the drive-through lane at McDonald’s. No damage was reported to either vehicle.

East Palestine

— Police responded to the area of 105 E. Main St. at 7:54 p.m. Saturday for a report of children on the roof. Police spoke with three children about their actions.

— Police were called to the 900 block of North Market Street at 12:50 p.m. Saturday for a report of a lost cell phone being tracked by the owner to that area. The phone was found on the street and was damaged.

— Police were called to the 500 block of North Market Street at 12:46 p.m. Saturday for a possible violation of a protection order.

— Police were called to the 400 block of East Martin Street at 9:19 a.m. Saturday for a criminal damaging complaint involving windows of two vehicles being broken out sometime during the night.

— Police were called to the 200 block of James Street at 7:29 a.m. Saturday for a criminal damaging complaint involving a rear window of a vehicle being broken out sometime during the night.

— Police were called to 66 S. Washington St. apartment no. 11 at 6 a.m. Saturday for a domestic incident. Todd A. Kirtley, age and address not listed, was charged with aggravated menacing, assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest and taken to the county jail.

— Police were called to the area of Wood Street at 1:44 p.m. Friday for a report of a vehicle parked facing the wrong direction. Carrie L. Stone, age and address not listed, was charged with OVI.

— Police were called to the 200 block of East Martin Street at 4:45 p.m. Thursday for a report of children riding bicycles in the middle of the road and being disrespectful toward motorists driving through.


— Suspicious activity was reported at 4:24 a.m. Monday in the 700 block of Jefferson where a resident said a bronze sedan parked outside his house with only the parking lights on, then left and entered the development in the 1900 block of Maple. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.

— Police were called at 4:16 a.m. Monday to the 500 block of East Third Street for a male having an anxiety attack. Officers spoke with the male with the fire department. Treatment was later refused after he returned to a calm state. Officers assured he could be left unattended before leaving.

— Officers noticed an open door at 12:05 a.m. Monday on a residence in the 200 block of North Madison. Officers checked the door that only led to the basement with no possible entry to the residence. Everything appeared in order and the door was secured.

— Charles Stout Jr., 44, of 483 W. Sixth St., was taken into custody at his residence at 10:54 p.m. Sunday on a warrant for failure to appear/child neglect. He was turned over to a sheriff’s deputy and taken to the Columbiana County jail.

— Officers at 8:47 p.m. Sunday saw what appeared to be an unoccupied vehicle at Centennial Park, but nobody was located in the park. Officers checked the vehicle and located a male inside who was suspended from driving. Officers had him contact the registered owner, who came to retrieve the vehicle.

— Police were called for a dispute at 8:32 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of East Sixth Street where a juvenile said her mother hit her in the head and she wanted to leave. The mother said the daughter was upset because she was punished for not doing what she was told. The juvenile said her mother hit her in the back of the head because she did not feed their pets. There was no injury or signs of assault.

— A woman in the 700 block of Summit Street reported at 8:19 p.m. Sunday that she was hearing noises outside her residence. Officers checked the exterior and the shed and found nothing out of the ordinary.

— A resident in the 1200 block of Cleveland Street reported at 5:29 p.m. Sunday that several neighbor kids were playing near his home and broke a window. He and the mother of the child responsible came to a civil agreement for restitution for the window.

— Loud music was reported at 4:10 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Short Avenue where police made contact with a male who became very agitated that officers were at his residence. He was told about the complaint and turned down the music, telling officers they could leave.

— Police were called at 3:53 p.m. Sunday to Centennial Park to the pavilion near the basketball court where a group of people was possibly smoking marijuana. Officers spoke to some juveniles there and did not see anything or smell the odor of marijuana. There were no signs that the juveniles had just smoked marijuana.

— Police responded to East Third and Hawley at 2:17 p.m. Sunday for a report of an intoxicated male out walking who kept falling down. The male was found one house away from his residence. He was escorted home and told to stay inside or be cited. He thanked officers for their assistance.

— While in the area of Hickory Lane at 1:53 p.m. Sunday, police saw a considerable amount of white smoke coming from a back yard. Officers saw a small brush fire being burned with some leaves mixed in. Residents were told about the prohibition against burning leaves and said they would correct it.

— Officers made contact at 12:24 p.m. Sunday with several juveniles allegedly tampering with ceiling panels inside the pavilion near the wooden playground at Centennial Park. They denied causing the damage and said they were trying to put the panel back but could not reach. Officers were aware the damage was not new and had been documented last year. A note was left for the parks department that the previously damaged section had been pulled down.

— Loud music was reported at 12:08 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Park Avenue. A man said he was hooking up his car radio and would keep the music down.

— A domestic dispute was reported at 11:14 a.m. Sunday at East State and Union but no disturbance was found. Police talked to people involved in the 100 block of South Union who said there was an argument but it was over.

— A caller at 10:38 a.m. Sunday reported children left unattended in a vehicle in the 800 block of West State Street. An officer saw two children in car seats in the back and a much older juvenile seated in the front who was sufficient age to watch the other children while the parent was inside the business. The officer waited and advised the parent why he had been talking to the children.

— A man reported at 7:58 a.m. Sunday that he had an argument with his wife while they were at Walmart at 1 a.m. and she left the van and walked into the store. He said he waited for several hours and checked inside the store but could not find her. He said she doesn’t have a phone and he contacted several family members and she was not with them. They reside in Lisbon and she was not home. He wanted to report her missing. Due to her being an adult and them having an argument when she walked away, he was told she did not meet the requirements for a missing person. He was told to contact the police where they live if he doesn’t hear from her by a certain time.

Perry Township

— Police were called at 11:03 p.m. Sunday to the 2200 block of Shamrock Arbor where a caller reported three loud explosions that shook his house. Police arrived but did not see any irregular activity.

— Shawn McMurry, 47, of Salem, was cited for disorderly conduct by intoxication after police were called to Circle K South on South Lincoln Avenue for an intoxicated male stumbling who about fell over while purchasing food. His mother came to the store to pick him up and take him home.


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