County Sheriff

— Suspicious people in a blue car in the Lisbon McDonald’s parking lot were reported at 1:49 p.m. Wednesday. The people entered the store, bought drinks and asked for an empty bag. They returned to the car, passed something around and threw the bag away in a nearby trash container. Sheriff Ray Stone and Lt. Allan Young pulled into the parking lot, came around the back of the building and saw the vehicle’s back up lights come on. They blocked the vehicle in, identified the people in the vehicle and checked them for warrants without finding any. K-9 Jesy did not detect any drugs around the area of the vehicle and the three people were allowed to leave.

— Someone reported the neighbors shooting guns unsafely in the area of Johnson Road in Madison Township at 3:53 p.m. Saturday. They had stopped at that moment and deputies asked the people filing the complaint to call back again if their neighbors start shooting again.

— A state Route 7, Fairfield Township, reported reported at 7:36 p.m. Wednesday their neighbor walked a dog on their property. There is reportedly an ongoing civil dispute between them and the resident wanted it on the record.


— Steven Barr, 33, East Palestine, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on state Route 7 at 2:43 p.m. Wednesday. He was also arrested on a warrant through the county sheriff’s office and released into their custody.

— Police recovered a bicycle in Firestone Park at 4:59 a.m. Wednesday.

— Robert Cochran, 30, Lisbon, was cited for expired registration and driving under suspension following a traffic stop on North Main Street at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday.

— Aaron Morris, Columbiana, reported at 10:51 a.m. Tuesday he was scammed out of $200.

East Palestine

— Police were called to 105 E. Main St. at 7:29 p.m. Wednesday for a report of an argument that turned physical between two men and a woman who were having a dispute over the ownership of a dog.

— A Sugar Camp Drive resident reported at 3 p.m. Wednesday two women approached her daughter and made threats. The women then left the scene in a black Buick SUV.

— A woman reported at 1:59 p.m. Wednesday a vehicle was driving too fast on Eaton Drive and Pinetree Circle and that she has asked the driver to slow down due to the children who play in her yard but she continues to drive recklessly.

— Police attempted to serve an arrest warrant at a Wood Street home at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday but were unable to make contact with the suspect.

— Police were called to check the well being of a man at a North James Street home at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday who was intoxicated and had cut his hand when he broke a window. The man agreed to go to a hospital and was taken by ambulance.

— A woman, name and address not listed, reported at 3:22 p.m. Tuesday a vehicle was following her and making accusations that she had their phone. The verbal altercation continued when both of them arrived at the police station.

— An East Palestine Public Library employee reported at 2:18 p.m. Tuesday sometime in the past few days someone entered a property on Market Street that was recently purchased by the library. No damage was reported but the library requested an extra watch on the property.

— Police responded to a private property accident on Wood Street at 1:53 p.m. Tuesday. Cindy Davis reported that Edna Davis backed into her vehicle as she was leaving for work.

— Police responded to a domestic on East Grant Street at 11:48 p.m. Sunday. Alexander Reile, 52, was charged with domestic violence and taken to the county jail.

— Police were called to an Ellis Drive home at 3:41 p.m. Sunday for a report that a resident was making posts of self harm on Facebook. Police spoke with the man who said that it was a misunderstanding and he has no intentions of hurting himself.


— A woman who lives in town reported Tuesday a man she knows sent her an inappropriate photo over Facebook. She said this had been going on for years and she has blocked him, but then he sets up another Facebook account. Police examined the posting but it did not show a name.

— Emily Lawson, Independence Square, reported April 10 being smacked in the face two weeks before by Christopher Steele and that she called Robert Hubbard for protection, and now Steele is threatening Hubbard. Lawson said she never bothered to call police when it happened. Hubbard and Lawson were advised to obtain a protection order against Steele.

— Dave Vallera, Wood Street, reported April 11 the air was let out of the front tires of his Jeep.

— Kimberly Martin, Clark Avenue, reported Monday her Bravada was stolen by her boyfriend, Patrick Murphy, who threatened to damage the SUV. Police were unable to locate Murphy or the SUV, but Martin called back to say it had been returned and it was damaged. Murphy was charged with criminal damaging.

— A village woman reported April 11 getting messages from her father asking her to have sex with him. Her father, who lives in another state, molested her when she was a child and she has reported the abuse to the authorities where her father lives. She gave police information about her father and his current whereabouts.

— Scott Span was cited for running a stop sign and being in physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop on state Route 7 at 10 a.m. Wednesday. While speaking with Spann, police could detect the odor of alcohol. Spann agreed to perform field sobriety tests and he failed.

— Robert Donnelly was backing up in the the Riverside Roadhouse parking lot at 4:06 p.m. Wednesday when his Lincoln MK was struck by Chevrolet Uplander driven by Ivan Ward, Independence Square, causing damage to his bumper. Both drivers were cited for improper backing, and Ward, 34, was also charged with driving without insurance.

Perry Township

— A woman called at 3:15 a.m. Thursday to report a male was knocking on her door and was drunk and she didn’t want him at the property in the 400 block of Benton Road. While police were checking the area, they found him walking down the road in front of Family Recovery and he said he was going back to his father’s apartment in the 400 block of Benton Road. He was told he wasn’t to go back to the Benton Road property for the night. His brother responded and took him to his residence in Salem.

— A vehicle was reported parked in the road causing a hazard in the 900 block of Elberon Avenue at 9:23 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle appeared abandoned and Kaiser Towing was called to remove it.

— A woman from Brooklyn Avenue, Salem reported at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday that she was threatened at Circle K South on South Lincoln Avenue by another female that she said she got fired from Fresh Mark. She said the other female threatened to cut her while outside Circle K. She did not see a knife but her friend saw a knife behind the female’s back.


— Donna J. May, 32, of 312 N. Market St., Lisbon, was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear on a drug paraphernalia charge and was cited for marijuana possession after a traffic stop at 6:58 p.m. Wednesday on South Howard at West Pershing for moving and equipment violations. May was a passenger in the vehicle.

— Amber Jones, 40, of 3991 Boardman St., New Waterford, was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear on a drug possession charge after police were called at 5:33 p.m. Wednesday to Circle K East, 1125 E. State St. for a fight in progress between two people. Officers made contact with several people who said they were having an argument. People there said nothing physical occurred.

— A fire alarm was reported at 4:12 a.m. Thursday in the 300 block of East State. All appeared normal.

— Police responded at 2:36 a.m. Thursday for a noise complaint in the 1300 block of South Lincoln where a female was told to turn town her music, which she did. Police had also been called for a loud music complaint in the 200 block of West Wilson at 11:28 p.m. Wednesday and told a man to turn it down, which he agreed to do.

–Police were called at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday to the area of North Ellsworth and East Seventh Street for a dispute. A female was walking her dog when it defecated in a neighbor’s yard and a male came out of the residence and exchanged words with her. The male was upset that she did not clean up after the dog in his yard at the time. The mother of the adult female went back to the residence later and waited for police to arrive. Police spoke to all parties involved.

— An intoxicated driver was reported in the area of North Lincoln Avenue and F.E. Cope Drive at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, but the vehicle was not found.

— A dispute was reported at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Ohio Avenue. The people involved told police it was an argument over family issues, but nothing physical occurred. The man said he was collecting some belongings and leaving for the night.

— Phone harassment was reported at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday in the 1700 block of Ridgewood Drive. A resident reported a certain number has been calling multiple times a day. He was advised it’s a scam and to contact his phone company.

— A woman in the 400 block of Continental Drive reported at 4:08 p.m. Wednesday that a male was harassing her while she was working. She was told to make a complaint with her employer to see if the issue could be resolved internally. She was told to contact police if the male started to make threats or contacted her directly.

— A dog at large call was reported at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of South Lundy Avenue. Police found dogs in the 300 to 400 block and they returned to the home where they lived in the 500 block of Columbia Street. The owner was advised of the dog at large call and the city ordinance. He said they got out by accident. He received a verbal warning. One was a brown pit bull and the other was a black pit bull and officers said both appeared friendly.

— Police were called at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday to the Walmart parking lot for a dog left inside a vehicle. Police found the vehicle and the dog did not appear to be in distress. Three of the windows in the vehicle were down.

— A woman on Fair Avenue spoke to an officer at 9:19 a.m. Wednesday regarding an issue with the BMV and paperwork dealing with corrections they needed to make to her driver’s license. She was told to call the number listed and they could resolve the issue.

— An alarm was reported at 8:56 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of North Union Avenue. The home was found secure with no signs of foul play.


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