County Sheriff

–Kelly E. Rose, Rochester Road, West Township, reported Thursday a man she knows had contacted her about family issues. The parties were advised to block the other on their phones and on social media. Rose had called earlier in the day about problems she was having with her family and was told to call back should anyone show up.

–A Smith Township police officer in Mahoning County reported at 4:19 p.m. Thursday a passing motorist’s vehicle struck by a ricochet bullet. The deputy determined it may have come from a shooting range, which was made aware of the incident. The report did not say where this occurred or the name of the gun range.

–Thomas R. Kibler reported Thursday being shoved in the chest by a woman he knows. There were no injuries, and Kibler declined to press charges.

Highway Patrol

— Ann M. Courtney, 32, East Rochester, and Macen Lee Bush, 18, East Rochester, were northbound on Rochester Road in West Township at 4:01 p.m. Wednesday and Bush struck Courtney from behind. Bush was cited for assured clear distance.

New Waterford

— Police responded to the area of state Route 14 and Howell Road at 8:38 p.m. Tuesday for mutual aid with the East Palestine Police Department and county sheriff’s office on a traffic stop.

— Police responded to the 46000 block of Church Street at 3:07 p.m. Thursday for a complaint of people going door to door soliciting for lower energy bills. Police spoke with a man about the complaint and told him to check with the village to get registered as a solicitor.

— Police were called to the village park at 6:45 p.m. Thursday for a complaint of kids riding bicycles down the slide in the playground. The children were found and warned for their actions in the park.


— Village workers at 10:58 a.m. Wednesday found that someone had tampered with the lift station box on Columbia Street near village limits. The latch had been broken off and it appeared the door had been tampered with, but the padlock was still secured and no entry had been made.

— An officer responded to a 200 block Chestnut Street home at 6:07 a.m. Thursday in reference to a medical alert call and spoke with the resident who said she might have bumped it while in bed.


— A caller at 4:52 a.m. Friday reported seeing an unoccupied vehicle running in the 1700 block of South Lincoln Avenue. He said the vehicle was running earlier when he went to work but he saw people outside. On his way home, the vehicle was still running. Police secured the vehicle and the keys were taken to the station where they’ll be kept until the owner can be found.

— Police responded to the area of Circle K East, 1125 E. State St., at 4:17 a.m. Friday for a report of a man wearing a white shirt who appeared to be confused and was walking eastbound. He was not found.

— Brandon Dorsey, 33, of 226 Benton Road, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence and speeding after a traffic stop at 1:04 a.m. Friday on Franklin Street at Filbert Alley. The driver was found impaired and taken into custody after field sobriety tests. The vehicle was left legally parked in a lot and the driver got a ride home from a taxi.

— An officer stood by while the Ohio State Highway Patrol conducted an OVI investigation at 11:25 p.m. Thursday, with the driver brought to the station for a breath test. The officer transported two people to East Perry Street per the request of the patrol.

— A caller at 10:57 p.m. Thursday reported hearing a loud banging noise coming from an apartment in the 2100 block of Monroe. The resident said her 2-year-old grandchild was playing and may have caused the complaint.

— Police responded at 10:17 p.m. Thursday to the parking lot at St. Paul School where a caller said several juveniles were jumping the fence while a caller was driving by. Nobody was found.

— Police were called at 9:52 p.m. Thursday to the 100 block of Hawley where a mother said her juvenile son was out after dark and should have been home due to a court order. While police were speaking with her, the juvenile returned home and said he lost track of time. The mother was told her options.

— Three woman were cited with minor misdemeanors for public intoxication after police responded at 9:49 p.m. Thursday to the 400 block of Franklin for a report of several intoxicated females laying in the front yard. Officers located them and found one of the females had a laceration on her head. Fire department first responders and KLG were called to the scene to check on the one who was bleeding. All of the women were highly intoxicated and cited. The female who was injured refused any medical treatment. All three were picked up by a family member. The women cited included: Renee Strabala, 52, of Penn Avenue; Karen Steed, 49, of South Lane, Hanoverton; and Terri Hawke, 56, of Salineville Road, Salineville.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 8:35 p.m. Thursday in the Walmart parking lot where a man had been in a vehicle for some time. He told police he was waiting for AAA due to the vehicle being non-driveable.

— Police were called at 7:45 p.m. Thursday to the duck pond at Waterworth Memorial Park where juveniles were possibly trying to strike the ducks with a stick. Nobody was found.

— Joseph Ross, 20, of 180 Ohio Ave., was taken into custody on an active warrant for failure to appear on a drug possession charge after police investigating a domestic dispute at 7:30 p.m. Thursday discovered the outstanding warrant. An officer on patrol in the 100 block of Ohio Avenue noticed a verbal domestic dispute between two people and saw the male leave, making contact with him to ask about the incident. He said nothing physical occurred and it was just a verbal dispute. When the officer went to check on the female, the male left on foot and was found to have the warrant. He was located on East State at Union, taken into custody and turned over to a sheriff’s deputy. The female said the incident was verbal only.

— An ATV was reported on the street near Chase Bank in the 100 block of North Broadway Avenue at 4:45 p.m. Thursday. An officer found the driver and ATV parked at the bank and advised her of the city ordinance pertaining to ATVs and not being allowed on the street. The driver said she would have it towed home.

— A woman in the 200 block of Vine Street reported Thursday that she gave one of the neighbors money and a pack of cigarettes and she wanted the money back. She was told her options.

— A hit-skip was reported at 12:56 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of West Fifth Street where an unoccupied legally parked vehicle owned by Jeanette Stecker was struck by another vehicle which fled.

— Ronald Handy Jr., 46, of 180 Ohio Ave., was taken into custody in the 2000 block of East 11th Street at 12:52 p.m. Thursday on an active warrant for failure to appear on a drug possession charge. Police had received a complaint that a man with a warrant was in the area of 11th Street working for a tree service and Handy was detained.

— A dog at large was reported at 11:44 a.m. Thursday in the 400 block of Sharp Avenue where a caller showed officers where the dog lived. Officers spoke to the owner and said this would be their warning for dog running at large. If police were called again about dog running at large, it could result in a citation.

— A parking complaint was filed at 10:27 a.m. Thursday for a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Highland Avenue. The owner was in the dentist office and would be moving the vehicle shortly.

— A man at 8:54 a.m. Thursday found some personal property on the lawn/bushes on South Broadway Avenue while working and brought them to the police department. The items included a cell phone, deposit receipt and driver’s license. The items were placed in the police lost and found.


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