County Sheriff

— A possible domestic dispute was reported at the Laundry Barn, state Route 45, Center Township, at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Both people involved told deputies nothing physical had occurred. They were told to stay away from each other until things calmed down.

— Deputies were asked to assist Lisbon police with a combative man at a North Beaver Street, Lisbon, address at 1:25 a.m. Sunday. Daniel Taylor was charged with domestic violence.

— A motion alarm in the living room of a Sue Drive home alerted deputies at 2:33 a.m. Monday. The home was secure and no one would answer the door.

— People were reported staying in an empty trailer at a Ganders Flat Road property at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Four people were found there, identified as Jessy McVey, 18, Lisbon; Richard Lips, 45, Lisbon; Jarrod Westover, 18, Lisbon; and Destany Stephens, 19, Salem. The owner of the property, Randal Perrino, did not want to file charges, but he wanted them to leave and not return. Deputies told the four people this and they packed their belongings to leave.

— Ethan Redmond, Lakeview Road, Hanover Township, reported a case of telecommunications harassment. Deputies spoke to everyone involved and warned them to cease or face charges.

— A Kurtz Road, West Township, resident reported at 5:56 p.m. Thursday some threats were made. Deputies determined what happened occurred in another department’s jurisdiction, which is where the report needed to be filed.

— Two vehicles were found parked at Rogers Sale after hours at 3:02 a.m. Sunday. Deputies attempted to make contact with the driver, but the vehicle drove away. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but lost it.

— Two suspicious vehicles were reported on Steubenville Pike at 5:09 a.m. Sunday. The person who called deputies originally called back to say everything was fine and deputies were not needed.


— A vehicle was stopped near the intersection of East Main and Church Streets on Saturday. Christopher A. Asher was cited with driving under suspension and is scheduled to appear in county Municipal Court on April 30.

— A domestic dispute was reported on Spartan Road at 7:42 p.m. April 16.

— Police in Batesville, Ark., told police a missing, possibly endangered child may be in the Salineville area. Police are keeping an eye out for the missing child.

— Two men were found trespassing at the old gas station on East Main Street on Wednesday. Police found Scott Wallen and Tim Lewis inside the structure and ordered them outside. They were charged with criminal trespassing and transported to the county jail.

— Police found two men loitering in Kiwanis Park after the park closed at dusk on Wednesday.

— Aleksandr Zubar, Brooklyn, N.Y., was cited after he made a turn in the area of Main Street and Monroeville-Salineville Road and his tractor trailer struck a utility pole on Thursday.


— A representative from the local H & R Block reported Thursday they sent a $3,515 refund to the wrong customer and are trying to correct the mistake. For some reason the same bank routing number was listed on both of the clients’ paperwork. Police finally suggested having the man who received the wrong refund write a cashier’s check for the amount, payable to H & R Block. He dropped it off at the police department and an officer took he check to H & R.

–Gloria Woodburn, Pine Street Extension, reported Thursday going out to mow only to be harassed and growled at by the neighbor’s dog that came into her yard. Another neighbor, Lisa Wycoff, had a video of the dog coming into her yard as well. Police cited Kimberly Hays, 42, for letting her dog run loose.

–A caller reported a motorist almost struck a tree while backing up on West Washington Street at 3 p.m. Thursday and appeared to be driving erratically. The driver turned out to be a diabetic and her sugar level was 52, so she was drinking Pepsi to get it back up. Her mother arrived and took her home until her sugar levels returned to normal.

–Amanda Johnson, Sherman Street, reported Thursday Derek Johnson had broken out the tail lights on her vehicle that is registered in her name during. Mr. Johnson agreed to leave for the night and was told if he returned he would be charged with domestic violence.

–Police responded to a report of yelling coming from a house apartment on North Market Street at 4:53 p.m. Saturday. Alec Zaplata said she was yelling at her mother on the phone but she did not believe it was that loud. She was advised to keep it down. Police were called back an hour later in regard to an argument in the parking lot between Zaplata and Alex Rockenhauser, both of whom were gone by the time police arrived. At 6:48 p.m., police were called to a couple arguing outside Italo’s later identified as Rockenhauser and Zaplata. Police later caught up with both of them separately and warned them the next time someone would get charged.

–Police investigated a report about Joseph Long trying to start a fight with multiple people on West Lincoln Way at 2 a.m. Friday. Long, 42, was found to have a black eye, but the other people group denied being responsible. No charges were filed due to conflicting stories and there were no visible marks on Lee Knight’s hands. Long was cited for public intoxication for walking around town drunk,, and an ambulance was summoned to transport him to a local hospital to be examined.

–Police responded to a report of a woman yelling at Apple Grove apartments at 8:55 p.m. Sunday. The woman said she was depressed over the death of her son 20 years ago, so police called for an ambulance to be evaluated.

–Police responded to a loud music complaint at Apple Grove apartments at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, and was told by a man the loud music calms him. Police had been called there before on the same complaint, so they cited Deryl A. Greathouse, 61, for violating the village noise ordinance.

Highway Patrol

— Amy D. Coman, 55, Gahanna, and Cynthia A. Csonka, 62, Lisbon, were northbound on state Route 45 in Center Township at 2:29 p.m. Friday and Csonka stopped to turn left into a private drive and was struck from behind by Coman. Coman was cited for assured clear distance.

— Benjamin W. Rosenberger, 43, Homeworth, was eastbound on state Route 172 in West Township at 1:11 p.m. Wednesday and was struck by Cory Livengood, 41, Dover, who pulled from a private drive. Livengood was cited for right of way.

— Kaelynn Nicole Patrick, 18, Wellsville, and Charles F. Crawford, 57, Irondale, were northbound on state Route 39 in Yellow Creek Township at 4:27 p.m. April 13 and Patrick slowed to turn left and was struck by Crawford. Crawford was cited for assured clear distance.


— Police were called to the South Main Street laundromat at 12:38 a.m. Sunday for a report of three children acting inappropriate inside. Scott Knight, Tristan and Jeremiah Gallaher were all warned from the premises per the owner’s request.

— Police responded to a dispute between Gennaro Moscato and John Susan on Beechwood Drive at 6:23 p.m. Saturday. Disorderly conduct warnings were issued.

— Douglas Freed reported at 6:56 a.m. Saturday that while traveling on East Park Avenue that morning a vehicle went around him as he slowed for traffic for the railroad tracks and spun gravel at this truck causing some damage.


— Suspicious persons were reported at 3:53 a.m. Monday on Homewood Place where police found two juveniles hiding in the back seat of a vehicle parked in the road and noticed a strong odor of alcohol. The male juvenile was found to be under the influence of alcohol and taken into custody. He was later released to his mother.

— A caller at 2:17 a.m. Monday reported that a female wearing dark clothes and white shoes was knocking on doors in the 1600 block of East State Street and appeared to be in distress. Police located the female in the area of East State Street and Park Drive and learned she had just been discharged from the hospital and was having a hard time walking home. She was given a courtesy ride home to East Fifth Street.

— Police at 11:40 p.m. Sunday conducted a traffic stop on Newgarden Avenue near Prospect Street after noticing a bicycle without a headlight. Officers gained consent to search the person’s backpack and didn’t find anything illegal, but due to his level of intoxication gave him a ride home and brought the bike to the station to be picked up at a later date.

— Police received a tip of a possible drug deal taking place in the city and located the vehicle in question at 9:47 p.m. Sunday in the Walmart parking lot on East State Street. The occupants were advised of the complaint and the driver consented to a search but no narcotics were found.

— Joshua Lapin, 30, of 840 W. Pershing St., was charged with criminal trespass and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called at 9:27 p.m. Sunday to the 400 block of North Ellsworth Avenue for a breaking and entering in progress. Officers spoke with a known male, later identified as Lapin, who had been trespassed from the residence the previous night, meaning he could not return or he would be arrested. Police found that he didn’t attempt entry, but kept knocking on the door.

— An officer at 8:17 p.m. Sunday noticed in the 1100 block of Cleveland Street that a charcoal grill was lit underneath a roofed front porch. The flame on the grill was high and too close to the house. The officer stopped to explain the dangers of having an open flame that close to the home and assisted the residents in moving the grill out into the yard.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 4:21 p.m. Sunday in the city where a caller reported an unknown person was entering a vacant home. The person left before the police arrived but was found at another street and said he was a property investor and did look into the vacant home. He was told to contact the realtor.

Perry Township

— Shirley Buxton, 71, of Niles, was cited for failure to control after her northbound vehicle on state Route 45 at the interchange drove off the deadend of the bypass at 9:32 p.m. Sunday. There were no injuries. The vehicle was removed by Sinsley’s Towing.

— Police spoke with a resident of the 700 block of Main Street regarding a civil issue with residency at 1:26 p.m. Sunday. She was told to speak with an attorney about starting the eviction process.

— Rosemary Gonzales, 36, of Youngstown, was cited for driving without headlights after a traffic stop at 1:25 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot at Circle K South on South Lincoln Avenue. K-9 Argo gave a positive indication to the presence of a narcotic odor and police conducted a search, finding three hypodermic needles, a spoon with dried residue and shoelace arm tie off in the purse belonging to a passenger in the trunk of the vehicle. Passenger Ashley Messenger, 29, of Salem, was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and taken to the Columbiana County jail.

— Police were called at 10:32 p.m. Saturday for a neighbor complaint on Depot Road, where one man said his neighbor had two vehicles parked on his property and he wanted them moved. Police spoke with the neighbor, who said both of the vehicles are on his own property and he wasn’t moving them.

— Matthew Campanelli, of Salem, was taken into custody at 10:10 p.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of Andrew Avenue on a misdemeanor warrant issued out of the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office and turned over to a deputy to be taken to jail.

— Scott Nelder, 27, of Deming Street, Salem, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop on Depot Road at 5:29 p.m. Saturday. Police took him into custody after learning there was an active warrant for his arrest and took him to the Columbiana County jail. A search of the vehicle turned up contraband which was recovered.

— A reckless vehicle was reported at 6:02 p.m. Thursday in the area of Benton Road. The vehicle was not found.


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