County Sheriff

— Someone reported people riding ATVS on the roadway in the area of Mick Road, Yellow Creek Township, at 7:34 p.m. April 16. Rickey Ohanlon told deputies his children were riding the ATVs on his property, which is how it appeared to deputies also.

— Deputies spoke to a child and his father at an address on Old Irondale Road, Yellow Creek Township, reported at 10:48 p.m. April 17. The boy wanted to take his new dirtbike and leave, but the father had stopped him from leaving by pushing the boy away from the door. Then the father walked outside and the boy had allegedly attempted to shut the door an lock the father out. When the father forced open the door, the boy fell back into a table. The boy told the deputy he was leaving and taking his dirtbike to his friend’s house, but the deputy told him the dirtbike is not allowed on the roadway. The boy got upset and went to bed. It was determined the call was not a domestic violence call, but more of an unruly child call.

–Jeffrey Ash, Y and O Road, Madison Township, reported at 8:28 a.m. Saturday his neighbor was removing posts from his property and the property marker a surveyor had placed for Ash so he could see the property line when he constructed a fence. Deputies went to the back of Fred Waggle’s property and found posts set up there. Waggle said he removed two posts because they were leaning onto his property preventing him from pulling vehicles into his garage. He also stated the property line was wrong and the judge who had ruled about line was wrong because he listened to false information. Waggle said he moved the property markers onto Ash’s property, where the line should really be. Deputies explained if he disagreed with the judge’s decision he would have to get it overturned but at this point the property line is where the judge ruled.

–A possible domestic dispute in a vehicle was reported in the area of Osbourne and Crews Roads at 2:08 p.m. Saturday. Deputies could not find the vehicle reported.

— Brandy and Josh Butler, state Route 45, reported a custody issue at 3:09 p.m. Sunday. She wanted the children to come to her home, but he did not want the children to go with her until after dinner. Brandy Butler claimed her lawyer told her deputies would get the children from their father and give them to her. Deputies explained they do not do that and she should go through the court for all custody disputes. She hung up on deputies after stating she is calling her lawyer.


— A police officer on patrol pulled over Michael A. Tuttle for a traffic stop on state Route 45 near O’Reilly Autoparts, which is just outside village limits, at 10:10 p.m. Sunday. After determining his front lights worked on his pickup truck but the tail lights did not, Tuttle returned to his vehicle, at which point he advised the officer he had a concealed-carry permit. Tuttle had an odor of alcohol and told police the handgun was located between the front seats and began to reach for it but was told to stop. Tuttle was ordered from the pickup truck, and when he did he told the officer the firearm was actually on him. Tuttle was then handcuffed and the handgun removed from his coat pocket. Since the stop was outside of town, a state highway patrol trooper arrived and was asked to take over, which the trooper agreed to do.

–Daniel L. Taylor, 50, North Beaver Street, was charged with domestic violence and criminal damaging following a disturbance outside his apartment at 12:17 a.m. Sunday. Taylor reportedly threatened his stepdaughter, Brittany N. Harrold, including making a throat-slashing motion after telling her she was done for calling police on him. Harrold was calling police because Taylor was using a metal chair to beat on a parked vehicle belonging to Joseph Anderson, Harrold’s boyfriend. Taylor barricaded himself in the house after removing the deadbolt and would not answer the door when police arrived, so the officer broke in with the help of a sheriff’s deputy. Taylor was found lying in bed under blankets. Meanwhile, an ambulance crew arrived, with the EMTs saying they have transported him to the psychiatric unit before. Taylor refused to go again, so he was taken to the county jail instead.

Highway Patrol

— Robin M. Seman, 40, East Palestine, was westbound on state Route 517 in Elkrun Township at 2:18 p.m. Monday and went off the right side into a large stone embankment, a ditch and a mailbox. Seman was cited for failure to control and taken to the Salem hospital with minor injuries.

— Thomas Lewis, 78, Negley, was northbound on state Route 170 in Middleton Township at 10:22 p.m. Saturday and went left of center into Stephanie Mercer, 24, Columbiana, who was southbound. Lewis was cited for lanes of travel and Mercer and her passenger, Daniel Heizler, 25, Lisbon, were taken to the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman with minor injuries.


— A semi truck caught a rock while attempting to make a right hand turn on West Park Avenue near Lisbon Street at 10:03 a.m. Monday. The street department picked up the rock.

— A woman reported at 10:27 a.m. Monday that on Saturday she received an email from who she believed to be her priest asking her to purchase an iTunes gift card. It was a scam.

— Someone reported at 11:47 a.m. Monday there was a domestic disturbance in the neighborhood. Police found that it was a dispute only at a home on Waterside Court.

— A pickup truck towing a trailer with a tractor on it caught the top of farm tractor’s roof on the underpass along Columbiana-Lisbon Road at 12:14 p.m. Monday. The vehicle backed up and was able to free itself.

— John Susan, Beechwood Drive, reported at 1:04 p.m. Monday his neighbor is saying things to him. Police told both to ignore each other and leave each other alone. They were both warned for disorderly conduct.

— Joy Kanaby reported at 3:03 p.m. Monday there was a minor traffic crash at the 7&14 truck stop.

New Waterford

— Police responded to the 46000 block of state Route 46 at 8:35 p.m. Friday for a report of a suspicious person complaint at a business. Police spoke with the individual and confirmed he was an employee of the business.

— Police were called to the 46000 block of Dogwood Circle at 12:02 a.m. Friday for a report that a man was screaming outside in the area. Police checked the area but found no one.

— Police responded to the 3600 block of Silliman Street at 2:06 p.m. Monday for an alarm drop at a local business. The business was found to be secure.

— Police responded to the New Waterford street department at 46834 Taylor Ave. at 2:36 p.m. Monday for a criminal damaging complaint involving several broken windows on the street department building. The case is under investigation.

— Police responded to the 3400 block of Pinewood Drive at 3:27 p.m. Monday for a welfare check on a woman. Police spoke with the woman and helped her in contacting an agency that could assist her.

— Police responded to the area of state Route 46 between Kemple Drive and Neeld Road at 5:30 p.m. Monday for mutual aid with the Highway Patrol in searching for a woman wearing dark clothing and jumping out into oncoming traffic. The woman could not be found.

— Police discovered an open door at a church on state Route 46 at 12:59 a.m. Tuesday. The building was checked and everything was found to be secured.

East Palestine

— Police arrested Charlie Biser, 23, at 7:20 p.m. Monday on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. She was taken in custody without incident and released to a deputy from the county sheriff’s office.

— Police were called to the area of East Martin Street and Davis Alley at 6:43 p.m. Monday to look for children who were throwing bricks into the creek. Police spoke with several children who fit the description but all denied being involved.

— Police from East Palestine and New Waterford were called to check the area of state Route 46 near Neeld Road at 5:30 p.m. Monday for a report that a woman was jumping out into traffic. Police were unable to find the woman.

— Police spoke with two people at the park who were acting suspiciously at 12:06 p.m. Monday. They were sent on their way.

— Santana Petrich, North Liberty Street, reported at 4:33 p.m. Sunday she let a friend borrow her vehicle to go to the store around 8:30 a.m. that morning and the friend has yet to return the vehicle. The vehicle was returned later that evening.

— Police were called to a Howell Avenue home at 9:50 p.m. Saturday on a report of someone pounding on the doors and windows. Police checked the area but were unable to locate anyone.

— Police were called to 48 McClure Ave. at 4:03 p.m. Friday for a disturbance. Upon arrival the officer stopped a vehicle leaving the area that was reported to be involved. The occupants identified as Paul Kern and Tiffany Michalak were there to get some property. Kern had lived at the home and claimed he had not moved out and was upset that Mallory Burkett was putting his belongings out. The court had granted sole ownership of the property to Burkett. She had posted her intention to enter and had not located anyone at the house after numerous attempts leading her to believe that it had been abandoned. Police suggested that Kern get a neutral party to collect his property since the confrontation made it appear that they could not work together to get the items out.

— Police were called to a home on Park Avenue at 1:39 p.m. Friday in reference to an ongoing dispute. The caller reported that her neighbor was intoxicated and yelling at a person who was there to visit she and her husband. The neighbor, Denny Altenberg, was told not to create a disturbance in his current state or he could be arrested.

— Mallory Burkett reported at 11:18 a.m. Friday sometime during the night someone drove through the yard at 49 McClure Ave., a property that was recently awarded to her by the county common pleas court. She also reported that several of the No Trespassing signs and copies of the docket entry were taken from the door of the home.

East Liverpool

— City police responded to shots fired at a bar located in the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Friday. According to the report, a fight involving several unknown male subjects had broken out in the bathroom before continuing in a parking lot, where one subject was shot in the right buttock. The investigation is pending.

— A female caller reported at 2:56 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Thompson Avenue that she believed some possessions were stolen after she moved out off a Bradshaw Avenue home, where she had been staying with a friend.

— An adversorial custody encounter was reported at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of Lisbon Street, where a female reported that she was picking up her children. She wanted information on obtaining a protection order.

— A city woman came on station at 12:30 p.m. Saturday with her 10-year-old son whom she alleged was stealing from her and area dollar stores. He was counseled about the consequences if he continued to steal, lie or misbehave.


— A Monroeville Heights woman called for help using her life alert on Monday. It was determined she had hit the button by accident while she was in the shower.

— At 3:15 p.m. Monday, police saw Isaac Lemasters driving a truck when he is known to be under suspension. Police attempted to stop him, but were unable to find him. However, Tina Smith, his girlfriend and registered owner of the truck Lemasters was driving, was located and cited for wrongful entrustment. Lemasters was found later and cited with driving under suspension.

— On Saturday a vehicle known to be driven by David Reeger, 34, Church Street, was found parked on Lincoln Street and police waited in an unmarked vehicle attempting to arrest Reeger when he came outside. He fled the scene. Police spoke to his wife and mother, who both admitted they saw Reeger for several hours on Saturday and he had dropped off things for the family. Reeger will be charged with resisting arrest and obstructing official business.


— No citation was issued after a man’s parked pickup coasted through the parking lot at Dunkin’ Donuts on West State Street at 10:19 p.m. Monday and struck a speed limit sign near the entrance of the lot. He said he had parked and gone inside, then someone came into the business and said a red truck struck a sign at the end of the lot. He said he had the emergency brake engaged, but an officer confirmed it was not working. The truck sustained damage, including having the driver side mirror knocked off. Since the accident occurred on private property and the vehicle had been moved, there was no citation.

— Police were called to Newgarden Avenue and Liberty Street for loud persons at 9:09 p.m. Monday. Police learned that people were looking and yelling for a puppy that got out of its residence, then officers helped in the search and left once the puppy was found.


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