County Sheriff

— Ronald Thrasher, Hillcrest Road, Wellsville, reported at 1:36 p.m. Tuesday he received phones last year he did not order from Sprint. Recently his bank informed him there is a total of $4,000 owed to Sprint in his name. Thrasher said he has never ordered anything from Sprint and uses another provider. The person who ordered the phones reportedly lives in Newark, Ohio, but the phones somehow were sent to his address.

— Richard Richards, Haiti Road, Salineville, reported at 1:25 p.m. Monday he was burning a pile of wood that morning when the fire department showed up and put it out. He believed one of the neighbors called the fire department on him. One of the neighbors, Kayla Hill, was out in her yard when the fire department left and they exchanged words. Hill reportedly threatened to have her husband pay Richards a visit when he came home from work. Both were told to leave the other alone and to ignore each other if they are both out in the yards at the same time.

Highway Patrol

— Brennon Kane, 16, Leetonia, was northbound on Lisbon Road in Salem Township at 11:56 a.m. Friday and went off the right side into a ditch and overturned. He was cited for failure to control.

— Dylan Gene Ellsworth, 22, Alliance, was northbound on state Route 11 in Elkrun Township at 6 p.m. April 14 and went off the right side into a traffic sign. No citations were issued.

East Palestine

— Michael Young reported at 1:29 a.m. Wednesday a firefighter operating his personal vehicle was running to a call with his lights but no siren and had run the red light at the intersection at North Market and Rebecca Streets and almost struck him. The complaint was forwarded to the fire chief.

— Police were called to Brookdale Avenue at 11:03 p.m. Tuesday on the report of an animal that had been severely injured after being hit a by a vehicle. The animal was euthanized by police.

— Police were flagged down by a group of children on North Market Street at 8:32 p.m. Tuesday and said they saw someone messing around on the railroad tracks further east. Police searched but did not find anyone.

— Ericka Thompson, Columbiana, reported at 7:57 p.m. Tuesday her daughter was competing in a track meet at the high school and her wallet was stolen from the top of her bag.


— Suspicious activity was reported at 1:12 a.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of East Fourth Street where a man said he heard someone telling him to go to sleep. He gave permission for officers to search the residence, but nothing was located out of the ordinary.

— Police responded at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday to Circle K West, 780 W. State St., for a report of a male who appeared to be sleeping in the lot for an extended time. He was identified and had consumed some alcohol, so police transported him home a couple blocks away. His vehicle was left in the lot with permission of the clerk.

— A caller from the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 11:31 p.m. Tuesday that he saw two males at the rear of his residence that possibly damaged his vehicle and saw them walking around the vehicle and through back yards, wearing all black and one with a flat bill hat. The damage was from rocks. Officers located them and they said they didn’t damage anything and were just walking. They were detained and then released after police determined the damage to the vehicle was from a previous date.

— Police were called to Circle K East, 1125 E. State St., for a person to be removed at 9:59 p.m. Tuesday after a male was reported sitting out front of the store begging for money. He told officers he wasn’t begging but was just smoking a cigarette. He was told to leave.

— A combative patient was reported at 9:37 p.m. Tuesday at Salem Regional Medical Center on East State Street where a juvenile patient was becoming combative with hospital staff and causing a scene inside the emergency room. The juvenile calmed down when police arrived and police stood by to make sure the juvenile stayed calm.

— Police responded at 8:13 p.m. Tuesday to Waterworth Memorial Park near the basketball courts for a juvenile causing an issue. The juvenile denied all wrongdoing and was advised to go home.

— A verbal dispute was reported at 7:43 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of East Pershing Street where a female came to take her children and it escalated. Her sister has temporary custody and did not want the children to leave. The mother claimed the children were unsafe and she had concerns about the house. The children were spoken with separately and all said they were safe. The mother was told to contact Children Services and the courts about her concerns.

— Police were called at 11:47 a.m. Tuesday to Prima Healthcare, 564 E. Second St., for an unruly patient who was intoxicated. She was calm when police arrived and it was determined she should go to the hospital, per a doctor. She was transported by ambulance.

— A man from Duck Creek Road reported at 11:38 a.m. Tuesday that his vehicle was damaged while parked at Walmart, with damage to the passenger side mirror.

— A man from the 900 block of Franklin Avenue reported at 10:54 a.m. Tuesday that his bicycle was stolen from his yard overnight. An officer later located the bicycle on Merle Road in plain site and a short investigation found a juvenile in possession of the bicycle. The juvenile was charged with delinquency and released to a parent.

— An officer on patrol at 10:13 a.m. Tuesday helped a female on Sharp Avenue/West State Street retrieve her dog.

— Shelby Paparodis, 23, of Sharp Street, was cited for failure to yield after exiting the driveway of Walmart and striking an eastbound vehicle driven by Edward Sullivan, 49, of Maple Street, on East State Street at 10:03 a.m. Tuesday. No injuries were reported.

— A caller at 8:57 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported a red Ford Focus and dark blue Dodge Dart driving past the residence and continuously honking the horn.

— A woman in the 400 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 7:25 p.m. Monday that her ex-boyfriend started banging on the front door of her residence. The report said he had broken his cell phone and left it on her front porch. She did not want to press charges, but wanted him criminally trespassed from the property, meaning he could be arrested if he returns. Police were unable to contact him. She was told to call if he returns.

— A man in the 200 block of East Fourth Street reported at 7:18 p.m. Monday that his nephew left his bike outside and the bike was taken. He was told to keep the bikes locked up.

— A well-being check was requested at 6:16 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of Washington Avenue for a female having medical issues and difficulty getting around. Police made contact and she refused medical assistance and said a family member was coming over.

— A man on Barclay Avenue reported at 4:59 p.m. Monday that he had several bills coming to his residence that he did not sign up for the services. He made contact with several companies and they were also looking into the situation. Officers attempted to contact some of the companies also. The incident was under investigation.

— Stephanie Bicksler, 37, of Prospect Street, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after her eastbound vehicle failed to stop and struck the rear of another eastbound vehicle, which was pushed into a third eastbound vehicle at 4:40 p.m. Monday on West State Street near Howard. The other drivers were Teresa Fisher, 50, of Woodsdale Road, and Danny Bartholow, 56, of Columbiana. No injuries were reported.

— Police were called at 4:22 p.m. Monday to the 2500 block of Bentley for a theft. A woman said she left items in a locked drawer and when she returned to the health care facility, the items were missing. Officers spoke with several employees and they were going to do an investigation.

— A wallet found in the area of Georgetown Road was turned over to police at 3:18 p.m. Monday and put in the lost and found.

— A woman from Colorado Springs, Colo. reported at 10:23 a.m. Monday that she sustained an injury while she was walking on the sidewalk parallel to State Street near Ellsworth Avenue and fell. Police documented the injuries and took photos of the sidewalk area.

— A drive-off was reported at 2:18 p.m. Sunday at Smith Oil and police checked an address in the 1100 block of Liberty Street where the vehicle was registered. The house was empty with a for sale sign in the front yard.

Perry Township

— Police responded at 7:39 p.m. Monday to the 1700 block of Goshen Road for a verbal domestic dispute. A woman said her boyfriend took $40 from her and they got into an argument, but nothing got physical. He said they both had been drinking and arguing. She was advised to leave for the night and left for a friend’s house.

— Jason Gomoll Jr., 19, of East Liverpool, was cited for failure to yield after his westbound vehicle stopped for a stop sign on Georgetown Road and pulled into the bypass on state Route 45, striking a southbound vehicle and causing damage to both vehicles at 3:38 p.m. Monday. The name of the other driver was not listed on the report. No injuries were reported.

— A woman from the 1100 block of Prospect Street reported at 2:19 p.m. Monday that her children were being harassed by other children at the playground.

Goshen Police District

— Markees Tirrel Mahaffey, 43, Pittsburgh, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in the 13000 block of Middletown Road at 3:26 p.m. April 15 in which he was eastbound in a semi truck and slid off the shoulder of the roadway, getting the back tires or the trailer stuck in the ditch. No injuries were reported.

— Brittany Ann Satterfield, 28, 45 Oakwood Driver, Beloit, was charged with domestic violence, assault and possession of drugs after officers responded to the home at 5:34 a.m. April 16 where she reported she had been in an argument with her live-in boyfriend. Following an investigation, officers determined Satterfield to be the aggressor.

— Nancy McCartney, 60, West Oregon Avenue, Sebring, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash on Salem-Alliance Road just west of Duck Creek Road at 5:03 p.m. April 16 in which she was westbound and failed to stop for a vehicle driven by Dale F. Grimm, 48, Warren, who was waiting to make a left turn into a private drive. No injuries were reported.

— Elizabeth A. Puntel, 72, Youngstown, was cited for right of way at stop signs following a two-vehicle crash at state routes 14 and 165 in which she was westbound and failed to yield from the stop sign, striking a northbound vehicle driven by Michael A. Miller, 38, Berea. No injuries were reported.


— An officer responded to Chestnut Street home at 9:48 a.m. April 19 where the resident said the sidewalk in front of his home had been vandalized overnight with spraypaint. The resident said he believed the suspects to be animal rights activists due to his involvement in a group that will be hosting Michael Vick. He said he has been receiving harassing calls and emails from activists.

— An officer responded to the area of Columbia Street near village limits at 7:35 p.m. April 19 in reference to a reckless driver texting and traveling all over the roadway while exiting state Route 11 in an unknown direction. The officer was unable to find the vehicle in question.

— An officer responded to a Chestnut Street home at 12:13 a.m. April 20 where the resident reported his son, Brian N. Spinks, 33, Lisbon, had a warrant for his arrest and was willing to turn himself in. Both the resident and his son were found to be highly intoxicated. The son was found laying on a pile bricks in the back yard, then he attempted to run from the officer. The officer transported the son to the police station where it was discovered he did not have a warrant for his arrest. He was transported back to his father’s home and advised to stay there. The officer later responded to the area of the daycare on Elm Street at 1:21 a.m. in reference to an apparently intoxicated man screaming and found Spinks staggering and yelling loudly. Spinks was charged with disorderly conduct and Columbiana police responded to assist in getting him into the cruiser. The officer once again responded to the Chestnut Street home at 7:28 a.m. where the resident reported hearing someone on the sidewalk in front of the home yelling, believing it to be Spinks. The resident was advised that Spinks had been arrested earlier that morning. The resident was unable to tell if the voice he heard was male or female.

— A Columbia Street resident arrived on station at 9:28 a.m. April 20 to deliver a protection order against her husband and said that she was worried about him attempting to cause her harm once the order has been served.

— An officer responded to an Oak Street home at 3:22 p.m. April 20 where a resident reported a parked vehicle was blocking the use of a driveway. The officer found that the vehicle was not obstructing use of the driveway.

— An officer responded to a Bear’s Den Road home at 10:17 p.m. Monday where the resident who was not at home reported her landlord was possibly attempting to change the locks without a proper eviction. The officer found all doors and windows secure.


— Firefighters responded at 5:14 p.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of West Pershing Street for a smoke investigation, finding a resident burning yard debris in the back yard. The resident extinguished the fire and was advised of open burning laws.

— An open burning complaint was reported at 10:18 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. The regulations were explained.


–Called to a motor vehicle in a ditch on state Route 517 at 2:45 p.m. Monday

–Called to a motor vehicle flipped over on state Route 154 at 9:24 p.m. Monday. The accident was handled by the highway patrol.


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