County Sheriff

— Aaron Stevens, Failer Road, Unity Township, reported at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday one of his neighbors trespassed on his property and he had photographs of the damage done, as well as video of the person driving his ATV under a chain with a “No Trespassing” sign on it. Ronald T. Simpson, 42, was later located and charged with criminal trespassing.

— Paul Waggle, Purton Road, Madison Township, reported at 5:49 p.m. Tuesday his neighbor, Jeff Ash, was harassing him. Ash then called deputies to report Waggle was screaming and yelling at him. Waggle confronted Ash about cutting the grass. The Waggle family continues to question the ownership of the property even though a judge ruled the property belongs to Ash. Waggle came to the judge’s ruled property line and screamed at Ash, which was captured on phone video. Ash declined to pursue disorderly conduct charges against Waggle.

— Sean Haines, Gavers Road, Hanover Township, reported at 8:42 p.m. Wednesday his neighbor’s dog chased him into the garage earlier in the day. Haines’ children were outside playing and he had to make them come inside due to the aggressive dog. Haines said he has spoken to his neighbor, Erin McGuire, three times about keeping her dog restrained. He also has left a message with the county dog warden’s office. McGuire told deputies when she returned home she noticed her dog got off the leash. Deputies explained it is her responsibility to make sure that is not happening.

— Melissa Welch, 10th Street extension, reported at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday her 7-year-old daughter was with the child’s stepmother, Melissa Bess, and was sitting on her lap driving a vehicle in Hammond Park. Welch said there is video posted to Facebook showing the incident and deputies explained the park is in Wellsville so she should notify Wellsville police.

— A resident on state Route 164 between state Route 558 and Lodge Road reported at 4:36 p.m. Wednesday he was cutting grass when an object came out of the mower deck. It was a wallet containing two Netspend Mastercard debit cards, one Netspend Visa card, a Immunotek master card, a Giant Eagle Advantage Card, an Alabama Medicaid card, a Social Security card and an Alabama driver’s license. The cards were in the name of Stephanie Summor.

— A person was reported passed out in a vehicle parked at Social 45. The person identified as Christopher Milsom, West Main Street, Washingtonville, had consumed too much alcohol and was sleeping in his vehicle. Deputies transported him to his father’s house in Washingtonville. There were no warrants or illegal items found in the vehicle or on Milsom.

— James Dearth, Churchill Road, Elkrun Township, reported at 11:36 a.m. Wednesday there were “at least 100” people in camo in the brush around his home. Deputies checked around, but did not see any tracks or places where the brush was knocked over.

— Deputies responded to South Egypt Road after a deceased owner’s son reported he saw someone walking on vacant property on April 16. Only deer were found roaming in the area.

— Patricia Dugan, Heck Road, New Waterford, reported at 8:29 a.m. Wednesday someone attempted to force their way into the barn on their property sometime between the morning of Monday and Tuesday afternoon. The steel around the door is dented and the door knob damaged. Nothing was missing and Dugan did not believe they got inside, but she asked for deputies to watch the property when in the area.

— Karen Butler, Wallace Street, Knox Township, reported at 6:19 p.m. Tuesday someone claiming to be from Ohio Edison requested she pay them by getting a Google Gift Card. She got two cards totaling $400. When they told her she owed more, she realized it was probably a scam and told them she would not give them any more money. They became irate with her, started calling her names and making sexual comments. She ended the call.

— A domestic dispute was reported at the home of Michael Oates, Steubenville Pike, Wayne Township, 7:58 p.m. Sunday. Deputies spoke to both people involved and a refusal to prosecute was signed.

Highway Patrol

— Jerry J. Heavener, 59, Youngstown, was westbound on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 12:10 p.m. April 15 and was struck by Saudat Iyabode Lawal, 54, Pittsburgh, who was north on state Route 164 and attempting to turn east onto state Route 14. Lawal was cited for right of way.


— Jaymee Cayo, North Market Street, reported at 1:15 a.m. Thursday that Nathan Knight threatened her while they were arguing. Knight denied saying any such thing, and Cayo said she did not wish to file charges and she just wanted him to go a hospital to be examined. Knight refused to go with paramedics, and arrangements were made for him to spend the night somewhere else.

— Robert A. Endres, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, was pulled over for not having license plate lights while driving on East Washington Street at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday. While speaking with Endres, the officer noticed a green leafy substance on his lap. Endres said he works in the kitchen at a local restaurant and the substance was likely parsley. He allowed police to search the vehicle and they found a small container of the same substance, along with a glass pipe that had been packed with suspected marijuana and a carton of suspected roaches. Endres, 30, was cited for marijuana possession.

— Samantha Morgan, Green Tree Place, reported at 3:54 a.m. Wednesday that false allegations about her have been passed along to her parole officer by someone she knows and the person has also been harassing her.

— Bobby Lewis said he was taking photographs of a South Beaver Street home to Monday so he could provide a painting estimate. Neighbor John Phillips showed up and started questioning Lewis, who said he didn’t feel the need to explain himself, and an argument ensued. After speaking with both parties police determined it was just an understanding.

East Palestine

— Police were called to an East Taggar Street home at 9:38 a.m. Wednesday for a 911 hang-up call. The resident was found to be fine and there were no problems.


— An officer responded to a Washington Street home at 2:36 p.m. Wednesday to perform a welfare check on a resident, but found the home vacant. The officer spoke with a former occupant who said the resident was in an area homeless shelter.

— An officer responded to a 400 block Columbia Street home at 7:11 p.m. Wednesday where the resident reported her adult son was fighting with her. The son was found to be aggravated and making threatening remarks and gestures. The officer was able to calm him down and advised him to stop his actions or face criminal charges.


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