County Sheriff

— Deputies were called to Sparkle just north of Lisbon on state Route 45 after a pair of boots, some change and a necklace were found on the walkway behind the store at 9 a.m. Saturday.

— Deputies responded to a possible burglary in progress at 31802 Teegarden Road, Hanover Township, at 10:52 p.m. Wednesday after the woman who lives there heard noises outside. The deputies did not find anyone around but did note a bird had made a nest on the exterior light outside the back door and the bird was being noisy.

Highway Patrol

— Rebecca J. Ewing, 52, of Alliance, was cited for failure to yield and leaving the scene of an accident after pulling from a stop sign at the intersection of Georgetown and Knox School roads in Knox Township and into the path of an Escape driven by Billie J. Durham, 45, of Lisbon, at 12:40 p.m. Friday. Durham swerved to avoid a collision, while Ewing went off the road and struck a tree before driving away. A witness got her license plate number, however, and a trooper found Ewing at home and cited her.

— Zachary S. Himes, 19, state Route 9, Hanoverton, was cited for failure to yield after he pulled from his driveway onto Route 9 at 6:58 a.m. Thursday and into the path of a Silverado driven by Ryan L. Burd, 34, of Salem.

— Erich N. Law, 21, of East Rochester, was cited for failure to control after he went off the road, striking a pole and going through a five-wire fence on Buffalo Road in West Township at 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

East Palestine

— Police were called to a disturbance at 153 W. Martin St. at 6:12 p.m. Friday, where a woman there was reportedly drunk and the other residents wanted her to leave. Since no crime had occurred, police could not make her leave. The woman decided to go to bed for the night.

— A woman from North Jackson called Friday afternoon to report that the father of her son had just picked up there son and they were involved in a domestic dispute. The father arrived at the police station and said he had been arguing with his son about school and other things when he pulled him over and ordered him from the car but he said it was an idle threat. The father was allowed to leave since there was no evidence of any domestic violence.

— Police were called to the Rite Aid in regard to a shoplifting incident at 3 p.m. Friday.

— A student was found with contraband by the school resource officer on Friday.

— A 10-year-boy who lives on West North Avenue had climbed out the window and ran away on Thursday afternoon. The boy was located several blocks away and was returned to his mother, who was advised of the procedure for filing charges in county juvenile court should this behavior should continue.

— A puppy found wandering the streets on Thursday evening was brought to the police station until the owners were located.

— A report was received Thursday of trash and debris dumped in the area of the city lake.

— The police were called to 205 Brookdale Ave. on Wednesday to assist the county dog pound with the removal of numerous dogs.

— A resident of Pine Tree Circle came to the police station on Wednesday seeking advice regarding perceived threats on social media.

— Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at 3511 N. Pleasant Drive at 1:53 p.m. Wednesday. They found the owners gone and three people who were not supposed to be there. Two of the three — Mike Howell and Miranda McPherson — were found to have outstanding arrest warrants for them and they were taken into custody.

— Police were asked to check on the well being of a man who lives on East Grant Street at 11:209 p.m. May 6. Police spoke with the man, who appeared fine.

— Emily Mahon reported May 6 being follow through town by an unknown person driving a gray truck, and the motorist was driving in a reckless manner.


— Police were called to the apartment complex at 1154 S. Lincoln Ave. on Saturday by a resident who claimed a man was going through other neighbors’ mail. The accused denied doing any such thing, and police checked with other residents and none of them were missing any mail.

— A man who lives at 871 Granite St. reported Saturday a neighbor came over to tell him it was illegal to leave grass clippings on the roadway after you were mowing, and the office confirmed that is true. The clippings were cleaned up by the time police arrived. Police were called back to the residence 10 minutes later by the homeowner, who said he was mowing the yard when a stone shot out and broke his pickup truck’s window. He wanted a report on file for insurance purposes.

— Police were called to the Broadway Plaza at 7:29 p.m. Saturday while an ambulance was summoned for a woman who indicated she needed medical treatment.

-A resident of 284 Park Ave. reported Saturday the neighbor children keeping kicking the ball in his yard, and on another occasion they threw eggs in his yard. The children were told by police to kick the ball in the other direction and to otherwise stay out of the neighbor’s yard.

— Derek R Westover, 32, Fairmont Road, Elkton, was charged with driving under suspension and possessing drug paraphernalia and Kevin S. Frazier, 37, Church Street, East Liverpool, was charged with possessing drug abuse instruments following a traffic stop on South Lincoln Avenue at 9 p.m. Saturday. Westover was pulled over after police determined he had a suspended license, and drug dog Simon was called to scene and indicated there was contraband in the vehicle, which resulted in the search that found the questionable items.

— Police were called to a loud music complaint at the Salem Plaza at 9:31 p.m. Saturday. The parties were advised to keep the music down.

— A resident at 1775 Meadow View Drive heard someone knocking on the door at 10:49 p.m. Saturday but no one was there but she heard dogs barking. Police did not find anyone about but a witness told them a group of juveniles were in the area earlier.

— While on patrol police came across a group of juveniles at Centennial Park at 11:23 p.m. Saturday. The youths said they were just hanging out and talking, but the officer told them to leave because the park was closed.

— Police found a juvenile at a home on West Pershing Street on Saturday night after the mother had reported the youth missing earlier in the evening.

— Police were called to the former Side Door tavern at 2:24 a.m. Sunday after a drunken patron fell off a bar stool and was unresponsive. The man was up and around by the time an officer arrived, and ambulance took to the local hospital to be examined.

— Police were called to the apartment house at 226 Vine Ave, at 3:26 a.m. Sunday to assist the fire department in opening a locked vehicle door. While there, police discovered there were arrest warrants for the person being helped, Colleen Cope, 51. Cope was taken into custody and transported to Canfield, where she was turned over to Niles police.

— Police were called to a domestic dispute at the apartment house at 969 W. Wilson St. at 10 a.m. Saturday, but no one answered the door and everything appeared quiet.

— Police were called to Sparkle about a possible theft offense, which remains under investigation.

— Police were called to the apartment house at 226 Vine St. on Saturday in response to a domestic dispute. The couple said they had been arguing when one of them struck the other, but the person responsible left before police arrived. Police were called back an hour later in response to a domestic dispute, but the man in the relationship said nothing physical happened this time.

— Bruce Bowman was cited for failure to yield after he pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Georgette Kramp at the intersection of East Pershing and Woodland on Saturday.

— Police were called to Centennial Park on Saturday afternoon about a juvenile being assaulted, which resulted in four other juveniles being removed from the park. The matter remains under investigation.

St. Clair Township

— Police responded to a possible drug overdose at 14826 Cannons Mill Road at 9:16 p.m. Thursday, where they found a man on the bathroom floor. The man, Alexander Burcham, was obviously under the influence of a narcotic and he had to be repeatedly woken up before they could speak with him. A packet of suspected drugs was found in Burcham’s wallet on the bathroom sink. Burcham signed a copy of the drug overdose immunity form and was told if he did not follow through he could be charged if the suspected drugs tests positive. He was taken to a local hospital to be examined.

— Clyde Hunt was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on state Route 257 at 8:29 p.m. Wednesday.

— A caller reported a man was seen pulling on a screen door at 48820 McCoy Ave. at 7:09 a.m. May 7. Police saw a person matching the description staggering along McCoy Avenue and he smelled of alcohol. The person was identified as Michael T. Landrum, 41, who was charged with disorderly conduct/public intoxication.

— While on patrol on Birch Road at 8:47 p.m. May 7, police saw a vehicle leave the Flaherty residence, which is a known drug house. When the vehicle went left of center, police initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as Dale A. Coppock, 51, and the passenger as Diego B. Gonzales, 30. A drug dog called to the scene detected contraband, and a search of the vehicle turned up a pipe commonly used to smoke crack cocaine. Coppock and Gonzales denied it belonged to them, so they were both charged with possessing drug paraphernalia. A further search of the vehicle turned up another pipe and burnt spoon with white powder residue and digital scales with white powder residue. The items will be sent away for testing, which could result in additional charges being filed. Coppock was also cited for driving left of center, while Gonzales was charged with falsification for allegedly provided police with false information as to his identity.


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