County Sheriff

— An abandoned horse was reported on a property on state Route 46 in Unity Township at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The New Waterford Fire Department met deputies after receiving a report of horses on the roadway. A woman came from the farmhouse and rounded up the horses. Deputies knocked on the door speaking with Siobhan Gardner, who said the horses are 20 years old and she is looking for a dentist and a farrier to attend to the horses, but she is a veterinarian and will tend to their other needs.

— Deputies looked into a Black Road loud music complaint at 12:32 a.m. Wednesday, but when the deputy got out of the cruiser, the music was turned down. Deputies thanked the resident for complying and he complained about the neighbor squealing tires and driving fast up and down the street. Deputies said they would have to catch the neighbor doing it to do something about it. The same person called again at 9:08 a.m. Wednesday about loud music.

–A highway patrol post unit had a vehicle and person at the back of JAB Trade Services, state Route 9, Hanoverton, at 3:03 a.m. Tuesday. A back door was open to the business. Deputies recognized the man as the owner.

— A Bayard Road man reported at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday he was receiving threatening phone calls from John Freeman, who reportedly said he would slash his tires. He asked deputies to contact Freeman and tell him to stop.

— A couple on Hillcrest Road, Yellow Creek Township reported at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday Vickie Gordon was calling them and harassing them. Deputies contacted Gordon at the couple’s request and asked her to stop.

— A Union Ridge Road couple were having a domestic dispute reported at 8:36 p.m. Wednesday. She left about two months ago and lives in Florida, but returned to check on him due to medical issues. He told deputies he wants nothing to do with her and when she attempted to get in his house, he told her to leave and shut the door on her. Deputies told her to stop speaking, calling and texting him at his request and she left.

— Someone dialed 911 in the area of Elwonger Road in Unity Township at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies checked the area, which was the location of a baseball field, but did not find anyone in the area.

— A state Route 517, Elkrun Township, woman reported a trailer was missing at 4:07 p.m. Tuesday. The trailer, which belongs to Johnny Stewart, was entered into the missing database.

— A tractor was reported left in the roadway on Kevin Drive, Alliance, at 3:21 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies checked and the tractor had not been reported stolen. The trailer park owner was told to have the tractor towed if it was there without permission. Deputies attempted to find the person believed to be the owner, who lives on Knox School Road, but did not find him.

— A woman on old state Route 558 reported at 2:11 p.m. Sunday someone placed dead animals on her property. Deputies found a carcass of a rabbit in the garbage, which appeared it had been killed on the roadway was left in the weather for several days. The woman said someone has been placing items on her steps.

— A domestic dispute was reported on Brookfield Avenue, Lisbon, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. A 17-year-old boy told deputies he and his mother fought after she took his phone away. His 24-year-old brother said when he arrived, the younger brother had red marks from the mother grabbing him by the throat. The mother reported her 17-year-old son was acting up and she took the phone off him. He became angry and kicked a hole in one of the walls, charged her and she reached out to stop him. He then went after his 8-year-old brother until his uncle physically restrained him. Everyone signed a refusal to prosecute and the 17-year-old went to another house for a few days.

— Deputies checked a home on Grafton Road at 9:41 a.m. Wednesday due to an alarm. An unlocked window was found near the front door, but nothing appeared to be missing.

— A woman reported at 3:09 p.m. Tuesday she received a bad $344 check at Rogers Sale from a man in Ellwood City.


— Ryan D. Armstrong, 34, Depot Road, Salem, was charged with disorderly conduct after police were called to the Kendall House at the county mental health center at 10:25 p.m. Monday. The residence supervisor said Armstrong was taunting and trying to start fights with other residents. Police had been called 25 minutes earlier about Armstrong, and the first time he was being disruptive about cigarettes. After arresting Armstrong, police detected an odor of alcohol about him and he admitted he had been drinking.

— Police were called to Apple Grove apartments at 3:46 p.m. Monday to assist while staff prepared to have a resident transported by ambulance to a local hospital to undergo a mental evaluation. The man cursed at police, refused to go and slammed his apartment door shut. Police managed to open the door a crack and they saw the man was armed with a knife. Police managed to force their way in the rest of the way and the man put up his hands. After a brief struggle they were able to handcuff the man and get him strapped to a cot, and the handcuffs were then removed. While police searched the man, an EMT reported seeing the knife on the floor and kicked it away.

— Police were called to the Personal Touch Retirement Home on East Lincoln Way at 7:30 a.m. Monday after a resident became dizzy and fell. The officer remained until an ambulance arrived.

— A caller reported a car nearly struck some children in the crosswalk on North Market Street by the Circle K at 2:52 p.m. Tuesday. Police spoke with the couple, who said their 17-year-old son was driving at the time and they would speak to him.

— A man whose wife is a resident of the Allay Senior Care Center in town reported Tuesday he has been banned from the premises. An officer spoke with staff, who said the man had caused a disturbance with his wife and other patients as well, and that he had been told to leave, not banned, and that he could return the next day if he behaved. The man denied causing a disturbance and said he was just joking.

— Police responded to a report of a 401 E. Lincoln Way resident being loud at 1:39 p.m. May 10. Robert Vecchio denied making any loud noises and then accused the caller, who lives across the street, of taking his mail.

— A Cavalier belonging to Dustin G. Debray of Youngstown was struck by a passing pickup truck while parked at 227 N. Beaver St. at 4:28 p.m. May 9. The truck driver left the scene.

— Rodney Morris of Columbiana was backing out of a parking spot at the Days Inn at noon Wednesday when he struck a passing car being driven by Bradley D. Magnuson of Salem.


— On May 1, Zachary Wills was charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest and suspected possession of meth. Wills was taken into custody by Wellsville Police for outstanding warrants.

— May 1, a patrolling officer caught two people cleaning out the Wellsville Marina building, claiming to be paid for the job. The village administrator was asked to confirm their story, and had no knowledge of such. The two were asked to leave. The village administrator was notified and will have the windows boarded.

— April 27, police responded to Independence Square where someone slashed four tires on a vehicle.

— At 12:50 May 1, officers were dispatched to state Route 7 south just before the Aten Avenue off ramp for a traffic accident. There were no injuries and only slight damage to both involved vehicles.

— On April 23, Police arrived to a possible domestic on Maple Avenue around 1:33 a.m. Je-Riel Harrison was taken into custody for domestic violence.

— On May 4, after a traffic stop, John G Yano III was placed under arrest for being a fugitive from justice from West Virginia. He was cited for drug paraphernalia after a spoon with heroin residue was found in his possession.

— Around 10:40 p.m. May 5, officers responded to a trespassing call at Shoub Towers. Michael Souers was on the CMHA trespass list and arrested for criminal trespassing.

Around 8:02 p.m. May 5, officers were dispatched to Independence Square for a known felon banging on an apartment door. Robert Hale Martin was not allowed on CMHA property. Martin was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing.

— In a car accident located in the Lisbon street McDonald’s parking lot on May 7, Charles Franklin was cited for hitting a parked car.

— Around 6:37 p.m. May 7, officers received a call for an intoxicated male in Independence Square. Robert Martin, who is on the CMHA trespassing list, was found standing in front of the house he was staying at on 18th Street. Police advised Martin to go inside and sober up. At 7:09 p.m. police received a call from Family Dollar about a highly intoxicated male. Officers found Martin inside the store, took him into custody and charged him with persistent disorderly conduct.

— Police cited Shawn Cunningham for driving under suspension and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on Commerce on May 7. Police found a crack pipe in Cunningham’s possession.

— At approximately 4:12 a.m. May 4, officers were dispatched to the underpass of 39 for an unresponsive male. Officers found Andrew Keys, sitting in the grass, he had been sleeping there. Officers asked Keys questions, who became irate and did not calm down when asked. Keys was charged with disorderly conduct.

— On May 3, McDonald’s notified police of a regular customer who had yelled at employees from the drive-in and then later on the phone. Management does not want him to return. Police passed along the message.

— Officers sitting at Dairy Queen May 3 saw a black BMW without headlights or tail lights on pull out of Rich Oil. Officers pulled Christopher Eddy over. Eddy notified officers he had a suspended license but driving privileges for work. Eddy was cited for driving without headlights and for being suspected of marijuana possession. He was transported to state Route 213 where he was taken in by a Jefferson County deputy for a warrant there.

— JF Electric reported theft of copper wire from trucks and a dumpster that was parked behind the American Legion on April 29.

— A resident of Chester Avenue reported the theft of a TV April 29.

— Derek Thompson was administered Narcan and taken to ELCH after being unresponsive in the back of a cab. The driver had picked up two men in East Liverpool. One left on foot leaving the other still breathing but unresponsive in the back.

— Michael Trice, Jr., was charged with OVI and cited for expired plates May 12.

East Liverpool

— A driver was issued a loud music warning at 1:35 a.m. Thursday in the first block of Smith Street.

— A traffic stop was executed at 1:07 a.m. Thursday in the first block of West Eighth Street, and the driver given a warning for the license plate.

— A city man was transported home with his belongings at 11:57 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of Sophia Street.


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