Highway Patrol

–Taylor Stevens, 25, of Lisbon, was cited for failure to stop an assured cleared distance after her F-150 struck the Mariner in front her, which was being driven by Mark W. Bates, 35, of Lisbon. The accident occurred on U.S. Route 30 in Elkrun Township at 10:38 a.m. May 11 as Bates slowed to turn left and was struck by Stevens as she tried to pass on the left.


— An officer responded to area of Center Street at 6:33 a.m. Tuesday in reference to a semi tractor running. The officer found the tractor parked in a yard, and when speaking to the resident, found that the vehicle had gotten stuck and would be removed that day. The resident also said the driver was in the sleeping bunk to keep warm. The officer spoke with the driver who said he was charging the battery and had fallen asleep. He agreed to shut off the tractor.

— Monica L. Benner, 44, 338 Columbia St., Leetonia, was charged with obstructing official business and resisting arrest after an officer responded to a Hazel Street business at 2:03 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a 5-year-old boy who had wandered in without parents. The boy told the officer he had stopped at another nearby business on Columbia Street, but could not provide the location of his home. While the officer was on scene, the boy’s mother, identified as Benner, arrived in an agitated state and began scolding the boy. She would not cooperate with the officer and refused several times to comply with orders, at which time she was placed into custody, struggling the entire time. The boy’s father arrived to take custody of him. The incident was forwarded to children services to follow up.

— A Pine Street resident reported at 12:19 p.m. Thursday a friend had taken his vehicle to have its brakes fixed on Tuesday and had not returned the vehicle. He said he was unable to contact his friend by phone and the friend has a suspended drivers license.

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.


— Donald Albert Sawywer, 82, Painesville, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash on state Route 14 near the four-lane highway at 2:02 p.m. May 6 in which he was southbound and lost control of the vehicle, traveling off the south side of the roadway into a ditch. Sawywer said he fell asleep. He was evaluated on scene for minor injuries.

— Anthony L. McGlothlin, 50, West South Range Road, Salem, was cited for OVI and failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in the 14000 block of Lisbon Road at 8:20 p.m. May 6 in which he was northbound when he lost control of the vehicle, traveling off the west side of the roadway into bushes, then striking a parked vehicle in a private driveway. The driver said he had looked down at his phone and then was distracted by the sun coming up. No injuries were reported.

— Joshua R. McCullough, 21, Third Street, Beloit, was cited for driving under suspension and a tinted glass violation following a traffic stop at 8 a.m. May 8 at Main and First streets in Beloit.

— Officers responded with Green Township EMS to a 5000 block West South Range Road home at 7:24 p.m. May 9 in reference to an unresponsive female individual. Upon arrival the officers found the woman in question, identified as Jessica Lynne Duncil, 36, Pine Street, Leetonia, conscious and she admitted to using heroin with a needle, which she turned over with several others. She was transported by Green Township EMS to the Salem hospital and a felony-4 warrant for inducing panic was issued. Duncil was later taken into custody by Leetonia police at her home on May 10.


— A woman from Washingtonville reported at 12:32 p.m. Thursday that someone stole the temporary tag off of her vehicle while it was parked in the lot at Walmart on East State Street.

— An unruly juvenile was reported at 9:13 a.m. Thursday by a woman who was told of possible options to pursue through court.

— A suspicious person was reported at 5:15 a.m. Thursday by a resident in the 200 block of West Pershing Street who said she heard a noise and upon investigation, found a shoe by her front door and shorts on top of her car. Officers walked around the exterior of the residence and checked the surrounding area, but found no one.

— Officers along with fire department first responders and EMT ambulance responded at 4:29 a.m. Thursday to the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue for a man down on the ground. He was found face down and appeared to be under the influence of a narcotic. He was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center for treatment.

— A license plate found laying in the road at 12:25 a.m. Thursday on West Pershing Street was placed in the lost and found.

— Police were called at 9:54 p.m. Wednesday to the 900 block of North Howard Avenue for a possible utility pole on fire after residents called reporting a power outage. The pole fire was not located and while checking the area, all the power came back on.

— A caller at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday reported power equipment being run, but police could not locate any. They saw Ohio Edison working to restore power from a power outage, but found no problems.

— An officer stopped at Pershing and Park at 9:27 p.m. Wednesday heard people yelling and arguing in a grassy area in Centennial Park off of Park Avenue between Oak and Pershing. One male was arguing with a female who lives on Park. She was upset over statements he was making as he walked past her house. All were sent on their way.

— Police were called at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday to the 200 block of Park Avenue for a fight ready to occur, with a large group of people walking from the park towards a residence. Officers made contact with several people on a front porch and found no problem. They said they heard someone arguing but the people left walking.

— Officers responded at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday to the basketball courts at Centennial Park for an alleged fight about to occur. One person said the other person left and no physical violence occurred, only an argument.

— Police were notified at 8:04 p.m. Wednesday by a business in the 100 block of Vine Avenue about a male who made multiple calls to the business and became irate, making threats towards the workers. Due to him living in Goshen Township, the township police were going to make contact with him. An investigation was pending.

— A caller at 7:36 p.m. Wednesday reported a vehicle had not been moved for several weeks in the 100 block of Park Drive. Police were unable to locate the owner and left a warning tag for junk vehicle.

— Seth Guy, 27, of 664 Washington Ave., was charged with domestic violence and taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear on a reckless operation charge after police were called at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday to Waterworth Memorial Park on Superior Avenue for a domestic in progress. The parties were separated and the female had visible injuries to her face. Several witnesses said they saw the male shove her to the ground.

— Kerry Vance, 41, of 207 W. 16th St., was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear on a possession of drug paraphernalia charge and James Lippiatt Jr., 30, of 517 Washington Ave., was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear on an aggravated menacing charge after police investigated a report of people inside a vacant home on West Wilson Street at 6:23 p.m. Wednesday. A K-9 officer also responded. The back door was found open and police found the female identified as Vance and knew about the warrant. She reported a male was in the residence but would not provide his name. He came out after several commands and also had a warrant. Both were taken to jail.

— Police responded at 6:02 p.m. Wednesday to the Broadway Plaza on Second Street for a hit/skip. A woman parked in the lot, came out and found a note on her vehicle from an anonymous witness who saw another vehicle back into her vehicle and take off. The note included a description of the female driver, vehicle and license plate. Police followed up and spoke to the suspect on West Pershing, who admitted to being in the plaza but said she thought she backed into a pole. They were told to contact their insurance companies.

— Jennifer Miller, of Hanoverton, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after her westbound vehicle struck the rear of another westbound vehicle driven by Ralph Landon, of Salem, who was sitting at the red light on Pershing at South Lincoln at 5:59 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries were reported, with minor damage to the vehicles.

— Jessi Airwyke, 25, of 252 Spruce St., Columbiana, was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear on an OVI second offense and taken to jail after an officer saw Airwyke walking on West Pershing at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday and knew about the warrant.

— Police responded at 4:37 p.m. Wednesday to Aetna Street for a civil matter. A woman said her property was left at a friend’s residence and now it’s gone. The other person said the city housing department advised the property needed removed immediately due to code violations, which the housing inspector confirmed.

— Police at 2:29 a.m. Friday assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol on a traffic stop on South Ellsworth near Snyder Road where the driver gave consent to a search of the vehicle. Officers stood by until the search was complete due to multiple people in the vehicle.

— Police responded at 11:55 p.m. Thursday to an apartment complex in the 600 block of East Third Street where a woman said a male entered her apartment. Nothing had been taken. Another male the person had been staying with did not want him around. He did not live there and was told to gather his belongings and not come back.

— An officer was flagged down in front of the police station at 10:55 p.m. Thursday by a male who said his phone was dead and he needed help getting back home. He was permitted to come inside to call for a taxi to take him home.

— A caller at 5:11 p.m. Thursday called in an animal complaint in the 400 block of Arch. The resident at the home said they would take care of the problem.

— An anonymous caller at 4:31 p.m. Thursday said she thought a group of juveniles was playing too rough and running through the playground at Centennial Park. When she told them to stop, she said they called her names and used profanity. Officers spoke with the juveniles who confirmed they had been running in the playground area playing tag and didn’t believe they were causing a disturbance. Both parties were told to stay away from each other while using city parks.

— A woman in the 600 block of Prospect Street reported at 4 p.m. Thursday that her push lawn mower was stolen from her garage sometime within the past week.

— A woman on Olive Street reported at 3:57 p.m. Thursday that a juvenile was making threats to her daughter over social media. The school had been made aware of the situation and the school resource officer made contact with the male juvenile and his family. The complaint is under investigation.

— A reckless vehicle was reported at 3:54 p.m. Thursday at Franklin and Aetna, but was not found.

— Police were asked to check the welfare of a person in the 700 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 3:45 p.m. Thursday. The female said she was fine and just going for a walk to clear her head.

— A man reported at 3:14 p.m. Thursday that he mows a yard for a friend in the 600 block of East Fourth Street and one of the neighbors lets their dogs defecate in the yard and won’t clean it up. The owner confirmed it was her dogs and was told the consequences should the problem continue.

— A suspicious person/vehicle was reported at 3:03 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of East 10th Street. Officers located the vehicle and were familiar with the driver who said he was using his phone and everything was fine.

— Police were called at 2:32 p.m. Thursday to Prima on East Second Street from criminal or accidental damage. The practice manager and staff said a male patient had been in earlier and was being very angry and hostile towards the staff for no apparent reason. He threw his insurance cards at the check-in desk and refused to sign paperwork and threatened the staff. They said the male was very rude and disorderly with staff the entire time. The patient threw the door open when exiting, leaving a hole in the drywall from the door handle. They were told their options to file charges.

— Lonnie Wilson, whose last known address was listed as Benton Road, was taken into custody on an active warrant out of Columbiana County and turned over to a sheriff’s deputy after police caught him behind a residence on Fair Avenue off of East Pershing Street during a search Thursday. Police had originally been called at 1:49 p.m. to Burger King on East State Street where a male inside had been sleeping for two hours and staff couldn’t wake him up. Officers learned he ran out the door about a minute before they arrived and searched the area, finding him and learning he had a warrant.

— An officer at 12:03 p.m. Thursday took a theft report from a victim at his work place in the 200 block of West State Street where he had a set of four tires/wheels in storage with permission of the business and found the tires were taken within the last three days. There were no suspects or persons of interest. A second employee from the business called to report he also had items taken.

— A woman at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday on East Sixth Street reported a concern over a person known to her. She has a restraining order against the female and heard rumors that she was trying to contact her. She also said the female was driving near her home in a vehicle. She was told a report would be filed, but none of the information provided showed any violation.

— K-9 Simon responded for a free air sniff of a vehicle at 1:59 p.m. Wednesday for Perry Township police on Franklin, indicating to a narcotic odor. Perry Township police did recover contraband from the vehicle.

— Police were called at 1:23 p.m. Wednesday for a possible breaking and entering at an unoccupied residence in the 1400 block of South Lincoln Avenue. A woman said someone broke glass out of a door at the residence and the basement door was damaged. Nothing inside appeared damaged or missing.

— Police were called for a road obstruction at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday near the 200 block of West State Street where several road safety cones were found and brought to the station. Police learned they were possibly owned by R.T. Vernal Paving. The company was told to come to the station to claim them.

— An employee of Western Southern Life, 1129 E. State St., reported at 10:32 a.m. Wednesday that another employee of the business who no longer works there was refusing to return company property. The business was advised of its options.

— A resident on Edgewood Drive reported at 9:21 a.m. Wednesday that a package had been delivered to the house on Tuesday, but when they arrived, the package was not there.

— Officers were flagged down at 9:02 a.m. Wednesday about an animal complaint. Officers located the animal but were unable to make contact with anyone at the residence and advised the humane officer.

— A caller at 7:36 a.m. Wednesday reported a possible male slumped over in a car in the 100 block of South Ellsworth Avenue, but nobody was found.

Perry Township

— Township police responded at 7:06 p.m. Wednesday to Waterworth Memorial Park to assist Salem officers with a domestic.

— A reckless driver was reported at 6:21 p.m. Wednesday in the area of state Route 45 and Georgetown Road, but police did not notice any infractions after finding the vehicle.

— A resident in the 1100 block of West Perry Street reported a scam at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday, saying he received a call from someone claiming to be a deputy with the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office and claiming he had a warrant he needed to take care of and they needed his bank account information to do so. He realized it was a scam late in the conversation but had already given out his social security number and address. He was told to contact his bank and all credit card companies to let them know what happened. It was also suggested he contact a fraud company to notify him if anything opened without his consent.

— Cody Lawson, 23, of Lake Milton, was cited for driving under suspension and expired registration after a traffic stop off of Franklin Avenue and Ellsworth in a parking lot at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday. A K-9 was requested from Salem and had a positive indication on the vehicle. Officers could not locate any drugs, but located marijuana shake all over the inside. Lawson’s father showed up and drove the vehicle from the scene.

— No citations were issued after a garbage truck attempting to back into a driveway on West Perry Street became stuck in the culvert ditch at 8:43 a.m. Wednesday. Another truck from the company showed up and was able to pull the truck out. The truck caused large ruts in the grass and possibly smashed the pipe that runs under the driveway.

— A man in the 1400 block of Garfield Avenue reported at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday that a neighbor drove his 4-wheeler on his property. Police spoke with the neighbor, who said he would stay away.

— A resident in the 1800 block of Garfield Avenue reported at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday that a firearm was stolen from his residence.