East Liverpool

–An employee at Giant Eagle, Bradshaw Avenue, reported at 10 a.m. Sunday there was a 4-year-old walking around by himself. The mother was in the store’s office and noticeably upset, standing in her stocking feet and holding her son. She said when she woke up she saw the door open and immediately started looking for the boy. She also had called police. Police suggested she add another lock higher up on the door and warned her if it happens again they would have to report it to Children Services.

Highway Patrol

— James C. Johnson, 25, state Route 7, Columbiana, was northbound on state Route 558 in Salem Township at 6:03 p.m. May 10, when he began negotiating a curve to the left, but went off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail. The vehicle entered a stream and the lower half of the vehicle became immersed in water. He was cited with failure to control. Johnson was not injured.

— A Southern Local School Bus driven by Dara Redfern, 42, Emerick Road, Kensington, was westbound on state Route 39 in Yellow Creek Township at 3:12 p.m. Tuesday when a Dodge Ram pickup driven by Dinah M. Carpenter, 71, Chester, W.Va., failure to yield at the stop sign at 10th Street Extension and struck the school bus. Carpenter was transported the East Liverpool City Hospital with minor injuries and was cited with failure to yield the right of way. Redfern had suspected minor injuries also, but refused treatment at the scene. There were no students on the bus.

— John W. Minor, 87, Old Irondale Road, Irondale, was eastbound on state Route 39 in Yellow Creek Township at 7:06 p.m. Monday when he went off the left side of the roadway, struck an embankment and a tree before rolling the vehicle over. He was flown by STAT MedVac to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh with suspected serious injuries. Minor was unconscious when EMS arrived.

— Tylor J. Thompson, 22, Maple Street, Rogers, and Debra Vollnogle, 61, state Route 517, Columbiana, were stopped in traffic westbound on state Route 517 in Center Township at 6:13 p.m. May 11, when Brian McLauglin, 49, Lisbon, who was also westbound struck Thompson from behind, pushing him into Vollnogle. McLaughlin was cited with assured clear distance. No injuries were reported.

— Larry R. Petrozzi, 69, Vincent Lane, Lisbon, and Gage A. Gough, 24, Lisbon Street, East Liverpool, were both northbound on Lisbon Road in Center Township at 3:25 p.m. Thursday. Petrozzi slowed to make a left turn when Gough struck him from behind. Gough was cited with assured clear distance. Neither driver was injured, although a passenger in Gough’s vehicle, Amanda Allen, 24, Illinois Street, East Liverpool, was listed with possible injuries.


— Police were called to an 2875 E. State St., for a possible overdose at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. A woman in the passenger seat of the vehicle was awake, but confused. Dawn Dittmer, 56, Ellwood City, Pa., was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center and later charged with abusing harmful intoxicants.

— Francisco Hernandez, 24, East Fourth Street, was cited with no license and failure to obey traffic control devices following a traffic stop in the area of North Lundy Avenue and East Second Street at 6:28 p.m. Saturday.

— An East Fourth Street woman reported at 8:21 p.m. Saturday someone was going door-to-door asking if he could cut people’s grass for money. He was told to cease.

— An East Fifth Street woman reported at 8:43 p.m. Saturday she left her wallet on the counter at a store at 1000 W. State St., could not find it and believed someone may have taken it. The wallet was found on the roadway and may have fallen off the hood of her vehicle.

— A woman was walking out of Salem High School with a walker at 9:25 p.m. Saturday when someone driving a gray truck struck the walker, which knocked the woman down. The woman was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center. The driver of the truck gave someone at the scene his information.

— An East State Street child was taken to Salem lice arrived. Regional Medical Center at 9:52 p.m. Saturday after she made statements about harming herself.

— Police assisted the County Sheriff’s Office with an investigation at a address in the 700 block of West Wilson Street at 10:21 p.m. Saturday. Police attempted to contact someone at the home, but left after finding no one there.

— Two dogs were reported fighting in the Jones Drive area at 12:03 a.m. Sunday. One person involved told police the dogs were separated before police arrived everyone was reminded about leash laws and the victim did not want to pursue any charges.

— A West Fifth Street woman reported at 1:08 a.m. Sunday her dogs were barking and she wanted police to check the area for criminal activity. Police found nothing suspicious.

— A Sebring woman reported at 2:36 a.m. Sunday the father of her children had left a West Pershing Street home while he was watching the children. Police found the children sound asleep and the father a couple hundred feet from the house walking eastbound. He said he was home with the children until their mother had returned. Child endangering laws were explained.

— Loose cattle were reported in the 2500 block of Merle Street at 4:36 p.m. Saturday. It was determined the cattle had gotten loose from a farm in Perry Township and the police there were notified so they could tell the owner.

— Police assisted a Columbiana driver who was locked out of his vehicle at 3:58 p.m. Saturday at 2875 E. State St.

— A Whinnery Road man reported at 1:51 p.m. Saturday he received five credit cards in the mail he did not apply for and had contacted both the source of the cards and several credit companies.

— Police explained to a woman she was not permitted to park at the library lot when she was not visiting the library at 11:21 a.m. Saturday. She became upset, rapidly accelerated through the parking lot and nearly struck several elderly people and a vehicle. Kelley Mandy, West Broadway, alliance, was cited with reckless operation on private property.

— A South Lincoln Avenue man reported at 11 a.m. Saturday someone stole his TV from his home. Another person had been staying at his home when it was taken. He had not been able to reach that person yet. Other residents in the area told police they saw three men leave the house the night TV was taken.

— A home health aid reported at 10:48 a.m. Saturday, she went to a home on East Fourth Street where she helps the resident everyday, but could not get in. It was unusual for the resident not to answer the door.l The fire department assisted in getting into the home and it was found the person was not home.

— Police checked on a child in the area of Franklin Avenue and Maple Street at 10:39 a.m. Saturday. The child was fine and the parents told police the child was helping a family moving into a house there.

— Police assisted an Ohio Avenue woman getting into her vehicle at the intersection of North Broadway and East Third after she became locked out at 10:38 a.m. Saturday.

— Jeffrey Ickes, 48, Green Valley Drive, Salem, reported at 9:13 a.m. Saturday, he was backing out of a parking space at Walmart when he claimed Gabrielle Clark, 49, Columbia Street, Leetonia, backed into him. Clark claimed she was backing out of her spot when Ickes backed into her. The matter is under investigation.

— A property damage incident was reported on East Fourth Street at 8:34 a.m. Saturday by a woman who said sometime overnight someone knocked all the items off a table on the porch.

— Smith Oil reported at 7:33 a.m. Saturday someone driving a Chevy truck drove away without paying. After obtaining the information, Smith Oil called back to police and said it was employee error and no one had stolen gas.

— An East Fifth Street woman reported at 12:44 a.m. Saturday she came home and found her TV and several other items had been taken from her home. The matter is under investigation.

— Police attempted to serve multiple warrants at two homes in Salem at around 11:10 p.m. Friday, but did not find either person.

— A Summit Street woman asked police some questions at 10:52 p.m. Friday regarding her concerns her child’s father is not going to return the child as he is required through the court-ordered parenting agreement.

— A wallet found at an East Second Street location was turned over to the police department at 9:35 p.m. Friday. The owner was contacted and he picked it up.

— Police smelled something burning in the 1200 block of Hollyhock Way at 7:45 p.m. Friday. It was found someone was burning leaves and the city’s open burning laws were explained. The fire was extinguished.

— A South Lundy Avenue man reported at 7:06 p.m. Friday children were destroying a tree in the area of East Pershing Street and Park Avenue. Police found a group of children in the area, who did not appear to be destroying anything. The left when police came.

— The driver in a blue Ford Escape waiting in line for food at McDonald’s at 4:49 p.m. Friday was reportedly rear ended by the driver of a white Hyundai Elantra, who was also waiting in line.

— Zane M. Smith, 28, Ridgeview Drive, Hanoverton, was eastbound on Pennsylvania Avenue when Deborah J. Smith, 64, Stratton, was pulling from a driveway in the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue and struck the side of Smith’s vehicle. Smith was cited with failure to yield from a driveway. No injuries were reported.

— A man reportedly left the Salem Regional Medical Center while he was in police custody of another police agency at 3:13 p.m. Friday. Police found a man matching his description walking in the area of Butcher Road and South Cunningham Road. He became belligerent with police and told them to just shoot him. He pulled away from police and claimed he needed to go to a mental ward. He was warned to get onto the ground or he would be tased. He complied but gave Salem police several different names. Perry Township confirmed he was the man they were looking for and took control of him.

— An elderly woman was found on Butcher Road near Cunningham Road. She told police her power scooter battery died while she was on her way home at 3:43 p.m. Friday. Police found here with a kind citizen, who said he would take the woman home. The scooter was loaded up into the back of his pick up. He took the scooter and police transported the woman to an address on South Lincoln Avenue.

— The fire department assisted a woman who was locked out of her home on East Third Street at 1:59 p.m. Friday.

— McDonalds reported at 1:01 p.m. Friday a semi truck driven by Nikolov Petrov, 44, Schaumberg, Ill., hit the overhang on the outer drive through lane. Petrov said he did not have enough space to get around and stopped when he heard a noise. The damage appeared minimal.

— A North Lincoln Street man reported at 10:11 a.m. Friday he found a shotgun shell outside the business where he works. The shell was loaded and had a name written on it. It was recovered for safe destruction.

— A combative patient was reported at the Salem Regional Medical Center at 8:46 a.m. Friday. The man said he wanted to leave the facility and nobody would let him. He had spoken with police earlier in the day and was told he needed to contact his doctor to get transferred. He did not want to wait, but then calmed down and agreed to wait for the proper paperwork.

— A South Ellsworth Avenue man reported at 8 a.m. Friday his wife has been getting unwanted text messages and messages through social media from a co-worker. Police were provided with copies of some of the messages for documentation.

— Police found an unsecured door at a building in the 100 block of North Ellsworth at 7:49 a.m. Friday. No one was found inside and nothing appeared out of order. The door had been locked, but not properly latched. The door was pulled shut.