County Sheriff

— Deputies were asked to investigate a parking complaint on Mick Road at 6:31 p.m. Friday. People were asked to move their vehicles from the roadway to prevent a traffic hazard.

— At 4:54 a.m. Friday, deputies checked a business on state Route 14, East Palestine, but found everything secure.

— A state Route 154 man in Elkrun Township reported at 6:22 p.m. Wednesday a woman borrowed his vehicle and had not returned it for a couple of hours. Before deputies arrived, she brought it back and there was no problem.

–People causing a disturbance by sitting in their vehicle and blowing the horn repeatedly was reported in the area of Columbiana-Waterford Road, Fairfield Township, at 11:17 p.m. May 22. Deputies did not find anyone there.

— A woman reported at 9:45 p.m. May 22 she was almost ran off the road by another woman on state Route 154 after the two of them had an issue at Gorby’s. Deputies attempted to call the first woman back and no one answered or returned the call.

— An ATV accident was reported on Lisbon Road near Butcher Road at 7:28 p.m. May 22. Deputies found Britany Pugh and Michael J. Clarkson lying in the grass on the side of the road. Clarkson was on his back and stated he was hurt, but he was more worried about Pugh, who was lying face down in the grass and not moving. Pugh appeared to have been knocked out, but came to eventually. She told deputies she already had neck problems due to a prior car accident and her neck and back were both hurting. Leetonia Fire Department and EMS arrived and both were transported to the hospital for their injuries. Witnesses said they saw Clarkson riding very fast on the grass next to the road with Pugh on the back. The ATV hit a bump and he lost control, leading to Pugh and then Clarkson falling off.

–An abandoned vehicle was reported on Middle Street in Knox township at 7:26 p.m. May 22. The owner of the property told the owner of the vehicle he would give them a few more days to remove the vehicle. Deputies said he can have it towed at any time.

— Deputies assisted Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies pursuing a vehicle, which was driven into a field. Minerva Police, Carrollton Police, a K-9 and the Highway Patrol joined the search of the area for the driver, Evan J. Zwick of Minerva. Zwick had a warrant.

— The hold up alarm sounded at 7:08 a.m. Sunday at the Duke and Duchess, U.S. Route 62, Knox Township. It was determined to be a false alarm.

— Deputies were called to a home on state Route 45, Madison Township, at 1:38 a.m. Monday where there was reportedly an underage drinking party with broken bottles on the roadway. Deputies found no broken bottles in the roadway and the homeowner told deputies no one present was under 21.

— A Georgetown Road, Butler Township, woman reported at 2:06 p.m. Monday the license plate of her utility trailer was stolen overnight. The trailer was at the Timashamie Campground.

— Deputies responded to a Sunset Drive, Yellow Creek Township property at 9:26 a.m. Saturday, where a woman reportedly told someone to leave the property without his vehicle. The woman who was preventing him from taking it was gone when deputies arrived and someone else on the property told him to go ahead and take it.

— Michael Haldiman, state Route 14, Unity Township, reported at 5:06 a.m. Monday his Chevy pickup was stolen overnight. Pennsylvania State Police found the truck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Bedford, Pa., sitting along the side of the road.

— An ATV on the road complaint was filed by someone on Skyline Drive, Yellow Creek Township, at 11:25 p.m. Friday. Deputies checked the area, but did not find anyone.

— A Quaker Church Road, West Township, man, Robert Anderson, reported at 6:12 a.m. Sunday his girlfriend assaulted him, broke his 50-inch TV and multiple DVDs. He decided he did not want to prosecute her.

— A state Route 164 woman reported at 4:19 p.m. Monday during a custody exchange, a man threw a rock at her vehicle, damaging one of the tail lights. She wanted a report on file for future reference.


— While on patrol on Monday police saw Emileigh Crooms driving, when she was known to have a suspended license. Crooms was cited with driving without a license and driving under an FRA suspension. The vehicle was towed.

— Someone reported a man being held against his will at the Sunoco Gas Station at 7:25 p.m. Saturday. The man was reportedly not being allowed to leave the pickup. Police did not find the pickup or anyone and employees of the gas station stated this had not happened. The report was determined unfounded.

— While on patrol on Saturday police saw a man sitting on the embankment of the creek near the parking lot of Sunoco Gas Station. Employees said the man is homeless and had been there for several hours. Police attempted to help him find shelter due to an approaching storm, but he was found to be clearly in mental health distress, became erratic and tried to flee on foot. He was charged with disorderly conduct.

Highway Patrol

— William M. Kinsey Jr., 29, Alliance, was southbound on Knox School Road in Knox Township at midnight Sunday and failed to stop at a stop sign on Buck Road and then went off the road into an embankment and a fence. He was cited for OVI, failure to control and failure to stop at a stop sign.

— Brenda L. Hawthorne, 48, Lisbon, was northbound on Depot Road in Salem Township at 10:25 a.m. Saturday and hit a deer.

— Simona D. Austin, 55, Columbiana, was westbound on state Route 14 in Fairfield Township at 5:47 p.m. Friday and failed to yield turning left into a private drive and struck Faith Weaver, 48, Negley, who was eastbound on state Route 14. Austin was cited for right of way.

— Paul E. Newburn, 68, Alliance, was westbound on state Route 172 in Hanoverton at 7:21 p.m. May 22 and hit a deer.

— Michael Robert Crist, 63, Poland, was westbound on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 9:23 p.m. Sunday and hit a deer.

— Julie Ann Butler, 59, East Liverpool, was stopped northbound on state Route 7 in Fairfield Township at 3:35 p.m. Friday and was struck from behind by William H. Jones, 16, East Liverpool. Jones was cited for assured clear distance.

— Evan James Zwick, 26, Minerva, was westbound on Mountz Road in Knox Township at 11:23 p.m. May 18 and his vehicle caught fire.

— Robin A. Frank, 55, Lisbon, was southbound on state Route 45 in Center Township at 7:32 p.m. May 21 and was struck by David L. Lewton, 65, Lisbon, who turned right into the southbound lane. Lewton was cited for turn and stop signals.

— John R. Gamble Jr., 55, Salem, was southbound on state Route 164 in Fairfield Township at 8:02 p.m. May 19 and and went off the right side into a guardrail. He was cited for failure to control.

— Sherron Anthony Jackson, 22, Canton, was eastbound on Hartley Road in Knox Township at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and struck and overhead railroad bridge. He was cited for assured clear distance.

— Sheldon Brown Jr., 66, Sebring, was southbound on Westville Lake Road in Knox Township at 7:55 p.m. Friday and Douglas Mackey, 50, Beloit, was northbound and they struck mirrors as they passed. Mackey was cited for left of center.

— Timothy L. Tomor, 43, Salem, was southbound on Depot Road in Center Township at 4:02 p.m. May 23 and went off the right side into an embankment, mailbox and a ditch. He was cited for failure to control and driving under suspension.

— Charles Lentz, 68, Salineville, was eastbound on state Route 517 in Elkrun Township at 8:23 a.m. May 22 and was struck by Doris M. Johnson, 78, Lisbon, who was northbound on Fairfield School Road and pulled from the stop sign. Johnson was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign.

— Bobbie Jo Bowerstock, 46, Rogers, and Joshua Craig Pastore, 33, Lisbon, were southbound on Steubenville Pike Road in Wayne Township at 10:22 a.m. May 17 and Pastore went off the right side to avoid hitting Bowerstock and struck an embankment and Bowerstock. Pastore was cited for assured clear distance.

— Jack D. Shook, 69, East Palestine, was southbound on state Route 165 in Unity Township at 1:32 p.m. May 16 and went left of center off the left side into a sign and a tree. He was cited for failure to control.


— Johnathon J. Brletich, 32, Sherman Street, was charged with domestic violence and disorderly conduct after police were called to a disturbance at his home on Saturday afternoon. Brletich is accused of throwing his 11-year-old son on a table and striking him in the face and head after the boy told him he did not like it when his father drinks because it scares him. While police were arresting Brletich he stated several times he was a corrections officer at the county jail. While being processed at the police department, Brletich reportedly screamed that he was not going to jail without a fight and they would have to shoot him. He also hurled insults at one of the officers and told him to take off his belt and stun gun so they could fight. Brletich also admitted to being drunk, telling the officer isn’t that what you do on Memorial Day weekend. Police called the county jail to advise them Brletich had been arrested and would be on his way there shortly. Several COs and a sheriff’s deputy were waiting when police arrived with Brletich, who began swearing at everyone. Once in a cell, he began slamming himself against the door, so the staff used a chemical agent on Brletich to get him to stop.


— Jesse D. O’Hara, 21, Beaver Falls, Pa., was arrested for possessing marijuana and released on a summons following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 11:01 p.m. Friday.

— Dallas Navarro, 20, Columbiana, was issued a summons for marijuana possession. She was also warned for dogs running at large after police received complaints at 9:45 p.m. Friday.

— Ricardo Gonzales Jr., 29, East Palestine, was cited for driving under suspension and expired registration following a traffic stop at 8:37 p.m. Friday.

— Daniel McNicol, 24, East Liverpool, was cited for expired registration and driving under suspension following a traffic stop on North Main Street at 7:27 p.m. Friday.

— David Flynn reported at 9:07 a.m. Friday a former employee of the East Railroad Street business who was fired had called and made threats against him.

— K-9 Csuti assisted the highway patrol with a vehicle sniff during a traffic stop in Fairfield Township at 1:26 a.m. Friday. marijuana and methamphetamine were recovered.

— Loretta Carr, %31, Lorain, was cited for speeding and driving under suspension following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 12:37 a.m. Friday.

— Shane W. Barnes Jr., 28, Columbiana, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop at 12:49 a.m. Saturday.

East Palestine

— Police were flagged down at 8:15 p.m. Monday on East Taggart Street by a resident who reported finding two hypodermic syringes laying in the parking lot of Howard’s Bar and Grill. The syringes were properly disposed of by police.

— Dean Cope reported at 8:05 p.m. Monday fireworks were being shot off in the area of East Clark Street. Police checked the area but could not determine where they were being shot from due to the loud echo.

— An East Martin Street resident reported at 7:29 p.m. Monday a large farm tractor had pulled down a phone line and caused a large branch to break on a tree. Police found the tractor driver nearby and obtained his information. No damage was found to any properties with the exception of the phone line being pulled from the resident’s home.

— Police responded to an East Martin Street home at 10:04 p.m. Sunday for a report of a disturbance between a woman and her estranged husband. No issues were reported.

— A North Market Street resident reported at 6:27 p.m. Sunday a man in a vehicle brandished a firearm outside the window of their vehicle while driving on East Taggart Street. Police found the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the vehicle fled into Pennsylvania at a high rate of speed. The matter is under investigation.

— Police responded to a report of an intoxicated man walking around the park at 5 p.m. Sunday. The man, identified as Corey Wright of East Palestine, was located in the park laying on the ground. Wright claimed he was under the influence of marijuana. He was warned for disorderly conduct while intoxicated and given a ride home. He was also warned not to be out for the rest of the night while intoxicated.

— Someone reported at 2:13 a.m. Sunday three boys were sitting in front of the T&M Hardware sign on East Taggart Street. Police warned the boys for curfew and told them to go home.

— Someone reported at 11:20 p.m. Saturday they thought they heard gunfire coming from the area of Park and Brookdale avenues. Police previously observed fireworks being shot off while on patrol in that general area. Police checked the area again and did not hear or see anything.

— A concerned citizen reported at 11:16 p.m. Saturday they saw someone break out a window of a home on West Clark Street. The matter is under investigation.

— A West Martin Street resident reported at 8:15 p.m. Saturday their ex-wife showed up at the home to pick up the children and she was intoxicated.

— Aaron D. Sugar, 22, address not listed, was stopped for a stop light violation on James Street at 1:40 a.m. Saturday and was arrested for OVI. Further charges are pending once lab results return on four different types of suspected illegal drugs that were recovered from the vehicle.

— Police noticed high grass at Ianazone’s Pizza on East Taggart Street at 10:17 a.m. Saturday. The owner will be sent a zoning violation notice.

— Police noticed high grass at the empty lot at 873 W. Main St. at 10:12 a.m. Saturday. Since the property is in foreclosure it will be sent to the street department to mow.

— Police were called to an East North Avenue home at 11:40 p.m. Friday regarding a loud music complaint. Police told the resident to turn the music down and warned him of the complaint.

New Waterford

— Police were called to the 3400 block of Pinewood Drive at 5:38 p.m. May 18 for a neighbor dispute.

— Skylar Morton, 23, New Waterford, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on Creek Road at 11:26 a.m. May 19.

— Police responded to the 3200 block of Creek Road at 5:59 p.m. May 19 for a suspicious vehicle. Nathaniel Lopez, 19, New Waterford, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. A juvenile in the vehicle will be charged at a later time with a drug offense.

— Police responded to the 46000 block of Dogwood Circle at 10:19 a.m. Friday for a complaint involving a neighbor’s dog jumping on the caller’s child.


— Jay Troyer, 25, of 3056 McCracken Road, was taken into custody on a warrant for possession of cocaine and also charged with obstructing official business, failure to comply and possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident early Tuesday morning. An officer at 1:36 a.m. stopped a male known to have a warrant on East Pershing near South Lundy Avenue. The male, identified later as Troyer, ultimately lied to officers about his identity and when told to stop, he took off running, the report said. He was chased down and taken into custody after falling in a parking lot at East Pershing near South Broadway. During a search incident to arrest, officers seized drug paraphernalia from the male. EMT ambulance responded and transported him to Salem Regional Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries, then he was taken to the Columbiana County jail. Additional charges are pending once lab results are obtained on the drug paraphernalia.

— An injured dog was reported at 7:33 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of West State Street where a woman said her dog got out and went to a neighbor’s property several houses down and got attacked by their dog. The dog was injured in the leg but was receiving treatment. Officers will follow up with the other dog owner.

— Police responded at 7:13 p.m. Monday to the 300 block of West Fifth Street to check the well-being of dogs inside a residence. A caller reported not seeing the resident for a few days and hearing the dogs barking inside. Officers couldn’t make contact with anyone at the residence, but could see the dogs through a window and thought they appeared in good condition. Officers could also see food and water bowls. A person who knows the resident told police he would try to get in touch with him.

— Police responded at 5:31 a.m. Tuesday to the 1400 block of Eastview for a person to be removed. A resident said a person showed up at his residence intoxicated asking for belongings. The person to be removed said the homeowner sold her television and has some articles of clothing that belonged to her. They were told the property dispute was civil and they would have to meet up to sort the belongings out when sober. The female was taken to her residence and told not to contact the resident for the rest of the night.

— Police were dispatched at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday to Bob Evans, 2299 E. State St., for a well-being check after a woman said her daughter was working until closing, but she had not been able to reach her. Police checked for her vehicle and it was not there.

— An officer on patrol at 12:44 a.m. Tuesday saw an open door at the rear of a business in the 100 block of Penn Avenue and checked for a possible intruder. The business was clear and the door was secured.

— Two suspicious vehicles were reported at 12:03 a.m. Tuesday in Centennial Park after hours, but were found unoccupied. No one was in the park.

— Police were sent at 9:33 p.m. Monday to Sharp Avenue and Arch Street for a fireworks complaint, but nothing was found.

— An alarm was reported at 9:19 p.m. Monday in the 2300 block of East State Street , with the exterior found secure.

— An intoxicated driver was reported at 8:28 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of East State Street in a black GMC truck, but was not found.

— A caller at 7:35 p.m. Monday reported dirt bikes in the road at South Lincoln Avenue and Cedar Street, but none were found.

— A caller at 6:40 p.m. Monday reported a motorcycle speeding up and down the street at South Lundy and Franklin. Police did not see any motorcycle.

— A man came to the police station at 5 p.m. Monday and said he had no place to stay. Officers were able to get him a room at Barnett’s Motel for the evening using the transient fund provided by the Salem Ministerial Association. An officer transported the man to the hotel and also provided names of several resources that may be able to help him.

— A custody dispute was reported at 4:44 p.m. Monday by a man at the police station who said he had court papers to see his child, but the mother failed to abide by the agreement and drop off the child. He was told the report would be on file.

— A dog was reported in an unoccupied vehicle in the Walmart parking lot at 11:45 a.m. Monday on East State Street. When police arrived, the dog owners were at the vehicle and getting ready to leave.

— An officer on West Pershing by the railroad tracks at 11:27 a.m. Monday noticed an odor of fuel in the area. An officer had the fire department respond but the source was found to not be significant.

— A well-being check was requested at 10:15 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of East Sixth Street. Contact was made with a resident and family member who said all was fine.


— A utility police was down and wires arcing at 11710 state Route 164 at 9:52 a.m. Sunday.

— A home fire alarm went off in the garage area of a Mattix Road home at 9:51 a.m. Sunday.