County Sheriff

— A Winona Road, Salem, man reported at 7:31 a.m. Wednesday he left his 3-year-old husky, Marshall, at the home of Joseph Ingledue, Teegarden Road, Lisbon, on Monday while he looked for another place to live. He paid Ingledue $20 to keep the dog at his house. At about 11 p.m. Tuesday, Ingledue called to tell him his dog attacked another dog and Ingledue’s son. The man told Ingledue he would be over to get the dog, but 10 minutes later Ingledue called him and said “the deed was done” indicating he had shot the dog and threw the body over a hill. The man had retrieved the dog’s body.

— A Desellem Road, Madison Township, woman reported at 8:01 p.m. Tuesday her neighbor built a fence on their own property, but the “nice side” faced the neighbor’s home. She also stated the neighbor put a note on the fence, warning her to stay away six inches. Deputies explained it is a civil matter and not a crime.

— Someone reported an ATV riding in the area of Church Street, Rogers, at 5:39 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies checked the area, but did not find anyone.

— A state Route 154, Elkrun Township, woman reported at 3:41 p.m. Tuesday she has a protection order against a man she believes has been calling her phone repeatedly. The number comes up blocked, but some of the voicemails are breathing or coughing. She also admitted she went to voluntarily see him while he was in rehab. Deputies reminded her to have no contact with him and called him to tell him to stop contacting the woman, which he denied.

— A Bayard Road, West Township, man reported at 10:14 p.m. Monday his 18-year-old son was disrespectful to his mother and he confronted him about it. His son then came after him in an aggressive manner, causing a small bruise under his right eye. He then put his son in a hold around the neck and subdued him. The son told deputies his mother called him a derogatory name so he responded in a disrespectful manner and made his father angry. His father put his hands around his neck and left scratch marks. Both the father and son refused to press charges and the son’s friend came to pick him up.

— Deputies went to a Whinnery Road home in Butler Township looking for Thomas Cox at 9:19 a.m. Tuesday. Cox had a secret indictment for a possession of drugs charge and was found behind his trailer. When he was taken into custody, deputies found a pill container and a cut straw with residue on him.

— A woman reported at 6:26 p.m. Tuesday she and her husband just purchased a property on state Route 45, Salem Township at sheriff’s sale. However, they saw people moving into the house on the property they just bought. Deputies spoke to Lester Lovett and his girlfriend Marki Souders, who were at the home with a small child. Lovett said he was unaware the property had been sold. He had all his belongings were there. The woman discussed with Lovett a plan for picking up his belongings.

Highway Patrol

— Brittany N. Hoops, 26, Salem, was westbound on Center Road in Knox Township at 10:37 a.m. Sunday and was struck by an eastbound vehicle that went left of center and then continued on.

— Larry F. Mills, 70, Columbiana, was westbound on Crestview Road in Fairfield Township at 12:57 p.m. Saturday and Bethany Genova, 21, Columbiana, was southbound on Kirk Road and pulled from a stop sign and struck Mills, who then slid off the right side into a utility pole. Genova was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign.

— Alex Barnes, 21, Lisbon, was southbound on Lisbon Road in Center Township at 10:49 a.m. Saturday and Paul E. Brown, 70, Columbiana, was westbound on Adams Road and pulled from a stop sign into the path of Barnes who went off the right side in an attempt to avoid a collision and struck a utility pole and a stop sign. Brown was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign and Barnes was taken to the Salem hospital with minor injuries.

— A vehicles owned by John Short, Lisbon, was westbound on Pine Hollow Road in Elkrun Township at 3:30 p.m. Friday and went off the left side into a ditch. John Short reported that his brother Kevin had taken the vehicle from the home sometimes during the night. John Short did not wish to press charges for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The vehicle was returned to him.

— Ronald Joseph Silva, 54, Hixton, Wis., was backing into a private drive from state Route 518 in Wayne Township at 7:54 a.m. Tuesday and was struck by Paul Harvey Thomas, Strasburg, who was eastbound on state Route 518. Thomas was cited for assured clear distance.

— Robert A. Moore, 48, Lisbon, and Chelsey L. Kempfer, 29, Lisbon, were westbound on state Route 45 in Madison Township at 6:24 p.m. Tuesday and Moore was stopped in traffic and attempting to turn left onto West Point Road and was struck by Kempfer. Kempfer was cited for assured clear distance.


— Justin L. Burr, 25, Twelfth Street, Wellsville, was cited for driving under suspension and possessing drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on East Lincoln Way on May 23. Burr gave police permission to search the vehicle, and the officer found in the glove compartment a glass bowl used for smoking marijuana.

— Richard R. Vecchio, 57, state Route 164, was charged with open container May 23 after police saw him walking on East Lincoln Way holding what turned out to be an open can of Genesee beer. This was at 6:53 p.m., and at 11:48 p.m. police saw Vecchio arguing with another man and stopped to ask what was going on. Vecchio, who smelled of alcohol, was believed to have fallen from his bicycle, which he denied was the case. Vecchio began to argue with police and was eventually arrested for disorderly conduct.

— Jason T. Fitzsimmons, 44, Woodville Road, Leetonia, was cited for driving under suspension and open container following a traffic stop on state Route 154 on May 23. While speaking with Fitzsimmons, the officer saw an open can of Milwaukee’s Best beer in a cup holder.

— Daniel E. Heines, 38, Foundry Hill Road, Salineville, was cited for open container following a traffic stop on West Lincoln Way on May 23. Heines was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by his wife, who was pulled over for a faulty brake light. While talking to the couple, the officer saw an open Bud Light beer tucked behind the passenger seat, and Heines admitted it was his.

— A boy riding his bicycle on East Chestnut Street reportedly drove into the back of a parked van on May 23. The boy had some cuts on his face and showed some head trauma, so an ambulance was called to the scene, and the youth was taken to an area hospital.

— Police were called to Greentree Place on May 24 after a 6-month-old girl had reportedly been dropped on her head and was not acting right. The aunt babysitting the child said she was sitting on the bed with the child when the girl rolled off. The baby did not cry at first, which is why she called 911, but the child was now crying. An ambulance was summoned to scene and determined the baby was fine, and the mother did not elect to seek another evaluation.

— Police were called to the bike trail on May 24 about a pantless man walking back and forth and talking to himself. Police recognized the man as a resident of Applegrove Apartments and gave him a ride home.

— The burglary alarm went off at 11 Alice St. on May 24 and the building was found to be secure.

— A noise complaint at the Circle K was received at 1:09 a.m. on May 25. Police arrived to find a man at the car wash next store with his music playing loud, and the man agreed to lower the volume.

— A clerk at the Days Inn reported at 4 a.m. May 25 there was an SUV in the parking lot and it had been running for the past four hours and the headlights were on. Police arrived and determined no one was inside. The license plate came back to Hertz.

— Rebecca Meredith, Maple Street, reported May 25 someone used her Discover Card to make for two $100 transactions without her knowledge or permission.

— A caller reported a plywood cover over a broken slide at Play Town was discovered on May 25. The officer put the pieces of plywood back over the hole, and the park supervisor was called.

— Police helped the Center Township police officer with an OVI arrest outside of town on Kelch Road on May 25. The man was found slumped over, with his vehicle parked in the middle of the road.

— Police were called May 26 to what turned out to be a custody battle at 421 Maple St. The parties were advised this was a civil dispute.

— Police stopped Fredy Noe Reyes of Pittsburgh while he was driving on South Market Street at 1:33 a.m. May 27. Reyes said he did not have a valid driver’s license and could only give police his passport. Reyes said he had been visiting his girlfriend in Canton and was told by police he needed for her to pick him up because they were going to tow his vehicle. Reyes said she was sleeping, so he and his passenger were taken back to the police station to wait until a taxi arrived.

— A woman who lives at 215 E. Lincoln Way reported May 27 that a man she knows keeps trying to sell her his food stamps so he can buy cigarettes and alcohol, and she wants him to leave her alone. Police said they would contact the man.

— Stafon Tre Libert, 22, Center Avenue, Lisbon, was cited for marijuana possession following a traffic stop on Jackson Street on May 27. While advising Libert about his brake light being out, police detected a strong odor of marijuana. Libert advised he had three grams of marijuana in a baggie, which was removed from the trunk. Libert admitted he had also been smoking marijuana with a friend earlier.

— A man who lives at 236 E. Washington St. reported May 28 he saw an elderly woman come on his property and use her cane to move a lawn ornament toward her and pick it up. She put it back after he confronted her.

— Police were called to the Hornsby House on May 30 to transport a resident for a mental evaluation at a local hospital. As police arrived, the woman walked out the back door and to the McDonald’s next door. When police spoke with her she became loud and was restrained by an ambulance crew that arrived to transport her.

— A resident of 426 N. Market St. reported May 29 she heard her husband threaten to slit her throat when she took her son’s phone from the boy, and this was in violation of a no-contact order.. The husband denied saying any such thing, and that he hung up as soon as he heard her voice.


— Police responded to a call at 10:04 p.m. Monday regarding a vehicle that hit a pole on West Southern Avenue, disabling the vehicle.

— A man reported at 12:40 p.m. Monday his car had been vandalized on South Main Street.


— Lisbon police notified Salineville police there was a person of interest in one of their investigations at Salineville’s Kiwanis Park on Sunday. Police checked the area and eventually saw the person get into a black SUV. The vehicle was stopped and the person attempted to give police a fictitious name of Dean Johnson. Additionally, he attempted to resist police, but was blocked in by the front bumper of the police cruiser. He was turned over to Lisbon Police and possible charges for his actions in Salineville are being reviewed.

— A man walking on Tuesday on East Main Street appeared to be under the influence of drugs. He was identified as Patrick Griffith, who was known to have a warrant through Columbiana County for felony drug charges. Police took him into custody and he was transported to the county jail.

— Police responded to the area of state Route 39 and Madison Avenue on Saturday evening where a small child was riding a bicycle on the highway. The matter was turned over to children services.

— Police responded to a Summit Drive apartment on Saturday for a civil matter.

— An alarm brought police to the Salineville Community Health Center at 2:21 p.m. Saturday.

— Police assisted the owner of a vehicle at a Jefferson Street address, after the owner became locked out of the vehicle at 9:39 p.m. Friday.

— Two young children were reported trespassing on a John Street property, attempting to steal a potted plant from the porch at 2:13 p.m. Friday.


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