County Sheriff

— A deputy was dispatched at 5:17 a.m. Sunday to the 23000 block of U.S. 30 in West Township for some type of disturbance and ended up issuing a warrant for burglary and domestic violence against a Malvern man. The report had no other details.

— A woman reported at 9:42 p.m. Saturday that there was an unknown vehicle in the driveway of the house where she’s staying on St. Jacob Logtown Road in Salem Township and someone opened up the screen door to the house. She did not see the person, but saw them leaving. Deputies checked the area and didn’t find anything out of the ordinary.

— Deputies responded to Parkview Drive in Center Township at 3:47 p.m. Saturday to investigate a possible suicidal male, but had no contact with anyone.

— A woman reported at 1:15 p.m. Saturday that when she came out of the Family Dollar store in Lisbon, she discovered someone had hit her vehicle, damaging the front passenger side.

— A man on Bayard Road in Knox Township reported at 12:37 a.m. Saturday someone broke out a window and caused damage to his vehicle, putting a dent in the driver’s side by throwing rocks at it.

— A suspicious person was reported at 1:06 a.m. Saturday at a residence on state Route 154 in Rogers. A woman from Youngstown told a deputy that a friend of hers took her money and cell phone and dropped her off. Arrangements were made to get her back to Youngstown.

— An alarm was reported at 11:28 p.m. Friday at TPA Paintball on Homeworth Road in Knox Township. All doors and windows were secure.

— A resident on Virginia Avenue in West Township reported late Thursday that an unknown person was banging on the door.

East Liverpool

— Chase Joseph William Murphy, 25, no address listed, was charged with operating a vehicle impaired and marijuana paraphernalia after police were called at 3:59 a.m. Saturday to Elizabeth Street where a man was found passed out at the wheel of his car in the middle of the street. The man, identified as Murphy, was slumped forward with his foot firmly on the brake, but with the vehicle still in drive with the ignition on. Police beat on the window multiple times before the driver woke up, still groggy and confused. He was asked to roll down the window and unlock the door and only looked at the officer and shrugged his shoulders. He was asked to place the car in park, which he did, then the doors unlocked and an officer was able to reach in and take the keys out of the ignition. The driver tried to claim he was coming home from work and was just tired, but then said work was done at 6 p.m. and officers could smell the odor of alcohol and found a glass marijuana smoking bowl on the passenger side floor after smelling marijuana. A marijuana grinder with marijuana residue, a package of rolling papers and two plastic bags with very small amounts of marijuana residue found. Murphy was released to his mother after his arrest.

— John Easterday, 29, of Wilbert Avenue, was charged with domestic violence and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called to the residence for a domestic at 3:18 a.m. Saturday. The female involved called back on an open 911 line and said the male was cutting himself with a screwdriver and upon arrival, police could hear yelling upstairs and the female saying she was trapped in the bedroom. Both she and the male said they were trapped so officers kicked the door in and placed the male, Easterday, in handcuffs and spoke to the female, who said they were arguing and he became extremely angry and got in her face. She said he choked her and grabbed her by the arms. They live together and have an 8-month-old child together and she also said she’s pregnant. There were physical marks on both of them. Easterday originally told police that the female became angry with him and attacked him, but after they were both arrested, he said he lied and harmed himself. She was then released.

— Morgan Cox, 32, no address listed, was cited for public intoxication and released to a sober driver after police were dispatched at 1:56 a.m. Saturday to the New Dimension Bar on Anderson Boulevard for a male who allegedly threatened to shoot his girlfriend and then the rest of the bar. He was seen across the street and ordered to come to police and show his hands. He started walking toward the officer with hands up but as he got closer began to lower them to his waistline and was ordered at gunpoint to show his hands, which he did. He was ordered to the ground and put in handcuffs. Police could smell alcohol coming from him and found no weapons. His vehicle was also searched for weapons after people at the bar said he had gone to his vehicle, but no weapons were found. The girlfriend said they had an argument and he threatened her but she did not want to press charges.

— A caller at 8:16 p.m. Friday reported seeing a male strike a child that was not his in the area of Blakely Street. The male in question told police the child pushed his 8-year-old son and he yelled at the child but did not touch him in any manner.

— Police were called at 8:13 p.m. Friday to St. Clair Avenue for a male appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, falling over sideways and acting funny. Police spoke to the male who was having a medical emergency. An ambulance was called.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on St. Clair Avenue reported at 7:53 p.m. Friday that a male was acting suspicious, saying he pulled up to the gas pumps then stood around like he was looking at traffic going by. A short time later, he came in and just stood in the lobby, then asked for change for a dollar so he could use the air pump, then left and did not get air in his tire. She said he was a passenger in a new SUV and the driver was a female who never got out or pumped any gas. They left headed in the direction of Calcutta.

— Officers were dispatched at 6:57 p.m. Friday to the 1000 block of Huston Street for a disturbance and then after speaking to a group had reason to believe some of the people involved fled to an address on Laura Avenue, with no answer. An officer noticed a pickup and boat trailer parked in the alley beside the house, blocking the alley, in an area marked with no parking signs. The truck did not have any plates and both the truck and the trailer was expired. When a tow truck arrived, a man came out and said just him and a female were there, but then admitted there was another male, whom police understood had multiple warrants. William Jacquet, 25, no address listed, was taken into custody on the warrant and picked up by a sheriff’s deputy.

— Officers were called at 6:41 p.m. Friday for a disturbance in an apartment in the 300 block of Market Street where a woman said a male and female were in her apartment smoking meth. She handed officers a container with meth and smoking instruments inside. She said they left when she said she was calling police. They were not found.

— Shane Lee Potts, 29, no address listed, was charged with obstructing after yelling at officers who were investigating a domestic in the 700 block of Avondale Street at 3:09 a.m. Friday, where a woman had punched the window while fighting with her boyfriend, Todd Hawthorne, who ended up arrested for domestic violence after another incident later on. This time she signed a refusal for medical treatment and didn’t want to cooperate. Potts had walked up and began yelling at her and then officers after being told to calm down. The incident was being sent to the prosecutor for consideration of domestic violence charges, but then there was a second incident when Hawthorne was charged.

— Kylie Dawn Conrad, 24, of East Fifth Street, was charged with obstructing after police were called at 4:04 a.m. Friday for a noise complaint and heard a female screaming. She was told she needed to quiet down and responded it was her property and she could be as loud as she wanted to be. She refused officer commands several times and was being belligerent and finally gave her identification and then was refusing to give the last four digits of her social security number as requested and was arrested. While being placed in cruiser, the report said she remembered her number.


— Police responded to an alarm in the 2300 block of Southeast Boulevard at 5:28 a.m. Sunday, finding the building secure.

— A man in the 400 block of South Union Avenue reported seeing a red SUV-type vehicle stop in the road and a male got out and appeared as if he was going to urinate on a neighbor’s shrubs at 4:32 a.m. Sunday. When the man called out to the male, the male got back in the vehicle and left. The vehicle was not found.

— A woman in the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge reported at 4:24 a.m. Sunday that she heard a noise come from her back porch and saw an unknown man standing outside. She said he may have been at the neighbor’s apartment. The neighbor said he had been there, but left, and he didn’t know who he was due to just meeting him the night before. He wasn’t found.

— Police responded at 3:21 a.m. Sunday to the 1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a report of three male juveniles who stole a stop sign and left south on South Lincoln. Officers checked the area but did not find them. The caller said the stop sign was returned.

— Michael Dimko III, 54, of 584 E. Sixth St., was cited for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at 12:45 a.m. Sunday at West State and Howard. K-9 Simon indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor, a probable cause search was conducted and the passenger, Dimko, was found in possession of marijuana. The driver received a verbal warning for left of center.

— Police responded at 11:41 p.m. Saturday to the 2300 block of Kennedy Drive for a possible break-in. A resident reported being home alone and hearing a door open then close. Officers checked the residence and did not find anyone inside. The resident’s mother came home and took him with her back to work.

— Sean Muckleroy, 23, of 31311 Georgetown Road, was cited for public intoxication and several friends assisted him in getting home after police were called at 11:30 p.m. Saturday to the 200 block of West State Street for an intoxicated person laying in the curb lawn. He had fallen asleep due to his intoxication level, in the grass, and was unable to tell officers how he got there.

— Officers assisted Perry Township on a traffic stop at 10:36 p.m. Saturday, with K-9 Argo alerting to a narcotic odor coming from the vehicle. The driver admitted to recently smoking marijuana. Officers stood by while Perry completed the stop.

— A purse recovered during the cruise in the 500 block of East State Street was turned over to police at 10:04 p.m. Saturday.

— A driver received a warning for an equipment violation after a traffic stop at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 2400 block of East State Street. A search of the vehicle yielded no contraband.

— Police were called at 8:43 p.m. Saturday to the 1700 block of East State Street for a civil matter over property.

— An anonymous caller at 8:22 p.m. Saturday reported a male giving beer to minors inside a vehicle in the 100 block of Washington Avenue. The driver said his vehicle was disabled and they were waiting on a tow truck. A passenger who had been drinking was over 21. The driver was able to move the vehicle out of the alley where it was blocking traffic.

— Scott Freet, 33, of 155 Woodland Ave., was taken into custody and taken to jail on a warrant for failure to appear after police saw him in the area of East State and Woodland at 8:08 p.m. Saturday.

— Tyler Sadler, 19, of 3197 McCracken Road, was taken into custody and taken to jail on a warrant for failure to appear after police located him in the city at 7:57 p.m. Saturday.

— A possible domestic was reported at 6:56 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Sharp Avenue, with police determining it was verbal.

— Mark Bezeredi, 38, of 1080 N. Lincoln Ave., was taken into custody at 6:49 p.m. Saturday on North Lincoln and taken to jail on a warrant for failure to appear on an OVI charge.

— A officer saw a vehicle in violation of the city parking ordinance at 5:13 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of South Union Avenue and called for a wrecker. The owner responded and was told the vehicle can’t be left parked for a week on a city street without being moved.

— Wesley Clark, 29, of 228 Vine Ave., was taken into custody at 4:49 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Vine on a warrant for failure to appear and handed over to a sheriff’s deputy.

— While working the Super Cruise at 3:48 p.m. Saturday, officers were told a person was having a seizure at South Broadway and Pershing. Fire department first responders and KLG ambulance arrived and the person was taken to the hospital.

— A woman reported at 3:34 p.m. Saturday that an man in a red Dodge truck almost struck her vehicle in the 2800 block of East State and then began to yell at her. He left before police arrived.

— Mark Conroy, 50, of East Third Street, was charged with criminal mischief and taken to jail after police responded at 3:18 p.m. Saturday to the 700 block of East State Street for a report of an intoxicated male attempting to get into vehicles. He was located and officers were familiar with him. He admitted trying to get into the vehicles.

— Officers stood by for a medical call at 3:12 p.m. Saturday in the area of North Lundy and Sugartree Alley until medical personnel arrived. A female was transported.

— A dog was reported at large at 12:40 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Fair. Officers were able to borrow a leash from the caller and return the animal to the owner.

— A parking complaint was reported at 11:16 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Penn. The vehicle was moved.

— A lost child was reported at 6:35 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of South Broadway. While speaking with the child, a member of the child’s party approached and said they had been ordering food nearby when the child walked away. The child was reunited with the family, just a few minutes after police arrived.

Fire Calls


— Firefighters responded to an alarm at 5:57 p.m. Saturday to Ventra, 800 Pennsylvania Ave. A sprinkler head was hit and caused the water riser to the affected area to shut off. Water was drained and firefighters assisted plant personnel with salvage and overhaul operations.

— Firefighters were called at 4:58 p.m. Saturday to the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge for a report of smoke in a residence. Dispatch advised the smoke was coming from under the kitchen sink and occupants were told to evacuate and notify occupants of the other apartments to evacuate. Firefighters found light smoke in the apartment coming from the garbage disposal. The occupant had shut off the electrical breakers before firefighters arrived. The wiring to the affected motor was disconnected and the occupant was told to notify the owners and not use the appliance until repairs are made.