County Sheriff

— Deputies checked for a possibly disabled vehicle on Hibbetts Mill Road in Yellow Creek Township at 9:42 p.m. Sunday. There were no disabled vehicles found in the area.

— A woman at Lakewood Chemical and Supply reported a possible trespassing incident at 6:50 p.m. Sunday. Deputies did not find anyone.

— A Hillcrest Road, Yellow Creek Township, woman reported at 8:59 p.m. Saturday her mother-in-law, who currently lives in the same home as her, spit in her face and attempted to strike her with her right elbow. The fight was broken up by the woman’s husband, but when he did so his mother pushed a lit cigarette into his chest area leaving a burn mark. Kathie L. Morris, 54, was charged with domestic violence, although her son refused to prosecute.

— A Rose Drive, Center Township, woman reported at 7:04 p.m. Saturday her live-in boyfriend attempted to push her out a window then put his arm around her neck. She refused to prosecute.


— An officer on patrol tried to stop a Nissan Altima for a left-of-center violation while driving west on East Lincoln Way at 6:27 p.m. June 1. When the officer activated his Interceptor lights and siren the motorist sped up and began passing the vehicles in front. The chase continued up Canton Hill until the officer turned off his lights and siren since he was outside village limits. He continued to pursue the Nissan on U.S. Route 30 until just past the turn-off at state Route 172, at which point the officer broke off the chase and returned to Lisbon. The driver was a black male in his 20s and wearing a white T-shirt.

— A resident at 503 E. Chestnut St. reported at 9:54 p.m. June a group of juveniles were going ringing door bells and fleeing, a practice referred to as “ding dong ditch.” Police searched the area for 10 minutes or so but did not find anyone.

— Jamison Hartley, Pritchard Avenue, reported June 1 about 20 containers of beer and $40 in fireworks were stolen from his garage, with the suspects setting off the fireworks in his yard.

— Police were called to the BP station at 4 p.m. June 2 after Frank J. Pearson, drove over a concrete block he did not see. The block ripped a hole in his SUV’s oil pan, causing it to leak out. The fire department was contacted to clean up the spill.

— Judy Spencer, state Route 517, reported June 2 three flats of flowers worth $14 each were stolen from her front porch.

— Police were called June 2 to the fire department in regard to an elderly woman who appeared confused. The woman left in her vehicle before police arrived, and police were unable to find her.

— David Toot, East Lincoln Way, reported at 12:58 a.m. June 3 he saw two males trying to break into his locked vehicles in his driveway. Toot chased them into the alley behind his house and toward McKinley Elementary School. He said the one suspect was wearing a gray sweatshirt with a hood. Chris Baughman, East Chestnut Street, reported that about 10 minutes earlier he saw a boy wearing the same sweatshirt trying to break into cars in his driveway. This was after his neighbor’s motion sensor light went off. The car door was left half open but nothing was taken.

— Police received a call of a man beating on the door at 336 E. Washington St. at 3:55 a.m. June 3. On the way to the scene police came across Jeffrey M. Skidmore, Gromley Road, Salem, who was sitting outside his vehicle in the Stover’s Power Sports parking lot on East Washington Street. Skidmore said he had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend and left. Skidmore said he had permission to be on the Stover property and was going to stay there until morning.

— A person who lives at 217 E. Pine St. reported there was a suspicious vehicle in the alley by her home at 10:35 p.m. June 3. Police searched the area but found no such vehicle.

— Police were called to the Hornsby House on June 3 because a resident needed to be transported to a local hospital for a mental evaluation. The man had barricaded himself in the room until but police managed to push the door partially open. When an officer threatened to shoot him with a stun gun, the man relented and let the officers in. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital without further incident.

— A Hanoverton woman reported she and her husband were preparing to leave county Municipal Court on June 4 when a man she knows was waiting for them and made some harassing comments. They were in court because of a civil action filed against them by the man.

— A caller reported there was a suspicious group of youths walking on East Lincoln Way at 2:07 a.m. June 4. Police found four juveniles in the Weber Funeral Home parking lot loitering around a vehicle. The female in the group said they were visiting a friend next door, and police told them to go home after determining no criminal activity had occurred.

— Jess A. Reed, 40 West Washington Street, was cited for OVI and driving left of center after being pulled over coming home from the Social 45 at 11:30 p.m. June 3. Reed admitted to having three beers and was taken to the local state highway patrol post to be tested. Once there, Reed became sick, so patrol decided to only have him provide a urine sample.


— Police spoke with a Beechwood Drive woman at 1:31 a.m. Sunday regarding unwanted phone calls from the father of her child. Police told both to stop communicating with each other.

— Police responded to the Best Western on state Route 14 at 11:29 p.m. Saturday for a welfare check.

— John Susan, 61, Beechwood Drive, was arrested for criminal damaging at 4:30 p.m. Saturday for creating a substantial risk of harm to a neighbor’s house trailer’s metal siding by using a slingshot to propel 1-inch rocks knowingly hitting the neighbor’s trailer several times. The incident was documented by video. The neighbor had reported the damage to police at 2:43 p.m. that day.

— A parked vehicle driven by Joe Lancaster, North Pearl Street, was hit in the Marathon parking lot at 2:19 p.m. Friday by a motor home driven by Kelly Howard, Salineville, as Howard tried to exit the parking lot.

— Angelina Pesa, 22, Struthers, was cited for driving under OVI suspension, improper child restraint, and a stop sign violation following a traffic stop on West Friend Street at 10:29 p.m. Thursday.

— Cathy Holly, 55, Akron, was cited for driving without a valid license following a traffic stop on West Park Avenue at 4:16 p.m. Thursday.

— A woman reported at 3:17 p.m. Thursday a Jeep was stuck in the yard on Fairfield School Road. Police checked and found the driver was looking at a GPS and the tire of the vehicle went in wet grass and sunk when he tried to get out. AAA pulled the vehicle out.

East Palestine

— The Covington nursing home reported at 9:09 p.m. Sunday illegal narcotics were found in a resident’s room. The narcotics were turned over to police and the matter is under investigation.

— Police were called to Sparkle at 3:15 p.m. Sunday for a report of an intoxicate woman who was in the store and then walked out into the parking lot. Police made contact with the woman and gave her a courtesy ride back to her home.

— Police got into a vehicle pursuit of a 2014 BMW motorcycle on Brookdale Avenue at 10:38 a.m. Sunday near Peppercorn Drive. Police witnessed the driver pass another vehicle heading north on Brookdale on a double yellow line. When police attempted to stop the driver he continued north onto Brookdale until reaching state Route 14. The driver then went through the red light and turned onto state Route 165 where police terminated the pursuit due to dangerous conditions. The matter is under investigation and police have a suspect.

— Police responded to the dog park on Park Drive at 5:36 p.m. Saturday after receiving a complaint from a Carbon Hill resident that there were several dogs barking. Police checked the area and did hear dogs barking but they were inside the park. Police contacted the caller and was told that this is an ongoing issue. Police suggested the woman notify the park board about her complaints.

— Police were called to a Leake Street home at 7:57 a.m. Saturday for a man yelling loud enough for the neighbors to hear. Police contacted Michael Springer who was yelling at his adult son. The two were arguing over a civil matter and Springer also got into it with one of the neighbors because one of the neighbors cut part of his lawn the day before. Springer’s son left the house for the day and Springer was warned to quiet down and not to argue with the neighbors or he would be charged.

— While on routine patrol in the vicinity of North Market Street at 10:29 p.m. Friday police were flagged down by Jerry Bowman, age and address not listed, who reported that he was robbed at gunpoint by a man he knows. Police investigated the claim and found that Bowman was lying. Bowman was charged with filing a false police report and taken to the county jail.

— Police were called to a North Walnut Street home at 7:37 p.m. Thursday for a report of a robbery involving a firearm. The matter remains under investigation.


— A Salem resident reported at 3:09 p.m. Friday that a Front Street resident had been texting and harassing her. An officer responded to the Front Street home to speak with the resident who claimed the complainant was the one texting her and that she had blocked her on her phone. She said she had already deleted the texts, but that the complainant and her friends had come to the apartment previously and had to be removed by police. The Front Street resident was advised to contact the police department if the complainant sent any more text messages.

— An officer responded to the area of Lisbon and Columbia streets at 11:23 a.m. Saturday in reference to items obstructing traffic. The officer found two dialysis machines–one in the eastbound lane of Lisbon Street and the other in the eastbound lane of Columbia Street. While the officer was on scene, a truck driver arrived and stated that the machines had fallen from his box truck after he failed to secure them following a delivery in the area. Upon returning to the station, the officer learned that an off duty officer struck one of the machines with his personal vehicle, causing damage to the his vehicle.

— An officer responded to the 400 block of Chestnut Street at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in reference to a tree that had fallen into the roadway. The officer provided traffic control until the fire department arrived and secured the scene.


— Police responded to the Walmart parking lot at 1 a.m. Monday for a domestic in progress. The caller said a male and female were arguing in the lot, but when contacted, both parties denied anything physical occurred. The male said they got into an argument due to the female attempting to take his keys. K-9 Simon indicated to an odor of narcotics during an open air sniff of the vehicle, A probable cause search yielded nothing illegal. After speaking with the manager, police told the couple to leave the property for the night.

— A woman in the 800 block of East Fourth Street reported at 9:54 p.m. Sunday that people outside were talking excessively loud, keeping her awake. Police were unable to locate the source of the complaint.

— A case of child abuse was alleged at 9:11 p.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of Cleveland Street where a man said a mother was not taking care of a juvenile’s medical needs and the juvenile had several bruises. The juvenile advised the bruises were from him playing with other children. The man was told a report would be sent to Children Services.

— A custody dispute was reported at 8:47 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Ohio Avenue where a man was upset that the mother of his children was coming to pick them up. They were not married and he had no custody paperwork. He was told the process for filing for custody and the children left with the mother.

— Daniel Haschak, 21, of 427 Pearl St., Leetonia, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and taken to jail after K-9 Simon was deployed in the 1100 block of East State near Circle K East for an open air sniff in the parking lot and alerted to the presence of a narcotics odor at 12:06 a.m. Sunday.

— An officer at 6:46 p.m. Sunday located a vehicle in the 100 block of West Third Street that was reported for unauthorized use earlier in the day. The resident of the nearby property said the vehicle had been parked there in the street since Saturday and she wasn’t sure who parked it there. The owner of the vehicle was told it was being towed and how to get it back. Police had received a report at 3:39 p.m. from a woman on Columbia who said she let a person she knew use her vehicle and they had not returned it. She filled out a form for unauthorized use and the vehicle had been entered into the law enforcement data base.

— An officer working extra duty for the Super Cruise received multiple items Sunday at 4:50 p.m. that were either lost or left behind in the Pershing Street parking lot. The items were taken to the police station.

— A juvenile was reported riding a motorized scooter on the sidewalk in the 200 block of Sharp, but was not found.

— Police were called to the area of the hospital in the 1900 block of East State Street at 11:34 a.m. Sunday for a fight in progress. Officers enroute were told both parties left the scene, but officers were flagged down in the 1700 block by the caller who said she had been assaulted by the mother of her stepchild when she had taken him to the hospital.

— Officers at 8:40 p.m. Saturday saw a female lying on the sidewalk in the 200 block of East Fifth. A male with her said she just had a seizure, but she declined treatment.

— Officers responded with the fire department at 9:50 a.m. Sunday to east end of the city in the area of South Cunningham and East State for a report of open burning and a large amount of smoke. The smoke in question was coming from outside the city limits. Dispatch contacted the proper agency.

— Police investigated a 911 hangup call at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of East Sixth Street. No one in the residence had called and the source was not found.

— A man in the 400 block of Washington Avenue reported at 6:09 a.m. Sunday that he was concerned that the property owner had cut down some trees and left the wood from the trees on the ground. He believed the downed tree may be a safety hazard. Officers noted the tree/limbs were on private property and told the man to speak with the landlord or property owner concerning the situation.

— Property recovered in the 800 block of East State Street was being picked up by the owner at the police station Sunday night.

— Police were called at 2:03 p.m. Sunday to the area of Painter Road and the city limits for a tree down in the road. The tree was actually in Perry Township and the township was notified, with the fire department responding.

— A woman came to the station Sunday regarding a juvenile problem, saying her stepson had some behavioral issues lately. She was told to discuss the matter with his father, her husband. An officer spoke to the juvenile.

— An alarm was reported at 10:38 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Highland Avenue. The exterior of the building was secure.