East Liverpool

— A Employment Development Inc. bus nearly struck a bicycle at the corner of Minerva and Walnut streets at 3:15 p.m. Friday. No charges were filed against both parties, who had differing versions of the account.

— Jenna Michael, unknown address, was arrested at 8:50 p.m. Thursday on Dewey Avenue for possession of marijuana, after an undercover police officer witnessed a hand-to-hand drug transaction in the East End.

— Officers responded to a possible breaking and entering at 10:46 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of Ravine Street, where a homeowner found her front porch screen pushed in.

–Officers were dispatched at 3:39 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of the Vista Motel, where a gold Ultima was suspected in a breaking and entering in the sheriff’s office jurisdiction. Wellsville police had stopped the vehicle and officers assisted them until sheriff’s deputies arrived.

St. Clair Township

— Patrick Vitko, unknown address, was arrested at 8:26 p.m. Sunday in the 15000 block of Sprucevale Road on a charge of possession of drug abuse instruments. He was also served with a felony warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office. The small bag with white residue, which Vitko told officers was crystal methamphetamine, was sent to the crime lab with the possibility of additional charges based on results.

— Duallen Stanford, unknown address, was arrested at 4:05 p.m. Friday in the 51000 block of Midland-Fredericktown Road on a charge of possession of drug abuse instruments, after officers, investigating a suspicious vehicle, found him in possession with a syringe that he concealed in his pants. Stanford allegedly admitted that he had a syringe in his buttocks area and retrieved said syringe. A female present with him was found not to possess any contraband.

–Richard X Bereschik, unknown address, was arrested at 6:26 p.m. Friday in the first block of Dresden Avenue on charges of disorderly conduct while intoxicated along with Chase M. Varish, unknown address, after they were observed fleeing the site of a traffic crash. Bereschik was found to possess two vials of alleged steroids, while Varish denied neither he (the owner of the car) nor Bereschik were driving. A witness identified Varish as the alleged driver. Varish alleged refused to do tests and exhibited symptoms of alcoholic intoxication. He was charged with OVI and failure to control, responding by telling officers now his life was ruined.

–An unidentified vehicle was towed at 10:41 a.m. Friday at the on-ramp to state Route 11, after being stopped as the driver had an invalid license.

— A female was struck by a vehicle at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

— Police responded at 1:35 a.m. Friday to the 50000 block of Calcutta Smithferry Road, where they received a call that a man was lying in the front yard.

— James T. Davis, address unknown, was arrested at 2:19 p.m. Saturday in the first block of Dresden Avenue on marked lanes, possession of marijuana and possession of drug abuse instruments, after allegedly repeatedly traveling over the white fog line and then the center line.

–A vandalism report was taken at 7 a.m. Saturday in the 16000 block of Annesley Road, where someone reportedly had damaged several vehicles, including those belonging to customers. The damage estimated was at between $10,000 and $15,000.

— A female bicyclist was injured at 7:31 p.m. Sunday in the 50000 block of Carroll Road after she had a near-miss with a dog as she was traveling downhill and the dog ran out in front of her.

–Officers responded at 11:51 p.m. Sunday to the 49000 block of Moore Avenue to investigate a theft.


–Village fire and police responded Thursday morning to John Street and Salineville Road to pump out residential basements.

— An officer arrived on scene to assist first responders at 4:56 p.m. Tuesday on Mill Street, where a 63-year-old female was in pain due to a back injury.

–A newly renovated park in the village was damaged again sometime before 8 p.m. June 17.


— Jeffrey R. Bentley, 44, West Pine Lake Road, Salem, was charged with driving under suspension and OVI following a traffic stop in the 13000 block of West Pine Lake Road at 3:10 p.m. June 20.


— An officer responded to the 300 block of Waddle Street at 6:38 a.m. June 20 and found a woman on the floor with shallow breathing and weak pulse. Columbiana EMTs arrived and administered two containers of Narcan. The woman was transported to the Salem hospital. The officer found a pipe commonly used to smoke crack in the woman’s cigarette case, as well as a rolled dollar bill a substance inside on her bed.

— Two women reported on station at 5:34 p.m. June 20 that a vase and some flowers had been knocked over and broken at a family plot in Oakdale Cemetery.

— An officer responded to a Honey Lane home at 9:26 p.m. June 21 where the resident reported a woman she was trying to distance herself from had shown up at the home and refused to leave. The woman left when the resident called the police and the officer was unable to find her in the area.

— An officer responded to a 600 block Washington Street business at 5:40 p.m. Sunday in reference to juveniles climbing on the concrete tanks. The officer could not find anyone on or around the tanks.


— Police received a call at 2:32 p.m. Monday about a suspicious male looking at females entering a store in the 2400 block of East State Street. The male said he was just talking to his father while his mother was inside the store. The father said the female in question appeared to be in a bad mood when she walked by.

— Police recovered property found in the 300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 2:23 p.m. Monday and notified the owner that the item could be picked up at the police station.

— A 911 hangup call was reported at 1:22 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of Jennings Avenue. The caller said his aunt needed medical attention, but when officers and firefighters arrived, the residence appeared to be empty. Entry was made and nobody was inside. Other residences were checked in the area and the caller was not located. Multiple attempts were made to contact him, with a voicemail message left.

— A person was seen at 1:01 p.m. Monday selling novelty fireworks from the trunk of a vehicle in the 900 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. He was told he needed a city permit to solicit.

— Police found a suspicious unoccupied vehicle at 7:29 a.m. Monday parked just off of Pennsylvania Avenue in the access drive that leads to underneath the Cranmer bridge. No driver was around, with police thinking the vehicle may be disabled.

— A caller at 7:16 a.m. Monday reported a white truck towing a trailer west on East State Street with trash allegedly being thrown out. Officers located the vehicle and followed, but saw no problems. A traffic stop was initiated and occupants were told about the complaint, but said they did not litter and had no trash in the vehicle to start with.

— Brittney Welling, 22, of Newgarden Avenue, was cited for passing on right on Monday morning after her southbound vehicle collided with another southbound vehicle after starting to pass it on the right on North Ellsworth Avenue, believing the other vehicle was turning left. The other vehicle, driven by John Carritz, 47, of Lake Milton, had intended to turn left onto Aetna but Aetna was closed due to a water line break, forcing the vehicle to proceed straight on North Ellsworth Avenue.

— Police investigating a loud person complaint at 12:12 a.m. Monday found a man yelling outside while talking on his cell phone. He was told to keep it down.

— Police responded to the 800 block of East Fifth Street for a report of a juvenile attempting to harm herself at 8:32 p.m. Sunday. The juvenile had allegedly taken several unknown pills and ran away from the residence. Officers searched the area and attempted to locate her through her cell phone. A neighbor found her and took the juvenile to Salem Regional Medical Center where officers responded and talked with her. The mother was advised of her location and it was found the juvenile was being bullied. A detective was advised and evidence secured.

— Police responded at 8:03 p.m. Sunday to the 1000 block of East Third Street for an abandoned residence with an open door. Officers and K-9 Simon checked the residence and found no one inside, then secured the door.

— The caretaker of a closed business in the 300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue reported Sunday that his friend was using the business to store items and he told him he needed to remove all the items, that he was not permitted to use the business as his personal storage area. He also reported that some of the items appeared to be stolen, but he was not sure at this time. The friend was not in the area and it was unknown where he was staying. The situation is under investigation.

— Police were called at 7:20 p.m. Sunday to the 1000 block of Buckeye Avenue for a domestic. The people were already separated and both said the incident was verbal, with no signs of physical violence. The female was arranging for a ride to leave for the evening.

— A woman reported at 7:12 p.m. Sunday that her cell phone was stolen Saturday when she was at a business in the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue and she pinged the location on North Ellsworth near East Third. A neighbor let officers check inside an abandoned building, but the phone was not located.

— Suspicious activity was reported at Walmart at 5:57 p.m. Sunday on East State Street. Police saw a male and female in a vehicle and sent them on their way.

— A domestic dispute was reported at 5:37 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of East Fourth Street where a woman advised her ex was dropping off their daughter the day before and pushed her. She was told her options.

— Benjamin Hall, 29, of 1859 Cleveland St., was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia after an officer stopped a vehicle for several moving violations at 5:23 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of East Third Street. K-9 Simon indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor and multiple items of contraband were recovered from the vehicle. Hall was processed and taken to the Columbiana County jail.

— A water line break was reported at 4:01 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of West Seventh Street, with the water department notified.

— Cameron Yarwood, 40, of 748 Newgarden Ave., was taken into custody at 3:05 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of South Lincoln Avenue on a warrant for failure to appear on a theft charge. He was turned over to a Columbiana County sheriff’s deputy.

— An anonymous caller at 1:28 p.m. Sunday reported a case of indecent exposure in the 900 block of Franklin. Officers located the person in question and saw no violations or problems with the way the man was dressed.

— A caller at 1:06 p.m. Sunday reported persons mowing grass into the roadway in the 1300 block of East State Street. No violations were observed.

— A woman on Continental Drive reported at 12:30 p.m. Sunday that she was receiving unwanted text messages from her neighbor. Both sides were told to cease contact.