County Sheriff

— A suspicious man with a hoodie covering his face was reported walking out of a neighbor’s driveway in the area of state Route 7 and state Route 558 at 10:14 a.m. July 3. The woman said she walked up the driveway as he was passing her driveway, he looked back at her and ran toward Middleton Road. Deputies checked the area, including Crestview Schools and Middleton Ace Hardware, but did not find the man.

— A state Route 518, Madison Township, man reported at 12:46 p.m. Thursday multiple people were riding ATV’s and dirt bikes on his property between Cusick Road and Hoppel’s Arena. One of the dirt bikes threw the chain off the sprocket and was disabled, leaving the rider to run through the woods. The dirt bike was towed by Baker Towing.

— A Mountz Road, Knox Township, woman reported at 2:15 p.m. Thursday someone used her bank card number to order items at a Home Depot store in Michigan. The order was more than $900.

— Deputies were notified of a domestic dispute at Premier Estates, U.S. Route 30, West Township, at 3:25 a.m. Friday. When deputies arrived a man told them everything was fine at his home.

— At 2:37 p.m. Monday, a doctor’s office requested deputies check on an East Liverpool Road, Madison Township, man who did not show up for his appointment. There was no answer at the home, nor at the neighbor’s home. There was no sign of anyone being inside.

— A vehicle was reported left sitting on the roadway at the intersection of Fredericktown-Clarkson Road and Pancake-Clarkson Road at 1:03 p.m. Friday. Deputies found the vehicle unlocked with the parking lights left on. It had not been reported stolen. After not being able to contact the owner, deputies had Baker Towing take the vehicle due to it being a traffic hazard.

— A suspicious man wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a sideways ball cap was reported on Furnace Road on a bicycle and appearing under the influence of something at 8:34 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies checked the area, but did not find anyone matching the description.

— A South County Road, Washingtonville, woman reported at 1:12 a.m. Tuesday people were in the barn behind her home. Deputies and Leetonia police checked the area, but did not find anyone.

— An Old Irondale Road, Yellow Creek Township, woman, reported at 4:51 p.m. Monday a man she knows and his girlfriend drove by her home and honked several times and she believed he was trying to harass her. Deputies spoke to the man, who said he did drive by her home when he was on the way from one place to the next, but did not honk his horn. He also claimed to be by himself.

— A Steubenville Pike, Center Township, woman reported at 5:58 p.m. Sunday her son arrived in her vehicle and when he pulled in she noticed the tire of her vehicle was going flat. After looking at it, there was a cut on the sidewall of the tire.

— A man was reportedly threatening to harm himself at a Teegarden Road, Salem Township home at 8:45 p.m. Monday. Deputies found nobody at the home and spoke to the man by phone, who was away. He said someone must have taken his social media message the wrong way when he terminated the account. He was fine.

— A Hostetter Road, Hanover Township, woman reported at 2:45 a.m. Sunday she and her boyfriend came home to find the front door damaged where someone forced their way inside. Nothing appeared missing or damaged. She noted they are having an ongoing issue and the night before there were multiple men wearing camo clothes and masks inside her home, outside her home and one on the roof, but when they arrived home that night they all left, including one that climbed out through the window.

— A Georgetown Road, Butler Township, woman reported at 7:30 p.m. Sunday another woman, who lives in one of her properties, was highly intoxicated and threatening to harm her and her son. She just wanted the matter on file in case something were to happen.

— A New Philadelphia man requested help at 11:46 p.m. Sunday after he was walking on Georgetown Road in Knox Township and fell. The North Georgetown Fire Department was there when deputies arrived and said he already had been transported to Alliance Community Hospital.

Highway Patrol

— Tawaun Gordon, 23, Youngstown, was southbound on state Route 165 in Unity Township at 9:45 p.m. Thursday and went off the left side into a tree and an embankment. He was cited for failure to control and driving under FRA suspension.

— Joseph D. Goehring, 33, New Brighton, Pa., was westbound on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 3:14 p.m. Thursday and went off the right side down an embankment and rolled over into a ditch. He was cited for assured clear distance.

— Richard M. Amato, 42, Lisbon, was westbound on state Route 154 in Middleton Township at 4:14 p.m. July 3 and was struck by Jode Benedict, 47, New Middletown, who was southbound on state Route 170 and attempting to make a left turn and failed to yield at the stop sign. Benedict was cited for failure to yield.


— Police were called to the 700 block of North Market Street in response to a loud music complaint at 10:34 a.m. Monday. The music was not loud, and the person agreed to keep it that way.

— Police went to an apartment house in the 800 block of North Market Street at 10 a.m. Monday after receiving a complaint that a man there was making online threats. The man said he is schizophrenic and had become upset but would remove the post.

— Police were called to the Fleming House at 10 p.m. Sunday in response to a 18-month-old child being locked in a vehicle. The officer was able to get the vehicle unlocked before anything happened to the child.

— A woman reported a group of juveniles were near the pool and cursing at other people at 5:47 p.m. Sunday. Police did not find any juveniles about.

— Sherry Jennings, North Market Street, reported at Monday a chainsaw was missing from behind her home.

— Police received several calls about a possibly drunken man stumbling about at 12:22 p.m. Monday and that now he had fallen down in the alley between the Save A Lot and Smith Oil. Police recognized the man as Richard Vecchio, who was drunk and unable to stand or sit up. His knees and elbows were bleeding from the fall, so an ambulance was summoned to transport him to a local hospital. Vecchio was told he would also be cited for public intoxication.

— A female motorist reported a young boy on a bicycle pulled out in front her on the Jackson Street bridge at 12:37 p.m. Monday and she nearly struck him. The woman followed the boy to a home on East Lincoln Way, and police went to the house and warned him about riding in the street without first looking both ways.The youth said he would be more careful.


— An East Main Street woman reported at Monday someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration and ultimately conned her out of her Social Security number. Police told her to contact the three credit reporting agencies and the Ohio Attorney General’s office.

— Someone reported a man who was in mental crisis and made Facebook postings that he was going to harm himself. Police spoke to the man, who admitted he was depressed. He was transported to the hospital by Northstar EMS.