County Sheriff

— Deputies transported several inmates to East Liverpool Municipal Court at 1:12 p.m. Thursday and while in the courtroom, one of the inmates, Shawn Cunningham, threatened to spit in the face of Judge Melissa Byers Emmerling. He was removed from the court room and the incident was reported to East Liverpool police.

–A Speidel Road, Hanover Township, man reported at 2:58 p.m. Wednesday his daughter’s boyfriend was on his way to the man’s house to shoot him. While deputies were on the way, the man called back to say his daughter’s boyfriend was sitting in his truck at the end of the driveway and his daughter saw the gun he has with him. He then said the boyfriend left in the direction of Rochester Road. Deputies checked the area and the boyfriend’s home on Rochester Road, finding his blue pickup in the driveway. However, another family member could not convince the boyfriend to come out and talk to deputies. Deputies investigated the matter and determined the boyfriend and the man’s daughter had recently broken up and he blamed her father for ruining the relationship. He reportedly had told the daughter over the phone to get the children out of the house because he was going to kill her father. She refused to leave the home and he did not carry through with the threat.


–Nicole Sayer reported Thursday someone put sugar into the gas tank of her SUV while she was staying in the white house behind the police department.

–A clerk at Smith Oil reported Thursday someone in a silver Chevrolet pickup truck drove off without paying for $66 in gas. The license plate came back to a man who lives on Steubenville Pike.

–Timothy J. Johnson, 38, Roller Coaster Road, Lisbon, was charged with a turn signal violation, receiving stolen property and driving with fictitious plates following a traffic stop on North Vine Street 7:31 p.m. Thursday. While talking with Johnson, police learned from their dispatcher the license plate sticker came back as stolen out of Campbell. Johnson said someone he knows had stolen his vehicle but it was later recovered by Columbiana police, and he had just gotten the vehicle back. The officer told Johnson he is still responsible for what is inside and outside of the vehicles he drives.

–Police were called to 306 Lee Ave. at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday by a woman who wanted a man removed from the premises. The man called for a ride while police were there.

Highway Patrol

–Mark Erkman, 87, of Youngstown, was stopped on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday when his vehicle was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Esther M. Brockman, 77, of East Palestine. Brockman said her foot slipped off the gas pedal.

–Dakota R. Brimmeier, 21, of Beaver, Pa., was cited for failure to control after he went off the road and overturned, landing on his SUV roof, while driving on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 4 a.m. Thursday. He was uninjured.

Hancock County Sheriff

–Matthew Lapresti, 39, of Washington Pa., was arrested for a third DUI offense and failure to maintain control on June 28.

–Clarence Blake, 29, was arrested for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute on July 1.

–Rameon Sumlin, 28, was arrested for conspiracy to deliver and delivery of cocaine on July 1.

–Mark Turick, 42, of Richmond Oh., was arrested for transportation of heroin into the state of West Virginia with intent to distribute, conspiracy to transport into the state of West Virginia and conspiracy to deliver.

–Brian Hawkey, 30, was cited with driving while license revoked with DUI first offense, driving while license suspended, no insurance, no motor vehicle insurance, and improper registration on July 5.

–Travis Keener, 32, was cited for conspiracy and driving while license suspended, and was served as capias failure to appear warrant on July 8.

–Tyler Mike, 27, was arrested for a first offense DUI on July 1.

Perry Township

— Police responded at 3:48 a.m. Friday to the 1700 block of Goshen Road for an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle complaint. A man said his vehicle was taken by his live-in girlfriend and she did not have permission to use the vehicle. The vehicle was involved in an accident while she was driving it and was later recovered by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. According to the Canfield patrol post, Bobbi Crookston, 30, whose address was listed as Poland, was northbound on state Route 11, a mile north of U.S. Route 224, when the vehicle she was driving struck the rear of another northbound vehicle driven by David Solmen, 57, of Columbiana, at 9:43 p.m. Thursday. No injuries were reported. Crookston was charged by the patrol with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle under the influence, assured clear distance and failure to reinstate license.

— Portage County requested a welfare check at 10:37 p.m. Thursday on a female in the 1100 block of West Perry Street after her husband allegedly made comments to harm himself. Salem Police were asked to assist. Police made contact with the husband as he arrived at the residence. The male was transported to a predetermined location and handed over to Portage County officials, then transported to a hospital.

— Police were called at 4:51 p.m. Thursday to the 1700 block of state Route 344 for a male to be removed. A man said he did not want his son at his residence after he was asked to come there to talk and the situation became heated. His son does not live there and does not agree with the female the father is dating. The son told police that things did get a little heated and he doesn’t like the girl his father is dating. He said he wanted some belongings from the residence. Police told him not to return and that his father advised arrangements would be made for him to get his belongings.

— A tree was reported down in the road in the 300 block of West Pidgeon Road at 4:26 p.m. Thursday. Police had the fire department respond for traffic control due to an emergency call. A tree was also reported down on Egypt Road, with the police providing traffic control until the road department could remove the tree.


— A suspicious vehicle was reported parked on the road for the past week in the 300 block of West 10th Street at 7:40 a.m. Friday. Police located the van legally parked and the owner moved it to the driveway.

— A barking dog was reported at 7:34 a.m. Friday in the 600 block of East Third Street, but was not found.

— A woman in the 200 block of Woodland Avenue reported at 6:19 a.m. Friday that two vehicles were entered overnight on her property. She found the door to one vehicle open and the glove box ransacked. Three speakers in two different speaker boxes belonging to her boyfriend were stolen from one vehicle. Both vehicles were unlocked.

— A possible intoxicated driver was reported at 3:32 a.m. Friday near East Sixth Street and North Lincoln, but was not found.