County Sheriff

— A North Street, Franklin Township, man reported at 3:01 p.m. Tuesday he was called by someone claiming to be from the Social Security office and that he needed $1,000 for a lawyer due to legal problems. The person reportedly knew his Social Security Number and demanded money on a Target gift card. The man recognized it as a scam, but wanted other citizens to be aware.

— A state Route 14, Unity Township, man reported he rented a grass lot from JPS Landscaping and was storing on the property four new Pro-2 generators owned by his company, Alex Lyon and Son out of Bridgeport, N.Y. Early Tuesday morning he noticed the generators were missing.

— A state Route 154, Elkrun Township, man reported another man he knows threatened to harm him and refused to give him a vehicle he has the title to have, a 2008 Pontiac G6. Deputies looked at the title and the person filing the complaint said the other man owes him money and agreed to give him the vehicle as payment. Now the man was backing out and had threatened if he did not stop contacting him he was going to have people from Steubenville come up and kill him. Deputies spoke to the other party, who claimed he does not own the first man money and it was actually him who threatened to have someone named Ed from Youngstown come down and kill him. He also alleged the first man must have forged his name on the title.

— A state Route 558, Salem Township, woman reported at noon on Tuesday someone broke into her basement on Aug. 14, damaging the basement door, the washer, the dryer and a freezer. The water pipes were also damaged, which caused flooding in the basement.


–Police were called to the Save A Lot parking lot at 6:13 p.m. Wednesday about a man who had fallen. Police found Robert Vecchio at the scene and he was drunk. Vecchio, 55, East Lincoln Way, was charged with public intoxication and given a ride home after police determined he did not need any medical care.

–Police were called to the Hornsby House at 11:54 a.m. Tuesday because a resident was using inappropriate language toward the staff because she had locked herself out of her apartment. The resident said she was upset they would not let back in, but all they wanted was to interact with them in a nice manner. By then, the resident had walked to the Dunkin’ Donuts and she was given a ride back to the Hornsby House. The staff then decided she needed taken by ambulance to a local hospital, and she agreed to go.

–Bonnie Kidder, East Pine Street Extension, reported the following items were stolen from her garage on Sunday afternoon: a hedge trimmer, weed trimmer, electric chainsaw, shovels, hoe and leaf rake.

–A caller reported there was girl of about 6 years of age in the street at the intersection of Maple and Graham streets pushing a 2-year-old in a stroller at 7:16 p.m. Tuesday. By the time police arrived their mother, Markie Dailey, was there. She lives an estimated 200 feet away on South Lincoln Avenue. A copy of the report was forwarded to Children Services.

–Police were called to Smith Oil at 8:52 p.m. Sunday, where the officer spoke with Gavin M. Byfus, 21, of Bethel Park, Pa., and and Seth G. Mayle, 37, same address. They were on their way to Minerva, and Mayle admitted to having been drinking in the car, which was driven by Byfus. Both were cited for having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. Police also found a vape pen with suspected THC and the oil was sent away for testing.

–Police responded to a suspicious vehicle at the park with the headlights on at 1:56 a.m. Thursday. Police found a man, who said he had just lost his job and did not want to go home yet. Police told him to go home and the man said he would.

–A woman who lives on Maple Street reported Wednesday she had some people over to the house and at some point took her dog for a walk. When she returned her wallet was missing. Two men spent the night but she only knew their first names and did not know where they lived.


— A man reported at 10:34 a.m. Wednesday he pulled out in front of someone on Commerce Circle and the car was now stuck on a curb with a flat tire.

— A man reported at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday he was in a minor traffic crash at the intersection of East Park Avenue and state Route 14. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

— The county sheriff’s office requested help at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday with finding a stolen vehicle. Police found the vehicle on Lisbon Street and it was towed.

East Palestine

— A North Market Street man reported damage to his vehicle at 1:09 p.m. Wednesday.

— A 16-year-old girl reported at 11:43 a.m. Wednesday she was followed by a man driving a red truck while she was walking on East Martin Street. Police checked the area but were unable to find anyone matching the description.

— Kasey Helisek was taken into custody at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday on a warrant through the county sheriff’s office and taken to the county jail.

— Police responded to a domestic dispute at a North Market home at 1:26 a.m. Wednesday. Ronald Desanzo, 39, was arrested for domestic violence and taken to jail.

— Police responded to Carbon Hill Road at 12:17 a.m. Wednesday for a reported domestic violence incident. Scott Greaves, 38, was charged with domestic violence and criminal damaging.

— Police were called to Alice Street at 6:44 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a dog barking relentlessly. Police spoke with the home owner and they said they would take care of the issue.

Perry Township

— Police responded to the area of Depot Road and the state Route 45 bypass at 11:28 a.m. Wednesday in reference to a male screaming and throwing objects at motorists as they passed. Officers located the male, identified as Cody E. Bratt, 26, Salem, who was very agitated and refusing to provide information. He was found to be walking to his Apple Street home from an area business. He was advised not to walk in the roadway and cause issues with motorists. Officers later responded to the 1800 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 11:47 a.m. where Bratt was causing problems at two businesses. Officers had to Tase Bratt and cited him for disorderly conduct with persistence and resisting arrest.

— A Lake Avenue resident reported Wednesday that a male against whom she has a protection order had left her several voice messages and shown up at her home wanting to speak with her. Charges are pending.


— Officers responded to a 900 block West Wilson Street home at 7:36 a.m. Wednesday where a person had reportedly ingested a suspected illegal substance and was having a bad reaction to it, being combative and making threats against himself and others. Officers found the person being restrained by a family member and he was transported to the Salem hospital for evaluation.

— Rodney D. Thompson, 48, West Pidgeon Road, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash at State Street and Lincoln Avenue at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday in which he was northbound in the left turn lane and struck the rear of a vehicle in front of him. The 68-year-old driver of the other vehicle was evaluated by medical personnel on scene and transported herself to a personal physician with a possible injury.

— An officer responded to a 200 block North Cunningham Road business at 1:41 p.m. Wednesday where an employee reported someone overnight had removed two front center cap covers from his vehicle. The business agreed to forward surveillance video to the police department.

— An officer responded to the 200 block of East Fourth Street at 3:18 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a domestic dispute between two men. Both men said there was no problem and one of them left the area.

— Officers responded to a domestic dispute in the 200 block of Ohio Avenue at 4:39 p.m. Wednesday and found people yelling at each other. One of the individuals involved said they were leaving and all those involved were given disorderly conduct warnings.

— An officer responded to a 2400 block East State Street business at 5:02 p.m. in reference to someone playing music and asking for money. The officer was unable to find the person.

— Officers responded to the 800 block of East Fourth Street at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday where a resident reported two juveniles showed up at her home without a parent and had been there for approximately 15 minutes. Officers spoke with the mother of the juveniles who said they had been at a neighbor’s and she did not realize they had wandered off. The juveniles were returned to the mother.

— Gary Wadlow II, 36, East Vermont Avenue, Sebring, was cited for possession of marijunana paraphernalia following a traffic stop in the 200 block of West State Street at 6:18 p.m. Wednesday.

— Officers responded to the 200 block of South Broadway Avenue at 8:46 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a male sitting in a vehicle with his head on the steering wheel. Officers found the male to be watching something on his phone.

Salem Township

— A Cherry Valley Drive resident reported Wednesday a person claiming to be from Microsoft tried to get her to give him remote access to her computer. The man then made alarming threats about her bank account and also tried to bill her or remove $292 from her account for services.

Hancock County Sheriff

— Daniel Taylor, 30, Stanton, Ky., was charged with DUI Sunday.

— Cody Zubay, 41, Newell, was charged with DUI and driving while license suspended Sunday.

— Sheena Lundy-Gibson, 38, New Cumberland, was arrested Tuesday for a capias warrant probation violation.

— Patrick Wilson, 72, New Cumberland, was charged Wednesday with a protection order violation.

— Daniel Mowry, 40, Smicksburg, Pa. was charged with DUI Thursday.

— Kevin Jones, 49, Chester, was charged with DUI Thursday.

Fire Calls


— The fire department responded to a fire alarm at a 400 block South Lundy Avenue business at 4:06 p.m. Wednesday and found that an employee had failed to activate an exhaust fan while cooking, causing steam to set off the alarm. No hazard was found.