County Sheriff

— Deputies responded to a neighbor dispute on Pritchard Avenue, Center Township, at 8 p.m. Friday, with the caller saying her neighbor revs his motorcycle at her dog, which antagonizes him. The neighbor said the dog was not on a leash when he ran onto the roadway, which is when he revved his engine to deter the dog. The caller was told she needs to keep her dog on her property.

— Thomas Belieff reported Friday cooper piping has been stolen from his property on State Line Road, Unity Township, and it cost him $3,200 to have it replaced. Belieff said he believes he was also scammed by a contractor he hired to spread some roofing material on his pole barn.

Highway Patrol

— Laurie A. Finn, 59, of Minerva, was cited for driving left of center after she crossed the center line in an Optima and struck a Ram pickup truck in the side, which was driven by Mark S. Householder, 35, of Kensington, with the impact knocking both vehicles off the road. The accident occurred on U.S. Route 30 in West Township at 3 p.m. Aug. 30.

— Jeremy Yoder, 38, of Salem, was cited for driving left of center after the farm equipment he was hauling struck an Accord being driven by David Haberland, 60, of Homeworth, on Georgetown Road in Knox Township at 9:19 p.m. Tuesday. Yoder continued on his way, but the report stated he may not have known his equipment struck the Accord.

— Bonnie K. Wedger, 23, of Hammondsville, was cited for driving left of center after her Tahoe struck a Liberty being operated by Laeton Walker, 18, of Columbiana, at the intersection of McIntosh and Y & O roads in Madison Township at 10:06 a.m. Tuesday.

— Megan K. Stover, 28, of Chester, W.Va., was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign after her Civic struck a Silverado driven by Ronald L. McCreary, 48, of Columbiana, at the intersection of state Route 172 and U.S. Route 30 in Center Township at 9:35 p.m. Aug. 28. McCreary swerved in an attempt to avoid a collision and his pickup truck overturned. Stover and McCreary were taken to area hospitals with suspected minor injuries.

— Breann M. Cappelli, state Route 517, Columbiana, was cited for failure to control after she went off the left side of the road while traveling around a bend on state Route 558 in Salem Township at 3:14 a.m. Aug. 30. Her F-250 struck a pond, tree, building and wall on the property of Robert Stark. Cappelli left the scene and drove another eight miles to her home. The trooper followed Cappelli’s vehicle debris and tire rim marks down the road and into a field before finding the damaged pickup truck parked in her driveway. Cappelli said she crashed on her way home from work and just kept going.


— Lindsey Willard, West Washington Street, reported Thursday a $350 laptop computer she ordered was stolen from her front steps.

— Police were called to Sherman Street on Thursday because the resident wanted a couple who showed up to leave. The couple had been staying there for the past couple days because they had nowhere else to go. The couple was told they had to leave because the resident no longer wanted them staying there.

— Bethanny Cianni, West Washington Street,. reported Monday her ex-boyfriend took her truck without permission three days before and he grabbed her by the throat and arm when she tried to stop him.

— Tamika Thornton, East Washington Street, reported Thursday her ex-boyfriend flattened her vehicle tire. She was advised the process for obtaining a protection order.


— An Aarrow Disposal truck driven by Scott L. Kannal, 54, of Hanoverton, struck a parked car belonging to Dawn R. Brackin on Ohio Avenue at 9 a.m. Friday.

— Joseph D. Gibson, Eastview Drive, reported Friday receiving harassing and threatening text messages. Police are to contact the sender.

— Police on Friday were notified of a possible sex offense involving a juvenile. County Children Services were also contacted.

— A woman who lives on Woodland Avenue reported Friday her adult daughter with disabilities was missing. The daughter went to work at the hospital in the morning and left early but never clocked out. Police checked with several people who might know her whereabouts but none of them had heard from her.

— A caller reported at 3:18 p.m. Friday there was a man in the curb lawn on North Lincoln Avenue going through a trash bag and scattering the contents about. The man told police he was just looking for useful items and would clean up when he was done. Police checked back later and found that he had cleaned up.

— Cheryl A. Bennett, 61, of Salem, struck a car belonging to Andrae Lattimore of Youngstown in the Smith Oil parking lot at 4:18 p.m. Friday.

— George Hays, 64, of Sebring, backed into a vehicle operated by Sue A. Moore, 71, of Salem, in the alley by Yuhanick’s Dry Cleaning on Friday.

— Deborah Lanzendorfer reported Friday a man she is trying to evict from her rental property on Oak Street is trying to steal her satellite TV device and in the process had put holes in the wall. This occurred in a small crawl space, and police were unable to gain access to take photographs but told Lanzendorfer there would be a report on file.

— Steven J. Capitte Jr., Southeast Boulevard, was taken into custody on Friday on an arrest warrant for criminal damaging out of the county sheriff’s office.

— A Cherry Street man reported Friday his neighbor races his engineer when he drives past his residence. Police spoke to the neighbor, who denied doing any such thing. The neighbor did say his vehicle has an enhanced engine, which becomes loud when he shifts gears.

— Kerri E. Steffel, 31, state Route 9, Kensington, and her passenger, Wesley D. Clark, 28, of Washingtonville, were both charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop on Woodland Avenue at 9:12 p.m. Friday. This was after the police dog called to the scene detected narcotics, giving them probable cause to search the vehicle. Steffel was given a warning for an equipment violation.

— Police assisted Perry Township police with a suspicious person call at the Speedway station at 10:12 p.m. Friday. The man was drunk and bothering customers. His father arrived to take him home. Meanwhile, Speedway banned him from the premises.

— Tyler D. Dunn, 25, Whinnery Road, Winona, was cited for OVI and driving without headlights activated following a traffic stop on East State Street at 1:40 a.m. Saturday.