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POLICE

County Sheriff

–A deputy was called to a report of possible vandalism at 30757 state Route 172, East Rochester, at 9:24 Thursday. The deputy discovered a tractor with the lights left on, but there were no signs it had been vandalized.

East Liverpool

–Police were called to S.H. Bell at 1:36 a.m. Sept. 1 where they found a man in the mud in and appearing to have a convulsion. Some of his friends were there and said he had recently used meth. An ambulance was called to transport the man to the ELCH emergency room, where the man stated it was LSD, not meth.

–Police found a woman in the roadway on West Sixth Street at 12:40 a.m. Friday and she smelled of alcohol. The woman had injuries to the knees and face from falling on the ground, and she was taken to the hospital. The woman, Virginia Menear, 64, was cited for public intoxication.

–Rance L.Vaughn, 48, was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstructing police business after officers were called to a fight in the ELCH emergency room parking lot at 3:13 a.m. Friday. A badly injured Vaughn was found sitting in a vehicle, and police tried to question him but he tried to slam the door on them, almost catching one officer’s hand in the door. After Vaughn was placed under arrest but declined to cooperate, refusing to give police or hospital personnel his personal information.

–Monroe Street resident Destenie A. Hartley was on her way home at 11:53 p.m. Thursday when she saw two men she knows leaving her residence, one of whom was carrying a dark bag. The man then became aggressive toward her and her passengers, so she drove away. Hartley said nothing appear to be missing from her home.

–Charles Gough, Ambrose Avenue, reported Thursday his house door was forced in and there was an empty pack of Marlboro menthols on the ground. Nothing appeared to have been taken from the home, which is owned by Gough’s sister.

–David A. Whitcraft, 56, Ceramic Street, was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstructing police business after police were called to a disturbance at 1:44 a.m. Sept. 2. Whitcraft told police they were not needed and continued yelling at the officers. He was taken into custody after refusing to calm down. Police then went in the house, where they found Whitcraft’s wife barricade inside a bedroom because she was afraid he might do something.

–Tanika M. Smith, 49, Spring Grove Avenue, was charged with domestic violence and obstructing police business after police were called to her home at 6 a.m. Sept. 1. Her ex-husband reported Smith arrived home at 6 a.m. after being out all night and began beating on the door. She then threw a brick through the bedroom window, with the brick landing next to him, and then she reportedly climbed through the broken window, cutting herself in the process. Smith became so enraged that the ex and their son went outside to wait for police. Smith also reportedly bit her ex-husband, Brett Smith, on the wrist. Smith, who appeared to be intoxicated, refused police commands and was uncooperative.

St. Clair Township

–Diane L. Whitehill, 65, was charged with public intoxication after police responded to a report of a woman on the ground in the Subway parking lot at 8 p.m. Tuesday. A Giant Eagle employee was pushing Whitehill’s grocery buggy to her car when she lost her balance and fell. She was taken by ambulance to ELCH for treatment.

–Patti Barnes, Moore Road, reported Tuesday several items were missing from her property and she believes she knows who was responsible. The missing items were an engagement ring, pop-up camper and two garbage cans. She said this happened the last time she was out of town.

–Police received a report of a vehicle that had driven into the Joann Fabrics storefront at 8:41 a.m. Sept. 2.

–Cena M. Mason, 24, was taken into custody on an arrest warrant out of the county sheriff’s office following a traffic stop on Vale Stree at 5:17 p.m. Sept. 2.

–Ralph McClelland, 74, Oakgrove Road, Salineville, was sitting traffic on East Liverpool Road when his car was struck from behind by a Journey driven by Cletus Payne, 66, East Liverpool Road, at 8:40 p.m. Sept. 2.

–Richard Presutti, 75, of Wellsville, was pulling from private property onto Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road when his Malibu was struck by a car driven by Franklin R. Keck, 69, of East Liverpool, at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday.

–Brooklyn Coles, 17, of Negley, struck a guardrail while rounding a bend on state Route 170 at 12:16 p.m. Sept. 1

Salem

–Jakob A. Graffius, 18, West Fifth Street, was cited for failure to yield after pulling onto East State Street onto Vine Street at 5:13 p.m. Friday.

–Jonna L. Nelson, 25, of Hubbard, was cited for failure to stop an assured cleared distance after she drove into the rear of a stopped vehicle operated by Amanda M. McBride, 33, East Fourth Street, on South Lincoln Avenue at 10:47 a.m. Sunday.

–A caller reported some youths were climbing on roofs in the area of Kelly and Prospect streets at 12:42 p.m. Saturday. Police spoke to the youths and told them to quit climbing on roofs or they could get hurt.

–A Robin Avenue woman stopped by Saturday to ask what she could do about being harassed. Police advised her of her options.

–A resident of 534 N. Lincoln Ave. reported Saturday a bicycle was stolen from the property.

–A West Pershing Street woman reported Saturday receiving a vulgar photograph in the mail. Police are going to contact the return address on the envelope.

–An Olive Street woman reported Saturday a woman she knows showed up Friday night, so she let her stay, but she wants her to leave. The woman was told she needed to leave and if she returned she could be charged with criminal trespassing.

— A caller reported there was a fire on a porch on Summit Street at 6:16 p.m. Saturday. Police spoke to the supposed offender, who pointed out a neighbor was grilling out on the back porch. Police checked it out and determined there was no problem.

–Police were called to a domestic dispute on West Wilson Street at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, but it turned out to be an argument only. Neither party wished to leave, so police told them to calm down.

–Police were asked to check on the welfare of a juvenile who lives on North Lincoln Avenue at 7 p.m. Saturday. The juvenile was visibly upset but she said everything was fine.

–Tyler D. McConaha, North Howard Avenue, reported at 7 p.m. Saturday being in a domestic dispute with the woman he lives with and has a child in common. He said they were arguing because he could not decide what to wear when she slapped him along side his head, leaving a red mark. She was gone by the time police arrived, but neither party wished to pursue charges.

–John L. Freeman, 46, of Powhatan Point, was cited for OVI, marked lanes violation, having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and marijuana possession following a traffic stop on East State Street at 11:57 p.m. Saturday. Passenger Brian A. Groves, 43, First Street, Hanverton, was charged with having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle and wrongful entrustment of his vehicle to Freeman.

–Police responded to a noise complaint on West Eighth Street at 12:08 a.m. Sunday and found some people sitting outside on their porch talking. The officer told them to take it inside and they agreed.

–Police assisted the county sheriff’s office in searching for a man who left the hospital at 1:20 a.m. Sunday. There is an arrest warrant for the man, who was not located.

–While on patrol, an officer came across a drunken man stumbling along while walking on the sidewalk on East State Street at 3:11 a.m. Sunday. He was given a ride home by the officer.

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