County Sheriff

— A Foundry Hill Road, Franklin Township, resident reported at 9:36 a.m. Wednesday someone possibly attempted to gain entry into his home by cutting a hole in his screen three or four days ago. He noticed the hole late last night.

— Loud explosions were reported near the Lock 24 restaurant at 12:03 a.m. Thursday. It was determined to be rifle fire coming from coyote hunters after hay fields in the area were recently cut. No one was located.

Highway Patrol

— Rodriquez S. Stone, 20, of Youngstown, was cited for failure to control after he swerved to miss the vehicle in front of him and went off the road and overturned while driving on state Route 165 in Unity Township at 12:22 p.m. Sept. 12. Stone, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to a local hospital with suspected minor injuries. Stone said he was messing with the radio when he looked up and saw the vehicle in front of him.


— Police were called to Maple Street Extension at 2 p.m. Wednesday, where they found a shirtless man covered in blood lying in the street. The man had deep cuts and puncture wounds to both arms, which were self inflicted using a knife. The man cut himself inside his home and then walked down the street telling people to call 911 until he fell to the ground. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.


— A resident at 218 Washington Ave. reported Tuesday his home was broken into and items were missing.

— Police were called to a dispute between juveniles near the public library at 7:29 p.m. Saturday.

— Heather Boots, 40, Fairfield Avenue, was arrested for domestic violence following an altercation with her mother at 10 p.m. Saturday.

— An official with the Park Avenue Marketplace reported Tuesday being paid by a customer with a bad check.

— A Quincy Avenue resident asked Wednesday to speak with an officer about some zoning problems.

— Helen Hoffman-Minger, 51, Union Street, was taken into custody on Wednesday on an indictment issued by the county grand jury.

— Brandy N. Dilworth, 31, of East Palestine, was cited for failure to stop an assured cleared distance after she struck the vehicle in front of her in traffic at the intersection of state Routes 7 and 14 at 5:52 p.m. Saturday. The other vehicle, which was operated by Huxley J. Lipscomb, 75, of Baden, Pa., then struck the vehicle in front of him, which was operated by Anthony R.C. Trapizona, 23, of Sewickley, Pa.

East Palestine

— A 15-year-old boy went to the police station at 8:22 a.m. Thursday after leaving school without permission. His probation officer was contacted and he was taken to the Tobin Center.

— A boy went to the police station at 7:06 p.m. Wednesday to turn himself in after running away. The county sheriff’s office was contacted, because he had run away from their territory. They notified his father, who came to the police station to pick him up. The boy refused to get up and walk to the car on his own, so he was escorted.

— Someone reported children setting off fireworks in East Palestine Park near the gazebo at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday. Police found those involved, who were truthful with police and warned about their actions.

— An East Main Street resident reported at 4:43 p.m. Wednesday funds had been stolen from her bank account by someone.

— Brad E. Kasunich, 35, was cited with OVI, driving under suspension and speeding following a traffic stop on Prospect Street at 12:05 a.m. Thursday.

New Waterford

— Police responded to a Creek Road address at 7:43 a.m. Sept. 9 to check on four children, who may have been left home alone. Police found a man in the home, who said he had been with them and they were never left alone.

— A woman reported a rottweiler running out of its yard, onto the street and showing its teeth while she was walking by the Boardman Street home with her own dogs at 7:31 p.m. Sept.. 9. Police warned the owner of the rottweiler.

— A father reported at 2:10 p.m. Sept. 10 he has custody of his child, but the mother would not return the child. Police explained his options.

–At 2:52 p.m. Sept. 12, a West Main Street woman reported she was being harassed. After asking her about the situation, police learned this was the first time and she was told to tell the person to stop contacting her first, then if they continue a criminal charge could be filed.

— Someone reported a theft in the area of North State Street and Pinewood Drive at 3:26 a.m. Sunday. A warrant was issued for Cody W. Harmon, 31, charging him with burglary and theft.

— A North State Street man reported at 10:30 a.m. Monday someone fraudulently misused a credit card.

— A zoning violation was issued to a resident in the 3900 block of Boardman Street at 1:45 p.m. Monday.


— A North Vernon, Ind., resident reported at 11:11 a.m. Sept. 13 that a Front Street resident had been restoring a vehicle for him, but had moved to a Youngstown location and the vehicle is no longer at the Front Street location. The resident has done the same with several other classic vehicles belonging to other people out of state.

— An officer responded to the 400 block of Columbia Street at 8:46 p.m. Monday after a resident reported a known male hanging around his garages. The officer searched the area but was unable to find the person.

— An officer responded to the 300 block of Columbia Street at 3:47 p.m. Monday in reference to the sound of a dog being abused after a complaint the previous day. The dog’s owner said it hurt itself jumping off a rocking chair and that she was going to take it to a vet. She was advised to bring the papers from the vet to the police department to be added to the report. An officer returned to the home the next day where the owner said she did not take the dog to the vet due to the cost. She was warned what would happen if the dog is found to be not properly treated, as is it was obvious it needed to go to the vet. The owner later produced paperwork showing she dropped the dog off at a local dog care unit. An officer returned to the home at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday after a neighbor reported being verbally harassed by a member of the household regarding a dog. The household member said he was upset he had to get rid of his dog and was issued a disorderly conduct warning.

Perry Township

— Possible drug activity was reported at 4:17 a.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of East Pine Lake Road, where a caller reported several cars coming and going at the residence. Police checked the area and found no vehicles.

— Police saw a male standing in the ReStore business parking lot at 1:27 a.m. Tuesday and made contact. He said he was waiting for a taxi, which arrived while an officer was speaking with him.


— Police were called at 5:18 a.m. Thursday to Bentley Road and Continental Drive for an injured deer, but the deer left before officers arrived.

— A man came to the police station at 4:02 a.m. Thursday to report he was told not to come back to his residence in the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue and could not get inside where his phone and wallet were located. Officers took the man back to the residence to speak with the other person. Both were told no one could be kicked out. They would have to be evicted.

— Ryan Armstrong, 34, of Depot Road, was cited for disorderly conduct and given a ride home after police were called at 3:25 a.m. Thursday to the 1200 block of East State Street for a male trying to get into a residence. The male was spotted walking on East Third Street and police made contact, finding he was intoxicated.

— Police responded at 11:36 p.m. Wednesday to the 400 block of Mullins Street for an intoxicated female walking in the area. Officers found her at the rear of a residence in the 700 block of Newgarden Avenue. She was intoxicated and trying to find a friend’s home in the area. Officers were able to locate the friend’s residence two houses away and made contact with the female friend who let the intoxicated female stay with her for the evening.

— A caller at 11:08 p.m. Wednesday reported a suspicious person in the Papa John’s Pizza parking lot in the 1000 block of East State Street. Police spoke to a woman who had just picked up a pizza and said she was trying to find her phone and put her things away before she went home. The caller was told she was leaving.

— Police spoke with a man at 9:38 p.m. Wednesday regarding an incident in the library parking lot off of Pershing Street, which is across the street from Sebo Stadium. He said he was walking through the lot around 8:40 p.m. when a male in what he described as a Salem Police Department uniform approached him and told him that he and a female he knows were in big trouble. He said the male had a gold Salem Police Department badge on and was in a black Ford Crown Victoria with no markings on it with dual spotlights. The man said he knows most officers on the police department and he’s never seen this male before. Officers told him the department does not have any unmarked black Ford Crown Victoria vehicles. An officer contacted an off-duty officer who was working a sporting event at Sebo Stadium and he said he spoke to nobody in the library parking lot. An investigation is pending.

— Two suspicious people were reported at 9:08 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of West Wilson Street, but nobody was found.

— A resident in the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday that a male was trying to break into a residence. Police didn’t find anyone, but reviewed video footage of the male walking up to the home and leaving. The woman said this was the second time in two days that someone tried to force entry into the home. Officers took photos of the damage to the door and told the woman to call if the male returns.

— Loud persons were reported Wednesday in the 100 block of Rose Avenue where it was found a Miller Pipeline worker had been yelling towards a flagger.

— A well-being check was requested in the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday where a woman said her father wanted help. Medical personnel transported him to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— A caller reported a dog left in a locked vehicle in the Walmart parking lot at 2:11 p.m. Wednesday. The dog was found to be ok and police made contact with the owner.

— The principal of Buckeye Elementary off East 10th Street contacted police at 1:38 p.m. Wednesday to advise of suspicious bruises and marks on a child. Children Services was advised. The complaint is under investigation.

— An intoxicated driver was reported in the 500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. Police located the vehicle in a nearby parking lot and found the person was not intoxicated but his driver’s license was expired. He was told he could no longer drive until he has a valid driver’s license.

— A fight was reported at 12:21 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of East Fourth Street. A male said there was no fight, but he did yell about a mess in the yard.

— Officers were called to the 700 block of East Fifth Street for a parking complaint at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday. The street department wanted a vehicle moved so a tree could be cut down. The owner could not be found, so they said they would work around it.

— Officers responded at 10:43 a.m. Wednesday to the 200 block of East Third Street for a report of a large concrete rock that somebody rolled out onto the road. The rock was moved off the street by police.

— Debris found in the road at South Lundy and East Pershing at 6:13 a.m. Wednesday was moved to the side of the street. The street department was contacted to remove it.

Hancock County Sheriff

— Adam Acosta, 43, Weirton, was arrested on Tuesday for assault.

— Christopher Pickering, 33, New Cumberland, was arrested for capias bond revocation on Wednesday.

— Michael Sayre, 43, Knox Pa., was arrested on Thursday for robbery.

–Samuel Blake, 54, and Patricia Blake, 52, Newell, were each charged with 11 counts of cruelty to animals on Thursday.

Fire Calls


— The fire department was called to a shed fire at 10934 Trinity Church Road at 8:06 a.m. Thursday.


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