County Sheriff

— Someone asked deputies to check on children in a trailer near the Negley dump at 10:19 a.m. Wednesday. The adults were reportedly passed out. There was no answer at the door of the North Front Street home and no sounds from inside. Deputies left, but later received a call from a woman, who said her family told her deputies had been at her home earlier. She said her two oldest children children were in school and she was walking the youngest to the bus stop at that time.

— A domestic dispute was reported at 6:09 a.m. Wednesday at a Walnut Street, Rogers home, where a man said his live-in girlfriend was out of control, throwing things and punching walls. Deputies found four small children in the home between 11 months old and 3 years old. Negley Fire Department responded with an ambulance and transported the woman to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for a voluntary mental evaluation.

— A McCracken Road, Salem Township, resident reported a prowler at 4:08 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies checked, but did not find anyone inside except the children who live there.

— A suspicious person was reported at 9:51 p.m. Wednesday at the County Seat Plaza on state Route 45, Lisbon. The area was checked and no one was found.

— A man reportedly overdosed at a U.S. Route 30 home in West Township at 8:02 p.m. Wednesday. He was transported by Minerva EMS to Aultman Alliance Community Hospital.

— Deputies were asked to check on a child at a U.S. Route 30, West Township, home at 6:58 p.m. Wednesday. The child was fine.

— A Nittany Drive, Summitville, resident reported Monday someone broke into two of her vehicles at her home. A number of items were taken.


— A man who lives just outside of town was at the Valley View, was drunk and trying to buy beer at 2:38 p.m. Wednesday. The caller said the man had wrecked his bike and was now lying on the sidewalk. The man was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and also told he would be cited for public intoxication.

East Palestine

— Brian Cramer, 33, was arrested on a warrant through East Liverpool Municipal Court, and Sonya Shasteen, 43, was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments following a traffic stop on North Market at 6:42 p.m. Tuesday. The matter is still under investigation and other charges are pending. Both were taken to jail.

— Thomas Watkins, 47, of East Palestine, reported that his son was missing at 8:13 p.m. Sunday. Watkins was intoxicated and told police that his son was with his girlfriend, who is the child’s mother. An officer made contact with the girlfriend, who advised that the son was OK. Watkins was informed, but continued to call the police in attempt to file a missing child report. He was informed of the law regarding custody since he was not married, and nothing was filed through the court. Watkins continued to call after being told to cease and desist and was arrested Monday and taken to Jail for telecommunication harassment.

— Police were called to a South Street residence where a man and woman were arguing at 11:24 a.m. Sunday. The two stood by while the woman’s mother picked up her children. Nothing physical took place and no charges were filed.

— Police were called to Sparkle Market where two men were reported to be sleeping in a vehicle in the parking lot at 8:58 a.m. Sunday. Officers made contact with Travis Rhodes and another man, who were in the vehicle. Neither of the men had valid drivers licenses nor did they know who the vehicle belonged to. Rhodes was cited for driving under suspension and the matter is under further investigation. The vehicle was towed by Nulfco to their impound lot.

— A 62 year-old woman reported a man had brutally beaten three of her cats, killing two and injuring the third at 11:47 a.m. Saturday. A warrant has been issued for the man responsible, who is being charged with three counts of cruelty to animals.

— Constance Adams was cited for driving under suspension on North Market Street at 10:58 p.m. Saturday.

— A man reported his 11-year-old daughter was talking back and yelling at him and her mother at 11:50 a.m. Saturday. Police spoke with the girl as well as the parents and advised them if the behavior continued, the matter would be forwarded to juvenile court.

— Officers assisted the fire department EMS at a Bacon Avenue home with an intoxicated male, who had fell and hit his head at 1:20 a.m. Saturday.

— A woman reported a child she was watching was bit by a dog from a neighboring residence at 10:04 p.m. Friday. The matter is under investigation.

— An officer was notified by an administrator at the high school that a student was suspected of vaping at school at 11:36 a.m. Friday. The officer and administrator searched the student’s locker and found a vape charger in his backpack. The student was brought to the administrator’s office where they found an empty vape cartridge box in his hoodie and a vape pen in his pocket. The contraband was confiscated by the administrator.

— Luke Reichard was cited for no headlights and possession of marijuana at 10:38 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26.


— A man was concerned about a registered sex offender dropping kids off at school at 8:12 a.m. Wednesday.

— Scott Bratt, 36, of Rogers, was cited for driving under license forfeiture following a traffic stop on Homestead Drive at 11:07 a.m. Wednesday.

— A person brought in a brown leather purse she found on the side of state Route 46 in Beaver Township near the mennonite church at 4:04 p.m. Wednesday.


— A Wellsville resident came to the police station to report a cracked window on Sept. 24. The resident reported the front passenger side window of his Buick Lacrosse was hit with a rock during the night.

— Duallen Stanford, was arrested for the charge of public intoxication on Sept. 25. Wellsville Police received three calls for Stanford being in the second parking lot of Independence Square. Officers noticed him showing signs of being under the influence and he admitted to taking Adderall. Police also served him a notice of trespass for the CMHA properties before releasing him to a family member.

— Officers took a report of a hit and run on Clark Sept. 26. The vehicle owner reported a white van hit her car damaging her driver-side mirror and scratching the back driver-side door.

— Officers received a report of theft from the Family Dollar on Sept. 26. Officers caught up with the accused thief on 16th Street. She gave permission to search her purse, which only had a wallet in it. She was served a trespassing notice and was told she would be charged with trespassing if she went back to Family Dollar.

— A woman came to the station to report her boyfriend for hurting her and threatening her on Saturday.

— Shawn Whitson, 24, was transported to the county jail and charged with resisting arrest on Saturday. Officers dispatched to a home on Fifteenth Street for a possible fight. Officers found Whitson on the sidewalk yelling at two other people standing on the front porch. One officer spoke to the people on the porch while the other attempted to detain Whitson, who pulled away and resisted. When officers tried to take him to the ground he shoved the officer away. One officer attempted to use his taser but only one prong stuck, and after continuing to antagonize officers the other officer administered his taser. Saline Township EMS was called to remove the prongs and to check Whitson’s vitals.

— Police received a report of a stolen items on Saturday. The person making the report stated named four people involved in the theft that happened around Chester Avenue. No charges have been made.