County Sheriff

— A family member of the owner of a property on state Route 518 in Madison Township reported at noon, Tuesday, he had been at the home on Sunday to check it and everything was secure, but on Tuesday items were strewn about the kitchen and the TV was missing from the living room. It appeared someone had kicked in a basement window, went upstairs and removed the screen from the living room window next to where the TV had been. Women’s watches and an assortment of QVC jewelry was taken.

— A person was reported jogging in the area of Metz Road between Lower Elkton and state Route 164, wearing a green camo outfit and carrying a machine gun at 6:23 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies found the person just west of Fairfield Road on Metz Road. He was training for the Air National Guard and the AR-15 was blue and a fake.

— An alarm sounded at the Rogers Sale, state Route 154, Rogers, at 2:45 a.m. Friday. Everything was found to be secure.

— A woman in the area of Mindling Lane, Minerva, reported at 11:57 p.m. Monday she could hear someone groaning in her backyard or in the neighbor’s backyard on Maple Street.

— A woman on state Route 518, West Point, reported at 12:08 p.m. Tuesday she had allowed another woman to stay at her house for the past few days because the woman was rehabing due to her substance abuse issues. She took the woman with her when she took her children to school and came back home to lay down. Then she heard her 2004 Jeep starting in the driveway and looked out to see the woman “peeling” out heading southbound on state Route 45. The woman did not have permission to drive the Jeep and a stolen vehicle report was made.

Highway Patrol

— Gary H. Lake, 66, of Leetonia, struck a downed utility pole in the middle of Cunningham Road in Salem at 5:50 p.m. Thursday. The pole was already taken down by another driver.

— Zachary D. Baker, 19, of Salem, was cited for driving in marked lanes when his jeep entered the passing lane on state Route 11 in Beaver Township and struck the vehicle that Korey C. McMillan, 32, of Youngstown, was driving at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday. Baker was allegedly reaching for a dropped water bottle on the passenger side floor.

— Sheila M. Campbell, 41, of Homeworth, was cited for a traffic signal violation after running a red light at the intersection of Westville Lake Road and U.S. 62 in Knox Township and striking the vehicle of Daniel J. Clemens, 32, of Salem, at 8:11 a.m. Monday.

— Emery P. Ketchum, 29, of Lisbon, was cited for failure to control after driving off the side of state Route 172 in Hanover Township, striking an embankment and rolling over at 11:27 a.m. Sunday.

— Timothy W. Hearrell, 61, of Homeworth, was cited for a right of way violation after backing out of a driveway and striking the vehicle of Dennis J. Lodge, 63, of Lisbon, on state Route 518 in Wayne Township at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

St. Clair Township

— A township resident in the 50000 block of Stagecoach Road expressed concerns at 8:31 p.m. Oct. 7 to an officer that his wife allegedly admitted to driving around the Tri-State area with his 8-year-old daughter in a booster chair. He wanted this documented and forwarded to Children’s Services for a review.

— Officers were dispatched to the 49000 block of Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road for a missing woman.

— A vehicle lost its tire in front of the Glenmoor Volunteer Fire Department shortly before 6:29 p.m. Oct. 3.

— Police were asked to make extra patrol checks in the 16000 block of state Route 170 due to verbal threats.

— An officer investigated a disturbance shortly after midnight Oct. 5 in the 14000 block of Old Fredericktown Road.

— A resident of Carriage Hill Apartments reported at 5:13 a.m. Oct. 5 receiving threatening text messages from a former co-worker who was recently had been fired. He was advised to contact the Law Director for additional information on pressing charges.

— Police were dispatched to Gretchen’s Lock at 8:37 a.m. Oct. 6 for a subject having medical issues.

— Police attempted to mediate a dispute at 7:27 p.m. Oct. 6 between a subject, whose truck was vandalized while he was parked on private party hunting in the first block of Ware Road, and the property owner who had rummaged through the guy’s tool boxes and wanted to file charges against the alleged trespasser.

–Christopher A. Reid, no address listed, was arrested at 8:53 p.m. Oct. 8 in the 16000 block of state Route 170 on a falsification charge, after allegedly providing a false name and Social Security number to officers. He also possessed identification, debit card, and a food stamp card for another individual that Reid allegedly to have found in an ATM at Walmart.

East Liv­erpool

— A homeless man was discovered with his vehicle sitting partially in the first block of Maine Boulevard, where he had gotten a flat, at 2:40 a.m. Oct. 9. He was transported to a friend’s house for the night, and his car towed as it was in a school zone.


— An officer responded to a 400 block Pearl Street home a 8:57 p.m. Tuesday where the resident reported hearing a loud banging followed by a loud horn and that although she did not see anyone, she believed someone to be outside the home. The officer searched the exterior of the home and found nothing suspicious.

— An officer responded to the Family Dollar parking lot at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a suspicious person. The officer identified the woman who said she was waiting for a ride to work and stood by until the woman’s ride arrived. The officer returned to the business a few minutes later in reference to an alarm drop, but found no signs of forced entry.

— Officers responded to a 300 block Columbia Street home at 8:17 a.m. Wednesday in reference to two females fighting and could hear the dispute from outside the home. An investigation found that one of the women had locked the other out of the house and that the locked out one forced her way back in, striking the other one in the arm with the door. They were both advised to stop or they would be arrested.


— Officers responded at 12:01 p.m. Tuesday to the 1000 block of West Perry Street to check for a coyote on a porch. The coyote was gone when they arrived. The report said the animal had been rummaging for food and appeared thin and possibly sick. Officers checked the area twice without locating the animal and contacted the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The woman who called police was told to avoid all contact with the animal and to keep small children inside as a precaution.

— Officers responded at 9:42 a.m. Tuesday to a possible home invasion or unwanted people at a residence in the 200 block of Fair Avenue where a woman advised there were two males in an upstairs bedroom that she did not know or want there and two others on the front porch. The two on the porch left before police arrived. The men upstairs were identified and told to leave due to the resident being fearful of them and what they may do. She did know one of them because he had stayed there before. They were invited by another female resident who was not there at this time and both left without incident.

— An alarm was reported at 3:46 a.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Newgarden Avenue, with the building found secure.

— A caller at 6:28 p.m. Tuesday reported a group of loud people at Centennial Park. They said they would keep the noise down.

— A caller at 5:49 p.m. Tuesday reported a dog outside walking on a roof in the 300 block of West Wilson Street. Police were unable to find a dog on a roof, but did find an open window on the second floor of a residence. The resident was advised of the complaint.

— Police responded at 4:19 p.m. Tuesday to the St. Paul Church parking lot for a report of a child refusing to put on her safety belt in her parent’s vehicle. An officer spoke to the girl and she put on her safety belt.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported parked illegally at 2:57 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Ohio Avenue and East Pershing Street. Officers located the vehicle and determined no parking violation occurred and there was nothing suspicious.

— At the request of the city water department at 12:46 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to Aetna and Homewood to assist getting a vehicle removed from the street.

— A Columbiana woman reported at 12:09 p.m. Tuesday that alleged harassment took place at Walmart on East State Street. The event was documented for the court that has a no contact order in place.

— Police were called at 11:06 a.m. Tuesday to a fight or dispute in progress in the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue and spoke with several people at the scene. Stories were conflicting and all will be reviewed by the prosecution.

— A parking complaint was reported at 10:41 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of South Union Avenue for a vehicle not moved since Oct. 3. A parking citation and a warning had been issued on Oct. 3 and were still on the windshield. Officers issued another parking citation for expired registration and asked Davidson’s Towing to remove the vehicle.

— A possible power line was reported down in the 300 block of West 13th Street at 9:32 a.m. Tuesday. Police noted it appeared to be cable lines. The owner was contacting the cable company since the lines were still attached to the home.

— A dog was reported running at large in the 1200 block of East Third Street at 7:01 a.m. Tuesday and was caught and brought to the police station. The owner was contacted and responded to retrieve the dog. The owner received a verbal warning for dog at large.


— Firefighters spent nearly an hour and a half in the city industrial park starting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on Salem Parkway after a tractor trailer hit power lines and the lines got caught between the cab of the truck and the trailer. The lines were phone and cable, but several businesses were without power. Ohio Edison and ATT were both contacted to respond.

— Firefighters were called at 12:01 p.m. Wednesday to the area of Maple Street and South Union Avenue for a larger oil spill after initially responding to Oak between Ohio Avenue and Woodland for multiple small spills, applying oil dry. The service department responded to spread sand on South Union to cover the spill. There were traces of spilled oil on several other streets.