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POLICE

East Liverpool

— Police plan to request the issuance of a felony domestic violence warrant for a woman with two prior convictions of domestic violence after being called at 5:19 a.m. Saturday to a home on Ohio Avenue for a domestic violence incident. The victim fled the house with her 3-year-old child after her live-in girlfriend became upset when she was attempting to leave and started to assault her, pushing her around and punching her in the face. She admitted to fighting back to get out of there. The victim appeared shaken and upset, was wearing no shoes and had a noticeable injury to her top lip and bruising under her chin. The other woman had just been released from the Columbiana County jail for a domestic violence conviction and accused her of being with other people while she was incarcerated. Officers went to the house and found several things thrown around, multiple televisions broken, broken glass on the floor and clothes thrown around, but the other woman was not found.

— A woman on Ohio Avenue reported at 9:49 p.m. Thursday that she believed she received a harassing call from a person she has a protection order against. She was told to call police if he shows up and that the information will be sent to the prosecutor’s office for review. She came to the station later that night to report a threatening text.

— Amanda Falkner, 30, of Wilbert Avenue, was charged with soliciting after police learned Thursday that she was offering alleged sexual acts for money by advertising herself on a website and police arranged for an undercover officer to meet her. The meeting took place, they discussed the price and the services and then officers moved in and made the arrest. Her phone was collected as evidence.

— Kenneth Bragg, 26, of Vine Street, was charged with violating a protection order, falsification and obstructing official business and also taken into custody for a felony warrant for domestic violence after fleeing from police who went looking for him at a Pennsylvania Avenue Extension address at 6:13 p.m. Thursday. The police report said an ex-girlfriend who has a protection order against him reported he had called her on her phone multiple times Thursday. When police arrived at the residence on Pennsylvania Avenue Extension, he ran out the back door and identified himself with another name and took off into some woods. K-9 Noras tracked him to a garage at the bottom of Putnam Street and officers found him hiding in a small concrete room. Bragg was taken to the Columbiana County jail for the warrant and the three charges related to Thursday’s incident.

— East Liverpool City Service/Safety Director Brian Allen called at 5:29 p.m. Thursday regarding a Chevy Blazer on Cadmus Street with expired tags. He explained the housing inspector had already had the vehicle removed from another property and now it was parked on Cadmus Street. Police verified the plates had been expired a year and had the vehicle towed. A man came out of the residence asking why it was being towed and it was explained to him. He was issued a parking ticket.

— Police at 3:09 p.m. Thursday made contact with a man at a residence in the 1000 block of Dresden Avenue after people reported the home was condemned. He was told he could no longer stay there, gathered his belongings and left.

— Paul Beaver, 30, of Orchard Street, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 2:40 p.m. Thursday on Moore Street.

— Loen Forrester, 26, whose last known address was listed as Chester, W.Va. in court records, was taken into custody on a warrant out of East Liverpool Municipal Court after police were called at 1:41 p.m. Thursday at Smith Oil on St. Clair Avenue for a suspicious male hanging out by the dumpster. Police made contact and identified Forrester. According to court records, he pleaded guilty Friday on a petty theft charge, was fined $150 and sentenced to one day in jail.

— A woman reported at 10:56 a.m. Thursday that someone smashed the rear side window of her parked vehicle overnight on West Sixth Street.

— Police responded to a call at 10:42 a.m. Thursday of a drone flying over WTI on St. George Street. While talking to the security guard, an officer saw the drone flying overhead coming from the Erie/Etruria street area going over the Ohio River then returning. The drone made several passes. The drone landed in a field at the old East junior high building and police found two males standing near the drone and another talking with someone from WTI at the fence line. They said they were from West Virginia University doing an air quality study along the Ohio River valley and that no cameras were on the drone. The operator agreed to avoid WTI property as they continue their study.

— A woman on Market Street reported at 10:06 a.m. Thursday that a neighbor made indirect references to her on social media saying she “needs her hip broken” etc. The posts were shown to her by a third party.

— A woman on Stevens Alley reported at 9:36 a.m. Wednesday that someone attempted to gain entry into her home, noting there was damage to a basement door that appeared like someone tried to force it open. No entry was gained. She was afraid the person would return.

St. Clair Twp.

— Officers were called at 11:31 a.m. Oct. 8 to a residence on Homestead Boulevard where a cleaning crew discovered items missing from the house.

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