County Sheriff

— A domestic dispute was reported at a Washington Street, Washingtonville, residence at 1:32 a.m. Saturday. Both sides signed a refusal to prosecute the other.

— Deputies checked a home on state Route 170, Middleton Township, at 4:03 a.m. Sunday where an alarm sounded. All the doors and windows were secure.

— A domestic dispute was reported at 11:39 p.m. Sunday between a woman and her live-in boyfriend living on Desellem Road, Madison Township. She signed a refusal to prosecute him.

— A state Route 14, Unity Township, woman reported at 11:22 p.m. Sunday her ex-husband is destroying their camper living where they live behind Sticky Fingers Restaurant. She decided not to prosecute him and signed a refusal form.

— A Wooddale Drive, Hanover Township, woman reported at 5:28 a.m. Monday, she was having an anxiety attack because there are people outside her home. Deputies could not find anyone in the area and KLG transported her to Salem Regional Medical Center.

Highway Patrol

— Charles A. Land, 20, of East Palestine, was cited for failure to control when he traveled off the side of Bye Road and into a ditch in Unity Township at 5:21 p.m. Saturday.

— Devan T. Murphy, 18, of Hanoverton, struck a deer while traveling on U.S. 30 in Hanover Township at 8:12 a.m. Sunday.

— The caravan of David Tice, 22, of East Liverpool, struck a deer while traveling on state Route 11 in Elkrun Township at 9:07 p.m. Saturday.

— Brandy E. Sanders, 23, of Columbiana, was cited for failure to control and OVI when she traveled off the side of state Route 344 and struck a tree and bush in Salem at 8:07 p.m. Friday. Sanders said she did not recall what happened prior to the crash. She later stated that she could not see without her glasses and drove off the road due to headlights from oncoming traffic. It is suspected that prescription medication may have impaired Sanders. She had minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

— Jack L. Dunham, 58, of New Waterford, was cited for OVI, failure to control, leaving the scene of an accident, a seat belt violation and failure to reinstate after he drove off the side of Steubenville Pike Road and struck an embankment in Center Township at 6:22 p.m. Oct. 5. Dunham was life-flighted to a local hospital. A pill bottle prescribed to Dunham and an open beer can were found in the vehicle. The vehicle belonged to Robert White, of Lisbon, who stated he did not give Dunham permission to use it.


— Police were asked to perform a welfare check at a Harrison Street residence at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday because a woman wanted to drop off some food for her sister, who was not answering the door. Police were later able to contact the occupants.

— Police were asked to perform a welfare check at a Jerome Street residence at 9 p.m. Saturday. The woman who lives there answered the door and said everything was fine.

— Police were called to Apple Grove apartments at 11:55 a.m. Friday because a resident had become combative while an ambulance crew was attempting to transport her to a a local hospital. The woman was throwing things, and one of the items struck an EMT. The ambulance company will decide later whether to press charges.

— A woman who lives on North Market Street reported Friday being harassed by someone on Facebook — a Pennsylvania man who called her a “psycho (expletive)” and threatened to spread lies about her. Police told her just to block the man on Facebook and cease contact with him.

— Police were called to the Rite Aid parking lot on Thursday, where yet another person was about to fall prey to a scam where caller wanted their Social Security card number and money placed on a gift card or they would go to jail. The woman was told this was a scam and promptly hung up.


— Joshua Cooper, 19, of New Waterford, was arrested on a warrant out of Boardman Township.

East Palestine

— An employee of a landscape company working at Claybrook Condominiums reported that a Stihl leaf blower was stolen from his trailer at 11:35 a.m. Oct. 4.

— A woman reported that the car she has been using was missing from her driveway at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 4. The owner of the vehicle also made a report.

— An officer was dispatched to a West Main Street address when a woman reported she was there as agreed to pick up property from the residence she had been staying, but the residents refused to allow her access at 9:04 a.m. Oct.5. She also reported that the man she had a protection order against was there in violation of the order. The officer learned that the man was leaving, and the woman had arrived fifteen minutes earlier than scheduled. The officer advised everyone to get along enough to get her property in the truck.

— Tracy L. Wright, 36, turned herself in on an active warrant for her arrest out of Columbiana County at 9:42 p.m. Oct. 5.

— A woman reported that her daughter’s bike was stolen at 6:37 p.m. Oct. 6.

— Police responded to an alarm drop at the Marathon Gas Station at 8:54 a.m. Oct. 7. The manager advised it was a false alarm.

— A woman reported that her daughter’s bike was stolen off of her porch at 12:53 p.m. Oct.7.

— A boy was cited for failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign when he pulled from a stop sign and was struck by a vehicle driven by Shannon V. Badger, 31, of New Waterford, at 5:28 p.m. Oct. 7.

— Police responded to the 800 block of Bacon Avenue for a report of a deer being struck by a vehicle at 10:23 p.m. Oct. 7. The operator of the vehicle said the deer ran into the roadway and he struck the deer. The deer was euthanized.

— A Columbiana Police Department officer brought a man to the East Palestine Police Department for a breath test following a traffic stop at 1:09 a.m. Oct. 8.

— A woman from Austintown reported her vehicle was missing from a Martin Street location at 9:49 a.m. Oct. 8.

— The post office postmaster reported a man had threatened to harm one of his employees at 5:45 p.m. Oct. 8. Officers spoke to the man and advised him that further threats could result in charges being filed.

— A woman reported a telecommunications harassment from her ex husband and his girlfriend at 7:17 p.m. Oct. 8. Police warned everyone involved to cease and desist contact with one another or criminal charges would be filed.

— A man reported that a boy came into his girlfriend’s residence without permission and woke him up at 10:51 p.m. Oct. 8. The man said he got the boy out of the house, and he took off in a sports car. Officers were unable to find the boy.

— A man reported his vehicle was stolen from a friend’s garage at 4:39 p.m. Wednesday. After investigation, Michael J. Mick, 42, was arrested on a conspiracy charge. Nikki J. Koffel, 30, and Randy A. Martin, 33, were charged with theft of a motor vehicle.

— Officers were advised of a theft that had taken place outside a South Market Street business at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday. The following morning, an officer reviewed the surveillance video from a nearby location and was able to identify a subject. The stolen electric bicycle was recovered and returned to the owner. Charges are pending.

— Two men reported that they were involved in a motor vehicle accident in the parking lot of East Palestine High School at 4:46 p.m. Thursday. Both individuals were spoken to and a report was taken.

— A concerned citizen reported that they heard over a scanner that NFS Railroad was preparing to contact EPPD after two kids crossed the tracks nearly getting hit by a passing train at 10:33 p.m. Friday. The citizen also reported also seeing the kids cross the tracks nearly getting hit by the passing train. The matter is under investigation.

— A man reported someone had damaged his rental property on East Grant Street at 10:26 a.m. Saturday. The damages are in the form of a stolen porch light, inappropriate writing in paint on the windows of the home and other cosmetic issues. The matter is under investigation.

— Erika L. Jarrett, 50, of Aliquippa, PA, was cited for a seat belt violation, a turn signal violation and driving under suspension when she was stopped for a turn signal violation in the McDonald’s parking lot at 11:33 p.m. Saturday. The passenger and owner of the vehicle, Steve E. Claypoole, 51, of Aliquippa, PA, was found in possession of marijuana and an open container of alcohol. A probable cause search revealed a loaded handgun in the trunk of the vehicle. Claypoole was arrested for improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and was cited for possession of marijuana and open container.

— Lucas A Styen, 33, was cited for speeding and warned of his erratic driving at 3:03 p.m. Sunday.


— An officer responded to the area of Beeson Mill Road and state Route 344 at 5:22 p.m. Friday in reference to gunshots, but determined they were coming from the sportsman club.

— An officer responded to a 300 block Columbia Street home at 7:01 p.m. Friday where a resident reported her adult daughter was possible coming off of drugs. The officer spoke with the daughter who said she had not taken any illicit drugs and was possibly suffering from low blood sugar. EMS responded to evaluate her.

— An officer responded to a motor vehicle crash at an unknown location along state Route 344 at 8:03 p.m. Friday and found the vehicle in the treeline approximately 25 yards off the roadway near Old State Route 558. The officer spoke with the driver who appeared shaken, but not seriously injured. It was apparent the driver had driven the vehicle off the roadway into the treeline and the officer assisted the highway patrol in the investigation since the driver’s aunt had reported receiving text messages from the driver saying she had abused prescription medication and was considering suicide.

Perry Township

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 4:38 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of West Pine Lake Road where a resident said a female in an older-style SUV knocked on the door asking for help. He told her to leave. Police did not find the vehicle.

— An officer at 2:55 a.m. Monday noticed a man walking on the side of the road on U.S. Route 62/state Route 45 near Goshen Road. The man told the officer he was trying to get to East Liverpool and had no phone or cash for a cab. The person was given a ride to the edge of the township closest to East Liverpool.

— A township officer was requested to help Salem Police at an address on West Fifth Street at 12:10 a.m. Monday in search of a person who fled from a vehicle. The person was not found.

— Police were called at 7:24 p.m. Sunday for an unknown medical called in by the alarm company for a resident on Hunt Road. Officers made contact with the homeowners who had just arrived home from being in the woods. Both were ok and medical personnel were canceled.

— Police were dispatched at 5:38 p.m. Sunday to Egypt Road in the area of Cry Baby Bridge regarding several suspicious vehicles parked on the side of the road reported by a passerby. No vehicles were located. At 9:42 p.m., an officer was again sent to Cry Baby Bridge for several suspicious vehicles along the side of the road. Officer again was unable to find any vehicles.

— Police responded at 6:15 a.m. Sunday to the 1800 block of Depot Road for a medical. Fire department first responders and KLG were caring for the male who was then transported to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— Matthew Hepfl, 34, of Youngstown, was cited for expired registration and taken into custody on an active warrant from Summit County after a traffic stop at 9:37 p.m. Saturday on Georgetown Road at state Route 45. The warrant was for failure to appear. Hepfl was taken to the Columbiana County jail and his vehicle was towed from the scene.


— Police issued citations Monday to Robert Greenisen, 53, of King Road, for hit skip/leaving the scene, failure to control and driving under suspension related to an accident that occurred at 1:30 a.m. Thursday on South Lincoln near Euclid Street. A Perry Township officer came across an abandoned vehicle and notified Salem police. The Salem police report said the vehicle had drifted to the opposite lane and crashed into a telephone pole and was found locked and abandoned. The fire department checked on low hanging wires but determined there was no hazard. Sinsley Towing took the vehicle and officers attempted to locate the driver at that time, but did not find the person.

— Logan Rodden, 20, of Beloit, was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and taken to jail after a traffic stop at 11:51 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of West Fifth Street. Rodden was a passenger in the vehicle along with another male. The female driver took off on foot. The one male was released at the scene, while Rodden was taken into custody for the possession charge. The license plate was confiscated per the order of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The vehicle was towed by Davidson’s and officers were able to identify the female driver, with warrants issued for her arrest.

— A well-being check was requested at 7:28 p.m. Sunday for a person in the 600 block of Arch Street after a woman said she received concerning text messages from her children’s father Saturday evening. Police were unable to make contact.

— Police were called at 5:59 p.m. Sunday to the 400 block of Reilly Avenue for a report of juveniles yelling profanities on the playground at the school while an event was going on. While enroute, police received another call that the juveniles had left.

— A verbal dispute involving an intoxicated female was reported at 4 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Fair Avenue. Police discovered it was household members arguing. No threats were made and both parties went their separate ways.

— Shannon Norris, 27, of Canton, was cited for speeding and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at 3:17 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of West State Street.

— Officers responded at 2:21 p.m. Sunday to Memorial Park for a verbal dispute over an adult softball game. Officers told the parties exchanging words to separate and they were given warnings for disorderly conduct.

— Police were asked to check the well-being of a resident in the 600 block of Arch at 1:31 p.m. Sunday. Officers spoke with him and determined he was fine.

— Ashley Pasco-Johnson, 33, of Vine Street, was cited for assured clear distance after her eastbound vehicle failed to stop and struck the rear of another eastbound vehicle driven by Miracle Javens, 25, of East Perry Street, who had stopped for traffic in the 1700 block of East State Street at 11:21 a.m. Sunday. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were driven from the scene.

— A domestic in progress was reported at 10:36 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Continental Drive where a woman said she and another person had a verbal altercation. The other person said the same and that he was willing to leave to cool off, which he did. At 11:02 a.m., police were called back to the residence. The man reported his girlfriend’s mother tried to choke him and the mother said he pushed her. No visible injuries were on either of them. They were given forms for written statements and told the information would be sent to the prosecutor for review.

— A man in the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 9:29 a.m. Sunday that he believed someone known to him removed $650 cash from his wallet.


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