County Sheriff

— A Gavers Road, Hanover Township, woman reported at 9:23 a.m. Sunday there was a court hearing on Thursday where a woman was placed on probation and was ordered to have no contact with someone. However, the woman was currently texting someone, according to the woman filing the report. Deputies suggested she contact the department which placed the woman on probation and tell them of the alleged violation.

–A crew from Townsend Tree Service had been trimming along the power lines for First Energy near Crest Haven Cemetery at 1:13 p.m. Friday, when a man came out of a home and yelled at them to get off his property or he would shoot them. Neither of the tree trimmers saw a weapon, but they did leave.

– Two people wearing masks were reported standing on either side of Riffle Road near the Rogers Sale holding signs that said “Shoot Zombies” at 12:36 p.m. Friday. Deputies learned the a zombie shooting event is planned for the next few weeks at the paintball range, which had been installed on a corner of the flea market on property they had leased. There were people there dressed as zombies and for a fee, someone could come and fire paintball guns at them. Deputies suggested the two people along the road should not wear their masks.

— An Amazon driver delivering a package to a Georgetown-Damascus Road, Knox Township, home reported at 7:03 p.m. Monday, the door was wide open, but no one was responding from inside the home. Deputies checked the home and then located the owner, who said the door had been left open.

— A state Route 164, Washington Township, man reported at 5:49 p.m. Monday he is in the process of separating from his wife and earlier in the day he asked his stepchildren for a PS4 that belongs to his son, because he wished to pack it for the move. At that point, the stepchildren began making derogatory comments about their stepfather and his son and threats were made. The mother came home from work and said she would try to make arrangements so her children would not be home while her stepchildren are there.

— A Hawkins Road, Unity Township, woman reported at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, Dorian T. Lowrey, Enon Valley, Pa., damaged the driver’s side mirror of her 2014 Chevrolet Equinox by pushing her up against the door. Charges of criminal damaging and domestic violence were issued as a warrant for Lowrey.

— A Deer Run Mobile Home Park woman reported at 10:55 p.m. Monday a man was sitting on her porch talking on his phone. When she turned on her porch light, he walked away. Deputies did not find anyone.

— A couple on U.S. Route 30, West Township, reported at 9:33 a.m. Sunday they were having marital issues for the past few years and had been to counseling. They were arguing, but there was no signs of violence or threats reported. Both decided to separate for a few hours.

— A Foundry Hill Road, Franklin Township, woman reported at 7:25 p.m. Sunday, her 1999 Lincoln Navigator was stolen from her home. Her keys had been taken from her purse and a couple days later, the vehicle was stolen. She had the title. There were no registered plates on the vehicle. She gave deputies the name and address of a person, who she believed took it, stating it was parked behind a trailer on state Route 164, Lisbon. Deputies found three people at that home and the accused woman, Sarah Crooms, said she believed she had permission to take the vehicle from the Foundry Hill Road woman’s son. The vehicle was towed and Crooms was taken to the county jail on a warrant.

— A man was reported sitting on the porch of an East Liverpool Road, Madison Township, woman’s home at 6:35 p.m. Sunday. She said he was not wanted there and he was refusing to leave. Her neighbor had told her he was going through her mail and attempted to get into the house through the basement door on Saturday. The man was intoxicated and said he only came there in an attempt to make repairs and work on his relationship with the woman living there. Deputies gave him a ride home.

Highway Patrol

— Barbara Bansberg-Schied, 67, of Homeworth, was cited for failure to control after driving off the side of Georgetown Road in Knox Township and striking a guardrail at 11:40 a.m. Monday.


— An officer responded to a 300 Columbia Street home at 1:25 a.m. Saturday in reference to a domestic dispute and spoke with a woman involved who admitted to being highly intoxicated. She said she had been at a wedding and gotten into a fight with her girlfriend at a bar in Lisbon and then with her juvenile brother when she returned home, during which he pushed. She said her brother had already left and she did not want to press charges.

— An officer met with two males on station at 12:40 p.m. Saturday in reference to a family dispute over the phone in which one of them allegedly threatened the other with physical harm. The one who allegedly made the threat denied the allegation. The officer spoke with the juvenile subject who the dispute was about and determined she was fine.

— An officer responded to a Ridge Street home at 9:48 p.m. Saturday in reference to a large fire and found the fire about waist high in the back yard. The owner was advised to extinguish the fire with a nearby hose. The fire department arrived to speak with the resident.

— An officer stood by while a woman served an eviction notice to a tenant in the 300 block of Columbia Street at 12:25 p.m. Sunday. The woman later called to reported her daughter was at her residence in Washingtonville to attempt to pick up the granddaughter who did not want to go with her. She was advised to contact the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office.


— Dawn Johnson, 47, last known address Washington Avenue, was charged with theft and taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of narcotic equipment possession after police were initially called at 4:30 p.m. Monday to the 100 block of West Third Street for a package theft. A man said he had video surveillance of a female stealing a package off his front porch. Officers saw the video and recognized the female as recently residing on North Ellsworth An officer later made contact with the woman there at 5:35 p.m. Monday, noting she was wearing the same clothing from the video. She admitted to taking the package which contained a shoe rack.

— A West Wilson Street woman reported Monday there was a hole in her living room floor from a shotgun. She lived in an apartment and had a downstairs neighbor. Officers took photos at both apartments. The gun was confiscated. No other information was listed.

— Police were called at 11:30 a.m. Monday to check the well-being of a person sitting inside a red vehicle in the area of West State Street and Jennings Avenue. Officers found the person was a Halloween decoration and not real.

— A man from Limaville reported at 4:28 p.m. Monday that he noticed a scratch on his vehicle when he came out of SRMC.

— K-9 Argo and Patrolman Steve LaRosa, were called at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday to assist the patrol on a traffic stop at state Route 45 and Miller Road. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor and contraband was recovered.

— Police trying to serve warrants saw a man with a warrant inside his Rose Avenue residence at 10:09 p.m. Monday and attempted to make contact at the door, but were unsuccessful. Due to the nature of the warrant, the report said warrantless entry into the residence was not appropriate.

— A wallet found in the area of Sparkle Market on South Lundy Avenue was turned over to police at 8:40 p.m. Monday.

— A possible domestic in progress was reported at 7:48 p.m. Monday in the 2800 block of East State Street. The female driver said the two were not arguing and it was the kids that were upset. She was told why police were there, to make sure everything was ok. She said nothing was wrong and all was ok.

— A caller at 4:40 p.m. Monday reported two people sitting in a car using narcotics in the library parking lot in the 800 block of East State Street. Officers located the vehicle and spoke to the two people inside. They denied the allegations and gave consent to a search. Nothing was located inside the vehicle or on the two people.

— A domestic was reported at 4:02 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of East Fifth Street where a male said he was having a verbal confrontation with his girlfriend. He said nothing physical happened. She also said it was just verbal and she had been dealing with medication issues. She was asked if she needed medical attention, but said she would talk with her counselor about her medication. The male was taking a walk to let the situation calm down.

— A suspicious box truck with no license plates was reported in the 500 block of East Euclid Street at 3:03 p.m. Monday. Officers spoke to the people who rented the truck who said they did not realize the truck had no plates. They were told to call the rental company and notify them that the truck does not have plates and that they are required for the vehicle to be driven.

— The school resource officer at the high school reported at 2:12 p.m. Monday that he spoke with a student and parent about a behavioral issue.

— A residential security alarm was reported at 12:51 p.m. Monday in the 1900 block of Shady Lane. The property was secure.

— A loud exhaust was reported at 10:50 a.m. Monday in the 900 block of Newgarden Avenue. The owner said he was getting ready to leave and just getting the truck warmed up.

— A driver received a verbal warning for an equipment violation after a traffic stop at 12:13 a.m. Tuesday at East Third and Lundy. The driver consented to a search, but no contraband was recovered.