Morning Journal/Julie Riedel The Hancock County, W.VA., sheriff’s office responded to a flipped vehicle on state Route 8 Thursday. Lt. Chad Lamp reported the call came around 12:30 p.m. He said the driver had driven off the road and flipped their Ford pickup truck. Lamp suspects the accident was a result of the heavy rain. There were no passengers and the driver was not seriously injured.

County Sheriff

— A Depot Road, Butler Township, man reported at 8:47 a.m. Thursday someone opened an Ulta credit card in his name with a Strongsville address and charged $650 to it.

— A Buckeye Road, Madison Township, man reported at 11:08 a.m. Wednesday someone mailed him a check for $3,550. The check came from a company identifying itself as the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

— A Thomas Drive, Yellow Creek Township, woman reported at 9:28 a.m. Wednesday someone came into her home without permission to retrieve one of her dressers. The resident told the other woman to wait outside, but she then stepped inside and they argued about the dresser.

— A state Route 9, Hanover Township, resident reported at 2:52 p.m. Sunday a man entered their vehicle and stole an umbrella. The man told deputies he was homeless and walking from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati. He said he just took the umbrella in case it rained and he did not mean anything by it. When he saw people coming out of the house, he placed the umbrella down by the car and walked away. The resident confirmed the story and declined to pursue charges.

— Someone reported the Family Dollar in Lisbon was locked and the lights were on at 10:08 a.m. Sunday, after they should have been open. After deputies arrived, the store manager was called and came to open the doors. It appeared everything was fine, but the manger said she is having issues with people not showing up for work.

— Deputies were asked to check on a Glasgow Road woman at 12:38 p.m. Sunday, after she reportedly told someone she was going to put a pillow over her head. The woman admitted to making the comment out of frustration because the hospital would not assist her with her husband’s treatment. She is in the process of having him transported to another facility for treatment.

— A purse was reported found on the side of Quay Road at 12:07 p.m. Saturday. Deputies found a woman, who said someone removed her purse after she left it along the road. The purse was returned to her.

— A state Route 14, Unity Township, man reported at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday he had been working outside late on Monday and when he went back outside on Tuesday he found someone removed the breakers from his breaker box on a shed.

— New Day Recover Center asked deputies to assist as they had someone removed from the facility by pink slip at 10:37 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies spoke to the staff and determined the woman did not meet their standards to pink slip her, but if the staff contacted the doctor and he believed it medically necessary, he should be able to get her patient the needed care.

— A Crestview Road, Fairfield Township, woman reported at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday someone stole her gas can and sediment bowl from a Cub Cadet mower. Deputies attempted to call her back, but were unable to reach her.

Highway Patrol

— Donald Stillion, 82, of Sebring, hit a deer on Mechanicstown Road in Hanover Township at 5:43 a.m. Wednesday.


— A three-vehicle chain reaction accident occurred on East Lincoln Way at 3:14 p.m. Wednesday when Richard L. Negrea, 37, of Alliance drove into the rear of the vehicle stopped in front of him, operated by Thomas J. Buchheit, 68, of Massillon. Buchheit’s vehicle was then pushed into the pickup truck in front of him, which left the scene.

East Liverpool

— A cab company employee reported he was assaulted by a fare in Hancock County after the man reached his destination at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

St. Clair Township

— Jamie Vujaklya was arrested at 9:41 p.m. Wednesday at Walmart on a charge of petty theft, after allegedly shoplifting $18.43 worth of merchandise.

Hancock County Sheriff

— Melissa Porr, 24, Weirton, was cited for battery, domestic battery and leaving the scene, on Oct. 25.

–Samuel Moore, 26, New Cumberland was cited for grand larceny, conspiracy, driving while license suspended and DUI second count.


— A Wellsville resident and rental property owner reported to police on Wednesday, that she received threats from another resident wanting to burn one of her homes down. She reported the person making the threats was unhappy with one of her renters, who have been evicted.

Perry Township

— Police were called to Goshen Road and the bypass at 12:32 a.m. Thursday for a silver Encore allegedly driven by a male who was highly intoxicated, called in by a neighbor. Police were unable to locate the vehicle, but after several minutes they found the male sitting at Country Saw and Knife off of U.S. Route 62. He was not in his vehicle. An officer contacted his mother and he left with her.

–Police responded to a report at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday of an elderly female with a walker and no pants walking south on South Lincoln Avenue. Officers checked multiple locations and contacted the local senior living centers, but found no one.

— A man reported at 10:34 a.m. Wednesday that while moving items out of the Frostop building on West State Street, he saw that items appeared to be missing. Upon checking, he noticed a record machine had been damaged. Also damaged was a building inside the city limits and Salem Police were notified.

— A resident of Shamrock Arbor Drive called police at 10:01 a.m. Wednesday regarding a female who’s been harassing her and her husband the past year by phone text messages. She was given the information to obtain a civil protection order.


— Police checked the area of North Union and Cleveland Street at 12:53 a.m. Thursday for a suspicious male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a backpack at a woman’s residence looking for someone. The male kept getting closer, making the woman uncomfortable. He left before officers arrived.

— Police were called at 10:48 p.m. Wednesday to the parking lot of Visiting Nurses, 700 block of East Third Street, for a suspicious male wearing dark clothing near the front doors. Police made contact and were familiar with the male, who said he was out walking. He lived in the immediate area and was told to go home and stay off of private property after business hours.

— Police responded at 8:54 p.m. Wednesday to Salem West Health Care in the 2500 block of Bentley, for a report of a patient assaulting a female staff member. The patient admitted to assaulting the staff member due to them not giving her a cigarette. The staff member did not have any visible injuries and didn’t want to pursue assault charges. The patient was pink-slipped by the facility due to some mental issues and taken to a psych facility in Youngstown.

— A woman from El Paso, Texas called Wednesday to report someone in Salem used her social security number to open accounts for Columbia Gas. An investigation is pending.

— Police responded at 5:48 p.m. Wednesday to the area of East Second Street and North Lundy Avenue for a report of a young male juvenile waving a plastic gun around. Officers located the boy with a plastic toy gun tucked in his shorts pocket. The juvenile did not have any shoes or socks on and was on the opposite side of town from where he resides. His mother was contacted and responded to pick him up, saying he has behavioral issues. She said the toy gun was not his and asked officers to dispose of it, which they did.

— A suspicious person reportedly left a vehicle with no plates on it at Donnell Ford in the 100 block of Continental Drive. Officials checked to see if it was stolen, but it was not. They were unable to locate a person from the vehicle.

— Police were called at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard for an intoxicated person yelling at a woman regarding a missing bench. Officers made contact with the male and told him to stop his actions or he’ll be arrested for menacing. Police told him if he has a complaint about a piece of property to contact management of the complex.

— Officers recovered a bag from a car wash on East State Street at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday after a woman found it there. The owner was contacted and retrieved the bag from police.

— Bradley Bowlin, 38, of North Ellsworth Avenue, was cited for dog at large after his dog attacked a neighbor’s dog in the 1600 block at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday. The woman said the attacking dog lived next door but she didn’t know where it went. While officers were getting information, the dog returned and appeared aggressive and then left again. An officer went next door and spoke to the dog’s owner. He admitted the dog got out earlier and he could not find it, then was told the dog attacked the neighbor’s dog and was acting aggressive toward police. The dog came back and was finally caught by the owner. The citation was issued and he was told to quarantine the dog for 10 days as a precaution and that the health department would be notified for a possible follow-up. He said the dog was up to date on his shots. The woman and her dog were not injured from the aggressive dog but she did suffer a mild skinned knee from diving on her dog to protect it against the other dog.

— A man in the 800 block of North Ellsworth Avenue reported at 9:22 a.m. Wednesday that his gym bag and inhaler were possibly taken from his vehicle over the weekend. He saw in the paper that some items were recovered from a string of break-ins and wondered if his items were among them. Officers were checking.

— A Ravenna man reported at 8:07 a.m. Wednesday that someone got into one of his company’s work trucks in the 900 block of South Ellsworth Avenue and took the keys out. They also damaged the mirrors. He heard about the break-ins and wanted to know if the keys were recovered.

— A caller at 8:17 p.m. Wednesday reported a vehicle without headlights on Southeast Boulevard. The vehicle was not found.

— A third party 911 hangup call was reported at 7:53 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of South Broadway. The business was closed. Officers attempted contact and a call back.

— A suspicious person was reported at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 1600 block of South Lincoln Avenue, but was not found.

— Police checked at 3:44 a.m. Thursday on a 911 hangup call in the city that was initially reported as telephone harassment, but then later reported as three 911 hangup calls. Residents said nobody called and there were no problems.