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POLICE

Sheriff’s office

– A man reported at 12:43 p.m. Friday a neighbor saw another man was target shooting on U.S. Route 30, Hanover Township, on Tuesday. Numerous cats were seen running and the caller’s 80-year-old mother, went over to the home to check on the cats, which she reportedly goes over there to feed from time to time. When she asked the man if he shot the cats, the man, whose name she reportedly did not know, smirked. The caller wanted deputies to go to the house and look for dead cats. Deputies explained they needed to speak to the potential witness and needed names, but the caller did not provide them and did not personally witness the target shooting.

— Matthew Ward, 31, was transported to the County Jail by St. Clair Township and while en route he was being combative. Deputies were asked to assist. After he arrived, Ward continued to yell and scream, causing a disturbance in booking. He tried to pull away from law enforcement numerous times and resisted being escorted to his cell. He was taken to the ground to remove his restraints without injuring himself or others. In addition to what St. Clair Township filed, additional charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing official business were issued against Ward.

— An East Rochester woman reported her husband pushed her onto the bed and placed his hands on her upper chest and neck. She had not visible injuries. Both had been drinking and he denied assaulting her. She wanted to go to the neighbor’s home for the evening and refused to prosecute him.

— Deputies responded to a suspected arson fire at a state Route 154, Elkton Township, home at 1:04 a.m. Saturday, where it was reported there had been a burglary before the fire.

– An underage drinking party was reported on Wilderness Drive, Fairfield Township at 11:28 p.m. Saturday. Someone reported to Lisbon police a 17-year-old at the party had a gun. Deputies spoke to the homeowner, who said no one was drinking underage and nobody had a gun.

East Palestine Police

— A suspicious vehicle and people were reported in the area of North Sumner Street at 6:57 a.m. Friday. Police checked the area, but did not locate anyone.

– Residents of a West Main Street home reported at 9:04 p.m. Thursday the home had been egged. A second report came from a home on McCalla Street. Police stopped a vehicle suspected of being involved and four children with one adult were taken to the police station. The children were later released to their parents.

— A small dog was reported at the library at 5:51 p.m. Thursday following people inside. The dog was taken to the police station and later reunited with its owner.

– A traffic stop on West Martin Street near West Street at 1:18 a.m. Thursday led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia and numerous items suspected to have been stolen, which were all located inside the vehicle. The matter was under investigation.

— At 9:15 p.m. Wednesday police spoke to a West Martin Street girl about getting kicked out of her home.

— A fire was reported at 7:34 p.m. Wednesday in the area of West Clark and Vine Streets. It was found to be a large dog box on fire.

— An employee of an East Taggart Street business reported at 3:37 p.m. Wednesday there were people having an issue and there were concerns things could escalate. Police spoke to both people involved and warned them about continuing their actions.

–A vehicle crashed into a utility pole at 2:49 p.m. Wednesday on James Street. The child driving the vehicle was not injured, but was cited into juvenile court for failure to control. The vehicle was towed away.

– Police warned a man walking on the railroad tracks at 2:14 p.m. Wednesday.

– Someone called at 12:22 a.m. Wednesday about a loud noise that sounded like someone running heavy machinery. Police found a man operating a back hoe in his back yard on North Market Street and told him to park it for the night and find a more appropriate time to work.

– John Chaffin, 30, Rogers, was charged with OVI and other citations after a traffic stop in the parking lot of Gorby’s at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday.

– A woman asked police to check on her child at a Malibu Drive home at 5:14 p.m. Monday. The 13-year-old girl was found to be fine.

— School officials asked police to go to a Waterford Road, New Waterford, home at 11:57 a.m. Monday due to a student refusing to go to school.

– A West Martin Street man reported at 8:40 a.m. Monday someone opened a fraudulent account in his name.

— At 9:34 p.m. Oct. 27, a West Martin Street resident reported hearing something that sounded like a single gun shot in the West Clark Street area. Police checked the area, but did not find a source.

– A woman reported at 7:13 p.m. Oct. 27 she was concerned about her daughter, after her daughter was involved in a domestic incident with her boyfriend.

— A Circle K employee reported an intoxicated patron, who had been stumbling around the store, and was about to drive away at 1:42 a.m. Oct. 27. Police saw the vehicle and saw it go left of center on West Main Street near Walnut Street. The report does not indicate if the officer stopped the vehicle.

— At state Route 170 resident reported at 6:18 p.m. Oct. 26, they had been a victim of theft.

Columbiana Police

— Madeline Ortega, 21, Struthers, was cited with open container following a traffic stop on South Avenue at 1:03 a.m. Friday.

– K9 Csuti assisted the Columbiana County Drug Task Force executing a search warrant at 11:08 a.m. Friday.

— The school resource officer reported receiving information about a child possibly threatening another child at the Columbiana Middle School. The matter is under investigation.

– A West Southern Avenue man reported at 5:54 p.m. Friday someone burglarized his home.

— Police responded to Columbiana Ford dealership at 2:48 p.m. Saturday where a vehicle reportedly struck another vehicle and left the scene.

— An East Salem Street resident reported at 2:02 p.m. Saturday his vehicle was vandalized overnight.

– Three suspicious men were reported walking in a corn field near the Manor Apartments at 1:14 p.m. Saturday. Police found one to be in possession of marijuana. The matter is under investigation.

— A truck and trailer reportedly struck a basketball hoop, which was in the roadway, on West Woodland Avenue at 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

– Breann Cappelli, 22, Kirk Road, was cited with driving under suspension following a traffic stop on state Route 14 near Creek Road at 11:41 a.m. Saturday.

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