County Sheriff

— An underage drinking party was reported at a Pancake-Clarkson Road, Middleton Township, home at 10:49 p.m. Friday. Deputies arrived and removed children from the home. One adult, Collin S. Gilmore, 18, Toronto, was charged with obstructing official business for refusing to identify himself to deputies.


— An officer agreed to stand by while a Wellsville man dropped off a child at 637 N. Market St. at 4:02 p.m. Oct. 20. The man said his ex-girlfriend, who lives there, does not like his current girlfriend and has threatened his girlfriend and to vandalize his vehicle. The officer went to the residence and told the ex-girlfriend she could not go around making threats.

— Police were called to the Circle K about a drunken customer trying to purchase alcohol at 11:41 p.m. Friday. The man, identified as Richard Vecchio, was having difficulty keeping his balance, was very loud and smelled of alcohol. When the clerk would not sell him any alcohol, Vecchio became upset and left the store. Vecchio admitted having a few beers but no liquor. Vecchio, 57, was cited for public intoxication and given a ride home to his residence just south of town on state Route 164.

— Police were called to a home at 255 W. Washington St. to remove an unwanted man at 12:14 a.m. Saturday. Police remained until the man left.

— Police were called to a home at 629 N. Beaver St. at 2:53 p.m. Friday about an unresponsive woman but she was alert when the officer arrived. The caller said the woman had passed out, which the woman did not remember, and was shaking uncontrollably. The woman said she was painting all day and had not slept much. An ambulance was summoned but she refused to be transported to a hospital.

New Waterford

— Officers responded to the 3800 block of West Main Street at 1:52 p.m. Oct. 15 in reference to a suspicious male in yellow work shirt knocking on windows. Officers found the person to be a village employee who was reading water meters

— Officers responded to the 46000 block of state Route 46 at 6:46 p.m. Oct. 15 for a possible controlled burn fire that was large and unattended. Officers checked the area and found no problems.

— Officers responded to the area of Allendale Avenue and Sycamore Drive at 3:41 p.m. Oct. 16 in reference to a suspicious person complaint involving a possible abduction. Upon arrival the officers spoke with the complainant and after further investigation found that two juveniles were playing around and no abduction had occurred.

— Officers responded to the 46000 block of North State Street at 9:54 a.m. Oct. 20 in reference to a raccoon in the yard not acting right. Once officers responded to the home the homeowner could not find the raccoon.

— Officers spoke with a female resident in the 3200 block of Creek Road at 6:44 a.m. Oct. 22 in reference to concerns about a family member and his friends being at her residence knowing they abuse drugs and she no longer wants them there.

— Officers responded to the 3200 block of Creek Road at 8:15 p.m. Oct. 25 in reference to a disabled vehicle. Officers were able to assist the driver in getting the vehicle started and cleared from the scene.

— Officers responded to the area of state routes 7 and 46 at 12:47 p.m. Oct. 26 to assist Columbiana police on a traffic stop. Columbiana police arrested a person on a warrant from the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office.

— Stephanie Herstine, 24, East Palestine, was arrested on an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office after an officer observed her walking through the 32000 block of Creek Road at 2:13 p.m. Oct. 27.

— Officers responded to the Dollar General on South State Street at 4:15 a.m. Oct. 28 for an alarm drop, but found the store to be secure.

— Officers initiated an investigation at 12:14 p.m. Oct. 29 after Columbiana County Children Services turned over a possible sexual assault that occurred possibly inside the village limits several years ago. An investigation is pending.

— Officers responded to the 46000 block of Dogwood Circle at 2:55 p.m.Oct. 30 for an animal complaint involving a raccoon that was injured but did not appear sick. Officers spoke with the wildlife officer and was advised of options. Officers were able to safely catch the animal and transported the animal to a wooded location outside village limits where the animal could return to its natural environment to be left alone in the order for its non life threatening injury to heal.

— Officers spoke with a male from the 46000 block of North State Street at 7:25 p.m. Oct. 30 regarding a telecommunications harassment complaint. Officers made contact with the suspect who was warned to not go on the complaint’s property or they could face criminal trespass charges.

— Officers spoke with a female in the 3800 block of West Main Street at 6:32 p.m. Oct. 31 in reference to possible child abuse. Upon speaking with the female it was discovered that the incident did not occur inside village limits and she was referred to the proper law enforcement agency as well as children services.

— Officers spoke with an East Liverpool resident at 9:03 p.m. Oct. 31 in reference to a custody dispute with his ex-girlfriend who resides in the village. The complainant wanted police to assist him with retrieving his daughter from his ex-girlfriend’s residence. He was informed it was a civil matter and to contact his attorney.

East Liverpool

— A Michigan Street man wanted to document debit card issues at 3:44 p.m. Nov. 2. He believes that a former employee may have stolen money off his card. He was directed to St. Clair Township police, as the theft would have occurred in their jurisdiction.

— A Lisbon Street woman reported at 4:56 p.m. Nov. 2 that her teenage son allegedly has been drinking beer with another individual and she was concerned about his well being.

— A man was spotted lying the grass near Dollar General in the 600 block of Walnut Street at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Police checked on him as he wasn’t moving, but the man was allegedly waiting for his uncle to finish shopping.

— Officers stopped a vehicle with only one functional headlight at 7:33 p.m. Nov. 1 in the first block of Market Street and advised the driver to make the repair.

— A female complainant came on station to report possible child abuse by her daughter’s father on her daughter at 3:36 p.m. Nov. 1.

— Jeffrey McKinnon, no address provided, was cited at 6:50 p.m. Nov. 1 near Dresden to West 5th for driving under suspension. He was given a warning for the loud exhaust.

— Police had negative contact with a reckless driver at 3:20 p.m. Nov. 1 in the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and state Route 39.

— An unidentified driver was cited at 7:26 p.m. Nov. 1 on Virginia Avenue for a defective exhaust.

— William Cohen, no address provided, was arrested at 8:19 p.m. Nov. 1 in the 300 block of Smith Street for disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

St. Clair Township

— A township woman filed a report with police at 9:58 a.m. Nov. 3, alleging she is being threatened via social media by two females. She was advised on how to file charges.

— Matthew C. Ward, no address listed, was arrested at 4:37 p.m. Nov. 2 outside KFC, where he had been fired the day before. Police charged him with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, as he allegedly refused to speak with officers regarding someone stealing his debit card. At one point, Ward refused officer commands and started running across state Route 170, finally complying when he was told he would be tased if he didn’t stop resisting.

Perry Township

— Police, fire department first responders and KLG ambulance responded to the 1100 block of West Perry Street at 1:53 p.m. Sunday for a reported overdose. The person was administered Narcan and taken to Salem Regional Medical Center, with the incident under investigation.

— Fire department first responders, police and KLG responded to the 1900 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a reported medical issue at 1:06 p.m. Sunday. The person was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— Police were called at 11:33 p.m. Friday to the area of Egypt Road for horses in the roadway. No horses were found.

— An open 911 line was reported at 11:08 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of West Perry Street where a man was unaware that his phone accidentally dialed 911. He said all was ok.

— A man on Johnson Avenue reported at 6:23 p.m. Friday that he found what appeared to be a bullet hole in one of the front windows of his residence. The hole only went through the first of two panes of glass. The officer did not find what made the hole in the window. The man said this was the second time they found a hole in a front window.

— Police saw an open door at 10:28 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of Jones Drive and secured it after checking the residence. It was believed the door was blown open by the winds from the previous night.


— Barbara Coffy, 65, Camp Boulevard, Hanoverton, was pulling out of Speedway at 5:50 p.m. Friday when she struck a vehicle traveling westbound on West State Street, driven by Joshua Mellinger, 33, East Fourth Street, Salem. Coffee was cited with failure to yield.

— A suspicious man and woman were reported in Waterworth Park at 4:17 p.m. Saturday. Police checked the area and saw them departing westbound on a bicycle toward North Ellsworth Avenue. Police stopped them at the intersection of North Ellsworth Avenue and East Eighth Street. One man, Gordon McAllum Harrelson, Freeport, was taken into custody on a warrant. He was processed and taken to Kensington where he was transferred to a Carroll County deputy

— Jared Finley, 19, West South Range Road, was pulling from a space in the Dollar General lot at 3:28 p.m. Friday when he struck a vehicle, which had just parked next to him belonging to Kayla Beary, 29, Canfield.

— A power outage was reported in the Salem Plaza due to a transformer explosion at 8:23 a.m. Saturday. It appeared a bird had landed on the transformer, with the deceased bird found near the base of transformer pole. Firefighters waited until Ohio Edison arrived.

— An open door was found at a Cherry Street home at 10:42 a.m. Saturday. It appears the home has been abandoned.

— A vehicle was reported leaking gasoline at 11:25 a.m. Saturday. The driver, a woman from Pittsburgh, Pa., said she struck a metal object in the roadway outside the city limits. Gas was leaking from her vehicle onto the roadway in the 400 block of East State Street. The vehicle was towed and the fire department cleaned up the spill.

— Police checked the 700 block of West Pershing Street, after there were reports of someone possibly soliciting door to door at 12:31 p.m. Saturday. Police did not locate anyone.

— A shopping bag was reported sitting near the student section at Sebo Stadium at 12:56 p.m. Saturday. The bag belonged to the high school athletic director, who had placed it there.

— A Liberty Street man reported at 1:07 p.m. Saturday he received a letter in the mail from PayPal approving a digital line of credit, which he did not apply to get. He checked the account and found someone charged $3,000 on the credit line. He made a fraud report with Synchony Bank, which is is charge of the credit line.

— A West Euclid Street woman reported at 1:10 p.m. Saturday she had a Buick sedan registered in her name and her son had taken the Buick and donated it to a man who was reportedly homeless in the Georgia or Florida area. Starting in September she began receiving bills in the mail from various states where the vehicle had been driven through toll booths without paying in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia and Pennsylvania. She also received a parking ticket from Los Angeles, Calif. She contacted the BMV, which canceled the plate, which is now also expired.

— A suspicious Chevy sedan was reported parked off the roadway in the area of Bentley Drive and North Cunningham Road at 2:54 p.m. Saturday. Police spoke with a man, who said the vehicle belonged to his friend and showed proof they had permission to be on the property from the owner.

— A recklessly driven white truck was reported on Franklin Avenue coming from the Leetonia area at 3:52 p.m. Saturday. Police checked the area, but did not locate the truck.

— A child custody dispute was reported at 5:03 p.m. Saturday by a North Ellsworth Avenue man, who said he was supposed to have his children since 6 p.m. Friday. However, his wife reportedly called his parents and said she wanted the children or she would call the police. The children were given to her, but now she has not allowed him to get the children for the rest of the weekend.

— Someone reported several children sitting outside an Ohio Avenue home lighting stuff on fire. Police warned the children there, who were already inside the home when police arrived.

— At 6:16 p.m. Saturday someone approached a police officer in the rear parking lot of the police station claiming they found a phone in the parking lot at Giant Eagle. Police took the phone and placed it in lost and found. Later the owner contacted the phone and was told where it was. The owner retrieved it at the police station.

— Someone reported at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, there three vehicles parked near the Reilly Elementary School shed and they were not supposed to be there. Police found the vehicles were not a hazard to the other vehicles in the parking lot.

— Police checked on a woman in the 1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 7 p.m. Saturday after a man said he had not heard from her in a while. The woman told police she was perfectly fine and she has ceased communicating with the man.

— A woman reported at 8:28 p.m. Saturday she let her friend hold onto her money because she did not have any pockets and her friend would not give the money back. Police spoke to the other person and the money was returned.

— Someone dressed up as a gorilla was reported hindering traffic on the road near Mike’s Penn Grill at 8:46 p.m. Saturday. The person was inside when police arrived and was warned to stay out of the roadway.

— A fight was reported at Sebo Stadium at 9:31 p.m. Saturday. The school resource officer, who was working at the game, had taken care of the incident before other officers arrived.

— A fight was reported outside an East Fifth Street home at 1:24 a.m. Sunday. When police arrived the alleged fight was over and multiple people were walking away from the area. A child had invited someone over to the home to retrieve some personal belongings, but at some point the incident got physical and the child had scratches to her neck and a busted lip. The Salem Fire Department and EMT responded, but no one was transported. The child suspected of harming her and and another child were both warned not to return to the property. The matter is under investigation.

— An intoxicated person was reported on South Broadway Avenue at 3:24 a.m. Sunday, standing outside the corner of the Foundry. He told police he had no ride home and no way to get into his house. Police transported him to the home of a family member on Merle Road.

— A large, black SUV was reported with a tire on the roof, driving around the apartment complex lot on South Lincoln Avenue at 6:06 p.m. Friday. Police found the vehicle and contacted the people inside, who said they were just talking and were there visiting a friend. They went inside.

— Police checked Walmart for a person with a warrant after hearing that person was inside the business at 8:07 p.m. Friday. The person was not found.

— A state Route 9, Hanoverton, man reported at 8:36 p.m. Friday he drove an employee to Super USA to obtain money for him, but the person waited inside the truck while the Hanoverton man went into a store. Later, another employee took the same person back to Super USA to cash a check, which seemed odd. It was learned a check from the Hanoverton man’s checkbook was missing and the only time the checkbook was out of his sight was when he went into the store, leaving the checkbook inside the truck with the employee. He contacted Super USA and learned the man cashed a check at the store for $460. The incident is under investigation.

— Police looked for children reported playing behind a closed business on East Second Street at 9:55 p.m. Friday. No one was found.

— A Vine Avenue woman reported at 10:19 p.m. Friday someone stole packages from her front porch.

— Two people were arguing at the Salem Fun Factory, East Pershing Street, at 10:35 p.m. Friday. A boy said a business’ employee took his vape and would not return it. Police spoke to the employee about it and it was determined the vape did not contain nicotine. The boy’s belongings were returned and he was told not to return for the night.

— Police checked a Monroe Street home for someone with a warrant at 12:11 a.m. Saturday, but the person was not found.

— An intoxicated person was reported inside Speedway at 12:34 a.m. Saturday bothering the clerk. He left in a black vehicle before police arrived.

— Police saw a driver fail to use their turn signal near the intersection of South Lundy Avenue and East Euclid Street at 12:37 a.m. Saturday. The person agreed to allow police to search the vehicle, but no illegal substances were found. The driver was warned about the traffic violation.

— An intoxicate man was reported standing in an East Fourth Street yard at 2:48 a.m. Saturday, when the home owner had returned home. The man left, pushing a bike down the roadway. Police checked the area, but did not locate him.

— A Franklin Avenue woman reported at 4:29 p.m. Friday, the mother of her 18-year-old boyfriend constantly calls her, sends her text messages and has threatened to come to her home. The woman asked for advise to file for a restraining order. Police spoke to the mother about not contacting her son’s girlfriend or go there. The mother said she also had complaints regarding her son’s girlfriend and police told her to contact her local police agency about her concerns if she wished.

— A cell phone, found at the library believed to belong to a student in the after school options program, was turned over to police at 4:13 p.m. Friday. It was taken to the police station until the owner can claim it.

— An East Third Street woman reported children were being cruel to an animal at 3:27 p.m. Friday. Police spoke to some of the children, who were still at the location.

— School administration informed police about an issue involving a child from another school and a Salem student at 2:22 p.m. Friday.

— An East Third Street woman reported at 1:58 p.m. Friday someone opened two credit cards in her nam, but had not used either of them. Police told the woman to close the accounts and not give out her personal information.

— Five dogs were reported running around and parking on East Seventh Street at 1:06 p.m. Friday. The owner had put them inside before police arrived. Police warned him for not having the dogs registered and collared.

— A New Garden Avenue woman brought a lost item to the police station at 10:58 a.m. Friday. The owner was contacted and retrieved it.

— Electric wires were reported down in the 1700 block of Fairview Court at 8:32 a.m. Friday. Police and the fire department responded to provide traffic control until Ohio Edison could respond.

— Wires were reported down in the 1500 block of Shady Lane at 6:41 a.m. Friday. Police located the line, which was determined to be a cable line and the fire department removed it from the roadway.

— Police responded at 11:49 p.m. Sunday to a verbal dispute in the 500 block of Franklin where a woman said a friend had been living in her residence but now she wanted him to leave. With no threats made, she was told he would have to receive an eviction notice or leave voluntarily. He said he would leave and a valid sober driver picked him up.

— Tyler Richmond, 18, of Depot Road, Lisbon, was cited for possession of marijuana and given a verbal warning for headlights required after a traffic stop for an equipment violation at 6:43 p.m. Sunday in the area of Park Drive and East State Street. Officers noticed a strong odor of marijuana and the driver admitted to possessing marijuana, turning over a container. The driver and vehicle were searched and marijuana was seized. The driver admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the evening, but was found ok to operate his vehicle.

— A verbal dispute was reported at 6:35 p.m. Sunday in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue. No threats were made and the male left for the evening.

— Police were called for a juvenile issue at 5:26 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue where a parent said the 14-year-old daughter was breaking stuff inside the house. She had stopped before police arrived and would not speak to officers.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 5:12 p.m. Sunday in the area of West Seventh Street and North Howard Avenue.

— Police responded at 4:58 p.m. Sunday to the area of South Madison Avenue and East Pershing Street for a modified lawn tractor being operated recklessly on South Madison. The operator was located working on the vehicle in a driveway and was not seen on the street. He was told not to operate the tractor on the street.

— Criminal damaging was reported at 3:59 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Continental Drive where a woman said a neighbor drove through her yard and she did not want that to continue and damage the yard. The officer was unable to make contact with the other person.

— Possible drugs were reported found on a sidewalk in the area of East Fifth Street/East Fourth Street Sunday afternoon. An officer spoke to a woman who said she was walking her dog and found what appeared to be marijuana in a baggy. The officer located the baggy which contained tobacco and disposed of it at the police station.

— A drive-off was reported at Smith Oil on East State Street at 2:39 p.m. Sunday.

— A medical was reported at 2:04 p.m. Sunday on South Howard Avenue, with a male taken to Salem Regional Medical Center by EMT ambulance.

— A female had a question at 12:56 p.m. Sunday regarding a court-ordered no contact order and protection order, regarding a property exchange between her and the other person on the order. She was told it was best to drop off property to a third party so there’s no question about possible contact.

— A man at 12:15 p.m. Sunday dropped off a set of keys found in the Sparkle market parking lot on South Lundy. The keys were placed in the police lost and found.

— A possible domestic dispute reported in the 700 block of Southeast Boulevard at 11:52 a.m. Sunday turned out to be a property dispute between a mother and daughter. The daughter said her mother, who lives in the upstairs apartment, was refusing to give back her ID and her husband’s social security card. The mother told police the daughter and her husband had her tools and would not return them. They returned the tools and she returned their cards and some clothes. She said some tools were still missing, including a $20 drill.

— Walmart personnel called police at 11:36 a.m. Sunday to report several vehicles parked in the fire lane that would not move when asked by management. Officers saw four vehicles in the fire lane, with one moving before police made contact. The other three said they weren’t approached by employees and were just waiting for someone inside the store. They were told they can’t park in the fire lane.

— Brent Durk, 25, of Aetna Street, was cited for dog at large after a man on East Fourth Street reported at 7:53 a.m. Sunday that a pit bull entered his enclosed fence and was aggressive towards people and his dog. Police found the dog entered the fence and could not get out and did appear aggressive. Officers recognized the dog from prior complaints of the same dog running at large. The owner was contacted and responded to obtain the dog and was cited. He said the dog runs off frequently.