County Sheriff

— Following a landlord tenant dispute on North Shore Drive, Beloit, at 7:18 p.m. Thursday, deputies contacted Lori Landsberger, who had a strong smell of alcohol on her breath. She said she was having problems with her tenant and that he owed her money for the electric bill for the trailer he is renting. Deputies explained it is a civil order while attempting to work the issue out between them. Landsberger got loud and disruptive. She was given multiple warnings to calm down before she was taken to the county jail, charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

— A Rochester Road, East Rochester, woman reported at 10:11 a.m. Wednesday a man knocked on her door offering to sell her better electric and gas rates. When she told him she was not interested he called her a vulgar name, while explaining people just do not get it. When she asked for his name and the phone number for the company he was working for, he continued to use vulgarities at her, then left walking down the road. Deputies had received a call earlier about two people in the area working for Constellation out of Pittsburgh, Pa., and riding in a Jeep Cherokee. When approached, the man claimed he had words with the woman across the street, but claimed she was the first one to use a vulgarity which set the incident in motion. They told deputies they were heading into Stark County and would not be in the area.


— Vernon Ballard, West Park Avenue, was picked up Monday on an arrest warrant and taken to the county jail.

— Village parks supervisor Dana Blackburn reported Monday a child told her he and his friends were playing basketball at the park when an older youth told them he was going to get a gun because of an altercation that had occurred.

East Palestine

— An officer was dispatched to check an alarm on North Pleasant Drive at the request of the sheriff’s office, who reportedly did not have anyone in the area to respond at 11:44 a.m. Thursday.

— Thomas Burkett, 58, was arrested and charged with OVI, possession of marijuana and a railroad crossing violation at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday.

— Police conducted a traffic stop on North Market Street when a police dog alerted to a narcotic odor in the vehicle at 7:42 p.m. Wednesday. A search revealed marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia along with other narcotics, and charges are pending lab results.

— Jason Thompson was cited for possession of marijuana paraphernalia after a traffic stop on East Taggart at 6:07 p.m. Wednesday. Police also confiscated alcohol from the vehicle.

— Timothy Ferguson, 39, of East Liverpool, was arrested on a warrant through the sheriff’s office and cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on East Taggart Street at 3:09 p.m. Wednesday.

— A North Pleasant Drive resident reported that someone struck their mailbox, jumped out to pick up their mirror and fled toward Pennsylvania on South Pleasant Drive at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday.

— A man reported that someone threw a rock through a window at his Bacon Avenue residence at 1:53 a.m. Wednesday.

— Andrew J. Shafer, 40, was arrested for disorderly conduct and transported to jail at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.

— A Park Avenue resident reported that someone opened a credit card in her name at 1:24 p.m. Tuesday.

— Santana L. Petrich, 42, was arrested for OVI following a traffic violation on Kossuth Alley at 8:31 p.m. Monday.

— Michael J. Mick, 42, was arrested on a warrant through the sheriff’s office at 3:20 p.m. Monday. He was transported to the police station where he was later transported to county jail.

— Police were called to a Park Avenue address for a domestic disturbance between a brother and sister at 2:42 p.m. Monday. Both advised police that there was a strong verbal altercation and a ‘chest bump’, but nothing else physical occured.

— An officer was advised by a school administrator that a 21-year-old man was threatening to assault a 16-year-old student after school at11:46 a.m. Monday. An officer spoke with the man and warned him to cease and desist or he would face criminal charges.

— A West Main Street resident reported that someone had attempted to enter the garage through a secured window and went through a vehicle in the driveway at 11:47 p.m. Sunday. The matter is under investigation.

— Police were called to the First Church of Christ on West Martin Street where a man was causing problems at 9:58 a.m. Sunday. The police spoke with the man, and he left without further issue.

— An officer noticed an abundance of trash in the back yard of a residence on East Martin Street at 9:22 a.m. Sunday. The property owner will be served a zoning violation notice and has 10 days to correct the issue before given a citation for the offense.

— Page L. Macek, 61, was charged with OVI after being stopped for driving on East Taggart Street without lights on at 6:56 p.m. Saturday.

Liverpool Township

— A Foresthills Drive woman reported at 11 a.m. Nov. 26 that her Comcast account was hacked.

–An officer oversaw the custody exchange of a dog at 9 p.m. Nov. 25 in 2800 block of Ohio Alley.


— The fire department responded to a 100 block South Broadway Avenue business at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday in reference to an odor of natural gas in the lobby. Firefighters used a gas meter to investigate but could not identify anything.

— The fire department responded to the 100 block of West Ninth Street at 12:34 p.m. Friday in reference to an odor of natural gas coming from the sewer. Firefighters located the source and stood by until Columbia Gas arrived to block off the area.


— Sharon L. Egan, 69, Prospect Street, Salem, was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign following a two-vehicle crash in the 700 block of West State Street at 10:37 a.m. Wednesday in which she was northbound on Sharp Avenue and pulled into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by Tammy Richards, 48, South Lincoln Avenue, who swerved off the roadway into a yard to avoid a collision. No injuries were reported.

— Officers responded to an abandoned property at Hawley Avenue and East Fourth Street at 12:44 p.m. Wednesday in reference to people entering the garage. Officers spoke with the person whose mother had previously owned the property and advised him he could not stay there because it had been determined unfit by the city.

— Officers responded to the 800 block of West Wilson Street at 1:04 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a possible assault. A juvenile on scene said his neighbor had smacked him in the mouth. The neighbor admitted smacking the juvenile and said she did it because he made a derogatory comment toward her. The juvenile’s mother was present and said she did not want to press charges because the juvenile needed to learn some manners.

— Officers responded to the 2500 block of Bentley Drive at 2:24 p.m. Wednesday where a resident reported he had been transported to the hospital and while there someone stole his wallet. The resident called back later to say he found the wallet.

— An officer responded to the 700 block of West Wilson Street at 5:13 a.m. Thursday where a resident reported someone had broken a window on his vehicle and taken his wallet.

— An officer received a report of a stolen wallet in the 2300 block of East State Street at 2:26 p.m. Thursday. The officer attempted to find the wallet without success. Surveillance video will be reviewed and the matter is under investigation.

— An officer responded to the 800 block of West Wilson Street at 5:32 p.m. Thursday where a resident reported a window on his vehicle had been damaged. The resident provided several names of possible suspects which were turned over to a detective.

— Officers responded to the 2800 block of East State Street at 6:29 p.m. Thursday in reference to juveniles pulling on vehicle door handles, but were unable to find the juveniles.

— A male individual reported on station at 6:33 p.m. Thursday that he has full custody of his child but the child’s grandmother would not let the child leave her home. The man was unable to provide documents proving custody, but the grandmother agreed to let the child leave with him. The child’s mother later called and said they have shared custody. Both parents were advised to contact their attorneys.

— Officers responded to a 2200 block East State Street restaurant at 7:15 p.m. Thursday where employees reported a male individual had been there since morning and refused to leave. The man agreed to leave without incident when officers arrived.

— An officer responded to the area of North Lundy Avenue and East State Street at 7:53 p.m. Thursday in reference to a needle or syringe in the roadway next to the curb. The officer collected the syringe and took it to the station for disposal.

— A patrolling officer at 9:33 p.m. Thursday observed a suspicious person exit a vehicle and enter another one at a 1700 block South Lincoln Avenue business. The officer determined the person to be the business owner’s son.

— A South Union Avenue resident reported at 10:24 p.m. Thursday her ex-boyfriend had made threats against her and her friend through telephone calls. The incident was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.

— Michael T. Lantz, 34, West Fifth Street, Salem, was charged with domestic violence after officers responded to his home at 10:29 p.m. Thursday after his girlfriend reported he choked her during an argument. On station, Lantz claimed his girlfriend assaulted him. The matter was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.

— An officer responded to the 500 block of East School Street at 11:44 p.m. Thursday where a resident reported a dog had cornered him on his porch and appeared to be very aggressive. A passing motorist said the same dog had charged his juvenile son while he was getting in to the car. The officer searched the area but could not find the dog.

— Officers responded to the 600 block of Arch Street at 12:59 a.m. Friday in reference to a female attempting to gain entry into a home. The officers spoke with the woman who said her ex-boyfriend had left her belongings in a vehicle at the home, but that there were still some items inside. The resident denied having anymore of her items. She was advised to contact an attorney.

— Individuals reported on station at 2:05 a.m. Friday an assault in the parking lot of a 2800 block business in which two females including a juvenile were struck multiples times. The juvenile was transported to the hospital with head injuries. The matter is under investigation.

Perry Township

— Police responded to the 1800 block of Allen Drive at 3:55 p.m. Thursday to conduct a welfare check at the request of a family member. Police made contact with the family member who advised they were okay.

— An officer responded to a 1300 block West State Street home at 7:26 p.m. Thursday where the complainant wanted a male individual removed. She was advised that his brother resides at the home and if his brother wants him there, he can be there. Police returned to the home at 8:34 p.m. when the brother reported another male, identified as Aaron Duffield, no age or address listed, had arrived at the home with a bat in hand making statements toward before shoving him against a wall. Duffield was cited for minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Police returned once again at 11:25 p.m. for a person to be removed. Upon arrival, the officer found the person the complainants wanted removed was leaving. The person had been there to collect personal belongings.

— Police responded to the Saxon Gun Club at 7:58 p.m. Thursday in reference to a several vehicles driving around the back. An officer spoke with the caretaker who said the hall had been rented out. He was advised to contact police when the hall is rented in the future.


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