Morning Journal/Stephanie Ujhelyi East Liverpool safety forces spent several hours Wednesday cleaning up an overturned tractor trailer on the city’s west side. Three cruisers, a fire engine and a fire truck arrived shortly after 1:39 p.m. to find a tractor trailer that had been carrying steel beams and scrap metal had flipped on its side while on the cloverleaf enroute to state Route 11 northbound. No other information was available.

County Sheriff

— The owner of storage units on state Route 14, Unity Township, reported at 2:09 p.m. Friday someone broke into camper being stored on the property, using bolt cutters to take two padlocks off the door to the trailer. The owner of the camper trailer told deputies he was at the storage units to pay his rent the third week of December and everything appeared in order. Now a television, antique lamp and his wife’s jewelry box are missing. He will provide deputies with a complete inventory at a later time.

— The owner of Dynamic Structures, state Route 7, Fairfield Township, reported at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday three catalytic converters, 20 truck batteries and 10 aluminum rims were stolen from their yard the previous night. One converter belongs to a 15-passenger van. Another converter was from a heavy duty F-350 pickup truck and the third belongs to a 15-passenger handicap bus. The batteries were store on a pallet and the 10 aluminum rims belonged to semi trucks, size 24-5 with eight bolt holes.

— A Spring Valley Road, Wayne Township, man reported at 2:13 p.m. Dec. 31 he received a letter from Synchrony Bank, letting him know someone opened a PayPal card in his name. The matter has been resolved.

— A man was reported in the area of Cunningham Road, Salem, running around in a home with a knife. Deputies found the man hiding in the barn at the rear of the property. Joshua Messenger, 28, was charged with domestic violence and obstructing official business. He also was served a warrant issued for failure to appear for a previous assault on a peace officer charge.

Highway Patrol

— Pamela S. Risbeck, 44, of Lisbon, was cited for failure to control when she crossed the center line and struck Jerry Cartwright, 51, of Wellsville, who was traveling in the same direction on state Route 11 in Elkrun Township at 5:02 p.m. Dec. 31. After initially striking Cartwright, Risbeck overcorrected and struck Cartwright a second time in the rear bumper.

— Kimberly K. Lewis, 49, of Homeworth, was struck by a deer while traveling on Bowman Road in Knox Township at 9:42 a.m. Monday.


— A Sherman Street woman who lives near the high school football field reported hearing six gunshots in the vicinity at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday. The middle/high school was placed on lockdown while police investigated. Police checked with other residents and possible witnesses, and none reported hearing any gunshots. School officials were notified and classes resumed.

— Police were called to an East Washington Street home at 10:21 p.m. Sunday in regard to a 16-year-old boy acting in an unruly manner. After speaking with the officer, the youth said there would be no further problems and he would begin respecting his father more.

— The person who lives at 324 E. Washington St. reported coming home on Sunday to find his door was kicked in, but nothing appeared to be missing. Police spoke to another tenant in the same building, who denied kicking in the door. The tenant said a witness did see him fall and break his foot.

— While on patrol an officer saw two men stumbling through the Save A Lot parking lot at 11:46 p.m. Dec. 14. It was apparent both were drunk, which they admitted was true. The officer gave them a ride to the one’s home at 324 E. Lincoln Way.

— While on patrol an officer saw a man stumbling along the sidewalk on West Lincoln Way across from the Eagles Preschool at 11:38 p.m. Dec. 15. The man was clearly drunk and admitted he had been drinking while watching the Steelers game earlier. The man, Harry L. Ehrhart, then told police he was on his way to the Circle K to buy some more beer. Ehrhart, 48, was cited for public intoxication and given a ride home. On Dec. 23, Ehrhart was cited again for public intoxication after he was seen by police stumbling along the sidewalk on East Lincoln Way at 8:09 p.m. He was given a ride to his girlfriend’s house.

— Alexa R. Wilkes, 24, Water Street, Salineville, was cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession following a traffic stop in town at 8:16 p.m. Jan. 1. Wilkes was initially stopped for driving with expired plates and found with a joint.

— Jamie F. Darlington, 42, South Lincoln Avenue, was pulled over by police for a sticker violation while driving through town at 9:52 p.m. Dec. 31. While running his information through the system police learned there was an arrest warrant for Darlington out of Del Norte County, Calif. He was taken into custody and transported to the county jail.

— Joseph W. Castelucci, 57, South Lincoln Avenue, was charged with assault on Dec. 21 for allegedly grabbing Sherrie J. Moore and shoving her into the wall, causing her to hit her head, at a Maple Street home.

— A Greentree Place resident called at 1 p.m. Tuesday to say a male motorist was taking photographs, but the vehicle was gone by the time police arrived.

— Police were called to the doctor’s office at 50 N. Market St. at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday because there was an unruly man in the lobby. The man told staff he heard about the lockdown at the school, and they were concerned because he got there about the same time with a violin case. Police spoke with the man, who said he was just released from the county jail and was waiting for a ride. He opened the violin case and it had some clothing inside.


— Larry Scott, 40, of Columbiana, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on West Park Avenue at 11:58 a.m. Tuesday.

— A woman advised police that her car was hit while parked behind Paws on Main at 11:27 a.m. Tuesday.

St. Clair Township

— Two separate residents reported cases of harassment by known persons at 2:42 p.m. July 6 in the 49000 block of Moore Avenue and at 9:50 p.m. July 7 via telecommunications device.

— A subject in the 50000 block of Grimms Bridge Road stated that an unknown person entered his work van and stole a cooler and two truck hitches during the night, leaving behind a phone, lighter and a set of keys. Later on a neighbor reported that a female visiting him had stole his truck keys and run off, and they believe it was her cell phone left behind in the van.


— Christopher Joy will be charged with assault after a disturbance at Independence Square on Dec. 26. Officers were called to a residency to take a report from a woman who was assaulted by Joy while he visited her. Officers noted minor injury, and she declined medical treatment. Officers tried to locate Joy at his mother’s house but was unable to contact him.

— Officers responded to Wood Street after receiving a call regarding an unknown person entering a residency on Dec. 31. A side window was found unlocked with the plastic that was stapled to it pushed through the window. The home owner reported nothing being taken or damaged.

— Officers responded to the Pizza Hut on Dec. 29 for an unpaid order. The delivery driver reported it totaled $33.23. The delivery driver also reported issues finding the caller and once he did meet up with the customer receiving a different name than the one placing the order. Officers tried to contact the customer with the contact information provided to the driver, but was unable to.

Perry Township

— Officers responded at 7:03 p.m. Tuesday to Cunningham Road for a report of a man staggering headed north from state Route 344. Salem Police had located the male in the 1200 block and he was identified as a male from Leetonia who had walked away from a group home. Leetonia Police responded and took him back to Leetonia.

— A domestic was reported at 5:31 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of West Pidgeon Road. Everything was determined to be ok.

— A woman from Idaho Avenue spoke to police at 3:56 p.m. Tuesday about her ex harassing her through phone calls at home and work.

— Police were called at 3:31 p.m. Tuesday to the 1500 block of Newgarden Avenue for a welfare check. Police spoke to a man who said he could hear a male inside but they wouldn’t come to the door. Police found the door unlocked and yelled for the resident, who came out and met with the man.

— William Alesi, of Salem, was taken into custody in the 1100 block of Prospect Street at 1:41 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for failure to appear.


— Kevin Curtis, 25, of Fair Avenue, was taken into custody in the 300 block of Fair Avenue at 4:46 a.m. Wednesday on an active warrant out of Columbiana County for failure to appear on a charge of possession of drug abuse instrument. He was turned over to a deputy for transport to jail.

— A caller at 2:27 a.m. Wednesday reported a suspicious male walking through the 200 block of Vine Avenue with possible drug paraphernalia, but no one was found.

–Police responded to an alarm at 2:02 a.m. Wednesday at Family Dollar, 239 W. State St., and found the front doors not secured properly, causing motion from the wind. Entry was made and everything appeared in order. Officers secured the doors.

— A male in the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue was reportedly wanting to harm himself at 12:33 a.m. Wednesday. Police, along with fire department first responders and KLG, spoke to him and he denied wanting to harm himself and said he had been drinking. He signed a refusal for treatment. A friend said he could stay at his residence for the evening.

— Police responded at 12:13 a.m. Wednesday to the 300 block of Fair Avenue for a possible drug overdose. A man said his son was unconscious and would not respond. Fire department first responders were able to revive him and he was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center by EMT.

— A neighbor dispute was reported at 9:36 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of Rose Avenue where a woman said the downstairs neighbor was pounding on her door and cursing at her because she was being noisy. Police spoke to the other party and both were told to call police if there’s anything else.

— Police were called at 8:51 p.m. Tuesday to Circle of Care, 1985 E. Pershing St., for a person who locked himself inside the bathroom and wouldn’t come out. He had been visiting a family member but then entered the bathroom for an extended time. Officers were familiar with the male and got him to open the door. He was told if he continues to cause problems at the facility, he won’t be allowed to return to visit.

— Kevin Ogle II, 39, of Southeast Boulevard, was taken into custody at 7:26 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of West State Street on a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of operating a vehicle under the influence. He was turned over to a sheriff’s deputy.

— At the request of Leetonia Police, officers responded at 6:28 p.m. Tuesday to Bentley Drive to look for a person who walked away from a group home. He was a former resident at a facility on Bentley, but was not there, with employees saying they would call if he showed up. There was a possible sighting in Centennial Park, but he was not found. Several 911 calls came in for the person being in a corn field on South Cunningham Road. Officers and Perry Township Police responded and made contact with a passerby who had the person in their vehicle. He was brought to a warm cruiser and turned over to Leetonia Police.

— A man in the 600 block of East Fourth Street was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center by KLG after police were called at 5:59 p.m. Tuesday to check his well-being. He was known to have medical issues and a female said she had not heard from him in a day and was out of state. Officers used the security code she provided to make entry and found the man laying on the living room floor. He was responsive and fire department first responders and KLG arrived. The home was secured after he was transported.

— Police responded at 5:42 p.m. Tuesday to the laundromat in the 100 block of North Howard for a man passed out inside. The report said officers located an intoxicated man passed out. Fire department first responders and EMT arrived and he was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— Two people were reported riding ATVs eastbound in an alley behind a business in the 100 block of West State Street at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday. Police did not see anyone but found an ATV parked at a residence on West Pershing. A juvenile said it might have been his brother, who was not home. He was told to tell him not to ride the ATV outside their property.

— An unruly juvenile was reported in the 1200 block of Cleveland Street at 4:42 p.m. Tuesday. The daughter wasn’t listening and wanted to leave. She and the mother came to an agreement.

— Joshua Levi Griffin, 26, of Damascus, was cited for assured clear distance and temporary permit violation and also taken into custody on an active warrant after his vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle stopped in traffic to turn from South Lincoln Avenue onto Southeast Boulevard at 2:57 p.m. Tuesday. The other vehicle was driven by Sarah Yorlano, 35, of North Lincoln Avenue. Griffin was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear on a child support charge. He was turned over to a sheriff’s deputy.

— Police spoke with a property owner in the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge at 2:48 p.m. Tuesday about an abandoned vehicle left in a garage. He was told his options.

— A black Labrador dog was reported running at large near Sparkle Market on South Lundy Avenue at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday, but was not found.

–Perry Township police requested assistance while checking the 1100 block of Prospect for a wanted person at 1:44 p.m. Tuesday. The male was located and taken into custody by the township officer.

— Police were dispatched at 11:06 a.m. Tuesday to the 2000 block of East State Street for a menacing complaint. Security staff and an employee said a male who has been a patient has been verbally aggressive toward them and made a threat that he was going to kill someone, no one in general, and was using profane language. He also wrote a letter containing inappropriate writings. Staff said he was discharged as a patient and is no longer welcome in the building. Officers made contact with him and told him not to go back or face criminal charges.

— An officer at 8:42 a.m. Tuesday saw a man laying on a bench in the 500 block of East State Street and checked on him since it was less than 30 degrees outside. He said he had been sleeping on the bench overnight. Fire department first responders and KLG arrived to evaluate the man and he declined medical transport and sent on his way.

— A resident on Westview Drive reported at 5:54 a.m. Tuesday that an unknown male was standing in his driveway near his vehicle the last two early mornings then ran through the back yard of the house and across the street. He was 6 feet tall wearing a baseball cap and a hooded sweatshirt.

West Point

— Firefighters responsed to a report of a motor vehicle on fire a 15290 state Route 45 at 12:48 a.m. Tuesday and it may contain explosive materials, such as paint.


— Firefighters received a call of a trailer fire on Logtown Road at 7:11 p.m. Tuesday. It turned out the residents were burning some trash that included a vehicle trailer.


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