Brakes released, rail cars roll

Patty Williams from Penn Ohio Waste reported to the sheriff’s office at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday it appeared on Tuesday someone entered the Signal Rail Terminal property through the fence around the facility. While on the property, the brakes of at least five of the rail cars on the site were released. The cars rolled down the siding and out onto the main line of the Youngstown and Southern Railway. Williams told deputies there did not appear to be any damage and the railroad was on the way to clear the main line. Williams reported there have been several times when people have been found on the property, including someone on a red ATV, and have been asked to leave. The property is posted “No Trespassing.”


— Police were called to Serenity’s Way on North Market Street at 1 p.m. Tuesday after a man reportedly ran in there because he was being chased by another man. The alleged chasee is staying at the Pathway House, and police went there and spoke with the alleged chaser, who said the man stole his cigarettes but denied chasing him, which was confirmed by the caseworker at the Pathway House. The caseworker advised the allege chasee he was no longer welcome there because he had broken the rules. The caseworker then found him a bed at the homeless shelter in Steubenville and she also called him a taxi to transport him there.

— Police responded to a medical call on Pendleton Street at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with the officer remaining there until an ambulance arrived.


— Dominic Giglio, 69, of Boardman, was cited for driving without a license following a traffic stop on state Route 7 at 10:14 a.m. Tuesday.

— Alan Stuart, 54, of Mingo Junction, was arrested on a felony warrant through the Jefferson County sheriff’s office at 11:53 a.m. Tuesday.

East Liverpool

— An officer issued a verbal warning at 2:14 a.m. Wednesday in the first block of state Route 11 to a driver with one headlight out.

St. Clair Township

— Robert H. Glenn, of Echo Dell Road, was arrested shortly after 8:22 p.m. Monday on a charge of domestic violence, after officers were dispatched to his residence for a possible disturbance. Five adults and a 1-year-old child were present, while his wife was absent. Glenn denied officers inquiries about reports of Glenn having held a knife to his wife’s throat and assaulting her. His wife, however, later came to the station.

— Jacob Oneil, of no address provided, was arrested at 7:43 pm. Monday in the first block of Houston Road on charges of driving unders suspension, expired plates and license plate light.


— An officer on patrol at 2:28 a.m. Wednesday found the hatch opened on a vehicle on Ridge Street. Contact was made at the residence and a male said he might have hit the opener on the key fob by mistake. He said nothing was missing.

— An officer at 1:54 a.m. Wednesday found lights on and the business unlocked at John Wilms Trucking on state Route 344. The officer checked inside the business and found nothing that appeared disturbed. The officer turned out the lights and secured the building.

— Police were called at 10:52 p.m. Tuesday to the 100 block of Chestnut Street for a medical, assisting KLG. A woman was transported to SRMC.

— A possible carbon monoxide alarm was reported at 9:39 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of Main Street, but upon arriving, an officer noticed the alarm noise coming from the rear of the structure. An alarm in a personal camper was malfunctioning due to a poor battery source.

– An officer responded to the 37000 block West Main Street Extension at 4:45 p.m. Friday in reference to a motor vehicle crash and found an unoccupied vehicle that had been crashed into a utility pole. The officer found the owner who said she had exited the vehicle to close the gate to her property and saw the vehicle coasting across the street. She said she attempted to stop it but was unable to do so before it went over a hillside and struck the pole. The fire department responded and determined the pole to be safe. The driver was not cited.

–An officer patrolled the area of Main Street and state Route 344 at 7:01 p.m. Friday after being notified of a motorist who fled the scene of a crash and was possibly intoxicated headed into Leetonia on state Route 344. The officer was unable to find the vehicle.

–An officer responded to a 100 block Oak Street home at 1:26 p.m. Sunday where the resident reported her daughter was on her way from Boardman to take her son, but that she is strung out on drugs. She admitted that the daughter has custody of the child and was advised she has to let her daughter take him. The resident then said her daughter was driving on a suspended license, which the officer confirmed. The officer kept watch for the daughter during routine patrol, but did not see her driving.

–An officer responded to a 300 block East High Street home at 7:46 p.m. Sunday where a woman reported her vehicle had been stolen that evening. The highway patrol at 11:43 p.m. reported finding the vehicle crashed at Grafton and Miller roads and said it had been towed from the scene.

–An officer responded to a 200 block Walnut Street home at 7:05 a.m. Monday where the resident reported theft of funds from a bank account. She said she stopped the deductions from the account. There had been four deductions between September and December.


— Police responded to the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a suspicious male described as “strung out” at 4:43 a.m. Wednesday. Officers located the male and determined he appeared normal. Suspicious activity was not suspected and police left.

— Police responded at 1:44 a.m. Wednesday to serve an arrest warrant on a person who was being discharged after refusing treatment at SRMC. Upon arrival, the person requested treatment but was being combative toward officers and medical staff. The person had to be restrained and was admitted for treatment.

— Officers, fire department first responders and KLG responded at 12:46 a.m. Wednesday to the 200 block of West Fourth Street for a medical. A man said he did not feel well and he was delusional, reporting that he thought someone was outside his residence. He admitted to consuming narcotics and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

— A reckless operator was reported at 10:22 p.m. Tuesday in the 2200 block of East Pershing Street, then dispatch reported a maroon sedan traveling west on State Street at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was not found.

— An alarm activation was reported at 9:34 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of West State Street. All outer perimeter doors appeared secure. The keyholder had already been there and reset the alarm before police arrived.

— A woman on East Sixth Street reported at 8:32 p.m. Tuesday that earlier in the day, her juvenile daughters were approached by a male while at the library who was following them around and making jokes. Officers will followup with library security.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday in a parking lot in the 300 block of West State Street. Police spoke to the driver, who was on her phone talking to a friend about her relationship issues. She said she would leave and go to a friend’s house.

— A caller at 6:21 p.m. Tuesday reported what sounded like a female yelling for help and then coughing at Waterworth Memorial Park off of East School Street. No one was found.

— Police responded to the Giant Eagle parking lot on East State Street at 3:43 p.m. Tuesday to assist a woman unable to locate her vehicle. Officers checked the parking lot and found the vehicle.

— A gas card found outside Dunkin’ Donuts on West State Street was turned over to police at 3:33 p.m. Tuesday. Officers were unable to find an owner due to a lack of information and destroyed the card.


— Firefighters were called at 6:01 p.m. Tuesday to Firestone Complete Auto Center, 462 E. Pershing St., for an oil spill in the parking lot from a broken line on an evac truck. The spill was contained to the parking lot and the business had a cleanup crew already enroute, saying they would call if the status of the spill changed.


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