Fire destroys vacant home

WEST POINT — The West Point fire department responded to a vacant house fire at 43195 Buckeye Road at 8:26 a.m. Wednesday.

The blaze started in the living room of the one-story wood-frame structure. The home was vacant but the power was still on, and the cause remains unknown, according to assistant fire chief Denver Mays.

Fire damage was limited to the living room, but the rest of the home sustained smoke damage and some heat damage.

The listed owner is Lauren E. Hilbert, but paperwork on the door stated it is owned by Guardian Asset Management.

The Glenmoor department provided assistance at the scene. Lisbon firefighters manned the West Point station.

County Sheriff

— Deputies were asked at 12:59 a.m. Monday to check at a state Route 45, Madison Township, home to check on a woman who had walked away from a local emergency room against medical advice.

— A Roller Coaster Road, Elkrun Township, woman reported at 12:04 p.m. Tuesday someone broke into her garage and stole her ex-father-in-law’s torch set, which included torches, a cart and air tanks. This is believed to have happened sometime around Christmas.

— A woman reported she was speaking with a Quay Road, Middleton Township, man on the phone at 7:31 a.m. Wednesday and he was in an argument with a woman who was there and hitting him. Deputies awoke the residents when they knocked on the door and spoke to the man’s father, who said his son was still in bed and he had not heard any arguing or assault that morning. The son woke up and claimed the woman who called deputies is stalking him. He claims she has hacked into four of his five Facebook accounts, calling and texting him day and night. He forwarded some of the texts, which appeared to be from an upset ex-girlfriend, to deputies and deputies gave him information about getting a restraining order.


— A resident in the 200 block of Fair Avenue reported suspicious activity at 1:02 a.m. Wednesday. Police discovered the person was located out of the house. The caller was contacted and said her granddaughter was the person outside.

— A woman in the 200 block of Fourth Street reported at 9:17 p.m. Tuesday that her cell phone was taken out of her house. She said only one person had been in the house but she didn’t see the phone taken.

— A caller at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday reported a suspicious female possibly intoxicated knocking on doors in the 1700 block of Fairview Court. Police located the female on Southeast Boulevard. She was not intoxicated and continued on her way.

— Police were called to the 100 block of Vine Avenue at 7:57 p.m. Tuesday for one to be removed. Employees said the male claimed to be homeless and refused to leave. Officers gave the male the same options as he was given the last few days and he was sent on his way.

— A driver received a verbal warning for traffic violations, but contraband was found on a passenger, with the contraband taken and charges pending after a traffic stop at 7:37 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of East Fifth Street.

— Logan Daugherty, 24, of 37934 Butcher Road, Leetonia, was charged with drug paraphernalia and taken to jail after being stopped when officers heard yelling in the 200 block of Vine and saw him leaving the area in question at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday. While speaking with the male, identified as Daugherty, an officer saw a knife and a bulge in his front pants pocket. The bulge was found to be another person’s medication. Contraband was also located in his left front pants pocket. Other officers checked the area and were unable to find the source of the yelling.

— Police responded at 6:29 p.m. Tuesday to the 2000 block of Monroe to check the well-being of a man after a caller said they had not spoken with him in two days. The man said he was ok and that his phone broke.

— An investigation was pending on a report of road rage reported at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday that occurred on East State Street.

— A vehicle was reported blocking the sidewalk in the 1000 block of Cleveland Street at 2:47 p.m. Tuesday. The owner was contacted and moved the vehicle.

— A woman in the 700 block of Superior Avenue reported at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday that a male had items of hers and was refusing to give them back. She said she lent the items to the male some time ago. She was told to take the male to small claims court.

— A man reported at 2:32 p.m. Tuesday that a female known to him seems to keep following him. They have a child together so they need to be in contact, but he wants her to stop following him. He was told to talk with an attorney and document what she’s doing.

— Police were called at 1:59 p.m. Tuesday to North Lundy at Sugartree Alley for an alleged school bus stop light violation. Police located the vehicle and spoke to the driver. No charges were filed at this time.

— Suspicious objects were reported at 12:57 p.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of East State after a person found baggies with a white substance inside of them. Officers determined they were not illegal substances, but nicotine pouches. Officers disposed of them.

— An open door was reported at a residence in t he 200 block of East Third Street at 11:44 a.m. Tuesday. The interior was secure.

— A phone found in the 400 block of South Broadway was turned over to police at 11:16 a.m. Tuesday.

— A man in the 1100 block of Jennings Avenue reported at 10:13 a.m. Tuesday that he received mail at his house for a person who did not reside there. He already notified the post office. Officers advised nothing looked suspicious and that it may have just been a mix-up in addresses.


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