County Sheriff

— A man from Glass and Greens Nursery on state Route 14 in Unity Township reported at 9:39 a.m. Tuesday that while he had been out picking up litter by the side of the road he found a semi automatic 9-millimeter pistol. Deputies photographed the firearm, unloaded it and secured it. It has been taken into evidence.

— A woman reported at 8:13 a.m. Tuesday her brother stole mail out of her mailbox at the family farm on Cream Ridge Road, Lisbon. It was later discovered he had obtained tax paperwork from the mailbox.

Highway Patrol

— Michael R. Spencer, 29, of Lisbon, was cited for assured clear distance when he struck the rear of Theresa L. Meier, 64, of New Waterford, who was waiting to turn left from state Route 558 in Fairfield Township at 12:20 p.m. Monday.

— Gerald A. Hesser Jr., 54, of Parma, was cited for failure to control after the right rear trailer tires of the semi traveled off the right side of Lippincott Road in West Township and struck a guardrail as Hesser Jr. was turning right from U.S. 30 at 8:40 p.m. Jan. 30.

— Dustin Wickline, 22, of Leetonia, struck a deer on Metz Road in Fairfield Township at 10:11 p.m. Tuesday.

East Palestine

— A woman called the police due to her nine-year-old grandson acting unruly at 5:32 p.m. Tuesday. The matter has been forwarded to juvenile court.

— A woman called to report that her juvenile daughter was refusing to go to school at 7:56 a.m. Tuesday. The matter has been referred to juvenile court.

— The police received a fax from the health department in reference to a rodent infested home on East Clark Street at 12:13 p.m. Monday.

— Barbra Carr, 48, was arrested for OVI following a traffic stop on Bacon Avenue at 8:13 p.m. Sunday.

— A woman reported being stalked and harassed by an ex boyfriend at 9:39 a.m. Sunday. An officer made contact with the man and warned him to cease and desist or else he would be charged.

— Gun shots were reported in the area of Sumner Street and Rebecca Street at 12:43 a.m. Sunday. Officers checked the area and could not locate where they came from. The matter is under investigation.

— An East North Avenue resident reported a suspicious vehicle on East North Avenue at 10:48 p.m. Saturday. Officers checked the area and could not locate the vehicle.

— An officer notice an abundance of trash in the backyard of a Bacon Avenue home at 9:20 a.m. Saturday. The property owner will have 10 days to rid the property of the trash or be issued a citation for the zoning violation.

— An officer located a couch sitting in the front of a Garfield Avenue home at 9:16 a.m. Saturday. The property owner has 10 days to remove the item or be issued a citation for the zoning violation.

— An officer discovered an abundance of trash, including a mattress and box spring leaning up against a home on Garfield Avenue at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. The property owner will have 10 days to rid the home of the garbage or be issued a citation for the zoning violation.

East Liverpool

— Jeffrey Jackson Jr.,no address listed, was cited at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday in the first block of Pennsylvania Avenue for speeding.

–Natosha Kimbrought, no address listed, was cited at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday in the first block of Pennsylvania Avenue for speeding.

— Carl D. Morris, no address listed, was arrested at 1:03 p.m. Tuesday in the first block of West Sixth Street on a charge of public intoxication and transported to East Liverpool City Hospital.

–David Spencer, no address listed, was cited at 5:42 a.m. Tuesday in the first block of Pennsylvania Avenue for speeding.

— Shirley Herron, no address listed, was cited at 1 a.m. Tuesday on state Route 11 for expired plates.

— Luis Santiago Martinez, no address listed, was cited at 4:24 a.m. Tuesday on Pennsylvania for speeding.

— Robert B. Owens, no address listed, was cited at 5:52 a.m. Tuesday on West Eighth Street for speeding.

— Harry B. Hooker, no address listed, was cited at 3:59 a.m. Tuesday in the first block of Pennsylvania Avenue for speeding.

— Officers spoke with a homeless male and escorted him at 10:20 a.m. Monday to Family Care Ministries in the first block of West Fourth Street for help.

— A female reported that a white van appeared to be circling the block Jan. 31 as she left class at Kent State University. She hasn’t seen it since then, but the van was an older model with four windows in back and the front windows tinted.

— Officers responded at 10:20 a.m. Monday to Fawcett Apartments for a man, who was attempting suicide after being evicted and slit his wrists.

St. Clair Township

–Employees at JCPenney’s reported a possible shoplifting at 2 p.m. Sunday and provided a possible suspect name to police, who continue to investigate.

–Officers were dispatched at 1 p.m. Sunday to Quality Inn, where they contacted a man who was feeling ill after taking unknown prescription medications. The subject was taken to East Liverpool City Hospital for treatment.

–Police responded to a disturbance at 2:26 a.m. Monday in the 48000 block of Bloomfield Avenue, where a couple was arguing. This residence has been a repeated problem, according to authorities.

–Giant Eagle reported receiving a counterfeit bill at 1:22 p.m. Tuesday.

–Police responded at 6:58 p.m. Tuesday to a disturbance in the 50000 block of Stagecoach Road over a repossessed vehicle.

–A woman came on station at 7:36 a.m. Tuesday to report a possible case of fraud.

— Kylee Davis, no address listed, was cited at 4:43 p.m. Tuesday in the first block of Highland Drive with no operator’s license and lanes of travel.

— Walmart called to report at 8:07 p.m. Monday that an identified subject did not scan several items totaling $53.54 at the self-checkout and didn’t pay for them. The report fails to identify if the subject was arrested and on what charges.


— Police were called at 12:09 a.m. Wednesday to the 200 block of West Seventh Street for an unknown problem. A woman said she was not getting along with her adult son. She was advised of the eviction process and police confirmed no crime took place.

— Police responded to the area of South Lincoln Avenue and Franklin for a report at 8 p.m. Tuesday of possible shots fired, but were unable to find the alleged culprit. Several people in the area said they also heard someone call for help. Officers made contact with multiple residents in a nearby apartment building but everyone was ok.

— Police located marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia during a probable cause search of a vehicle during a traffic stop at 6:36 p.m. Tuesday on South Ellsworth Avenue near Snyder Road. The case will be sent to juvenile court for review.

— Officers responded at 5:54 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Fair Avenue to check the well-being of a female after a caller said his mother had not been taking her medication and wsa depressed. First responders were called to the scene and she agreed to go to the hospital voluntarily.

— A man came to the police station at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday to file a stolen weapon report, saying he had a 9mm handgun in his vehicle and on Sunday, the vehicle was towed from the 500 block of South Broadway. He said he checked the vehicle Tuesday at the tow service company and did not locate a weapon. An officer collected information on the weapon and said a report would be done.

— A vehicle owner moved the vehicle after a parking complaint was reported at 8:59 a.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of North Ellsworth Avenue.

— A man came to the police station at 8:58 a.m. Tuesday inquiring about an accident that happened in the city in September 2019. He said he was contacted by an insurance company that said they were coming after him for money, stating he was the driver in the accident. He told police he was not the driver and was not the owner of the Ford truck involved in the crash. He showed evidence that the truck was transferred out of his name in July 2019. He was provided information from the accident report and it appears he did not own the vehicle on the date of the crash and was not involved in the incident.

Salem Township

— A woman in the 39000 block of state Route 558 reported at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday that she took her dog outside Wednesday morning and didn’t realize Amazon was parked in the driveway. As she began to call the dog back, the dog barked at the driver, who yelled “your dog just bit me” and he grabbed his left leg above his knee. The woman said her dog was never close enough to the driver to bite him and she saw that his pants were not torn. She asked him to see the area to check it out and the driver threw up his hands and said “I’m reporting this” and walked away very rapidly.


— Firefighters were called at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday to the 600 block of Vine Avenue for a report of a neighbor grilling inside a garage with the door down. The grilling had been completed and the grill was then moved outside to cool.


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