County Sheriff

— A state Route 164, Fairfield Township, woman reported at 3:14 p.m. Sunday someone behind her home shot her house. She showed deputies where a round struck the house and said someone was still shooting in the area. Deputies found three people at a Leetonia Road home and determined two of them were firing several weapons into a frozen lake, which was in the direction of the other home. One of the men admitted a round got away from them. Deputies explained how dangerous it was and the man was very concerned when he learned one of the rounds struck the neighbor’s house. He went to meet with the family, which decided not to prosecute.

— Deputies responded to McCloskey Road off of Metz Road due to a trailer reported being parked on the roadway at 7:07 a.m. Wednesday. A flat bed construction trailer was found parked on the berm of the northbound lane with orange traffic cones around it. The cones were the only thing on the edge of the payment and the resident of the home said the company would be moving it later the same day.

— A Cunningham Road, Salem Township woman reported at 10:37 a.m. Tuesday someone she knew maybe by his first name parked a truck on her property and left it there. There was nothing indicating the truck was stolen so deputies told her she could have it towed from her property. Geary Towing arrived as deputies were leaving.

Highway Patrol

— Dempsey S. McMannis, 18, of Poland, was cited for unsafe vehicle when he drove off the side of state Route 164 in Fairfield Township and struck a tree and parked vehicle in a private driveway at 8:47 p.m. Tuesday. McMannis said that the heat in his vehicle wasn’t working so his windshield was foggy, but he had been driving the vehicle for four days, knowing the defroster was broke.


— Police were called to the corner of Lee Avenue and North Jefferson Street for an altercation between a man and his father-in-law at 9:11 a.m. Jan. 25. The father-in-law was there to pick up some items for the business and wanted to see the books because he said he owns it now, but his daughter and son-in-law are supposed to buy it. The father-in-law said the man shoved him when he tried to enter and held him on the ground. The man said that he put his arm out to block his father-in-law from entering, and he was pushed first. He said it was intense, so he held his father-in-law on the ground so punches wouldn’t be exchanged. Both the man and father-in-law said they did not want to file charges.

Perry Township

— Police initiated a traffic stop at 1 a.m. Thursday on a Jeep Grand Cherokee for an obstructed rear license plate traveling northbound on South Lincoln Avenue. A registration check showed it was valid but the registered owner, Marie Del Carmen Nieves Ayala, 44, of Youngstown, had no license and a warrant out of New York for a parole violation. She was taken to the Columbiana County jail to await extradition on the warrant and was cited for driving without a license and display of plate. The vehicle was towed by Kaiser Towing.

— Police spoke with a woman from the 1400 block of Benton Road at 3:42 p.m. Wednesday regarding a civil dispute. Both parties were advised it was a civil issue and to contact an attorney.

— A reckless operator was reported at 12:06 p.m. Tuesday in the area of state Route 14 near Pine Lake Road, but nothing was found.


— City police assisted Perry Township officers at 1:04 a.m. Thursday in the 1600 block of South Lincoln Avenue on a traffic stop. A female was placed in custody by Perry police on a warrant. A female officer from Salem conducted a search of the female before officers left.

— Police responded to the 200 block of Fair Avenue for a person to be removed at 11:51 p.m. Wednesday. A woman said there was a known male at her residence that would not leave. The male, who was highly intoxicated, was given a ride home to West Eighth Street due to not having any money for a taxi.

— Police responded to the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue at 10:03 p.m. Wednesday for a person to be removed from an establishment that had to lock its door so the person could not get in. An employee told police the person spit on him and threw an item across the bar and they wanted him removed from the property. The employee did not want to pursue criminal charges. The male was located outside and was told not to return that night, but that he could return in the future. Due to his intoxicated state, a taxi was called to respond and transport him home.

— A man from Hanoverton reported a child custody dispute at 6:32 p.m. Wednesday, saying the female failed to show up to court-ordered custody exchanges three times in the past week. He wanted to file a report for court purposes and showed proper paperwork with the scheduled custody exchange days and times.

— A man from the 300 block of Morgan Court reported a possible scam at 5:02 p.m. Wednesday. He said he received several calls from a company from an unknown number asking for bank account information. He said the company obtained his banking information and took money from his account. He already spoke with his bank. An officer told him not to answer any more calls from unknown numbers and to not give out bank account information to unknown people.

— A possible break-in was reported at 12:57 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of East Third Street where a man said he found a window open on the side of the garage. Nothing was reported missing at the time of the report.

— A possible domestic in progress was reported at 12:51 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. A woman said she was upset because she could not find a ride and she had called her mother to pick her up but she couldn’t. The person at the household said everything was fine and that no one was arguing.

— Officers were called to the 2900 block of East State Street at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday to check on a situation involving a man using more than one credit card with different names to purchase a cell phone. Upon arrival, the employee advised all was ok and the male agreed to use cash to buy the items, which were on special sale. Officers confirmed with the employee that she was ok before leaving.

— Police were called at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to the 500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue to check the well-being of a resident. The homeowner said he had thoughts of harming himself in the past, but not recently. He also provided officers with text messages that were brought into question and he said the caller took them out of context, given his past history.

— An alarm was reported in the 1000 block of Jennings at 9:23 a.m. Wednesday. The residence was secure.


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