Morning Journal/Mary Ann Greier A snowman stands guard outside the Salem Police Department at the back of Salem City Hall, hoping for cold temperatures to continue.

County Sheriff

— A state Route 644, Hanover Township, man reported at 10:34 a.m. Tuesday a woman he knows, Elizabeth Faulkner, has been missing since Jan. 23. East Palestine police located her vehicle and phone at an address on Alice Street. The residents living in that home stated Faulkner told them she was going to Youngstown and left. No one reportedly has seen or heard from her since. Deputies attempted to call her father and children services due to an open case involving Faulkner. She has been listed in the database as a missing person after all attempts to find her failed.

— At 11:01 p.m. Feb. 7, Deputy Damin Beadnell and K-9 Hunter responded to a Roller Coaster Road address to assist Lisbon police looking for Timothy Johnson, who had fled from them earlier in the day. He was spotted in the garage when they arrived and taken into custody. A small blue baggie also was visible in the garage and K-9 Hunter checked the garage, finding additional suspected crystal meth, baggies with residue and a digital scale.

— A state Route 154, Elkrun Township, man reported at 5:02 a.m. Feb. 8, he got up for work and his house appeared colder than normal. He checked his woodburner in the yard and found several track in the snow, around the yard and the outdoor woodburner. The door was open and leaking water, which may have damaged steel panels inside. Deputies checked the area, but found no one.

— Deputies checked a garage at a Peace Valley Road, Unity Township home at 11:14 p.m. Tuesday after a motion alarm alerted them to the location. A cat was discovered in the garage.

— Deputies assisted at a Yeager Drive, Madison Township, address at 2:31 a.m. Feb. 8, speaking to the family. No further information was given.

— Deputies responded to a domestic situation, which started on 12th Street in Knox Township at 12:19 a.m. Wednesday. A woman and her adult son got into an argument and he became very angry and uncontrollable. She was taking him to the hospital, but he jumped out of the car near Sebring and would not get back inside. Deputies checked the area, but could not find him.

— Deputies were asked to contact a Hillcrest Road, Yellow Creek Township woman about her daughter at 1:54 a.m. Wednesday. The hospital contacted them and they were en route to the hospital.

— The highway patrol had found a crashed vehicle at 5:16 a.m. Thursday and another vehicle, a white Acura with a missing front bumper, had taken off toward Lisbon. Deputies also attempted to contact the owner of the other vehicle, a black Ford Focus, to see if he knew where it was.

— A vehicle was reported stuck in the driveway of an abandoned house on Fairfield School Road, Fairfield Township, at 7:44 a.m. Thursday. There were footprints in the fresh snow leading away from the vehicle to the roadway. It appeared it had slid off the side of the driveway and got stuck. There was also a milk crate on the ground at the back of the car that contained some chains. Footprints were followed to the front door of a cabin and the door was standing open. Deputies checked the building, but did not find anyone inside. Additionally, more prints went to a nearby barn, but no one was found there either. Deputies went to the home where the vehicle was registered nearby and were told by the family, they did not know why the person driving the vehicle would have been on that property, but they would have it removed.

Highway Patrol

— Kari E. Scraggs, 27, of East Palestine, was cited for failure to control after she went off the left side of the road and struck a small tree while rounding a bend on McClure Road in Unity Township at 8:52 p.m. Wednesday. When Scraggs exited her Malibu to be examined by EMTs, she left the car in drive and locked the doors. The car continued through the yard before coming to rest against another tree. Scraggs said her head hurt but she declined treatment.


­– Police were called to a landlord-tenant dispute on East Washington Street at 10:51 a.m. Monday. The officer told the parties this was a civil matter and advised the landlord of the eviction process.

— Police were called to Greentree Place at 5:57 a.m. Feb. 12 and spoke to the person there, who said his brother borrowed his vehicle and ran it out of gas. The other brother agreed to leave and go to work.

— A clerk at the Days Inn requested an officer accompany her to room where they suspected a customer was smoking marijuana. The call was at 9 a.m. Wednesday, and police arrived and could smell marijuana outside the room. After no one answered the door, the clerk unlocked it but no one was inside.

— Angel Potts of East Liverpool was driving on Saltwell Road at 9:11 a.m. Wednesday when she went off the left side of the road and down an embankment. She said this happened after a dog ran in front of her.

East Palestine

— A resident of the Lawrence Apartments on East Rebecca Street reported at 11:50 a.m. Thursday she had received a photo from the neighbor showing some man in her hot tub. The man told police he had permission to use the tub. Police contacted the owner, who said he was given permission over the summer, but he was supposed to let her know when he was using it. He was told to get out of the hot tub and warned about trespassing again.

— Police spoke to man and his son at 11:37 a.m. Thursday about shelter options because there were heating problems at their home.

— An East Main Street woman reported at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday she believes her ex-boyfriend has started stalking her.

— Police delivered a notice to the residents at a Garfield Avenue home at 2:42 p.m. Wednesday due to them having an exceedingly large number of unpaid parking tickets. It was noted that the Ohio Revised Code allows for a default judgment for those who fail to answer the parking violations bureau and the case will be forwarded to the village attorney for civil litigation.


— Marco Reye-Torres, 36, of Youngstown, was cited for driving without a license following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 7:33 p.m. Thursday.

Perry Township

— Police were called at 5:48 a.m. Friday for a vehicle parked in the intersection of Colonial and Goshen Road with a female driver slumped over the wheel. The vehicle had a flat tire and a township resident was assisting the woman with a tire change. Police stood by for traffic control until both vehicles were on their way.

— A woman in the 200 block of Apple Street reported at 1:50 p.m. Thursday that a male damaged her garage door a few weeks ago by hitting it with his vehicle. He has since been removed from the property and is refusing to pay for the damage. She wanted a report on file.

— A caller at 12:52 p.m. Thursday requested a welfare check in the 1700 block of South Lincoln Avenue after reporting an elderly lady was attempting to put her mailbox back up after it was knocked over by the plow trucks. She stopped and the female refused help. An officer responded and found someone working on the mailbox for the elderly female.

— A welfare check was requested at 12:45 p.m. Thursday after a caller reported a male seemed confused when the caller was there to tow a vehicle for him. An officer made contact with the male resident in the 1100 block of West State Street and he said he was fine.


— An officer at 1:45 a.m. Friday found a silver Jeep parked in the fire lane in front of Tractor Supply after closing hours and stopped to check on it. A man inside the store was doing some construction work. The vehicle belonged to the manager.

— Police responded to the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 7:34 p.m. Thursday for a report of menacing after a man said someone threatened to harm him with a firearm. The man told officers who arrived on the scene that he was there to pick up his children when the person threatened him. The person when contacted denied the allegation. The man did not want to pursue the matter but requested officers check the well-being of his children. The children appeared to be in good health and not in any harm and remained at the residence with their mother. The man was told to leave the area due to the way the person reacted to him coming to his residence.

— Officers at 6:51 p.m. Thursday saw an open trunk on a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Washington Avenue, notified the owner and secured the vehicle.

— A reckless driver was reported at 5:11 p.m. Thursday in the area of North Lincoln Avenue and Superior. The vehicle was not found.

— A woman from the 1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 3:59 p.m. Thursday that two known people contacted her landlord trying to get her kicked out and they told her landlord they went through her mail. The incident was under investigation.

— A clerk from Smith Oil on East State Street reported at 3:31 p.m. Thursday that someone left without paying for $10 worth of gas.

— A man in the 500 block of East School Street reported at 1:20 p.m. Thursday that sometime overnight, someone attempted to gain access to an unoccupied residence, damaging a locked screen door but not gaining access.


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