County Sheriff

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on Pancake-Clarkson Road at 12:26 a.m. Thursday. Deputies found no vehicle in the lot, no one in the area and the church building appeared secure. Deputies also checked several of the nearby roads and found no one about.

— A man reported at 2:57 a.m. Wednesday both he and his girlfriend are staying at the Frola Motel on state Route 45, Lisbon, where they got into an argument. He left and said there was nothing physical that happened. When deputies spoke to the woman, she agreed they had only argued.

— Deputies went to the Hanover Township garage lot where the highway patrol reported finding an Asplundh Tree Service truck with an open door at 3:44 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle did not appear to have been rummaged through. There was no contact information on or in the truck, but it appeared the open door was due to neglect.

— A mother asked deputies to respond to a home on Torma Road at 2:48 a.m. Wednesday where another child was spending the night with her child, but then that child was missing. Deputies went to the child’s home in St. Clair Township and found the child had returned there and was asleep.

— Deputies responded to a home on state Route 164, Center Township, to remove someone at 3:06 p.m. Monday. The woman said her 35-year-old son had left a facility he was in against medical advice and had been there for the past week. However, on Monday he got some alcohol and got drunk, then damaged a bed upstairs. She wanted him to leave and he did not want to. Deputies gave him a courtesy ride to the Frola and he said he would go back to his mother’s on Tuesday. Deputies explained to him his mother did not want him there and if he goes back he could be arrested.


— An officer responded to a Main Street business at 5:18 p.m. Monday in reference to a security alarm activation. All the doors were found secure. The officer responded to a second alarm activation at the business at 8:18 p.m. the same night and this time the owner and her husband responded and helped check the doors. All were found secure. The owner’s husband placed a cabinet near a door from the other apartments so that if someone entered it would be knocked over and could not be put back in place.

— A Somer Street resident reported at 5:49 p.m. Wednesday her husband had left the house driving a vehicle while intoxicated. The husband was stopped outside Leetonia jurisdiction on the state Route 344 overpass heading into Columbiana. A state highway patrol trooper responded and handled the arrested of the husband for OVI. The Leetonia officer responded to the home where the complainant said she and her husband had been in a verbal dispute while he dropped off their son and he threatened physical harm to her and any man she was romantically involved with. The complainant did not wish to press charges and she was advised how to obtain a protection order.


— Police responded to the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge at 1:31 a.m. Thursday for a person to be removed. A woman wanted her granddaughter to leave the residence, but since she had established residency, police told the woman she would have to evict her. They were told to stay away from each other for the evening.

— An officer at 11:44 p.m. Wednesday was aware of a report from the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office to be on the lookout for an 80-year-old woman who left a relative’s residence and had not returned to her Salem home. The officer saw the woman’s vehicle parked in the driveway at her residence and made contact with her. She had just arrived home and everything was ok and she was going to call her son. The Sheriff’s Office was notified.

— A loud person was reported at 9:44 p.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of East State Street where police spoke with several female juveniles who said other juveniles were involved in a verbal dispute over personal issues. All were told to stay away from each other so there would be no further problem.

— Officers and fire department personnel responded at 8:57 p.m. Wednesday to the 900 block of Barclay for a medical call. A male was acting strange when on new medication. Officers stood by until he was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by EMT.

— No citation was issued, but one driver was taken by ambulance to the hospital after an accident at 4:31 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of East State Street. The report said a westbound vehicle driven by Bobbi Morgan, of Sebring, slowed/stopped for a red light on East State Street at South Broadway when a westbound vehicle driven by Carissa Smith, of Salem, failed to stop and struck the rear of the Morgan vehicle. The vehicles sustained minor damage. Morgan was taken to the hospital for unknown injuries.

— Police responded at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday to Giant Eagle for a disorderly male in an SUV in the drive-thru for the pharmacy. He refused to leave when he was told multiple times his medications were not available at that time. He said his doctor called it in, but the store did not have the doctor’s order. He was told several times by officers that he needed to move to a parking space and let other customers through. The male cursed at officers several times before driving off. The pharmacy said it was ok for him to return but he should not hinder other customers, as they were backed up and busy. Officers advised if he returns and causes problems, call back. Staff added that he is usually a normal, nice customer.

— Police responded to an open door on a residence on East Fourth at 1:56 p.m. Wednesday. The homeowner was contacted and said he would be enroute to take care of it.

— Police were called to the 600 block of East State Street at 12:19 p.m. Wednesday for a report of persons acting in a suspicious manner. Police located a man who said he was attempting to activate a bank card.

— A vehicle was reported at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Beechwood and Allen Road. Officers were able to speak to an employee of a construction company who said it was one of the employees and they were just waiting on a truck to arrive so they could start working.

— A suspicious person was reported at 11:44 a.m. Wednesday in the 1600 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Officers located the person and told him to leave the area due to not using the business.

— Police responded at 8:24 a.m. Wednesday to the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard for a person to be removed. Police located the person and the man left without incident.