County Sheriff

–Sheriff’s deputies assisted state troopers and St. Clair Township police at 10 p.m. Wednesday in searching for a juvenile who fled from a motor vehicle at the park-and-ride on state Route 267 at state Route 11. The officers found the girl, who was threatening to harm herself, so an ambulance was called to take her to a local hospital.

–Mary C. Mattern, Osbourne Road, Washington Township, reported her home was broken into Friday night.

–Deputies were called to a fight at the Frola Motel just outside Lisbon at 11:44 p.m. Friday. The fight turned out to be an argument about keys being locked in a vehicle.

–A man who lives on Cream Ridge Road, Madison Township, reported at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday his grandson kicked a helmet through his bedroom window. The youth cleaned up the glass from the yard, and the grandfather was advised of his options.

–A caller reported a multi-colored dump truck was dumping debris on McKee Road, Yellow Creek Township, at 11:15 a.m. Saturday.

–Deputies were called to a domestic dispute on Old Route 344, Salem Township, at 9:53 p.m. Saturday. A woman there claimed being punched in her the leg while she was sleeping, but she declined to press charges.

–A resident of Hamilton Road, Unity Township, reported he could hear bullets whizzing by his home at 6 p.m. Sunday and found a 9 mm shell casing in his driveway. A deputy checked the area but did not hear or see anyone shooting.

–A caller reported people were riding ATVs at The Pits off Ellyson Road, Hanover Township, at 5 p.m. Sunday. Some of the riders were on private property and were warned.

Highway Patrol

–David R. Johnson, 32, of Weirton, W.Va., was cited for failure to control after he went off the road, striking a ditch and a tree, while driving on Knox School Road in West Township at 3 a.m. Saturday. He was taken by ambulance to an area hospital with minor injuries, along with his passenger Larry K. Shephard, 27, of Huntington, W.Va.

–Kevin T. Phillips, 50, of Conroe, Texas, struck a deer while driving on state Route 11 in Elkrun Township at 9:32 p.m. Saturday.

–Arthur Clendenning, 46, of East Liverpool, was cited for failure to yield after he ran a stop sign and struck a vehicle operated by Cory A. Cusick, 21, of East Palestine, at the intersection of state Route 558 and Lower Elkton Road in Fairfield Township at 2:40 p.m. May 2. Neither were wearing a seat belt. Clendenning reported neck and back pain, while Cusick was treated at the scene by an ambulance crew. Tonya Clendenning, 48, who was riding with Clendenning, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with a bleeding head.


–Police responded to a report of two unruly juveniles at a West Washington Street home at 7:26 p.m. Saturday. The officers were able to calm the youths down.

–A woman who lives at the Moore Street apartments reported May 4 her boyfriend jumped on the hood of her Jeep while she was in the process of taking her baby to an appointment at the Akron Childrens office in town. The windshield was shattered as a result of his actions.

–Police responded to a couple arguing at the Dollar General at 12:24 p.m. Friday and found them in their vehicle in the parking lot. The man said they were at the Sparkle market and he was complaining about how overpriced items were, and by the time they got to the Dollar General he was upset about how much of his food stamp card was being used up. The woman in the relationship left in her vehicle, while the man was given a ride to the Frola Motel, where he was staying.

Perry Township

— Police at 8:11 p.m. Sunday were called to a two-vehicle accident on state Route 14 just east of Walmart in Goshen Township.

— Police responded to the 400 block of Benton Road for a report at 10:45 p.m. Friday of a 48-year-old woman who allegedly took bad drugs. She told officers she took bad methamphetamine, pointing to a dinner plate on the counter which contained a white crystal-like substance she identified as meth. The substance was collected as evidence to be tested later and she was transported by EMT to a hospital.

— A caller at 7:07 p.m. Friday reported two pit bulls running loose in the street in the 400 block of Benton Road with kids chasing them with sticks. When police arrived, the owner of the dogs was locking them up. He said they were able to push the door open after the door lock malfunctioned.


— Nathaniel W. Byrd, 52, of Youngstown, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on Windjammer Drive at 11:10 p.m. Thursday.

— Officers responded to the 44000 block of Kelly Park Road to assist the sheriff’s office on a domestic call at 1:10 a.m. Friday. Police arrived and separated the parties involved until a deputy arrived.

— An officer located several pills in the 200 block of North Pearl Street at 2:33 a.m. Sunday. The pills were collected and disposed of.


— Police were called at 4:20 a.m. Monday to the 600 block of East Ninth Street for a burglary/breaking and entering complaint. A resident reported multiple clothing items, electronics and personal items were taken from the residence.

— A man in the 700 block of East Sixth Street reported at 12:10 a.m. Monday that people have been dumping trash in his yard.

— A barking dog was reported at 9:29 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Prospect Street. The owner responded home and took the dog inside.

— Officers were initially dispatched at 8:04 p.m. Sunday to the area of East State Street near Walmart for a motor vehicle accident, finding the crash occurred on state Route 14 near Egypt Road in Goshen Township’s jurisdiction. A Salem officer and Perry Township officer stood by for traffic control until Goshen Township police arrived. The driver of one of the vehicles fled the scene on foot and was last observed going north of Beaver Creek Road. Another passerby reported seeing the person and showed officers where. Officers and K-9 Simon were deployed to attempt a track, but the driver could not be found.

— Police were called to Circle K East, 1125 E. State St., at 7:59 p.m. Sunday for a male and female allegedly asking customers for methamphetamine. While on the scene, both persons’ stories did not match. They kept reaching into the vehicle. A K-9 ran around the outside of the vehicle and indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor. Officers recovered a needle during the search of the vehicle. Both people were released from the scene, with charges pending.

— A dispute was reported at 7:40 p.m. Sunday at Circle K East, 1125 E. State St., where a male was arguing with the clerk about giving an ID. He left and no threats were made. The clerk was told to call back if he returns.

— An officer on patrol at 7:07 p.m. Sunday observed an unsafe vehicle traveling east on West State Street and attempted to stop the vehicle as it traveled to a residence in the 100 block of West Pershing Street. The driver was found in possession of several open containers and contraband and was released at the scene, with warnings given for unsafe vehicle and open container. Due to officer and driver safety, the driver was told to come to the station for a citation. The driver failed to respond to be cited for the contraband and was found to have crashed later in the evening on East State Street. Charges are pending.

— An officer at 5:54 p.m. Sunday was flagged down by a motorist about a dog at large in the 700 block of East Third Street. The dog was located, but the officer was unable to catch it. The owner was located and was able to recover the dog.

— Loud music was reported at 5:36 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of North Union. Officers advised the person to keep the noise down due to causing a disturbance with neighbors.

— A 4-wheeler was reported in the road in the 600 block of Bricker Farms Lane at 3:47 p.m. Sunday. The operator was told by police to stay off the road.

— Matthew Spencer, 23, of Lisbon, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after his westbound vehicle on East State Street near Hawley struck the rear of another westbound vehicle driven by Shane Johnson, 33, of Washingtonville, who was stopped in traffic at 12:24 p.m. Friday.


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