County Sheriff

— A Water Street, Salineville, woman reported hearing screams coming from the woods behind her home at 4:27 a.m. Tuesday. While deputies were on the way, the woman called the dispatcher back and said she believes they may be baby coyotes.

— A DeSellem Road, Madison Township woman reported a domestic dispute in progress at 2:55 p.m. Friday. The man involved called deputies dispatchers to say he had already left before deputies arrived. The woman told Sgt. Jeff Haugh this often happens between them and when she tells him she is going to call police, he leaves. Nothing physical happened.

— Suspicious activity was reported at an Esther Avenue, Yellow Creek Township, home at 11:17 a.m. Monday, where someone was removing items from a home with a U-Haul truck, when the home had been foreclosed upon. Deputies found the U-Haul truck, but no one there.

— A Cunningham Road, Salem Township, woman reported a man had dragged her down the stairs at 3:13 p.m. Monday. She had cuts to her hands and a scratch on her forehead. Christopher A. Shiflett, 31, was found sitting in a vehicle the next day across from her home.

— Multiple people were reported around a Sprucevale Road, Middleton Township, home with flashlights at 6:10 a.m. Monday. A couple told deputies they locked a man and a woman under the crawl space of their mobile home. He said he had barricaded the entry way shut. When he unlocked the entry points and crawled into the crawl space, no one was found. He then removed part of a wall and both he and the woman had crawled up into the mobile home, but did not find anyone. The resident of the home had apparently slept through all of this and did not know what was happening. The man and woman claimed they saw multiple people outside the house and a “walkie talkie” lying on the ground still turned on.

— A Latta Road, Middleton Township, woman reported at 1:45 a.m. Monday she wanted a man removed from the property. He left when deputies arrived. The woman, Gloria Lykens, had a warrant and was transported to the county jail.

— A state Route 7, Elkrun Township, woman reported at 1:22 a.m. Monday her ex-husband has been calling and texting to say he will take her back to court and take the children away. Deputies told her how to obtain a protection order.

Highway Patrol

— Conrad Horst, 22, of Wadsworth, was cited for failure to control after he went off the right side of the road and struck a bridge while driving on Old Route 14 in Fairfield Township at 7:28 a.m. May. 5.

— Megan Watt, 37, of New Waterford, was cited for failure to control, driving under suspension and obstructing official business after she went off the road and into a rock garden while driving on state Route 170 in Middleton Township at 9:24 p.m. May 5. Watt reportedly fled the scene and, using the license plate that came off at the scene, her car was tracked to behind a home on Pioneer Road. She was charged with obstructing official business for allegedly saying someone else was driving.


— A New York Life Insurance Company employee reported that Verizon contacted him due to a company trying to add 20 phones onto his business account at 4:19 p.m. Monday.


— An officer responded to a 400 block Pearl Street home at 6:20 a.m. May 6 where the resident reported she had tripped over a chair in her kitchen and fallen, breaking her arm in a couple places. Leetonia EMS arrived and transported the resident to SRMC.

— An officer responded to a Center Street home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday to check the well-being of the resident after a neighbor reported he had not heard from her in a few days, which was unusual. The officer observed through a window that the home was in poor condition. The doors were locked and there was music playing inside, but the resident did not respond. The officer was able to gain entry through an unlocked window and found a cat chewing at its bleeding paw. The home was also confirmed to be in poor condition with feces and urine throughout the house and clothes and dishes strewn about, as well. No one was found inside the home. The officer contacted the resident’s ex-boyfriend who said the resident was recovering from a stroke at a Salem nursing home since May 9. A humane officer responded to retrieve the cat.


— Police attempted to stop a vehicle on West Main Street at 11 p.m. Friday, but the driver of the vehicle fled. Richard Austin Monigold, 40, North Street, was later issued citations and may be facing felony charges.

— A theft was reported at a Wood Street address at 2:29 p.m. Thursday.

— Nails were reported in the roadway in the area of Salineville Road West and Main Street at 5:45 p.m. May 6. The Salineville fire department and street department assisted in cleaning up the nails to avoid damage to tires of vehicle traveling in the area.

— A Summit Drive resident reported an identity fraud incident at 4:35 p.m. May 6.

Liverpool Township

–Officers are still investigating a domestic violence complaint reported at 3 p.m. May 9 in the 500 block of Densmore Avenue, where a city woman alleges that she allegedly was assaulted by her boyfriend. He reportedly had left the scene.

–A Wellsville man reported at 3:10 p.m. Monday that his handgun had been stolen from his uncle’s Ruth Street home. He was able to provide the serial number, but police are still waiting for him to sign the report so it can be entered into L.E.A.D.S.

–A single vehicle crash was reported near the Ginseng business at noon May 1. Jamilee D. Morris, of Oakwood Street, was cited for reasonable control.

–A Sprouse Road resident reported at 5:40 p.m. April 30 hearing gunshots in the 1800 block of Campground, only to find out shortly later that the window to his Mazda CXR had been broken.

–A caller reported at 7:20 a.m. May 1 in the area of Shadyside Avenue that someone had struck a utility pole and left the scene, leaving the pole snapped in half and trees laying on the roadway.

–A dispute over property division between an estranged couple was reported at 4:20 p.m. May 2 in the 2300 block of Price Street.

–A teenage driver was traveling west in the 2300 block of Parkway at 9:11 p.m. April 17 when she lost control of her vehicle and rolled it over a wooded hillside. She was not cited.

–A Zenith Court man struck a guardrail and utility pole in the area of Shadyside at 1:43 a.m. March 16, while trying to miss a deer.

–A Valley Avenue woman reported at 9:54 a.m. April 26 that her propane tank had been taken without permission by a known party, who was refusing to return it and driving past her house and revving his engine. She was advised to call Lisbon about a protection order.

–A Clark Street resident reported at 10:48 p.m. April 18 that an identified person had backed up to his woodpile and was loading his pickup truck up without permission. Attempts to try and contact the identified person based on his license plate and VIN number on the truck were not fruitful due to coming up to separate people out of Niles and Alliance. Several hours later, the identified person got in touch with the department to seek clarification on why his truck, which had fictitious plates and no driver, was towed. He promised to return the wood to the owner, claiming he didn’t know that it was the man’s wood.

–A Fifth Avenue resident reported at 11:54 a.m. April 26 that she had purchased a Rottweiler puppy online for $700 that was never delivered. She was advised to contact her bank and dispute the payment.

Perry Township

— A man at Salem Acres on Prospect Street reported at 3:55 a.m. Tuesday that he and his girlfriend just broke up and she would not give him his cell phone. Police attempted to contact the female but could not reach her. He did not want to file theft charges. Police told him his options.

— Police responded at 9:36 p.m. Monday to the 400 block of Benton Road for a noise complaint. Officers spoke with a man who said he would keep the noise down.

— Ashyia Sheppard, 22, of Lisbon, was cited for failure to yield after her southbound vehicle on Cunningham Road entered the intersection at state Route 344 at 4:07 p.m. Monday and collided with an eastbound vehicle driven by Zachary Daniels, 27, of Salem. No injuries were reported.

— A license plate found on the road near Circle K South on South Lincoln Avenue was turned over to police at 3:31 p.m. Monday.

— The owner of Adele’s on Snyder Road called police at 3:11 p.m. Monday to report illegal dumping at her business. Police obtained two names and a social security number from one of the bags and will follow up on the information.


— Jennifer Sharpe, 31, of Struthers, was taken into custody on an active warrant out of Mahoning County after police responded to the 2200 block of Southeast Boulevard at 10:10 p.m. Monday for loud music. Officers advised residents of the complaint and while identifying them, they learned of the warrant for Sharpe and confirmed it with Austintown Police. She was transported to Canfield Police station to meet an Austintown unit.

— A teacher called police at 9:43 p.m. Monday to do a welfare check on West Fifth Street of a young female student who contacted her via Facebook. When she attempted to call the residence via phone, someone would pick up and then slam the phone down in an angry manner. Officers attempted contact at the residence and dispatch tried to call. A short time later, the mother of the juvenile called police and said they moved to Smith Township near Alliance. Smith Township Police were contacted to send an officer to check on the juvenile.

— Police responded at 11:17 p.m. Monday to the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue where a female was reportedly waving a firearm in the street. Officers checked the area and spoke to residents who advised of zero commotion heard or seen. No contact was made with the female.

— Police responded to the 200 block of Vine Avenue at 10:59 p.m. Monday for a report of a known male going door to door asking for money. Officers located him and told him to stop, sending him on his way.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 3:40 p.m. Monday at Circle K East on East State Street where a male and female were walking around a truck and reaching into the bed of the truck. Police learned it was the owner, who had locked the keys in the truck and was trying to find a way in. Police provided assistance and made entry.

— A caller in the 200 block of Vine Avenue reported at 3:13 p.m. Monday that a male was knocking on doors and walking the halls of the apartment complex. Police made contact with the male and sent him on his way.

— Police responded at 2:34 p.m. Monday to the 200 block of Vine Avenue for a report of drug paraphernalia. A woman reported finding a small bag containing an unknown white substance in the 800 block of East Third Street. Police properly disposed of the substance.

— A man from Merle Road reported Monday an unknown party was using his PayPal account.

— Police were called at 12:13 p.m. Monday to Waterworth Memorial Park for a report of juveniles damaging a picnic table. Officers found four juveniles who admitted to using a knife to carve into the picnic table. Officers took the knife from the male juvenile for safekeeping and told him his mother or father could come to the station to pick it up. The four juveniles were told to leave the park, with possible charges to be filed at a later date.

— A possible stolen vehicle was reported at 10:14 a.m. Monday by a woman in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard who said she picked up a known male from West Virginia Sunday night and she let him use her vehicle Monday morning to go to a nearby store. She said 30 minutes had passed and he did not return. She also said he accessed her bank account. While police were taking the report, the male called and said he was lost in the city in the 2400 block of East State Street. She said she would go retrieve her vehicle and didn’t want to pursue charges. Officers followed her to the vehicle and saw her make contact with the friend and drive away.

Loud music was reported coming from a vehicle at 7:52 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of East Fourth Street. The caller said the music was so loud it was shaking her residence. Officers observed no music, but did locate the owner of the vehicle who confirmed playing the music loud and was told to keep it down.

— A caller at 6:42 p.m. Monday reported a reckless operator in the area of North Ellsworth and State in a black Porsche that had been involved in a road rage incident prior to entering the city. The vehicle was not found.

— A property dispute was reported at 7:25 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of East Euclid where a woman reported the male half may have left with her 4-wheeler key. Officers spoke to him by phone and he said he didn’t have the key. Officers trespassed him from the property and both were told it’s a civil issue.

— A residential security alarm was reported at 2:20 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of Homewood Avenue. The residence was secure.

— A set of car keys found in the area of Scarboro Lane and Painter Road was turned over to police at 1:21 p.m. Monday.

— An officer was notified at 8:39 p.m. Monday about a suspicious male wandering around the 600 block of Vine Avenue late at night looking into people’s car windows.


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