Sheriff’s office

–Multiple charges were filed against Tim Johnson, Roller Coaster Road, Lisbon and Mark Fraser, Alpha Street, East Liverpool, after deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Roller Coaster Road at 12:24 a.m. Saturday. The vehicle was occupied by Johnson and Fraser, with Fraser fleeing from the scene. A handgun was seen on the driver’s side floorboard and Johnson was ordered from the vehicle, but he began to resist and had to be wrestled to the ground. Johnson reportedly managed to escape from the deputy and run into the woods. Other deputies, aided by the state troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol, assisted in the search but the pair were not found. Also found in the vehicle were suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia. The report did not say what they were charged with.

— A resident of Taylor Road, Middleton Township, reported Friday a dirt bike was stolen from her shed, and her landscape lighting had been vandalized. She called back later to say a neighor’s child had taken the bike and returned it, but she did not wish to pursue charges.

–Police were called to a party on Taylor Road, Middleton Township, at 11:23 p.m. Saturday, but the homeowner denied any underage drinking was going on.

–A deputy was asked by an ambulance crew to control the crowd that had gathered at the scene of an accident on Miller Road, Center Township at 4:27 p.m. Friday.

–A caller reported someone in a white Ford pickup truck had dumped trash on the side of Foundry Hill Road, Franklin Township, at 7:23 p.m. Wednesday. The deputy was unable to locate the truck.

— Brian Groves, First Street, Hanoverton, called at 11:25 a.m. Saturday because he wanted his ex-wife who lived with him removed. The deputy told him this was a civil matter. While there, the deputy took Groves into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant.

–Deputies responded to a drug overdose on state Route 170 near the Negley Volunteer Fire Department at 6:29 p.m. Tuesday. EMTs were able to revive the man who overdosed, and he was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

–A caller from a farm on McCracken Road, Salem Township, reported hearing gunshots and projectiles whizz over her head and over some of the livestock. She called after finding projectiles on her property. Deputies went to a home on Salem Grange Road, where they saw a group of people shooting clay pigeons. The deputy advised the family they were shooting into a valley toward multiple structures, and they said they were done shooting. The deputy returned to the farm and began hearing shots again coming from the same residence. The deputy returned to the Salem Grange Road property and told the family they needed to find a proper backstop.

–Deputies were called Saturday to the Sunoco station on U.S. Route 62 in Knox Township, where a man was reportedly causing a disturbance. It turned out the man was homeless, so the deputies transported the man to the Rescue Mission in Steubenville.

–A caller reported Friday someone on Apples Way Circle, Fairfield Township, was shooting a high-powered rifle. Deputies found a group shooting shotguns, pistols and a .22-caliber rifle. They were made aware of the complaint and told they needed a safe backdrop before they could resume shooting.

East Palestine

–A Pennsylvania woman called on Wednesday to say she saw a dog on a short chain and no shelter on Leake Street. Police investigated and found the dog had shelter and was let outside to go to the bathroom.

–Police took down a report on Wednesday about a child outside wrapped in a blanket. The report was forwarded to Children Services.

–Police went to a home on East Main Street in response to a loud noise complaint at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday. They found Justin Zimmerly using an electric sander to clean his grill rack, and the officer could hear it from the road. Zimmerly was advised to keep the noise down and Zimmerly said it was private property and he could do what he wanted. The officer left but received another complaint at 1:36 a.m., and this time the officer could hear the sound of banging wood near Zimmerly’s fire pit. Zimmerly, 33, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

–A caller reported the light was going off and on at her neighbor’s home on East Main Street at 8:49 p.m. May 11. Police arrived and learned the toddler that lives there had been playing with the light switch.

–An East Taggart Street resident reported May 11 someone picked up her prescription from the Rite Aid.


— A caller reported some youths were jumping skateboards off the gazebo in the town square at 1:29 p.m. Friday and they were told police they were not allow to do that.


–Police notified the street department after a resident of the 100 block of West Wilson Street reported Friday his neighbor is blowing his grass onto his house and windows.

–A Continental Drive woman reported Friday there was someone at her door. It turned out to be a man delivering a package.

–A man reported upon leaving Walmart on Friday he discovered his Mercedes had been stolen. Police found the car parked near the other store entrance.

— A caller reported Friday a man was shooting his bow in his backyard on North Howard Avenue. Police told the man about the law regulating such behavior in city limits.

–A 36-year-old city woman struck a mail box while trying to park on on East State Street on Friday. The accident caused minimal damage to the mail box but disabled her van, which had to be towed away.

— A caller reported Friday a man was riding his bicycle down South Lundy Avenue with a handgun strapped to his side. Police warned the man about riding in traffic. As for the handgun, people are allowed open carry firearms in Ohio.

–A Rose Avenue woman reported a package she had ordered was delivered but had been stolen. She called back later to say her neighbor saw the package sitting outside and took it for safekeeping until she arrived home.

–A Cleveland Street man reported Saturday his neighbors were cutting down more trees, and the last time they did not clean up the debris that had fallen on his property. The neighbor was advised of the complaint and told to clean up any debris that should fall into the caller’s yard.

East Liverpool

— A welfare check was performed at 7:13 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of Center Street, where the subject was found to be fine.

— Possible drug activity was reported at 7:03 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of Ohio Avenue and 7:53 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of Jackman Street. Officers had no successful contact with subjects.

— A report of possible road rage was received at 4:39 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of Ridgeway Street over a blocked roadway.

— Callers complained about four-wheelers at 5:13 p.m. Thursday in the first block of Harvey Avenue.

— Holden Maple, no address listed, was charged after 5:23 p.m. Thursday for a minor misdemeanor intoxication, after first responders came to Heights Manor to investigate a disturbance. They found Maple, who later allegedly admitted to shooting up heroin, in possession of three syringes, a burned spoon, the suspect a bindle (folded paper to package the substance.)

— Officers investigated a domestic assault at 8:02 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of West 6th Street, where a woman alleged that her juvenile granddaughter had pushed her down and broke her glasses. She was advised on how she could file charges, since she just wanted a report on file.


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