County Sheriff

— Deputies responded to the area of state Routes 170 and 154 after a domestic dispute reportedly happened at Gorby’s at 10:19 a.m. July 2. The person who called said the woman had left walking northbound on state Route 170 and the man had left in a red Dodge Dakota truck, but it was uncertain which way he had gone. Deputies checked the area, but did not find them.

— A Kevin Drive, Knox Township, woman reported Monday someone entered her home sometime between 4 and 7 p.m. on Sunday. The kitchen window was unsecure.

— Two goats and a pig were reported running loose in the area of Cunningham Road, Salem Township, at 8:55 a.m. Monday. The person who called had chased the animals back onto their own property. Deputies spoke to the owner, who was in the process of trying to put them into a makeshift pen. He was warned that this was the second complaint of this nature and any further complaints would result in an animals at large citation. It was also suggested he construct a proper building for them.

— An abandoned vehicle was reported on the trailer parks’ property on Scott Drive, Knox Township. The vehicle was found to belong to a person in Sebring and Sebring police were contacted to notify the registered owner. The owner said he sold the vehicle to someone else, but did not provide the name. Deputies told the trailer park owner he can have it towed.

— A resident on Desellem Road, Madison Township, reported at 4:03 p.m. Tuesday his neighbor was using an ATV to trespass on his property. He could hear it in the distance. The deputy told him to install cameras and post it “No Trespassing” because the property where the ATV was traveling was far from his home.

East Palestine

— A woman brought her son to the station at 9:09 a.m. Tuesday so police could speak to him about being unruly and refusing to listen to his parents.

— A home health care worker reported he was assaulted by his client at a North Market Street home at 10:59 a.m. Tuesday. Police spoke to the client and the matter was resolved.

— Someone downtown reported a pickup truck struck a parked vehicle and fled at 11:27 a.m. Tuesday. The owner of the vehicle was unable to find any damage.

— A neighbor dispute was reported in the 400 block of East North Avenue at 7:31 p.m. Tuesday. Both of the neighbors were warned to stay off each others property or they will be charged with criminal trespassing.

— A disabled vehicle was reported at the intersection of North Market and Main Streets at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday. The owner was attempting to get it started when police arrived, but when it would not start the owner was given permission to leave it there overnight.

— Gunshots or fireworks were reported in the area of CSI Environmental, East Martin Street, at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday. Police checked the area and spoke to one of the company’s drivers, who said what someone may have heard was banging from one of the trucks when they were getting ready to head out for the day.

–A state Route 170 woman reported at 12:53 a.m. Tuesday her sister and her sister’s boyfriend had been fighting and he harmed her. Police went to the home, but the sister refused to cooperate and signed a refusal to file charges.

— A man reported at 10:28 p.m. Monday, while at Rite Aid, another man kicked his girlfriend. The matter is under investigation.

— A reckless driver was reported coming into town on South Market Street at 8:04 p.m. Monday. The vehicle traveled left of center on Brookdale Avenue when police saw it and stopped the driver. Gregory Gorby, 64, East High Street, East Palestine, was cited with OVI.

— Home Savings reported at 3:04 p.m. Monday a Penske truck struck the guard pole next to the drive through and drove away. Police found the truck less than a block away and the driver, Melvin Thomas, said he had never driven a truck that size before and accidentally took the turn too sharp. He was not cited due to the accident happening on private property.

— A neighbor dispute was reported at 9:06 p.m. Sunday on North Sumner Street.

— An East Clark Street woman reported her daughter was being unruly at 6:45 p.m. Sunday.

— Someone reported fireworks in the area of East North Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

— A suspicious man was reported in the parking lot of Gorby’s at 2:12 p.m. Sunday, sitting in his vehicle for about an hour. The vehicle had left and moved to the car wash on North Sumner Street. Police spoke to the man, who said he came to town to look at a vehicle he was planning to purchase and the seller had asked him to meet him at Gorby’s. After an hour of sitting there when the seller did not show up, he left.

— A disgruntled parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes Church unhappy with the COVID-19 precautions the church had implemented was causing a scene at 8:57 a.m. Sunday before leaving. Police could not find the man when they arrived. No charges are being filed.

— Two junk motor vehicles were reported parked at a Wood Street address at 7:16 a.m. Sunday. The property owner was served a zoning violation notice giving 10 days to get the vehicles up to code or removed them.

— A domestic situation was reported in the 700 block of state Route 170 outside of town at 12:57 a.m. Sunday, when deputies were involved in something else at first. Police responded until deputies could get there and deputies took a woman into custody.

— A Garfield Avenue resident reported at 1:08 a.m. Sunday two motorcyclists were setting off fireworks in front of a home. Police checked the area, but the two had already left.

— An East Martin Street resident was warned after he and others were found shooting off fireworks in the area of James Street and East Martin Street at 10:56 p.m. Saturday. The party continued just minutes after police warned them and charges are pending.

— The doors to the high school gym appeared to be partially open at 10:30 p.m. Saturday and police resecured them.

— Christy Rohn, 29, Front Street, Negley, was taken into custody on a warrant at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

— A woman parked at the Marathon gas station on North Market Street backed from a parking space into another vehicle at 4:25 p.m. Friday. The owner of the struck vehicle reported the woman told him she did not have insurance, but would pay for the damage.

— A fire was reported at an East North Avenue home at 9:58 p.m. Friday. Everyone got out of the home and the cause of the fire was under investigation.


— A woman from Stonehaven Drive reported Monday someone used her mother’s identity to file a false tax return in her name.


— An officer responded to a 100 block West Third Street at 5:43 a.m. Tuesday in reference to an unattended juvenile and found the juvenile on the front porch. The officer confirmed no one was home with the child, but the mother arrived shortly after. The matter was forwarded to children services.

— An officer responded to the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 11:36 a.m. Tuesday in reference to a young juvenile threatening self harm. The officer spoke with the parent and the juvenile. The juvenile was transported to the hospital.

— Officers responded to a verbal dispute in the 600 block of East State Street at 11:43 a.m. Tuesday and found no threats or violence had occurred. The dispute was resolved.

— Officers responded to the 100 block of South Broadway at 12:02 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a dispute and found people in a verbal altercation regarding a romantic relationships. Everyone was advised to go their separate ways and stay away from each other.

— Emily M. Slepski, 21, Youngstown, was arrested on a warrant out of the county after officers responded to a dispute in the 600 block of East State at 12:04 p.m. Tuesday.

— An officer responded to a 1700 block Southeast Boulevard home at 1:16 p.m. Tuesday where the resident reported two loose dogs charged her dog while it was in her yard. The officer searched but could not find them.

— An officer responded to the 2200 block of East State at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a possible sink hole in the curb lawn near a business entrance. The officer located the sink hole and contacted the street department.

— An officer responded to a 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue business at 3:34 p.m. Tuesday where an employee had found a hole in the wall and a discharged bullet on the floor consistent with the damage, which is believed to have occurred over the previous weekend.

— An officer responded to a Cedar Ridge Drive home at 4:52 p.m. Tuesday where a man reported a female would not let him take the children despite a custody agreement. The female admitted to not letting the man take the children, citing an incident of concern. They were advised to contact the court.

— A Southeast Boulevard resident reported at 6 p.m. Tuesday receiving collect calls from the county jail and was unsure if they were legitimate since she does not know anyone who would be calling from there. An officer checked with the jail but was unable to determine if anyone had been calling.

— An officer responded to the area of North Howard and West Fifth at 6:02 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a 5-year-old child riding a tricycle in the middle of the intersection. The officer was unable to find the child.

— Officers responded to South Broadway at 8:09 p.m. Tuesday in reference to three males entering a vacant duplex through a window. The males said they had just moved in from Wyoming. The landlord confirmed they were permitted to be there.

— Officers responded to a 300 block East Sixth Street home at 8:24 p.m. Tuesday where the resident reported receiving threats from another male regarding a female.

— An officer responded to the 100 block of Jennings at 9:11 p.m. Tuesday where a woman reported she let someone have one of her phones provided they pay the bill, but the person stop paying the bill. The officer contacted the other person and retrieved the phone without incident.

— An officer at 10:11 p.m. Tuesday was flagged down in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard and advised of suspicious vehicles traveling through the area at abnormal times.

— Officers responded to the 1100 block of Newgarden Avenue at 1:01 a.m. Wednesday in reference to a loud explosion and found a street sign that had been knocked to the ground by a vehicle. Officers recovered a piece of the vehicle and the matter is under investigation.


— An officer responded to a 400 block Columbia home at 7:55 a.m. July 3 where the resident reported her boyfriend had met a man he knows walking down the street and gave him a ride to the house, then left for 20 minutes to pick her up from work in Salem. She said when they returned the male was gone along with multiple electronics and a weapon. There were also tire marks in the grass leaving the back yard into the alley.

New Waterford

— Officers responded to the 3300 block of Pinewood Drive at 2:20 a.m. Monday in reference to a domestic disturbance, but were unable to find any signs a dispute had occurred.

— A 3800 block West Main Street resident reported at 2 p.m. Tuesday the operator of construction vehicle of a company working for the village had been operating the vehicle while texting. The matter was referred to the village administrator.

— Officers responded to the 3300 block of Pinewood Driver at 10:12 a.m. Wednesday in reference to a domestic violence complaint, but the female at the residence denied any involvement in a dispute and showed no signs of abuse. Numerous neighbors in the same complex also said they heard no signs of a domestic dispute.


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