County Sheriff

— Melissa L. Moore was arrested for assault and her son, Donald L. Johnson III, was charged with criminal mischief after deputies responded to a child endangering call at a home on Osbourne Road, Madison Township, at 1:17 a.m. Tuesday.

Highway Patrol

— Mariah A. Betteridge, 27, of East Liverpool, was cited for assured cleared distance after she drove into the rear of a vehicle in front of her operated by McKenna M. Boals, 24, of Salineville, which in turn struck the vehicle in front of her, operated by Catherine J. Wallace, 21, of Lisbon. The chain-reaction accident occurred in a construction site on state Route 45 in Salem Township at 1:49 p.m. Monday. Betteridge and Boals, along with one of Betteridge’s passengers, were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. Betteridge was also cited for not wearing her seat belt.

— Luz M. Santiago, 43, of Salem, was cited for failure to control after going off the right side of the road striking a mail box, utility pole and culvert, while driving on Rochester Road in Knox Township at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday. Santiago was looking at the GPS on her phone when the accident occurred.

— Alexis B. Timmons, 18, Dyke Road, Middleton Township, was taken to an area hospital with suspected serious injuries after wrecking in a golf cart while driving on Dyke Road at 6:53 p.m. July 4. Timmons was partially trapped under the golf cart, which had to be lifted off her. Her passenger, Shannon Tate, suffered road rash but declined medical treatment. They were heading to the beach at Lake Tomhawk when Timmons wrecked.

— James K. Burgess, 57, of Lisbon, was cited for OVI and failure to yield after he went off the left side of the road, struck a guardrail and ended up partially off a bridge while driving on St. Jacob-Logtown Road in Center Township at 10:19 p.m. Tuesday.


— Police were called to the Days Inn on July 1 because a couple refused to check out by the assigned time and had not made arrangements to stay any longer. The couple left before police arrived and were from Elkton, Md.

— Police were asked on Tuesday to look for a woman who had been evicted from the Fleming House because she was possibly on drugs and in the company of two juveniles. She was evicted for using drugs at the facility.

— A caller reported there were two juveniles in her yard at the corner of West Pine Street and Thomas Road at 1:46 a.m. Wednesday. She told them to leave, which they did, but police did not find them.

— Police were called to a possible drug overdose in the Circle K parking lot at 1:16a.m. Wednesday. The woman said her sister has been using meth for the past three months, the last time the day before, after previously being addicted to heroin. Her sister has been staying with a man somewhere south of town and she suspects he is supplying her with drugs. Police found three small bags in the vehicle containing some sort of residue. An ambulance was called to transport the woman to a local hospital.


— Sierra McEwen struck a deer while driving on state Route 14 at 9:49 p.m. Thursday.

East Palestine

— A South Washington Street man was reported verbally harassing the other tenants at 10:50 p.m. Wednesday.

— A low hanging utility line was reported in the area of Park Avenue and Everett Street at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday. After being unable to contact the utility company to deal with the problem, the street department came and marked off the area to avoid any further issues.

— Police spoke to a man having some personal issues at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of East Taggart Street.

— Police received a call at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday from a woman who wanted to report a problem that happened some time ago. The matter remains under investigation.

New Waterford

— A theft was reported at Dollar General a 10:01 p.m. Wednesday where a man became upset after his card got declined. He began yelling about showing ID, took the items he was attempting to purchase and left the store. Police spoke to the man about taking the items — a can of beer and some candy bars — and when they attempted to take him into custody he fought with them until he was tased. David B. Shaffer, 55, was charged with theft and resisting arrest then transported to the county jail. East Palestine police assisted at the scene.

— A possible domestic dispute was reported in the 3000 block of Pinewood Drive at 12:19 p.m. Wednesday. Police were unable to locate any signs of a domestic and other neighbors denied hearing any calls for help.

— A Front Street resident needed medical attention at 8:29 p.m. Wednesday. New Waterford EMS transported the woman to the hospital.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 12:01 a.m. Thursday as being in a parking lot on East Main Street for more than a week. Police found nothing was wrong with the vehicle and the owner of the lot was told they could have the vehicle towed if they wanted.

— An unwanted person in the 46000 block of North State Street for an unwanted person at the home at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. The person left before police arrived.


— Police at 3:38 a.m. Friday responded to the overpass bridge on West State Street after a passing motorist became concerned about a person on top of the bridge. Nobody was found on the bridge and officers also walked the area underneath the bridge and did not find anybody.

— An alarm was reported at 12:32 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of West State Street, but the building was secure.

— Police checked the area of the Flying Pig on North Ellsworth and the 500 block of South Broadway at 11:22 p.m. Thursday for a report of a female driving a blue Jeep intoxicated. The vehicle was not found.

— An intoxicated person was reported at 11:09 p.m. Thursday at Hawley and Cleveland. Police found the person cooperative with safe transportation already secured.

— A man at 9:24 p.m. Thursday reported his silver 2008 Chevy Trailblazer stolen from his driveway between Tuesday and Thursday. The vehicle was unlocked with the keys in it. At 1:01 a.m. Friday, he called back and said he located the vehicle in the Smith Center parking lot on Fourth Street. An officer arrived and did not find the vehicle, then went to the man’s home and he had already retrieved it. Nothing appeared damaged or missing.

— Police and fire department first responders went to an address in the 100 block of Vine Avenue after a caller at 9:05 p.m. Thursday found a friend highly intoxicated laying on the kitchen floor. The person was taken to the hospital.

— Fireworks were reported at 9:03 p.m. Thursday at Third and Vine, but were not found.

— Police, fire department first responders and KLG responded at 6:21 p.m. Thursday to the 500 block of Columbia Street for an intoxicated person possibly having a medical issue due to the heat and excessive alcohol consumption. The person was taken to the hospital.

— Officers assisted Children Services at 3:53 p.m. Thursday on East Third Street, but no one was located.

— A woman on Vine reported at 1:30 p.m. Thursday that she was a victim of a scam. She had already notified her bank.

— A person on Georgetown Road reported at 9:43 a.m. Thursday that she bought multiple gift cards from several stores and a phone from Walmart and she tried to download apps onto the phone. She had problems so she called an 800 number for the phone manufacturer and was transferred to another person. She felt that the person she was transferred to somehow took the money off the gift cards.

— Police were called to Reilly School off of Ohio Avenue for a report at 9:30 a.m. Thursday of the dumpster being filled without consent. The name of the person was found on packages and officers made contact. The person admitted to it and was told to remove the stuff or face criminal charges for theft of services. They had moved out of state, but said they would try to get the stuff removed.

— Andrew R. Irwin, 21, of Park Avenue, was cited for reasonable control and leaving the scene after police were called for a hit/skip at South Ellsworth and Franklin at 12:06 a.m. Thursday. The vehicle appeared to have been southbound on Ellsworth and attempted to turn east on Franklin, misjudging the turn and traveling off the road onto the sidewalk and knocking down a traffic sign. The vehicle fled the scene, but the license plate was found that must have fallen off. The owner of the vehicle called later and reported the adult son had been driving and provided an address on Franklin, where police found Irwin. He confirmed what happened and said he and a passenger were not injured.

Perry Township

— Brandon Hoschar, 25, of 1129 W. Perry St., was charged with felony domestic violence and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called to the 1100 block of Prospect at 6:41 p.m. Thursday to meet with the alleged victim. The female said she was assaulted at her residence on West Perry Street by her boyfriend. She had visible injuries and officers made contact with the boyfriend at the West Perry Street address, taking him into custody.

— Police were called at 4:59 a.m. Thursday to the 1000 block of Stewart Road for a welfare check. Officers made contact with a female who was disoriented and determined she accidentally overmedicated herself. KLG responded and she was voluntarily taken to the hospital.

— Police responded at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to Plymouth Place for a domestic between a male and female who just left court over a divorce. The male had not lived at the residence for six months but showed up demanding to be let inside. He said he had a court order to retrieve his belongings, which the female had placed on the porch. Officers learned there was no court order. He was told to leave before he got arrested and was told in the future to make sure the court order is in his hands.


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