Perry Township

— Lawrence Scott Van Kirk, 36, of Salem, was taken into custody during a traffic stop at 7:33 p.m. Monday on South Lincoln at Franklin on a warrant out of Columbiana County for failure to appear. He was turned over to a sheriff’s deputy and taken to jail.

— An officer at 4:09 p.m. Monday assisted Leetonia Police in obtaining information regarding a crash from a resident in the 1100 block of Prospect Street.

— A domestic was reported at 1:56 p.m. Monday at Overlook and West Perry Street between a grandmother and her 11-year-old grandson, who she said was out of control and cussing and screaming at her. Officers spoke to the juvenile and told him to calm down and behave himself.


— A manager at Lynn’s Mobile Home Park reported that a resident has been gone for an extended period of time at 6:26 p.m. Monday. There was additional concern from the manager because the elderly man has dementia and is hard of hearing. A missing person’s report was made for Rick Walton.

— Guy Ray Hill, 49, Spruce Street, was arrested for a warrant out of Michigan at 11:48 p.m. Monday.


— Joseph Swabey, 45, was arrested and transported to county jail after a report of domestic violence at 7:53 a.m. July 9. Swabey’s son, Geno, told police that the two got into an argument and Joseph struck Geno in the face, leaving a red mark by his left eye. Joseph admitted to striking Geno and was cooperative during the arrest.

— Aaron Wolford, 24, was arrested after police responded to Pritchard Avenue for a report of domestic violence at 2:50 p.m. July 14. Aaron’s sister, Sabrina, reported the incident and said that she and Aaron were arguing when he punched her in the face. Sabrina said that she struck him in the face afterwards to defend herself. Three other witnesses had the same story as Sabrina. According to Aaron, Sabrina had hit him several times first.


— An officer responded to a report of loud music at the Tipsy Cow on Madison Street at 12:56 a.m. July 9 and could hear the music from the street. The officer spoke with the DJ who said it was the last song. The officer also shut the door to the business and advised an employee of the complaint. The officer then drove around and returned to find the music still loud and the door open again. The officer called the DJ and employee outside and they said it was the last song again. The officer cleared the scene, then patrolled the area once more, but found the noise had stopped.

— A Main Street resident reported on station at 4:34 a.m. July 16 that he wanted to harm himself and had been sitting on the railroad tracks waiting for a train to come, then began punching concrete. The man was intoxicated and was voluntarily transported to a hospital for evaluation.

— An officer responded to the Tipsy Cow on Madison Street at 1:11 a.m. Saturday in reference to yelling. The officer could hear the yelling from the parking lot and found people on the patio where the yelling was coming from. The officer advised them to keep the noise down.

— A Lisbon resident reported on station at 9:25 a.m. Saturday her husband who lives in Washingtonville made her flee for her life and leave her children with him. A Washingtonville officer arrived and after talking with her and checking on her husband and children, determined she was suffering from a mental issue.

— Shane J. Linden, 41, Crestview Road, Leetonia, was charged with criminal trespass, fleeing and eluding, driving under suspension, no ATV registration and prohibited operation on the roadway after a patrolling officer attempted to stop him while he was driving a dirtbike on Columbia Street at 4:26 p.m. Saturday. Linden also reportedly signaled from the driver of a four-wheeler with him to flee from the officer. The officer lost sight of the ATVs after the drivers cut through yards. Linden was identified following an anonymous tip and the driver of the four-wheeler was identified as a 15-year-old. No charges were filed against the juvenile driver or his passenger.

— An officer responded with Columbiana police to a domestic dispute in the 100 block of Spruce Street at 1:33 a.m. Sunday. The female resident said she had been in a verbal dispute with her boyfriend and he wanted her out of the house. She said no threats or violence occurred. She was advised to stay with someone else for the night if possible.

— An officer accompanied a Cherry Fork Road resident retrieve his son from a Chestnut Street home at 10:15 p.m. Sunday after the resident learned his son had lied about where he was staying.

— An officer responded to the 400 block of Honey Lane at 6:08 a.m. Monday where a woman reported finding an elderly male lying in the roadway of South County Road and taking him to her son’s house. The male seemed confused and did not know where he lived. The officer contacted paramedics to check on the man and learned that the man’s wife had reported him missing to the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office. The wife responded to the scene and said that he had been sleeping downstairs and when she woke up that morning he was gone. The man refused medical treatment and was turned over to his wife.


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