County Sheriff

— New Philadelphia police requested deputies go to a state Route 644, Hanover Township, home to make contact with a woman at 8:47 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies found she had moved.

— Deputies picked up Linda M. McKinnon from East Liverpool Municipal Court to transport her to the county jail at 11:04 a.m. Tuesday. Upon arriving at jail, the deputy found a cut plastic straw inside her purse. The straw contained an unknown substance and McKinnon reportedly admitted using the straw for snorting heroin. She was charged with drug paraphernalia.

— Deputies spoke to a Chamberlain Street, Middleton Township, resident about obtaining a civil protection order at 9:36 p.m. Monday.

— A state Route 644, Franklin Township, woman reported at 9:17 a.m. Saturday her attorney asked her to file a police report because she said the father of her children is not following the court order and allowing the children to contact them every day. The father later contacted deputies to say that she has continued to contact him and he has told her he was busy with the children and would have them call when they have time.


— Police were called to a home on East Lincoln Way at 8:19 a.m. Wednesday to remove someone from the premises, but the man was gone by the time police arrived.


– Randall C. Culler, 40, Somer Street, was charged with criminal mischief July 13 after an officer responded to his neighbor’s home at 7:11 a.m. July 8 where the resident said she had him on video running over her No Trespassing signs. He was also charged with trespassing after his neighbor reported at 4:27 p.m. July 13 that he and another resident at his home had been walking on their property after being told by her and officers not to do so. The issues between the neighbors has been ongoing for several months.

– An officer responded to a 300 block Somer Street home at 12:35 p.m. July 25 in reference to trash in the back yard. The resident showed the officer the trash, which appeared to be a lump of bread the birds were picking at. The officer photographed the trash, got a statement and cleared the scene.

– Darrin M. McFarland, 22, listed address of Teegarden Road, Salem, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors after officers responded with Columbiana police and xheriff’s deputies to a 400 block Sleepy Hollow Drive home at 12:08 a.m. Aug. 1 in reference to a party. When the officer arrived, several people ran away and the officer could see inside the home, noting several people under 21. The occupants refused to open the door and someone closed the shade on the glass siding door, but the officer found it unlocked and entered, finding more people inside. Officers identified everyone and found at least 12 who were under 21. McFarland was determined to be the legal resident.

– An officer responded to a 500 block Cherry Fork Avenue home at 9:04 p.m. Aug. 1 in reference to four wheelers and fireworks. An adult said he was riding a road able four wheeler on the road, but there were no fireworks. At that time, the officer heard fireworks elsewhere but was unable to locate their source.

– Dylan J. Young, 18, Youngstown, was charged with improper handling of firearms in a vehicle, possession of pot and speeding; and a passenger, Caleb J. Edwards, 18, Youngstown, was cited for possession of pot and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on Washington near Main at 11:46 p.m. Aug. 1.

– An officer responded to a 300 block Somer Street home at 7:12 p.m. Sunday in reference to a loud music complaint. The officer spoke with the resident, who had an open beer bottle in his hand, and he denied playing the music loud. The officer advised him to keep the music down and left. A short time later, the original complainant reported the resident had left in his vehicle and was driving drunk. The officer searched the area but was unable to find the driver.

– An officer responded to the 100 block of Chestnut Street at 5:50 p.m. Monday in reference to a suspicious person. The officer spoke with the homeowner’s daughter who said she had forgot her key and removed the air conditioner from a bedroom to gain entry. The homeowner arrived and confirmed everything was okay.

– Officers responded to the 100 block of Pine Street at 9:04 p.m. Monday in reference to a domestic and found it to be verbal only. The woman gathered her belongings and left.

– An officer responded to the first block of Pine Street around 1 a.m. Tuesday where a resident reported being woke up by her car alarm. The resident said the only way the alarm would go off is by using the door handle. She said nothing was missing from the vehicle, but the day before someone had taken gas out of the vehicle’s tank.


— A Monroe Street business reported July 29 a fraud violation involving the corporate checking account.

— An officer responded with medical personnel to a 700 block Liberty Street home at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday in reference to an unresponsive female. EMTs were unable to get a pulse. The coroner’s office transported her to a funeral home.

— An officer responded to a 500 block North Ellsworth home at 11:59 a.m. Tuesday where the resident reported a cat had been roaming around the home and had attacked her children. An officer spoke with the owner, who agreed to retrieve the cat.

— Officers responded with the fire department to the 200 block of West 10th at 12:09 p.m. Tuesday in reference to an electrical fire. Officers provided traffic control until the fire department cleared the scene.

— An officer responded to a 200 block Vine Avenue home at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday in reference to several juveniles possibly left home alone. The officer found an adult supervising the juveniles.

— A patrolling officer at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday observed a vehicle parked near the fence line at the back of the grass field behind the gravel parking lot at Southeast Elementary. The occupants were waiting to meet someone.

— Timothy A. Lodge, 31, Summit Street, Salem, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on West State Street near Dodge Drive at 4:41 p.m. Tuesday.

— The property owner of apartments in the 200 block of Vine Avenue reported at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday someone had shattered the glass sliding door of a vacant apartment and he believed it to be the previous tenant.

— Jacob C. Bickley, 23, no address listed, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on East State Street near North Howard Avenue at 8:36 p.m. Tuesday.

— Officers responded to the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue at 8:48 p.m. Tuesday where a man reported a woman had pointed a black rifle at him. He said she did not threaten him, but was waving the gun at him and laughing. The woman denied the allegation, but said the firearm was a BB gun and everybody knew it. The matter was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

— Officers responded to the 400 block of West Fourth Street at 9:42 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a barking dog and were able to located the home where the dog was inside. Officers were able to hear the dog barking from outside and left a written warning after no one answered the door.

— A Sharp Avenue resident reported at 9:58 p.m. Tuesday her ex-boyfriend was continuously calling and texting her as well as driving by her home. She was advised of her options.

— Officers responded to the area of North Union Avenue and East Third Street at 10:37 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a suspicious male who jumped out in front of a vehicle and fled toward North Union. Officers were unable to find the man.

— A patrolling officer at 12:07 a.m. Wednesday observed several highly intoxicated individuals outside a bar in the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue, two of whom were lying on the ground. They said they were fine and just waiting for a taxi.

— Sarah L. Davis, 36, Goshen Road, Salem, was cited for OVI and improper backing after an officer who knew her to be intoxicated following an earlier incident observed her back out of a parking spot and strike a legally parked vehicle in the street, then continue southbound.

— Officers responded to the 1300 block of Southeast Boulevard at 5:03 a.m. Wednesday where a resident reported hearing a scream at a residence back from the road in a wooded area. Officers observed a vehicle leaving the residence and conducted a traffic stop. The driver said he was watching the home while the owner was away. Officers searched the area and found nothing suspicious.


— Christine Valentine and Dakota Mellott, address not listed, were arrested at 12:49 p.m. July 30 in the 800 block of Aten Avenue on charges of domestic violence. The siblings were arguing and it got physical. Both sustained visible injuries.

— A homeowner in the 500 block of Commerce Street reported at 3:30 p.m. Saturday that after evicting tenants from the property, they caused significant damage to the property.


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