County Sheriff

— Someone was reported possibly trespassing on a property Buckeye Road, Madison Township, at 12:59 p.m. Sunday. The people fled before deputies arrived.

— Someone hung up after calling 911 from a Riffle Road, Elkrun Township, address at 7:42 a.m. Tuesday. There had been an argument and the woman’s daughter may have been the one who dialed 911. The woman had taken her daughter to school and then taking her cat to the vet, but said she would call deputies back once those things were done. No one was home.

— A Bayard Road, West Township, man reported at 11:12 p.m. Saturday he was assaulted. A warrant was issued for the man alleged responsible.

— Someone reported shooting coming from the field near Manor Apartments in Columbiana at 6:57 p.m. Sunday. Deputies found two people goose hunting, who appeared to be only shooting the bird which flew directly in front of their blind, which was not toward the apartment complex. It appeared the hunters were conducting themselves in a safe manner.

— Fireworks were reported in the area of Edward Circle, Fairfield Township, at 8:27 p.m. Sunday. Deputies remained in the area for several minutes, but did not see or hear anything.

— An explosion was reported in the area of Buck Road, Knox Township at 9:20 p.m. Sunday. Deputies checked the area from Westville Lake Road to Homeworth Road, but everything appeared to be normal.

— A woman reported at 5:41 a.m. Monday she and her children heard someone knocking on the door and on the front window of the living room. She could hear voices. Deputies checked the areas around the home and found now prints in the dew in the grass. Deputies also checked a bundle of covered round bales across the road, but found nothing which appeared that it had been disturbed.

Highway Patrol

— Holly L. Miller, 30, Tomahawk Drive, Negley, reported someone in a small SUV ran the stop sign and struck her SUV before fleeing. This occurred at the intersection of Dyke and Union Ridge roads in Middleton Township at 7:14 p.m. Friday.

— Kathryn Proctor, 30, Homeworth Road, Alliance, went off the right side of the road and struck a pole at the intersection of U.S. Route 62 and Homeworth Road at 9 p.m. Thursday. Proctor was cited for OVI, a turning violation and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. She is also facing a possible charge of mishandling a firearm in a motor vehicle — a loaded 9 mm handgun. Proctor was lying on the ground when the first people arrived on scene and she was taken to a local hospital with possible injuries.

— Ronald L. Sowers, 70, Prospect Street, Salem, was cited for failure to control after he went off the left side of the road and struck two mailboxes while driving on state Route 45 near Miller Road in Center Township at 12:39 p.m. Sept. 1. Sowers told the trooper he fell asleep at the wheel.


— Police were asked by the sheriff’s office to respond to a call just outside of town on Grant Street at 9:17 p.m. Aug. 25, where a woman says someone was beating on the door, a window and the AC unit. Police did not find anyone around the house, and the caller said the incident occurred an hour before.

— Police were called to the Kendall House on Aug. 24, where a male resident reported his knee was hurting from an earlier basketball injury and he was just feeling low on life. An ambulance was called to transport him to a local hospital for evaluation.

— Police were called to a domestic dispute on North Market Street at 5:16 a.m. Sept. 1. The woman caller said they had been arguing but she did not mean to call 911. She was advised to only call 911 should there be an emergency.

— Police were called to the Circle K at 12:33 a.m. Sunday in regard to two juveniles. The youths said they walked there from Mattix Road. Their parents were called since they were out past curfew.

— Police assisted sheriff’s deputies in trying to help serve an arrest warrant on state Route 45 north at 6:15 p.m. Monday.

— Police responded to a residential alarm going off on East Lincoln Way at 3:55 p.m. Monday, but the residents reported everything was fine.

— Police, sheriff’s deputies and U.S. marshals showed up at the Days Inn at 6 a.m. Thursday, but the man they were looking for was not there.

— John Simms laid his motorcycle down while traveling on Jackson Street at 5:10 a.m. Saturday. Simms said he was on his way to work from where he was living at the Traveler’s Motel when he lost control on some gravel while crossing the bridge over the Little Beaver Creek. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

— A woman who lives on North Street reported at 9 p.m. Sunday her son’s friend cut his wrist on a window while playing basketball. The youth was losing a lot of blood, so the officer applied a tourniquet until an ambulance arrived to transport the boy to an area hospital.

— Christina Whipkey of Homeworth was driving on East Chestnut Street on Sunday afternoon when a passing motorcyclist reached out and punched her SUV mirror and kept on going. She did not know what set him off because there was plenty of room for both.

— A clerk at the BP station reported finding a man sleeping behind the gas station at 3:08 a.m. Sept. 1. The officer could tell something was wrong with the man because he kept on referring to himself in the third person and saying someone was trying to kill him. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation.

— Police helped a sheriff’s deputy in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant at an East Washington Street residence at 12:26 a.m. Friday, but the person was not there.

— A clerk at Smith Oil reported there was a man in the parking lot at 4:15 p.m. Friday asking customers for money. The man said he just wanted enough money to purchase a couple of items, but he was told loitering is prohibited. The officer then gave the man a ride back to the Kendall House.


— Police were called to the Lisbon Street underpass in regard to a vehicle stuck in about four foot of flood waters at 3:34 p.m. Monday. The driver of the Ford Transit vehicle was Gerald B. Young, 76, and a tow truck was called because the vehicle would not restart.

— An Edgewood Drive resident called Sunday because a tree service removed brush from her property, and there were vehicles there also. She wanted a report should she decide to contact an attorney. The company doing the work was clearing the electric right-of-way.

— Police spoke with a Stanton Avenue man about his uncle causing problems Friday outside the Sandwich Factory over money owed someone. They were referred to the New Waterford Police Department since the three main principals involved in the dispute reside there.

— A West Salem Street woman reported Friday having problems with a neighbor, who threw a beer bottle at her and threatened to assault her. A report was made, and the woman was told to advise the landlord.

— Police were called to the Columbiana Ford dealership on Thursday to assist Beaver Township police in investigating a juvenile runaway case involving a 16-year-old girl from Tennessee. Police believe the girl was now on her way back to Tennessee.

— Christian M. Gamble, 20, Butcher Road, Leetonia, was cited for failure to control and driving under suspension after he went off the left side of the road and struck a tree while driving on Heck Road at 9 p.m. Sunday.

— Jerry A. Kurtz, 62, West Salem Street, was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign after striking motorist in Jonas A.D. Newton, 20, High Street, Leetonia, at the intersection of West Park Avenue and North Vine Street at 12:13 p.m. Friday.


— Zachary Mumford, of East Washington Street in Lisbon, was arrested at 8:25 p.m. Sunday on a theft charge, after allegedly stealing $100+ worth of merchandise from Dollar General/.

— An unidentified individual removed a broken tombstone from Springhill Cemetery and put it in a yard in the 600 block of Main Street, sometime before 2:30 p.m. Aug. 14.

— A woman reported that at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 that an unidentified subject had ripped up her son’s tent that was in 1000 block of Main Street, so she would like extra checks.

— A two-vehicle crash was reported at 2 p.m. Aug. 24 in front of the Wellsville post office.

— Officers were dispatched at 3 p.m.; Aug. 22 to the 300 block of 18th Street to gain entry to a residence, where a woman was on the kitchen floor with a possible broken hip. Entry had to be made to the home by kicking in the door, and the woman was transported to Beaver hospital.

— An attempted breaking and entering was reported at 11:49 p.mm. Aug. 22 in the 900 block of Wood Street.

— Tyrone Coles, no address listed, was arrested at 4 a.m. Aug. 25 on a charge of public intoxication, after not cooperating with police investigating a police all in the 300 block of 15th Street. He also was the subject of another report at 11:17 p.m. the following day, when residents in the 500 block of 15th Street wanted him removed from their property. Coles allegedly had reported that he was present to try to protect them from some guys from Steubenville who were going to shoot up the place.

— Police responded at 7:24 a.m. Aug. 25 to the 1700 block of Commerce Street for a domestic. The male subject was transported to his mother’s home in East Liverpool, after being asked to leave.

— A female resident of Independence Square reported at 4:42 p.m. Aug. 27 that a male who had been staying with her since he came from Florida four months ago pushed on her chest and punched a hole in the wall before fleeing. The Columbiana County Sheriff could find no information on the subject.

— Michael Marriman, no address listed, was arrested at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 27 in the 300 block of 1st Street on a disorderly conduct charge, after police responded to a possible domestic.

— Robert Cornman, 52, of Dodge Street in East LIverpool was cited at 9:42 p.m. Thursday after a motorcycle crash in the state Route 7. Cornman reported that he downshifted from 60 mph and ended up running into the rear of a white Equinox driven by Chelsea N. Boyd, of Chester Avenue. Cornman was thrown from his bike and transported to city hospital, while neither Boyd or her three juvenile passengers were injured, according to the report.

— David Haught, no address listed, was cited at 2:10 p.m. Friday on Stagecoach Road. An officer observed Haught back out of a driveway and then drive left of center while traveling west on Stagecoach. After the traffic stop, Haught admitted that he had not had a valid license and marijuana was discovered after K9 Nero alerted on his vehicle. He was charged with the traffic offense and possession of marijuana.

— Skylier Roberts, no address listed, was arrested at 1:15 p.m. Sunday on Westfield Road on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, after a routine traffic stop. Roberts allegedly operating a vehicle 31 mph in a 25 mph zone, when the officer detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. After denying that he had anything in the vehicle (however, had smoked it earlier in the day), Roberts eventually admitted the presence of a bowl and grinder under the passenger seat. The grinder had a green leafy substance that smelled like marijuana. A pipe with burnt residue and roaches were found in the ashtray with burnt wrappings.

— Police responded at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30 to Densmore Avenue for a multiple vehicle crash. Charles Shupp reported that he had been backing out of a driveway, when Thomas Wolfe struck his vehicle, went off the left side of the road and wrecked into a garage door in the 600 block. Wolfe disputed this, alleging that Shupp had back out into the roadway which caused the ensuing crash. The car was pinned under the garage door and had to be towed as a result of the damage. Neither driver was cited.

— Two vehicles were involved at 1:53 p.m. Aug. 28 on a state route’s southbound lane, after Kayla Cramer had rear-ended the vehicle in front of her after several vehicles had hydroplaned.

— Travis Neely, no address listed, was transported to city hospital, after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident in the southbound lane of state Route 11 at 11 p.m. Aug. 22.

— A resident of the 1100 block of Dillworth Road reported at 4:05 p.m. Aug. 30 that an identified subject removed electric wiring and now the power to his barn doesn’t work.

— Tyler Croskey, no address listed, was cited at 7:43 p.m. Aug. 29 in an unidentified location of Liverpool Township for no visible plate. During the stop, a K9 alerted on the vehicle and 51 THC cartridges were found in the the trunk, glove boy and middle console. He was cited for driving under a suspended license and no information was learned about other potential charges. A passenger, who had a valid license, drove the vehicle from the stop.

— Officers went to the 700 block of Center Road at 1 p.m. Aug. 29 to followup on a tip from the Cleveland police department regarding an ongoing custody dispute.

— Matthew Dolinar, no address listed, was involved in a single vehicle crash at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 28 along the southbound lane of state Route 11. He was treated by LifeTime but refused transport to city hospital and was cited for a reasonable control violation.

— Police responded to the 2100 block of Lee Street for a possible domestic over the male half’s smoking in the house. The female half alleged that he threw his beer at her, striking her in the chest and she is sick of being mistreated. No physical marks were observed on either subject nor a beer container on the ground. She declined to pursue charges.

— Dispatchers sent officers at 1:05 p.m. Aug. 23 to the 1000 block of 8th Avenue for a dispute over property.

— A resident in the 4000 block of Homestead Avenue reported at 8 p.m. that his son, who had been living with him about a month, vandalized his home.

— A structure fire with possible entrapment was reported at 5:51 p.m. Aug. 20 in the 1700 block of Orchard Street. Safety officials found the adult female and her baby sleeping in an upstairs bedroom.

Perry Township

— Salem Police asked township officers at 11:37 p.m. Sunday to check the area of Idaho Avenue for a juvenile who ran away from an address in the city. Police kept getting possible locations where the juvenile could be and later officers were told the juvenile returned to her mother’s residence.

— A property owner in the 1700 block of Cider Mill Road reported seeing tail lights from a vehicle by a pole barn on the property at 9:49 p.m. Sunday. When they went outside, the vehicle drove up to their house where they attempted to confront the people, but the vehicle sped past them. All they could make out was that the vehicle was a grey coupe. They didn’t see anything missing from the pole barn, but planned to take another look in the light of day.

— Police at 10:02 p.m. Saturday were asked to assist the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office in locating a person running in the road on Cunningham Road, but found no one.

— Police were called at 8:26 p.m. Saturday to the 1500 block of North Lincoln Avenue for an open burning complaint. The man at the residence was told it’s a hazard to burn garbage. He agreed to put the fire out and was told if police have to return again, the fire department may be called to put the fire out and he could face charges. He said they would not burn anymore.

— An alarm drop was reported at 7:14 p.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of Highland Avenue. The home was secure.

— A reckless operator was reported at 5:52 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Michigan Boulevard, but the vehicle was not found.

— A dog was reported at large in the 800 block of North Ohio Boulevard at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, but no contact was made.

— Police were called at 8:40 p.m. Friday to assist the Ohio State Highway Patrol in locating a vehicle involved in a hit/skip accident. Officers made contact at a residence, but were told that no one by the name of the person being sought lived there.

— Police responded at 8:22 p.m. Friday to Dollar General on East Pidgeon Road for a person going through the dumpster at the business. Officers made contact with a man who confirmed he was going through the dumpster. An employee of the store said they wanted him to leave, which he did.

— A two-vehicle accident was reported at 4:31 p.m. Friday on West State Street near Indiana Boulevard. No accident was found.


— Police responded at 1:26 a.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue for a well-being check, but were unable to make contact with the female.

— A man was pink-slipped (ordered evaluated) after being transported to Salem Regional Medical Center following a low-speed chase with police and eventual traffic stop early Tuesday. The incident will be reviewed for pending charges. Police had responded at 11:55 p.m. Monday to South Ellsworth and East State for reports of a vehicle sitting stationary through multiple stop light cycles. When officers got behind the vehicle, the vehicle turned eastbound on East State without using turn signals and continued to flee from officers who were attempting to stop it. The report said the driver fled east at low rates of speed. Officers disabled one wheel by deploying stop sticks and then managed to box in the vehicle on Lisbon Road at Garfield Road where the driver was detained. He was placed in handcuffs and due to his mental state, Green Township EMS responded and took him to the hospital. His vehicle was towed.

— Police were called at 8:58 p.m. Monday to the 1500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue for a well-being check. Dispatch said one person was allegedly going to cause harm to others per a received tip. When police arrived, the person denied wanting to harm himself or others. Officers believed him to be in a normal state of mind with nothing suspicious found.

— A suspicious person/vehicle was reported at 8:30 p.m. Monday in the Sparkle Market parking lot on South Lundy Avenue. A man knocking on doors in the area allegedly went to the vehicle and was sitting in it. Police located the vehicle in the parking lot unoccupied. Nobody was found.

— A domestic was reported at 8:05 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of East Third Street, but was verbal only over family issues.

— Bryan Bartels, 38, of 186 S. Union Ave., was charged with theft and taken to jail after police were called at 7:32 p.m. Monday to Walmart on East State for a shoplifter. A male at the self checkout was placing items into bags without scanning them and left without paying. Police reviewed video footage and made the arrest.

— Police were called at 6:52 p.m. Monday to the 600 to 700 block of East Sixth Street for a silver Kia Soul traveling in alleys and causing a disturbance. Officers found the vehicle parked behind a residence unoccupied and learned the vehicle did not belong to the resident, who was told they could have it towed. They called a short time later to report a person returned for the vehicle and fled west through the alley. The vehicle was not found.

— A domestic was reported at 6:42 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of Columbia where a woman advised two males known to her were going to get into a physical altercation. Nothing physical occurred, only an argument over residency issues.

— Police responded with the fire department at 4:18 p.m. Monday to South Broadway and Euclid for a report of several transformers on fire. No problems were found.

— A woman in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard reported coming home at 3:54 p.m. Monday to find her house trashed. There were no signs of forced entry and nothing report missing.

— A man in the 400 block of East Fifth Street reported at 2:37 p.m. Monday that he received alleged threats from another party, but wanted nothing done.

— Police responded at 1:11 p.m. Monday to the 100 block of West Third Street to check the welfare of a city resident. Police were unable to find anyone at home, but dispatch made contact by home and the resident was fine.

— A woman in the 600 block of East Seventh Street called at 1:06 p.m. Monday to report finding a backpack by her garage in the alley. Police recovered the backpack.

— Carl Marx, of state Route 164, Lisbon, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 12:01 p.m. Monday at Centennial Park.

— A woman at 11:32 a.m. Monday reported seeing her ex-boyfriend in Walmart and said he began making threatening comments via text and said he would see her outside. She was told to speak with the sheriff’s office also since both of them live outside the city. A protection order was recommended.

— Staff at Akron Children’s Hospital advised police at 9:14 a.m. Monday about the possible abuse of two children who live in Salem. The complaint is under investigation.


— Police and fire personnel responded at 11:59 p.m. Sunday to EuroGyro, 110 W. State St., for a fire alarm activation. The building was checked from outside and it was found that the fence surrounding the building was unlocked. The owner was contacted and planned to respond. Police also received a call about a suspicious person in the same area Monday morning, but found no one.


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