County Sheriff

— The Ashtabula County sheriff’s office asked for a deputy to check on a man and teenage age girl believed to be at a home on Walnut Ridge Road, Washington Township. The deputy went to the home at 5:34 a.m. Tuesday but the person being sought was not there.

Highway Patrol

— Jared S. Whalen, 26, of Pennsylvania, was cited for traffic control devices when his camper struck a bridge on Neeld Road in Unity Township at 3:51 p.m. Sept. 25. Whalen said he didn’t see the height requirement.

— Matthew Springer, 28, of Alliance, struck a deer that entered the roadway on Homeworth Road in Knox Township at 10:58 p.m. Sept. 30.


— William P. Zahrndt, 60, state Route 45, Lisbon, was cited for OVI by the patrol after being stopped on East Lincoln Way at 12:41 a.m. Tuesday. This was after a village officer witnessed Zahrndt go left of center and commit several other traffic violations. His arm was in a sling, so the officer called for a trooper to perform the field sobriety test, which he failed.

— Richard R. Vecchio, 58, state Route 164, Lisbon, was arrested for public intoxication and menacing after police were called to the Circle K at 8:09 p.m. Sunday about a drunken man harassing customers. Police recognized Vecchio and offered to give him a ride home since it was just outside village limits. While searching Vecchio’s bag, police found an almost empty bottle of Svetka vodka, which the officer dumped out, and a half empty bottle of Jim Beam. Meanwhile, Vecchio began threatening to slap the officer and began approaching him. After Vecchio persisted in this behavior and refused to cooperate, the officer decided to arrest him.

— Police responded to a report of an injured man who had fallen at the entrance to the county fairgrounds at 12:37 p.m. Sunday. The man, who lives at Apple Grove apartments, was found sitting on the ground. He told police he was walking home from the Circle K when he fell. The man smelled of alcohol and admitted having two tall boy beers at 7 a.m., but he attributed his fall to a drop in blood sugar from not eating and not taking his blood pressure medication. After being examined by EMTs, the man was given a ride home by police.

— A caller reported there was man with a gun in his waistband near Smith Oil at 3:26 p.m. Monday. The weapon was an unloaded BB gun and the man stated he was carrying it because it looked cool. The officer told him man he should not carry the gun because it looks real, and the man said he understood.

East Liverpool

— A man reported at 9:14 a.m Wednesday that his cousin, who had recently been released from prison, had threatened to damage his property in the 1600 block of Holliday Street.

— Officers were dispatched at 1:38 p.m. Wednesday to the 300 block of West 9th Street to investigate the violation of a protection order. People at the residence seemed clueless as to why police were sent there.

— Police responded at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday to the East Liverpool Dairy Queen, where an employee allegedly threw food back at him after paying in the drive-thru window. The customer took issue with the employee’s attitude. She was advised to contact the DQ headquarters, and the employee was advised to do the same with the law director if he wanted to pursue charges.

— A caucasian subject who was “strung out on something” attracted police at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday to an investigation in the 300 block of Wilbert Avenue, where he was allegedly harassing people. No one was found.

— Police were dispatched to a male subject, who was on the ground and holding his chest, at 10:25 a.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue for a probable medical emergency. Instead they arrived to find him on the ground next to a lawn mower just taking a break.

— A caller asked for police intervention to rescue her cat at 10:28 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, where he had got locked in a neighbor’s garage several days earlier.

— A driver at Tri-State Cab wanted documentation of problems that he had been having with a female fare, who was now on social media and calling him a predator shortly after 3:55 p.m. Thursday.

— Officers were dispatched at 11:05 p.m. Thursday to Heights Manor for a possible drug overdose. Upon arrival, David Scott, no address listed, was cited for public intoxication, after admitting to officers that he had been drinking and just fell asleep in the car.

— A Chester Avenue woman reported at 9:53 a.m. Thursday that an unknown subject had entered her residence and removed several items from a closet in the front upstairs bedroom. There was no sign of forced entry.

— Earlier in the day, an officer took a report from the 1900 block of Michigan Avenue for a stolen handgun. Later at 11:52 p.m. Thursday, the complainants told police they managed to get the gun back from a female subject who had been threatening suicide with it. After they got the handgun back, the female fled.

— A female patient at ELCH reported at 1 a.m. Monday that a pair of diamond hoop earrings (valued at $750) disappeared from hospital custody.

— Erick Anthony Rivers, no address listed, was arrested at 2:06 a.m. Sunday at ELCH on a theft charge, after allegedly stealing a East Liverpool BP gas card from a parked car.

— Two representatives from the River Valley Voices were warned about soliciting without a license at 3:11 pm. Sunday and provided information about how to obtain them.

— Officers responded at 8:58 p.m. Saturday to the 400 block of Market Street, where they found an intoxicated male stumbling around the parking lot whom witnesses alleged earlier had his pants down. He was babbling incoherently, while accusing the officer of having his cat food in his police cruiser. He was transported to city hospital.

— Police responded to two bodies over the weekend: a deceased subject in an apartment building in the 300 block of Moore Street shortly after noon Friday and another shortly after noon Saturday in the 600 block of Minerva Street.

Perry Township

— Homer Huprich, 79, of Salem, was cited for failure to yield after his vehicle entered the intersection at the state Route 45 bypass from Georgetown Road and was struck by a southbound vehicle driven by John Bricker, 54, of Salem, at 8:45 p.m. Monday. Huprich and his passenger were both taken by ambulance to St. Elizabeth in Youngstown.

— Police responded to the 1500 block of Grant Street at 7:19 p.m. Monday for an alarm, finding that the female resident hit the alarm wanting someone removed. Police found a man, who also lived there, sitting in the bedroom. Both parties admitted to officers that they were high on heroin. The woman was very agitated and the man was calm. She was leaving and the man stayed in the garage until she left.

— A woman on Van Buren Avenue reported at 6:31 p.m. Monday that she found a note on her door, possibly from the neighbor, telling her to vacate the garage and leave the contents intact within three days.

— Donna Smith, 36, of Salem, was cited for assured clear distance after her westbound vehicle struck the rear of another driven by John Chaffin, 39, of Youngstown, after the light turned green on state Route 45 at state Route 9 at 5:22 p.m. Monday.

— A domestic was reported at 3:17 p.m. Monday in the 1800 block of North Lincoln Avenue. Police found no domestic, but learned a couple had an argument with their 16-year-old granddaughter who took off walking. They have custody of her. The girl was stopped by Salem police on Aetna and said she was the caller on the domestic. She was allegedly confronted by the grandparents after they heard about her using drugs. The grandfather came to the scene and took her back home.

— Cody Fisher, 29, of Waynesburg, was cited for failure to yield after stopping at the stop sign on the bypass and pulling out, getting struck by a southbound vehicle driven on U.S. Route 62 (North Lincoln Avenue) by Joseph Rinko, 57, of Salem, at 10:38 a.m. Monday. No injuries were reported.


— Officers at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday checked the area of Jennings for a missing juvenile from Ashtabula County after the sheriff’s office there pinged the missing juvenile’s phone in the general area. No one was found.

— Police were called at 8:40 p.m. Monday to the 500 block of Walnut Street for a person breaking into an apartment. Officers had been at the same apartment earlier for the same reason. The resident had said the suspects were in his bedroom closet, but police found no one there. The resident was apparently having a mental health crisis. Fire department first responders and EMT ambulance arrived and transported him to Salem Regional Medical Center for evaluation.

— A caller at 9:05 p.m. Monday reported a suspicious package arriving in the 600 block of East Perry. The package was addressed to that residence but zero deliveries were expected. Officers returned it to the post office.

— A woman in the 800 block of Granite Avenue reported at 9:04 p.m. Monday that sometime overnight her unlocked vehicle was entered and her wallet was stolen containing cash and personal property. A $10 bill was taken from the driver side door also.

— Police responded at 8:37 p.m. Monday to the 800 block of South Lincoln Avenue for an elderly female who was confused. A woman found the female on West Third Street and she wanted to return home. Once at the residence, she was unsure where she was. Officers verified it was her residence. Fire department first responders arrived and she was uncooperative when medical treatment was attempted. Multiple family members were contacted who took over and were able to stay with her.

— Officers were flagged down at 8:10 p.m. Monday by a man in the 1000 block of East Ninth Street who said a male was going around looking into houses with a flashlight. He didn’t recognize him and the male left when he confronted him.

— A woman came to the station at 5:11 p.m. Monday to report harassment. Officers viewed messages from the male half involved and told her some options.

— A domestic dispute was reported inside a vehicle at 3:39 p.m. Monday in the 1800 block of East State Street, but was not located.

— Carmen Stancil, 28, of 771 N. Lincoln Ave., was charged with theft and taken to jail after police were called at 12:45 p.m. Monday to Family Dollar, 239 W. State St., for a shoplifter. An employee reported seeing a female carrying a DVD player out of the store without paying for it. A description of the female and a registration for the vehicle was provided and police located her on North Lincoln.

— A man in the 1100 block of East Pershing Street reported at 11:15 a.m. Monday that someone broke into his detached garage and stole an handheld blower, rechargeable flashlight and two impact drills.

— A cell phone found on Highland Avenue was turned over to police at 10:21 a.m. Monday.

— Police responded at 9:01 a.m. Monday to the 2300 block of Tanglewood for a person to be removed. A woman reported a female came to her home because she could not get in touch with her son. Officers located the female in the woman’s car. They were able to get in touch with the female’s son who said his mother is having medical issues and they were going to see a doctor soon. The son responded and took his mother back home.


— Firefighters were called at 8:29 p.m. Monday to Walgreens on East State Street for a possible structure fire with sprinkler activation and found nothing showing. The sprinkler system in the foyer area had malfunctioned.

— Firefighters were called at 2:07 p.m. Monday to the 400 block of South Lincoln Avenue for an odor of natural gas. All the levels were in the normal range.


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