County Sheriff

— A Steubenville Pike, Wayne Township, woman reported at 4:42 a.m. Tuesday a vehicle was parked in the driveway next to her home. However, she called back before deputies arrived to report she had mistaken a candle light reflecting in the window for a vehicle.

— A Butler Grant Road, Butler Township, man reported two different Visa credit cards came to his home under different names. He contacted the company issuing the cards and was told to file a report with his local law enforcement.

— A man owning a large building on Old state Route 14, Fairfield Township, reported at 9:36 a.m. Monday a door had been removed and someone may have entered the building. Nothing was missing.

— A 16 School Road, Yellow Creek Township, man reported at 8:43 a.m. Monday he and his live-in partner had a domestic dispute. She had already left before deputies arrived. He claimed they are going back to New Jersey for a family funeral and an argument had ensued. He said she had back handed him and when he got out of the car to go back inside, she reportedly attempted to hit him with the car. He did not wish to file criminal charges.

— A third party reported a domestic dispute at a Millrock Road, Middleton Township, home at 10:41 a.m. Monday. Deputies spoke to the woman living there who reported she and her boyfriend were having issues and she was concerned she and her children were in danger. While she was speaking with deputies, he was in the process of moving his belongings out of the house and was argumentative with deputies. She said he had not made any physical threats toward them on that day.

— A state Route 7, Fairfield township, man reported at 2 p.m. Monday someone used his information to open up an account with U.S. Bank. He contacted the bank, which informed him someone had used his name, Social Security number to open an account in an attempt to obtain unemployment benefits. A U.S. Bank debit card came in the mail, which alerted the man of the fraud.

— While doing routine checks in the area, deputies found a door wide open on the front of the Guilford Fire Department at 12:14 a.m. Thursday. There was no signs the door had been forced open or that anyone tampered with the equipment. It did not appear anything was missing and the chief was notified. Deputies secured the door.

— A man was reported knocking at a home on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 2 a.m. Thursday. He was gone when deputies arrived and the resident of told deputies the man claimed he had broke down in Unity and wanted to know if he could get some water. He also claimed he was cold. When the resident asked where the man was trying to get to, he said he did not know, so the resident went back in and called deputies. Deputies checked the area and he was eventually found at the 7 and 14 Truck Stop, where deputies and Columbiana police spoke to him.

Highway Patrol

— Cayden B. Elton, 19, of Kensington, was cited for failure to yield after he struck a vehicle driven by Ronald Marshall, 65, of Kensington, while turning onto state Route 9 from U.S. 30 in Hanover Township at 7 a.m. Monday.

— Andrew Diaz, 30, of Wellsville, was cited for failure to control after he went off the left side of the road and struck a utility pole on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 11:30 p.m. Dec. 29. Diaz’s vehicle was found abandoned and he contacted the highway patrol the next day. Diaz told them he had swerved to miss a deer and was then picked up by a passing motorist.

— Joshua Williams, 18, of East Liverpool, was cited for failure to control after he went off the right side of the road and struck a guardrail while driving on state Route 7 in Elkrun at 8 p.m. Dec. 26.

— Kevin Jones, 41, of Leetonia, was cited for assured cleared distance after he struck the vehicle in front of him, driven by John P. Grubbs, 40, of Leetonia. Jones was trying to pass Grubbs as Grubbs began to make a right turn on state Route 45 in Center Township at 6:10 p.m. Dec. 26.


— A local man told police on Dec. 22 he paid $13 for the complete wash at the automated car wash on North Market Street. The motorist in front began to leave the bay but then put his car in reverse and re-entered the car wash, using the wash the local man had just paid for. The victim provided police with a photograph of the car and the license plate, which came back to a Newton Falls man, who was contacted. He told police he had backed up to wash off the remaining bubbles from his car, and he was told he cannot do that. Meanwhile the man who was out $13 was given a car wash slip entitling him to a free cleaning.


— Ryan M. Orosz, 31, of Austintown, was cited after leading police on a chase on state Route 14 and then SR 164 at 9:41 p.m. Monday. The chase began when police tried to stop Orosz after he ran a red light, and the chase reached more than 90 mph. The officer caught up with Orosz at the SR 7 traffic light and he stopped, resulting in the intersection being shut down for a period. He was cited for running a red light, speeding and failure to yield the right of way for an emergency vehicle.


— An officer responded to a home in the first block of High Street at 6:17 p.m. Friday in reference to a 911 hangup. The resident said everything was okay and blamed one of the children at the home for playing with the phones.

–An officer responded to a home in the first block of Chestnut Street at 6:45 p.m. Sunday in reference to a drug complaint in which the caller reported he picked up his stepson who smelled like marijuana. The son said his dad smokes marijuana because of his depression. The officer spoke with the mother who also smelled of marijuana and the officer detected an odor of marijuana coming from the house. The stepfather said this is the second time he has picked up his stepson smelling of marijuana.

Perry Township

— A representative of the Columbiana County Humane Society, 1825 S. Lincoln Ave., called police at 10:51 a.m. Tuesday requesting removal of an employee who was terminated and refusing to leave. The employee was told to leave by police and was given a criminal trespass warning not to return at the request of the caller.

— A man in the 1200 block of West State Street reported at 3:51 a.m. Tuesday that his credit card was used by his friend and that some girls had taken it from him in Youngstown and charged $1,000 on it. He was told to contact Youngstown Police.


— A dog was reported at large at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Barclay and Maple. A neighbor was able to get the dog back inside the residence since no one would answer the door.

— A woman came to the station at 9:12 a.m. Tuesday to report her adult daughter, whom she’s the guardian over, was having an issue with a male who lives in her apartment. Nothing suspicious was found at the apartment. The woman was advised of options since the male is on the lease.

— Officers at 7:50 p.m. Monday checked on an occupied vehicle on Vine Avenue near East Third Street due to suspicious circumstances. Police found nothing criminal occurred.

— Zachary Kenst, 28, of East Ninth Street, was taken into custody on a warrant out of Stark County for receiving stolen property after an officer on patrol at 6:56 p.m. Monday made contact with him. The officer saw a male who appeared intoxicated on East Second Street at North Broadway, identified him and learned he was wanted on a felony warrant. He was turned over to a Stark County sheriff’s deputy.

— Paint was reported in the road in the 2500 block of Bentley Drive at 5:07 p.m. Monday. Police found multiple paint cans sitting on the side of the road, but found no traffic hazards. The street department was made aware.


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