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Police

Highway Patrol

— Toni L. Miller, 64, of East Rochester, was cited for failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign after turning into the path of a vehicle driven by Alicia N. Martin, 20, of Alliance, and striking Martin’s vehicle at the intersection of 15th Street and U.S. Route 62 in Smith Township, Mahoning County, at 3:15 p.m. Friday.

— Kevin M. Jarvis, 39, of Austintown, struck a deer while driving on state Route 11 in Center Township at 12:10 a.m. Friday.

Columbiana

— Taylor R. Yuhanick, North Vine Street, reported Tuesday an item was stolen from her porch.

— A resident of Bristol Lane reported Tuesday someone used their identity to obtain unemployment benefits.

East Palestine

— A suspicious woman was reported in the area of Bacon Avenue and Carbon Hill Road, walking around homes and knocking on doors at 9:01 a.m. Tuesday. Police found Angela Weaver, 32, who was believed to be under the influence of a narcotic, charged her with disorderly conduct and transported her to the county jail.

— An East Main Street man reported at 7:34 a.m. Tuesday he has been receiving harassing text messages from someone he does not know.

— A suspicious vehicle driving slowly past a home on East Martin Street, first eastbound and then westbound, was reported by the resident at 10:18 pm. Monday.

Leetonia

— The owner of a rental property in the 200 block of Ridge Street reported at 9:05 a.m. Dec. 16 he believed someone was in the home. Officers checked the property and found it unoccupied.

— A Cherry Fork Road resident reported at 12:11 p.m. Dec. 18 a female had been calling and harassing him and his girlfriend. The officer contacted the female who agreed to stop calling the complainant.

–The village’s superintendent of utilities reported at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 28 a temporary stop sign had been stolen from the intersection of Washington and Main streets.

Salem

— A suspicious person described as a male running barefoot down East State Street was reported at 11:18 p.m. Tuesday, but was not found.

— Police responded at 10:42 p.m. Tuesday to the 900 block of Barclay for a domestic in progress. Police learned the incident was verbal only with no injuries reported. A female was given a ride to Burger King to leave with friends.

— A neighbor dispute was reported at 9:14 p.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of Newgarden Avenue where a man said his neighbor keeps using his driveway and he’s asked him to stop. Officers told the neighbor to stay off of the man’s property or face charges of trespassing.

— Police were called at 7:48 p.m. Tuesday to the 1600 block of East State Street to check the well-being of a male who had not shown up for a family function and could not be reached by phone. He told officers he fell asleep and did not realize his phone died. He was told to contact his family.

— Phone harassment was reported at 5:38 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of East Euclid Street. The woman was told her options.

— Police were asked by East Liverpool Police to contact a person in the 1400 block of Cleveland Street at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday. No contact was made after several attempts.

— A suspicious object was reported at 2:18 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of East Second Street where a caller said someone left a suitcase and multiple bags in the parking lot of a business. Officers located the items, including a large bag of pills. The owner was not located and the pills were taken to the station for temporary safekeeping. Dispatch later spoke to a female on the phone who said she would be enroute to gather her belongings.

— A well-being check was requested in the 300 block of West Fourth Street at 1:11 p.m. Tuesday. The person in question was found deceased, apparently from natural causes.

Liverpool Township

— No citations were noted after a two-vehicle crash at 6 p.m. in the 2700 block of Lisbon Street. Stephen Moore, of Old Fredericktown Road, reported striking a vehicle driven by Andrew Durk Jr., which had stopped to turn into a driveway, from behind.

Wellsville

— Christopher Joy and Cassandra Manley were issued summons for obstructing official business as a result of an incident at 6:16 p.m. Dec. 14 in the 100 block of Independence Square after a bag containing drugs and paraphernalia was recovered following a foot pursuit.

— A resident of the 1600 block of Lincoln Avenue reported that someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole a black bag containing various tools some time before 3:45 p.m. Dec. 4. Similar incidents were reported at 8:10 a.m. Dec. 20 in the 800 block of Washington Avenue.

— Austin M. Carter, Ohio Avenue in East Liverpool, was charged at 6:44 p.m. Dec. 20 on an unspecified charge, after allegedly attacking the mother of his children at her Independence Square home as she held her child and damaging her property.

— Chastin Hobley was arrested at noon Dec. 21 in the area of state Route 7 and Clark Avenue on charges of improper handling of a firearm and driving under suspension, after a welfare check on a vehicle. After Hobley was asked about his invalid driving status revealed during a LEADS check, he then told the officer that he had a loaded firearm in his glove compartment, which the officer confiscated. While doing a search of the vehicle a bag was discovered under the floor mat in the trunk where the spare tire normally would be and it contained approximately a pound of marijuana, which will be sent off to the BCI Crime Lab for testing.

— Mark Brewer, Main Street, was served at 1:50 p.m. Dec. 16 on an active warrant, after police responded to Family Dollar for a possible shoplifting. According to the report, Brewer and his two companions were asked to empty their pockets, and Brewer laid the items down inside the buggy and led officers on a foot pursuit into the store parking lot, biting one officer’s finger. They dry-stunned him to gain compliance.

— Brenston T. Thompkins, St. George Street, was arrested at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 16 on a theft charge, after he allegedly stole a package containing a $130.46 bread maker off the victim’s front porch and took it to a nearby laundromat. He also was served with outstanding warrants for burglary and drugs.

— Jodi L. Heffner, Chester, reported at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Dairy Dream that while operating her vehicle on state Route 39 that she struck a guardrail causing damage to her front passenger side.

— An Independence Square woman reported at 4:45 p.m. Dec. 18 that she had packages stolen from her front porch.

— Sherry Scarabino was arrested at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 23 in the area of Aten and Clark for failure to control, after she struck the vehicle of Kimberly Dawson.

— A Commerce Street woman reported at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 23 that a package was missing off her front porch.

— Jason Beckwith of Center Street, was arrested at 5:29 pm. Dec. 27 on charges of assault on a police officer, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and menacing, after flipping off a parked police officer before committing a traffic infraction in the area of Aten and Clark. According to the report, the officer proceeded to catch up and conduct a traffic stop before finally stopping the belligerent subject just south of the Clark Avenue overpass. After ignoring commands to exit his vehicle, Beckwith eventually became combative and was taken into custody. He then spit on the officer and a cruiser window and began kicking the inside of the vehicle and slamming his body against the cage, before promising the officer, “I cannot wait to see you out of uniform. I love to fist fight.” He eventually apologized to the officer, attributing his behavior to “one of (his) family members (being) killed by the cops.

— A village resident reported that her boyfriend was stabbed in the arm sometime before 6:12 p.m. Dec. 28 in the 1800 block of Danbury.

— Joshua Kersey, Sixth Street, was arrested at 7:28 p.m. Dec. 28 in the 1700 block of Lincoln Avenue on charges of obstructing official business, resisting arrest, possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia (two counts). Police responded to the report of two male subjects shooting up with needles in a dark Toyota. Upon approaching the car, Kersey, who was the driver, fled the vehicle and led officers on a foot pursuit. Upon a check of the driver’s door pocket, a pouch containing used needles, cotton and a metal cap used to cook down narcotics were found in a pouch as well as multiple plastic bags and a burnt spoon. A passenger identified Kersey and was transported to his residence, and officers eventually spotted Kersey in an alley.

— Three subjects were arrested, after police received a tip regarding an impaired driver with kids in the car. Officers spoke with Donald Cochran at 3:15 p.m. Dec. 30 in the McDonald’s parking lot and noticed two open cans of Mike’s Hard Lemonade while parked and waiting for his food to come out. After a patdown of the male subject, officers found no weapons but found a substance that appeared to be crack in a black tear-off bag. He showed no sign of impairment but did subsequently get arrested on the open container and possession of drug abuse instrument violations. The alleged crack is being sent off for testing. His two passengers, Natosha Miller and Amber Jones, were subsequently picked up on active warrants.

Chester

— Dakota Henson, Chester, was arrested on a felony charge of malicious wounding.

— Ariel Coen, Chester, was arrested on a charge of battery.

— Mason Jones, Ohio Avenue in East Liverpool, was arrested on an active warrant for failing to appear for sentencing on drug charges in Mahoning County. He was processed through the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

— Michelle Preston, Georgetown, Pa., was sentenced to $100 plus costs on a speeding violation.

St. Clair Township

— Officers performed a welfare check at 4:50 a.m. Jan. 4 in Pizza Hut.

— A female reported at 12:12 p.m. Jan. 3 that she returned home to her 48000 block of Bloomfield Avenue residence and found some property missing.

— Edward Bolin was served at 12:51 p.m. Jan. 1 in the first block of Y&O Road with a warrant, after a vehicle in which he was riding was the subject of a traffic stop.

— An unoccupied vehicle with a Wyoming plate was discovered at 9:20 p.m. Dec. 24 in the middle of Midland-Fredericktown Road and towed.

— Another abandoned vehicle was reported at 4:34 a.m. Dec. 31 in the area of state Route 170 and Croxall Road.

— Police responded to a trailer in Echo Dell Mobile Home Park at 12:06 pm. Dec. 30 to remove a female smoking marijuana and refusing to leave.

— Officers followed up on a complaint that a subject who rented a power trowel (valued at $2641.95) from United Rentals had not returned it four months after he originally had received it. The subject hung up on the investigating officer, who then contacted United to relay that he would be sending it to the grand jury.

— A female reported at 5:44 p.m. Dec. 27 that she accidentally left her wallet, which contained $300 in cash on a shelf at Walmart, and it was gone when she returned to retrieve it.

— A Pineview Drive woman reported at 2:29 p.m. Dec. 25 that her ex violated their court appointed visitation agreement by not returning their children.

— Amber Torres was arrested at 12:19 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 46000 block of Y&O Road on a charge of driving under suspension, after a traffic stop. She declined consent to search the vehicle, which she said that she didn’t own. K9 Noras ran an open air sniff around her vehicle, which he alerted to a bindle located under the passenger seat, which appeared to contain a plastic bag with a white powder residue.

East Liverpool

— Police responded to Blossom Hill apartments to investigate a trespassing complaint at 2:51 p.m. Jan. 1.

— Tiffany M. Woolley was arrested at 12:18 p.m. Jan. 1, after allegedly attempting to stab a male family member. No charge was specified.

— Officers were dispatched at 12:58 p.m. Dec. 31 to the 1700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, where semi-truck drivers appeared to be arguing over a struck dog. The drivers were gone upon arrival, but the dog was returned to its Globe Street owners.

— Police were dispatched at 11:51 p.m. Dec. 31 to Tri-State Cab to remove an unidentified person, who appeared to be impaired and smelled of alcoholic beverage. He was told not to return to the cab office. After harassing police and ignoring their warnings, he was arrested for public intoxication.

— A male subject reported at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3 that a female had taken his vehicle without permission.

— A homeowner in the 300 block of West 9th Street was cautioned at 9:07 pm. Jan. 2 about the drug activity and subsequent number of overdoses that have occured at her property and it needs to end.

— Police responded at 7:12 pm. Jan. 2 to the 1100 block of Ohio Avenue for a possible drug overdose.

— A reckless driver was reported at 7:52 p.m. Jan. 2 in the first block of state Route 11. The woman, who was not impaired, was stopped in the area of Vine Street and advised of the complaint.

— Shawn Jacob was served at 2:20 a.m. Jan. 1 in the first block of Lisbon Street with a warrant, after the vehicle in which he was traveling was subject of a traffic stop.

— Corona compliance checks were done at local businesses: 9:18 a.m. Dec. 31 in the first block of Bradshaw Avenue, 5:59 p.m. Jan. 1 in the downtown Dollar General and at 4:14 p.m. Jan. 2 in the St. Clair Avenue Marathon.

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