County Sheriff

— A private property accident was reported at a Cream Ridge Road, Elkrun Township, property at 9:43 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies assisted in getting the vehicle out of the ditch and spoke to the property owner who did not want to pursue charges for damages to the field.


–An officer responded to the Taco Bell drive-thru on County Line Road at noon on Thursday on the report of an accident. No injuries occured and a private property report was made by the responding officer.

— David Liptay, Columbiana, 19, was cited for an equipment violation and driving under suspension after a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 5:37 p.m. Thursday.

— Vanessa Porter, 40, Youngstown, was cited for OVI suspension after a traffic stop on North Main Street at 7:20 p.m. Thursday.


— A caller at 3:22 p.m. Thursday requested extra checks of a Wilson Street property due to threats from a male individual to take items from the property. The complainant said the male has no property there and is not to be on the property.

— An officer responded to the area of the post office at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in reference to a suspicious female sitting in a car and found the female filling out a change of address form. She was very animated, but showed no signs of impairment or being in distress.


— Police responded at 7:54 p.m. Thursday to Walmart on East State Street for a shoplifter. Personnel said a woman ran from the store and got into a white SUV and fled. The incident is under investigation.

— Police were called at 7:45 p.m. Thursday to the 500 block of Woodland Avenue where a resident reported two suspects threw a large rock through his window. The broken glass caused minor injury to his face. Police learned the act may have been politically influenced due to alleged statements made by the suspects. Officers were unable to locate anyone.

— Police responded to the 1100 block of Prospect Street Extension to assist Perry Township Police at 7:38 p.m. Thursday.

— An officer at 6:46 p.m. Thursday saw a vehicle operating with no tail lights and conducted a traffic stop. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor. Occupants admitted to recently smoking marijuana and several pills were located. The driver said she had a prescription for the pills and will provide it or police said charges will be filed.

— A possible attempted break-in was reported at 5:45 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard. The homeowner came home and found the door handle damaged. The police did not observe any other damage to the door.

— Police at 3:43 p.m. Thursday conducted a traffic stop for moving and equipment violations at North Lincoln Avenue near Sixth Street. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor in the vehicle, but no contraband was located. Police gave the driver a verbal warning for the traffic violations.

— An officer at 2:02 p.m. Thursday spoke with a case worker from Stark County Children Services who filed a report involving sexual allegations between two male juveniles. The alleged incident happened sometime in November and occurred in the city limits. An investigation is pending.

— A 911 hangup call was reported at 1:47 p.m. Thursday in the 800 block of Franklin where a juvenile was dialing 911. A parent said she would see that the calling stopped.

— Police responded at 11:44 a.m. Thursday to the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge Drive to check the well-being of a female who allegedly advised of a possible assault. The female said there was no problem and no assault. She said her conversation with the caller was misinterpreted.

— A caller at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday reported a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot in the 2100 block of East State Street, where the vehicle kept switching parking spaces and she found it suspicious since the business was closed. Police learned the driver was an employee of the business and had just finished closing the store.

— A suspicious person was reported at 9:42 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of Elm Avenue. The person told police they lost their keys and were looking for them.

— A possible medical issue was reported at 9:02 p.m. Wednesday on Jennings Avenue. Fire department medics and EMT Ambulance responded and one person was taken to SRMC.

— Police were called for a suspicious person at 8:14 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of East Euclid Street where a male was standing across the street staring at a female before heading toward South Broadway. Officers located the man on South Broadway. He said he was just walking and was sent on his way.

— A well-being check was requested at 4:06 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of West Wilson Street. Everything was found ok.

— Two kids were reported running up and down the bleachers at Sebo Stadium at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday. They told police they were chasing each other. They were told to not play on the bleachers.

— Officers and fire department personnel responded at 2:43 p.m. Wednesday to the 900 block of West Wilson Street for a report of juveniles trying to start a fire in a wooded area. An area where a small fire had been attempted was found. No juveniles were there.

— Officers at 1:47 p.m. Wednesday spoke with a male at the station regarding a sex offense which allegedly occurred in the city. Information was gathered and the case turned over to a detective.

— A man from Washington Avenue reported at 1:19 p.m. Wednesday that someone gained access to his checking account and withdrew $3,750 without his permission. He needed a police report for the bank.

— Police were asked at 10:28 a.m. Wednesday to check the well-being of a female in the 100 block of Ohio Avenue. She said she was fine.

— Officers at 9:21 a.m. Wednesday assisted a sheriff’s deputy to look for a man with an active warrant in the 1200 block of Mound Street. The man was taken into custody.

— A homeowner on North Madison Avenue at 9:04 a.m. Wednesday reported his mailbox was struck by a vehicle overnight.


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