County Sheriff

— A security check at the Southern Local High School found the door of the fitness center open about six to eight inches. Nothing appeared amiss inside and the deputy closed the door, which automatically locks.

— Several small explosions were reported in the area of Knox School Road in Knox Township at 3:01 a.m. Sunday. Deputies checked the area and could hear some popping, but could not pinpoint a location. It was determined to be noises due to the quick drop in temperatures causing the ground and trees to freeze.

— Someone was reported trespassing in an unoccupied apartment on state Route 172 in West Township at 12:27 a.m. Sunday. Deputies found no sign of entry and the apartment unoccupied.

— A woman at East Liverpool City Hospital reported a case of domestic violence at 2:15 p.m. Thursday. A warrant was issued for Brian J. Hamilton, Hillcrest Road, Wellsville.

— A possible overdose was reported at a Clarkson Road, Elkrun Township, home at 5:33 p.m. Thursday. Deputies spoke to EMTs who said when they entered the home they found the man lying in the bedroom and were able to awaken him without using Narcan. Deputies collected suspected narcotics to be sent to the lab for testing.

— Someone reported people breaking into a building on state Route 7 in Madison Township at 10:13 p.m. Friday. Deputies spoke to the owner of the property, who said the people are permitted to be there.

— A noise disturbance was reported at a Jefferson Street, Salineville, home at 12:16 a.m. Sunday. Deputies spoke with a man, whose vehicle had broken down in the roadway. A tow truck was there.


— Justin E. Johnson, 41, Columbiana, was arrested and charged with domestic violence following an incident at a residence on Park Court at 3:26 a.m. Friday.

— A man from Texas called the police station concerned about strange emails he was receiving from a Columbiana resident and requested a welfare check on the resident at 8:57 a.m. Friday.

— A man reported that a delivering truck backing to the Save-A-Lot store damaged his fence on Fairfield Avenue at 11:44 a.m Friday.

— Officers responded to a residence on Allen Avenue for a domestic in progress. After an investigation, Justin Vasquez, 29, Columbiana, was arrested and charged with domestic violence and endangering children and transported to the county jail at 5:19 p.m. Friday.

— Ryan Bevington, 44, Columbiana, was arrested on active warrants following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 5:57 p.m. Saturday. He was turned over to a deputy from the sheriff’s office. Charges are pending after officers located suspected narcotics during the arrest.

— Officers were called to a residence on South Main Street to assist a suspicious woman that had come to the residence at 6:21 p.m. Saturday. Officers provided the woman with a courtesy transport back to her home.

— A woman called to advised that her car was egged overnight near the corner of Herbster Street and North Elm Street at 9:01 a.m. Sunday.

— A man called at 2:48 p.m. Sunday stating that someone he knew sounded unwell a couple of days prior and today he posted on Facebook that he needed help. The account was then deactivated as well as his cell phone.

— K-9 Csuti was deployed during a traffic stop on Lisbon Street and West Street at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Stephen J. McVay, 39, Lisbon, was arrested for possessing marijuana paraphernalia and released on summons.

— A private property accident occured in the Birdfish Brewing parking lot on East Park Avenue at 6:04 p.m. Sunday.


— Officers responded to an East Park Avenue apartment complex at 3:47 a.m. Friday to assist Columbiana police on a domestic dispute. They found a female with visible injuries and then assisted on a traffic stop of the man involved, who also had his 12-year-old daughter in the vehicle. Columbiana police arrested the man and the Leetonia officers stood by until someone came to pick up the daughter.

— A Cherry Fork Avenue resident reported at 6:45 p.m. Friday his daughter had made plans to pick up belongings from his home, but that he had to cancel the meeting, which he said his daughter refused to accept. The officer contacted the daughter who became irate and refused to listen to the officer, saying she was still going to go to her father’s house. She was warned she would be charged with criminal trespass is she does. The officer called the father back and advised him to call if his daughter showed up at the house.

— An officer assisted EMS in the 300 block of East High Street at 4:24 p.m. Sunday and stood by until the patient was transported from the scene.

St. Clair Township

— Police arrested three people on theft charges during separate incidents at Walmart over the weekend, after failing to scan items at the self-checkout register:: Ayed Omaishat; Robert Plunkett $142.11; and Teresa Brewer $127.96.

— A man from the 16000 block of state Route 267 reported at 11:21 a.m. Friday wants documentation of a title that he notarized turned out to be on a junk registry and was not to be driven.

— Mark Culley was served at 1:35 a.m. Thursday with warrants through sheriff’s office while walking south on St. Clair Avenue.

— The owner of the Splish Splash laundromat reported at 8:50 p.m.Wednesday that someone attempted to pry open the back door of the establishment to gain entry.

— A man asked for extra patrols of the Carriage Hill Apartments sometime before 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, after someone broke four lug nuts on his parked vehicle.

— Richard Smith and Logan Winters were served at 3:28 p.m. Wednesday with active warrants through the sheriff’s office.

— A traffic stop was executed at 6:15 p.m. Feb. 18 on a red four-wheeler with no vehicle registration near Cannons Mill Road.

— A Cannon Mills Road woman reported at 4:27 p.m. Feb. 15 that a garbage truck backed into her fence, causing a large hole.

— Drugs were recovered from a bathroom in the Dresden Dollar Tree at 12:32 p.m. Sunday.

— Identity theft was reported Friday in the 49000 block of Purinton Avenue.

— A Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road resident reported at 11:21 a.m. Thursday that she was the victim of a scammer who allegedly demanded her personal information and alleged she was calling on behalf of Social Security.

East Liverpool

— Shelly Skidmore was cited at 2:05 p.m. Sunday for driving under suspension and given a warning for a license plate light.

— No charges were filed at 12:27 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Michigan as a result of two brothers fighting. Neither wanted to prosecute.

— An intoxicated person was transported to ELCH Sunday.

— Officers responded at 1:27 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of West Sixth Street for a neighbor dispute.

— Police documented calls to owners of cars parked on Michigan Street, Stevens Drive and McKinnon Avenue that needed moved Wednesday afternoon.

Perry Township

— A domestic was reported at 2:20 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Prospect where a Salem resident said her husband of East Palestine assaulted her. Officers saw marks on her face and spoke with the husband by phone. He advised no physical contact occurred.

— Police responded to a domestic at 12:31 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of West State Street where a resident reported his ex-girlfriend was there and took his phone and car keys. The dispute was verbal over possible fraud. She left before police arrived. Goshen Police attempted but were unable to make contact with her.

— A man in the 900 block of Elberon reported hearing what he believed to be two gunshots behind his residence at 10:29 p.m. Saturday. No one was found outside in the area.

— Police were called at 3:24 p.m. Saturday to Circle K on South Lincoln where a driver reported pulling up to put air in their tire when another vehicle backed into their vehicle and then left.

— An Old Coach Lane resident reported Saturday about possible unemployment fraud. She received mail for unemployment benefits using her address. She was advised what to do.

— An abandoned vehicle was reported at 8:28 a.m. Saturday at Highland Creek in the 1900 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Police found a black Ford truck abandoned and made contact with the registered owner of East Liverpool, who said the truck was disabled and arrangements were being made to remove it.

— Police at 12:56 a.m. Saturday checked on a suspicious vehicle at the bridge off of Egypt Road. The two people were told they were trespassing and left upon request.


— A woman from West Wilson Street reported at 2:42 a.m. Monday that a known female called her and left a nasty voicemail and had been talking negative about her on social media.

— Police responded at 2:06 a.m. Monday to the 1900 block of Maple Street to speak with a woman regarding an ongoing issue. Officers left after answering her questions.

— Todd Dean, 41, of Aetna Street, was charged with illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and taken into custody on an active warrant out of Columbiana County after showing up in the police lobby at 8:38 p.m. Sunday to retrieve property. Officers recognized him as having an active warrant, took him into custody and located both narcotics and paraphernalia on him. He was taken to jail. The seized evidence will be sent to a lab for testing with future charges pending.

— Alyssa Sluter, 29, of Sharp Street, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop in the KFC parking lot for no headlights at 6:28 p.m. Sunday. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor in the vehicle. During a search, police found suspected narcotics, which will be sent for testing with charges pending lab results.

— Police were called at 3:19 p.m. Sunday for solicitors in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard. Police had been called to the same area at 3:05 p.m. by a caller who said two males from an electric company were walking around Briargate Apartment complex with yellow vests. At the time, they were not found, but the caller called back and this time said they were inside an apartment talking to a tenant. Police located them and advised soliciting was now prohibited in the city of Salem. They left without incident. Possible solicitors were also reported at 2:37 p.m. in the 600 block of Euclid. Officers spoke to two males and sent them on their way.

— A woman came to the station at 1:01 p.m. Sunday with questions about a rental property she owns in the city, reporting she learned of recent drug activity at the property and wanted the male tenant to leave. She gave him a three-day notice of eviction in December but he has not left. She was told she needed to file a formal eviction notice with the court to have the tenant removed. She also said she had issues with people staying at the apartment that she did not want there. She was told police can’t tell the tenant who can be there and who can’t.

— A man claimed at 12:37 p.m. Sunday that he was pepper-sprayed in the Arby’s drive-thru for no reason. Officers spoke to both parties, with the case under investigation.

— A woman on East Third Street reported at 9:55 a.m. Sunday that she was assaulted on Friday by a suspect at an apartment in the 200 block of Vine Street where she was visiting. She advised of pain to her head, arm and shoulder, but no injuries were visible. When questioned, she was very vague with officers and said she didn’t want an investigation, she just wanted the incident documented.


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