Highway Patrol

— Duane Walters, 62, Salineville, was cited for failure to control at 2:23 p.m. Friday after he crossed the center line, went off the road and over an embankment before striking a fence on state Route 39 in Yellow Creek Township. Walters sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

— Joseph R. Fish, 29, Girard, was cited for assured clear distance and distracted driving after he rear-ended the vehicle of Robert W. Farkas, 44, Salem, at 9:50 p.m. Feb. 17 on state Route 11 in Madison Township.

— Melissa Johnson, 28, Lisbon, was cited for failure to control after she traveled off the road and struck a ditch at 11:44 p.m. Friday on Whinnery Road in Hanover Township.

— Randy Springer, 36, Irondale, traveled off the road and struck an embankment on Mick Road in Yellow Creek Township at 2:50 a.m. Feb. 16. He was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries and drugs are a suspected factor in the crash. Lab results are pending.

— Ryan Pritt, 19, East Liverpool, was cited for failure to control after he traveled off the side of the road, struck a trash can and an embankment before overturning on Old Irondale Road in Yellow Creek Township at 2:50 a.m. Feb. 14. Pritt was also cited with operating a vehicle without a license and hit-skip due to the vehicle being abandoned upon discovery.

— Rachel A. Dunn, 49, Kensington, was cited for left of center, OVI and hit-skip after she traveled into the other lane on Buffalo Road in Hanover Township and struck the vehicle of Lynn T. Fabian, 65, Kensington, at 3 p.m. Saturday. Dunn fled the scene but was later located and cited.

— Michael A. Mattern, 53, East Palestine, was cited for assured clear distance after he rear-ended the vehicle of Shiela R. Brunner, 63, Beaver Falls, Pa., on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 2:45 p.m. Friday.


— Officers were dispatched to a South Green Street residence at 3:51 a.m. Feb. 12 after a woman reported that her roommate was having a possible mental breakdown and threatened suicide. The man assured officers he was okay, had calmed down and had no intent to harm himself.

— An officer responded to a call for a reckless driver at the county courthouse at 12:30 p.m. Friday. A vehicle had driven onto the sidewalk and struck a light pole before driving off. Dispatch advised the officer that the vehicle was driving past the courthouse again and drove over the sidewalk before parking. The officer spoke to the driver, Doris Bishop, East Liverpool, who stated she had just gotten her second COVID-19 vaccine the previous day, was feeling “fuzzy” and was unaware that she had driven off the road and into several objects. The officer felt that she was not fit to drive and a friend came to get her.


— Officers were dispatched to a residence on Fairfield Avenue at 1:30 a.m. Monday to help EMS.

— Officers conducted a welfare check at a Ashlin Lane residence per the request of a family member at 8:45 p.m. Monday.


— Police responded with fire department personnel and KLG at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday to the1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a male having a medical issue. He was transported to SRMC.

— Police and the fire department were called at 7:37 p.m. Monday to the 100 block of South Union Avenue for a smoke investigation. Everything was found to be normal.

— K-9 Simon was called at 6:27 p.m. Monday to assist Lisbon Police and the county Drug Task Force on a traffic stop in the 300 block of North Market Street. K-9 Simon indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor, with contraband recovered.

— Police responded to East 15th Street at 6:05 p.m. Monday to check the well-being of a male. Everything was fine.

— A woman on East Perry Street reported at 2:49 p.m. Monday that she arrived home to find a strange credit card in her back door. She brought it to the police station.

— A woman in the 1000 block of West State Street reported at 2:23 p.m. Monday that she’s been receiving calls and messages from a person known to her who threatened to sue her and close down her business, with everything annoying and harassing in nature. Officers will attempt to contact the person. The woman was told a trespass notice could be filed if the person shows up at the business unwanted.

— A theft was reported at 2:16 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of South Broadway.. The person was told by police to contact the Columbiana County clerk’s office for a new/replacement title.

— A resident on East Third Street reported at 1:35 p.m. Monday that he’s getting messages and calls from a relative that are offensive and uncalled for. Police will attempt to contact the person.

— An illegally parked vehicle was reported Monday in the 1600 block of Westview Drive. Police found the vehicle legally parked, but there was fluid leaking so the fire department was called to the scene to address the fluid.

— A man on Highland Avenue reported attempted fraud at 11:59 a.m. Monday, saying he received a call from an unknown person claiming he owed money for movies he ordered from cable. He said he does not have cable and the call was terminated.

— A caller in the 400 block of South Broadway reported at 11:11 a.m. Monday that a vehicle had parked in front of her house for the past three days and she didn’t know who owned the vehicle. Police were unable to contact the owner and left a warning tag.

— A woman from Pennsylvania reported at 9:54 a.m. Monday she was concerned about her ex-boyfriend. Police had already spoken with him recently and he was fine.

— Police were called to Walmart on East State Street at 9:30 a.m. Monday for a child left unattended in a vehicle. Officers found the vehicle and located a small child in the rear seat of the vehicle. They were able to locate the child’s mother inside the store. A family member picked up both the mother and child. The report will be sent to Children Services, with charges pending.

— A dog was reported at large at 9:10 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of East Second near Broadway Plaza. The dog was located and turned over to the humane officer.

— Police were called at 6:59 a.m. Monday to the area of Quality Trailer on Salem Parkway West for a semi striking a stop sign and causing yard damage. The stop sign was found down and tracks were were found in the snow leading up to the sign at the intersection of Forester Systems and there was also yard damage across the street at the Hickey property. The driver from Illinois was found unloading at Quality Trailer and was told about the damage. No citation was issued, but the damages were documented. The driver was insured.

Liverpool Township

— A Crestview Drive woman wanted the documentation Feb. 3 of her Facebook account last month, as she feared that someone may try to steal her identity.

— A police officer responded at 9:35 p.m. Feb. 14 to Dewey Avenue, after he overheard city radio traffic of a man and woman fighting outside their vehicle near the A1 bar.

— A male subject reported at 3:53 p.m. Feb. 14 that his vehicle was struck on Lisbon Street between Marty’s and the gas station by a hit-skip driver, and he followed them to Dresden and East Eighth Street in the city before losing them. The subject’s vehicle appeared to be a gold brown colored SUV but he was unable to provide a make or model. His vehicle suffered minimal damage.

— Sarah Michelle Harris, of Ninth Avenue, was traveling east on Westfield Road at 3:38 p.m. Feb. 11 when her vehicle slid into a guardrail at Westfield and Carter.

— Kelly Jo Monigold, of Youngstown, was northbound on state Route 11 at 5:22 p.m. Feb. 15 when she was struck by a hit-skip vehicle that scratched her front left fender.


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