County Sheriff

— A suspicious vehicle was reported on the access road to an oil well on Walters Road at 7:41 a.m. Saturday. the vehicle appeared to be fine and the property owner was told he if he wanted the vehicle off the property he needed to call a tow truck.

— A state Route 518, Franklin township, woman reported at 11:30 a.m. Saturday someone was attempting to use her deceased father’s information to collect unemployment. He died in 1997. She was aware of the current unemployment scams and had already contacted the unemployment office.

— Illegal dumping was reported in the area of Hazel Run Road at 2:50 p.m. Saturday and a deputy located a burnt pile of debris near the Little Falls area of Hazel Run. It was impossible to determine who deposited the burnt trash.

— A man reported at 11:16 a.m. Sunday a vehicle was missing that belongs to a family member, Jeffrey Dawson, who died following a fire in his Y and O Road home last week. The man was unsure who has the vehicle and was waiting for others to call him back if they know where the vehicle is at. He was told to have the executor of the will or estate contact the sheriff’s office if the vehicle is indeed stolen.

— Trespassers were reported on a state Route 45, Madison Township, property at 3:08 p.m. Sunday. After investigation it was determined the people there were allowed to be at the location.

— A Foundry Hill Road, Franklin Township woman reported at 5:33 p.m. Monday someone was attempting to use her information to obtain unemployment and multiple people at her workplace also have had their information used. She had already contacted the unemployment office to report the fraud, which was in her previous last name.

— While checking the county Career and Technical Center at 3:30 a.m. Monday, a deputy found a chain hanging through the fence with the upper portion of a lock sticking through one link in the chain. The bottom body portion of the lock could not be found. Deputies entered the fence and checked all the doors, which were found to be secure.

Highway Patrol

— Joshua R.F. Conrad, 28, East Liverpool, was cited with assured clear distance after he rear-ended the vehicle of Christopher J. Manella Jr., 23, Niles, as Manella attempted to turn into a driveway from state Route 164 in Fairfield Township at 5:19 p.m. Sunday.

Salem Township

— An Old Route 344 resident reported Monday and excessive amount of trash and debris had been left along his property following a crash. An officer contacted the tow company which returned to the clean up the scene.

— A 37000 block Butcher Road resident reported at 11:03 a.m. Monday someone had dropped off a white bag of trash at the end of his driveway. The garbage was collected to be gone through.

— An officer responded to the area of Conkle and Salem Grange roads at 2:28 p.m. Monday in reference to two suspicious vehicles pulling in and out of driveways. The officer was unable to find the vehicles.

East Palestine

— At 1:50 p.m, Feb. 24, the owner of a North Market street business reported someone attempted to gain entry into the business.

— At 2:33 p.m, Feb. 24, a person reported being threatened.

— At 4:14 p.m. Feb. 24, an officer responded to East North Avenue in regards to an open front door of a vacant residence. The officer temporarily secured the door until it could be corrected.

— 12:16 a.m. Feb. 25, An officer on patrol found a door open at the Village Park garage. The padlock was unsecure and the door was ajar, possibly from the wind. The officer cleared the building and advised the park supervisor of the situation.

— At 9:21 a.m. Feb. 25, a motorist reported a black Jeep traveling into town on South Market heading north a high rate of speed. An officer located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop on North Walnut. The driver was not impaired but was warned for several traffic violations.

— A vehicle was reported from 127 N. Market St. driving through town with a passenger holding a small child who should have been in a car seat at 2:48 p.m. Friday.

— On Friday afternoon, a man reported his friend on Garfield Avenue was threatening self-harm. Officers checked on the person who was later transported to the hospital by EMS.

— A West Martin Street resident reported identity fraud Saturday.

— A man reported at 11 a.m. Sunday he found a hypodermic syringe on the side of the road on North Sumner Street. An officer recovered the item and disposed of it in a Sharps Container.

— Police were called at about 1 p.m. Saturday about dirt bikes going up and down McClure Avenue. An officer sat in the area for several minutes but did not see or hear anything.

— A resident at 2:43 p.m. Sunday reported there was a suspicious person on their porch who he had seen with his security cameras. An officer discovered it was a delivery person.

— Officers responded to the 300 block of East Clark at 7:48 p.m. Sunday for a disturbance involving an intoxicated man. Officers arrested Jacob M. Greathouse,23, of East Palestine, on an active warrant from the county. Greathouse was also issued citations for drug paraphernalia and possesion of marijuana.

— At 9:41 p.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of East Taggart Street for a juvenile runaway complaint. The juvenile was located at at a residence in the 700 block of Alice Street and transported to the police department where the juvenile’s mother arrived and requested EMS transport the juvenile to a local hospital for an evaluation.

— At 11:13 a.m. Monday an officer was dispatched to the park in response to a report of a man who appeared to be acting strangely and may have been intoxicated.

East Liverpool

— Officers responded at 5:22 p.m. Wednesday to the 300 block of Garfield Street to a street fight allegedly over a hunting bow and deer mount. The incident remains under investigation.

— Jeffrey Miller was cited at 3:53 a.m. Sunday in the first block of Ambrose Avenue with driving under suspension. An officer was called again to th 900 block of Bank Street for Miller, whom the victim has a protection order against, and was unable to make contact with him and his vehicle.

— A Wellsville woman reported a hit and run accident on St. Clair Avenue sometime before 7:18 p.m. Tuesday.

— Jeffrey Wilson was issued summonses for possession of drug paraphernalia and a loud exhaust, after a traffic stop at 8:13 p.m. Wednesday near Pennsylvania Avenue and Mulberry Street. Due to a previous encounter with St. Clair Township police, where Wilson allegedly had suspected drugs and firearms, an open air sniff was performed by K9 Nero. Wilson reached down the front of his pants and removed a plastic bag with several unknown powder substances, which will be sent to the crime lab. Police also found a glass pipe with burn marks under Wilson’s driver seat. Wilson also was given a verbal warning for a cracked windshield.

— Officers checked on a condemned house at 11:24 p.m. Thursday in the 1500 block of St. Clair Avenue and found a window broken out. Beer cans, food containers and canine feces was throughout the home, and a natural smell of ammonia was being emitted from the home.

— An unknown male was bit by a West Fourth Street woman’s Great Dane when he entered her back door uninvited sometime before 1:14 a.m. Thursday.

— Michael A. Howard was arrested at 3:41 a.m. Friday in the first block of Ravine Street on a charge of possessing drug paraphernalia, after crack and meth pipes were discovered in his book bag.

— A male identified another male whom he alleged stole $130 from his wallet in the 2000 block of Ohio Avenue.

— A female subject reported sometime before 5:26 a.m. Saturday on West Eighth Street that she was the victim of a hit-skip.

— Brenston Thompkins was removed at 11:34 pm. Sunday from East Liverpool City Hospital and served with a number of active warrants before being taken to Columbiana County Jail.

— Reports regarding door-to-door solicitors without permits were reported at 6:53 pm Tuesday in the 300 block of Thompson Avenue.

— Raymond E. Crow was arrested at 2:17 a.m. Monday in the 1600 block of St. Clair Avenue on charges of assault and criminal mischief.

— Noah Davis was cited at 9:27 p.m. Tuesday in the first block of Jackson Street with no plate illumination, after a traffic stop was executed on his vehicle. Davis had been followed from a known drug location in the east end and produced a bag of suspected cocaine from his left front pants pocket during a search for officer safety. The substance will be sent off for testing.

— A male subject in the 700 block of Bradshaw Avenue reported shortly after midnight Wednesday, hearing multiple gunshots and people yelling. Police were unable to make contact with anyone upon arrival.

— Officers investigated a domestic dispute at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of First Avenue.

— An abandoned vehicle parked in the intersection of Ceramic and Logan was towed sometime after 5:51 p.m. Feb. 23.

— Michael Lamp was arrested at 4:28 p.m. Feb. 23 for drug paraphernalia near the Newell Bridge, after a traffic stop was conducted and a drug scale was recovered with suspected methamphetamine.

— Bonnie Buckley was cited at 9:28 p.m. Feb. 23 for driving the wrong way down Burton Alley (a one-way street).

— Jerry Riley was served at 3:26 p.m. Feb. 23 with a warrant through East Liverpool police in the 700 block of Fenton Street.

— Chaz Cunningham was cited at 8:42 p.m. Feb. 23 for no headlight, after a traffic stop in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. He also was given a verbal warning for a turn signal violation and marijuana shake recovered under his driver’s seat.

— A St. Clair Avenue resident reported at 3:35 p.m. Feb. 24 that her card had been used at a Calcutta bank for a $80 withdrawal.

— A male caller reported at 5:33 p.m. Feb. 24 in the 600 block of Minerva that his mother’s ex had broken her passenger side rear window.

St. Clair Township

— A Salineville woman reported at 10:54 a.m. Monday that she inadvertently gave a man named “Ray” an envelope with her phone number written on it containing $500 in cash when discussed a transaction to sell roosters at Tractor Supply.

— Levi Shields, of Midland, Pa., was arrested at 1:20 a.m. Sunday in the first block of Dresden Avenue on charges of driving under FRA suspension, possession of drug paraphernalia and falsification, after a traffic stop. When stopped, Shields possessed a rubber pill container with suspected crystal meth as well as several white pills, THC “wax,” a digital scale and other forms of paraphernalia.

— Matthew Young was cited at 9:36 p.m. Saturday in the first block of Sprucevale Road with driving under FRA suspension.

Liverpool Township

— Police, investigated a single-vehicle crash at 11 p.m. Feb. 23 near the Westfield Overpass, caused by a mechanical failure.

Perry Township

— Randy Witherow, 53, of Salineville, was cited for driving under suspension and his vehicle towed after a traffic stop on Benton Road/state Route 14 near Ohio Boulevard at 10:22 p.m. Monday.

— Christopher Steele, 34, of East Liverpool, was charged with domestic violence and criminal damaging and also taken into custody on an active warrant for failure to appear after police were called at 4:22 p.m. Monday to the 1100 block of Prospect Street for a domestic dispute. The victim, a 24-year-old female, reported the father of her children, Steele, kicked in the door and assaulted her and then took off on foot. Police found him on Georgetown Road and he denied all allegations. He was taken to jail.

— A Jones Drive resident at 2:10 p.m. Monday reported possible fraud involving someone using her information to obtain a loan from a credit company in Florida. The loan was denied.


— Police at 2:13 a.m. Tuesday responded to the 1800 block of Shady Lane where a woman said she accidentally caught a raccoon in a trap. An officer stood by while she opened the trap to let the animal out.

— Michael Craig, 41, of North Ellsworth Avenue, was charged with possessing drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors, after a traffic stop at 10:44 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of East Third. Craig was a passenger.

— A male and female at 9:49 p.m. Monday reported two known people messaging them on social media, harassing them. The incident is under investigation.

— Police, along with fire department medics and EMT, responded at 8:49 p.m. Monday to the 500 block of East Fourth Street for an unresponsive male. Police assisted in rendering aid to the patient who was transported to the hospital by EMT.

— Officers responded at 8:38 p.m. Monday to Centennial Park to check the well-being of a person sitting in a vehicle. Officers made contact with the person, who was sleeping in the driver’s seat. The vehicle was not running. The person was intoxicated and said he had nowhere to go and nobody to come get him. Officers took him to the station and were able to contact a family member who picked him up.

— A suspicious person was reported at 7:54 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of East Fourth Street. Police found the male and told him to move along.

— A woman called police at 7:22 p.m. Monday to report a dog was in her back yard in the 200 block of South Union and she brought it inside to stay warm. Officers scanned the dog at the station but did not find a chip and could not reach the humane officer. The woman was willing to house the dog until the owner could be found or the humane officer could respond. The dog’s owner contacted police at 10 p.m. and was reunited with the dog.

— A dispute was reported at 6:18 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Walnut Street where police determined it was a civil issue. Both parties were told their options. The female half left for the night.

— Police spoke at 6:01 p.m. Monday with a Summit Street woman regarding an ongoing issue. She was told a report would be on file.

— Police were called at 4:30 p.m. Monday to the area of Georgetown Road and West Pershing to assist Perry Township Police in finding a suspect in a domestic violence incident. City officers learned Perry already had the person in custody and they were no longer needed.

— A fire alarm was reported at 3:54 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of East Pershing Street. The fire department also responded and it was determined there was no fire.

— A dog was reported running at large at 3:49 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of South Lincoln Avenue, but was not found.

— Police responded at 3:26 p.m. Monday to a residence on Cleveland Street where a resident said a 13-year-old juvenile came to his house and said he didn’t know his way home. Police learned the juvenile was stranded in the area by a friend. The juvenile was taken home but no parent or guardian was there. He was given a ride to his grandmother’s in the 1100 block of Prospect Street.

— A woman from Highland Avenue reported Monday that her vehicle was struck while parked at Walmart. She noticed the damage later in the day.

— A woman on West Garfield Road reported at 1:30 p.m. Monday that she received a call from her employer that someone filed for unemployment under her name.


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