County Sheriff

— Someone reported children throwing fireworks out of a vehicle in the park on Georgetown-Damascus Road at 6:01 p.m. March 23. Deputies found the vehicle described and there were two adults in the vehicle. They said when they were traveling on the road they heard a loud explosion and thought something happened to their car. They showed where the sound came from and the deputy noticed an Ohio Edison truck getting ready to work on a transformer in the area. The employee said a fuse blew near the transformer, which can sound like a shotgun going off.

— A sexual assault was reported by someone at a Steubenville Pike home at 8:34 p.m. March 23, but the actual offense allegedly occured in East Liverpool. The matter was turned over to East Liverpool police.

–Protection order was served to Christopher Cianni at the county jail at 10:31 p.m. Wednesday. He told deputies he did not have firearms, keys to the St. Clair Avenue home in question or keys to the motor vehicle listed on the protection order.

— A suspicious man was reported going door to door in the area of James Drive, Yellow Creek Township at 4:19 p.m. March 17. The man told deputies he was with Tomorrow Energy, which sells fixed rate gas and electric.

— A woman reported her stepson was refusing to go to their U.S. Route 30, West Township, home at 12:47 p.m. March 22. While the father did not want to make a report, the stepmother was concerned he will not listen, is using drugs and leaving the house all hours of the day and night. Now he has told them he was moving out and left the home. Because the father has custody, deputies stated he needs to call and file a report.

— Deputies checked a Sandy Creek Road home at 4:04 p.m. March 22 where an elderly man lives, whose family had not heard from in awhile. Deputies were unable to find anyone at the home. Neighbors said they see him sitting in the garage listening to music at night.

— A state Route 45, Madison Township, man requested to speak to a deputy at 5:11 p.m. March 22, but when deputies tried to call him back several times he did not answer.

— Deputies found a man walking on state Route 154 north of Elkton at 9:38 p.m. March 22. He said he was walking to the Kendall House in Lisbon and attempting to get there by 10 p.m. so he would be admitted for the night. Deputies offered him a ride there.

— A U.S. Route 30, West Township, woman reported at 9:30 p.m. March 22 she awoke to find her husband standing in her room watching her sleep. He told her he was there to get some clothes, which he gathered and left. She did not think he was allowed at the home after he was recently arrested for domestic violence. Deputies suggested she contact the court to see if there was a no contact order as a condition of his bond.

— A man reportedly got a letter from the sheriff’s office directing him to surrender his CCW license and he went to the courthouse to comply at 7:14 p.m. on March 22.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at the Swift Mart, state Route 14, Unity Township, at 1:50 a.m. Saturday. Deputies learned East Palestine had a police officer there with Jillian Coppock, 23, who had a secret indictment from Common Pleas Court. She was further charged with possessing drug abuse instruments and transported to the county jail.

— A window was found open at the Guilford Lake Dairy Bar at 4:23 a.m. Sunday. It did not appear anyone had broken in and a message was left for the person on file at the sheriff’s office. The deputy secured the window as best he could.

— A door was found open at the United Elementary at 4:44 a.m. Sunday. Deputies checked the building and someone arrived to secure it.

— A suspicious person was reported at Carter Lumber, U.S. Route 62, Knox Township at 7:06 a.m. March 23. The woman told deputies she was trying to get to Alliance to get on the bus. She was given a ride to the county line.

— A woman reported at 3:14 p.m. Thursday her son had called her and asked her to call police. Deputies arrived at the Scott Drive, Knox Township, home, but found no one there. The son then called dispatchers and reported he had fallen down by the creek and had called his mother, but he was fine at that time. At 5:47 p.m. Thursday deputies returned to the same home for a domestic violence report, which included the son. The woman signed a refusal to prosecute.

— A West Washington Street, Salineville, resident reported an ex-boyfriend pounding on the door and yelling at 11:52 p.m. Wednesday. Then the person called dispatchers again to report the person had left. Deputies checked the area throughout the night.

— A possible burglary in progress was reported at a state Route 39, Yellow Creek Township, home at 12:04 a.m. Saturday. While deputies were on the way, someone reported it had been found to be her fiance, who had forgotten his key and came home from work early. Deputies confirmed everything was fine before leaving.

— A suspicious person was reported sitting in a vehicle at the corner of Black and Applegate Roads at 6:18 a.m. Friday. Deputies checked the area, but found everything secure and the vehicle gone.


— A man reported $1,900 in charges he did not make on a PayPal credit card in his name at 6:55 p.m. Sunday.

— Dalton Wilkes, 19, Columbiana, was cited for assured clear distance following a minor car accident on Fitzpatrick Street at 12:43 a.m. Saturday. Another unidentified man was given a warning for disorderly conduct after it was learned that there was a physical altercation between the two men.

— An officer spoke to a man who said he was having problems with his girlfriend at 9:47 p.m. Saturday.

— Officers were dispatched to a hit-skip accident with property damage on South Elm Street at 11:27 p.m. Saturday.

East Palestine

–An officer on patrol noticed a suspicious vehicle at the gas pumps at Swift Mart on state Route 14 at 1:47 a.m. Saturday. It was learned Jullian Coppock had felony warrants through the county. She was turned over to a sheriffs deputy.

– At 9:47 p.m. Saturday after being alerted by Boardman police to check a residence on Wood Street for a stolen vehicle, an officer spotted the vehicle turning on Wood Street from South Market. The driver, Irena Sprankle, was taken into custody, charged with receiving stolen property and taken to the county jail.

–On Tuesday morning the school resource officer responded to high school in regards to a concern involving two middle school students.

— The school resource officer last Tuesday accompanied a middle school administrator to four different homes to check on online students who had not been completing their school work.

— At 10:35 a.m.Wednesday, an administrator at high school contacted the school resource officer in regards to an unruly student.

— Police last week received reports from people saying they received letters from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services regarding unemployment insurance from residents on East Grant, East Martin and North Market. They were told to file a fraud claim with the Ohio JFS. Another man filed a report at the station.

— A person on West Martin Street called to report a fraudulent text regarding human services benefits Saturday.

— Officers responded to a possible overdose at 1:25 a.m. March 21 on East Rebecca Street.

— A private property crash was reported March 21 on the 100 block of South Walnut Street. A neighbor had backed into a woman’s vehicle and caused damage to the passenger side. The woman intends to get the vehicle repaired and requested a report be completed.

— The East Taggart Street Family Dollar reported at 8:38 p.m. March 22 a boy stole a pack of cigarettes and fled. The store employee was able to take a picture of the boy.

— Officers spoke with a girl Tuesday regarding an assault. The case is under investigation.

— Officers responded to a Short Street address Tuesday at 2:52 p.m. to do a welfare check. Officers spoke with a man and determined everything was ok.

— A woman on Spaite Drive reported her granddaughter ran away at 12:42 a.m. Wednesday.

— Officers on Wednesday spoke with a woman on Garfield who said she was told she owed Amazon $1,600. She refused to divulge any information to the caller.

— Officers responded to a domestic incident on Brookdale Friday evening.

— Police were dispatched to a South Pleasant Drive residence Friday morning for a burglary alarm. Officers found a contractor who was employed by the home owner to make renovations. The homeowner confirmed it.

— Friday morning police helped Pennsylvania state police locate a person with information involving a crime that occured in Pennsylvania.

— An East Main Street resident called at 7:41 p.m. Friday to report their landlord walked into their house. The officer contacted the landlord who denied doing it. Officers advised the landlord to follow the proper eviction process.

— At 7:43 a.m. Friday police were called to an argument at an East Martin Street residence. A man left before police arrived.

–A woman brought two dogs she found on Jimtown Road to the station Friday. The owners were contacted and picked up the dogs.

–A woman reported her niece did not get on the bus after school Friday. The woman thought she went to a friend’s house. An officer found here at a Garfield Avenue residence and returned her to her aunt. The matter is being forwarded to juvenile court.

— Friday afternoon an East Martin Street man reported a package was stolen off his porch.

— At noon on Saturday an officer conducted a welfare check of a resident on State Route 170.

— A patrol trooper reported a domestic incident at 12:56 a.m. Sunday. The incident is speculated to have occured in East Palestine prior to a crash they handled on state Route 154.

— An officer responded to a residence on Brookdale at 10:45 p.m. Friday for an alarm. Everything was secure.

Perry Township

— A 16-year-old Salem boy was cited for failure to yield after the vehicle he was driving pulled from a driveway and was struck by a southbound vehicle driven by Steven Centofanti, 37, of Hanoverton, on Depot Road near Snyder Road at 6:21 p.m. Sunday. No injuries were reported.

— The driver of a truck making a delivery at Compco-Quaker Manufacturing on Georgetown Road reported at 5:21 p.m. Sunday the license plate was noticed missing from the commercial trailer during a pre-trip inspection.

— A downed tree was reported at 2:21 p.m. Sunday on Georgetown Road at Prospect Street. An officer found a small limb from a tree previously moved off the road.

— A caller from the 1800 block of Garfield at 5 p.m. Saturday reported a male driving a Kia four-door sedan pulled into the driveway and the driver said he was hiding from police, then pulled out and left heading toward Salem. The vehicle was not found.

— Police responded at 1:53 a.m. Saturday to Benton Road for a report of people working in a garage and being loud. Two people were told about the complaint and said they were done for the night.

— A man on East 11th Street reported at 1:29 p.m. Friday that an unemployment claim was filed in his name. He already filed a fraud claim with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and was told to file a police report.


— Walmart personnel reported at 5:39 p.m. Sunday that a female was on camera not scanning items, putting them bags and a cart and attempting to leave without paying for them. The Leetonia woman said she didn’t realize she failed to scan the items. A summons will be issued for her to appear in court.

— A possible break-in was reported at 6:58 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Jennings where police found a man working on the residence at the request of the landlord.

— Police were called at 4:28 p.m. Sunday for an unknown problem in the 2000 block of Monroe Street. Police found a male involved in a pending investigation approached an off-duty police officer and started becoming aggressive. The male was advised of the proper way to contact the officer and other public servants and if he persisted in his behavior, he would face possible charges.

— A possible intoxicated driver was reported at 1:35 a.m. Monday in the 800 block of West State Street after a caller said the vehicle was driving all over the road and hit the brakes when observed by a patrol car. Officers located the vehicle occupied at Dunkin’. The female driver was not intoxicated and was sent on her way.

— Loud music was reported at 1:22 a.m. Monday in the 800 block of East Third Street. The male tenant was told to turn it down.

— A woman came to the station at 11:58 p.m. Sunday to report her phone was hacked. She was told to call her cell phone provider.

— A barking dog in a parked car was reported at 11:28 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Fair Avenue. The dog appeared to be fine inside the vehicle. The owner was contacted by phone and said someone would come and get the dog.

— Suspicious vehicles were reported in a parking lot on Merle Road at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Police made contact with a male and female in separate vehicles who said they were just talking and everything was fine.

— A distraught male was reported at 20:49 p.m. Sunday at Speedway gas station on West State Street. The male told police everything was fine. The clerk wanted him to leave, so he left without incident.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 6:11 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Elm Avenue next to a storage unit for an extended time. Police learned the person had a storage unit there.

— A 911 hangup call was reported at 5:57 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Penn Avenue. The resident said she did not call and nothing was needed.

— A neighbor dispute was reported at 5:52 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Cleveland Street, with police finding the caller and the suspect had protection orders against each other. No probable cause was found for an arrest. They were told to have no contact with each other.

— A disorderly male was reported at 5:33 p.m. Sunday at Salem Regional Medical Center where he had been admitted for evaluation and was having a verbal altercation with medical staff. He calmed down.

— A 911 hangup call was reported at 5:07 p.m. Sunday in the area of Walmart where the person said it was an accident. Police still searched the area and did not find anyone in distress.

— Police responded at 12:51 p.m. Sunday to the 300 block of Rose Avenue where a woman talked about some issues she was having. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

— A debit card found in the 2400 block of East State Street was turned over to police at 10:56 a.m. Sunday.

— A resident in the 1200 block of East Pershing Street reported at 9:47 a.m. Sunday that he found a bicycle in his front yard that didn’t belong to him. The fire department retrieved the bicycle for police.

— An alarm was reported at 7 a.m. Sunday on the Salem Parkway, but the exterior of the building was secure.


— Firefighters were called at 10:12 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of Columbia Street for a possible structure fire, discovering an issue with a clothes dryer. The residents had already evacuated. Light smoke was throughout the residence and the natural gas dryer showed excessive heat and scorch burns inside the dryer. The power was disconnected and the gas shut off. Smoke was removed with ventilation. The structure was checked with a multi-gas meter which indicated normal readings. The residents were told to replace the dryer.


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