County Sheriff

— A woman was reported overdosing at a Rochester Road, West Township, address at 11:40 p.m. Sunday. Minerva EMS transported her to Aultman Hospital in Canton.

— A domestic dispute was reported at a Waterford Road, Unity Township, address at 12:28 a.m. Saturday. One person involved refused to prosecute the other.

— A U.S. Route 30, West Township, man reported at 9:52 p.m. Saturday someone removed a catalytic converter from a vehicle he owns sometime in the past week.

— Someone at the library in Lisbon wanted to report at 8:22 p.m. Friday a domestic dispute that happened earlier at a home on Shady Lane Road, Center Township. However, when deputies arrived the person had left. At Smith Oil, the clerk told deputies the person left the business about 10 minutes before they arrived.

— A U.S. Route 30, West Township, woman reported two people outside screaming and yelling at 1:34 a.m. Sunday. Deputies were unable to find them.

— A deputy stopped a vehicle at 4:18 p.m. Friday after watching the driver run a stop sign at the intersection of state Route 164 and Kelly Park Road at a high rate of speed. The passenger was found to be having a seizure and an ambulance was called to assist them.

— A disturbance was reported at the county jail parking lot involving two women at 1 a.m. Sunday. One of the woman from Beaver Falls, Pa., said she needed to go to the hospital. KLG transported her to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— An elderly person was reported walking on Route 45 near O’Reilly’s in Lisbon at 6:10 p.m. Friday. The area was checked, but the person was not found.

— Deputies stopped a vehicle on Old state Route 14 just outside of Columbiana on Friday. Deputy Damin Beadnell and K-9 Hunter checked the vehicle and Hunter alerted to the driver’s door. A syringe and suspected crystal meth was found. Two passengers were also found to have syringes. The evidence was collected and sent to the lab and two men were arrested.

— Fireworks were reported in the area of Edward Circle, Fairfield Township, at 8:40 p.m. Sunday. Deputies found where they were coming from and told the homeowner, who claimed they had just moved to Ohio from another state, about the fireworks laws.

— A mail truck was reported at 8:43 p.m. Sunday parked in a lot at the corner of Lower Elkton and Columbiana-Lisbon roads. Deputies checked the mail truck, which was secure and empty.

— Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle after someone reported a reckless driver eastbound on state Route 172 near Guilford Lake at 6:28 p.m. Saturday. Deputies found the vehicle on state Route 172 near Depot Road and saw it travel left of center. The vehicle refused to stop and struck the back end of a sheriff’s cruiser. With the assistance of the patrol and Lisbon police, the driver was stopped in the 13000 block of East Liverpool Road. Amberlina Gentsy of Monaca, Pa., was charged with failure to comply, felonious assault on a peace officer, OVI, left of center and marked lanes. She was taken to jail.

— A vehicle was reported sitting with a man inside for several hours in the area of the old auction barn on state Route 14 near East Palestine at 1:23 p.m. Saturday. The van was gone when deputies arrived.

— A Hisey Road, Unity Township man reported Saturday the neighbors have been causing damage to his yard.

— Danielle Bowers, Rogers, was cited with driving under suspension following a traffic stop at 3:23 p.m. Saturday.

Highway Patrol

— Christopher A. Anderson, 37, East Liverpool, was cited with right of way when turning left and failure to wear a seat belt at 5:44 p.m. Wednesday. Anderson attempted to turn left into a private drive from state Route 7 in Madison Township when his vehicle was struck by Ronald C. Davis, 59, Columbiana who was traveling in the right lane. Both Davis and Anderson sustained minor injuries. Anderson was transported to a local hospital.

— Joseph J. Dotson, 22, Leetonia, struck a deer while traveling on state Route 344 in Salem Township at 8:47 p.m. Wednesday.

— Gregory J. Winkhart, 58, Navarre, was cited with failure to control after he drove off the road and struck a fence and a house on state Route 172 in Hanover Township. Winkhart struck the front of the house, causing damage to the siding, the front porch, and destroying the gas meter and a decorative fence. No one was injured.

— Garold Wright, 51, New Cumberland, W. Va., was cited with failure to use turn signal at 9:40 a.m. Thursday after he merged into the left lane on state Route 30 in St. Clair Township and struck the vehicle of Nancy D. Allen, 41, Irondale.

— Michael J. Polack, 39, Atwater, was traveling on Whinnery Road in Butler Township at 5:15 p.m. March 19 when his vehicle was truck by an electrical wire which was snapped by a falling tree. Polack was not injured.

— Gregory J. Thrasher, 70, Wellsville, was cited with right of way on public highway at 4:49 p.m. March 30 after he pulled out of a parking lot onto Y and O Road in Madison Township into the path of Austin J. Nolder, 18, Lisbon, causing Nolder to swerve around his vehicle and travel off the road into a ditch.


— Richard Vecchio 58, Lisbon was cited with public intoxication at 11:41 p.m. Thursday. Officers were dispatched to Circle K on the report of an intoxicated male inside the store. Vecchio was found slumped over an ice cream cooler and could not walk on his own. He was transported to his home as it was determined was not fit to ride his bicycle. At 6:46 a.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to Valley View on the report of an intoxicated male, and upon arrival were greeted by Vecchio who said he was looking for his bicycle from last night. Officers transported him home again and issued him a public intoxication ticket and warned him that if he came into town to retrieve his bicycle he would charged with persistent disorderly conduct.

— The pastor for Lisbon Nazarene church called to report that the catalytic converter from one of their church busses was stolen at 12:34 a.m. Friday.

— A woman called to report that another woman is refusing to let the caller’s husband out of her home on East Washington Street at 7:28 p.m. Friday. Upon arrival, the man stated that the caller is his wife and that he’s staying at the home because he wants to and could leave whenever he wanted to. The caller was removed from the residence upon request. Later, the caller reported her husband put hands on her on the way to the home that was outside of the village. She was asked if she wanted to be connected to the sheriff’s office and she hung up.

— A man called to file a report of a phone scam at 1:54 p.m. Wednesday. The caller told the man that his social security number had been canceled and attempted to get information out of him. The man told the caller to leave him alone and that it was a scam. The caller told the man he was going to drive there and kill him, and the man hung up on the phone.

— Officers were dispatched to a home on state Route 154 at 12:54 a.m. Wednesday for a welfare check. The caller wanted a welfare check on his sister but didn’t know the address, so officers checked with two different houses with no response at either.

— An officer was dispatched to Coaches Bar and Grill for a welfare check on a woman laying on the sidewalk at 2:50 p.m. March 30. The woman was not there upon arrival, by an employee said it sounded like another employee who had just left the restaurant due to a death in the family. The officer found the woman who was walking home and appeared upset but said she was fine.

— An officer was dispatched to a home on East Washington after a mom reported that her son had been yelling at her and ran away at 4:49 p.m. March 29. The officer found the boy behind the house. He said they were fighting because he had gotten up late for school and she refused to take him. The mom said that the boy was out of control and yelling at her and was calling her names. The boy is currently on probation with the juvenile court but the mother declined to take action and agreed to separate from the boy and calm down.


— A caller reported a private property crash at Chase Bank on North Main Street at 12:55 a.m. Friday. Barry McMannis’s vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Keith Countryman.

— A child custody issue was reported at a residence on North Middle Street at 8:15 a.m. Saturday.

— A theft at Columbiana Dodge on Commerce Circle was reported at 2:37 p.m. Saturday. The caller reported that a Dewalt battery impact wrench and a swivel socket was stolen.


— Brent Durk, 26, of Aetna Street, was charged with driving under suspension, obstructing official business and resisting arrest after a traffic stop at 5:28 p.m. Sunday at West Fourth and Jennings for suspicious activity. His passenger, Klarysa Green, 24, of West Perry Street, was charged with obstructing official business, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug abuse instruments. Both were taken to the Columbiana County jail. During the traffic stop, Durk began to resist officers and a physical altercation occurred. Police had to take Durk, the driver, to the ground in order to gain control and take him into custody. The passenger started to leave the scene before being stopped. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor in the vehicle and police located several items of drug paraphernalia and a large amount of suspected narcotics. Fire department medics and EMT evaluated the driver and officers involved in the altercation.

— Cory Strawn, 33, of Cortland, was cited for driving under suspension and marked lanes after a traffic stop at 10:06 a.m. Sunday in the city. A search of the vehicle yielded nothing illegal. The vehicle was towed and the driver and a passenger left on foot.

— A person came to the station at 9:41 p.m. Sunday to report possible child abuse going on at a Maple Street home.

— Police were called at 11:15 a.m. Monday to the 500 block of East Perry for a civil matter. A woman produced court papers ordering the police to stand by while she gathered some belongings, which she did. Police then left.

— Police were called at 4:17 p.m. Sunday to the 1400 block of Buckeye Circle for a dog bite incident after a resident reported the neighbor’s dog attacked her dog. There were no visible injuries. Police were told this was not the first time it happened. Police spoke to the neighbor and got up-to-date vaccination records. The report will be forwarded to the dog warden. The owner was also told a citation will occur if the dog is at large again.

— Police responded at 7:55 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of West Wilson for a dispute involving a man and woman police had already dealt with earlier in the day. They were no longer getting along. The woman was moving out and the man placed the rest of her belongings outside and was refusing to let her go back inside. She retrieved what she needed for the evening and both were told it’s a civil matter. She said she would contact the landlord to get her name off the lease. Officers had been there at 11:42 a.m. for a domestic in progress and found the two had a disagreement, but nothing physical occurred.

— An officer at 11:09 a.m. Sunday was flagged down by a resident at North Lincoln and East Third who found a bicycle leaning up against his garage. He did not know where the bicycle came from. The fire department collected the bicycle for the police department.

— A solicitor was reported at 12:59 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Aetna Street. The person was told no soliciting is allowed in the city. He claimed his boss had contacted the city and was told it was ok, which police were unable to verify. He agreed to work outside the city until the issue is resolved.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 12:33 p.m. Monday at Smith Oil in the 900 block of East State Street where two people allegedly went into the bathroom at the same time. Officers spoke with the couple who denied any wrongdoing. The bathroom was checked and no contraband was observed.

— A resident in the 500 block of Franklin reported at 8:52 a.m. Monday that something was taken from her front porch two weeks ago. She wanted it documented.

— Police checked on a suspicious vehicle that isn’t normally parked in a bank parking lot in the 2200 block of East Pershing Street at 8:06 a.m. Monday. The vehicle wasn’t stolen and no one was inside.

— Officers at 10:48 p.m. Sunday located several people in Centennial Park after hours who had been playing basketball. They were told the park hours.

— A dog was reported at large at 9:17 p.m. Sunday in the Aetna Street area in a resident’s back yard. The dog was not found.

— A driver’s license was dropped off at the station at 6:22 p.m. Sunday.


— An officer checked on a disabled vehicle in the area of State and Lisbon streets at 7:07 p.m. Friday and found that a wheel had fallen off. The officer provided traffic control until the vehicle could be towed.

— An officer responded to a 300 block Columbia Street home at 11:56 p.m. Saturday where the resident reported finding drug paraphernalia next to her vehicle. The officer found a used needle that had been recapped in the grass. The resident said she did not know where it came from, but suggested maybe the neighbor. The officer disposed of the needle and warned the resident to check the property for other needles before letting her children play outside.

Goshen Police District

— Christopher D. Yoder, 35, Georgetown Road, Salem, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 62 near Smith Goshen Road at 10:25 a.m. March 20. No injuries were reported.

— Andrew E. McFerren, 42, Park Street, Beloit, was cited for driving under suspension and no registration after an officer observed him riding a dirt bike in the roadway in the area of Park and Wall streets in Beloit at 7:23 p.m. March 21. He was told to walk the dirt bike home.

— Police responded to the area of Beloit Snodes Road and Fifth Street in Beloit at 7:39 a.m. March 24 where a southbound driver had pulled from the stop sign, striking a northbound vehicle making a legal left hand turn. The driver at fault then fled the scene. No injuries were reported.

— Kimberly K. Hupp, 63, Youngstown, was cited for failure to obey a traffic signal following a two-vehicle crash at state routes 534 and 165 at 5:46 a.m. March 25 in which she was westbound and failed to come to a complete stop at the stop sign, striking a northbound vehicle. The drivers were treated on scene by Beloit and Damascus EMTs.

— A 16-year-old Hartley Road, Alliance, resident was cited for right of way at stop signs following a two-vehicle crash at U.S. Route 62 and Western Reserve Road at 8:44 p.m. March 25 in which he was southbound and pulled from the stop sign without the right of way, striking an eastbound vehicle. No injuries were reported.

— James D. Laughlin, 30, Dutchtown School Road, Rogers, was arrested on an active warrant out of Columbiana County for failure to appear on an aggravated menacing charge following a traffic stop on state Route 14 near South Duck Creek Road at 4 p.m. April 1. He was also cited for speeding.

Salem fire call

— Firefighters and police responded at 11:50 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of Franklin Street for a reported structure fire, but found a property line fence and some leaves and debris had caught fire between two properties. The fire was extinguished. No contact could be made with the homeowner.


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