County Sheriff

— A deputy assisted the highway patrol with a traffic crash in the 3800 block of Homeworth Road in Knox Township at 2:12 a.m. Saturday.

— A Center Road, Knox Township, man asked deputies information on handling a civil matter at 2:05 p.m. Saturday. Deputies referred him to the courts for further action.

— A child carrying a pipe wrench was reported trespassing on Clarks Mill Road, Washington Township, property at 4:06 p.m. Sunday. Deputies found the child and his father, warning him to stay off of other people’s property unless he has permission to be there.

— Deputies checked an address on state Route 170, Unity Township, for a person with a warrant at 7 p.m. Sunday, but he was not located.

— A woman reported at 6:10 p.m. Sunday while she was parked at Mark’s Landing her vehicle was struck by another vehicle, but the other vehicle did not stop to report it.

— At 4:57 p.m. Saturday a resident near Burtzland Outfitters, on Mahoning Avenue, Knox Township, reported people were shooting at the range, which has been shut down by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the sheriff’s office. Deputies checked the range, but found no one around.

— A Gavers Road, Franklin Township, woman reported at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday she has been having problems with the neighbor’s son riding his four-wheeler and dirt bikes at all hours of the day and night. She asked for someone to speak with them if possible.

— A cow was reported in the roadway on East Lake Road at 8:19 p.m. Friday. Attempts were made to find the owner, but no owner showed up. Some friends assisted the person who called in getting the cow back into the pasture.


— Officers were dispatched to Sunoco on state Route 14 at 4:48 p.m. Friday for a fight. Both parties denied anything being physical. Santana E. Armstrong, 32, was arrested for obstructing official business and transported to the county jail. Armstrong also had a warrant out of Beaver County, Pa.

— Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop on state Route 7 at 6:53 p.m. Friday for a registration violation but the vehicle fled from the officer. The pursuit was terminated on Heck Road near Homestead.

— Police initiated a traffic stop near the state Route 7 and state Route 14 intersection for fictitious plates at 3:51 p.m. Saturday. The vehicle fled eastbound on state Route 14 through New Waterford. While officers were searching for the vehicle, a hit-skip crash was called in on state Route 165 and the vehicle was located crashed into a wood line and the driver fled on foot.


— Richard Vecchio, 58, Lisbon, was cited for public intoxication at 11:33 p.m. Saturday after officers found him passed out on the curb outside of Numbers on Beaver Street. Vecchio was transported to the station with his bike and then driven home. Officers spoke with his mother at his residence who said she would be getting him into counseling due to his habitual behavior.

— An officer was dispatched to Carter Lumber on the report of an intoxicated man with a bike who was stumbling at 4:23 p.m. April 13. The officer found Richard Vecchio with his bike near Subway. Vecchio did not appear to be stumbling at the time and he told the officer he wasn’t drunk and didn’t have an open container. The officer found two unopened beer cans in his bag. The officer transported him home. Later that night, an officer reported to the feed mill on state Route 164 where he found Vecchio sleeping along the roadway. He appeared to be okay and was transported back to his residence.

— Officers were dispatched to West Washington Street at 1:18 p.m. Friday for a traffic crash with no injury. Austin L. Coleman, Columbiana, was backing up to make room for a Dickey’s work truck that was attempting to turn onto West Washington Street from state Route 164. While backing up, Coleman’s vehicle collided with the vehicle of Richard L. Bailey, Salineville.

— An officer noticed a vehicle driving through a yard on Sherman Street at 1 a.m. Saturday. The officer made contact with the driver after he made six more laps around his house with his hazard lights on. When asked why he was making laps around the property, the man said it was his property and he can do what he wants. He made several references to his medical marijuana card, his children and asked officers if they would go to war. He also invited them in to see his cats. Officers advised him to stay inside and be done for the night.

— Officers were dispatched to a home on East Washington Street for an unruly child at 1:11 p.m. Wednesday. The officer spoke with the mother and the boy who were sitting in a vehicle outside the home. They both assured the officers that nothing was going on.

— Officers were dispatched to the Horsnby House to assist EMS. A man barricaded himself in his room and said that he had a knife and threatened to harm himself if anyone came into the room. An officer was able to talk to the man and have him put the knife down and open the door. He went with EMS with no further problems.

— Officers were dispatched to a home on West Washington Street at 7:56 p.m. Wednesday on the report of a woman being harassed by her ex-boyfriend. The woman showed the officers a video of him kicking his leg towards her head. She said she didn’t want to press charges and just wanted to make a report.

— An officer was dispatched to a home on South Beaver Street at 8:08 p.m. March 28 for a welfare check on a child. The child was okay and the father was notified.

— An officer was dispatched to a home on Greentree Place at 6:48 p.m. March 28 for a welfare check on two children. The mother called and said her children were with her father and he would not call her back. After speaking to the man at his house, he said there is a protection order in place which has the children protected against their mother.

— An officer responded to a residence on East Washington Street at 3:36 p.m. April 7 on the report of kids fighting. The officer found a group of six boys who were practicing boxing. They advised the officer that no one was getting hurt and they were only training and an adult was supervising them. The officer advised them to go behind the house because people believed them to be fist fighting.

— An officer noticed a possibly intoxicated male stumble through the intersection of Jackson and East Lincoln Way at 12:07 a.m. April 10. The officer made contact with the man who smelled of alcohol and had glossy and bloodshot eyes. He said he was walking home from work and had consumed a few alcoholic beverages after his shift. He was given a warning due to the fact that he was compliant, polite and respectful with the officer and he was almost home. The officer warned him of the dangers of crossing multiple roads in the dark while being highly impaired and that he would be cited for public intoxication if he was seen in this condition again. The officer escorted him home safely.


— An officer responded to a 100 block Elm Street home at 9:57 p.m. April 3 where the resident reported juveniles from the park knocked on his door. The officer was unable to find the juveniles.

— An officer responded to a reported three-vehicle crash on Lisbon Road near Crestview Road at 4:51 p.m. Friday and found a two-vehicle crash just past state Route 558. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage, but no one was injured. EMS and the highway patrol were notified and the officer stood by until no longer needed.

— An officer checked the village limits on state Route 344 for reckless drivers at 5:40 p.m. Sunday but was unable to find anything suspicious.

— An officer responded to the group home on High Street at 6:44 p.m. Sunday to assist EMS. The officer stood by until no longer needed.


East Palestine

— Sunday, officers charged two men a with soliciting prostitution. One man also had marijuana.

— Officers assigned a court date for a man identified through video footage and issued a citation for littering after leaving trash at the recycling center in March.

— An officer responded to a residence at Latta Road Sunday evening regarding a 2-year old who locked himself in a vehicle. The officer was able to unlock the vehicle.

— An officer responded to reports an item was on the train tracks Sunday and disposed of the item.

— Sunday a resident complained someone was sending her harassing phone calls and text messages.

— Officers did a welfare check on a resident at East Taggart Street Saturday night.

— Officers assisted Saturday in regards to a vehicle that fled Columbiana Police Department.

— Officers responded to a Leake Street residence at 4:34 p.m. Saturday after a report of children crying and a dog barking.

— Officers spoke with a woman at the 200 block of Thomas Street Saturday afternoon regarding an identity theft complaint. The woman said a Capital One credit card had been opened in her name and shipped to East Liverpool. A report was completed and she was advised to contact the credit reporting agencies.

— Saturday evening a Lincoln Avenue resident reported having issues with a neighbor.

— A tractor trailer driver called Friday morning to report he had knocked wires down from the Columbia and East Martin Street intersection. The homeowner where the wires were torn from reported damage to the siding on her house.

— Friday morning an officer made a death notification at the request of the county coroner’s office.

— At 4:22 p.m. Thursday an abducted child call was transferred from an agency in Pennsylvania. The suspect no longer lives in East Palestine. The original caller was advised the matter would be handled by the appropriate agency.

— Thursday a Lincoln Avenue resident reported a neighbor banging on the floor and walls, causing her anxiety.

— Officers were dispatched to a South Street address Thursday where a woman reported that her computer was being actively hacked. The woman was directed to contact her financial institutions in the morning to secure her accounts.

— A man reported that he was concerned a package containing his sons medical supplies was stolen from his porch Thursday. Upon reviewing camera footage from the area it was determined that the Fed Ex driver took the package back.

– Thursday A woman came to the station and dropped off an Amazon package that did not belong to her.

— Thursday afternoon a resident came to the station to report receiving an Ohio Unemployment scam letter.

— Officers were made aware of a possible theft incident involving water Thursday. An employee advised an officer that it was a misunderstanding and the issue had been resolved.

— An East Taggart resident reported receiving threats Thursday.

— Officers completed a welfare check requested by a father on a child Wednesday afternoon.

— Officers received an alarm from Strohecker Inc. Wednesday at 11:13 p.m..

Goshen Police District

— Jacob A. Smith, 24, West Middletown Road, Salem, was cited for OVI, speed and open container following a traffic stop on South Range Road near Diagonal Road at 3:54 a.m. April 11.

— Gabriele R. Coggins, 25, Girard, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in the 12000 block of state Route 45 at 2:39 p.m. April 11 in which she was northbound and failed to stop for traffic, striking the rear of a vehicle drive by James A. Ling, 39, Southeast Boulevard, Salem, who was turning right into a private driveway. No injuries were reported.

— Ryan J. Taylor, 21, Youngstown, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in the 12000 block of Youngstown Salem Road at 6:44 a.m. April 14 in which he was southbound and traveled left of center, losing control of the vehicle and exiting the roadway, striking a ditch and overturning. Taylor was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s in Boardman for minor injuries.

— Daisy L. Robinson, 25, Grandview Boulevard, Canfield, was cited for driving under suspension and speed following a traffic stop on Western Reserve Road near the Western Reserve campground at 7:56 a.m. Thursday.

— Richard S. Vogler, 46, Elmside Street, Alliance, was arrest on an active warrant out of the Alliance Police Department for protection order violation following a traffic stop on state Route 534 at West Calla Road at 6:01 p.m. Thursday.


— Eric Trenklebach, 32, of High Street, Leetonia, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 9:25 a.m. Sunday in the Walmart parking lot after police saw moving violations. The vehicle was towed and Trenklebach taken to jail.

— A brown dog from Barclay Avenue was reported at large in Centennial Park at 3:57 p.m. Sunday. Police located the dog with a woman, off leash. She said the dog followed her from the residence on Barclay, but she didn’t want to take him home due to having problems with the owner, her ex-boyfriend. Officers followed her back to the residence so she could return the dog safely.

— Police responded to an area in the 2900 block of East State Street, behind the Home Depot property, for a theft. The property owner said a small aluminum boat was stolen off his property.

— Officers at 6:26 p.m. Sunday at East Third Street and Roosevelt Avenue saw a man trying to catch his runaway dog. Officers assisted in safely securing the dog and returned it to the owner.

— A person from the 500 block of Continental Drive came to the station at 4:25 p.m. Sunday to report the person he was staying with was feeding their elderly father rotten food out of the garbage can and it has been going on for a while. Officers will reach out to additional agencies for assistance.

— A woman called at 12:13 a.m. Monday for a person to be removed in the 600 block of East Perry Street, saying her ex-husband was sitting outside her home inside his truck. He was sent on his way by police.

— A woman in the 200 block of Rose Avenue reported at 9:40 p.m. Sunday that her boyfriend locked her out of the apartment. Police told him the residency laws in Ohio and he let her back inside, saying there would be no further issues.

— Police were called at 5:18 p.m. Sunday to the 100 block of West State Street to check the well-being of a person, who said they were ok when contacted.

— Police were called at 1:42 p.m. Sunday to assist Perry Township officers in the area of North Lincoln Avenue and U.S. Route 62 where a man fled on foot and ran into the woods after an accident. K-9 Argo was deployed but was unable to find him. A short time later, police received a call about a suspicious man in the area of Shady Lane and East 15th Street. Officers located the man and took him into custody for Perry Township, who then took custody of him and took him to jail.

— An ambulance was called to the Smith Center apartments on East Fourth Street at 9:41 a.m. Sunday for a medical. Fire department medics and an ambulance were already there.

— A domestic was reported at 6:49 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Fair Avenue, with police determining no physical violence took place. A female was attempting to gather all of her belongings that had been thrown in the yard so she could leave. Officers stood by while she gathered her stuff and a friend picked her up.

— A dispute was reported at 9:24 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of East Fourth Street where a third party caller heard a commotion inside a residence. Officers were told nothing physical or verbal occurred.

— A possible intoxicated driver was reported at 9:24 p.m. Sunday at West State and Georgetown Road, but the vehicle was not found.

— Police conducted a traffic stop at 7:16 p.m. Sunday at North Lundy Avenue and East Second Street for insufficient amount of brake lights. The driver received a verbal warning for an equipment violation.

— Police and fire personnel responded at 4:24 a.m. Monday to the 2000 block of East State Street for a fire alarm activation. The fire department determined it was a false alarm.

— Several car alarms were reported going off on Lexington Avenue at 11:31 p.m. Sunday. Police found nothing out of the ordinary.

Perry Township

— More charges may be pending against a driver who fled on foot the scene of an accident at North Lincoln and U.S. 62 at 1:24 p.m. Sunday. Eric Jordan, 42, of Salem, was cited for driving under suspension, fictitious plates and failure to yield after his vehicle went through the stop sign and collided with a vehicle driven by Cheryl Betts, 62, of Canfield. Jordan had been tracked down on Shady Lane and detained by Salem officers. Jordan and one of his passengers, Christy Harpold, 42, of East Liverpool, were taken by EMT ambulance to SRMC for injuries. Harpold was charged with obstruction after initially telling officers she had no clue who was driving the vehicle. Another passenger, Jarell Washington, 32, of Youngstown, was taken by STAT MedEvac to St. Elizabeth’s in Youngstown for injuries. Betts was taken by EMT to St. Elizabeth’s. According to Chief Mike Emigh, Jordan saw a police cruiser traveling in the opposite direction and took off, causing the accident by not stopping. He had a warrant against him for failure to appear on a drug possession charge.

— Police responded at 1:11 p.m. Saturday to Colonial Drive for a sick raccoon. Police dispatched the animal after seeing its behavior.

— A caller at 12:05 p.m. Saturday reported a suspicious vehicle circling the neighborhood on Allen Drive. Police conducted a traffic stop for marked lanes and spoke with the owner and operator, finding the males were practicing driving with a temporary permit. They received a warning for marked lanes.

— A caller at 3:57 p.m. Sunday reported friends had been receiving messages about them on social media from a false account. Officers told the person there were no threats made and they did not get the messages directly. The caller was told it’s a civil matter.

— A suspicious man was reported running in the area of Shamrock Arbor Drive at 2:07 a.m. Friday, but was not found.

— An alarm was reported at 5:54 p.m. Sunday at Salem Golf Club in the 1900 block of South Lincoln Avenue. The exterior was secure.


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