County Sheriff

— A Bayard Road, West Township, woman reported at 11:35 p.m. Monday her ex-boyfriend has been sending her unwanted messages to her cell phone.

— A woman traveling on state Route 45 near Township Line Road reported at 7:43 a.m. Friday she found a 3-year-old girl walking on the state route wearing only a T-shirt and underwear in about 35-degree weather. The child was unable to tell her what her name was or where she lived, so the woman called deputies and kept the child in her vehicle until deputies arrived. A bus driver for Wellsville schools gave the woman a blanket for the child and also waited for deputies to arrive. When deputies got there a dispatcher told them a Hillcrest Road woman had called to report her 3-year-old daughter was missing. The mother came to where the child was at and explained she had taken her middle child to the bus stop and her 13-year-old son was watching the 3-year-old when she walked away. A copy of the report is being forwarded to Children Services.

— A passenger in a vehicle in a northbound vehicle on state Route 11 was reported as overdosing at 11:41 a.m. Thursday. EMS arrived near the state Route 344, Leetonia exit and transported the woman to the hospital. The matter is under investigation.

— Deputies enforcing a writ of restitution to evict someone from a home in the Sunrise Mobile trailer park at 10:51 a.m. Monday found a vehicle parked there with Cuyahoga County plates. A man came out of the home, saw deputies and ran back inside. Deputies requested additional help and spoke with the three men inside the home. Benjamin Hipsley, 54, U.S. Route 30, Chester, W.Va., was taken into custody on a warrant from Common Pleas Court. Other visitors from out of town, one from Cleveland and one from Chillicothe, were removed from the property. Deputies got permission to search the trainer and found possible narcotics and a large sum of currency. The Columbiana County Drug Task Force is handling the investigation.

— Deputies checked on a Depot Road, Center Township, man at 7:19 a.m. Monday after his son was concerned. He was found to be in good health.

— Deputies assisted New Waterford EMS at a home on Peace Valley Road, Unity Township, where a woman was found to be under the influence of narcotics and needing medical assistance at 12:12 p.m. Saturday.

— A domestic dispute was reported at a Taylor Road, Middleton Township, home at 2:44 p.m. Friday, where a mother was attempting to take her child.

— Deputies spoke to a man in the 6300 block of state Route 170 at 10:21 p.m. Saturday regarding stolen guitars. The matter is under investigation.

— A woman in the 30000 block of Canal Street in Hanoverton reported at 4:17 p.m. Sunday she was having ongoing problems with a neighbor.


— An officer was dispatched to a residence on Sherman Street for a noise complaint at 8:29 a.m. April 17. Upon arrival, the officer noticed household items thrown in the yard. The officer informed the resident of the complaint and asked him to keep it down and clean up the yard.

— Officers were dispatched to a residence on West Washington Street at 10:53 p.m. April 19 on the report of a large backyard fire. Officers advised them to knock down the fire and to not let it get that large again.

— A man called because he found a box containing a dead cat while mowing a backyard on East Washington Street at 3:08 p.m. April 20. An officer went and spoke to the residents who denied it being there. A neighbor came out and said the cat belonged to him and he and his mother were planning on burying it that day.

— An office was dispatched to the Church of Christ on Beaver Street at 7:25 p.m. April 20 after a concerned caller reported a man not making sense. The caller said that he kept talking about his truck at a church on Beaver Street. The officer was already aware of the truck and knew it belonged to the man. The officer located the man at his home on Sherman Street and he said the battery of the truck was dead and he was going to win one at the casino. The man declined medical treatment. He was informed that the truck needed to be moved by the next morning.

— An officer reported to the Laundry Barn on the report of a suspicious person at 4:10 p.m. April 21. The caller advised that a man had turned blue and fell to the floor and then got up and went into the bathroom. The officer was unable to locate the man but found an empty syringe in the bathroom trash can. A woman who works at the jail told the officer that she was familiar with the man and he had been recently released from the county jail. Dispatch ran his name and found that he had multiple warrants for his arrest. The officer continued to search the area but could not locate him.

— An officer responded to a call regarding a woman, Dorthy Glasure, East Liverpool, who recently struck a dog with her vehicle on state Route 154 at 8:32 p.m. April 20. The vehicle was damaged to the point that the officer had it towed from the scene. The report did not give any details on the condition of the dog.

— Officers were dispatched to a residence on West Lincoln Way for a noise complaint at 7:04 p.m. April 20. Upon arrival, officers found the door open and the couch was overturned and two men, Daniel Dochterman, 53, Lisbon, and David Gasior, 47, Lisbon, had each other in headlocks and were bleeding from the face. The officers separated them into different rooms while they waited for an ambulance. Both men were charged with assault.


— Michael A. Riley, 32, Leetonia, was cited for driving under suspension, fictitious registration and failure to yield following a traffic stop on South Avenue at 6 p.m. Monday.

— A customer at Duke and Duchess gas station on state Route 14 called in a suspicious box truck with an Arkansas license plate at 8:25 p.m. Monday. The occupants of the front cab had rolled several water bottles into the back of the box truck, leading the caller to believe that it could be occupied. Officers checked the area and notified neighboring departments.


— Police responded to the 1900 block of East Pershing Street at 4:36 p.m. Monday to check on a man acting strange with slurred speech. Police contacted the man who was recently transported to the hospital from a previous incident and had been released to go home. Police provided him a courtesy ride to his Franklin Avenue home.

— Officers responded to the 100 block of Benton Road at 6:54 p.m. Monday in reference to a single-vehicle crash in which a driver struck a telephone pole while pulling out of a parking lot. Ohio Edison was notified of the incident.

— A Lexington Avenue resident reported at 8:24 p.m. Monday the father of her child had been harassing her. She said he does not have visitation but is continuously calling and messaging her. She said she is in the process of further court proceedings regarding her child and visitation and wanted the incident documented.

— Police responded to Centennial Park at 8:27 p.m. Monday in reference to a vehicle driving on the grass. Police found the vehicle parked on the grass near the playground area and advised the driver to move the vehicle to a designated parking area.

— Officers responded to a West 16th Street home at 4:19 a.m. Tuesday in reference to a 911 hangup call. The homeowner said everything was fine and no one had called 911. While at the home, officers searched the home for the homeowner’s daughter who has an active warrant for her arrest. The daughter was not found.

— Officers responded the 800 block of East State Street at 9:17 a.m. Tuesday in reference to a woman who did not look well and was leaning against a wall. Officers spoke with the woman in question who said she was fine and just needed time alone.

— Officers responded to the 1500 block of East State Street at 10:17 a.m. Tuesday in reference to grass clippings in the roadway. Officers spoke with the homeowner and advised him of the city ordinance regarding grass clippings in the roadway, telling him to remove them.

— Alex D. Cook, Mullins Street, Salem, was cited for improper backing following a two-vehicle crash at Newgarden Avenue and Mullins Street in which he attempted to back out of a driveway and struck a vehicle driven by Mark D. Julian, Mingo Junction, was stationary at the stop sign. No injuries were reported.

— Police responded to the area of Aetna Street at 1:57 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a reckless motorcycle driver who almost collided with his vehicle. Police were unable to find any motorcycles in the area.

— Police responded to the 2900 block of East State Street at 3:29 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a suspicious person sitting in the curb lawn. Police spoke with the man in question who said he had just gotten off work and was preparing to a walk home.

Perry Township

— An officer responded to the area of Goshen Road at 2:29 a.m. Saturday in reference to a woman walking in the roadway. The officer spoke with the woman who said she was walking home from her boyfriend’s house. The officer gave her a courtesy ride to her Woodsdale Drive home.

— An Andrew Avenue resident reported at 1:13 p.m. Saturday she has been receiving harassing text messages from her ex-boyfriend against whom she has a protection order that has yet to be served. An officer spoke with the ex-boyfriend and advised him to stop contacting the complainant.

— Police responded to the 800 block of Ohio Boulevard at 1:34 p.m. Saturday where a resident reported a neighbor was yelling at her children and took property from the residence. Police advised the neighbor of the complaint and both individuals were told of the other’s issues.

— Police responded to the area of North Ellsworth Avenue at Springdale Street at 10:33 a.m. Sunday in reference to a suspicious person, but found no one in the area.

— An officer responded to the 1300 block of Andrew Avenue at 7:20 p.m. Sunday where the resident reported her ex-boyfriend was sending her text messages despite a court order prohibiting it. The officer documented the text messages.

St. Clair Township

— A Stagecoach Road woman reported at 9 a.m. Thursday that she believes someone hacked her cell phone.

— A warrant has been issued for Cory R. Nolder, after police responded at 10:55 a.m. Friday to the 16000 block of Milbourne Avenue, where a woman had overdosed and fled the scene to avoid being arrested on several warrants.

— Charges may be pending against Michael D. Johnson, who was observed stumbling down the road near the intersection of Y&O Road and state Route 267 and was found to possess a plastic bag containing sand and pills, which the defendant described as “fake Xanax.” The pills were sent for testing.

— Christopher Siasor was cited at 1:08 a.m. Saturday in the first block of Duke Road for driving under suspension.

— Kenneth S. Burcham was cited at 10:11 a.m. Saturday in the first block of Y&O Road with no operator’s license, after allegedly operating his vehicle despite being on several open suspensions.

East Liverpool

— An abandoned vehicle was towed at 12:16 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of Vine Street.

— A Pennsylvania Avenue man reported at noon Friday that he noticed that he had been paying for the auto insurance on a vehicle that he had not requested.

— Police investigated a report at 8:19 a.m. Friday of a dump truck parked on the sidewalk near Sixth and Walnut and damaging a storm sewer top. The safety-service director talked to the truck’s driver regarding solutions to the issue.

— Officers responded at 2:27 p.m. Friday to the 2400 block of St. Clair Avenue for an overdose.

— A welfare check was performed on a resident at 3:16 a.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Jefferson Street, after a woman in a neighboring apartment heard a loud thump. Upon contact, the man was fine but just complained about the police, neighbors and the parking situation.

— Alleged drug activity was reported at 3:17 p.m. Saturday in the first block of Elm Street.

— Stefan White was cited at 3:45 p.m. Saturday for improper backing in the first block of Pennsylvania Avenue. The man was given a warning for improper window tint.

— A car fire was reported at 12:33 p.m. Saturday on state Route 11 just before the city.

— Sarah Kidder was served at 5:08 p.m. Saturday in the first block of College Street with a bench warrant for petty theft, after a routine traffic stop. She also was cited for no operator’s license.

— A breaking and entering was reported at 4:34 p.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of Alpha Street on an abandoned house under construction. The back door was broken into, and the upstairs drywall destroyed and “graffitied.”

— Police accompanied an ambulance at 8:02 a.m. Saturday to the 1100 block of Riverview Street, where a deceased man was discovered on the porch and the coroner called.

— A resident in the 300 block of Grant Street reported at 12:11 p.m. Sunday that he had left his wallet under his driver’s seat overnight and noticed it missing when he returned to his vehicle that morning.

— A man in 2100 block of Harvey Avenue reported at 6 p.m. Monday that someone had pried open doors on two vehicles, stealing work keys and tools.

— Allen NY-Jabir Sterling Tisdale was served with an outstanding warrant out of East Liverpool Municipal Court at 9:49 a.m. Monday.

— Dewey Bunnell was arrested at 6:12 p.m. Saturday on charges of assault and criminal damaging stemming from an incident in the 300 block of North Shadylane Drive. Approximately 90 minutes, police were dispatched to city hospital for a fight in the emergency room, where two individuals had stated Bunnell had threatened them. Charges were sent to the prosecutor for review.


— Police were sent at 7:11 a.m. Tuesday to Independent Square to have someone removed; however, the subject already had left without incident before police arrival.

— A Main Street woman reported at 1:03 p.m. April 18 that her 2019 red Ford Escape had been stolen.

— Steven Smith was arrested at 9:35 p.m. April 9 on charges of obstructing official business and another unspecified traffic citation. The officer reported that he initiated a traffic stop near the state Route 7 and Third Street exit, after Smith had sped away from a stop sign near the intersection of Clark and Aten. Upon writing the traffic citation and giving it to Smith to acknowledge receipt, Smith turned his music volume as high as it could go to avoid interacting with the officer and was charged with the obstruction.


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