County Sheriff

— Deputies responded to a domestic dispute at a Yeager Drive, Madison Township, home at 4:34 a.m. Thursday. Deputies spoke to those involved, who reported no one was physically assaulted, but items were taken from each other and not returned. Written statements were gathered, along with a refusal to prosecute.

— Deputies checked on a woman on Meadow Wood Drive, Butler, after a 911 call was received from her phone, but she would not answer at noon on Sunday. When deputies found her, she said it was probably her small dog walking on the phone that had dialed it.

— A state Route 7, Elkrun Township, woman reported at 12:28 a.m. Sunday her children are with their father and they were to be home by midnight. They were dropped off at 12:50 a.m. and she wanted the matter documented in a report.

— A Walker Road, West Township, man reported at 4:36 a.m. Saturday a man was inside his home sleeping in a recliner chair. Daniel J. Common II, 21, Quaker Church Road, East Rochester, was charged with burglary and transported to the county jail.

— A state Route 170, Unity Township, woman reported at 12:47 a.m. Saturday a domestic violence situation between her and a man, but she then signed a refusal to prosecute.

— A Winona man reported at 3:30 a.m. Saturday another man damaged his vehicle and he wanted a report on file.

— Deputies responded to Buckeye Road, Madison Township, where a woman reported at 2:27 a.m. Sunday her vehicle had been stolen and it was located at a Glasgow Road, Madison Township address. She refused to give her name and hung up. Dispatchers were able to determine the name of the woman the phone number belongs to, but no one would answer when deputies called. No one came to the door at either the woman’s house or at the Glasgow Road home either.

— An overdose was reported at a Kibler Road, Unity Township, home at 1:19 a.m. Saturday. Deputies and New Waterford EMS arrived at the same time. The person was unresponsive and transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman.

Highway Patrol

— Melinda S. Smith, 36, New Waterford, was traveling on Crestview Road in Fairfield Township when she struck a deer at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.

— Alexander R. Hawk, 18, Negley, was cited with failure to control after he drove off the road, struck an embankment and overturned on Sprucevale Road in Middleton Township at 9:47 p.m. April 25. Hawk sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

— Julia E. Soules, 39, Salem, was cited with failure to control after she drove off the road while traveling on Georgetown Road in Knox Township and struck a ditch, rock, bushes, a tree and two gas meters at 3:15 p.m. April 24. Soules was not injured.

— Robert H. Courter, 64, Rogers, was traveling on state Route 154 in Middleton Township when he lost control of his motorcycle and went off the road, striking a guardrail and rolling down an embankment at 4:44 p.m. April 27. Courter sustained serious but non life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Courter was later cited with failure to control.

— Kaylee S. Pitts, 16, Summitville, was traveling on state Route 644 in Franklin Township at 3:49 p.m. April 27 when another vehicle went left of center, causing Pitts to swerve off the road. She overcorrected and drove back off the road, striking a utility pole. Pitts sustained minor injuries and declined treatment. The driver of the other vehicle has not been identified.

— A vehicle was traveling on state Route 164 in Center Township at 5:50 p.m. Thursday when it lost control and went off the road, striking an embankment, mailbox and curve ahead sign. The vehicle continued down the road and struck another mailbox before returning to the road and striking a vehicle driven by Brandon K. Locke, 34, Salineville. Locke and his passengers, one adult and two children, were not injured. The other driver has not been identified.

— Niki D. Gibbs, 41, Salineville, was cited with failure to control, driving under suspension, no seatbelt and OVI at 7:45 p.m. Thursday. Gibbs was traveling on Seigler Road in Washington Township when she lost control and went off the road, striking a ditch, embankment and a tree. Gibbs was not injured.

— Jacqueline L. Lake, 38, Lisbon, was traveling on state Route 45 in Madison Township at 5:21 p.m. Saturday when the steering on her vehicle went out, causing her to drive off the road and strike a sign before driving back across the roadway, striking an embankment. Lake was not injured and did not receive any citations.

— Delores A. Stanley, 62, East Liverpool, was cited with right-of-way at through highways at 3:34 p.m. April 25. Stanley failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Heck Road and state Route 7 and collided with the vehicle of Kristen N. Osiniak, 28, Boardman. Stanley continued down the road and collided with a vehicle driven by Mark Gibley, 60, Salem. Osiniak and Stanley sustained minor injuries and were treated by EMS at the scene. Gibley was not injured.

— Suzanne M. Debray, 49, Lisbon, was cited with failure to control after she failed to negotiate a curve while traveling on state Route 45 in Madison Township and went off the road, side-swiping a row of small trees at 12:31 a.m. April 26.


— James E. Artrup, 32, Leetonia, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop on South Main Street at 11:22 p.m. Sunday.

— A man reported his pellet gun missing from outside his home on Beechwood Drive at 12:24 a.m. Saturday.

East Liverpool

— David M. Kane was served at 3:57 a.m. Saturday in the first block of West Ninth Street with several arrest warrants out of East Liverpool and the sheriff’s office, after he allegedly fled a red Pontiac G6 stopped for a possible investigation. He was a passenger in a car driven by a female, who fled the scene from the original stop location. Court paperwork located in a bag in the back seat was found to belong to Whitney N. Shroades.

— Dominique Labree Smith was arrested at 1:03 a.m. Saturday in the first block of West Fourth Street on a charge of marijuana possession, after a traffic stop. Smith was the passenger in a vehicle driven by Andre Lamont Owens Jr. that was the subject of a open air sniff by the Hancock County K9 officer, which indicated to the presence of narcotics. A digital scale was discovered in the vehicle’s center console, which Owens alleged was to weigh jewelry; however, it had white powder residue on it. Owens was cited for a turn signal violation, and the scale was sent to the crime lab with possible additional charges pending test results.

— A loud music complaint was received at 1:49 a.m. Saturday in a Heights Manor building, where a caller allegedly also smelling “pot”.

— Charges may be pending against a couple who is directing abusive language towards a subject in the 800 block of West Ninth Street. The alleged victim claims at 2:24 a.m. Saturday that they have been using “cuss words,” racial slurs and peeling tires outside of her house for more than a month. The couple was put on notice that if the harassment continues they may be charged.

— Police were dispatched to the first block of West Seventh Street to investigate a suspicious man who was walking between houses looking into windows around 7:14 a.m. Saturday. When confronted, the subject denied the allegations and said that he was discharged from East Liverpool City Hospital and walking to “clear his head.” He refused officers’ offers of assistance.

— A Bradshaw Avenue man reported at 2:24 a.m. Sunday being harassed by a neighbor, after just returning home from prison where he was serving time for a sex crime that he was wrongly convicted of. The report was made, and if the harassment continues, he may talk to the law director about possible charges.

— Cameron Miller was cited at 4:11 pm. Sunday for no operator’s license and operating an off-road vehicle on the roadway, after a Daisy Alley resident documented him operating a go-cart and mini dirt bike on the road illegally. He also was warned if police receive any more complaints about his off road vehicles being on roadways, they will be confiscated.

— A courtesy transport was given to a disabled auto driver at 1:43 a.m. Sunday in the first block of state Route 7.

— A verbal warning was given to a subject making a rolling stop at 2:18 a.m. Sunday in the first block of Broadway Street.

— A College Street woman was admonished at 4:31 p.m. Sunday, after allegedly making “ignorant” comments to juveniles who referred to her as “the cat lady.”

— Michael Anthony Hayes was arrested at 3:52 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Bradshaw Avenue for an open container, no operator’s license and loud exhaust, after a routine traffic stop. Hayes also was served with a warrant for sexual imposition.

Perry Township

— A caller at 8:45 p.m. Sunday reported gunshots in the area of Georgetown Road near Prospect Street, with nothing found.

— Gary Thompson, 45, of Youngstown, was cited for driving under suspension and speeding after a traffic stop at 4:25 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Route 62 near North Lincoln Avenue. His vehicle was towed and he was given a ride into Salem.

— A vehicle sustained disabling damage and had to be towed after colliding with a deer at state Route 344 and Cunningham Road at 12:59 p.m. Sunday.

— A man in the 1200 block of West State Street called at 2:16 a.m. Sunday to request removal of his girlfriend from the residence. She was gone when police arrived.

— A reckless driver was reported at 4:52 p.m. Saturday on Van Buren Avenue. The vehicle was located at a residence and the resident was told about the complaint.

— A welfare check was requested at 11:08 a.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of South Lincoln Avenue, but the person was not home.

— Police responded at 7:58 a.m. Saturday to Springdale Street for a medical issue. Officers followed an ambulance to the hospital.

— A domestic was reported at 2:14 a.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of Georgetown Road where a man said he and his wife got into an altercation related to marital issues. Both parties relayed similar stories about what happened. The man said he would leave to avoid further altercation.

— A suspicious male was reported at 10:27 p.m. Friday walking in the road at Snyder Road and South Lincoln Avenue. The man told police he was walking to work at Fresh Mark because his vehicle was broken down.

— A man called police at 7:06 p.m. Friday about officers taking the club off of his car, which was supposed to happen Friday. Officers told him they did not have the paperwork from the court yet to remove the club. He was told to check back Monday.


— Yolanda Costas, 68, of Cedar Ridge Drive, was cited for failure to yield after her southbound vehicle on Southeast Boulevard failed to yield and collided with an eastbound vehicle on Franklin driven by Matthew Bertolette, 38, of Prospect Street, at 3:04 p.m. Sunday. Minor damage was reported to the vehicles, with no injuries reported.

— A caller at 2:27 a.m. Monday reported an open door at Circle K West, 780 W. State St., where a sign was posted saying the store was closed until 6 a.m., but upon arrival, officers spoke with the manager who said she just reopened. No assistance was needed.

— Police were called at 1:47 a.m. Monday to the area of Bentley Road and Continental Drive to check the well-being of a female who appeared to be lost and confused. Officers found the woman who did appear to have an altered mental state. Fire department medics and EMT ambulance arrived and she was taken to SRMC for evaluation.

— A dispute was reported at 12:44 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of West Ninth where police learned an argument took place. Both parties agreed to separate in their home and let things calm down.

— Police responded at 9:35 p.m. Sunday to the 2100 block of Bentley Drive to check the well-being of an alleged elderly female standing in the middle of the road wearing dark clothing. Police learned the female was not elderly and she told officers she was fine. She was offered a courtesy ride to her destination.

— Recovered property was reported at 9:17 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of East Fourth Street where an unknown person was caught on a security camera system with the property in question. Officers reviewed the footage which showed a male entering the resident’s yard before looking through the contents of a tool pouch, then tossing the pouch into the yard. All items found will be placed at the police station. Officers are reviewing the footage to search for the male for questioning.

— Police at 8:53 p.m. Sunday spoke with a juvenile on a 4-wheeler on the road in the 100 block of West State Street after receiving a complaint about loud music coming from a vehicle. The juvenile was told not to ride in the road or play the music loud.

— Officers were flagged down at 8:39 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of West Wilson Street regarding a complaint of criminal trespass. A male had walked onto the property and left a bicycle on the front porch. Officers learned from previous reports that the male had been criminally trespassed from the property on April 9 and saw video footage of him on the property on Sunday. He was found in the area and detained, but then complained of chest pain. Fire department medics and KLG responded and he was taken to the hospital. Charges are pending his release from the hospital. The bicycle was taken to the station, with the owner told where to pick it up.

— A fight was reported at 6:02 p.m. Sunday at Centennial Park. Police learned the dispute was verbal only.

— A well-being check was requested at 5:35 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of West State Street for a male not acting right and sweating profusely. Police made contact with the male who said he was currently stranded in the area due to getting his vehicle towed. Police assisted him and allowed him to wait at the station for a ride.

— Police responded at 11:28 a.m. Sunday for an alleged theft at Walmart on East State Street. Loss prevention personnel reported seeing a female only scan some of the items in her shopping cart at the self checkout register. The female told police she was in a hurry and thought she had scanned all items and had no intention of stealing. Officers obtained video surveillance and a receipt for unpaid items totaling $84.56. All were told a report would be sent to the prosecutor’s officer for review of theft charges.

— A possible water line break was reported at 7:40 a.m. Sunday at West Sixth Street and Stewart Avenue. A homeowner told police he had water in the basement and was using a pump to drain the water out.

Fire Calls


— Firefighters were called at 7:03 a.m. Monday to Quaker City Castings, 310 Euclid St., for a structure fire, learning on arrival that a casting machine had an issue and molten steel was on the floor and under the machine. An employee was using a garden hose to extinguish the fire. The fire department used hose water and the fire was under control by 7:13, with the fire out but water continuing to be sprayed to cool the area. There were no injuries. The department had called in off-duty personnel to standby at the station. Firefighters returned to the station at 7:28 a.m. Police and fire personnel had been called to the same plant Sunday evening for a call of a possible structure fire after a woman reported seeing smoke, but no fire was found upon investigation.


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