County Sheriff

— A state Route 154, Elkrun Township, man reported at 12:55 a.m. Monday someone was shooting in the area. Deputies checked the area and were unable to locate anyone shooting.

— A state Route 45, Madison Township, man reported people were on his property at 1:53 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies checked the area, but were unable to find anyone.

Highway Patrol

— Tyrell M. Travers, 24, Wellsville, was cited with assured clear distance after he rear-ended a vehicle driven by John A. Pavelko, 39, Youngstown, on state Route 7 in Fairfield Township at 4:50 p.m. Monday. Pavelko sustained minor injuries and declined treatment at the scene.

— A vehicle driven by Mildred S. Cooper, 86, Steubenville, was rear-ended by another vehicle on state Route 14 in Beaver Township at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday. The other vehicle fled the scene and the driver has not been identified.

— Mary Soules, 87, Lisbon, was cited for failure to yield after she attempted to turn onto state Route 45 from Salem Grange Road in Salem Township and collided with a vehicle driven by Jacquelyn H. Hawkins, 29, Salem, at 12:35 p.m. Monday. Hawkins was also cited for not wearing a seat belt.

— Stephen M. Petrycki, 60, Columbiana, was cited with assured clear distance after he rear-ended a vehicle driven by Ted M. Doyle, 48, Columbiana, on state Route 7 in Columbiana at 4:20 p.m. Monday.


— Officers were dispatched to a home on North Beaver Street at 10:20 a.m. Monday after a man called to report that he is trying to leave but his girlfriend is jumping on his truck. The woman said that she wanted him to leave the iPad at the house because it was her only way of contacting people after losing her phone. The man let her use his phone to contact her daughter and her parents before he left.

— Nathan J. Knight, 37, Lisbon, was charged with possesion of drug paraphernalia and arrested on an unrelated warrant from the Canfield Police Department at 11:10 a.m. Friday. Officers were dispatched to Dollar General after an employee called to have Knight removed because he reportedly stole from the store previously. Officers searched his person and found $1,116 in cash in his pocket. Officers also found three glass pipes with burnt residue and a large machete in his vehicle.

— Officers were dispatched to the Kendall House on the report of a suicidal male at 3:59 p.m. April 24. The man was transported by EMS for a mental evaluation.


— Tracey L. Hughes, 50, Columbiana, was arrested for OVI, possesion of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a minor traffic crash on North Main Street at 10:04 p.m. Tuesday.

— Javier J.R. Rolat, 44, Youngstown, was cited for a speed violation following a traffic stop in the parking lot of Marathon gas station on West Park Avenue at 7:11 a.m. Tuesday.


— An officer assisted Washingtonville police on a traffic stop at Butcher Road and Walnut Street at 5:43 p.m. April 28 for speeding. The officer stood by while Washingtonville police wrote a citation.

— A driver from out of the area reported at 7:28 p.m. April 29 their father was having a medical emergency and they were trying to find the Salem hospital. The call came from that area of Lisbon Road and state Route 344. An officer attempted to locate the vehicle to assist the occupants, but dispatch reported the call was traced to Cunningham Road. The officer followed that route to the hospital and found a male passenger being assisted from the vehicle.

— A High Street resident reported at 3:20 a.m. April 30 her roommate’s ex-boyfriend had sent her threatening texts saying he was going to shoot up their house. Police provided extra patrol of the area and advised the resident how to obtain a protection order. The roommate later called at 9:08 a.m. April 30 to report the ex-boyfriend had sent her videos of him putting a hose in a truck and hooking it to the exhaust. The ex-boyfriend was found at a Lower Elkton Road home and the sheriff’s office was notified. The sheriff’s office later reported the ex-boyfriend was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s in Boardman.

— Officers responded to a 700 block Columbia Street home at 5:50 p.m. Saturday after a juvenile called 911 saying he was upset because someone called him names while playing an online video game. The juvenile was found to be fine and was warned that 911 is for emergencies.


— Police were called at 10:26 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a civil mater. Officers obtained additional information and video.

— A woman from the 2100 block of Monroe Street reported possible fraud at 9:26 p.m. Tuesday, saying she had some charges on her account that didn’t belong to her. She was told to cancel the card so no more could be added on.

— A woman came to the station at 7:27 p.m. Tuesday to report a sex offense. The case was turned over to detectives for investigation.

— Sean Lodge, 37, of 7685 Farr St., Rogers, was taken into custody on a warrant for felony domestic violence and charged with drug paraphernalia and obstruction of official business after an incident Tuesday night. An officer on patrol at 6:37 p.m. saw suspicious activity at the rear of a residence on Cleveland Street while checking on an open burning complaint. The officer made contact and found that one of the people gave a false name and had an active warrant for his arrest. K-9 Simon indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor and contraband was found. Lodge was turned over to a sheriff’s deputy to be taken to jail. Additional charges are pending lab results.

— Police responded with fire department personnel to the rear of the 1000 block of Cleveland Street at 6:31 p.m. Tuesday for a report of smoke coming from behind the house. A female was found in the back yard having a controlled, illegal burn.

— An East Fourth Street woman reported at 6:26 p.m. Tuesday that she was waiting for a package to arrive, but it never did. She contacted the sender, who said the package was delivered on April 30. She found the empty package under the back porch, noting it was ripped open and nothing was inside. Police spoke with the female who lives in the downstairs apartment and said whenever a package arrives for the upstairs neighbor, she gives it to them. She never saw the package on the front porch.

— Robert E. Burge, 56, whose last known address was South Union Avenue, was charged with obstruction, drug paraphernalia and theft after police were called at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday to Walmart for an alleged shoplifter. Loss prevention personnel said the male took items and left without paying, then ran when they confronted him. He fled across the street and was found hiding behind another business. Officers had to give several loud commands before the suspect came out and complied. Drug paraphernalia was recovered on the suspect, who was taken back to Walmart and positively identified by loss prevention personnel. He was charged and taken to jail.

— Danny Shultz Jr., 24, of 518 Franklin Ave., was charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, after police were called to Salem Regional Medical Center at 3:49 p.m. Tuesday for an assault. The victim said her boyfriend had assaulted her. He was later arrested on Franklin Avenue, with assistance from K-9 Simon, and taken to jail.

— A woman from the 1200 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported harassment, claiming her husband took the key fob to her vehicle and randomly sets it off. She was told to contact her attorney since they’re still married.


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