Highway Patrol

— Sandra A. Reynolds, 53, East Palestine, was cited with assured clear distance after she rear-ended a vehicle driven by Cheryl A. Strum McCormick, 65, Lisbon, on state Route 164 in Center Township at 6:28 p.m. Saturday. McCormick was cited with OVI.

— Jack R. Morrell, 54, East Liverpool, was cited with failure to control after he went off the road while traveling on state Route 7 in Elkrun Township and struck a row of trees, metal pole, a culvert and two mailboxes before rotating and striking another tree at 8:40 a.m. Friday. Morrell sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

— Dylan Rothwell, 23, Columbiana, was arrested and cited with failure to control, OVI and improperly handling a firearm while intoxicated at 1:50 a.m. Saturday. Rothwell was traveling on Kelly Park Road in Fairfield Township when he went off the road and struck a mailbox. Columbiana police found a loaded firearm with two fully load magazines and a bullet in the chamber in the center console of Rothwell’s vehicle. After being evaluated and found non-injured by EMS, Rothwell was taken into custody and transported to the county jail.

— Horace R. Chesney, 63, Lisbon, was cited with assured clear distance after he rear-ended a vehicle driven by Brenda Vargo, 58, Leetonia on state Route 45 in Center Township at 1:4 p.m. May 1. David J. Miller, 57, was traveling behind Chesney’s vehicle on his motorcycle and put his bike down in an attempt to avoid striking Chesney’s vehicle. Miller was seriously injured and transported by EMS to a local hospital. He was later cited with assured clear distance.

— Jerry T. Westlake, 73, Salineville, was cited with failure to control after he went off the road while traveling on state Route 164 in Wayne Township and struck a ditch and a tree at 7:42 a.m. Friday.

— Christopher Grace, 20, Beaver, Pa., was cited with failure to control after he ran off the road while traveling on state Route 45 in Madison Township and struck an embankment and road sign at 5:29 a.m. Thursday.


— Officers responded to the charging station on South Main Street for a verbal dispute, possibly turning physical, involving a group of men at 8:39 p.m. Saturday. Matthew Rodriguez, 21, Boardman, was arrested for obstructing official business, resisting arrest and aggravated menacing against an officer. He was transported to the county jail.

— Louis Glavin, East Palestine, was cited for a suspended license after a traffic stop on Columbiana Canfield Road at 12:20 a.m. Saturday.

— Joseph Pedro, 55, Columbiana, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on East Park Avenue at 12:36 a.m. Sunday.


— Officers conducted a welfare check at a residence on Pritchard Avenue on report of a woman who stopped taking her medication and was threatening to kill her mother at 10:35 a.m. Thursday. Officers made contact with the woman and explained to her that she could be charged with menacing if the threats continued. The woman’s case worker made arrangements for her to stay at Personal Touch supportive living facility and she agreed to go.

— An officer was dispatched to the Kendall House on state Route 154 for three people to be removed at 1:08 p.m. Saturday. An employee advised officers that two men had come to help a woman pack her belongings but they were refusing to leave. All three agreed to leave after the officers spoke with them.

— Officers responded to the Days Inn on state Route 154 at 10:26 a.m. Wednesday for a possible overdose. The employees asked officers to search the room for any illegal drugs but none were in plain view.

— An officer responded to Apple Grove apartments on Saltwell Road on the report of a rabid raccoon at 1:13 p.m. May 4. Upon arrival, the raccoon ran into the woods and the officer cleared the call.

East Palestine

–Officers conducted a welfare check where they confirmed everything was ok Thursday evening on West North Avenue.

–Officers were called to Huntington National Bank Thursday morning where they made contact with a man reportedly kissing a stop sign. The man was transported to the hospital after officers determined he was under the influence.

–Officers assisted the county sheriffs office Thursday, taking a man involved with domestic violence into custody.

–A women reported fraudulent activity with her cell phone service provider and Facebook account Thursday morning.

Perry Township

— Township police assisted Salem officers at 6:23 p.m. Sunday with a warrant arrest in the 700 block of West Pidgeon Road, but the person was not there.

— Flooding was reported at 5:53 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Cunningham Road, but police found there was a small amount of water sitting on the road and no flooding. Police monitored the situation and saw multiple vehicles pass through without issue.

— An officer on patrol at 4:52 p.m. Sunday found two vacant buildings in the 1800 block of Depot Road both with open doors and broken glass. With assistance from Salem police, both buildings were checked and cleared.

— Barbara Book, 67, of New Castle, Pa., was cited for failure to yield after her eastbound vehicle on Georgetown Road attempted to cross state Route 45 and was struck by a southbound vehicle driven by Brian Booth, 51, of Beloit, pushing his vehicle into a northbound vehicle driven by Evan Letonek, 23, of Salem, at 9:41 a.m. Sunday. All three vehicles were towed from the scene. Booth and his passenger, Carrie Booth, 50, were both taken by ambulance to Salem Regional Medical Center. KLG and EMT had both responded.

— Police were called at 7:02 p.m. Saturday to the 1100 block of Beechwood for a noise complaint. A band was playing during a birthday party and was told by police to turn the music down or stop playing. They said they would turn down the speakers.

— A caller from the 300 block of Indiana Boulevard reported at 4 p.m. Saturday that a black truck with no license plate has been driving up and down the road at a high rate of speed and revving the engine in the early morning hours.

County Sheriff

— Deputies checked on a Wisner Road, Hanover Township, resident at 11:46 p.m. Sunday. The person was fine, just having problems with his phone.

— At the request of the Milton Township Police Department, deputies went to the Cross Eyed Moose, Main Street, Homeworth, at 1:56 a.m. Sunday to check on a person, but did not find the person there.

— While investigating a domestic dispute at a Morris Road, Elkrun Township, home at 11:02 p.m. Saturday, deputies issued a warrant for a man, who had assaulted his parents and fled before deputies arrived.

— Deputies responded to Columbiana-Waterford Road, Fairfield Township at 5:01 p.m. Sunday after a man reportedly violated a protection order. Charges were filed.

— Someone reported loud music in the area of King Road, Butler Township, at 1:02 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies found a woman sitting in her car listening to music. She agreed she was returning to the house and would keep the music down.

— A domestic situation was reported on Buzzard Road, Madison Township, at 12:24 a.m. Saturday. Deputies found the man had left and the woman at the home signed a refusal to prosecute. There were no signs of physical assault.

— Deputies responded to a state Route 517, Elkrun Township, home at 11:45 a.m. Saturday after the resident reported a man showed up on the property and was taking straw out of the barn. It was determined the property was recently sold in an auction and the man had purchased the contents of the barn. He was supposed to have taken the items already and he showed up with two other men who had purchased the straw. Deputies told him to leave the property and make arrangements with the auction company or the courts regarding the property in the barn because it was past the time frame.

— A state Route 517, Elkrun Township, resident reported at 10:34 a.m. Saturday she saw a flashlight on her security camera on her property overnight and the next day a bush in her landscape was dead.

— In the area of McCormick Run and Osbourne Roads, someone reported a vehicle parked along the roadway at 6:01 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies found a vehicle parked in a field and two children near dirt bikes. An adult present, who said they pulled off the roadway and unloaded the dirt bikes before driving the truck into the field.

— A Pennsylvania woman asked deputies to check on her child and the child’s father in the area of Timber Run Street, Unity Township, at 8:46 a.m. Saturday. Deputies did not locate them and the mother was told to call her local police.

— A Miller Road, Fairfield Township, man reported at 8:22 a.m. Saturday there was a scam involving e-Bay support.

— A cow was reported in the roadway on Lisbon-Dungannon Road, Center Township, at 8:25 a.m. Friday. The owner was contacted and was going to get the cow back into the pasture.

— A state Route 7, Elkrun Township, woman reported at 1:13 p.m. Saturday her boyfriend drove her to work and dropped her off so he could use the car and when he picked her up later, she heard something dragging under the vehicle. She noticed debris and branches under the vehicle and it appeared the rear bumper was cracked. She asked him about the damages and he claimed not to know what had happened.

— A West Township woman was transported to Alliance Hospital at 11:49 a.m. Saturday for treatment after she was reportedly making threats to harm herself. Her doctor was contacted and was going to call the hospital to make certain she was admitted.

— Deputies responded to a Fife Coal Road home to check on a family at 7:36 a.m. Saturday after a child had died at the home from natural causes. Another family member was on the way and the deputy waited until a Community Hospice worker arrived and assisted that worker in reaching the coroner, who was handling the call.

— A woman at the East Palestine Police Department reported at 3:36 a.m. Thursday a domestic situation that had happened at a Hamilton Road, Unity Township, home. A written statement and photos of her injuries were both gathered. A warrant was issued for the man’s arrest.

— A domestic dispute was reported at a home on Pleasant View Drive, Center Township, at 7:48 p.m. Friday. Deputies spoke to both people involved and it was determined to be an argument, but they were both told to stay away from each other for the night.

— Deputies and Lisbon police both responded to a burglary in progress at a state Route 45, Madison Township, home at 2:34 a.m. Saturday. The resident reported a man entered his apartment through the window, then unlocked the door and let himself into the apartment, while the resident was sleeping. Josh Lapin, 32, was charged with burglary and later with illegal conveyance of drugs into the county jail.

— Deputies checked a Lisbon Road, Center Township, home at 2:05 a.m. Friday after a woman reported hearing a loud noise downstairs. The home was secure and no one was found.

— Deputies went to a home on Carmel Achor Road, Middleton Township, at 10:06 p.m. Friday attempting to locate a child. No one was at the home.

— Someone at a state Route 45, Madison township, home requested deputies remove someone at 9:15 p.m. Friday. The person had left before deputies arrived.


–An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Columbia Street at 2:09 a.m. Saturday regarding a vehicle with the door open and ransacked inside. The officer spoke to the residence and was advised everything was fine.

–At 4:45 p.m. Thursday a man came on station to request assistance collecting personal belongings. An officer escorted him to a residence on Columbia Street where his belongings were retrieved without incident.

–Police assisted the County Sheriff’s Office with a disturbance in Washingtonville at 4:10 a.m. Thursday. Officers discovered there was a verbal altercation at a residence and escorted the individual to his residence on High Street.

–Officers responded to a suspicious vehicle on Walnut Street at 1 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle left upon officers arrival, it was determined there was a no contact order in place and officers advised the driver to stay away from the residence.


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