County Sheriff

— Deputies checked on a barking dog complaint in the area of Gavers Road, Hanover Township, at 10:46 p.m. Wednesday. Several dogs could be heard barking and deputies had to determine which dog was causing the other dogs in the area to bark. Next deputies attempted to reach someone at that home by knocking loudly on the main door, but no one answered.

— Michael Gasaway, 40, was charged with domestic violence after deputies were called to a Columbiana-Lisbon Road, Fairfield Township, home at 12:45 a.m. Sunday.

— A speeding blue Honda or Acura was reported in the area of Jimtown and Wheathill Roads in Unity Township at 3:59 a.m. Thursday. At times the people inside would reportedly turn the lights on and off and sometimes get outside and walk around it. Deputies checked the area for awhile, but did not see the vehicle.

— A Taylor Road, Middleton Township, woman reported someone messing around outside the house at 3 a.m. Thursday. Deputies checked around and inside the house, but found no signs of anyone there. She called her mother, who came to get her.

— A disturbance was reported on Spillway Road, Hanover Township, at 12:12 a.m. Saturday. Deputies found Jeffrey Davis had a warrant from county Municipal Court and he was transported to the county jail. Others at the home said there was no disturbance.

— While checking buildings, deputies found an overhead door open at the back of Ohio Ag, Salem-Unity Road, Salem Township, at 5:25 a.m. Thursday. There was no signs anyone had entered the building and it may have been mistakenly left open.

— A domestic dispute was reported in the 4800 block of state Route 45 in Salem Township at 9:38 p.m. Thursday, but while deputies were en route, someone called again to say the other person went to bed and things were fine.

— A suspicious person was reported in the area of the covered bridge on Eagleton Road at 3:49 p.m. Friday. Deputies found no one there.

— A domestic dispute was reported at an Emerick Road, Franklin Township, home at 12:28 a.m. Saturday, where the husband reportedly pushed his wife to the ground. She had no marks and did not want to press charges. She went to a relative’s for the night.

— Deputies checked on a state Route 45 man at 1:05 p.m. Thursday after someone reported he had been drinking and they were concerned about him. Deputies spoke to the man, who had been drinking, but had made no threats to harm himself or anyone else. He planned to stay home for the day.

— An Ottawa Trail, Middleton Township, woman reported at Thursday morning she had been scammed out of a large amount of money. The case is being handled by the secret service.

— A domestic dispute was reported in a vehicle in the area of Adams and Bye Roads, Middleton Township, at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday. It was reported the man had been driving at excessive speeds all the way home from Geneva on the Lake and when they got to the area of Adams Road, the car caught fire. He had left on foot and she had gone to a nearby home. The violence incident alleged had not been in Columbiana County and the Highway Patrol was going to handle that part of it. However, Rick Wilson, was taken into custody later on a warrant for failure to appear for a child support hearing.

— A white vehicle was reported parked in the area near the covered bridge on Teegarden Road at 11:37 a.m. Thursday. The person calling said the vehicle had been there for several days in a row and it appeared those in the vehicle were watching people on the Greenway Trail. Deputies found a man in a vehicle registered to his grandfather. The man did not have a valid license and was not driving at the time, but he was warned to hang out somewhere else and when he drives deputies will be watching for him.

— A 10th Street Extension, Yellow Creek Township, woman reported at 10:14 a.m. Thursday someone damaged the front window of her home with a gun shot. Deputies photographed the damage, which appeared to have been made by a .30-caliber rifle round. The woman said she heard a lot of shooting coming from the fields behind the house on Saturday, but she did not know where exactly they were shooting. Deputies told her to call the next time she hears shooting and they will go check the backstop to determine if it is a safe location.

— Deputies checked on a welfare of a 2-year-old child and her mother at a Bayard Road, West Township at 6:40 a.m. Thursday. Nothing was found of concern at the home.

— An intoxicated woman was reported walking down Old Irondale Road in Yellow Creek Township, at 5:20 p.m. Sunday, wearing no shoes. Samantha Crawford, 34, was charged with obstructing official business. Suspected narcotics were found and charges are pending the lab results.

— Deputies checked the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks east of the state Route 11 overpass at 3:06 p.m. June 19 after someone reported a truck sitting in the middle of the tracks. The vehicle was not located.

— A West Main Street, Washingtonville, woman reported a possible protection order violation at 12:52 p.m. June 20.

— Deputies went to Foracker Road, Middleton Township, at 7:37 p.m. Friday where a guardian was having issues with a child. If the behavior continues, the guardian was given instructions for filing unruly charges in Juvenile Court.

— A Carbon Hill Road, Middleton Township, man reported at 3:42 p.m. June 9 he believes Negley may have been built on top of an ancient city. The man just wanted to file a report.

— A neighbor dispute was reported at a Lincoln Street, Salineville, address at 10:19 p.m. June 9. Deputies found one man, who said his neighbor was screaming at him, because he thought he was driving too fast on the road. Deputies suggested if he believes the speed limit on the road is not the correct speed, he should contact the village about having the speed limit changed.

— Someone reported seeing someone stealing items from the Calcutta Walmart at 4:47 p.m. June 9 and that person was following them around the store. The vehicle had left the St. Clair Township jurisdiction and deputies stopped the vehicle on state Route 39 near Highlandtown. The person who had called was still following the vehicle. The people in the vehicle were identified and told to drive back to the St. Clair Township police department so they could investigate the situation.

— A Depot Road child reported at 11:02 p.m. June 8 his mother and her boyfriend were having a disagreement and the boyfriend was assaulting his mother. Deputies spoke to the mother, who had been crying. Both she and the boyfriend said nothing physical had happened, they were just having a disagreement. The mother decided to leave with her son.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported in the driveway of a West Egypt Road, West Township, home at 9:10 a.m. Saturday. The deputy found the side door and garage unlocked. The deputy and a family member of the resident of the home locked things up. It did not appear anything was missing.

— The Winona KOA reported at 9:23 a.m. Wednesday someone entered their office when they were closed and stole money from the cash register. The matter is under investigation.

— A Crestview Road, Fairfield Township, man reported at 8:07 p.m. Wednesday he believed he may have been the victim of a romance scam and wanted a report on file.

— Deputies picked up a purse with several other items a resident found in a field along side of state Route 172 near Geiselman Road in West Township at 9:44 a.m. Wednesday.

— An alarm brought deputies to a home on state Route 39, Washington Township at 9:13 p.m. June 8. The owner did not live in the area and requested deputies check the home. A fan was found on in the room where the motion alarm activated. The doors and windows appeared to be secure.

— Deputies assisted a woman on Taylor Road, Middleton Township at 7:55 a.m. Sunday when she expressed a desire to get into rehab. She was transported to the hospital and further arrangements were made.

— A man at the Trails End Motel, state Route 45, Madison Township, reported at 10:05 a.m. Sunday someone had stole his Ryobi, battery-powered, riding lawn mower.

Liverpool Township

— A resident of the 800 block of Boyd Road reported at 10:35 a.m. June 18 that someone shot out the windows in his truck. The bullet then traveled through his job trailer. A neighbor also alleged that he had heard seven or more shots come from the same direction. No shell casings or any damage to other vehicles or structures were found.

–A vehicle had been vandalized sometime before 12:43 p.m. June 18 in the 2300 block of Irish Ridge Road.

–A tree branch fell on a car sometime before 3:51 p.m. June 21 in the 2600 block of Connell Street.

–A male victim declined to press charges against a resident of the 3000 block of Kingsridge Road, after she allegedly assaulted him when he had arrived to pick up property.

Highway Patrol

— Christian M. Bell, 25, Youngstown, was cited with improper lane change, no operators license and hit-skip after he crossed the center line while traveling on U.S. Route 30 in Liverpool Township and struck a vehicle driven by Lia Stevenson, 37, Johnson City, Tenn., at 9:43 p.m. June 21. Bell fled the scene and was later cited.

— Jerome P. Petukauskas, 24, Lakewood, was cited with assured clear distance and distracted driving after he rear-ended a vehicle driven by George Feezle, 46, Washingtonville, who was waiting to make a left turn into a private drive from state Route 14 in Unity Township at 11:32 a.m. June 21. Feezle’s vehicle entered the other lane due to the impact, causing him to collide with a vehicle driven by Shelby McFarland, 33, Monaca, Pa. Feezle sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. He was also cited with failure to reinstate license and fictitious plates.

— Kimberly N. Courtney, 40, Salem, was cited with failure to control after she drove off the road and entered a wheat field off of Winona Road in Butler Township at 5:39 p.m. June 21.


— An officer was dispatched to a residence on East Lincoln Way for a neighborly dispute at 5:03 p.m. Friday. A neighbor accused another neighbor of claiming a shared space in the rental property. The officer advised the two that none of the tenants controlled any commons areas unless the landlord approves of it.

— Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Jerome Street on the report of a possible prowler at 2:24 a.m. June 22. The officers spoke to the caller who said that a friend caller him earlier to tell him that someone was sitting on his front porch and when he returned home he thought he heard someone in the backyard. He was advised that an extra watch would be put on the area.

— An officer responded to a medical call at Akron Children’s Hospital for concern of an infant having difficulty breathing at 3:54 p.m. June 17. EMS arrived and the officer cleared the call.

— Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of East Chestnut Street on report of trees and power lines down in the roadway at 1:01 p.m. June 10. The officer blocked both ends of the street until Ohio Edison was able to respond.

— Officers were dispatched to a residence on Sherman Street for a fireworks complaint at 8 p.m. June 13. They spoke to a large group and advised them of the fireworks laws.

— Timothy W. Homan, Lisbon, was cited for public intoxication and charged with obstructing official business at 10:16 p.m. June 22. An officer was patrolling West Lincoln way when he saw Homan stumble down the sidewalk and fall into the road. The officer verbally ordered him to stop and Homan continued down the sidewalk. When the officer began to walk towards him, he allegedly ran. The officer chased after him and grabbed his arm and the back of his jacket. Homan was then arrested and transported back to the station for processing.

East Palestine

— Saturday evening a man residing on Alice Street reported fraud. The man stated he had purchased and sent photos of $8,000 dollars worth of Walmart and Apple gift cards for who he believed was an employee of an internet security company. The victim was advised to contact his financial institution and not use his computer until it could be cleared of malware.

— Officers were dispatched to Lincoln Avenue for a dispute between tenants Sunday.

— Officers took a man into custody Saturday morning on a warrant through Columbiana County. The man was charged with OVI, driving under suspension and possesion of marijuana.

— A resident on West Adams Street reported identity fraud Friday evening.

— A driver was cited for driving under suspension, driving an unsafe vehicle and possession of marijuana during a traffic stop on South Market Street Friday.


— Officers at 2:27 a.m. Monday saw a suspicious vehicle parked in Waterworth Memorial Park after hours, making contact with two people in the back seat who said they were talking, lost track of time and fell asleep. They were told park hours and sent on their way.

— An intoxicated driver was reported at 10:19 p.m. Sunday at Benton Road/West State Street after a caller said the vehicle sat through multiple traffic light changes. The vehicle was located on East State and the driver was attempting to locate directions to Youngstown. Police assisted after confirming the driver was not intoxicated.

— A woman reported late Sunday that someone smeared an ice cream cone on her vehicle while she was at work in the 2900 block of East State Street.

— A caller at 9:11 p.m. Sunday reported debris after two juveniles broke a glass bottle in the alley before fleeing east from the 1300 block of East State Street. Officers assisted the caller with the cleanup.

— A woman on Superior Avenue reported at 7:28 p.m. Sunday that when her ex-husband dropped their son off, he smacked him in the mouth for being mouthy. A small red mark went away. She was told the report will be on file.

— A person wanted in Mahoning County was found on Southeast Boulevard at 7:16 p.m. Sunday and turned over to a Goshen Township police detective. Contraband recovered at the scene was destroyed.

— A West Eighth Street man reported at 4:10 p.m. Sunday that someone broke into his boat within the last two weeks and stole a large amount of fishing equipment. The lock on the cabin was also broken.

— A domestic dispute was reported at 3:09 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Walnut Street where a married couple was having an argument while driving home. The incident was verbal only. They were advised to separate for the evening to calm down.

— A North Lincoln Avenue woman reported Sunday afternoon that she had been hired to provide in-home care to a neighbor but had not been paid after a month. She had no contract or paperwork and said the patient told her the program providing the payment took over a month to process it. She was told to contact an attorney. She requested police tell the other party to cease contact, which officers did.

— A person with an active warrant out of Geauga County was initially taken into custody at 1:03 p.m. Sunday but then was taken to the hospital and admitted due to a medical issue. Per Geauga County, the person was released from police custody.


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