County Sheriff

— Deputies checked the area near a Cream Ridge Road, Elkrun Township, home at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, where possible drug activity had been reported. Deputies found the resident out by his motorcycle, checking it with his camera flashlight. He claimed there had been a person with a cowboy hat on out there trying to steal his motorcycle. There was heavy dew and dense fog and deputies could tell the dew had not been disturbed. They warned the man he should not to dial 911 unless there is a life or death emergency.

— Someone reported at 9:41 a.m. Monday, during the weekend someone illegally dumped of about 30 tires on his property on Knox School Road in West Township.

— A Gromley Road, Salem, woman reported at 11:12 a.m. Thursday she wanted her nephew removed from the property. The nephew was found to be living in a travel trailer his grandmother purchased for him, which was on the property. The aunt was concerned he may be on drugs, but he seemed reasonable to deputies. He wanted the “power of attorney” ripped up, which his aunt has prepared and signed a while back. She ripped it up in his presence and he seemed to calm down after that.

— A domestic dispute was reported at a Homeworth Road home at 9:18 a.m. Sunday where one resident was reportedly threatening to place the other resident’s clothes onto a burn pile. Deputies did not find anyone at home when they arrived and no one would answer the phone on Sunday or Monday.

— Deputies checked on a Steubenville Pike, Center Township, woman at 7:07 a.m. Saturday when she was reporting someone placed a white item in the roadway. Deputies found nothing on the roadway and she pointed out a puddle of water.

— Deputies checked on a state Route 164, Center Township, woman at 11:16 a.m. Saturday after her son said he had not spoken to her in two days. The woman said she had spoken to her son on Friday and she was fine.

— A civil dispute was reported at a state Route 164, Fairfield Township, home between a father and son regarding a vehicle. Deputies spoke to the father and son on a three-way conversation. They came to an agreement.

— A suspicious woman wearing shorts, a gray zip-up shirt, covered with mud and yelling for help was reported at an Old Monroeville Road, Salineville, address at 10:54 p.m. Sunday. Deputies checked the area, but did not find anyone.

— A domestic dispute was reported at a home in the 45000 block of Riffle Road at 5:27 p.m. Sunday. Both people involved wanted to pursue charges, but neither had an physical marks. The matter was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

— Deputies were asked to check on residents of a home in the 30000 block of Winona road in Butler Township at 1:35 p.m. Sunday. A woman was there with several children playing outside in a water bounce house. Everyone was found to be fine.

— A man was reported walking through private property in the Guilford Lake area at 9:40 a.m. Sunday. Deputies found the man and warned him.

— A state Route 45, Madison Township, man reported at 8:40 a.m. Sunday he has been being contacted by a man he no longer wanted to hear from. Deputies spoke to the other man, who agreed to stop contact.

— Justin Martin, 38, was charged with aggravated menacing at 8:29 p.m. Monday after deputies were called to a Lisbon Road, Salem Township, home because Martin reportedly was threatening to shoot everyone at the home.

— An explosion was reported in the 6500 block of Homeworth Road, West Township, at 12:43 p.m. July 4. Deputies spoke to a resident and his friend, who were shooting tannerite. The friend had shot a two pound mixture of tannerite before the resident came outside and everything inside the house shook. The friend said he did not expect that big of an explosion. Deputies warned them against shooting any more tannerite, warning they could be charged.

— Two children were reported fighting at a Cherry Street home at 2:17 p.m. July 4. Neither the boy or the girl were injured. The children reportedly told deputies they did not know why they were fighting. The mother told deputies now that the children had calmed down, she was able to handle the situation.

— A couple reported at 7:39 p.m. Monday, while the wife was driving their 2019 Chevy Silverado on Hartley Road on Saturday she came abruptly to a flooded portion of the road. She attempted to get the vehicle out of the water, but was unable to before the vehicle shut off. Another motorist helped her get the vehicle from the water. Later that day deputies knew several roads in that area were closed due to flooding. The couple’s insurance company wanted a report filed.

Liverpool Township

— An officer was dispatched at 9:37 p.m. Monday to the 600 block of Eighth Avenue for a property dispute. The parties were advised that it was a civil matter.

— Police informed a resident of the 800 block of Price Street at 1:38 a.m. Tuesday that she was unable to lock her son out of the house and advised her on the legal process involved with evictions and seeking a protection order, as she alleged that he had physically assaulted her.

— Officers had a truck that had abandoned sometime before 10:35 a.m. Tuesday in the Dixonville fire station parking lot towed.


— John Joy, no address listed, was arrested at 9:42 p.m. July 9 on charges of driving while suspended, window tint and drug abuse in the 1700 block of Main Street. After complaining of chest pain, he was transported to East Liverpool City Hospital.

— Thea Bolzano, no address listed, was arrested at 4:55 a.m. July 12 on charges of driving under suspension and lanes of travel near the intersection of Wells Avenue and state Route 45.

— Nicholas R. Johnson, no address listed, reported at 1:52 a.m. July 11 that he had struck a construction barrel on state Route 7 north, which was sitting directly in his lane of traffic with his pickup truck.

— The no trespassing and entrance signs were stolen sometime before 12:52 p.m. July 19 from Harvest Midstream’s Wellsville location.

– Joseph White, no address listed, was cited at 2:16 p.m. July 8 in the area of Broadway and Third on charges of turn signal and expired plates, after allegedly running a stop sign. A bag of suspected crack, which fell out of White’s pocket, and a crack pipe, found in his right boot around the ankle, were confiscated to be sent to crime lab for testing. The officer noted that one of White’s passengers was a “known narcotics dealer” in his report.

— An assault was reported at 4:44 p.m. July 11 near the Shoub Towers by known subjects.

Highway Patrol

— Linda K. Kramer, 59, Canton, was cited with failure to control after she went off the road while traveling on state Route 172 in Hanover Township and struck a ditch, utility box and embankment at 2:10 a.m. Monday.

— Brennan A. McKinney, 29, New Waterford, was cited with failure to control after he went off the road and into a ditch while traveling on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 2:50 a.m. Sunday.

— Edward Robinson, 29, Niles, and Charles Callahan, 64, Girard, were traveling on motorcycles on state Route 172 in Hanover Township when both men failed to negotiate a curve and went off the roadway at 5:38 p.m. Friday. Robinson overturned his motorcycle resulting in minor injuries and Callahan struck a tree resulting in serious injuries. Robinson was cited with OVI, driving under suspension and failure to control and Callahan was cited with failure to control and driving under suspension. Both men were transported to a local hospital.

— Craig A. Pitts, 59, Beloit, was cited with left of center after he drove into the other lane while traveling on Egypt Road in West Township and collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Michael Morrison, 20, Dellroy, at 3:35 p.m. July 13. Neither men were injured.

— Nicholas J. Rhodes, 20, Salem, was cited with improper starting after he rear-ended a vehicle driven by John G. Dye, 64, Lisbon, while the two vehicles were stopped at a railroad crossing on Cunningham Road in Salem Township at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

— Scott Groves, 40, Wellsville, was cited with obstructing control of a driver after he allegedly grabbed the wheel while his mother, Rosemary Groves, 72, Wellsville, was driving on state Route 45 in Madison Township, causing her to drive off the road and strike a guardrail end at 1:33 p.m. Friday. Both sustained minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

— John R. Fry, 62, East Palestine, was cited with failure to control after he swerved to avoid a flock of turkeys on Latta Road in Middleton Township and drove off the road, over an embankment before striking a barbed wired fence at 11:15 a.m. Thursday.

— James T. Klein, 56, Columbiana, sustained serious injuries after he drove off the road while traveling on Creek Road in Unity Township and overturned his vehicle at 5:29 p.m. July 9. Citations for failure to control and failure to wear a seat belt are pending and will be given once his injuries improve.


— An officer was dispatched to Smith Oil for an older man who was confused about his location at 7:17 p.m. Thursday. The officer helped him contact a family member to come get him.

— An officer was dispatched to North Vine Street for a person setting off fireworks in the middle of the street at 1:33 p.m. July 11.

— Officers were dispatched to South Green Street for an intoxicated man walking down the alley towards South Lisbon at 7:32 p.m. The officers made contact with the man and advised him to go home and then cleared the call.

— An officer found an intoxicated woman sitting in the front yard of a house on Rose Drive at 7:58 a.m. Thursday. The officer took her home and advised her not to come back out or she would be charged with public intoxication.

— Officers were dispatched to a resident on North Market Street for a welfare check on a man who had taken 60 Larazapam over two days. EMS arrived and the man became agitated and removed his pants and threw them at an EMT. The man was transported to a local hospital.


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