County Sheriff

— Deputies responded to a shooting complaint on North Pleasant Drive in Unity Township at 1:58 a.m. Wednesday but did not find anyone shooting in the area.

— A woman called deputies after she heard a car alarm at her home in the 3000 block of Sycamore Street, Knox Township, at 4:22 a.m. Thursday. She looked out and did not see anyone around and deputies did not find anyone or anything that appeared disturbed or out of place.

Highway Patrol

— Duane H. Parson, 55, Lansing, Mich., was charged with reckless operation, failure to comply and improper display at 11:02 p.m. July 10. Parson fled from police in Alliance and traveled east on U.S. Route 62 into Salem. The Salem police department was notified of the pursuit and Parson’s direction of travel and an officer pulled into the eastbound lane of state Route 14 to block or slow down his vehicle from entering downtown Salem. The officer knew there were multiple community events happening and there was heavy pedestrian traffic. Parson did not stop and struck the cruiser from the rear driver side. The cruiser spun around after the impact and struck a street light and Parson’s vehicle went off the road and into a chain link fence. He was allegedly found to be under the influence of heroin and was transported to a nearby hospital. The officer that was in the cruiser was transported to a nearby hospital to be evaluated but stated she did not sustain any injuries.

— Kristy L. Burruss, 39, Homeworth, was cited with assured clear distance after rear-ending a vehicle driven by Deronda L. Adelman, 64, Alliance, while traveling on U.S. Route 62 in Butler Township at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday.

— Libby R. McElroy, 16, East Palestine, was cited with assured clear distance after rear-ending a vehicle driven by Kaitlin J. Harwell, 32, New Middletown, while traveling on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 11:25 a.m. Saturday.

East Palestine

— Officers responded to the East Palestine Pool after employees smelled marijuana. Officers made contact with the party and recovered evidence. Employees wished for all involved to be banned for the rest of the year.

— A dog was left in a vehicle sometime overnight Sunday. Police located the dog and after removing the dog from the vehicle called the Columbiana County Humane Society. The dog was seized and turned over to the agents and criminal charges are pending.

— Officers responded to North Sumner Street at 7:57 p.m. Tuesday about two small children on the roof of a residence. Officers arrived and alerted the mother. The children were taken back inside and Columbiana County Children Services was advised of the incident.

— Saturday morning a bystander came to the station with a small child who was found wandering on North Sumner Street. The mother called moments later claiming an abduction occurred. Officers advised her the child was at the police department and the matter was forwarded to Columbiana County Children Services for review.

— Monday evening officers responded to the 40 block of Lincoln Avenue for a suspicious person complaint. A man was accused of standing outside a bedroom window watching a woman. The neighbors reported they had been on the porch all evening and the man accused denied the complaint.

— Officers were called out to North James Street Tuesday regarding what appeared to be a sobbing female sitting on a sidewalk with a possible bloody nose. The complainant said she saw a man in a vehicle parked nearby. Officers checked the area unable to make contact.

— Officers charged Allen Vancooney with obstructing, theft and criminal damaging Tuesday. Vancooney had an active warrant through Stark County.

— The owner of the West Taggart Laundromat requested assistance removing a group of youth from the laundromat Tuesday.

— Officers arrived on scene at a Leake Street residence Monday. A husband and wife were having an altercation about acquaintances. Both husband and wife separated. The wife said she would start an eviction process and move out of state in coming days.

— An officer on patrol intervened Monday afternoon when he saw multiple youth participating in a fight on Sumner Street near East North Avenue.

— Sunday evening officers responded to the 40 block of East Taggart Street regarding a dispute between a man and woman. The man had started to call the woman names, make obscene gestures and take pictures of her vehicle before walking away. Officers checked the area making no contact, the man was later identified.

— A West Martin Street resident filed a report Sunday stating neighborhood children were throwing trash onto their property. An officer made contact with the child’s mother and advised that any further issues would result in charges.

— Sunday a resident reported a glass table had been knocked over or broken from the wind.

— An officer responded to a residence Saturday regarding a dispute between husband and wife over a parking issue.


— Jason Thompson Jr., 21, of East Palestine was issued a summons to court for possession of marijuana paraphernalia following a traffic stop on North Elm Street near Prospect Street.

— An officer responded to a Southern Avenue resident regarding a mailbox that had been hit and knocked over.


— An officer responded to the 300 block of Waddell Street Tuesday regarding a complaint about a raccoon. Officers advised the person to contact a wildlife officer.

— Officers assisted the Washingtonville Police Department for a report of gun shots in the area of Chris Avenue Tuesday. Officers arrived and were advised the shots were coming from a nearby sportsman’s club.

— Tuesday an officer was dispatched to Dairy Queen where a vehicle was reported as driving recklessly. The officer located the vehicle and followed the silver van west on State Route 344 to the village limits. The van abided by all traffic laws.

— An adolescent reported being offered alcoholic beverages from the 70 block of Main Street Tuesday. An officer spoke with people in the area and was unable to verify the complaint.


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