Highway Patrol

— Shelly L. Joiner, 34, New Philadelphia, was cited with OVI, assured clear distance and hit-skip at 11:04 p.m. Saturday. Joiner rear-ended a horse-drawn buggy driven by John H. Trooper, 23, New Waterford, while traveling on state Route 14 in Unity Township, causing it to run off the side of the road and overturn. Joiner got out and asked if they were okay and then fled the scene before police arrived. A state trooper was able to locate Joiner in Pennsylvania and determined her to be under the influence. Troyer sustained minor injuries and the horse was not injured.

— Patrick J. Carpenter, 19, Columbus, was cited with improper passing after attempting to pass to the right of an ATV driven by Trenton A. Mango, 17, Hanoverton, at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday. Carpenter was traveling behind Mango on state Route 172 in Hanover Township and attempted to pass Mango on the right as Mango began to turn right onto Teegarden Road. Carpenter collided with the ATV, causing both units to travel off the road, striking a utility pole. Mango was cited for driving an ATV on a state route. He sustained minor injuries and declined treatment.

— Eddie Solivan, 39, Washingtonville, was arrested for OVI and cited with assured clear distance at 10:31 p.m. July 21 after rear-ending a Bobcat 873 operated by Ralph Eberly, 58, Leetonia, while traveling on state Route 344 in Salem Township, causing the Bobcat to travel off the road. Solivan sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Eberly was cited for not having a slow moving vehicle sign.

— Luis Moreno, 35, Pascagoula, Miss., was arrested for OVI and cited with failure to control at 11:45 p.m. Sunday after he failed to negotiate a curve on state Route 172 in West Township and went off the road, striking two traffic signs, an embankment, a utility pole and a ditch before coming to a final rest in a field.

— Ashley M. Treon, 25, Wellsville, was cited with right of way after she pulled out of a private drive and collided with a vehicle driven by Kylee J. Vantilburg, 19, Eat Liverpool, at 5:12 p.m. July 22.

Sheriff’s Office

— Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Depot Road in Hanover Township for suicidal threats at 2:25 a.m. Sunday. There were two vehicles parked in the driveway but the deputies were not able to make contact with anyone inside.

East Palestine

— Officers responded to a North Sumner Street address Monday morning regarding a complaint about a male screaming at someone at the home. Officers located Marcus Gutierrez on the neighbors porch. Gutierrez had a warrant through Columbiana County. Gutierrez was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and turned over to the sheriff before being transported to jail.

— Officers were dispatched to a residence on Sumner Street regarding a domestic disturbance Monday afternoon.

— Several people were removed from the park pool Monday afternoon for causing issues.


— A reckless operator was reported at 8:56 a.m. Wednesday on West State Street. Officers found the vehicle, but saw no signs of reckless driving.

— A suspicious item was reported at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday near the Cranmer bridge near Sharp Avenue. Officers found a bag full of clothes and makeup.

— A caller at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday reported a suspicious person sleeping on a tenant’s front porch in the 500 block of East Third Street. The person was told the tenant didn’t want him returning and left.

— An officer was flagged down at 7:11 a.m. Wednesday by a motorist who was lost after leaving work and attempting to get back to Alliance. The motorist seemed extremely tired and was having trouble driving. He was pointed in the right direction and told it might be a good idea to park somewhere and rest awhile before driving again.

— Police were asked at 6:03 a.m. Wednesday to check on a person found sleeping on a sidewalk in the 400 block of East State Street. He said he was ok and would move on.

— Police and fire personnel were called Wednesday morning to the 1400 block of East State Street for a tree/power line down. Ohio Edison was notified to respond and correct the problem.

— Police performed a well-being check at 1:49 a.m. Wednesday in the area of West Pershing and South Howard where a woman said she was ok and going to a friend’s house.

— Police responded at 1:02 a.m. Wednesday to the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue for a 911 hangup call. A woman said her son was out of control. Officers were able to get him to calm down and agree to stay calm and go to bed.

— Police were called at 12:37 a.m. Wednesday to the 700 block of West State Street to check the well-being of a woman, who said she was ok and going to a store to buy some items and be on her way.

— A possible protection order violation was reported at 7:33 p.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of Newgarden Avenue where a woman said she received a text from the person the order is against. Officers discovered the text came from the person’s mother, not the person. She said the person didn’t send the text and she had no knowledge of the message sent.

— A driver received a written warning after a traffic stop at 6:53 p.m. Tuesday on North Lincoln Avenue. K-9 Simon indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor. The contraband was seized and destroyed.

— Police were asked to check the well-being of a man in the 700 block of East Third Street at 6:07 p.m. Tuesday, but didn’t find him. Officers received a call later that everything was ok.

— Deanna Moschella, 41, of East Third Street, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence, no license, traffic control device and hit/skip after an accident at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at West State and South Howard. A vehicle allegedly driven by Moschella ran a stop light and struck a work van driven by David Englert, 70, of Country Saw & Knife on West State Street. Moschella took off eastbound on East State Street and officers in the area found the vehicle on South Ellsworth and were able to box it in due to reckless driving. She was removed from the vehicle and taken into custody and taken to jail.

— A woman at 3:16 p.m. Tuesday reported her dog missing/stolen, saying the dog got loose between 6 and 7 a.m. Tuesday and around 1 p.m., she received a call from a person claiming to have her dog and wanting to turn it over. The person then wanted money for the dog. The incident is under investigation.

— Allen Vancooney, 25, whose last known address was Salem, was taken into custody at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue on a failure to appear warrant out of Stark County. He was turned over to Massillon Police.

— A dog was reported at large at 1:52 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of East Third Street. Three dogs were secured back in a resident’s fenced yard, with a warning given for loose dog.

— Police were called at 1:17 p.m. Tuesday to Mullins Street at the railroad tracks to check on a woman bent over who appeared to be in distress. No one was found.

— A woman on Continental Drive reported at 12:06 p.m. Tuesday that her mother has her power-of-attorney and was refusing to give her money. She was told to contact the courts or an attorney.

— Police were called at 11:11 a.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of West Wilson Street for a well-being check. The man was found sleeping, but ok, and then police learned he had an outstanding warrant. Robert Harroff, of Hammondsville, was taken into custody on a warrant out of Columbiana County for aggravated possession of drugs and turned over to a sheriff’s deputy.

— A loose dog reported at 7:22 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of West Fourth Street was found and taken to the humane officer’s location.

— A disturbance was reported at 10 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of West Pershing Street where police had already responded a half hour earlier for an intoxicated person in an argument. Police gave everyone a final warning for disorderly conduct.


— A resident called to complain of harassment from his sister Monday. The mans sister said she owns the home and has intentions of selling the property. She is advising the man that he is being evicted. She came on station to make a report that she is receiving threats from the man.

— A resident on Bears Den Road reported a sick groundhog on her property. The animal was euthanized and disposed of.

— An officer responded to an alarm going off at a business Monday. An employee had entered the wrong code when beginning their shift.

— Officers assisted with a fire alarm at Horizon homes Tuesday. No fire was found and units were cleared without incident.


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