County Sheriff

— Deputies responded to the corner of Miller and Lisbon-Canfield Roads at 2:38 a.m. Friday where a bicycle was reported leaning against a stop sign with no one around. Deputies found the owner of the bicycle, who was traveling with his dog from Ashtabula to Alabama and having mechanical problems. He told deputies he was having trouble working in the dark and had decided to pitch his tent. He was getting up at first light to repair the bicycle and trailer.

— Deputies checked the area around Hazel Run Road, Washington Township, for fireworks reported at 10:02 p.m. Saturday. Nothing was found.

— A domestic dispute was reported at an Applegate Road, Madison Township, home at 11:48 p.m. Saturday. Deputies found people, who said they were only arguing because he wanted to drive to the store and she did not want him to because he head been drinking. There were no threats or violence. Deputies suggested they go to bed and discuss it in the morning.

— Police checked on a Salem-Alliance Road, Butler Township, woman at 10:04 p.m. Friday, who said she was fine when they arrived.

— A man reportedly entered a room at the Frola Motel, state Route 45, Lisbon, and locked himself inside. Deputies charged Richard A. Sullivan, 34, Johnson Road, Lisbon, with criminal trespassing and obstructing official business.

— A Walnut Street, Rogers, woman reported at 1:11 a.m. Thursday her ex-boyfriend has been calling and harassing her. She wanted deputies to ask him to stop. Deputies called the man, who said he will no longer contact her for anything.

— A suspicious person was reported on state Route 644 in Franklin Township at 3:11 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies found a motorist whose vehicle had stopped running on the side of the road. He told them he was on his way home from Niles to Youngstown and had made a wrong turn. He was found not to have a valid driver’s license and was given a ride to Lisbon so he could wait on another ride. The vehicle was left on the side of the road with the approval of the property owner until a licensed driver could retrieve it.

— An elderly woman had fallen in her driveway on state Route 45 in Elkrun Township, and was injured at 9:11 a.m. Wednesday. West Point EMS and deputies arrived and she was transported to the hospital.


— A resident on South Vine Street called to report suspicious activity at a neighbors house Friday morning. It was later discovered a utility trailer had been stolen. The suspects were found but the owner declined prosecution.

— Officers responded to a Court Street address regarding graffiti on a drain.

— A private property crash occured in the Sparkle parking lot.

— Friday officers assisted a female caller with questions about her missing ex-boyfriend.

— Police spoke with a resident after a package of missing items came through the mail.

— Police arrested Michael J. Worstell, 50, of Pittsburgh and charged the man with obstructing official business and resisting arrest following a report of an intoxicated driver in the parking lot of Homestead Restaurant.

— A report regarding credit fraud was taken Friday evening.

— Items were reported stolen out of a garage on East State Route 14 Saturday morning.

— A traffic stop in the Burger King parking lot resulted in a citation being issued to Dennis K. Smulick, 43, of Daisytown Pa. Saturday morning. The officer also located suspected narcotics in the drivers vehicle.

— Saturday morning officers assisted with a private property crash in the Sparkle parking lot.

— Shelly L. Logan, 59, of Columbiana was arrested and charged with OVI, OVI refusal and an equipment violation following a traffic stop on North Elm Street Saturday evening.

— At 2:18 a.m. Sunday officers located a large group of youth walking along South Main Street near Reichards Industries. Officers contacted parents and returned the youth to their homes while issuing verbal warnings regarding conduct and curfew violations.

— A welfare check was requested at a Timberline Drive residence Sunday.

East Palestine

— Two vehicles were egged over night on East Martin Street Friday.

— Thursday morning a man was laying in the yard at a South Market Street residence. Police advised the man to move on.

— Officers were dispatched to a North Market Street address Friday for a man upset with his family. The man said his family was heckling him and he was becoming irrational. The man left the residence with his mother to stay at a family friends home.

— Officers found Sarah Noling in an unoccupied home on East Taggart Street Friday evening. As officers were escorting Noling out of the home they discovered drug paraphernalia and narcotics. Noling who had a warrant out through Beaver County was charged with being a fugitive and transported to the county jail.

— Officers responded to a neighbor worried about boxes stacked on a front porch. An officer spoke with the owner who said they were renovating a room.

— Officers responded to a Park Avenue residence Friday regarding a burglary with the suspect inside the home. Upon arrival officers determined the male was allowed by the homeowner and there had been a misunderstanding.

— Officers responded to a possible breaking and entering on North Sumner Street Friday afternoon.

— Thursday officers were advised there may have been someone living at an abandoned residence on Wood Street. Officers verified all doors and windows were secure.

— A neighbor reported a couple having a loud argument Friday morning. Officers advised the two to keep the volume down or there could be potential criminal charges.

— A verbal altercation took place Thursday on North Market Street at the Dollar General. No charges were filed.

— Officers responded to a Wood Street residence for a neighbor dispute Thursday. Officers advised the neighbors to leave each other alone.

— Thursday evening an officer spoke with a party regarding a man acting suspiciously.

— A neighbor reported a power line knocked down by construction workers Thursday around noon. Officers made contact with the property owner who had already contacted the utilities provider who fixed the down wire.

— A woman called police Thursday for a raccoon walking around downtown acting strangely. Officers were unable to locate the raccoon.

— A man made a false report of an overdose early Thursday morning. Officers checked the alleged overdose victims residence and the individual was not at home.

— An East Taggart Street resident reported a verbal altercation between herself and a man Thursday morning. Officers increased patrols in her area in response to her concerns he would return.

— A man was turned over to EMS Wednesday after he was said to want to commit suicide by running in front of a train.

— Two young boys were reported causing problems at the East Palestine City Park Wednesday evening.

— An altercation reported by a Padgett Road resident with her husband was referred to the county sheriffs department Tuesday.

— Officers responded to a Wood Street residence regarding a neighbor dispute involving a fence Tuesday.

— A South Street resident reported that her air conditioning unit had been vandalized Wednesday night.

— Officers responded to South Street Wednesday where a woman said her ex-boyfriend took her phone and drove away.

New Waterford

— Police responded to the Dollar General on State Route 46 regarding a fight Sunday July 18, involving an adult male and two youth. Criminal charges are pending through the county juvenile court.

— Officers checked on the welfare of an adult female and her two children Monday. Officers made contact and all was okay.

— Sunday July 25, officers responded to Silliman Street regarding a complaint about sugar poured into a gas tank and unknown substances covering the vehicle. The matter is under investigation.

— Officers responded to the New Waterford Food Mart for a suspicious person complaint Monday July 26.

— A woman called officers Wednesday evening regarding a text advising her to stop driving erratically on the back roads in a green truck. The woman said she did own such vehicle or recognize the phone number. Officers called the number and advised the individual to make legitimate traffic complaints with the department.

Highway Patrol

— Richard L. Simmons II, 39, Wellsville, sustained serious injuries and was flown to a local hospital following an accident on East Liverpool Road in Madison Township at 5:19 p.m. July 22. Simmons was traveling on a motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a curve and overturned, sliding off the roadway and striking a guardrail. Alcohol is a suspected factor of the crash according to the report from the highway patrol and charges will be issued pending lab test results and a statement from Simmons.


— A fire was reported in the Butech parking lot at 3:22 a.m. Sunday and police found a small fire. The fire department responded and extinguished it.

— A suspicious person was reported in the 500 block of Hawley Avenue at 8:32 a.m. Sunday. The man sitting in the vehicle was found to be in the area to work on another home nearby.

— An East Pershing Street woman reported at 9:30 a.m. Sunday someone posted something to social media in an attempt to harass her son in an ongoing matter. The post was found not to be criminal.

— A state Route 45 man reported at 10:15 a.m. Sunday the neighbor was parking in his yard. The neighbor believed he was parking in the alley, but police determined it was the neighbor’s yard and he agreed to move his vehicle.

— An East Third Street man reported at 11:08 a.m. Sunday, someone approached him on his property, appearing to be intoxicated, making threats and derogatory comments. He did not know the man.

— A Bye Road, East Palestine, woman reported at 1:45 p.m. Sunday her wallet had gone missing sometime on Saturday, but she was unsure where.

— A loud explosion was reported at 3:42 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Vine Avenue. Police checked the area but were unable to locate it.

— Someone flagged down police regarding a man, who appeared intoxicated near the roadway, in the area of West State Street and South Ellsworth Avenue at 4:35 p.m. Sunday. He approached police in an aggressive manner and was warned for being disorderly before being sent on his way.

— While in the 400 block of East State Street at 4:41 p.m. Sunday police saw what appeared to be two men arguing. One of the men was just warned for being disorderly and the other had a warrant. Police told the first man to continue and took Jesse D. Schisler, 36, Franklin Avenue, into custody, transporting him to the county jail.

— Abigail R. Sheridan, 41, Ohio Avenue, was cited with assured clear distance after striking the back of another vehicle heading northbound on North Lincoln Avenue at East Sixth Street at 4:53 p.m. Sunday. No injuries were reported.

— A North Ellsworth Avenue man reported at 7:15 p.m. Sunday he had a voice message from someone making threats toward him.

— A fight was reported on Van Buren in Perry Township while the township police officer was already involved in another call at 8:05 p.m. Sunday. Everyone was separated when police arrived and city police waited for a township officer to arrive to investigate.

— Police assisted Perry Township police at 9:14 p.m. Sunday when a car reportedly crashed into a deer on state Route 9 near the state Route 45 bypass. Township police then became available and handled the crash report.

— A woman was reported sleeping or passed out in the Walmart parking lot in row 10 at 9:20 p.m. Sunday. Police walked the row and found no one sleeping behind the wheel nor any vehicles matching the description.

— Police stopped a vehicle for an expired registration near the intersection of North Lincoln Avenue and East Third Street at 11:11 p.m. Sunday. K-9 Simon detected a narcotic odor at the vehicle. Police found both drug contraband and a loaded firearm. Chelsea M. Krol, 32, South Lincoln Avenue, was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and expired registration. Austin H. Baird, 19, South Lincoln Avenue, was cited with marijuana paraphernalia. Both Samantha J. Newton, 26, and Charles Weyan III, 21, of South Lincoln Avenue, were charged with a probation violation.

— A woman in the 1200 block of East Sixth Street reported at 3:37 a.m. Monday she caught her daughter sneaking back into the house and when she confronted her about it, she told her mother she had gone to see her boyfriend while he was at the football team lock-in. Police spoke to the coaches, who said they could check the cameras. The mother was told she could file unruly charges through juvenile court.


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