County Sheriff

— A disturbance was reported at a home on Speidel Road, Hanover Township, at 7:41 p.m. Friday. Deputies charged Andrew Shafer, 42, Shady Lane, Center Township, with criminal trespass, assault and resisting arrest.

— Deputies were requested to check on children at a Walnut Street, Leetonia, home at 2:22 p.m. Saturday. The mother of the children said she has been having issues with the man ever since they separated. He did not give deputies any reason why he believed the children were in danger. Deputies suggested she consider a protection order.

— A road rage incident reportedly started in Minerva on Wednesday and the man driving one of the vehicles reported he pulled over off of U.S. 30 along with the other vehicle. He got out of his vehicle to find out what was going on and the woman driving the other vehicle brandished a gun, then quickly fled. Deputies told him in the future, call deputies, but do not approach anyone acting hostile.

— Rusty Ray Altman, 48, was charged with disorderly conduct at 1:30 p.m. Saturday after deputies responded to his home on Cream Ridge Road, Elkrun Township, for a disturbance.

— Minerva police asked deputies to assist looking for a child, missing and possibly out of the village in the area of West School Street on West Township. Deputies did not locate the child there.

— A South Carolina man reported at 3:03 p.m. Thursday he owns property on Carbon Hill Road in Unity Township and his sister-in-law’s nephew has a camper there that he has been living in. Deputies explained the man may have to have the nephew evicted, because that is where he lists as his address.

— Columbiana police reported at 9:51 p.m. Thursday someone had informed them there is a home in the area of Lower Elkton and Metz Roads in Fairfield Township with a sign in the window that says “please help me.” Deputies checked the area, but were unable to find it.

— Deputies served a protection order to a man on Bell Road, Elkrun Township at 5:42 p.m. Friday.

— A Youngstown man reported at 6:30 p.m. Friday he received a call from his children, who live on Hofmeister Road in Unity Township, saying that their mother’s boyfriend is making threats toward them.

— A 16 School Road, Yellow Creek Township, resident reported at 7:05 a.m. Thursday when they were walking their children to the school bus, they found the glass storm door on the front of their home had been broken. It appeared there were several shoe marks where someone had kicked the door in two places.


— A Continental Drive, woman reported at 9:55 a.m. Sunday a woman was going up to people and asking for money in the 900 block of East State Street. Police found the woman, who said she was on her way to the hospital, but denied needing medical attention.

— Someone reported a person sitting in a vehicle in the 100 block of West State Street rolling marijuana at 10:13 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle left before police arrived and they checked the area without finding it.

— The Salem Fire Department and KLG Ambulance both arrived at a home on South Lincoln Avenue for a medical call at 10:35 a.m. Sunday and the family members of the patient reportedly were being uncooperative. There were no issues when police arrived.

— A pair of shoes and a TV were found in the 400 block of East Second Street at 10:57 a.m. Sunday. No owner was identified and police placed the items in lost and found.

— Police were asked to deliver a message in the 200 block of West 14th Street by someone at Salem Regional Medical Center at 6:14 p.m. Sunday

— An intoxicated driver was reported on West State Street at 6:14 p.m. Sunday. Police stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Ohio Avenue and East Pershing Street, but everything appeared to be fine.

— An upset person was reported at the Salem Regional Medical Center at 6:24 p.m. Sunday. Police found the woman in the parking lot, who said she had gone to the hospital on her own and had gotten into an argument with her parents. She wanted to leave. Police checked with the hospital and she was free to go.

— A man reported receiving a text message from a woman who said she needed help at 6:38 p.m. Sunday. Police went to the 1000 block of East Pershing Street and spoke to the woman, who said she had accidentally hit the SOS button on her phone and did not need assistance.

— A dispute was reported in the 100 block of West State Street at 7:28 p.m. Sunday, where a woman said her ex-boyfriend broke into her apartment. Police spoke to the man, who claimed he went in through the bathroom window because he was locked out. It was determined he had previously been told not to return to the property. Robert Koch, 38, Steubenville, was charged with burglary.

— A domestic dispute was reported at the Dairy Queen on West Pershing Street at 8:29 p.m. Sunday. The woman said she got into an argument with her live-in boyfriend, whose child she is carrying, and it turned physical. Police were unable to find the boyfriend or his vehicle. She had visible injuries and was going to stay with a relative for the remainder of the evening. Charges are pending.

— A woman in the 1500 block of Southeast Boulevard spoke to police about mental health issues they have been dealing with at 12:37 a.m. Monday and police offered to forward her number to a counselor who may be able to help. Police also checked on the woman again at 9:10 a.m. and she declined medical help.

— Someone at Walmart asked police to check on a person after an employee overheard them making some disturbing statements in the store at 10:17 a.m. Monday. Police spoke to the person about alternative assistance for personal issues.

— Police checked with employees at three businesses in the 200 block of East State Street after receiving a hang up 911 call at 10:26 a.m. Monday. There seemed to be no problems in the area.

— Someone was reported injuring animals in the 100 block of West Fourth Street at 10:42 a.m. Monday. The woman said the neighbor kicked their cat after it went onto the neighbor’s property and the cat’s eye was now swollen shut. The woman was to inform police if she took the cat to the vet.

— A woman reported she found a silver ring in a parking lot in the 2300 block of East State Street. The ring appeared to have been in the parking lot for awhile and only one of the stones was still intact. It was placed in lost and found.

— Someone in the 1500 block of Southeast Boulevard reported at 11:27 a.m. Monday someone was knocking on the windows and door to the home. Police checked and only found a neighbor in their driveway. The neighbor assured police no one had been around. The woman also reported several items were stolen from her purse while she was away, but the door had been locked.

— A black pit bull dog was reported running loose in Memorial Park at 11:34 a.m. Monday. Police found the collarless dog near the duck pond. It was not aggressive and was placed in the back of the police cruiser and taken to a kennel where the humane officer was located. The male dog is described as black and white and mixed breed.

— Screaming was reported coming from a home in the 700 block of East Third Street at 12:31 p.m. Monday. Police checked the area, but were unable to determine where it had been coming from.

Highway Patrol

— James P. Miller, 44, Massillon, drove down an embankment and overturned while attempting to back down a private driveway on 18th Street Heights in Wellsville at 9:15 p.m. Aug. 22. Miller sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. No citations have been issued according to the report from the highway patrol.

— Zion S. Figley, 18, East Palestine, was cited for OVI and failure to control at 12:42 a.m. Aug. 22. Figley was traveling on state Route 518 in Franklin Township when he drove off the right side of the road and into a ditch.

— Douglas J. Bruce-Zabala, 22, Johnstown, Pa., was cited with failure to control after his vehicle reportedly hydro-planed while traveling on state Route 11 in Elkrun Township, causing him to travel off the road, striking a concrete barrier and crossing two lanes of traffic before striking another concrete barrier at 6:22 p.m. Wednesday. He sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

— Helmut Schoen, 52, Canton, was cited with failure to control and hit-skip at 5:56 p.m. Aug. 20. Schoen was traveling on state Route 172 when he drove off the road and struck a mailbox. Schoen left the scene and a witness reported his license plate number to the highway patrol. Schoen later provided a statement and was cited.

— Braeden M. Weyand, 22, Columbiana, was cited for improper passing after she attempted to pass a tractor driven by Dennis W. Streng, 61, New Waterford, who was turning left into a private drive in a hazardous zone on state Route 558 at 2:06 p.m. Aug. 20. Weyand’s vehicle collided with the tractor as it turned.

— Darrell L. B. Salaski, 56, Alliance, was cited for assured clear distance after rear-ending a vehicle driven by Eric L. Simon, 41, Alliance, while traveling on U.S. Route 62 in Smith Township at 4:54 p.m. Thursday.

— Lester Sheppard, 58, Salem, struck a cow while traveling on state Route 9 in Butler Township at 5:15 a.m. Thursday.

— Uriah L. Smego, 32, Columbiana, was cited with failure to yield after he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Kelly Park Road and Lower Elkton Road in Fairfield Township and collided with a vehicle driven by Mary M. Romeo, 68, Columbiana, at 4:41 p.m. Thursday. Romeo sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.


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