County Sheriff

— A woman was reported walking along Speidel Road, Hanover Township, just west of state Route 9 at 6:36 a.m. Saturday. Deputies found she and her son were visiting with her parents living in the area and she was out watching the sunrise.

— A Center Township woman reported on Tuesday there was an internet scam involving an email message informing her she was receiving a package from Amazon, but she does not have an Amazon account. She called the number on the email and the man told her there was an order for $900 coming and another for $500. He asked for Apple Pay or Google Play card numbers so she could send him $500 to clear her account. He continued to ask for more money until the amount totaled $1,800 requested.

— A custody issue was reported at a home on Woodland Drive, Fairfield Township, at 7:44 a.m. Tuesday, where a grandmother reported the mother of the three children she and her son have been caring for burst into her home and wanted them. The mother had been hospitalized for the past week due to her mental state and Children Services had opened a case and said the children should not go back with their mother until the courts had a chance to look at it later on Tuesday. Deputies spoke to the children, who described instances of physical abuse from their mother and expressed fear of going with her. Deputies told both the son and the children’s mother to get something from the court determining guardianship and the mother was warned against entering anyone’s home without permission.


— A dispute between residents at a Cherry Fork Road home was de-escalated by officers Tuesday. A man was advised to leave and return later after the situation cooled down.

— Officers responded to a dispute at the Family Dollar Store Thursday involving several youth.

— Police responded to a report on station for harassment at Leetonia High School involving students with a case pending in court.

— Officers responded to a complaint about two suspicious vehicles in the Dairy Queen parking lot after hours Monday. The officer spoke with the parties and advised them to move elsewhere.

Salem Township

— A 35000 block Gromley Road resident reported at 7:36 p.m. Saturday two bicycles with training wheels in the field across from her house. An officer spoke with the property owner who said the bicycles should not be there. The officer took the bicycles and will attempt to locate the owner.

Hancock County Sheriff

The following persons have been arrested in the month of August:

— Shane Kantis, of East Palestine, Aug. 3 on charges of public intoxication and trespassing;

— Jacquenline Lowe, of New Cumberland, Aug. 3 on charges of DUI and possession of marijuana;

— Colin Paltani, of Hudson, Aug. 3 on a DUI charge;

— Natasha Thomas, of New Cumberland, Aug. 6 on charges of animal cruelty and child neglect;

— Kyron Coleman, of New Cumberland, Aug. 6 on charges of animal cruelty and child neglect;

— James Zellers, of Lisbon, Aug. 8 on a charge of DUI;

— William Bish, of Weirton, Aug. 9 on charges of unlawful restraint, domestic battery, obstructing an officer, fleeing on foot and possession of methamphetamine;

— Matthew Lamp, of New Cumberland, Aug. 11 on a charge of domestic battery;

— Jade Hall of Chester, Aug. 12 on charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct and public intoxication;

— Cesar Rochez, of Greenville, S.C. Aug. 13 on a charge of DUI;

— Mary Littell, of New Cumberland, Aug. 15 on a charge of burglary;

— Amber Nolan, of Weirton, Aug. 18 on a charge of petit larceny (capias);

— True Glass, of Rochester, Pa., Aug. 20 on a charge of DUI;

— Devon Hall, of Columbiana, Aug. 22 on charges of DUI and possession of marijuana;

— Christian Bell, of Moundsville, Aug. 23 on charges of DWLS admin and leaving the scene of a crash;

— Juan Carabello, of Meridaran, Ms. Aug. 24 on a charge of DUI;

— Christopher Nutter, of Bloomingdale, Aug. 24 on charge of DUI and speeding;

— Gary Barrios Jr., of New Cumberland, Aug. 25 on charge of violating a protection order;

— Cody Stewart and Lanette Howard, of New Cumberland, Aug. 25 on domestic battery charges;

— Bryce Minto, of Newell, Aug. 25 on a delivery of a controlled substance charge;

— Richard Brown, of Cleveland, Aug. 25 on charges of conspiracy and fugitive of justice;

— Donald Myler, of Weirton, Aug. 26 on an unlawful burning charge;

— Anthony Jeffries, of New Philadelphia, Aug. 26 on a Jefferson County warrant;

— James Wallace, of Wellsburg, Aug. 29 on a DUI charge;

— Justava Nuzum, of New Cumberland, Aug. 30 on a DUI charge;

— Kristopher Ingram, of Newell, Aug. 31 on a grand larceny charge.


— Officers investigating suspicious persons at a dealership in the 400 block of Legacy Lane at 2:46 a.m. Wednesday spoke to two people who said they were looking for a car. They were told the business is closed and to come back in the morning unless they had permission to be there. They didn’t have permission and agreed to leave.

— A resident in the 300 block of East Fifth Street at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday reported bicycles stolen from the property within the past week.

— A female was reported on the train tracks on Pennsylvania Avenue at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday. She told officers she was looking for her son’s bicycle. Officers told her she’s not allowed on the tracks and she left.

— A domestic in progress was reported at 4:54 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of West Wilson Street. A caller said a male had yelled but the caller was unsure if it was at someone else. Police found no incident occurred.

— An animal complaint was reported at 4:16 p.m Tuesday at Walmart, but the vehicle had already left.

— While police were on a call in the 600 block of West Wilson Street at 4:03 p.m. Tuesday, an irate male pulled up to a nearby residence and continued acting disorderly. He was told to stop and go inside. Officers then heard screaming and what sounded like items breaking inside the residence. After several police announcements, a male answered the door covered in blood. Fire department medics and EMT responded and police found four dogs inside fighting with each other. The male was transported by EMT, but all others refused medical attention. No domestic had occurred.

— A fight was reported at 3:38 p.m. Tuesday at Waterworth Memorial Park near the basketball courts, but no disturbance was found.

— Police were called at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday to the 800 block of Jefferson to check on the welfare of a resident who left on foot. The person was located in the 1500 block of East State Street and transported back home.

— A civil matter was reported in the 600 block of West Wilson Street at 3:27 p.m. Tuesday when a woman was told she wasn’t allowed at the residence and would need to contact the court.

— A resident in the 500 block of East Third Street reported at 1:56 p.m. Tuesday that several items were taken from her apartment sometime within the past week.

— Police were called Tuesday to Buckeye school on Buckeye Avenue for a custody issue, with officers speaking to both parties and contacting Children Services. The child had been placed with the father who was just granted a temporary protection order against the mother. The school was advised and provided copies of paperwork from the father.


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