County Sheriff

— Deputies responded to the Frola Motel where they were asked to check on a person at 6:58 p.m. Friday, but the person was not there. The manager said he had left before they arrived.

— A domestic violence incident was reported at 9:25 p.m. Saturday on Freeman Road, Center Township. The woman there signed a refusal to prosecute form.

— Someone was reported violating a protection order at an East Liverpool Road, Madison Township home at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Richard Randolph Jr., 37, was found sitting on the porch of the home where the person with the protection order was located. He was charged with violating a protection order and taken to the county jail.

— A state Route 517, Center Township, woman reported at 9:23 p.m. Sunday she wanted a man removed from her property. When deputies arrived, she told them he had left in his vehicle.

— Deputies checked on someone at a Scott Drive, Knox Township, home at 6:11 p.m. Monday. Everyone checked out to be fine.

— A King Road, Butler Township, woman reported at 8:13 a.m. Monday she was assaulted by her husband, who then took off down the road toward Georgetown Road. He then reportedly returned, assaulted her again and left on foot. Deputies checked the area and found him walking. Ryan McCullough, 22, West Oxford Street, Alliance, was charged with domestic violence.

— At 7:17 a.m. Monday, deputies checked on someone who was registered to live at a Price Street, East Liverpool, home.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported in a field on Darner Road at 6:39 a.m. Monday.

— A state Route 517, Center Township, woman reported a New Waterford man was at her home, banging on the windows and possibly intoxicated at 9:23 p.m. Sunday. While she was on the phone, she thought he was pulling out of the driveway. He then sat outside and started repeatedly calling her phone. He then left before deputies arrived.

— Mitzi Stoddard, 32, East Liverpool, was charged with illegal conveyance of drugs onto the grounds of the county jail after she was found with buprenorphine and naloxone sublingual film at 8:12 p.m. Sunday.

— A Winona Road man reported at 8:19 a.m. Sunday a vehicle stopped at the end of his driveway and the driver, appeared to be in his 30’s and having some type of medical emergency, crouching down and out of breath. The vehicle was found to be abandoned and the man had left a note in the window stating he was out of gas. The fire department reportedly saw him walking westbound in the area of the KOA but he ran. Deputies contacted the owner of the vehicle, who said she was at the emergency room after her sister took her there at 8 a.m. She left the vehicle at home with the keys.

— A Woodsdale Road, Butler Township, woman reportedly walked to her sister’s home through the woods after being assaulted by her fiance at 3:02 a.m. Sunday. She did not want to pursue charges.

Highway Patrol

— Robert James Vitullo, 23, Youngstown, was cited with operating without reasonable control after he was northbound on state Route 11 in Fairfield Township at 10:04 a.m. Monday, started to make an improper lane change and lost control. His vehicle went off the right side of the road, then the left side of the road and struck a bridge concrete wall. He was not injured.

— Joseph A. Barnhouse II, 37, Canton, followed by Amy Nicole Mislan, 31, North Main Street, Beloit, stopped in traffic at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday on Westville Lake Road approaching the intersection with Center Road in Knox Township. Amy Elizabeth Long, 32, Cherry Street, Homeworth, failed to stop behind Mislan, striking her vehicle from behind and pushing her into Barnhouse. No injuries were reported. Long was cited with assured clear distance.

— Cassie Adaline Hampson, 23, Avondale Street, East Liverpool, was eastbound on the onramp for U.S. Route 30 off of state Route 7 in Madison Township at 3:20 p.m. Sunday when she drove off the left side of the road and struck both a tree and a ditch. She was cited with reasonable control. Hampson was uninjured.

— David A. Young, 42, Padgett Road, East Palestine, was charged with failure to control, a seat belt violation, driving without a valid license, OVI second offense and open container in a motor vehicle after he went off the dead end while driving northbound on Industrial Road in Salem Township at 7:12 p.m. Oct. 20. Young continued through the dead-end marker, striking the sign post and overturning. The vehicle slid on its side down an embankment and struck several trees. He was transported to St. Elizabeth’s main hospital by Leetonia EMS for possible injuries.

— Mary R. Grove, 66, state Route 518, Lisbon, was westbound on Brookfield Avenue in Center Township at 2:21 p.m. Monday when she attempted to cross U.S. Route 30 to continue onto Black Road. An eastbound vehicle on Black Road, driven by Lee Maines, 61, Desellem Road, Lisbon, attempted to make a left turn onto U.S. Route 30 and struck the left side of Grove’s vehicle in the intersection. Maines was cited with failure to yield while turning left. No injuries were reported.

— Stephen Goclano, 53, Canfield, was eastbound on U.S. Route 30 in St. Clair Township at 5:05 a.m. Saturday when he struck a deer in the roadway. He was not injured.

— Travis Miller, 24, Hammondsville, was westbound on state Route 518 in Wayne Township at 11 p.m. Friday when he went off the right side of the road and struck a ditch. He was uninjured and cited with failure to control.

— Shaun D. Fetters, 41, Renkenberger, Columbiana, was westbound on state Route 172 in Hanover Township at 9:08 p.m. Oct. 20 when he drove off the right side of the road, striking a sign and a tree before overturning and striking another tree. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries by KLG. Fetters was cited with OVI fourth offense and reasonable control.


— An investigator with the prosecutor’s office reported a domestic dispute in the courthouse parking lot at 11:28 a.m. Wednesday. The man involved left in a pickup truck and the investigator was waiting with the woman until police arrived. The woman told police she had gone to the courthouse for a protection order after a deputy had been to the house for a domestic dispute. The man had followed her to the courthouse from their house, blocked her vehicle in and was banging on the window for her to let him in. Their son had put the window down and the man had climbed into the backseat through the window. He was begging her not to get the protection order when she saw the investigator walking through the parking lot and asked for help. Police checked the area for the man and she went inside to talk to someone about obtaining the protection order.

— Andrew Lyle, Boardman, was driving a van owned by Threshold Residential Services on state Route 517 near Churchill Road at 7:34 a.m. Wednesday when several deer ran into his path and he struck at least two of them. There were no passengers in the van.

— An employee at Mercy Health in Columbiana asked police to check on a Beaver Street woman who fell Monday and was not answering the phone at 2:38 p.m. Tuesday. Police knocked on the door, but no one answered. After using a key police have to open the door, the officer yelled in and she answered. She was told to notify the woman at Mercy Health that she was fine.

— The Kendall House reported a man who lives there had been taken off his medication and he punched a hole in the wall in the kitchen at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20.

— An employee at Smith Oil reported on Oct. 9 a customer got the key to the bathroom and reported back to the employee the water was left running and a cereal bowl was in the sink. When the employee checked it out she found a bracelet sitting on top of the trash with a woman’s photo on it, a name and date of birth on it. After watching the store video, the employee saw that the woman had taken one or two packs of cookies and hid them in her pants when she was in the store. Police learned the woman, Ashley Croley, Youngstown, had just been released from the county jail for thefts in the Salem area and she was notified of the pending theft charge now filed in Lisbon.

— A landlord owning an East Washington Street home reported at 11:37 a.m. Monday he was concerned about his tenants due to the water being turned off and the electric about to be turned off as well. Police spoke to the resident who said they are having a rough time right now. Police talked to them about resources through Community Action Agency and Children Services.

— A semi truck was reported heading east on Lincoln Way without any trailer lights on at 6:35 a.m. Friday. Police stopped the truck, which also was a utility truck on state Route 154 and told the driver the lights were not working.

— A lot of smoke was reported coming from a dryer vent on West Washington Street in the area of South Lincoln Avenue at 6:32 p.m. Saturday, but police did not find anything in the area.

— A father reported at 10:57 a.m. Oct. 20 he was concerned about his son, who had threatened to harm himself and had taken off in a vehicle when he is under suspension. Police tried to learn where the son might have gone and put out a bulletin for other police departments to watch for him.

— Police assisted the county sheriff’s office at Opportunity Homes after a Robert Bycroft bus was dropping off students there at 3:28 p.m. Oct. 18 and another student jumped off the bus and began to run away. The bus driver said the boy, who has autism, ran toward Saltwell Road on the west side of Dunkin. Police searched the area and found the boy, who had initially tried to run but ended up getting into a cruiser. The sheriff’s office transported him home to Columbiana.

— A medical situation was reported at 9:41 a.m. Oct. 17 involving a North Beaver Street woman, who would not answer the door when police arrived. A dispatcher called her and she agreed to open the door so North Star could assist her. She was transported to Mercy in Boardman.

— A man being pink slipped at the Kendall House, state Route 154, took off running at 4:36 p.m. Oct. 13. A man matching the description was found on state Route 154 near Bluff. He was transported back to Kendall House. He was irritated and believed someone had put fentanyl in his tobacco. He also claimed the leader of ISIS and the headless horseman were both staying at the Kendall House. He was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by KLG.

— Police stopped a vehicle on state Route 154 when they did not see a plate displayed at 3:58 a.m. Oct. 21. The man was found to have a valid temporary tag, but he also had a warrant for a firearms disability charge. Daoud Abdul was taken by the sheriff’s office to the jail.

— EMS reported there was a medial alert at a Pendleton Street home at 11:57 p.m. Oct. 17, but no one was answering the door nor the phone. Police surveyed the room with a flashlight through the window and it woke up an elderly woman sleeping in a chair. She answered the door and said she must have set off the alarm by accident.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported parked in a business lot for a long time with someone sitting inside at 7:44 p.m. Oct. 13. Police found no vehicles in the parking lot when they arrived and no vehicles in the area matching the truck’s description.

— A man passed out for several hours in a car at the Taco Bell was reported at 2:23 a.m. Oct. 8. Deputies were some distance away and police went to check on the man. While police were on the way there it was reported the man woke up and left the Taco Bell lot heading south on North Market Street. Police did not locate the vehicle.

— A man reported he overheard three children discussing stuffing as much into their backpacks as they could and he was concerned they were planning to steal something on Oct. 6. Police checked the area and found three boys on East High Street walking toward Circle K. Those boys were stopped, but had no backpacks with them.

— Police checked the area of McKinley Elementary at 3:16 p.m. Oct. 18, after someone reported a recklessly driven vehicle pulled into the lot. The vehicle was not found.

— Police were called to the Apple Grove Apartments at 9:05 a.m. Oct. 16, where a resident had been found dead. A friend at the apartments verified the man’s identity.

— A reckless driver was reported in a blue van northbound on North Market Street at 10:16 p.m. Oct. 19. Police checked all the way to the village limits, but did not find a vehicle matching the description given.

— A man was reported in the backyard of a West High Street home screaming that he wanted to die at 7:17 p.m. Oct. 19. A man matching the description was found walking up the alley toward Circle K. Police identified the man, who was visibly crying and said his dog was hit on Beaver Street and died. He was walking to the Opportunity Home to meet his girlfriend and bring her to the house to say goodbye to the dog. Police consoled the man and found he has a warrant. He was told if he cooperated with police he could see his girlfriend and say goodbye to the dog before he would be taken to the county jail. He was searched and found to have a small bowl and a baggie of marijuana. He continued to remain compliant, said goodbye to the dog and was transported to the jail.


— An investigation is ongoing regarding a breaking and entering at R’s Pizza near midnight Tuesday.

— Officers responded to breaking and entering at Belleria Pizza along State Route 14 at 11:51 p.m. Tuesday.

— Police were called to a South Vine Street address Tuesday afternoon about the violation of a no-contact order.

— An officer spoke with a woman on station Tuesday regarding a private property crash.

— An officer located an open door to a business on State Route 14 Tuesday evening. After finding nothing suspicious the officer cleared the scene.

— Kaden Davis, 22, of East Palestine was cited for driving under suspension Tuesday during a traffic stop at Duke & Duchess.


— A woman on South Lundy Avenue called police at 2:59 a.m. Wednesday regarding her runaway son coming home and then leaving again after arguing with her. He was found near the residence and officers spoke to the child and mother, reaching an agreement that he would remain inside for the night. The mother had called police earlier at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to report the 14-year-old wasn’t home and wasn’t supposed to go anywhere.

— Police responded at 8:21 p.m. Tuesday to the 100 block of West State Street where multiple people said a coworker from their moving company was in possession of a client’s credit card after stealing it from their residence in Lorain County and then returned it to a business owner in Salem before fleeing to Cleveland. The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office said no stolen property report was filed, but they’ll contact the victim.

— A suspicious male was reported waving down traffic while walking in the middle of the road on South Ellsworth Avenue near East State Street at 6:29 p.m. Tuesday, but was not found.

— A 17-year-old Salem boy was cited for assured clear distance ahead after the southbound vehicle he was driving on North Ellsworth Avenue failed to stop and struck the rear of a southbound vehicle driven by Grace Banez, 76, North Lincoln Avenue, who stopped suddenly when the vehicle in front of her stopped suddenly at 2:56 p.m. Tuesday. No injuries were reported.

— A man in the 600 block of East Third Street reported at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday said a known female was breaking things in his apartment and left. He wanted her criminally trespassed. The female was contacted in the 500 block of East State Street and told she was criminally trespassed and will be arrested if she returns.

— A man in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday that his cell phone was hacked and he believed a female was creating fake social media accounts and then slandering his name pretending to be him while harassing other people. He also said someone was changing all his settings on his cell phone and Google account and believed his son and associates of his son altered his medical records. Officers were unable to see any of the accounts made or anything posted about the man. He was told police will attempt to contact the female.

— Salem fire department medics responded to the 500 block of East Fourth Street at 10:22 a.m. Tuesday for a medical issue. The person was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center by EMT.

— Police responded at 10:11 a.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of West Wilson Street where a woman said a known male keeps messaging her saying he’s going to beat up her boyfriend. She didn’t want him contacting her anymore and wants him trespassed from her residence. Officers will attempt to contact him.


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