County Sheriff

— A Valley Road, Butler Township, woman reported at 11:59 a.m. Tuesday she received a Facebook message from a friend about a government grant that was available and she received $150,000 from the grant. She contacted the people who told her to purchase $500 in Walmart gift cards to receive the $150,000. After she did that, they requested another $300 for shipping and handling. She sent the money and then they said they needed $800. She contacted deputies instead. Deputies explained Facebook accounts are being hacked and messages from someone on a friend list is not necessarily from the actual friend. She was also told not to send any more money to anyone who solicits from her first.

— A state Route 45, Center Township, man reported at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday he received a Facebook message from a friend telling him about a government grant and he was approved for $50,000. However, he was asked to purchase $1,000 in Walmart credit cards and then for another $1,000 for shipping and handling. After sending that money, he was asked for $2,200, which he did not send, but called deputies. Deputies explained it was a scam.

— A state Route 267, Madison Township, man reported at 9:47 p.m. Tuesday he received a text message requesting $6,000 or he would be harmed.

— A Raley Road, Elkrun Township, woman reported at 9 p.m. Tuesday her mother-in-law has been calling and harassing her. She was told to block the number and deputies spoke with the mother-in-law and told her to have no contact with her sons or daughter-in-law.

— Staff at Tobin Center reported at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday they found contraband, crystal rock-like substance in two plastic bags.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 7:38 p.m. Tuesday at the church on Oakridge Road. The two men in the vehicle told deputies they work for Verizon and were running a test for 5G service off the tower.

— A horse was reported on Carmel Achor Road at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies found the horse near Scott Mill road and it was returned to the owner.

— A Haiti Road woman reported a theft at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, but when deputies attempted to call her back for details she did not answer and her voicemail would not allow any messages due to it being full.

— A woman working for Salem Propane reported at 12:47 p.m. Tuesday a 100 gallon tank was missing from a home on state Route 172, Lisbon, when they went to pick it up.

— A State Line Road, Negley, man reported a case of identity theft at 2:22 p.m. Tuesday, but did not answer when deputies called him back.

Highway Patrol

— Brooke Christian Dawn Clarkson, 26, Saint Jacob Logtown Road, Lisbon, was northbound on St. Jacob Logtown Road at 5:55 a.m. Monday when she went off the left side of the road and struck both a mailbox and a utility pole. She was cited with driving without reasonable control.

— Anthony Edward Young, 21, Federal Avenue, Alliance, and Adrianne Lynn Binkley, 35, East Vermont Avenue, Sebring, were both eastbound on U.S. Route 62 in Knox Township at 6:25 p.m. on Nov. 24. When Young slowed in traffic, he was struck from behind by Binkley. She was cited with assured clear distance.

— Barry Lynn Larson, 52, Niles, was northbound on state Route 11 in Fairfield Township at 2:27 a.m. Sunday when he went off the right side of the road and struck an embankment. Larson was cited with failure to control.

— Devan S. Campbell, 27, Canton, was traveling west on Lorey Road in West Township at 6:14 p.m. Saturday when he went off the right side of the road, striking two fences and a ditch. He fled from the vehicle and was arrested by Alliance Police. He was not injured.

— David J. Korosy, 42, state Route 164, Lisbon, was southbound on state Route 45 and lost control on the snowy roadway, slid off the left side of the roadway and struck an embankment at 3:11 a.m. Monday. He was cited with failure to control.

— A tow truck was parked in the southbound lane of Depot Road in Butler Township facing southbound at 7:40 a.m. Monday when Ceceilia M. Alesi, 21, East Pidgeon Road, Salem, who was southbound, struck the back of the tow truck. She was not injured and was cited with assured clear distance.

— Linda L. McGrath, 60, Chesterland, was traveling eastbound on state Route 14 in Washington Township at 5:37 p.m. Nov. 25, when she struck Robert A. Sanchez, 28, Campbell, from behind. McGrath’s vehicle continued off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole. Sanchez was treated for possible injuries at the scene by Leetonia EMS. McGrath was cited with assured clear distance.

— Madison Faith Cline, 17, Metz Road, Columbiana, was northbound on state Route 7 in Elkrun Township at 11 p.m. Saturday and went off the right side of the road striking a ditch in snowy weather. She left the vehicle there.

— Jason David Dallies, 19, Creek Road, New Waterford, was northbound on state Route 7 in Fairfield Township at 12:51 a.m. Sunday when he went off the right side of the road striking a utility pole in snowy conditions. He was not cited and uninjured.

— Stefan F. Hensel, 31, Knox School Road, Homeworth, was westbound on Georgetown Road in Knox Township at 6:20 a.m. Monday when another vehicle lost control, sideswiped his vehicle and fled the scene. Hensel was not injured.

— Dustin Sadler, 48, Summit Street, Salem, was driving northbound on Lisbon Road in Salem Township at 9:25 p.m., Nov. 20, when he went off the right side of the road striking a ditch, a mailbox, culvert, sign, mental post and tree. Sadler was cited with OVI, failure to control, a seat belt violation and child endangering. Sadler had a 17-year-old boy with him in the vehicle, who was uninjured. Sadler was transported by Leetonia EMS to Salem Hospital with suspected minor injuries.

— Jillian P. Huddleston, 32, Hoopes Road, Salem, was southbound on state Route 9 in Butler Township at 2:12 p.m. Nov. 26 and Lee Ann Riebe, 34, New Garden Road, Salem, was northbound. Riebe went left of center and struck the front and side of Huddleston’s vehicle, causing both vehicles to go off the west side of the road and strike a ditch. Huddleston and a 7-year-old child in her vehicle had minor injuries and Riebe was listed as having suspected injuries. A 2-year-old child in Riebe’s vehicle was uninjured. Riebe was cited with left of center.


— Tuesday afternoon police arrived at the scene of an accident on East Washington Street. While backing up to turn into an alley, David Powell of Salineville backed into another vehicle. Minor damages were reported.

— At 9:57 a.m. on Nov. 25, police were dispatched to the Frola Motel to assist an unconscious woman. She was with her boyfriend who made the call. The victim was transported to East Liverpool City Hospital.

— An employee called police at 5:11 p.m. on Nov. 22 to Smith Oil on East Lincoln Way. She reported seeing a young girl shoplift a small amount worth of candy from the store, which was also caught on surveillance footage. The girl appeared to be between 10 and 12 years old and appeared to be alone. The employee said she was not sure if the girl had walked or been driven to the store and she did not recognize the girl. Police searched the area but were not able to locate the child.

— Police responded to a call for an alarm at the VFW on East Lincoln Way on Nov. 24, shortly after 10 a.m. Officers found a rear door unlocked. After clearing the building, officers ran into an employee in the parking lot who said they were coming in to open up. The employee checked the safe and counters and said nothing appeared to be out of place.

— A resident of North Jefferson Street reported a dispute over ownership of a cat on Nov. 19 shortly after noon. An officer arrived on the scene and was able to resolve the matter and the cat was returned safely to its owner.

— Dakota James Mahon, 28, West Washington Street, was charged with theft by deception Nov. 15. by authorities in Pinal County, Arizona. Mahon posted steering columns for sale on Facebook; however, after an Arizona man sent him $575 by Venmo, Mahon failed to send the part and blocked the man. Another similar incident is being investigated in Kenosha County, Wis.

— An officer was dispatched to Kendall House in Lisbon early afternoon Nov. 18 to assist staff with sending a resident to the hospital. The subject agreed to go willingly.

— Police were dispatched Nov. 19 at 9:25 p.m. to Lisbon Save a Lot in response to an intoxicated male attempting to purchase alcohol. The officer identified and spoke with the man, gave him a courtesy ride home and advised him to stay in for the rest of the day.

— On Nov. 21 Ross E. Betts of East Rochester, 32, was charged with OVI and reckless operation. Police began to follow him on state Route 154 after noticing him driving below the posted speed limit of 55. They pulled him over after he stopped at a blinking yellow light at East Lincoln Way and North Jefferson, although Betts continued another mile before he stopped on US 30. Officers reported smelling alcohol on Betts and he then admitted having between 8 and 10 beers beforehand. Betts refused to submit to field sobriety testing or Breathalyzer testing. He was transported to the OSHP post where his father came to pick him up.


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