— Robert J. McLaughlin, 61, of North Park Ave. in Lisbon was charged with domestic violence after an incident on Nov. 18. A woman, also living at the North Park address, called police to respond. An intoxicated McLaughlin pushed the victim down onto a bed after an argument. The victim said she had lived with McLaughlin for two or three years helping care for him. McLaughlin was taken into custody without further incident and the victim returned to the residence. The victim said McLaughlin had also been arrested for domestic violence a few months prior. No injuries were reported.

— An East Liverpool woman called police Nov. 24 after she had concerns about the whereabouts of her two small children. Police determined the children were safe and with a family member in Youngstown. The woman was told if she wanted to pursue any charges she would need to speak with her local police.

— Police responded to a fire alarm at Hornsby House in Lisbon on Saturday morning. The fire department determined the fire had been caused by a resident smoking in his room who caught the trash can on fire. There were no injuries or property damage reported.

— At 9:30 Sunday morning, police responded to an alarm at the Municipal Court. Upon arriving, the officer spoke to a staff member who had come in to do some paperwork and said he had accidentally set off the alarm.

— Shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday police arrived at Roseland Commons on Rose Dr. to assist with speaking with a man involved with an earlier breaking and entering call.

— The afternoon of Nov. 24 police responded to a complaint about a vehicle parked near the intersection of East Spruce and North Jefferson. Upon arrival police noted there was no car of that description parked in the area.

— Shortly before 7 p.m. Nov. 24, police arrived at the Church of Christ on Pritchard St. in response to a report of vandalism. They found dry spray paint on the sidewalk and on the side of the church near the entrance. Further investigation did not turn up anything else of interest, and police advised the caller that they would place an extra watch in the area.

— Police arrived at MaryÌs Pizza on North Beaver Street after a Salem man reported he had been involved in an accident at the scene. On Nov. 26 shortly before 8 p.m. the man said he was attempting to back out of his parking spot when a car came around the corner at a high rate of speed. He put his vehicle in drive to get out of the way and he hit the fire hydrant. The hydrant was not damaged.

— At 8:43 p.m. Nov. 23 police responded to a report of a car blocking the alleyway at Sherman Street and North Beaver. The owner agreed to move the vehicle.

— Police responded to a call about a man having a possible heart attack on East Washington Street on Nov. 18 at 1:33 p.m. Officers remained at the scene until KLG arrived and transported the man to Salem hospital.

— Police responded to a call at Lisbon Vet Clinic on Race Road about an abandoned camper Wednesday afternoon. The caller said on Monday a man had stopped in and asked if he could leave the camper for a couple days. The man did not leave any contact information at the clinic and the caller wanted the camper removed. Police advised the caller to wait a couple more days to see if the owner returned and then call a tow truck to have it removed.

— Wednesday at 2:07 p.m. a concerned male contacted police to ask for a welfare check. Officers located the subjects in the area of East Lincolnway and gave them a courtesy ride to their residence.

— What could have been a routine traffic stop in Lisbon landed a Leetonia man in jail Wednesday night. Police stopped Gerald Kenneth Kleinknecht of Lisbon Road at North Market Street and Morris Street for an expired registration when law enforcement learned there was more to the situation. Kleinknecht, who had failed to reinstate his drivers license, was also wanted on multiple active warrants by the county sheriff. Kleinknecht was arrested and transported to the jail by police. He was unable to find a driver to pick the vehicle up from the scene, which was towed and held pending proof of insurance by the registered owner. Police contacted the owner, a Salem man, and advised him of the situation.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East Lincolnway called officers for help at 11 p.m. Monday. She said a man, appearing intoxicated, refused to leave the store and became confrontational, demanding service until the clerk threatened to call police. When they arrived, the man had already left as a passenger in a black Ford Escort with a white hood. Police were not able to locate the vehicle.

–Receiving a call shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday, police were unable to locate a man who was reportedly seen walking on state Route 154 near Bluff.

— November 27, police arrived at the Lisbon Vet Clinic on Race Road just before 7 p.m. in response to a fire alarm. Upon arrival, police found a painting crew who stated that paint fumes kept tripping the alarm. Police cleared the area without incident.

— Salem Area Visiting Nurses contacted police Wednesday 9:12 a.m. to request a welfare check at a residence on North Market Street. Officers spoke with the subject and said the person was safe.

— At 10:30 p.m. Tuesday , police performed a welfare check on West Lincolnway after a caller said there was a concerning situation. When they arrived officers encountered a man and woman at the house. The woman said the man was smoking and that she wanted him to leave but he had refused. The man told police his father was in the hospital and he had nowhere to go. The two agreed to stay in separate rooms for the night and the man agreed to leave in the morning. Police advised the woman to call for any further problems.

— EMS were called to Subway on West Chestnut Street to assist an employee who appeared to be having a stroke. The man told police on the scene he felt pain under his left arm and the report states his face was visibly drooping.

— A minor car accident on East Washington Street caused some light damage to two vehicles but there were no injuries reported. Shortly before 7 p.m. Nov. 26, Denise Swabey called police to her address when she backed out of her parking space and struck another vehicle. No citations were noted on the report.


— An officer responded to the 600 block of East Sixth Street at 2:43 p.m. Wednesday where a resident reported someone is accusing her of hiding their juvenile son at her house. The resident voluntarily let the officer check two locations and the juvenile was not found. The officer warned the juvenileÌs mother to stay away from the area and to call the police if he did not show up in a reasonable time.

— An officer responded with medical personnel to the 600 block of East Fifth Street at 11:19 a.m. Wednesday in reference to a woman with a medical issue. The woman was found to be having some mental issues and tried to get inside a residence not belonging to her. She was ultimately transported to the Salem hospital for evaluation.

— An officer responded to the 1600 block of East State Street at 7 a.m. Wednesday where the resident reported her daughter was refusing to go to school. The officer spoke with the juvenile who said her mother had taken her cell phone. The juvenile was told her mother is allowed to take the phone and she needs to go to school. The juvenile cooperated.

— Officers responded to the 400 block of East Euclid Street at 2:29 a.m. Wednesday in reference to loud music from a vehicle. Officers found the person in question sitting in his vehicle listening to music. He was told to turn down the volume.

— Officers responded to the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue at 1:41 a.m. Wednesday regarding a complaint of people using a karaoke machine. The people in question were told to keep the noise down.

— A 16-year-old teen was cited for no driverÌs license following a traffic stop in the 600 block of Olive Street at 1:13 a.m. Wednesday. The girlÌs mother responded to the scene to pick up her and the vehicle.

— Officers responded to the 300 block of Rose Avenue at 12:29 a.m. Wednesday where a woman reported her fiance had headbutted and ripped out an earring during an argument. She said he also smashed out a window of her vehicle and another front windshield. The matter is under investigation.

— Officers responded to the 300 block of East Fourth Street at 10:18 p.m. Tuesday where the resident reported hearing someone open the door when the lights were turned of. No attempt at a forced entry was found. The resident was told to contact her landlord regarding the electrical issue.

— Officers responded to the 900 block of Barclay Avenue at 8:33 p.m. Tuesday where a resident said he had been in an argument with his ex-girlfriend and wanted her removed from the home. The ex-girlfriend gathered some belongings and was given a courtesy ride to the 500 block of Bank Street.

— Officers responded to a possible intoxicated driver in the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue at 8:31 p.m. Tuesday. The driver left before officers arrived, but there was noticeable damage to the yard in front of a business. An investigation is pending.

— Jacob A. Gray, 33, Salem, was cited for hit/skip and reasonable control following a two-vehicle crash in the 400 block of East State Street at 5:56 p.m. Tuesday in which he was eastbound and struck a legally parked vehicle, then fled the scene. He was later located by Perry Township police.

— Officers responded to the 1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 5:49 p.m. Tuesday in reference to suspicious activity but found everything to be fine.

— Officers responded to the 600 block of Cherry Street at 1:42 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a suspicious person but could not find the individual in question.

— Officers responded to the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue at 4:24 p.m. Friday in reference to an intoxicated person. The person was given a courtesy ride home.

— Kathy A. Johnson, 69, East Liverpool, was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign following a two-vehicle crash at Southeast Boulevard and Franklin Street at 2:52 p.m. Friday in which she allegedly pulled from the stop sign into the path of a vehicle driven by Joshua C. Kozic, 29, Lowellville. Johnson was transported to a local hospital.

— An officer responded to the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue at 8:53 a.m. Friday in reference to a hunter seen close to the road. The officer found the issue to be outside city limits and contacted the correct agency to handle the matter.

— A student at 8:51 a.m. Friday advised the school resource officer of a serious issue he found on a group text. The officer observed the text messages and requested officers respond to the home of the individual in question. Officers advised the individual of possible consequences of his actions and the matter was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.

— A 1300 block East Pershing Street resident reported at 8:32 a.m. Friday her ex-boyfriend had been knocking at her door before eventually leaving. She was advised to contact police if he returned.

— Officers responded to the 2100 block of Monroe Street at 10:51 p.m. Thursday where a resident reported his girlfriend had taken a swing at him, but caused no injury. The girlfriend denied any physical violence during a verbal altercation regarding their infant child. Due to conflicting stories and no signs of violence, one of the individuals was allowed to leave with the child.

— Someone reported at 4:18 p.m. Thursday being arrested Sept. 20 in the 400 block of North Lincoln Avenue and a woman who had her removed from the home had stolen multiple items from her vehicle. The matter is under investigation.

— An officer responded to the 200 block of West Pershing Street at 2:29 p.m. Thursday to speak with a male who got into a threatening conversation over text with several school students. The school resource officer was made aware of the situation and watch for the male on school property.

Salem Township

— Robert Jay Lutman, 45, Leetonia, was cited for driving under suspension and fictitious plates following a traffic stop on Leetonia Road at 4:52 p.m. Nov. 29.

— A 3600 block Leetonia Road resident reported at 4:40 p.m. Nov. 28 her neighbor had driven through her yard on two occasions. The neighbor said his reverse did not work in his truck and that he would not do it again.


— Officers observed a vehicle speeding on County Line Road near State Route 14 at 11:32 p.m. Monday. When officers pulled the vehicle over contraband was recovered from the vehicle and the owner was released with a citation.

Goshen Police District

— Nicholas L. Pope, 41, Salem, was charged with domestic violence and assault, both misdemeanors, after officers responded to a 14000 block Salem Alliance Road home at 3:51 p.m. Nov. 20 where he allegedly shoved a female victim to the ground during an argument then left the scene. Sebring police conducted a traffic stop on Pope and held him for Goshen officers.

— Wilbur Earl Kline, 53, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in the 7300 block of Salem Unity Road at 6:03 p.m. Nov. 23 in which he was westbound and failed to stop for slowing traffic and struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Jamie L. McDevitt, 44, Salem. No injuries were reported.

— Austin James Smith, 24, Salem, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop at Western Reserve Road and Youngstown Salem Road at 12:07 a.m. Nov. 24.

— Jordan Patrick Hall, 38, Campbell, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop at Western Reserve Road and Lisbon Road at 10:22 p.m. Nov. 24.

— Edward William Davis, 45, Canfield, was charged with domestic violence and assault after officers responded to his home on Columbiana Canfield Road at 10:35 p.m. Nov. 25 where he allegedly shoved his fiancee into her mother, who was holding a 4-month-old baby and then got into a physical altercation with her 13-year-old brother. The baby was transported by Green Township EMS to Akron ChildrenÌs hospital for evaluation.

Highway Patrol

— Snow and ice were factors in a crash that left a truck on its side Monday evening. James Pusateri of Strader Street in East Liverpool was northbound on Sprucevale Road in Middleton Township when he encountered two other vehicles stopped due to the poor conditions. The report said he swerved to avoid the cars, struck an embankment and the vehicle then rolled over onto its side. The truck, registered to Mike Pusateri Excavating Inc., sustained moderate damage and was towed. The driver was not cited and no injuries were reported.

— Anthony Siracuse of Jimtown Road in East Palestine was driving around 8 a.m. Monday morning when his car traveled off the left side of Jimtown Road. and struck a tree. Syracuse said roads were icy at the time of the crash and that he had lost control of the car while coming down the hill. The car was damaged and towed away and no injuries were reported. The driver was cited with failing to control his car.

— Wednesday evening a Lisbon woman and a passenger were traveling southbound on Depot Road in Butler Township when her car struck a deer. Emily Paige Klein of Summit Street said she was traveling at the posted speed of 45 mph when the deer ran out in front of the car. No injuries were reported and Klein was not cited for the accident. The car sustained some damage to the right fender, side and possibly the undercarriage. The deer died in the accidenrt.


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