County Sheriff

— A woman at 5:20 p.m. Friday reported her belongings were damaged at the residence of another female on Sunset Drive in Yellow Creek Township.

— Alliance City Schools at 2:30 p.m. Friday requested a well-being check on a student on U.S. Route 62, Knox Township. Deputies spoke with the student, who was fine, and the student’s mother.

— Deputies were called at 3:14 p.m. Thursday to the 6200 block of Adams Road in Middleton Township for a bag of clothes on the side of the road.


— Richard Ralph Vecchio, 59, of state Route 164 was issued a minor misdemeanor citation, public intoxication on April 29 at just before noon. Officers were dispatched to the area of North Beaver Street near Numbers Brewing Company for reports of an intoxicated man on a bicycle. Officers identified Vecchio laying on the sidewalk next to a bike with an empty vodka and an unopened beer can next to him. Witnesses said he was attempting to ride or push the bike but kept tipping over and falling to the ground. He was unable to sit up due to his presumed level of intoxication, the report noted. Officers said he slurred at times and spoke incoherently. They said he smelled of alcohol. When asked about the empty vodka bottle, he said he “had been drinking a little bit.” Due to his sluggish demeanor and his presumed level of intoxication, an ambulance was called. He was cited and transported to East Liverpool hospital for evaluation.

— A resident called officers at 10:40 a.m. on May 3 and said they had hit a tree and needed a report. The resident pulled into the alley by 414 E. Chestnut St. when she said she backed up and hit the tree. The tree was in the curb lawn and bark was missing from it being hit. There was damage to the driver’s left rear fender and bumper. No charges were filed in the incident.

— Officers were called to Valley View on North Market Street about a man harassing people there on May 3 at 1:48 p.m. Officers found the man by Akron Children’s Hospital and told him there was a complaint about him and to go home. No further incident was reported.

— Officers arrived at Thomas Road for a property dispute on May 2 at 12:59 p.m. Two residents were arguing about where the property line was located. Officers filed a report on the incident.

— Police took a report about broken car windows on East Spruce Street on May 1 at 12:18 p.m. The resident said the window was smashed during the night. Officers were unable to locate a camera covering the area.

— Officers received a call from the sheriff’s office about a red truck with a light bar driving recklessly southbound on state Route 45 Wednesday at 6:38 a.m. Police left the station and were heading north on North Market Street when they saw a truck of the same description. They ran the plate and followed it for a few miles. The truck’s driver made no violations and the officers left without incident.

— A call about a disabled vehicle in the roadway in the area of West Lincoln Way and Thomas Road brought police to the area on April 29 at 1:26 p.m. When they got to the scene they determined that the car had run out of gas. The driver of the car, Dustee Schwartz, had a suspended license. She was cited for driving under suspension then the registered owner of the vehicle came and picked it up.

— A caller from North Beaver Street said a truck and trailer were blocking his vehicle, making it impossible to leave in an emergency at 2:31 p.m. May 1. He called police back several moments later and said the truck had left. No further incidents were reported.

St. Clair Township

— Trey Isac Shields, 22, no address listed, was charged with petty theft and possession of criminal tools after officers responded to a 16000 block Dresden Avenue business at 8:37 p.m. Friday where he allegedly failed to scan five items totaling $224.40 at the self checkout. He was also found to have concealed additional items inside his undergarments.

— Nicole E. Smith, 30, no address listed, was charged with petty theft and criminal trespass after officers responded to a 16000 block Dresden Avenue business at 2:50 p.m. Friday where she allegedly failed to scan 63 item totaling $464.46 at the self checkout. She was found to have been served a no trespass order for the property in the past.

— Travis L. Keener, 35, no address listed, was arrested on an active warrant out of the East Liverpool Municipal Court and charged with possession of drug abuse instruments following a traffic stop on Challenger Drive at 3:48 a.m. Friday in which he was a passenger. A search of the vehicle revealed a hypodermic needle in the back seat where Keener was sitting. The search also revealed a clear crystal/rock like substance in the driver’s purse which was sent for testing and possible charges.

— Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Calcutta Smithferry Road at 1:17 a.m. Friday. Suspected drugs were found during the stop and were sent for testing.

— Nicholas R. Hull, 31, no address listed, was arrested on an active warrant out of Columbiana County following a traffic stop in the 15000 block of state Route 170 at 5:14 p.m. May 5. Charges are pending lab results of a broken pill found folded inside of paper in the center console.

— Cody Jackson, no age or address listed, was cited for improper registration at 12:30 a.m. May 5.

East Palestine

— Police spoke with a man from West Main Street about a traffic complaint involving speeding at 8:28 p.m. Sunday. Officers advised the man not to shoot the windows of the vehicles out with a pellet gun as he suggested.

— Officers responded at 10:17 p.m. Sunday to West Martin Street for a complaint regarding telecommunications harassment. After speaking with the complainant officers were shown text messages and blocked the number from her phone.

— Police were called out at 9:52 p.m. Thursday to Gorby’s on North Market Street regarding a confused elderly man who showed up missing a shoe. Officers notified the mans family and escorted him home.

— Officers assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol with a vehicle in a ditch on Latta Road Sunday at 5:31 p.m.

— At 12:15 p.m. Saturday a woman on East Taggart Street was found to be distraught.

— An officer was dispatched to the area of Bacon Avenue at 11:25 a.m. Saturday because two women were fighting.

— A West Martin Street resident advised police he saw someone on his porch while he was not home at 6:01 p.m. Friday. An officer located a person known to the homeowner and advised them to leave.

— An administrator at East Palestine High School requested a school resource officer regarding student behavior Friday afternoon.

— Friday morning an officer responded to a home on East Grant Street on the report of an unruly child.

— An elderly man was reported to be outside yelling Friday morning.

— Officers discovered an open garage door at a business on South Market Street early Friday morning.

— Police received a 911 hang up call from an East Grant Street address at 11:46 p.m. Thursday. Officers were later informed it was an accidental call.

— Officers responded to East Grant Street Thursday for a girl refusing to return to her yard.

— Lee N. Givens, 34, and Sara Christine Noling, 34, were charged with criminal trespassing among other offenses after walking in a vacant lot on South Market Street Thursday around noon.


— Officers responded with medical personnel to the 600 block of East 12th Street at 12:51 p.m. Monday for a medical call and stood by until the victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

— An officer responded to the area of East Third Street and Vine Avenue at 10:03 a.m. Monday in reference to a volunteer helping unload food into vehicles who would not put on a reflective vest. The complainant and volunteer were able to come to a resolution.

— Officers responded to the 300 block of North Broadway Avenue at 8:59 p.m. Sunday in reference to a suspicious person but could not find anyone in the area. Video of person showed the person stealing the complainant’s license plate.

— Officers responded to the 600 block of Cedar Street at 7:42 p.m. Sunday in reference to a reckless driver on a mini bike. Officers found the juvenile and told him he could not have the vehicle on the roadway. The juvenile said he understood and walked the vehicle home.

— Shawn Michael Cunningham, 34, Fifth Street, East Liverpool, was charged with falsification, resisting arrest and inducing panic after officers responded to a 2800 block East State Street business at 5:24 p.m. Sunday in reference to an unknown problem and found Cunningham with an active warrant out of Columbiana County. Cunningham went to the Salem hospital and the sheriff’s office declined taking him for the warrant. While officers were attempting to serve overdose immunity forms and possibly arrest Cunningham for falsification, Cunningham fled from officers, running through the hospital before ultimately being taken into custody. Additional charges are pending.

— Officers responded to the 2400 block of East State Street at 5:11 p.m. Sunday in reference to a juvenile problem. The matter was forwarded to children services.

— Officers responded to a 2800 block East State Street business at 3:22 p.m. Sunday in reference to a shoplifter. The shoplifter was identified and trespassed from the business.

— Officers responded to a 1900 block East State Street business at 6:37 p.m. Saturday where a complainant reported he is being harassed by the mother of an employee due to a past relationship. He said the mother had attempted to hit him with her car in the past so he wanted to file a report in case of future issues.

— An officer took a report at 4:38 p.m. Saturday of a domestic violence incident that occurred in the 500 block of Walnut Street. The matter is under investigation.


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