County Sheriff

— A domestic dispute was reported at a home on West School Road in West Township. Both people involved signed a refusal to prosecute the other.

— An accident was reported in the parking lot at the Drug Mart on state Route 45 in Center Township at 3:19 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies spoke with a woman who said she was stopped for the vehicle in front of her when the vehicle behind her struck her vehicle from behind. The man said his foot slipped off the brake pedal leading to him striking her vehicle.

— A patient at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital asked for someone to check on his sister at 11 p.m. Tuesday, who was living in a tent behind the Duke and Duchess on U.S. Route 62 in Knox Township. Deputies checked the area, but were unable to find her.


— Police were called at 6:16 a.m.Thursday to Speedway in the 100 block of West State Street for a person to be removed. A male and female were bothering customers, but had already left and were not located by police.

— Eric M. Greathouse, 29, South Lincoln Avenue, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and taken to jail after police were called for an intoxicated driver in the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday. Police found that a person was struck by the alleged intoxicated driver, who also struck a pole before continuing south on Lincoln and was stopped by police near his residence. Fire department medics responded to the scene to check on the victim, who was ok. The incident remains under investigation.

— Officers, fire department medics and EMT responded to the 100 block of West Seventh Street for a possible overdose at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. Police learned the person had not overdosed but was having a medical issue. The person was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown for further evaluation.

— A possible protection order violation was reported to police at 1:31 p.m. Wednesday and under investigation.

— A possible fight was reported at 10:29 a.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Rose Avenue. Police found it was a verbal dispute between mother and daughter. The daughter was on her way out and told not to return.

— Police responded at 10:01 a.m. Monday to the 1200 block of East Pershing Street where an ambulance was called for a possible medical issue, with yelling heard during the call. Officers talked with a husband and wife who had a disagreement about calling an ambulance. The male signed a refusal after declining to be transported for further evaluation.

— A Smith Center resident in the 500 block of East Fourth Street was reported not answering the door for a scheduled health care worker at 8:15 a.m. Monday, with police asked to do a welfare check. The head of maintenance reported he had just opened the door and the person was fine.

— A man reported at 7:48 a.m. Monday that he rented a room from his ex-wife in the city and now she won’t let him in the house. A report had been filed the day before and she admitted to renting him a room. The house was locked and he did not have a key and she wasn’t home. He was told his options. Officers were later called back to the residence for a dispute and spoke to both parties. He was moving out then and the female agreed to pay him $100 since he had already paid for the month. He was served with a criminal trespass notice and said he would not be coming back.

— A domestic dispute was reported at 4:03 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of Fair Avenue where a man said he could hear yelling from a downstairs apartment. Police spoke with a male and female who said there was not an issue and they were not yelling.

— Police were called at 9:19 p.m. Sunday to the 1100 block of Fairview Avenue where a man reported a person walking around the property taking videos and photos of his residence. The person was notified and told to stay off of the property and advised to respond to the police station for a trespass notice. The incident is under investigation.

— A woman in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue reported at 8:46 p.m. Sunday that a friend had her sweatshirt and would not return it. She was told it’s a civil matter.

— An employee at a business in the 600 block of Newgarden Avenue turned over to police multiple debit/credit cards either found or left at the business.

— A barking dog was reported at 8:13 p.m. Sunday at Franklin and Ohio, but was not found or heard.

— A reckless operator in a black VW SUV was reported passing other vehicles on Roosevelt and turning onto East Third at 8:03 p.m. Sunday, but was not found.

— A woman in the 600 block of South Union Avenue reported at 7:20 p.m. Sunday that a known female has been harassing her. An officer called the known female and told her to stop.

— William Hugar, 55, Taggart Street, East Palestine, was charged with domestic violence and taken to jail after police were called at 6 p.m. Sunday to the Walmart parking lot on East State Street for a domestic in progress. A caller said a male attempted to strike a female during a custody exchange in the parking lot. The male admitted to the incident and the female advised the same.

— Police were called at 5:27 p.m. Sunday to the 800 block of South Lundy Avenue where a woman wanted her ex-husband to leave. The ex said he was renting a room from her, which she confirmed. She was told the eviction process.

— A caller at 3:14 p.m. Sunday reported persons climbing and sitting on the cement walls at Sebo Stadium. Police found them and told them about the complaint.

— A vehicle was reported parking in a no parking zone in the 300 block of North Broadway Avenue at 12:21 p.m. Sunday. The owner was found and moved the vehicle.

— Police were called at 10:36 a.m. Sunday to the car wash in the 1600 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a motorcycle fell through a safety grate while being washed, causing accidental damage. The motorcycle was removed by a local tow company. The business owner was contacted and responded.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 9:45 a.m. Sunday in the Walmart parking lot on East State Street where a man reported he was approached by persons in a gray van attempting to sell jewelry.

Perry Township

— A reckless driver in a white Chevy Silverado was reported at 5:11 a.m. Thursday, but was not found.

— Police received a report from Simmons Grain at 10:22 a.m. Wednesday regarding animal remains found at a property in the 1800 block of Depot Road, the former site of Alchemy Acres animal sanctuary, while the land was being cleared and leveled. Officers and an agent from the Columbiana County Humane Society responded to the property to document the findings.

— A woman from the 1200 block of West Pine Lake Road reported at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday that her dogs began to bark for no reason at 11:30 p.m. Monday and when she left the house Tuesday morning she noticed the mailbox was open. When she returned home, she also noticed the gas can and some clothing she left outside were missing.

— A woman from the 400 block of Benton Road reported at 1:42 p.m. Tuesday that she’s been receiving numerous unwanted social media messages from an unknown male who sent a message Monday saying he was going to rape her. She said his profile is from Montgomery, Ala.

— Police were called at 11:51 a.m. Tuesday to Country Club Lane for an 18-year-old male student acting disorderly and threatening staff during the senior picnic. Staff said he appeared to be under the influence. He walked off and would not speak to anyone, but was stopped before he could walk to U.S. Route 62. Salem Police also assisted. He was taken to Salem Police Department and released to his mother and told he’s not welcome at any high school functions.

— A reckless operator in a white Chevy truck was reported at 1:13 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Plymouth Place traveling at a high rate of speed, but was not found.

— An officer at 11:24 p.m. Monday found two large piles of dirt and grass clippings blocking the right lane eastbound on Painter Road. The township road department was called and responded to clean up the debris.


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