County Sheriff

— A Lisbon Road, Salem Township, man reported at 9:49 p.m. Wednesday his neighbor was playing loud music. Deputies checked the area, but no music was heard.

— While checking the area near the former Sarachione Car Dealership, Salem-Alliance Road, Alliance, deputies found a man near a commercial roll-off dumpster on the property at 4:53 a.m. Wednesday. He said he was checking for discarded items he may be able to use. Deputies checked and found no warrants for the man, but warned him to get permission from the property owners before going back onto the property.

— A domestic dispute was reported at a Brookfield Avenue, Center Township, address at 1:31 a.m. Thursday. Deputies found a man, who said he was assaulted by his live-in girlfriend, who left in her vehicle before deputies arrived. He had a mark on his left hear. A warrant was issued for Heather Hurst, 50, Brookfield Avenue, charging her with domestic violence.


— A local man came into the police department to file a report of fraudulent activity on Monday at 11:13 a.m. He said he placed money through a website believing it was an investment and later learned it was a scam. He also contacted his bank.

— Officers were called to assist another agency Monday on Waddell Street regarding a person improperly handling a firearm in a car at 2:21 p.m.

— Brandon Speece, 28, of East Palestine was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop Tuesday at 9:53 p.m. on state Route 14.

— Allen W. Goncz, 23, of Tiffin was cited for possession of marijuana paraphernalia following a Wednesday traffic stop at 12:57 a.m. on state route 14 near Nulf Drive.

— Police assisted as Burdette Edward Baker was arrested by Human Trafficking Task Force agents in the 7/14 Truck Stop on state Route 14 at 9:42 a.m. Wednesday for soliciting and criminal tools. Baker was transported to the jail to await arraignment Thursday, where he was charged.

— Police assisted Columbiana and Trumbull sheriffs with locating and arresting C. Blymiller of New Waterford at 5:01 p.m. Wednesday at the 7/14 Truck Stop on state Route 14.

East Liverpool

— An East Liverpool hospital employee reported at 3:52 p.m. May 24 a man who had just been discharged had been making threats to get his gun and shoot the person who stole his motorcycle, as well as the person’s whole family.

— A woman reported at 2:18 p.m. May 24 a man was making threats to physically harm her.

— A Bradshaw Avenue resident reported at 9:24 a.m. May 24 that someone had been outside her home at 3 a.m. overnight yelling hey and attempting to open the rear kitchen door. She said she blockaded the door and yelled out at the person. She said when she checked outside later in the morning she found a cell phone by the back door.

— An officer responded to a Rubicon Street home at 9:34 p.m. May 23 in reference to a domestic dispute after a caller reported she was Facetiming one of the residents and saw them fighting. Both residents said they had not been in a dispute.

— Crystal Lindale Christy, 43, no address listed, was arrested on an active warrant out of Columbiana County and charged with driving without a license, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on state Route 39 at 8:48 p.m. May 23.

— Officers responded to the 900 block of St. George Street at 8:33 p.m. May 23 in reference to a neighbor making racial comments toward small juveniles. Officers spoke with the neighbor in question who was found to be intoxicated. He denied making the comments and was told to stay inside his home.

— Officers responded to the 800 block of St. George Street at 8:25 p.m. May 23 to check the welfare of an adult and two juveniles. The adult said everything was find and that she had just been sick, as well as dealing with some personal issues. The officers could also hear the juveniles in the background.

— Officers responded to the Broadway Wharf at 7:38 p.m. May 23 in reference to someone throwing knives in the pavilion. The person was gone before officers arrived.

— Officers responded to the 1888 block of Trentvale Street at 6:25 p.m. May 23 in reference to glass broken out of a vacant house. The house was found to be empty.

— Officers responded to the area of Jennings Avenue and Maine Boulevard at 10:31 p.m. May 22 in reference to juveniles carrying guns that the witness was unable to tell if they were fake. Officers checked the area but were unable to find the juveniles.

— An officer responded to the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue at 7:32 p.m. May 22 in reference to four small juveniles climbing on cars and a motor home in a parking lot. The officer checked the area but could not find juveniles in such activity.

— A 1600 block Pennsylvania Avenue resident reported at 7:25 p.m. May 22 he found his vehicle stolen from the home when he returned from being in jail.

— Officers responded to a Cadmus Street home at 6:52 p.m. May 22 where the resident said he wanted his girlfriend’s son out of the home. The son said he was willing to leave and was picked up by his mother.

— An officer responded to a Wilbert Avenue apartment complex at 5:32 p.m. May 22 to check on small children after a neighbor heard their mother screaming. The officer could hear the mother screaming at the children while approaching the apartment. When contacted the mother said everything was fine and she sometimes yells at the children. She was advised that due to the young age of the children screaming may not be the best option.

— Kathryn Ann Bailey, 59, no address listed, was charged with criminal trespassing after officers responded to the Friendship Gospel Tabernacle on West Seventh Street at 2:06 p.m. May 22 where she was observed leaving the building. A witness also said they saw a man exit the building through a rear window, enter the yellow house behind it, then run westbound on Baum Street. Bailey said they had just been sleeping in the church.

St. Clair Township

— An officer met with a property owner in the 16000 block of Coolidge Avenue at 5:19 p.m. May 25 to serve eviction paperwork to the current resident.

— Heidi L. Laneve, 49, no address listed, was charged with breaking and entering and petty theft after officers responded to a 48000 block Bloomfield Avenue home at 4:13 p.m. May 25 where she allegedly broke through the garage window and stole items, according to the homeowner. A neighbor also reported seeing Laneve loading items from the ditch in front of the residence into a vehicle. Laneve was found in possession of a receipt from a pawn shop in Chester, which when contacted confirmed Laneve had been there pawning the items listed as stolen.

— Officers responded to a 16000 block East Liverpool Road business at 7:21 a.m. May 24 where a woman pumped $30 worth of gas, then said she needed to go home to get her credit card to pay for it, but never returned.

— Chris Price, no age or address listed, was cited for no operator’s license following a traffic stop on Challenger Drive at 8:14 p.m. May 23.

— An officer responded to a 15000 block state Route 170 business at 6:58 p.m. May 23 in reference to three suspicious men. The officer checked the area but could not find the men in questions.

— A woman reported at 2:50 p.m. May 23 reported fraud on behalf of her mother.

— A man reported at 1:18 p.m. May 23 he was frauded out of a large amount of money. The matter is under investigation.

— While on patrol in the 49000 block of Purinton Avenue at 10:01 a.m. May 23, an officer was given a call in reference to a fraud case.

— Officers responded to a St. Clair Avenue business at 11:10 a.m. May 22 where the owner reported one of his employees had taken a business vehicle home to Weirton and has not returned it.

— Officers responded to Gretchen’s Lock at 4:17 p.m. May 21 in reference to an unresponsive man leaning against a vehicle. Officers found the man in question lying on the ground having a hard time breathing. Medical personnel arrived and administered Narcan and the man became responsive. He was found in possession of suspected marijuana and a folded piece of paper with an unknown powder inside his wallet. He was transported by ambulance to East Liverpool hospital.

— Angel D. Hartley, 48, no address listed, was charged with petty theft after officers responded to a Dresden Avenue business at 2:19 p.m. May 21 in which she allegedly failed to scan 20 items totaling $153.01 at the self checkout register.

— John McCartney, no age or address listed, was cited for failure to display plates and validation stickers or temporary license registration following a traffic stop on St. Clair Avenue at 8:02 p.m. May 20.

— Jeremiah Rutter, no age or address listed, was cited for driving under suspension and marked lanes following a traffic stop on St. Clair Avenue at 5:46 p.m. May 20.

— Bettina Marie Williams, 42, no address listed, was charged with petty theft after officers responded to a Dresden Avenue business at 10:45 a.m. May 20 after she allegedly failed to scan 11 items totaling $93.87 worth of merchandise at the self checkout register.

— Amber Lynn Gill, 57, Y&O Road, Wellsville, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a three-vehicle crash in the 16000 block of St. Clair Avenue at 8:01 a.m. May 20 in which she was eastbound and failed to stop for traffic that had slowed, causing a chain reaction. No injuries were reported.

— Officers responded to the 50000 block of Stagecoach Road at 5:52 p.m. May 19 in reference to a suicidal person. Officers spoke with the person who was ultimately transported by ambulance to the East Liverpool hospital.

— Officers responded to a St. Clair Avenue business at 4:39 p.m. May 19 where an individual reported someone had broken into her vehicle and stole some credit cards, stereo and speakers after she left it parked at the business when she was arrested May 12.

— Douglas Barnes, no age or address listed, was cited for no operator’s license and improper registration following a traffic stop of his motorcycle on St. Clair Avenue at 1:38 p.m. May 19.


— A caller at 7:45 a.m. Friday reported an issue with speeding cars near a school bus stop at East Ninth and Lincoln between 7 and 7:30 a.m.

— Three dogs were reported running loose in the 100 block of West 14th Street at 7:02 a.m. Friday, but were not found.

— A caller at 6:53 a.m. Friday requested a welfare check on a person walking in the area of West Wilson Street near the railroad tracks, over concerns that the person wasn’t wearing proper clothing.

— A shopping cart was reported at 6:05 a.m. Friday on a sidewalk in the 200 block of East Fourth Street for four days. Police told the caller to place it with the trash for the hauler to pick up.

— A suspicious person was reported at 12:40 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of East State Street, but told police he was just out for a walk.

— Police responded at 10:57 p.m. Thursday to the 500 block of East Third Street for two men arguing. They were already separated and sent on their way.

— A burglary in progress was reported at 10:47 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Vine where a woman heard pounding on her back door. Nobody was found outside by officers and no entry was made.

— A dispute was reported at 10:16 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of East Sixth Street where a caller reported her father and his roommate were having an argument. The roommate wanted her father to move out. The roommate was advised he’s a resident and would need evicted. The roommate was told the eviction process and the protection order process.

— Police were asked at 7:59 p.m. Thursday to respond to the 800 block of East School Street to check on a female in a vehicle who appeared to be dozing off. She told police she was ok. The vehicle did not have a license plate, so she was told she couldn’t drive the vehicle on the road. She said she would make arrangements to get one.

— A man in the 500 block of Bank Street reported at 7:27 p.m. Thursday that his roommate moved out several days ago, but broke in Thursday to gather her belongings. He didn’t want to file charges, but wanted it known she no longer lives there. Officers spoke to her and told her not to return or she could face criminal charges. She was told to make contact with the man to gather the rest of her stuff. The man was told the protection order process.

— A resident in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue reported at 7:10 p.m. Thursday that money had been placed into their bank account then withdrawn without their knowledge. No money was stolen from the account.

— Police were called at 7:02 p.m. Thursday to assist Goshen Township Police officers with a fight at a location on Sharon Lynn Drive. Goshen had the situation under control.

— A disorderly male was reported at 6:56 p.m. Thursday in the Broadway Plaza parking lot on Second Street pointing and yelling at nothing. He was given a disorderly conduct warning and told to go home.

— A theft at Game Stop in the 2900 block of East State Street was reported at 6:46 p.m. Thursday where employees said a male left with 11 packs of baseball cards without paying for them, valued at $109. An investigation is pending, with video footage being reviewed.

— A possible burglary was reported in the 200 block of Vine at 6:12 p.m. Thursday. Nobody was located inside the residence in question and neighbors saw the people and said they lived there. Officers told the caller that nothing was criminal and advised them of the eviction process.

— Police were called at 5:28 p.m. Thursday to Smith Oil on East State Street for a disorderly male aggressively running up to patrons at the gas station. He had left, but police found him and told him to stop the activity.

— A verbal dispute was reported at 4:42 p.m. Thursday in the 2000 block of Monroe Street. Officers spoke to both parties and told them to stay away from each other.

— No citation was issued and no injuries reported after the driver of a Community Action Agency van attempted to turn in the Salem Community Pantry drive at 4:19 p.m. Thursday at East Third and Vine, went around another vehicle attempting to back out and struck a stop sign, knocking it down. City traffic and safety personnel fixed the sign.

— Police at 3:24 p.m. Thursday responded to a medical call with fire department medics in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue. The person was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— A woman at 3:04 p.m. Thursday asked for a well-being check in the 1300 block of Ridgewood, saying she was concerned her brother was being held against his will by their mother. Officers made contact and determined the adult brother was visiting and said he could leave any time he wants.

— An officer at 2:55 p.m. Thursday saw a male and female having a verbal dispute at East State Street and Park Avenue. They said everything was fine and he was just yelling for her to wait for him.

— A caller at 1:42 p.m. Thursday reported seeing a female stab a vehicle’s tires and leave. Officers spoke with the owner. The incident was under investigation.

— A barking dog was reported at 12:38 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of Cherry Street. Officers found all quiet, then heard a dog bark, but nothing excessive. The residents were told about the complaint.


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