County Sheriff

–Deputies were checking the Certek Heating Solutions property and found a section of the fence cut and peeled back at 5:20 a.m. Friday. A large door was open on one of the buildings. It was not known if anything was removed from the building at that time. The matter remains under investigation.

East Liverpool

— An officer responded to the area of Bank Street at 4:54 p.m. May 29 in reference to two men fight with each other. They were advised to get along since they are family or stay away from each other.

— A 600 block Inez Avenue resident reported at 3:41 p.m. May 29 people are messing with items on her porch when she leaves.

— Officers responded to the 100 block of South Shadylane Drive at 3:51 a.m. May 29 in reference to a man pounding on the door of a home. The man was found to be intoxicated and said he just wanted to talk to the resident and her children about issues. The resident said it is an ongoing issue and was advised how to obtain a protection order. The man was cited for public intoxication and turned over to his sister.

— Officers responded to the 1300 block of Ceramic Street at 12:27 a.m. May 29 in reference to two people fighting in the middle of the street. Officers found two men shouting expletives at each other and learned it stemmed from a parking issue. They were told to stay away from each other.

— Officers responded to a Maplewood Avenue apartment at 10:25 p.m. May 28 in reference to a 13-year-old juvenile left home alone so the father could “go get drugs.”

— Officers responded to the area of Fifth and College streets at 7:11 p.m. May 28 where a resident reported hearing gunshots. Officers spoke with a few people in the street who admitted to setting off a firework.

— Officers responded to the 2100 block of Harvey Avenue at 5:18 p.m. May 28 in reference to two people trying to enter a condemned house. Officers could not find anyone at the home, but spoke with the two people accused of the action, who denied the allegation.

— Officers responded to the old East Elementary School on Maryland Street at 5:11 p.m. May 28 in reference to people inside the building. Officers could not find anyone at the building.

— Officers responded to the 800 block of Laura Avenue at 12:36 p.m. May 28 in reference to a fight and found it to be verbal only. One of the people involved agreed to go for a walk to calm down.

— An officer responded to a Fisher Avenue home at 10:56 a.m. May 28 to check on a resident who had not been seen in several days despite her vehicle being parked at the rear of the apartment. The caller also said the resident could be depressed. The officer found an unlocked door and discovered no one in the home. It was eventually learned the resident was fine and staying in the Wellsville area.

Highway Patrol

— William George Carothers of East Palestine was cited for reasonable control after a one-car accident. He was driving north on Township Road 1019 in Unity Township Monday at 6:21 a.m. when he traveled off the right side of the road and went into a ditch. The car sustained minor damages and was towed. Carothers was not injured.

— Joe Lee McVay of Lisbon was cited with reasonable control following a one-car crash on May 21 at 10:52 p.m. in Elkrun Township. MCvay was westbound on state Route 154 when he drove off the left side of the road and struck a ditch. He was not injured but the car sustained disabling damage.

— Dylan Robert Long was cited for assured clear distance after a two-car crash in Fairfield Township Thursday at 2:32 p.m. Long was traveling north on state Route 164 when a car in front of him slowed for geese in the roadway. Long struck the car in the rear. Neither vehicle needed to be towed.

East Palestine

— Police were called to W Martin St. at 1:28 p.m. Monday regarding an animal complaint. They spoke to the homeowner, who said they were on vacation and their friend would be at their house soon to pick up the dog.

— Brandy Bratt, 31, was taken into custody on an active warrant from Illinois at 12:03 p.m. Sunday. She was reportedly acting unusual and taking clothing off near Circle K gas station, and said she was hungry and looking for something to eat and drink. She was additionally charged with drug paraphernalia after police found a drug pipe.

— Police responded to a call at 9:01 p.m. Monday on E Main St, where a resident was allegedly threatening to strike people in his apartment.

— A woman called the police at 8:12 a.m. Monday to report that her bank card and EBT card had been stolen.

— Officers responded to a call on E Martin St. at 11:03 p.m. Sunday for a loud music complaint.

— A woman came to the police station at 2:02 p.m. Sunday to report a scam. She claimed that she had paid for a swimming pool install and had never received the service.

— Police were called at 6:31 p.m. Sunday to report that a vehicle had been used without the owner’s consent.

— Brian Smith, 52, Darlington, was cited on Sunday morning for driving under suspension and driving with an expired driver’s license. He was also issued a warning for having a driver’s side brake light out.

— Police were dispatched to the city park at 2:47 a.m. Sunday for a complaint of juveniles seen running away from the park and something possibly being on fire. Officers found no fire and were unable to locate the juveniles, although they did find that one of the park’s bathroom doors had been kicked in.

— Officers were called on Saturday evening to E Taggart St, where a man stated that he was pulling out of his driveway when another man started yelling at him and threw a handful of gravel at his car. The man had also threatened the caller multiple times via phone call and had mentioned him on Facebook.

— Police were contacted Friday by a man who claimed that some items were missing from his home.

— Officers spoke with a woman and her juvenile daughter at10:49 p.m. Friday at the police department about a suspicious person.

— Police were dispatched to E North Avenue on Friday morning regarding a woman passed out behind the wheel of her vehicle. When they arrived, the vehicle was gone and they were unable to locate a vehicle matching the description anywhere in the area.

— Officers were notified on Thursday morning of a stolen water meter near N Market St.

— On Thursday, officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Bacon Avenue. They spoke to the woman present, who said there was no disturbance taking place and the yelling was regarding her dog and her boyfriend’s lost keys. Officers could not make contact with the boyfriend, but observed no physical harm to the woman, so they cleared without further incident.

— A woman came to the police station on Thursday to report concerning material she found on a relative’s cell phone and filled out a written statement.

— Police responded to a welfare check at 8:02 a.m. Thursday. The resident stated she was alright, and officers cleared without further incident.

— Two juveniles came to the police on May 25 to report that a man had been following them the day before at the East Palestine Fair. One of the juveniles got a picture of the man, but police did not locate him.

— On May 25, three juveniles called the police to report a needle found in an alleyway at the East Palestine Fair. Officers safely retrieved it and took it back to the police department to be properly disposed of.

— A woman contacted the police at 7:28 p.m. May 25 to report that her 13-year-old son had run away from home. She also stated that he had threatened to kill their whole family. The boy was entered into LEADS as a runaway child and was soon found and transported to the Tobin Center.


— 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.

— Ashley Toy, 36, was cited for a traffic stop violation on State Route 14 at 9:41 p.m. Friday.

— Benjamin Cook, 31, was arrested on Friday on an active warrant from Pennsylvania and was transported to Columbiana County Jail without incident.

— A store manager called the police at 2:23 p.m. Friday to report that a customer’s dog had reportedly been taken from her car while she was inside. The dog was later found at home with no incident.

— Deshaun Evans, 25, Youngstown, was charged after a traffic stop on State Route 14 at 11:37 p.m. Friday night. He ran two red lights and had marijuana and a loaded firearm in the car. He is charged with having weapons under disability, tampering with evidence, possession of marijuana, and a traffic violation.

— Police responded to a call on N Pearl St. at 7:48 p.m. Saturday for a verbal dispute.

— Officers were dispatched to Lisbon St. at 1:53 p.m. Sunday for a neighbor dispute.


— Police were called at 2:46 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Prospect Street where a female handed an employee a cell phone and told him to keep it until the next day, then the woman left. Officers took the phone.

— A caller at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of East Second Street complained about cones in the road. A man told police his juvenile daughter placed the cones to leave a spot for her new car.

— Some clothing and a phone were found at the back of St. Paul School on East State Street at 1:41 p.m. Tuesday and turned over to police.

— Craig Conkle, 53, Hisey Road, New Waterford, was charged with possession of marijuana during a traffic stop at 12:16 p.m. Tuesday at North Howard and West Second Street. He received a written warning for a red light violation.

— A Sunset Boulevard resident at 8:52 a.m. Tuesday spoke with an officer about possible abuse of an elderly person, with the complaint under investigation.


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