Highway Patrol

— Sadie Jo Walker, 22, East Taggart Street, East Palestine, was cited with operating a vehicle without reasonable control after driving off of the right side of Sprucevale Road at 8:56 p.m. Friday and striking a ditch and embankment. The report stated Walker was not at the scene when patrol arrived, and was later located at her sister’s house. She sustained no injuries, but the vehicle sustained disabling damage and had to be towed from the scene.

— Joseph L. Gear, 47, state Route 164, Leetonia, was cited with operating a vehicle without reasonable control after driving off of the right side of state Route 154 at 11:20 p.m. Saturday and striking a ditch. Gear sustained no injuries and his vehicle sustained functional damage and was driven from the scene.

— Hannah L. Logston, 18, Cannons Mill Road, East Liverpool, was cited with operating a vehicle without reasonable control and failure to control after driving off the right side of Pancake-Clarkson Road at 10:26 p.m. and striking an embankment and utility pole. According to the report, Logston claimed that she was driving home and an oncoming vehicle with its high beams was partially in her lane. She hit her brakes and swerved, but once the vehicle passed, four deer were crossing the road before she could see them. Because the grass was damp, she slid off of the road and hit the embankment and pole. Logston was transported to East Liverpool Hospital with suspected minor injuries, and her vehicle sustained disabling damage.

— Scott E. Cameron, 52, Hillcrest Road, Wellsville, was cited with operating a vehicle without reasonable control, failure to control, and OVI after driving his motorcycle off of the right side of state Route 45 at 5:31 p.m. June 26 and striking a utility pole and tree. The report stated that Cameron was ejected 3-4 feet from his motorcycle and injured his left shoulder. He was taken to Mercy Health Youngstown by West Point EMS for a suspected minor injury, and his vehicle sustained only minor damage and was released to his daughter.

— Matthew D. Biller was cited with operating a vehicle without reasonable control after driving off the right side of County Road 402?? and striking a pressure case for a utility pole and a ditch before overturning at 2:33 p.m. Friday. The vehicle sustained disabling damage and had to be towed from the scene, and Biller sustained no injuries.


— Michael S. Harrington, 31, Boring Lane, East Liverpool, was cited for fictitious plates after an officer initiated a traffic stop on Cherry Street at 1:30 a.m. Friday and discovered that he did not have his motorcycle’s registration or insurance with him. The motorcycle was impounded at Steve’s Towing until Harrington could provide proper registration for it.

— Officers were dispatched to Main Street at 5:52 a.m. Friday for a male with suicidal thoughts who may have left his residence. When they arrived, there were no cars on the street and all the residence lights were off. The officer knocked on the doors several times and looked through the windows for signs of distress but found nothing.

— Police were called at 10:06 a.m. Friday about a large amount of black smoke south of the water plant on Old state Route 344. The source of the smoke was a truck fire, which was allegedly set by a man nearby, who was detained immediately following another man’s statement that he started the fire. The man was detained until Columbiana County Sheriff could take custody of him, after which the police officers cleared without further incident.

— Officers were notified at 10:09 a.m. Friday of a breaking and entering at Steve’s Towing on West Main Street. The owner stated that he arrived at 10:00 a.m. and found the office door ajar and two window screens removed, allowing entrance from one or both sides of the building. He also stated his office had been ransacked and the subject or subjects had gained entrance to the main garage. He is compiling a list of missing items from the garage, one of which was a twelve-pack of Bud Light from the office fridge.

— Shannon K. Baker, 47, Parkview Avenue, Columbiana, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and issued a citation for a traffic offense after rolling a stop sign at 5:14 p.m. Friday, causing an officer to initiate a traffic stop. During the stop, the officer detected the smell of alcohol coming from Baker’s breath, and she admitted to having two beers before driving, but felt she was capable of driving. The officer obtained consent to search her vehicle and subsequently found two smoking pipes, two small cylinder containers and one smoking pen, all of which contained suspected marijuana residue, as well as two open containers of alcohol. A court date is set for July 15.

— Robert J. Lutman, 46, Leetonia Road, was cited for driving under suspension and no motorcycle endorsement after driving with no visible license plate on state Route 344, causing an officer to initiate a traffic stop at 1:47 p.m. Thursday, after which it was confirmed that Lutman had no motorcycle endorsement or a valid license. The motorcycle was towed.

Perry Township

–Officers spoke by phone with a North Carolina man at 11:03 a.m. June 29 for a possible theft or scam. The man claimed to have sent his seatbelts a year ago to Krebs Classic Enterprises on Liberty Street, for refurbishment, and had already paid for the job by credit card, and still had not received his seatbelts back

–An officer responded to the Salem Police department at 8:59 p.m. June 29 in reference to an alleged rape involving a juvenile. Officers arrived and spoke to the victim and their mother, and advised that the issue was being turned over to the detective.

–An officer spoke with an Apple Street man via phone at 10:45 p.m. June 29 for an unauthorized charge to his bank account. The officer advised the man to contact the bank, and have a new card issued.


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