Columbiana County Sheriff Reports for 1-17

Deputies assisted Columbiana police in investigating a child sexual matter by speaking to someone on Fairfield Avenue at 1:35 a.m. Tuesday.

Russell Jeffreys, Arbaugh Mini Storage, U.S. Route 62, Alliance, reported at 12:25 p.m. Monday he contracted in August with Martins Home Surveillance to place cameras at his storage property, paying them $699 and a second payment of $200 both in August. So far no cameras have been installed and a certified letter returned unclaimed.

Jeff Harper, Leetonia Road, Leetonia, reported at 8:16 p.m. Monday someone hacked his cell phone number. Deputies spoke to his ex-girlfriend and she admitted to sending text messages using his account. She was warned if she sends any more messages charges will be filed.

Stan Felton, state Route 164, Salineville, reported at 9:59 a.m. Monday someone took scrap. Dwayne Felton told deputies he saw a man on his son’s property across the street. The person went into the garage three times, loaded items into his truck and before leaving the property he stopped to take more items from under a maple tree.

Deb Houlette, state Route 154, Lisbon, reported at 10:09 p.m. Sunday there was suspicious activity near Lock 24 in Elkton. Deputies checked the area but found no one.

Jerry Early, Madison Drive, Lisbon, reported Monday sometime between Oct. 13 and Jan. 13 someone entered his home and a safe, taking items from his property. A friend had been at the home in November or December and heard a loud slam from the garage, but did not check on it because she was afraid.

Fillmore Freightline, East Liverpool Road, Lisbon, reported Monday someone broke a window to enter the business sometime between 11 a.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday and took items.

An accidental shooting was reported at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday. While at Salem Community Hospital, Harold Knight told deputies he was checking his trap lines in Unity Township at about 5:40 a.m. and found a opossum in one of his traps. He tried to shoot it, but the gun failed to discharge, so he went to rack the .22 caliber semi automatic handgun and it discharged, going through his left palm.