Columbiana County Sheriff Reports 2-28

Julie Talbrath, U.S. Route 30, Kensington, reported at 8:03 p.m. Friday that while she was driving a pickup was following her closely and when she arrived home, the pickup pulled into the driveway across from her home. Deputies spoke to the man, who said he was waiting for someone at John and Helen’s Bar. He smelled of alcohol and reportedly failed field sobriety tests. Frederick Mix, no age or address listed on the report, was cited with physical control.

Lisa Sperling, Bye Road, New Waterford, reported at 12:10 a.m. Sunday her live-in boyfriend took her vehicle without asking, but she had allowed him to use it in the past. Deputies attempted to contact him so he would return it.

Residents on Carmel Achor Road and Pancake-Clarkson Road reported damage to mailboxes at 12:33 a.m. Monday. One homeowner told deputies he saw a black Ford Ranger with multiple young people inside smash into his mailbox and then drive off with a flat tire down Pine Hollow Road. Deputies searched the area, finding at least nine mailboxes with significant damage and photographing them. Deputies found one pickup with the driver helping those in another pickup, a black Ford Ranger, with a flat tire. All four people, some 18 and others 17, were questioned and blamed each other for damaging the mailboxes. The matter was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

Bridgett Bader, Allegheny Trail, Negley, reported at 2:01 p.m. Monday she believes a neighbor is stalking her. On Thursday she claims the neighbor stopped in front of the home in his vehicle and sat there for three or four minutes for no apparent reason. Then on Saturday, he reportedly walked from his home, stopped in front of her home, spit on the ground and turned around and walked back home. She also has heard he told others he carries a gun and will shoot her dogs.

Bonnie Dyke, state Route 170, Negley, reported at 3:06 p.m. Monday she believes a .32-caliber handgun is missing from her bedroom. She told deputies she would call back with more details about the gun at a later time.

Shawn Polen, Sanor Road, Hanoverton, reported at 3:20 a.m. Saturday he came home and found someone had pried open the back door. The door frame was damaged and a number of items were taken.

A possible domestic dispute was reported at a home on Pine Hollow Road, Lisbon, at 12:57 a.m. Saturday. Deputies went to the home and found Christina Myers upset because she had called before they arrived and canceled the call. Her boyfriend, whom she had argued with, had left before deputies arrived. Deputies found the trailer full of dirt, clutter and beer cans making it difficult to walk and there were two small children, ages 8 and 9, living there. One woman was smoking heavily in one girl’s bedroom and deputies asked her to put it out. Deputies also found a marijuana smoking pipe on the floor with some marijuana still inside. The pipe was destroyed and information turned over to Children Services.

Barb Kuder, Winona Road, Salem, reported at 8:12 a.m. Saturday a tennant did not pay for his lot rent at the Salem Lisbon KOA Campground, Winona Road, Salem. She was concerned he was going to leave while owing more than $1,000. Deputies checked with the prosecutor’s office about how to pursue the case. In the meantime, the tenant paid the rent.

An abandoned trailer was reported on Foundry Hill Road near the railroad tracks at 12:14 p.m. Saturday. Deputies found the trailer and the license plate came back to a man in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. Dispatchers called the police in that town and the police officer knew the owner. He was contacted on his cell phone and said he was unable to pull the trailer up that hill so he left it there while he was checking tree stands in the Foundry Hill Road area. He planned to return in about 40 minutes.