Salineville Police Reports for 3-7

On Jan. 27, police received a call from a Maple Hill woman advising that her nephew, Isaac Lemaster, had stolen her heater from her home the night before in order to obtain money for drugs. The woman advised that Lemaster and his wife would take their children down to Wellsville to buy drugs. Police spoke with LeMasters about the allegations made by his aunt. He initially denied stealing the heater, but eventually he admitted he had stolen it and taken it to his niece’s house. Lemasters was arrested and charged with theft. The heater was retrieved from LeMaster’s niece’s house.

On Feb. 4 at 3:50 p.m., officers were advised that a Salineville woman was driving a black Dodge pickup without a license. Officers were told that she was in the area of Water Street. They responded to the the area but were unable to locate the vehicle. Ten minutes later, police received another call advising that the female subject was in a church parking lot on Water Street smoking marijuana inside of her vehicle. Shortly after, police located the vehicle in the church parking lot and observed the subject walking away from the vehicle. Officers made contact with her and checked her ID, confirming it was the subject they had received complaints about. She stated that she had not been smoking marijuana and she was tired of being harassed. She became belligerent and started yelling and cursing at officers. She was not detained and no arrest was made.

On Feb. 4 at 9:48 p.m., officers responded to the Tangerine Lounge on West Main Street to perform a welfare check on a Salineville woman. Officers were advised that she was supposed to pick up someone at the Tangerine Lounge and never returned home. Officers checked the parking lot of the business and knocked on the door but no contact was made. Officers searched the village but were unable to locate the woman’s vehicle.

On Feb. 7 at 8:30 p.m., a homeless man came to the police station requesting a place to stay over night. The officer attempted to contact several local churches but was advised that none would allow him to stay unsupervised. The officer attempted to locate a homeless shelter in the area but found there were none nearby. The homeless man stated that he could get a ride back to his home on an Indian reservation near Cleveland if he could first get a ride to Wellsville. A pastor from a local church volunteered to give the man a ride to Wellsville.

On Feb. 7 at 7:33 p.m., officers responded to an East Main Street residence for a complaint of an unruly child. Upon arrival police were told by the mother of the child that her 9-year-old daughter threw a small chair at her 5-year-old son and almost struck the child’s 6-month-old baby brother. Officers observed no injuries on either child. The 9-year-old stated that she wanted to go stay with her father for the night. Her mother gave permission and the child was picked up by her father.

On Feb. 13, a Maple Hill woman advised police that Richard Gerren had threatened to beat her up upon her arrival home that evening. Police met the woman at her home and listened while she called Gerren before entering the home. While on speakerphone Gerren made threats toward the woman. Police and the woman entered the home at which point Gerren began to act aggressively toward the woman and officers. The woman advised that she did not allow Gerren on her property. Gerren refused to leave. Police observed that Gerren appeared intoxicated and there were several empty beer cans on a nearby coffee table. After being told multiple times to leave, Gerren was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication and domestic violence.

On Feb. 13 at 9:30 p.m., an officer received a report of shots fired in the vicinity of North Street at Church Street. While investigating the report, an officer responding to the scene heard loud laughing and talking coming from behind 15 Lincoln St. The officer could see the outline of what appeared to be several people standing on the back porch of the residence. At this point, the officer heard another gun shot. Officers went around to the back of the house and found no one outside but could still smell gun powder in the air. Officers found multiple spent shell casings on the back porch. The Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene and after multiple attempts, contact was made at the front door with homeowner Ray Kinney. During questioning, Kinney admitted he and his friend, Justin L. Adams, were shooting various types of firearms and they didn’t know they were not allowed to do so. Both men were arrested and charged with using weapons while intoxicated. Several weapons were seized from the house.

On Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m., officers received a call reporting juveniles throwing snowballs at a residence on High Street. Officer arrived on the scene but were unable to locate the juveniles

On Feb. 15 at 4:15 p.m., officers responded to a Water Street residence for a report of unknown footprints in the snow around the property. Officers observed footprints circling around the garage and through the backyard. Officers did not observe any damaged property. The homeowner stated that they did not observe any property to be missing.

On Feb. 15 at 4:30 p.m., officers received a call from a East Main Street woman regarding an ongoing case. The woman stated that she needed to retrieve items belonging to her son from a Maple Hill residence. The woman’s husband met officers at the Maple Hill residence and retrieved the items. The homeowner advised that she did not want to be contacted by the East Main Street woman’s son in any way.

On Feb. 14 at 4:15 p.m., officers responded to a telecommunications harassment complaint at a Green Lane residence. The resident reported that her brother had been making inappropriate comments about herself and her children on Facebook. She told officers she had told him several times to stop contacting her. Officers viewed her brother’s Facebook messages and did not notice any threats. Officers advised her to not respond to any Facebook messages from her brother to get a restraining order if the harassment continues. She was told to contact police if the messages persist or becomes sexual or threatening.

On Feb. 25, police investigated a complaint of people entering a house that is currently vacant located on High Street. Upon arrival police notice the glass storm door in the front of the house was broken out. Officers observed all of the other entry ways to be secure and nothing inside appeared to be damaged or stolen.

On Feb. 28 at 7:09 p.m., an officer was approached by an elderly couple who advised that the front door of the Head Start School was propped open. When an officer arrived on scene, he observed a door held open by a door stop built into the door. The officer shinned his flashlight inside and checked around the building for any signs of forced entry or damage. Finding none he closed the door which locked as it closed.

On Feb. 28 at 6:48 p.m., an officer stood by while an East Liverpool woman retrieved her belongings from an East Main Street residence. As the woman retrieved her items from the home, the homeowner angrily confronted the woman telling her to never set foot on her property again. Officers told the homeowner to calm down and had to hold the her back from the East Liverpool woman. The homeowner’s son retrieved the items for the East Liverpool woman and the two parties were advised to have no contact with each other.