Columbiana County Sheriff Reports for 4-21

Larry Bender of Georgia asked deputies to check on his sister on McCann Road, East Rochester, at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday because he believed there had been a domestic violence incident with her husband the night before. The door was open and when no one answered, deputies went inside. They found Bender’s sister, Kim Clemmons, who denied there was a domestic dispute and claimed she was fine. Then deputies found her husband, Ronnie A. Clemmons, hiding behind the bedroom door. Both appeared intoxicated. Deputies planned to check on the bond conditions involving a previous domestic violence charge against the husband to see if he was allowed to be there.

Kerry Pitts, state Route 154, Rogers, reported at 6:42 p.m. Tuesday John Chaffin, Jr. came onto Pitts’ property and wanted his belongings. Pitts told Chaffin he had already given all of Chaffin’s things to his father and he wanted him to leave. Chaffin reportedly left, but not before making an obscene gesture and yelling at him.

Samantha Atkinson, Linwood Drive, Alliance, reported at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday her ex-boyfriend has been harassing her where she works, coming into the Subway on Westville Lake and yelling at her in front of others. Atkinson noted he has also done this at another Subway in Alliance where she also works.

An argument was reportedly between siblings on Dutchtown School Road at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday. The sister and brother, ages 20 and 19, were reportedly fighting over a bedroom. Deputies explained that since they live with their mother, she is in charge of assigning rooms and if they did not like those arrangements they could move out on their own. The brother agreed to leave to avoid any further conflict.

Bill Elliott, Tuscaloosa, Ala., the safety coordinator for Sunland Construction, reported at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday someone stole several tools from a construction vehicle parked on property along state Route 558 overnight. Most of the items belonged to employees except one machine, which is used in the pipeline welding process.

Gwendolyn Elder, Maple Heights, reported at 3:04 p.m. Thursday her grandfather signed over power of attorney to a woman in August 2013, and now the family believes she has drained his bank account of between $60,000 and $100,000. She also put his pickup in her name. Deputies said it is a civil matter.

Gary Evans, Slater Road, Salem, reported on Friday sometime overnight someone vandalized his mailbox and several others.

Fred Tomlinson, Smith Road, Negley, reported at 2:39 p.m. Friday two boys in a black Jaguar parked in front of his house and waved him around. He followed the boys, who then got out and threatened him.

Suspicious activity was reported at 11:27 p.m. Friday in the area of state Route 45 north of state Route 558. Deputies spoke to Brian Adams, unknown address, who said he had just left Sundowners Bar after having one beer, but to be safe he decided to pull over. He had a ride on the way to get him.

Paul Franklin, Cannonsburg, Pa., reported at 8:58 a.m. Saturday his wife had been calling him and texting him asking for her debit card and money for the children for Easter. He also knows his wife filed for a protection order against him, but he had not been served. Deputies called Shannon Franklin and informed her to stop contacting er husband because there is a protection order in effect.

Kathryn Matheson, West Perry Street, Salem, reported at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday her husband vandalized her vehicle while she was dropping him off at Ohio Pet Foods in Lisbon. She told deputies she is in the process of divorcing him and he smashed both tail lights before he went into work. She knew the vehicle actually belongs to both of them, but was concerned about driving home without tail lights.

Daniel Strabala, Carmel Achor Road, Rogers, reported at 2:45 p.m. Saturday someone threw a rock through his back hatch window of his Ford Explorer, shattering it. Someone also broke a couple flower pots in the yard.

Joseph Stewart, Youngstown, reported at 11:14 a.m. Sunday his two children are missing. Stewart told deputies he has not spoken to his children since Nov. 21, 2013 and his ex-girlfriend is refusing to let him see them or speak to them. She also reportedly moved several times and changed her phone number. Deputies explained Stewart’s children are not missing, his ex-girlfriend is in contempt of court. He agreed, but noted without an address for his ex-girlfriend his attorney cannot file contempt charges.