East Liverpool Police Reports for 4-24

While filling the cruiser with gas at the BP station, detectives noticed a man go into the apartment above a nearby thrift store, saying he kept peeking out the door to see if they had driven off. They circled around and saw the man, later identified as Travis L. Keener, running down an alley, with his hands full of wrenches and tools. Keener was taken into custody on several outstanding warrants. A hypodermic needle was reportedly found in his pocket.

Employees of Six Recycling, Maple Street, reported an employee stealing scrap from the business. Reports noted Russell H. Ryman, 53, arrested for the theft.

Lorraine L. Cataldo, 49, address not listed, was charged with OVI and improper backing after she reportedly backed her vehicle into another in The Cove parking lot.

James E. Neville, no address listed, reported his vehicle broke down on Dewey Avenue and when he returned to it, he found the windshield smashed by a brick.

Amber Matthews, West Fourth Street, reported being scammed out of $475 by an online bank while applying for a school loan.

Alexis Harrison, 20, Inez Avenue, reported she was waiting to be picked up by a friend when another friend pulled up in a vehicle. A woman exited the vehicle and punched Harrison, knocking her to the ground, taking her purse, prescription medication and another unspecified item. The woman knocked Harrison to the ground again and, when Harrison was able to get into her friend’s vehicle, the woman chased them with a stick down the street.

Samantha Adams, 30, Cadmus Street, reported her ex-boyfriend has been calling and texting, issuing threats. She was advised how to contact the law director about charges.

Officers were called to a fight on West Seventh Street but no one knew anything. They were then advised by emergency room staff that James Turner, no age or address listed, was being treated following an assault, but he didn’t want police involved, according to reports. Called again to West Seventh Street for another fight, officers were advised by David Hutto, no age or address listed, that guys he knows pulled into his driveway and a man got out and struck him and two other people with a set of brass knuckles.

Christy Minor, Wilbert Avenue, reported sugar poured into her gas tank, noting for officers that a truck parked next to hers also had the substance in its gas tank.

Shawn M. Wright, Globe Street, reported someone tried to cut a chunk out of a tire on his rental vehicle.

Ruthanne Keith, Riverview Street, reported someone stole the lawnmower from her yard.

Walter D. Golden, 83, Oakwood Street, reported finding feces wrapped in a napkin on his porch, which he said is an on-going problem with neighborhood juveniles.

A maintenance worker at the Odd Fellows Temple Apartments, Sixth Street, was cleaning out a room following an eviction and found a backpack containing numerous shotgun shells and holsters. The items were turned over to the police department.

James McCoy, Riverview Street, reported his daughter bitten by a dog he said has been running at large for some time. Officers saw a man let the dog into a home, but a woman there said it was not hers and she was trying to contact the owner. She was cautioned that, if she continued allowing the dog into her home, she could be considered the owner and face charges regarding its actions.