Columbiana County Sheriff reports for 5-28
An alarm activated at the home of Wendy Griggs, Cream Ridge Road, Lisbon, at 1:28 p.m. Monday. Griggs arrived shortly before deputies and found the front door standing wide open, although she said she used the deadbolt when she left. Nothing was missing or disturbed.
Kenna Cevelin, Haiti Road, Salineville, reported at 12:24 p.m. Monday she sold a puppy to a neighbor for $50 and was paid $20 down. The neighbor then gave the puppy to another neighbor and she attempted to collect the $30 from that neighbor. Neither neighbor were agreeing to pay. Deputies explained it is a civil matter.
Richard Brown, Cream Ridge Road, Lisbon, reported at 1:08 p.m. Monday a mig welder was taken from his unlocked garage sometime during the morning.
Sarah Adkins, Bayard Road, Mechanicstown, reported at 12:11 p.m. Monday someone put the bench which was in her yard onto the roof of her house, and took the Howard Hanna Real Estate sign and put it on her neighbor’s property.
Connie Low, Grant Street, Lisbon, reported at 12:52 a.m. Tuesday she wanted her daughter’s boyfriend, Darrel Wolf, removed because he was intoxicated and causing a scene. Deputies spoke to Wolf and took him to a friend’s house where he could stay for the night.
Deputies checked the area around the One Stop in Hanoverton for reported prowlers at 11:32 p.m. Monday, but did not locate anyone.
Jason Crawford, state Route 154, Negley, reported at 2:46 a.m. Monday he got into a fight with a man he knows about a week ago and the man threatened to kill him in his sleep.
Opal Andric, Chestnut Street, Lisbon, reported at 11:49 p.m. Sunday she has two children with her ex-boyfriend Casey Martin. Her child had house keys to Andric’s home in her book bag when she went to visit her father and Martin took the keys and refused to return them. Deputies called Martin and told him to return the keys.
Darlene Crowe, Pancake Clarkson Road, Rogers, reported at 8:08 a.m. Tuesday someone stole two of her hanging baskets from her front porch during the night. The baskets cost her $18.
Glenn Whiteleather, a West Township trustee, reported at 10:02 a.m. Friday someone was cutting up street signs in the area of Main Street and Bayard Road. A neighbor in the area claimed some people had cut the metal post from some of the street signs and then folded the signs up by running over them with their vehicle. The people had left just before deputies arrived.
Theresa Smith, Stocking Street, Washingtonville, reported at 1:49 a.m. Sunday Michael Mellinger, 44, Jersey Ridge Road, Salem, took her daughter, Brandy Baird, Stocking Street, Washingtonville, forcibly from her home. Baird and Smith reportedly have protection orders against Mellinger. Deputies spoke by phone to both Mellinger and Baird, and they both said she was not taken by force. Baird said she believed the protection order was dropped. She refused to tell deputies where she was beyond saying she was at a Circle K in Salem. Salem police located them at the Super USA on South Lincoln Avenue. Mellinger was taken at gunpoint and charged with aggravated menacing and violating a protection order. Baird was charged with obstructing official business.
Kelli Hull, Hunters Camp Road, Lisbon, reported a noise complaint at 10:27 p.m. Sunday. Deputies spoke to Charles Vangiesen, who stated he discharged three rounds toward an opossum which was trying to get his chicks. Deputies checked for warrants and then left.
Michael Gilbert, Homeworth Road, Homeworth, reported at 5:03 p.m. Monday there was a domestic dispute and his brother attempted to assault him with a hammer. James Gilbert reportedly charged him with the hammer and he was able to block it with a table. James Gilbert, 42, Akron, was charged with domestic violence.
Drug activity was reported in the area of the Greenway Bike Trail on Eagleton Road at 7:22 p.m. Saturday. Deputies spoke to a man, Douglas Dennison, Somerset Drive, Salem, who had reportedly been sitting in a pickup for at least 10 minutes and acting suspicious. They asked him about the faint smell of marijuana, checked his pockets and cited him with illegal possession of marijuana paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
Melissa Boyle, Hartley Road, Alliance, reported at 7 p.m. Friday her landlord gave her three days to leave. She claimed she has been paying her landlord for her utilities, but her gas was still shut off.
Deputies were called to the Oak Tree Campground for an ATV accident at 3:01 a.m. Saturday. Jeremy Hall of Niles crashed his ATV and was taken to East Liverpool City Hospital with a possible hip fracture. He was told he does not have permission to be on the property and not to return.
Tori Neeham, West Main Street, Salineville, reported a woman intoxicated and yelling at 1:50 a.m. Saturday. Deputies found a small house party but no irate woman.
Brett Tarbett, old state Route 344, Leetonia, reported someone possibly trespassing at 11:35 p.m. Friday. Deputies found Brandon Custer and a friend whose vehicle had slid partially into a swamp. Custer confirmed he had permission to be there and had help on the way to get the vehicle out.