Phyllis Abbott reported at 5 p.m. Thursday some youths were swimming in the creek at Willow Grove Dam. Police found the youths, who were known to swim in the area, and advised them against swimming by the dam.

Corey Miller reported at 10:52 a.m. Friday there were three guys in a green Ford F-150 chasing him on East Lincoln Way and trying to assault him. Miller said he was walking near Smith Oil after getting his prescription filled when they started to yell things at him and he hid in a yard. Miller said the trio were from Coshocton and they were mad because his dog bit one of their friends. Miller was given a ride home by police.

An officer was driving on Saltwell Road at 7:21 p.m. Friday when he was flagged down by two females, who said their friend, Cynthia Harvey, was being threatened by a neighbor, Rafael Coronando. Police spoke with Coronando, who denied making any such threats and he stated he was not mad at Harvey but at their mutual friend.


A loud music complaint on North Jefferson Street was received at 10:15 p.m. Sunday. Police spoke with the responsible parties and they agreed to turn down the music.

A caller reported there was a reckless driver on North Market Street at 4:43 p.m. Sunday, but the motorist appeared to be driving just fine, according to the police officer.

Corbin Hall of Chester, W.Va., reportedly backed into a pickup truck operated by Peter Kish of East Liverpool in the Smith Oil parking lot at 3:49 p.m. Sunday. The accident caused minimal damage.

Sharon Miller, West Washington Street, reported Sunday her partner, Deesta Sheldon, had their children and would not return them. Police called Sheldon, who brought the children to the police department.

David Mann, Maple Street, reported Sunday he believes his roommate stole some of his medication because some of the pills were missing from the bottle.

Police were called to Applegrove Apartments at 2 a.m. Sunday in regard to a suicidal tenant who was threatening to cut himself and jump off a bridge. Police arrived and spoke to the man, who agreed to be transported by ambulance to a local hospital to be examined.

Britton Schultz reported there was a dog locked in an apartment on West Spruce Street at 3 p.m. Thursday, and she believes no one lives there. Police checked with the neighbors, who said someone did live there. Police returned two hours later to see the dog tied up outside.


Erin Lake, Maple Street, reported Wednesday her neighbor’s dog was loose in her yard and bit her 3-year-old son, saying it is an every day occurrence that the dog is loose, although this is the first time it has bitten. She said the owner has several dogs that run loose at different times. The dog’s owner, Becki Kennedy, told officers are dogs are normally leashed but this time the dog got out when her son opened the door and it had gone to be with her daughter, who was at Lake’s. Kennedy told officers her daughter said the dog bit because the boy’s father hit it.

Reece Lewis, state Route 45, Lisbon, reported at 9:12 a.m. Wednesday his wallet was stolen while he was at the Columbiana County Municipal Court Building on Saltwell Road. It appears when Lewis got there his wallet fell out of his vehicle in the parking lot and he did not realize it until later. A woman reportedly got out of the vehicle next to him when he pulled away, picked up the wallet and walked toward the front door. She went inside briefly, but left without turning the wallet in. Police were unable to identify the woman or the vehicle yet.

Someone reported men walking and talking loudly on East Washington Street heading in the direction of Pondi’s at 3:16 a.m. Wednesday. The men were reportedly wearing baggy shorts and light colored shirts. Police did not locate them.

Police spoke to both Nicole Hilton and Chris Brown, West Chestnut Street, Lisbon at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday about them making multiple calls to police about threats and harassment. Chief Mike Abraham told them if police were called there again for similar matters, they would both be arrested. The two stated they both understood. She reportedly has filed an eviction with the court, and Brown is moving out by the weekend.

Gary Shell, North Market Street, Lisbon, reported at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday several items have been stolen from his home since noon on Monday. He has lost a 15,000 BTU window air conditioner, a beige wooden swing, outdoor silver glass lamps and a six-foot blue fiberglass ladder. Police spoke to Scott Rudder, who had been mowing the grass for Shell. Rudder said he did not know who took the items, but he also had a weed eater stolen when he left it there.


Broken windows were reported at McKinley School at 7:07 p.m. Thursday. Police found a window in the east side of the building with the outer window pane broken, but the inner pane intact. The window to the left of the first window had a hole in it, which appeared to have been made by a BB.

Police asked the renter at a yellow home on East Lincoln Way to clean up the trash in the yard on Wednesday morning.


Officers were called to a North Market Street residence at 1:31 a.m. Tuesday for a man who had called KLG ambulance seven times, threatening to kill anyone who got near him. At the residence, the man said he was not going to the hospital, but officers told him he was, telling him he could go the easy way or the hard way, and he told them, “Take me the hard way.” He was removed from the apartment and taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Village police assisted county sheriff’s deputies on a domestic situation on Hunters Camp Road Sunday. No other details were reported.


A dog was reported at 2:58 p.m. Monday left in a car at the Lisbon Health Center on Dickey Drive. An officer stopped the man as he was leaving and advised him not to do it again.


Jeff Seidner, Maple Street, reported “KKK” was written with electrical tape on the outer and inner doors of his patio.

Dana Duffield, 48, Center Avenue, was taken July 4 by North Star ambulance to East Liverpool City Hospital after she reported being assaulted at the Night Court by a woman she knows. She was advised to come to the police department to complete a statement when released from the hospital but, as of Thursday, she had not given a statement.

Officers responded Thursday night to the corner of Thomas and Pine streets for reports of profanity and screaming where they spoke with a man who said his sister had thrown him out and would not allow him back in to retrieve his belongings. After speaking to his sister, she relented, and he agreed to pick up his things the next day.

A vehicle was pulled into the street department lot by a woman who said a man in the car was having an allergic reaction to medication he had taken for his eyes. Officers stood by until KLG ambulance arrived on the scene.

Chris Brown, West Chestnut Street, reported he rents a room from Nicole Hilton and she came home and began accusing him of stealing her Bible and $5 from her purse. He said he had just come home from work and denied taking the items.


A Sherman Street resident reported at 7:59 p.m. Thursday a red truck was driving recklessly.

Scott Rudder, North Market Street, reported at 6:21 p.m. Thursday he wanted Angel Lake out of his apartment. An officer was called for standby at the residence later after Lake arrived to pick up her items.

Victoria Mellott, West Washington Street, reported at 3:15 p.m. Thursday loud music from a next door neighbor, although the music was not loud at the time an officer spoke with Mellott. A next door neighbor agreed to keep the volume down.


KLG Ambulance requested an officer stand by at 6:48 a.m. Tuesday at the Applegrove Apartments, Saltwell Road, after a resident was reported confused and did not know her apartment number. An officer remained with her until she was taken by KLG to the hospital.

Mary Shaulis, Maple Street, reported at 2:53 p.m. Tuesday she needed Kevin Criss removed from her house. She reported Criss broke a bike which belonged to him, then threw a rock at her and slammed the door, to which she then grabbed a baseball bat for protection. An officer advised her to go through the court system for eviction.

A man was reported at 8:02 p.m. Tuesday to take photos of girls from his car at the Rite Aid. An officer spoke with a man who said he was taking photos of businesses for the Chamber of Commerce and not of women. An officer advised the man to ask first before snapping photos.

A basketball backboard at the court near the pool was reported shattered at 7:53 p.m. Wednesday at the basketball court with glass on the ground. The court was blocked off by caution tape at the request of the street superintendent.


Police responded to a loud music complaint on East Lincoln Way at 12:46 a.m. Sunday and spoke with Karen Stockman and Douglas Orr, who were told to turn down the volume.

A resident of West Chestnut Street reported Saturday that the woman he rents a room from knocked on his door, and when he opened the door she was standing their naked. The caller’s 13-year-son was with him at the time, and he does not think the woman should be walking around naked. Police told him this was something he needed to work out with her.

Police responded to a loud argument on Maple Street at 11:44 p.m. Thursday and found Cary Barnes and Kaci Bailey standing next to a pickup truck loaded with Barnes’ personal belongings. Barnes said because his blood pressure medication was missing, he wanted a report on file so he could get the prescription refilled. Barnes was told if he returned to the residence he would be charged with trespassing.

A guest at the Days Inn reported two men was fighting in the parking lot at 11:52 p.m. Thursday. Police arrived and the two men said there was some problem with a man wanting to slash one of their vehicle’s tires. The men were told they could not drink beer in the parking lot without being cited for having an open container of alcohol in public. The men were staying in the hotel, and police told them to take their beer inside.

A clerk at the Circle K reported a skinny white male wearing a dark hoody, khaki shorts and ball cap ran out of the store at 12:39 a.m. Friday without paying for two 24-ounce cans of Bud Ice he took from the beer cooler.

A woman reported at 12:18 a.m. Friday she was advised that her 16-year-old daughter was drunk and had just left her father’s home on Maple Street. The caller then provided police with a list of possible homes in town where her daughter might show up. Police checked those locations but did not find her.

Nickki Winters, North Vine Street, reported at 10:47 a.m. July 3 her neighbor has numerous amounts of garbage behind the house and is now causing Winters problems. The neighbor was advised that the garbage must be picked up within 48 hours or charges will be filed. An officer returned to the house two days later and observed the property was cleaned up.

A vehicle was reported at 10:31 p.m. July 9 parked on the curb lawn at a West Washington Street house. After several attempts to contact the owner of the vehicle, a parking ticket was issued.


Samantha M. Simpson, 16, Applegate Road, was cited for backing into a vehicle belonging to Linda Trevino, 62, East Lincoln Way, while unparking from a spot on North Park at 2:17 p.m. July 1.

Police responded to a report of a female changing clothes behind a tree near the park basketball court at 8:25 p.m. Sunday. Some youths playing basketball told police the girl went behind a tree to use her cell phone, not to change her clothes.

Police were called to a home on Pritchard Avenue in regard to a teenager having a bad reaction after taking klonopin.

Police were called to Pondi’s restaurant to assist the sheriff’s office in responding to a possible fight at 12:41 a.m. July 4. The officers and deputies stood by while the restaurant closed for the night.

Police were called to a home on North Market at 11:32 p.m. Thursday to stand by while an ambulance transported a resident to a local hospital.

A caller reported there was a white van with people in it parked in the park swimming pool lot at 10:41 p.m. Thursday. The van was gone by the time police arrived but they later found the vehicle on North Beaver Street with a male and female inside. The couple said they had been talking at the park and were told the park closes at dark.

A resident of North Beaver Street reported at 3:13 a.m. July 2 there was some guy in town who rides a gas-powered bicycle and it lacks a muffler, making it very loud as it passed by, waking him and his wife. Police located Scott Rudder’s motorized bicycle parked in front of his apartment on North Beaver Street, and 30 minutes later the officer heard the bicycle in the distance but was unable to locate it. The officer then checked Rudder’s apartment and the bicycle was gone.

Candy Kibler, West Lincoln Way, reported being assaulted by Ron Jackson at 12:04 a.m. Thursday. Jackson left and police were unable to locate him, but she did not want to press charges. Police then went to a home on South Lincoln Avenue to find Jackson but no one answered the door.

Jacob Ross, East Washington Street, reported Friday his 4900 Trek mountain bicycle was stolen from the parking shed behind his apartment. His bicycle lock had been cut.

Police were called to a home on West Lincoln Way at 7:43 p.m. Sunday to stand by until an ambulance transported the female resident to a local hospital.

Shanda Mellinger, Sherman Street, reported at 7 p.m. June 29 she wanted her brother removed because he was drunk and causing problems. Mellinger was told since her brother lived there she could not force him to leave, and both were advised to stay away from each other.

The park manager reported there were juveniles fighting at the Play Town play area at 4:54 p.m. June 28, after lifeguards reported two boys later identified as Ryan and Sean Preston were pushing and hitting a third boy, later identified as Ethan Hill. The Prestons were told to stay from Hill and any further harassment would result in charges being filed.

Destany F. Vishak, 19, state Route 518, Lisbon, was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign, striking a vehicle driven by James J. Naples III, 36, of Youngstown, at the intersection of East Lincoln Way and Vine Street at 7:48 p.m. July 2.

Theft charges were filed Tuesday against William R. Beesler Jr., 33, who is accused of stealing a purse from Dana Blackburn’s vehicle while the vehicle was parked at the Lisbon Eagles on June 4. A security camera at the Eagles reportedly showed Beesler stealing the purse.

A caller advised three males were smoking marijuana on the basketball court at the park at 4:22 p.m. Wednesday. Police had an off-duty officer approach from a different direction and neither saw any drug activity. One of the players said they had been smoking a cigar and he was told smoking in the park was prohibited. The officer left and the trio continued to play basketball.

Donna Cook called with a fireworks complaint at 1:34 p.m. Tuesday. Police spoke with a male at the house at the corner of state Route 517 and Race Road, who admitted shooting off fireworks. He was told this is not allowed within village limits.

A loud music complaint was received on West Washington Street at 1:18 p.m. Tuesday. Police spoke with a woman, who said she would have her son turn down the volume.

A loud music complaint on West Washington Street was received at 11:51 p.m. Monday, and police spoke with Zack Smith, who said he turned the music down 10 minutes ago.

Michael Burlingame, South Beaver Street, reported Wednesday he sent a check to Salem Computer but they never received it, leading him to believe the check may have been stolen.

Timothy M. Wamsley, 31, Etruria Street, East Liverpool, was arrested for disorderly conduct at 1:28 a.m. Thursday after he reportedly refusing to calm down after being told to do so by police.

Leigh Hartline, manager of the Valley View gas station, North Market Street, reported at 6:24 p.m. Saturday that Timothy M. Wamsley Jr., 31, Etruria Street, East Liverpool, purchased a few items except for a bottle of vodka, which he reportedly stuffed down his shorts and left. Later that night, Christy Schner, North Beaver Street, reported Wamsley took the vodka after finding it when she got home. He denied going to the gas station and stealing the vodka, but he reportedly smelled of alcohol and had trouble walking and standing still. An officer recovered the bottle of vodka in question, and observed Wamsley stuffing the vodka in his shorts on surveillance video. Wamsley was cited for theft.


Police assisted Columbiana County Sheriff’s deputies at Sundowners on state Route 45 at 12:37 a.m. Sunday for a report of a large fight. Upon arrival police and deputies learned the people involved had already left.

Police went to Save-A-Lot at 11 p.m. June 28 for a report of kids drinking in the parking lot, but the kids were not there.

A Circle K clerk reported at 7:21 p.m. June 28 a white man in his 20s bought some drinks and gave her a $20 but when marked with a black pen the bill appeared to be counterfeit and she gave the money back to the man who agreed to pay with another $20 and said he was going back to Farmer’s Bank where he got the first bill.


A caller reported it sounded like a fight at a party in the 39000 block of state Route 517 at 12:58 a.m. Saturday. Police arrived to find a party going on in a back yard but there was no indication of any fighting. Police spoke with the resident, Andrew Smith, who said everything was fine other than they were getting a bit loud, but he had already told everyone to tone it down and go inside the house.

Police were told of a water truck taking water from a hydrant at the corner of Graham and Maple streets at 9:29 a.m. Wednesday. Officers spoke with the driver for Miller Pipeline, who said his foreman told him they were allowed to get water from hydrants. The driver was told tankers are purchasing water for drilling from the village water plant, not from hydrants, and he was escorted to the water department to make arrangements.

Bruce Riehl heard his renters were going to remove the cabinets when they left on July 1 and they were gone when he checked on Sunday. Riehl conceded the renters purchased the cabinets but he thought they had an arrangement. Police spoke with the renter, Holly Powell, who said the cabinets belonged to her but she would make sure there were cabinets up by the time she left.

A caller reported a woman was being pulled down Saltwell Road by a man at 1:11 a.m. Saturday. The officer who checked the area did not come across any such thing.

Park Manager Dana Blackburn reported there were juveniles doing inappropriate things in the Play Town playground at 9:55 a.m. Friday. Police told the youths if they could not respect the people at the pool and park they needed to leave.

Nick Stacey reported at 11:43 p.m. June 24 that Amanda Durbin damaged his vehicle while it was near Carter Lumber. Stacey later changed his mind and he did not want anything done.

Police were called to a home on North Market Street at 8:32 p.m. June 24 to stand by while until an ambulance arrived arrived to transport the resident to the hospital.

A caller reported there was a possible drunk driver in a silver Cobalt southbound on North Beaver Street at 11:25 a.m. June 24. Police caught up with the car and followed it for a while but there was no sign of impairment. The driver finally pulled into a driveway on West Lincoln Way.