Paula Pointer called at 6:16 p.m. Friday in regard to a possible drunk driver in a blue Lincoln near the Circle K store on North Market Street. Police spoke to the driver, who said she was having problems with her sugar and had to stop at the Circle K to get something to eat. Police saw no signs of impairment and told the driver to rest for a while before resuming her journey.

Police were called to a home on Cross Street at 8:55 p.m. Sunday, where an unidentified female said her boyfriend, Allan Garrete, was beating on her back door. He left before police arrived. She intended to contact the landlord about the damaged door frame.

A loud music complaint was received in the 400 block of West Washington Street at 10 p.m. Sunday. Police could hear music coming from an open window but it was not so loud that the resident could be cited. The resident agreed to turn down the radio volume anyway.

Shawn Locklin reported seeking two motorcyclists driving recklessly near the Valley View store on North Market Street at 11:51 p.m. Thursday. Police checked the area but did not come across the motorcyclists.

Jeff Durham, East Washington Street, reported Thursday he believes his girlfriend stole his medication, and he is afraid she will take them with alcohol. Police found his girlfriend walking on East Lincoln Way and she denied taking his medication or any drugs. She continued heading west, saying her intention was to walk to Minerva.

Police were called to the community pool at 7:30 p.m. Aug 15 in regard to a group of suspicious people sitting in a black car. The officer found them playing games on their cellphones while watching the driver’s child play in the Play Town playground.


A caller reported someone in a red Chevrolet pickup truck was peeling tires in front of the Night Court at 11:16 p.m. Wednesday, and the caller believes it was someone who had just been thrown out of the bar. Police checked the area but failed to locate the truck.

Police were called to a home on Prospect Street at 4:33 a.m. Thursday and stood by until an ambulance arrived to transport a person to the hospital.


Police were called to the Smith Oil parking lot at 6:50 p.m. Sunday in regard to someone plucking a chicken. Police spoke with Lewis Freitag, who said he received a chicken as partial payment for some work performed on a deck, and the feathers blew out of his vehicle when the door was opened. Freitag cleaned up the feathers before leaving.

Vicky Waite, Applegrove apartments, reported hearing pounding at 5:55 p.m. Sunday. She was told it could be a neighbor hanging a picture or watching TV.

Police received a call in the area of the BP station at 6:26 p.m. Sunday in regard to a girl who may have deliberately injured herself. Police spoke with mother, who said her daughter was having a bad day and scratched her arm on purpose before leaving the house. Although the injuries did not appear life threatening, they were advised to seek medical treatment, which they said they would do.

Sandy Dixon, East Pine Street Extension, reported there was someone walking in her yard at 12:40 a.m. Thursday, but police did not find anyone around.

A loud music complaint was received at 405 W. Washington St. at 10:31 p.m. Wednesday, but police did not hear anything after they arrived. This was the second call within a half hour.

Bill Syoc, East Washington Street, reported at 6:43 p.m. Friday that Cam Kauffman was harassing and threatening him. Police spoke with Kauffman and told her to stay away from Syoc.

Police were called to 320 N. Market St. at 8:16 p.m. Friday about a male lurking about outside. The caller said the person was standing behind a tree beside the apartment building and had a case of beer with him. Police checked and found a 12 pack of Milwaukee’s Best beer by the tree.

Police received a complaint about trash in a yard in the 800 block of North Market Street at 2:12 p.m. Monday. Police arrived, but there was no one home at the time. Police spoke with the resident the next day and were told the trash would be cleaned up.

Karen R. Aikens, 45, state Route 164, Leetonia, was sitting in traffic when the pickup truck behind her drove into the rear of her car. The accident occurred at the intersection of Saltwell Road and North Market Street at 7 p.m. Monday, and Edward S. Moore, 62, Fairfield Avenue, Columbiana, was the driver of the truck.

Michelle Hall, South Green Street, reported Monday she and her husband went to the store but left their 17-year-old son home to watch the other three children. When they returned the three laptop computers their son had been playing with on the front porch had been stolen.

A caller reported there were children hanging out of a second-story window in a house across from the county juvenile justice center parking lot at 2:12 p.m. Monday. Police spoke with a man at the residence, who said he would shut and lock the windows.

Herb Chesney reported a semi-truck making a delivery to Chef’s Table was blocking his driveway at 6:36 a.m. Tuesday. Police spoke with the driver, who said he would be done in 15 minutes, and Chesney said he was OK with that.

Police responded to a report of a lady who had fallen in the alley behind the Allay Nursing Care facility on Pendleton Street at 8:36 a.m. Tuesday. An officer spoke with a nurse from the facility, who said the resident must have gotten out but the alarm did not go off. The resident was unharmed.

A disabled vehicle was found in the middle of the intersection of Lee and North Jefferson streets at 8:13 a.m. Wednesday. A man said the vehicle belonged to his brother and had broken down earlier but they left because they had an appointment with the probation department. The man was able to get the vehicle started enough to get it into a driveway.


A resident at Applegrove apartments reported at 9:24 p.m. Monday she keeps receiving harassing calls for money from a couple she knows. Police contacted the couple and told them to quit harassing the Applegrove resident. The couple asked that the Applegrove resident quit calling them.

A caller reported two young children were throwing toys from the roof of a home at the corner of Harrison and East Chestnut at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Police arrived and spoke to someone by the name of Jenn, who said she was in the bathroom when the youths must have climbed out the upstairs window and onto the roof. Jenn said she would close and lock the window in the future.

Police were called to the Days Inn on Wednesday, where Laurel Markel, 48, reported she was staying at the hotel while in the area working when the following items were stolen from her vehicle: phone and computer chargers, ink pens and two pairs of sunglasses. Left behind were urine samples for testing.

A Pritchard Avenue resident reported there were people down by the creek at 12:29 p.m. Sunday, one of whom was screaming profanities. An officer spoke to the offending male, who apologized, saying he was a little frustrated.

Kristie Tice, North Market Street, flagged down an officer at 1:21 p.m. Sunday to say her 2-year-old granddaughter had gone missing from the house. Police located the girl in a field at the back of the house.

A caller reported a possible drunk driver in a silver Alero was at Smith Oil at 9:50 p.m. Thursday. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

Kim Pirchner, Moore Street, reported Thursday that over the past 30 days she had Cleveland Browns tickets and a Christmas ornament she ordered turn up missing even though she confirmed they were delivered to her apartment by Fedex and UPS.

A loud music complaint was received on East Lincoln Way at 1:23 a.m. Wednesday. Police spoke Karen Stockman, who was told to turn down the music and keep the noise down.

A caller reported five juveniles were swimming in the creek off Willow Grove Park at 1:46 p.m. Sunday. Police told the juveniles not to swim near the dam and they said they understood.

Police were unable to locate the source of a burglar alarm that was going off somewhere between the county fairgrounds and Applegrove apartments at 10 p.m. Thursday.


Cory Cope, West Lincoln Way, called for police at 12:04 a.m. Saturday because his mother, Candy Kibler, was throwing items out of the house, narrowly missing his children and himself. Cope said Kibler was angry at him and his sister, Brandi Cope, who left prior to the arrival of police. Kibler said she only wanted her children to move out of the house but was told she would need to go through the eviction process. Meanwhile, she should refrain from throwing items outdoors and that she needed to clean up the mess. Kibler’s son offered to help her clean up but she refused the offer, so he left until his mother calmed down. Police checked back to find the yard and porch had been cleaned up.

Laura Carrocci, North Jefferson Street, reported at 10:12 p.m. Sunday there was a suspicious van in the area. Police found the van and followed it for a while before pulling the driver over, who said he and his girlfriend had stopped to talk.

A caller reported Sunday a dog in the 100 block of East Washington Street was making a “mess” in her back yard. Police spoke with the dog’s owner and he agreed to move the doghouse so his pet could no longer cross into the neighbor’s yard.

David Mann, Maple Street, reported Aug. 3 his painkiller and muscle relaxant medication were stolen from his home during a time when his basement door was left unlocked.

Police were called to the Lisbon Veterinarian Clinic at 2:22 p.m. Monday in regard to 88-year-old Rudolph Nolasco, who was lost and unable to find his way home. After police were unable to contact Nolasco’s brother, Nolasco said if they could just direct him to state Route 11 he could find his way home. Police escorted Nolasco to the freeway.

Shelly Smith, North Beaver Street, reported at 12:23 p.m. Wednesday a neighbor backed into his chimney, damaging the base. Miller said the neighbor inspected the damage before driving away, and police found plastic from what appeared to be a broken tail light. Miller was told to call when the neighbor returns.

Jeffrey Carlisle, Steubenville Pike, was going up the driveway at the county mental health center at 9:42 a.m. Tuesday when he made a left-hand turn in front of a vehicle coming the other direction, striking the other vehicle. The other driver was Julie Desalvo of Salem.

A clerk at the BP station on state Route 154 reported finding a broken window when she arrived for work at 5 a.m. Sunday. Police found blood on the window and a blood trail leading east. There was also a 17-year-old boy sitting on the sidewalk in front of the window who said he was waiting for a ride from his father and knew nothing about the broken window. The youth did not have any blood or visible wounds on him and left when his father arrived. Police did find five packs of Natural American Spirit cigarettes in the trash with blood on them.


A complaint was reported at 1:33 p.m. Wednesday at a McKinley Avenue residence regarding several bags of garbage stacked against the house and long grass. The owner was given a warning.

John Joy, Morton Street, East Liverpool, reported at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday his wife, who was at juvenile court and was sentenced to 30 days in county jail, gave her brother two silver rings, a 10-karat fold wedding band and a silver necklace in the presence of a bailiff. Joy said his wife’s brother gave him everything but the wedding band. An officer spoke with the bailiff and acknowledged the transaction happening, but wasn’t sure what was given.


Madison Courtney, 20, Grafton Road, Leetonia, was cited for assured cleared distance after she drove into the rear of a vehicle driven by Kayla Carpenter, 29, West Lincoln Way, on North Market Street at 1 p.m. July 30.

Lisa Odey, 55, address not listed, was taken into custody on a charge of disorderly conduct at 6:18 p.m. Thursday at the public pool on East Chestnut Street after police responded to a report of a woman there harassing kids at a private party. Odey was reportedly asking the kids if she could come to their party because she wanted to swim and the pool would not let her inside while the party was going on. When confronted by police Odey began to yell and refused to be taken to the cruiser after the officer detected the presence of alcohol and asked if she had a ride home. She was then taken to the Columbiana County Jail.

At 12:30 a.m. Thursday police responded to a report of a domestic situation at a South Green Street home. The residents, Michell and Scott Hall, refused to press charges.


Police responded to a reported assault at the Chef’s Table at 5:48 p.m. Wednesday and spoke with employee Sunshine Burley, 28, who said she agreed to meet Brandi Cope to discuss whether Cope was talking to her boyfriend. The two met at the rear of the restaurant, and an argument over the boyfriend followed, during which Cope reportedly punched Burley in the eye. Police were still trying to contact Cope to get her side.

Eric Lake, Maple Street, reported Wednesday receiving a letter from someone claiming to have seen her throw dog feces into her neighbor’s yard. The letter included profane language and threats and said it was from the “400 Block Yard Group.” Lake said she spoke with her neighbor, who said she had problems with feces in her yard. Lake said her son had been bitten by another neighbor’s dog and the county dog warden took the dog. Police spoke with that neighbor, Becky Kennedy, who denied sending the letter.

A caller reported there was a loud noise in the 400 block of West Washington Street at 10:08 p.m. Monday. Police arrived at the apartment house and told the resident to turn down the music, which he agreed to do.

Several calls were received about several people going door to door on East Chestnut Street at 8 p.m. Monday. Police caught up with a black male, who said he was with Direct Energy and that his group was checking to make sure residents were receiving the best energy rates. The man was told he would need to get a solicitation permit from the police chief, which he said he would do.

Barry James reported at 2:38 p.m. July 30 he was driving east on East Lincoln Way when someone in a green Jeep Liberty ran a stop sign at Pritchard Avenue, pushing his vehicle into a curb lawn. The driver fled the scene. James said he did not need any medical attention.


The sheriff’s office received a hang-up 911 call from near the high school at 2:54 a.m. Thursday, and there sounded like a lot of background noise. Police went to the high school but did not see anyone around or any disturbance.

A caller reported there were several vehicles at the community pool at 12:50 a.m. Thursday and they were being loud. Police arrived and told them to keep the music down.

Jill S. Weikart, 56, Winona Road, Salem, was cited for failure to stop an assured cleared distance after she drove into the rear of a stopped vehicle operated by Tiffany L. Ketchum, 18, Steubenville Pike. The minor accident occurred at the intersection of North Market and Spruce streets at 12:23 p.m. July 25.

Scott Nelder, 22, Saltwell Road, was cited for failure to control after he drove off the road and into a yard while turning onto East Lincoln Way from Jackson Street at 12:48 a.m. Sunday.

Police were called to a reported assault at the group home on North Market Street at 8 p.m. Saturday, where Donnel Brock reportedly pushed and then punched Scott Steffen. Brock, 36, was arrested.

A Hispanic-sounding man called at 2:30 a.m. Saturday to say someone was walking around and knocking on doors at the Applegrove apartment complex on Saltwell Road. Police found a resident walking around the complex and knocking on doors and asking to use the phone so he could go somewhere else to sleep because he was having trouble sleeping.

An officer on patrol found a rear door unsecure at the county mental health clinic at 3:13 a.m. Friday. Nothing inside was found to have been disturbed and a person with the key was advised.


Police responded to a reported fight at the county fair at 10:39 p.m. Friday, with fair police identifying the parties involved as Joshua E. Killing, 18, of Hanoverton and a male under the age of 18. When the pair would not quit fighting after being told to stop, fair police said they put Killing in a chokehold and when they let him go Killing took an aggressive stance toward the officer. Meanwhile, the juvenile fled. Killing said the juvenile was the aggressor by flipping him off and then punching him in the face. Killing, who wanted to pursue charges against the youth, was himself charged with disorderly conduct.

Police were called to a traffic accident at the intersection of Jackson Street and East Lincoln Way at 12:48 a.m. Sunday that involved driver Scott Nelder and passengers Cory Adams and Nathan Courtney. Courtney, 27, was mad because he did not want to walk home to Guilford Lake in the rain and refused to calm down, at which point he was charged with disorderly conduct.

While checking the New Lisbon Rental Storage units on Rose Drive at 7:42 p.m. July 29 when he saw a man closing the door to a unit. When the officer came by again he saw the person closing another unit, so the officer stopped to speak with him. The person refused to provide any identification and refused to let him look in his storage unit. While the officer was trying to learn the person’s identity from the storage units’ owner, the person left.

Police responded to a loud music complaint on South Green Street at 4:56 p.m. July 30. An officer spoke with the person, who was told to turn down the music.

Police responded to a home medical alert on West Chestnut Street at 5:47 p.m. July 30 and the homeowner answered the door. She stated that everything was fine and her husband and her son were working on the system wiring when it went off.

Judy Elsass, state Route 517, Lisbon, reported at 4:48 p.m. Friday her ex-husband was retrieving his belongings and in the process trying to take things that did not belong to him. Police remained until Mr. Elsass was done.


Sam Sacconi II, 38, Darner Road, was charged with disorderly conduct at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday at the county fairgrounds. The Sacconi family is showing animals at the fair and there was some sort of altercation between his wife and the mother of Marcus Chestnut. Chestnut was reportedly trying to break up the altercation when he was shoved by Sacconi. Police learned afterwards that Sacconi’s wife may have been assaulted during the altercation, which is when he became involved.

Police were called to a home on North Market Street at 12:56 a.m. Sunday in regard to a fight. Police found Melissa Gentry and Daniel Desellum, who said they had only been arguing, which was confirmed by other witnesses. This was not the first time police had been called to the residence and they said if this happened again charges could result.