St. Clair Township Police Reports

Officers reported the owner of a 9mm pistol found Feb. 1 in the middle of state Route 170 has been returned to its owner. Joshua Bable, St. Clair Avenue, produced a bill of sale Feb. 5 from an area gun dealership for the weapon, according to reports, and it was returned to him after conferring with the prosecutor’s office. Chief Brian McKenzie said Bable was on his way to report the gun missing or stolen when he was contacted by his wife that it had been reported found by police. He said Bable does not know how the gun ended up on the highway, where it was spotted by local resident Michael Curran, who turned it into police.

Deborah Derflinger, no address listed, reported she lost her driver’s license and $265 at Huntington Bank on St. Clair Avenue. The bank is reviewing video to see if it can be determined who picked up her items.

Brittani L. Maze, 31, Laurie Road, reported her 11-month-old child ingested her pills by accident and was vomiting but conscious. Lifeteam ambulance responded and transported the child to the hospital.

David Virden Jr., no address listed, reported the fuel door ripped off his vehicle while he was inside Walmart.

Officers responded to a breaking and entering reported by Kaylynn Keener, 29, Echo Dell Mobile Home Park, where multiple items were reported taken.

Officers were dispatched to the Green Marble in Calcutta for an incident reported by Dawn R. Wilson, 49, no address listed. No other details were reported.

Patrolman James Briggs did a random license plate check of a vehicle in the Smith Oil gas station on East Liverpool Road and learned that the owner, Alvin S. Pugh, 38, no address listed, was wanted on a felony warrant for dangerous drugs out of Cuyahoga County. He reported the man pumping gas into the vehicle matched Pugh’s description. When the vehicle pulled from the lot, Briggs followed and initiated a traffic stop on state Route 11, approaching the vehicle with his weapon drawn and ordering the driver out. Pugh was charged as a fugitive from justice and taken to the county jail. His juvenile son was transported to the police department by other officers.

Angela M. Ward, 40, East Liverpool Road, reported her ex-boyfriend busted the windshield of her vehicle with a shovel.

While an officer was out with a vehicle in a ditch on state Route 170, a northbound vehicle struck a cable the wrecker had stretched across the road. No other details were reported, including the names of the drivers.

A Broad Street mother reported her 15-year-old son had left about 10-10:30 p.m. Wednesday in a vehicle with unknown people, which he has done several times before after they’ve had an argument. She was to contact police about filing a missing person report if he failed to return by 11 a.m.

While eastbound on Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road, Alexander DelaCruz Jr., 83, Midland, Pa., was negotiating a downhill, left-hand curve when his vehicle traveled into the center lane where sand, gravel and salt had accumulated. He lost control of the vehicle, which crossed the median and two westbound lanes, striking a guardrail head-on then going over the guardrail, where it came to rest on a cliff, held up only by trees. There were no injuries or charges reported.

Cameron M. McNicol, 17, County Airport Road, East Liverpool, was traveling west on Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road when the rear end of his vehicle began to slide. He tried to steer out of the slide but over-corrected, causing the vehicle to go off the right side and hit a stone wall. Stones were broken and the front end of the vehicle was damaged. McNicol was to seek treatment at East Liverpool City Hospital.

Mary J. Fone, 91, Y-Camp Road, Lisbon, pulled from a private drive onto state Route 170, striking the passenger side of a vehicle driven by Royal E. Nelson, 77, Woodbine Avenue, East Liverpool. No injuries or charges were reported.

Kathleen Wolfe, 88, Glenn Street, entered state Route 170 from Homestead Boulevard, striking an eastbound vehicle driven by Brigette L. Starkey, 30, Duke-Vodrey Road. There were no citations or injuries reported.

While eastbound on Duke-Vodrey Road, Richard W. Atkins, 43, state Route 267, traveled off the right side of the road, going through a fence and striking a tree, causing the vehicle to overturn onto its roof. Atkins was trapped inside and appeared to be having a seizure, according to police, who said he was cut from his seatbelt and transported to the hospital by Lifeteam ambulance. He was cited for driving under suspension.

Paul D. Travis, 86, Chester, W.Va., was northbound on state Route 170 when his vehicle slid on the roadway and went into a ditch. Neither he nor his passenger reported injuries and no charges were filed.

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