Columbiana County Sheriff
David Allen Weaver, Kibler Road, Unity Township, reported at 8:16 p.m. Monday he believes he may have purchased a stolen iPhone from someone in Wellsville.
Cindy Katona, Timber Run Street, Unity Township, reported at 6:03 p.m. Monday she is a victim of fraud and identity theft. More than 10 years ago she was falsely arrested in both Tennessee and Ashtabula County for crimes she did not commit. She also has had people stealing her name and identity in Ohio, Tennessee and has been a victim of “cyber harassment” in New Hampshire. She had paperwork from a bankruptcy law firm showing her credit report and had no idea where some of the information on it has come from. She was given information about how to call the attorney general’s ID theft unit.
Joseph W. Lutz, Depot Road, Lisbon, reported suspicious activity around his home and neighborhood at 11:57 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies checked around the home and neighborhood, but nothing unusual was found.
A vehicle was reported stuck in a ditch at 2:18 a.m. Friday. Deputies found a vehicle and began looking for the driver. Eventually they found to driver, Harry Harker, Seventh Street, Columbiana, who said he had tried to drive around a tree limb in the roadway and went too far, ending up in the ditch. He had a wrecker on the way to pull him out.
Virginia L. Beckett, Beard Road, Unity Township, reported at 3:51 p.m. Tuesday someone damaged the main electric box to her property. It had been removed from the exterior of the house. She had someone come out to fix it, but wanted a report on file.
A possible one-vehicle crash was reported in the area of Hibbetts Mill Road at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday. It was believed the driver may have been under the influence of something because the caller told dispatchers there was drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. No one was located at the vehicle when deputies arrived, however, Garrett Bowling II did come back on the scene about 90 minutes later. Bowling, 25, Wells Hollow Road, Wellsville, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and cited with failure to control.
Deputies went to a state Route 172 home in West Township at 8:59 p.m. Tuesday to attempt to serve a warrant for Elizabeth D. Wilson, 31, who reportedly has several charges in Carroll County. Bradley Drake met the deputy at the front door and told him Wilson was not home and he has not seen her in two weeks. However, when deputies spoke to the landlord, he said he just saw Wilson at the home. Deputies went back and spoke again with Drake, who again denied Wilson was there and let deputies check the house. Wilson was found hiding in an upstairs closet and was taken into custody. Drake, 36, was charged with obstructing official business. Both were transported to the county jail.