East Liverpool Police Reports

After stopping a vehicle Tuesday afternoon on Parkway for failing to use a turn signal, an officer said that, while speaking with the driver, Hakeen Herbert, 27, Steubenville, he smelled the odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. Herbert reportedly said it was because he and his two passengers had smoked marijuana before leaving. He was placed into a cruiser while his passenger, Richard Wilson, 32, Arden Avenue, was patted down for weapons. Officers reported feeling a plastic bag between Wilson’s legs and, when asked what it was, Wilson tried to run and was placed in handcuffs. Officers convinced Wilson to remove the bag, which he said contained heroin, according to reports. The bag contained several individual bags packaged for sale, officers reported. Wilson also had $256 in his pocket. He was advised charges are pending following lab results of the substance taken from his pants, and Herbert was given a verbal warning for the turn signal violation.

While on patrol Monday evening, an officer reported seeing a vehicle “all over the roadway,” with the driver constantly hitting the brakes, and he initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Elizabeth Schneider, 52, state Route 518, Lisbon, did not have a valid driver’s license, nor did any of her three passengers. All were checked for warrants, and officers found that Henry E. “Cat” Williams, 39, Akron, had an outstanding warrant from West Virginia for organized criminal enterprise. He was arrested as a fugitive from justice. When Williams was searched, officers reported finding a large sum of money which he reportedly said he got from his “baby mama.” Schneider was cited for driving left of center and driving under suspension, and the vehicle was towed by First Class Towing.

Brittney Ann Cole, Weirton, W.Va. pulled into a parking lot on East Fourth Street Monday and her vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by Linda McKenzie, Chippewa Trail, Negley. No injuries or citations were reported.

Nick Marchbanks, Holliday Street, was eastbound on Pennsylvania Avenue when his headlights malfunctioned, and while trying to correct the problem, he drove left of center. His vehicle went off the roadway and struck a sandstone monument. He was cited for failure to control.