Columbiana County Sheriff

Shawn J. Keyes, state Route 7, Madison Township, reported at 11:25 p.m. Saturday he allowed Betty Plumm to use his vehicle and at that point she had not returned it. He called at 3 p.m. Sunday to say the vehicle had been returned.

A man identified as only as John, living on Longs Crossing Road, Salem Township, reported Friday he received a fraudulent bill from Verizon.

Oscar Miller, Opal Drive, Yellow Creek Township, reported Friday he keeps receiving phone calls from American Electric Power, even though he tells them to stop calling. He can see it is them on the caller ID and deputies told him to stop answering.

A small child was wandering around outside a neighbor’s home on Peace Valley Road in Unity Township at 1:18 p.m. Saturday. The boy was returned home safely by the neighbor. The 3-year-old was found safe at home with his mother when deputies arrived and the mother explained he is learning how to open the doors. They are trying to adjust the doors so he can not get out any longer. There were no signs of abuse or neglect.

Richard Chamberlain reported grass clippings being deposited on a property on Madison Street in Madison Township at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Chamberlin said he does not own that property, but he uses his lawn mower to cut it. Deputies contacted the person who was dumping the grass clippings and they agreed not to do it anymore.

Alisa L. Hall, Rollercoaster Road, Madison Township, reported at 12:20 p.m. Sunday Alec Zaplata assaulted her by grabbing her by the neck and throwing hair dye on the side of her head. Zaplata denied it. Rob Zaplata said he heard his daughter Alec and his girlfriend, Hall, arguing, but did not see any physical altercation. Hall decided not to press charges and then decided just to leave and not return.

Robert J. Dickson, Haiti Road, Washington Township, reported at 9:54 p.m. Thursday he was assaulted by four people. He was found to have multiple facial injuries. He told deputies Benden Sullivan, Brenda Sullivan, Josh Watkins and Desiree Shriver gave him a ride to the store and were supposed to drop him back off at little falls in Haiti. However, Dickson said they took him past little falls, down a dirt road, made him get out of the car and beat him up. They also reportedly stole his phone and $40. He was transported to a local hospital by ambulance for treatment.

A domestic dispute was reported between Sharon and Ralph Zupo, state Route 164, Washington Township, at 8:45 p.m. Saturday. She refused to prosecute.

Mark Brewer, state Route 172, Hanoverton, reported at 6:08 p.m. Sunday he wanted a woman removed from his property. Brewer said he picked up Danielle Svokas, of Weirton, W.Va., on Saturday night, but on Sunday he realized she was stealing everything in his house. He did not want to pursue charges, but he wanted her to leave. She left before deputies left.

A wife reported her husband was having medical issues and was acting uncontrollably at a state Route 517 location in Center Township. The man was transported by ambulance for medical attention.

Jessica Lynn Marie Taylor, Maple Street, Washingtonville, reported at 8:40 p.m. Sunday her boyfriend has been contacting her through Facebook, but was unable to reach her.

Someone reported people going door to door on Haiti Road at 9:35 p.m. Sunday attempting to find a missing child and possibly fighting. Deputies spoke with a couple who said they were searching for their missing daughter and just going around the neighborhood to see if anyone had seen her. It appeared no fighting was occurring.

Ronald Plumm, state Route 7, East Liverpool, reported at 7:40 p.m. Sunday his wife, Betty Plumm, was missing. He said she was last seen on Saturday by other family members, who were following her. She drove away in her vehicle so family members could not follow her anymore. He stated his wife is a drug addict and he wanted her entered as a missing person. However, deputies explained she could not be entered as a missing person because it seems she did not want to be found and is doing these things of her own free will.

A possible fight was reported in the area of Hazel Run Road east of Clarks Mill Road at 10:03 p.m. Friday. Deputies found a Ford Ranger parked in the woods with the bed of the truck full of clothes and it appeared someone was living in the truck. Deputies also could hear someone walking through the woods, but could not see anyone. The truck had been stolen from someone in Guernsey County. The truck was towed.

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