Columbiana County Sheriff

Amber McGath, Spillway Road, Guilford Lake, reported Thursday she gave her brother permission in May to use her vehicle. Now she wants it returned, but he refused. A deputy spoke to her brother, who said he would return it by midnight.

A caller reported there was a man and woman sitting by the side of the road on Whinnery Road, Hanover Township, at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, but deputies did not see anyone when they arrived.

Tim Schwer, Lisbon-Dungannon Road, Center Township, reported a man in a brown Honda Accord drove past his home yelling and then fired off a shot at 5:23 p.m. Thursday. Deputies checked the area but did not come across the man.

Deputies were asked by Kelly Johnson to stand by at a residence on Beacon Light Road, Center Township, while she returned a pickup truck to her ex-boyfriend at 5:20 p.m. Thursday. The deputy did as she asked, and there were no problems.

Tom LeMasters, Malone Road, Washington Township, reported at 7:24 p.m. Thursday he was told a man he knows was on his property earlier. The man has stolen from him in the past and is not allowed on his property.

Todd Bednarek reported he was stopped in traffic in front of the county vocational school on state Route 45 at 2:26 p.m. Tuesday when his vehicle was bumped from behind by a vehicle driven by Joshua Knight. The drivers exchanged information and left.

Sheriff Ray Stone and Chief Deputy Kip Dowling arrived at the intersection of Whipporwill and Gurlea streets in Hanover Township in regard to pigs running loose at 9 a.m. Thursday. Tracy Hartt said the pigs had been in her yard and tore up her flower garden, and the pigs were found to have also torn down a dog fence. The pigs are owned by Melissa Shaffer of Gurlea Street, and Hartt was able to get two of the pigs back on Shaffer’s property but they did not remain there. Erica Birmingham later reported the pigs had damaged her property, and Sue and Bob Brown reported the pigs were eating apples on their property. Shaffer led the pigs back to her property, and she was cited by the deputies for failing to keep the pigs confined. Shaffer advised the pigs were scheduled to be taken to the butcher in 10 days.

A utility trailer full of tools and equipment was reportedly stolen Thursday from a construction site on Y-Camp Road.

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