East Liverpool Police Reports
While on patrol, an officer reported seeing a vehicle on Williams Avenue with a loud exhaust with a large crack nearly covering the windshield. The driver, Zak Birkhimer, 18 Etruria Street, was asked if he had anything illegal and appeared extremely nervous, according to reports. K-9 Officer Nero was used to sniff the vehicle and reportedly alerted positively on the driver’s side door, after which Birkhimer reportedly pulled from his pocket a cellophane baggie containing marijuana roaches he said he was going to smoke. He was cited for no operator’s license, loud exhaust, unsafe vehicle and possession of marijuana. He and his 14-year-old passenger were released to the other boy’s mother, and his vehicle was towed by First Class Towing.
Officers were called to Giant Eagle for a cashier being harassed by a customer who had left prior to their arrival. An officer went to the customer’s home and served a criminal trespass notice to Jenny Stanley, no age or address listed.
An officer on patrol reported seeing a man with a known criminal history approach a vehicle which then backed out of the parking lot and turned without signaling. He reported seeing the same man standing beside the same Jeep but said the occupants denied knowing the man or being able to explain why they — residents of Toronto and Wellsville — were in East Liverpool. The driver, Bernard A. Hoover, 52, no address listed, was charged with driving under suspension and no turn signal. St. Clair Township K-9 Officer Axel was brought to conduct a sniff search of the vehicle, which was towed from the scene.
Caressa Godocsik, Ohio Avenue, asked for a welfare check of her children’s father after reporting they had an argument at his house during which he punched a shelf, threw something and told her to get out. Officers spoke with the man and deemed him able to properly care for the children, who said they wanted to stay with their dad and go bowling.
Responding to Hazel Alley for a reported breaking and entering, officers found the back door kicked in. The resident, Kimberly Washington, reported being called at work by a neighbor who noticed her door kicked in. She said 55-inch and 42-inch televisions were missing.
Officers responded to a possible domestic dispute on Monroe Street where a woman and a man identified as Derek D. Davis, 37, reported there was just a verbal argument, nothing physical. Davis was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant and transported to the county jail. The woman was not identified in reports.
Officers responded to a custody dispute at Wilbert Avenue for which neither the father nor mother had legal paperwork regarding custody nor visitation and the mother’s boyfriend wanted to retrieve the child because the mother has been arrested.