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Columbiana County Sheriff Reports for 9-16

September 16, 2011
The Review

Jessica Fitzpatrick, Georgetown Damascus Road, Beloit, reported 6:38 p.m. Sunday she had been picking up her daughter from the father's home on Tower Road and he began arguing with her. He also reportedly grabbed her by the neck and throat and her by her pony tail attempting to pull her from her vehicle, then began to kick her in the side and leg. He also grabbed up their 2-year-old daughter who was crying nearby and took her in the house. Fitzpatrick had to ask his parents to go get the child and give her back to her mother. Jeffrey L. Stryffeler, 21, Tower Road, Salem, was charged with domestic violence.

April Leman, Wayne Bridge Road, Lisbon, reported at 10:15 a.m. Monday she was being harassed by her neighbor, who keeps coming to their home after being told to stay away.

Paul Powers, North Market Street, East Palestine, reported at 11 a.m. Monday he has been having an ongoing problem with his neighbor and the neighbor has a protection order against his son. His son was arrested over the weekend for violating that order, which Paul Powers told deputies happened when his son came to his aid because the neighbor was arguing with him about the property line and fence. The elder Power told deputies he feels he is being harassed by his neighbor.

Barbara Unger, Sponseller Road, Columbiana, reported at 11:33 a.m. Monday someone stole the globe from her antique gas pump near her barn. The globe read "Gulf" on it.

Rusty Altman, 38, Cream Ridge Road, Lisbon, was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle after deputies found him sitting near a car, which appeared to have been wrecked with most of the windows broken out. Lisa Clark, Cream Ridge Road, Lisbon, told deputies at 12:17 p.m. Monday she had bought the car about two weeks ago from Paul Essenwein, who is still the registered owner on the license plates. She had been inside the shower when she heard a loud noise outside. Two other men came into her home and told her Altman had totaled her car and parked it up by the woods.

Jamie Metz, McCormick Run Road, Lisbon, reported an ATV accident near the Hoppel Arena area on state Route 518 near West Point at 12:54 a.m. Saturday. North Star Ambulance and West Point Fire Department reached the man, Gregg Kiger, 48, Georgetown, Pa., who had reportedly skidded sideways and off a high wall into a creek. Kiger was reportedly conscious and alert. He was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, but later released.

Tonia Bowersock, Cusick Road, Lisbon, reported at 8:46 p.m. Sunday her boyfriend was drunk and yelling, but later he had fallen asleep and she decided she did not want deputies to do anything.

Doug Rankin, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, reported at 1:31 p.m. Sunday another man took his four-wheeler without permission. Rankin had gone out of town on Saturday and told the man to leave his four-wheelers alone, but he received a call at 9 a.m. Sunday informing him the other man had wrecked one of them.

Missy Faloba, Trinity Church Road, Lisbon, reported at 10:06 a.m. Sunday that sometime in the past few months their home had been burglarized while they were out of town. Multiple items were taken and her bedroom had been ransacked.

Jeffrey Falk Jr, Jerome Street, Lisbon, was stopped near his home at 3:15 a.m. Saturday and charged with OVI, reckless operation and resisting arrest.

A domestic dispute was reported at a state Route 154, Rogers, home at 6:56 a.m. Sunday. Deputies found Jennifer Cunning, who lives next door, had gone to her brother's house to get away from her live-in boyfriend, Eric Ream. She told deputies they had argued on Saturday night. He had been drinking, yelling at her, grabbed her by the throat and pushed her against a bay window and a wall. Ream had then grabbed her keys and left. Early that morning he called her to say the Highway Patrol had pulled him over and they were bringing him home. When the trooper left, the yelling began again, so she took her daughter and ran to her brother's home. Ream came there yelling for them, kicking the doors and forcing his way inside. Ream was charged with a felony domestic violence due to a previous conviction, along with criminal trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drugs (marijuana).

Richard McDaniel, U.S. Route 30, Minerva, reported at 10:29 a.m. Wednesday sometime between Tuesday and then someone stole a backhoe bucket from his property. The bucket attaches to the front of a Bobcat and is about two feet wide.

The Van Pelt Farm Market reported at 11:29 a.m. Monday an accident in the parking lot. Patricia McKeehan, Old North Street, Columbiana, reported she was pulling out of the farm market but stopped before going out onto state Route 14. Another vehicle pulling into the lot, driven by Margaret Forney, South Main Street, Columbiana, sideswiped her car. Both were told to contact their insurance companies.

Corey Adams, Center Avenue, Lisbon, reported at 2:59 p.m. Monday his neighbor continues to put up "No Parking" signs in people's yards and also speeds up and down the road.

Kelly Weber with Beaver Local Soccer reported at 4:38 p.m. Monday when she went to open up the snack bar at the soccer game, she found the door had been pried open. Nothing was missing.

Benny Johnson, Morris Road, Lisbon, reported at 9:09 p.m. Tuesday his wife became angry at him and slapped him in the face. She had already left and Johnson had no visible marks. Deputies told Johnson to wait until he is sober and come to the sheriff's office the next day to file a written statement if he wanted to pursue charges.

Maxine Leyman, Wayne Bridge Road, Lisbon, reported at 10:42 p.m. Sunday there was a possible prowler in her area, a man wearing light colored clothing who had been peering into her windows before running off. Deputies checked the area but did not find anyone.

Joseph Ratkovich, state Route 154, Negley, reported at 4:44 p.m. Tuesday he had returned home and found his door wide open. It appeared someone pried open the lock on the front door and things were thrown about. There were several items missing, including three weapons valued at $950 total - a Mossberg 12-gauge pump, a Rugar 22-caliber rifle with a scope and a PSE elite compound bow. He also reported $100 cash and two VCRs taken.

Rose Phelps, Alderlick Road, Salineville, reported at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday someone took her dumping cart sometime after Sunday. She said she heard her dogs barking that night.

Mark Drotar, McClure Road, East Palestine, reported at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday sometime in the past week someone stole two trail cameras from the property where he hunts.

Dan Winski, state Route 39, Salineville, reported at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday his wife picked up his daughter from school and it was not her day to have visitation.

Kathy Mackall, McCloskey Road, New Waterford, reported at 3:16 pm. Tuesday when she came outside from the office at Dr. Wittenauer and Dr. Rockenburger's she found her vehicle had been damaged. There were white paint marks the entire length of the rear bumper.

Roger Walker, Failer Street, East Palestine, reported at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday while he and his wife were working in their yard, the neighbor was saying things to them while hiding on his own property. They did not see him, but he was saying things like "stay off my property." The Walkers believed this to be in violation of a protection order against their neighbor which keeps him from speaking to them and filed paperwork which will be sent to the prosecutor's office for review.

Sara Campbell, Wadsworth, asked deputies to check on her sister at 7:47 p.m. Tuesday after she had received texts which concerned her. Deputies spoke to the sister who assured them she would be fine.

Mary Ann Hart, state Route 7, New Waterford, reported at 2:07 p.m. Tuesday someone dumped a large amount of garbage in her dumpster, which is for private use only. She provided deputies with a license plate number.

Richard Smith, Taggart Drive, Wellsville, reported at 9:44 a.m. Tuesday he has been having a problem with barking dogs from a home on Cameron Road. The sound of the dogs is reportedly traveling up the valley.

Alan Cope, U.S. Route 62, Alliance, reported at 8:41 a.m. Tuesday someone in the past two weeks stole a New Holland tractor with a front end loader attached to it from Cope Farm Equipment. The tractor had less than 500 hours of use.

Debbie Penny, Stookesberry Road, Lisbon, reported at 7:21 a.m. Thursday she wanted her 20-year-old son to leave, and he does not live there. She claimed they had argued, he had pushed her a couple of times and grabbed her by the throat. The son denied the accusations, and Penny refused to prosecute.

Ruth Gutherie, Winona Road, Salem, reported at 9:45 a.m. Thursday she has had an ongoing problem for two years with her neighbor's livestock coming into her yard.

Denise Baker, KayAnn Lane, New Waterford, reported at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday she had heard what sounded like someone banging on the back door and glass. The dog had also barked. New Waterford Sgt. Jay Coulter had arrived first and found the inside basement door ajar but did not find anyone inside the home.

Deputies assisted an Allegheny County sheriff's deputy serving two warrants in the Country Squire Trailer Park in Unity Township at 11:06 p.m. Wednesday. Both Ronald Studer and Kevin Shay were taken into custody on the warrants.

JoAnn Orechoneg, no address listed, reported possible shots fired south of the railroad tracks on Lisbon Road at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies found a spent 12-gauge shell on the side of the road, but did not know if it was left there recently. Nothing else out of the ordinary was found.

Tara Wells, Union Ridge Road, Negley, reported at 9:48 a.m. Wednesday she went to court Tuesday to obtain custody of her child from Jeffrey Cox, but he had not yet turned over the youngest child to her.

Jarrod Lester, Berlin Station Road, Canfield, reported at 2:17 p.m. Wednesday that earlier one of the Aim Roofing company's trucks had been at the food mart in Rogers. As the driver was backing out, a car pulled up behind him, and he did not see it, backing into the car. The car left the area but then called the company about the accident.

Melissa Sarge, Forbes Road, Wellsville, reported at 11:24 a.m. Wednesday she and her boyfriend had been arguing for the past couple days, and he has slapped her. She wanted to get her items and leave. The boyfriend, Michael Tittle told deputies he was the one being abused, and she had kicked a hole in the bathroom door. Both had bruises on their arms, but neither wanted to pursue charges. Tittle decided to gather some of his things and go to his parents' place for awhile.

Michael West reported at 1:24 p.m. Wednesday someone had entered a pole building at the Scenic Vista Park sometime in the past two days. All of the electrical wiring was removed.

Jim Petraglia, Heck Road, East Palestine, reported at 1:22 p.m. Wednesday he has had problems in the past with someone dumping trash on his property, and again sometime in the past week someone dumped two large bags. He found three yard sale signs with an address on them inside the bags.



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