Officers responded to a 911 call from Walmart Tuesday to find Lori Ferry, who said she had placed her purse in the trunk outside the doors of the store while she unloaded purchases. A vehicle was seen circling the parking lot. Once it parked, a man exited the vehicle and walked up behind Ferry, taking her purse. She pursued the man to the waiting vehicle and tried to retrieve her purse, but the man sped off while she was still inside the open car door. About a half hour later, East Liverpool police saw the same man, later identified as Brian Harrington, 414 Ogden St., walking into his home and stopped him. Items stolen from Ferry were reportedly found in his vehicle, which was towed to the township police department. Harrington was charged with robbery and receiving stolen property.
Theodore Tsesmilles, 60, East Main Street, Salineville, was charged with menacing/stalking and violation of a protection Monday after an administrator of the Calcutta V.A. Clinic reported he had been talking to a patient and accusing a doctor there of having an affair with his wife, who works at the clinic. On Monday, Tsesmilles reportedly has called the clinic several times asking for the doctor, who had been on vacation and just returned. On Monday, a group of clinic employees were lunching at a local restaurant when Tsesmilles reportedly approached them and began asking questions about the doctor. The administrator was advised to file a report by the Veterans Administration police. Officers contacted the law director about the situation and reported they were advised that Tsesmilles has a long history of violence and has been known to carry firearms, and they were advised to take the matter seriously. The law director also reported his wife has a protection order against him for a domestic violence charge.