A woman called at 2:22 p.m. Saturday to report that her boyfriend was driving drunk on East Pine Street Extension with a child also in the pickup truck. An officer came across the driver on East High Street and pulled him over after he drove left of center and failed to use his turn signal. After telling the driver what was going on, he admitted having three beers about 30 minutes apart. He had a slight odor of alcohol about him but otherwise appeared and acted sober. The driver was able to answer questions coherently and in a clear voice, and also passed the horizontal gaze and balance tests. The driver, Ian Wellington, was then cited for failure to use his turn signal and failure to reinstate his license.
While on patrol an officer heard screaming from the vicinity of the Johnny Appleseed Festival at 1:22 a.m. Saturday and came across an intoxicated Carol Gilmore yelling in the back yard of her residence on East Washington Street. Tracy Gilmore was also there, and when asked what was going on, she said there were no problem and Carol was just mad again.
A resident of North Market Street reported at 5:26 a.m. Friday that a neighbor keeps his dog tied up on the porch and it barks all of the time. An officer parked in the area for a while and heard the dog barking in a cage. An officer spoke with a teenager, who took the dog inside, and he was also advised to tell his father, Shawn McFadden, about the complaints.
Candy Kibler asked for an officer to stand by while she attempted to gather her belongings from a residence on West Pine Street at 5:31 p.m. Thursday. Also present were Kibler's relatives and the landlord.
A minor accident occurred in the Valley View parking lot at 11:35 p.m. Saturday, where Jessica M. Greathouse of Washingtonville struck a vehicle driven by Erica R. Roth of Struthers when she pulled from a gas pump.
Kimberly Hays called in regard to a verbal dispute with Ian Wellington in the Smith Oil parking lot at 3:46 p.m. Saturday.
An officer went to the BP station on Saturday to assist the Ohio Highway Patrol with a possible stolen dirt bike.
Kathy Blankenship from the Night Court bar reported Saturday it appears as if someone threw kerosene on the awning. Police said they would keep an extra eye on the establishment.
Allen Cotrell reported at 5:39 p.m. Friday there were kids knocking over "no parking" signs and there was also an illegally parked vehicle. An officer put the sign back up and issued a ticket for the improperly parked vehicle.
Ashley Fox called at 5:22 p.m. Friday in regard to a someone in a Nissan Rogue driving an an erratic manner on state Route 154.
A clerk at Smith Oil reported a motorist drove off without paying for gas at 9:08 p.m. Thursday and the license plate came back to Willowbrook Sand & Gravel. Police went to the business owner's house, and said he paid with a credit card. When the purchase was denied at the pump, the clerk approved it, but the card-holder still needed to come inside to sign for it. The owner said he would contact Smith Oil to straighten it out.
Police were called to a minor accident in the county Mental Health Center parking lot at 4:47 p.m. Sept. 17, where John Miller of Carrollton struck the rear of a parked car owned by Barbara Hitchcock of Hanoverton.
Police responded to a reported fire at the Days Inn at 5:49 p.m. Sept. 17, which turned out to be a false alarm caused by someone cooking in their room.
Tammy Dennison, South Market Street, reported at 4:28 p.m. Sunday being threatened by Tammy and Mindy Cochran, both of whom denied doing any such thing. The parties were advised to stay away from each other.