On Jan. 3 at 3:35 p.m., a Washington Street man reported items missing from his safe. He told officers he suspected his stepdaughter, Meghan Dickey, 26, and her boyfriend were responsible for the theft. Police interviewed the man's two sons, Dickey and her boyfriend. During a second interview with police on Jan. 10, Dickey confessed to having taken the items from her stepfather's safe but claimed her boyfriend was not involved and had no knowledge of the theft. She was arrested and charged with safecracking, theft and burglary.
On Jan. 7 at 1:55 p.m., police received a call regarding an elderly woman who had fallen and could not get up. Officers arrived at the woman's East High Street home and found her laying on the floor unable to get up. The Salineville Fire Department responded and advised that she seek medical attention. An ambulance responded to the scene and rendered medical care.
On Jan. 7 at 12:52 p.m., police responded to an animal cruelty complaint at an East Main Street residence. The resident advised that her pitbull boxer mix dog was outside across the street when it was shot with what appeared to be birdshot ammunition. The resident stated that on Jan. 6 at about 6 or 7 p.m., she heard a gun shot and when her dog later returned to her property it was bleeding and limping. The officer observed minor injuries to the dog's rear quarter, leg and head. There are no suspects at this time.
On Jan. 17 at 1:30 p.m., police received a phone call from a Lincoln Street man who reported that on Jan. 16 at approximately 3:30 a.m. he heard his front porch making "creaking" noises and observed someone on the porch walking back and forth looking in his windows. Officers arrived at his residence at 1:37 p.m. and obtained a written statement from him. He stated none of his property was stolen or damaged. Police searched the property for evidence relevant to the incident but found nothing.
At approximately 5:40 p.m. on Jan. 22, an officer observed a child being let in the front door of a Salineville Road residence by a male who the officer had reasonable suspicion to believe was Isaac L. Lemaster, 44. The officer was aware of a warrant for Lemaster's arrest. Upon entering the residence with the permission of Lemaster's girlfriend, the officer observed Lemasters hiding in the bedroom. He was placed under arrest and transported to the county jail.
On Jan. 23, an officer observed a gold color vehicle make a left turn from state Route 644 without using a turn signal. As the officer caught up to the vehicle, it again failed to signal while turning left from Lincoln Street onto Jefferson Street. A traffic stop was made and after further investigation it was determined that the driver, Tiffany Herron, 29, had a suspended license. The vehicle was released to a valid driver and Herron was cited for driving under suspension.