Shane Thompson, Grant Street, Lisbon, reported Tuesday two of his roommates were threatening to kill him as one held a machete. His roommates, Alisa Groff and Justin Wallace, told deputies that Thompson was the one with the machete who threatened to kill Wallace after an argument ensued because both men believed they were going to marry Groff. Thompson's mother came to pick him up, and information was forwarded to the prosecutor for review.
Jason Crawford, state Route 154, Negley, reported Tuesday he had argued with a man who has been staying in his garage the past two months and he wanted the man to leave for the night. Crawford was advised of the eviction procedure, and deputies talked with the other man, who agreed to leave voluntarily the next day.
Gina Smith, Salineville, reported she let a man use her van to take a woman home and he was concerned because it had not been returned and that she knew neither the man nor woman has a valid driver's license. She later called to report the van had been returned.
Deputies responded to Edwards Circle, Columbiana, where Alexander Sage complained that his father, Anson, shoved him to the floor. His father told deputies there was an argument about his son turning 21 years old at midnight and wanting him to bring beer home, which he refused to allow. The elder Sage said his son "flipped out" and clenched his fist as though to strike him, so he grabbed his son and placed him on the floor, advising him to calm down. The younger Sage said he was thrown on the floor. Deputies spoke to both men and an understanding was reached.
Deputies responded to an accident scene Tuesday at Buffalo Road where Virginia Mills, address not listed, reportedly said her boyfriend had assaulted her the previous day. She told deputies she was afraid he was going to harm her again that day so that was why she was driving while intoxicated. She was advised to contact the department the next day to make a statement.
Duane Oyster, Buck Road, Alliance, reported Tuesday he returned home to find the front door open and the window broken out. Missing were a pill bottle filled with quarters, laptop and a tool box with tools.
Larry Landsberger, Depot Road, Salem, reported his ex-wife will not stop calling him and asked a deputy to contact her. A deputy left her a message.
Karen Painter, Roberts Road, Lisbon, reported Tuesday that her mother's neighbors on Shady Lane in Lisbon have an extension cord running to her mother's trailer and asked deputies to disconnect it. Deputies found no such extension cord and, in speaking to the man living next door, were told that a cord lying in the yard is from an old utility pole that had been removed and replaced.
Heather Earl, Edward Circle, Columbiana, reported Monday she was speaking with her ex-husband on the telephone about custody issues involving their child when her husband's current wife picked up the phone and threatened to kill her. Mr. Earl's current wife, Ashley, told deputies that she heard his ex-wife referring to her "retarded kids" and she did take the phone. Her children are autistic, she advised deputies. The current Mrs. Earl was advised to have no contact with the former Mrs. Earl.
A girl from Tower Road, Salem, told deputies she saw a man she knows pulls his truck toward the road and pull a dog from the truck and begin beating it. Her sister said the man had a gun and was going to shoot the dog, and the girl began running toward the truck to help the dog, but her sister and great-grandmother stopped her for fear she, too, would be shot. The man then shot at the dog, which ran across the road toward its home. A deputy spoke to Gary Felty, address not listed, who the deputy said was intoxicated, who denied seeing or shooting at a dog. He was advised by the deputy that, if he has a problem with dogs running loose, he is to contact the dog warden. The deputy went to Carey Road and spoke to Jeff Karlen, the dog's owner, who checked and found the dog's electric collar was missing. He told the deputy the dog was fine but does have a bad ear infection from which it cries when it scratches its ear.
David Trimble, Orchard Knoll, Hanoverton, reported his wife threw a remote, striking him above the eye. After speaking to both parties, Mrs. Trimble agreed to stay with her daughter for the night, and both signed a refusal to prosecute.
Thomas Altenhof, state Route 172, Hanoverton, reported Sunday he leases his property to Chesapeake and now he has company workers staying on his property, which is not stated in his lease. He wanted a deputy to make the workers leave his property, but the deputy advised Altenhof he would need to speak with his attorney to determine if that is a violation of his lease. Altenhof told the deputy that the sheriff's office is being "paid off" by Chesapeake due to the company having purchased a vehicle for the sheriff's office. The deputy advised this is not the case and reiterated the need for Altenhof to have the matter looked at by someone who handles leases.
Terry Blickensderfer, trustee of Reading Church of the Brethren, Georgetown Road, Homeworth, reported Sunday he church was entered and a coffee pot and storage container were taken. The person also sat in a chair and looked at church music, he reported. Blickensderfer told deputies someone tried to get into the church on Friday and he had noticed a red Ford pickup truck in the parking lot.
Evelyn Koch, Dutchtown School Road, Rogers, reported a person unknown to her knocked on her door, asking if she had a place to rent, saying he was looking for a place for his parents to live. He gave his name as Russell Lightner and was driving a red truck. Koch thought this incident was suspicious and wanted a report on file.
Cynthia Blauzh, Depot Road, Lisbon, reported Monday her 7-year-old stepson being unruly and not listening to her and asked for a deputy to speak to him. A deputy spoke to the boy, who apologized, saying it wouldn't happen again.
A suspicious male was reported sitting in a vehicle at Knox Elementary School Monday, with the caller saying he had been sitting in a van with all the doors open for more than five hours. Deputies did not find the van in the school lot or surrounding area.