Columbiana County Sheriff
An open 911 line brought deputies to a Cannon Mills Road home in Madison Township at 4:09 a.m. Tuesday, where the homeowners said everyone was fine and the phone line acts up from time to time.
n An overdose was reported in room two at the Frola Motel at 5:45 a.m. Monday. Dawn Herron told deputies her boyfriend, Jeffrey Beckwith was found slumped over the toilet. Herron said she did CPR on him, and he was awake but drowsy when deputies arrived. Beckwith admitted to snorting heroin and said he fell asleep on the bed. No heroin residue was found. EMTs used Narcan on him and he was taken into custody on a warrant.
Someone reported five people in a car playing loud music in a driveway on Market Street in Hanoverton at 12:52 a.m. Sunday. When deputies arrived they found five children sitting peacefully on the park gazebo talking and explained they cannot park on private property and are not allowed to be in the park after dark. They all left.
A possible extortion attempt was reported at 9:58 a.m. Aug. 31 when an inmate at the county jail, Larry Ketchum, allegedly called his uncle, Jesse Ketchum, and requested he put money into his account at the jail. The uncle questioned Larry Ketchum about needing the money and after a few minutes another man got on the phone and said he was going to assault Larry Ketchum every day unless the uncle places $500 into his account. Jesse Ketchum reported the call to the jail and Assistant Warden William Delbridge. Deputies interviewed Larry Ketchum and Jesse Ketchum separately, and gave the same story. Then deputies interviewed Lavonte Knight, who denied the allegations.
A suicidal man was reported at 4:34 p.m. Aug. 31 at a Hofmeister Road home in Unity Township. Springfield Township police were asked to back deputies up on the call and were already there when deputies arrived. Patrolman Glen Corey had the man standing in front of his cruiser. Corey gave deputies a shotgun he had taken from the man, who reportedly was found under his trailer with the shotgun to his head when Corey had arrived. Corey had disarmed him and taken him out to the street. The man was convinced to get checked out medically and agreed to be taken by Springfield Township EMS to SRMC. Deputies kept the shotgun for safekeeping.
Adam Faulkner, Kibler Road, Unity Township, asked deputies for help on Aug. 21 in getting his vehicle back after he was kicked him out following a disagreement. Faulkner reported his girlfriend’s 10-year-old brother was throwing things at him and pointed a knife at him and he was concerned the girlfriend’s parents were going to do something to his pickup. Deputies talked to his girlfriend’s mother, who said Faulkner teases her son, who is in the autism spectrum, and it gets him upset. She also claimed Faulkner has choked the boy, hit him and threw him to the ground. He was asked to leave. The mother, Venetta Lockart, said they wanted to keep the truck because Faulkner owes them money, but deputies explained they needed to make arrangements to return the truck and go through the courts to get the money. The matter is being forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.
Cows were reported on Darner Road in Elkrun Township and going onto another person’s property at 8:14 a.m. Friday. Deputies found cows in a pasture and the owner stated all 13 cows were accounted for inside the fence. No one answered the door at the property from where the complaint was called.
Scott Finnegin, Center Road, Knox Township, reported at 8:53 a.m. Thursday sometime overnight someone entered his car and truck. All the doors and the trunk were found open to the car without anything missing. An Ozark tackle box containing a large amount of fishing equipment was missing from the truck. He had been outside at 2 a.m. and did not notice the doors open. He also said he has seen an older green Chevy truck on his road, which left quickly when it is spotted.
A suspicious white van without a front plate was reported at 4:05 p.m. Monday pulling in and out of driveways on Crestview Road in Fairfield Township. A woman told deputies a man got out of the vehicle and stood in the driveway, but saw two barking dogs at the home, then got back into the vehicle and left. The white van was described as having a blue air brushed front license plate area with white mountains.
Jamie Howell, Lisbon-Dungannon Road, Center Township, reported at 5:45 p.m. Monday she has received two deliveries from Amazon, which were packages addressed to her that she did not order. She contacted Amazon, who requested she file a report. One package contained an HDMI cable and the other had a phone adapter and dog booties. The items were paid for, but not through her accounts.
Donna J. Shuman, Elmwood Drive, Center Township, reported at 4:27 p.m. Monday, someone hacked her checking account and stole $710 in one transaction from Credit Card One in Las Vegas.
A domestic dispute was reported on Depot Road in Center Township at 5:10 p.m. Monday. Michael D. Brown was arguing with his son, Michael R. Brown, wanting the son to leave the keys to his vehicle and leave the house. The younger Brown left the keys and agreed to pack up his belongings and go. There was no violence reported.