Columbiana County Sheriff
— Deputies were called to a Hartley Road, Alliance, home at 2:16 p.m. Thursday where a Spectrum Cable worker was reportedly being threatened by someone with a firearm. Deputies found two people near a telephone pole with a Spectrum Cable van parked nearby. Robert Scott worked for cable company and the other man, William Roberts, was the property owner. Scott was trying to get the property owner’s cable working when a neighbor, Otto L. Woolf, rode up on a John Deere Gator, upset that the cable van had turned around in his driveway and caused tracks in the grass. Scott said the man began calling him derogatory names and then reached into the Gator’s glove box pulling out a pouch. Scott said he saw a firearm inside the pouch and the man grabbed the gun while yelling at him. Scott said he responded by yelling “Don’t pull a gun on me.” Roberts said he did not see the actual gun, but saw the gun case and felt the neighbor did it to scare the cable employee. Deputies went to the Woolf’s home, saw the Gator in the yard, the soft gun case near the glove box area and the handle of the revolver. Woolf told deputies he saw the van turn around, saw the tracks and approached the cable van when he rode his Gator out to the road to get his mail. He said the cable employee denied it and got argumentative with him. Woolf said he pulled out the gun just to let the man know he had it and said the cable employee yelled “shoot me, shoot me.” The matter is being referred to the prosecutor’s office for possible charges.
— Yellow Creek Township trustee Kenny Biacco reported Thursday morning that on Tuesday they had Sunset Drive chip and sealed. On Wednesday someone dragged a half a truck across the road near the Reed residence and caused about $200 in damage to the fresh chip and seal.
— A prowler was reported on McCracken Road at 9:50 a.m. Thursday after a woman said she heard a loud noise outside near her pool while she was in her room. The woman said she recently met a man named Travis, and she has an uneasy feeling about him and things he said. The pool also was found to be turned on, even though no one she had talked to on Thursday had been there to use it. She did not find anything else out of place.
— A Steubenville Pike woman reported at 11:54 a.m. Thursday she received two separate checks for $2,150 in the mail with instructions to cash them and purchase Walmart gift cards. She knew it was a scam and did not comply.
— A St. Jacob-Logtown Road, Salem Township man, reported at 3:13 p.m. Thursday sometime between 1 and 1:30 p.m. someone broke the back passenger window out of his 2007 Saturn Outlook. He heard a noise and looked out, but he was not sure what caused the damage.