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Police

East Liverpool

— Police plan to request the issuance of a felony domestic violence warrant for a woman with two prior convictions of domestic violence after being called at 5:19 a.m. Saturday to a home on Ohio Avenue for a domestic violence incident. The victim fled the house with her 3-year-old child after her live-in girlfriend became upset when she was attempting to leave and started to assault her, pushing her around and punching her in the face. She admitted to fighting back to get out of there. The victim appeared shaken and upset, was wearing no shoes and had a noticeable injury to her top lip and bruising under her chin. The other woman had just been released from the Columbiana County jail for a domestic violence conviction and accused her of being with other people while she was incarcerated. Officers went to the house and found several things thrown around, multiple televisions broken, broken glass on the floor and clothes thrown around, but the other woman was not found.

— A woman on Ohio Avenue reported at 9:49 p.m. Thursday that she believed she received a harassing call from a person she has a protection order against. She was told to call police if he shows up and that the information will be sent to the prosecutor’s office for review. She came to the station later that night to report a threatening text.

— Amanda Falkner, 30, of Wilbert Avenue, was charged with soliciting after police learned Thursday that she was offering alleged sexual acts for money by advertising herself on a website and police arranged for an undercover officer to meet her. The meeting took place, they discussed the price and the services and then officers moved in and made the arrest. Her phone was collected as evidence.

— Kenneth Bragg, 26, of Vine Street, was charged with violating a protection order, falsification and obstructing official business and also taken into custody for a felony warrant for domestic violence after fleeing from police who went looking for him at a Pennsylvania Avenue Extension address at 6:13 p.m. Thursday. The police report said an ex-girlfriend who has a protection order against him reported he had called her on her phone multiple times Thursday. When police arrived at the residence on Pennsylvania Avenue Extension, he ran out the back door and identified himself with another name and took off into some woods. K-9 Noras tracked him to a garage at the bottom of Putnam Street and officers found him hiding in a small concrete room. Bragg was taken to the Columbiana County jail for the warrant and the three charges related to Thursday’s incident.

— East Liverpool City Service/Safety Director Brian Allen called at 5:29 p.m. Thursday regarding a Chevy Blazer on Cadmus Street with expired tags. He explained the housing inspector had already had the vehicle removed from another property and now it was parked on Cadmus Street. Police verified the plates had been expired a year and had the vehicle towed. A man came out of the residence asking why it was being towed and it was explained to him. He was issued a parking ticket.

— Police at 3:09 p.m. Thursday made contact with a man at a residence in the 1000 block of Dresden Avenue after people reported the home was condemned. He was told he could no longer stay there, gathered his belongings and left.

— Paul Beaver, 30, of Orchard Street, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 2:40 p.m. Thursday on Moore Street.

— Loen Forrester, 26, whose last known address was listed as Chester, W.Va. in court records, was taken into custody on a warrant out of East Liverpool Municipal Court after police were called at 1:41 p.m. Thursday at Smith Oil on St. Clair Avenue for a suspicious male hanging out by the dumpster. Police made contact and identified Forrester. According to court records, he pleaded guilty Friday on a petty theft charge, was fined $150 and sentenced to one day in jail.

— A woman reported at 10:56 a.m. Thursday that someone smashed the rear side window of her parked vehicle overnight on West Sixth Street.

— Police responded to a call at 10:42 a.m. Thursday of a drone flying over WTI on St. George Street. While talking to the security guard, an officer saw the drone flying overhead coming from the Erie/Etruria street area going over the Ohio River then returning. The drone made several passes. The drone landed in a field at the old East junior high building and police found two males standing near the drone and another talking with someone from WTI at the fence line. They said they were from West Virginia University doing an air quality study along the Ohio River valley and that no cameras were on the drone. The operator agreed to avoid WTI property as they continue their study.

— A woman on Market Street reported at 10:06 a.m. Thursday that a neighbor made indirect references to her on social media saying she “needs her hip broken” etc. The posts were shown to her by a third party.

— A woman on Stevens Alley reported at 9:36 a.m. Wednesday that someone attempted to gain entry into her home, noting there was damage to a basement door that appeared like someone tried to force it open. No entry was gained. She was afraid the person would return.

St. Clair Township

— Officers were called at 11:31 a.m. Oct. 8 to a residence on Homestead Boulevard where a cleaning crew discovered items missing from the house.

Columbiana County Sheriff

— An alarm drop was reported at 3:49 a.m. Saturday in the 11000 block of state Route 170 in Middleton Township. All doors and windows to the house and garage were secure. Lights were on inside the house, but the deputy was unable to make contact with anyone. No vehicles were in the drive, but it was unknown if any were in the garage.

— A welfare check was requested at 12:38 a.m. Saturday in the 44000 block of Crestview Road in Fairfield Township where a deputy spoke to the homeowner, who appeared highly intoxicated and had cuts on his knees. When asked how he obtained the injuries, he said due to his level of intoxication, he fell over. He denied needing any medical attention.

— A woman in the 15000 block of Johnson Road in Madison Township reported at 1:58 p.m. Friday that someone opened a Paypal account using her name and other information and spent nearly $700. She had already contacted Paypal and the creditor and the situation was being handled properly.

Highway Patrol/Lisbon Post

— Abbey Dawes, 35, of Ridge Road, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after her eastbound vehicle struck the rear of an eastbound vehicle driven by Jessica McComas, 27, of Beloit-Snodes Road, Beloit, who had slowed due to traffic on U.S. Route 62 at 4:21 p.m. Saturday in Knox Township. The patrol report said McComas suffered a possible minor injury but refused treatment from EMS at the scene. No injuries were reported by Dawes or her 7-year-old passenger.

— The driver of a FedEx truck, Jacoby Duncan, 27, of Thibodaux, La., wsa cited for failure to obey a traffic control device, in particular the signs warning of a 12-feet 6-inch clearance limit, after striking the overhead railroad bridge on Georgetown Road in Knox Township at 5:50 p.m. Friday. The report noted that a sign warning of the clearance limit is posted 400 feet prior to the bridge and on top of the bridge itself. There are two additional signs on each side of the bridge. The driver admitted to seeing the posted signs. The vehicle sustained damage to the top of the trailer and top of the cab. Besides troopers from the Lisbon patrol post, personnel from Homeworth Fire Department, Columbiana County Engineer’s office and Norfolk Southern also responded to the scene. No injury was reported.

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