— Brenda Ketchum was charged with assault on Dec. 8 after her involvement in a domestic at Shoub Towers.


— Police began following a vehicle with a loud exhaust until its tires touched the white line twice, which is when they initiated a traffic stop on state Route 154 at 9:39 p.m. Friday. The driver said the steering wheel shakes, which is why he was touching the white lines. The driver gave police permission to search the vehicle and the couple exited the vehicle. Police found a marijuana roach in an ash tray and marijuana residue in a grinder in the female passenger’s purse. She said the roach also belonged to her. The driver — Joshua J. Coil, 34, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon – showed no signs of impairment but was cited for having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Coil said the four open containers of Twisted Tea belonged to his girlfriend’s brother, who he had just dropped off. The girlfriend ended up with a warning about the marijuana.

— Michael D. Smith, 26, of Campbell, was cited for OVI and disorderly conduct following a traffic stop at the Smith gas station at 8:44 p.m. Sunday. Smith, who admitted drinking a six-pack of beer six hours before, failed the field sobriety test and later tested 0.263 on the breathalyzer machine –three times the legal limit. After being told by police they were going to take him to local post of the highway patrol to be tested, Smith became angry and quit cooperating. He also reportedly threatened to assault the officers and their families and he made derogatory comments, too. An EMT was called to treat the 25-year-old female passenger from Lisbon because she had a cut on her arm, which she said occurred from an accident with a knife.

Highway Patrol

— Chandler R. Hurst, 19, of Columbus, was cited for assured clear distance when he struck the rear of Christopher M. Felt, 27, of Washingtonville, who was stopped on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 5:47 p.m. Friday.

— Matthew G. Davidson, 33, of New Waterford, was cited for failure to control and a seat belt violation after driving off the side of state Route 46 in Franklin Township, striking an embankment and overturning at 9:52 p.m. Saturday. When the highway patrol arrived on the scene, the vehicle was abandoned. Two unopened cans of ‘Twisted Tea’ were found outside the vehicle, and an alcohol odor was present inside the vehicle. Davidson went to the highway patrol and gave a statement the next day, saying he overcorrected and lost control. He said he did not originally report the crash because he spent the night in the woods.

Sheriff’s office

— Liverpool Township police asked for assistance with a situation on Stagecoach Road at 9:44 a.m. Sunday. Deputies went to check a Calcutta Smith Ferry Road home for a man and detained him until Liverpool Township police were able to take custody.

— An Elk Avenue, Center Township, man reportedly left the house in distress at 12:38 a.m. Sunday. Deputies and Lisbon police searched the area for the man for about two hours, but did not located him. It was learned he had not made any threats to himself or others, but had just left. He was later found by the Highway Patrol on state Route 11 and was transported home.

— An alarm was reported at a Rauch Road address at 12:20 a.m. Saturday. The property was found to be secure.


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