Sheriff’s office

— A Whinnery Road, Butler Township, man reported at 11:29 p.m. Wednesday, there were people in white camo crawling around his and the neighbor’s property and fields doing maneuvers. Deputies checked the properties to the east, north, south and west with a spotlight, finding only deer in the area.

— A motion alarm at the Valley Gas Mart, Hanoverton, brought deputies at 12:42 a.m. Thursday, but no tampering was found with the business. Deputies were also called to the business for an alarm at the front door at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, but everything was found to be secure.

— Someone reported the back door at Dr. Seman’s office, state Route 45, Center Township, was forced open and the basement door was jiggled as if someone was attempting to open it. Deputies checked the building and found shoe prints from the building, into the yard and woods and then returning to the building. Those calling denied going outside.

— Someone was reported stealing water from Buckeye Water District at a Haiti Road, Washington Township, home at 10:41 a.m. Nov. 21. Thomas C. Summers, 40, was cited after the matter was investigated.

— A woman in the area of Haessly Road and U.S. Route 30 reported at 12:35 a.m. Nov. 28, she was attempting to get her boyfriend out of the vehicle and accidentally struck him with the vehicle. Deputies were unable to find the vehicle on Haessly or U.S. Route 30. Deputies then went to the caller’s home on Gavers Road and found the vehicle, with the interior light on and the engine still warm. Someone was arguing inside the home, but no one answered when deputies knocked. The argument continued and the door was unlocked, so deputies went inside to check on them. Both appeared intoxicated, but neither claimed an assault occurred. They were arguing about a prank they had played on family members at a bar.

— A state Route 164, Wayne Township, woman reported at 5:54 p.m. Tuesday the man inside locked her out of the house and would not give her her belongings. She claimed to have lived there since August, but also has another home. He claimed she has only been there on the weekend and when he went to work he locked the door because she has been using his truck when he is not there. He had left her property on the back porch.

— An alarm was reported at an Alderlick Road, Wayne Township, home at 6:58 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies checked the house and outbuildings, finding one of the doors unlocked. Nothing was found out of place an the door was secured.

East Liverpool

–Officers responded to a report of intoxicated subjects challenging a resident to a fight at a 600 block of St. Clair Avenue apartment. The men had left before police arrived.

— A custody dispute was mediated at 10:37 a.m. Dec. 10 in the 300 block of North Shadylane Drive. All parties were advised to seek legal counsel as the matter was civil.

— Suspicious activity was reported shortly after midnight Dec. 11 in the 300 block of Wilbert Avenue. A resident only reported that there had been a party earlier.

— A complaint was levied by a resident shortly after midnight Dec. 11 in the 800 block of Alton regarding a vehicle blocking the road and parked against the flow of traffic.

— An alarm drop was investigated at 1:21 a.m. Dec. 10 in the 2000 block of Lisbon Street.


— A caller reported Wednesday a vacant house in the 500 block of West Lincoln Way has rats. Police contacted the owner, who said he would check and also put out some rat poison. No garbage was seen inside or outside the home.

— An official at the Morning Journal called Dec. 6 to say the newspaper received a call from a man they were familiar with because he has called before and stopped by once. He called to complain about the Trooper of the Year story and told the newspaper the next time he would come in with guns blazing on his hips. Police called the man and spoke to his wife, who said her husband is 80 and has dementia. She said his doctor put him on some new medication and she hopes that helps. She also said he cannot drive anymore so he has no way to get to the newspaper.


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