Police log

Highway Patrol

— Kari E. Scraggs, 27, of East Palestine, was cited for failure to control after she went off the left side of the road and struck a small tree while rounding a bend on McClure Road in Unity Township at 8:52 p.m. Wednesday. When Scraggs exited her Malibu to be examined by EMTs, she left the car in drive and locked the doors. The car continued through the yard before coming to rest against another tree. Scraggs said her head hurt but she declined treatment.


— Police were called to a landlord-tenant dispute on East Washington Street at 10:51 a.m. Monday. The officer told the parties this was a civil matter and advised the landlord of the eviction process.

— Police were called to Greentree Place at 5:57 a.m. Feb. 12 and spoke to the person there, who said his brother borrowed his vehicle and ran it out of gas. The other brother agreed to leave and go to work.

— A clerk at the Days Inn requested an officer accompany her to room where they suspected a customer was smoking marijuana. The call was at 9 a.m. Wednesday, and police arrived and could smell marijuana outside the room. After no one answered the door, the clerk unlocked it but no one was inside.

— Angel Potts of East Liverpool was driving on Saltwell Road at 9:11 a.m. Wednesday when she went off the left side of the road and down an embankment. She said this happened after a dog ran in front of her.

County Sheriff

— A state Route 644, Hanover Township, man reported at 10:34 a.m. Tuesday a woman he knows, Elizabeth Faulkner, has been missing since Jan. 23. East Palestine police located her vehicle and phone at an address on Alice Street. The residents living in that home stated Faulkner told them she was going to Youngstown and left. No one reportedly has seen or heard from her since. Deputies attempted to call her father and children services due to an open case involving Faulkner. She has been listed in the database as a missing person after all attempts to find her failed.

— At 11:01 p.m. Feb. 7, Deputy Damin Beadnell and K-9 Hunter responded to a Roller Coaster Road address to assist Lisbon police looking for Timothy Johnson, who had fled from them earlier in the day. He was spotted in the garage when they arrived and taken into custody. A small blue baggie also was visible in the garage and K-9 Hunter checked the garage, finding additional suspected crystal meth, baggies with residue and a digital scale.

— A state Route 154, Elkrun Township, man reported at 5:02 a.m. Feb. 8, he got up for work and his house appeared colder than normal. He checked his woodburner in the yard and found several track in the snow, around the yard and the outdoor woodburner. The door was open and leaking water, which may have damaged steel panels inside. Deputies checked the area, but found no one.

— Deputies checked a garage at a Peace Valley Road, Unity Township home at 11:14 p.m. Tuesday after a motion alarm alerted them to the location. A cat was discovered in the garage.

— Deputies assisted at a Yeager Drive, Madison Township, address at 2:31 a.m. Feb. 8, speaking to the family. No further information was given.

— Deputies responded to a domestic situation, which started on 12th Street in Knox Township at 12:19 a.m. Wednesday. A woman and her adult son got into an argument and he became very angry and uncontrollable. She was taking him to the hospital, but he jumped out of the car near Sebring and would not get back inside. Deputies checked the area, but could not find him.

— Deputies were asked to contact a Hillcrest Road, Yellow Creek Township woman about her daughter at 1:54 a.m. Wednesday. The hospital contacted them and they were en route to the hospital.

— The highway patrol had found a crashed vehicle at 5:16 a.m. Thursday and another vehicle, a white Acura with a missing front bumper, had taken off toward Lisbon. Deputies also attempted to contact the owner of the other vehicle, a black Ford Focus, to see if he knew where it was.

— A vehicle was reported stuck in the driveway of an abandoned house on Fairfield School Road, Fairfield Township, at 7:44 a.m. Thursday. There were footprints in the fresh snow leading away from the vehicle to the roadway. It appeared it had slid off the side of the driveway and got stuck. There was also a milk crate on the ground at the back of the car that contained some chains. Footprints were followed to the front door of a cabin and the door was standing open. Deputies checked the building, but did not find anyone inside. Additionally, more prints went to a nearby barn, but no one was found there either. Deputies went to the home where the vehicle was registered nearby and were told by the family, they did not know why the person driving the vehicle would have been on that property, but they would have it removed.


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