Police log

Highway Patrol

— Traci L. Evans, 51, Lisbon, was traveling on state Route 11 in Elkrun Township at 4:48 p.m. Friday when another vehicle attempted to pass her vehicle. The vehicle made an improper lane change in front of Evans’ vehicle, causing her to swerve to avoid striking the other vehicle. Evans traveled off the road, striking a concrete bridge rail before coming to a rest in the grassy median. Evans sustained minor injuries and was treated by EMS at the scene. The other vehicle fled the scene and the driver has not been able to be identified.

— Randy L. Muschweck Felton, 19, Lisbon, was cited with assured clear distance after he rear-ended the vehicle of Michael Irwin, 59, McDonald, on state Route 45 in Center Township at 11:50 a.m. Monday. A passenger of Irwin’s vehicle, Edward A. Moss, 67, Poland, sustained minor injuries

— Tasia M. Abruzzo, 20, Hanoverton, was cited for failure to control and failure to wear a seat belt after she traveled off the road and struck a fence while traveling on Whinnery Road in Hanover Township at 7:10 a.m. Monday. Abruzzo said she fell asleep behind the wheel according to the report from the highway patrol.

— Angela L. Harper, 40, Salem, was cited for failure to yield after she entered the intersection of Leetonia Road and state Route 558 in Salem Township and collided with a vehicle driven by Alexis M. Gregory, 18, Leetonia, at 10:15 a.m. Monday.

— Lauren M. Paterson, 42, Lisbon, was cited for failure to control after she drove off the road while traveling on Georgetown Road in Knox Township and struck a ditch, a gas meter, satellite dish and two trash cans before coming to a final rest at 1:24 a.m. June 1. The gas meter that was knocked over caused a gas leak that was later fixed by Columbia Gas according to the report from the highway.

— Steven Watters, 43, Lisbon, fled from police while traveling on Morris Road in Elkrun Township at 6:06 p.m. May 28. During the pursuit, Watters failed to yield at a stop sign and collided with a vehicle driven by Sherman R. Mounkes, 55, Tomball, Texas. Watters and his passenger fled the scene following the crash. No charges have been filed yet according to the report from the highway patrol. The report does not say why Watters originally fled from police.

— Tommy Brown, 63, Hanoverton, was cited with OVI and failure to yield at a stop sign after he ran a stop sign at the intersection of Georgetown Road and 12th Street in Knox Township and collided with a vehicle driven by John A. Walters, 56, Youngstown, at 5:37 p.m. May 28. Walters sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

— A vehicle struck a utility pole on Pine Hollow Road in Middleton Township at 10: 27 p.m. Thursday, causing the power lines to be pulled down. The driver fled the scene and has not been identified.

— Corbin C. Detwiler, 39, Rogers, was cited with failure to control after he traveled off the road and struck a mailbox and utility pole on state Route 7 in Fairfield Township at 2:57 p.m. June 2. Detwiler said that he must have fallen asleep according to the report from the highway patrol.

— Nicholas J. Sammartino, 22, North Lima, was cited with failure to control after he failed to negotiate a curve on state Route 164 in Fairfield Township and drove over the center line, overcorrected and drove off the road, striking two mailboxes, landscaping pavers and a traffic sign at 6:36 p.m. May 31.

— Perry M. Tatonetti, 50, Toronto, was cited with driving under suspension and distracted driving after he rear-ended a United States Postal Service LLV, a mail carrier vehicle, that was stopped partially off the roadway on state Route 14 in Salem Township at 2:01 p.m. May 31. The driver of the LLV, Jessica J. Sidwell, 43, Newton Falls, sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Tatonetti also sustained minor injuries but declined treatment.

— Dakota L. Powell, 25, Wellsville, was cited with OVI and failure to control after he drove off the road while traveling on state Route 45 in Madison Township at 9:45 p.m. June 1.


— An officer was dispatched to a residence on state Route 517 for a juvenile complaint at 6:23 a.m. Friday. The officer spoke to the guardian of the 17-year-old boy who was claiming to be sick and would not go to work. This led to a verbal argument and the guardian allegedly threw a box heater through the bedroom window and the boy punched a hole in his wall. A report will be sent to juvenile hall.

— Officers were advised of a semi-truck that struck a fire hydrant while navigating the corner of West Lincoln and South Beaver at 7:39 a.m. Wednesday. The fire hydrant broke off and a small amount of water had leaked onto the street. The officer was unable to locate the truck and the hydrant was repaired within a few hours.

— Officers were dispatched to a residence on West Lincoln Way for a domestic dispute at 4:09 p.m. June 1. A woman advised that her and her soon to be ex-husband were arguing. She advised that he moved out of the house in February but allegedly stops by occasionally to argue with her. The man said that he still owns part of the home and noticed the grass needed to be cut so he stopped by to mow and the woman “started having a fit” which led to the argument.

— Officers responded to Willow Grove Park for concern of narcotics located by the fire department at 7 p.m. June 2. Chief Mark Hall advised that his men were pressure washing the rafters in the pavilion when he noticed a small tin container fall to the ground. The container held a social security card and a small bag of marijuana. The officers transported the marijuana back to the police department and placed it in a temporary storage locker.

County Sheriff

— An alarm at Envelope One in Columbiana at 5:21 a.m. Monday was determined to be employees arriving to open up.

Liverpool Township

— Deborah S. Fitzgerald, of Sunset Lane, was northbound in the 1800 block of Campground Road at 10:27 a.m. June 3 when she went off the right side of the road, striking two signs and a tree. No citations were noted.

— A pellet gun was discovered in a bush shortly after noon June 2 in the 100 block of Westfield Road, where an identified subject was discovered lying near a bush with a jack stand. When the officer cleared, St. Clair Township police had the individual, whom they had arrested previously for a rash of catalytic converters, stopped. He alleged ownership of the pellet gun but not the jack stand. Police advised him to prove ownership of the gun before it could be released to him and to leave the area. A check of the neighborhood was made with no one claiming any items missing or disturbed.

— Police responded at 3:05 p.m. Friday to the area of state Route 7 and Kountz Avenue for the report of a semi truck who had lost part of its load on the side of the highway.


— An officer responded at 6:55 p.m. June 3 to Independence Square for a juvenile bullying complaint.

— A woman reported at 7:34 p.m. June 4 that she was heading south on state Route 7 when a subject in a gray PT Cruiser pulled out of Koontz Avenue and struck her passenger side front fender and side front door.

— A complainant said that at 2:15 p.m. June 5 when he was parked in the 800 block of Riverside Avenue someone had vandalized his vehicle.

— Police investigated a hit-skip crash sometime before 1:15 a.m. June 6 in the area of Nevada and Riverside. Witnesses reported that they had been fishing on 18th and Riverside when a “speeding” dark gray Dodge Charger nearly struck them and hit the Dodge Neon that had been parked in the grass roadside before backing up and leaving the scene.

— Another crash was reported at 6:38 p.m. June 6 near the state Route 7 north and Clark exit near the Intermodal, where Wayne Zink hit one of the orange construction barrels with his box truck and it flew out the back and struck a van driven by Aubrey Tharp. Zink alleged the barrels were too close to the driving lane. He sustained no damage to the box truck.

— Officers were dispatched at 3:37 a.m. June 8 to the 1000 block of Commerce Street for a dispute.

— Police responded to a crash at 2 p.m. May 31 near the state Route 7 north on-ramp in a construction zone, involving Robert W. Brewer and McKenna Simms. Simms was cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance.

East Liverpool

— Darnell J. Arnott was served at 12:51 pm. Sunday in the 1000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue with a warrant out of Columbiana County.

— Heidi D. Roe was arrested at 10:17 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Sunset Drive on a charge of public intoxication.


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