County Sheriff

— Deputies checked a property on Lynchburg Road in West Township at 5:37 a.m. Saturday after receiving an alarm. The exterior of the home and two attached garages were checked with everything found secure. There was fresh tire tracks in the dew on the grass just off the driveway, where a vehicle had turned around.

— A Mayfair Avenue, West Township, woman reported a loud gunshot at 9:43 p.m. Thursday. The loud boom shook her home, but she was uncertain if the house was struck. She also heard a vehicle with a loud muffler start up soon after that, travel southbound on Walker Road and stopping at the intersection of Ellsworth Avenue before continuing on. Deputies checked the outside of the home, but found no damage.

— A man with possible mental distress was reported causing a disturbance at a state Route 45, Salem Township property at 2:16 a.m. Saturday. He was not taking his prescribed medications for mental health because he recently came from California and was having difficulties getting them filled. He was transported by KLG to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— A woman had reportedly fallen off her horse and was kicked as well at 12:59 a.m. Sunday. Witnesses said the saddle was not tightened down enough and it rolled, causing the woman to fall onto the ground and the horse kicked her in the face when it ran away. Deputies assisted EMS.

— A Stump Road, West Township, domestic disturbance at 3:08 a.m. Sunday led to the arrest of Justin John Novak, 39, who allegedly choked his live-in girlfriend. Novak was charged with domestic violence.

— A Sandy Creek Road, West Township, man reported at 3:24 p.m. Saturday another man was walking around on his property and then walked back into the woods. Deputies checked the area, but did not find anyone.

— A Raley Road, Elkrun Township, man called the highway patrol, New Waterford police, Salem police and Leetonia police regarding his concerns about a protection order filed against him. Deputies attempted to call him on Sunday, but were unable to reach him to explain he should appear on the day of the hearing if he has complaints.

— A state Route 45, Center Township, asked deputies to check on his mother on state Route 164, Center Township, at 4:25 p.m. Sunday, because her phone was disconnected. Deputies spoke to the woman, who said she was fine and would call her son.

— A Forbes Road man reported at 6:11 p.m. Sunday he sold a 1993 Jeep Wrangler to his stepson for $5,000 right before the stepson moved to Florida. The stepson just moved back to Ohio and the stepfather bought the Jeep back for $5,000, but when he went to a property on Glasgow Road, Madison Township, to get the Jeep, it had a lot of damage. He was told to contact his attorney.

— An accident was reported in the parking lot of Opportunity Homes, state Route 45, Lisbon, at 3:11 p.m. Saturday between Autumn Friedrick of Lisbon and Richie Burton of Lisbon.

— A Metz Road, Fairfield Township, woman reported at 8:35 a.m. Monday someone used her PNC bank debit card fraudulently for charges totaling $894. Of that $160 was through Facebook Pay and the rest was a website called Shein.

— A Salem-Alliance Road, Salem Township, woman reported at 8:05 a.m. Sunday her car had been egged overnight.

— A Georgetown Road, Knox Township, woman reported at 12:18 p.m. Sunday, a man was trying to break into her home, but she scared him away when he saw her coming up to the house. The man fled off back porch and ran north.


— A man and woman were reportedly fighting at 11:12 a.m. Sunday on state Route 45. Police determined it was in the sheriff’s territory. The couple told police they were just arguing over the check, but nothing physical happened. They had made arrangements to separate for awhile.

— A woman collapsed due to the heat at the Johnny Appleseed Festival at 12:06 p.m. Saturday. Her family gave he ice and water when police arrived and she was feeling better. Medical attention was canceled.

— A North Beaver Street woman reported at 9:49 p.m. Wednesday a man she knows comes into her apartment and takes her cereal. Police told him to stay away from her and he agreed to do so.

— A woman reported at 6:28 p.m. Thursday, for the past week she was staying in the downstairs apartment of a West Lincoln Way address and her clothes and personal items are inside. The man who she has been staying with is in jail and the property owner changed the locks. She cannot get in. Police told her to contact the owner and schedule a time to retrieve her belongings.

— Someone reported a man wearing an orange shirt walking around in the 300 block of East Washington Street checking door handles at 10:24 p.m. Thursday. Police did not find the man.

— Austintown police reported a hit and run happened in their jurisdiction and asked police to check at a home in the 300 block of Lee Avenue at 7:46 p.m. Wednesday for a woman they needed to speak with. Police went to the home and spoke to the woman’s boyfriend, who said he would tell her to call Austintown police when she got home.

— A North Street resident reported at 6:54 p.m. Tuesday Amazon dropped off a package that was not his. The package was addressed to the house next door and police took it there, where the homeowner said it was his.

— Timothy James Johnson, 40, Roller Coaster Road, Lisbon, was charged with failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, driving under suspension and illegal drug paraphernalia after he allegedly parked the pickup he was driving and ran from police after they saw him driving under suspension at 7:27 p.m. Thursday. A broken glass crack pipe was found in his pocket when he was finally stopped, as well as another crack pipe with residue in the cupholder of the vehicle.

— A vehicle was reported on the Greenway Trail off Logtown Road at 8:50 a.m. Friday. The van was eventually found to be outside the village limits. The county sheriff was called and the Lisbon police officer waited until the deputy arrived. A man was found inside the vehicle and deputies had him call for a ride.

— Gary Troup, Youngstown, was attempting to back out of a driveway in the 400 block of West Lincoln Way, while Briana Lively, West Lincoln Way, was backing out of her driveway and they struck in the roadway at 12:04 p.m. Friday.

— A vehicle was reported speeding through the Lisbon Cemetery at 9:06 p.m. Monday. Police were unable to find it.

— Kyle Osborne, Jewett, was northbound behind Brandi Kaufman, state Route 518, Lisbon, who stopped for traffic. Osborne struck Kaufman’s vehicle from behind and was cited with assured clear distance.

— Police checked on a man and woman reported sleeping inside a vehicle in a parking lot on Dickey Drive at 2:25 a.m. Sept. 7. The people were identified and stated they were homeless and just sleeping there until morning so they could collect a check.

— A man reported at 6:28 p.m. Sept. 11, another man had threatened to kill him. The man was found sitting at a bench in the square, where police found him with a strong odor of alcohol and a large container of homemade alcohol sitting next to him. The man, Richard Short, had a warrant for a felony charge in Franklin County and he was transported to the county jail.

— An East Lincoln Way woman reported at 8:15 p.m. Sept. 11, someone cut the screen door to her apartment. Her landlord had requested she make a report.

— A large fight was reported at the VFW at 12:52 a.m. Sept. 12. Police met with a woman, who said she did not want to pursue charges and she was not willing to provide police the names of any of the people involved.


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