Highway Patrol

— Lisa Wright, 56, McKinnon Avenue, East Liverpool, was southbound on state Route 11 in Fairfield Township and struck a deer that entered her lane at 4:03 a.m. Tuesday.

— Brandon A. Davis, 37, Buck Road, Salem, was northbound on Valley Road in Butler Township on a Polaris ATV at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday when he failed to maintain control, went off the right side of the road, striking a ditch, rolling over and striking a utility pole. He refused medical treatment and was cited with reasonable control.

— Bryce P. McElhaney, 45, Monaca, Pa., was stopped at 3:35 p.m. Monday eastbound on U.S. Route 62 in Butler Township due to traffic waiting to make a left turn from the same lane ahead of him, when Tyler Alan Gutierrez, 25, East Euclid Avenue, Salem, failed to stop behind him and struck the back of his vehicle. Neither driver was injured and Gutierrez was cited with assured clear distance.

— Sara E. Keoskey, 38, Youngstown, was northbound on state Route 11 in Fairfield Township at 5:56 p.m. Sunday when she attempted to pass Tricia M. Heasley, 50, Canfield. Heasley went left of the centerline and struck the side of the vehicle Keoskey was driving. No injuries were reported. Heasley was charged with OVI, expired registration and marked lanes.

— Mark Foden, 51, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, was westbound on state Route 518 near Gavers Road in Franklin Township at 6:05 a.m. Monday when a deer reportedly ran in front of him causing him to lose control. The vehicle went off the right side of the road and struck a ditch. He was not injured and was not there when the trooper arrived reportedly walking home to get a tow.

— Robert Huffman, 90, state Route 154, Lisbon, was westbound on state Route 517 in Elkrun Township at 8:26 p.m. Sept. 15 when he started to make a left turn onto Fairfield School Road. The brakes went out on the vehicle and he drove off the south side of state Route 517 and struck a stop sign. Huffman was not injured. The brakes were checked and found not to be working. No citation was issued.

— Theresa Clark, 17, Berlin Center, was eastbound on Parkview Drive in Center Township at 5:15 p.m. Sept. 16 when David J. Frankovich, 68, Buffalo, N.Y., was backing out of a driveway and backed into Clark’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Frankovich was cited with failure to yield the right of way.

— Christopher Dontrae Craft, 28, Mill Street, Rogers, was eastbound on Old state Route 154 in Elkrun Township at 3:03 p.m. Sept. 14 when he went left of center striking a vehicle driven by Jeremiah W. Gallaher, 20, South West Street, Columbiana, head on after Gallaher said he came to a complete stop on his side of the road. Gallaher reportedly left the scene of the crash for his own safety and called the patrol to say after the crash the driver of the other vehicle was yelling, cursing at him and punching a sign. Witnesses reported Craft had a near collision with a school bus while passing another vehicle prior to the crash. Craft was cited with OVI, left of center, driving under FRA suspension and endangering children due to a 4-year-old child in the vehicle.

— Dylan Robert McMurray, 25, Fairfield School Road, Leetonia, was southbound on McClosky Road in Unity Township on a Harley Davidson Sportster at 10:30 p.m. Sept. 15, when he partially overturned onto the left side, drove off the left side of the roadway and struck an embankment. He was transported by New Waterford EMS to Mercy Youngstown for treatment of minor injuries. He was cited with failure to control and no motorcycle endorsement.

— Jeffrey M. Dugan, 48, Furnace Road, Lisbon, was westbound on state Route 172 in West Township at 1:58 p.m. Sept. 17, when a U.S. Postal Service vehicle driven by Julie L. Sponseller, 51, Paris, was turning left into a driveway. Dugan attempted to pass the postal vehicle on the left and sideswiped it. Dugan was cited with improper passing and no injuries were reported.

— Dale Lee Foor, 63, Youngstown, was southbound on state Route 9 in Hanover Township at 6:44 p.m. Sept. 14, when David Lawrence Gourley, 55, Calcutta Smithferry Road, East Liverpool, was westbound on state Route 172 and did not stop at the stop sign. Foor’s vehicle struck Gourley’s and forced it off the left side of the roadway. Gourley had suspected minor injuries but refused medical treatment at the scene. Gourley was cited with failure to yield the right of way.

— George Taylor, 42, Georgetown Street, Minerva, was eastbound on U.S. Route 62 in Knox Township at 9:38 p.m. Sept. 10. Taylor pulled off to the right side of the road for an emergency vehicle traveling in the opposite direction and was struck from behind by John Christopher Williams II, 20, Hawley Avenue, Salem. Williams was cited with assured clear distance and OVI. No injuries were reported.

— Donald E. White, 64, state Route 164, Salineville, was southbound on Beeson Mill Road in Fairfield Township at 9:44 p.m. Sept. 11 when he went off the left side of the roadway, came back onto the roadway, overcorrected and went again off the left side of the roadway striking a traffic sign before overturning. White was not injured and he was cited with reasonable control.

Sheriff’s office

— Deputies checked on a woman at a state Route 172 in West Township home at 4:46 p.m. Sunday after those at her place of employment grew concerned about her. Deputies were unable to locate her.


— While on patrol at 8:32 p.m. Sept. 15, police saw a man riding a lawnmower eastbound on the sidewalk on Lincoln Way, striking the front porch steps at one property before nearly swerving into the roadway and stopping at Smith Oil. Richard Richards was found to have a strong odor of alcohol and claimed to be at Smith Oil to buy more cigarettes, but not more alcohol. When asked why he drove to the store on the lawnmower on the sidewalk, he told police it was a half-mile walk and he did not want to drive the mower in the street. Richards was cited with public intoxication.

— Police assisted at a medical call in the 300 block of East Chestnut Street, Lisbon, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, waiting until the ambulance arrived.

— A Jerome Street man reported a woman stole his cell phone out of his back pocket and ran into the apartments in the 300 block of East Lincoln Way at 7:36 p.m. Sept. 7. From the description of the woman, police determined who it could be and knocked on her door. The woman opened the door completely naked, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and repeatedly attempted to get police to assist her in getting her clothes on. She denied taking the phone when asked by police, but police found the phone on the kitchen floor with the battery removed. The owner identified it as his phone and Faith Schorr-Irwin, 30, East Lincoln Way, was charged with theft.

— A door was reported open at a home in the 300 block of East Washington Street at 6:03 a.m. Sept. 8. Dispatchers spoke to the woman living at the home, who said her children were there and the neighbor had told her the back door was open. The doors were secure when police arrived, but there was no contact with any children.

— A North Beaver Street woman reported at 10:32 p.m. Sept. 6 her neighbor had been entering her home with a key he obtained from the landlord. He has been taking household goods, like laundry soap, dish soap, cereal and milk, when she is not home. She did not have proof it was him, but said she would try to obtain it by possibly setting up a camera.

— A West Lincoln Way man reported Sept. 1 he had made a trade involving a lamp and vacuum cleaner for a phone, but the other party to the trade reportedly called him and said he had ripped him off because the phone was worth more than the items he had traded for it. Police heard no threat in the message, which seemed to be a civil matter.

— A reckless driver was reported on West Lincoln Way in Lisbon on 7:17 a.m. Sept. 15, but police did not locate the vehicle.

— A man and woman were reportedly arguing in the area of Valley View at 1:39 p.m. Monday and someone was concerned it was going to become physical. Police did not locate them.

— A woman asked police at 2:38 p.m. Monday to check on her father, who lives on North Beaver Street, after he texted her over the weekend and said he was spitting blood. She had tried to reach him, but he was not answering his phone. Police spoke to the man, who said he has an ulcer, but is fine.

— A woman was reported at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Carter Lumber crying and claiming her vehicle was stolen. The woman was on the ground in front of the doors. She told police her boyfriend beat her and stole her car. She said she pulled into Rite Aid and he began to yell at her for pulling into the wrong spot. He threatened to kill her if she did not keep driving and so she drove through Lisbon. He told her to drive to Black Road so he could kill her and leave her in a ditch, but she got scared and pulled into Carter Lumber instead. He then reportedly began hitting her in the face and head. She opened the door, but he pulled her hair and continued to hit her. She ran toward the doors and he got into the driver’s seat, driving toward her at a high speed, then turned left out of the lot onto East Lincoln Way. Police got a statement from the woman and a witness, who works at Carter Lumber. The man called police and said he left the car by the bike trail and he would turn himself in. Jason Dotson, 44, West Wilson Street, Salem, was charged with domestic violence.

East Liverpool

— An officer investigated an alleged disturbance at 1:36 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Wilbert, where a caller reported that he heard adults yelling and children crying. Upon contact, the female resident popped her head out a second story window to let police know everything was fine.

— The unnamed Toronto owner was issued a yellow tow ticket at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, after his vehicle was found sitting partially on the exit ramp from state Route 11 near West Eighth Street.

— Luke Morris, no address listed, was cited at 1:46 p.m. Saturday for a charge of illegal dumping, after allegedly throwing two bags of trash in the dumpster at Smith’s gas station in the 3200 block of St. Clair Avenue.

— Joseph Boyer, no address listed, was arrested at 1:56 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Ogden Street on a charge of domestic violence.

— Police investigated possible drug activity at 10:31 p.m. Saturday outside Deb and Dave’s; however, upon arrival, the identified car couldn’t be found.


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