County Sheriff

— While on patrol, deputies found a vehicle behind a building on the PCIS property on East Liverpool Road, East Liverpool. The engine compartment was still warm. Deputies checked that property and the used car dealership across the road, but did not find anyone in the area. When deputies checked back later, the vehicle had left and nothing appeared to have been disturbed.

— Deputies assisted EMS with a patient on Wells Hollow Road, Wellsville, when it appeared the person was out of control at 1:19 a.m. Thursday. When deputies arrived they assisted EMS with getting the man into the ambulance and he was transported to East Liverpool City Hospital.

Highway Patrol

— Snow and ice were factors in a crash that left a truck on its side Monday evening. James Pusateri of Strader Street in East Liverpool was northbound on Sprucevale Road in Middleton Township when he encountered two other vehicles stopped due to the poor conditions. The report said he swerved to avoid the cars, struck an embankment and the vehicle then rolled over onto its side. The truck, registered to Mike Pusateri Excavating Inc., sustained moderate damage and was towed. The driver was not cited and no injuries were reported.

— Anthony Siracuse of Jimtown Road in East Palestine was driving around 8 a.m. Monday morning when his car traveled off the left side of Jimtown Road. and struck a tree. Syracuse said roads were icy at the time of the crash and that he had lost control of the car while coming down the hill. The car was damaged and towed away and no injuries were reported. The driver was cited with failing to control his car.

— Wednesday evening a Lisbon woman and a passenger were traveling southbound on Depot Road in Butler Township when her car struck a deer. Emily Paige Klein of Summit Street said she was traveling at the posted speed of 45 mph when the deer ran out in front of the car. No injuries were reported and Klein was not cited for the accident. The car sustained some damage to the right fender, side and possibly the undercarriage. The deer died in the accidenrt.


— Police responded to a call at Lisbon Vet Clinic on Race Road about an abandoned camper Wednesday afternoon. The caller said on Monday a man had stopped in and asked if he could leave the camper for a couple days. The man did not leave any contact information at the clinic and the caller wanted the camper removed. Police advised the caller to wait a couple more days to see if the owner returned and then call a tow truck to have it removed.

— Wednesday at 2:07 p.m. a concerned male contacted police to ask for a welfare check. Officers located the subjects in the area of East Lincolnway and gave them a courtesy ride to their residence.

— What could have been a routine traffic stop in Lisbon landed a Leetonia man in jail Wednesday night. Police stopped Gerald Kenneth Kleinknecht of Lisbon Road at North Market Street and Morris Street for an expired registration when law enforcement learned there was more to the situation. Kleinknecht, who had failed to reinstate his drivers license, was also wanted on multiple active warrants by the county sheriff. Kleinknecht was arrested and transported to the jail by police. He was unable to find a driver to pick the vehicle up from the scene, which was towed and held pending proof of insurance by the registered owner. Police contacted the owner, a Salem man, and advised him of the situation.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East Lincolnway called officers for help at 11 p.m. Monday. She said a man, appearing intoxicated, refused to leave the store and became confrontational, demanding service until the clerk threatened to call police. When they arrived, the man had already left as a passenger in a black Ford Escort with a white hood. Police were not able to locate the vehicle.

–Receiving a call shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday, police were unable to locate a man who was reportedly seen walking on state Route 154 near Bluff.

— November 27, police arrived at the Lisbon Vet Clinic on Race Road just before 7 p.m. in response to a fire alarm. Upon arrival, police found a painting crew who stated that paint fumes kept tripping the alarm. Police cleared the area without incident.

— Salem Area Visiting Nurses contacted police Wednesday 9:12 a.m. to request a welfare check at a residence on North Market Street. Officers spoke with the subject and said the person was safe.

— At 10:30 p.m. Tuesday , police performed a welfare check on West Lincolnway after a caller said there was a concerning situation. When they arrived officers encountered a man and woman at the house. The woman said the man was smoking and that she wanted him to leave but he had refused. The man told police his father was in the hospital and he had nowhere to go. The two agreed to stay in separate rooms for the night and the man agreed to leave in the morning. Police advised the woman to call for any further problems.

— EMS were called to Subway on West Chestnut Street to assist an employee who appeared to be having a stroke. The man told police on the scene he felt pain under his left arm and the report states his face was visibly drooping.

— A minor car accident on East Washington Street caused some light damage to two vehicles but there were no injuries reported. Shortly before 7 p.m. Nov. 26, Denise Swabey called police to her address when she backed out of her parking space and struck another vehicle. No citations were noted on the report.


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