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POLICE LOG:

County Sheriff

— Deputies responded to the 7700 block of Lowmiller Road, at 8:14 p.m. Wednesday June 22 for a vehicle fire in the roadway. The driver of the vehicle was cited by Ohio State Highway Patrol for OVI and failure to control, and transported to Columbiana County Jail for outstanding warrants.

— A deputy responded to a Grant Street residence at 8:17 p.m. Thursday for a medical call. Deputy spoke with a woman who had cut her ankle, deputy determined the woman was fine.

— A deputy responded to a Campbell Road residence at 11:47 p.m. Friday for a domestic dispute. The couple signed a refusal.

— Deputies responded to a Walnut Street residence at 11:19 p.m. Saturday for a disturbance. Upon arrival both parties had already departed and deputies were informed the issue would likely continue elsewhere. Deputies contacted the original caller who claimed the father of her children had acted out and caused a scene, and sprayed gravel on her mother vehicle when he left. There did not appear to be any damage to the vehicle. The caller said there was no physical contact, and that there was currently no problem, and that there would not be one that night.

Highway Patrol

— Robert W. Brewer, Atwater, was cited with operating a motor vehicle without reasonable control and failure to control after swerving to miss a deer on Smith Road at 9:44 p.m. Thursday. The report stated that he swerved off the road and struck a tree, turning the truck and trailer on its side. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene, but Brewer had no injuries.

— Brookelynn A. Frantz, Berry Road Northeast, Kensington, was cited with operating a vehicle without reasonable control, failure to control, a seat belt violation, and hit-skip after taking a turn on state Route 172 too fast and overcorrecting. The overcorrection caused her to hit a fence, three parked cars and a Guilford Lake sign at 6:14 p.m. June 22. The report stated that Frantz was “scared of getting in trouble” and asked the vehicle’s owner, her grandmother, to come to the scene and pretend that she had been driving the vehicle while Frantz took her son to Salem Hospital. She then allegedly left the hospital before he could be treated because he “was not injured”. The grandmother originally tried to say that she had been run off the road by a black car, but eventually admitted that Frantz had been driving and there was no other vehicle involved. According to written and verbal statements, no one was injured in the crash. The report also stated that it was determined that Frantz was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

— Corbin C. Detwiler, Walnut Street, Rogers, was cited with operating a vehicle without reasonable control and OVI at 9:16 p.m. Thursday after running off the right side of state Route 154, striking a ditch, overturning and coming to rest partially back on the road. The report stated that Detwiler was found to be intoxicated and later refused to submit to a breath test. According to his written statement, he claimed that a red compact car had swerved left of center and forced him to run off the road, but there was no evidence of another vehicle being involved in the crash. The vehicle sustained disabling damaging and had to be towed from the scene, but Detwiler suffered no injuries.

— Morgan N. Roush, Allison Street, East Liverpool, was cited with improper use of turn and stop signals after making an improper lane change on state Route 11 and striking another vehicle at 2:41 p.m. Friday. Roush claimed she did not see the other vehicle when changing lanes. Both vehicleswere driven away from the scene, and the drivers sustained no injuries.

— Jacob Lanoux, Bayard Road, Minerva, was cited with operating a vehicle without reasonable control, OVI and failure to control, along with being arrested on a warrant, after driving off the left side of state Route 172 and striking a utility pole at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, then driving away before his vehicle caught fire. He claimed that his tire blew, which caused him to strike the pole, but there was no evidence of a tire being blown. According to the report, the vehicle was completely destroyed by fire and had to be towed from the scene. Lanoux escaped without any injuries.

— An unknown individual was fleeing an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper on Courtney Road at 6:24 a.m. June 15. The driver reportedly drove off the left side of the road, re-entered the road, then drove off the right side of the road, striking a ditch and tree brush. The report stated that the driver and passenger fled on foot after crashing the car. The driver was not caught and his identity is not known at this time. The report also stated that the car had been stolen, and had been crashed earlier in the pursuit as well. The driver reportedly attempted to make a left turn onto Courtney Road from Johnson Road at 6:14 a.m., drove off the right side of the roadway, struck two parked cars and a ditch, then continued to flee west. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene, and the passenger suffered no injuries.

— James P. Defrank, Niles, was cited with operating a vehicle without reasonable control after driving off the left side of state Route 11, overcorrecting and striking a guardrail on the right side of the roadway. The report stated that Defrank continued north on state Route 11 until he reached the offramp and parked in the Marlboro Towing lot. The vehicle sustained disabling damage and had to be towed, and Defrank suffered a suspected minor injury. The passenger with him sustained no injuries.

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