– Ronald O. Baker Jr., 40, Scotts Mill Road, Rogers, was charged Saturday afternoon with domestic violence after his mother, Pat Scarlet, Wellsville, reported he had assaulted his fiancee, Starlyne M. Reed, 44, same address. Deputies spoke with Reed, who said Baker was highly intoxicated and choked her, also slamming her to the ground. Deputies reported seeing blood on Reed’s mouth, arm and clothing.

– Ayln Gorby, state Route 170, Negley, reported Sunday morning her husband, Edward, had been in a fight with Dolan Stanford and soon afterward began receiving texts from Stanford’s brother, James Spirlock, threatening to harm her husband’s 14-year-old son. Spirlock reportedly told deputies he had made the threat but wasn’t really going to do anything. He was advised that it was up to his brother to report to the sheriff’s office about being beaten up and that Spirlock could get into trouble by making threats.

– Carol Ergel, Spillway Road, complained Sunday morning of loud music at the Guilford Grille, which had a band. Deputies spoke to employees, who said the band was shutting down for the night.

– William Dunn, Pueblo Lane, Columbiana, reported a loud party on Metz Road Saturday morning. Deputies checked and found everything quiet and no one about.

– Scott Hart, Maple Hill Road, Salineville, reported Sunday morning a vehicle stopped at the end of his lane and someone inside fired two shots then the vehicle continued on into the village. Deputies found two bullet holes in a speed limit sign.

– Mandy Hays, Pine Hollow Road, Rogers, called about a person yelling, and deputies spoke with a man and woman who said they had had a loud argument with no threats or physical violence.

– Glenna Barrett, Y&O Road, East Liverpool, told deputies Sunday morning she found the 17-year-old boy for whom she has been appointed legal guardian had drank three beers after she went to bed. Barrett also said she has had trouble with him taking items and having snuff that he is not allowed to have. She asked to have a deputy speak with the boy, but the deputy said it would have to be when the boy was sober.

– Gerald Lutes, Mayfair Avenue, Minerva, reported Sunday morning two vehicles ransacked, with numerous CDs, loose change and binoculars taken.

– Maureen Skinner of Arizona reported Saturday her parents had advised that a Kubota tractor was taken from property she owns on Peace Valley Road in Middleton Township. Copper pipe had also been stolen from the building, and deputies reported it appeared someone had been staying inside at some point.

– James McVay, Lisa Lane, Hanoverton, reported Sunday a man he knows is calling and threatening to kill him and burn down his house.

– Steve Nelder, Park View Drive, Lisbon, reported Thomas Henry has been threatening him and other neighbors, blaming them for turning him into the Humane Society of Columbiana County about his animals. Deputies advised Henry that they had notified the HSCC about his horses being loose on state Route 172 and Depot Road. Henry told deputies he still thinks someone is cutting his fence, allowing his horses to escape.


– Bill Gray, McCann Road, reported signs of his stating financial records of United Local School District were stolen from inside and outside Thomas’ Market on state Route 9.

-Lisa Hall, Bacon Avenue, East Palestine, reported a man she has been dating is driving by her home. She said the man has assaulted her in the past, and she is attempting to break off the relationship. Hall was advised she will have to tell the man she doesn’t want contact with him before deputies can get involved.

– Mikhaila Hedge, Grafton Road, Leetonia, reported the passenger window broken out of her vehicle while it was parked in her driveway.


– Deputies were alerted by a passerby of a woman walking on Lisbon Road toward Franklin Square at 2:04 a.m. Sunday. Deputies found the woman, Deanna Long of Washingtonville, who was upset and crying. Long said she and her boyfriend were drinking at Lock 24 and got into an argument. They left in her vehicle, but her boyfriend stopped in front of McKinley Elementary, made her get out and then drove away. Deputies suggested she file a report with Lisbon police in the morning, which she did at 4:17 a.m. Long added that her boyfriend had been calling her and refusing to bring her car back and threatening to crash it. Police even overheard when she received a call and a male voice threatened to turn something “into a jigsaw puzzle.” Long contacted police when her boyfriend arrived in Washingtonville, but he did not have her car, would not tell her where it was and refused to give her back the keys. Lisbon police suggested she contact Washingtonville police.

– Jen Sasin, Canton, reported at 11:56 a.m. Sunday she was at a friend’s home, Heather Anderson, U.S. Route 30, East Rochester, and someone smashed a beer bottle against the tire of her vehicle while it was parked in front of Anderson’s garage.

– Dan Winski, state Route 39, Wellsville, reported at 9:05 a.m. Sunday his ex-wife had refused to allow him visitation despite court papers granting him visitation on his birthday. Deputies spoke to his ex-wife, Judy, by phone and she claimed Dan Winski kept their child on her birthday so she was keeping her on his.

– Lori Mattern, Sprucevale Road, Rogers, reported at 12:02 p.m. Sunday there are two pellet holes in the back of her tailgate. She does not know when it happened.


– Dana Arter, state Route 172, Lisbon, reported a loose brown and white stallion walking around the intersection of state Route 172 and Depot Road at 7:16 a.m. Saturday. Her husband, Aaron Arter corralled the horse and went over to the home where they believed the horse owner lives, but no one was there. A note was left for the owner to call deputies about where to find his horse.

– William Cornwell, Hawkins Road, East Palestine, reported a fight between his two sons at 1:53 p.m. Saturday. The younger son had reportedly knocked on the other boy’s door and when he opened the door, grabbed him by the neck. The younger boy also reportedly broke the handle off the cold water faucet. The younger son was taken to Tobin Center, where he had just been released from last week.

– Tony Hilton, Bacon Avenue, East Palestine, reported at 1:45 p.m. Saturday he believes he is being harassed by the manager of Roseland Apartments, where he received a letter from urging him not to return or face prosecution. Hilton told deputies his mother lives there and he goes to see his mother. Deputies confirmed from Hilton the notice is valid and suggested he call his mother and meet her elsewhere if they want to visit.


– Charles Van Giesen, Hunters Camp Road, Lisbon, reported at 7:47 a.m. Wednesday his 15-year-old daughter was not in her room when he went to awaken her at 5 a.m. for school. She had reportedly run away on several occasions in the past and usually returns within 48 hours. Deputies questioned the mother of a Lisbon High School student who she has been known to spend time with, but the boy’s mother stated her son was in school and she has not seen the girl. The parents were going to file unruly charges.

– Mark Johnson, Y Camp Road, Lisbon, reported at 6:19 p.m. Tuesday there were four-wheelers on the roadway. Deputies sat in the area for several minutes, but saw no one.


– Ron Venezia Jr., Rogers, reported at 12:42 p.m. Sunday he was being harassed and threatened on Facebook by a man he knows.

– Charlene Thompson, Thomas Road, Lisbon, reported at 9:44 a.m. Sunday someone entered her storage shed and vehicle overnight, although no items appeared to be missing.

– Delores McVay, Main Street, Kensington, reported at 10:15 a.m. Sunday her husband whom she is currently separated from showed up at the home and came inside. She told a deputy he used to live there but isn’t currently and that she asked him to leave but was concerned he might return. No violence was reported.


– Jane Barker, Virginia Avenue, New Waterford, reported at 2:35 p.m. Saturday her neighbor’s dog was barking.

– George Ross, Kirk Road, Columbiana, reported at noon Saturday his mailbox was damaged.

– Sue Hippley, Hartley Road, Salem, reported at 9 a.m. Saturday someone broke into her house.

– Jim Rambo, Signal Road, Columbiana, reported at 9 a.m. Saturday his mailbox was damaged.

– Ruth Guthrie, Winona Road, Salem, reported at 7:58 a.m. Saturday her mailbox was damaged.

– Dave Gatchel, Fairfield School Road, Leetonia, reported at 11:26 a.m. Saturday his mailbox was knocked of its post and smashed.

– Steve Mays reported at 11:13 a.m. Saturday his 29-foot Holliday camper parked at his property on state Route 518 was stripped of its siding and copper wire.

– Ross Bartholow, North Shore Drive, Beloit, reported at 2:59 Friday his neighbor who has a protection order against him began yelling at him when he got out of his car.


– April Stoll, state Route 164, Lisbon, reported Sunday being assaulted by her sister while at their parents’ home on Salem Grange Road. Stoll said her sister grabbed her by the throat, threw her against the bathroom wall and struck her in the head and face. Her parents had to intervene twice. She wasn’t certain what she wanted to do, according to deputies, who said Stoll indicated she will consider the option given to her.

– A caller reported driving by a gravel parking lot at the corner of Teegarden and Depot roads and seeing a Dodge Dakota that had been extensively damaged. The vehicle is owned by Leslie Bhe, state Route 30, Lisbon, a trucker who parks there. The vehicle had damage to windows, hood, headlights, tail lights, mirrors and the dashboard, with the radio also missing. The owner was contacted and the vehicle was towed.

– Lisa Clark, Pancake-Clarkson Road, Rogers, reported Saturday a man who lives on her road shot her dog while it was in his field. The dog warden is investigating the incident. The report did not indicate whether the dog was killed.

-Gale Allen, Fife Coal Road, Wellsville, reported Sunday morning a small, dark-colored car pulled in front of the driveway and someone inside threw two Styrofoam cups of nails into the driveway. Allen said his son told him it was a person with whom he has been having problems, but he had no proof of that.

– John Flask, state Route 558, Leetonia, reported seeing a suspicious man on the phone at Breezeway Mobile Manor. Deputies discovered the man was arguing with a family member on the phone and told him to take his argument elsewhere.

– A Washingtonville man reported he may have accidentally cut off another driver, who began yelling and threatening to kill him. The man got out of his truck at one point. Deputies left a card on the truck of the other driver, directing him to call them.

-Leslie Cunningham, South 12th Street, Beloit, called to report suspicious burning, but deputies found the neighbor to be cooking maple syrup, with sap collecting buckets visible on the trees. No suspicious activity was found, according to reports.

Highway Patrol

– While eastbound on Buck Road Friday, Kirby N. Wilt, 19, South 15th Street, Sebring, reportedly crossed the center line, went off the road, striking a ditch and embankment before rolling over. He was flown by Stat MedEvac helicopter to St. Elizabeth Medical Center and will be charged once released from the hospital, according to reports. His passenger, Andrew D. Weingart, 15, West Michigan Avenue, Sebring, was transported by Sebring Fire EMS to Mercy Hospital.

– A vehicle driven by Debra J. Blazer, 57, First Street, Hanoverton, was reportedly struck from the rear by a vehicle driven by Rodney H. VanFossen, 48. Union Avenue S.E., Minerva, while Blazer was stopped southbound on state Route 9. VanFossen left the scene without exchanging information with Blazer but was located and charged with OVI, assured clear distance and hit-skip.

– Bryant W. Nestor, 23, Glasgow Road, Salineville, was charged Wednesday with failure to control and OVI after his southbound vehicle reportedly went off state Route 9, striking an embankment and tree. He was transported by family to St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

– While stopped eastbound on state Route 165 Friday, a vehicle driven by Willard H. Leake III, 18, state Route 14, New Waterford, was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Ronald K. Miller, 7, Metz Road, New Waterford. Miller was transported to Salem Community Hospital by East Palestine Fire EMS and was cited for assured clear distance.


– Thomas L. Peterson, 48, St. Jacob-Logtown Road, Leetonia, was arrested by village police for criminal trespass Saturday after reportedly being found at Applegrove Apartments.

– Alyvia Blankenship, no address listed, reported two holes punched in her right rear tire at Smith Oil. She had to leave the vehicle at the gas station until Saturday morning.

– Officers were advised of a highly intoxicated man walking around the parking lot at the Valley View gas station but when they arrived, they found Scott Gaume of Indiana was intoxicated but not exhibiting any disorderly behavior. He told officers his buddy kicked him out of a vehicle and he just needed to get back to where he is staying. The Valley View clerk was unaware he was in the parking lot, according to reports. Officers transported him to a Maple Street address.

– Caitlin Gaines, 21, East Lincoln Way, reported being bitten by a German shepherd-type dog while walking her own dog on Pritchard Street. She suffered bleeding wounds to her pinky finger and stomach area and told officers three men managed to get the dog off her. Officers went to the Pritchard Street residence from which the dog came but got no response. They had the dispatcher call and leave a message for the owner to call. Officers later spoke with Donny Henthorne, who said his dogs had been inside the house all day, but he was advised to bring the dog’s vaccination and license records to the police station, which he did.

– An officer was advised by a passerby that someone in a white van was throwing rocks into a yard on Maple Street near the Morning Journal. The passerby also told officers there was a person in the yard with some type of weapon. The officer located the van and advised the person inside to stop throwing rocks.

– Officers were advised by Toney Brock, North Jefferson Street that his brother, Wayne Brock, had assaulted him by punching him in the face after a letter was sent to both police and his brother regarding Toney Brock. When contacted by police, Wayne Brock refused to come to the police station to talk to officers about the situation and was cautioned that charges could be filed.

-Tag Lewis, no address listed, reported being followed by his son from Boardman, saying his son is causing him problems.

-An Applegrove Apartments resident called Sunday to say her Tinker Bell hat is missing and that she believes people are entering her home and taking things, also harming her cat.