– Deputies stationary at Union Ridge and Carmel Achor roads Friday afternoon noticed a vehicle northbound that coasted through a stop sign, with a license plate hanging in a downward position and an inoperable brake light. As deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, it reportedly gained speed until another vehicle seemed to assist them by driving down the center line so it could not pass. The vehicle was stopped at Dyke Road, and the driver, Rusty Altman, Cream Ridge Road, Lisbon, had a suspended driver’s license. According to reports, he was moving back and forth inside the vehicle and had his pants unbuttoned. K-9 officers Alan Young and Jesy arrived on the scene and Jesy alerted on the vehicle, where two burnt spoons were located. Altman was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and, during a search, officers reported finding he had a syringe in his underwear that Altman said he was unaware of. When asked the last time he used heroin, Altman reportedly told the deputies he had just shot up a bag. He was also charged with possessing drug abuse instruments.

– Barry Cooper, Heck Road, Columbiana, reported Saturday a black 2000 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a red 2000 Cat four-wheeler were stolen from his garage. He last saw them on Thursday.

– While at the Rogers Community Auction on Friday, Wilma Egress, Risveille, W.Va., had her wallet stolen from her friend’s vehicle. In addition to a credit card and identification items, the wallet contained $200.


– John W. Kelly was taken into custody after a chase through the Carmel Achor and Sprucevale areas of Middleton Township at about 5:30 p.m. Friday. The chase started on Union Ridge Road when deputies tried to stop the Cavalier for having expired plates. Kelly’s vehicle reached speeds of up to 75 mph, deputies said. Kelly allegedly ran one car off the road near the intersection of Carmel Achor and Sprucevale, and nearly hit the Rogers Elementary building when it went through the school lot. The car finally pulled into Carmel Achor Cemetery, where deputies caught up with the passenger, Theresa DeCapio. Kelly went running into the woods and was later taken into custody on state Route 7 south of Rogers.

– Janice Duncan, Haiti Road, Salineville, reported at 5:39 p.m. Friday harassment from Matt Swartz, who is reportedly accusing Duncan of turning him in to Children Services. Swartz also reportedly made a comment that he was going to burn her house down.

– Darlene Sinsley, South 12th Street, Beloit, reported at 6:08 p.m. Friday her BFI trash container was stolen again.

– Sheila Carmelo, Randel Road, Hanoverton, reported at 8:01 p.m. Friday her sister-in-law’s boyfriend, Cody Johnson, 21, state Route 644, Kensington, continued entering the house without knocking and reportedly threatened Carmelo earlier in the week. Johnson said he wanted to see his 3-year-old daughter, and since they would not come to the door, he let himself in. After Carmelo told him to leave to which Johnson refused and said he would keep coming back, Johnson was charged with criminal trespass.

– James Sosack, Sixteen School Road, Irondale, reported at 8:04 a.m. Saturday an unknown vehicle tore up his yard by doing doughnuts in the yard twice.

– A Shelby Road, Lisbon, man reported at 1:27 p.m. Saturday his 8-year-old son, who has ADHD, threw a cup at his 4-year-old brother before hitting him in the head. The deputy suggested the father seek professional help for his son.

– Stephany Bruderly, Walnut Street, Leetonia, reported at 3:23 p.m. Saturday several harassing messages via text and social media from Sheryl Laraski, the girlfriend of Bruderly’s ex-husband, directed toward Bruderly and her daughter.


-Anthony Perry, Rose Drive, Lisbon, was sitting in the parking lot at 1 p.m. Thursday when he saw a motor vehicle pull in and the driver put trash bags in the apartment complex Dumpster. Perry was able to obtain some identifying information from the trash for the deputy.

– Nickolas Hubbard, Riffle Road, New Waterford, reported Monday he has a protection order against Robert Lockhart, who allegedly drove past his home and then turned around in his driveway.


– Ella Shasteen, state Route 164, Lisbon, reported at 10:09 p.m. Wednesday someone was trespassing at a vacant home nearby. A dark-colored Ford Ranger left before deputies arrived with something large in the bed. Deputies checked the house and garage, but nothing appeared to be missing.

– Jessica Gullett, Buck Road, Alliance, reported at 8:49 p.m. Wednesday a friend had been living there, but she moved out about three weeks earlier and left some things there. Gullett had requested the friend only come back when she was home, but the friend reportedly came on Wednesday and started causing problems with Gullett’s mother. Deputies called the friend, who said she only wanted her belongings. Deputies made arrangements for the two to meet at Duke and Duchess on U.S. Route 62 and exchange items.

– Courtney Montalvo, Kirk Road, Columbiana, reported at 4:41 p.m. Wednesday she wanted to report her 14-year-old son ran away. He did not come home from school. Deputies called the mother of the boy’s girlfriend, who had not seen him either. The boy was found shortly thereafter at his uncle’s home nearby. The boy said he went there because no one was at his home when he got there.


– James Smith, Macklin Road, New Waterford, reported at 2:24 p.m. Tuesday in mid February Pay Pal/GE Capital contacted him regarding a $3,000 camera on his account. Shortly thereafter he began receiving letters from other bank institutions about someone attempting to open accounts in his name looking for some critical information to complete the accounts. The letters came from Citizen Bank, Virginia Capital Retail Bank, Capital One Bank, Barclay Card and Chase Bank. Smith reported he did not attempt to open any of the accounts, nor did he purchase or receive a camera. The delivery address for the camera was in Sedalia, Mo.


– Harold Hill, Y and O Road, Wellsville, reported at 8:42 p.m. Wednesday he returned home to find two tires flattened on his truck. His bedliner was in the middle of the driveway and blue barrels were scattered about the yard.

– Chrissy Werstler, Middle Beaver Road, Lisbon, reported at 12:12 p.m. Wednesday a man from Montana rented a camping lot on Dec. 31, signed a monthly agreement and paid $500 cash on that date. He then paid an additional $254 on Jan. 26 toward the total bill of $940 for rent and electricity. He then left on Feb. 3 without paying for the remaining balance of $187. He offered to mail it on Feb. 14, but the payment has not been received.

– Greg Chepke, state Route 14, East Palestine, reported at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday his company owns a building on state Route 14 and has a Lewis Realty sign posted at the business. The sign had been cut off the posts with a saw and was found leaning against the building.

– Sarah Snyder, Austintown, reported at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday she and Brock Mullins have a baby and while at his home on Stateline Road, Enon Valley, Pa., she and the father were arguing. His parents came and took the baby for a while until things calmed down. When she went to attempt to retrieve the baby, the grandparents told her they have an attorney and are in the process of getting custody. The grandparents live in East Palestine. Deputies explained Lawrence County, Pa., would be the proper jurisdiction due to the baby taken from the home in Enon Valley.

– Julie Duke, Jersey Ridge Road, Salem, reported her son was harassed while at Leetonia High School, where a photo was taken of him on March 11. Someone drew on his face and posted the artwork on Snap Chat.

– John Klem, an instructor at the county Career Center, reported at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday a female student was being disruptive in his class and he wanted her removed. She told deputies she was not feeling well, went to the nurses office and did not like it what the nurse had to say. When she went back to the room, Klem told her to take her test and she became upset, cursing and yelling at him. Deputies explained the importance of following rules and the incident will be handled through the school.

– Nancy Nichol, Trinity Church Road, Lisbon, reported at 1:15 a.m. Thursday she heard someone in her basement. A deputy and a state trooper checked the basement without finding anyone.

– Deputies responded to Bethel United Presbyterian Church, Steubenville Pike, Salineville, after receiving a hang up 911 call from there at 12:26 a.m. Thursday. A door was found to be unlocked, but everything inside appeared secure.

– Crystal Pugh, Y and O Road, Wellsville, reported at 8:43 p.m. Tuesday she thought someone took her 3-year-old boxer, Allie. Deputies went to speak with a neighbor who has a few dogs, but said he did not have Pugh’s dog. He was cooperative and let deputies check the area.

– Ashley Thrasher, state Route 39, Wellsville, reported at 8:17 p.m. Tuesday she and her boyfriend argued and he left before deputies arrived. She told deputies all was fine at that point.


– A domestic violence incident was reported at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday at a Pine Hollow Road, Rogers, home. Deputies spoke with John O’Hare, who said there was no domestic dispute, just a fight between two of the dogs which caused a commotion at the home. One of the dogs appeared injured.

– Gabriel Oatsvall of Sunland Construction reported at 2:12 p.m. Tuesday he works on the pipeline project on McCracken Road and on Tuesday a woman in a green Ford stopped, smiled and flipped off the traffic controller who was holding a stop sign. The controller radioed the workers in time to keep Oatsvall from being struck. Deputies tracked down the address for the vehicle’s plate and it turned out to be the home of the woman’s grandparents. She was contacted on Wednesday morning in Canfield and claims it was a misunderstanding, the sign was turned halfway and the man was waiving it as if flagging her on. Deputies warned her there are many construction sites in the area and she needs to be more cautious.

– Sherry Egli, South Bandy Road, Hanoverton, reported at 8:42 p.m. Tuesday they may have been scammed by someone calling her husband and attempting to sell them a program to speed up their computer. They are concerned about their personal information.

– Debra Barton, state Route 172, Hanoverton, reported at 10:31 p.m. Tuesday a suspicious man was standing behind the Guilford Lake Drive-Through and she heard two of the doors being shook. Deputies checked the area, but did not find him.

– John Smith, Depot Road, Lisbon, reported at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday sometime since Monday someone stole his box trailer, which was parked at the intersection of state Route 172 and Depot Road. He described it as a United box trailer, silver in color.


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– Victoria Peters, Case Road, Beloit, reported at 9:34 a.m. Sunday she was thrown to the ground and her car keys taken by her father. Deputies took her home from the neighbor’s. Her father told deputies he was trying to protect his daughter, who he claims is out of control. She decided to go with a family friend for the day.

– Leslie Davis, Jimtown Road, East Palestine, reported at 2:57 p.m. Friday she has a protection order against Dustin R. Foley, from whom she claims she has received about 200 text messages sent from several different phone numbers. None of the messages seemed threatening. Deputies went to a home on East Main Street, East Palestine, at 8 p.m. Friday to serve a warrant for Dustin R. Foley, charged with violating a protection order. He was also charged with resisting arrest for his actions when the warrant was being served. He slammed a cell phone off the ground. Davis reported the messages stopped after Foley was taken into custody.

– Haylie Garrett, South 12th Street, Beloit, reported at 6:01 p.m. Saturday her aunt wanted her out of the house, which is a family owned house. The aunt told deputies the house is owned by her mother, who is Haylie’s grandmother, who wants her out of the house. Deputies explained the proper procedures for having someone evicted.

– Charlie Gottardi, a manager at Agland, U.S. Route 62, Beloit, reported at 7:18 a.m. Friday when he arrived that morning, a garage door was found damaged and a one-ton truck had been driven out of the door. Nothing else appeared missing.

– Donna Ramsey, Rochester Road, East Rochester, reported at 5:13 p.m. Sunday her ex-boyfriend has been harassing her, driving up her road and going to the same shopping centers as her in Minerva and Carrollton. Deputies explained she should also notify the police in both those jurisdictions.

– A Salineville woman reported at 9 a.m. Saturday that someone she knows took her medication and refused to return it. That person told a deputy she took the medication to protect the woman, who she claimed was taking more than the prescribed amount of Ambien and Xanax and believed she was trying to harm herself. She said she would give the medication to woman’s grandfather who would give it to her mother once she arrived that day from California.

– Elana Morris, Lisa Lane, Lisbon, reported a burglary at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday. Ted Ingledue and his live-in girlfriend, Morris, reported between 7 and 10 a.m. someone entered their home while William Evans, 96, was at home asleep, and stole money out of Ingledue’s wallet in the bedroom.

– Tricia Seaman, state Route 45, Lisbon, reported at 10 a.m. Monday her boyfriend’s father, who is also her landlord, moved into her home and started removing fixtures and outlets. She was concerned about the exposed wires being dangerous for her children. Seaman noted her boyfriend’s father had contacted them at the beginning of the year and stated he and his girlfriend would be moving into the home, so his son and Seaman needed to move out.

– A domestic dispute and a hangup call reportedly came from a Waterford Road address at 1:12 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies found Hawana Dennison, who said she and her husband argued and he left. By telephone, the husband told deputies he went to his office to cool down. There were no marks on Hawana Dennison, who he admitted to moving out of his way so he could leave.

– Tom Colella, Hawkins Road, New Waterford, reported at 9:19 p.m. Monday there was a car stuck down in his field. Deputies spoke to Austin David Gribben, who said he was delivering for Pizza Hut, was following GPS directions and got stuck trying to turn around. Deputies pushed the vehicle out of the field.

– Gladys Miller, Montgomery Road, Kensington, reported at 1:02 p.m. Monday she found out someone is using her phone number to solicit money from people. She has not used her phone, but she was notified by Twinsburg police about the solicitations.

– Two people were reportedly screaming in the parking lot of the Beverage Barn at 1:27 p.m. Monday. Deputies found two people, who said they argued, but all was well. Deputies reminded them to keep the noise down.

– Deputies checked Lisa Lane for excessive vehicles reported on the roadway at 8:35 p.m. Monday. No vehicles were located.

– Kathy McLain, Whipporwill, Hanoverton, reported ATVs on the roadway at 6:31 p.m. Monday. McLain said the ATVs are on the roadway all the time, including state Route 172, and the last few times the riders had guns with them. Deputies went to a home on Gurlea to speak with the owners and noticed four deer heads in a green tote box under a blue Blazer. Deputies gave information about the deer to Ohio Department of Natural Resources wildlife officer Jesse Janosik. No one was found to be at the home.

– Anthony Burt, Boardman, asked deputies to check on his mother at 9:39 p.m. Monday. She was taken from her home on Columbiana-New Waterford Road, Columbiana, by Columbiana EMS to the Salem Regional Medical Center.

– Deputies spoke to a caregiver at a Beard Road facility at 5:35 p.m. Monday after one of the women being cared for there has called the sheriff’s department many times, calls which are not emergencies. The caregiver told deputies it is the caseworker’s job to take a phone from one of the patients. Deputies only asked the caregivers to monitor them better.

– Amy Bulick, Tomahawk Drive, Negley, reported at 2:48 p.m. Monday she signed into her Home Savings bank account and found there were three charges to her account she did not make to an online gaming store.


Harold Backer, Oak Street, Lisbon, reported at 9 a.m. Saturday mailboxes and a sign on his property were vandalized several times over the last few weeks.

– Calvin Marshall, Woodland Drive, Columbiana, reported at 2:45 p.m. Saturday the temporary tag on his 2011 white Chevy Cruz was gone.

– Erica Blevins, Georgetown Road, reported at 9:20 a.m. Saturday her house and car were egged and the front of her home was paintballed during the night, and it was not the first incidence.

– Troy Kinser, Bowman Road, Knox Township, reported at 9:15 a.m. Saturday his neighbor’s horse was on his property damaging his yard and it was not the first time it has happened. A deputy spoke with Kenny Ball who said he had problems with his fence and the horse got out but it was back in and he was going to fix the fence so it wouldn’t get out anymore.

– A deputy responded to 47855 Carmel Achor Road, Rogers, at 1:53 p.m. Friday after a man reported he was assaulted by his brother, Timmy Young. The man said Young chased him with a board that had nails sticking out, had choked him and knelt on his right arm and hit him numerous times on the left side of the head. The caller was taken to Salem hospital and the deputy found Young at Lake Tomahawk and took him to the county jail without incident.

– Tonya Robinson, state Route 45, Lisbon, reported at 4:16 p.m. Saturday Sheila Holloway was on her property without permission.

– David J. Samora, 34, Grant Street, Lisbon, was arrested for OVI after a deputy found his vehicle backed into a ditch on Steubenville Pike in Center Township at 8:13 p.m. Saturday. The crash investigation was turned over to the Highway Patrol.

– Victoria Peters, Case Road, Beloit, reported at 9:34 a.m. Sunday she was thrown to the ground and had her car keys taken by her father. A deputy spoke with the man who said that she was out of control and he was trying to protect her from herself. Victoria said she only wanted the keys so she could leave but agreed to leave with a family friend for the day instead, which her father had no problem with.


– A possible fight between a man and woman was reported at 10:39 p.m. Tuesday on Beeson Mill Road in Fairfield Township. No people or fighting, however, were found upon investigation.

– Scott Greaves, Wallace Road, East Palestine, reported a burglary at 11:19 a.m. Friday. After investigation, he learned his son, who has behavioral problems, ransacked his house and flipped over the television before going to school. The boy’s mother also said the child admitted to ransacking the house.

– Bill Clark, state Route 644, Kensington, reported at 12:45 p.m. Friday his neighbor’s chickens ran loose. A deputy later advised Clark there is no ordinance against chickens running loose according to the Ohio Revised Code.

– John Rudish, state Route 30, Minerva, reported a domestic dispute between him and his daughter, Jasmine Rudish, 19, at 1:31 p.m. Friday. John said she yelled at him because he apparently would not be home to watch her 4-year-old nephew. Jasmine contended she was pushed out the door by John, but was not injured. Both declined to press charges.

– Kinsey Barbato, Jimtown Road, East Palestine, reported at 6:45 p.m. Friday she was kicked out of her boyfriend’s house and was not allowed to have her $1,200 bed back. A deputy took her it was a civil matter.

– Pam Amatangelo, Mountz Road, Minerva, reported at 9:13 p.m. Friday people in a vehicle was paintballing homes. A deputy did not see the vehicle but did see several homes vandalized.

– Ruth Houshour, state Route 172, Hanoverton, reported at 11:26 p.m. Friday she heard a girl locked out of her home and asked to be let back in. Deputies were unable to hear anything.

– Deputy Caleb Wycoff reported at 11:37 p.m. Friday he struck a deer on state Route 172 in Hanover Township while traveling to a call. No damage was done to the vehicle.

– Robert Soules, Country Club Drive, Salem, reported at 12:42 a.m. Saturday a taxi driver was in his driveway, but neither Soules nor his wife scheduled a taxi which angered the driver, John Keenan of Yellow Cab of Akron. Keenan said he received a call to be at Soules’ address and to call his cell phone if there were any problems.


– Bruce Newlin, Ganders Flat Road, Lisbon, reported Saturday his and his neighbor’s mailboxes were vandalized. It appeared holes had been shot into both, he reported.

– A deputy responded to Lisbon Road Saturday for a report of four-wheelers on the roadway but after patrolling and sitting stationary in the area, he found none.

– Tammy Dillon, Big Pine Key, asked deputies for a welfare check on her father, who lives on Pancake-Clarkson Road in Middleton Township, saying she had not been able to reach him for several days. Deputies found her father to be fine but also found the ringer on his phone had been turned off. They called and advised Dillon of their findings.

– Twylla Hawk, Rochester Road, East Rochester, reported Saturday she was removing a pair of overalls from a tree and found a container with drug paraphernalia inside. Deputies destroyed the paraphernalia, noting there was no suspect at the scene.

– Michele Buck, County Line Road, Columbiana, reported Sunday vehicles driving through her yard, which she said is the sixth time, with damage escalating each time. She was unable to obtain a description of the vehicle.

– While on patrol, a deputy discovered a vehicle in the ditch at Egypt and Butcher roads. The owner, Shannon Bevis, Florence, Ala., arrived on the scene and reported he left to find help to try and pull out his vehicle. The vehicle was extracted from the ditch with no damage.


– The security alarm went off at the home of Daniel Brown, state Route 517, Lisbon, at 11:36 a.m. Thursday. A deputy arrived to find the rear door slightly ajar, but there were no footprints in the fresh snow, leading the deputy to conclude the door had likely blown open.