Police Reports


— A caller from the 400 block of South Union Avenue reported at 8:04 a.m. Saturday that a big red truck traveling north on South Union struck the side mirror of an unoccupied truck parked on the side of the street. Police were unable to locate the suspect vehicle. An officer made contact with the owner of the vehicle that was struck and advised him about the accident.

— Carlos Berrara Tomas, 23, of Alabama Avenue, Sebring, was charged with assault, a first-degree misdemeanor, and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called for a large fight in the area of Hawley Avenue and Cleveland Street. Officers saw several people yelling and they were separated. Officers spoke to a male and female who reside in the 200 block of Hawley and the woman said she was assaulted by another man, reporting there had been an earlier incident when two males from across the street came onto her property and her husband went out to tell them to leave. While she was outside, one of the males asked them to fight and then he pushed her. No injury was reported. Two other people at the scene reported seeing the male push the woman. Officers made contact with the male in question and two people who were with him and were told the woman and her husband were aggressive towards them and pushed them. The male who pushed the woman was charged after statements were obtained.

— Police responded to a car horn going off in the 200 block of Hawley Avenue at 2:44 a.m. Saturday. Officers found a person in the driver’s seat continuously using the horn. She said she was trying to get her boyfriend’s attention because she was ready to go home. Police determined that she had consumed alcohol and she would not be permitted to drive. She was allowed to stay at her boyfriend’s brother’s house for the evening.

— Officers responded at 12:31 a.m. Saturday to Salem Regional Medical Center for a report of a person in the emergency room waiting area who was sleeping and had a knife on them. The man told officers he was waiting to obtain a ride home. He was not causing a problem nor did he threaten anyone. He agreed to give his knife to security staff, which will return it when he obtains his ride and leaves.

— Chanse Allison, 21, of 205 S. Howard Ave., and Lacey Shasteen, 21, of the same address, were each charged with domestic violence and transported to the Columbiana County jail after police were called to the residence at 12:25 a.m. Saturday for a domestic dispute. The female said she and her ex-boyfriend, who she recently broke up with, got into a physical altercation and they were arguing and he refused to let her leave the room. She said he grabbed her around the waist and scratched her left leg, with several scratches observed. Officers later located the male at a Rose Avenue address. He said the female jumped on top of him, pulled his hair and punched him. He had red/purple bruising on his left ribcage and scratches.

— Police were called to Dunkin’ Donuts off of South Cunningham Road at 12:04 a.m. Saturday for a car vs. pedestrian incident in the parking lot. The male victim said he was having issues with occupants inside the vehicle and while the vehicle was moving, he jumped onto the vehicle and was then dragged. Fire department first responders and KLG were notified to check the male for injuries. He refused to go to the hospital with KLG and had arranged for a family member to take him instead. Officers later spoke to the occupants of the vehicle who said the male jumped on the vehicle due to prior issues. They did not want to pursue charges.

— An officer on patrol at 12:03 a.m. Saturday came across a suspicious vehicle in Waterworth Memorial Park after hours. The people were advised of the park hours and told to leave. There was a similar incident at Centennial Park at 10:58 p.m. Friday, with the driver advised of park hours.

— A caller at 9:56 p.m. Friday reported a suspicious white Ford truck going to businesses in the 1700 block of Salem Parkway West. The caller said he saw the truck before at a business. Officers made contact with the male in the truck at the end of Salem Parkway West and he advised he was going through the trash receptacles. The caller was an employee of one of the businesses and said he didn’t want the man returning. The man appeared to only have trash items in the truck. He was told not to return and that he had to get permission from businesses to enter their properties.

— Dana McGilvary, 35, of 705 E. Fifth St., was taken into custody for an active warrant for failure to appear on an operating a vehicle under the influence offense after an officer on patrol spotted her at Walmart and knew about the active warrant at 7:06 p.m. Friday. The officer made contact and told her about the warrant. She said she was at the store with her elderly grandmother and two small children. Due to the circumstances with her children, she was given a ride to her home to obtain items needed for her children and the grandmother took the items and the children. The woman was processed at the police station and turned over to a Columbiana County sheriff’s deputy.

— Police were called to Walmart at 6:16 p.m. Friday for a juvenile issue. The juveniles had been asked to leave the store and came back. When police arrived, they had already left.

— Police responded at 4:52 p.m. Friday to the 600 block of Snyder Road where a mother was reportedly having trouble with her special needs son. KLG also arrived. The child calmed down and was taken home by a family member.

— A man in the 700 block of Franklin Avenue reported at 3:41 p.m. Friday that someone used his identity to get electric to a residence in Inkster, Mich. for $600. He wanted a report to give to a collection agency.

— A man in the 900 block of Jones Drive called at 3:18 p.m. Friday regarding an incident that occurred while he was crossing the street in front of his residence and he could hear a taxi cab revving its engine and estimated it was traveling at least 40 mph. He said he called the cab company and asked if they were the ones traveling fast in a residential area almost hitting him. The male driver commented about him standing in the middle of the street. He also said the driver used vulgarities. The officer said he would handle the situation since cabs register in the city. The caller was thankful since he was worried about the children getting off the bus shortly and said there was no way the cab driver would have been able to control a stop at that speed.

— An anonymous caller at 2:48 p.m. Friday reported comments put on social media from a known male. He wanted it documented.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported someone left without paying for $17 worth of fuel.

— A woman on East Fourth Street reported at 12:01 p.m. Friday that her ex-boyfriend was sending her harassing text messages. She was vague on what was being sent and was given advice on how to handle the situation.

— Police were called at 11:52 a.m. Friday to the 1000 block of West Perry Street to check the well-being of a female after someone reported not being able to make contact. The fire department was able to gain entry and the female was not home.

— A woman on East Fourth Street reported at 9:54 a.m. Friday that someone was illegally dumping garbage into her roll-off dumpster behind her residence. An attempt was made to contact the neighbors but no one was home.

— A woman on Merle Road reported a possible scam at 8:17 a.m. Friday, saying an unknown female ordered multiple items from a local Avon representative via email. The female sent a cashier’s check for six times the amount of the bill and gave the woman instructions to cash the check and then take the remaining money and send Walmart gift cards to an out-of-state location.


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