— Chadwick Richoz, 42, of 185 E. Main St., Washingtonville, was taken into custody at 5:11 a.m. Tuesday on a warrant for criminal trespassing after police checked a residence in the 500 block of Columbia Street for him. He was turned over to a Columbiana County sheriff’s deputy.

— Nicole Haynes, 30, of 1374 S. Lincoln Ave., was charged with criminal damaging and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called to the 500 block of Columbia Street at 3:37 a.m. Tuesday for a disturbance outside a home between a male and female. The report said the female wanted to stay at the residence because she had nowhere else to go. The male, who lives there and used to be in a relationship with the female, said she picked up a section of bed frame outside in the yard and struck the hood of a car in the driveway, denting and chipping the paint. She admitted to causing the damage and was taken into custody.

— Police responded at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of Rose Avenue for a follow-up to an earlier call for people to be removed. The caller said the homeowner was staying in his residence. Police spoke to the homeowner who said it was ok for people to be at his apartment. Due to the person showing signs of withdrawal from illegal narcotics, the fire department and KLG ambulance responded. Officers located two straws on scene that may have been used for narcotics and seized the paraphernalia for testing. The male voluntarily was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— A resident in the 900 block of South Lundy Avenue reported at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday that someone knocked on his door but when he looked, no one was there. Police found no one in the area.

— Police were called at 11:52 p.m. Monday to the 200 block of Vine Avenue for suspicious activity. A man wanted officers to remove all people from his friend’s apartment. He was told the homeowner would need to tell officers that, but officers said they would speak to the people. One person said the homeowner said it was ok for him to be there. Another person who was there gave officers permission to search his backpack and his person, with no contraband found.

— An intoxicated male came to the station at 11:46 p.m. Monday and said he needed a ride home. He was in a wheelchair and was told the police cruiser could not accommodate him and his wheelchair to provide a ride. His father was contacted and picked him up.

— A caller at 11:43 p.m. Monday reported a vehicle traveling west on East State Street was producing sparks underneath, then traveled south on Cunningham. The vehicle was not found.

— A drive-thru employee at Taco Bell, 1872 E. State St., reported at 11:01 p.m. Monday that they noticed a driver hiding a glass bottle possibly containing an alcoholic beverage, then traveled west on East State Street. Officers located the vehicle at a residence and spoke to the driver, but had negative signs of impairment or a glass bottle.

— Loud music was reported coming from a vehicle in the 1800 block of Whinnery Road at 10:22 p.m. Monday, but was not found.

— Police responded at 10:04 p.m. Monday to the 900 block of South Lundy Avenue for a dispute without threats or violence. A female said the male took her cell phone and would not return it. The male said both phones are in his name. He agreed to return the phone she was using to alleviate the problem. The female left for the night.

— Allen Vancooney, 23, of 922 S. Union Ave., was charged with obstructing official business and taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of operating a vehicle under the influence after police were called for suspicious activity at 9:09 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of East Sixth Street. A caller said two people were entering a garage and did not reside there. Police located the two people and the male ultimately lied about his identity. Officers knew the person and knew he had an active warrant out of Columbiana County. The homeowner said the two people had permission to be there. The male was taken to the county jail.

— Maribeth Vineyard Paytas, 38, of 701 Bethel Drive, was charged with obstructing official business and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called at 9:01 p.m. Monday for suspicious persons outside Coaches, 635 E. State St., consuming alcohol and talking about fighting each other. Officers made contact with the people and a female who was intoxicated and consuming alcohol on public property. The report said she lied multiple times about her identity and refused to provide satisfactory proof of her identity.

— Police were called at 8:34 p.m. Monday to Centennial Park for a report of a suspicious person. A woman told officers a male approximately 50 years old was going around the park trying to touch children on their heads and backs and saying odd things. Police were unable to find the person≥ The incident is under investigation.

— A residential alarm was reported at 4:22 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of North Union Avenue, with police finding an open door. Officers and a K-9 cleared the residence. The homeowner arrived and nothing was found out of place.

— A dog was reported unattended in a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot on East State Street at 4:03 p.m. Monday. Police found the vehicle parked under a tree in the shade. All four windows were cracked 2 inches or more and the interior did not feel too hot.

— A dog was reported at large in the 600 block of Newgarden Avenue at 2:23 p.m. Monday. The owner was contacted and retrieved the dog, receiving a warning that a citation will be issued next time.

— A wallet found on Prospect was turned over to police at 11:58 a.m. Monday and returned to the owner. Another wallet found in the area of South Union and Ridgewood was placed in the property drawer after attempts were made to contact the owner but numbers were not valid.

— Police were called at 11:27 a.m. Monday to the 200 block of Penn for a person on the ground. Officers found the person had been assisted by good samaritans. Fire department first responders checked the person, who refused medical treatment.

— Police were requested by KLG at Salem Regional Medical Center for a disturbed person who made comments indicating self-harm at 7:56 a.m. Monday. The person was pink-slipped, or ordered to be taken in for evaluation.

— An anonymous caller at 7:54 a.m. Monday reported yelling between a male and female in the 400 block of Continental. A female told police her boyfriend was just taken to the hospital because he was choking and she called 911 and was being loud on the phone due to the circumstances. Officers confirmed what she said with the hospital.

— A man in the 500 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 7:13 a.m. Monday that he allowed a person to stay at his home for a few days and the person stole money out of his wallet in the morning and fled. The incident was under investigation.


— Police were called to the 700 block of North Market Street in response to a loud music complaint at 10:34 a.m. Monday. The music was not loud, and the person agreed to keep it that way.

— Police went to an apartment house in the 800 block of North Market Street at 10 a.m. Monday after receiving a complaint that a man there was making online threats. The man said he is schizophrenic and had become upset but would remove the post.

— Police were called to the Fleming House at 10 p.m. Sunday in response to a 18-month-old child being locked in a vehicle. The officer was able to get the vehicle unlocked before anything happened to the child.

— A woman reported a group of juveniles were near the pool and cursing at other people at 5:47 p.m. Sunday. Police did not find any juveniles about.

— Sherry Jennings, North Market Street, reported at Monday a chainsaw was missing from behind her home.

— Police received several calls about a possibly drunken man stumbling about at 12:22 p.m. Monday and that now he had fallen down in the alley between the Save A Lot and Smith Oil. Police recognized the man as Richard Vecchio, who was drunk and unable to stand or sit up. His knees and elbows were bleeding from the fall, so an ambulance was summoned to transport him to a local hospital. Vecchio was told he would also be cited for public intoxication.

— A female motorist reported a young boy on a bicycle pulled out in front her on the Jackson Street bridge at 12:37 p.m. Monday and she nearly struck him. The woman followed the boy to a home on East Lincoln Way, and police went to the house and warned him about riding in the street without first looking both ways.The youth said he would be more careful.


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