Police and Court Reports

CORRECTION

Columbiana Mayor Bryan Blakeman is not a graduate of Columbiana High School, as was reported in Wednesday's edition. His father, Steve Blakeman, is a graduate of CHS.

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — A man came to the police station at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday requesting assistance with shutting off his cell phone. The phone was stuck on a voice recording and he could not get it to shut off. An officer was able to shut the recording off. — Officers, fire department first ...

County grand jury issues 33 indictments

LISBON — A Liverpool Township man accused of opening fire while police were investigating a complaint of someone threatening others in the home with a gun was among those indicted by the Common Pleas Court grand jury this week. The grand jury issued 33 indictments, including the following 14 ...

Rusty Ray Altman gets year for violating protection order

LISBON — Rusty Ray Altman was sentenced to a year in prison by Common Pleas Court Judge Megan Bickerton after a jury found him guilty Thursday morning of violating a temporary protection order. Altman, 46, who lists his address as either the county jail or Bell School Road, Rogers, was ...

LEETONIA POLICE REPORTS

— Two juveniles reported at 8:13 p.m. Tuesday a domestic dispute at a Pine Street home and requested assistance in retrieving personal items from there. One of the juvenile’s had video of their father and his girlfriend in a physical altercation and said they said their father told them to ...

Another ringleader named in Big Oak indictments nabbed

LISBON — Another one of the ringleaders of the gang named in the Operation Big Oak indictments has been taken into custody. Anthony Jackson, 31, Cleveland, one of the Jackson relatives believed to have led the Down the Way street gang, was found by the U.S. Marshal’s Office earlier this ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — In county Municipal Court, Robert E. Burge, 55, last known address South Union Avenue, Salem, was bound over on two charges of obstructing official business. One charge was for allegedly hiding in room of a North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, home on Dec. 31 when he was asked to ...

Man bitten by EL K-9 officer during traffic stop in St. Clair Township

EAST LIVERPOOL — The city’s K-9 Officer Nero bit the hand of a man he apparently perceived as a threat to his human partner, Patrolman Chris Green, Monday evening as they assisted St. Clair Township Police on a traffic stop on state Route 170. According to St. Clair Patrolman Keith ...

Salem Finance Committee to meet Tuesday

SALEM — The Finance Committee of city council will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, an hour before city council’s regular meeting set for 7 p.m. in council chambers at city hall. The agenda includes the transfer of $200,000 from the general fund carryover to the capital fund for ...

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — An officer on patrol at 3:25 a.m. Wednesday saw a vehicle parked inside Waterworth Memorial Park after closing hours. Contact was made with the occupants, they were advised of park hours and left without incident. — Police spoke with a female from North Ellsworth Avenue at 11:37 ...

Charged with possession

LISBON — A secret indictment was served to Dakota S. McCluskey, 26, last known address Hilltop Road, Lisbon, charged with possession of drugs for allegedly having methamphetamines on June 23. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in November.

POLICE REPORTS

GOSHEN POLICE DISTRICT — Jeffrey R. Bentley, 44, West Pine Lake Road, Salem, was charged with OVI, open container, left of center and marked lanes following a traffic stop at Pine Lake and Duck Creek roads at 3:41 p.m. Tuesday. COLUMBIANA — Phillip D. Goerig, 27, Leetonia, was ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases Steven McComas, East Liverpool, vs. Rebecca McComas, Wellsville, divorce sought. Docket Entries Selene Finance, LP vs. Roy Watson, et al., defendant filed bankruptcy, case on hold. Michael A. Montgomery vs. Sarah Morrison, case settled and dismissed. Village Capital and ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — In county Municipal Court, Georgette Kramp, 52, Fair Avenue, Salem, was credited with a day in jail, required 30 hours community service and fined $250 for theft for shoplifting frozen foods in a clear bag, holding the bag in one hand, while paying for two other items at the Sparkle ...

Mentor man guilty of non-support

LISBON — Dustin M. Zukoski, 34, Mentor, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to non-support of dependents. He was placed on four years community control.

Lisbon man gets jury trial in protection order case

LISBON — Rusty Ray Altman, 46, charged with violating a temporary protection order, took his case to trial in Common Pleas Court on Wednesday in the first jury trial before Judge Megan Bickerton. Altman — whose address is listed on court records as the Cream Ridge Road, Lisbon, the ...

SALEM FIRE CALLS

— Firefighters responded to Southeast School on Merle Road for a fire alarm at 11:52 a.m. Wednesday where it was believed the alarm sounded due to a popcorn machine. Students and staff were evacuated and the popcorn machine was taken outside. The area where the machine had been located was ...

Truck takes down pole

Salem police responded to the South Broadway Avenue and Aetna Street intersection at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday when a steel-hauler for Alro Steel making a right-hand turn from Aetna onto South Broadway clipped a utility pole on the southwest corner, dropping it into the southbound lane of South ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— Lisa Burke, state Route 7, Rogers, reported at 3:17 p.m. Tuesday someone shot her cat last week. The cat died and when she went to bury it, she noticed it had a broken leg, which appeared to be from a gunshot. Burke said she heard the neighbors behind her on Sprucevale Road shooting last ...

POLICE REPORTS

EAST PALESTINE — Police arrested Kayla Mennell, age and address not listed, at 9:24 a.m. Tuesday on several warrants through the county Common Pleas Court. — Police were called to the Dollar General on North Market Street at 5:50 p.m. Friday for a shoplifting complaint. It was reported ...