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August 20, 2013
Salem News

- Valerie Rockenberger, North Market Street, East Palestine, reported at 3:52 a.m. Monday she heard a four-wheeler on her property and saw it being driven without lights. She was concerned because she has a restraining order against someone and believed the activity might be drug-related. Deputies did not see or hear anything.

- Paul Jarvis, Morris Road, Lisbon, reported at 8:50 a.m. Monday he left his vehicle at his home being remodeled on last Tuesday and when he returned Monday morning, the vehicle had been burnt. Someone also scratched a peace sign and a derogatory word into the driver's side bed of the pickup.

- Glenn Bowers, Miller Road, in Fairfield Township, reported a man pinned between a tractor and backhoe attachment in a garage nearby at 10:22 a.m. Aug. 11. Deputies, Bowers and Columbiana Firefighters and EMS assisted worked to free the man and he was flown by STAT Medivac to a local hospital. Bowers told deputies he did not know the man's name, but heard him yelling for help from his back yard, which is some distance away and through a wooded area.

- Melinda Merryman, Gavers Road, Hanoverton, called deputies at 8:21 a.m. Friday, but did not answer when they called her back. Deputies called her husband, who said they have been separated for about a year and when he went to the house, she would not come to the door, even though he knew she was at home.

- Jack Parr, state Route 558, New Waterford, reported at 2:01 p.m. Aug. 11 he wanted his girlfriend removed. Then by the time deputies arrived he wanted to work things out and the two were talking.

- Tom Monday, state Route 7, New Waterford, reported at 1:59 p.m. Aug. 11, his family is moving from that home and when he went back to the house on that day he found someone had removed the window air conditioner and opened the front door. Nothing appeared missing or broken.

- Scott Haney, Broadway, Wellsville, reported at 6:21 a.m. Friday a person was lying in the roadway in the area of County Airport Road near Y and O Road. Deputies checked the area, but did not find anyone.

- Joseph E. Riggs, 55, Trinity Church Road, Lisbon, was charged with domestic violence after deputies were called to his home at 1:54 a.m. Friday. His wife, Roxanne Riggs reported an altercation between the two of them led to her husband putting her in a chokehold, until she was able to push him away with her knee. She then went to her parent's house next door.

- Ashley Hill, 18th Street Heights, Wellsville, reported at 12:34 a.m. Saturday when she came home from a concert her husband, James Hill Jr., 36, punched her in the mouth. He was charged with domestic violence.

- John Sarchione, South Mahoning Avenue, Alliance, reported at 7:05 p.m. Saturday a man was on the property and is not allowed to be there. Sarchione had purchased the property and legally evicted all the previous tenants. Robert Adams, 62, South Mahoning Avenue, Alliance, was charged with criminal trespassing.

- Kelly Ketchum, Gavers Road, Hanoverton, reported at 8:59 p.m. Sunday an attempted abduction of a child. A 10-year-old boy told deputies he was in front of the house, when he noticed a man across the road, who looked like he was running toward the boy's younger brother at the side of the house. He said he yelled at the man, who then started toward him, so the boy ran to the front door and knocked because it was locked. The man ran into the woods. Deputies checked the area, but did not find anyone matching the description.

- Suzanne Baker, Old Monroeville Heights, Salineville, reported at 5:41 p.m. Saturday someone broke into her home sometime between 11:30 a.m. and then. Deputies found a rear window was broken out. Someone took a 37-inch flatscreen valued at $1,331.

- Gloria and Roy Moffett, Union Ridge Road, Rogers, reported at 9:17 p.m. Saturday someone has been riding a red four-wheeler on the property and in the past someone had burned down a trailer belonging to the family. Deputies checked the area, but did not locate anyone.

- A 15-year-old Jennings Avenue boy was cited for no license and improper starting/backing after he reportedly hit three vehicles in the United High School parking lot at 6:43 p.m. Saturday. The boy's grandmother, Patricia Colian, told deputies she gave him the keys to put shirts inside the vehicle and was not there when the teen decided to put the keys into the ignition. The damaged vehicles are owned by Joy C. Seese, Paris; Sondra Gamble, East Third Street, Salem; and Vicki C. Rockhold, Lucille Lane, Lisbon.



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