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August 23, 2013
Salem News

LISBON - In Columbiana County Municipal Court Thursday, Nicholas A. Bertolucci, 32, Walker Road, Minerva, was sentenced to a week in jail on a variety of charges.

First, Bertolucci was found guilty of OVI, possessing drug paraphernalia and child endangering for a Feb. 17 crash in West Township. The child endangering charge had to do with the fact his two children were in the vehicle when he crashed.

Bertolucci was also found guilty of disorderly conduct, which was reduced from assault. He was accused of punching Justin Miller on May 14.

In addition to the jail time, he was fined $1,075 and his license was suspended for six months, except for work.

In other court action, Joshua R. Elerick, 18, Ridge Street, Leetonia, was charged with OVI and failure to control after he wrecked his pickup truck into trees on state Route 9 in Butler Township at 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Elerick, who was reportedly found lying on the road, told investigators he was on his way home from a party in Canton and began drinking a bottle of Bud Light beer because he believed that would keep him awake. He also admitted smoking marijuana about 4:30 p.m. the previous day. Elerick pleaded innocent to the charges, and a pretrial hearing was scheduled for Oct. 7.

Aaron M. Spurbeck, 26, of Lawrence, Mich., was given credit for two days served in the county jail after pleading guilty as charged to criminal trespassing charges. Spurbeck was arrested after caught riding a train through Salem on Aug. 20.

Jessica A. Hill, 30, Lippincott Road, East Rochester, pleaded innocent to OVI and parking along the road, and a pretrial hearing is scheduled for Oct. 3. Hill was found asleep in the front seat of her car while it was parked along Zeigler Road in Washington Township at 7:22 a.m. Aug. 17. In the back seat was a shirtless man also asleep, and several bottles of Bud Light beer were in the car.

Robert J. Adams, 62,, was fined $50 and given credit for five days spent in the county jail after being found guilty of criminal trespassing. Adams was charged after he was found Aug. 17 in his former residence on South Mahoning Avenue, Alliance, by his landlord, Joseph Sarchione, who said he already had Adams evicted.

Dustin J. Hilton, 31, West Wilson Street, Salem, pleaded innocent to OVI, driving under suspension and speeding, and a pretrial hearing is scheduled for Oct. 10. Hilton was charged following a traffic stop in Salem at 1:34 a.m. Aug. 17.

Robert Guesman, 50, East Main Street, East Palestine, was fined $100 after being found guilty of possessing a controlled substance (marijuana) following a traffic stop in East Palestine on Aug. 18.

Lori A. Tuttle, 41, Monroeville Heights Road, Salineville, was fined $150 and given credit for one day spent in the county jail after being found guilty of disorderly conduct, which was reduced from domestic violence. Tuttle was accused of striking and scratching her husband on the chest as well as scratching him on the neck during a domestic dispute at their home on June 26.

Christopher L. Miller, 35, Freeman Road, Lisbon, pleaded innocent to driving under suspension and obstructing police business. He is accused of providing a false Social Security number initially to police following a traffic stop in Perry Township.

Robert M. Guesman Jr., 19, Carter Road, New Waterford, pleaded innocent to possessing drug paraphernalia, OVI, seatbelt violation, and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle following a traffic stop in East Palestine at 2:32 a.m. Aug. 18. A pretrial hearing is scheduled Oct. 3.



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