GOSHEN POLICE DISTRICT
- Melissa L. Rockenfelder, 42, 13639 N. Main St., Beloit, was charged with driving under suspension, failure to display registration to the front and operating a vehicle with fictitious plates following a traffic stop on state Route 165 at the Goshen Township Administration Building at 2:15 p.m. June 15.
- Daniel Melvin Yarian, 44, 13471 W. South Range Road, Salem, was charged with physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated after officers responded to a report of an unresponsive driver in the area of Lisbon Road and state Route 14 at 12:15 a.m. June 16. Green Township first responders and Washingtonville police were already on scene and Yarian was conscious by the time officers arrived. Yarian, who registered at .206 BAC, said he did not know how he had arrived at his location. Officers determined he was westbound on state Route 14, traveled left of center and struck a guardrail on the south side of the roadway before traveling back over the centerline off the north side into a ditch and then back off the south side. He then left the scene and was discovered at Lisbon Road.
- Matthew P. Pittman, 25, 434 W. State St., Salem, was charged with driving under suspension and speed following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at Smith Goshen Road at 4:40 a.m. June 17.
- A Wellman's employee reported at 11:46 a.m. Wednesday people were taking down the no parking sign behind the business and stole hosta plants.
- Police stood by for traffic control on North Main Street while the electric department replaced a pole on North Main Street at 1:19 p.m. Wednesday.
- A Brenda Lane woman reported at 2:42 p.m. Wednesday a red van was illegally parked on Bell Avenue and did not have current plates. Police found the vehicle was legally parked on private property but had no visible registration.
- Patricia Cresanto reported at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday someone stole her debit/credit card and used it.
- A Sparkle employee reported at 7:53 p.m. Wednesday a suspicious man and woman were in the store around 5:15 p.m.
- A man reported at 8:48 p.m. Wednesday a banner stretched across North Main Street at the traffic circle had a line hanging down that would be a hazard if a semi traveled through. Police stood by until it could be taken down.
- A woman reported at 8:59 p.m. Wednesday a transformer had been struck by lightning on Lisbon Street not far from Lower Elkton Avenue. Police checked the area but did not see any problems with transformers or power outages.
- A caller reported youths were using bad language while playing at the park basketball court at 8:39 p.m. Monday. The youths denied using bad language, but an officer told them they needed to leave for the night. The officer was told 10 minutes later the youths were still there but they were not.
- Greg Shive reported a wood chipper was blocking North Market Street at noon Monday, but police said the traffic was able to flow both ways and that the workers were almost done.
- A caller reported there was a small child near the road in the area of North Beaver and High streets at 7:23 p.m. Monday. Police checked the entire length of Beaver Street but did not locate any child wandering around unattended.
- A fight was reported outside the restrooms at Smith Oil at 10:31 p.m. Monday. Whatever was going on was over by the time police arrived because there was no one around.
- Elizabeth Stamp, a driver for Paul's Cab service, reported at 11:17 a.m. Tuesday getting into a dispute with a woman over cab fare. The woman, later identified as Robin Parrish, asked for a ride from the Dollar General to Maple Street, and when Stamp arrived she told her that it would be $25 - $20 for coming from Salem and $5 to take her Maple Street. Stamp said Parrish only offered to pay $5 and they argued before she left without transporting her. She said Parrish is now calling her and threatening to sue her. Police told Parrish to quit calling Stamp and Paul's Cab.
- Police responded to the 500 block of Benton Road for an attempted burglary reported at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday by a resident who said someone attempted to push the front door in, causing part of the door frame to break. No access was gained.
- A caller at 1:53 p.m. Wednesday reported a suspicious vehicle driving recklessly in the Salem Bible Church parking lot in the 700 block of Cunningham Road. The caller photographed the vehicle and obtained the registration after the male driver stopped in the middle of the road and began arguing with her. An officer spoke to the owner of the vehicle and learned their juvenile son had the vehicle at the time of the incident. They said they would speak with him.
- A resident in the 100 block of West Fifth Street reported at 9:44 a.m. Thursday that between 8 and 9 a.m. Wednesday and 2 and 3 p.m. Wednesday, the same two men in a silver SUV came by the residence and were on cell phones, then came by again Thursday morning. They were parking when he saw them, then pulled away. His wife and children said it appeared they could be trying to take photos with their cell phones. No vehicle matching the description was found.
- A dog was reported at large at 8:34 a.m. Thursday in the 200 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. The caller had the dog in the back of a truck. An officer took the dog to the humane officer.
- An anonymous person in the 1300 block of Fairview Avenue called at 5:25 a.m. Thursday to report her daughter's boyfriend called twice during the early morning hours making threats. She said it was an ongoing problem.
- Thomas Trieff, 19, of 1158 Jefferson Ave., was charged with underage consumption after an officer on patrol at 2:44 a.m. Thursday in the 400 block of South Union Avenue saw a suspicious person/vehicle. He was found to be under the age of 21 and intoxicated. The vehicle was legally parked and secured, with Trieff processed and given a courtesy ride home.
- An officer on patrol at 2:25 a.m. Thursday saw two males take off running east in the 300 to 400 block of South Union Avenue after seeing police. They weren't found.
- Teresa Stanton, 45, of 175 N. Ellsworth Ave., was charged with marked lanes and operating a vehicle under the influence after a traffic stop at 1:27 a.m. Thursday on West Second Street near Ellsworth Avenue. Her vehicle was secured, she was processed at the police station and given a courtesy ride home.
- A woman in the 400 block of Franklin Street reported at 12:45 a.m. Thursday that she believes a person known to her entered her house and unplugged her cable and lamp, but did not take anything.
- Patty Weber, of Hawley Ave., reported their vehicle alarm going off at 12:29 a.m. Thursday. No damage was reported and no one was seen near the vehicle. Officers were unable to locate anyone.
-A caller at 11:32 p.m. Wednesday had questions in the 500 block of Newgarden Avenue regarding a notice to vacate a residence. The person was told the procedure for contacting the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office civil division for more information on evictions. The residence appeared vacant, but there were lights on, dogs inside and the air conditioning running. An attempt will be made to contact the owner.
- Police were called at 10:57 p.m. Wednesday to the 600 block of Vine Avenue for a dispute over property. Both sides were told it's a civil matter.
- Police responded at 10:44 p.m. Wednesday to the 300 block of Vine Avenue for an interference with custody complaint. An officer spoke to the infant's father and told him he could face criminal charges if he failed to return the child to the custodial mother as requested. The infant was turned over to the grandmother with the mother present. The father was told to go to court if he wants to change the custody orders.
- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 10:37 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue where two males told police they were waiting for a friend and didn't know the area very well. They were both identified and police left.
- A Columbiana man told police at 9:41 p.m. Wednesday that his ex-wife was to return their son and daughter from court-ordered visitation at 7:30 p.m. and didn't show up in the parking lot in the 800 block of West State Street where they were supposed to meet. He responded to her residence in Canton and made a complaint with a deputy after seeing her drive past the residence and accelerate away. He was told it was a contempt of court issue and to consult an attorney.
- Police responded at 9:33 p.m. Wednesday for a neighbor dispute in the 600 block of Vine Avenue where two males had been arguing and the one didn't want the other in his apartment. They were told to stop all contact.
- A security alarm was checked at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of Salem Parkway, with the exterior of a business found secure.
- Police were called at 7:23 p.m. Wednesday to the 1200 block of Westview Avenue to check on an occupied suspicious vehicle parked along the curb. An officer made contact with the occupants who were handing out political literature and waiting for the rain to stop.
- An audible alarm was reported at 7:08 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of South Broadway Avenue. All entrances were checked and the building was secure.
- An alarm was reported at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of West State Street. The exterior of the building was found secure.
- A woman in the 500 block of Walnut Street reported at 6:54 p.m. Wednesday that she had a friend staying with her and now the friend moved out and left belongings behind. Officers attempted to contact the friend to pick up the items.
- A woman in the 600 block of East Fifth Street reported at 6:44 p.m. Wednesday that two males were supposed to have trimmed the shrubs at the neighboring residence, but instead cut her shrubs excessively short. She had no information on their identity and was told it's a civil matter.
- A woman at 6:34 p.m. Wednesday reported seeing her ex-boyfriend stop and make a u-turn at F.E. Cope Drive on North Lincoln Avenue and begin following her. He left when she pulled into the lot at the police department. He was driving a dark blue Chevy Malibu, which was not found in the area. She told police she had recently filed a complaint with Perry Township Police regarding a dispute with her boyfriend. She had recently moved out and he continued to harass her by telephone. She was told to file a phone harassment report with the police jurisdiction where she resides.
- Police, fire department first responders and KLG Ambulance all responded at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday to the 300 block of Madison Avenue for a person attempting to harm himself. He reluctantly agreed to go to a hospital after talking with police.
- A vehicle in the 500 block of Newgarden Avenue was reported damaged at 4:16 p.m. Wednesday.
- A man from the 900 block of Liberty Street came to the police station at 3:58 p.m. Wednesday to talk with an officer about property he dropped off at a relative's home. He kept referring to a previous report. The officer went to look for that report and when he returned, the man was gone.
- Police were called at 3:53 p.m. Wednesday to a parking lot in the 2500 block of East State Street for a possible intoxicated driver in a white truck, which wasn't found.