Police Reports


— Joshua Board, 29, of Merle Road, and Robert J. Daugherty, 27, of Continental Drive, were both cited for open container after an officer at 2:15 a.m. Sunday saw two people with open containers in the 500 block of South Broadway walk across the street into a parking lot. They were stopped, identified and charged. The report also said that during the stop, two others interfered with officers as well as one of the people involved, due to his intoxication, was having trouble following directions.

— Police located an open phone box in the 900 block of West State Street at 1:49 a.m. Sunday and were attempting to contact the owner.

— A woman in the 300 block of Park Avenue reported at 11:49 p.m. Saturday that someone took the hoses off of her swimming pool filter and caused it to drain and almost ruin the pump.

— A possible intoxicated driver was reported at 11:14 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of Benton Road. Police found the vehicle parked at a business and spoke to the vehicle owner, who said he was nervous driving at night, but was not impaired. The driver was found to be ok to drive and was advised to use caution while driving.

— An alarm was reported at 11:11 p.m. Saturday in the 500 block of East State Street, with the building exterior found secure.

— Craig Wischerman, 45, of 539 E. North Ave., East Palestine, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police were called at 10:54 p.m. Saturday to the 100 block of East Fourth Street for a male passed out laying halfway in the street. Officers located the male later identified as Wischerman passed out next to a tree halfway into the road. According to an officer, the male was intoxicated and got irate with officers after waking up. First responders were called and he was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center. After being cleared medically, he was taken to the Columbiana County jail.

— Loud persons were reported at 9:59 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of West Seventh Street where police found a large party in the back yard. The owner said he would turn down the music and keep the noise level down.

— Brittany Watkins, 30, of East Third Street, was cited for a stop sign violation and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at 8:51 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of East Third Street. K-9 Simon indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor and contraband was recovered from the vehicle.

— An alarm was reported at 8:06 p.m. Saturday in the 2300 block of East State Street where a business was checked and found secure.

— Loud music was reported at 7:36 p.m. Saturday in the 1400 block of East State Street, but officers did not hear any upon checking.

— An officer at 7:15 p.m. Saturday noticed a group of people in a public parking lot in the 500 block of East Pershing Street cooking out and consuming alcoholic beverages. The officer made contact and learned the people were from out of state, advising them of Ohio laws for open container. They did not understand, but ultimately complied and disposed of the beverages.

— Mary A. Perry, 57, of West South Range Road, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence, hit/skip and improper backing after police were called for a hit/skip at 6:42 p.m. Saturday on Penn Avenue and Pershing Street. A witness reported seeing a black truck back from a parking space into a silver Chevy Impala, causing damage to the Impala. The female driver fled the scene, but the witness provided a description and the license plate number. Police located the vehicle in question in the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue pulling up to a business. The driver denied striking another vehicle, but was found to have been drinking alcoholic beverages and was cited. A note was left on the other vehicle to contact police since officers could not locate the owner.

— A caller at 5:50 p.m. Saturday reported a vehicle parked in a handicap spot in the 2400 block of East State Street without a handicap placard, but the vehicle was not found.

— Police were called at 2:47 p.m. Saturday to the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue for one to be removed. A woman said she just picked up the person in question from the airport and she wanted him to leave. The man was from Florida. She said she would take him to the Rescue Mission so he would have a place to stay.

— A neighbor dispute was reported at 1:20 p.m. Saturday on Continental Drive. A woman said the neighbor’s daughter made threatening statements towards her. Officers spoke to the other person, who denied making the statements. Both were told to stay away from each other.

— A caller at 12:48 p.m. Saturday reported a suspicious person acting in a strange manner. Police located the person in question and while attempting to speak to him, his parents showed up and took him.

— A man in the 1800 block of Cleveland Street reported possible harassment at 11:51 a.m. Saturday, saying he received messages on his video game system from another player saying he would SWAT him. Officers told him there was little they could do without knowing who the person is, but suggested he contact the video game system customer service and file a complaint.

— An alarm was reported at 10:03 a.m. Saturday in the 700 block of East Fourth Street. The owner was contacted and advised of the problem.

— An officer at 2:53 a.m. Saturday saw two people at the rear of a closed business in the 1000 block of East State Street who appeared to be in an altercation. The officer found that nothing criminal occurred.

— A caller in the 2300 block of East State Street reported at 5:01 p.m. Friday that a customer hit the side of the building with a vehicle. The driver was contacted and the caller was told to contact the insurance companies.


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