— A driver received a verbal warning for moving violations after a traffic stop at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of West State Street for multiple moving violations. Consent to search the vehicle was granted, but no unlawful items were found.

— Police responded to Burger King on East State Street at 9:25 p.m. Monday to people causing a disturbance inside the restaurant. Personnel asked the people to leave but they went outside and continued yelling at customers in the drive-thru. Police made contact and sent them on their way.

— A child custody dispute was reported at 8:57 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of Franklin Avenue. A female guardian said her daughter was in her friend’s home and would not come out. Officers spoke to the family who said the juvenile was frightened and did not want to go home. Officers spoke with Children Services and the juvenile went back with the guardian.

— An alarm was reported coming from a residence in the 800 block of Franklin at 7:56 p.m. Monday. The exterior was secure. It appeared a smoke detector was in need of a new battery.

— A burglary was reported in the 1000 block of Cleveland Street at 6:35 p.m. Monday. Officers observed a damaged door, however, it appeared damaged due to weather and age. The residence was searched as a precaution with K-9 Argo, with nothing suspicious found.

— A woman at Family Dollar, 239 W. State St., reported at 6:15 p.m. Monday that a male comes into the store often and hangs around longer than normal. She said on Sunday she saw him take an energy drink and told him to leave, then he came back Monday and she had to tell him to leave. Contact will be made with the male to tell him he’s no longer allowed in the store.

— Kendra Johnson, 72, of Hanoverton, was cited for reasonable control after her vehicle started to make a left turn from Pershing Extension onto East Pershing Street in the 2200 block and struck another vehicle driven by Kaleb Messersmith, 19, of Lexington Avenue, who was stopped at a stop sign at 6:12 p.m. Monday. The Johnson vehicle had minor damage to the door while the other vehicle had to be towed.

— A woman asked police at 5:50 p.m. Monday to check the well-being of an elderly male in the 800 block of Jefferson Avenue after reporting she lives out of state and had not heard from her father. Officers made contact and he said he was ok and would call his daughter.

— A woman on Whinnery Road reported at 4:55 p.m. Monday that she owns a property in the 400 block of South Broadway and a shed was removed from her property. She said the company hired to tear down the house beside her property took her shed. She spoke to a company representative who said they thought the shed was on the property they demolished and would return it to her, but that was on Dec. 3 and the shed still has not been returned. She was told the company would be contacted.

— A woman in the 1000 block of Buckeye Avenue reported at 4:26 p.m. Monday that her and her husband had been arguing over property and was told it’s a civil matter.

— A person in the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 3:21 p.m. Monday that another person made threats to harm them. Officers were unable to make contact with the other person.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported at 3:13 p.m. Monday that someone in a white Chevy Sedan drove off without paying for $16 in gas.

— An officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at 12:56 p.m. Monday after it was observed striking a barricade and traveling the wrong way on a one-way street. The driver said he got confused from going off his normal route of driving. He was made aware of his wrongdoing and was told he may be contacted for replacing the barricade, which he said was fine.

— Police met with a female at the police station at 12:41 p.m. Monday who advised of an assault that occurred on Dec. 7 in the 1900 block of East State Street. The incident is under investigation.

— Police responded at 12:30 p.m. Monday to the 300 block of Ohio Avenue to speak with a male who was last in contact with a runaway juvenile. He said he had not seen the runaway in weeks.

— Police were called at 11:23 a.m. Monday to the 1000 block of West State Street for a report that a woman was not paying Paul’s Taxi driver. Officers arrived and the woman had obtained cash from Dollar General and paid the driver, who agreed to give her a ride home.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported at 11:15 a.m. Monday that someone in a white SUV left without paying for $19.77 in gas. The vehicle was not located, but the registration for the white Subaru came back to a female from East Liverpool. Contact was attempted, but there was no answer.

— Missing narcotics were reported at 10:20 a.m. Monday in the 1900 block of East Pershing Street where on Nov. 7 at 7 a.m., one pill was missing in a pill bottle for a patient. Staff was unaware where the pill went.

— A suspicious object was reported on the window sill of an apartment building at 10:31 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of Vine Avenue. Officers arrived and found a small pocket knife and a burned piece of foil. The items were taken to be disposed of properly.


— Staff at the Taco Bell located just outside of town reported at 11:50 p.m. Sunday a vehicle had been sitting in the parking lot for the past 40 minutes and they were concerned because they getting ready to close the lobby for the night. Police found two men in the vehicle, who said they were sitting there while they finished their meals and would be moving on afterwards.


— Goods Electric, Heating and Air reported a trailer was stolen over the weekend at 9:07 a.m. Monday.

East Palestine

— A man called the police department about having some mental issues at 6:52 a.m. Monday. An officer went to the man’s residence and decided he needed medical attention. The man was pink slipped and transported to the hospital.

— A Bacon Avenue resident reported telecommunications harassment by his mother at 10:02 p.m. Sunday.

— A resident reported loud music from a trailer at Clearwood Courts at 12:54 a.m. Sunday. An officer found where the noise was coming from and warned the residents to lower the music. They did without issue.

— An officer responded to a domestic argument on East Grant Street, where a man locked a woman and two children out of the residence at 10:15 p.m. Saturday. The woman left for the night and no charges were filed.

— Police received a call on Garfield Avenue of strange notes being placed inside mailboxes at 4:55 p.m. Saturday. A man placed the notes along with his business cards in the mailboxes. Police spoke with him and his father, who advised it would not happen again.


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