Police Reports


— Officers responded to West Wilson Street on a report that two men were trespassing at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday. Officers checked the residence and did not find the men. They told the complainant to call the police if the men came back.

— An officer took a harassment report from a woman, who advised that her ex-husband put a letter in her mailbox despite being awarded a protection order at 9:42 a.m. Wednesday. Contents of the letter contained no threats, and the ex-husband had not been served yet, so there were no charges filed.

— While on patrol, an officer initiated a traffic stop with a vehicle for a registration issue at 2:16 p.m. Wednesday. During the stop, K-9 Argo did indicate to narcotic odor. No contraband was recovered, and a warning was given to the driver.

— Samuel J. Brown, 30, of Lisbon, was cited for possession of marijuana following a traffic stop in the Aldi’s parking lot at 4:09 p.m. Wednesday.

— Officers responded to Mullins Street for a report of two people fishing on private property at 7:54 p.m. Wednesday. Contact was made and they were advised of the complaint. They departed with no issues.

— Police responded to East State Street for a report of a road rage incident occurring at 9:57 p.m. Wednesday. Police were advised that a driver was slamming on his brakes and almost causing an accident. Police spoke with the complainant and vehicle in question.

— Gerald A. Dipanfilo, 67, of Warren, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension at 1:13 a.m. Thursday. After conducting a traffic stop due to multiple marked lanes violations, officers were advised that the driver was operating on a suspended drivers license. While advising Dipanfilo of the suspension, drug paraphernalia was noticed to be inside the vehicle in plain sight.


– An officer responded to a report of a civil issue with a vehicle in the 200 block of Plymouth Place at 11:09 a.m. Monday. The complainant was waiting for a tow truck to remove her vehicle from her mother-in-law’s driveway, but her mother-in-law became impatient and called for another tow truck. The complainant’s tow truck arrived and removed the vehicle. Police returned to the home at 7:36 p.m. the same day to assist the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office with a protection order violation and stood by until the suspect was in custody.

– An officer responded to a 1700 block Depot Road home at 3:55 p.m. Monday where the resident reported a suspicious person walking around a neighbor’s house and claiming to be looking for his dog. The officer searched the area and found a person matching the description walking in the 900 block of West Pidgeon Road. The man was identified and said he was walking to his home in Beloit. He was found not to have any warrants and was sent on his way.

– A patrolling officer assisted a motorist having an issue with a trailer he was pulling in which a wheel fell off on Cunningham Road at 10:08 a.m. Tuesday.

— An officer responded to a 400 block Benton Road home at 4:26 p.m. Tuesday where the resident reported watching a promotional video for a bicycle on Facebook and sent $89.99 for it, but never received it.


— An officer responded the 300 block of Somer Street at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a neighbor dispute in which a resident was trimming a tree on his side of the fence. The owner of the tree said the property owner could trim the tree but not the resident who is a renter. The resident said the property owner told him he could trim the tree. They both advised to contact an attorney.

— An officer responded to Wick Park at 7:29 p.m. Tuesday in reference to several juveniles attempting to damage the playground equipment. The officer found five juveniles on the equipment for children and advised them to stay off. The officer collected contact information for the parents of the juveniles and the park committee will check the equipment for damage.

— An officer responded to a 400 block Pearl Street home at 9:56 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a fireworks complaint and spoke with the person setting them off, explaining he could possess them but not display them. He agreed to stop.

— An officer responded to a Madison Street business at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday in reference to a male individual who was upset about his mother dying and had left on foot. The officer found the man at State and Hazel streets, who said he was going to walk to his home in Salem. The man was intoxicated and the officer provided courtesy ride home.

— An officer responded to a possible domestic disturbance in the are of Spruce Street and the church at 3:36 a.m. Wednesday but was unable to find anything out of the ordinary. The officer also checked the surrounding area without finding a disturbance.

— An officer responded to a Pine Street home at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday where the resident reported her ex-husband was on the sidewalk causing a disturbance regarding visitation of their child. The officer determined it to be civil and the ex-husband was told not to return.

— A Salem resident reported at 1:01 p.m. Wednesday he had left his girlfriend’s vehicle at a Madison Street business overnight and when he returned, he found someone had broken out a widow, ransacking the inside, and disconnected the battery cable. Nothing was found to be missing.

East Palestine

— Officers at 1 a.m. Wednesday discovered a broken window at the East North Avenue school. A door on the second level was open but no one was found inside.

— Officers on Wednesday found an open door at Muscle Works on East Taggart. It had been left open by workers remodeling the gym.

— Police on Tuesday found a box with several old newspaper clippings inside next to the basketball courts at the park. It was taken to the station.

— A clerk at Circle K reported Tuesday there was a male at the store causing problems for the customers. A family member came to pick him up and he was served with a no trespass order at the store’s request.

— A West Martin resident on Tuesday reported an item stolen by a kid known to him.

— The National Youth Advocacy Program reported Tuesday a girl had run away from her foster home on West Martin.

— Jerrold L. Gurney Jr. was stopped for a traffic offense on Bacon Avenue on Monday and was taken into custody on a warrant out of Maryland.

— Police at 1:30 p.m. Monday stopped a vehicle on Sumner that had fictitious plates. The driver was told to park it until he gets proper registration.

— A man reported Monday a person had his vehicle and would not return it.

— A resident reported Monday he wanted police to help him get property back from his former residence. He was told it was a civil matter.

— Officers and a bystander helped a woman who had fallen on Sumner Tuesday afternoon. She was not hurt.

— An officer at about 1 a.m. Monday heard a westbound train stop abruptly, blocking the Market Street crossing. It had a mechanical issue.

— A West Martin man reported loud music from the neighbors at about 9 p.m. Sunday. Officers told them to turn it down.

— Dairy Queen reported Sunday night a vehicle had been parked in the employee lot for some time. The owner was contacted and told to move it.

— A man called Sunday seeking advice on how to get property back from his former residence. He was told it was a civil matter and to contact the current home owner.

— A South Market resident was warned at about 10 p.m. June 27 for setting off large fireworks.


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