Police Reports


— A woman in Georgia called at 4:34 a.m. Friday to report a man in the city won’t stop sending her unsolicited messages despite her telling him to stop. An officer was unable to make contact with him but will follow up.

— A woman received a warning and was sent on her way after a traffic stop at 10:32 p.m. Thursday in the 800 block of North Ellsworth Avenue for an equipment violation. The woman admitted to marijuana being in the vehicle. Police removed the marijuana after a probable cause search.

— A person to be removed was requested at 10:36 Thursday in the 700 block of East Fifth Street where a caller said a known female was parked outside her residence and refused to leave. The female was told about the complaint and sent on her way.

— A man responded to the police department on foot at 10:31 p.m. Thursday and appeared confused as to why he was there, appearing to be in the early stages of dementia. Officers were able to retrieve a phone number from him and contacted a family member. It was found that he had been walking and couldn’t find his way home. Officers took him home where he was reunited with his family.

— A woman on Prospect Street reported at 7:52 p.m. Thursday that a family member stole a pack of cigarettes from a business on South Lundy Avenue. Police will follow up with the business.

— A woman in the 500 block of Walnut Street reported at 7:04 p.m. Thursday that she heard a female calling out for help but didn’t know where it was coming from. Officers checked the area and a few residences, but heard nothing and everyone advised nothing was wrong.

— Steven McGrew, 34, of Pine Lake Road, Beloit, was cited for driving under suspension, and his passenger, Cory Haueter, 34, of Hanoverton, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and taken to jail after a traffic stop on West Pershing Street at 5:01 p.m. Thursday. The occupants had attempted to flee from the vehicle just before the traffic stop, but police were able to round them up without incident. Suspected narcotics were found on the street next to the vehicle.

— Police responded at 4:39 p.m. Thursday to the 100 block of South Howard Avenue to speak with a woman about alleged damaged food. No criminal matter was found.

— Ashley Croley, 34, of Youngstown, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 4:08 p.m. Thursday on East Sixth Street. Nothing illegal was found during a consented search of the vehicle.

— An unattended juvenile was reported alone in a vehicle at 3:28 p.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of East State Street, but the vehicle was not found.

— A sick raccoon was reported at 3:18 p.m. Thursday in the 1800 block of Cleveland Street. The animal was located and the humane officer was contacted to remove it.

— Jamie Pastore, 33, of 350 Union St., Washingtonville, was taken into custody on a warrant for a parole violation and taken to jail from the Speedway parking lot in the 100 block of West State Street at 2:51 p.m. Thursday.

— A woman at 1:09 p.m. Thursday reported she obtained her mail Wednesday which included a chip for her cell phone in an envelope, then she drove to Walmart on East State and when she returned noticed the envelope and chip missing from her vehicle. She also said a few weeks ago she was at Sparkle on Lundy and her phone was stolen from her vehicle. She obtained both items for free.

— A reckless operator was reported at 11 a.m. Thursday in the area of East State and Cunningham. Police stopped the vehicle and the driver said the vehicle ahead slammed on the brakes, causing him to almost hit the vehicle so he passed it. He gave a description of the other vehicle. He was told to be more careful.

— A resident on Jennings Avenue reported at 8:59 a.m. Thursday reported someone entered her vehicle and took her wallet from her purse.


— An officer at 2:12 p.m. Nov. 15 escorted a male to a co-worker’s residence in the village to take back a dirt bike that the co-worker had stopped making payments on. They were advised it is a civil matter and to contact their attorneys.

— Officers responded to the area of Main and Walnut streets at 3:32 p.m. Nov. 15 in reference to a trampoline blowing across the roadway. The trampoline was found against an old vehicle from a service station on Front Street. The owners said they would cut up the trampoline and dispose of it.

— Michael A. Garolough, 19, Leetonia, was charged with mishandling of weapons in a motor vehicle at 12:50 p.m. Thursday after an officer stopped a vehicle on Chestnut Street being followed by an Oakdale Cemetery employee who reported Garlough had been on cemetery property shooting a gun. The officer found the loaded shotgun on the front passenger seat.

— An officer responded to the first block of Chestnut Street at 3:14 a.m. Friday where a resident reported seeing someone dressed in black messing with vehicles before leaving the area westbound on Coal Alley. The officer checked the area with the assistance of Columbiana police but could not find anyone.


— A man reported that his license plate was stolen from his vehicle at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday.

— Police were dispatched to West Martin Street where two witnesses reported that a man was beating a small dog at 3:07 p.m. Wednesday. Officers arrived at the area and were unable to locate the man, who had turned down a side street according to the witnesses.

— Police were called to East Clark Street for a custody dispute between two women at 9:06 a.m. Tuesday. Police spoke with the two, and Alexis Liberty had an outstanding warrant for her arrest out of the sheriff’s office. Liberty was arrested and transported to the police station where she was later picked up by a deputy to be transported to the county jail.

— Officers spoke with a woman regarding a telecommunications harassment complaint involving an unknown person creating a fake Facebook profile using her name at 6:34 p.m. Monday.

— An officer was dispatched to West Clark Street for a report of children on the railroad tracks at 1:49 p.m. Sunday. The officer located the children, and they were advised that they were trespassing on private property.

–Officers responded to the Meadowview apartments for a private property crash where a woman backed into an unoccupied vehicle at 9:49 p.m. Nov. 13.


–A woman reported that her daughter and son-in-law were threatening to “rob her blind” at 11:50 p.m. Nov. 14. She just wanted a record on file.


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