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– A man reported on Monday afternoon that he had already been evicted from a property on Carbon Hill Road in Unity Township and wanted to return to reclaim the rest of his property. MPs explained that this was a civil matter and that he should contact a lawyer.


– Officers arrested Joseph Gatelaro, 22, of Columbiana for excessive acceleration and noisy exhaust. Gatelaro was also charged with mishandling a firearm in a motor vehicle and non-compliance.


– Monday afternoon around 2:30 p.m., police responded to several reports of a man walking on National Road 154 without pants. Police could not find anyone matching the description.

– On Sunday afternoon, a woman told police her young daughter said she was on her scooter in Blocksom near the juvenile court when a man in a red car approached her. According to the report, the man offered the girl candy and the girl said she bit her hand and then ran home. The vehicle could not be seen in court surveillance footage.

– Jessica Holsinger of Wellsville said a black F150 truck struck her car on East Chestnut Street, then left the scene at 3:37 p.m. on Friday. Holsinger was heading west and she had three passengers. No injuries were reported and the damage was described as a broken driver’s side mirror.

– Police responded to an alarm at Dollar General at 3:30 a.m. Saturday and found an unlocked door. They found the building empty. A key holder arrived and secured the building.

– At 6:45 a.m. on Saturday morning, police received a call about a person asleep in a car at Lincoln Way and Jackson Avenue. The person said he was on his way to Cleveland from Pennsylvania when he got tired and stopped to rest. Police checked his ID, said he appeared to be okay, and he was released.

–Curtis Blakeslee reported he was assaulted to police on the afternoon of December 4th. He said the incident happened on North Beaver Street. He told police he would be there to make a statement, but did not show up. No charges were laid in the incident.

– Minor damage was reported after a two-car crash in the back parking lot of East of Chicago Pizza. Joe Gregory, Leetonia, was backing up when he punched Christine Buchanan from Lisbon. No injuries were reported.

– Police cited two minors having committed traffic violations on Saturday shortly before midnight. The two were seen driving all-terrain vehicles westbound on state road 154. They admitted to trying to flee from police, but were cited without further incident.

– Jeffrey Douglas Davis of state Route 154 is charged with resisting arrest after police responded to a request for a human welfare check on Dec. 7. Prior to arriving at the residence, police discovered that the county had active arrest warrants issued against Davis. Davis attempted to flee from the police but was arrested and transported to the county jail without any further incidents being reported.

– A Pennsylvania man was arrested after a BP employee said he stole a carton of cigarettes on December 9 at around 4:30 p.m. Nicholas Robert Cook is charged with theft of misdemeanor after apparently seizing a carton of cigarettes from the counter as the employee called them. then fleeing in a gray Ford Escape. Police used the license plate to find the registered owner of the vehicle that brought them to Cook. When police arrived at Cook on December 10, he admitted to the theft and entered voluntarily where he received a subpoena for theft and was released.

– At 12:37 a.m. on Monday, police heard from a person who said they saw a woman leaving two young children unattended in her car at Job and Family Services. When the police arrived, the vehicle was missing. The witness did not see the license plate information.

Eastern Palestine

– Officers assisted an elderly woman on Tuesday after receiving reports from Ashtabula County law enforcement on the woman’s plight. Relatives were worried after she failed to arrive at a scheduled lunch. Officers were able to locate the woman who informed police that she was lost and did not know the area. Officers return the woman to the post where relatives later arrived to pick her up.

–A dog was reported barking in the vicinity of Alice Street and Forbes Street at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

– Officers occupied the East Martin Street area on Tuesday morning until a cable employee cleared a low hanging cable wire.

– Officers responded to a report of an 8-year-old chasing his mother with scissors after refusing to go to school on Tuesday morning.

– Police carried out a traffic check on Bacon Avenue regarding a speeding vehicle on Monday afternoon. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected a smell of marijuana and located a small amount of it. The officer seized the marijuana to be destroyed and issued the driver a speeding ticket.

– Officers responded to a suspected burglary on East Rebecca Street on Monday at 1:32 a.m. and found the building secure and no one present.

– Officers spoke to a young woman on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on Malibu Drive for a welfare check and found all was well.

–Jeffrey A. Falk was arrested on a warrant Sunday afternoon during a traffic stop on North Market Street near Dollar General.

– Officers responded to an unruly child at an East Grant Street address on Sunday morning.

– Officers contacted an occupied vehicle in the park at 8:07 p.m. on Saturday.

– Agents made contact with reference to potential fraud on Saturday night.

– A felled tree was reported on the roadway on Easton Drive in West Grant Extension on Saturday evening.

– Officers responded to a West Main Street residence on Saturday after a child repeatedly called 9-1-1.

– Officers responded to a verbal altercation on Park Avenue on Friday night.

– Agents were reported by a youth on West Clark Street in reference to a disagreement on Friday night.

– Officers assisted an elderly man at an East Taggart Street business on Friday. The man had been reported missing and was taken into police custody by his son.

– A woman came to the station to speak with an officer about a domestic violence situation on Thursday.

– A man reported that someone stole a wooden pallet from his Columbia Street property on Thursday morning.

– Officers responded to complaints from a suspicious person at the city park Thursday morning. After making contact, it was discovered that the occupant of the vehicle was playing a game on their phone.

– The school’s resource manager was called to help a middle school student at 9:36 a.m. on Wednesday, December 8.

– Officers responded to Brookdale Avenue on Wednesday, Dec.8 to assist the Ohio State Patrol in a single car crash.

– Criminal charges are pending regarding an appeal on Tuesday, December 7 regarding a threatening complaint in the 100 block of West Martin Street.


– City officers responded at 11:38 p.m. Tuesday on Harding Avenue to assist a Perry Township officer with a suicidal man. During the incident, the man fled on foot through a back door and into a field. The officers caught up with him and ordered him to go to the ground where he was being held. Perry Township police slipped the man in pink, ordering him to take him to Alliance Community Hospital by EMT.

–Police were called at 10:46 p.m. on Tuesday at the 500 block of East Third Street for a welfare check on a man who made comments about self-harm to a family member via text message. He has not been found.

– Police were called Tuesday at 7:02 p.m. regarding a possible assault at an unknown location on Franklin Avenue. The person called back and said he was on Aetna Street and Homewood with the woman following him. They were separated at that time and the man left and was contacting a family member to find a place to stay. The female was sent to collect her things as requested. Both were warned for disorderly conduct.

– Joseph Brobst, 19, Columbus, has been cited for not giving in after failing to stop his vehicle at a stop sign on South Ellsworth Avenue and colliding with a vehicle driven by Hickrie Gidley, 82 West Third Street , at the intersection of East Pershing Street at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday.

– Officers at 5:58 p.m. Tuesday responded to the 400 block of North Lincoln Avenue to check on the welfare of a person with a known medical problem. The family at the scene said they would take care of her.

–A civil case was reported at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of East Fourth Street. Those involved have been informed of their options.

– Police responded at 4:47 p.m. on Tuesday to the 200 block of West Pershing Street asking for a removal and knowing that person was wanted on a warrant outside of Columbiana County. Officers confirmed the warrant. The second person tried to hide and escape from the officers, but was found hiding under a sofa in the basement with a second warrant confirmed. The second person must have been identified by a BMV image since he refused to give his name. Andrew Bolyard, 32, West Pershing Street, was arrested on an arrest warrant for obstructing justice and also charged with one additional count of obstruction for refusing to give his name. Tiffany Stiles, 37, of Lake Milton, was arrested on a domestic violence arrest warrant. Both were handed over to MPs to be transported to prison.

–A road rage incident was reported in Salem at 12:37 p.m. Tuesday, but police were unable to locate the suspicious vehicle.

–A neighbor-to-neighbor argument was reported at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of East Third Street. The caller said the residents of the apartment complex would not leave him alone for reasons unknown. Officers spoke with the parties involved and told them to stay separated for the day.

– Personal property outside of town was brought to the police station at 12:26 p.m. Tuesday because the property belonged to a resident of Salem. The police tried to contact.

– A barking dog was reported at 9:46 a.m. Tuesday on Boulevard Sud-Est, but was not heard by officers.

– Family members at 8:06 a.m. Tuesday asked officers to check on a woman in the 1900 block of Southeast Boulevard whom they could not reach. The woman was contacted and told to call her family.

Fire calls


– Firefighters were called Wednesday at 1:55 p.m. at KFC, 156 N. Lincoln Ave., about a grease fire in the kitchen, finding light smoke in the kitchen. Employees said the pressure fryer was on fire and they had unplugged the electrical cord. The fryer was removed from the structure and the fire was extinguished with a dry powder extinguisher. The fire was contained within the electrical components of the unit, the cooking oil part not being involved. Natural ventilation was used to remove the remaining fumes in the building. The city health department was notified and responded to investigate the scene due to the nature of the incident. Firefighters cleared the scene at 2:32 p.m. Wednesday.

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