Struthers Police Reports: April 30 – May 4, 2012


• 11:03 a.m.: A 40-year-old woman from Lowellville said she needed assistance with gaining entry into a residence that she managed in the first block of Terrace. She said the house was supposed to be vacant but she thought someone was living there. Two officers arrived and gained entry through the front door. The house was in deplorable condition. A copy of the report was forwarded to the safety service director.

VIOLATE PROTECTION ORDER OR CONSENT AGREEMENT: At 7:07 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 200 block of Iroquois regarding a protection order violation. A man and his wife said the wife’s brother showed up at the same location they were at and an argument ensued. The brother fled the residence once the man said he was calling police.

• 9:21 p.m.: While on patrol, an officer was dispatched to the first block of Charles regarding a neighbor dispute. The 21-year-old female reportee said she had been having ongoing problems with her neighbor. She said the male came outside and threatened to shoot her dogs if they came on his property gain. The woman said the man continually harasses her, following her from the front yard to the rear yard, making vulgar comments and taunting her. Two officers spoke to the male, who said he never made such comments to the woman. Officers were able to detect the scent of alcohol coming from the man’s breath. The man had to be asked by officers to lower his voice on several occasions during the conversation. Both parties were advised of their legal recourse.


• 9:47 p.m.: A woman from the 600 block of Poland Avenue said there were two males outside making excessive noise. Officers spoke to the males and cleared without further incident.

• 9:48 p.m.: A woman from the first block of Charles said her neighbor was outside screaming at the top of his lungs and causing a disturbance. Theee officers responded and spoke to the reportee, who said the male was on her property again. The male was inside his own home on police arrival.

• 10:22 p.m.: A 14-year-old male from the 500 block of Sexton said his grandmother’s friend pushed him and he needed the police there. Two officers responded and mediated the situation. The friend decided to leave for the evening.


DISORDERLY CONDUCT: At 2:17 a.m., while on patrol five officers were dispatched to a bar on Youngstown-Poland Road regarding a drunk male refusing to leave. Two officers checked the front of the business while one officer checked the raer. The male was yelling at the bartender. An officer attempted to get the male to lower his voice several times after the male and the bartender were separated but the male continued to be disorderly. The male was arrested.

• 8:30 a.m.: A caller from the first block of Ridgeway said there was a dispute occurring at an unknown Perry Street address. He said the house could be seen from his front porch and it was yellow. Two officers responded and found a couple arguing about lost keys. All was in good order on police departure.

DOGS/ANIMALS AT LARGE: At 9:10 a.m., the department received several calls of a loose pit bull mix dog that had knocked over a 3-year-old child. An officer responded and talked with residents in the 500 and 600 blocks of Ninth Street. Onlookers said the pit bull had escaped from one yard and knocked over a small child while chasing another dog. The other dog’s owner was able to stop the pit bull. The owner of the pit bull said she retrieved the dog and had no idea that any of this had transpired. She was advised to repair her fence and keep the dog contained.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: At 11:18 a.m., an officer saw a woman and her boyfriend using profanity outside of the prosecutor’s office in City Hall. The woman was irritated by the long wait for her trial. The woman refused several police commands to stop being disorderly and was arrested.

OPEN CONTAINER PROHIBITED: At 6:57 p.m., while on patrol an officer saw a black vehicle exit a driveway in the 500 block of Fifth. The vehicle exited onto the roadway in an unsafe manner by spinning the tires and then speeding. The vehicle was pulled over on Maplewood at Walnut. There was an open container of beer in the center console. The beer was cold to the touch and approximately 75 percent full. The driver was issued a citation and released.


• 12:17 a.m.: A caller said there was a group of people outside his home in the first block of West Washington wearing masks. Three officers responded and did not find anything strange in the area.

• 2:10 a.m.: A caller said his girlfriend was off her medication and just ran north on Sixth Street yelling “fire.” Three officers responded and located the female. An ambulance was summoned. The patient was transported to the hospital.

• 10:33 a.m.: A 49-year-old woman from the 100 block of North Bridge Street said a man was harassing her by driving past her house and honking the car horn. She said the male also called her on the phone several times. An officer responded and spoke to both the reportee and the male. The male denied harassing the woman. Both parties were advised of their legal recourse.

• 10:32 p.m.: A 47-year-old man from the first block of Elm said he was in a verbal argument with another male and the male refused to leave his residence. Two officers responded and mediated the situation, but the male who refused to leave was found to have an active warrant for his arrest. He was arrested.


• 12:06 a.m.: A woman from the first block of Wilson said two males were at her house yelling at her mother. Five officers responded and the males were not present on arrival. The mother said a male arrived looking for a package that was delivered there. The woman said there was no package and an argument ensued. Officers cleared without incident.

• 12:19 a.m.: A woman from the 500 block of Sixth said a woman walked into her house while she was sleeping and asked her to contact the women’s shelter. The reportee said she walked out of the room to get her phone and the woman was gone. She said she could now hear hammering coming from the woman’s home. Two officers responded and notified dispatch to contact an ambulance. The woman was taken to the hospital.

• 2:39 a.m.: A 58-year-old woman from the 600 block of Poland Avenue said someone spray painted paw prints on her driveway. An officer responded and spoke to the reportee. The paw prints were discovered to be a school-funded project. The woman was content with the findings. An officer advised that he would do extra patrols around her home.