The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

March 14, 2013

ASHTABULA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE


Star Beacon

— • An ongoing feud between neighbors on Adams Road in Monroe Township bubbled over Tuesday afternoon when one of the neighbors tossed a soft drink at the neighbor’s truck as he passed her on the road.

According to a report, the 46-year-old female admitted to the incident and told the deputy that she did it because the driver, a 46-year-old male neighbor, attempted to hit her with his truck. He called 9-1-1 after she drenched him and his truck with the soft drink and claimed that his neighbor had tried to jump in front of his vehicle. The driver told a dispatcher that he wanted to report an altercation that was about to happen at the bus stop, where the school bus video camera would capture the incident.

The driver also claimed to have taken video of the soda-tossing incident, but upon review, the video showed only the interior of the truck, according to the report. He told a deputy that he wanted to file charges against pedestrian who tossed the soda, but was unable to read or write. The deputy took an oral statement from the man.

The man claimed that his neighbors drive past his house at all hours of the night and shout obscenities. According to the report, the man said his neighbors are angry at him for calling the Ohio State Highway Patrol whenever he witnesses his neighbor driving under suspension.

The 46-year-old woman said the five-year-old dispute is about $45 that her neighbor still owes her and her husband.

The couple installed a video surveillance system on their property to record their neighbor’s acts of aggression against them.

The female who threw the soft drink faces a charge of criminal mischief in Eastern County Court.

• A 19-year-old man was arrested for disorderly conduct after he threatened to get a gun and “shoot everyone in the house” of his cousin, from which he was trying to retrieve his personal belongings Monday evening.

The incident, which occurred in Ashtabula Township, was handled by two deputies who arrested the man and took him to the county jail. The man’s cousin told a deputy that he was allowing the subject to stay at his house because no other family member wanted him in their household because of his anger issues.

The subject told the deputies that he was under the influence of marijuana, which normally calms him, but in this instance had an opposite effect.

• A 15-year-old Lakeside student told her principal that she did not regret punching another 15-year-old female student in the mouth Friday.

According to a sheriff’s department report, the victim was approached by the attacker, who had a large group of students behind her, and punched in the mouth because she had been “talking ... about her.”

The report noted that, despite being suspended for her attack, the suspect had a “happy attitude.” The father of the victim requested in juvenile court an assault charge against the girl.

• Many large items, including the kitchen sink, were reported missing from a Rome Township home.

An inmate at the Orient Correctional Center reported the breaking and entering to the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Department after his daughter entered the house and discovered several feet of water in the basement.

According to the report, the following items were missing: a cast-iron stove that would have required several persons to lift, two sump pumps, a washer and dryer, water heater, electric heaters, refrigerator, freezer, cooking stove, filing cabinets, copper tubing, pellet stove, wood cooking stove and the kitchen sink.

The inmate is serving time for a sexual offense with a minor, the report stated.