East Liverpool crime activity: Police report finding drugs, needles, crack pipes in bookbag


Tuesday, Feb. 19

1:56 p.m. – 700 block of Dewey Ave., reported theft. A couple called police, saying someone had stolen their torpedo kerosene heater from their garage.

Thursday, Feb. 21

5:09 p.m. – 300 block of Grant St., reported fraud. A woman reported receiving a phone call from a man claiming to be with the Social Security Office asking for her Social Security number. She said she gave her SSN to the caller because he told her the office needed to verify it because she was supposedly involved in a drug raid in Florida, according to a police report. Police told her it was a scam and to call the Social Security Office.

Friday, Feb. 22

6:33 p.m. – Minerva Street, Shannon Herron, 42, charged with possession of drug abuse instruments. Police said Herron was riding in a car pulled over for sitting in the middle of the road, blocking traffic. According to a police report, various drugs and drug tools were found inside Herron’s purse and bookbag — specifically crack cocaine, heroin, needles and crack pipes. Additional charges are pending lab results.

8:27 p.m. – 700 block of Dresden Ave., Tyler Austin, 25, of Salem, arrested and charged with obstructing official business. A BP employee called police, saying there was a suspicious man, later identified as Austin, hanging around the gas station. The employee said Austin kept making several trips into the store, making her believe he might be planning to do something to her, according to a police report. While being questioned, police said Austin was disrespectful and verbally abusive toward them, and he refused to leave the property.

Disclaimer: These reports do not represent all calls made to the East Liverpool Police Department. This public information was provided in reports from the East Liverpool Police Department. Items reflect charges filed, not convictions.

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