POLICE REPORTS

SALEM

— Officers assisted Perry Township police with a traffic stop of a possible stolen vehicle on East 12th Street near North Lincoln Avenue at 1:49 a.m. Saturday. A K9 officer indicated a narcotic odor, resulting in recovery of contraband. The case was turned over to Perry Township police since no crime occurred within city limits.

— An officer responded to a 400 block Sharp Avenue home at 11:35 a.m. Saturday where the resident requested a friend be removed after causing destruction despite being there only a few hours.

— Kati M. Gatewood, 28, Lisbon Dungannon Road, Lisbon, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash on South Lincoln Avenue at Franklin Street at 11:24 a.m. Saturday in which she was southbound and failed to stop for traffic at the light, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Harry A. Smith, 61, Salem. A passenger of Smith was transported by ambulance to Salem hospital for possible injuries.

— A Stewart Road resident reported at 12:07 p.m. Saturday receiving text messages from someone wanting to hire him for vehicle transport and he believed it to be a scam. An officer took a photo of one of the text messages and advised the resident to block the number.

— Officers responded to an open burning complaint in the 1500 block of Cleveland Street at 12:23 p.m. Saturday and found the landlord with a fire in a burning area. He extinguished the fire with water.

— Police responded to the 900 block of Jefferson Avenue at 10:15 p.m. Saturday to perform a wellbeing check on an elderly woman and found her to be disoriented. Emergency medical personnel arrived to check the woman, but a relative said the woman has dementia and agreed to stay with her for the night.

— An officer responded to a 2800 block East State Street business at 11:44 p.m. Saturday where an employee reported a juvenile routinely causes problems at the store. The juvenile was already gone by the time officers arrived, but they advised the employee to call if he returns.

— A patrolling officer at 1:36 a.m. Sunday conducted a traffic stop in the area of Sharp Avenue and Prospect Street and found all three occupants to be juveniles. They were all charged with a curfew violation, while one of them was found to be reported missing out of the Lisbon Police Department and turned over to that department.

— Officers responded to a 500 block East Sixth Street home at 2:25 a.m. Sunday in reference to a drug overdose. The victim was revived using Narcan and transported by ambulance to Salem hospital. The victim was also found to have an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office, so that department was contacted.

— Police responded to an 1800 block East State Street business at 12:02 p.m. Sunday in reference to a dispute and spoke with a juvenile employee who said he had been in a verbal argument with his uncle at a home in the 900 block of East Pershing Street, then continued when the uncle arrived at the business where they pushed each other, causing a tear in his work shirt. Officers spoke with the juvenile and his mother regarding their options in dealing with the incident. When contacted, the uncle confirmed the story and was also advised of his options.

— Officers responded to a 1000 block East Fourth Street home at 1:09 p.m. Sunday where the resident reported someone he knows had been attempting to gain entry without permission. The person was found to be an occasionally resident of the home, so the complainant was advised it was a civil matter.

— Michelle L. Dimuzio, 41, Youngstown, was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers responded to a 300 block West State Street at 1:16 p.m. Sunday where an employee reported someone using drugs in a vehicle in the rear parking lot. A K9 officer indicated a narcotic odor, resulting in recovery of the contraband.

Columbiana

— A private property crash was reported in the gravel parking lot of the Town Center Shops at 7:17 p.m. Saturday.

— Austin McIntosh asked police to keep the peace while he went to retrieve a car parked at his aunt’s home at 6:15 p.m. Saturday. There were not problems, but the aunt asked him to be warned he is not welcome at their home on Stanton Avenue.

— Barb Conroy, Allen Avenue, reported she and her husband saw a man on their property taking photos at 12:02 p.m. Saturday. He said he was taking the photos for the bank, but was unable to produce any type of ID which showed he was with the bank and he left. Conroy said they will follow up with the bank.

— Brian Kyser, 43, Duquesne Street, was charged with domestic violence after he allegedly began yelling at his mother and pushed her at 7 a.m. Saturday. He was taken to jail.

— Police checked the area near Chestnut Alley after someone reported at 2:28 a.m. Saturday there were three men walking down the alley, screaming and being disorderly.

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