— A hit/skip accident was reported at 12:33 p.m. Wednesday in the Rite Aid parking lot off State Street. A pickup which struck a woman’s vehicle left the scene.

— A woman from East 12th Street reported at 11:42 a.m. Wednesday that she received a letter in the mail that caused her concern because it was addressed to her and her husband and contained a graphic photo. She was not familiar with the name or the return address. The letter was taken as evidence.

— A woman in the 1200 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday that she suspected a package of medical supplies that was supposed to be shipped to her address had been stolen because she had not received it. While an officer was talking with her, the company called and said the item had not been shipped yet.

— A woman in the 200 block of Hawley Avenue reported at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday that someone slashed both the front and back tires of her vehicle on the driver side.

— A woman in the 1000 block of East Sixth Street reported multiple vehicle break-ins at 6:09 a.m. Wednesday. She said the vehicles were ransacked and multiple items were taken.

— Deanna Lodge, 40, of 965 S. Lundy Ave., was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear on a resisting charge after police were called at 6:07 a.m. Wednesday for suspicious people possibly breaking into cars in the 400 block of East Euclid Street. The group was described as two males and a female. A neighbor said they ran into a residence on South Lundy Avenue. Officers spoke with the resident and he brought all three people out. All were identified and the warrant was found for the female.

— A resident in the 800 block of East Sixth Street reported at 6:06 a.m. Wednesday that $38 and a pack of cigarettes were stolen from a vehicle.

— Two people were found in Waterworth Memorial Park after hours at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday. They were told park hours and to leave.

— Justin Smith, 33, whose last known address was 973 W. State St., was taken into custody on a warrant out of Columbiana County after an officer spotted him at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday in the city.

— Police found an open door at 11:16 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of West Wilson Street. The residence was checked and everything was ok.

— A woman in the 200 block of West Pershing Street reported at 10:53 p.m. Tuesday that her boyfriend started arguing with her when she got home and he was highly intoxicated, grabbed her and fled when she called 911. She didn’t want to pursue charges but didn’t want him returning. He had an active warrant out of Columbiana County and she was told she could face charges for harboring if he’s found at her residence in the future.

— Michael Souers, 30, of 285 W. Pershing St., was taken into custody on an active warrant for a parole violation at 10:33 p.m. Tuesday after police were called to East Third Street for a dispute among neighbors. All involved gave different accounts of what occurred and no one wanted to pursue charges. Police found the active warrant against Souers and made the arrest.

— A grandmother in the 400 block of West State Street reported her grandson was not listening to her at 9:18 p.m. Tuesday. He was told he needed to listen.

— Nancy Mahon, 63, of Punta Gorda, Fla., was charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated, disobeying a traffic control device and possession of marijuana paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday on North Lundy Avenue near East State Street. The driver was found impaired and admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle. K-9 Simon was deployed and indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor. The vehicle was searched and an open container, marijuana paraphernalia and marijuana were located inside the vehicle. She was processed and taken to the Columbiana County jail.

— A man reported suspicious activity after seeing a backpack on the ground with no one around in the 1500 block of Maple Street near Centennial Park at 7:09 p.m. Tuesday. An officer was unable to find the backpack.

— A woman reported a suspicious object inside a house at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday on North Ellsworth Avenue and Legacy Lane, saying she found bones inside the garage. An officer told her it appeared to be animal remains, but summoned a detective who responded and said the remains belonged to an animal. Nothing suspicious was suspected.

— A caller at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday said a woman stole children’s toys from her yard in the 500 block of Aetna Street. The theft was captured on video, but she did not want to press charges as long as the items were returned. The suspect was contacted and told to return all the items taken or charges for theft would be filed.

— Police were called for solicitors in the 200 block of East Eighth Street by two separate residents Tuesday at 5:02 p.m. and 4:56 p.m., with one woman saying they were using high pressure sales tactics in an attempt to make her sign up for an energy program. An officer made contact with the persons and they were told to stop until they had the proper paperwork from the city. They had also been reported on North Ellsworth Avenue and told to cease their actions.

— Police spoke to several people at 4:31 p.m. Tuesday regarding a custody issue. All involved were told their options.

— A woman on East Euclid reported at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday that a tenant wasn’t home for a few days, then broke a window upon returning. She was told it’s civil in nature but would be investigated.

— A man in the 600 block of Franklin Avenue reported at 3:47 p.m. Tuesday that his ex called him regarding an investigation going on between her and their child. He was told to avoid contact until the investigation was over.

— An officer at 3:07 p.m. Tuesday assisted a worker from Children Services with an investigation at a North Madison Avenue residence. The officer stood by while the worker spoke with the person in question.

— Matthew P. Soldo, 37, of 278 Hilltop Drive, Lisbon, was taken into custody on a warrant out of Columbiana County and cited for possession of drug abuse instruments after being spotted by a police officer at 2:13 p.m. Tuesday on West Pershing Street and South Howard Avenue. During a search during his arrest, a drug abuse instrument was found. He was turned over to a deputy.

— A man on South Union Avenue reported at 1:52 a.m. Tuesday that someone took several items out of his basement.

— Roger Carl, 56, of 325 W. Pershing St., was cited for a minor misdemeanor for possession of marijuana after police investigated a vehicle parked at Smith Oil for an extended amount of time at 1:02 p.m. Tuesday. The adult driver behind the wheel was found alert and conscious but nervous and gave a voluntary consent for police to search the vehicle. The driver advised nothing illegal or any contraband was in the car. An odor of marijuana was detected along with a small piece of older marijuana.

— An officer was requested to assist Salem zoing in the 600 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 10:52 a.m. Tuesday.

— A suspicious male was reported walking around a vacant home in the 300 block of West 10th Street at 9:33 a.m. Tuesday. Police learned he owned the home.

— Police were called to Walmart at 7:52 a.m. for a possible intoxicated person. The person in question became separated from a relative and became confused. Further investigation led officers to believe he was having a medication issue. The relative said the medication issue would be discussed with medical personnel.


— Police and KLG Ambulance responded to Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for an irate patient at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. After arrival, the patient calmed down and returned to their room, later agreeing to be taken to Salem Regional Medical Center for further evaluation.

— Police responded at 1:14 a.m. Wednesday to Carriage Hill Drive for a report of a medical involving an elderly male. Township fire department first responders and KLG evaluated the male, who was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center for further evaluation.

— Police officers were asked to respond to a domestic complaint at Brookdale Senior Living in the 1900 block of South Lincoln Avenue, with help from an off-duty Columbiana County sheriff’s deputy, at 7:33 p.m. Tuesday. The caller, who appeared under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, said his sister-in-law who has power of attorney, with the help of the nursing home, won’t allow them to visit their father who is a resident of the facility. Officers calmed down both parties and explained multiple civilized options the man could take. He and his wife left the business.

— Salem police requested the township unit check the surrounding area of Newgarden Avenue at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday after a possible burglary took place. No suspicious people were found in the area.

— A caller at 10:11 p.m. Monday requested removal of a person from the 1100 block of West Perry Street. Police spoke with all parties and learned that two people were arguing over custody issues. The male left the residence for the night.

— A reckless driver was reported at 3:48 p.m. Monday on state Route 45 heading north near Salem Grange Road, but was not found.

— A woman from Old Coach Lane asked for information at 1:11 p.m. Monday regarding a neighbor with whom there’s been an ongoing dispute for several years. Options were explained.

— Township officers were asked to assist Adult Parole with locating a person in the 1100 block of West Perry Street at 9:47 a.m. Monday. Robert Kress Jr., 35, whose last known address was Canton, was taken into custody for a parole violation and was found to be staying with family. He was later taken to Salem Regional Medical Center for cuts on his arms after saying he smashed a large television due to it being “evil” before authorities arrived.


— A Pine Street resident reported at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday that she believes a man she knows had stolen her debit card and spent $685 with it. The matter is under investigation.


— A caller reported Mary Shaulis and Kevin Criss were having another domestic dispute at Shaulis’ home on Maple Street Extension at 9:42 p.m. Sept. 7, but no one was home when police arrived.

— Marsha Booth, North Jefferson Street, reported someone was knocking on her window at 10:24 p.m. Sept. 7. Police arrived and heard someone pounding nearby and found that a neighbor had been hanging pictures and that was likely the sound Booth heard.

— McKenzie Strub, West Washington Street, called at 11:39 p.m. Monday because she wanted her brother to leave for the night after arguing about his dog. Her brother agreed to leave for the night.

— Tracey Wonner reported as she was pulling onto Davner Road from state Route 517 she saw a man in his underwear standing in the middle of the road at 9:33 p.m. Tuesday. Police arrived to find a naked man identified as JR Davis, Bye Road, standing in the middle of Route 517. Davis, who was mostly incoherent, did say he had taken Ecstasy and was drinking. Davis was going to leave on foot, so he was handcuffed and placed in the cruiser until a sheriff’s deputy arrived to take custody since the incident was outside village limits.


— A Manor Drive woman reported at 10:31 a.m. Tuesday there was a sick raccoon in her yard. Police checked and found the animal was already deceased. The street crew disposed of the animal.

— Ryan Agostini, 35, Columbiana, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on West Park Avenue 6:54 p.m. Tuesday. The owner of the vehicle, Heather Chase, 35, Columbiana, was cited for wrongful entrustment.