POLICE REPORTS

SALEM

–Deanna Lodge, 40, of 965 S. Lundy Ave., was charged with domestic violence and assault, both first-degree misdemeanors, after police were called to the home where she lives at 3:16 a.m. Wednesday. A male said his live-in girlfriend punched him in the face while he was sleeping due to not having her cigarettes. The female’s roommate, another male, said she punched him in the face, too. Both males had visible injuries to their faces, but both denied needing medical attention. The female, identified as Lodge, was taken into custody and transported directly to the Columbiana County jail due to her behavior.

— John Whisel, 23, whose last known addresss was 370 N. Lundy Ave., was charged with theft and Kimberly Edie, 25, of 378 1/2 E. Fourth St., was charged with complicity to theft after police were called at 12:16 a.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of West State Street for a report of shoplifters at Speedway. Officers located a male and female walking on North Ellsworth Avenue that matched the description given, made contact and found they were the people in question. An officer also located the merchandise taken from the business. Whisel and Edie were taken into custody and taken to the Columbiana County jail. Items taken from the store were returned.

— An open garage door was reported on Fair Avenue at 11:26 p.m. Tuesday. The property owner could not be reached. An officer checked and everything appeared ok.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 11:02 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of Columbia Street. A caller reported possible drug activity occurring at an apartment. He was told his options.

— During a traffic stop at 10:44 p.m. Tuesday in the 2000 block of East State Street, a scent of marijuana was noticed and K-9 Simon did alert to the presence of a narcotic odor, but nothing of a collectible quantity was located. The driver, who was not identified on the report, was cited for expired license.

— Officers responded at 10:14 p.m. Tuesday to Walmart on East State Street for a report of an irate customer to be removed. Walmart issued a criminal trespass order against the male and the female who was with him. K-9 Simon alerted to a narcotic odor on their vehicle, but nothing of significance was located inside.

— Possible junk/abandoned vehicles were reported in the 500 block of Madison Avenue at 10:07 p.m. Tuesday. Police found all vehicles properly registered.

— A caller at 9:32 p.m. Tuesday reported a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a neighbor’s residence in the city while the neighbor was not home. The vehicle was gone when police arrived. Officers located an unlocked door, but found no one inside. The homeowner was contacted and said he left the door unlocked and would check to see if anything was missing. Police secured the door.

–Police responded at 9:13 p.m. Tuesday to Salem Regional Medical Center for an irate patient. A man was yelling at hospital personnel after being discharged. He left with a female before police arrived. Staff provided names and officers checked the area but didn’t locate them.

— A caller at 8:48 p.m. Tuesday reported hearing from a female in the 400 block of Aetna Street who was making threats to harm herself. Police responded and the female said she never made any threats but was having some issues. She voluntarily went to Salem Regional Medical Center to speak to someone.

— A resident in the 400 block of West Fourth Street reported at 7:43 p.m. Tuesday that a male continually parks close to his house and there’s a protection order in place. Officers told the other male to mind his distance.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 7:39 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of North Ellsworth Avenue, but none was observed.

— Police were called at 7:23 p.m. Tuesday to Gene’s Drive Thru, 1750 E. State St., for an irate person. A man from the store reported a female attempted to purchase liquor with her juvenile son and he advised he would not sell the product to her because she was with her juvenile son, then she became irate. She left but returned shortly with her husband and began to yell more. Officers made contact with the female and her husband, who said she was treated poorly and did not become irate. She said she believed the man made rude and vulgar remarks to her, but it was found to be another person in the store attempting to make a purchase. The female and male in question were advised they were under a criminal trespass order and were not to return or they’ll face charges.

— Kellie Winn, 28, of 879 1/2 E. Fifth St., was charged with domestic violence after police were called at 7:16 p.m. Tuesday to her residence for a domestic dispute. A man said his wife left in a vehicle after she struck him in the neck during a verbal altercation. He had visible scratches on his neck and his shirt was torn. The wife’s vehicle was located and she said she scratched the male when he tried to cut up a bank card. She was taken to the Columbiana County jail.

— An illegally parked vehicle in the 100 block of North Howard Avenue was moved after the driver was contacted at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

— A barking dog was reported on Jones Drive at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday but was not found.

— An intoxicated driver was reported at 6:52 p.m. Tuesday traveling on Newgarden coming into the city. Officers located the vehicle but the driver was not intoxicated. K-9 Simon was deployed and indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor but did not find contraband.

— Police responded to North Lincoln Avenue at 6:29 p.m. Tuesday to check on a female who fell in the street. She said she was ok.

— Police responded to the 1100 block of Benton Road for a report at 6:28 p.m. Tuesday of theft. An employee of the business said property from inside had been placed in a POD container outside for a renovation. She noticed a red truck pull into the parking lot and when it sped away, she noticed property from the business in the bed of the truck.

— Several juveniles were reported on the roof of Salem China, 1000 S. Broadway Ave., at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The juveniles were located several blocks away and told not to return, that they were trespassing.

— A caller at 5:14 p.m. Tuesday reported a juvenile possibly bitten by a dog or injured the previous day on West Fifth Street at 5:14 p.m. Tuesday. The juvenile and guardian reported everything was ok.

— A man at 3:23 p.m. Tuesday reported another male made threats to cause him harm while he was walking to his car after being dropped off near the high school. He said he had prior issues with the male who drove past him.

— A South Lincoln Avenue woman reported at 1:51 p.m. Tuesday that while at a business in Leetonia, the employees were contacted by someone she has a protection order against who made accusations against her being a liar over personal issues. Information will be sent to the prosecutor.

— Jeffery Jones, 56, of West Fourth Street, and Raymond Johngrass, 65, of Hillsville, Pa., were each charged with disorderly conduct after a road rage incident and fight were reported at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday involving the drivers of an SUV and a dump truck. The SUV driver claimed the dump truck ran a stop sign at West Third and North Howard, almost running into his vehicle. He then claimed the dump truck driver got out and punched him through the window, prompting him to to get out and defend himself. Both had visible injuries and there was damage to their cell phones and the door of the SUV. The dump truck driver claimed the SUV swerved into his lane and he braked and began yelling at him, then the physical altercation began. Officers determined that both should be charged. Jones signed a refusal for medical assistance while Johngrass went to the hospital.

— A construction vehicle doing business in the city allegedly caused damage to a property in the 200 block of West Seventh Street at 12:54 p.m. Tuesday. The street department said they would take care of it.

— Police received two calls regarding a blocked alley near South Broadway Avenue Tuesday morning. The driver of the vehicle moved it.

— A resident on East Fourth Street reported at 11:28 a.m. Tuesday that he was being harassed by a female known to him who will walk into his residence uninvited and slap him and has accused him of taking her son’s bicycle. He was told his options. Officers will attempt to contact the female.

— Police were called at 8:24 a.m. Tuesday to the 2200 block of Kennedy to check on a city resident. Family members said he left the home and they had no idea where he went. The person was located as officers were checking the area.

COLUMBIANA

— Cheyenne Echard, 21, Columbiana, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on West Park Avenue at 2:39 p.m. Tuesday.

— Someone reported anonymously at 12:33 p.m. Tuesday they witnessed a mother punching her child in the head. Police spoke with the parent and the child and forwarded the report to children services.

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