— A wallet found on the ground on Cherry Street was dropped off at the police station at 3:07 p.m. Tuesday.

— Police responded to the 500 block of East Second Street for a report at 3:02 p.m. Tuesday of a female sitting in the parking lot refusing to get up. Officers summoned fire department first responders and EMT ambulance and she was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— Police were called at 1:53 p.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of Rose Avenue for a report of multiple cats outside a home continually. Officers observed eight cats on the front porch with one pet home with straw. The resident said none of the cats belong to her. She said people have abandoned them and they stay around the house and have access to under the porch to get warmth. She attempts to provide them some assistance. The humane officer was being contacted.

— Police responded at 1:28 p.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of East Eighth Street to assist the fire department with a medical.

— A bicycle found in the Sparkle parking lot, 423 S. Lundy Ave., was brought to the police station at 1:44 p.m. Tuesday.

— An officer was called at 1:01 p.m. Tuesday to the 800 block of East State Street for a vehicle locked with a child inside. The officer was able to open the vehicle for the owner.

— Debris was reported in the road in the 900 block of Jones Drive at 12:13 p.m. Tuesday. A couple of large boxes were found in a yard, but Perry Township was advised due to the debris being located in the township.

— A bicycle found under the West State Street overpass bridge was brought to the police station at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday.

— Elizabeth Durick, 37, of 135 Main St, Leetonia, was taken into custody at 1:46 p.m. Tuesday on an active warrant for failure to appear. Durick was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a moving violation on East State Street near Lundy Avenue. The driver was given a verbal warning for illegal left turn. Durick was processed and handed over to a Columbiana County sheriff’s deputy.

— During a traffic stop for an equipment violation at 10:10 p.m. Monday, a K-9 indicated to a narcotic odor, but nothing of significance was located. The driver was given a verbal warning for the traffic offense on East State Street.

— Police were called at 9 p.m. Monday to the 1400 block of East State Street for a delinquent female juvenile who attempted to break a television and had destroyed her room from throwing items. Due to officers already being there several hours prior to the latest call and the juvenile being given a warning then for disorderly conduct, she was taken into custody and charged for disorderly conduct, processed and taken to the Tobin juvenile detention center in Lisbon. Several other juveniles inside the residence said they witnessed her breaking items and getting into an argument with others in the home. Police had been called there earlier in the day at 11:05 a.m. when a woman said one of her foster children left without permission. She was not dressed for the weather. Police located her in the 1600 block of East Pershing Street and brought her back home. She had been told the possible consequences of her actions.

— An officer on patrol at 8:58 p.m. Monday saw a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of Washington Avenue. The officer checked on the occupant who said he was there to pick up a friend. The friend was found to be having a verbal dispute with occupants of a nearby residence. The officer was able to assist in the situation.

— A verbal dispute was reported at 8:54 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of East Third Street. A woman said her daughter was at a friend’s house and walked home and was crying. The juvenile said her friend’s mother yelled at her and got into her face. The juvenile’s father went to the residence to speak with the friend’s mother and was asked to leave. He and the woman were told it was a misunderstanding between the juvenile and the parent. They were ordered to leave the property to avoid further confrontation and both parties were told to stay away from one another.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported at 1:06 p.m. Monday that an unknown person in a red truck pumped $15 in gas and fled without paying.

— A dog was reported at large on East Fourth Street at 8:23 a.m. Monday. The owner located the dog later.

— A woman at 7:24 a.m. Monday reported a suspicious vehicle pulled into the parking lot behind a business in the 2300 block of East State Street and she thought that was odd. Police made contact with the driver who said he was bringing his fiancee a coffee before work.

— Police were called to the 1300 block of Merle at 7:13 a.m. Monday for a dog tied up to a vehicle in front of a residence. The dog was located and contact was made with the owner, who said he was at the residence visiting and put the dog out to use the bathroom.

— A dispute was reported at 6:17 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of West Third Street. Officers made contact and believed the noise was people celebrating the holiday. Officers were unable to gather pertinent information due to a language barrier.


— At 12:27 a.m. Saturday, police responded to state Route 344 just west of state Route 11 at the request of the highway patrol to locate an accident. On the scene in the 4600 block of state Route 344, an officer met with the woman driver who stated she had neck and back pain and EMS was requested. The highway patrol arrived on the scene and were advised of the incident and didn’t need further assistance.


— Renee Ebert of Wintersville reported at 6:53 p.m. Sunday her ex-husband, who lives in town, was refusing to return their child from a shared-custody visit. Police advised her this was a civil matter and she would need to contact her attorney.


— William Hanak, Hawkins Lane, reported at 10:44 a.m. Monday his vehicle was allegedly tampered with in his garage. There were no signs of forced entry.

— Heidi Tomalka, South Elm Street, reported at 8:11 p.m. Monday her 18-year-old daughter Lacilee was missing. Laci was contacted by police and she said she was visiting a friend at the hospital and there were no problems.