Police Reports

Salem reports

— Police responded to the 1200 block of Beechwood Road at 4:45 p.m. Saturday to assist Boardman police with a hit/skip accident. A vehicle involved in a crash in Boardman was located on Beechwood Road and officers assisted.

— At 10:19 a.m. Saturday, police received a report from a resident in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard who was on station advising she was being stalked. She showed text messages from the person but none were threatening. The complainant said she was followed from her residence earlier in the morning but didn’t call police when it happened. She was advised to notify police if he comes around again.

— At 1:48 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the 2000 block of Oak Street for an open burning complaint and stood by while firefighters extinguished it. Open burning laws were explained to the people.

— At 12:59 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the 400 block of Franklin Avenue for an animal complaint and spoke with the dog owner. The dog appeared to be in good condition and information was gathered.

— Police responded to the 900 block of E. State Street at 4:42 p.m. Saturday where a motorist drove off in a Ford Focus without paying for $15 in gas. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

— At 5:57 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the 2700 block of E. State Street for a report of a woman being too loud and she said she didn’t have a ride home. A cab was called for her and her child.

— Police responded to the Newgarden Avenue and Mullins Street area for a dog that the complainant said appeared very sick and in need of medical attention. An officer checked and the dog was very elderly and did have a medical issue. The complainant said he was going to contact a vet on Monday. The officer advised he had to seek medical attention immediately or the Humane Society would be called.

— Police received a complaint on station at 7:27 p.m. Saturday from a woman who was attempting to retrieve her vehicle from a person who lived in Sebring and was not making payments on it. She was advised it was a civil matter.

— At 10:34 p.m. Saturday, police took Darian M. Libert, 615 S. Lincoln Avenue, #2, into custody on an outstanding warrant from Columbiana County. While at the residence, police located drug paraphernalia in plain view along with a lock box. The person consented to a search of the lock box and provided the lock code. A syringe, crack pipe and other items were found. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug abuse instruments.

— At 11:01 p.m. Saturday, police in the S. Ellsworth Avenue and Railroad Street area made a traffic stop for a moving violation. Virgil A.Ludt, 385 Newgarden Avenue, was cited for possession of marijuana. A probable cause search revealed other suspected narcotics that were sent to the BCI. Further charges are pending the laboratory results.

— At 11:57 p.m. Saturday, police observed a suspicious vehicle at a business in the 300 block of W. State Street The occupants said they were dropping a vehicle off at the business.

— Police responded to the 800 block of Cunningham Road at 12:09 a.m. Sunday to assist Perry Township police until it cleared the scene.

— Police responded to the 2000 block of E. State Street at 12:59 p.m. Friday where a westbound vehicle operated by John R. Stuckey, 908 W. Wilson Street, was struck by the eastbound vehicle operated by Matthew A. Foust, 1701 Ridgewood Drive who turned left into the Salem Plaza. Foust was charged with failure to yield and Stuckey was transported to the hospital. Both vehicles were towed away.

— At 9:56 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the 1300 block of S. Lincoln Avenue where the complainant advised she put a check in her mailbox to pay a bill. When she checked her account the check had been written for more than the amount she wrote it for and it was not made out to the company she had written it to. An investigation is pending.

— At 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the 700 block of E. 3rd Street for a dog at large complaint and assisted the owner but were unable to catch it.



— Michael Chaffee, North Main Street, reported Saturday that sometime Thursday evening someone threw eggs at his home and broke a window.

— A reckless driver was reported all over the road in the area of Pizza Hut on state Route 14 going southbound at 7:31 p.m. Saturday. The person calling followed the car, a Subaru SUV, until the vehicle parked off East Park Avenue at Walnut Alley. Police arrived to find the driver, Meredith Gorman of Columbiana, had fallen behind the vehicle and was too intoxicated to get up. Gorman was cited with disorderly conduct and released to a sober person.

— A man reported his wallet missing at 4:28 a.m. Saturday.