— Mark Bezeredi, 36, of 1080 N. Lincoln Ave., was cited for left of center and operating a vehicle under the influence after a two-vehicle accident at 11:03 a.m. Thursday in the 700 block of East Sixth Street when his westbound vehicle traveled left of center and struck an eastbound vehicle driven by Norman Kelley, 76, of East Sixth Street. The passenger and owner of the Kelley vehicle, Leticia Kelley, 80, of East Sixth Street, was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center for injuries. At the police station, Bezeredi needed medical attention and was taken to the hospital. His vehicle was towed.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported a drive-off at 9:46 a.m. Thursday. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.

— Police responded to the 300 block of West Wilson Street at 3:47 a.m. Thursday, along with fire department first responders and KLG for a man who advised of a possible medical issue. EMS personnel evaluated him and he was taken by ambulance to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— An alarm activated in the 700 block of East Third Street at the Lincoln Learning Center at 11:33 p.m. Wednesday. The exterior was secure and the keyholder responded to reset the alarm.

— A man on North Ellsworth Avenue reported at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday that he received a text message from a male asking him to call him. He called the person and found he did not know him. The person called him by name and knew he lived in the city and was asking if he had his cell phone, to which he said he did not. He wanted it documented in case an issue arises.

— Officers assisted Perry Township Police at 9:16 p.m. Wednesday at a traffic stop at state Route 45 and state Route 9. K-9 Argo was deployed and indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor. The officers stood by while the township conducted their investigation.

— A caller at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday reported a light turning on and off at Damascus Friends Church in the 1300 block of Franklin Avenue. Police arrived and the outside light appeared to be malfunctioning.

— A caller at 7 p.m. Wednesday reported a suspicious male sitting inside a silver Chevy truck in the Marc’s parking lot who appeared to be sleeping. The truck had already left when police arrived.

— Dallas Katlyn Helman, 24, of 1210 Southeast Boulevard, was charged with theft and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called at 6:48 p.m. Wednesday for a shoplifter. Loss prevention personnel said the woman concealed items in her diaper bag and also placed lower price tags on higher priced merchandise. The woman scanned the items with the fake tags and paid a lower price and then tried to leave without paying for the items concealed in the bag or making proper payment for the items with the switched tags. The report said she admitted to concealing items and changing the tags. Her aunt responded to the store to obtain the items she did pay for and take her two children who were with her. The total amount of merchandise for the theft was $165.93. She was also notified that she’s no longer permitted in Walmart.

— A man walked into the police department lobby at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday advising he may be suffering from low blood pressure. Fire department first responders and EMT ambulance responded and checked the man who was then transported to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— Police responded to the 900 block of West Pershing Street at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a small child in the road. Officers made contact with the boy and his mother inside the residence. The mother said he unlocked the door and went in the front yard while she was tending to another child. She advised he was not outside long enough to make it to the road before she got him back in the house. No issues were observed at the time of the report.


— Police were called at 11:42 p.m. Wednesday to U.S. Route 62 near the four-lane for a semi truck heading south driving with no running lights on. The truck was not found.

— Curtis Gearhart, of Beloit, was cited for two headlights required after a traffic stop at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday on state Route 45 near state Route 9. Salem’s K-9 unit responded for an open air sniff on the vehicle and did show a positive indication but police searched the vehicle and found no contraband.

— Police responded at 6:09 p.m. Wednesday to the 1300 block of West State Street after receiving a complaint that dogs were running loose and chasing tenants into their trailers or vehicles. Police advised the owner of the animals about the complaint and he said he would purchase better leashes to keep them restrained. The park manager was also advised of the complaint.

— Police were called at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday to the area of Georgetown Road at West Pershing Street for a report of a young juvenile walking near the road in only a diaper. Police checked the area and found the residence where the juvenile was located was inside the city. Salem Police were contacted to handle the situation.

— Floridalma Barrios Lopez, 40, of South Lundy Avenue, was cited for no license and given a courtesy transport to Fresh Mark after a traffic stop at 3:49 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of Snyder Road. The vehicle was towed.

— Police spoke with a West Perry Street resident at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday about a phone scam he received regarding him owing taxes and that a warrant was issued for his arrest. The phone number was out of New York and it was an IRS scam.


— John Baublitz, 37, Columbiana, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on state Route 7 at 5:57 p.m. Tuesday. He was also cited for possession of marijuana.

— Kyle Melott, Leetonia, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on Chestnut Alley at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday.

— Police were called to 416 N. Main St. at 3:28 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a dispute between two brothers.

— Universal Percussion, Heck Road, reported at 10:35 a.m. Monday an employee stole a backup plus portable drive. The matter is pending investigation.

— Someone reported at 9 a.m. Monday a child was walking on state Route 7. Police checked and found it was a 19-year-old walking to work.

— Someone reported anonymously at 8:23 a.m. Wednesday there was a suspicious person near the Joshua Dixon Elementary school on West Salem Street during the morning drop off.

— Donna M. Heacock, 52, East Palestine, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on state Route 14 near East Park Avenue at 3:46 p.m. Wednesday.

— Nicholas Premovich, Wind Rose Court, reported at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday his neighbor criminally trespassed when he received a piece of mail belonging to him and placed it on his door attempting to return it. Police told Premovich that charges would not filed for criminal trespass as his neighbor was simply attempting to give him his mail. Police also told him to contact the post office regarding his mail being delivered to the wrong address.

— Police were called to a North Middle Street home at 9:27 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a domestic dispute. It was found to be verbal only and no charges were filed.

— Police were called to a West Salem Street home at 9:33 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a verbal dispute. No charges were filed.


— Erin N. Newton, 28, Canton, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in the 13000 block of Benton Road at 7:46 a.m. Monday in which she was eastbound and traveled across the center line and off the roadway, striking a mailbox and landing in a culvert. She was transported by Damascus EMS to the Salem hospital for non life-threatening injuries.

— Sherry Lynn Raga, 33, South Linden Avenue, Alliance, was cited for right of way at intersections following a two-vehicle crash at state routes 534 and 165 at 12:17 p.m. Monday in which she was southbound and failed to yield from the stop sign, pulling into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by Kristy L. John, 35, Ravenna. No injuries were reported.

Salem Township

— Bette Getz, Butcher Road, reported she has been having mail stolen from her mailbox. Wednesday, she believes she saw a person entering several mailboxes along Butcher. The matter is under investigation and the U.S. postal inspector will be involved.


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