POLICE REPORTS

SALEM

— A medical problem was reported in the 300 block of Euclid at 2:23 a.m. Monday, with police, fire department first responders and EMT ambulance all responding. A person was transported to the Salem Regional Medical Center.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 12:01 a.m. Monday in the 800 block of East State Street where a woman said she was closing up for the evening and there was a vehicle in the parking lot. The vehicle left before police arrived. An officer stood by while the woman got into her vehicle and left.

— An officer on patrol on Salem Parkway West at 11:56 p.m. Sunday saw a gate open to a business that appeared to be closed and a vehicle was running inside the fenced area. A male employee was inside working late and a female who was there had stopped to see the male. No problem was found.

— An officer on patrol at 10:06 p.m. Sunday saw a vehicle inside Centennial Park after closing. The driver was identified who was not aware the park closed at 10 p.m. and said he was playing Pokemon.

— John Peuterbaugh, 43, of Maple Street, Kensington, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 7:36 p.m. Sunday on North Lincoln Avenue and Superior for reasonable suspicion of a suspended driver. K-9 Argo performed an open air sniff of the vehicle and indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor. The driver, passenger and vehicle were all searched and drug paraphernalia was located in a bag behind the driver’s seat. Sinsley’s Towing removed the vehicle.

— A possible intoxicated driver was reported at 6:30 p.m. Sunday when a caller said a white truck was swerving in the area of Franklin Avenue and Whinnery Road. An officer saw the truck and monitored it’s movements, not seeing any signs of impairment by the driver or traffic violations.

— An alarm was reported at 12:13 p.m. Sunday in the 2900 block of East State Street. The front door of the business was unlocked but no employees were found inside. The door was secured. Nothing appeared out of place.

— A 16-year-old juvenile from Salem was cited as a juvenile offender for assured clear distance after the eastbound vehicle he was driving struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Linda Stocker, 74, of Chardon, causing her vehicle to strike the rear of a vehicle driven by Shawn Butcher, 29, of East Liverpool, at 11:19 a.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of East State Street. No injuries were reported.

Perry Township

–During routine patrol in the 300 block of Prospect Street at 9:33 p.m. Saturday, police observed a vehicle with an expired license plate and conducted a traffic stop and found the driver to have a suspended license. Rebecca Sisco of East Liverpool gave her sister’s Social Security Number to avoid being arrested on an outstanding warrant out of East Liverpool. Cisco was trying to resist arrest and was taken to the ground by officers. She was charged with resisting arrest and obstruction of official business and was transported to the county jail. The vehicle was towed by Sinsley’s Towing and has a court hold on it.

–Police assisted Salem Police on a traffic stop at 3:37 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Benton Road with an operator who possibly had an active warrant. There were no warrants and the driver was sent on their way.

–At 1:31 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the 1700 block of Hearthside Drive for a suspicious person attempting to enter vehicles. Police were unable to locate anyone.

–At 7:28 p.m. Friday, police responded to the 1300 block of West State Street where the complainant advised an unknown person broke the external door lock which holds a key for emergency purposes. Upon inspection, the lock was not damaged and was just not secured property. Police assisted the complainant in securing the external lock.

–Police responded to Cunningham Road at 9:16 p.m. Sunday regarding a report of two individuals walking on the roadway. Police located a man and woman who said they had been dropped off by friends after an argument and were attempting to get to Walmart. Both were checked for warrants and none were found and they were provided a ride to Walmart.

Columbiana

— Heidi Scott reported a dog attack at 6:29 p.m. Sunday on South Elm Street. Police investigated and found that Scott was walking down an alley and a dog got free from its collar and attacked her, injuring her right forearm. The dog’s owner, Angel Pantojalopez, was cited for dogs at large into mayor’s court.

— A Fairfield School Road landlord reported at noon Sunday one of his tenants found a window open to the apartment and believed someone had entered.

— Sharron Winphrie, 35, was cited for fictitious plates following a traffic stop on South Elm Street at 4:21 p.m. Friday. She was also cited for possession of marijuana. Other charges are pending the results of lab tests.

Lisbon

— Police were called to a possible drug overdose at a Caldwell Street residence at 12:29 a.m. Sunday. Police spoke to man who lives there and he denied that he was overdosing and was just shaking badly. Police remained until an ambulance arrived to transport the man to a local hospital to be examined.

— Megan Hansen, Grandview Street, called for police at 6:08 p.m. Friday because Luke Trimnel showed up to have visitation time with their daughter but he did not have a proper carseat and she was not going to let him borrow hers because of past problems. Trimnel was asked if he could buy a new carseat quickly and he agreed. Police then discovered there was an arrest warrant for him out of East Liverpool for failure to appear in court on a 2006 driving under suspension charge. Trimnel was transported to the county jail.

— Police responded to a possible burglary at Applegrove apartments at 8:34 p.m. Friday. Once there, a resident told them three green and purple colored people had entered her apartment and were still there. Police checked but did not find them and told the resident she was safe now.

Leetonia

–Police responded to the 275 Ridge Street at 5:52 a.m. Friday and found the garage fully engulfed in fire. The responding officer entered the residence and assisted two people and their two dogs out of the residence. After that, police went to neighboring residences and requested that they leave their homes due to the fire. After evacuating the houses, the Leetonia Fire Department arrived on the scence and police assisted fire personnel in establishing a connection to a fire hydrant and a line from a tanker to an engine. Police stayed on the scene until the family was able to return to their residence.

–At 9:39 p.m. Friday, police responded to the state Route 344 and Jersey Ridge Road intersection to assist the highway patrol in putting down a deer. A deer carcass receipt for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources was filled out and a person was notified to pick up the deer.

–At 3:54 a.m. Sunday, police responded to Pearl and Mill streets where a woman was being harassed by a man from the 300 block of Pearl Street. The woman was brought to the police department and gave a written statement. She said she met the man on the Internet. They went out to a restaurant in Boardman and and went to his residence and he began drinking, first beer, then tequila. The complainant said he became very intoxicated and then was mad because she would not have sex with him. He allegedly stated that he wanted his money back and made threats to her and told her to get out of his house, which she did. There was no physical violence.

Salem Township

–Constable Dan Valentine advised he received a report at 6:07 p.m. Sunday from an official with Mt. Calvary Cemetery who said that in the past two days someone drove into the cemetery off of Grafton Road on what appeared to be a 4X4 vehicle. The vehicle turned to the right and near the flagpole drove off the pavement and struck a headstone, knocking if off the concrete base and causing damage to the grass as well. The matter in under investigation.

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