— Police were dispatched at 1:20 a.m. Friday to the 400 block of West State Street to assist the Ohio State Highway Patrol in making contact with the owner of a vehicle troopers had stopped in the area of Georgetown and Rochester roads. Police were able to make contact with the owner by phone.

— A woman in the 200 block of East Third Street reported at 10:29 p.m. Thursday that her ex-boyfriend was making threats via text message to physically harm her new boyfriend. While officers were on the scene, the suspect called the woman’s cell phone and an officer spoke with him, telling him to cease all contact with them. He was told if he continues the contact, charges will be filed.

— A theft involving prescription drugs was reported in the 900 block of West Wilson Street at 10:03 p.m. Thursday. Information was gathered and officers spoke to the victim about what she would like to have done.

— An audible alarm activated in the 100 block of West State Street at 9:49 p.m. Thursday. Officers checked the exterior entryways of the store and found them secure. Prior to the officers leaving, the alarm reset.

— A woman at 8:58 p.m. Thursday reported a suspicious phone call made to the Holiday Inn Express on North Cunningham Road. Information was gathered.

— An alarm was reported at 8:05 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of Allen Road, with the exterior of the business found secure.

— Police were called at 5:55 p.m. Thursday to Circle K East on East State Street for a dispute. Officers spoke with a man who advised another man spit on his truck for unknown reasons. The suspect was known, but the man did not want to pursue any charges. While on the scene, officers were approached by a woman who was with her 5-year-old son. She said one of the males involved almost struck her and her son when he pulled into the parking lot. Information was gathered and all parties were sent on their way.

— An unruly juvenile was reported at 5:38 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of West Seventh Street where a juvenile began screaming and being disruptive in the household. Due to threats to herself, the juvenile was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by EMT for her well-being. Guardians and a case worker also responded to the hospital.

— Logan Wilson, 21, of 194 1/2 Fair Ave., was taken into custody at 4:58 p.m. Thursday on a warrant out of the Portage County Sheriff’s Office for felonious assault, a third-degree felony. He had been seen in a vehicle on East State Street and police made contact in the Walmart parking lot. He was later transferred to a Portage County deputy sheriff in Deerfield.

— An officer assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 4:58 p.m. Thursday on a traffic stop on state Route 11 south of state Route 344 after a K-9 was requested. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor and the officer and K-9 stood by while troopers conducted their investigation.


— The caretaker of a Washington Street resident reported at 11:52 a.m. Thursday that a painkiller pill was missing from the resident’s medication bottle from a local drug store where employees said the pill count was correct when retrieved. The resident’s daughter is the person who picked up the medication and delivered it. The matter is under investigation.

— A 15-year-old male was observed walking toward the police station in clothing that did not fit the weather at 11:08 p.m. Thursday. The teen told a patrolling officer that his 17-year-old brother had assaulted him, cutting his hand with a knife and headbutting him, and that he left their Columbia Street home to seek help. The teen was evaluated by Leetonia EMS and returned home where the teens’ mother said the older one had had a violent episode, likely caused by a change in medication. The older teen admitted to threatening to kill himself and accidentally injuring his brother. An officer located the knife on the teen and eventually transported him to the Tobin Center after he was cleared by Leetonia EMS.


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