POLICE REPORTS

PERRY TOWNSHIP

— Police responded at 8:03 p.m. Tuesday to the 100 block of Blossom Lane for a possible problem with an employee. The manager just wanted a report on file at this time.

— A bank from Salem called at 3:42 p.m. Tuesday to report one of their customers was scammed and was en route to their office. The woman from Somerset Drive arrived at the police station and reported she received a phone call from an unknown caller stating they were from the IRS and they wanted a large amount of money. They wanted her to purchase prepaid credit cards either from Dollar General or Speedway. The caller then said they would come to her house in the morning. She ended up withdrawing $1,000 out of her account but did not purchase any cards. She also received at least three phone calls from the unknown caller reminding her to purchase the cards.

— Police assisted the township road department with traffic control on North Lincoln Avenue while they removed downed branches from last week’s storm at 8:33 a.m. Tuesday.

— A suspicious male was reported at the Speedway gas station on West State Street, but left before police arrived. The township had been requested to assist city police.

— Police responded to a medical call on Countryside Drive at 11:01 a.m. Monday, finding a female had fallen and injured her hip. She was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center for medical treatment.

SALEM

— A woman in the 900 block of Franklin Avenue reported at 11:47 a.m. Wednesday that someone entered her vehicle and stole items.

— A business in the 300 block of East State Street reported at 11:46 a.m. Wednesday that a female came into the front of the store and picked up a black ashtray with a skull inside and placed it inside her purse. The owner asked her if she liked the ashtray and the female said yes and left without paying for it. The female was described wearing pink sneakers, a half-type shaved head, blue crossover purse, possibly a second purse, a sundress, sunglasses on her head and eating a bag of chips. The owner does not want her back in the store.

— Police were asked at 10:52 a.m. Wednesday to check the well-being of a female in the 900 block of North Ellsworth Avenue, but no one appeared to be home.

— A UPS box and mailbox were reported struck in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue at 9:18 a.m. Wednesday. It appeared a vehicle went off the road and struck the boxes.

— Police responded at 8:22 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a male living in the back behind Sparkle Market, 423 S. Lundy Ave. Officers made contact with him and told him the owner doesn’t want him on the property and he had to leave. He said he would collect his belongings and leave.

— A woman in the 800 block of Homewood Avenue reported at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday that items were taken from her vehicle overnight.

— A woman in the 900 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 6:44 a.m. Wednesday that someone entered her vehicle and stole some belongings.

— Police responded at 6:36 a.m. Wednesday to North Lincoln Avenue and East State Street and found that someone had moved the cones from the westbound lane at the intersection to get through. A caller said it was a tractor trailer operator. Officers then found the person had removed the cones further east allowing traffic to get through. That section of road was closed for a street project.

— Norman Philippi Jr., 51, of 2083 N. Egypt Road, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, after police on patrol at 10:42 p.m. Tuesday saw an intoxicated male stumbling in the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue and stopped to check on him. He was attempting to enter his vehicle and was stopped and another person called for a taxi. While waiting for the taxi, the male was belligerent and aggressive. He became aggressive toward police officers and was warned he would be tased. After continuing toward police, the male was tased and taken into custody. Fire department first responders and EMT arrived and he refused medical treatment. Due to his actions, he was transported directly to the Columbiana County jail.

— A caller filed a parking complaint at 6:19 p.m. Tuesday in the area of East Sixth Street and West School Street where officers found a vehicle and trailer parked on the sidewalk. The owner wasn’t found and a parking ticket was issued.

— A dispute was reported at 4:44 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Franklin where a boyfriend and girlfriend said the incident was verbal with no physical violence. The male left voluntarily.

— A juvenile problem was reported at 4:27 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of Cleveland Street where a woman said her daughter was being verbally abusive toward her and was angry for being disciplined. Officers spoke to the juvenile and advised her of the consequences of her actions. The mother was told she could file unruly charges if the actions continued.

— An officer on patrol at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday saw the railroad crossing gates on South Ellsworth Avenue down and flashing without a train approaching or leaving the area. The railroad was contacted to send a repair technician.

— A reckless driver was reported at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday at North Ellsworth and West 10th, but the vehicle was not found.

— Officers responded at 2:16 p.m. Tuesday to Davidson’s tow yard property on Prospect Street for one to be removed. A woman was removing items from a car that had been towed and impounded. She had owned the Honda Accord, but the business owner arrived to clarify she was to leave and follow the proper steps to regain her property. The woman was not happy with this and tried to argue with the property owner. Officers told her to leave and follow the proper steps.

— A dispute in progress was reported at 12:43 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of Vine Avenue. Both people were separated when police arrived and said that nothing physical took place.

— Tammie Vuletich, 55, of Berlin Center, was cited for improper backing after she backed her vehicle out of a private drive in the 600 block of South Union Avenue at 11:38 a.m. Tuesday and struck a legally parked vehicle owned by Doris Boughton of Salem.

— Police responded at 10:42 a.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Ohio Avenue for an animal complaint, finding a dog on a leash underneath a tree along with food and water. The dog did not appear to be in any form of distress.

LEETONIA

— Houston L. Noblitt, 26, Washington Street, Leetonia, was cited for expired registration and left of center following a traffic stop at High and Wilson streets at 1:10 a.m. Friday.

— A Sleepy Hollow Drive resident at 11:26 a.m. Tuesday turned in a ladies Geneva watch with black face and diamond squares for numbers that he said he found near the memorial at Wick Park.

New Waterford

— At 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4, officers responded to the 600 block of Bacon Avenue in East Palestine for mutual aid with East Palestine police for an arrest. Officers assisted in securing the scene and then cleared.

— At 10:58 p.m. Oct. 4, officers responded to the 46000 block of Allendale Avenue for a 911 hang up call. Upon arrival officers made contact with the residents and were advised that everyone at the residence was sleeping and they were unsure how the call was made.

— Police responded to the 46000 block of Allendale Avenue at 1:37 a.m. Oct. 5 for a reported open phone line. Upon arrival, police spoke with the subjects at the residence who advised that they were unsure of why the line was open and that everything was okay.

— At 10:05 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to South State Street near Boardman Street for a report of a deer being struck by a vehicle. Upon the officers’ arrival the vehicle was no longer on scene and the deer was injured and unable to stand, so the deer was euthanized.

— At 7:37 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the 46000 block of New England Square for a complaint that the mother of the caller’s child showed up to pick up their child and she was allegedly intoxicated. The officers did not witness the individual driving however were able to smell an odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver and the passenger. Two additional individuals were contacted to come retrieve the vehicle.

— Officers responded to the Dollar General store for a vehicle lock out at 10:25 p.m. Monday.

LISBON

–A clerk at Smith Oil reported they had video surveillance of a female shoplifter from Sept. 29. The video revealed the woman put $37 worth of snack cakes, Lipton tea and a two-liter Coke Cola container in her large purse without paying for it. Her photograph has been posted on the police department’s Facebook page.

–Jacob Francis reported Sunday his cousin threatened by phone to punch him in the mouth and break his face. The cousin is with Francis’ soon-to-be ex-wife and pregnant with his cousin’s child, and that is what started the problem.

–Kim Hayes, Pine Street Extension, reported Sunday her ex-boyfriend continues to come to her residence for no reason and then peeled tires in her front lawn. She only wanted a report on file at this time.

— Madison A. Wilkes, 18, Saltwell Road, was stopped for failure to yield while driving on South Market at 11:47 p.m. Tuesday. The officer then smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the car, and Wilkes said it was from two days ago. She then handed him a small bag of suspected marijuana and was cited for that and also given a warning for the failure to yield.

Columbiana

— A Hammondsville woman reported at 3:02 a.m. Wednesday her vehicle was stolen from the Dutch Village Inn. After an investigation, the vehicle was not stolen.

— A woman turned in a set of keys she found along the side of Elm Extension at 8:27 p.m. Tuesday.

— A South Vine Street woman reported at 10:56 a.m. Tuesday she could hear yelling and things being thrown around at a neighbor’s home. Police went to the home and found a young man was upset that he could not tie a necktie. Police assisted the boy.

— Leah Janci, 28, Leetonia, was cited for driving under suspension and expired registration following a traffic stop on Union Street at 11:32 a.m. Tuesday.

— James A. Macuich, Windrose Court, reported at 10:56 a.m. he wanted to discuss laying his BMW motorcycle down in Dr. Parker’s parking lot off Beverly Drive. When he pulled in to turn around he lost control on the gravel causing damage to his motorcycle. No citations were issued due to being on private property.

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