— A man came to the police station at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday requesting assistance with shutting off his cell phone. The phone was stuck on a voice recording and he could not get it to shut off. An officer was able to shut the recording off.

— Officers, fire department first responders and KLG ambulance responded at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday to the 1900 block of Merle Road for an alleged attempted suicide, but the woman said she had no thoughts of harming herself. A man told police he found the woman, his ex-wife, inside her vehicle in the garage with the vehicle running. She said she did not have the vehicle running in the garage, and then he said the same. Officers checked the vehicle’s hood, which was cold to the touch. Fire department personnel checked the garage with a carbon monoxide monitor and found no signs of carbon monoxide. The man said he had the garage door open for several minutes prior to emergency personnel arriving. Both he and the woman said the situation was a misunderstanding.

— Phillip Cline, 45, of West Wilson Street, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of West State Street. During a consented search, no contraband was found. He was given a courtesy ride to his home and his vehicle was legally parked at a business with employee approval.

— A female called police at 6:53 p.m. Wednesday to report another female called her names at Jalisco’s on East State Street. There were no signs of physical violence nor any threats. She said the incident had happened before but this time in front of family and she became offended.

— K-9 Simon was requested to assist Perry Township Police in the 700 block of West State Street at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday. He indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor and township police did recover contraband.

— Carl McDevitt, 79, of Kirk Road, Columbiana, was cited for disorderly conduct, a minor misdemeanor, for his alleged actions after discovering his vehicle being towed behind Marc’s on East State Street Wednesday. Police responded to the rear of the Marc’s entrance at 5:11 p.m. for a disabled vehicle with no note and no way to reach the owner. Kaiser Towing was called to remove the vehicle due to it being partially in the road. The owner of the vehicle arrived after Kaiser had it up on the tow truck and was advised several times to move away from the vehicle and to calm down. He had to be forcibly removed from opening the door to the vehicle due to it being lifted up on the tow truck and was causing a hazard to himself and the tow driver. Once he calmed down, the tow driver said he would lower the vehicle down if the owner paid the fee, which he willingly did. He was then able to get the vehicle started and move it into the parking lot.

— An alarm was reported at 4:51 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of East Third Street, but everything was fine.

— Officers at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday transported a transient to Barnetts for one night stay provided by the Salem Ministerial Association.

— Tina Colvin, 42, of Salem, was cited for failure to yield after her eastbound vehicle on East 10th Street stopped and turned south onto North Union, striking a vehicle driven by Richard Kimble, 48, of Salem, who was stopped at the stop sign facing north on North Union at 10th Street at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday.

— A reckless vehicle was reported at State and Ellsworth at 2:19 p.m. Wednesday but was not found.

— Todd Huntsman, 51, of Cuyahoga Falls, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after the tractor trailer he was driving east at 2:16 p.m. Wednesday attempted to turn right from Aetna onto South Broadway and struck a utility pole with the trailer. He told police he cut the turn too short. The pole snapped and was hanging from the wires. Ohio Edison was called to the scene.

— Michael Newell, 34, of 290 S. Union Ave., was placed in custody at 2:03 p.m. Wednesday at his home for a parole violation. He was taken directly to the Columbiana County jail.

— A reckless operator was reported at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of East State Street in a blue Dodge Aspen, but was not found.

— While performing duties as the school resource officer at Salem city schools at 12:53 p.m. Wednesday, an officer was made aware of threats being made of physical harm by a student towards another student. Information was gathered and will be sent to the prosecutor of juvenile court.

— Illegal dumping was reported at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue where someone dumped two mattresses into a dumpster at a business without permission.

— Julio Alvarez Box, 21, of Aetna Street, was cited for improper backing after backing out of a driveway on Aetna and striking a westbound vehicle driven by Melissa Chmura, 55, of Plymouth Place, at 10:06 a.m. Wednesday.

— Police responded to the 600 block of Ohio at 9:57 a.m. Wednesday for a reported fight/domestic in progress. Officers spoke with a female involved in the incident who said she had a verbal dispute with her adult sister. The altercation was verbal only with no physical violence occurring. Officers located the sister and she confirmed the dispute was verbal only.

— Criminal damaging was reported at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of East Second Street where a worker said the glass window had been intact when he left work.


— Police were dispatched at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday to the 700 block of Bethel Drive for a welfare check after a female caller from Florida claimed a woman at the address posted a picture on social media of a gun. Police made contact with the woman who was sleeping at the time. Both she and the children were fine. After police left, the female caller requested to speak with an officer about why no arrest was made. She started to become mean and loud on the phone with police after she was told no arrest could be made based on the situation. She then continued to yell until the call was ended.

— Police responded to the 1300 block of West State Street for a report of threats. A woman reported she was threatened over the phone in reference to things posted on social media. Police made contact with the other half of the incident, who denied making any threats but said the woman and her family were posting derogatory things about the other person’s family on social media. All parties were told to have no more contact with each other.

— Justin Cosma, 45, of Salem, was cited for driving under suspension, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Circle K West, 780 W. State St., where a Salem K-9 was called to the scene and gave a positive indication on the vehicle. An officer searched Cosma and found suspected marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia in his pockets.

— Monica Metts, 25, of Hanoverton, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after her vehicle drifted forward and struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Scott Goshorn, 27, of Beloit, who was stopped in traffic for the light at state Route 45 and South Lincoln Avenue at 4:17 p.m. Wednesday.

— An officer on patrol at 1:39 a.m. Wednesday saw an open gate at Colian’s Multi Service on Snyder Road but was able to reach a keyholder. Police secured the gate.


— Mike Jenkins of Lisbon reported Wednesday he was looking online for a place to rent and came across a home south of town on Steubenville Pike. Jenkins gave the person his personal information, but the contact then wanted a $500 deposit and another $500 to cover the first month rent. When Jenkins tried to call the number, which was out of Texas, it would only accept text messages.