— Police were dispatched at 1:17 a.m. Wednesday to the area of state Routes 45 and 165 for a reckless driver, but the vehicle was not found.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 1:01 p.m. Tuesday parked in a drive on Maryland Avenue. The vehicle, described as a black pickup, had left before police arrived. Police checked the residence and found nothing to indicate the person exited the vehicle.

— Police were called at 11:28 a.m. Tuesday to the 1400 block of Benton Road for a dog struck by a car after running out into the road. The impact disabled the car and injured the animal, which was taken to Adams Veterinary in Salem. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the driver’s relative responded to take her home. The dog’s owner resided in the 1400 block.

— Police responded to the area of state Route 45 near West Pine Lake Road for a report of a suspicious vehicle following someone at 8:44 p.m. Monday. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.


— A possible intoxicated driver was reported at 1:14 a.m. Wednesday in the 2800 block of East State Street, but was not located.

— Chad Gower, 38, of 773 E. Sixth St., was taken into custody at 10:03 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for falsification/theft and turned over to a sheriff’s deputy for transportation to the Columbiana County jail.

— Police responded to Rite Aid, 2229 E. State St., for a possible scam reported at 7:57 p.m. Wednesday by a woman who said her elderly father was about to send a substantial amount of money to someone in Africa by buying Google cards at Rite Aid. She was on the phone with the potential scammer and wanted officers to respond to prevent a transaction. Officers arrived after she was attempting to contact the bank to cancel the bank card.

— Patricia Hall, 68, of Goshen Road, was cited for reasonable control after her eastbound vehicle struck a parked car owned by Angela Carlisle in the 300 block of West Eighth Street at 5:49 p.m. Tuesday.

— A female from Fair Avenue came to the station at 3:27 p.m. Tuesday to report her ex-boyfriend had their juvenile child and would not return the child. An officer went with the female to the 800 block of East Third Street to retrieve the juvenile. The male returned the juvenile to the mother without any issues and she was provided options and how to obtain protection and custody orders.

— A reckless operator was reported at 3:07 p.m. Tuesday at East State and Union where the caller said the driver was not staying in his lane and appeared to be possibly passed out at one point. Contact was made with the driver at East Pershing and Park Avenue and he said he didn’t believe he was driving reckless. He was just heading home after a long shift at work. He appeared normal and was followed to his residence a few blocks away.

— Police were called at 2:42 p.m. Tuesday to the 2400 block of Southeast Boulevard for a female who jumped out of a vehicle who was being taken to a hospital. Police spoke to the female and a male. She appeared ok and denied any kind of suicidal thoughts. She said she just wanted to go home and take a nap. The male said he would give her a ride home.

— A 911 hangup call was reported at 2:17 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of South Broadway Avenue. Everything in the area was ok.

— A parking complaint was reported at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in the east/west alley in the 600 block of East School Street where a Chevy sedan was parked partially in the alley causing a potential hazard. The alley was still passable. No one was answering the door at the nearby residence and a short time later, the vehicle was gone.

— Police were asked at 1:37 p.m. Tuesday to deliver a message to a male on South Union for another law enforcement agency.

— Police were dispatched at 10:41 a.m. Tuesday to East Sixth Street and West School Street to assist Columbia Gas with having a vehicle moved so they could work on gas lines. The issue was resolved before police arrived.

— A woman from Roosevelt Avenue contacted police at 9 a.m. Tuesday to file a harassment report. An officer found it was not harassment at this point. The woman said it was the first time the incident occurred and she was told to tell the other party to cease contact and if they didn’t, she would file a police report.

— Police were called at 8:59 a.m. Tuesday to Circle K West, 780 W. State Street, for an unattended child in a running vehicle. An officer located the vehicle running with the doors locked and a child sleeping in a car seat. The officer made contact with the father who was in line purchasing items from the store.


— A male individual reported at 2:45 p.m. Feb. 14 that two people had secured $175 from the American Legion by posing as a married couple who needed to get their car out of a tow shop in Columbiana and had spent the money on their child’s birthday present. Both individuals are in Mahoning County jail on unrelated theft charges and also face charges in Columbiana County on fraud.

— Zachary Alan Copeland, 30, Lagrange, Ga., was cited for driving a semi tanker truck off the state route and onto a village side street despite posted signs prohibiting such actions. Copeland was hauling hazardous material and got the truck stuck.

— Officers received a report of a local lawn care company plowing snow into the roadway at Main and Walnut streets. The officers located the plow operator who reluctantly agreed to return to the area to remove the snow.


— Police responded to the Days Inn on state Route 154 at 1:57 p.m. Friday in response to a narcotics complaint. Police went to room 231 for an odor complaint of marijuana and spoke with the person renting the room. The man opened the door to the room and police found the odor was not coming from there. Police then left the scene.

— Police responded to the Days Inn on state Route 154 at 11:39 a.m. Friday in response to a complaint that a young child was running around the hotel without any clothes on and didn’t have any adult supervision. Employees were able to find the child’s mother, but they were concerned for the child’s safety. Police spoke with the child’s mother who said that her husband must have left the door cracked while she was sleeping and her daughter must have escaped. She allowed police to search the room and nothing illegal was found.

— Melissa Brenner, address not listed, reported at 4:16 p.m. Feb. 14 while she was at work the day before at the county engineer’s office something damaged the front passenger door of her vehicle.

— Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2004 Chrysler minivan on state Route 154 near Bluff Street for a loud exhaust at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday. The driver, Bryan Bates, 34, Pataskala, was cited for loud exhaust and possession of drug paraphernalia.

— Police conducted a traffic stop on a 1999 Ford truck that was eastbound on East Lincoln Way at 10:11 p.m. Tuesday. The driver, Cortni D. Rankin, 28, Columbiana, was cited for driving under non-compliance suspension and taken to the county jail for outstanding warrants through multiple agencies, including Columbiana County. A passenger, Michael M. Nagel Jr., 34, Lisbon, was cited for drug paraphernalia.

— While on routine patrol on East Washington Street at 4:05 p.m. Monday police saw a black car pull from an alley without stopping and the rear windows were covered with snow and ice making visibility difficult. Police stopped the car at the end of Blacks Road and found the driver was part of a domestic complaint. Police told the man, identified as Cody Brian Lewis, 28, Salem, to come to the police station to make a statement about the domestic. Lewis reportedly initially acted as though he was going to comply but then began acting strange and not responding to any police questions or commands. Lewis then turned and pushed the officer away and attempted to strike the officer before getting back into the car, locking the doors and driving away on state Route 45. Local departments were notified and charges were filed against Lewis for domestic, resisting arrest and assault on a peace officer.

— Amanda Johnson, Sherman Street, reported at 8:43 a.m. Monday her husband heard something outside of their home and saw footprints. Police checked but found nothing.

— Police responded to an East Washington Street home at 8:37 a.m. Tuesday for a report of a domestic violence. Police spoke with the man and woman, who said they were arguing with each other about using drugs. There were no signs, or reports, from either about any physical contact and both agreed to separate. The man then left in his car but asked police to accompany him back later to retrieve his belongings.

— Someone reported at 2:52 p.m. Feb. 14 a “power truck” had a cargo door swing open and hit a white Jeep on North Market Street near Saltwell Road. Police spoke with the only “power truck” in that area, which was an Ohio Edison vehicle. The driver told police that a report would be made only if the victim reported to the police that some damage was done. Police checked all of the vehicle’s cargo doors and they were all closed and nothing appeared faulty. No victim ever came to the police station to report any damage to their vehicles.

— Police responded to an East Lincoln Way apartment after receiving a 911 call at midnight Monday. The man inside told police that he no longer wants contact with Nicole Hilton because his mother is mad at him. Police went to Hilton’s home on East Lincoln Way and told her that the man no longer wants her to contact him. She agreed and thanked police.

— Police conducted a traffic stop on a red 1998 Honda Civic on state Route 154 near the BP gas station at 11:49 p.m. Monday. The driver, Dawna M. Wright, allegedly told police that she did not have a valid license as it was suspended on an in-state drug offense suspension. When asked by police if there was anything illegal inside the vehicle, Wright allegedly said she had a metal container inside her purse that contained a pipe that was given to her by her son who wanted her to dispose of it since it had belonged to his ex-girlfriend who passed away from an overdose. Wright said the pipe was used for narcotics. When police asked Wright if she had anything illegal on her person, she allegedly responded that she had a pipe and marijuana inside her vaginal cavity. Wright removed the pipe and marijuana at the police station and it was seized. Wright was cited for driving under suspension in state drug offense suspension, loud exhaust and possession of marijuana and taken to the county jail without incident.

— Eric S. Slagel, 27, Kensington, was cited for driving under suspension and possession of marijuana following a traffic stop at 9:05 p.m. Saturday.

— Police responded to a vehicle accident on East Lincoln Way at 12:13 p.m. Friday. It was found that a vehicle driven by Tim Troyera, Lisbon, struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Amy Chronister-Dougherty, Rogers. Troyer told police that his steering column on his vehicle had busted and he was trying to fix it when he struck the back of Dougherty’s vehicle.


— Jesse E. Wright, 39, Arch Street, Salem, was charged with OVI and failure to control following a one-vehicle crash on state Route 14 near South Duck Creek Road at 11:41 p.m. Saturday in which he was eastbound and struck the wall on the south side of the elevated railroad bridge, losing control of the vehicle and traveling off the roadway to the north, coming to rest after striking a utility pole and causing it to break in half and fall on the vehicle. Wright was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s Healthcare Center in Youngstown since he blacked out and did not remember what happened.


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