POLICE REPORTS

LEETONIA

— An officer responded to a 90 block Walnut Street home at 10:22 p.m. Tuesday in reference to an unresponsive juvenile. The officer assisted in carrying the juvenile for EMS.

SALEM

— Cody Barham, 25, of 193 Rose Ave., was charged with two counts of failure to comply and single counts of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia, but could face additional charges for suspected narcotics, after being stopped for not having a light on his bicycle late Tuesday and fleeing from police twice. Officers stopped Barham and another male at 11:08 p.m. on South Lundy near Franklin for not having the lights while riding their bicycles on the road. They both consented to a search, with police finding suspected narcotics and other contraband on one of them, identified as Barham. He fled on a bicycle and officers chased after him but lost sight of him in the area of South Broadway and Franklin. At 12:44 a.m. Wednesday, officers attempted to stop the man on the bicycle in the 100 block of South Ellsworth Avenue, but he failed to comply with officer instructions to stop the bicycle, which led to a pursuit. The pursuit made its way to the 400 block of North Howard Avenue where a taser was deployed to stop him. Barham was taken into custody for the various charges and was medically treated for a shoulder injury and taken to the Columbiana County jail. The charges for suspected narcotics are pending lab results.

— Suspicious vehicles were reported at 9:53 p.m. Tuesday in a parking lot in the 1000 block of Jennings Avenue where officers saw people in two vehicles practicing their night time maneuverability through placed cones. Officers told the drivers they were doing nothing wrong but asked that they not shine their headlights into nearby homes continuously.

— Juan Ramiriz, 19, of West Pershing Street, was cited for driving on the wrong side of the road and no license after a traffic stop at 9:31 p.m. Tuesday in the city. The vehicle almost struck an oncoming vehicle and police found the male driver had no license. The other occupant did not have a valid license so the vehicle was being towed. While police were there, the registered owner of the vehicle showed up and said he knew the driver did not have a license. The owner, Francisco Miguel Francisco, 19, of South Lincoln Avenue, was cited for wrongful entrustment. The vehicle occupants got a ride and the vehicle was towed.

— A blue SUV left without paying for gasoline sometime before 9:17 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Oil on East State Street.

— Zealand Lewis, 19, of 1094 Cleveland St., was taken into custody at his residence at 8:16 p.m. Tuesday and taken to the Columbiana County jail on a warrant for failure to appear/failure to verify.

— An officer at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday spotted a male German Shepherd with a green collar at large in the area of West 10th Street and Buckeye. The officer was unable to catch the dog, but the owner was located and notified.

— A neighbor dispute over a shared driveway and going on the other’s property was reported at 5:58 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of Park Avenue. All parties were told to stay on their own property.

— A caller at 5:16 p.m. Tuesday reported juveniles trespassing in a garage in the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Officers identified the four juveniles and affirmed they did not have permission to be there. They were told not to return or they could face criminal charges.

— Kenneth Combs, 51, of 439 Continental Drive, was charged with assault and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called to the 400 block of Continental for an assault. Police spoke to several people and made the arrest after an investigation.

— While investigating an unrelated matter in the 1000 block of East Third Street at 3:58 p.m. Tuesday, an officer saw a disabled vehicle stopped along the curb. The driver said she struck something in the road and her tire went flat. The officer saw a metal bolt stuck in the tread of the front passenger tire. Assistance was on the way.

— A domestic was reported at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of East Third Street where police discovered it was a verbal dispute between a mother and her juvenile son. Both were told to stay away from each other until they calmed down.

— Police were called at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday to Hawley Avenue for low hanging lines and lines down. A landscaping truck had turned around in a driveway and due to how low the lines were hanging, a phone line snapped. It wasn’t in the road and didn’t appear to be a hazard. AT&T was notified.

— A cell phone in a case was found in the area of Franklin and Ohio and turned over to police at noon Tuesday. A family member of the owner was contacted and told how to pick it up at the police station.

— A vehicle parked on Cleveland Street was moved after police were contacted at 10:24 a.m. Tuesday that it needed moved for the street department and the owner was contacted.

— No citation was listed on a report at 10:02 a.m. Tuesday for a single-vehicle accident in the 400 block of East Second Street when a vehicle pulled out of a private lot onto Second Street, drove off the right side of the road and struck a cement garbage container.

— Matthew Metts, 30, of Cedar Ridge Drive, was cited for failure to yield after his southbound vehicle on Washington stopped at a stop sign but failed to see an eastbound vehicle on Maple and struck it at 6:08 a.m. Tuesday. The other vehicle was driven by Mabel Woolf, 46, of Monroe Avenue. No injuries were reported. The Woolf vehicle had to be towed.

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