POLICE REPORTS

SALEM

— Police at 2:29 a.m. Friday assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol on a traffic stop on South Ellsworth near Snyder Road where the driver gave consent to a search of the vehicle. Officers stood by until the search was complete due to multiple people in the vehicle.

— Police responded at 11:55 p.m. Thursday to an apartment complex in the 600 block of East Third Street where a woman said a male entered her apartment. Nothing had been taken. Another male the person had been staying with did not want him around. He did not live there and was told to gather his belongings and not come back.

— An officer was flagged down in front of the police station at 10:55 p.m. Thursday by a male who said his phone was dead and he needed help getting back home. He was permitted to come inside to call for a taxi to take him home.

— A barking dog was reported at 9:05 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of Vine, but police were unable to hear or observe a dog.

— A caller at 5:11 p.m. Thursday called in an animal complaint in the 400 block of Arch. The resident at the home said they would take care of the problem.

— An anonymous caller at 4:31 p.m. Thursday said she thought a group of juveniles was playing too rough and running through the playground at Centennial Park. When she told them to stop, she said they called her names and used profanity. Officers spoke with the juveniles who confirmed they had been running in the playground area playing tag and didn’t believe they were causing a disturbance. Both parties were told to stay away from each other while using city parks.

— A woman in the 600 block of Prospect Street reported at 4 p.m. Thursday that her push lawn mower was stolen from her garage sometime within the past week.

— A woman on Olive Street reported at 3:57 p.m. Thursday that a juvenile was making threats to her daughter over social media. The school had been made aware of the situation and the school resource officer made contact with the male juvenile and his family. The complaint is under investigation.

— Police were asked to check the welfare of a person in the 700 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 3:45 p.m. Thursday. The female said she was fine and just going for a walk to clear her head.

— A man reported at 3:14 p.m. Thursday that he mows a yard for a friend in the 600 block of East Fourth Street and one of the neighbors lets their dogs defecate in the yard and won’t clean it up. The owner confirmed it was her dogs and was told the consequences should the problem continue.

— A suspicious person/vehicle was reported at 3:03 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of East 10th Street. Officers located the vehicle and were familiar with the driver who said he was using his phone and everything was fine.

— Police were called at 2:32 p.m. Thursday to Prima on East Second Street from criminal or accidental damage. The practice manager and staff said a male patient had been in earlier and was being very angry and hostile towards the staff for no apparent reason. He threw his insurance cards at the check-in desk and refused to sign paperwork and threatened the staff. They said the male was very rude and disorderly with staff the entire time. The patient threw the door open when exiting, leaving a hole in the drywall from the door handle. They were told their options to file charges.

— Lonnie Wilson, whose last known address was listed as Benton Road, was taken into custody on an active warrant out of Columbiana County and turned over to a sheriff’s deputy after police caught him behind a residence on Fair Avenue off of East Pershing Street during a search Thursday. Police had orginally been called at 1:49 p.m. to Burger King on East State Street where a male inside had been sleeping for two hours and staff couldn’t wake him up. Officers learned he ran out the door about a minute before they arrived and searched the area, finding him and learning he had a warrant.

— An officer at 12:03 p.m. Thursday took a theft report from a victim at his work place in the 200 block of West State Street where he had a set of four tires/wheels in storage with permission of the business and found the tires were taken within the last three days. There were no suspects or persons of interest. A second employee from the business called to report he also had items taken.

— A woman at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday on East Sixth Street reported a concern over a person known to her. She has a restraining order against the female and heard rumors that she was trying to contact her. She also said the female was driving near her home in a vehicle. She was told a report would be filed, but none of the information provided showed any violation.

— K-9 Simon responded for a free air sniff of a vehicle at 1:59 p.m. Wednesday for Perry Township police on Franklin, indicating to a narcotic odor. Perry Township police did recover contraband from the vehicle.

— Police were called at 1:23 p.m. Wednesday for a possible breaking and entering at an unoccupied residence in the 1400 block of South Lincoln Avenue. A woman said someone broke glass out of a door at the residence and the basement door was damaged. Nothing inside appeared damaged or missing.

— Police were called for a road obstruction at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday near the 200 block of West State Street where several road safety cones were found and brought to the station. Police learned they were possibly owned by R.T. Vernal Paving. The company was told to come to the station to claim them.

— An employee of Western Southern Life, 1129 E. State St., reported at 10:32 a.m. Wednesday that another employee of the business who no longer works there was refusing to return company property. The business was advised of its options.

— A resident on Edgewood Drive reported at 9:21 a.m. Wednesday that a package had been delivered to the house on Tuesday, but when they arrived, the package was not there.

— Officers were flagged down at 9:02 a.m. Wednesday about an animal complaint. Officers located the animal but were unable to make contact with anyone at the residence and advised the humane officer.

— A caller at 7:36 a.m. Wednesday reported a possible male slumped over in a car in the 100 block of South Ellsworth Avenue, but nobody was found.

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