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POLICE REPORTS

SALEM

— Police were called at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of East State Street for a man laying on the ground behind a business, but no one was found. Officers spoke to the business owner who said one of his employees was waiting on a ride and had been laying behind the business.

— Chad Nagle, 38, of Wellsville, was cited for no license after a traffic stop at 11 a.m. Wednesday on Southeast Boulevard. The driver did not have a valid license and was unable to show ownership of the vehicle, which was towed.

— A resident at a care facility in the 1900 block of East Pershing Street reported at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday that another resident at the facility was being disruptive to her and other residents. She was told she needed to speak with the staff on the issue. Nothing criminal occurred.

— A reckless operator was reported at 8:19 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Penn Avenue. Police found the vehicle parked on Penn and talked to the owner who denied operating recklessly. Police found that he was not under the influence of anything.

— Police were called at 3:46 a.m. Wednesday to the 1800 block of East State Street for a report of loud noises. A worker told police they were power washing the business at Taco Bell and he didn’t have much more to do and the equipment would be turned off shortly.

— Police responded to the 1700 block of South Lincoln Avenue to assist Perry Township police on a traffic stop at 1:01 a.m. Wednesday.

— Wesley Clark, 29, of 420 S. County Road, Washingtonville, was taken into custody on a warrant for dangerous drugs/trafficking in drugs, and turned over to a deputy who took him to the Columbiana County jail Wednesday. An officer on patrol saw him in the Speedway parking lot on West State Street and knew about the warrant at 12:33 a.m. Wednesday.

— An officer at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday saw two vehicles in the 400 block of Park Avenue at Centennial Park and investigated, finding both unoccupied and secured.

— An officer at 9:46 p.m. Tuesday took a complaint in the 1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue for phone harassment with threats made. The incident is under investigation.

— Christopher May, 38, of 1169 W. Perry St., was charged with theft and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called at 9:13 p.m. Tuesday to Smith Oil on East State Street for a theft. An employee reported a male said he was not going to pay for his drink, then told the clerk to contact police and he’ll be waiting for them. When police arrived, he said he took the item. He then advised he needed a place to stay and would rather go to jail than back home to his wife.

— A 16-year-old boy was charged with delinquency for domestic violence and taken to the Tobin detention center after admitting to kicking his sister Tuesday night after his mother called police to the Hawley Avenue home at 8:54 p.m. The juvenile daughter had visible injuries.

— Police responded to the 600 block of Deming Street at 8:12 p.m. Tuesday after dispatch said someone called and the dispatcher was unable to hear or understand them. The female told police everything was fine.

— Courtney Martin, 21, of Mullins Street, was cited for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at 7:34 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue for white light emitting to the rear. The officer could smell a fresh odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and a probable cause search was conducted, with the driver cited. Six unknown white pills were also located, with charges pending lab results. The driver received a verbal warning for the white light from rear violation.

— Phillip Cline, 45, of West Wilson Street, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday on West Pershing Street with a confiscation order for the plates. The vehicle was towed.

— An officer at 6:53 p.m. Tuesday was flagged down in reference to an intoxicated female walking westbound in the area of Burger King on East State Street. The female was located on East State near Park Drive and had previously been arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated and transported to Salem Regional Medical Center from the previous incident. She had since been released by SRMC, however was still intoxicated. Contact was made with the doctor at the hospital to confirm they released her, which they confirmed. The female was given a courtesy ride to a relative’s home.

— A vehicle driver received a written warning after a traffic stop for an equipment violation on Aetna near South Lincoln Avenue at 6:28 p.m. Tuesday. The vehicle was checked for contraband, with none found.

— Police were called at 3:34 p.m. Tuesday to the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue for a report that a deer ran into a back yard and appeared injured. The deer was hiding in a corner of the fenced yard, but a large gate was opened in hopes the animal would run to freedom.

— Amy Watkins, 50, of West Sixth Street, was cited for operating a vehicle intoxicated, reasonable control and open container after police were called at 3:34 p.m. Tuesday to Circle K West, 780 W. State St., for a woman who was passed out behind the wheel. Officers arrived and saw the woman passed out with an open bottle of vodka sitting between her legs. Officers were able to turn the car off and remove the key from the ignition. Police made contact with the woman and called for fire department first responders. She was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center by EMT Ambulance for an evaluation and cited.

— An officer was flagged down Tuesday in the 800 block of West State Street regarding recovered property. Contact was attempted with the owner.

— A pair of eyeglasses found in the 100 block of East State Street was turned over to police at 2:43 p.m. Tuesday.

— Police responded at 11:39 a.m. Tuesday to the 100 block of East Fourth Street along with the fire department and an ambulance for a report of a person wanting to harm themselves. The male was voluntarily transported to the emergency room.

— A caller at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday reported an Aarrow garbage truck dumping some sort of liquid on the road on Edgewood. Officers made contact the garbage truck driver who said it was water from a recent pickup.

— Police at 9:38 a.m. Tuesday placed a 48-hour parking violation warning on a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Brooklyn Avenue that appeared to have not been moved for a period of time.

— Police were called for suspicious activity in the 100 block of South Broadway at 1:57 a.m. Tuesday when a male was digging through a dumpster behind a business. Officers made contact with the male who was told he needed permission from the business to look in their dumpster. He was advised to place anything he moved back inside the dumpster and leave.

— A suspicious noise was reported at 10:36 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of Woodland, but nothing was found.

PERRY TWP.

— Police responded at 11:29 p.m. Tuesday to the 1200 block of Depot Road for a loud music complaint. Police could hear the music and told the resident to turn it down so it wasn’t disturbing his neighbor.

— An alarm at a business in the 1700 block of South Lincoln Avenue was checked at 10:27 p.m. Tuesday. The business was secure.

— A woman from Navarre spoke with police at 3:24 p.m. Tuesday about property left at an ex-boyfriend’s home in the 200 block of Apple Street. She was told nothing could be done at this time until she takes further action.

— A complaint for theft/lost prescription drugs was reported at 12:43 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of West Perry Street. She said lots of home healthcare aides are in and out daily.

— A caller at 12:38 p.m. Tuesday reported someone cutting down trees on his two lots on Jackson Avenue. He believed it could be a neighbor but was not sure.

— A woman in the 1500 block of Grant Street reported Tuesday that her cats were attacked by two dogs and she claimed the dog warden was refusing to do anything about it. She said she called the dog warden after the attack and believed the two dogs belonged to a neighbor down the street. The dogs were described as a white American terrier and a black lab. Police checked the area but didn’t find any dogs. She said the dogs weren’t wearing tags.

— A white Ford pickup was reported operating recklessly on state Route 14 at state Route 165 heading into the township. Police checked the route from the four-lane to the bypass but didn’t find the vehicle.

— Township officers assisted Salem police for a report of a vehicle driving on the railroad tracks on South Lincoln Avenue at 10:22 p.m. Monday. The vehicle was a railroad company-owned vehicle and police cleared the scene.

— A caller at 1:42 p.m. Monday reported a lawn service truck sitting in the road in the 1300 block of North Lincoln Avenue causing a road hazard. Officers found the lawn crew just finishing up and noted the company had road cones out to warn oncoming traffic.

— Police received an anonymous complaint of grass in the road on Benton Road at the bypass at 12:24 p.m. Monday. The officer had knowledge of the company cutting the grass and spoke with them.

— Police spoke at 12:23 p.m. Monday with the owner of cows that keep getting loose from Cunningham Road, advising him that anymore complaints would result in charges being filed. This was the fifth call since Friday about the fence needing repaired.

LEETONIA

— An officer assisted a motorist who was waiting for AAA to change a flat tire on state Route 344 on the western village limits at 11:04 a.m. Monday.

— An officer performed a welfare check on a resident in the 200 block of Walnut Street at 7:31 a.m. Tuesday and found that there was no problem.

— An officer responded to a Hazel Street business at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday in reference to an employee who had become ill and needed transported to the Salem hospital. The store was temporarily closed.

— An officer responded to a 400 block Washington Street business at 8:37 a.m. Wednesday in reference to an alarm drop, but found everything secure.

SALEM TWP.

— A caller reported on Monday two 21-speed bicycles had been left abandoned by and under the bridge on Teegarden Road. The caller said the bicycles had been there for several days. An officer located the bicycles and took them for safekeeping.

— A resident on Jersey Ridge Road reported at 5:15 p.m. Monday that a male was driving by his residence slowly and stopped and was taking photographs. When the resident went to get a description of the vehicle as well as the license plate number, the driver fled the area.

LISBON

–Nancy Kekel, Thomas Road, reported her garage was broken into over the weekend, and some loose change was stolen from her unlocked car.

–A Head Start bus driver reported a motorist drove through a stop sign on Sherman Street at 10:18 a.m. Tuesday and yelled out the window he was sorry and had been trying to buckle in his child. The license plate came back to Zachary Strub, and police found him and the vehicle at Smith Oil getting gas. Strub denied being on Sherman Street that day and told the officer he was at his “baby mama’s” home on West Washington Street all morning.

–Joshua A. Green, 38, of Pittsburgh, was stopped for driving left of center on state Route 154 at 12:04 a.m. Wednesday. While speaking with Green, who said he was on his way home after dropping his ex-girlfriend off, police smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Green told police he had an ounce in plastic bag in a console and three small vials of liquid marijuana. After passing a field sobriety test he was cited for possessing marijuana.

–Shoplifting charges were filed Monday against Albert J. McVay, 55, Freeman Road, Lisbon, and Mitchell O. Lacey, 47, same address for allegedly stealing candy bars from Smith Oil. Video surveillance showed Lacey putting a candy bar in his pocket and McVay putting a candy bar down the front of his pants.

EAST PALESTINE

–Police were called to a North Market Street home at 7:26 a.m. Tuesday for a reported domestic incident. The woman reported that the man had left and they been arguing only and that no physical violence occurred.

— Police responded to South Market Street at 11:38 p.m. Monday for a report that a man in red shorts was on his hands and knees on the sidewalk near the Dairy Queen. Police spoke with the man who said he was praying. Police gave the man a ride to his home on South Washington Street.

— Police responded to an EMS call at a Vine Street home at 6:17 p.m. Monday for a report of an unresponsive 16-year-old girl. Robert T. Urgitus, 57, was charged with furnishing alcohol to a juvenile and was taken to the county jail.

— A woman brought a dog to the police station at 3:27 p.m. Monday that had been found on Grandview Avenue. Police attempted to locate the owner but the dog was not claimed and was turned over to the dog warden.

— An elderly woman reported at 3:02 p.m. Monday her car was missing after going into McDonald’s. Police assisted the woman with finding her vehicle in the parking lot.

— A man, name and address not listed, reported at 1:16 p.m. Sunday his vehicle was struck sometime during the night while it was parked in front of an East Main Street home.

— Police were called to the area of Leake Street at 9:42 p.m. Saturday for a report of a suspicious vehicle in a nearby alley. Police checked the area and found the vehicle was actually parked in the rear yard of a home. Police spoke with the owner who said that he was waiting for his friend to arrive home.

— Police responded to a report of a disturbance at 231 Garfield Ave. at 9:21 p.m. Saturday. Kimberly McBride, 38, was arrested for failure to appear.

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