POLICE REPORTS

SALEM

— Police responded to the Walmart parking lot at 1 a.m. Monday for a domestic in progress. The caller said a male and female were arguing in the lot, but when contacted, both parties denied anything physical occurred. The male said they got into an argument due to the female attempting to take his keys. K-9 Simon indicated to an odor of narcotics during an open air sniff of the vehicle, A probable cause search yielded nothing illegal. After speaking with the manager, police told the couple to leave the property for the night.

— A woman in the 800 block of East Fourth Street reported at 9:54 p.m. Sunday that people outside were talking excessively loud, keeping her awake. Police were unable to locate the source of the complaint.

— A case of child abuse was alleged at 9:11 p.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of Cleveland Street where a man said a mother was not taking care of a juvenile’s medical needs and the juvenile had several bruises. The juvenile advised the bruises were from him playing with other children. The man was told a report would be sent to Children Services.

— A custody dispute was reported at 8:47 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Ohio Avenue where a man was upset that the mother of his children was coming to pick them up. They were not married and he had no custody paperwork. He was told the process for filing for custody and the children left with the mother.

— Police investigated a 911 hangup call at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of East Sixth Street. No one in the residence had called and the source was not found.

— An officer at 6:46 p.m. Sunday located a vehicle in the 100 block of West Third Street that was reported for unauthorized use earlier in the day. The resident of the nearby property said the vehicle had been parked there in the street since Saturday and she wasn’t sure who parked it there. The owner of the vehicle was told it was being towed and how to get it back. Police had received a report at 3:39 p.m. from a woman on Columbia who said she let a person she knew use her vehicle and they had not returned it. She filled out a form for unauthorized use and the vehicle had been entered into the law enforcement data base.

— Property recovered in the 800 block of East State Street was being picked up by the owner at the police station Sunday night.

— An officer working extra duty for the Super Cruise received multiple items Sunday at 4:50 p.m. that were either lost or left behind in the Pershing Street parking lot. The items were taken to the police station.

— Police were called at 2:03 p.m. Sunday to the area of Painter Road and the city limits for a tree down in the road. The tree was actually in Perry Township and the township was notified, with the fire department responding.

— A woman came to the station at 12:54 p.m. Sunday regarding a juvenile problem, saying her stepson had some behavioral issues lately. She was told to discuss the matter with his father, her husband. An officer spoke to the juvenile.

— A juvenile was reported riding a motorized scooter on the sidewalk in the 200 block of Sharp Avenue, but was not found.

— Police were called to the area of the hospital in the 1900 block of East State Street at 11:34 a.m. Sunday for a fight in progress. Officers enroute were told both parties left the scene, but officers were flagged down in the 1700 block by the caller who said she had been assaulted by the mother of her stepchild when she had taken him to the hospital.

— An alarm was reported at 10:38 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Highland Avenue. The exterior of the building was secure.

— Officers responded with the fire department at 9:50 a.m. Sunday to east end of the city in the area of South Cunningham and East State for a report of open burning and a large amount of smoke. The smoke in question was coming from outside the city limits. Dispatch contacted the proper agency.

— A man in the 400 block of Washington Avenue reported at 6:09 a.m. Sunday that he was concerned that the property owner had cut down some trees and left the wood from the trees on the ground. He believed the downed tree may be a safety hazard. Officers noted the tree/limbs were on private property and told the man to speak with the landlord or property owner concerning the situation.

— Daniel Haschak, 21, of 427 Pearl St., Leetonia, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and taken to the Columbiana County jail after K-9 Simon was deployed in the 1100 block of East State Street near Circle K East for an open air sniff in the parking lot and alerted to the presence of a narcotics odor at 12:06 a.m. Sunday. Police investigated and recovered contraband from the vehicle in question and the driver, identified as Haschak.

— Officers at 8:40 p.m. Saturday saw a female laying on the sidewalk in the 200 block of East Fifth. A male with her said she just had a seizure, but she declined treatment.

LEETONIA

— A Salem resident reported at 3:09 p.m. Friday that a Front Street resident had been texting and harassing her. An officer responded to the Front Street home to speak with the resident who claimed the complainant was the one texting her and that she had blocked her on her phone. She said she had already deleted the texts, but that the complainant and her friends had come to the apartment previously and had to be removed by police. The Front Street resident was advised to contact the police department if the complainant sent any more text messages.

— An officer responded to the area of Lisbon and Columbia streets at 11:23 a.m. Saturday in reference to items obstructing traffic. The officer found two dialysis machines–one in the eastbound lane of Lisbon Street and the other in the eastbound lane of Columbia Street. While the officer was on scene, a truck driver arrived and stated that the machines had fallen from his box truck after he failed to secure them following a delivery in the area. Upon returning to the station, the officer learned that an off duty officer struck one of the machines with his personal vehicle, causing damage to the his vehicle.

— An officer responded to the 400 block of Chestnut Street at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in reference to a tree that had fallen into the roadway. The officer provided traffic control until the fire department arrived and secured the scene.

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