REPORTS

EAST PALESTINE

— A woman reported at 8:38 p.m. Sunday her daughter’s body glove life vest was stolen at the city pool while she and the children were changing in the bath house.

— A Garfield Avenue woman reported at 8:26 p.m. Sunday she is having a custody dispute involving a 2-month-old, of whom she currently had temporary custody. She did not have any documentation and was told to contact Children Services, which she said did have documentation.

— An East North Avenue man reported at 3:59 p.m. Sunday his neighbor is out putting more junk on the property line between their yards. This is a continuing neighbor dispute. Police warned the woman to clean up her junk and stop antagonizing the neighbor or risk being arrested if police must return.

— Police issued a high grass and weeds citation for David Chick, East Martin Street; Family Dollar, David Hanson, owner, East Taggart Street; and a property at 753 W. Main St. Additionally, shrubs were hanging out over the sidewalk blocking a clear view of oncoming traffic at a Park Avenue address and the owner, SJA Investments was sent a zoning violation notice. A property at 646 W. Martin St., which has been cited numerous times, was still found not to be in compliance and the matter was being turned over to the village.

— An East Grant Street man reported someone throwing rocks at his home at 12:03 a.m. Sunday. Police found crab apples all over the driveway, which appeared to have been what was thrown at the home. No damage was found to the home. Police spoke to the neighbors across the street, who denied involvement.

— An East Martin Street woman reported her ex-boyfriend was at her home to collect his things at 9:04 p.m. Saturday, but he was highly intoxicated and causing problems. Police waited while he got his belongings and then transported him to the police station where he was able to wait for a ride.

— Family Dollar reported a man inside the business at 6:13 p.m. Saturday causing problems. He left.

— A dog was reported barking relentlessly at a Garfield Avenue home at 5 a.m. Wednesday. Police spoke to the man living there, who agreed to take the dog inside until later in the day.

— Someone at a West Martin Street home reported at 1:56 a.m. Wednesday there were voices outside and then loud banging on the front door. Police checked the area, but did not find anyone.

— Police were asked to check at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday on the welfare of a dog on West Martin Street, which had been reportedly beaten by its owner. The dog did not show any signs it had been beaten.

— A North Pleasant Drive resident reported at 2:23 p.m. Tuesday someone had “spoofed” them when they received a call with the caller claiming to be an officer with the East Palestine Police Department investigating criminal activity. The caller said they were going to transfer her to another number so they could provide more personal information. She knew it was a scam and wanted to alert other people.

— A domestic violence incident was reported at 8:53 a.m. Tuesday. Both people claimed the other had assaulted them, but neither had any visible injuries. The man said he was in the process of filing for a divorce and left. She was given information on how to obtain a protection order.

LISBON

— Police were called to a domestic dispute at 659 N. Market St. at 9:11 p.m. Tuesday, where a woman reported her boyfriend was breaking things in their bedroom while he was packing to leave. Police determined the boyfriend was breaking his items, and there is nothing illegal about that.

–Police were called to Save A Lot at 10:36 a.m. Tuesday because Richard Vecchio was there wanting to purchase beer and the supermarket would not sell it to him. Someone called back to say a man was stumbling around in the Smith Oil parking lot and had fallen down and was bleeding. Police arrived and determined the person to be Vecchio, and an ambulance was called to take him to a local hospital because he severely drunk and both knees were bleeding. Vecchio was cited for public intoxication.

SALEM

— Grant Brown, 33, of Athens, was cited for a turn signal violation and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at 2:17 a.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of North Ellsworth Avenue when the officer noticed the driver not using turn signals. The officer detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle and conducted a probable cause search. Suspected marijuana was located in a small rectangular box, along with a smoking device with residue. The driver also possessed a green pill bottle with additional suspected marijuana and another smoking device with residue. After being cited, the driver was checked for impairment and sent on his way.

— An alarm was reported at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Salem Community Center Centerplex on North Ellsworth Avenue where police found an open door. Officers checked the interior and found everything in order, then resecured the door.

— Jonathan Castelucci, 39, of 284 N. Lincoln Ave., was charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction and taken to the Columbiana County jail after an officer on patrol at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of East Pershing Street saw a male stumbling on the sidewalk almost falling into the road. The officer could smell a very strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the person, who was told several times to sit down on the step due to his intoxication level. Once seated, the person refused to produce his identification after being asked several times and was taken into custody.

— Police responded at 6:57 p.m. Tuesday to the Sparkle Market parking lot, 423 S. Lundy Ave., to check on an elderly male who was reported sitting in his vehicle for several hours. When contact was made, the male was very confused. Fire department first responders and an ambulance arrived and he was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center for medical attention.

— A dog was reported at large at 6:33 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of East Third Street, with the owners not home. The dog was taken by the humane officer.

— Police were called at 5:49 p.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of East Perry Street for an assault report. The victim said the suspect came into her house and hit her in the face, then left. Due to the victim being intoxicated, no statement form was filled out. Information on the suspect was taken, with an investigation pending.

— A neighbor dispute was reported at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of Short Street where a man said a neighbor he did not know drove by his residence and made an unwanted gesture. He was told his options.

— Police responded to the 100 block of Woodland for a parking complaint at 5:42 p.m. Tuesday, but didn’t find the vehicle.

— Amber Millhorn, 25, of state Route 45, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after a two-vehicle accident at 2:44 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of East State Street which sent three people to the hospital. The report said both the Millhorn vehicle and a vehicle driven by Ronald Miller, 23, of Slater Road, were westbound when the Miller vehicle stopped for traffic and was struck from behind by Millhorn. The report said Millhorn was distracted by an electronic device. Three passengers in the Miller vehicle, a 23-year-old woman, a 2-year-old girl and a 7-month-old boy, were transported by EMT ambulance to Salem Regional Medical Center for suspected minor injuries.

— A man reported finding cash on the ground on Cleveland Street, placed it in an envelope and brought it to the police station at 2:34 p.m. Tuesday. The money was counted and sealed in a bag for safekeeping at the police station.

— Police were called at 9:11 a.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of West Fourth Street for a parking complaint. Officers found the vehicle legally parked with traffic cones at the front and the rear.

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