- While on patrol in the 300 block of W. State St. at 1:35 a.m. Sunday, police observed a damaged law, shrubs and stones scattered on the road in what appeared to be the aftermath of an accident. There was no vehicle and photos were taken. Moments later, at 1:48 a.m. police responded to the 900 block of W. State St. for a medical call and it was determined Justin O. Smith was involved in the accident and he admitted to operating the vehicle. He was taken to the hospital with injuries and will be charged for the accident and other traffic violations.
- Thomas R. Welsh, 991 E. 4th St. was taken into custody at 2:54 a.m. Sunday after police responded to his residence for a noise complaint and found two outstanding warrants on him from Columbiana County for failure to appear and he was taken to the county jail.
- Police responded to the 1300 block of Westview Dr. at 6:34 p.m. Saturday where the complainant advised his neighbor removed decorative stones and flowers from a mailbox in the right-of-way. The zoning office said the decorations were OK and the neighbor's action constituted a theft offense. The complainant wanted the decorations returned and the neighbor acknowledged he was in the wrong and returned the items he took.
- Police responded to the Roosevelt and Highland avenues at 6:42 p.m. Saturday for a report of a vehicle being operated in a reckless manner but were unable to locate anything.
- Police responded to the Walmart parking lot at 7:33 p.m. Saturday for a child locked into a vehicle owned by a Leetonia resident. Police gained entry.
- Several residents complaint about excessive traffic in the street and alleyway in the 700 block of E. 4th St. at 7:48 p.m. Saturday. They said the traffic was occurring at all hours of the night. The information was passed on to other officers.
- Police responded to the 500 block of Walnut St. at 8:10 p.m. Saturday for a dispute between a man and a woman. He reportedly pushed her in the alley and left. The woman said she was fine.
- Police responded to the 800 block of W. Pershing St. at 8:57 p.m. Saturday where the complainant advised her grandchildren thought a man in a blue coat was following them around the neighborhood.
- Police responded to the 200 block of Highland Ave. at 9:22 a.m. Saturday where a the complainant advised of receiving several calls from a blocked number for the last few weeks. The called doesn't say anything and breathing can be heard. The complainant was advised to contact the phone company and obtain the phone number so charges can be filed.
- Police responded to the 700 block of Granite St. at 1:10 p.m. Saturday for a domestic dispute between a husband and wife. He was hitting the walls and she wanted him removed. There was no physical violence and the complainant refused to cooperate with numerous suggestions of officers and her father.
NEW WATERFORD REPORTS
- Police received a complaint from an apartment resident in the 3400 block of Pinewood Dr. at 12:09 a.m. Feb. 19 who advised upstairs residents were making excessive noise that sounded like "a bowling ball being dropped." The complainant said the noise awakened her and her daughter, but had stopped before police arrived. Police spoke to the person in the above apartment who said she had been moving bedroom furniture and assembling a new bed, which was the source of the noise. Police advised the complainant and of assurances by the other person that the noise would stop for the night.
- Police on stationary patrol at 3:12 p.m. Feb. 20 observed a black Ford Ranger southbound on N. State St. and recognized the driver and knew he had two driving under suspension warrants out. Police took Brandon J. Miller, 3821 Grant St., Apt. 2, New Waterford, for driving under suspension. He was also unable to show proof of insurance and was transported to the county jail.