Police

SALEM

— Brent L. Biggs, 42, of Beloit, was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign after he reportedly pulled into the path of a vehicle operated by Rebecca A. Encina, 42, of Washingtonville, resulting in an accident at the intersection of North Broadway and East Second Street at 11 a.m. Friday.

— Police were called to a domestic dispute at 445 Sharp Ave. at 11:27 a.m. Friday. Police determined it was an argument only, and the couple was told to keep the noise down.

— Brice A. Jackson, 45, of Salem, was driving on East Third Street at 1:08 p.m. Friday, when an 11-year-old boy on a bicycle darted out in front of him and they barely struck, knocking the boy over. EMTs called to the scene checked the boy and determined he was not injured.

— A motorist drove off from Smith Oil without paying for $29 in gas at 2 p.m. Friday.

— A resident at 384 Park Ave. reported smelling a suspicious odor at 2 p.m. Friday. The fire department joined police and could detect a slight odor. A man later told police he just spread some pesticide around given him by his landlord.

— Police were called to a child custody dispute at 193 W. Eighth St. at 2:37 p.m. Friday. The caller said she let her child go with the child’s father but now she was worried he might not bring the child back. She was told if that were to happen charges of interfering with custody could be filed.

— John L. King, 53, of Salem, unparked into the side of a motor vehicle operated by Rebecca J. Erb, 76, of Salem. This occurred in the Chase Bank parking lot on Friday afternoon.

— Police found three men going door to door on Southeast Boulevard on Friday afternoon and warned them then needed a permit if they were selling anything. The men said they were from Liberty Power and checking back with some customers. One of the men said a lady yelled at him, and she said a man had yelled at her.

— A resident of 438 Jennings Ave. reported Friday afternoon receiving text messages from an unknown person who said he was in her house. Police checked the residence but did not find anyone hiding inside.

— A motorist at Smith Oil drove off without paying for gas at 5:38 p.m. Friday.

— A caller reported seeing a motorist blow through two stop signs on North Ellsworth Avenue at 6 p.m. Friday. Police pulled over the driver after he failed to use his turn signal. The man said he was on his way to a local funeral home but was lost. Given the circumstances, police let him off with a warning.

— Police responded to a possible assault at 514 Continental Drive at 8:09 p.m. Friday, but the woman showed no signs of being assaulted. Police were called back to the apartment 40 minutes later because the woman said her key did not work. Police turned the key and it worked fine.

— Giovanni Centofanti, 19, Superior Avenue, Salem, was charged with marijuana possession, possessing marijuana paraphernalia and driving with fictitious plates following a traffic stop on North Ellsworth Avenue at 9:38 p.m. Friday.

— Andrew J. Whitlow, 32, of Youngstown, was charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop on North Lincoln Avenue at 11 p.m. Friday.

— An officer on patrol saw two women walking along West State Street at 2 a.m. Saturday and they appeared drunk. One of them — Bridgette Loutzenhiser, 36, of Jennings Avenue, was cited for having an open container of alcohol in public.

— Lordstown police asked police to check for a man wanted by them on a cocaine possession charge. Police went to the East State Street residence but the man there was not the one Lordstown law enforcement was looking for.

— Thomas W. Hagan, 76, of Minerva, was charged with a marked lanes violation after he went off the right side of the road and struck a parked car belonging to Larry R. Halverstadt, 70, of Mineral City, on Rochester Road in West Township at 11:20 a.m. Thursday.

— Katherine S. Plum, 47, of Wellsville, was cited for failure to control after she went straight on a curve and went off the road, striking a road sign and utility pole, while driving on state Route 45 in Yellow Creek Township at 5:35 a.m. Wednesday. Plum was uninjured.

— Trucker Peter A. Ford, 50, of Farmington, N.M., was cited for assured cleared distance after he drove into the rear of an SUV operated by Mary Tyson of Salem as she slowed in traffic on U.S. Route 30 in Center Township at 9:18 a.m. Thursday.

— Rogelio C. Carrizales, 48, of Dalton, Ga., lost control on a curve and went off the left side of the road, striking a cable box and tree, while driving on state Route 172 in Hanover Township at 5:15 p.m. July 30. He was cite for failure to control.

— Jason V. Santini, 41, of Washingtonville, was driving west on state Route 14 in Green Township, Mahoning County, at 3 p.m. Aug. 3 when he slowed for traffic and his pickup truck was struck in the rear by an SUV operated by Jenna Fiscus, 20, of Leetonia. Santini was taken to a local hospital by his mother with minor injuries, while Fiscus and all four of her passengers were taken to local hospitals with various injuries: Connie Fiscus, 49, Lindsey Fiscus, 19, Sandra Collins, 69, and Molly Fiscus, 16. None of them were wearing their seat belts. Connie, Jenna and Sandra remained hospitalized as of Aug. 5. Jenna was cited for assured clear distance.

— Rosemary Groves, 71, of East Liverpool, was cited for failure to control after she swerved to avoid a crash and went off the right side of the road into a ditch while driving on state Route 45 near Glasgow Road in Yellow Creek Township at 2:37 p.m. Wednesday. Groves said she had glanced down to check her speedometer and looked up to see the crash.