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–Leroy Thomas, 60, of Park Avenue, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and marked lanes after a traffic stop at 2:59 a.m. Sunday on East State Street near Washington Avenue. He was released to a sober driver.

— Police responded to South Lincoln Avenue near Aetna Street at 12:44 a.m. Sunday to check the well-being of a woman limping while walking northbound. She told police she was not in distress, but was walking home from work.

— Diana Jenkins, 36, was cited for driving under suspension and her passenger, Mark Bezeredi, 38, was cited for open container after a traffic stop at 11:08 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of North Lincoln Avenue. During a consented search, police found the male passenger had an open container of alcohol. A valid driver responded to drive the vehicle. No addresses were listed on the report for Jenkins or Bezeredi.

— A woman at the station at 9:19 p.m. Saturday reported finding a small dog on Depot Road near Ohio Edison. The dog was taken by the humane officer until it could be picked up by its owner.

— David McVay, 61, of South Lincoln Avenue, was cited with driving under suspension and his passenger, Charles Bickerton, 54, also of South Lincoln Avenue, was charged with wrongful entrustment after a traffic stop at 8:54 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of South Ellsworth Avenue. The driver was known by police to be under suspension. The passenger, who was the registered owner of the vehicle, admitted to allowing him to drive due to his own intoxication. The vehicle was towed and they were given a ride home.

— Police were called at 8:51 p.m. Saturday to the Walmart parking lot on East State Street for a report of several small children crammed into the back seat of a black SUV, but the vehicle was not found.

— A caller at 8:21 p.m. Saturday reported people yelling in the area of Woodland Avenue, but no disturbance was found.

— Brad Cutchall, 48, of South Lincoln Avenue, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called at 8:13 p.m. Saturday to the 1300 block of South Lincoln for a domestic in progress. A woman said her son was physically harming her. Police made contact with them outside and due to the violent nature of the complaint, attempted to detain the male with handcuffs behind his back. The male, later identified a Cutchall, pulled away and said he was not going to be arrested. He was then escorted to the ground by his left arm where handcuffs were applied. During the investigation, officers learned the male, who appeared intoxicated, had thrown and damaged a number of items inside the residence during an argument with his mother. He was taken into custody for the charges. Police learned the woman did not have injuries from the domestic violence incident.

— Police responded to a report of an unruly juvenile at 6:40 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of East Third Street. A woman and her daughter were arguing about the juvenile complaining of sickness. The juvenile had come home and advised her mother she was sick and needed to go to the hospital. It was also learned the juvenile wanted to leave the residence and the mother did not want her to go. Fire department first responders and KLG arrived to tend to the juvenile. The mother refused treatment for her daughter and advised they would get her medication for her sickness. The girl was told to listen to her mother.

— An unruly juvenile was reported at 6:25 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of Cleveland Street where the mother said the juvenile would not listen to her. Officers spoke to the juvenile and were able to get her to comply with the mother’s wishes.

— A white van was reported blocking an alley in the 100 block of Penn Avenue at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, but the vehicle was found legally parked.

— Two females came to the station at 5:06 p.m. Saturday to file a missing person report, but while talking with police, one of them received a call that the alleged missing person was at one of the Circle K stores in town, so they left and she was located.

— A reckless driver was reported at 4:18 p.m. Saturday on East State Street, then turned into Walmart. The vehicle was found parked and unoccupied.

— An officer responded at 3:02 p.m. Saturday to South Ellsworth Avenue and the railroad tracks to see if the gates were malfunctioning. A train was passing through and once it was done, the officer saw the gates go up and everything functioning properly.

— A tow truck driver at 2:59 p.m. Saturday reported a male juvenile riding a go kart on Sharp Avenue that he almost struck with his truck. Police found a man and his son behind a residence on West Pershing Street standing by a go kart. The man said his son rode the go kart, but he was loading it up to take it out of the city. He said it wouldn’t be operated anymore and apologized for the incident.

— Two illegally parked vehicles were reported at 2:28 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of West Wilson Street. One was found parked with the left side to the curb, but the owner corrected the issue. Another vehicle parked on the street had an expired temporary registration and had a 48-hour warning tag from April 22. The owner could not be contacted and the vehicle was towed.

— Police responded to the 600 block of Cherry Street at 12:54 p.m. Saturday for a child custody issue between the mother and father over the mother wanting to take the child to lunch and the father, who has temporary custody, not agreeing to it unless he was present. There was a discussion over court paperwork and both were told to work out an agreement.

— Police were called at 11:33 a.m. Saturday to the 1500 block of East State Street for a neighbor dispute. A woman said she shares a driveway with her neighbor and the neighbor cut bushes that were on her property at the end of the driveway. She said the bushes were cut in such a manner that they will not grow back correctly and she needs them replaced. The neighbor told police they didn’t cut the bushes but believe they know who did and will be in contact with that person. Officers advised both parties to speak civilly about the issue to come up with a solution. The neighbor also said they can’t properly see exiting the driveway to pull out onto the road.

— A man in the 200 block of Vine Avenue reported at 11:06 a.m. Saturday that he was concerned if his girlfriend obtains a restraining order against him he could be kicked out of his own home. She hadn’t been at the residence for six days. He was told to contact the court for information and was told if he’s served with a restraining order or protection order, he’ll need to abide by the order.

— A caller in the 800 block of East 15th Street Saturday morning reported a suspicious vehicle parked partially in his front yard. Officers found the vehicle belonged to someone visiting a neighbor and wouldn’t be there long.

— Police were called at 9:12 a.m. Saturday to the 500 block of East Third Street for a civil matter involving property. Officers had been called to the same residence the night before and earlier in the morning. A female wanted them present when she obtained her belongings due to previous issues at the residence and allegations of violence. Officers stood by while she gathered her things and a ride from her mother. She was told since she obtained her belongings and was leaving, she couldn’t return. Police had been called at 7:47 a.m. for a report of a woman screaming for help and found a man and woman yelling at each other. He wanted her out of the residence because they had to be out by that night. A physical altercation had taken place and officers saw recent injuries to the man. The woman had bruises that did not appear recent, but she alleged he sexually assaulted her and wanted to go to the hospital. Fire department first responders and KLG arrived and she was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center. The incident is under investigation.

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