POLICE REPORTS

EAST PALESTINE

— A South Market Street man reported at 1:54 p.m. Wednesday he received a purchase agreement for the sale of his house in the mail and that he had no idea who the other person was and that he had no intentions of selling his house. Police went to the home of the person who sent the agreement and spoke with her. She said that she had sent out approximately 20 of the same types of agreements last week where she would offer approximately half of the value of the property in hopes she could buy investment houses.

— Police were called to the 500 block of West North Avenue at 7:09 a.m. Thursday for a report that a large brown mastiff dog was wondering around after getting loose from its owner’s home. Police found the dog following a man walking up Western Avenue and attempted to capture the dog but he was unable. Police were able to get the dog back to the area of its home and attempted to make contact at the home but were not successful, but while attempting to do so the dog was struck by an eastbound vehicle after it ran into the street in front of the vehicle. Neighbors were finally able to make contact with the man at the home who was able to capture the dog and get it inside. The dog did not seem injured but police told the man that it had been hit by a vehicle and a veterinarian should be contacted. It was discovered that the dog is owned by Bonnie McCall, who had been warned about dogs running at large recently and was issued a citation for dogs running at large.

— A woman reported at 6:51 a.m. Thursday someone had damaged a light at the West Taggart Street laundromat. A keyholder to the property was contacted.

— Kasey Helisek, age and address not listed, was taken into custody on a warrant at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday on Wallace Road. Helisek was then turned over to a county sheriff’s deputy.

— Police were called to the area of Eaton Drive near Kenmar at 4:18 p.m. Wednesday on a report of syringes that were found next to the street. Police found the items and they were properly disposed of.

— Police found a small black Chihuahua wandering around in the middle of the street in the 50 block of West North Avenue at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Police were familiar with the dog and knew who its owner was and took it to the police station and contacted the owner. Sheryl Tomor was cited for dogs running at large after having previously been warned.

SALEM

— A resident in the 500 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 1:11 a.m. Thursday that he found his kitchen window broken.

— An officer at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday noticed two vehicles parked in Centennial Park after hours. Both vehicles were vacant with no one in the park.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 8:41 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. Police determined the two inside were only talking.

— A noise complaint was reported at 8:26 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of East Third Street. An officer who responded didn’t hear anything, but checked with a resident who said it could have been her small child making the noise.

— Shane Burkhart, 31, of West Pershing Street, was cited for driving under suspension, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and littering after a traffic stop at 7:39 p.m. Wednesday. An officer on West Pershing Street near Sharp saw a vehicle driver commit a moving violation and got behind the vehicle, then the male driver threw an item out the window. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver was ordered out of the vehicle and was found in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. The vehicle was towed.

— Police were called at 7:37 p.m. Wednesday to Waterworth Memorial Park at the basketball courts for juveniles about to fight. Police located the juveniles, who said they were just messing around. They were told not to be doing that or they’ll be asked to leave.

— A woman in the 400 block of East School Street reported at 6:59 p.m. Wednesday that her son’s bicycle was stolen off of their front porch.

— Police responded at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday to the 300 block of West Wilson Street for juveniles running on the road. Officers spoke with multiple juveniles who said their football had gone into the road and they retrieved it. They were told to make sure there’s no oncoming traffic before running into the street.

— Police checked the area of Cedar Ridge and Southeast Boulevard at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday for dirt bikes riding on the road and on other residents’ yards. They were not found.

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