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POLICE REPORTS

PERRY TOWNSHIP

– Richard Geul, 23, of Salem, was cited for failure to yield from a left turn after his northbound vehicle on Depot Road attempted to turn west onto the bypass and struck a southbound vehicle driven by Allison Heverly, 19, of Salem at 8 a.m. Tuesday. KLG and fire department first responders arrived and Sinsley’s Towing removed both vehicles. No injuries were reported.

– Police responded at 3:12 a.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Stewart Road for a male who suffered a cut to his head after falling through a cabinet. KLG ambulance and fire department first responders were on scene and he was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center for treatment.

– A juvenile welfare check was requested at 6:01 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of Prospect Street. The parent of the juvenile said they were with their father and were not home. After further investigation, officers discovered the original complaint was over an incident that occurred on Oct. 11, which was a civil matter involving custody.

– Police were advised at 8:49 a.m. Monday about cows loose somewhere on the four-lane bypass before the Goshen Road overpass. Officers located the cows in Mahoning County and requested Goshen Police to respond. While waiting, the cows’ owner responded and was able to get the cows back in the field.

SALEM

– Police were called at 2:34 a.m. Wednesday to the 1900 block of East State Street for a man loitering near the hospital. Officers located the man who said he was homeless and waiting for his shift to start in the morning. He was provided with options and assisted with locating shelter for the evening.

– An officer in the 600 block of North Howard Avenue saw the interior dome light on inside a vehicle at 1:33 a.m. Wednesday. The officer contacted the owner at the residence due to recent vehicle break-ins in the area to make them aware.

– A man reported at 11:18 p.m. Tuesday that he left some belongings at his old residence in the 1100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue, but the property wasn’t being returned by the homeowner. Officers spoke to the homeowner who then agreed to return the property but advised officers that a television set had been pawned. The incident is under investigation.

– Suspicious activity was reported at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue where a female employee of Family Video said a man was loitering on the premises and kept asking about a lost wallet even after she explained to him that no wallet was turned in to the business. The man left the area. Employees were told to call back if he returns.

– Police were called at 8:48 p.m. Tuesday to the 100 block of Benton Road to check the well-being of a person sleeping in a vehicle. Police arrived and saw the person was having a medical issue. Fire department first responders and EMT ambulance called and the person was taken to the hospital by EMT.

– Suspicious activity was reported at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of East Sixth Street where a woman said someone set a stuffed animal on fire in her front yard. She suspected it may have been a couple of juveniles who live behind her. Officers spoke to the mother of one of the juveniles and told her about the complaint and for the juveniles to stay off the woman’s property.

– A woman on Meadowview Drive reported at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday that someone used her information to open an account on PayPal. She said she’s been in contact with PayPal and the issue is being handled.

– Officers responded to the 900 block of West Pershing Street at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday for a possible sick coyote lingering in the area. Several witnesses had seen the animal and an officer observed it walk between a garage and shed but was unable to find it after that because it possibly squeezed under the garage or shed. Residents said they had seen the same animal in the area several times in the  past week. The animal’s fur was matted or short and it moved fairly slow as if it did not care that it was around people. Residents were told to call police if they see it again.

– Police were called at 4:57 p.m. Tuesday to the area of Walmart, 2875 E. State St., where a man said a known female he has a protection order against was at his place of employment and the order says she’s not allowed around him or his place of employment while he’s working. The female said she wasn’t allowed to have any contact with him but there wasn’t a protection order. She was told to leave the business. The man was told to bring a copy of the protection order to the station.

– An officer at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday located a cell phone in the drive at Salem High School.

– Police were dispatched at 4:31 p.m. Tuesday to West Seventh Street and North Howard Avenue to check the well-being of juveniles and a residence. A man met police at the residence on Howard and said he was concerned about dropping his children off at the home where their mother was and the activities that happen there. No custody paperwork was in place and he agreed the mother has all custody. The mother of the children said she didn’t have a ride back to her residence in Columbiana and couldn’t ride with the man. It was determined the children would go with him for the night but arrangements would need made in the morning to return the children to the mother. Both agreed. Children Services was advised.

– A caller at 4:18 p.m. Tuesday reported two males possibly passed out on the roof of a house in the 100 block of East Fifth Street. Police saw two male juveniles in the window of the residence. They told officers they had been on the roof but would remain inside the house.

– A woman in the 400 block of East Fourth Street reported at 4:13 p.m. Tuesday that she left her vehicle unlocked overnight and noticed things misplaced in the vehicle and multiple items missing.

– An alarm was reported at 3:52 p.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of Salem Parkway, but the building was secure.

– Police were called at 3:51 p.m. Tuesday for a report of syringes thrown in the grass in the 200 block of West State Street. Officers recovered the syringes and properly disposed of them at the station.

– Police were called at 1:53 p.m. Tuesday to check the well-being of a male in the east/west alley on the south side of East State Street between Ohio Avenue and Woodland Avenue. The person described in his late 70s wearing blue jeans and blue shirt was not found.

– Officers were sent at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday to the 700 block of Franklin Avenue for an open 911 line where it sounded like a male and female arguing. There was no answer at the door, but two small children could be seen inside. A translator was called to the scene due to a language barrier. The male and female said the children must have dialed 911 accidentally. They said there was no problem.

– A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday that a female in a white Chevy SUV left without paying for $21 worth of gas.

– A woman on East School Street reported at 8:28 a.m. Tuesday that someone entered her unlocked vehicle and took several items. Officers advised her to always check to make sure the vehicle is locked and to not leave any valuables in the vehicle.

Columbiana

– Britton Steininga, 25, of New Waterford, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on state Route 7 at 2:49 p.m. Tuesday.

– John Susan, 61, of Columbiana, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on East Park Avenue at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Lisbon

– Nick Channels advised police that he was involved in an accident on East Lincoln Way and Moore Street when he backed up at a stop sign to get out of the way of another vehicle and struck the vehicle of Jenna Willis at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. No citations were listed on the report.

– Leeanne Varner advised police that she was involved in an accident on East Chestnut Street when her Equinox made contact with the truck of Stephen Smith at 11:24 a.m. Tuesday. Varner had the right of way due to parked cars on Smith’s lane of travel. No citations were listed on the report.

– A woman filed a theft report that the clothes she borrowed from her friend were stolen from her house at 12:58 p.m. Wednesday. She believes she knows the man who stole the clothes, but there was no proof of the theft.  

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