— Benjamin Hudson, 57, Upper Sandusky, was cited for failure to control/ full attention on Saturday around 9 a.m. Hudson had fallen asleep behind the wheel and drove off the road hitting a telephone pole on North Lincoln. He was not hurt. The fire department and Ohio Edison responded for the damaged telephone pole.

— Officers responded to West 12th Street at 8 p.m. Saturday for a man and woman yelling, officers discovered they were looking for their dog. The dog was located.

— Officers took reports from two juveniles on Saturday at 6:18 p.m. The one juvenile said he was chased by a man through the gas station parking lot to the station. The other reported getting a license plate number of the man.

— Officers received multiple calls on Saturday around 1 p.m. for a man hitchhiking on the 1900 block of East State Street. Officers spoke with the man who said he needed to get home from the hospital but had no money on him. A taxi brought him home, under the premises of him paying once home. He did not pay and the taxi company was advised to write a statement.

— Officers successfully unlocked a Ford sedan parked in the 600 block of East Fourth Street for the driver at at 12:17 p.m. Saturday.

— Officers responded to the 800 block of East Third Street for a dog at large around noon on Saturday. The dog was found and returned to its owner.

— Officers contacted the Ohio Department of Natural Resources on Saturday around 10:30 for a possibly sick fox after observing the animal around the 900 block of West Wilson.

— At 9:23 Saturday officers went to the 600 block of Cherry for a report of menacing. Officers spoke to the complainant and said they will speak to the other party.

— Officers went to South Lincoln Avenue for a welfare check on Saturday around 4 a.m. Officers were told everything was fine.

— Natalia Rodriguez, 28, Columbiana, was cited for OVI and marked lanes violations on Saturday at 2:43 a.m. Officers watched Rodriguez commit the traffic violations after turning onto East State Street. She was stopped at East State Street and South Union Avenue. She failed her field sobriety test and was transported to the county jail.

— Officers dispatched to the 2000 block of Monroe Street for a dispute on Saturday around 1:30 a.m. Officers spoke to both parties and determined there was no crime being committed.

— Officers went to East School Street at 1:25 p.m. Saturday for a welfare check. Officers found a man who had fallen asleep in his yard and helped him into his house.

— Officers gave an intoxicated man a verbal warning around midnight on Saturday. A family member picked him up from the Speedway where he was arguing with a clerk after officers spoke to him.

— Officers went to East Fourth Street for a welfare check on Friday around 10 p.m. KLG and the fire department assisted and a man was transported to the Salem Regional Medical Center.

— Officer responded to the 1700 block of East State Street for a suspicious male on Friday around 6 p.m. Officers saw a man matching the description get into a vehicle and leave.

— Officers successfully opened a locked vehicle for the owner on Reilly Avenue at 6:41 on Friday.

— Officers responded to East State Street for a suspicious bag around 5 p.m. on Friday. The bag was not found.


— An officer responded to Blossom nursing home at 12:04 p.m. Friday in reference to a theft from a resident. The matter is under investigation.

— An 1100 block Prospect Street resident reported a custody dispute at 7:32 p.m. Friday. She was advised it was civil matter.

— Officers discovered at 12:03 a.m. Saturday an intoxicated male individual, identified as Rodney Grace Jr., 22, East Liverpool, inside a 100 block West State Street attempting to buy alcohol. The clerk refused to sell him the alcohol and he left walking through the parking lot. Salem police arrived on scene and contacted the man’s brother to pick him up. Officers responded to the brother’s West Perry Street home a short time later after the brother’s fiancee reported Grace struck her in the face with a closed fist while arguing with his brother. Officers also observed a small baggie containing marijuana which Grace admitted was his. Grace was charged with assault and possession of marijuana and transported to the Columbiana County Jail.

— Harry Gless, 88, Silver Lake, Ohio, was cited for failure to control after police responded to the U.S. Route 62/state Route 45 dead end at 7:55 p.m. Saturday where he had driven off the embankment. No injuries were reported.

— Karie Koenitzer, 20, Carrollton, was cited for failure to obey traffic signals following a two-vehicle crash at state Route 45 and Depot Road at 8:55 p.m. Saturday in which she was westbound and failed to stop for the red light, striking a northbound vehicle driven by Denver N. Stonestreet II, 30, Salem. Koenitzer was transported to the Salem hospital with unknown injuries.

— Officers responded to the 1200 block of Prospect Street Extension at 10:43 p.m. Saturday in reference to a noise complaint and found a Halloween party. The residents said they were going to shut it down for the night.

— Police responded to a 1000 block of Stewart Road at 12:33 a.m. Sunday where the resident reported hearing a loud bang in the house and believed someone was in the basement. Officers searched the home and outbuildings on the property and found no one there. Officers responded a short time later for the same reason, at which time the resident requested transportation to the Salem hospital for kidney and stomach pains.

East Palestine

— Officers responded to Dans Auto at 5 a.m. on Friday for a suspicious person. Officers discovered she was waiting for the shop to open to get her vehicle back.

— Officers responded to a North Market Street business on Thursday for a man giving customers and employees a hard time. No one was found and management was advised to issue a no trespass order.


— Officers are investigating a breaking and entering at a Lisbon Street business. The incident was reported at 5 a.m. on Thursday after a number of the business’ vending machines were damaged.

— Mary Keillor, 35, Leetonia was cited for driving under suspension on Saturday after a traffic stop on South Avenue.

— Officers euthanized an opossum on Fairfield Avenue on Saturday after the animal was hit by a vehicle and lived.

— Officers dispatched to Harmony Village on Saturday for a disturbance. Both parties were given a warning for disorderly conduct.

— Morgan Ford, 30, Lisbon, was cited for driving under license forfeiture on Thursday after a traffic stop on North Main Street.


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