– Police were called at 7 a.m. Monday to the 800 block of East Third Street where a resident reported finding a damaged storage container with miscellaneous items  beside his residence, along with a small gray lock box that appeared to be forced open. Officers collected the items and will attempt to find an owner.

– A  man on Maple Street reported at 11:30 p.m. Sunday that his soon-to-be ex-wife over the past several days has been harassing him via texts, making threats and calling him and his girlfriend vulgar names. Police made contact with the woman and told her to cease contact unless it involved their children.

– Police checked a closed business lot in the 2100 block of East State Street at 10:03 p.m. Sunday and found nothing suspicious going on.

– A suspicious person was reported at 9:45 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Prospect Street, but no one was found.

– Michael Hamilton, 30, whose last known address was East Fourth Street, was charged with drug paraphernalia after police were initially called to the 300 block of Vine Avenue at 8:05 p.m. Sunday when a woman reported seeing a male attempting to enter a vehicle in the parking lot. Officers spoke with the male, who denied the incident. The vehicle was checked and there was no indication of entry. The male, identified as Hamilton, gave officers permission to search him and contraband was found. He was arrested and taken to  jail. Additional charges are pending lab results.

– A suspicious male was reported asking for money and rides in the Circle K East parking lot on East State Street at 6:53 p.m. Sunday, but was not found.

– Deanna Lodge, 42, of Vine Avenue, was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to jail after police were called at 6:51 p.m. Sunday to the 100 block of Jennings for an intoxicated female. She refused to answer simple questions and refused to follow directions and was arrested.

– Police responded at 5:37 p.m. Sunday to the Walmart parking lot for juveniles driving around acting unruly. The vehicle was not found.

– A man in the 300 block of West Wilson Street reported at 4:47 p.m. Sunday that multiple tools were taken from his truck.

– An  officer spoke with a female at the station at 4:44 p.m. Sunday regarding ownership of a dog. She said she had been watching the dog for months now and the original owner took the dog back. She was unable to show ownership of the dog and was told to contact an attorney since it’s a civil matter.

– A suspicious person was reported in Centennial Park at 3:58 p.m. Sunday. Police spoke with a man and told him about the complaint.

– Todd Ritchie, 42, who was listed as homeless, was charged by Salem police with carrying a concealed weapon and obstructing official business after fleeing from a traffic stop Sunday and being apprehended by another police agency. The traffic stop was initiated at 3:04 p.m. Sunday on Newgarden Avenue. The passenger, who was a wanted person, later identified as Ritchie, ran from the vehicle. K-9 Simon indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor on the vehicle and the driver was detained, identifying the passenger while more officers searched for him. A weapon was located in the bag dropped by the person and the charges were served when Ritchie was apprehended. He had been wanted on warrants. Perry Township officers assisted in the search.

– A woman on Ridgewood reported at 1:31 p.m. Sunday that she gave a co-worker a ride home on Friday, then gave another co-worker a ride home sometime between then and now and her wallet was taken. The wallet was in her vehicle at the time she gave the first co-worker a ride, so she was unsure which co-worker might have taken her wallet.

– A woman in the 500 block of East Fourth Street at 1:26 p.m. Sunday reported a problem with a neighbor. She was told her options.

– A suspicious substance was reported at 10:22 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of East Sixth Street by a resident who said she found what they believed to be marijuana next to their driveway in the grass. An officer removed the substance and destroyed it at the station.


– Police responded to the area of Depot Road near Blossom at 11:12 p.m. Sunday for a male who appeared disoriented walking in the road. No one was located.

– A woman in the 1800 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 5:01 a.m. Sunday that she was receiving threatening text messages from her daughter’s boyfriend. The information will be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for possible charges. She was also told how to file for a protection order.

– An  intoxicated person was reported at 6:13 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Canterbury Lane. The caller said his father is living with his grandparents and they want him to leave. They were told they would have to get him evicted since he lives there.

– A welfare check was requested at 12:53 p.m. Saturday for an Allen Drive resident by a relative. The person said he was ok.

– An alarm was reported at 11:23 a.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Main Street, with all doors of the building found secure.

– A Manor Drive resident reported at 8:18 a.m. Saturday that her mailbox was smashed. Police found the mailbox had been smashed with a blunt object and found multiple mailboxes smashed in the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Manor Drive and the 1200 and 1300 blocks of North Union Avenue.

– A woman from Hunt Road spoke to police at 5:01 p.m. Friday regarding a possible fraudulent document sent to her residence and place of employment. The incident is under investigation.

– Police responded to the 1000 block of Liberty Street to conduct a welfare check at 3:55 p.m. Friday on a person who had not shown up for work in three days. Police made contact with the person’s brother who said his brother was fine and left for Tennessee earlier in the week.


– An officer responded to a 200 block Ridge Street home at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in reference to a barking dog and spoke with a woman who said she had left the dog outside while she left the home, apologized for the inconvenience and agreed to take the animal inside. An officer responded later in the day in reference to the dog barking and found it outside the garage. A relative of the woman arrived and put the dog inside the garage.

– An officer responded to the 200 block of Ridge Street at 7:54 p.m. Saturday in reference to someone being chased by two dogs. The officer was unable to locate the dogs or determine an owner.

– An officer responded to the 400 block of Columbia Street at 10:32 a.m. Sunday where a resident reported a suspicious male wearing all black with a back pack rummaging around inside of a shed of the neighbors. The officer approached the home in question from the back alley and observed feet under a tarp hanging in the entrance of the shed. The two people said they were waiting for a resident at the home to wake up. When they knocked on the house door, the resident’s father confirmed that they were allowed to be there. They were advised not to wonder through neighboring properties.

– An officer responded to the 400 block of Somer Street at 10:32 a.m. Sunday in reference to a female who looked distraught and impaired walking through a yard. The officer located the female who said she was just walking and showed no signs of impairment. She was advised to stay on the sidewalks and out of people’s yards.


– Police responded to a report of a man lying on the sidewalk on West Lincoln Way at 9:20 p.m. Thursday and arrived to find a man lying against a building. The man was recognized as someone known to police, and he had a cut to his skull and side of his face and there was blood everywhere. The man had also urinated himself and there was a can of beer on the street. The man reported he was jumped by some people but was reluctant to talk about it at first and hazy about the details before telling told police it was none of their business. An ambulance arrived and transported him a local hospital.

– A woman called to say a female driver was leaving the courthouse parking lot on Nov. 19 and she does not have a valid driver’s license. Police stopped the driver and learned she did, in fact, have a license, but was going to lose it shortly because of a child support issue.


– K9 Csuti assisted State Highway Patrol track a fleeing suspect in New Waterford around 10 p.m. on Saturday.

– Officers consulted with residents regarding a problem in their neighborhood around 3 p.m. on Saturday.

– Officers took a report of a car in the Best Western parking lot being hit around 1 p.m. on Saturday. The vehicle’s owner was having breakfast with Santa and reported the other car had left the scene.

East Palestine

– Officers responded to East Martin Street around 8 a.m. on Friday for a one car accident near Brave Industries. The driver said he had gotten lost during the night, had gotten his vehicle stuck and feel asleep. Officers are investigating the incident.

-Officers assisted with a vehicle pursuit on state Route 14 around 1 a.m. on Thursday. The occupants left the vehicle after the tires were flattened by stop sticks. K9 Toney successfully tracked the two passengers who were found near Rauch Road, and they were taken into custody. East Palestine Police helped Ohio State Highway Patrol and police agencies from Pennsylvania. 

– Officers received a report of an attempted break-in into the caller’s garage at 11:40 on Thursday

– Officers are investing text harassing messages sent to a juvenile around 6 p.m. on Thursday.

-Officers began investigating a zoning violation around 11 a.m. on Thursday.

– Officers checked on a vehicle at the intersection of state Route 14 and state Route 165 at 4:04 p.m. on Thursday. The check was requested by the state highway patrol.

-Martin White was charged with driving while under suspension at 4:36 p.m. on Wednesday, following a traffic stop on Brookdale Avenue.

– Officers advised residents to take their dog inside during cold weather after being called out to West North Avenue for a possible dog abuse incident at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The dog was in good health.

– Walter Short was cited for not having a valid driver’s license at 2:07 a.m. on Wednesday, following a traffic stop. The vehicle was towed.

New Waterford Police Reports

– Officers took a theft complaint from a juvenile at 1:45 p.m. on Nov. 30. The juvenile reported buying popcorn from an organization, and despite her check being cashed she had not received her order.

– Officers received a criminal damaging report for a damaged mailbox in the 3800 block of West Main Street at 2:39 p.m. on Dec. 1.

– Officers assisted the State Highway Patrol and East Palestine Police Departments with a vehicle pursuit around 1 a.m.  on Thursday.

– Officers responded to the 3300 block of Pinewood Drive for an animal theft around 3 p.m. on Thursday. All parties were spoken to and the animal was returned to its owner.

– Officers went to the 4600 block of North State Street for a criminal damaging report for a mailbox at 11:43 on Saturday. Officers are investigating the complaint.

Salem Township

– Officers received a report of a damaged mailbox on Lisbon Canfield Road at 3:33 p.m. on Saturday. Officers checked the area and found other mailboxes damaged.


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