— A Salem juvenile was charged with aggravated menacing after the school resource officer at the Salem Jr./Sr. High School investigated a complaint at 1:56 p.m. Thursday and found him in possession of a knife. The juvenile was transported to the Tobin Center.

— Officers responded the area of Mullins Street at 2:43 p.m. Thursday in reference to drug paraphernalia and found a syringe on the ground. The officers confiscated the syringe and disposed of it at the police station.

— An Andrews Avenue resident reported on station at 3:23 p.m. Thursday her juvenile daughter had not returned home and was possibly missing. Officers found the daughter at the home of a friend, whose parents had emergency custody of her.

— Officers responded to a 200 block Rose Avenue home at 3:54 p.m. Thursday where the resident reported someone had taken several packages off her porch without permission.

— Tyler J. Everly, 18, Salem Warren Road, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in the 800 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 4:33 p.m. Thursday in which he was southbound and failed to stop for traffic, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Justin Davis, 34, West Pine Lake Road, Salem, who had slowed to make a right turn into a business parking lot. No injuries were reported.

— Officers responded to the 200 block of Vine Avenue at 5:32 p.m. Thursday in reference to two males fighting, but were unable to find anyone fighting.

— Patrolling officers at 5:44 p.m. Thursday assisted the fire department investigating a complaint at a rental property. Officers found several issues with the property. While on scene, officers spoke with two people, one of whom dropped drug paraphernalia on the ground. The two people were detained and the paraphernalia confiscated then destroyed on station.

— A 600 block Franklin Avenue resident reported at 6:02 p.m. Thursday a pistol he keeps on a stand was missing. An investigation is pending.

— An officer spoke with the asset protection manager of a 2800 block East State Street business at 6:49 p.m. Thursday regarding a theft that occurred late evening Dec. 9. An investigation is pending.

— Heather M. Leaf, 43, Vine Avenue, Salem, was cited for driving under suspension and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop at Brooklyn Avenue and East Third Street at 7:39 p.m. Thursday following a traffic stop in which a K-9 officer indicated a narcotic presence and a search revealed a glass pipe used for smoking marijuana. Steve M. Faber, 61, West Ninth Street, Salem, was cited for wrongful entrustment.

— Officers responded to a 1000 block Jennings Avenue home to check on a juvenile after the juvenile’s father reported receiving a concerning text message from her. She said that she sent the text message out of anger and was found to be fine.

— Officers responded to a 200 block Vine Avenue apartment complex at 9:01 p.m. Thursday where the complex manager reported she had locked the door to a vacant apartment before leaving and upon returning found the door open. Officers checked the apartment and found it empty.

— Dustin R. Wright, 22, Berry Road, Kensington, was cited for possession of marijuana paraphernalia following a traffic stop at the South Ellsworth Avenue railroad crossing at 12:51 a.m. Friday.

— Officers responded to the Salem Regional Medical Center at 2:31 a.m. Friday in reference to someone to be removed. Officers found the person in the parking lot and advised him not to return unless in need of medical attention.

— A Newgarden Avenue resident reported on station at 3:02 a.m. Friday her passenger’s ex was following them because her passenger refused to talk to him and he wanted some Christmas presents back. The man was advised the presents were a civil matter and he would be criminally charged if he kept following the women.

— An East Wilson Street resident reported at 4:28 a.m. Friday he believes his girlfriend’s ex had slashed the tires on his vehicle after he called the girlfriend and claimed to have caused the damage.


— Officers responded with medical personnel to a one-vehicle roll-over crash in the 1800 block of Cunningham Road at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday. Officers shut down the road due to the icy conditions. An investigation found that the driver had been southbound and lost control on the icy road, rolling over and coming to rest in the ditch on the west side of the road. The male juvenile passenger had freed the driver and child before first responders arrived and all three were treated on scene. No citation was issued due to the icy road conditions.

— Police spoke with a complainant from the 1300 block of Andrew Avenue at 12:51 p.m. Thursday regarding a possible sex offense. The matter is under investigation.

— Police responded to the area of Highland West at 6:47 p.m. Thursday where a resident said a suspicious person was at the residence. Officers were unable to find anyone.

— Police assisted the fire department at 1700 block Depot Road home at 11:24 p.m. Thursday where the resident reported a carbon monoxide alarm activation. The alarm was found to be expired, but the resident requested the fire department check the residence to be sure there was not carbon monoxide present.


— An officer responded to the area of Center and Main streets at 12:16 a.m. Thursday after a caller reported hearing yelling and screaming in the area two hours prior. The officer was unable to find anything suspicious.

— An officer responded to the area of High and Wilson streets at 2:51 a.m. Thursday in reference to a bonfire with loud music. The officer patrolled the area and located the bonfire, but did not hear any music.

— An officer responded to the 90 block of Washington Street in Washingtonville at 6:17 p.m. Thursday to assist an officer who said three people had broken into the home and he wanted help in checking it out. The officers searched the home’s interior and found no one inside.


— Benjamen L. Krieger, 37, Akron, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in the 13000 block of state Route 534 at 2:51 a.m. Dec. 3 in which he was northbound and lost control of his vehicle, traveling off the right side of the roadway and into a ditch. No injuries were reported.

— Kelly Lynn Blackburn, 30, Boardman, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 62 at Middletown Road at 5:57 p.m. Tuesday in which she was northbound and failed to stop for traffic, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Daniel J. Goodchild, 45, West Middletown Road, Salem, who had stopped to make a left turn. No injuries were reported.

— Officers responded to seven vehicular crashes on state routes 14, 45 and 165 between 3:45 and 7:20 p.m. Wednesday due to icy roadways. No injuries were reported and no citations issued.


— Officers were called to Windrose Apartments due to a car horn going off at 12:59 a.m. Thursday. Due to the disturbance, officers gained entry to the car and disabled the battery.


— Police were called to Applegrove apartments at 1:18 p.m. Thursday to remove an unwanted man from a woman’s apartment. The man was told to leave, which he did.

East Palestine

— A West Martin Street female reported that her son advised her about hearing voices in their house at 3:58 p.m. Wednesday. The son yelled to see who it was and observed a man leaving, but he did not get a good look and had no idea who it was.

— An East Main Street resident reported that she walked outside to her carport and saw a man she knew flattening all the tires on two vehicles at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday. The matter is under investigation.

— A West Martin Street female reported that her residence had been burglarized and a television and Christmas gifts were stolen at 12:51 p.m. Tuesday.


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