— Debbie Richards, who is from the volunteer group that decorated the downtown square for Christmas, reported they were de-decorating and discovered eight long extension cords worth a combined $100 were stolen from the corner of the square near Geronimo’s Hardware store.

— An official from the county Department of Job and Family Services reported Monday a man she knows who was at the public assistance office became angry and threatened to “come back and blow this (expletive) building up.” Police called the man’s phone number but he did not return the calls.


— Taylor Snoddy, 29, was cited for driving with an expired driver’s license and expired vehicle registration following a traffic stop on West Park Avenue at 6:17 a.m. Wednesday.

— Police took a report of a car versus deer accident that happened on state Route 46 at 4:26 a.m. Wednesday.

— A man was on station to report an identity theft at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday.


— Police were called for an alarm in the 2300 block of East State Street at 4:55 a.m. Thursday. The alarm company cancelled the alarm, but due to the rear door being found open, police checked the interior of the business. Everything appeared ok and officers secured the door.

— An officer responded to the station at 4:06 a.m. Thursday for a juvenile in the lobby with an arrest warrant. The juvenile and a guardian were taken inside for the juvenile’s booking, then the juvenile was turned over to a deputy.

— A Salem man reported at 12:04 a.m. Thursday that another person was threatening him via social media over an article of clothing. Officers saw the messages and the information will be sent to the prosecutor for possible charges.

— A suspicious male was reported at 11:46 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue. The caller said the male was walking around a residence looking in the windows. Police made contact and the male said he noticed a residence for sale and was looking at the property. Both police and the male left.

— Police responded to the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue at 11:29 p.m. Wednesday for a report of someone going through a resident’s trash on his porch. No one was found.

— Kevin Curtis, 25, of 327 Fair Ave., was taken into custody at 11:08 p.m. Wednesday at his residence on a warrant out of Portage County for failure to appear on a charge of heroin possession. He was turned over to a Portage County deputy.

— A reckless operator was reported at 10:54 p.m. Wednesday in the area of West State Street and Benton Road. Officers located the vehicle near South Lundy, saw a moving violation and initiated a traffic stop on East State Street near South Lincoln Avenue. The driver said he was tired from driving all day and there were no signs of impairment. He said he lived nearby and was going straight home. He received a warning for marked lanes.

— A 911 hangup call was reported at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 1500 block of Quaker Lane. Officers spoke to residents of multiple housesholds who all said everything was fine.

— A suspicious truck was reported at 7:42 p.m. Wednesday parked for over 45 minutes with the headlights on in the 2100 block of East State Street. The truck left before police arrived.

— Police responded at 6 p.m. Wednesday to the area of North Lincoln Avenue and East State Street for a report of a male passed out behind the wheel. Upon arrival, he was coherent and said he dozed off briefly. He was able to hold a conversation and answer questions with no sign of impairment. He was sent on his way.

— A caller at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday reported a person blowing leaves into the road in the area of Southeast Boulevard and Monroe. No one was found.

— James Lippiatt Jr., 30, of 517 Washington Ave., was taken into custody at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant for dangerous drug possession after police spotted him walking on Howard near Wilson.

— Police responded at 3:16 p.m. Wednesday to Ridgewood for an ongoing dispute between a woman and her mother. The female advised of a recent domestic violence issue with her mother and officers advised her of her options.

— A minor verbal dispute was reported at 3:13 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Giant Eagle on East State Street where a woman said a female became upset about a shopping cart that had not been returned to the cart return, resulting in the female yelling at the woman and taking a picture of her license plate. She left before police arrived.

— A Salem man reported at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday that he believed an unknown male was following him around the city. He was in Centennial Park and a vehicle that left 30 minutes before prior to him leaving was in the area when he left. He went to a location on South Lincoln and saw the same vehicle pass by him and then pass back by him as he was pulling out. The vehicle was described as a four-door silver Nissan. He was told to call if he sees it again.

— Police responded at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 2300 block of East State Street for a male allegedly walking in traffic and yelling. A male fitting the provided description was located on the sidewalk, but no erratic behavior was observed. He denied being in traffic or yelling about anything, saying he was ok.

— A woman reported at 12:59 p.m. Wednesday that her red Subaru Outback was parked in the Walmart lot and she came out to find damage to her left rear bumper.

— A hit/skip was reported at 12:16 p.m. Wednesday when a woman on Andrew Avenue said the silver Chevy Impala she was driving was struck in the rear by another vehicle in the city. She pulled over off of the road and the other vehicle drove away. The incident is under investigation.

— Lines were reported down in the 1000 block of East Third Street at 9:16 a.m. Wednesday. They were cable lines and removed from the road. The homeowner was advised.

— Police were dispatched at 8:38 a.m. Wednesday to the 200 block of Rose Avenue to check the well-being of a female. She had driven her vehicle to Prima Health in Columbiana and was transported to a hospital a week ago. Her vehicle was still in the lot. The caller was told to contact Prima to call whatever hospital she went to in order to see if she was admitted.

— A woman came to the police station at 8:13 a.m. Wednesday requesting a report to document an ongoing civil matter. She had previously worked for a business then left and started a personal business of the same nature and was later hired to oversee financing for another business of the same nature located inside Salem while continuing to run the personal business. During November 2019, she began receiving threats from one of her employers due to inconsistencies that had been discovered in the financing. She has since left the business due to the employer’s threats and discovered further that the employer damaged numerous articles of property in the office she had at the business. She said the employer attempted to access her personal business records and personal bank records at two different banks and that the employer has been making false statements of a damaging nature to her character and personal business. She has already retained an attorney in this matter.