– A reckless vehicle was reported coming into the city on North Ellsworth Avenue at 11:38 p.m. Thursday, but was not found.

– Justin Batman-Smitha, 22, of Continental Drive, was charged with domestic violence after police were called at 10:44 p.m. Thursday to the 600 block of Continental for an active domestic. Officers separated both parties to gather information. Due to stories and witness statements, Smitha was placed into custody and taken to the station for booking.

– An officer was injured by a dog after responding to a residence in the 600 block of West Pershing Street for a dispute between a live-in boyfriend/girlfriend at 9:22 p.m. Thursday. As the officer approached the front of the residence, a pit bull mix dog came out of the house pushing open the screen door and attacked the officer. According to the report, the officer suffered injuries to his left hand and forearm which required medical attention. The proper agencies were contacted to follow up with the owner and the status of current shot records, which were not provided on scene. Another report for the same address at 8:54 p.m. talked about a dispute regarding one person having the  other person’s debit card and refusing to give it back to him. The debit card was returned after an officer spoke to both parties.

– Police at 7:24 p.m. Thursday spoke to a woman who reported her 14-year-old son was at his father’s when he was involved in a physical argument with a female relative who resides there. There was no sign of injury, with the incident under investigation.

– Police were called at 4:15 p.m. Thursday to a business in the 1000 block of West State Street regarding a dispute between a female customer and her child. Store employees said both the caller and the female left before police arrived.

– A 17-year-old male juvenile from the Salem area was transported by EMT ambulance to St. Elizabeth Hospital for possible injuries after the vehicle he was driving at 3:56 p.m. Thursday traveled off of the left side of the road in the 600 block of Cunningham Road, striking a pole and shearing it off, then traveling into a field. Fire department first responders and ambulance personnel evaluated the juvenile driver. The fire department also evaluated the utility pole and moved phone lines that had fallen into the road. AT&T was contacted about the damage. The juvenile was cited for reasonable control.

– A female at 2:58 p.m. Thursday spoke with officers about property she wanted to turn over to police because she believed what she was given may have been stolen. An investigation was pending.

– Charles Courtney III, 34, of 234 S. Lincoln Ave., was taken into custody at 1:53 p.m. Thursday at his residence on an active warrant for aggravated trafficking in drugs and was turned over to a Columbiana County sheriff’s deputy.

– A suspicious male was reported at 11:39 a.m. Thursday in the area of Vine and East State where officers saw him riding a skateboard in a parking lot. Officers had already spoken to him earlier and he said he was fine. Police had been called at 10:59 a.m. to the 900 block of East State for a male skateboarding on private property who was angered when asked to leave. He was told not to return to the property.

– An anonymous person came to the station at 11:36 a.m. Thursday to report harassment. The other person was contacted and told to stop. An address on West Wilson was listed on the report.

– A female spoke with police at 11:29 a.m. Thursday regarding harassment, naming two different people harassing her by yelling vulgar comments at her.

– An officer spoke to a female over the phone at 11:14 a.m. Thursday regarding a possible scam. She said her son received a phone call about her home.

– Police responded at 10:25 a.m. Thursday to Jennings Avenue to check the well-being of a resident. All was fine.

– Police responded to Salem Regional Medical Center on East State Street at 9:26 a.m. Thursday for a female threatening harm to a doctor asking that her son get released from the hospital. She told police she didn’t mean to threaten anybody. She was just frustrated because her son was in the hospital and the doctor was taking too long to speak with them. The female apologized to the nurses.

– Cletis Monroy, 36, of 1050 South Ave., was taken into custody on an active warrant for drug possession after police were called to respond to Mahoning County Court #3 in Sebring at 9:09 a.m. Thursday to take a male into custody who was wanted in Columbiana County on a drug charge. He was taken back to the Salem station and turned over to a sheriff’s deputy.

– A large black/tan German Shepherd with no collar was reported loose in the 2200 block of Merle Road at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Officers were unable to catch the dog. A resident in the area said the owner posted on social media that the dog was loose. There was no answer at the owner’s residence on Jefferson. Officers were later advised the owner responded home and put the dog inside. Follow-up will be attempted.

– A bike recovered along a fence at the Salem Historical Society on South Broadway was taken to the station at 6:55 a.m. Thursday.

– A resident in the 1700 block of East Third Street reported at 5:54 a.m. Thursday that a vehicle stopped near her house and a person got out and ran across her yard and down through her neighbor’s  yard while the vehicle followed. Officers advised that sounded like a newspaper delivery person but none were seen in the area. She was told to keep her doors locked and call if needed.


– Taylor Dalton Snyder, 19, of Washingtonville, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 5:18 a.m. Friday on South Lincoln Avenue near East Pidgeon Road.

– A caller at 6:06 p.m. Thursday reported three people walking in the road in the area of Georgetown Road near Prospect Street Extension. No one was found.

– Township police at 4:09 p.m. Thursday assisted Salem officers to shut down Cunningham Road near Butcher Road for a downed power line pole across the road. Police stood by until the road could be safely opened.

– A child custody dispute was reported at 1:35 p.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of Prospect Street. The caller, of East Palestine, said he was at his wife’s apartment wanting to take their daughter, but the wife, whom he does not reside with, was refusing to give him the child. Both were told it’s a civil matter to take up with their lawyers.

– Ted Ingledue, 29, of Salem, was taken into custody in the 2200 block of North Lincoln Avenue on an active felony warrant out of Columbiana County at 11:31 a.m. Thursday. He was transported to jail by a sheriff’s deputy.

– A semi truck was reported stuck in the parking lot of Andrews Cycle on Benton Road at 6:11 p.m. Wednesday. The female driver said she was attempting to turn the truck around when it became stuck in the ditch on the north side of the parking lot. She had a tow truck en route.

– Police responded at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday to Salem Acres in the 1100 block of Prospect Street for a report of threats being made by an ex-spouse of a woman. She said the ex-spouse called and threatened to harm her and take her children after receiving paperwork from the child support office of Columbiana County. Police advised the person to cease contact and for her to call if the ex-spouse tries to contact her again.

– Police responded to the 1200 block of Andrew Avenue at 11:52 a.m. Wednesday for an alleged accident, learning the accident occurred inside the city limits. Township officers contacted Salem Police to respond to the scene and take a report. The resident was complaining of neck pain and KLG responded and transported her to the hospital. The report listed North Ellsworth at Wilson for the incident location.


– An officer responded to the area of State and Water streets at 11:14 p.m. Thursday in reference to a driver revving an engine. The officer stopped the vehicle in question and the driver said he had been stuck on some ice at the intersection. The street department was notified.

East Palestine

– An East Palestine school bus driver reported that a motorist passed her bus while it was stopped at 1:42 p.m. Thursday. An officer located the driver of the other vehicle and he will be issued a citation.

– A neighbor called to complain about loud music on East Martin Street at 11:06 p.m. Wednesday. Officers warned the resident that any more complaints would result in a citation being issued.

– Officers were dispatched to a residence on Sumner Street on a report of a resident of a group home, who assaulted staff and banged his head on a wall at 2:49 p.m. Wednesday.

– A man reported that his girlfriend had left Tennessee the previous night and was supposed to be in East Palestine on Tuesday morning, but he could no longer make contact with her at 2:09 p.m. Tuesday. The officer researched and discovered that she had been arrested and is currently incarcerated.

– An officer along with EMS were dispatched to a Pinetree Circle residence for a suspected drug overdose at 6:13 a.m. Tuesday.

– A man reported that he struck a deer on North Market Street at 5:58 a.m. Tuesday.

– Boardman Township Police Department requested an officer to make contact with a West Main Street resident regarding a traffic crash investigation at 5:46 p.m. Monday.

– The park manager reported that the men’s restroom near the basketball court was broken into and damaged at 3:05 p.m. Jan. 11.


– Police were dispatched to the pavilion, by the pool and park, for a suspicious vehicle at 8:43 p.m. Wednesday. A caller reported that there were flames coming from the pavilion, and police put out a small fire that was lit under the pavilion. Pages of a phone book and a plastic coffee can were lit on fire. An officer spoke with neighbors, who advised that they’ve seen a blue 2000’s model Chrysler  there every day for the past two weeks at the same time. Police said they will watch the park and pavilion carefully.