— A caller on Springdale Street reported at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday that a trash truck took down the power lines that lead to her residence, causing her to lose half her power. She didn’t see which trash company. The fire department was called to assess the power lines and Ohio Edison responded.

— Steven Summers, 23, of Alliance, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 8:36 p.m. Monday on West State near Idaho Avenue.

— Irven Huff Jr., 73, of Salem, was cited for reasonable control after losing control of his southbound vehicle on the U.S. Route 62 bypass at 3:04 p.m. Monday and striking a guardrail. He was transported by KLG to Salem Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries.

— Sky Cope, 23, of Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after failing to see a vehicle driven by Jacey Menough, 19, of Salem, was slowing in traffic to turn in a private drive at 2:47 p.m. Monday in the 1900 block of North Lincoln. Cope swerved and struck the driver side of the Menough vehicle. No injuries were reported.

— A woman spoke to police at 12:59 p.m. Monday about her social security check being sent to another account that is in her ex-husband’s name. She said she’s getting nowhere with the social security office and getting the runaround from several other agencies.

— A possible scam was reported at 10:12 a.m. Monday by a resident on Harding Avenue who said he was contacted by someone claiming to be Amazon claiming he had a large outstanding debt. He was told to purchase credit cards and call the person with the code numbers. The resident realized after giving the information that he was defrauded out of the money.


— Police were called at 10:59 p.m. Tuesday to Salem Regional Medical Center to assist Damascus Fire with a disorderly patient in the parking lot. Officers defused the situation by calmly speaking with the patient and assisting her into the ER. While speaking to fire department employees, officers were shown bite marks from where the patient bit one of them. The incident is under investigation with possible assault charges pending.

— A woman from Cedar Street reported at 10:54 p.m. Tuesday that she received a call from a man claiming to be from social security who told her to send a large amount of money, which she did. She was able to provide the phone number and first name of the person, who also told her she had an upcoming appointment at the local social security office. She was told it sounds like she was scammed. Officers told her to contact the social security office to make sure she didn’t have an appointment.

— A person to be removed from a property on West Pershing street at 10:46 p.m. Tuesday left before police arrived.

— Police responded at 8:29 p.m. Tuesday to Holiday Inn Express on North Cunningham Road for an irate person, learning a customer was yelling and causing a scene in the lobby. The customer was upset after she was asked not to have too many people in the lobby to a pizza party. A hotel employee told her about new COVID-19 policies in the hotel. Police stood by while the customer was issued a refund, spoke with her and remained until she left.

— An officer in the 100 block of West Pershing was approached at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday by a juvenile who said threats were being made by another juvenile. The officer spoke to all the juveniles and parents and determined the threats were exaggerated by the juvenile who made contact.

— Police responded at 4:41 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Franklin along with city firefighters for a possible structure fire, but did not locate anything. Police stayed while the fire department investigated.

— Ashley Felger, 30, of Rogers, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after her eastbound vehicle on East State approaching Cunningham struck the rear of an eastbound vehicle driven by Rebecca Reed, 59, of Salem, who was stopped at the red light at 3:36 p.m. Tuesday. A passenger in the Reed vehicle, Rick Reed, 39, of Salem, was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center by KLG for possible minor injuries.

— A domestic was reported at 12:22 p.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. Police found a female walking toward the residence who told police nothing happened and she was walking home from the park. The male wasn’t there.

— A woman traveling north on Merle Road at 10:53 a.m. Tuesday between Carole Drive and Southeast Boulevard said her vehicle was struck by falling limbs from high winds at the time. The impact resulted in a dent to her fender and a shattered windshield.

— A verbal dispute was reported at 8:52 a.m. Tuesday between a boyfriend and girlfriend in the 1700 block of North Ellsworth Avenue over her saying she was taking the TV when she left. They were told that’s a civil matter and that neither could be forced to leave. She said a family member was picking her up later.

— A cable wire was reported down at 7:49 a.m. Tuesday in the area of West Fourth and West Fifth. It appeared a truck caught the wire and ripped it from a residence. The fire department removed the wire from the road.

— Craig Coffman, 38, of 979 S. Union Ave., was taken into custody on a warrant out of Mahoning County for a parole violation after police were initially called to the 1400 block of East State at 7:12 a.m. Tuesday for a burglary in progress. The caller said the homeowner was away and she saw a male enter the rear of the residence. Police found a male inside who did not live there, indentified him as Coffman and found the warrant. The homeowner was contacted and confirmed he didn’t live there but said he could have access and didn’t want any charges filed. He was turned over to a Mahoning County sheriff’s deputy. Contraband found will be sent for testing.


— An officer responded to an alarm drop at a 300 block Pearl Street home at 11:03 a.m. Tuesday. The homeowner said everything was fine.

— An officer responded to Oakdale Cemetery at 6:39 p.m. Tuesday in reference to gunshots. Upon arrival the officer observed a gray SUV parked behind the chapel and three juveniles walking up the hill from the northwest area of the cemetery carrying firearms. The officer advised them that although they were on their landlocked property, they could not park in the cemetery without permission, and provided them with a contact number for the cemetery commission.

— A Walnut Street resident reported on station at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday the father of her child arrived that morning to pick up their son with a pistol in his belt and her father would not let him on the property while carrying the gun because they feel he has been trying to intimidate the family.


–Police responded to a domestic dispute at 251 Washington St. at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday but the male half of the dispute had already left. The woman said her boyfriend tore up the house while they were arguing but she declined to press charges.


— William Cunning, of Columbiana, was cited for failure to control after going off the roadway in Firestone Park, striking the handicap swing at 6:46 a.m. Tuesday.

— A woman reported that a man and woman were fighting in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday. Both advised that nothing physical occurred, and officers cleared the situation.


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