— A county Emergency Management Agency employee reported Thursday finding a bottle of liquid with tin foil in the parking lot behind the former Bad Frogs. Chief Mike Abraham identified it as a bomb made from The Works toilet bowl cleaner that can explode once shaken and placed in contact with tin foil. The Youngstown Bomb Squad was called to dispose of the unexploded device. Abraham said the makeshift device is popular prank among juveniles.

— A clerk at Smith Oil reported Thursday a man tried to make a purchase using four counterfeit one dollar bills. The man said he did not know, apologized and paid with other cash.


— A man reported that his daughter received threatening Snapchat messages that were sent to his daughter from someone she knew at 7:19 p.m. Friday.

— Officers assisted Leetonia Police Department with a traffic stop at 11:27 p.m. Friday.


— Police were called at 12:52 a.m. Monday to the 200 block of South Howard for a man sleeping behind a closed business. The man was told he could not stay there and he said he was headed to a friend’s residence.

— Drug paraphernalia found behind a business in the 100 block of West State Street at 7:17 p.m. Sunday was recovered by police.

— A domestic dispute was reported at 6:55 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue, which police learned was verbal only. Police left, then officers returned to the same residence for the same situation. One suspect was detained but due to both being intoxicated and unable to find a way to leave, both remained at the residence and were given warnings for disorderly conduct.

— Police were requested at 1:26 p.m. Sunday to do a well-being check on a South Union Avenue resident who hadn’t answered the phone in two weeks. Officers spoke with a neighbor who saw the resident the day before and said everything was fine.

— An unknown problem/fight was reported at 1:22 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of East Pershing Street where police learned there was a verbal dispute over a vehicle. No physical violence occurred.

— A woman from outside the area called at 12:34 p.m. Sunday to report her daughter received threats via social media. The incident is under investigation.

–Police responded at 11:45 a.m. Sunday to the area of Granite Avenue and Prospect Street to assist a Perry Township officer who reported finding a person acting strange inside the city limits. Officers determined the person was suffering from mental illness. An ambulance took the person to the hospital, with Salem officers submitting paperwork to have the person evaluated.

— A suspicious person was reported at 11:34 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Southeast Boulevard where a caller said the person was hugging a large rock while screaming. The person told police he was trying to move the rock for the homeowner and was getting frustrated and yelling due to the weight of the rock.

— A business owner in the 500 block of East State Street reported at 11:30 a.m. Sunday that a suspicious male dropped his pants in the presence of his wife. When he confronted the male, the male was belligerent with him. He said the male is no longer welcome at his business. Officers were familiar with the male in question and told him he’ll face charges if he returns to the business. All information will be sent to the prosecutor’s office for review of possible charges.

— Police responded at 11:11 a.m. Sunday to an area of Centennial Park near Oak Street where a tree that partially fell was being held up by the branches. The parks department was contacted to assess the situation, with caution tape placed around the area.

— Police were called at 9:50 a.m. Sunday to the 1300 block of East Pershing Street for a neighbor dispute regarding a shared driveway. A neighbor’s vehicle was blocking the driveway. The caller was told it’s a civil matter and to contact their landlord.

— Police responded at 7:27 a.m. Sunday to the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a person to be removed. Officers spoke to the person outside the store and advised him he had to leave the property.

— A resident in the 200 block of Vine Avenue reported at 7:06 a.m. Sunday that an unknown male came into the residence uninvited and threatened her adult son. She was told her options.


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