— Police, fire department and EMT personnel responded at 3:31 a.m. Thursday to the 700 block of Summit Street for an 18-year-old male under the influence of illegal drugs/narcotics. He was located in an upstairs bedroom, was obviously under the influence and would not obey officer commands. He was placed on his stomach and handcuffed for the safety of EMS personnel while evaluating him. He was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center for treatment.

— Police responded at 1:32 a.m. Thursday to the intersection of Park Avenue and Oak Street to check the well-being of a female allegedly passed out in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. Police found she was not under the influence and consented to a search, with nothing illegal found. Nothing suspicious was suspected and she was followed home.

— A neighbor dispute was reported at 12:26 a.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue. A man said his neighbor is using his trash can without permission. Officers told the neighbor to remove her belongings from the trash and find other means to dispose of her belongings.

— A suspicious person was reported walking through the municipal parking lot in the 500 block of East Pershing Street carrying a ladder at 12:11 a.m. Thursday. The man told police he locked himself out of his residence and borrowed the ladder from his work place to gain entry. Officers confirmed what he said.

— An unknown noise disturbance was reported at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of East Third Street where the caller reported hearing breaking glass next door. Nothing was located.

— A person riding a bicycle with no light on it in the middle of the road in the 200 block of South Howard at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday was stopped by police, who could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from him. A search yielded nothing illegal. He was told proper lighting was required and was sent on his way.

— A verbal dispute was reported at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of East Third Street. Police were unable to locate the incident after multiple homeowners said they didn’t hear anything.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported at 9:02 p.m. Wednesday that the driver of a blue Ford F-150 left without paying for $37.51 worth of gasoline.

— A dispute was reported at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of West 7th Street where an argument occurred between two household members. The male left for the night.

— Joseph Long, 43, and Christina Minger, 39, both of 579 E. Third St., were each charged with disorderly conduct after police were called to the residence for some type of dispute at 7:01 p.m. Wednesday. Several people were in or near the road screaming and two people said it became physical. There were no marks on them, but due to multiple statements being different, citations were issued to the people involved.

— Police responded at 6:51 p.m. Wednesday to the 1800 block of East State Street for an alleged fight due to a road rage incident. Dispatch gave officers two descriptions of vehicles allegedly involved which fled east. The vehicles were not found.

— A verbal dispute was reported at 6:34 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of East Third Street where one person and multiple witnesses said it was verbal only and another person involved claimed injury. EMT ambulance responded and the person was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center. Due to minor intoxication, both parties were told to respond to the police station to fill out voluntary statements another time.

— A man on East Fifth Street reported at 5:03 p.m. Wednesday that his neighbor is driving their car in his drive to get into their own driveway. Officers told the person driving the vehicle to cease their actions.

— Police were called at 3:27 p.m. Wednesday to the 500 block of South Union Avenue for a person to be removed. A woman said the father of her children walked into her house without knocking and does not live there. He left without incident.

— A caller from Salem Laundry Room on West State Street reported at 2:32 p.m. Wednesday that someone took a sign off of the bathroom wall without permission.

— An anonymous caller at 2:16 p.m. Wednesday reported seeing people carrying guns and fertilizer into a house. No one would answer the door when officers stopped to check the residence on Granite Avenue.

— Limbs and trees were reported down on Homewood Avenue at 2:07 p.m. Wednesday when a Waste Management refuse truck allegedly caught on cable lines and trees, pulling them into the road. The street department removed the tree limbs.

— Police at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday looked into a complaint from the city zoning officer regarding a storage shed being placed in a city alley at the rear of the 900 block of South Union Avenue. The resident was aware and was attempting to make arrangements to remedy the situation.

— Juveniles were reported throwing rocks onto the roof of a building in the 1600 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday. The juveniles were found on Southeast Boulevard and admitted to throwing the rocks. They were told they could face criminal charges if the property is damaged. The owner said he wasn’t concerned with damage, but would check.


— Police were called at 12:13 a.m. Thursday to Circle K South on South Lincoln Avenue for a suspicious vehicle sitting at the pump for over an hour. Officers observed a male sleeping inside. He said his vehicle overheated and while waiting for it to cool down, he fell asleep. He was able to start the vehicle and leave without incident.

— Police responded at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday to Meadow Wood Drive for a combative person and spoke with a staff member. The female in question was calm and willing to be taken to the hospital by Damascus Fire Department.

— Open burning was reported at 6:29 p.m. Wednesday in the 1500 block of North Lincoln Avenue where police found a large fire in the back yard of a property and made contact with the son of the homeowner, who was visiting from Akron. He was told the fire was way too big and it was too dry to be open burning. Police made contact with him just as he was placing a large wooden dog box on the fire. He was told to put out the fire.

— A complaint of one to be removed was filed at 4:48 p.m. Wednesday on Chestnut Grove Road. Police learned it was a civil complaint over property after a recent break-up. Both parties were told it’s a civil issue.

— Police at 3:07 p.m. Wednesday assisted the U.S. Marshals and Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office on an alleged felony warrant stop and stood by during the investigation. A police spokesman said no arrest was made.

— Police responded to Cunningham Road at 1:18 p.m. Wednesday to check on a possible injured dog hit by a vehicle. No injured animals were found.


— K-9 Csuti assisted the sheriff’s office during a search warrant with the county drug task force at 1:12 p.m. Wednesday.

— Amanda Anderson, 26, of Lisbon, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on West Park Avenue at 2:49 p.m. Wednesday.

— A man reported that his car had been shot with a paintball gun at 6:42 p.m. Wednesday.

— Officers were dispatched to the area of Hawking Lane for a report of kids knocking on a door and leaving a traffic cone at 10:19 p.m. Wednesday.


— Officers responded to a welfare check on a man that was at the engineer’s office at 11:03 a.m. Tuesday. Officers determined that the man was fine to drive and cleared the call shortly after.

— An officer responded to a complaint of a vehicle being parked on the sidewalk on Pritchard Avenue by the school at 7:37 a.m. Tuesday. The officer advised the residents to move the vehicle before school started.


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