Police Reports

Salem Township

— A state Route 558, Leetonia, woman reported at 7 p.m., Sunday another tenants child came into the park, slammed on the brakes and began yelling at her special needs grandson. Then the other child began videoing him.

Perry Township

— Police responded at 11:52 p.m. Sunday to the 200 block of Stewart Road where a resident came home to find her back door wide open. Officers checked the residence and found no one inside. They also did a walk-through with the resident, who said everything appeared fine with nothing stolen.

— A caller at Salem Acres on Prospect Street reported at 12:49 a.m. Sunday that she believed her neighbor may be overdosing, with prescription medication and alcohol involved. KLG transported the neighbor to the hospital.

— Police were called at 3:22 p.m. Saturday to the 400 block of Stewart Road where a resident reported plates stolen from a junked vehicle. The resident had been made aware by another area police department.

— A civil issue regarding property was reported at 2:08 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of West Perry Street. Police spoke with the people involved and advised it’s a civil matter and to attempt to resolve it peacefully.

— Police responded at 9:30 p.m. Friday to the 900 block of Elberon Avenue for a male with a gun. Officers arrived along with Salem Police and the caller said a male was pounding on the bedroom door wanting him to leave the residence. The caller said the male is the new boyfriend of his wife and he thought he had a gun due to what he was saying. Officers found no gun involved. The caller got a ride from the residence. The woman said she and her boyfriend just wanted the caller to leave.

— Police were called at 7:05 a.m. Friday to the 200 block of Benton Road where a male approached a juvenile female who was waiting for the school bus and asked her for a tampon for his girlfriend. Police found him walking in the 400 block of Benton, identified him and told him to stay away from children at the bus stops. Officers were checking with the prosecutor about possible charges.


— Police at 5:09 a.m. Monday checked the area of Franklin/state Route 344 near the city limits for an old Ford F-250 pickup that fled from Columbiana officers. Columbiana called off the pursuit in Leetonia and last saw the vehicle traveling towards Salem. The vehicle was not found.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 1:48 a.m. Monday at 12th Street and North Ellsworth Avenue where a car door was left open with no one around. The owner was contacted and said no items appeared stolen and no damage was noticed.

— Police were asked at 11:20 p.m. Sunday to check on a vehicle in a parking lot in the 2500 block of East State Street, but the vehicle was already gone.

— A fireworks complaint was reported at 9:56 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Newgarden Avenue. The people involved told officers they were done for the night.

— A woman in the 100 block of Homewood Place reported at 9:29 p.m. Sunday that unknown people placed a political campaign sign next to her juvenile daughter’s vehicle.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 8:37 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Fair Avenue. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.

— An assault was reported at 6:15 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block Jennings Avenue where a male said his foot was run over by a motor vehicle. Fire department first responders and EMT arrived and he was taken to the hospital. After locating and speaking to others involved, officers were advised they were sitting in their vehicle when the male physically assaulted them from outside their window and while they were driving away to avoid a confrontation, his foot may have been struck. Statements and conflicting stories were being provided to the prosecutor for review of possible charges.

— Charles Brant, 44, of Maple Street, was cited with operating a vehicle under the influence and reasonable control after police were called to a one-vehicle accident at 4:56 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Maple Street where a vehicle struck a telephone pole. Fire department first responders and EMT also responded. The driver, Brant, was taken to the hospital due to the impact and his intoxication.

— A hangup 911 call was reported at 3:34 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of North Union Avenue, but the source could not be found.

— A juvenile problem was reported at 2:52 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of East State Street where officers then saw a group of juveniles coming down a flight of stairs that led to a closed business. They were told to go home and their parents were contacted.

— Jessica Fritz, 35, of St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, was charged with theft and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called at 2:28 p.m. Sunday to Walmart on East State Street for a theft. Employees said a female was seen at the self-checkout allegedly not scanning items and placing them in her cart. Officers saw video footage of the incident and took her into custody.

— A malfunctioning traffic light was reported at 1:57 p.m. Sunday at Franklin and Maple. Officers found the traffic light was off in all directions and contacted the city electrician, who responded to fix the problem.

— Destiny Farmer, 19, of Vine Street, was cited for failure to yield after her southbound vehicle on Vine Street failed to stop at a stop sign at 1:48 p.m. Sunday and was struck after pulling out in front of a westbound vehicle on East Third Street driven by Dusty Kelley, 24, of Goshen Road. No injuries were reported.

— A dispute was reported at 4:11 p.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a male was allegedly fighting with a female in a vehicle. Both left, with the male on foot and the female driving away. The male told police nothing physical occurred, that it was just an argument.


— A dispute was reported between a couple at Camelot Apartments at 11:55 a.m. Saturday. There were no chargeable offense between the two and both parties separated.

— K-9 Csuti assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol with a vehicle sniff during a traffic stop at 11:56 p.m. Saturday.

— Mathew Whitman, 19, New Middletown, was warned for traffic violations during a traffic stop on North Main Street at 11 p.m. Sunday. Items were seized after a search of the vehicle and will be sent to the lab for testing. Charges will be pending lab results towards the owner of the vehicle, Aaron Sugar, 23, of Petersburg, who was a passenger at the time of the stop.


–Sean Diltz of Geneva reported Friday his property at 302 N. Market St. had been vandalized. The damages involved large rocks surrounding the property, and a neighbor told him some youths have been seen sitting on the rocks.

–An officer assisted a sheriff’s deputy in arresting a woman for domestic violence on state Route 164 south near Mattix Road at 9 p.m. Thursday.

–David Crawford, East Lincoln Way, reported Saturday the catalytic converter was stolen from his RV while it was parked on Jackson Street near his brother’s home.

East Palestine

– An East Martin Street resident reported at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 27 a female had stolen a package from Amazon from his porch and was walking west on East Main Street. An officer found the female but after speaking with her determined she did not take the package. After leaving the female, the officer found the package on a neighbor’s porch.

– Luke Reichard, no age or address listed, was arrested on an active warrant in the 400 block of East Taggert Street at 8:13 p.m. Aug. 29.

– An officer responded to the 500 block of East North Avenue at 10:45 p.m. Aug. 29 in reference to loud music and kids being loud. The officer could not find any loud music coming from the area. The officer did hear some kids playing, but it was not loud.

– Someone reported to the East Palestine Elementary School office at 2:58 p.m. Sept. 2 in reference to an unoccupied vehicle parked on West North Street that was sideswiped by another vehicle that left the scene.

– A 900 block Brookdale Avenue resident reported at 5:18 p.m. Sept. 4 a suspicious vehicle showing up to house the previous day.

– Police responded to the 1200 block of Bacon Avenue at 6:09 p.m. Sept. 4 in reference to two residents having a verbal altercation.

– A 900 block West Main Street resident reported at 8:47 p.m. Sept. 4 a juvenile he caught removing mail from his mailbox. The juvenile was turned over to his mother.

– An East Rebecca Street resident reported at 10:31 a.m. Sept. 5 her 5-year-old was bitten by a neighbor’s dog.

– A Rebecca Street resident reported at 8:03 p.m. Sept. 5 somebody cut their Internet lines coming into their apartment.

– A North Market Street resident reported at 8:58 p.m. Sept. 6 a dune buggy driving on McClure Avenue.

– A 300 block Park Avenue resident reported at 9:55 p.m. Sept. 5 a large party making noise. Officers spoke with the residents and asked they keep the noise down.

– Officers responded to the 100 block of West Martin Street at 11:55 p.m. Sept. 5 in reference to a large cook out fire. The resident was made aware of open burning rules.

– An officer responded to the 100 block of Garfield Avenue at 6:42 p.m. Sept. 6 in reference to a strong odor of burning plastic. The officer was unable to find anyone burning plastic.

– A South Market Street resident reported at 11:22 p.m. Sept. 6 their vehicle was not returned at 6 p.m. After being worked on by someone she knew. The officer located the vehicle on North Pleasant Drive and had it towed back to the complainant’s residence.

– Officers responded to a noise complaint on Rebecca Street at 11:39 p.m. Sept. 6.

– A 300 block East Martin Street resident reported at 10:22 a.m. Sept. 7 someone overnight entered his garage and took a saw and weed eater from his truck.

– An officer responded to the intersection of Brookdale Avenue and West Martin Street at 4:08 a.m. Sept. 8 and assisted a man start his vehicle after he said it had broken down.

– Jill S. Alexander, 44, South Pleasant Drive, East Palestine, was cited for failure to yield following a two-vehicle crash at Park Avenue and West Street at 8:54 a.m. Sept. 9 in which she was northbound and pulled from the stop sign into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by Albert Lester, 71, Brookdale Avenue. No injuries were reported.

– An East Martin Street resident reported at 2:46 p.m. Sept. 9 a domestic incident with her live-in boyfriend.

– An East Taggart Street resident reported at 7:36 p.m. Sept. 9 a friend had shown up intoxicated and refused to leave.

– Police responded to an East Rebecca Street home at 10:57 p.m. Sept. 9 in reference to a noise complaint and found a small party. Officers advised the group to keep the noise down.


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