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SALEM

— Police were dispatched at 1:37 a.m. Thursday to West Pershing near the railroad tracks to check the well-being of a female who a caller believed had intentions of self-harm. Officers located the woman on West Wilson near the railroad tracks and she denied making any such statement. She said she and the caller had an argument. She was given a courtesy transport to a residence in the city.

— An officer on patrol stopped and talked to a male in a stationary vehicle in the 1400 block of Cleveland Street at 10:50 p.m. Wednesday. Drug paraphernalia was observed in plain sight in the vehicle and the male was asked to exit. During a probable cause search, contraband items were seized and will be sent to a lab for testing. The man was sent on his way and told charges could be pending regarding the lab results.

— A dog at large was reported at 2:13 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. Officers found the owner already had the dog.

— A dog at large was reported at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1500 block of Southeast Boulevard. The humane officer was contacted and retrieved the dog.

— A dispute was reported at 12:11 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a live-in boyfriend and girlfriend were having a disagreement that resulted in a drinking glass being broken. No violence occurred and police explained the domestic violences laws and consequences. Both were told to stay apart and talk it over later. Police were called back to the residence later for another dispute and again told the couple to stay separated. Both were seeking rides away from the residence.

LEETONIA

–A male reported on station at 5:34 p.m. Nov. 20 his cousin was harassing him and his girlfriend by making claims to his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend regarding the the paternity of their child. The male also reported his cousin had assaulted him. He was advised the telecommunications harassment is civil due to no threats being made and to contact the department if the cousin assaults him again.

–An officer responded to the state Route 344 bridge over state Route 11 the afternoon of Nov. 21 where the highway patrol reported receiving a call stating a truck was sitting on the bridge with the driver slumped over the steering wheel. The officer was unable to find the vehicle in question.

–A Sleepy Hollow resident reported at 6:50 p.m. Nov. 25 his roommate had taken his vehicle without permission and returned home without it. He said the roommate claimed it had broken down in Salem and had to be towed, which he confirmed with the Salem Police Department. He was advised the report would be on file if he wished to pursue charges.

–An officer responded to the Family Dollar Sunday morning in reference to a male who refused to leave. The male had been told to leave on a prior occasion for not wearing a mask and he had threatened an employee. The officer told the male to leave and not return or face criminal trespassing charges.

–An officer responded to an Elm Street home at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday to assist EMS with a resident who was making threats to harm herself. She was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

–Richard R. Vecchio, 58, Lisbon, was charged with drunk and disorderly after a male arrived on station at 11 p.m. Tuesday with Vecchio passed out in his vehicle. EMS responded and Vecchio made threats to harm himself before becoming combative with the officer and medical personnel, threatening to harm them. He was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

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