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COLUMBIANA

— Justin E. Johnson, 41, Columbiana, was arrested and charged with domestic violence following an incident at a residence on Park Court at 3:26 a.m. Friday.

— A man from Texas called the police station concerned about strange emails he was receiving from a Columbiana resident and requested a welfare check on the resident at 8:57 a.m. Friday.

— A man reported that a delivering truck backing to the Save-A-Lot store damaged his fence on Fairfield Avenue at 11:44 a.m Friday.

— Officers responded to a residence on Allen Avenue for a domestic in progress. After an investigation, Justin Vasquez, 29, Columbiana, was arrested and charged with domestic violence and endangering children and transported to the county jail at 5:19 p.m. Friday.

— Ryan Bevington, 44, Columbiana, was arrested on active warrants following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 5:57 p.m. Saturday. He was turned over to a deputy from the sheriff’s office. Charges are pending after officers located suspected narcotics during the arrest.

— Officers were called to a residence on South Main Street to assist a suspicious woman that had come to the residence at 6:21 p.m. Saturday. Officers provided the woman with a courtesy transport back to her home.

— A woman called to advised that her car was egged overnight near the corner of Herbster Street and North Elm Street at 9:01 a.m. Sunday.

— A man called at 2:48 p.m. Sunday stating that someone he knew sounded unwell a couple of days prior and today he posted on Facebook that he needed help. The account was then deactivated as well as his cell phone.

— K-9 Csuti was deployed during a traffic stop on Lisbon Street and West Street at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Stephen J. McVay, 39, Lisbon, was arrested for possessing marijuana paraphernalia and released on summons.

— A private property accident occured in the Birdfish Brewing parking lot on East Park Avenue at 6:04 p.m. Sunday.

SALEM

— An alarm was reported at 5:18 a.m. Monday in the 1000 block of East State Street. All exterior doors were secure with nothing suspicious found.

— A woman from West Wilson Street reported at 2:42 a.m. Monday that a known female called her and left a nasty voicemail and had been talking negative about her on social media. The incident is under investigation.

— Police responded at 2:06 a.m. Monday to the 1900 block of Maple Street to speak with a woman regarding an ongoing issue. Officers left after answering her questions.

— Todd Dean, 41, of Aetna Street, was charged with illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and taken into custody on an active warrant out of Columbiana County after showing up in the police lobby at 8:38 p.m. Sunday to retrieve property. Officers recognized him as having an active warrant, took him into custody and located both narcotics and drug paraphernalia on him. He was taken to jail. The seized evidence will be sent to a lab for testing with future charges pending.

— Alyssa Sluter, 29, of Sharp Street, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop in the KFC parking lot on North Lincoln Avenue for no headlights at 6:28 p.m. Sunday. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor in the vehicle. During a search, police found suspected narcotics, which will be sent for testing with charges pending lab results.

— Police were called at 3:19 p.m. Sunday for solicitors in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard. Police had been called to the same area at 3:05 p.m. by a caller who said two males from an electric company were walking around Briargate Apartment complex with yellow vests. At the time, they were not found, but the caller called back and this time said they were inside an apartment talking to a tenant. Police located them and advised soliciting was now prohibited in the city of Salem. They left without incident. Possible solicitors were also reported at 2:37 p.m. in the 600 block of Euclid. Officers spoke to two males and sent them on their way.

— A woman came to the station at 1:01 p.m. Sunday with questions about a rental property she owns in the city, reporting she learned of recent drug activity at the property and wanted the male tenant to leave. She gave him a three-day notice of eviction in December but he has not left. She was told she needed to file a formal eviction notice with the court to have the tenant removed. She also said she had issues with people staying at the apartment that she did not want there. She was told police can’t tell the tenant who can be there and who can’t.

— A man claimed at 12:37 p.m. Sunday that he was pepper-sprayed in the Arby’s drive-thru on East State Street for no reason. Officers spoke to both parties, with the case under investigation.

— A caller at 10:52 a.m. Sunday reported the traffic light at South Lincoln and East Pershing malfunctioning. An officer monitored the light and saw it go through four full cycles with no malfunction.

— A woman on East Third Street reported at 9:55 a.m. Sunday that she was assaulted on Friday by a suspect at an apartment in the 200 block of Vine Street where she was visiting. She advised of pain to her head, arm and shoulder, but no injuries were visible. When questioned, she was very vague with officers and said she didn’t want an investigation, she just wanted the incident documented.

— An alarm was reported at 7:04 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of South Broadway, but the building was secure.

— City police took four reports regarding persons alleging someone fraudulent filed for unemployment under their names. Three of those reports were received from the same place shortly after noon Friday, 6:10 pm. Friday, 11:57 a.m. Saturday and 1:07 p.m. Saturday.

— Officers investigated a suspicious person at 4:16 pm. Saturday in the 900 block of East Sixth Street. According to the complainant, the person came to his residence in a white unmarked van alleging that he was delivering a washer and a dryer from Home Depot. He had not ordered any appliances. Police could not find the van and cleared the scene.

— Emily A. Potts, of South Ellsworth Ave., was served at 1:02 pm. Saturday with a warrant for child neglect.

— A female caller contacted police at 12:13 p.m. Saturday, reporting that she believed that her son was abusing drugs. Upon contact, it didn’t appear to be the case.

— Officers responded at 8:52 a.m. Saturday in the 2100 block of Monroe Street to a natural death.

— A wallet had been found at 7:49 a.m. Saturday in the area of Southeast Boulevard and Franklin Avenue. The owner could not be contacted due to a full voice mail box.

— A female subject reported at 10:16 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue that a tenant had gotten intoxicated and urinated in a potted plant in the apartment buildingÌs lobby. The subject was observed doing so on video, but didn’t remember the incident. He was told if it happened again he could be charged and he could possibly face eviction if the complainant wished.

— Southeast Boulevard resident reported at 2:54 a.m. Saturday that an unknown subject tried to gain access to her apartment. Apparently the subject had tried to enter the wrong apartment.

— Police responded at 1:18 a.m. Saturday to the area of Fourth and Broadway for a complaint of an intoxicated driver. Upon contact, the vehicle was located and occupied by two females who showed no signs of intoxication; however, they had given the complainant a ride home due to his level of intoxication. The females were sent on their way.

— A criminal trespassing complaint was received at 11:03 p.m. Friday in the 800 block of East School Street, where several hours before a juvenile had hopped his fence to go home, damaging the fence.

— A possible package theft was reported at 2:09 p.m Friday in the 700 block of East Fourth Street.

— Officers were dispatched at 1:37 p.m. Friday to the 2500 block of Bentley Drive to assist ambulance personnel responding to transport a patient suffering from a psychiatric episode.

— Isaiah Von Rastetter, of South Lincoln Avenue, was arrested at 1:55 a.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of South Lincoln Avenue on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after a domestic dispute.

SALEM TOWNSHIP

— A 2500 block Jersey Ridge Road business owner reported at 11:39 a.m. Sunday someone had drilled three holes into the gas tank of a customer’s vehicle and removed an unknown amount of fuel.

PERRY TOWNSHIP

— An residential alarm was reported at 5:34 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Brookview Drive. No evidence of anyone being recently near the residence was found.

— A domestic was reported at 2:20 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Prospect Street where a Salem resident said her husband of East Palestine assaulted her. Officers saw marks on her face and spoke with the husband by phone. He advised no physical contact occurred.

— Police responded to a domestic at 12:31 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of West State Street where a resident reported his ex-girlfriend was there and took his phone and car keys. The dispute was verbal over possible fraud. She left before police arrived. Goshen Police attempted but were unable to make contact with her.

— A man in the 900 block of Elberon reported hearing what he believed to be two gunshots behind his residence at 10:29 p.m. Saturday. No one was found outside in the area.

— Police were called at 3:24 p.m. Saturday to Circle K on South Lincoln Avenue where a driver reported pulling up to put air in their tire when another vehicle backed into their vehicle and then left.

— An Old Coach Lane resident reported at 12:19 p.m. Saturday about possible unemployment fraud. She received mail for unemployment benefits using her address. She was advised what to do.

— An abandoned vehicle was reported at 8:28 a.m. Saturday at Highland Creek in the 1900 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Police found a black Ford truck abandoned and made contact with the registered owner of East Liverpool, who said the truck was disabled and arrangements were being made to remove it.

— Police at 12:56 a.m. Saturday checked on a suspicious vehicle at the bridge off of Egypt Road. The two people were told they were trespassing and left upon request.

LEETONIA

— Officers responded to an East Park Avenue apartment complex at 3:47 a.m. Friday to assist Columbiana police on a domestic dispute. They found a female with visible injuries and then assisted on a traffic stop of the man involved, who also had his 12-year-old daughter in the vehicle. Columbiana police arrested the man and the Leetonia officers stood by until someone came to pick up the daughter.

— A Cherry Fork Avenue resident reported at 6:45 p.m. Friday his daughter had made plans to pick up belongings from his home, but that he had to cancel the meeting, which he said his daughter refused to accept. The officer contacted the daughter who became irate and refused to listen to the officer, saying she was still going to go to her father’s house. She was warned she would be charged with criminal trespass is she does. The officer called the father back and advised him to call if his daughter showed up at the house.

— An officer assisted EMS in the 300 block of East High Street at 4:24 p.m. Sunday and stood by until the patient was transported from the scene.

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