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POLICE REPORTS

SALEM

— Police were called at 1:12 a.m. Wednesday to the 800 block of West State Street for a report of juveniles fighting in the parking lot of an open business. Police found no one and spoke to employees of the business who said no fight was observed.

— A suspicious vehicle with bright lights traveling behind a business in the 400 block of Legacy Lane was reported at 11:52 p.m. Tuesday, but was not found.

— Police responded at 11:29 p.m. Tuesday to the 800 block of West Perry Street where a male was experiencing mental health problems. He denied needing medical assistance and just wanted to speak to officers, who advised him of options for seeking help.

— Officers at 8:19 p.m. Tuesday assisted Goshen Township Police with a traffic stop in the township, with K-9 Argo alerting to the presence of a narcotic odor. Suspected narcotics were found during a search of the vehicle by Goshen Township Police.

— Police initiated a traffic stop at 7:59 p.m. Tuesday at South Broadway and East State Street after seeing a male passenger attempt to exit a moving vehicle. Officers learned there was a domestic dispute. During the stop, the male half exited the vehicle due to the two continuing to argue. Officers saw drug paraphernalia in plain sight and searched the male, finding an unidentified pill. He was detained due to his behavior and made threats of self-harm. Fire department medics and EMT arrived and he was pink-slipped to force him to go to the hospital. The contraband was destroyed.

— A woman on North Lincoln Avenue reported at 7:36 p.m. Tuesday that her package was missing from her porch, but while police gathered information, the package was found inside her residence.

— A suspicious person was reported at 6:51 p.m. Tuesday on Railroad Street, but left before police arrived.

— A license plate found on Jennings Avenue was turned over to police at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday and later returned to the owner.

— During a traffic stop for a left of center violation at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday, police conducted a probable cause search which yielded several items of contraband. The driver received a verbal warning for the traffic violation. A passenger, Jesse Soto, 38, of Youngstown, was cited with a minor misdemeanor for possession of marijuana.

— A suspicious person was reported at 5:14 p.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of South Lincoln Avenue, but police learned they were waiting for a ride.

— A woman from Merle Road reported at 4:46 p.m. Tuesday that her 13-year-old granddaughter was unruly. She was told her options and officers spoke to the girl to help her understand juvenile laws.

— Police responded at 4:24 p.m. Tuesday to the Sparkle Market parking lot on South Lundy Avenue where a man was reported dancing around and walking up to patrons making them feel uneasy. He told police he was just in a good mood while smoking a cigarette.

— Officers at 4:18 p.m. Tuesday were asked to check the well-being of a male leaning against a vehicle in the 100 block of West State Street. He told police he was only praying and didn’t need anything.

— Drug paraphernalia found in the Walmart parking lot at 2:46 p.m. Tuesday was disposed of properly by police.

— Brandon Hacker, 28, of Jimtown Road, East Palestine, was taken into custody on two active warrants out of Columbiana County, one for assault and one from the Adult Parole authority, at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday while police were responding to another call on Southeast Boulevard. He was turned over to a deputy to be taken to jail.

— A domestic dispute was reported at 2:34 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard where a female got a 14-day tenant violation from the apartment complex, which upset her boyfriend, who began screaming at her, spit in her face and left in her car. He returned and said nothing happened and he had permission to take her vehicle. She didn’t want to pursue anything.

— A 911 hangup call was reported at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of Franklin Avenue. A man at the duplex said the call did not come from him, but may have come from the other half. No contact was made with anyone else.

— Police were called at 1:56 p.m. Tuesday to check the well-being of a female in the 200 block of North Lundy Avenue. A man said she walked into the back door of his residence and he was concerned due to the way she was acting. Officers made contact with the female outside in a playground area. She said she mistakenly entered the man’s residence looking for a friend. She didn’t need anything.

— A vehicle parked on the street in the 400 block of South Broadway for a period of time was reported at 1:23 p.m. Tuesday. A 48-hour tag for moving the vehicle was placed on it.

— Officers, fire department medics and EMT personnel responded at 12:28 p.m. Tuesday to Centennial Park for a man laying on the ground near the basketball courts. He was located at the wooden playground and said he was ok and refused medical assistance. He was given a ride to a relative’s residence.

— Police at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday assisted the Columbiana County Drug Task Force with serving a search warrant in the 200 block of Vine Avenue. The DTF entered and two people were detained. After the investigation was complete, the people were released and officers cleared the scene at 12:51 p.m. Tuesday.

— A man on West Perry Street reported at 9:46 a.m. Tuesday that he received a call from an attorney claiming he owed money to a business, however, he contacted the business and found there was no record of any money being owed under his name. The case was reported as possible identity fraud.

— A malfunctioning traffic light was reported at 9:03 a.m. Tuesday at West State Street and Benton Road. Police observed the light for multiple sequences and it appeared to be working normally.

— Police responded at 8:11 a.m. Tuesday to the area of West State or Arch for a female stopping cars and asking for money. The woman told police she was trying to buy cigarettes. She was asked if she wanted a ride to her destination, but she declined and was told not to stop any more traffic.

SALEM TOWNSHIP

— A North Glenview Lane resident reported at 3 p.m. Tuesday a government agency contacted him and he learned someone may have filed an unemployment claim in his name. The matter is under investigation.

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