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POLICE REPORTS

SALEM

— Brent Durk, 26, of Aetna Street, was charged with driving under suspension, obstructing official business and resisting arrest after a traffic stop at 5:28 p.m. Sunday at West Fourth and Jennings for suspicious activity. His passenger, Klarysa Green, 24, of West Perry Street, was charged with obstructing official business, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug abuse instruments. Both were taken to the Columbiana County jail. During the traffic stop, Durk began to resist officers and a physical altercation occurred. Police had to take Durk, the driver, to the ground in order to gain control and take him into custody. The passenger started to leave the scene before being stopped. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor in the vehicle and police located several items of drug paraphernalia and a large amount of suspected narcotics. Fire department medics and EMT evaluated the driver and officers involved in the altercation.

— Cory Strawn, 33, of Cortland, was cited for driving under suspension and marked lanes after a traffic stop at 10:06 a.m. Sunday in the city. A search of the vehicle yielded nothing illegal. The vehicle was towed and the driver and a passenger left on foot.

— A person came to the station at 9:41 p.m. Sunday to report possible child abuse going on at a Maple Street residence. The complaint is under investigation.

— Police were called at 11:15 a.m. Monday to the 500 block of East Perry Street for a civil matter. A woman produced court papers ordering the police to stand by while she gathered some belongings, which she did. Police then left.

— Police were called at 4:17 p.m. Sunday to the 1400 block of Buckeye Circle for a dog bite incident after a resident reported the neighbor’s dog attacked her dog. There were no visible injuries. Police were told this was not the first time it happened. Police spoke to the neighbor and got up-to-date vaccination records. The report will be forwarded to the dog warden. The owner was also told a citation will occur if the dog is at large again.

— Police responded at 7:55 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of West Wilson Street for a dispute involving a man and woman police had already dealt with earlier in the day. They were no longer getting along. The woman was moving out and the man placed the rest of her belongings outside and was refusing to let her go back inside. She retrieved what she needed for the evening and both were told it’s a civil matter. She said she would contact the landlord to get her name off the lease. Officers had been there at 11:42 a.m. for a domestic in progress and found the two had a disagreement, but nothing physical occurred.

— An officer at 11:09 a.m. Sunday was flagged down by a resident at North Lincoln and East Third who found a bicycle leaning up against his garage. He did not know where the bicycle came from. The fire department collected the bicycle for the police department.

— A solicitor was reported at 12:59 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Aetna Street. The person was told no soliciting is allowed in the city. He claimed his boss had contacted the city and was told it was ok, which police were unable to verify. He agreed to work outside the city until the issue is resolved.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 12:33 p.m. Monday at Smith Oil in the 900 block of East State Street where two people allegedly went into the bathroom at the same time. Officers spoke with the couple who denied any wrongdoing. The bathroom was checked and no contraband was observed.

— A resident in the 500 block of Franklin reported at 8:52 a.m. Monday that something was taken from her front porch two weeks ago. She wanted it documented.

— Officers at 10:48 p.m. Sunday located several people in Centennial Park after hours who had been playing basketball. They were told the park hours.

GOSHEN POLICE DISTRICT

— Christopher D. Yoder, 35, Georgetown Road, Salem, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 62 near Smith Goshen Road at 10:25 a.m. March 20. No injuries were reported.

— Andrew E. McFerren, 42, Park Street, Beloit, was cited for driving under suspension and no registration after an officer observed him riding a dirt bike in the roadway in the area of Park and Wall streets in Beloit at 7:23 p.m. March 21. He was told to walk the dirt bike home.

— Police responded to the area of Beloit Snodes Road and Fifth Street in Beloit at 7:39 a.m. March 24 where a southbound driver had pulled from the stop sign, striking a northbound vehicle making a legal left hand turn. The driver at fault then fled the scene. No injuries were reported.

— Kimberly K. Hupp, 63, Youngstown, was cited for failure to obey a traffic signal following a two-vehicle crash at state routes 534 and 165 at 5:46 a.m. March 25 in which she was westbound and failed to come to a complete stop at the stop sign, striking a northbound vehicle. The drivers were treated on scene by Beloit and Damascus EMTs.

— A 16-year-old Hartley Road, Alliance, resident was cited for right of way at stop signs following a two-vehicle crash at U.S. Route 62 and Western Reserve Road at 8:44 p.m. March 25 in which he was southbound and pulled from the stop sign without the right of way, striking an eastbound vehicle. No injuries were reported.

— James D. Laughlin, 30, Dutchtown School Road, Rogers, was arrested on an active warrant out of Columbiana County for failure to appear on an aggravated menacing charge following a traffic stop on state Route 14 near South Duck Creek Road at 4 p.m. April 1. He was also cited for speeding.

EAST PALESTINE

— Two young children were located in the middle of East Market Street by the fire chief Thursday morning. The children were taken to the police station where Children Services were contacted along with the parents. Kierra D Raynes, 23, and Trevor O. Barr, 25, were charged with child endangerment and taken to jail.

— Officers initiated a traffic stop Thursday afternoon on West Main Street. officers arrested Ashley Ross, 34, of East Palestine on a warrant. Ross was issued a citation for driving without a license.

— An officer was dispatched to the PNC bank ATM on North Market Street Thursday afternoon for an alarm. When the officer arrived an employee was making repairs.

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