— David Macry, 78, of Monroe Street, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after his westbound vehicle on East State Street struck the rear of a Salem city street sweeper operated by a city worker at 1:40 p.m. Monday in the 1500 block. The sweeper had been traveling at 5 mph in active sweeping mode with the Macry vehicle behind it when an ambulance passed all of them. Once it cleared, the Macry vehicle continued and could not see due to the dust cloud from the ambulance and sweeper. The driver said he did not see the street sweeper and struck it going 10 mph. Damage to the street sweeper was minor, according to city service/safety director Joe Cappuzzello.

— Police were called at 11:22 p.m. Monday to the area of Penn Avenue and Columbia Street for a report of three people running down the street with a television, stating they had just stolen it. While looking for the suspects, the caller advised the people had entered a house in the 300 block of Ohio Avenue. Officers made contact and discovered the television belonged to one of the juveniles. The juvenile’s mother said her son had permission to take it there and stay there.

— A woman called at 2:23 p.m. Tuesday to report her vehicle was struck by another vehicle in the Walmart parking lot on East State Street. The other vehicle left.

— Police responded at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of Morgan Court for a parking complaint. A local company was doing tree service work. They were told to place orange cones around the service vehicles.

— A man in the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue reported at 2:03 p.m. Tuesday that the passenger side window of his vehicle was broken out.

— Police responded at 2:01 p.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of East Second Street to check on a local business. Employees said all was fine.

— A caller at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday reported a juvenile running around outside in the 500 block of East Sixth Street without a parent nearby. The boy took an officer to where he lives and his father had come outside. He was returned to his father without incident. One motorist said the boy was across the street at one point.

— A dog was reported at large at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. Police found the dog and returned it to the owner, who was found in the 600 block of East Third Street.

— Police responded at 12:31 p.m. Tuesday to the 1200 block of East State Street for a dog at large. The dog was located on East Third Street, but officers were unable to catch it. The humane officer was notified.

— Police and fire department medics responded to a medical on Fairview Court at 11:38 a.m. Tuesday. The person was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

— Police were called at 5:01 a.m. Tuesday to the 100 block of West Seventh Street for an unknown problem. The homeowner said her mother was having some health issues and called police. She said everything is fine.

— Police responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 400 block of West State Street at 4:57 a.m. Tuesday, with the caller saying two males using leaf blowers and a lawn mower were blowing dust in the air. Police spoke to the males, who work for the street department and were told to clean off the sidewalk on the overpass.

— Police assisted Perry Township officers look for a missing juvenile at 11:59 p.m. Monday. The juvenile was found at a residence in the 300 block of Ohio Avenue and turned over to Perry Township to be taken home.

— Officers at 10:04 p.m. Monday saw a vehicle in the parking lot at Centennial Park after hours. They told the people the park hours and sent them on their way.

— A woman from East Fifth Street reported at 6:49 p.m. Monday that someone stole her phone from her car parked in the 700 block.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 6:27 p.m. Monday at Walmart on East State Street. Police made contact with two people and advised them of a misunderstanding.

— A well-being check was requested at 6:03 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of East Pershing. The woman was ok.

— A person to be removed was reported at 4:24 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Officers advised the woman to leave when it was determined her friend no longer lived there. She left without incident.

— A well-being check was requested at 2:55 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Bank Street by a man concerned about his live-in girlfriend. She told police she was fine. A different male had called at 2:31 p.m. for a well-being check on a female at the same residence. She said she was fine.


— An Idaho Avenue woman reported at 11:47 p.m. Monday that her grandson had been gone since 4 p.m. With the help of Salem officers, township police were able to locate the juvenile and return him to his residence.

— Police responded at 3:59 p.m. Monday to the 300 block of Plymouth Place for a neighbor complaint. A man said the neighbor’s children keep coming over and harassing him. Police spoke to the parents and the juveniles said they would stay away.

— Police checked on wires down in the 600 block of Ohio Boulevard at 12:35 p.m. Monday, determining they were telephone wires, which pulled away from a house.

— An alarm was reported at 3:32 p.m. Monday in the 1900 block of South Lincoln Avenue. The residence was secure.


— An officer checked on a disabled vehicle in the area of State and Lisbon streets at 7:07 p.m. Friday and found that a wheel had fallen off. The officer provided traffic control until the vehicle could be towed.

— An officer responded to a 300 block Columbia Street home at 11:56 p.m. Saturday where the resident reported finding drug paraphernalia next to her vehicle. The officer found a used needle that had been recapped in the grass. The resident said she did not know where it came from, but suggested maybe the neighbor. The officer disposed of the needle and warned the resident to check the property for other needles before letting her children play outside.


— Richard Vecchio 58, Lisbon was cited with public intoxication at 11:41 p.m. Thursday. Officers were dispatched to Circle K on the report of an intoxicated male inside the store. Vecchio was found slumped over an ice cream cooler and could not walk on his own. He was transported to his home as it was determined was not fit to ride his bicycle. At 6:46 a.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to Valley View on the report of an intoxicated male, and upon arrival were greeted by Vecchio who said he was looking for his bicycle from last night. Officers transported him home again and issued him a public intoxication ticket and warned him that if he came into town to retrieve his bicycle he would charged with persistent disorderly conduct.

— The pastor for Lisbon Nazarene church called to report that the catalytic converter from one of their church busses was stolen at 12:34 a.m. Friday.

— A woman called to report that another woman is refusing to let the callerÌs husband out of her home on East Washington Street at 7:28 p.m. Friday. Upon arrival, the man stated that the caller is his wife and that heÌs staying at the home because he wants to and could leave whenever he wanted to. The caller was removed from the residence upon request. Later, the caller reported her husband put hands on her on the way to the home that was outside of the village. She was asked if she wanted to be connected to the sheriffÌs office and she hung up.

— A man called to file a report of a phone scam at 1:54 p.m. Wednesday. The caller told the man that his social security number had been canceled and attempted to get information out of him. The man told the caller to leave him alone and that it was a scam. The caller told the man he was going to drive there and kill him, and the man hung up on the phone.

— Officers were dispatched to a home on state Route 154 at 12:54 a.m. Wednesday for a welfare check. The caller wanted a welfare check on his sister but didnÌt know the address, so officers checked with two different houses with no response at either.

— An officer was dispatched to Coaches Bar and Grill for a welfare check on a woman laying on the sidewalk at 2:50 p.m. March 30. The woman was not there upon arrival, by an employee said it sounded like another employee who had just left the restaurant due to a death in the family. The officer found the woman who was walking home and appeared upset but she said she was fine.

— An officer was dispatched to a home on East Washington Street after a mom reported that her son had been yelling at her and ran away at 4:49 p.m. March 29. The officer found the boy behind the house. He said they were fighting because he had gotten up late for school and she refused to take him. The mom said that the boy was out of control and yelling at her and was calling her names. The boy is currently on probation with the juvenile court but the mother declined to take action and agreed to separate from the boy and calm down.


— Samuel J. Lapin, 23, North Lima, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in the parking lot of Ace Hardware on North Main Street at 5:08 p.m. Monday.

— A vehicle driven by Greg Bowman, Salem, backed into a car owned by John Chito, Youngstown, in the Ace Hardware parking lot on North Main Street at 1:28 p.m. Monday.

— A woman reported a case of identity fraud related to her bank card at 10:08 a.m. Monday.

— A theft at Columbiana Dodge on Commerce Circle was reported at 2:37 p.m. Saturday. The caller reported that a Dewalt battery impact wrench and a swivel socket was stolen.

— A child custody issue was reported at a residence on North Middle Street at 8:15 a.m. Saturday.

— A caller reported a private property crash at Chase Bank on North Main Street at 12:55 a.m. Friday. Barry McMannisÌs vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Keith Countryman.


— Officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of Creek Road at 1:56 p.m. March 28 for a welfare check on an elderly woman whose family was concerned because they had not heard from her in over a week. Officers discovered the woman had died of natural causes.

— Officers responded to the area of West Main Street and Crestview Road at 9:54 a.m. March 29 for a semi-truck driver who was lost. The officers were able to assist the driver with heading the the correct direction.

— Officers responded to Hatcher Road at 7:57 p.m. March 29 on the report of a suspicious person. The officers searched the area but did not make contact.

— Officers responded to the 3800 block of West Main Street for a runaway child complaint at 3:27 p.m. March 31. The girl was located at a relative’s home and returned to her home.

— Officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of East Main Street at 6:57 p.m. Wednesday for a neighborly dispute over dogs running loose and scaring the neighbor’s horses.


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