— Loud persons were reported at 12:26 a.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of South Lincoln Avenue where police told them to turn down the music.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 11:49 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of West State Street where a caller said a chemical smell was emitting from a neighbor’s residence. Officers didn’t smell the odor, but checked with the homeowner who said everything appeared normal.

— Two suspicious vehicles reported at 9:59 p.m. Wednesday in the 2100 block of East State Street were both found unoccupied.

— Suspicious activity was reported in the 600 block of Prospect Street at 9:01 p.m. Wednesday when a caller said two males ran into the rear entrance of a vacant house. All doors appeared secure without signs of entry when officers checked.

— A caller at 8:52 p.m. Wednesday reported a man at an abandoned residence on West 13th Street. The man told police he was in the process of purchasing the home.

— Telephone harassment was reported at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of Ohio Avenue where a woman said someone contacted her via social media inquiring about sexual conduct for money. Officers are attempting to contact the person.

— Dirt bikes were reported in the road at 7:27 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of East Sixth Street near the high school, but none were found.

— Multiple keys and a padlock found on Depot Road were turned over to police at 7:12 p.m. Wednesday.

— Police responded at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday to the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard for a suspicious male. He told police he works for a company that sublets for Ohio Edison. He was told no soliciting is permitted in Salem.

— James Crites Jr., 23, of Franklin Avenue, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after his vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle driven by Requena Farmer, 38, of Kennedy Drive, who was stopped at the traffic signal on Southeast Boulevard at East State Street.

— A man and woman in the 100 block of West 13th Street reported at 5:49 p.m. Wednesday that their juvenile son was yelling and screaming. The juvenile told police he didn’t want to go to football practice so he started yelling and screaming. He said he was sorry and wouldn’t cause anymore problems.

— A hit/skip accident was reported at 4:43 p.m. Wednesday in the 1500 block of North Lincoln Avenue where a woman said another vehicle hit her vehicle and then drove away. She followed the vehicle to their residence. She just wanted a report after speaking to the person. There was no damage to either vehicle.

— A well-being check was requested at 3:58 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of Prospect Street. The address provided did not appear to have anyone living there. The caller had no other address.

— A possible runaway juvenile was reported at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue, but the juvenile was later found at home.

— A bicycle found at the rear of a property on Fair Avenue was recovered by police at 2:31 p.m. Wednesday.

— Salem Police at 2:34 p.m. Wednesday assisted the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office by sending K-9 Argo and his partner, Patrolman Steve LaRosa, to the 9000 block of state Route 45 in Lisbon. K-9 Argo deployed on a vehicle in a parking lot and indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor. The vehicle was towed to the sheriff’s office impound lot where a search warrant was to be obtained.

— A disorderly person was reported at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue standing in the road yelling, but was not found.


— A Hartley Road juvenile at 11:48 a.m. Thursday complained her grandmother was not allowing her to leave the residence with her child. She was staying with her grandmother while her father was away for several days. The juvenile and her child were picked up by her aunt to stay at the aunt’s house.

— A suspicious male on a green motorcycle was reported at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Michigan Boulevard and West State Street. Police located him in the 1400 block of West State Street and he said the motorcycle broke down. Police learned he had a warrant out of Columbiana County. Logan Blake, 23, of East Liverpool, was taken into custody for aggravated possession and turned over to a sheriff’s deputy to be taken to jail.

— An open burning complaint was reported at 4:46 p.m. Wednesday with a lot of black smoke on Elberon Avenue. The homeowner was told about the complaint and said the fire was almost out.

— A woman on Old Coach Lane reported at 4:06 p.m. Wednesday that she received a threatening phone call from an unknown male who left a voice message saying he was going to kill her and he was coming now. Officers attempted to call the number, but didn’t reach anyone.

— A residential alarm was reported at 1:26 p.m. Wednesday on West Pidgeon Road, but the residence was secure.

— Cows were reported loose on state Route 344 at 8:28 a.m. Wednesday. Police contacted their owner on Cunningham to retrieve them.

— An unruly juvenile was reported at 5:28 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of West State Street, with officers speaking to both the woman and the juvenile. The woman was told her options.

— Police checked at 12:31 p.m. Monday on West Perry Street on a sheriff’s deputy out with the male half of a domestic that took place outside the township. The deputy obtained a statement and left.


— An officer was dispatched Thursday regarding a sick raccoon on East Main Street. Street department workers disposed of the raccoon.


— Officers responded to a residence on North Jefferson Street at 8:40 a.m. July 21 for an unresponsive woman. The officer found the woman, Kendra Hersman, 39, who was dead upon arrival. The officers did not find any signs of foul play according to the police report. She was transported by EMS to a local funeral home.

— Shawn L. Strait, 47, Alliance, was cited for disorderly conduct after police responded to Circle K while on patrol at 2:56 a.m. Wednesday and allegedly witnessed him urinate on the building.

— Officers responded to a residence on East Lincoln Way at 11 a.m. Tuesday on the report of a suspicious vehicle. A woman called to report that a white Ford Temp had been driving past her house. The officers sat in the area and did not make contact with the vehicle.

— A man called at 3:43 p.m. Wednesday to report a man claiming to be with Ohio Edison going door-to-door along Beaver Street asking to see people’s electric bills. The man called Ohio Edison and was advised that it was a scam. Police checked the area and could not locate the man.


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