— Officers responded to the 300 block of East Fourth Street at 11:49 p.m. Wednesday where someone had thrown a brick through the window of a door. The people on the front porch said they did not see the incident.

— Officers responded with the fire department to a fire alarm at a 600 block South Ellsworth Avenue business at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday and stood by while the fire department conducted an investigation. It was found to be a false alarm.

— Officers responded to the 1200 block of Westview Drive at 9:34 p.m. Wednesday to check on a resident who had made concerning comments to her niece. After officers spoke with the resident, she was transported by ambulance to the Salem hospital for evaluation.

— Officers responded to the 1400 block of East State Street at 5:29 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a possible dispute and found that one of the people involved had already left. The complainant said the person who left was taking property from the home. Officers advised the complainant that the person was a resident and was currently moving out.

— An officer responded to the 500 block of East Second Street at 4:44 p.m. Wednesday to check on a resident. The person was found to be alert and oriented and did not want any medical attention. The case was forwarded to the Columbiana County Adult Protective Services for review.

— An officer spoke with people on Vine Avenue at 10:48 a.m. Wednesday regarding a member of the household who was upset and yelling about insurance matters. The members of the household were told to resolve the matter without incident.

— Clint Thomas Wern, 43, East State Street, Salem, was charged with domestic violence after officers responded to his home at 10:41 a.m. Wednesday after officers received a 911 call in the area in which it sounded like a woman yelling on the phone. Officers learned that Wern had been in a verbal dispute with another member of the household that led to him being physical with her. The victim sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Salem hospital for further evaluation.

— Officers responded to the 700 block of Sunset at 10:03 a.m. Wednesday where a caller reported a man was acting angry and threatening toward her. Officers checked the area for the man but could not find him.

— An officer responded to the 800 block of East Fourth Street at 8:53 a.m. Wednesday to assist the housing and zoning department with an ongoing investigation. The matter was handled without incident.


— Police received a report at 8:01 a.m. Thursday of a small child hiding near the water tower on Walnut Street then running north toward Washingtonville. An officer found the 8-year-old boy near the VFW entrance in Washingtonville who said he had taken money from his mother’s purse and was walking to a Salem business to buy toys. The boy was returned home to his parents Sarah Morris and Philip A. Bertram in the 100 block of Walnut Street, who were asleep and did not know the boy had left. They were advised charges would be filed for child endangering and the matter would be turned over the children services.

— Devon T. Bragg, 23, Chester, W.Va., was charged with failure to disclose personal information to a police officer, improper handling of a firearm, obstruction of official business, revoked/suspended license, improper display of plates, traveling left of center and no license plate lights following a traffic stop on Columbia Street at 12:34 a.m. Thursday in which he refused to identify himself and a loaded rifle was located in his vehicle.

— An officer stood by while an individual removed items from an apartment out of which she was moving due to issues with the other tenants at 8:31 a.m. Wednesday.

— Irina Sprankle, 24, Washington Street, Leetonia, turned herself in on an active warrant out of Portage County for failure to appear on a possession of drugs charge at 8:36 a.m. Tuesday.


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