- Catherine Bryan, state Route 644, Salineville, reported at 4:08 a.m. Thursday she saw a white man wearing a baseball cap standing near her barn. Deputies checked the area, but found no one. She was going to check to see if anything was missing.
- Chuck Ward, Crestview Road, Columbiana, reported at 1:43 a.m. Thursday he heard two voices of men outside his house and saw them outside his basement window. He went looking for the men, but they were gone.
- A child reported a domestic problem at a Center Avenue, Lisbon, home at 1:23 a.m. Thursday. Deputies and Lisbon police spoke with a woman, who said she had argued with her 13-year-old grandson, who left before deputies arrived.
- Ben J. Kenney, 22, was charged with disorderly conduct for an incident that occurred at the Days Inn on June 8. Kenney was staying at the hotel as part of a wedding party when his credit card was rejected. Kenney, who had been drinking, became angry and slammed the lobby door, breaking it. He has since paid to replace the door, which cost $1,200.
- Hannah Evans, 19, South Green Street, was cited for assured cleared distance after she drove into the rear of a stopped vehicle driven by Lewis Brown, 60, Maple Street, Minerva, on East Lincoln Way at 8:16 a.m. Tuesday.
- Amanda N. Durbin, 19, was charged with misdemeanor theft for allegedly stealing money from the Night Court bar at 11 p.m. Tuesday, which was supposedly witnessed by two people. Kathy Blankenship and Gary Holloway said they were counting money afterwards and determined $236 was missing.
- Sherri Becki, Sherman Street, reported that last week she received a call from an unidentified male who asked if she knew a particular neighbor because that person needed to be notified about a court date. Becki told the caller she did not know the person he was calling about.
- Police stood by for a traffic detail at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday on North Main Street while the utility department replaced a pole there.
- Shiqun Wang, state Route 46, reported at 12:38 p.m. Wednesday someone called claiming he was past due on his electric bill and an immediate payment of $440.26 would need to be paid by money order only or the utilities would be shut off. Wang told police he paid the money but after thinking it through believed it was a scam and called the city utility department, who verified they had not called.
- Debbie Knopp, Salem, reported at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday her vehicle was backed into in the parking lot behind Bo's Nesting Place by Lawrence Canale of Columbiana.
- Donald Tilton, Fairfield Avenue, reported at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday his ex-wife took of with his child and it was his turn to have her.
- The Firestone Park pool manager reported at 8 p.m. Wednesday there may have been some people illegally parked in the yard for a swim meet. Police checked and found some people parked around the road but no one was illegally parked.
- Police went to the 800 block of North Market Street at 11:47 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a dog that had been barking for several hours and sounded injured. Police found the dog at a home on South Market Street and found it was a stray and the resident, Zachary J. Mayrob, advised it had shown up earlier in the day but they did not want to bring it inside due to it having fleas. Police gave the man the names of the local animal shelters who may be able to take the dog.
- George S. Watson, Evergreen Drive, reported at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday there was a large amount of smoke in the area. Police noticed the smoke but it appeared to be from a small cooking fire.
- Elizabeth A. Tyger, West Highland Avenue, reported at 8:39 p.m. Wednesday a high powered rifle was being fired in the area. Police spoke with someone in the area who said the shots came from the direction of North Pleasant Drive just outside village limits.
- At 7:56 p.m. Wednesday someone reported power lines were down in the 100 block of Park Avenue. Police found the line and determined it was a telephone wire and contacted the proper company.
- At 7:54 p.m. Wednesday the Highway Patrol reported they had received a report of a man headed into East Palestine on Latta Road and may have been under the influence of drugs. Police checked the area but did not find the man.
- An Sparkle Market employee reported at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday a Salem area woman passed two bad checks there. Charges are pending.
- At 9 a.m. Wednesday Amber Smith reported a dog dropped off there the night before was hers and had slipped out the gate when it was opened several days earlier and she had been unable to find it. She was warned for dogs at large.
- Jessica Allen, West Seventh Street, reported she was away several days and returned home to find her television and her son's Wii missing. An xBox had been placed into a garbage bag but left behind, as were the controllers to the Wii system. Entry appeared to have been made through a window.
- Officers saw a man leaning into a car, speaking to the occupants Wednesday afternoon and told him to stay where he was but he reportedly took off running. He tripped and fell, but kept reaching into his waistband after being ordered to show his hands, according to reports. He again tried to run and officers deployed a Taser, allowing him to be apprehended. Matthew K. Goatley, 24, Industry, Pa., was charged with resisting arrest and officers reported a bag of suspected crack cocaine and pills were found in his pants pocket. Additional charges could be filed once lab results are received.
St. Clair Township
- During a traffic stop on state Route 11, Christopher Bailey, 41, no address listed, was asked to step from the vehicle, at which time a yellow piece of paper fell to the ground. Officers said it contained a brown substance they believed to be heroin. He was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant.
- Officers responded to a report a break-in on Maple Drive, with no other details reported.
- Officers were called to Ogilvie Plaza to resolve a juvenile problem, with no other details reported.
- Officers responded to 49238 Oakmont Avenue for a juvenile problem. No other details were reported.
- Sarah and Jason Julian, Hickman Road, reported returning home to find the door open and items missing.
- Matthew Bush, 31, of 144 S. Union Ave., was charged with theft after police responded to the area of East Pershing Street Wednesday evening for a man who allegedly stole a bottle of liquor from a business in the 1700 block of East State. Officers were flagged down by an employee of the business who said the suspect ran east between houses in the 100 block of South Union. Officers saw the suspect flee between houses and initiated a chase, losing sight of him and then locating him attempting to hide in landscaping. He was ordered to the ground and complied. The stolen bottle of liquor and a white shirt the suspect had taken off were found stashed on Union.
- Police responded to a one-vehicle crash in the 2000 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 11:49 p.m. Tuesday in which Mary A. Castle, 46, Youngstown, was northbound and struck standing water, causing her to lose control of the vehicle, travel off the right side of the roadway, through a wooden fence and then strike a tree before coming to rest. Castle was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman for treatment.
- Heath J. Thibedeau, 40, 410 Benton Road lot 4, Salem, was arrested at his home at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday on an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office.
- Brandon Quinn, 26, Salem, was cited for reasonable control following a one-vehicle crash in the 1400 block of West State Street at 12:52 a.m. Thursday in which he was westbound and missed a driveway, becoming stuck in a ditch, during an attempted turn.
Salem fire calls
- Firefighters and police were called to the 2200 block of Southeast Boulevard at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday for light smoke throughout a home. A plug end on a window air conditioner overheated and caught fire, causing the breaker on the main panel to trip. The homeowner reset it and as the home filled with smoke, the homeowner shut the breaker off. Firefighters shut off the main breaker and removed the window unit and ventilated the smoke from the home. Ohio Edison was notified and the homeowner contacted an electrician to make repairs.
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- Suspicious activity was reported at 1:44 a.m. Thursday in the 700 block of West Pershing Street. Officers spoke with people who said they were just sitting on the sidewalk outside their residence.
- A caller in the 600 block of East Second Street at 12:46 a.m. Thursday reported loud power equipment. Police found the block clear, but pavement work being done in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue.
- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 12:18 a.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of East State Street, but wasn't found.
- A woman in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue reported at midnight Thursday that a known male was knocking at her door and she wanted him to leave. He left before police arrived. She called back later after he had returned. Police found him and told him not to come back.
- A person was reported skateboarding in the middle of the road wearing dark clothing on East Third Street and North Lincoln Avenue at 11:29 p.m. Wednesday. Nobody was found.
- An officer on patrol at 10:24 p.m. Wednesday on Cunningham Road noticed a suspicious vehicle near the cell tower. The driver reported he was going to his residence off of the access road.
- Police checked the length of East State Street from Southeast Boulevard to the city limits for a report at 10:18 p.m. Wednesday of a suspicious male hitchhiking. No pedestrians were located.
- An audible alarm was reported in the 900 block of Liberty Street at 9 p.m. Wednesday coming from a vacant property. An officer found the alarm to be a low-battery smoke alarm. The fire department was notified.
- A mini-bike was reported in the road at 8:46 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of Jennings Avenue moving recklessly between cars, but was not found.
- A dog was reported locked in a vehicle in the 200 block of Penn Avenue at 5:58 p.m. Wednesday. An officer checked and found four windows partially down for air and noted the dog appeared happy and displayed no signs of distress.
- A domestic was reported at 5:54 a.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of West Wilson Street where a man and woman said an argument took place. The man left for work and took some of his belongings.
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- Police responded to a Highland Creek home at 10:33 a.m. Wednesday where a woman had fallen and struck her head, causing a laceration above her eye. She requested transportation to the hospital.
- Police responded to a suspicious vehicle reported at the entrance of a business in the 1400 block of state Route 14 at 3:24 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle was found to have a flat tire that the two occupants were trying to fix.