Police

Salem

— An officer at 2:37 a.m. Monday saw an illegally parked vehicle in front of Walmart and spoke with the driver, telling him not to park in front of the store.

— Police were dispatched at 10:59 p.m. Sunday to a restaurant in the 500 block of East State Street for an assault report. The caller said his friend and an employee of the business had a physical altercation. The male had visible head injuries so fire department first responders and an ambulance were requested. The male said he’s an ex-employee of the business and he and the other male began arguing and he was pushed and hit in the head with an alcohol bottle. The bottle was collected as evidence. He was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center . Officers responded to the residence of the other male involved who said he was approached by the ex-employee and an argument started. He advised the ex-employee came at him aggressively and he pushed him away and they began to wrestle around. He had no injuries. The person with the injury told police he didn’t want to pursue the matter. The case is under further investigation.

— Police were called at 9:46 p.m. Sunday to the 400 block of East State Street for a dispute. Contact was made with both people involved, who were intoxicated, and it was advised one of them was going in and out of traffic and yelling obscenities at passing cars. Both people denied any of the described actions. They were called a cab and taken home.

— Ryan Smith, 40, of 560 N. Ellsworth Ave., was taken into custody on a warrant for felony drug possession after an officer on patrol at 7:58 p.m. Sunday saw him standing in front of his residence and knew about the active warrant. The warrant had been issued through the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office.

— An officer at 7:48 p.m. Sunday saw an excessive amount of white smoke coming from the rear of a property in the 600 block of East Sixth Street, finding that a small amount of brush had been placed in a fire ring. The resident was advised of the open burning restrictions that prohibited the burning of brush and leaves and was told to only use dry seasoned firewood for cookouts. The brush had burned down and the smoke subsided.

— Police responded to the intersection of North Lincoln Avenue and East Fifth Street for a paint spill reported at 7:08 p.m. Sunday, finding the substance along the side of the 700 block of Fifth. A witness advised a truck had come around the corner and a 5-gallon bucket fell off of the back as the truck turned, spilling some of its contents on the road. The occupant of the truck stopped and picked up what he could. The fire department responded and placed oil dry on the spill. The truck had left before police arrived, but an officer was able to locate the driver on East Fourth Street. The substance was a water-based acrylic floor sealer.

— An officer was dispatched at 6:45 p.m. Sunday to the 700 block of Franklin Avenue for an accident report. A woman said she was at work at the Power House Cafe in the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue and parked her vehicle beside the business and turned it off, facing west on the north side of the building. When she left the building, a man told her the vehicle rolled out of the parking lot and traveled across South Broadway, striking a metal parking lot railing. She didn’t know how it could have rolled out of the lot. Her vehicle sustained front-end damage. There was no damage to the railing.

— An infant was reported left unattended in a parked vehicle at an apartment complex parking lot in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard at 6:39 p.m. Sunday, The vehicle left before police arrived, but a witness provided a license plate and saw someone return to be with the infant before leaving. An officer will follow up with the registered owner of the vehicle.

— A woman contacted police at 3:37 p.m. Sunday with concerns for a family member that left the 100 block of South Broadway Avenue and was reportedly under the influence of alcohol and made a statement about harming himself. The person was located on Franklin near South Ellsworth Avenue. Due to his current condition and statements made to family members, fire department first responders and KLG were requested. He reluctantly decided to be transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by KLG.

— A 911 hangup call was reported at 3:09 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of South Lincoln Avenue, but no problems were found.

— Amanda Raymond, 64, of North Union Avenue, was cited for failure to yield and Miguel Hernanadez, 19, of East Third Street, was cited for no operator’s license after a two-vehicle accident at 1:55 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of North Lincoln Avenue and East Third Street. The report said Raymond’s southbound vehicle on Lincoln stopped at the intersection and failed to yield before entering the intersection, striking the Hernanadez vehicle, which was eastbound on Third, had stopped, and was in the intersection.

— A suspicious older orange car was reported at 11:59 a.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of East State Street, but was not found.

— Police were called at 10:23 a.m. Sunday to the 1300 block of East State Street for a juvenile who appeared to be locked out of an apartment. The caller was concerned due to his young age. Contact was made with a parent who said her son went out to get the mail and the door locked behind him. She didn’t hear him trying to get back in, but he had already made it inside before police arrived.

— Corey Ozenghar, 39, of Hanoverton, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after his eastbound vehicle struck the rear of an eastbound vehicle driven by Jonna Dunn, 25, of Columbus, pushing her vehicle into another eastbound vehicle driven by Lesley Groubert, 51, of Boardman. Groubert and Dunn were stopped in traffic in the 1100 block at 12:05 p.m. Sept. 7 when Ozenghar told police he wasn’t paying attention and struck the first car. No injuries were reported.

Perry Township

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 9:19 p.m. Sunday at the Salem Saxon Club, state Route 9, but was gone before police arrived. Police checked the area and found nothing out of the ordinary.

— Township police were asked at 4:08 p.m. Sunday to assist Salem units in locating a township resident who made remarks about suicide earlier in the day. There was no contact with him at his residence in the township and soon after, Salem units located him walking between South Ellsworth Avenue and Franklin Avenue. He was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center for evaluation.

— Police responded to the 1600 block of North Lincoln Avenue for a report at 9:45 a.m. Sunday of possible narcotics paraphernalia found in a yard. An officer removed three used syringes with possible narcotic residue from the yard and properly disposed of the needles.

— A caller in the 300 block of Plymouth Place reported vandalism to a mailbox at 7:52 p.m. Saturday. A neighbor advised who was responsible for the damage, which appeared to have been done by a vehicle. Police spoke to the person who advised they would replace the mailbox.

— Police responded at 6:28 p.m. Saturday to state Route 344 near Chestnut Grove Road for a report of juveniles riding bicycles and a white truck possibly following them. Police were unable to find the juveniles or the truck.

— A caller from Lisbon spoke with an officer at 3:12 p.m. Saturday regarding a civil issue, saying he wanted to get his belongings from a friend’s residence on Stewart Road in the township and the friend was not wanting to give them back. He was told it’s a civil matter.

— A resident on West Pine Lake Road called at 2:40 p.m. Saturday regarding a shooting complaint. Police arrived and found that the people in question at another West Pine Lake Road property were shooting in a safe manner. Police attempted to make contact with the resident who called, but no one answered the door.

— Police responded at 11:30 a.m. Saturday to the 1500 block of Benton Road for a reported burglary. The caller advised that on Friday between 7:15 a.m. and 8 p.m., someone broke into their residence and stole items. She believed the person who broke in was a disgruntled family member who was left out of the will of their dying mother. The incident is under investigation.

— A westbound vehicle on state Route 344 struck a deer at 5:54 a.m. Saturday, causing moderate damage to the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was driven from the scene.

— Township police were requested at 1:41 p.m. Friday to look for a male who walked away from Salem Regional Medical Center and was seen in the area of Cunningham Road. Salem Police located the male in a field in the 700 block of Cunningham Road.

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