Submitted photo Salem’s newest part-time police officer, David Miller, of Canfield, recites his oath of office administered by Salem Mayor John Berlin last week. Miller worked his first shift Friday. The Canfield High School graduate attended Kent State and completed his peace officer training at the KSU police academy in May 2015. He has worked as a part-time patrolman for both Goshen Township and Milton Township police departments.

County Sheriff

— A domestic dispute was reported at the home of Joshua Robb and Reva Shayne Hostetter, Seigler, Road, Lisbon at 5:23 a.m. Tuesday. There was no evidence of any domestic violence when deputies arrived, however, Robb was taken into custody, charged with violating a temporary protection order served against him on Monday.

— K-9 Jesy and Lt. Allan Young were requested at the county jail due to a disruptive inmate at 7:47 a.m. Tuesday. Nathanial Baker, an inmate, was refusing to lock down or follow other directions of corrections officers. However, he became compliant when Young and Jesy entered the pod.

— A woman was reported possibly overdosed in a red car with Kentucky plates on Cunningham Road at Salem Grange Road at 1 p.m. Monday. Deputies checked the area along with KLG ambulance, but found no red cars in the area. Deputies also notified Perry Township police in case they saw the vehicle in their area.

— A state Route 9, Butler Township, woman reported at 12:03 p.m. Monday she was outside at 5:30 p.m. Sunday and heard a gunshot and then a bullet struck her lawn about 15 feet from where she was standing. She was not sure which neighbor was shooting.

— The mother of a 16-year-old United High School student reported her son was struck by another student with a piece of wood in shop class. The boy told deputies while in class, William Polen, 18, threw a caster wheel from a chair and hit him with it. Then later Polen allegedly struck him with a piece of wood in the arm. Polen was suspended for three days and the 16-year-old received a two day in-school suspension. The mother talked to deputies about how to pursue charges.

Highway Patrol

— Gerald F. Smith, 73, Bolivar Road, Wellsville, was southbound on Bolivar Road in Yellow Creek Township at 3 a.m. Monday and hit a tree in the road. He was taken to UPMC for non-life-threatening injuries.

— Christopher J. Steenge, 39, Washingtonville Road, Salem, and John Roland Bader, 61, Lower Elkton Road, Columbiana, were northeastbound on Columbiana-Lisbon Road in Fairfield Township at 3:29 p.m. Sunday and Steenge struck Bader from behind, pushing Bader off the right side and into a ditch. Steenge was cited for assured clear distance.

— Lucas A. Styen, 31, Carbon Hill Road, East Palestine, was southbound on Mill Rock Road in Unity Township at 7:17 p.m. Monday and hit a deer.


— An official with KLG reported Monday one of its ambulances was struck by a white box truck while parked on South Market and Washington Street. Police observed that the ambulance was parked outside the white lines in a spot hard for trucks to turn.

— Casey and Heather Huffman reported Oct. 18 they were at their friend’s apartment on North Market Street when they had a confrontation with her neighbor, Dan Hipple, over water service needing turned back on to their friend’s apartment. Police told Hipple he cannot turn off water service to the neighbor’s apartment, and Hipple said he can because it was leaking into his apartment. Hipple was told he needed to turn the water back on and call the landlord to have the leak repaired. Hipple refused and left.


— Police were called to the AAA on South Main Street at 10:34 a.m. Monday for a report of an upset customer. Police spoke with the parties involved and found that the problem was already resolved.


— Officers investigated a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of East School Street at 8:44 a.m. Monday and found those involved to be separated and offering conflicting stories about who started the altercation. They were advised to remain calm and separated and the incident was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for possible charges.

— An officer responded to the 200 block of South Broadway Avenue at 9:41 a.m. Monday to speak with a juvenile who was having behavioral issues.

— Officers responded to the 1400 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 10:43 a.m. Monday where a motorist had struck low hanging wires, pulling the wires onto the vehicle. The fire department responded to removed the wires. No injuries were reported.

— Officers responded to a 2400 block East State Street business at 12:36 p.m. Monday where a motorist had struck a 73-year-old woman in the parking lot. The woman was taken to the Salem hospital with unknown injuries by a family member.

— Amanda R. Douglas, 32, North Ohio Avenue, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash on West State Street at Ellsworth Avenue at 2:31 p.m. Monday in which she was eastbound and failed to stop for traffic, striking the rear of another vehicle. No injuries were reported.

— A motorist reported at 2:44 p.m. Monday reported striking with the side mirror of his truck a mailbox sticking too far out in the roadway in the 1000 block of Jennings Avenue. An officer checked the box and found that the driver’s account appeared accurate. The residents said they had put the box where the post office said to after it was struck in August, possibly by the same driver.

— A 500 block East State business owner reported at 3:20 p.m. Monday that a juvenile passes by each day and knocks over potted plants in front of the business and makes faces at the employees despite being told to stop.

— An officer responded to a 2500 block Lexington Avenue apartment complex at 4:08 p.m. Monday where a resident reported being shoved by a woman he knows during an argument.

— Officers responded to the 100 block of West 13th Street at 5:07 p.m. Monday in reference to a domestic dispute in which one of the individuals involved had threatened the other one with a knife. The officers determined the complaint to be inaccurate.

— Officers responded to a 2800 block East State Street business at 6:18 p.m. Monday where several juveniles were reportedly destroying and tampering with merchandise they did not purchase. They were advised to cease their actions or face trespassing charges.

— Officers responded to a 2300 block East State business at 6:57 p.m. Monday where an employee reported a co-worker was having a seizure. The co-worker was transported by ambulance to the Salem hospital.

— Officers responded to a 1200 block Maple Street home at 10:23 p.m. Monday where a woman reported the resident was acting strangely and would not come out. Officers found the resident suffering from a medical issue and she was ultimately transported by ambulance to an area hospital. While on scene, officers discovered a bottle of prescription pills that did not belong to the victim. The matter is under investigation.

— Officers responded to a 100 block West Fourth Street home at 12:11 a.m. Tuesday where the resident reported waking up to find someone attempting to gain entry into the home through the front door and side window. Officers checked the area, but found everything secure and no signs of anyone.

St. Clair Township

— Brittany N. Nalley, 26, Newell, W.Va., was charged Monday with petty theft after Walmart loss prevention personnel reported she scanned and paid for some items but failed to scan clothing valued at more than $153, walking out without paying for them. She was arrested at the store but allowed to drive to the police station since she had a 2-year-old child with her, according to reports.

— A representative of the county dog warden’s office reported leaving a dog trap at a location on South Meadowbrook Drive for a loose dog and returning to find it missing.

— Officers responded to a Y&O Road residence for reports of an intoxicated female tearing up the house and taking pills. They spoke to Wesley McCune, who said his daughter-in-law was inside, intoxicated, making threats. Officers did not locate her inside but the woman’s husband, William McCune, said they had had a verbal argument and he did not want charges filed.

— Amber Koehler, 36, no address listed, reported that after leaving Walmart, she found a note on her car door handle that read, “I was watching you,” with a frowning face at the end.

— Officers were dispatched Tuesday to 46826 McDonald Street after a neighbor walking the dog reported seeing possible drug activity in the garage there. They found no one in the garage but checked the residence, where they found Lisa L. Boyd, 52, who had an outstanding warrant. She was taken into custody and transported to the county jail.