Alyssa Dimuzio, 21, whose last known address was Main Street, Salem, was taken into custody on an active warrant out of Youngstown for aggravated burglary at 6:32 p.m. Sunday when a Main Street resident brought her to the Salem police station. According to the Journal’s news partner, WKBN First News, prosecutors said the woman helped plan the robbery of an elderly man at his Youngstown home last month when his guns, a safe and his truck were stolen.


— Jose Palu, 23, of 142 W. Third St., was charged with domestic violence after officers were flagged down at North Ellsworth and West Third Street by a female holding a boy. There was also a man in the intersection. They did not speak English so a translator was called to the scene. The woman said she had been arguing with her boyfriend, the father of the child, and he pushed her to the ground, kicked her and bit her on the forehead. A small red mark was observed. The man said he pushed her, but denied kicking or biting her. He said he accidentally hit her in the face and they were just playing around. The incident occurred at the residence on West Third Street.

— Nicholas Witherspoon, 30, of Miller Road, Leetonia, was cited for expired registration and driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 10:47 p.m. Sunday on West Second Street for a car with one head lamp lit and a visible expired registration sticker. The registration had expired on March 17, 2017 and the driver had a suspended driver’s license. The plates on the vehicle were confiscated by order of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

— A woman who resides on Ninth Street reported at 9:42 p.m. Sunday that she was traveling on East State Street when her BMW sedan struck a pothole, causing the front passenger side rim to bend and the tire to flatten. The vehicle was towed to a car dealer in Boardman before police arrived.

— A man from the 100 block of Ohio Avenue reported at 9:29 p.m. Sunday that he let someone he does not know use his vehicle and the female would not return it. Officers responded to her residence and the vehicle was there. The owner advised he would be taking the vehicle Sunday night. The female was told not to use the vehicle again.

— A caller at 8:09 p.m. Sunday requested a well-being check after hearing a juvenile pounding on a door and yelling to be let inside in the 500 block of Ohio Avenue. Before officers arrived, the juvenile was let back into the house. Officers made contact with the parents and their daughter who affirmed she was the one banging on the door and everything was fine.

— The center console of a vehicle was found laying in the curb lawn along Highland Avenue/East Third Street at 4:06 p.m. Sunday. The item was disposed of properly.

— K-9 Argo and his partner were requested at 4:02 p.m. Sunday to assist Perry Township Police on a traffic stop in the 1700 block of Depot Road. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor coming from the vehicle and a search of the vehicle and passenger turned up drug paraphernalia. Perry Township handled the case.

— Police responded at 2:50 p.m. Sunday to the 100 block of North Madison Avenue to assist fire department first responders with an overdose. A female was transported to SRMC.

— A female juvenile walked into the police department at 1:27 p.m. Sunday and said she ran away from home in Cortland Saturday afternoon. An officer from Cortland called to say the juvenile’s parents were on their way to pick her up, which they did.

— An officer responded to a complaint of a piece of concrete in the road in the 1700 block of East State at 1:12 p.m. Sunday. The piece of concrete was removed.

— Police and fire department first responders were called at 7:41 a.m. Sunday to the 300 block of East Fourth Street for a female who fell in her driveway. She suffered minor injuries and was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center by EMT.

— Police and fire personnel responded at 6:39 a.m. Sunday to the area of South Cunningham Road for a motor vehicle accident with injuries reported. Officers became aware that the crash occurred outside the city’s jurisdiction and Perry Township personnel were advised. City personnel remained until no longer needed.

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— Michael Hover Jr., 27, whose last known address was the 600 block of East Third Street, Salem, was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments (two syringes) and taken to the county jail after police investigated a traffic stop in the 1700 block of Depot Road at 4:10 p.m. Sunday. Police found the driver of the vehicle, Delaney Michele Brown, 24, of Southington, was operating the vehicle out of the scope of her driving privileges. After assistance from K-9 Argo and his handler, police charged Brown with driving under suspension and possession of drug paraphernalia (a marijuana pipe). She was given a mandatory court date and was picked up by a friend at the scene. The vehicle was towed with a hold placed on it for a valid driver.

— Loretta Eich, 60, of Lisbon, allegedly failed to maintain control after her northbound vehicle on Cunningham Road at 6:43 a.m. Sunday slid off the road due to icy conditions, went into a ditch and hit a utility pole. Ohio Edison was notified to look at the pole. The vehicle was towed.

— Bret Ahearn, 21, last known address Fairview Avenue, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop on Hartley at Liberty at 5:43 p.m. Saturday. The vehicle was towed and Ahearn walked from the scene.

— Christopher John Thomas, 32, of Hanoverton, was cited for OVI, driving under suspension and headlights required after a traffic stop at 7:52 p.m. Friday on Depot Road near Pidgeon Road. He was picked up by a family friend at the station.

— Police on patrol at 11:47 p.m. Sunday located an open garage door in the 400 block of Old Coach Lane and searched the perimeter of the house before making contact with the homeowner. She wasn’t aware the garage door was up. She advised nothing appeared to be missing or out of place and closed the garage door for the night.

— A resident in the 100 block of West Pidgeon Road reported a theft of firewood at 10:11 a.m. Sunday, but before police arrived, he called back to advise the wood wasn’t stolen, but had just fallen over.

— Police were called at 4:10 p.m. Friday to the area of Depot Road near Lake Avenue for a fight in progress between two people. Police learned there was no physical altercation and that they were having a snowball fight. Police found that one of the people had been entered into the law enforcement data base as a missing person. After an investigation, the person said they were fine and not in any danger and they were removed from the data base. They were sent on their way.

— A man on Stewart Road reported at 9:50 a.m. Friday that his neighbor yelled at the snow plow guy for backing up into her yard. An officer talked to both people and advised them to call if they had any further issues.

— Township police assisted Salem police on a traffic stop at the intersection of East State Street and Southeast Boulevard at 2:32 p.m. Saturday.