Police

Leetonia

— An officer responded to a 300 block Chestnut Street home at 2:10 a.m. Aug. 14 where the resident reported hearing a loud pounding on a window at the home. The officer found nothing suspicious.

— Officers responded to a 100 block Chestnut Street home at 6:25 p.m. Aug. 20 in reference to a dog running loose and found a pitbull in the caller’s yard. Officers contacted the dog warden due to the dog acting aggressively toward them and the homeowner. The dog was returned to its home and the owner, Kayla Wadlow, was cited for failure to contain the animal.

— A Pine Street resident reported at 7:25 p.m. Aug. 20 someone in a vehicle had been following him, but he was unaware who the occupants were. He was told to call the department if the vehicle follows him again.

— Kassandria M. Cole, 26, High Street, Washingtonville, was charged with OVI and left of center after a traffic stop on Walnut Street near Hope Street at 1:17 a.m. Aug. 21.

— An officer responded with the fire department to a report of a downed tree in the roadway in the 700 block of Cherry Valley Road at 4:55 a.m. Aug. 23. The officer provided traffic control while the fire department removed the tree. The officer injured a finger which was caught between cut portions of the tree.

— An officer responded to a Pine Street home at 3:22 p.m. Aug. 23 in reference to a domestic dispute and found that two members of the household had been arguing. One of them claimed another member of the household had stolen her vehicle, but everybody refused to provide a statement. The member of the household who took the vehicle responded to the station to provide a statement about the incident.

— An officer responded to an Oak Street home at 5:17 p.m. Aug. 23 in reference to a damaged garage window and found a hole that appeared to be caused by a BB or pellet.

— An officer responded to Wick Park at 5:34 p.m. Aug. 23 where a caller reported finding a broken step on the playground equipment with exposed screws that could cause injury. The caller provided a drill and hammer and the officer removed the screws in question.

— Charles William Rhodes, 28, Poland, was charged with misdemeanor assault after officers responded to a 300 block Somer Street home at 9:53 p.m. Friday where the resident reported Rhodes had assaulted him in the alley behind the home. Rhodes was located a 400 block Columbia Street home and transported to the police station where he became combative and requested medical attention for seizures. EMS checked him out and cleared him to be transported to jail.

— A 200 block Main Street resident reported at 9:41 p.m. Saturday that her vehicle had been struck while parked in front of her house, causing damage to the front end.

— An officer responded to a 100 block Walnut Street home at 4:59 p.m. Sunday where the resident reported her vehicle had been stolen while she was away that day. The officer later learned that the vehicle had been towed from the home that afternoon before it was reported stolen.

Goshen Police District

— Greg Dews, 52, Park Avenue, Carrollton, was charged with OVI and left of center following a traffic stop on state Route 45 near Calla Road at 12:18 a.m. Saturday.

— Kevin William Bleich, 30, Salem Warren Road, Salem, was charged with OVI and failure to control after officers responded to a one-vehicle crash at state Route 45 and West Pine Lake Road at 6:25 a.m. Saturday and found him passed out in the driver’s seat with pill bottles containing Benadryl and Aleve. He was transported to SRMC for evaluation, but was uninjured.

Perry Township

— A passerby told police at 8:08 p.m. Sunday that a man was walking down the middle of the road on the bypass near state Route 9. Police made contact and the man said he was walking in the direction of Louisville waiting for his girlfriend to pick him up. After telling him it wasn’t safe to be walking on a busy roadway, he agreed to be taken back to his parents’ house on Ansley Way.

— Township police were close to Fernengels Tavern on South Broadway Avenue at 2 a.m. Sunday when Salem Police were dispatched to that area for a fight that was about to go on involving several people. Township officers assisted Salem officers until their investigation was done.

Salem

— An officer at 1:07 a.m. Monday saw a vehicle in Centennial Park after closing, made contact and the driver said he was not aware the park had closed. He was advised of park hours and sent on his way. The parks close at 10 p.m.

— An officer in the 600 block of North Howard Avenue at 12:16 a.m. Monday saw a male walking on the road having difficulty keeping his balance who almost fell down a couple times. The officer made contact and observed the male appeared to be impaired due to alcohol consumption, according to the police report, He was identified and assisted to his residence a few blocks north of where he was found. The officer made contact with another resident to make sure he got inside safely.

— Police at 11:25 p.m. Sunday found a vehicle parked in the lot at Waterworth Memorial Park after hours, spoke with the occupants and told them park hours. They were told they were free to leave.

— A domestic was reported in the 700 block of East Fifth Street at 10:14 p.m. Sunday. Both people involved said they had a verbal dispute and everything was ok. No physical violence occurred.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 9:31 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Newgarden Avenue driving through the area numerous times. The red SUV was not found.

— A man from the 700 block of Summit Street came to the station at 9:21 p.m. Sunday to report he and his brother got into an altercation at the residence. Police responded to the home on Summit Street and spoke to the other person. Neither wanted to fill out a statement and neither had visible marks. They were told to stay separated for the evening.

— A woman called police at 8:36 p.m. Sunday to check the well-being of a male riding in a motorized wheelchair who she said was in the road in the 1700 block of East State Street. He was ok and on the side of the road.

— Police responded to assist at a medical call in the 1500 block of Maple Street at 7:40 p.m. Sunday. The resident was taken to the emergency room.

— An officer at 7:11 p.m. Sunday was flagged down by a person in the 100 block of South Broadway who advised he was being harassed by two known people. The other people will be contacted and told to stop contact with him.

— Infants were reported left unattended in a vehicle in the Giant Eagle parking lot on East State Street at 6:13 p.m. Sunday. Officers located the vehicle at GetGo with a female driver inside. She said she did leave her children in the vehicle unattended but was only running into the store for a second. The driver had a suspended license and was told she couldn’t drive from the scene. A family member responded to drive the family home. No citations were issued since officers did not observe the driver operating the vehicle.

— A solicitor going door to door selling stuff was reported at 6:05 p.m. Sunday in the area of Continental and Bentley Drive. The man was located by police and told he couldn’t solicit in the city without a permit.

— Logan Stewart, 23, of Jefferson Avenue, was cited for driving under suspension and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop in the 1200 block of East Third Street at 5:12 p.m. Sunday. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor. The vehicle was searched and police found a baggie of marijuana and a vape pen with suspected THC oil inside. The vape pen will be sent to the lab for testing with possible felony charges to follow. The passenger drove the vehicle from the scene.

— A woman in the 1400 block of North Ellsworth Avenue reported at 3:17 p.m. Sunday that she gave a person her credit card on Thursday to get money out and as of Sunday, the person had not returned the credit card she gave him permission to use. She was told to cancel the card.

— A caller at 3 p.m. Sunday reported a suspicious person carrying some type of weights in the area of North Howard Avenue and West Fourth Street. An officer found the person was exercising wearing a weight vest.

— Asset protection personnel at Walmart on East State Street reported at 2:26 p.m. Sunday that a male was observed selecting items and then checked out a few items at the self checkout, failing to scan $ 93.98 worth of merchandise. He was stopped and while inside the security office, he fled the store before police arrived. Charges are pending.

— Samson Crowl, 34, of 633 Cherry St., was taken into custody in the area of Reilly Avenue at 2:19 p.m. Sunday on a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of obstruction of official business. He was released to a Columbiana County sheriff’s deputy.

— Chelsey Reynolds, 27, of Goshen Road, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after her eastbound vehicle on East State Street struck the rear of an eastbound vehicle driven by Gary Bush, 77, of Knopp Road, who was stopped in traffic at 1:45 p.m. Sunday.

— An alarm was reported at 1:22 p.m. Sunday on North Union Avenue, but all doors and windows of the property were secure.

— An officer at 12:18 p.m. Sunday was flagged down by a male who found a laptop computer on the sidewalk near the road on South Ellsworth Avenue and East Pershing Street. The owner was located and the computer was returned.

— David Nemeth, 39, of East Fifth Street, was cited for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at 10:57 a.m. Sunday on North Howard Avenue and West State Street. Narcotics were located during a probable cause search. The driver was given a verbal warning for a traffic violation.

— The owner of two dogs police found running loose at 8:57 a.m. Sunday was told there will be a citation next time. Police recognized the dogs from a previous incident. One of the dogs walked back to the porch with an officer and the other was caught by a pedestrian. Both dogs were returned to the owner.

— A traffic light was reported out at 8:31 a.m. Sunday at North Lincoln Avenue and East Sixth Street, but officers found the light working properly.

— A caller at 6:21 a.m. Sunday reported a tree fell in the road on Southeast Boulevard and Kennedy Drive. The tree fell from a resident’s yard and was not causing a traffic hazard.

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