Police

Columbiana

— Police were called to 104 Spinnaker Drive at 12:09 a.m. Sunday for a report of a broken glass door. Police checked but did not find anyone in the area.

— Police were called to the Columbiana Laundromat at 12:41 a.m. Sunday for a complaint of kids playing in the buggies. Police spoke with the group and sent them on their way. No property damage was found.

— A woman turned in an Xbox controller at 2:37 p.m. Friday that she found in her driveway on Columbiana-Waterford Road.

— Someone reported at 4:03 p.m. Friday they saw a white box truck strike a mailbox on Springfield Road. Police attempted to contact the driver.

— A Metz Road resident reported at 5:32 p.m. Friday a company calling themselves Microsoft obtained his personal information and got into his bank account.

— Police deployed K-9 Csuti for a sniff during a traffic stop in the city on state Route 7 and Metz Road at 8:10 p.m. Friday.

Salem

— Officers responded to the Walmart parking lot at 3:47 a.m. Monday for a report of several people attempting to start a fight in the parking area of one of the businesses. Nothing was found.

— Crystal Hoskinson, 27, of 892 Summit St., was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to yield for drug paraphernalia and was cited for no license after a traffic stop at 12:15 a.m. Monday on Lexington Avenue near Continental Drive. The driver was also given a warning for a turn signal violation.

— Police were called at 9:16 p.m. Sunday in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue for an unknown medical problem. A man reported he was dropping off his infant son at his estranged wife’s residence and believed his wife was under the influence of an unknown drug. He was not comfortable releasing his son to her. Officers made contact with the woman who was confused and slow to react to officers’ questions. Fire department first responders and EMT responded and she was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center for evaluation.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 7:31 p.m. Sunday in the Circle K East parking lot, 1125 E. State St., where a woman said a gray vehicle was parked in the lot over 40 minutes and occupants never entered the store. Officers made contact with the vehicle owner and passenger and they said they were using the WiFi at the business and were about to leave.

— Police were called at 9:57 a.m. Sunday to the 700 block of East Third Street for a report of possible criminal trespass and criminal damaging. The lock for a storage shed was removed and the door was open. Officers checked the shed and nothing was out of place. There were no marks and it appeared to not be tampered with except for the missing lock. The resident said she would call the landlord to see if he forgot to put the lock back on.

— A possible water leak was reported at Centennial Park at 9:36 a.m. Sunday. Police found that someone intentionally damaged a water pipe at Pavilion #1 causing it to continuously spray large amounts of water from the broken pipe. A member of the parks department responded to turn the water off.

— A caller at 7:19 a.m. Sunday reported an intoxicated female in the area of Newgarden Avenue and Mullins. She could not be located.

— Police responded at 7:07 a.m. Sunday to the 1900 block of Maple Street with fire department first responders for a lift assist, finding an elderly woman who fell and needed assistance getting back up. There was no access to the residence without causing significant damage to the door. The woman was not injured so personnel waited until a keyholder arrived to let them inside. First responders then tended to the woman.

Perry Township

— A caller at 6:50 a.m. Monday reported a vehicle driving backward on Chestnut Grove Road, but the vehicle was gone when police arrived.

— A large tree was reported down in the roadway on Egypt Road north of Painter Road at 11:25 p.m. Sunday. The road department was called out to remove the tree.

— A possible impaired driver was reported at 10:56 p.m. Sunday in the area of U.S. Route 62 near state Route 14, but was not found.

— Police were called at 12:24 p.m. Sunday for a tree down across the roadway in the 1500 block of Egypt Road. The fire department and road department were called to remove the tree.

— A man in the 1100 block of Prospect Street at Salem Acres reported at 6:27 a.m. Sunday that a sick raccoon came up to his porch. He got the raccoon to go away. Police saw a raccoon in the area that was stumbling and falling over as it was walking. The area game warden was contacted and advised police to dispatch the sick animal, which police did without incident.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported in a driveway in the 1700 block of Harrison Avenue, but the resident then called back and said everything was ok.

— A man in the 1500 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 12:41 a.m. Wednesday that his 13-year-old daughter never made it home. Police later found the girl was with her mother in a different city.

— A resident of Salem Acres on Prospect Street reported Wednesday that he was scammed out of more than $400, saying he lost his cell phone and attempted to contact Google regarding the lost phone and located a number via the Internet. He said he spoke to an unknown male and provided his banking information, later finding out $400 had been removed from his account and it was a scam. He wanted a report for his banking institution.

— A woman on Benton Road reported at 8:04 a.m. Wednesday that her 17-year-old son has been missing since Aug. 31 and she believed he was hiding with a friend in Sebring. Information was gathered and he was entered in the law enforcement data base.

— A woman in the 500 block of Brittany Lane reported at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday that she was locked out of her house by someone staying with her. Police arrived and spoke with the woman and advised her she could climb through a window since it was her residence. She was able to enter the house through a window with no issue.

— A woman on North Lincoln Avenue reported at 3:48 p.m. Sept. 4 that a male in dark clothing carrying a bag was walking around the area as her child was getting off the school bus. No one fitting the description was found.

— A woman in the 1100 block of West Perry Street reported at 10:26 a.m. Sept. 4 that her refrigerator was broken and the landlord was not fixing it in a timely manner. Police left a message for her that this was a civil issue, not a police matter.

Leetonia

— A Somer Street resident reported on station at 3:49 p.m. Friday the theft of some electronics from his room. The resident on Saturday reported he had contacted the person who had the property multiple times to get the items back and that the person had threatened him with bodily harm. The resident’s mother said she did not want the other person on the property.

— An officer responded to St. Patrick Church at 1:26 p.m. Saturday in reference to an alarm activation. The church was found to be empty and the resident sister said it may have been bats.

— An officer responded to the 500 block of Maple Street in Washingtonville at 5:04 p.m. Saturday to assist on a traffic stop which also included a Goshen police officer. A woman on the scene was causing problems and said she was taping the incident. The Leetonia officer was cleared from the scene, but returned 40 minutes later after the sheriff’s office was requested to assist and was unable to send a deputy. The Leetonia officer stood by while the vehicle was towed from the scene.

— An officer responded to the Washingtonville VFW at 11:09 p.m. Sunday in reference to an alarm activation and found a small window cracked open but providing no way to gain entry. There were no people or vehicles in the area and the alarm was no longer sounding.

Goshen Police District

— Kerri Steffel, 30, state Route 9, Kensington, was cited Saturday for leaving the scene of a private property crash at 8:49 p.m. Aug. 11 at a business in the 15000 block of West Pine Lake Road.

Salem

— Firefighters were called at 11:20 p.m. Sunday to the 800 block of Homewood Avenue by the police department to assist in removing a tree limb on the east side of the road. The limb was moved to the sidewalk and the street department was notified.

— Firefighters were called at 10:27 p.m. Sunday for a low-hanging limb in the 1900 block of Monroe where they found two trees down on the road along with the power line. Ohio Edison was notified to respond and barricades were requested to close down the street. The street department responded to clear the trees.

— Firefighters were called for a tree limb blocking the road at 5:22 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of East Fifth Street. The police department had moved the limb with one lane still closed. According to a police report, officers and two good samaritans were able to pull the limb off the road enough for traffic to safely pass. The street department was notified to respond.

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