Police

Salem

— A resident in the 300 block of South Ellsworth Avenue reported at 11:16 p.m. Monday that someone entered his residence sometime between noon and 6 p.m. There was no sign of forced entry but he suspected the suspect entered through a window. No personal property was reported missing, but the resident did name a possible suspect.

— Police saw a male walking through the library parking lot at 11:11 p.m. Monday that was wanted by another officer for a conversation. The male was stopped until the other officer arrived to talk with him.

— Erik Salcedo, 29, of Pearl Street, Leetonia, was cited for driving under suspension and given a verbal warning for an equipment violation after a traffic stop at 10:42 p.m. Monday on Ohio Avenue. His vehicle was legally parked and he was told to have a valid driver pick it up.

— An officer on patrol at 10:50 p.m. Monday saw a male riding a bicycle with no lighted lights as required at night down the middle of Vine Avenue. He was stopped by the library on Strotter Brown Avenue where the officer also saw another male standing next to the library building unplugging a cell phone charger from an exterior outlet. The bicyclist was told the laws for riding at night. The other male told police he was charging the cell phone for the bicyclist. They were both told about complaints of unknown people using the library’s electricity/exterior outlets and that it was unwanted. They were told to stay off of the library property after hours, and then identified and sent on their way.

— An officer was flagged down at 8:59 p.m. Monday behind the police department by a male who found a debit card in the ATM at Farmers Bank on East State Street. Officers attempted three different phone numbers for the owner, but made no contact. The card will be placed in the police lost and found.

— An officer on patrol in the 800 block of West Pershing at 7:59 p.m. Monday was stopped by employees of a business advising of a suspicious person on West State Street. No criminal act was found.

— A landlord and her tenant were both given warnings for disorderly conduct after yelling at each other shortly after police had already been to the Walnut Street address regarding a parking issue between the tenant and a visitor from another apartment Monday night. Police were originally called at 7:04 p.m. to the 500 block of Walnut when the tenant said the visitor from the other apartment parked in his parking spot. When he asked the person to move the vehicle, they started an argument. The vehicle was moved before police arrived and the visitor told police the tenant started the argument and they contacted the landlord. Both parties were told the landlord would need to handle the issue. At 7:30 p.m., an officer was on the scene from the parking issue when the landlord arrived and started an argument with the tenant. The report said the landlord was told several times to back away from the tenant and she continued to yell at him, causing him to become angry. Both started yelling at each other and officers separated them and told them to stay away from each other. The landlord issued a 3-day eviction notice and advised she was starting the eviction process.

— A man came to the police station at 6:20 p.m. Monday to advise of issues at his residence in the 1800 block of Shady Lane. He was told the issues were civil and how to take care of them.

— Police were called at 4:55 p.m. Monday for a hit/skip in the Broadway Plaza parking lot on East Second Street where a female said the damage to her vehicle was minor. Officers located the other vehicle involved and spoke with the male driver, who was given a warning and was advised that in the future, he needs to stay at the scene.

— Officers at 4:01 p.m. Monday assisted a woman in the 900 block of West Wilson with her juvenile son who was having some emotional issues. The boy was taken to SRMC without incident.

— A reckless operator was reported at 3:22 p.m. Monday in the 1500 block of Southeast Boulevard. The vehicle was located and the driver given a warning.

— A woman on East Fourth Street reported at 3:17 p.m. Monday that money has been withdrawn from her bank and PayPal accounts without her authorization. The amounts varied from a few dollars to over $3,000 at a casino in West Virginia. She said it started in early August and she contacted her bank and PayPal about the illegal activities. The case will be reviewed by detectives.

— A theft was reported at 3:11 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of North Ellsworth.

— Police at 12:27 p.m. Monday investigated a report of persons soliciting without a permit in the 400 block of East State Street. An officer flagged down was told the persons in question were at a business on South Broadway. Officers identified the persons and told them to stop until they get the proper permits from the city.

— A woman reported at 12:04 p.m. Monday that another vehicle struck her vehicle while both were traveling in the area of State Street and Southeast Boulevard. She said a red SUV cut her off near the road closed sign posted in the middle of East State Street on the west side of the intersection of North Madison. The report said the red SUV driver may have spoken to the woman at McDonald’s, but then left without providing any information. The woman said there was no visible damage to her vehicle.

— A caller at 10:17 a.m. Monday reported a large chunk of cement had lifted up out of the street causing a hazard in the 1000 block of East State Street. Pedestrians in the area said an SUV struck it and kept going. The street department was contacted to attend to the situation.

Perry Township

— Police responded to the 200 block of Idaho Avenue for a person to be removed and ended up taking the person into custody on a felony warrant out of Clermont County for illegal assembly and/or possession of drugs at 12:32 p.m. Tuesday. Amanda B. Hines, 31, whose last known address was Middletown, was taken to the Columbiana County jail to await extradition to Clermont County. Police had been called to the residence at 12:04 p.m. and spoke to a man who said the daughter, later identified as Hines, had just been released from prison and was staying at the house for a couple days and refusing to leave.

Leetonia

— Police responded to Pine Street at 12:08 a.m. Monday. The complainant advised her television set was ripped from the wall and stolen. She found mud tracks on her kitchen floor and the kitchen window open. Photos were taken and several items were taken to have fingerprints lifted. The complainant believes it is her ex-husband and a friend.

— At 5:20 p.m. Monday, police made a traffic stop on Columbia Street for a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver and passenger were acting irate and the driver advised his passenger had sustained an injury and was in need of medical attention. Observed was a laceration to the inner thigh above the knee that was approximately six inches long. Police escorted them to the police department to await EMS and while waiting an officer obtained gauze and paper towels and instructed the injured person to apply pressure until EMS arrived.

Salem Township

— Police Chief Dan Valentine received a report Monday from a resident in the 4100 block of McCracken Road advising of a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS informing them that there is a problem with their account and to contact them immediately to resolve the matter or the police will be notified. The complainant was made aware this call was a scam.

Salem

— The fire department received a call at 1:09 p.m. Tuesday from Reilly School advising the fire alarm activated but they had no problems and firefighters did not need to come to the scene. A second call came from the school saying they had no idea why the alarm was activated. Firefighters responded and determined a pull station was accidentally pulled. The alarm was reset by staff. The building was searched and no problem was found.

— Firefighters responded to a minor motor vehicle accident at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday at Southeast Boulevard and East Pershing Street. Patient care was handed over to KLG and KLG transported.

— Firefighters were called to Smith Oil in the 900 block of East State Street at 9:57 p.m. Monday for a vehicle fire, finding a van sitting at the gas pumps with the hood open and smoke coming from the engine compartment. Police already on the scene advised the gas pumps had been turned off. The small fire was extinguished and the owner reported not having any mechanical issues.

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