County Sheriff

— A deputy was called to a Brookfield Street, Center Township, home at 9:24 a.m. Sunday to conduct a welfare check on a woman who had called earlier to report she was being threatened by two people saying they were going to come to her house. The woman told the deputy she was fine and there were no problems.

— A deputy was called to a home on Unity Line Road, Unity Township, at 11:15 a.m. Saturday for a report of family members arguing. The deputy spoke with David Parker who said that his son-in-law Chris Palmer came to his home to confront him about family issues. Parker reported that Palmer was upset because their wives were arguing the other day. Parker reported that Palmer argued with them for a few minutes and then left the home. No threats or violence was reported. The deputy then spoke with Parker over the telephone and he verified the incident.

— Ashlei R. Conkle, Fink Road, Franklin Township, reported a burglary at her home at 12:06 a.m. Sunday. She reported multiple items were taken.

— Theresa Lanham, Bayard Road, Knox Township, reported at 11:22 p.m. Saturday people were stopping their cars in front of her house and running through the yard throwing items at her home. A deputy checked the area and was unable to find anyone. It was found that Lanham had outstanding warrants for her arrest out of Monroe County and she was taken to the county jail to be picked up by Monroe County.

— A deputy was called to a home on Union Ridge Road in Middleton Township at 12:59 a.m. Sunday for a report of a domestic dispute. Ethan Ruffner was found to be intoxicated and would not follow the deputy’s commands. He was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assault and taken to the county jail.

— Brenda Green, Neeld Road, Unity Township, reported at 7:19 a.m. Saturday her son Eric M. Kibler stole her cell phone from inside her home.

— A deputy was called to 469 Homeworth Road in Knox Township at 11:59 p.m. Saturday in reference to a shooting complaint. The area was checked and nothing was found.

— A deputy went to the area of 1350 Beard Road in East Palestine at 8:37 a.m. Saturday and found a man, age and address not listed, sitting inside of a vehicle and refusing to get out. It was reported that the man had walked away from his group home and was not seen since the day before. The man had a mental disability and was suffering from a loss of reality, as he was attempting to locate his deceased father and believed that his father owned the vehicle he was refusing to get out of. It was determined that the man needed medical treatment at the hospital. The man was then pink slipped and taken to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for an evaluation.

— Morrell D. Foor reported at 10:29 a.m. Saturday a utility trailer was stolen from 30546 Speidel Road, Hanover Township sometime between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3. The trailer is 12-feet-long with a new wooden deck and valued at $800 to $1,000.

— David Johnson, Sandy Spring Road, West Township, reported at 8:57 a.m. Sunday sometime during the past week someone gained entry into his out building and stole his 2006 Chevy Silverado.

— Dale Baker, Hillcrest Road, Yellow Creek Township, reported at 3 p.m. Saturday his brother Craig Baker had broken into his home by breaking a ground level window and climbing through. Dale reported his brother left after he confronted him.

— James H. Cibula, Fairfield School Road, Fairfield Township, reported at 4:40 p.m. Saturday two tires were stolen from his driveway.

— Deputies were called to investigate a possible assault at 45101 Cameron Road in Madison Township at 8:41 p.m. Saturday. Those involved, Kevin L. Wilson, Andy W. Wilson, and Heather Ann Hutton, did not wish to press charges.

— Richard Troy, Mansfield Road, Negley, reported at 11:43 a.m. Saturday he found a purse in the weeds alongside his driveway. The purse was found to have a driver’s license and Social Security Identification belonging to Michelle Montgomery of Salem. The deputy contacted Salem police, who in turn contacted Montgomery. Montgomery told police to contact her daughter, Alicia. Police contacted Alicia, who said that the purse had been stolen from the home and she would bring her mother to the station to recover the purse.


— Police were called to 112 W. Main St. at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a stolen ATV.

— Police were called to 1 John St. at 8:33 p.m. Wednesday for a possible domestic dispute. Police spoke with a man who said that he was receiving unwanted and threatening phone calls from his uncle who had lived with him until recently but was not longer living there. The man told police he wanted his uncle to stop calling and to stay away from the home.

— Police and first responders were called to a home on Spartan Road at midnight Saturday for a report of a man with a head injury due to a fall. The man was found to be intoxicated and taken to a local hospital by EMS.

— First responders were called to a home on Mill Street at 10:27 a.m. Friday for a report that a woman was in extreme pain due to a UTI and needed to go to the emergency room. North Star Critical Care took the woman to the hospital.


— A driver received a warning for violations after a traffic stop at 3:04 a.m. Sunday at West Pershing and South Howard for moving and equipment violations. The driver gave consent for a search.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 12:09 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of East Perry Street, but was not found.

— A domestic dispute was reported at 10:51 p.m. Saturday in the 500 block of Aetna where a woman said the male half was keeping her and the kids awake. She said he was mad at her for looking through his phone without his permission. They were told their options.

— A woman from the 900 block of Franklin Avenue came to the police station at 10:07 p.m. Saturday to report her smart TV was stolen out of her apartment Thursday night.

— An officer at 9:37 p.m. Saturday gave a driver a warning for a moving violation after a traffic stop in the 700 block of East Third Street. The person was found OK to drive. No contraband was found during a search of the vehicle.

— A woman in the area of East Fourth and Vine reported at 9:27 p.m. Saturday that two unwanted dogs were on her porch. The dogs were located at Vine and Fifth and the owner arrived. He advised the dogs got out of his fenced-in back yard through a hole they dug.

— Police were initially dispatched to Summit Street at 9:09 p.m. Saturday to check the well-being of a female. Upon arrival, dispatch advised the female was now at a business in the 900 block of East State Street. She was upset and spoke with officers about occurring issues. She said she had not made any comments about harming herself and was on the way to a friend’s residence. She gave consent to search her vehicle for any items that could be used to harm herself.

— Scott Bailey, 48, of 266 Jennings Ave., was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and reasonable control after a complaint at 7:29 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a male striking a group of mailboxes. A caller reported hearing a noise and then walking outside and seeing a male drive away from the mailboxes he struck and walking into another residence. Officers located the male and his vehicle and made the arrest.

— A woman called police at 6:20 p.m. Saturday regarding some issues with her ex concerning statements he was allegedly making in reference to their children. She was told it’s a civil issue and to contact an attorney.

— Police were investigating a complaint of criminal damaging at 5:43 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Newgarden Avenue.

— Officers checked on a report of an ATV on the road in the 1100 block of East State Street at 4:42 p.m. Saturday. The ATV was located parked in the 1200 block of East Pershing Street and police spoke with the residents and told them the ATV was not allowed on any city streets.

— An anonymous caller at 4:30 p.m. Saturday reported a suspicious person in the 800 block of East Third Street. Officers found the person was visiting from out of town. Nothing criminal occurred.

— A resident at 4:09 p.m. Saturday reported a vehicle parked in his driveway in the 200 block of South Union Avenue. He did not know who owned the vehicle. The vehicle owner came outside and knew the resident, with all reported well.

— Police were called at 4:09 p.m. Saturday to the 900 block of South Lundy Avenue for a report of drug paraphernalia. Officers took possession of the items in question for proper disposal at the station.

— A disorderly person was reported at 3:39 p.m. Saturday at Salem Regional Medical Center, 1995 E. State St. Officers stood by until the person calmed down.

— Eric Randolph, 45, of 490 S. Madison Ave., was cited for physical control after police responded at 2:49 p.m. Saturday to the 400 block of South Broadway for a male slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle. Officers and fire department personnel attempted to wake the male. The vehicle was locked and all the windows up. When fire department personnel attempted to break the window, the male woke up.

— Police were dispatched to the 800 block of Summit Street at 1:26 p.m. Saturday for a 911 call with the person at the other end not responding. Officers made contact at the house where the call was thought to originate, but a man there said nothing was wrong and no one called. No dispute or yelling were found.

— Police were called at 1:18 p.m. Saturday to GetGo gas station, 2345 E. State St., for a report of a person possibly pumping gas in an illegal manner. Officers located the vehicle in question at a local business and spoke with the owner. No illegal activity was observed.

— Personnel at Taco Bell, 1872 E. State St., reported a possible scam. Officers received a possible plate number and a description of the male.

— An illegally parked vehicle was reported at 12:28 p.m. Saturday in the area of South Broadway and Franklin. An officer found the vehicle partially blocking the stop sign and contacted the owner to move it.

West Point

— Sharon Gates reported at 1:28 p.m. Sunday a 58-year-old man was having trouble breathing at a home on Johnson Road.