POLICE

County Sheriff

— Deputies were called to investigate a possible theft incident on Scott Mill Road in Middleton Township at 4:35 p.m. Saturday. The resident reported their person mail had been stolen.

— A deputy responded to an alarm drop on Knox School Road at 8:54 a.m. Saturday and found no problems.

Columbiana

— Manuel K. Goncalves, 63, Youngstown, was southbound on North Main Street at the traffic circle and was struck from behind by Katlyn Clemens, 23, Salem. No citations were issued.

Salem

— An officer responded to an alley in the 400 block of Sharp Avenue at 3:42 a.m. Saturday in reference to a motor vehicle crash and found a male individual, identified Kyle J. Pierson, 26, Alliance, assisting the driver attempt to remove the vehicle from a snow drift. Pierson was found to have an open container of alcohol and was cited for the violation. The vehicle was towed from the snow drift for the driver. While assisting with the call, an officer observed another driver attempt to turn around in the alley, striking a large piece of wood and becoming stuck in the snow, as well. The driver fled northbound on foot and officers were unable to locate him. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the matter is under investigation.

— Travis R. Culler, 31, West Pershing Street, Salem, was arrested on a felony warrant out of Mahoning County for a parole violation after officers responded to his home at 5:45 p.m. Friday in reference to multiple people there wanted on warrants. Ashley D. House, 30, also of the home, was arrested on a warrant out of Columbiana County for theft. While on scene, officers were advised of a sex offense that had occurred. The matter is under investigation.

— Officers responded to the 400 block of Perry Street at 9:52 a.m. Saturday in reference to a downed powerlines and found a tree limb hanging on the lines. Officers contacted Ohio Edison and the fire department stood by until the company arrived.

— The post office reported at 10:43 a.m. Saturday that a postal carrier had been chased by an aggressive animal in the 700 block of Newgarden Avenue. The animal’s owner was contacted and advised of the complaint.

— Officers responded to the 1300 block of East State Street at 11:03 a.m. Saturday in reference to a well-being check. They found the male individual in question in the 900 block of East State Street who said he was fine. His mother arrived to pick him up.

— Officers responded to a 200 block West Fourth Street home at 1:47 p.m. Saturday in reference to a domestic dispute and found a verbal altercation had occurred between family members. An adult son agreed to leave.

— Jeremy G. Wilson, 49, and Mary E. Freeland, 49, both of state Route 9, Kensington, were charged with theft after officers responded to a 2800 block East State Street business at 2:16 p.m. Saturday where they were being detained for shoplifting.

— Officers responded to a 2800 block East State Street business at 2:34 p.m. Saturday in reference to a shoplifting investigation. An adult female admitted to stealing $131.37 in merchandise, but due to the circumstances and statements made by the suspect, she was transported by ambulance to the Salem hospital for evaluation.

— An officer responded to a 200 block North Cunningham Road business at 2:37 p.m. Saturday where employees reported hearing a couple in a heated argument inside one of the rooms. Both individuals said it was verbal only and one of them agreed to leave.

— Lucas D. Higginbotham, 29, West 16th Street, Salem, was arrested on an active warrant out of Columbiana County for failure to appear following a traffic stop in the 1800 block of East State State at 8:20 p.m. Saturday.

— Officers responded to a 200 block Jennings Avenue home at 8:34 p.m. Saturday to perform a well-being check on a juvenile. The juvenile was found to be fine and the grandmother was advised of the complaint.

— Officers responded to the area of East Pershing Street and Fair Avenue at 10:04 p.m. Saturday where witnesses reported male individuals had set off fireworks in the middle of the road and recorded it with their cell phones. The individuals denied the allegations and the matter is under investigation.

— An officer responded with medical personnel to a 900 block South Lundy Avenue home at 10:23 p.m. Saturday and stood by on the medical call until no longer needed.

— Officers responded to a 300 block Newgarden Avenue home at 10:35 p.m. Saturday in reference to a domestic dispute. The residents said it was a verbal argument only and agreed to go to bed.

Fire Calls

Salem

— The fire department responded to a 700 block South Ellsworth Avenue business at 1:33 a.m. Sunday in reference to a fire alarm and found that a line in the sprinkler system had broken and water was flowing from the crane building riser. The riser was shut down and drained and maintenance personnel separated it from the others.

— The fire department responded to a 1600 block Shady Lane home at 8:16 a.m. Sunday where the resident reported the basement had flooded and the utilities could not be shut off. Upon arrival, firefighters found the utilities under control and they advised the resident to contact a plumber.

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