POLICE

Salem

— A domestic dispute was reported at 12:10 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of Fair where two females told police nothing was wrong. One was having an argument over the phone with a friend.

— Loud music was reported at 10:31 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of North Lincoln Avenue. The homeowner told police he didn’t think it was loud enough for neighbors to hear. He turned the music down.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 10:20 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of West Wilson Street, but police learned the people lived at the residence.

— Brandie Poynter, 25, of 192 W. Fourth St., was taken into custody at her residence at 9:17 p.m. Sunday for a charge of violating a protection order and was taken to the Columbiana County jail.

— A woman in the 600 block of East Sixth Street reported at 8:18 p.m. Sunday that a person she was protected from through a protection order made multiple attempts to contact her, in violation of the order.

— A driver was released after a traffic stop at 8:03 p.m. Sunday near the railroad crossing at South Ellsworth Avenue for an equipment violation. K-9 Simon had a positive indication and the vehicle was searched, but the report didn’t indicate if anything was found. No citations were listed on the report.

— Eric Bell, 30, of North Lincoln Avenue, was cited for driving under suspension and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at 7:10 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue. The plates were confiscated by order of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. K-9 Simon indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor and contraband was located in the vehicle.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 4:31 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Park Avenue where an anonymous caller said a male was shooting a BB gun at the residence. Police made contact and the resident said he was shooting his BB gun at the trash container from his porch. He was told it’s against city ordinance to discharge any weapons inside the city and to cease his actions.

— Police responded at 3:14 p.m. Sunday to the area of Olive and Cherry streets for a report of criminal trespassing. Officers located the people and told them to stay off the property for their safety and to not incur a charge of criminal trespassing.

— Nicholas Gonda, 24, of Cedar Ridge Drive, was charged with domestic violence after police were called to his residence at 2:57 p.m. Sunday for a domestic in progress. Officers found the altercation ongoing and determined that Gonda was the primary aggressor.

— Police were called at 1:37 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of Continental Drive for a well-being check. The female said she had thoughts of harming herself and was voluntarily taken to SRMC.

— A woman came to the station at 11:13 a.m. Sunday to turn in an iPad she located in her residence that did not belong to her. She was concerned it may have been stolen. The item was placed in lost and found until the owner can be located.

— Police were called at 10:57 a.m. Sunday to the 700 block of West Pershing Street for a water line break, finding a large amount of water running out of a residence that was for sale. The water department responded and shut the water off.

— While attempting to serve a citation in the 700 block of Newgarden Avenue at 10:09 a.m. Sunday, officers located several open needles and paraphernalia in the curb lawn area. Officers collected the items for proper disposal at the station.

PERRY TWP.

— Police responded to the 1200 block of Depot Road for a complaint at 9:09 p.m. Sunday about a man throwing snowballs onto his neighbor’s property. Police spoke with both parties and told them to stay on their own properties and stop talking to each other.

— Police were called at 7:20 p.m. Sunday to the 1200 block of Hampton Place for a female saying she heard someone in or around her house. Officers arrived and spoke to the husband who said his wife called him wondering if he was home because she heard someone say hello. Police checked the inside and outside of the residence and found nobody was around.

— Jake Plunkett, 21, of Salem, was cited for operating a vehicle while impaired and failure to control after the vehicle he was driving on Egypt Road, north of Painter Road, traveled off the right side of the road into a ditch and struck a utility pole, severing it at 4:22 a.m. Sunday. While investigating the crash, police were told about fresh footprints on the opposite side of the street that led to a case of beer. Police questioned Plunkett about it and asked if he had been drinking, to which he replied he had a few beers. he was found impaired after a field sobriety test and breath test. He was released to relatives.

— An officer on patrol at 3:22 a.m. Sunday noticed a female walking south on state Route 45 just north of the township police station. She told the officer she was walking home from a friend’s house to an address inside the city limits. The officer took the female to the address where she had been and spoke to the mother of her friend, advising the mother of the seriousness of just letting a young juvenile take off from her care without properly seeing that she was being picked up by a family member. The officer then took the girl to the address in the city limits which was the home of her legal guardian and released her.

— A hit-skip was reported at 12:26 p.m. Saturday in the area of South Lincoln Avenue where a semi truck was attempting to turn around and struck the crossing gate at the South Lincoln Avenue railroad crossing. The truck was located making a delivery to Fresh Mark. The operator’s information will be sent to Norfolk Southern to have the crossing gate replaced.

— A caller at 6:55 p.m. Saturday reported trying numerous times to recover property left at an ex-girlfriend’s residence at Salem Acres on Prospect Street. The ex-girlfriend was contacted and said she told the caller she would return the property when the roads weren’t as bad as they had been the prevous few days. The property was dropped off at a neutral location and retrieved by the caller.

Leetonia

— An officer responded to the area of state Route 344 and old state Route 344 at 6:01 a.m. Friday in reference to a deer in the middle of the roadway. The officer found the animal to have two broken back legs. The officer put down the deer and removed it from the roadway, and someone came to collect it. The driver who struck the deer reported later that day she had been in the crash with the deer.

— Officers responded to a 100 block Main Street at 12:14 a.m. Saturday in reference to a domestic dispute and found both individuals–a husband and wife–intoxicated. The wife refused to prosecute.

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