— A man came to the police station at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday requesting assistance with shutting off hi phone. It was stuck on a voice recording and he could not get it to shut off. An officer was able to shut the recording off.

— Carl McDevitt, 79, of Kirk Road, Columbiana, was cited for disorderly conduct for his alleged actions after discovering his vehicle being towed Wednesday. Police responded to the rear of Marc’s at 5:11 p.m. for a disabled vehicle with no note and no way to reach the owner. Kaiser Towing was called due to it being partially in the road. McDevitt arrived after Kaiser had it up on the tow truck and was advised several times to move away from the vehicle and to calm down. He had to be forcibly removed from opening the door to the vehicle due to it being lifted up on the tow truck and was causing a hazard to himself and the tow driver. Once he calmed down, the tow driver said he would lower the vehicle down if the owner paid the fee, which he willingly did. He was then able to get the vehicle started and move it into the parking lot.

— Phillip Cline, 45, of West Wilson Street, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of West State Street.

— Tina Colvin, 42, of Salem, was cited for failure to yield she turned from East 10th onto Union and hit a vehicle driven by Richard Kimble, 48, of Salem, who was stopped at the stop sign at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday.

— Todd Huntsman, 51, of Cuyahoga Falls, was cited for assured clear distance ahead Wednesday after he turned his tractor-trailer right from Aetna onto South Broadway and struck a utility pole with the trailer. The pole snapped and was hanging from the wires. Ohio Edison was called.

— Michael Newell, 34, of 290 S. Union Ave., was placed in custody at 2:03 p.m. Wednesday at his home for a parole violation.

— While performing duties as the school resource officer at 12:53 p.m. Wednesday, an officer was made aware of threats being made of physical harm by a student toward another student. Information will be sent to the prosecutor of juvenile court.

— Julio Alvarez Box, 21, of Aetna Street, was cited for improper backing after backing out of a driveway on Aetna and striking a vehicle driven by Melissa Chmura, 55, of Plymouth Place, at 10:06 a.m. Wednesday.

— Officers, fire department first responders and KLG ambulance responded at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday to the 1900 block of Merle Road for an alleged attempted suicide, but the woman said she had no thoughts of harming herself. A man told police he found the woman, his ex-wife, inside her vehicle in the garage with the vehicle running. She said she did not have the vehicle running in the garage, and then he said the same. Officers checked the vehicle’s hood, which was cold to the touch. Fire department personnel checked the garage with a carbon monoxide monitor and found no signs of carbon monoxide. The man said he had the garage door open for several minutes prior to emergency personnel arriving. Both he and the woman said the situation was a misunderstanding.

— A female called police at 6:53 p.m. Wednesday to report another female called her names at Jalisco’s on East State Street. There were no signs of physical violence nor any threats. She said the incident had happened before but this time in front of family and she became offended.

— K-9 Simon was requested to assist Perry Township Police in the 700 block of West State Street at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday. He indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor and township police did recover contraband.

— Officers at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday transported a transient to Barnetts for one night stay provided by the Salem Ministerial Association.

— Illegal dumping was reported at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue where someone dumped two mattresses into a dumpster at a business without permission.

— Police responded to the 600 block of Ohio at 9:57 a.m. Wednesday for a reported fight/domestic in progress. Officers spoke with a female involved in the incident who said she had a verbal dispute with her adult sister. The altercation was verbal only with no physical violence occurring. Officers located the sister and she confirmed the dispute was verbal only.

— Criminal damaging was reported at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of East Second Street where a worker said the glass window had been intact when he left work.

Perry Township

— Justin Cosma, 45, of Salem, was cited for driving under suspension, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Circle K West, 780 W. State St., where a Salem K-9 was called to the scene and gave a positive indication on the vehicle. Cosma had weed in his pockets.

— Monica Metts, 25, of Hanoverton, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after her vehicle drifted forward and struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Scott Goshorn, 27, of Beloit, who was stopped in traffic for the light at Route 45 and South Lincoln at 4:17 p.m. Wednesday.

— Police were dispatched at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday to the 700 block of Bethel Drive for a welfare check after a female caller from Florida claimed a woman at the address posted a picture on social media of a gun. Police made contact with the woman who was sleeping. Both she and the children were fine. After police left, the female caller requested to speak with an officer about why no arrest was made. She started to become mean and loud with police after she was told no arrest could be made based on the situation. She then continued to yell until the call was ended.

— Police responded to the 1300 block of West State Street for a report of threats. A woman reported she was threatened over the phone in reference to things posted on social media. Police made contact with the other half of the incident, who denied making any threats but said the woman and her family were posting derogatory things about the other person’s family on social media. All parties were told to have no more contact with each other.

— An officer on patrol at 1:39 a.m. Wednesday saw an open gate at Colian’s Multi Service on Snyder Road but was able to reach a keyholder. Police secured the gate.


— Reva Jackson of East Liverpool backed into the vehicle of Regina Cooper of Sixth Street at about 5 p.m. Jan. 2 on Chester Avenue. Scuffs were reported on both vehicles,.

— While on patrol at 6:41 p.m. Jan. 2, police observed a red Cadillac turning onto 18th Street from Commerce Street with a scratched-off temporary tag and no turn signal utilized. The driver was identified by officers as Calub Carlevale, who was stopped previously in December and was warned at that time to get his plate fixed immediately. When asked by officers why he didn’t get a new plate, he told officers “I was never stopped before.” Carlevale was cited for no license plate and a turn signal violation, and T&T Towing removed the vehicle from the scene. Later in the evening, Carlevale and his uncle arrived at the station requesting to speak with a supervisor, with the uncle asking why the vehicle was towed. The uncle attempted to argue that his nephew’s plate being scratched off was not his fault, was a “state issue” and that officers should not have written the ticket. Officers informed both men that the ticket was valid, was not going to be voided and that Carlevale will need to come to court.

— Kenneth Boyle, Broadway, reported Jan. 3 someone threw a glass bottle at his vehicle, denting it.

— Police spoke with Kia Edge, Independence Square, on Jan. 5 about a fight reported by CMHA. Edge said she had argued with her boyfriend and was OK. When asked her boyfriend’s name, she said it was Charles but did not know his last name although the two had been together for about three months. When asked a second time, she said “maybe Smith.”

— Donald Brown reported at 4 p.m. Jan. 5 a silver Ford Fiesta driven by Thomas Brophey struck his vehicle on 15th Street near Lincoln. Brophey told police he had swerved to miss a cat.

— P.J Wright, Eighth Street, reported Sunday his son, Griffin Wright, got into his wife’s purse and took credit and debit cards, and $200 was withdrawn from an ATM. The Wrights were told to contact their banks to stop the cards.

— Nigel Spann, Commerce Street, reported Monday his sister, Indya Spann, took his iPhone X and gave it to Malik Pullie. Mr. Spann said he found his phone on Calcutta Buy, Sell, Trade for $450. Spann contacted Pullie who said the phone already had been sold. Indya was charged with theft.

— Police were called at 7:15 p.m. Monday to the Crystal Lounge for a patron who was asked to leave but would not. Police advised the man to leave, but the he refused and said he just wanted his drink. The man, who was very upset about not being allowed back into the bar, and demanded to speak to the owner but was told he was not there. The man was given two options: leave or be arrested. The man responded, “Then you’ll have to arrest me.” He was, being charged with persistent disorderly conduct. The man was not identified in the report.


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