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POLICE

County Sheriff

— Charlene McKnight, Fredricktown-Clarkson Road, Negley, reported at 12:57 p.m. Wednesday Frank Paul Wells came onto her property without permission. McKnight told deputies she had been in a land contract with Wells previously this past year, but since that time McKnight filed for bankruptcy. Wells reportedly is an interested party in the bankruptcy and the court has ordered there be no contact between them. McKnight said Wells did not get out of his vehicle, but did back his vehicle up the driveway. She believed he may be taking photos.

— Mary L. Doty, St. Jacob Logtown Road, Center Township, reported at 9:04 a.m. Wednesday, someone claiming to be with Columbiana County Municipal Court called and said she owed the court money for pending charges of malicious intent and theft. Doty took the caller seriously and paid $100 giving them her credit card number. Deputies explained no court or law enforcement agency will ever call demanding money in lieu of being criminally charge, the charges are fake and she should call her credit card company to cancel the card.

Columbiana

–An officer on patrol at 2:32 a.m. Monday came across a 16-year-old girl in a vehicle who had been reported missing. She was taken to the police department and released to her mother. Curfew violations charges are to be filed in juvenile court.

–An official at Columbiana Dodge reported Monday the business was the victim of a fraudulent transaction.

East Liverpool

— Police were called at 11:51 p.m. Wednesday to a Bradshaw Avenue home for a report of loud music. Upon arrival, officers heard no loud music and were unable to make contact with anyone at the residence.

— Police were called at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday to the Carnegie Public Library on East Fourth Street for a report of vehicles parked against the flow of traffic. Officers found two vehicles in that manner, both of which were issued red citations.

— Police were called at 1:51 p.m. Wednesday to a Sunnyside Street home for a welfare check. As officers knocked on the door loudly, the door opened a bit, so the officer leaned inside and announced himself. The officer then radioed dispatch advising they would leave the scene, appearing like someone had recently left. The officer made negative contact and cleared without incident.

— Police were called at 9:10 p.m Wednesday about a car blocking the roadway at the end of Morton Street. Officers spoke to the registered owner who stated the brakes had gone out and she had a tow truck through her insurance company on the way from Alliance to get the car. Three hours later, the car was still sitting in the roadway blocking traffic. The owner by this point was nowhere around and blocks of wood had been placed behind the rear wheels. The car was towed shortly after 1 a.m.

— While doing checks in the area of Orchard Grove Avenue around 2:11 a.m. Thursday, police were advised of several complaints of a person or persons attempting to gain entry to homes. An officer came across a person in the alley that runs between Columbia Street and Princeton Avenue. The subject was checked and was determined to be a Columbia Street resident.

Perry Township

— Township police assisted Salem units in locating two runaway juveniles from the Sharon Lynn Group Home in the area of West 16th Street at 2:55 a.m. Thursday. The two juveniles were taken to the township station and then transferred to the custody of Goshen Township police.

— David Watt, 49, of Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after his northbound vehicle was stopped in traffic in the 1700 block of South Lincoln Avenue and started to move forward, striking the rear of a northbound vehicle driven by Cora Lewis, 55, of Lisbon, who was also stopped in traffic at 4:37 p.m. Wednesday. Both vehicles sustained minor damage and were driven from the scene.

— A resident from the 300 block of Country Club Lane reported at 3:17 p.m. Wednesday that an unknown person used her bank account information and ordered a laptop computer that arrived at the residence Wednesday. She said she did not order any computers. She was told to contact her bank and credit card companies about more possible fraudulent charges that may have occurred.

— Police were called at 11:24 a.m. Wednesday to the 1300 block of Southridge Drive for an alarm, but all appeared secure.

Salem

— Police responded to three different homes between the hours of 1:09 a.m. and 2:48 a.m. Thursday when residents reported two female juveniles knocked on their doors and asked for a ride to Columbus. The first call was in the 500 block of East Sixth Street, then the 300 block of West 10th and the 1400 block of Buckeye Circle. In each case, the girls left when homeowners refused and each homeowner called police. Police believed the female juveniles came from the Sharon Lynn Group Home in Goshen Township. Perry Township police helped look for the girls, who were then found on West 16th Street and taken to the Perry police station to await Goshen Township police.

— Police responded at 12:30 a.m. Thursday to the 800 block of East Fourth Street for a medical. An elderly man was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— Chad Dotson, 28, of Franklin Avenue, was taken into custody in the 200 block of West Perry Street at 11:32 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant for possession of drugs. He was turned over to a Columbiana County sheriff’s deputy.

— Police were called to the 400 block of Continental Drive at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday for a civil matter, speaking with a woman and gathering her information. She was advised of her options.

— Police responded at 6:38 p.m. Wednesday to Circle K West on West State Street for two female juveniles inside the store who ran away from a residence in Goshen Township. They were located and placed in the rear of a cruiser until Goshen Township police arrived and took them home.

— An officer at 5:31 p.m. Wednesday took a report of an assault that occurred the previous day in the 2400 block of East State Street. The incident is under investigation.

— Ashley Carlariello, 25, of 606 Olive St., was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear after police responded at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday to the area of Buckeye Circle and West 14th Street in an attempt to locate her. She was turned over to a Columbiana County sheriff’s deputy who took her to jail.

— Police responded at 4:29 p.m. Wednesday to the 2100 block of Monroe Street to check the well-being of a female. She told police she was fine and that the caller can stop calling police. No problems were found.

— A driver stopped by police at 4:14 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Dodge Drive and West Pershing Street for an equipment violation received a warning for the driving offense. The driver gave consent for a search of the vehicle.

— Officers at 3:56 p.m. Wednesday saw a man in the 1800 block of East Third Street walking down the sidewalk carrying an ax. Due to the odd behavior, officers spoke to the man who said he does not drive and had just bought the ax at a nearby store.

— Officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of East State Street at 3:37 p.m. Wednesday for a road rage incident, speaking with the woman who called and the other party involved. The other party was advised of the complaint and said he was going home.

— A 16-year-old Salem boy was cited for a juvenile offense of failure to maintain reasonable control after he lost control of the eastbound vehicle he was driving on West Eighth Street and struck a utility pole at 2:38 p.m. Wednesday. The fire department evaluated the pole and contacted Ohio Edison to respond.

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