County Sheriff

— Kandi Lyn Tanner, Smith Road, Middleton Township, reported a protection order violation at 2:26 p.m. Thursday.

— Gretchen Hayden reported at 8:53 p.m. Tuesday she was locked out of her home on Adams Road by Brian Bachelor, who also lives at the house. Deputies spoke directly to Hayden, who had found a way in and no longer needed assistance.

— An alarm activated at a Tower Road, Butler Township home at 11:48 p.m. Monday. While deputies were en route, the alarm company canceled the alarm.

— Melissa Christian, Elm Drive, East Liverpool, reported at 5:42 a.m. Monday there were five or six men walking with a dog. While she was passing by them, one of them waived and attempted to get her to stop. Deputies checked the area of Suburban Heights, but did not find anyone walking in the area.

— Jill Kinsey, Cameron Road, Wellsville, reported at 5:35 a.m. Monday someone was parked at the end of her driveway. Deputies found the vehicle had driver’s side front end damage, a blown tire and a Bose speaker sitting on the engine hood. Deputies saw dirt and snow splattered onto the roadway west of where the vehicle was sitting and evidence the vehicle had struck the hillside north of the road and went into a ditch. Deputies asked dispatchers to contact the highway patrol and waited until the trooper arrived to handle the crash scene.


— Ruth Brown, Graham Street, reported Tuesday her renter, Richard Parrish, moved out but took items that did not belong to him. She was told this was a civil matter.

— Police responded to a report of a fight between a man and woman in a U-Haul parked beside the Presbyterian Church at 10:19 a.m. Tuesday. The woman punched a mirror while being questioned by police and said she wanted to harm herself, so an ambulance was summoned to transport her to a local hospital. The U-Haul driver, Brian D. Tinker, was cited for driving with a suspended license.


— A man from Eastview Drive reported Monday that he was contacted by a store’s fraud department about the possible theft of his identity. He was told to contact his banks and other businesses of importance to cancel his transactions.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East State reported at 10:08 p.m. Monday someone left without paying for $18.58 worth of gasoline

— Police responded to the 500 block of Continental Drive at 6:50 p.m. Monday to speak with a person about a report of a possible scam. The report said the person was intoxicated and told officers that somehow she didn’t have any money in her bank account. She was told to contact her bank in the morning.

— A man from East Fourth Street reported at 4:53 p.m. Monday that he was driving on Hawley Avenue and a boy would not get out of the road for him. The boy then began yelling obscenities at him and kept walking.

— Police were dispatched at 4:26 p.m. Monday to the 200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue for a report of a male sitting on the railroad tracks on a bicycle near the Salem water department property. The man said he was fine and did not feel like pedaling his bike up over the overpass so he opted to cross the tracks below. There was still snow and ice along the tracks and he had been taking his time to cross.

— A pedestrian saw a package left on the doorstep of a closed business in the 100 block of South Ellsworth and was concerned it might be stolen if left out, so the person brought the package to the police station at 4:02 p.m. Monday. An officer returned the package to the business the following day.

— A woman in the 1500 block of East Third Street reported at 3:03 p.m. Monday that her vehicle was entered overnight while parked in the driveway, with $15 stolen from the vehicle.

— Police responded to the Eastgate Plaza/Giant Eagle parking lot, 2401 E. State St., at 2:23 p.m. Monday for a vehicle damage complaint. A woman said she noticed multiple scratches on the hood of her Chevy sedan and also on the trunk and a few on the roof. The scratches were not there when she had her car washed recently. The damage did not appear intentional but it was unknown what caused it.

— A man Monday reported he let a family member borrow a firearm and the family member sold it without his permission. The man lived in Negley and was told to file the report with the sheriff’s office, but said he already contacted them and was told to file the report in Salem because the family member lived in Salem. He said the family member actually lives in Perry Township. He was told that a report of that nature should be filed in the jurisdiction where the victim lives, not where the suspect resides. He was referred back to the sheriff’s office.

— A resident in the 400 block of Highland Avenue reported his vehicle was entered overnight and ransacked.

— A man in the 700 block of Highland Avenue reported Monday that someone entered his vehicle overnight while it was parked in the driveway. Nothing appeared missing. He also said his neighbor told him the same thing happened to her vehicle.

— Police responded . Monday to SRMC to speak with a woman about a female using fake information to obtain narcotics from the hospital.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported at 7:29 a.m. Monday that a female driving a black Jeep left without paying for $31.29 worth of gasoline.

— Mark Fowler, 51, of Jefferson Avenue., was charged with obstructing official business, and Tammy May, 41, of West Third Street, was charged with obstructing official business and open container after an incident which started as a traffic registration check at 1:37 a.m. Wednesday in the area of West Wilson and South Ellsworth. An officer had run the registration for a vehicle and learned the owner had a suspended driver’s license. Upon circling the block, the officer saw the vehicle pull into a driveway on West Pershing Street and the male driver got out and started running away from the officer. Officers made contact with the female owner, May, who was the front seat passenger, and the male driver, Fowler, who was located outside near Speedway. After obtaining consent to search the vehicle, police found the passenger had an open container of alcohol. During the investigation, officers found both the driver and passenger lied multiple times and obstructed the investigation. After being arrested, both were taken to jail.

— James Miletta, 43, of 632 E. Sixth St., was charged with two counts of domestic violence after police took him into custody at 11:11 p.m. Tuesday on Benton Road for a domestic in progress incident reported at 9:07 p.m. at his residence. The victim alleged that her boyfriend physically harmed her by pinning her down on a bed and the floor while punching her in the upper body and chest area. The victim allegedly reported that the male, who was heavily consuming alcohol during the evening, had gotten mad after losing $50. She also said he threatened to kill her. He was taken to the Columbiana County jail.

— William Hebron, 25, of 459 Mullins St., was cited at 8:39 p.m. Tuesday for a charge of possession of hash liquid stemming from an incident that occurred Oct. 31. During a traffic stop with Hebron, police located a vape pen with a marijuana odor and a cartridge of CBD oil, which was suspected to contain THC. All items were seized at the time, with the cartridge sent for testing.

— A man at 6:16 p.m. Tuesday contacted police for assistance in getting his dog inside the house on North Madison after returning home from a vet clinic. The dog was unable to walk on its own and due to its size, the man needed help. An officer helped the man carry the dog into the house.

— An officer at 12:26 p.m. Tuesday returned a call to a parent from North Canton who reported her son had been assaulted by a teammate during a sporting event held at Salem High School on Sunday. A disagreement between the boys reportedly occurred during the national anthem when the teammate allegedly open hand-slapped the victim. The victim reportedly slapped the teammate back and then the teammate punched the victim, allegedly causing serious injury that required substantial medical treatment and numerous followup appointments. The incident is under investigation. According to a Salem school official, there was a wrestling tournament going on and the alleged incident did not involve any Salem athletes.

— Naomi Wilson, 63, of Rose Avenue, was cited for failure to stop for a traffic control device after her westbound vehicle on Second Street failed to stop for the traffic light and struck a southbound vehicle in the intersection at North Ellsworth driven by Lesley Little, 74, of Morgan Court at 12:07 p.m. Tuesday.

— Officers obtained numerous personal documents found in the 200 block of East Fourth Street and turned in at the station lobby at 11:34 a.m. Tuesday. The items included two driver’s licenses, several credit/debit cards belonging to four different people and several rewards cards for various businesses. Officers were attempting to contact the owners.

— A private property accident was reported at 11:33 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of Vine Avenue at the Counseling Center where a Jeep Wrangler with a passenger came out of gear and rolled backwards into another parked vehicle which was unoccupied.

— An employee of Mortgage Contracting Services reported at 10:39 a.m. Tuesday that he was at a property in the 100 block of North Howard Avenue to change the locks per the bank and found the rear door knob appeared damaged, but was locked. It was discovered that the copper plumbing to the hot water tank in the basement and several other pieces of copper had been cut off. It wasn’t known when the pipes had been removed.

Fire Calls: West Point

— First responders were called to 15384 Givens Road at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday in regard to a man who fell and broke his leg.