Salem Police Department’s new part-time Patrolman Eric Buday, of Struthers, holds his son, Hunter, as he recites his oath of office administered by Salem Mayor John Berlin Thursday. Buday graduated from the Youngstown State University Police Academy in November 2015 and also works part-time for the New Waterford Police Department. He also has experience with Goshen Township and Campbell police departments.

County Sheriff

— Deputies responded to a crash which took place on state Route 172 just west of County Home Road at 11:13 p.m. Tuesday. Michael Miller had driven off the road and rolled his truck on top of a parked vehicle. The Highway Patrol took over the crash investigation when they arrived.

— Deputy Sgt. Mike Helman responded to a Whinnery Road, Hanover Township, home where an alarm was sounding at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday and found it to be secure.

East Palestine

— Cheryl Johngrass, East Clark Street, reported at 2:03 a.m. Feb. 8 her juvenile daughter left the home and she was not sure where she was going. She was later picked up at the police station by her mother and the matter is being forwarded to the juvenile court.

— A Brookdale Avenue man reported at 4:37 a.m. Wednesday someone had tampered with his vehicle during the night.

— Police were called to the 200 block of East North Avenue for a report that two men dressed in black were going door to door. Police contacted the men who said they were working for an energy company and were asking residents for a moment to pitch them the business. The men were told to check with the police department every day they come into town to work to avoid further issues.

— An East Main Street woman reported at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday reported that the father of her child was making threats toward her.

— A school bus driver reported at 12:28 p.m. Tuesday a vehicle ran her school bus lights on South Market Street.

— Police recovered a three-wheeled scooter from in front of Doyle’s Meat Market on East Taggart Street. The scooter is at the police station for the owner to identify.

— Anthony Kelly, age and address not listed, was stopped on Bacon Avenue at 5:05 p.m. Monday for driving under suspension. He was cited for the suspension and possession of drug paraphernalia.

— Police were called to the McDonald’s restaurant parking lot at 11:51 p.m. Sunday in reference to a girl meeting with an adult man who may have a protection order out against him. Police discovered the the man did not have a protection order out against him, although there may have been an order for no contact. The child fled on foot after being told to stop by police. She was arrested at a nearby apartment and taken to the Tobin Center for obstructing official business and curfew.

— Police responded to a reported drug overdose of medication at an East Taggart Street address at 6:49 p.m. Sunday.

— Ronald Barson, Bacon Avenue, reported at 1:06 a.m. Sunday he heard a loud noise as if something had struck his front door. Police checked Barson’s door and did not see any obvious signs of damage.

— Tyler Reynolds, address not listed, reported at 10:14 p.m. Saturday someone threw a rock or something at the rear window of his pickup truck causing it to shatter while he was driving down East Taggart Street. The matter is under investigation.

— A girl reported at 7:17 p.m. Saturday she was struck by her mother. Police accompanied her back to her East Main Street home and spoke with the mother and both acknowledged that there had been some verbal altercation that escalated to physical altercations. Police suggested they work on an alternative method to resolve their differences or they would be charged with domestic violence if it continues.

— A Bacon Avenue resident reported at 11:07 a.m. Saturday someone made threatening gestures to them as they drove by their home.

— Police were called to a home on East Rebecca Street at 7:32 p.m. Friday for a report of a possible physical altercation.

— A Hamilton Lane resident reported online fraud at 6:58 p.m. Friday.


— Police responded to the area of East State Street, west of Lincoln, after a caller at 2:33 a.m. Thursday reported an intoxicated driver who turned westbound onto East State Street from North Lincoln Avenue. The area was checked but the vehicle was not located.

— Rebecca Lynn Carrocce, 45, of 503 W. Pidgeon Road, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, driving under suspension and left of center and taken to the Columbiana County jail after a traffic stop late Wednesday. A caller at 11:07 p.m. reported an intoxicated driver at Taco Bell on East State Street who had been all over the road in a red Dodge. An officer saw the vehicle pull out of Taco Bell and followed it, seeing multiple traffic violations and conducting the stop. When taken into custody for OVI, the driver resisted arrest which forced officers to escort her to the ground where she was handcuffed. During the struggle, the driver’s knee was cut open on the pavement and was bleeding. She requested to go to the hospital, first responders showed up and she was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center where she continued to yell and scream after being advised multiple times to stop. She had to be restrained by hospital staff but was discharged a short time later, processed at the police station and taken to jail.

— Police responded at 10:51 p.m. Wednesday to the 1200 block of East Pershing Street for a child custody dispute, learning a juvenile was taken to a relative’s house in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue, but paperwork said the juvenile was to reside on East Pershing. The caseworker could not be reached, but an officer reviewed the paperwork and spoke to the juvenile and relative explaining they could be interfering with custody. They agreed to have the officer take the juvenile back to Pershing Street.

— An intoxicated driver was reported entering the city on West State Street near Georgetown Road at 9:58 p.m. Wednesday. The female was reported to be extremely intoxicated operating an older tan Mercury. No vehicle matching the description was seen by police entering the city.

— Catherine Davidson, 51, of Harrison Avenue, was cited for reasonable control after the eastbound vehicle she was driving on East Sixth Street, which had the green light, turned left onto North Lincoln Avenue and struck the driver side front end of a southbound vehicle driven by Michael Ramsey, 58, of Butcher Road, who was stopped for the red light on North Lincoln at 5:46 p.m. Wednesday.

— Police were dispatched at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday to Taco Bell, 1872 E. State St., for a report of a man with a knife, but employees said there was no disturbance inside the business. A woman in the parking lot said she called police after her friend called her and said a male pulled a knife out of his pocket while she was at another location in the 1700 block of East State and she thought a male matching the description walked into the restaurant. The other female responded and told police the male knocked on her window with a knife to his side wanting a ride. A male matching the description provided was located by police but denied the allegations and gave consent for police to search him. Nothing illegal was found and there was no knife. The female did not want to pursue charges.

— A woman reported at 3:34 p.m. Wednesday that part of the roadway was bulging up in the area of North Union Avenue and Cleveland Street and as she drove over it, her tire went flat. Officers checked the area, but did not see anything of what was described nor anything in the roadway to flatten a tire.

— Jerry Koerner Jr., 38, who was staying at 367 W. Ninth St. temporarily, was taken into custody at 2:54 p.m. Wednesday at the home on an active warrant out of Columbiana County for failure to appear on a telecommunications harassment charge.

— A clerk at Smith Oil, East State Street, reported at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday that the driver of a red Pontiac sedan pumped $31.28 worth of gasoline and left without paying. The vehicle was not found.

— Power lines were reported down at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of West 13th Street. Officers arrived with the fire department and located the line. Firefighters stood by until Ohio Edison could fix the issue.

— Police responded at 1:24 p.m. Wednesday to the 600 block of East State Street for a report of harassment. The report said a female was very irate over her vehicle getting repoed. Police were unable to make contact with her.

— An audible alarm was reported at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 2900 block of East State Street, with the building found secure and everything appearing ok.

— A woman from West Middletown Road reported at 9:58 a.m. Wednesday that her vehicle sustained scratches and a dent on the driver side rear door while parked next to a cart caddy in the Marc’s parking lot, 2487 E. State St. She said wind caused parts of the cart caddy to flex and move. She wanted documentation of the damage.

— A runaway female juvenile was reported at 9:13 a.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of East Fifth Street. The mother said the girl left home sometime in the early morning. The situation is under investigation.

Perry Township

— A man on Hearthside Drive reported at 10:54 p.m. Wednesday that another male has been messaging his wife over social media and after he was asked to stop, he started insulting them. He wanted the police department to know in case there are further issues.

— Police responded at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday to the 600 block of Michigan Boulevard for a reported alarm drop. Police made contact with the people inside the residence and learned it was the realtor for the property showing potential buyers the home. Everyone was identified and police left without incident.

— A woman in the 1400 block of West State Street spoke to police at 9:14 a.m. Wednesday about a person calling her and advising she won a large amount of money and they needed her address to deliver the money to her. She was told to call police if anyone arrives at the residence.

— Possible wires were reported down laying in a ditch on Egypt Road north of Painter at 8:12 a.m. Wednesday. Police made contact with Ohio Edison and had them respond to the location.


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