County Sheriff

— Kimberly Law reported at 11:03 a.m. Monday an irate man was making threats toward employees at the Steel Valley Gas Station in Hanoverton. Deputies were unable to find the man.

— Richard Tsai, McClure Road, Unity Township, reported at 11:24 a.m. Monday his CSI trash can was stolen from his driveway.

— An anonymous woman on Hanna Drive, Hanover Township, reported at 1:32 p.m. Monday her neighbor was littering on her other neighbor’s property, but the other neighbor knew about it and said it was fine. She refused to give her name, but only wanted the report on file in case her dog came into contact with the trash.

— Clint Reynolds, an employee with O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, reported at 9:42 p.m. Tuesday a man had called the store from a phone number, which the caller ID said was O’Reilly’s corporate office. The man on the phone told the employees to take all the money from the sales, the drop and the safe. He then said to take all of the money to Rite Aid and get a green card for the amount. The employees did not follow the orders, calling their manager instead who suggested they file a sheriff’s report regarding the attempted scam.


— Police were called to a North West Street home at 11:01 p.m. Tuesday for a report the home had been egged.


— Robert Fuson Jr., 41, of 254 W. Wilson St., was charged with drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension and his passenger, Kerry Vance, 41, of 207 W. 16th St., was charged with drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 7:05 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. Contraband was located when they exited the vehicle and K-9 Simon indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor, with additional contraband located. Both Fuson and Vance were taken to jail.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported a drive-off at 7:21 p.m. Monday for $12.51 worth of gasoline. A license plate number was obtained and the registered owner was contacted and said the vehicle was sold several months ago. The owner’s husband showed police the old license plates which he pulled off of the vehicle when it was sold. The plate number matched the number given by the gas station clerk.

— A suspicious vehicle/person was reported at 10:58 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of South Broadway and the caller provided the vehicle registration. Officers were familiar with the person, who belongs to a local prevention group.

— An officer at 10:44 a.m. Monday saw a Chevy HHR driving slowly on East Pershing Street near Washington Avenue with a wooden swing chair on the roof. The vehicle was stopped for violations and the driver said she just acquired the swing from a local church’s dumpster. She was almost home with it. The swing was not secured to the roof and the officer told her to secure it to avoid it falling off, causing an accident and having a citation issued to her. She did so and went on her way with verbal warnings for broken windshield and slow speed.

— A Hanoverton woman came to the station at 10:30 a.m. Monday regarding a civil matter involving her grandchild. She was told she may want to contact Children Services along with the courts.

— Police responded to a medical assist at 9:17 a.m. Monday in the 2700 block of East State Street to prepare a juvenile for transport.

— A sick raccoon was reported at 7:47 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of Hickory Lane. Police stood by until the health department arrived on the scene.

— Police were called at 3:04 a.m. Wednesday to the 500 block of Bank Street for an unruly juvenile who wasn’t following the rules. The caller was told her options.

— A man in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue reported at 12:16 a.m. Wednesday that he saw a male trying to enter his neighbor’s garage. The male was last seen walking towards Speedway, but was not found. Police checked the garage and saw nothing broken or out of place.

— An officer located a vehicle in a parking lot of a closed business in the 1100 block of East State Street at 11:01 p.m. Tuesday. The driver said he works for a company and just brought someone from East Cleveland to a residence within the city. The driver said he stopped to make a phone call before heading back to Cleveland.

— Police conducted a traffic stop at 10:39 p.m. Tuesday at South Lincoln and Columbia for a red light violation that occurred at State and Lincoln. The driver gave a consent to search, but no weapons or contraband were located . The driver was issued a verbal warning for the reg light violation.

— An officer stopped at 10:38 p.m. Tuesday to talk with a person at Quaker Village on South Lincoln Avenue after seeing the vehicle he was driving leave a high narcotic activity area. He consented to a search of the vehicle but nothing illegal was located.

— Police conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation at 10:11 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of East Pershing Street. K-9 Simon alerted to an odor of narcotics inside the vehicle and a probable cause search was conducted but yielded nothing illegal. A written warning was issued to the driver for the equipment violation.

— A woman from Lexington Avenue reported at 8:08 p.m. Tuesday that a female was harassing her on her social media account but has since been blocked. She said the female also tried to threaten her with a vehicle. She was told how to get a restraining order if she felt it was warranted. An officer made contact with the female who said she never threatened the woman but agreed to leave her alone.

— A driver was issued a written warning for a moving violation in the 1100 block of East State Street after a traffic stop at 7:43 p.m. Tuesday. K-9 Simon did not indicate to the presence of a narcotic odor nor did officers locate any contraband during a consented search of the vehicle.

— A man in the 700 block of Summit Street requested a welfare check at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday, saying he was concerned his friend may harm herself due to personal issues. The female told police she was ok and denied wanting to harm herself.

— A resident in the 1000 block of East Third Street reported at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday that a dog was running around the neighborhood and attacked her dog while she was walking it. The owner of the dog was advised and said the dog got out from a hole in the fence and she would fix the issue. She was given a verbal warning for dog at large and told about the leash law. The resident said her dog didn’t have any marks or cuts from the incident.

— A woman reported at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday that her ex-boyfriend was sending messages and they had been advised in the past to not make contact with one another. The officer attempted to make contact with the male at a residence on Superior Avenue but was unable. She was told to keep the messages for her lawyer and keep anything sent in the future.

— Officers at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday assisted a male transient from Florida who came to the station looking for a place to stay for the evening. He was assisted through the Salem Ministerial Association with lodging for one night and a meal at McDonald’s.

— A suspicious object was reported at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Avenue and East Fourth Street where a woman reported finding a vial with an unknown liquid inside. She was concerned it may contain illegal narcotics. The item was retrieved and disposed of properly.

— Suspicious activity was reported behind Quaker Village on South Lincoln Avenue at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday when a male was seen walking around the back of the store without an apparent reason and he then returned to his car in the lot and drove south from the area. The vehicle and the male were not found.

— Christine Lewis, 48, of Woodland Avenue, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after her westbound vehicle on East Pershing Street near Reilly Stadium struck the rear of another westbound vehicle driven by Beth Bacon, 60, of Niles, who stopped for traffic at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were driven from the scene.

— A domestic problem were reported at 3:07 p.m. Tuesday on North Ellsworth Avenue near the Broadway Plaza where a male and female were having a dispute. They were driving down the road and both made allegations that the other caused them some degree of harm. Information will be reviewed by the prosecutor.

— Police were called at 11:53 a.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of East Pershing Street for a dispute with a female inside a car that she did not have permission to be inside. Police were flagged down near South Lundy Avenue by the car owner who said his ex-girlfriend was in his parked car rummaging about and he told her to get out. The couple broke up recently but he was giving her a ride to court in another hour or so. She wasn’t in the car when police arrived but returned to the scene holding a cell phone to her ear and began cursing at the ex. She was told to stop by police, to which she attempted to say it was her free speech. She was told it was disorderly conduct and to stop. They wanted to bicker back and forth and were told to get along peacefully. Both walked away.

— A woman from the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge Drive came to the station at 10:57 a.m. Tuesday to speak with an officer about multiple issues concerning her residence in the city. She was told the issues appeared civil in nature.

— An audible alarm was reported at 9:46 a.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of Painter Road. The exterior of the residence was secure.

Perry Township

— A 16-year-old Salem girl was cited for failure to yield after pulling from Hearthside Drive to head east on Pidgeon Road and striking a westbound vehicle driven by Julie Evancho, 57, of Salem, at 4:03 p.m. Monday. Both vehicles had minor damage and no injuries were reported.


— Firefighters were called at 10:22 a.m. Monday to the 400 block of Jennings Avenue for a smoke detector activation. While they were responding, the caller requested cancellation of the response. She was cooking, causing the alarm, and reported there were no issues.

— An odor of natural gas was reported in a building in the 1600 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 7:10 p.m. Sunday. The odor was not found.


— Firefighters responded to a report of a controlled burn that got out of control at 44073 Bell Road at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.


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