County Sheriff

— A man was reported making suicidal threats in the area of Rose Drive in Center Township at 6:19 p.m. Wednesday. He was found walking from the area of the apartments and after speaking with him about the difficulties in his life and determining he may be a threat to himself, deputies found he agreed to go to Salem Regional Medical Center to be evaluated.

— A Fantale Street, Hanover Township, woman reported at 5:21 p.m. Wednesday there were children riding dirt bikes behind her property on the neighbor’s property. She learned the land had been recently sold and as long as the children have permission to ride their dirt bikes there, no offenses are being committed.

— Deputies were asked to check on a Stanley Drive, Knox Township, man at 12:21 p.m. Wednesday after he has not been to work in the last few days. Deputies found he was fine and just wanted to be left alone.


— A Somer Street resident reported on station at 4:42 p.m. Wednesday she had purchased candy from a local Boy Scout troop and that the check had been cashed, but she did not receive the candy. An officer spoke with the troop leader who said their funds had been put on hold due to an issue with a member, but that he did have the resident’s candy, which he delivered after speaking with the officer.

— An officer responded to the area of Columbia and Home streets at 5:09 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a solicitor. The officer spoke with the male individual and advised he needed to obtain a solicitor’s permit at village hall.

Perry Township

— Police responded to the 1800 block of Goshen Road for a report at 6:22 p.m. Wednesday of a suspicious male riding a motorized bicycle stopping in front of people’s driveways. Police could not locate anyone riding a bicycle.

— Police were called at 5:18 p.m. Wednesday to the 900 block of Canterbury Lane for a reported medical issue and stood by with KLG until no longer needed.

— A juvenile in the 200 block of Benton Road was refusing to go to school at 7:33 a.m. Wednesday. An officer spoke to the juvenile and mother and it was determined the juvenile would go to her grandparents due to her mother having to go to work.

— An open door was noticed by an officer at 10:12 a.m. Tuesday at a residence in the 1800 block of Garfield Avenue. Police searched the residence and secured the door.


— A caller at 11:36 p.m. Wednesday reported a driver stopped at the intersection at Highland and East Third Street and appeared to fall asleep briefly. The driver began driving towards East State Street before police arrived. The vehicle was not found.

— A barking dog was reported at 10:23 p.m. Wednesday on Orchard Bend. The officer was flagged down by the caller who said the dog was taken inside.

— Gretchen Walas, 35, of Ravenna, was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and also taken into custody on a warrant out of Portage County for failure to appear on a charge of possession of drugs: heroin after police were called to the Tractor Supply parking lot at the Salem Plaza on East State Street at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday for suspicious activity. A caller said a female was passed out inside a vehicle in the lot. Officers made contact and the person was confused and disoriented but consented to a search of her vehicle. Located inside were two hypodermic needles and a clear rock-like substance which was suspected to be methamphetamine. She also had the outstanding warrant. Due to her mental state, fire department first responders and EMT arrived and she was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center for evaluation. After her release, she was taken into custody, processed at the station and taken to the Columbiana County jail.

— Officers were dispatched at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday to the area of North Ellsworth Avenue and Fifth Street for a motor vehicle accident. The other vehicle, an extended cab Chevy pickup, left the scene. A man said his vehicle was eastbound on East Fifth Street when the pickup struck his driver side mirror, causing minor damage.

— Police responded at 4:21 p.m. Wednesday to the 500 block of Columbia for a well-being check on a juvenile. An officer spoke to the juvenile and guardians and found everything ok.

— Julie Baxley, 55, of East State Street, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after her eastbound vehicle on East Pershing Street struck the rear of another eastbound vehicle driven by Angela Cameron, 26, of Hanoverton, at 3:52 p.m. Wednesday. The report said Baxley’s foot slipped off the brake pedal. No injuries were reported.

— Marcus Bailey, 25, of Lisbon, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after his eastbound vehicle on East State Street at Lincoln failed to maintain an assured clear distance and struck the rear of another eastbound vehicle driven by Lee Carnes, 45, of Saroxie, Mo., who was stopped for a red light at 3:43 p.m. Wednesday.

— A runaway juvenile was reported at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of East State Street.

— A man on Cedar Ridge Drive called at 3:22 p.m. Wednesday to report possible fraudulent activity to his bank accounts. He already contacted his bank.

— David Boggs, 27, whose last known address was West Pershing Street, but was listed as homeless, was taken into custody in the 800 block of East State Street at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant for failure to appear for a drug possession charge. He was turned over to a sheriff’s deputy for transport to the jail.

— A resident in the 900 block of East Third Street reported finding a bicycle in their back yard at 12:21 p.m. Wednesday. The bicycle was taken to the police station.

— A woman on Arch Street reported at 11:34 a.m. Wednesday that someone use her bank debit number without authorization. She said the charges all stemmed from Uber charges in San Francisco from March 24 to 26, with 13 separate charges totaling $957. She notified her bank.

— Police responded at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday to the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge to assist fire department first responders and EMT on a medical alert call. A medical alarm had been activated but nobody was responding to the door. Entry was made to assure nobody was inside in need of medical assistance. Nobody was home and the residence was secured before police left.

— A juvenile problem was reported at 8:29 a.m. Wednesday in the 2200 block of East State Street. An officer spoke to a young juvenile who was not behaving.

— A custody issue was discussed at 7:57 a.m. Wednesday with a man who wanted to know how to obtain back custody of his daughter, who resides in the city. He was told to contact juvenile court and Children Services if they were involved.


— The fire department was called to a small grass fire at the home of Fern Dotson, Steubenville Pike, at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday. Someone was burning some trash when the wind picked up and caught the grass on fire. The caller was afraid the fire was heading toward the barn, so the fire department responded with three trucks and seven firefighters. The fire was contained to less than an acre and was extinguished without incident.


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