— An officer at 12:41 a.m. Wednesday noticed a vehicle parked at a closed business in the 1000 block of North Ellsworth Avenue and made contact with the occupants who said they were waiting on a friend. They were advised the business was closed and left the parking lot.

— A caller at 11:29 p.m. Tuesday reported two males that appeared intoxicated and were dropping sealed cans of alcohol on the sidewalk in the area of North Howard Avenue near West Fourth Street. Police stopped and identified the males who were just about to their destination. They were told to stay in for the evening.

— Police were called at 10:37 p.m. Tuesday to South Ellsworth Avenue south of the railroad tracks for a large amount of grass in the roadway. The incident was actually in Perry Township, so Perry police were called. A city officer assisted Perry Township police and a civilian with cleaning up the road.

— A domestic was reported in the city at 10:21 p.m. Tuesday. The male half had fled the scene and the female said no physical violence occurred, only property damage, but she declined to pursue charges. The male said the same over the phone.

— An officer at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday stopped a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of West State and spoke with the driver. No criminal activity was occurring.

— Police at 9:21 p.m. Tuesday checked a business in the 800 block of West State Street where the interior lights were on. The business was secure. The lights were left on by employees.

— An intoxicated person was reported walking on South Broadway at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday, but was not found.

— Police responded at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Centennial Park to the pavilion off of East Pershing for a fights. Officers spoke with a group, that was not engaged in a fight, and a girl said another boy called her a racial slur. The boy acknowledged calling the female the slur but said the girl called him the same racial slur first. Both were advised of the error of their ways and told that any further calls could lead to them being banned from the park.

— A dog reported at large at 6:38 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of East Pershing Street was caught by several people and turned over to the city humane agent until the owner could be identified. The dog was scanned for a microchip, but none was found and there were no tags.

— A person came to the police station at 5:31 p.m. Tuesday to report a civil matter and was told to speak to the landlord about an issue with neighbors.

— A suspicious person was reported at 5:26 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of West State Street, but was not found.

— An open 911 call was reported at 4:42 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue. The person did not think he dialed 911, but apologized for any inconvenience.

— A caller at 2:33 p.m. Tuesday reported a grey Jeep possibly involved in illegal activity in the 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue, but did not find it.

— A woman came to the station at 10:57 a.m. Tuesday to report 25-30 hydrocodone pills removed from her vehicle either while she was in the 200 block of West State or at West Branch High School.

— A man called at 10:39 a.m. Tuesday about losing his wallet between Giant Eagle and the Salem Family Practice.

— A suspicious female was reported sitting on the lawn of a property in the 200 block of North Madison at 10:29 a.m. Tuesday. She said she was there to see a friend about her phone but agreed to leave,

— A caller at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday reported an unknown person moved a metal grate that covers a drainage ditch on two occasions in the 200 block of South Broadway.

Perry Township

–An officer on patrol at 2:53 a.m. Wednesday noticed a female walking on state Route 45 and made contact with the juvenile who said she was walking home to a residence on West Pidgeon Road. Police gave the juvenile a ride home and spoke with her grandmother.

— A woman reported a vehicle theft at 11:47 p.m. Tuesday, saying that she last saw her vehicle when she first got to work at Fresh Mark earlier in the day. While speaking with the victim and plant security, it was learned a tow truck had come and repossessed the vehicle, which was confirmed with the repo log. The woman was given complaint numbers so that arrangements could be made to possibly get her vehicle back.

— A caller at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday reported a noise complaint in the 1800 block of Newgarden. Police could hear music coming from a garage and made contact with a person to turn it down. They said they were going to be done for the evening.

— Hay was reported in the roadway at 10:47 p.m. Tuesday in the 1800 block of Depot Road. Police and a passerby were able to remove the debris.

— Police responded to a report of one to be removed in the 300 block of West 14th Street at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday when a woman said she wanted her contractor removed from her property. She said there was a disagreement between her and the contractor about money. An officer spoke to the contractor and his relative and they wanted to finish the job so they could get paid. Both of them were told the money issue was civil and they had to leave if the owner did not want them there any longer. One of them spoke to the owner and the two came to an agreement. The contractor remained on the property to finish the job.

— A resident in the 900 block of Cunningham Road called at 1:58 p.m. Tuesday to report a loose cow in his yard. The resident spoke with police and said the bull must have gone back across the fence into the pasture. The officer could see fresh cow manure along with large hoof tracks in the yard. The resident had texted the owner of the cow and was told someone would check on the cows.

— Police were called to Old Farm Road at 8:42 p.m. Monday for a suspicious person in the tree line, but didn’t find anyone.

— A man from Stewart Road reported at 5:33 p.m. Monday that he believed his ex-girlfriend took some jewelry from a safe three weeks ago when they broke up. He thought she was living in the East Liverpool area. He was advised to check the local pawn shops to see if the items were pawned.

— Police checked on a parking complaint at 4:56 p.m. Monday regarding a mowing company parked on the road in the 1300 block of North Lincoln Avenue. Police found orange cones had been placed and the vehicle was not a problem for people approaching the vehicle.

— A man in the 1300 block of West State Street reported at 3:59 p.m. Monday that he has a vehicle located at the trailer park that the trailer park manager has blocked in apparently for no reason and refuses to let him have it. The manager told police the man owes money. The man was told to contact his attorney and take the manager to court since it’s a civil issue.

— Alfonzo Matias Hernandez, 39, of Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after his eastbound vehicle on West State Street struck another eastbound vehicle driven by Richard Steves, 38, of Salem, who was stopped in traffic at 1:54 p.m. Monday. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.


— Robert Moore, a passenger in a car involved in a traffic stop on Lisbon Street May 19, had a warrant out of West Virginia for failing to register as a sex offender, and was taken in to custody, charged with fugitive from justice and taken to jail.

— On May 20, officers responded to a stolen Rent-A-Center TV on Commerce Street. The renters had placed the TV in the box and when they went to return it the TV was gone.

— On May 23, officers responded to a hit and run accident at the intersection of Second Street and Fulton Street. Witnesses reported a blue Buick, with a male driver and female passenger, ran the stop sign on the corner and kept driving. The vehicle was found parked on Eighth street, and was registered to Brittany Landacre, who said her boyfriend Shawn Cunningham was driving. Cunniningham will be charged with leaving the scene of an accident, stop sign violation, failure to control and driving under suspension.

— On May 25, James Copeland from Douglasville, Ga., was taken to jail with charges of persistent disorderly conduct and obstructing official business. Copeland was reported for suspicious behavior. When officers made contact he began yelling and refused to provide ID. Identification was made after St. Clair Township sent an officer with the department’s fingerprint machine.

— On May 28, Shawn Cunningham was charged with obstructing official business and resisting arrest. The van Cunningham drives was reported as a suspicious vehicle. Officers recognized the van and knew Cunningham was wanted for questioning in a hit skip accident earlier in the week and that his license is suspended. Cunningham’s girlfriend reported the van had broken down. Officers spotted Cunningham running from the scene and pursued him, giving commands to stop. Cunningham fought officers in their arrest attempts. Officers found nine painkiller pills and a suspected bag of cocaine during a search, Cunningham also admitted to doing heroin. He was taken to ELCH.

— On May 28, Paul Dabney Jr. was taken into custody for a warrant out of the sheriff’s office after a traffic stop.

— On May 29, officers responded to a theft on Broadway. Missing items included electronics and shoes.

— On May 30, officers responded to a vehicle through a fence and in to a tree on Lisbon Street. The vehicle was registered to Talisa Lewis who later came to the station to fill out a statement stating she was not the driver. Terrance Haywood was the driver and he later came to the police department to admit fault and to pick up his copy of the three traffic citations: driving on suspension, failure to report an accident and failure to control.

— On May 30, officers responded to a possible stolen vehicle on Broadway. Paperwork was faxed to the sheriff’s office.

— On May 30, Asplundh Trees Services reported two males in a silver Subaru stole two chainsaws from their truck. Workers were cutting tree branches down while harnessed in trees.

— On May 30, Officers cited Thomas Bryarley for unsafe vehicle and failure to control after his jeep struck a porch on 19th Street. Bryarley said his brakes failed and he was trying to avoid hitting a vehicle in front of him.


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