Police

Salem

— Police responded at 12:56 a.m. Wednesday to the 1200 block of Pershing Street where a man said a purse was taken through the window of the home. While gathering information, officers were informed that the alleged suspect was not seen taking the purse but a chair was noticed sitting outside a bedroom window. All stolen items were documented and the incident is under investigation. Officers attempted to locate the suspect.

— Police responded to a business in the 400 block of South Broadway after receiving a 911 hangup call from the establishment at 12:34 a.m. Wednesday. The owner was unaware anyone had called and said everything was fine.

— Police were called at 10:28 p.m. Tuesday to the 700 block of East Third Street for a report of menacing via Facebook Live. Officers spoke to a person who said someone threatened to cause physical harm to him. He was unable to provide video feeback of the threats or contact information for the suspect.

— A man from Salem came to the station at 9:34 p.m. Tuesday to speak with an officer about a message sent to his 15-year-old daughter’s cell phone by an older male that was sexual in nature. He said he spoke with the male, who said he didn’t know the female was a juvenile. The man only provided a phone number for the male. An officer attempted contact, but there was no answer.

— William Faulkner, 31, of 34556 Gromley Road, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and taken to the county jail after a traffic stop for a moving violation at 9:32 p.m. Tuesday. Officers observed criminal indications coming from the driver and K-9 Argo was deployed, giving a positive indication to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted and officers located suspected narcotics in the vehicle. Faulkner was taken into custody on the paraphernalia charge, with additional charges pending lab results from seized contraband. A valid driver responded to retrieve the vehicle.

— A suspicious person was reported on a bicycle hiding between buildings in the downtown area near East State and South Lincoln at 8:53 p.m. Tuesday. The male was gone when police arrived.

— City police and K-9 Argo assisted Columbiana police on a traffic stop at 7:44 p.m. Tuesday, with K-9 Argo indicating to the presence of a narcotic odor. A search of the vehicle turned up marijuana edibles. K-9 Argo also assisted the highway patrol on a traffic stop at 7:01 p.m., also indicating to the presence of a narcotic odor in that vehicle.

— Logan Daugherty, 24, of 37934 Butcher Road, Leetonia, was cited for a minor misdemeanor for possession of marijuana paraphernalia and taken into custody on an active warrant for failure to appear on a charge of obstructing official business after police were called at 6:52 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Reilly Avenue for a male with a warrant. The man was sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot. He was taken into custody and K-9 Argo was deployed, indicating to the presence of a narcotic odor in the vehicle. During a probable cause search, police located marijuana paraphernalia and he advised it was his. Daugherty was processed and turned over to a sheriff’s deputy and taken to jail. Due to the paraphernalia being in the vehicle with a young infant passenger, the report will be sent to Children Services.

— Officers at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday checked the area surrounding the hospital on East State Street for a male with an active warrant who was receiving treatment and walked off from the hospital. He wasn’t found and officers learned he left in a vehicle.

— A woman in the 1200 block of Mound Street reported at 5:43 p.m. Tuesday that there was damage done to her back yard by a tree-cutting company the property owner next door hired. She said she already had a lawyer and the property owner refused to give her the tree company’s name. She was told it’s a civil case.

— Police were called at 4:42 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Vine Avenue for debris in the road, finding an overflowing trash bin on the curb lawn with some of the contents spilled and blown across the street. The debris was pushed back to the curb.

— A woman on Ohio Avenue who said she has custody of her nephew reported at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday that he ran away Monday night. He was seen on surveillance video inside the home leaving at 11:08 p.m. Monday. She said he made it look like he was sleeping and she noticed he wasn’t home later in the afternoon after work. He was last seen wearing light-colored blue jeans, red shirt, black/gray striped hooded sweatshirt and a backpack. He was entered into the law enforcement data base as a runaway.

— Police were contacted by a spokesman for American Standard at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday about a theft of cargo. The report said the cargo left the city from the plant in the 600 block of South Ellsworth Avenue enroute to Texas.

— A combative patient was reported at 3:26 p.m. Tuesday in the SRMC emergency room. The man wanted to leave and was yelling loudly. Officers were told he was highly intoxicated and it was unsafe for him to leave. Officers spoke to the man and told him to remain calm, warning that if he left, he would be arrested for public intoxication. He said he would be calm and go to sleep.

— Police were called at 12:47 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Jennings Avenue for a dispute that occurred earlier in the day between a woman and her ex-boyfriend. She said they had a verbal dispute and when he left, he broke a couple of items in the house. She didn’t want him coming back.

— Joe Vancooney, 57, of Franklin Avenue, was cited for assured clear distance after his southbound vehicle struck the rear of another southbound vehicle driven on Southeast Boulevard by Nicholas Kirsch, 66, of Southeast Boulevard, who stopped at a four-way stop at Ridgewood at 12:16 p.m. Tuesday. No injuries were reported.

— Haley Gaither, 18, of Prospect Street, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after the eastbound vehicle she was driving was unable to stop in time and struck the rear of another eastbound vehicle driven by Mose Yoder, 22, of Pierpont, who was stopped for traffic in the 1000 block of East State Street at 11:32 a.m. Tuesday. The driver said she was distracted by a dog in the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

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