County Sheriff

— A woman at Paradise Lake Campground, West Township, reported at 4:32 a.m. Saturday someone was outside her camper and she believed they were going to burn it down. Deputies checked the area, but did not find anyone.

— A Church Hill Road, Elkun Township, reported at 12:03 a.m. Sunday she received a call from an anonymous number and a woman’s voice said she was coming to where she worked to assault her.

— A Kensington Road, Kensington, woman reported at 2:17 p.m. Friday her son, who lives on U.S. Route 30, Hanoverton, had new electrical leads stolen off his welding truck in June, which already had been reported. Since then he got used leads and they were sitting on the truck bed in the driveway, but while he was away from home on Wednesday someone stolen them.

— A Woodsdale Road, Butler Township, woman reported at 11:08 a.m. Thursday sometime overnight someone stole her 32-inch TV from her home.

— The owner of Meadowbrook Nursery reported at 10:17 a.m. Saturday someone took $65 from his cash register and about 30 gallons of gasoline from his tank. The person responsible knew where to find the keys.

— A domestic dispute was reported at a Hillcrest Road, Yellow Creek Township, home at 9:36 p.m. Sunday. The son reported his mother and her husband were involved in an argument after the husband struck the mother with a pillow in a joking manner. The son then yelled at the husband for hitting his mother with the pillow and when his mother shoved the son away, he called told her not to touch him, ending the sentence with an expletive. The mother smacked her son across the face and he left the home, punching the glass out of the screen door on the way out. He was treated by LifeTeam and everyone in the family signed a refusal to prosecute for domestic violence.


— A complaint of dogs running loose on West Washington Street was received at 2:37 p.m. Friday and one of them was struck by a vehicle. Christy Hoprich said the three canines escaped when she opened the door. The caller reported one of the dogs chased her and her daughter.

— A noise complaint was received in the alley behind the 300 block of East Washington Street at 5:42 p.m. Sunday. Police came across three men outside playing drums and guitars. They were asked to keep the music down and they agreed they would.

— Responding to a report of a runaway, police came across the 13-year-old boy walking along East Lincoln Street at 8:14 p.m. Thursday. The boy said he and his mother had been arguing about chores. The mother said her son was bipolar and was not taking his medication.

–Leon Daughtery, East Washington Street, reported Friday his plastic pickup truck liner was stolen.

— A caller reported there was a woman lying in the roadway on North Market Street at 7:56 a.m. Friday and police found a woman they knew with mental problems and she was drunk. After being told she needed to go the hospital to be examined, the woman took off running in traffic before cutting into a yard. Police captured her and had her transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Three hours before, the woman’s landlord reported she tried to set fire in her apartment fireplace at 401 E. Lincoln Way and the apartment filled with smoke. At 1:17 a.m., the same woman was the subject of a call about someone at Circle K referring to herself as the Holy Ghost and harassing customers. She became angry when police referred to her by her given name instead of the Holy Ghost and was told to go home.

— A caller reported there was a drunken man trying to get money from his account at Farmers Bank at 10:50 a.m. Thursday. The man — Robert Vecchio, 55, — was stumbling about and slurring his words. He was cited for public intoxication before police gave him a ride to his home at 401 E. Lincoln Way. A little way later police began receiving calls that Vecchio was walking down the street and falling down. Police found Vecchio sitting in the grass at the library and talking to himself. He arrested a second time for public intoxication and his bag of beer was confiscated.

— A man called at 11 a.m. Friday to say he was going to visit is wife at the Christina House, but police were concerned this might not turn out well. Police were able to contact the man, who said he was on his way to work.

— Isaac R. Faulkner, 18, of Salem, struck the vehicle in front of him on East Lincoln Way at 12:16 p.m. Friday, setting off a chain reaction accident. The vehicle Faulkner struck was driven by Andrea N. Dietz, 19, of East Liverpool, which struck the vehicle in front of her, operated by Brandon Patterson, 19, of Wellsville.

— Catherine Risden was parked out of a private drive on West Chestnut Street when she struck a Chevrolet Tracker being driven by Karen S. Wilcek at 3:11 p.m. Sunday.


— An officer assisted Columbiana police on a call at 4:10 a.m. Saturday in which an intoxicated man and woman had been in a verbal dispute. The woman was advised to stay inside due to her intoxication.

— An officer assisted Washingtonville police on a traffic stop in the 7200 block of Salem Unity Road at 7:17 p.m. Saturday in which the driver and a passenger had active warrants for their arrests out of Columbiana County. The officer stood by until a deputy arrived to retrieve the wanted persons and the Washingtonville officer cleared the scene.

— An officer responded to a 300 block Somer Street home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in reference to a domestic dispute with possible injuries. The male resident said his wife had been yelling at him all day while the wife said she was yelling at him to go to work. She said he then punched her in the leg and pushed her onto the couch, at which time she pushed him back. Neither one wanted to pursue domestic violence charges and the husband left for the day.

Perry Township

— Furniture was reported in the road at 3:12 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of Plymouth Place. Police removed the furniture.

— A resident in the 1200 block of Highland reported at 1:21 a.m. Sunday that an unknown person was knocking on her door and then leaving. Police checked the area and found no one.

— A woman in the 400 block of Benton Road reported a broken window. Police checked the area and found no one. The homeowner said it happened 20-25 minutes prior to calling police. It appeared the window was broken from the inside, the report said.

— A burning complaint was reported at 4:11 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of Michigan Boulevard, with police requested to accompany the fire department due to issues with the owner in the past. The fire department had the male put out the fire.

— Police were called at 5:35 a.m. Saturday to an alarm in the 1200 block of Newgarden, finding everything secure.

— Officers assisted Salem Police with two intoxicated females on West State Street at 2:07 a.m. Saturday.

— Police responded to a medical call to assist EMS and fire department first responders on Andrews Avenue for an unresponsive child at 7:51 p.m. Friday. Upon arrival, the child was responsive and later evaluated by KLG and firefighters. The mother and father of the child transported him to Salem Regional Medical Center for further evaluation.

— Police responded to the 300 block of West Pidgeon Road at 6:47 p.m. Friday for a removal request. Upon arrival, officers were told the person had already left.

— A woman in the 400 block of West Pidgeon Road reported at 3:14 p.m. Friday that it was nearly impossible to exit onto the road due to speeders. She asked for a close patrol of the area.

— Police were called at 4:25 a.m. Friday to the 1900 block of Newgarden Avenue for a truck sitting in a driveway with a male in the driver’s seat. Police made contact with the registered owner who said he used meth two days ago and needed to go to the hospital. He said he was from Akron and did not know how he ended up in Salem, claiming someone was chasing him. He was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by KLG and his vehicle was towed by Sinsley’s Towing.

— Police responded at 2:16 a.m. Friday to South Lincoln Avenue and Snyder Road to assist the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Salem Police on a call.

— Police responded to a possible structure fire in the 1300 block of Brookview Drive, finding the residents outside the home and stood by for the fire department to arrive.


— Loud persons were reported at 1 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of East Fourth Street where police learned people were having an argument over cleanliness. They were told about the complaint.

— Police were called at 11:57 p.m. Sunday to the 2300 block of East State Street for an interior motion alarm. Officers found the building secure with no signs of forced entry.

— Officers initiated a traffic stop at 11:38 p.m. Sunday on East State Street near Vine Avenue for a bicycle without front or rear lights. Officers were granted permission to search the person, but found nothing suspicious. The person received a verbal warning for bicycle lights.

— Officers checked on a vehicle parked in Centennial Park after hours at 10:43 p.m. Sunday. The occupants were advised of park hours. No suspicious activity was found.

— Police responded to the 300 block of South Broadway at 6:46 p.m. Sunday for a well-being check after a woman said she saw multiple children and adults outside and one of the children was being shoved multiple times by an adult. A person at the residence was advised of the complaint and said he was unaware of what they were referring to. The children appeared to be in good health.

— An anonymous person spoke to police at the station at 4:20 p.m. Sunday regarding an issue with family on East Sixth Street.

— A man from the 700 block of East Third Street spoke with an officer at 3:38 p.m. Sunday regarding an ongoing investigation. The information will be passed on to a detective.

— A residential security alarm in the 1800 block of Quaker Lane was checked at 2:08 p.m. Sunday. The residence was secure. Owners arrived and no problems were found.

— A resident from Franklin Avenue came to the station at 12:59 p.m. Sunday regarding a civil matter, wanting a male removed from the residence despite both of them living there. The female said the male threatened to break property that they both owned. She was advised of her options.

— Phillip Ruetschi, 28, of Transfer, Pa., was cited for failure to yield after turning east onto West State Street from Georgetown Road and getting struck by an eastbound vehicle on West State driven by Timothy Cosma, 59, of Country Club Lane. The collision caused the Cosma vehicle to push the Ruetschi vehicle into a utility pole. The Ruetschi vehicle had to be towed from the scene. No injuries were reported.

— Police and fire personnel responded at 8:22 a.m. Sunday to the 900 block of Newgarden for a smoke investigation, finding a small fire in a legal fire pit in a back yard. There was nothing illegal found regarding the fire.

— A water line break was reported at 7:48 a.m. Sunday at West Pershing Street and Georgetown Road. The water department was notified.

East Liverpool

— Four car loads of teenage girls allegedly were harassing each other at 12:13 a.m. Aug. 5 in the 600 block of Garner Avenue.

— Three dogs at large allegedly mauled a cat at 5 a.m. Aug. 6 in the 900 block of Montgomery Street and another set of dogs were later spotted in the vicinity of Highland Colony, where they were running in and out of traffic. The dogs had no collars and the dog warden was called.