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POLICE

Salem

– Officers helped Leetonia Police on a traffic stop on Friday, after being asked for a K-9 officer.

– Officers responded to Arch Street for a report of a dog at large on Friday. Officers found the dog with its owner, who said everything was ok.

– Seth Harding, 29, was cited for open container on Friday. Officers noticed him walking in the area of North Howard Avenue and West Third Street with an open container of alcohol.

– Officers responded to the Rite Aid on East State Street on Friday for a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot, by the time police arrived the car was gone.

– Officers received a dog found in the area of Jefferson Avenue and Maple Avenue on Friday. The dog was taken to the humane officer to be taken care of.

– Officers responded to a two vehicle accident in the Walmart parking lot on Friday. One car had backed into an approaching car while backing out of a parking space. Officers did not cite either driver for the accident.

– Marcos Ralios, 19, was charged with obstructing official business and cited with no driver’s license and failure to yield on Friday. On the 100 block of South Howard Avenue, Ralios had pulled out in front of another vehicle, causing the car he pulled out in front of to hit him. Ralios did not have a driver’s license and had given officers a fake name.

– Officers responded to the 700 block of Jennings Avenue for a one vehicle hit/skip accident on Friday. Officers received reports a vehicle driven by an elderly man had traveled off the road, and into a yard hitting some shrubbery before coming to a stop. The driver’s son was behind him, and offered their names and contact information before leaving the scene. Officers took photos before making contact with the driver’s son who reported they were at home. Officers came to the residency and noticed the vehicle had minor damage and took photos. No citations were issues at the time of the report.

– Police responded at 4:53 a.m. Friday to Burger King, 1761 E. State St., to stand by while an employee left work due to the business receiving harassing phone calls. Officers remained in the parking lot until the employee safely left.

– Kayla Amelung, 23, of Jennings Avenue, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence after police were called at 2:47 a.m. Friday to the area of Burger King for an intoxicated driver. While en route, officers were told two parties were having a verbal fight in the drive-thru and the female driver appeared highly intoxicated. Police located the vehicle and spoke to the driver and passenger, finding the driver impaired. She was released to a valid sober driver after being cited.

– An intoxicated male was reported walking at 12:07 a.m. Friday in the 100 block of South Ellsworth. He was walking home to East Third Street and given a ride by police, who told him to stay off the streets for the rest of the night.

– William Dean Hively Jr., 48, of East Sixth Street, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence after police were called at 11:55 p.m. Thursday to the 500 block of South Broadway for a private property accident that allegedly turned into a fight. There was no fight, but police learned a Ford Explorer driven by Hively was attempting to pull into a parking space behind a parked Ford Mustang in the Butech-Bliss lot, striking the rear of the car and pushing it a few feet. Hively was found to be extremely intoxicated, charged and then given a ride home.

– Roxanne Phillips, 24, of 278 W. Fourth St., was cited for driving under suspension and taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear after a traffic stop at 11:17 p.m. Thursday for no lighted headlight in the 1900 block of East State Street. The report said she had multiple warrants, with one being active out of Columbiana County.

– Police were called at 11:14 p.m. Thursday to the 900 block of West Pershing Street to check the well-being of a person who was on the phone with a crisis hotline and had a possible firearm. Officers located the person who said he was depressed but not suicidal. Fire department first responders and KLG responded and he was voluntarily transported to Salem Regional Medical Center.

– A prowler was reported at 10:08 p.m. Thursday in the 1500 block of Shade Lane where residents returned home and noticed the front door open and unlocked. Police searched the perimeter and interior of the residence, but found no suspicious activity.

– A driver was given a warning for two headlights required after a traffic stop at 9:34 p.m. Thursday. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor. During a search of the vehicle, no contraband was located.

– An officer at 9:01 p.m. Thursday stopped a juvenile on West State Street near Benton Road for not having a light on his bike. The juvenile consented to a search of his backpack, but no contraband was located. The officer helped him fix his light on his bicycle.

– A caller at 8:29 p.m. Thursday reported two juveniles passing something back and forth on Court Drive at Centennial Park. Police found they had been smoking a cigarette. They were told they could be cited for being underage and were sent on their way with the understanding not to smoke in the park.

– Police were called at 7:59 p.m. Thursday to a residence where a female was possibly wanting to harm herself. Officers spoke to her and other family members and all said everything was fine. She was checked by EMT and refused further assistance.

– Police were called at 7:58 p.m. Thursday to the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue for a hit/skip. A street lamp was struck by a Chevy truck which was backing out of Sugar Tree Alley on North Lincoln Avenue before leaving the scene via East Third Street. The street lamp was removed from the road.

– Officers responded at 7:58 p.m. Thursday to the 400 block of Ohio Avenue for a neighbor dispute. A male and female were yelling obscenities at one another. Officers told both to return to their residences and stay away from each other. Both received warnings for disorderly conduct and advised of the consequences.

– A driver received a warning for a stop sign violation after a traffic stop at South Lundy Avenue and Cedar Street at 7:42 p.m. Thursday. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor and the vehicle was searched. The driver advised there was marijuana inside the vehicle at one time but no contraband was recovered.

– Jeffrey Meyers, 62, of Cleveland Street, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence after police responded to South Ellsworth and Snyder Road for a report of an intoxicated driver at 4:35 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle was located on West Pershing and stopped upon turning onto West State from Sharp. Meyers received a verbal warning for speed and citation for OVI and was released to his wife.

– A woman on North Broadway Avenue reported harassment at 4:07 p.m. Thursday, playing a voicemail for police that she received from a person she didn’t want contacting her. An officer spoke to the person and told her to cease calling the woman.

– A landlord/tenant dispute was reported at 2:58 p.m. Thursday. The landlord was at the property in the 1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a routine inspection and the tenant wanted an officer there while the landlord was present. Officers stayed for a few minutes and left.

– A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported at 2:40 p.m. Thursday that the driver of a white Ford Windstar left without paying for $35 worth of gas.

– Police were asked at 2:31 p.m. Thursday to check the well-being of a family member that couldn’t be reached by phone in the 500 block of East Fourth Street. The person said all was fine.

– A man in the 500 block of East Fourth Street spoke to an officer at 1:16 p.m. Thursday about being upset that his family was getting evicted from their apartment. He just wanted to say it was wrong for the manager to evict him and his family.

– A domestic dispute was reported at 12:37 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a woman said the male left and took her second set of car keys and some clothes. She just wanted her clothes and keys back. Officers attempted to call the male but only got a voicemail.

– An illegally parked vehicle in the 400 block of Sharp Avenue was moved into a driveway after police notified residents Thursday.

– A caller at 8:20 a.m. Thursday reported a female driving around a school bus while its flashing lights and stop sign were activated in the 1600 block of Southeast Boulevard. The caller got a picture of the vehicle plate. Officers attempted to make contact but nobody was home.

– Police were called at 7:22 a.m. Thursday to the 400 block of Aetna for a case of dog neglect. No one was home and there was no sign of a dog.

– Police responded to the 1400 block of East State Street for a stolen vehicle at 6:21 a.m. Thursday. Also on Thursday, the vehicle was recovered by the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office on Grant Street in Lisbon.

Sheriff’s Office

– Deputies responded to Peace Valley Road in Unity Township for a report of a suspicious vehicle on Thursday. No contact was made after searching the area.

– A deputy dispatched to Shell Road in Center Township after receiving a call from a drunk man on Friday. The caller had left by the time the deputy arrived, and the remaining residents explained it was an accidental call.

-On Friday, deputies took a report of an ATV, motorcycle and go carts dealer who had attempted to repossess a go cart with $1,200 left on its loan. The dealer went to a residence on State Line Road in Middleton Township to reclaim the go cart, when the property own threatened to shoot if he did not leave. He plans to take the owner to court, but wanted a report on file.

– Deputies responded to Bye Road in Unity Township for a report of a suspicious vehicle on friday. No contact was made after searching the area.

– Deputies took an updated report for a stolen 1996 Ford pickup truck on Friday. The owner said his truck was stolen on Sept. 4, and he is unsure who took it. He did file a report previously, but without the vehicle’s title, which he had this time. He believes the truck is at Sinsley Towing and he needs the report to get the vehicle out of impound.

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