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Police

Perry Township

— A man in the 1500 block of North Lincoln Avenue requested at 12:36 a.m. Thursday that police check a location in Salem to see if his daughter was with a male in the city of Salem. Police were told he no longer lives in the city and were given an address in the township but when police responded to that address off East Pine Lake Road, the homeowner said the male’s family didn’t live there. Police updated the father that she wasn’t there and he was contacting the juvenile diversion program to update them.

— An officer was asked by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 10:04 p.m. Wednesday to check Grandview Cemetery for a female from Concord, Ohio making suicidal threats. She was supposedly driving a black 2016 Kia and heading to where family members were buried. The vehicle and female could not be located.

— A woman on Cliff Drive spoke with police at 2 p.m. Wednesday regarding her neighbors selling pepperoni rolls for a school fundraiser and not delivering the rolls after she paid for them. The complaint will be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review of possible charges since the mother failed to pay back the money as she had advised the police she would do.

— Police were told at noon Wednesday about a rolloff truck that was losing its load while traveling down Depot Road. Police spoke with the driver, who had pulled into the township’s south station parking lot on Depot. He was told he had lost several mattresses along with other items and he needed to pick them up. The operator picked up the items and placed a tarp on the rolloff. He was given a warning for unsecured load.

— Robert Goldner, 37, of Parma, was cited for possession of drugs (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana) after a traffic stop at 11:49 a.m. Wednesday on West State Street at Benton Road for a reported reckless vehicle. Police originally tried to stop the vehicle on West State Street at state Route 45 but the vehicle continued until Benton Road. Police found narcotics and narcotic equipment on Goldner and in the vehicle.

— A resident of the township turned in a woman’s hand purse containing credit cards and other items which she found in her yard on East Pidgeon Road. A message was left for the owner to contact police and pick up the items.

— Police were requested to check the well-being of an elderly female on North Union Avenue after the mail carrier noticed the mail had not been picked up for several days. A neighbor advised police where the female was located and the location was confirmed and everything was all right.

Salem

— An anonymous caller at 2:44 p.m. Wednesday reported seeing obvious damage to a garage and car off the alley behind the residence in the 300 block of West Eighth Street. Police noted the garage door appeared opened by some type of force and the garage was entered. A car inside was heavily damaged and spray-painted red. Multiple parts of the vehicle sustained damage. No one was there at the time and the house appeared vacant. The incident was under investigation.

— A citation was pending after an eastbound vehicle driven by John McCullough, 72, of Georgetown Road, on East State Street at 2:11 p.m. Wednesday turned right onto Penn Avenue and drifted left of center into a legally parked car owned by Cheyenne Harrison of Salem. The parked vehicle was parked on the east side of the street. McCullough was checked by officers and medics and transported to SRMC.

— Chad Raymond, 30, of 110 W. Pershing St., was taken into custody on a warrant for criminal trespassing after turning himself over at the police station at 10:43 a.m. Wednesday. He spoke to an officer about a possible warrant out for his arrest and police confirmed the warrant. He was turned over to a sheriff’s deputy and taken to jail.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 3:37 a.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Buckeye Avenue where a resident said he could hear voices in and around his residence. Due to the male believing someone was messing with the property, officers checked the entire household and found no one around.

— Police were dispatched at 11:21 p.m. Wednesday to Speedway, 175 W. State St., for a female who was allegedly passed out inside a vehicle. Police made contact with the female, who was pumping gas. She said she wasn’t sleeping but was looking down at her phone and had just ended her shift at work for the day. She showed no signs of impairment.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East State reported at 7:54 p.m. Wednesday someone driving a black SUV, possibly a female, left without paying for $27 worth of gasoline.

Salem

— Police and fire personnel responded to the 900 block of Homewood after a report at 2:14 p.m. Wednesday of a garbage truck striking a cable line and breaking an electrical pole, bringing multiple lines down or making them low hanging. The road was shut down with help from the police department, with firefighters remaining on the scene until Ohio Edison de-energized the power line. AT&T was also called to the scene. The police report said it was a Waste Management garbage truck that caused the damage resulting in wires stripping and sparking.

— Dispatch at 4:18 p.m. Wednesday advised of a young juvenile in a second story window in the 400 block of Aetna Street holding a dog, with the caller saying both may fall out. Police located the described juvenile in the upstairs window and made contact with the parents to advise them of the situation. Due to the seriousness of the matter, a report will be sent to Children Services for follow-up. The parents were told more supervision was needed for the boy and to make sure windows couldn’t be opened as the boy had no problem with it. Officers also found rubbish in the back yard, with housing officers to receive a report to follow-up on the violation. The caller said it was an ongoing problem.

— Loud music was reported at 3:22 a.m. Thursday in the 600 block of Woodland Avenue, with the homeowner told to turn it down.

— Police responded at 10:54 p.m. Wednesday to Walmart near the grocery doors for a suspicious male asking patrons for a ride. The male was located walking across East State Street in the 2500 block and admitted asking people for rides. He said he was just released from Salem Regional Medical Center and was trying to get back to Lisbon. He asked officers to call him a cab and he was going back to the hospital to wait.

— Police conducted a well-being check at 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Prospect Street at the request of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. An officer spoke to a female’s relatives, who said they had not seen her in several years.

— A patient assistant from Salem Regional Medical Center spoke with police at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday advising they had a pink slip for a female and needed officers to make contact with her. She had previously been notified by phone to respond to the police department to speak to officers. When she arrived, she was served the pink slip, which was an order forcing her to be brought to the hospital. She was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by EMT ambulance for evaluation. A firearm from her vehicle was seized and kept at the police station for safekeeping.

— A woman in the city reported at 6:46 p.m. Wednesday that an unknown vehicle was parked in her driveway, She was told her options.

— Telecommunications harassment was reported at 5:34 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of East State Street. The caller said a male known to him keeps texting him making threatening comments. Police were unable to make contact with the male at that time, but planned to attempt again later.

— A protection order violation was reported at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Cherry Street. A person who has a protection order against a male said he drove up the road past the person’s house. The male is a neighbor. Per the protection order, the person said the male is not allowed to pass his house. Officers discovered from the paperwork faxed by the sheriff’s office that the male did not violate the protection order.

— A well-being check was requested in the 600 block of East Fourth Street at 4:31 p.m., but the person wasn’t home.

— Police responded at 4:29 p.m. Wednesday to the area of East State Street near Salem Regional Medical Center to assist hospital staff in looking for a patient who left the emergency room and needed to return for medical attention. Officers located the person and KLG ambulance transported them back to the emergency room.

–A business in the 500 block of East Second Street contacted police at 4:06 p.m. Wednesday to request an officer drive through the lot several times, as they had recently fired an employee and were concerned over what she may do. Officers drove through a few times, but did not see the described vehicle driven by the fired employee.

— A caller at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday reported a dog left inside a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot on East State Street. The vehicle was not located.

— A resident in the 900 block of Barclay reported at 11:59 a.m. Wednesday that someone turned on her outside spigot and left it running for several hours. No other items appeared to be messed with or damaged.

— City officers were asked at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday to check on a Perry Township unit near Benton and West State where they had a traffic stop with a suspicious male possibly under the influence of drugs and highly nervous. Perry issued citations for violations. Salem officers were no longer needed.

— A third party caller at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday asked officers to check on a female in the 200 block of East Fourth Street. Officers spoke with the woman, who claimed she was ok and nothing further was needed.

— A dispute was reported at 10:58 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of East Fourth Street where a woman said a person had gotten angry over trash that was being taken out of the dumpster. Officers were able to separate the woman and the person. Both said nothing had been physical and the woman left the scene.

— Loud persons were reported at 7:39 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of East Fourth Street where a woman said a man was yelling while walking down the alley. He had already left when police arrived.

— A set of keys found in the street on Penn Avenue was turned over to police at 7:37 a.m. Wednesday. The keys were placed in lost and found.

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