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POLICE

Highway Patrol

— Abbey Dawes, 35, of Ridge Road, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after her eastbound vehicle struck the rear of an eastbound vehicle driven by Jessica McComas, 27, of Beloit-Snodes Road, Beloit, who had slowed due to traffic on U.S. Route 62 at 4:21 p.m. Saturday in Knox Township. The patrol report said McComas suffered a possible minor injury but refused treatment from EMS at the scene. No injuries were reported by Dawes or her 7-year-old passenger.

— The driver of a FedEx truck, Jacoby Duncan, 27, of Thibodaux, La., was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device, in particular the signs warning of a 12-feet 6-inch clearance limit, after striking the overhead railroad bridge on Georgetown Road in Knox Township at 5:50 p.m. Friday. The report noted that a sign warning of the clearance limit is posted 400 feet prior to the bridge and on top of the bridge itself. There are two additional signs on each side of the bridge. The driver admitted to seeing the posted signs. The vehicle sustained damage to the top of the trailer and top of the cab. Besides troopers from the Lisbon patrol post, personnel from Homeworth Fire Department, Columbiana County Engineer’s office and Norfolk Southern also responded to the scene. No injury was reported.

New Waterford

— Police at 9:48 a.m. Saturday responded to the 3700 block of Silliman Street for a complaint of a suspicious vehicle parking in a parking lot for several hours with people inside. Officers made contact with the occupants who said they ran out of gas and had no money or anyone who could bring them money. The occupants were given money to get gas at the New Waterford Food Mart and they were then on their way to their original destination.

— Officers at 4:15 p.m. Thursday spoke to a male on Village Park Drive regarding a custody issue and gave him his options.

— Police arrived at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday to the 3200 block of Creek Road for an unruly juvenile. An officer spoke with the juvenile and mother and explained their options.

— Police responded at 12:32 p.m. Oct. 8 to the 3200 block of Creek Road for a well-being check. The person in question was ok.

— Police responded at 8:06 a.m. Oct. 4 to the 3700 block of Boardman Street for a theft involving numerous vehicles being ransacked overnight. The incident is under investigation.

— A suspicious male was reported walking through a yard and being loud late Oct. 1, early Oct. 2 in the 46000 block of South State Street. No one was located.

Salem

— An alarm was reported at 2:21 a.m. Sunday in the 900 block of East Third Street, but the building was secure.

— Police were called at 1:39 a.m. Sunday to Southeast Boulevard and Tanglewood for a group of people smashing pumpkins on the road. The group was located in a private drive in the 2200 block of Southeast Boulevard. They were identified and found to be smashing their own pumpkins that one of them purchased earlier. They cleaned up and went inside for the evening.

— Contraband was removed from a juvenile passenger in a vehicle stopped at 1:28 a.m. Sunday on Sharp Avenue near East State Street. The juvenile was released to a legal guardian who was told charges would be sent to juvenile court. The driver received a written warning for no license plate light.

— K-9 Simon was requested for an open air sniff during a traffic stop handled by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on North Lincoln Avenue at the U.S. Route 62 bypass at 1:05 a.m. Sunday. He indicated to the presence of a narcotics odor. Contraband was removed from the vehicle.

— A domestic in progress was reported at 11:27 p.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of Franklin where yelling could be heard coming from the rear of a residence. Some people were horsing around on a trampoline and told to keep the noise down.

— Police were called at 11:19 p.m. Saturday to the 300 block of West Eighth Street for people around a vacant home with flashlights. Contact was made with two people, one who used to live there, who said they were given permission to retrieve a washing machine. Everything was ok.

— An assault was reported at 9:56 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of East Fourth Street where a translator had to be called to assist due to a language barrier with the alleged assault victim. The victim had answered the door after he heard knocks on his front door. When he opened it, two males in masks who spoke Spanish assaulted him and then fled on foot. The victim had a minor abrasion to his elbow. An investigation is pending.

— City officers were called to assist Perry Township Police at 9:37 p.m. Saturday at Georgetown Road and the state Route 45 bypass. A person was detained without incident before the city unit arrived. City officers checked on the Perry unit, then left.

— Police responded to the 100 block of Rose for a warrant check at 8:51 p.m. Saturday and made contact with the person, officers observing drug paraphernalia sticking out of the person’s front pants pocket. He was detained, the warrant confirmed, and other contraband was located on him, but officers spoke to the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office and due to his recent medical issues, he was released. He was told he would face new charges and deal with the active warrant at a later date.

— Police were called at 7:41 p.m. Saturday to Aaron’s rental in the 2900 block of East State Street for a business truck with the lights left on. The truck was secure.

— Police responded to the 8700 block of Salem-Unity Road for a report at 7:05 p.m. Saturday of a possible fight. Officers found a large group of people who were part of the track team having a get-together and playing football in the front yard. Officers found no problems and played a few minutes of football with them prior to leaving.

— Michael Riley, 40, of Maple Street, was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to the Columbiana County jail after an off-duty police officer reported an intoxicated male at 6:01 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue. Upon arrival, it was discovered officers had dealt with the male three times in the past 24 hours for intoxication and he had been warned. He was highly intoxicated and unable to give straight answers.

— A credit card found in the 2800 block of East State Street was turned over to police at 12:47 p.m. Saturday and placed in lost and found.

— Police checked the 800 block of East Sixth Street at 12:37 p.m. Saturday for a missing juvenile for Alliance Police. An officer spoke with the resident outside her home. The report said she was not friendly towards the officer who asked if the girl was there because she had been reported missing. The resident said there were no juveniles there except for a very young one and that she was tired of police showing up at her home. She said she was calling Alliance Police to see who’s making these things up and possibly seek legal advice, as she was embarrassed. Officers had no probable cause or suspicion that the girl was there at that time and left.

— A dispute was reported at 12:24 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of North Howard Avenue where a man from Hudson said he issued a five-day notice to the person renting an apartment from him. He said the person’s friend threatened him with violence if he did not leave. He and the person went outside to discuss the matter, which is when the friend again made threatening remarks. He just wanted the incident on file in case further issues occur.

— Police were called at 6:49 a.m. Saturday to the 300 block of Vine Avenue to check the well-being of a person. The person’s wife had been trying to reach him for sometime and he would not answer. Officers found that he slept through his alarm.

— An intoxicated person was reported at 6:27 a.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of Maple Street. A man at the residence was upset due to the fact he believed his girlfriend had taken some of his belongings. He was told his options.

— Police were dispatched at 5:25 a.m. Saturday to the area of South Lincoln Avenue and Franklin for a male walking in and out of traffic. He was located in the 1400 block of Franklin intoxicated. He was given a ride home and a warning for public intoxication.

Sheriff’s Office

— An alarm drop was reported at 3:49 a.m. Saturday in the 11000 block of state Route 170 in Middleton Township. All doors and windows to the house and garage were secure. Lights were on inside the house, but the deputy was unable to make contact with anyone. No vehicles were in the drive, but it was unknown if any were in the garage.

— A welfare check was requested at 12:38 a.m. Saturday in the 44000 block of Crestview Road in Fairfield Township where a deputy spoke to the homeowner, who appeared highly intoxicated and had cuts on his knees. When asked how he obtained the injuries, he said due to his level of intoxication, he fell over. He denied needing any medical attention.

— A woman in the 15000 block of Johnson Road in Madison Township reported at 1:58 p.m. Friday that someone opened a Paypal account using her name and other information and spent nearly $700. She had already contacted Paypal and the creditor and the situation was being handled properly.

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