County Sheriff

— The owner of property on state Route 14 reported at 2:35 p.m. Monday someone was using her property without her permission, leaving six large bales of corn stalks and deep ruts in her field. The neighboring farmer told her they were not his. She had also put up a temporary fence, which has been knocked down, and “No Trespassing” signs, which have been ignored.

— A Glasgow Road, Madison Township, man reported at 11:48 a.m. Monday his name is on a joint account with his mother as the primary account holder. The account has been closed because someone was attempting to purchase items using the account. A Verizon bill was paid and someone attempted to make purchases through Amazon.

— A Bandy Road, Knox Township, woman reported she provided $100 as a down payment for a puppy she found online. Then the woman selling it would not provide her with the address where the puppy was located. It turned out the woman lives in Peru, Ind., and there was no puppy. Deputies attempted to call the Indiana woman going by the name Tiffany Slaton, but were unable to leave a message.

— A James Drive, Yellow Creek Township, man reported at 9:47 a.m. Monday there were 10 to 12 people under his trailer, looking up through the vents at him and laughing at him while they were partying. He believed these people were killing animals and burying them under the trailer. No one was found, nor were there any animals found. The pink rabbit he insisted was hanging under the trailer, was found to be insulation. He admitted he had not slept in three days and was off his medication. The man was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.

— A woman was showing signs of confusion at a state Route 45, Salem Township, address. Deputies waited for a family member to come and pick her up. The family member was going to stay with her.

— Deputies checked the area near Metz Road at 8:11 p.m. Sunday for a woman who was reportedly suicidal. After about a 90 minute search, she was not located. The woman did go home later and another deputy went to speak with her.

— Kevin W. Short, 46, state Route 45, Center Township, was charged with domestic violence at 1:12 a.m. Monday after reportedly kicking his live in girlfriend off the bed and pushing her up against a wall. Short was taken to the county jail.

Highway Patrol

— Austin W. O’Dell, 22, of Salem, was cited for failure to control when he struck a vehicle in the Kent State Salem parking lot in Salem Township at 6:08 p.m. Oct. 30.


— Police were called to a domestic dispute between two women at 157 Sherman St. at 2:13 a.m. Monday, but the person who claimed to have been attacked did not wish to press charges. The argument that led to the altercation was over the one woman not picking the other one up at work because she was intoxicated. The also argued over money missing from the other’s wallet. The couple agreed to spend the night at the house but stay away from each other.


— Police were requested to assist the EMS crew at a residence on Union Street at 7:08 p.m. Monday.

— A man came on station to report a possible problem with a neighbor at 9:32 a.m. Monday.

Liverpool Township

— An Ogden Street resident reported at 4:48 a.m. Nov. 2 that an unidentified female drove off with his vehicle, when he dropped off a friend. The woman was described as 5-8 with sandy blonde hair.

— Police responded to two deer-related crashes at 6:57 a.m. Oct. 21 near Lisbon Street and Westfield Road and 6:30 a.m. Oct. 30 near U.S. Route 30 and Westfield Road.

— A Forsyth Road woman reported at 5:35 p.m. Oct. 28 that two windows at her residence had been broken out.

— A Sherwood Road resident reported at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 that sometime the night before someone stole a mongoose bike off her porch.

— Officers investigated at 7:50 p.m. Oct. 30 a domestic incident in the 300 block of Imperial Drive.

St. Clair Township

— An area resident reported at 5:19 p.m. Nov. 4 on station that two fraudulent charges totaling in excess of $207 at the Calcutta Walmart,.


— Francisco Gaspar, 18, of Omaha, Neb., was charged with a fourth-degree felony count of burglary after police were called at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of West School Street for a burglary in progress. A resident reported an unknown male inside his daughter’s bedroom. Police saw the male in the bedroom while looking through a window, made entry and took him into custody.

— Police were called at 11:29 p.m. Monday to the 600 block of South Union Avenue to speak with a man regarding threats being made. Officers discovered no threats were made and told the person their options.

— An anonymous caller at 9:07 p.m. Monday reported a person stumbling in the road near Sparkle Market on South Lundy, with police responding for a well-being check. Officers spoke with the person fitting the description and he said he was walking to get pop out of the pop machine. Police saw no indication of impairment.

— A woman in the 1000 block of East State Street reported at 6:07 p.m. Monday that her daughter’s bicycle was stolen Sunday night.

— A Salem man reported at 5:50 p.m. Monday that two juveniles tossed a rock at his car, causing a scratch in the 400 block of West State Street. He attempted to speak with them but could not get any information off of them.

— A caller at 5:30 p.m. Monday reported two juveniles jumping on cars in the 400 block of West State Street, but police did not find them.

— Police, along with KLG ambulance and fire department first responders, were called to Bob Evans restaurant in the 2200 block of East State Street at 5:19 p.m. Monday for a medical. A female was transported to the hospital.

— Police responded to Centennial Park for a report of a fight at 4:51 p.m. Monday, locating no fight and seeing several juveniles who also said they saw no fight. During the response, an officer traveling south on the emergency vehicle path saw a group of juveniles and one who appeared to be leaving after seeing the patrol car, and turned the car left, striking the emergency vehicles only sign. Damage was sustained by the driver side of the car and to the sign.

— Contraband was reported found on the ground in the 1700 block of East State Street at 4:33 p.m. Monday, described as a white powder substance wrapped in a plastic bag. The item was taken by police and disposed of at the police station.

— A Salem man reported accidental damage to his vehicle at 3:38 p.m. Monday, saying that while he was driving in the 400 to 600 block of West State Street he heard a loud bang on the side of his vehicle and found a small scratch. He wanted a report on file.

— A barking dog was reported at 3:09 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of East Third Street. Officers saw the dog barking, but no one was home. The dog stopped barking.

— Several items were reported stolen from a property in the 1100 block of East Pershing Street at 1:04 p.m. Monday.

— A credit card recovered from the Giant Eagle parking lot on East State Street was turned over to police at 12:25 p.m. Monday.

— A man from Hanoverton reported at 11:10 a.m. Monday that he believed someone unknown to him entered his rental property in the 400 block of North Lincoln Avenue and may still be inside. Officers checked the interior and found it secure.

— Police were called at 10:34 a.m. Monday to the 500 block of East Third Street for a neighbor dispute over leaves. Officers saw no violations.

— A well-being check was requested in the 400 block of Penn Avenue at 10:32 a.m. Monday after a woman said she was supposed to pick up her friend and she did not answer the door, but her car was in the driveway. Officers looked into the window at the front door and could see the female on the ground. The fire department responded and the door was able to be unlocked. The female was taken to the hospital.

Goshen Police District

— Bailey Reighn Snyder, 19, West Calla Road, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in the 13000 block of West South Range Road at 10:14 p.m. Oct. 18 in which she she attempted to pass a vehicle making a left-hand turn. No injuries were reported.

— Jayden Mackenzie Dunn, 23, Salem Unity Road, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in the in the 39000 block of Salem Unity Road at 2:01 p.m. Oct. 19 in which she was westbound and failed to slow for traffic. No injuries were reported.

— Joan D. Filisky, 79, Middletown Road, was cited for right of way at stop signs following a two-vehicle crash at 9:05 a.m. Oct. 22 in which she was westbound and continued into the intersection, pulling into the path of a southbound vehicle. No injuries were reported.

— Cody Allan Lawson, 23, Salem Alliance Road, Salem, was charged with felonious assault, domestic violence, assault and unlawful restraint after officers responded to his home at 2:13 a.m. Oct. 31 where his girlfriend reported he had assaulted her during an argument. Lawson was not located at time of the report, when the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment; however, when the victim returned home, she reported the home locked up. Lawson was located inside the home and taken into custody.

— Aaron Daniel Lawlis, 22, King Road, Salem was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in the 6000 block of West South Range Road at 7:33 a.m. Nov. 1 in which he was westbound and stuck the rear of another vehicle stopped in traffic. No injuries were reported.


— An officer responded to the area of Pearl and Somer streets at 8:09 p.m. Friday where a resident reported a raccoon bite. After a brief search the officer located the raccoon at a 300 block Pearl Street home in the possession of a juvenile. The raccoon was taken into custody and the bite victim required medical examination for rabies. The results of the examination were unknown at the time of the report.

— An officer responded to the area of state Route 344 and Columbia Street at 3:29 p.m. Saturday in reference to a reckless driver but was unable to locate the vehicle.

— An officer responded to the 300 block of Columbia Street at 7:01 p.m. Saturday where a resident reported a person at the rear window of the residence then running to the alley and possibly the railroad tracks. The resident and the officer searched the area, but were unable to find the person.

— An officer responded to a 300 block State Street home at 1:44 a.m. Sunday to assist with a medical emergency in which a male was having an asthma attack. The officer assisted the victim until his mother transported him to a local hospital.

— An officer responded to the area of Butcher Road and village limits at 4:56 p.m. Sunday in reference to a smoke investigation and found an unattended fire. The fire department responded and the homeowner was advised to extinguish the fire. The fire department explained the burning regulations to the homeowner.

— An officer responded to a 200 block Ridge Street home at 5:13 p.m. Sunday to perform a welfare check. The officer spoke to a female who said she was there all evening and does not let her children stay alone at any time. The children seemed to be okay.

— An officer responded to a 300 block Chestnut Street home at 6:48 p.m. Sunday where the resident reported someone was knocking at the rear door. The officer found no one in the area and advised the resident trick or treaters may have thought the door was where to knock. The resident was advised to call the department if there were any further problems.

— An officer responded with Columbiana police to a possible suicide on Bears Den Road at 5:50 p.m. Monday. The person in question said he was having mental problems and agreed to be transported by ambulance to the Salem hospital.

— An officer responded to a 300 block Columbia Street home at 6:44 p.m. Monday where the homeowner wanted the tenant removed as per the eviction notice. The officer advised the tenant he should have been out of the home by 5 p.m. that day.


— A resident in the 500 block of Prospect Street called at 10:14 a.m. Tuesday for firefighters to check a possible gas odor at his hot water tank. A gas/carbon monoxide meter was used and all readings were normal.

— Firefighters responded to Aldi at 2495 E. State St. for a sprinkler activation. A fire alarm showed a sprinkler flow, but when firefighters arrived, nothing was showing. The problem was a valve. The valve was closed and the alarm reset. An odor of natural gas was found and Columbia Gas was notified to respond. The gas company checked the building and no hazards were found.