County Sheriff

— A suspicious person was reported on Alderlick Road at 9:55 p.m. Thursday. The area was checked and no one was found.

— Deputies were asked to check on a person living on state Route 14 in Salem Township at 6:17 p.m. Wednesday. After speaking to a relative, it was determined the person was fine.

— A Rochester Road, West Township, resident reported at 8:04 p.m. Wednesday she was threatened by her sister-in-law and she wanted a report on file in case something happens.

— A suspicious person was reported at a Kibler Road, Unity Township address at 9:02 p.m. Wednesday. The area was checked and no one was found.

Highway Patrol

— John Bugno, 71, of Youngstown, struck a deer while driving on state Route 11 in Elkrun Township at 11 p.m. Tuesday.

— William E. Hunt, 55, of West Lafayette, struck a deer while driving on Rochester Road in West Township at 6:30 a.m. Thursday.


— A burglar alarm went off at 219 S. Jefferson St. at 4:25 p.m. Thursday. Police found the doors and windows to be secure and left.


— Officers responded to the 200 block of Vine Avenue at 8:03 a.m. Thursday in reference to a distraught male. Officers located the male nearby and he said he had been assaulted by another person. The male did not want to press charges and declined medical attention. While investigating the incident, officers found several open doors at the apartment complex, discovering the apartments and common areas to be in extremely poor and unsanitary condition. The housing and fire departments responded to assist with the investigation into the complex and the landlord was advised of the situation. During a follow up to the investigation of the complex’s condition at 1:34 p.m. the same day, officers found a male suffering from an overdose. Medical personnel arrived and the male was transported to a hospital.

— An officer responded to a 911 hangup call in the 100 block of East Fourth Street at 12:47 p.m. Thursday and spoke with someone who said he dialed the number by accident.

— An officer responded to a 1300 block North Ellsworth Avenue home at 5:19 p.m. Thursday where the resident reported her juvenile son was supposed to return home from the high school shortly after 4 p.m. but had not returned. Shortly after the officer left, the resident called to report her son had returned.

— Officers responded to the 1700 block of East State Street at 6:34 p.m. Thursday in reference to a road rage incident in which a motorist reported the driver of a vehicle in front of her had been slamming on the brakes and attempting to cause a crash. Officers searched the area but could not find the other vehicle.

— Officers responded to Jennings Avenue at 6:38 p.m. Thursday in reference to an elderly woman in a vehicle pulled to the side of the road and looking confused. Officers searched the area and determined the vehicle was located outside the city’s jurisdiction and the proper department was notified.

— Officers responded to the Salem Regional Medical Center emergency room at 7:10 p.m. Thursday in reference to an unknown problem. The staff members were advised of their options.

— Officers responded to a 200 block Vine Avenue home at 9:25 p.m. Thursday in reference to a person to be removed. Officers spoke with a male outside who said he was trying to contact his girlfriend. A male resident came outside and said the male wanting in was not welcome and wanted him trespassed from the home. The visiting male was advised not to return to the home.

— An officer responded to a possible water line break in the 500 block of Newgarden Avenue at 10:07 p.m. Thursday and found water bubbling in a parking lot where worked had recently been completed. The water department was advised of the issue and responded.

— Officers responded to at 200 block Vine Avenue home at 11:27 p.m. Thursday where a male reported another male had allegedly threatened his life. Officers learned that the threat was not made directly to the complainant and were unable to find the person who allegedly made the threat.


— An officer responded to Hazel and State streets at 5:35 p.m. Thursday in reference to a piece of concrete possibly in the roadway. The officer found the piece of concrete at the corner and determined it to be part of a catch basin. It was out of the roadway, but needed attention, so the officer had the village administrator advised of the issue.

— An officer responded to a 300 block Columbia Street home at 6:36 p.m. Thursday to check on the welfare of juveniles after their grandfather reported not having contact with them since Sunday. The officer spoke with one of them who said they were fine. The juveniles’ mother called later the same day to ask why the officer had been at the home and was advised to check on the juveniles at the request of their grandfather. She said she would call back to speak with the officer, but had not done so at the time of the report.


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