County Sheriff

— The sheriff’s civil office reported at 12:44 p.m. Friday they received multiple calls from a man, threatening in nature, regarding his recent stay at the county jail for charges of telephone harassment. He wanted to know if the sheriff was a veteran and wanted to know who to talk to about civil rights violations he endured while in the jail. He kept cutting off the people who he was speaking with and claimed he had already gone over their head and spoken to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. He also made it clear he was taping the conversation. He was informed that if he called the sheriff’s office again for a non-emergency he would be arrested for telephone harassment.

— Barry Kinsey of Pro Mark Repair, U.S. Route 30, West Township, reported at 10:50 a.m. Monday after the last night at least five catalytic converters were stolen from their pickup trucks. The person responsible was reportedly driving a newer, white, four-door hatchback-style vehicle. He has put up cameras since they had another theft last week.


— Police responded at 12:16 a.m. Monday to the 400 block of Ohio Avenue for an anonymous call about suspicious activity by a group of people at a residence known to be vacant. Officers made contact with a woman who said she and her family were moving into the residence owned by her grandfather. They had just arrived in town from Wyoming.

— Police were called at 11:01 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of South Lundy Avenue for an upset female. She told officers she had not taken her medication and was having thoughts of harming herself. Fire department first responders were called to the scene and she was voluntarily transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by EMT.

— A domestic was reported at 8:25 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue where police found both parties highly intoxicated. Police learned from the male half that the female half may have possibly fallen, causing minor damage to her face. Officers interviewed both parties and the female left to stay with family for the night.

— A woman in the 900 block of South Lundy Avenue reported at 7:59 p.m. Sunday that a known male made threats to cause physical harm to her and her boyfriend. The incident is under investigation.

— Police responded with fire department personnel to the 1100 block of Cleveland Street for an open burning complaint at 7:41 p.m. Sunday. Officers and firefighters spoke to the person doing the burning and advised him of open burning laws. The fire was extinguished.

— Police on patrol at 4:13 p.m. Sunday came across a truck that lost its load on the road in the 2900 block of East State Street near the entrance to Home Depot. A strap holding lumber broke, causing the whole load of lumber to fall off of the truck into the road. The driver was able to get the road cleared very quickly.

— An anonymous caller at 3:40 p.m. Sunday reported a possible theft at Gene’s Drive-Thru on East State Street after saying a man in a Dodge truck was seen taking bags of ice from the ice cooler outside the building. Police learned it was the owner of the business.

— Warning tags were left on two separate vehicles for parking violations Sunday morning, one in the 100 block of West Seventh Street for parking in a no parking zone and one in the 100 block of West Fifth Street for parking with the left side to the curb.