County Sheriff

— A Deer Run mobile park resident reported at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, a 12-year-old son of a neighbor comes onto his property and harasses him. He wants the boy to stay off his property. The boy claimed he had been there getting his dog, but admitted the sheriff’s office has spoken to him in the past about this. The father said he has grounded his son in the past.

— A guidance counselor from East Palestine Schools reported at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday she was concerned after a student sent her a photo of another student, which appeared to show bruising on her face. When deputies went to the home of the student, there was no bruising and she told deputies she used make up to appear she had been injured. She believed she had marked the photograph as Cosplay, but apparently did not. Deputies told her to be more careful because such photos can cause alarm.

— A custody issue was reported by a U.S. Route 30, Center Township, resident at 11:09 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies explained it is a civil issue and needs to be handled by the courts.

— A domestic dispute was reported at a Lisbon Road address at 6:51 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies found the two arguing people, who both signed a refusal to prosecute. It did not appear either had been involved in a physical altercation.

— An argument was reported between neighbors on Pass Lane in Hanover Township at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies met with the people involved and told them to avoid each other in the future to avoid further issues and arguments.

Highway Patrol

— Jacob C. Wallace, 27, of Kensington, was cited for OVI for allegedly pulling the steering wheel of a pickup truck being driven by Sarah S. Welch, 28, of North Canton, resulting in an accident, which occurred on Rochester Road in West Township at 6:51 p.m. May 8. Welch was doing a burn-out and the truck went left of center when Wallace grabbed the steering wheel and the truck went off the right side of the road and overturned. Both were wearing their seat belts and neither were injured. Wallace smelled of alcohol and was cited for OVI and driving with a suspended license. Welch was cited for failure to control and driving without a license.


— While on patrol about 3 a.m. Tuesday police came across two 16-year-old boys on bicycles in the village square. They were asked to identify themselves, and one of them initially gave the officer another name but the officer knew where he lived on North Market Street. The officer told the youths he would follow them home but they instead fled. Police then went to the North Market Street home and the mother answered the door, and as they were talking her son and the other 16-year-old boy entered through the back door. The officer was preparing to drive the other boy home after no one answered the phone at his house. The boy resisted getting in the cruiser and a scuffle ensued, and the boy ended up being charged in juvenile court with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. His companion was charged with violating curfew and obstructing police business.


— An alarm was reported at 11:31 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of Quaker Circle. The building was secure.

— Police responded at 11:22 p.m. Wednesday to the intersection of South Lincoln and Franklin for a fire hydrant leak. Officers were advised by a city worker that the hydrants were being flushed.

— A woman called police at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday to report that she bought bad drugs a few days prior at a Salem residence and wanted it investigated. She said she bought what she believed to be meth from a known male and female for $20 and after doing a couple small lines she started to feel numb and went to the hospital for treatment. The information will be forwarded to the Drug Task Force.

— An alarm was reported at 9:58 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of East Pershing Street. The building was found secure.

— Police responded to the 600 block of Olive Street at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday for a well-being check at the request of a man who said his son has had a fever for a month. Officers made contact with the son and discovered he was ok. He was told to contact his father.

— Police responded at 9:11 p.m. Wednesday to the 500 block of Continental Drive to check the well-being of a 13-year-old boy. His father said his son had been at his uncle’s home since Tuesday and was supposed to be home at noon but had not returned and he couldn’t get in touch with him. Officers made contact with the juvenile who was ok and still with his uncle. He called his father before police left.

— Police checked a property in the 900 block of West Wilson Street at 9:01 p.m. Wednesday for a missing juvenile reported by Perry Township. The juvenile was not found.

— A 911 hangup call was reported at 7:43 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of Sharp where an adult female said her infant child got her phone and accidentally dialed 911.

— A neighbor dispute was reported at 7:33 p.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of Cleveland Street where a woman said she was assaulted. The dispute occurred due to several ongoing issues between the households. No charges were being filed for assault. Officers advised the neighbors to go their separate ways and contact attorneys. Officers gave both parties a disorderly warning.

— A 911 hangup call was reported at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of North Howard and officers checked the business and spoke to people, but the caller was unknown.

— A drive-off was reported at 5:11 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Oil on East State Street. The vehicle was not found.

— A dog was reported locked inside a vehicle with the windows up in the parking lot at Walmart at 12:02 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.

— A 16-year-old boy from Salem was cited for reasonable control after his eastbound vehicle on Mullins failed to maintain control at 8:57 a.m. Wednesday, traveled through the intersection at South Ellsworth Avenue, across the street and struck the Butech building. No injuries were reported.

— A caller at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday reported a suspicious vehicle driving slowly through the 2100 block of Pearce Circle. The vehicle was not found.

Perry Township

— Police responded at 11:19 p.m. Wednesday to the 1800 block of Newgarden to check a foreclosed vacant home with lights on and someone possibly inside. The caller said the property is owned by a bank and nobody should be inside. Police found the lights on but the residence secure. The caller said he would call the bank about the lights being on.

— A man in the 600 block of West Pidgeon Road reported at 8:17 a.m. Wednesday that his 13-year-old daughter ran away sometime around 4 a.m. and has run away before over the last six months. She was entered into the law enforcement data base as a runaway.


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