County Sheriff

— Deputies responded to a home on state Route 45 for a domestic dispute at 7:21 p.m. Wednesday. It was found to be an argument between a brother and a sister, but there was no threat of violence.

— A domestic dispute was reported at a home on Bayard Road at 10:28 p.m. Wednesday, but it was found to be an argument without violence.

— A man asked to speak to deputies at 3 p.m. Thursday about children trespassing on his property on U.S. Route 62 in Butler Township. Deputies attempted to contact him, but could not reach him.

— A resident of a Heck Road, Unity Township home reported at 6:38 p.m. Thursday there has been a dirt bike traveling up and down the road at a high rate of speed. Deputies will check the area from time to time for the dirt bike.

— A state Route 170, Middleton Township, woman reported at 11:55 a.m. Thursday her sons were arguing and the family dog bit both her and one of her sons. Negley EMS were there. The one son appeared to be under the influence of narcotics, making him more aggressive and he was taken into custody for everyone’s safety. The dog had injuries and deputies learned the son had been beating the dog with a golf club. It was determined neither the sons nor a neighbor were actually involved in an argument as was earlier reported. The mother was treated by EMS, but the son refused medical treatment. The dog pound indicated someone intended to check on the dog.

— An abandoned truck was reported in a field near Westville Lake Road, Knox Township, at 8:17 a.m. Thursday. Due to wet conditions in the field it was determined the vehicle could not be towed at this time.

— A Lynchburg Road, West Township, woman reported Thursday that on Tuesday evening her teenage daughter and a neighboring teenager went jogging on Lippincott Road. A neighbor had called the mother to say she saw a man following the girls while they were jogging. The mother and neighbor confronted the man, who said he was in the area dropping off Amish workers and not doing anything wrong. It had appeared he would stop and when the girls approached he would move further away, but stop again. She had the name the man gave and the license plate number.

— A suspicious person was reported in the area of West Main Street, New Waterford, at 2:27 a.m. Friday. Deputies checked the area twice throughout the night, but no one was located.

Highway Patrol

— Richard A. Monigold, 18, of Salineville, was cited for failure to control when he drove off the side of Spring Valley Road in Wayne Township and struck a tree at 3:37 p.m. May 8.

— Brandy Ghrist, 45, of East Liverpool, was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign when she struck Andrew S. Ketchum, 31, of Wellsville, at the intersection of East Liverpool Road and state Route 7 in St. Clair Township at 2:30 p.m. May 8. After being struck, Ketchum’s vehicle hit a utility pole.


— An officer responded to East Washington Street for a report of a loud neighbor at 5:28 a.m. Tuesday. The man who reported it was just released from the hospital and was trying to get some sleep, but his neighbor was being loud. The neighbor was intoxicated and agreed to keep the noise down.


— A man reported that someone drove through his yard at 4:09 p.m. Wednesday.

— An officer spoke with boys about a harassment issue that started over one being kicked off of a Minecraft Server at 5:56 p.m. Thursday.


— Carolyn F. Marroulis, 69, Salem, was cited for failure to yield from a private drive following a two-vehicle crash in the 1000 block of Jennings Avenue at 9:46 a.m. Thursday in which she pulled from a driveway and struck a southbound vehicle. No injuries were reported.

— A 500 block Bank Street resident reported at 10:39 a.m. Thursday she believed her brother entered her vehicle and took items without her permission.

— Officers responded to the 2300 block of East State Street at 2:52 p.m. Thursday in reference to juveniles riding in a vehicle without seatbelts. The officers were unable to find the vehicle in question.

— Officers responded to a 1300 block South Lincoln Avenue home at 4:30 p.m. Thursday where the resident reported receiving phone calls from a number she did not recognize and hearing knocking on the wall outside during night hours. She was told to call when she hears the knocking.

— A patrolling officer was flagged down in the 700 block of East State Street at 4:36 p.m. Thursday by someone who reported the catalytic converter had been stolen off a vehicle in a rear parking lot.

–Officers responded with medical personnel to a 500 block Continental Drive home at 6:50 p.m. Thursday in reference to a possible medical issue with the resident. The resident refused to open the door and said she did not need medical attention.

— Officers responded with medical personnel to a 600 block East Sixth Street home at 8:36 p.m. Thursday in reference to a possible overdose. Upon their arrival, the complainant said the male victim had fled the home, but officers later learned he was still in the house. He appeared to be fine, but admitted to swallowing several pills and was transported to the Salem hospital for evaluation. A charge of obstructing official business is pending against the complainant.

— Luke A. Wellman, 32, Salem, was charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana paraphernalia in addition to citations for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia after officers attempted to serve him the citations at his West Pershing Street home at 10:22 p.m. Thursday. Wellman fled on foot and was caught following a short foot chase. He was found to have contraband in his possession.

— Officers responded to the 300 block of East Fourth Street at 12:22 a.m. Friday in reference to the sound of a couple yelling and fighting, but were unable to find a disturbance. Officers returned at 1:07 a.m. in reference to a man yelling into his cell phone outside, but they were again unable to find a disturbance.

Perry Township

— The owner of Salem Security Storage on South Ellsworth reported at 12:01 a.m. Friday that he received a text from a neighbor who said someone jumped the fence Thursday night. Police found the fence secure and no one inside the fence.

— A noise complaint was reported at 10:24 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of Benton Road. The caller advised a neighbor’s kids were running around the house being loud. Police found the area quiet.

— A suspicious person was reported at 5:42 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of Benton Road where a caller said a male in a blue van was there who was not allowed to be there by the landlord of the trailer park. Officers made contact with the male, told him about the complaint, and he left.

— William Cunning, 43, was taken into custody for an active warrant out of Stark County for motor vehicle theft after a traffic stop at 5:15 p.m. Thursday. Police knew the vehicle owner had a warrant and initiated the traffic stop after seeing the vehicle backing out of the 400 block of Benton Road. A K-9 from Salem conducted a free air sniff of the vehicle and detected the odor of narcotics. Police searched the vehicle and found suspected narcotics and paraphernalia which were seized into evidence. Charges are pending.


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