County Sheriff

— A Homeworth Road, Knox Township, man reported at 3:14 p.m. Thursday he came home to see a Townsend orange cone in front of his garage. The screen to his garage window had been cut and the shutter was barely hanging on next to the window. No one had managed to enter the garage and nothing was reported missing.

— K-9 Hunter and deputy Damin Beadnell assisted the Lisbon police at 7:41 p.m. Friday during a traffic stop on West Washington Street. Hunter indicated drugs in the vehicle and a search turned up multiple glass pipes from smoking meth, a digital scale, the bottom of a pop can with burnt residue and both suspected heroin and crystal meth.

–Two suspicious vehicles had reportedly driving up and down Steubenville Pike slowly about seven times at 11:14 p.m. Saturday. Deputies were unable to locate the vehicles.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported in the parking lot of Sparkle Market, Center Township, at 2:25 a.m. Sunday. Deputies spoke to the driver, who said he had just pulled over in the lot but would be on his way.

— Deputies responded to an Osbourne Road, Madison Township, home at 3:58 a.m. Monday after a woman reported her daughter believes she could hear a man’s voice in the house. No one was found inside, outside or in the area around the house. The doors and windows were secure.

–A suspicious vehicle was reported in a state Route 170, Middleton Township, driveway. Deputies spoke to a man there, who said the person had already pulled out of the drive before deputies arrived.

–An East Main Street, Salineville, man reported at 6 a.m. Sunday his ex-boyfriend had assaulted him. He signed a refusal to prosecute him.

–Two men were reported fighting near the O’Reilly’s in Lisbon at 10:04 a.m. Thursday. One of the men had a pistol in his pocket and a concealed carry permit. The gun was taken for safe keeping until the situation could be resolved. One of the men claimed he was turning into O’Reilly’s when the driver of another vehicle went by honking his horn and making gestures at him. While in O’Reilly’s parking lot, he saw a vehicle that looked similar to the car that had passed him on the road parked at Jeff’s Produce. He screamed across the lot and the person from that vehicle came over. An argument occurred before they realized it was not the same vehicle. The two men shook hands and the gun was returned.

Highway Patrol

–Zayden West-Nenichka, 9, Miller Road, Lisbon, was riding his bicycle on Miller Road when he crossed the center line and was struck by a motorcycle going the other direction operated by Herman Wilkes, 50, Saltwell Road, Lisbon. The accident occurred at 4:32 p.m. Friday, and West-Nenichka was flown by helicopter to Akron Children’s Hospital with suspected serious injuries.

–Kaine L. Copeland, 29, of Salem, was cited for OVI, failure to control, driving without a valid license, possessing drug paraphernalia and failure to wear a seat belt after he went off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole while driving on Georgetown Road in Knox Township at 6:07 p.m. Saturday.

–Matthew P. Soldo, 40, of Salem, was cited for OVI, failure to control, driving without a valid license and failure to wear a seat belt after he went off the left side of the road and striking a culvert while driving on U.S. Route 62 in Butler Township at 9:48 pm. Saturday. His passengers –Amanda B. Hines, 33, of Salem, and Joshua A. Mountz, 42, of Alliance — were taken by ambulance to an area hospital with suspected minor injuries.


— An officer was called to a driveway dispute on West Lincoln Way at 7:29 p.m. Saturday. The officer spoke with the landlord and her family, and they agreed to back up the vehicle so there would no further problems.


— A man requested to speak with an officer regarding a harassment situation at 11:47 a.m. Sunday.

— Police responded to a private property crash in the Duke and Duchess parking lot at 4:44 p.m. Sunday.

Perry Township

— A residential alarm was reported at 12:40 p.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of North Lincoln Avenue, where the homeowner said everything was fine.

— Police responded at 12:13 p.m. Sunday to Performance Exhaust & Services, 2000 block of North Ellsworth Avenue, for a report of multiple vehicle thefts that are part of an ongoing investigation.

— Township police responded at 9:39 p.m. Saturday to Speedway gas station, 175 W. State St., to assist Salem Police with a missing juvenile from Perry Township. Police spoke with the parents and explained the steps needed to be taken from this point. Police released the juvenile to her father.

— A possible intoxicated male was reported in the road in the 1700 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 8:40 p.m. Saturday. He told police he was not intoxicated and was just trying to walk home and had gotten lost. He had surgery not long ago and stopped to rest for a minute. Officers gave him a ride home.

— An open 911 line was reported at 4:26 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of Pidgeon Road. The residents said everything was ok.

— Brandy Allison, 37, of New Cumberland, W.Va., was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and obstruction of official business after admitting to police that she hid a glass narcotics pipe in her underwear during a traffic stop at 11 a.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of East Pidgeon Road. The operator gave police permission for a search and suspected narcotics and unknown pills were found in the driver side door. Allison was the passenger, found in possession of the pipe. The suspected narcotics will be sent for testing.

— Thomas Cope, 88, of Salem, was cited for failure to yield after turning left to enter the parking lot of Dollar General on East Pidgeon Road and striking a southbound vehicle driven by Vicki Smith, 57, of Lisbon, at 2:44 p.m. Friday.

— An alarm was reported at 7:22 a.m. Friday on Main Street, with the building found secure.


— Police responded at 3:34 a.m. Monday to the 200 block of West Wilson where a woman said her ex-boyfriend was outside banging on the door. Police located the male walking on West Wilson and told him not to return to her home. Police were called back at 4:03 a.m. after the woman said he was back at the residence. She said he left earlier due to an argument and caused damage. She suspected he shattered a window, cut her cable TV service and was beating on her vehicle. Officers located him walking away and did an investigation, but she was unsure about pressing charges. She was told her options and police sent the man on his way.

— A domestic was reported at 1:10 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of East Fourth Street. Police spoke to both parties and learned there was an argument with nothing physical. One was willing to leave and the eviction process was explained.

— Loud persons were reported at 12:15 a.m. Monday in the 700 block of East Third Street, but officers didn’t see or hear anything.

— A man on West 16th Street reported at 10:15 p.m. Sunday that he’s being harassed by the boyfriend of a female friend who called him from her phone and threatened him with physical harm. He was told to refrain from contact with either of them and that if the problems continue, charges could be filed.

— Dispatch advised officers at 9:42 p.m. Sunday about a report of two males fighting in the street at South Lundy and Franklin. Only a male and female were located walking on Lundy and the caller told police it was an incident between a male and female, but was verbal only.

— An alarm was reported at 9:40 p.m. Sunday at a business in the 400 block of West State Street. The business was secure.

— A barking dog was reported at 9:15 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Ohio Avenue. The owner was taking the dog inside when police arrived.

— An intoxicated driver was reported at 8:23 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of West Seventh Street, but was not found.

— A caller at 7:24 p.m. Sunday reported a woman placing a small child in the back seat of a vehicle with no child restraint in the Walmart parking lot. The vehicle was gone before police arrived.

— A set of keys found in the area of Southeast Boulevard near Ridgewood was turned over to police at 6:37 p.m. Sunday.

— A man reported at 5:26 p.m. Sunday that while he was riding his bike in the area of Ohio Avenue near Pershing someone was yelling and making threats towards him. He was also open carrying a firearm, which is legal in Ohio, which the other person apparently wasn’t aware was the case. The other person was told to cease his actions.

— Drug paraphernalia was reported in a yard in the 300 block of West Wilson at 4:49 p.m. Sunday. Officers disposed of the paraphernalia properly.

— Two people were having a verbal dispute in the 1900 block of East State Street at 4:21 p.m. Sunday. Everything was ok.

— A clerk at Smith Oil reported at 3:29 p.m. Sunday that someone driving a maroon Jeep Cherokee left without paying for $30 worth of gas.

— Police responded at 3:14 p.m. Sunday to South Lincoln Avenue where a male juvenile wanted to harm himself. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

— Police were called at 3:12 p.m. Sunday to the 300 block of Hawley for a domestic in progress. Officers learned it was only an argument, but also learned the family dog bit the male half causing injuries to his legs. EMT ambulance and fire department first responders bandaged his injuries and he refused transport. He was going to the hospital on his own.

— Police were called at 12:53 p.m. Sunday to a business in the 200 block of West State Street for a report of a vehicle with multiple items on top that were not strapped down. The only vehicle in the parking lot was a truck with no contents. The described vehicle was not found.

— A loud explosion and loss of electricity was reported at 6:42 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of East State Street. Officers searched the area with no noises heard and no suspicious activity. There appeared to be power to all neighborhoods.


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