— Officers responded at 2:34 a.m. Thursday to Circle of Care, 1985 E. Pershing St., after employees found the front door alarm activating. No one was located.

— Police responded at 1:24 a.m. Thursday to the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue for a report of active narcotics abuse. Upon arrival, officers observed through a window a female preparing to inject a needle into her left arm and a male with a suspected meth pipe in his left hand. Contact was made with the two people along with five others who were all detained. The female resident gave written consent to search her residence. The Columbiana County Drug Task Force was contacted to process the scene, collect evidence and handle the investigation.

— Michael Hamilton, 31, whose last known address was listed as Lisbon, was taken into custody on a felony warrant for aggravated possession of drugs after police saw him on South Howard near West Wilson at 11:53 p.m. Wednesday and were aware of the warrant. Hamilton was turned over to a sheriff’s deputy to be taken to jail.

— Loud music was reported at 10:08 p.m. Wednesday on West Seventh Street, but officers did not hear any.

— Police were called at 9:46 p.m. Wednesday to the 600 block of East Seventh Street for a report of a dog biting another dog. The injured dog was taken to an emergency vet. Police made contact with the dog owner and the report will be forwarded to the health department.

— The driver of a black Volkswagen reportedly left without paying for $32.21 worth of gas at Smith Oil at 8:29 p.m. Wednesday.

— Police spoke with a woman and man at 7:41 p.m. Wednesday who reported a male known to them will not stop calling and leaving voicemails. An officer made contact with the male and told him to stop contacting them. He was given a warning for telecommunications harassment.

— A suspicious male wearing only shorts was reported in someone’s front yard on North Ellsworth Avenue talking to himself at 7:46 p.m. Wednesday. Officers told him to return home and he made comments about low blood sugar, prompting first responders and an ambulance to be requested. He refused medical treatment and refused to go inside his residence and made statements that didn’t make sense. He once again requested an ambulance but refused to get into it. He was told he was being pink-slipped and had to go. He fought with officers and started screaming for help and was tased and placed in the ambulance. He was restrained at the hospital until he calmed down. Charges are pending against him.

— A female in the 500 block of Jennings reported at 7:31 p.m. Wednesday that she’s continuing to be harassed by a male known to her who will not stop calling and texting her. Officers saw the texts sent to her and ones she sent asking him to stop, along with listening to voicemails sent to her, one which was threatening. She made the same complaint on July 8. She was told to block the number and how to seek a protection order. Information will be reviewed for possible menacing and telephone harassment charges.

— Juveniles were reported playing with cones in the street at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday at North Howard and West Second, but no cones or juveniles were found.

— Officers at 6 p.m. Wednesday responded to Circle of Care, 1985 E. Pershing St., after an employee saw a male in a hospital gown enter an unsecured door on the west side of the building and close the door behind him, locking an employee out. Officers set up a perimeter with assistance from Perry Township police, checking all four floors of the building multiple times and could not locate the person. Officers were also able to view security camera footage and saw the male enter, but not exit, although there wasn’t a view where he may have gone out. Officers followed up at the hospital and got the name of the possible suspect. Officers spent two and a half hours searching and looking at videos. Employees were told to call police back if they see anything later.

— A caller at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday reported children playing with lighters in a parking lot on East State Street, but no juveniles were found.

— A person to be removed was reported at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday on Walnut Street. The man left without incident.

— Officers learned at 5:01 p.m. Wednesday that a person taken into custody by the sheriff’s office on a warrant had broken into the residence where he was found hiding on Fair. The homeowner refused to cooperate with officers.

— Criminal damaging to a motor vehicle was reported at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday on Buckeye.

— Police responded at 4:14 p.m. Wednesday to Fair Avenue for a male who left the hospital. He was found and taken back to the hospital.

— A suspicious male was reported walking around with just a blanket on at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday on South Madison and Monroe, but was not found.

— A driver left without paying for gas at 2:28 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Oil on East State Street.

— A tree limb reportedly fell on an unoccupied vehicle and a house in the 200 block of East Fifth Street at 1:22 p.m. Wednesday. The street department responded to cut the tree apart.

— A landlord/tenant dispute was reported at 11:16 a.m. Wednesday on Newgarden. Police determined it was a civil issue. One party reported being threatened by the landlord and was told their options.

— A woman on Southeast Boulevard reported possible fraud at 10:59 a.m. Wednesday after noticing irregularities in their account. The bank was already contacted and she just wanted police to be aware.

— Police were called at 9:29 a.m. Wednesday for trash in the road on Columbia Street. The local trash company had recently picked up a curbside container and spilled some trash on the road. The dispatcher made contact with the company and someone was sent to clean up the spill.

— A man in the 1100 block of Newgarden Avenue reported at 8:28 a.m. Wednesday that someone spray painted the side of his house overnight.

— Possible drug paraphernalia was reported at Holiday Inn Express on North Cunningham Road. Information was turned over to the Drug Task Force.

Perry Township

— Police responded to the 900 block of West Pidgeon Road at 2:16 a.m. Thursday for a possible fire, locating a fire in the back yard of a property. The fire department arrived to evaluate and police were no longer needed.

— A 911 hangup call was reported at 10:12 p.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of North Lincoln Avenue. The homeowner said everything was fine.

— A suspicious male was reported at 6:43 p.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of Buckeye Circle, but was not found.

— Police responded at 6:41 p.m. Wednesday to Circle of Care on East Pershing Street to assist Salem police securing the perimeter around the facility for a male who allegedly fled from the Salem Regional Medical Center emergency room and supposedly went into the facility.

— Police at 5:06 p.m. Wednesday spoke with a woman from Benton Road regarding a civil issue with her soon-to-be ex-spouse filing taxes without her permission.

— Juveniles were reported playing in the road on Hearthside Drive at 5:39 p.m. Tuesday. Police located several bicycles in a driveway and located the juveniles. An officer spoke with a parent and requested the juveniles not play in the road.

— Eric Uphold, of Goshen Road, was taken into custody on a warrant out of Geauga County during a traffic stop at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday on Goshen Road. Uphold was released for medical reasons after being taken into custody.

Liverpool Township

— A complainant reported that sometime before 7 p.m. Wednesday that his landlord had changed the locks and thrown some of his property in a dumpster while he had been incarcerated. The former tenant of the 500 block of Densmore denied ever receiving proper written or verbal notification.

— A group of alleged unruly juveniles was reported at 7:50 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of 6th Avenue. They were advised to find another spot to ride their bicycles to avoid any further conflict.

— Officers investigated a speeding complaint at 6:56 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Hollywood and Dewey avenues. They had no contact.

— Police performed a standby at 7:16 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of Pond Street for a divorcing couple.

East Liverpool

— Officers investigated a neighbor dispute over drug use and an alleged illegal tenancy at 7:19 a.m. Thursday. Both parties were advised to contact their landlord.

— A car fire was reported shortly after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at New Dimension by a passerby. The car allegedly had broken down three days before and found totally engulfed.

— A building owner reported someone had allegedly struck his structure in the 700 block of St. Clair Avenue late Monday into Tuesday.

St. Clair Township

— David M. Kane, no address listed, was arrested Monday in the first block of Y&O Road on charges of driving under suspension, a tail light violation and possession of marijuana, after a routine traffic stop. A bag of crystal-like substance, which had been found under his driver’s seat during a consent search, was sent out to the state crime lab.

— Ricky Sheets, no address listed, was arrested at 5:48 p.m. Monday in the first block of Dresden on a warrant out of Jefferson County.

— Eagle Rental reported at 11:44 a.m. Monday that an unknown suspect stole parts off one of their vehicles.

— A man also reported at 7:18 p.m. Monday that someone had stolen his jacket and passport out of his unlocked car when it was parked outside Dunham’s.


— A woman reported that someone entered her unlocked vehicle overnight and took loose change and cigarettes at 7:39 a.m. Wednesday.


— A man reported that the neighbor’s dog came into his yard and his dogs attacked it at 1:43 p.m. Tuesday. The man said his dogs were tied up in the backyard when the neighbor’s dog came into the yard. The dog was deceased when police arrived, and the officer made a report.

— Police responded to Brian’s Barber Shop parking lot for a report of a car hitting the building next door at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday. The driver stated that he struck the building because his foot slipped off the brake and hit the gas pedal.


— Mitchell E. Porter, 61, Vienna, Ohio, was cited for improper passing following a two-vehicle crash on state Route 344 at Main Street at 12:57 p.m. Monday in which he was eastbound and attempted to pass the vehicle in front of him, striking it when the driver attempted to turn left.

— An officer responded to the 500 block of Butcher Road at 3:54 p.m. Tuesday in reference to CDs that were reportedly not returned. The officer spoke with the owners who said they had mailed the CDs to the resident at least six months ago and did not have them.

Sheriff’s Office

— A Heritage Drive, Knox Township, woman reported at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, a man had showed up at her home on Monday selling driveway sealer services. They agreed on a price of $700 for hole patching, edging and driveway sealing. He sealed the driveway, but she said he did a poor job patching the holes and did not edge the driveway. When she confronted him he made an excuse why he could not complete the job and then returned on Tuesday twice with excuses about why he could not finish due to the bad weather, even while he was working at the neighbor’s. She checked on the internet and found the man had ran a similar scam on people in two counties in South Carolina. She has put a hold on the check she wrote him.

— Deputies checked on a Georgetown Road, Butler Township, woman at 10:48 a.m. Wednesday after she did not show up to work and her employer was unable to reach her by phone. The woman told deputies she was fine and had just spoken to her employer.

— A 12th Street, Knox Township, woman reported at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday a caller with a foreign accent claimed he was with the Social Security office and a vehicle had been found in Texas registered in her name with blood splatter, drugs and guns in it. She told the man she has only lived in Ohio and was never in Texas. The man told her he had checked and it appears she is an upstanding citizen, but he needed the last four digits of her Social Security number to verify it. Then he requested she go to her bank and take out her money because the bank was going to freeze her account. He stayed on the phone with her while she drove to Alliance and withdrew her money from two banks. Then he put her on with another man, who told her to go to Walgreens Pharmacy to buy gift cards so her money would not be confiscated. At this point, the woman called her niece, a Youngstown police officer, who told her it was a scam. She returned all her money to her banks.

Highway Patrol

— John S. Hill, 36, of Canton, was cited for a right-of-way violation when he entered the intersection of Knox School Road and Bowman Street in Knox Township and struck Thomas J. Tripp, 66, of East Rochester, at 10 a.m. July 17.


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