County Sheriff

— Deputies assisted KLG with a Rose Drive man, who was possibly intoxicated and complaining he was short of breath at 8:50 a.m. Monday. There were no issues loading him onto the ambulance.

— A domestic dispute was reported at 1:12 a.m. Saturday at a Dobson Mill Road, Wayne Township, home, where family members said they were having an argument when everyone got carried away. Everyone had been consuming alcohol and agreed to go to bed for the night.

— Deputies assisted at a private property crash with injuries on Steubenville Pike in Center Township at 11:06 a.m. Saturday. First responders assisted with the injured.

— A Middle Street, Knox Township, resident reported while on Main Street in Homeworth, a neighbor had chased her grandson down the road after the child called someone a name. The child claimed he had been talking to a friend and not about the woman who chased him.

Highway Patrol

— Trucker Thomas M. Edling, 61, of Beloit, pulled down overhead power lines while turning onto High Street Extension from Beeson Mill Road in Salem Township at 9:15 a.m. Thursday.


— A man called at 8:49 a.m. July 20 to say his daughter had run away from home and he was chasing her down Saltwell Road. Police arrived to find the father had caught up with the daughter near the state Route 45 intersection. He was told to contact the county sheriff’s office since the incident began in its jurisdiction.

— Police were called to a possible domestic dispute at 255 W.Washington St. at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, and the woman there said they had been drinking and arguing over finances. She said as the male left she began throwing his things into a dumpster. The man said he was going to sleep in his car for the night.

— A caller reported a woman at Greentree Place had taken a baseball bat to her boyfriend’s vehicle at 12:25 p.m. Sunday, and she had a firearm on her hip. The 911 call turned out to be bogus.

— Police were called to a possible domestic dispute at 332 Maple St. at 4:41 a.m. Saturday. The couple said they had been arguing and alcohol was a factor, but no one was assaulted.

— A report was received of a car that had fallen from a tow truck at 2:20 p.m. Friday. The car was being towed to JMullen Motors for repairs and was now sitting across the street in the Save A Lot parking lot. The straps were still in place when the car fell.

— Police responded to a possible domestic dispute at 334 E. Lincoln Way at 6:43 p.m. July 20. Although the woman alleged the male grabbed her by the throat, she declined to press charges.

— An official at the Kendall House reported July 20 some narcotics were located on the premises and wanted them removed. Police confiscated a small bag with suspected marijuana residue found in the lawn.


— Officers responded to Lakeview Drive after a report of a woman refusing to leave a residence and causing a disturbance at 8:58 p.m. Sunday. She left prior to an officer’s arrival but went back to the residence a short time later where an officer located her beating on the door and yelling. The woman was found heavily intoxicated, transported home and released to her mother. She was warned for public intoxication and criminal trespassing.

— An officer was dispatched to Sparkle to take a report of a hit/skip in the parking lot at 3:38 p.m. Sunday.

— Ross Chaplow, of Columbiana, was arrested on a warrant out of the sheriff’s office at a residence on West Park Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.


— Officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Clark Avenue for a disturbance. James Blaschak II, no address listed, was arrested at 12:34 p.m. Saturday on a charge of felonious assault, a second-degree felony. According to police, they were met by Blaschak’s mom and sister, who relayed that he allegedly is drunk and pulled a knife on his father before breaking items throughout the house. Blaschak’s family alleged that he is mentally unstable and stopped attending counseling. They stated outside the house, while officers entered with the warning from dad that Blaschak might have to be tased. Blaschak was able to be detained with not further incident. The knife was confiscated and logged into evidence.

— Two vehicles were pulled over Saturday after visiting “a well known drug house” at the corner of Fifth and Main streets. The first vehicle was stopped at 8:48 p.m. was driven by an alleged recovering cocaine addict who, though nervous, consented to a search of his vehicle. A small rectangular container with white powder inside was discovered in a hidden compartment between the center consule and gear shift. The second vehicle left the house at 9 p.m. and was subsequently pulled over, and occupants checked for warrants. Passenger Katrina Stanley, no address listed, was taken into custody and she pulled out a small plastic bag of yellow/brownish substance from her bra before she was taken to jail, in hopes of avoiding a probable felony if she conveyed an illegal substance into jail. Both bags will be sent to the Crime Lab for testing with charges based on the results.

— A village woman said at 9:12 p.m. Sunday that she was assaulted in an alley in the 1700 block of Main Street by Shelda Keefer, no address listed. Keefer was arrested and charged with assault.

— Nathaniel D. Carter and Amy L. Wilson, no addresses listed, were arrested at 9:15 p.m. Friday in the 18th and Maple, after officers responded for a possible drug overdose. Both were found with hypodermic needles.

St. Clair Township

— An officer arrived shortly after 2:22 pm. Sunday at 16000 block of Artistic Drive and agreed to witness a child custody exchange on station.

— A woman reported at 1:54 p.m. Sunday that she believed her home in 49000 block of Eagle Drive was targeted for a robbery.

— Someone allegedly broke into a home shortly before 8:28 a.m. Sunday in the 49000 block of McCoy Avenue and stole $1,200 in cash, according to the occupant.

— Police investigated an attempted theft at 3:59 p.m. Saturday at JCPenneys.

— Tiffany Walls, no address listed, was arrested at 2:36 p.m. Friday in Walmart on charges of petty theft and possession of criminal tools, after allegedly leaving with merchandise, including four Four Lokos, shoved in her purse and not rendering payment.

Perry Township

— Police responded to the 1700 block of Depot Road Sunday for a welfare check requested by Salem Police to check on a resident recently involved in a motor vehicle accident. The person said they were fine.

— Police responded at 10:01 a.m. Sunday to the 400 block of Benton Road for a harassment complaint, but officers were unable to make contact with the person who called.

— Officers at 4:14 a.m. Sunday assisted Salem Police with a warrant arrest at Speedway gas station on West State Street. Salem took the male into custody and to jail.

— A woman from the 1300 block of West State Street reported at 11:13 p.m. Saturday that she came home and found the back door wide open. Nothing appeared stolen or out of place.

— Rachel Wolf, 33, of Minerva, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after telling police she fell asleep at the wheel, leading to her vehicle striking the rear of another southbound vehicle on state Route 45 near West State Street at 7:58 a.m. Saturday. The other driver, David Weaver, 22, of Salem, was stopping for traffic. After police arrived, one of the vehicles caught fire and Perry Township firefighters responded. Both vehicles sustained major damage and were towed from the scene. No injuries were reported.

— A clerk at Circle K South on South Lincoln Avenue reported at 12:55 a.m. Saturday that she told a customer to leave due to him yelling at her about a purchase made. The other person had already left.

— Police were called at 12:35 a.m. Saturday to Blossom Nursing Center for a combative patient. The male calmed down and was taken to the hospital by KLG.

— A noise complaint was reported at 10:41 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of Benton Road where police found a large group of people slowing down for the night. The caller was told the township does not have a noise ordinance and that as long as the people didn’t come on her property, they were not doing anything criminal.

— George Giffin, no age or address listed, was taken into custody Friday in the 400 block of Michigan Boulevard, on a warrant.

— A vehicle was reported parked in the road on East 11th near North Lincoln at 4:24 p.m. Friday. The owner was moving it.

— An open 911 line was reported at 1:52 p.m. Friday on Goshen Road. Police found that a juvenile was playing with a phone. There were no issues.


— A tree reportedly fell from a yard on Shady Lane across an alley into another yard at 5:08 a.m. Monday. The tree was very large and damaged a fence. The street department was asked to check whether it fell from private property or the city access.

— Kevin Curtis, 26, of 327 1/2 Fair Ave., was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of tampering with evidence after police at 4:39 a.m. Monday confirmed there was a warrant for his arrest. The arrest took place at the hospital on East State Street.

— A man on Fair Avenue reported at 1:11 a.m. Monday that he received a concerning text message from his son. He had not seen him in a couple of days and didn’t known where he was. Lisbon police were contacted to check a couple of places and located the son in Lisbon. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

— Police were called to the 1300 block of West State Street at 12:55 a.m. Monday to assist Perry Township in the attempted location of a person with a warrant. There was no contact.

— An alleged underage party was reported at 10:59 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue. Police located multiple juveniles in the back yard of a residence sitting around a bonfire. No evidence of alcohol consumption was present and juveniles were asked to keep the noise down.

— Loud music was reported at 10:01 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Barclay where police found a man playing music in his garage. He turned it off.

— Police spoke to a woman and her daughter at the police station at 7:41 p.m. Sunday. The woman reported a known male exposed himself to her daughter while they were in a car together, with the 1800 block of East State Street listed as the address. The incident is under investigation.

— Matthew Graham, 42, of Continental Drive, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 7:22 p.m. Sunday on Southeast Boulevard near Monroe. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor in the vehicle. Several items of drug paraphernalia were found. A warrant will be issued for the passenger found in possession of drug paraphernalia.

— A woman in the 700 block of East Fifth Street reported at 6:03 p.m. Sunday that her ex-husband allegedly threatened to harm her adult son during an argument while there to pick up their children for visitation. The son did not want to pursue anything. The ex-husband said he was threatened at the residence but did not want to pursue anything either. He asked about a civil matter and was told to contact his attorney.

— Officers were dispatched at 4:54 p.m. Sunday to the CenterPlex on North Ellsworth Avenue for a fight in progress. The two males were separated when police arrived. One said he and his wife were approached by the other male who started a verbal confrontation with him. They were asked to leave the building and as they were leaving, the other male approached them again and got in the wife’s face. The other male told police he went to approach the man and an argument ensued and they were asked to leave. Upon leaving, he said there was a scuffle. Both males were told they’re not allowed in the building.

— Mabel Woolf, 47, of Monroe Avenue, was cited for failure to control after she said she took her eyes off the road to look down to get something, veered to the right and struck a telephone pole. The accident occurred at 4:29 p.m. Sunday on West Pershing Street near the railroad crossing.

— Police responded at 2:19 p.m. Sunday to the 400 block of Sharp Avenue to check the well-being of a resident after a caller reported concerning text messages the person allegedly sent. The person denied any intent to cause self-harm. The caller still had concerns and was told to call police again if the messages continue.

— A woman from Girard called at 12:48 p.m. Sunday to report she has not heard from her mother in over 24 hours and would like to file a missing person report. Her mother was in a recent accident and she was concerned for her. Officers had checked the residence for the same female on Saturday without making contact. Upon further investigation, the female was located and said she was fine. She said she did not wish to speak to the woman at this time.

— A resident in the 300 block of Park Avenue reported at 12:47 p.m. Sunday that a syringe was found in the back yard. Officers collected the syringe and checked the area for other syringes. The syringe was disposed of properly.

— Police responded to Buckeye Avenue for one to be removed at 12:31 p.m. Sunday. A woman said her husband’s father was inside the residence and she wanted him to leave. The husband was currently in jail and she wanted him out. The man said his son told him he could stay a couple of nights if he wanted. His daughter arrived and he left with her.

— Police were called at 12:03 p.m. Sunday to check the well-being of a male sleeping on the sidewalk at South Lundy and East State Street. The male said he just sat down for a minute and must have fallen asleep. He was told to move along.

— A man in the 800 block of Newgarden Avenue reported at 11:45 a.m. Sunday that he found a syringe while trimming bushes at the front of his property near the sidewalk.


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