County Sheriff

— A suspicious person was reported in the area of a home on state Route 45, Madison Township, near West Point at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. The area was checked and no one was located.

— A suspicious person was reported in the area of a pull off near Guilford Lake off Depot Road, Center Township at 9:34 p.m. Wednesday.

— K-9 Hunter and Deputy Damin Beadnell responded to sniff the air near a vehicle on Black Road at 8:58 p.m. Saturday. No narcotics were indicated in the vehicle. Marijuana was found later on the driver.

Highway Patrol

–Two young men were injured after one wrecked into the other while riding ATVs on East Liverpool Road in Madison Township at 9:19 p.m. Sept. 4. Joseph N. Perkins, 19, Morris Road, Lisbon, and Triston G.D. Higgins, 22, Y & O Road, Wellsville, were both driving north on near Y-Camp Road when Perkins drove into the rear of Higgins’ ATV, causing them to wreck. Both were taken to area hospitals with serious facial/head injuries and neither were wearing safety equipment. Perkins was cited for failure to stop an assured cleared distance, and both were cited for driving off-road vehicles on a public roadway.


–Sean Diltz of Geneva reported Friday his property at 302 N. Market St. had been vandalized. The damages involved large rocks surrounding the property, and a neighbor told him some youths have been seen sitting on the rocks.

–An officer assisted a sheriff’s deputy in arresting a woman for domestic violence on state Route 164 south near Mattix Road at 9 p.m. Thursday.

–David Crawford, East Lincoln Way, reported Saturday the catalytic converter was stolen from his RV while it was parked on Jackson Street near his brother’s home.


— A dispute was reported between a couple at Camelot Apartments at 11:55 a.m. Saturday. There were no chargeable offense between the two and both parties separated.

— K-9 Csuti assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol with a vehicle sniff during a traffic stop at 11:56 p.m. Saturday.

— Mathew Whitman, 19, New Middletown, was warned for traffic violations during a traffic stop on North Main Street at 11 p.m. Sunday. Items were seized after a search of the vehicle and will be sent to the lab for testing. Charges will be pending lab results towards the owner of the vehicle, Aaron Sugar, 23, of Petersburg, who was a passenger at the time of the stop.

Salem Township

— A state Route 558, Leetonia, woman reported at 7 p.m., Sunday another tenants child came into the park, slammed on the brakes and began yelling at her special needs grandson. Then the other child began videoing him.

Perry Township

— Police responded at 11:52 p.m. Sunday to the 200 block of Stewart Road where a resident came home to find her back door wide open. Officers checked the residence and found no one inside. They also did a walk-through with the resident, who said everything appeared fine with nothing stolen.

— A caller at Salem Acres on Prospect Street reported at 12:49 a.m. Sunday that she believed her neighbor may be overdosing, with prescription medication and alcohol involved. KLG transported the neighbor to the hospital.

— Police were called at 3:22 p.m. Saturday to the 400 block of Stewart Road where a resident reported plates stolen from a junked vehicle. The resident had been made aware by another area police department.

— A civil issue regarding property was reported at 2:08 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of West Perry Street. Police spoke with the people involved and advised it’s a civil matter and to attempt to resolve it peacefully.

— Police responded at 9:30 p.m. Friday to the 900 block of Elberon Avenue for a male with a gun. Officers arrived along with Salem Police and the caller said a male was pounding on the bedroom door wanting him to leave the residence. The caller said the male is the new boyfriend of his wife and he thought he had a gun due to what he was saying. Officers found no gun involved. The caller got a ride from the residence. The woman said she and her boyfriend just wanted the caller to leave.

— Police were called at 7:05 a.m. Friday to the 200 block of Benton Road where a male approached a girl who was waiting for the school bus and asked her for a tampon for his girlfriend. Police found him walking in the 400 block of Benton, identified him and told him to stay away from children at the bus stops. Officers were checking with the prosecutor about possible charges.


— Police at 5:09 a.m. Monday checked the area of Franklin/state Route 344 near the city limits for an old Ford F-250 pickup that fled from Columbiana officers. Columbiana called off the pursuit in Leetonia and last saw the vehicle traveling towards Salem. The vehicle was not found.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 1:48 a.m. Monday at 12th Street and North Ellsworth Avenue where a car door was left open with no one around. The owner was contacted and said no items appeared stolen and no damage was noticed.

— Police were asked at 11:20 p.m. Sunday to check on a vehicle in a parking lot in the 2500 block of East State, but the vehicle was already gone.

— A fireworks complaint was reported at 9:56 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Newgarden Avenue. The people involved told officers they were done for the night.

— A woman in the 100 block of Homewood Place reported at 9:29 p.m. Sunday that unknown people placed a political campaign sign next to her juvenile daughter’s vehicle.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 8:37 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Fair Avenue. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.

— An assault was reported at 6:15 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block Jennings Avenue where a male said his foot was run over by a motor vehicle. Fire department first responders and EMT arrived and he was taken to the hospital. After locating and speaking to others involved, officers were advised they were sitting in their vehicle when the male physically assaulted them from outside their window and while they were driving away to avoid a confrontation, his foot may have been struck. Statements and conflicting stories were being provided to the prosecutor for review of possible charges.

— Charles Brant, 44, of Maple Street, was cited with operating a vehicle under the influence and reasonable control after police were called to a one-vehicle accident at 4:56 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Maple Street where a vehicle struck a telephone pole. Fire department first responders and EMT also responded. The driver, Brant, was taken to the hospital due to the impact and his intoxication.

— A hangup 911 call was reported at 3:34 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of North Union Avenue, but the source could not be found.

— A juvenile problem was reported at 2:52 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of East State Street where officers then saw a group of juveniles coming down a flight of stairs that led to a closed business. They were told to go home and their parents were contacted.

— Jessica Fritz, 35, of St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, was charged with theft and taken to jail after police were called at 2:28 p.m. Sunday to Walmart on East State Street for a theft. Employees said a female was seen at the self-checkout allegedly not scanning items and placing them in her cart. Officers saw video footage of the incident and took her into custody.

— A malfunctioning traffic light was reported at 1:57 p.m. Sunday at Franklin and Maple. Officers found the traffic light was off in all directions and contacted the city electrician, who responded to fix the problem.

— Destiny Farmer, 19, of Vine Street, was cited for failure to yield after her southbound vehicle on Vine Street failed to stop at a stop sign at 1:48 p.m. Sunday and was struck after pulling out in front of a westbound vehicle on East Third Street driven by Dusty Kelley, 24, of Goshen Road. No injuries were reported.

— A dispute was reported at 4:11 p.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a male was allegedly fighting with a female in a vehicle. Both left, with the male on foot and the female driving away. The male told police nothing physical occurred, that it was just an argument.


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