Highway Patrol

— An unknown vehicle struck the side of Matthew M. Haught, 39, of West Virginia, on state Route 39 in Yellow Creek Township and fled the scene at 6:34 p.m. Sept. 4. Haught described the hit-skip vehicle as a white Jeep Cherokee.

— Matthew S. Huff, 48, of Hanoverton, was cited for failure to control when he drove off the side of Speidel Road in Hanover Township and overturned at 8:07 p.m. July 15. Huff was transported to a hospital via Life Flight with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.


— Officers responded to North Market Street in reference to a possible domestic situation at midnight on Wednesday. A man wanted his girlfriend to leave, but she didn’t want to go with him. The woman said that the boyfriend had punched her before but declined to say if he did that night. She didn’t want to press charged, and the boyfriend was told to leave.

— An officer responded to the courthouse parking lot for a possible assault at 5:12 p.m. Monday. The two people involved were located and said that nothing happened, but they were verbally fighting. The two agreed to stay separated for a little until the situation calmed down.


— Officers assisted Leetonia Police Department in a pursuit with a vehicle that was pursued earlier in the evening by Salem Police Department at 12:47 a.m. Tuesday.

East Palestine

— An East Martin Street woman reported that her boyfriend came home drunk and shoved her, causing her to fall at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday.

— An East Grant Street woman reported that she was assaulted when she dropped off her child at the father’s residence at 10:08 p.m. Tuesday.

— Officers responded to West North Avenue to a disturbance involving a road rage incident at 6:42 p.m. Tuesday. No charges were filed.

— A man and woman reported that they were having problems with their neighbors at 10:24 a.m. Tuesday.

— Police responded to West Martin Street for an unruly juvenile complaint at 4:33 p.m. Monday.

— An officer spoke with a concerned parent about someone possibly providing minors with illegal drugs at 1:03 p.m. Monday.

— An officer spoke with a man in reference to political signs being stolen at 8:46 a.m. Monday.


— An officer responded to a 300 block Somer Street home at 5:26 p.m. Sept. 10 in reference to a truck blocking the caller’s driveway. Upon arrival, the officer found the caller had left the scene. A neighbor said the caller had left a few minutes prior with what appeared to be a beer can in his hand. There was no vehicle blocking the caller’s driveway. The neighbor was advised to submit surveillance footage from their camera from the previous hour.

— An officer responded to the 100 block of Main Street at 7:21 p.m. Sept. 10 for possible drug activity. The anonymous caller said there was a male in a white car with a damaged bumper who had been there for about 15 minutes and appeared to be slumped over. The officer found a male and female outside the vehicle. They said they were attempting to fix the vehicle for sale.

— An officer responded to a 300 block Somer Street home at 1:19 p.m. Sept. 11 where the resident reported her daughter had received a suspicious Instagram message from her ex-boyfriend requesting sexual photos for money, but that they did not believe it to be the ex-boyfriend due to the wording of the message. They were advised to block the account and contact the ex-boyfriend as his account may have been hacked.

— An officer responded to a South County Road, Washingtonville, home at 11:24 p.m. Sept. 11 to assist with a domestic dispute. The resident was found outside the home with a friend and she reported her husband, who has dementia, had struck her and choked their dog to death. The husband was voluntarily transported to the Salem hospital.

— An officer responded to the area of the Dairy Queen at 2:05 p.m. Sept. 12 in reference to a person driving under suspension but was unable to find the vehicle in question.

— An officer responded to a West Main Street home at 2:52 p.m. Sept 12 to check the well-being of the resident after a relative said she had not heard from him. The officer spoke with the ex-wife of the person in question who said he now lives somewhere in Columbiana but she does not know how to contact him. The relative was advised of the situation.

— Officers responded with medical personnel to a 100 block Pine Street home at 3:49 p.m. Sept. 12 where the resident said her mother, who has dementia, had locked her out of the house. The resident also said her mother is now residing with another daughter in Salem. Officers spoke with the mother who said she just wanted to clean her house after her sons had made a mess. She was voluntarily transported by ambulance to the Salem hospital.

— Officers responded to a High Street home at 4:01 p.m. Sept. 12 where the resident reported her son had seen a known male on their roommates bicycle which went missing a few days prior. Officers spoke with the male who admitted to taking the bicycle without permission. He went with officers to return the bicycle, which he had damaged in an accident, and apologize for taking it. The owner did not wish to press charges.

— Randall C. Culler, 41, 394 Somer St., Leetonia, was cited for a noise ordinance violation for unnecessary noise after a patrolling officer heard an air compressor running at 2:03 p.m. Monday. Officers had responded to the home multiple times the previous few days in reference to the air compressor and a neighbor said he was leaving it running to annoy her family. The officer attempted to contact Culler but no one answered the door. The officer found the air compressor with the air hose wrapped around the handle and attached to nothing. The officer unplugged the air compressor and determined Culler was doing anything he can to annoy his neighbors on both sides of the home.

Salem Township

— A Crestview Road man reported Wednesday that sometime overnight someone stole his garbage tote which was still full of trash. He contacted his trash carrier which said it was gone when they stopped that morning.


— Police checked on an alarm at 9:58 p.m. Tuesday on Salem Parkway West. All perimeter doors appeared secure.

— Police were called at 8:01 p.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a truck parked in a yard, partially in the road facing the wrong way in traffic with no hazard lights on. Contact was made with people working in the yard who said they would move the truck.

— A dispute was reported at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of West Wilson where two people who had gone out together and had a few drinks returned home and began arguing. The report said they were arguing over a family issue and the male agreed to leave for the evening and they would talk when sober.

— An officer at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday saw a large amount of white smoke in the area of Maple Street and followed it to a location. The homeowner reported throwing wet leaves on the fire which caused all the white smoke. The homeowner was advised of the burning regulations. The smoke dissipated.

— Police responded at 7:11 p.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of Fair Avenue for found drug paraphernalia. A child protective service employee had done a walk-through at the home and saw several items of drug paraphernalia and suspected drugs in plain view. Police obtained consent to search from the homeowner and during the search located and seized a large amount of drug paraphernalia and some suspected narcotics. Several items will be sent for testing.

— An officer was flagged down at 7:02 p.m. Tuesday for an abandoned bicycle left at South Lincoln and Franklin for several days. The bicycle was taken to the station.

— Police at 6:16 p.m. Tuesday spoke to a female about a known male messaging her on social media and harassing her. A previously filed report was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office. She was told to go to the courthouse to file a protection order against the male and follow-up with the prosecutor’s office.


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