County Sheriff

— Deputies responded to Sunset Drive, Yellow Creek Township, where a suspicious vehicle was reported at 1:58 a.m. Thursday. The area was checked, but nothing out of the ordinary was found.

— A possible burglary was reported in the area of Lisa Lane, Center Township at 12:41 a.m. Thursday. However, deputies went to the home and spoke to the property owner, learning they were just there cleaning up the property.


–The sheriff’s office received a call about a man staring at the Dunkin’ Donuts workers and making them uncomfortable at 3:12 p.m. Oct. 3. Police spoke to the cashier and she said the man was a regular and it was just normal staring.

–An employee at the Subway reported Wednesday a tall, skinny white male with a red T-shirt stopped in three to four times over two hours and just stand there but never said anything before leaving. Police spoke to the man and told him not to return.

— A caller reported there was a white parked at the county fairgrounds at 8 p.m. Wednesday, but it turned out the woman in the vehicle was playing Pokemon Go.

Salem Township

— An officer responded to a two-vehicle crash at Lisbon and Salem Unity roads at 9:16 a.m. Monday in which the driver of Salem Township road department truck backed up in a work zone on Salem Unity Road and struck a vehicle on Lisbon Road. No citations were issued and no injuries reported.

— A Lisbon Road resident reported at 7:27 a.m. Thursday a vehicle abandoned in his yard for four days. Upon arrival, the officer found the vehicle partially in the right of way and the complainant’s yard. The plates were expired and the registered owner was suspended. The vehicle was towed from the scene.


— Police responded at 5:14 a.m. Friday to the 600 block of South Ellsworth Avenue for a possible problem with an employee. Police spoke with him and affirmed everything was ok. He was provided a courtesy transport home.

— A caller at 4:21 a.m. Friday reported two males looking around near a home in the area of Highland Avenue and East 10th. One of the males said the other male was a friend and they were near his house, which police confirmed.

— A caller in the 1000 block of Cleveland Street reported at 11:50 p.m. Thursday that an unknown male was sitting on a man’s front porch. He was gone before police arrived and wasn’t found during an area search.

— An officer at 11:26 p.m. Thursday was flagged down on North Madison near East State by a male who was having a dispute with his significant other and had nowhere to go. He was given a ride to a nearby open business so he could calm down.

— A driver received a warning for an equipment violation after a traffic stop at 9:43 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of Ohio Avenue. Police conducted a probable cause search after seeing an open container in plain sight. A suspected marijuana pipe was located, but nothing else illegal was found. The passenger was also warned for open container and the suspected marijuana pipe, which was later destroyed by police.

— A domestic dispute was reported at 8:56 p.m. Thursday in the 800 block of West Pershing Street. A female denied any physical violence occurred. Officers were unable to contact the male, who would not come to the door. Since no violence occurred, officers left.

— A woman in the 1200 block of East Pershing Street reported at 7:50 p.m. Thursday that a known male threatened to throw a rock through her window.

— An officer at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Waterworth Memorial Park at East School Street stopped a male after smelling a strong odor of marijuana on him. The male said he recently smoked and gave consent for a search, but nothing was found.

— A female reported at 6:33 p.m. Thursday that she was jumped by a group of people at Centennial Park. Police gathered information and obtained conflicting stories. Police later reviewed camera footage and determined what actually happened. The report will be forwarded to juvenile court for review.

— Officers responded to the basketball courts at Waterworth Memorial Park at 5:14 p.m. Thursday for a report of loud music with vulgar lyrics. Contact was made with the group at the courts and the music volume had already been turned down. Officers explained the complaint and requested the people play music not offensive due to children being in the area. They said they would correct the problem.

— Juveniles were reported stealing political signs in the 400 block of East Third Street at 3:09 p.m. Thursday. Police located the juveniles on Second Street near North Lincoln and escorted them while they put the signs back where they got them.

— A woman on Euclid reported at 2:51 p.m. Thursday that a male known to her used her personal information to take out a loan for $642. She said he had done this previously in the past. The incident was under investigation.

— Alyssa Sluter, 29, of Sharp Avenue, was cited for dog at large after a woman in the 600 block of Prospect Street reported at 10:29 a.m. Thursday that a large white dog with black on its head jumped her fence and started going after her dog. A male and female were then trying to get in her fence to retrieve the dog, which they did take. The woman’s dog didn’t seem injured. She identified the dog in question after an officer located a photo of the suspect dog. The owner was later contacted and cited due to being warned for the same type of incident three weeks ago.

— A verbal dispute was reported between a mother and daughter in the 1000 block of Cleveland Street at 9:40 a.m. Thursday. The woman said her daughter wanted to collect her belongings. The daughter said she just wanted her stuff and would leave. The mother said the stuff was on the porch and she could take it. The daughter said her washer and dryer were in the basement and she was told to make arrangements at a later date to pick them up.

— A domestic in progress was reported at 7:01 a.m. Thursday in the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue where a woman said she had an argument with her boyfriend and they were pushing each other. The male left, but a witness said the woman pushed the male first and then he pushed back. He said no more physical contact occurred. No injuries or marks were observed. The female said she was waiting for confirmation on a bus ticket and leaving the state. She was told to stay away from the male.

Perry Township

— Police were called at 9:37 p.m. Thursday for a vehicle in the woods at the deadend of the U.S. Route 62/45 interchange. Anthony Mecozzi Sr., 64, of Warren, was cited for failure to control after driving off the road at the deadend of the bypass. He was injured, with fire department first responders and KLG treating him at the scene. He was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center and the vehicle was towed.

–A neighbor dispute was reported at 5:08 p.m. Thursday in the 1600 block of Van Buren Avenue where a caller said neighbors were yelling and screaming at them and they were afraid to exit their vehicle. Officers spoke to both parties and determined the matter was handled.

— A woman in the 1900 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 9:10 a.m. Thursday that a dog was in her garage and she was fearful it would attack her small dog. An officer found the young German Shepherd pup and made contact with the owner who retrieved the dog.

— Thomas Kerner, 58, of Lisbon, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after his eastbound vehicle on Pidgeon Road struck the rear of another eastbound vehicle driven by Kyleigh Ross, 21, of Salem, who was stopped in traffic at 12:31 p.m. Wednesday.


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