Highway Patrol

— William R. Beeson, 22, of Salem, was cited for OVI, failure to control and leaving the scene of an accident after driving off the side of Stroup Road in Hanover Township and striking trees at 11:06 p.m. Monday. While troopers were at the scene, they allegedly noticed a man in a white van near the accident, who appeared to be bloody and dirty. After denying that he was the driver of the vehicle, troopers found the vehicle keys on Beeson and matched his injuries with the blood patterns in the vehicle.

— Christine J. Rollin, 70, of East Liverpool, was traveling on state Route 11 in Fairfield Township when she struck a deer in the roadway at 12:48 a.m. Wednesday.

— Eric P. Baltputnis, 33, of Hanoverton, was traveling on state Route 164 in Center Township when he struck and killed a deer in the roadway at 9:25 p.m. Monday.

— Judith A. Fisher, 61, of Salem, was cited for rules for turns at intersections when she struck Rebekah R. Owen, 28, of Canton, who was at a stop sign on King Road in Butler Township at 3:20 p.m. Sunday.

— Janna Gobert, 58, of Arizona, was traveling on state Route 7 in Madison Township when she struck a deer in the roadway at 4:36 p.m. Monday.

— Amber L. Lacey, 44, of Hanoverton, was traveling on state Route 644 in Franklin Township when she struck a deer in the roadway at 6:45 p.m. Monday.


— Officers took a report of theft from a vehicle that happened on Friday at Star Fab Inc. at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday.

— A man reported that an oversized semi-truck drove through his yard, causing damage to his yard, sidewalk and a catch basin at 2:57 p.m. Tuesday. Officers responded and found the truck was making a delivery to Reichard Industries.


— Police responded at 4:12 a.m. Wednesday to the 400 block of Continental for a suspicious male wearing a red jacket knocking on random doors. Officers were unable to locate the person but did find some items that appeared out of place. The property owner said everything was normal.

— A woman asked police at 1:14 a.m. Wednesday to check the well-being of her boyfriend in the 1200 block of Robin Avenue because she had not heard from him in a few hours and wanted to make sure he got home safely from Youngstown. Police could not make contact and the vehicle was not there.

— Police received a call at 11:53 p.m. Tuesday for a complaint about power tools being used in the 1800 block of Southeast Boulevard. Officers located a woman outside using a leaf blower. She was advised of the city ordinance and told to put the equipment away for the night.

— A woman on Ash Street reported at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday that a known male has been harassing her. Officers planned to tell him to have no further contact with her.

— Johnathan Wheat, of Ohio Avenue, was cited for no operator’s license after a traffic stop on East Third Street at 10:52 p.m. Tuesday.

— Police assisted the patrol on a traffic stop outside the city at 10:28 p.m. Tuesday, with K-9 Argo indicating to the presence of a narcotic odor. A search of the vehicle yielded drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine.

— No charges were filed after a traffic stop on North Lincoln near East Second at 9:26 p.m. Tuesday. K-9 Argo positively indicated for a narcotic odor and minor contraband was found during a probable cause search. The contraband was destroyed.

— A backpack found in the 800 block of West State Street was turned over to police at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday.

— Police were called at 7:54 p.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of East Fourth Street for a person threatening to harm himself. Fire department first responders and EMT ambulance were summoned and he was willingly transported to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— A woman came to the police station at 4:19 p.m. Tuesday to report a male she knew claimed he was going to make false reports about her. She was told any complaint would be fully investigated.

— A dog was reported at large at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on Franklin near the city limits, but was not found.

— Police were flagged down at 2:57 p.m. Tuesday for a passenger in a vehicle having a medical emergency at North Howard and East Third. Fire department first responders and EMT were called to the scene and the patient was taken to the hospital.

— A man reported at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday that someone took $200 from a plastic box in the storage room of the break room at Fresh Mark, 1735 S. Lincoln Ave. The theft is under investigation.

— No citations were issued for an accident reported at 11:54 a.m. Tuesday on Morris Avenue where the driver of a parked vehicle said the driver side door was open and a northbound vehicle struck the door, causing damage. The driver of the other vehicle said the door was not open when he drove past. Both had conflicting statements.

— A female came to the station at 11:46 a.m. Tuesday to file a sex offense report involving her juvenile daughter and a known male. She and her daughter said the incident occurred at a residence in the city. The complaint is under investigation.

— An irate person was reported at 10:49 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Westview/East 14th where a man said a male driving a black vehicle drove through a yard to get around trucks parked in the road. He tried to talk with the male, who said he shouldn’t have to wait for the trucks to move out of his way. The man got the vehicle information and officers attempted to make contact with the male driver, but were unable to reach him.

— A woman reported at 10:06 a.m. Tuesday that her 8-year-old grandson, who has mental health issues, was having a problem in the 2700 block of East State Street. An officer got the grandson to agree to go in the car to the hospital. Once there, the officer again talked with the grandson to calm down and behave while waiting for the doctor.

— A driver received a verbal warning for a defective exhaust during a traffic stop at 9:07 a.m. Tuesday at East Park and East Pershing.

Perry Township

— An officer at 11:26 p.m. Tuesday assisted the highway patrol on a traffic stop at Depot and Pidgeon roads. The driver was given a verbal warning for an equipment violation.

— Police were requested at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday to deliver a message to a person in the 1700 block of South Lincoln Avenue about a relative having a medical emergency.

— Officers were requested at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday to assist fire department first responders with a combative male on West Pine Lake Road. Emergency personnel were able to restrain him and he was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— Police responded at 3:26 p.m. Tuesday to the 1300 block of West State Street for a 12-year-old boy breaking items in a residence. Police spoke with the mother and attempted to speak with the juvenile to no avail. He said he doesn’t respect anyone and won’t be going to school. The mother said she would be contacting his probation officer.

— A caller at 9:09 a.m. Tuesday reported items falling out of a trash hauling truck on U.S. Route 62. Police found nothing in the road.

— A welfare check was requested at 10:57 p.m. Monday on a female walking on the side of the road on Georgetown staggering, but no one was found.


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