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Police

County Sheriff

— A deputy responded to a 49000 block Dyke Road home in Middleton Township at 8:16 p.m. Jan. 13 in reference to a male individual not letting a female leave. The deputy spoke with the female who said that her friends, who had made the report, wanted her to go out, but she did not want to. She said she would tell her friends.

— A deputy responded to the 900 block of Township Line Road in Madison Township at 11 a.m. Saturday where a resident reported finding items in the road she believed were placed there to damage her vehicle. After inspecting the items, the deputy determined the items had likely been used to gain traction by someone who had gotten there vehicle stuck in the snow.

— A deputy responded to the 11000 block of state Route 45 in Elkrun Township at 12:51 p.m. Saturday in reference to a stolen Cargo utility trailer that had been parked in a terminal Jan. 13 and found missing two days later. The trailer was used as a service box trailer and carried items needed to make road repairs to vehicles. It also had inside a gas stick welder, a gas air compressor, 100 feet of air hose and four tires with rims.

Highway Patrol

— Shawna Blake, 34, of Salem, was cited for OVI, failure to control, driving under suspension and seat belt violation after she went off the left side of the road and struck a utility pole while driving on Valley Road in Butler Township at 5:47 p.m. Jan. 9.

— Mary Ross, 78, of Leetonia, was cited for assured cleared distance after she struck the rear of a stopped vehicle driven by Raymond T. Magallon, 28, Struthers, on state Route 344 in Fairfield Township at 3:49 p.m. Friday.

— Samantha L. Stryffler, 22, of Homeworth, was cited for assured cleared distance and a seat belt violation for striking the rear of a stopped vehicle driven by Dominic V. Nardis, 67, of East Canton, at the intersection of Georgetown and Homeworth roads in Knox Township at 2:37 p.m. Friday.

Lisbon

— Police were called the Circle K about a drunken male customer asking everyone for a ride home. After police arrived, a man from inside the store said he would give the drunk a ride home.

— Police were called to a domestic dispute on East Lincoln Way on Jan. 12. No one was home when police arrived, and police then were contacted by the caller who called them to say she no longer wished to pursue charges.

— Police were called to a tenant dispute at the Moore Street apartments on Jan. 9. The parties advised the noisy neighbor issue is something they need to take up with the landlord.

— Richard Vecchio, state Route 164, was charged with public intoxication on Thursday after receiving a complaint about him. Vecchio was found behind the car wash next door to the Circle K and was given a ride home after being charged.

— Police were called to Coaches on Thursday about a man throwing things and threatening to assault other customers. The man, who had been drinking, claimed his wallet had been stolen and accused the workers, and even searched a waitress’s car. The man then threw a glass cup at her while she was behind the bar but missed. He then threatened everyone in the bar and to drive through the restaurant if he did not get his wallet back. He also broke a bathroom door and then broke a glass picture frame on his way out of the building. The manager said the owner would contact police to advise them whether he wants to press charges.

— Police were called to the Frola Motel outside of town on Sunday to back up county sheriff’s deputies responding to a domestic dispute. The deputy advised the couple they would be asked to leave if they did not calm down.

— An officer on patrol saw a motorist strike a sign, pole and curb lawn as he turned from Jackson Street onto East Lincoln Way on Friday. Almost all of the damage was to the vehicle, and the Hanoverton man who was driving said he would pay for any damages.

Columbiana

— Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on state Route 14 on Friday at 2:24 a.m. for an equipment violation. Police conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle locating drug paraphernalia. Police seized the drug paraphernalia, pending further investigation. The driver was given a verbal warning for the equipment violation.

— Police were on standby for a property pickup on South Main Street at 8:27 a.m Friday.

— Police responded to a report of a dog bite Friday at 9:44 a.m. on Bell Avenue. The man reported that while he was working on a home that is under construction, the neighbor’s dog came up behind him and bit him on the leg.

— Robert Lutman, 45, Leetonia, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop at noon Friday on North Main and Cherry Street.

— Police responded to a crash at the traffic circle at 3:21 p.m. Friday involving a semi that had struck the circle.

— Police responded the the parking lot of Taco Bell on West County Line Road at 7:58 p.m. Friday after a concerned citizen called in reference to a reckless driver that had pulled into the lot. Police located a vehicle that matched the description and advised the driver of the complaint. During the investigation, Charles Lindsay, 19, New Waterford, was cited for having an open container of beer in a motor vehicle. He was released on a summons to appear in court.

— Officers took a report of a stray bullet striking a car behind Dunkin’ on state Route 14 at 1:23 p.m. Saturday. The stray round was found to have come from the area of Columbiana-Waterford and Metz roads. The uncharged suspect’s information was forwarded to the sheriff’s office due to the round coming from outside the city limits.

— A woman came to the station on at 2:56 p.m. Saturday to report that someone used her identity in procuring a Visa credit card through the unemployment office.

— Jesus Gonzalez, 36, Columbiana, was charged with OVI following a traffic stop for speed and left of center on East Park Ave at 10:53 p.m. Saturday.

— Andrew M. Johnson, 38, East Palestine, was charged with OVI following a traffic stop on state Route 14 and Commerce Circle at 6:31 p.m. Sunday.

Perry Township

— A woman in the 1100 block of West Perry Street reported at 11:28 p.m. Saturday that a neighbor was playing music loudly in a vehicle. An officer spoke with the person in the vehicle and told him to turn it down.

— Police were dispatched at 8 p.m. Saturday to the 900 block of Elberon Avenue for a report of possible shots fired, but found and heard nothing in the area.

— A caller at 9:24 a.m. Saturday reported a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot in the 1300 block of Pembrooke Drive. Police identified the driver, who said he was waiting to pick up a friend.

— An officer on patrol at 1:35 a.m. Saturday found a mattress dumped in the area of Egypt and Painter roads. The proper agency to remove it was notified.

— Winona Fire Department asked police at 11:24 p.m. Friday to shut down Depot Road at Stewart Road due to a gas leak up the road. Police shut down he road and remained, clearing at 1:06 a.m. Saturday.

— A man from Goshen Road reported at 4:31 p.m. Friday that he was being harassed by an unknown person through texts and calls. Officers attempted to call the numbers and left a message. The man was able to block the numbers.

Salem

— Police were called at 9:24 p.m. Sunday to the 900 block of Newgarden Avenue for a domestic in progress. On arrival, officers could hear a male and female yelling inside the home. Both reported they had an argument over relationship issues. No physical violence occurred. While there, police discovered an active warrant for the female, Jacqueline Weingart, 36, of Newgarden Avenue. She was taken into custody on the warrant for failure to appear and turned over to a sheriff’s deputy.

— Police responded at 6:44 p.m. Sunday to the 400 block of Sharp Avenue for a car vs. bicycle accident, with the bicycle rider, 43-year-old Jonathan Butts, of Jennings Avenue, found lying on the curb lawn injured. He was transported to SRMC. Police learned a vehicle driven by Jennifer Cross, 38, of Salem, was northbound on Sharp and started to turn left into a driveway, striking the man who was driving a gas-powered bicycle north on the sidewalk crossing over the driveway she was pulling into. There was damage to the hood and front bumper of the vehicle. An officer followed up with him at the hospital. He admitted his bicycle was under power at the time of the accident. Per Ohio Revised Code, it’s illegal to ride a gas-powered bicycle on public sidewalks when under power. He was told a citation may be pending once the investigation is complete.

— An officer spoke with a person at the police station at 5:26 p.m. Sunday regarding a protection order.

— Police were called at 3:41 p.m. Sunday to Walmart on East State Street for two alleged shoplifters. Loss protection personnel had a female and her juvenile daughter in the office for allegedly replacing price tags and failing to scan all their items before passing all points of sale. They attempted to leave without paying for $217 worth of merchandise. The female was told she’ll be receiving a warrant and the incident will be sent to juvenile court for her juvenile daughter.

— A woman reported at 12:40 p.m. Sunday that her vehicle was struck Friday night while parked in the 100 block of Railroad Street. The other vehicle fled the area.

— A Sebring man reported at 12:23 p.m. Sunday that he was in the 700 block of East Fifth to sell a television to a person who said they lived in the area. The person’s boyfriend was the one who met with him and only paid him half the payment and said he would come right back with the other half. The person never came back with the rest of the payment and officers also determined the people gave the man a false address.

— Jacob Monigold, 19, of Benton Road, was cited for failure to yield after trying to turn left out of a business in the 700 block of East State and striking an vehicle drive by Ronda Geist, 27, of Franklin Avenue, in the passenger side door at 11:09 p.m. Friday.

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