County Sheriff

— Deputies spoke to Mitchell Baker at 1:04 a.m. Saturday after someone asked for him to be removed from a state Route 45, Madison Township, property. Baker said he was attempting to speak with his girlfriend at the home, but she would not speak to him. Those at the home said Baker was not welcome. His license was found to be suspended, and his plates and his registration were both expired. The plates were collected from the vehicle and it was towed. The residents declined to prosecute Baker for being there.

— An accident was reported at the McDonald’s parking lot in Center township at 10:02 a.m. Wednesday. A driver going through the drive through slid on the ice and struck a sign in between the lanes. No one was injured and there were minor damages to the vehicle and sign.

— A Tower Road, Butler Township, woman reported she was being threatened over the phone by an ex-boyfriend. She did not wish to pursue charges at this time and was told how to obtain a protection order.

— A Brown Street, Center Township, woman reported at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday she paid a man $1,500 to do construction around her home. He took the payment and then blocked her from communicating with her. Deputies suggested she seek assistance through an attorney.

Highway Patrol

— Dylan Morrow, 23, Minerva, was cited for failure to control after he went off the road and struck an embankment and utility pole on Lisbon Road in Salem Township at 7:22 p.m. Tuesday.

— Kenneth J. Hall, 27, Lisbon, went off the road and struck an embankment and overturned on Hunter Camp Road in Center Township at 11:36 p.m. Feb. 13. Hall was not cited due to severe untreated road conditions and lack of property damage.

— Ray E. Hall, 54, East Palestine, was attempting to travel up McKaig Road in Franklin Township at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday when he lost traction and slid back down, striking a vehicle that was stuck in a ditch owned by Craig A. Beary, 41, Youngstown. Beary sustained a possibly injury. No citations were issued.

— Olivia M. Gillman, 21, Alliance, was cited with improper backing at 3:29 p.m. Monday. Gillman was waiting to turn onto Johnson Road from U.S. 62 in Knox Township when she began to back up to clear the intersection, and struck the vehicle of Lisa R. Kelly, 41, North Benton.

East Palestine

— Eric H. Madden was charged with open container after a traffic stop on Rebecca Street at 4:41 p.m. Wednesday.

— A citizen alerted the police to a dog that is always tied up in the rear of a South Market Street residence at 12:48 p.m. Wednesday. An officer went to the residence and found that the dog had adequate shelter and fresh food and water and didn’t appear to be in any distress.

— An officer was dispatched to a resident on Alice Street for a residence check at 1:32 a.m. Wednesday after the resident reporting hearing banging outside.

— Officers responded to a resident on East Clark Street at 2:44 p.m. Feb. 16 on the report of a man and woman arguing in the front yard, and that the woman was throwing items at the man. Officers spoke with the couple who admitted to arguing and stated that the woman threw a snow shovel at the man. Neither wished to proceed with the case and both advised that everything was fine.


— Police responded at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday to the 800 block of West Wilson Street for a 911 hangup call. No problem was found and police had no contact with anyone at the residence in question.

— A resident in the 1200 block of Franklin Avenue reported at 9:51 p.m. Wednesday that a suspicious person looked through the front window of her home and left. Officers were unable to find anyone.

— Officers responded at 9:04 p.m. Wednesday to the apartments in the 600 block of East Sixth Street where a caller said it sounded like items were being thrown or slammed in an apartment. Police separated the parties and found there was an argument. Two of the involved people left.

— Police responded with the fire department to the 600 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 8:29 p.m. Wednesday for a report of smoke in the residence. Police stood by, but were able to leave a short time later.

— A caller at 8:17 p.m. Wednesday reported a silver truck doing donuts in the parking lot. Officers made contact and the driver confirmed the story. The driver was warned and told to leave.

— A man on North Lincoln Avenue at 8:12 p.m. Wednesday reported possible fraud, saying he purchased a new phone case on Feb. 8 from a company on the Internet and still has not received the case. He attempted to contact the company via email and still hasn’t heard anything back.

— A woman in the 200 block of Vine Street reported at 2:07 p.m. Wednesday that she allowed a man to move into her basement and now she wants him to leave. She was told he would have to be legally evicted. The fire department was also called to the residence for a smell of natural gas.

— An anonymous person came to the station at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday to report possibly being a scam victim. He was told t it was a scam and options to consider.

— A dog was reported at large at 11:43 a.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of South Lundy Avenue. Officers located the animal but were unable to catch it. The humane officer was notified.

— Identity theft was reported at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday by a woman on Aetna Street who said an unknown person attempted to use her information to file for unemployment through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. She contacted the involved agencies and wanted a police report on file.

— A woman on Lexington Avenue reported at 9:51 a.m. Wednesday that a person officers previously told to cease all contact with her was still sending messages. She provided photographs of the messages. Information will be sent to the prosecutor for review.

— An audible alarm was reported at 9:09 a.m. Wednesday for a business in the 2300 block of East State Street. The exterior was secure.

Perry Township

— A caller at 7:32 p.m. Wednesday requested officers check on a neighbor in the 900 block of Elberon, reporting the neighbor’s dog had been running loose for over seven hours. Officers found no one home and the dog outside in the open garage. The other neighbor contacted the homeowner who said she was at work and would return home shortly.

— A woman in the 1100 block of Benton Road reported Wednesday someone filed an unemployment claim in her name. She was told to call the Ohio Job and Family Services at 833-658-0394.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 10:14 a.m. Wednesday at a residence in the 400 block of Benton Road where a recent alleged overdose death had been reported. Police obtained the vehicle information.

— Police responded at 12:08 a.m. Wednesday to the 1100 block of Prospect Street where a woman said her daughter took several pills prescribed to her. The fire department and KLG arrived and the juvenile was taken to SRMC for evaluation.

— Police responded at 1:52 p.m. Monday to the 1100 block of Prospect Street where a male wanted transported to Salem Regional Medical Center for a mental evaluation. While he was being walked out to the ambulance by emergency personnel, the man started beating his head on the ambulance as he walked by. He had to be restrained and officers followed the ambulance to the hospital, where he started acting out again by attempting to choke himself with his own hand. He was restrained before the cuffs were removed.


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