County Sheriff

— A deputy stopped a vehicle driving recklessly on U.S. Route 30 near County Home Road at 3:40 p.m. Monday. Benjamin Cronin, 42, Hammondsville, was cited with OVI after reportedly testing .191 and having open containers found in the vehicle.

— A weight room window was found open at the United School complex at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday. Nothing was found to be disturbed and the doors were secure.

Highway Patrol

— Mark Emmerling, 50, Negley, was cited with right of way at through highway at 2:32 p.m. Thursday after he failed to yield at a stop sign at Beaver Local School District on Bell School Road in Madison Township and turned into the path of Emma E. Roberts, 18, East Liverpool.

— Thomas A. Young, 61, Chester, W. Va., was cited with distracted driving and assured clear distance at 8:50 p.m. Saturday. Young was traveling on state Route 154 in Middleton Township when he struck a horse-drawn buggy driven by John Weaver, 27, Mechanicstown, from behind. Weaver sustained minor injuries but refused treatment. The horse was put down due to its injuries.


— Samuel J. Lapin, 23, North Lima, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in the parking lot of Ace Hardware on North Main Street at 5:08 p.m. Monday.

— A vehicle driven by Greg Bowman, Salem, backed into a car owned by John Chito, Youngstown, in the Ace Hardware parking lot on North Main Street at 1:28 p.m. Monday.

— A woman reported a case of identity fraud related to her bank card at 10:08 a.m. Monday.

New Waterford

— Officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of Creek Road at 1:56 p.m. March 28 for a welfare check on an elderly woman whose family was concerned because they had not heard from her in over a week. Officers discovered the woman had died of natural causes.

— Officers responded to the area of West Main Street and Crestview Road at 9:54 a.m. March 29 for a semi-truck driver who was lost. The officers were able to assist the driver with heading the the correct direction.

— Officers responded to Hatcher Road at 7:57 p.m. March 29 on the report of a suspicious person. The officers searched the area but did not make contact.

— Officers responded to the 3800 block of West Main Street for a runaway child complaint at 3:27 p.m. March 31. The girl was located at a relative’s home and returned to her home.

— Officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of East Main Street at 6:57 p.m. Wednesday for a neighborly dispute over dogs running loose and scaring the neighbor’s horses.

East Palestine

— Two young children were located in the middle of East Market Street by the fire chief Thursday morning. The children were taken to the police station where Children Services were contacted along with the parents. Kierra D Raynes, 23, and Trevor O. Barr, 25, were charged with child endangerment and taken to jail.

— Officers initiated a traffic stop Thursday afternoon on West Main Street. officers arrested Ashley Ross, 34, of East Palestine on a warrant. Ross was issued a citation for driving without a license.

— An officer was dispatched to the PNC bank ATM on North Market Street Thursday afternoon for an alarm. When the officer arrived an employee was making repairs.


— David Macry, 78, of Monroe Street, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after his westbound vehicle on East State Street struck the rear of a Salem city street sweeper operated by a city worker at 1:40 p.m. Monday in the 1500 block. The sweeper had been traveling at 5 mph in active sweeping mode with the Macry vehicle behind it when an ambulance passed all of them. Once it cleared, the Macry vehicle continued and could not see due to the dust cloud from the ambulance and sweeper. The driver said he did not see the street sweeper and struck it going 10 mph. Damage to the street sweeper was minor, according to city service/safety director Joe Cappuzzello.

— Police were called at 11:22 p.m. Monday to the area of Penn Avenue and Columbia Street for a report of three people running down the street with a television, stating they had just stolen it. While looking for the suspects, the caller advised the people had entered a house in the 300 block of Ohio Avenue. Officers made contact and discovered the television belonged to one of the juveniles. The juvenile’s mother said her son had permission to take it there and stay there.

— A woman called at 2:23 p.m. Tuesday to report her vehicle was struck by another vehicle in the Walmart parking lot on East State Street. The other vehicle left.

— Police responded at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of Morgan Court for a parking complaint. A local company was doing tree service work. They were told to place orange cones around the service vehicles.

— A man in the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue reported at 2:03 p.m. Tuesday that the passenger side window of his vehicle was broken out.

— Police responded at 2:01 p.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of East Second Street to check on a local business. Employees said all was fine.

— A caller at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday reported a juvenile running around outside in the 500 block of East Sixth Street without a parent nearby. The boy took an officer to where he lives and his father had come outside. He was returned to his father without incident. One motorist said the boy was across the street at one point.

— A dog was reported at large at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. Police found the dog and returned it to the owner, who was found in the 600 block of East Third Street.

— Police responded at 12:31 p.m. Tuesday to the 1200 block of East State Street for a dog at large. The dog was located on East Third Street, but officers were unable to catch it. The humane officer was notified.

— Police and fire department medics responded to a medical on Fairview Court at 11:38 a.m. Tuesday. The person was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

— Police were called at 5:01 a.m. Tuesday to the 100 block of West Seventh Street for an unknown problem. The homeowner said her mother was having some health issues and called police. She said everything is fine.

— Police responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 400 block of West State Street at 4:57 a.m. Tuesday, with the caller saying two males using leaf blowers and a lawn mower were blowing dust in the air. Police spoke to the males, who work for the street department and were told to clean off the sidewalk on the overpass.

— Police assisted Perry Township officers look for a missing juvenile at 11:59 p.m. Monday. The juvenile was found at a residence in the 300 block of Ohio Avenue and turned over to Perry Township to be taken home.

— Officers at 10:04 p.m. Monday saw a vehicle in the parking lot at Centennial Park after hours. They told the people the park hours and sent them on their way.

— A woman from East Fifth Street reported at 6:49 p.m. Monday that someone stole her phone from her car parked in the 700 block.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 6:27 p.m. Monday at Walmart on East State Street. Police made contact with two people and advised them of a misunderstanding.

— A well-being check was requested at 6:03 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of East Pershing. The woman was ok.

— A person to be removed was reported at 4:24 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Officers advised the woman to leave when it was determined her friend no longer lived there. She left without incident.

— A well-being check was requested at 2:55 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Bank Street by a man concerned about his live-in girlfriend. She told police she was fine. A different male had called at 2:31 p.m. for a well-being check on a female at the same residence. She said she was fine.

Perry Township

— An Idaho Avenue woman reported at 11:47 p.m. Monday that her grandson had been gone since 4 p.m. With the help of Salem officers, township police were able to locate the juvenile and return him to his residence.

— Police responded at 3:59 p.m. Monday to the 300 block of Plymouth Place for a neighbor complaint. A man said the neighbor’s children keep coming over and harassing him. Police spoke to the parents and the juveniles said they would stay away.

— Police checked on wires down in the 600 block of Ohio Boulevard at 12:35 p.m. Monday, determining they were telephone wires, which pulled away from a house.

— An alarm was reported at 3:32 p.m. Monday in the 1900 block of South Lincoln Avenue. The residence was secure.


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