County Sheriff

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 3:21 p.m. Thursday at the bike trail parking lot on state Route 558. Deputies spoke to the man, who said he did not know he was not allowed to be there. He said he recently lost his job and his apartment. Deputies attempted to find him a spot in a homeless shelter, but he said he had some money and would try to get a hotel for the evening.

— A Homeworth Road, Knox Township, man reported at 9:26 a.m. Thursday he recently called an advertisement in the Alliance Review regarding a cleaning service and he spoke with the woman, who came to look at his home, but never showed up when she was scheduled to come back and clean. He was concerned it was a scam.

— People were reported trespassing at a Mountz Road, West Township, vacant home at 8:12 p.m. Sunday. Deputies found someone had broke into the vacant garage. Neighbors had video of the people caught on the property. Charges are pending.

— Deputies assisted a KLG ambulance with a medical emergency on Eagleton Road in Salem Township at 10:53 a.m. Thursday.

— Employees at the Sunoco on Westville Lake Road reported a disturbance at 4:51 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone involved had left when deputies arrived.

— A Shady Lane Road, Center Township, woman reported at 8:03 p.m. Wednesday when she returned home a man she knows was in her driveway. She told him she was calling police and he left.

— A couple of vehicles were reported sitting suspiciously in front of a business on Cherry Fork Road, Fairfield Township at 10:39 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies found the business was open and the vehicles were gone when they arrived.

— Shane Linden, 42, was charged with domestic violence and resisting arrest after reportedly threatening his mother at 3:24 p.m. Wednesday. He was transported to the county jail.

— A Salem-Alliance Road, Butler Township, man reported at 9:14 p.m. Wednesday he received some text messages and phone calls from someone he does not know.

Salem Township

— A concerned citizen reported Thursday a beige Cavalier is parked nightly at the Greenway Trail off state Route 558. The car comes and goes but there has been someone in it overnight for the past two weeks.


— Officers responded to a 600 block Prospect Street home at 8:42 a.m. Thursday to check on the welfare of juvenile but the juvenile was not there.

— Tina M. Crowl, 63, Cherry Street, Salem, was cited for failure to yield following a two-vehicle crash at Olive Street and South Lincoln Avenue at 4:29 p.m. Thursday in which she was eastbound an failed to yield at the stop sign, striking a northbound vehicle driven by John Batzli, 65, Murray Road, East Rochester. No injuries were reported on scene, but Batzli transported himself to the hospital for evaluation.

— Laura J. Ripley, 48, Jennings Avenue, Salem, was cited for failure to yield following a two-vehicle crash at West Eighth Street and North Ellsworth Avenue at 5:54 p.m. Thursday in which she was eastbound and failed to yield from the stop sign, striking a northbound vehicle driven by Gregory A. Woodard, 58, Teagarden Road, Lisbon. No injuries were reported.

— A South Lincoln Avenue resident reported at 6:51 p.m. Thursday she is receiving unwanted calls from her ex, who is in prison, and her ex’s mother, who lives in the Columbus area. She was advised how to file for a protection order.

— An officer responded to a 200 block West Wilson Street home at 6:25 a.m. Friday where a woman reported she believes a known man had been on the property despite being told not to return.

— A Penn Avenue resident reported at 6:54 a.m. Friday that she believed her phone was hacked because it started having sound issues after receiving a call from a random number. An officer told her it was probably just a coincidence.

— Officers responded to the 2200 block of East State Street at 8:43 a.m. Friday where a motorist reported the driver of a white Chevy truck pulling a white horse trailer had struck a parked vehicle, dragging it a few feet and causing functional damage, then left without attempting contact with anyone. Officers were unable to find the vehicle in the area. The matter is under investigation.

— An East Fourth Street resident reported at 10:23 a.m. Friday a family had been making false statements about her. She was advised to cease contact with the family member and speak with an attorney regarding possible civil action.

— An officer responded to a 900 block East State Street business at 11:04 a.m. Friday after a caller reported receiving a text notification that a previously stolen bank card had been declined in an attempt to purchase lottery tickets. Surveillance footage showed a female around the lotto ticket machine. The matter is under investigation.

— Timothy J. Gilmore, 32, Newgarden Road, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in the 2400 block of East State Street at 11:13 a.m. Friday in which he was westbound and failed to stop for traffic, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by James R. Martin, 76, West Perry Street, Salem. No injuries were reported.

— An officer spoke with an individual on station at 12:16 p.m. Friday who said they suspected their son was using drugs and they believed they knew who he was getting them from.

East Palestine

— Two men were charged with soliciting prostitution Wednesday.

— Officers received a report Tuesday of someone through Snapchat making threats to harm themselves. An officer worked with Snapchat and determined the user making threats was from another country.

— Thursday, a resident on West North Avenue reported having nearly $400 packages stolen from her porch since March.

— A resident requested an officer check on her son Thursday evening.

— A West Martin resident contacted police Thursday night regarding a man looking for someone who did not live at her residence. It was discovered that the man was attempting to notify a relative of a death in the family.

— Thursday, a suspicious vehicle was reported at the post office. The driver said he ran out of fuel. When the man’s girlfriend arrived she was found to have a warrant and was taken into custody.

— Thursday morning, an officer took a report of identity theft.

— A teacher at the high school requested assistance with a student from the school resource officer Thursday morning.

— A McCalla Street resident contacted police Wednesday about a dog barking.

— Police responded to a minor crash at Rebecca and Marker Wednesday. The driver was cited and charged with OVI.

— Wednesday afternoon an East North Avenue resident reported her vehicle had been shot with a BB gun and her driver side window had been cracked.

— An East Taggart Street business reported a theft on Wednesday morning.

— Officers responded to an East Taggart Street address in regards to a disturbance involving a woman Tuesday.


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