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POLICE

Salem

–A fight was reported at 2:40 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Broadway Avenue.

–The operator of a motorcycle was given a verbal warning at 1:53 a.m. Sunday in the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and State Street for following too close.

–A probable cause search was conducted at 2:28 a.m. Sunday on a vehicle in the area of 200 block of West State Street, after K9 Argo indicated the presence of narcotics during an open air sniff of a vehicle stopped for a load violation. Prior to concluding the search, officers had to clear for an emergency call.

–A loud music complaint was reported at 1:34 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Walnut Street.

–Participants involved in a family dispute were advised at 10:23 a.m. Friday in the 200 block of South Broadway Avenue that potentially false statements could result in civil action if not stopped.

–An officer recovered a butcher knife from a yard at 4:08 p.m. Saturday in the 500 block of North Lincoln Avenue.

–A strong odor of natural gas was detected at 12:25 p.m. Saturday in the area of Waterworth Park duck pond.

–Grant D. Adams, of South Lincoln Avenue, was cited at 2:29 p.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of East State Street on physical control charges, after allegedly performing poorly on field sobriety tests. His breath test results were not reported; however, the narrative does read that he tested over the prohibited amount of alcohol.

–Officers were dispatched at noon Saturday in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue to an unknown male lying in a yard.

–A two-vehicle crash was reported at 12:48 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of South Lundy Avenue between Richard Pendergast of Lake Milton, who allegedly struck a parked car belonging to Joe Hamilton. No citations were issued.

–Police investigated a suspicious person call at 10:53 a.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

–A traffic signal malfunction was reported at 11:41 a.m. Saturday in the area of Roosevelt Avenue and East State Street.

–An unidentified subject was stopped at 1:17 a.m. Saturday in the area of Franklin and Ellsworth avenues for an equipment violation. He was given a verbal warning, after K9 Argo indicated for the presence of a narcotic odor during an open air sniff.

–A custody dispute was reported at 2:06 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard.

–A suspicious person was reported at 2:53 a.m. Saturday in the 500 block of East 12th Street. Upon contact, police learned that the highly intoxicated male, who had been trying to open the back door of the residence, thought he was entering his own nearby home.

East Liverpool

–A Pennsylvania Avenue man returned home at 3:51 p.m. Wednesday to find a ladder and chair moved in his backyard.

–Two Erie Street women reported at 4:37 p.m. Wednesday that the other party verbally assaulted and threatened them. They were advised to stay on their own side of the street and keep to themselves.

–A lost wallet was recovered at 3:27 p.m. Wednesday in a laundromat on the east end.

–A woman reported at 4 p.m. Wednesday on a bench in front of Giant Eagle that an unknown rusty Chevrolet car has been following her from the BP gas station to work. She was advised to change up her route.

–An officer disposed of a syringe discovered in an alley at 3:43 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Vine Street.

–An incident of identity theft was reported at 11:58 a.m. Thursday from South Carolina, and the alleged suspect charged items that were delivered to an Avondale Street address. They were advised to contact their local police agency and her credit card company.

–Kenneth Raulston, no address listed, was cited at 5:39 a.m. Friday for going 63 in a 50 mph zone in the first block of Pennsylvania Avenue.

St. Clair Township

–Officers were dispatched at 2:43 a.m. Wednesday to Walmart for an alleged stabbing. No details were released except a report was filed.

–A possible breaking and entering was reported at 5:51 pm. Tuesday in the 3000 block of St. Clair Avenue.

Sheriff’s office

— Deputies responded at 3:30 p.m. Saturday to the Rogers post office where an intoxicated man was causing problems. Richard Vecchio was charged with persistent disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault of a police officer for kicking a deputy, and taken to jail. He also was given a citation for marijuana.

— A deputy performing routine checks at 3 a.m. Thursday found an open door at the Clear Creek site near New Waterford. Nothing seemed amiss and he secured the property.

— An inmate was reportedly assaulted at the county jail Wednesday but said he would not cooperate in the investigation. He signed a refusal to prosecute form. There was no good video of the incident.

— A Florida woman called Thursday night asking for a welfare check on her aunt on Hillcrest Road near Wellsville. Deputies made contact with the aunt.

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