10-year-old girl gets too close to the flame

SALEM — A 10-year-old girl escaped injury and learned a lesson in fire safety Thursday after accidentally catching the bottom of her shirt on fire when she got too close to a burner flame on the stove.

Salem police and fire personnel were called to the house in the 800 block of Franklin Avenue after a panic alarm was tripped and possible fire reported.

According to the police report, officers made contact with a 15-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl who advised a piece of paper caught fire in the residence and they weren’t sure if the fire was out, which police confirmed it was.

On arrival, firefighters found the juveniles outside and evidence of burnt paper throughout the first floor of the residence originating from the kitchen. A juvenile’s T-shirt was also found in the kitchen with the front tail of the shirt burnt. The first floor was checked with the thermal imaging camera and the right rear burner on the stove was still showing heat from possible use.

The fire report said the girl admitted to using a step stool and trying to use the gas stove to cook, unattended, when her shirt caught fire. She said the shirt was removed and landed on sketch book paper that then ignited.

A safety talk was given to the juvenile to explain that the stove or any other heat source was not to be used while being unattended by an adult. Police had called a parent who had already responded to the residence.

County Sheriff

— Loud music was reported at a home on Black Road in Center Township at 11:27 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies explained the rules about music at unreasonable hours and he turned the music down while deputies were still there.


— An officer responded to the first block of High Street at 1:25 a.m. Monday in reference to a man knocking on the door and walking around the property. The officer could not find the man in the area.

— A Walnut Street resident reported at 2:39 p.m. Monday he lost his wallet but did not know where. The wallet contained a debit card, but no cash.

East Palestine

— Wednesday officers notified the parents of three young boys reported to have been playing inside a vacant West Clark Street home.

— A matter regarding a disturbance between a boy and his grandparents was forwarded to juvenile court Wednesday afternoon.

— Tuesday the school resource officer investigated a possible assault in the school cafeteria, the suspected assault was horseplay.

— A black vehicle was reported sitting on the tracks near the West Street bridge Wednesday morning. Officers were unable to locate any unauthorized vehicles on the tracks throughout town.

— Wednesday morning a resident reported knocking on her door.

— Monday evening officers intervened with noise complaint on East Taggart Street. A subject stated there was a dispute regarding a partner admitting themselves for treatment.

— Officers responded to the 600 block of East Main Street Monday for a report of a subject carrying an assault rifle. Officers were unable to locate the individual.

— Monday afternoon officers arrested Michael Mick on a warrant through the Columbiana County Sheriffs office. Mick was later turned over to the Sheriffs office.

— Officers responded to a domestic dispute Sunday evening. Officers spoke with a couple who had a verbal argument and suggested they separate for the remainder of the night to cool off.

— Sunday afternoon a women complained about her neighbor was harassing her, it was determined nothing criminal happened and the women needed to contact her landlord.

— A women reported fraud Sunday afternoon.

— A women came to ask advice about a missing person who resides in Philadelphia.

— Sunday morning a women reported on going issues with her neighbor.

— An officer came across a disabled vehicle Friday night. Officers came into contact with a man and his disabled dog. The officer was able to get a hold of a relative who cam and picked up the man and his dog.

— A woman reported a dog that chased her daughter causing minor injuries Friday afternoon. The dogs owner was cited and the matter was forwarded to to dog warden and health department.

— A West Street resident requested officers check on her young son Thursday evening.

St. Clair Township

— A township resident filed a complaint at 8:55 a.m. Friday regarding a large oak tree at the edge of her property in the 46000 block of Bell School Road shedding large branches and landing on the hood of a parked car. The township’s road foreman will contact the resident, although the township does not own trees on the edge of public roadways or private property.

— A woman reported on station at 11:59 a.m. Friday that her son’s book bag was taken from an Ohioville park along with his school iPad. After pinging the iPad, Beaver Local school officials provided a Hookstown address, where Pennsylvania State Police were unsuccessful with contacting anyone at that address.

— A Beaver Local principal contacted police at 9:24 a.m. Friday to stand by as a school administrator searched a student’s vehicle, finding many vape products containing a high percentage of THC.

— Matthew Young was served at 1:20 a.m. Friday with two city warrants after a brief foot chase in the first block of Bloomfield Avenue. He had been observed walking along with another person in the area.

— A Samuel Street woman reported at 5:09 p.m. Friday that something had broke out the rear window of her 1996 Oldsmobile, and she just wanted a report on file.

East Liverpool

— Police responded at 8:36 p.m. Sunday to the first block of Lisbon Street, where a Doordash driver had run out of gas.

— Kenneth Jones was served at 6:59 p.m. Tuesday in the first block of Maine Boulevard with a warrant out of Columbiana County.

— Edward Torres was cited at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue with no driver’s license and a loud exhaust.

— A parking complaint was levied at 5:41 p.m. Tuesday in the alley near the Church of God about a red truck blocking access. There was negative contact.

— Officers responded Tuesday to domestic incidents at 8:31 p.m. in front of East Liverpool City Hospital and at 9:24 p.m. in the 800 block of Lisbon Street. Both were not physical encounters.


— Police and K-9 Argo assisted the highway patrol with a traffic stop at 2:33 p.m. Thursday at state Route 154/Route 11 near Lisbon. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor. No narcotics were found, but a possible stolen item was. The patrol reportedly arrested a female occupant on an outstanding warrant issued through Columbiana County.

— Officers responded at 1:31 p.m. Thursday to the 200 block of Vine Avenue to check the well-being of a female after a caller said her statements weren’t making sense. Officers found the female was highly intoxicated. Nothing more was needed.

— A well-being check was requested on a male in the 400 block of West State Street at 11:34 a.m. Thursday, but he wasn’t found.

— A vehicle owner moved the vehicle after it was found illegally parked in the 600 block of Cedar Ridge at 10:47 a.m. Thursday.

— A woman from the 1400 block South Lincoln Avenue reported at 10:42 a.m. Thursday that a neighbor started yelling at them over a mattress found in a dumpster.

— Officers, fire department medics and KLG responded at 2:57 a.m. Thursday to the 200 block of Vine Avenue for a drug overdose. Officers found drug paraphernalia which was seized. A male was taken to the hospital by KLG. The matter is under investigation.

— Police assisted the highway patrol on a traffic stop at 1:38 a.m. Thursday at East State and North Broadway.

— A well-being check was requested at 12:18 a.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Hawley after a woman said she and her husband were arguing and he made a comment about harming himself. He wasn’t there when police arrived but was found walking. Fire department medics and EMT were called and he signed a patient refusal.

— A domestic was reported at 9:16 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of West Pershing Street where parties said it was verbal only with nothing physical occurring. Police stood by until one of the parties made arrangements to leave for the night.

— A possible burglary was reported at 4:22 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of South Ellsworth Avenue where the caller said the front door to his home was wide open and all the lights were on inside. Police received a description of a male who was seen leaving when the homeowner arrived home. Nothing appeared missing. No one was located matching the description.

— A Third Street man reported at 3:58 p.m. Wednesday that he was receiving unwanted phone calls from his mother and has since blocked her. Officers spoke with her and advised her of the complaint. She then became irate and said she was filing a report against her son and the Salem Police with the Pennsylvania State Police. She was told to stop calling her son.

— An illegally parked vehicle was reported at 2:37 p.m. Wednesday at East State and Penn Avenue. The vehicle was located in a no parking zone on the north side of the street and was moved after the owner was contacted.

— Police assisted the Columbiana County Drug Task Force with a traffic stop at 2:23 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of Benton Road. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor and several items of drug paraphernalia and suspected drugs were located. The driver was taken to the hospital by EMT ambulance for a psychiatric evaluation. One passenger, Klarysa Green, 24, of West Perry Street, was charged with obstructing official business and taken to jail. The vehicle was impounded.

— A white Jeep was reported being driven recklessly on Southeast Boulevard at 1:41 p.m. Wednesday, but was not found.

— Police responded with the fire department at 11:56 a.m. Wednesday to Dollar General on West State Street for a person allegedly having medical issues in the parking lot. The person was not found.

— A 48-hour notice to move was issued for an illigally parked vehicle reported in the 1000 block of East Fourth Street at 11:17 a.m. Wednesday.

— A woman at 11:19 a.m. Wednesday spoke with an officer about a recently issued protection order. She was told the information would be passed along to other officers.

— Police responded at 6:32 a.m. Wednesday to the 900 block of South Union Avenue for a domestic between a mother and son who had been yelling at each other. The male said it stemmed from an incident with a vehicle in Perry Township. Perry Township police responded and spoke to him about the incident. The female advised of ongoing issues with her son and was told her options to evict him. She said he has no belongings there, but does receive mail there.

— A dispute with a group of people outside yelling at each other was reported at 10:43 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of East Third Street. All had left. One of the people said the dispute was over a male at the residence.


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