Perry Township

— Randy Verdi, 24, of Middlefield, was taken into custody on a felony warrant out of Geauga County and taken to jail after a traffic stop for speeding at 7:21 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Route 62 near Goshen Road. His vehicle was towed.

— Multiple reckless drivers were reported at 8:29 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of West State Street, but were not found.

— A reckless driver in a pickup was reported going off the road and almost into a ditch at U.S. Route 62 and North Lincoln Avenue at 5:11 p.m. Friday, but was not found.


— A 911 hangup call was reported at 3:37 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of Vine Avenue, but police were unable to make contact with anyone.

— Police responded at 11:02 p.m. Sunday to the 1200 block of Franklin Avenue to look for a missing juvenile. He was located and returned to his family on East Perry Street at South Broadway.

— City police were asked to assist Perry Township police with a speeding vehicle in the area of Benton Road and West State Street at 10:22 p.m. Sunday, but the vehicle was not found.

— Police responded to the 900 block of Liberty Street after a man reported at 10:05 p.m. Sunday that his adult daughter was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend. The daughter did not want to pursue charges and said she did not live with the ex.

— A woman requested a well-being check in the 400 block of Continental at 9:28 p.m. Sunday, saying she had not spoken with her sister in a few days and was concerned due to her just having surgery. The sister said she was fine and would call the woman.

— A domestic was reported at 9:11 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue, but police determined nothing physical occurred. It was just an argument.

— A domestic involving a female yelling was reported at 8:38 p.m. Sunday on East Third Street. Police located the dispute on Rose Avenue and determined it was just an argument with nothing physical occurring.

— A debit card found at a gas station in the 2800 block of East State Street was turned over to police at 8:11 p.m. Sunday.

— A domestic was reported at 7:24 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Short Street. No threats were made during the argument. The female was leaving for the night.

— A domestic was reported at 4:42 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of West Eighth Street. Nothing physical occurred, just an argument.

— Asset protection personnel at Walmart on East State Street reported at 2:55 p.m. Sunday that a mother and juvenile daughter were shoplifting. The juvenile was arrested and released to her mother after allegedly stealing $114 worth of merchandise. Video was being sent to the prosecutor for review of the mother.

— A well-being check was requested at 2:12 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of East Third Street for a male, who was voluntarily transported to the hospital by EMT after talking with police.

— A distraught person who appeared to be having mental issues was reported at 6:38 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of North Howard Avenue. The male made a comment about self-harm to police, who contacted fire department medics and KLG ambulance to respond to the scene. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

— A suspicious person was reported at 5:16 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Fair Avenue where police found a female they knew. She said she went to the wrong house while attempting to get her cell phone from her adult son.

— A woman in the 300 block of West 10th Street reported at 2:12 a.m. Tuesday that she has a no contact order against her significant other who was seen driving past their residence. She was told he’s legally allowed to drive on the road.

— Police were called at 12:14 a.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of West 10th Street for a medical call with fire department medics and EMT ambulance. An intoxicated female they had previously dealt with was trashing the inside of her own residence and cut her hand. Officers calmed her down and she was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center for the injury.

— A distraught female was reported intoxicated and upset in the 300 block of West 10th Street at 11:10 p.m. Monday, saying her boyfriend was out walking around while intoxicated. Officers called her boyfriend, who was not intoxicated, and said he left the residence when she began arguing with him. He was given a ride back to the residence to retrieve his vehicle and she was given a verbal warning for disorderly conduct.

— A possible water line break was reported at 10:20 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of Liberty Street, but nothing was located.

— A man at 9:54 p.m. Monday reported receiving concerning text messages from a female about self-harm. He requested a well-being check. The female was fine and denied making any comments.

— Police were called at 9:37 p.m. Monday for a possible fight at Walmart on East State Street. No fight or disturbance was found in the store or parking lot.

— A possible drug overdose was reported at 9:31 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of Rose Avenue. The female was awake and alert and no contraband was observed in plain view. Fire department medics arrived and she was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center by KLG.

— A woman reported at 8:56 p.m. Monday that she was watching two juveniles Sunday in the 500 block of East Fourth Street when two other kids came up and attempted to speak to the children. Contact will be attempted with their guardian.

— Loud music was reported coming from a vehicle in the 900 block of East Fourth Street at 7:54 p.m. Monday. A man at the residence agreed to turn it down.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 6:59 p.m. Monday on South Broadway near Columbia Street where two people appeared to be searching for a juvenile while pushing a baby stroller. Nobody was located.

— Police at 6:35 p.m. Monday spoke with a woman in the 200 block of Jennings about her ex-tenants. She said she evicted them and they weren’t to retrieve any of their belongings without her being present. She said the male was in the garage removing his items without her knowledge. She was given her options.

— Personnel at a pizza shop in the 700 block of East State Street reported at 4:34 p.m. Monday that a woman came into the store complaining about a week-old pizza. She was described as extremely rude and ignorant to the employees and owner and left before police arrived. Police were unable to make contact with her.

— Police were called at 4:11 p.m. Monday to the Walmart parking lot for a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident that took place 45 minutes prior to police being contacted. A Walmart employee pushing carts in the lot was struck by a black van that left and returned with the driver reporting damage to her vehicle. Officers saw video footage of the black van striking the employee and knocking him down. He declined medical attention and only had scrapes on his arm. The driver reported the employee walked out in front of her van. No citation was issued.

— A 911 hangup call was reported at 3:53 p.m. Monday, leading to police talking with three people standing outside who said they were having a mild argument over a landscaping job they just left. The mother said one of the kids may have called but all was good.

— A Salem woman came to police at 3:44 p.m. Monday about a protection order, saying the man the order is against has been contacting her electronically via social media and different texting applications. She said he also showed up at her house a week ago and continues to tell her he’s going to keep coming back. Police confirmed the protection order and that he had been served with it. Charges are pending.

— A caller at 3:25 p.m. Monday said two men appeared to be removing parts from a church bus in the 900 block of West State Street. The two men left in a white van, but officers later learned from the church pastor that there was no crime. They were looking at the vehicle to fix it upon their purchase of it.

— Drug paraphernalia was reported behind a business in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 11:53 a.m. Monday. Two empty syringes were found, collected and disposed of properly.

— Police were called for a person to be removed at 11:11 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue where a man said his ex-wife was at the residence and she does not live there. He wasn’t home. He called back and said she had already left.

— A man in the 600 block of Prospect Street reported at 10:52 a.m. Monday that a teenager rode a bike to the front of his residence, dropped the bike in the yard and stole the man’s bike from the side of the house. The abandoned bike was taken to the station.

— A man at 10:29 a.m. Monday reported receiving a call from someone claiming to be a U.S. border patrol/customs agent. The fake agent said there was a suspicious package seized with the man’s name on it. The goal for the scam appeared to be to get people to send money to the person claiming to be an agent. The man didn’t fall for the scam, but wanted to notify police to hopefully inform others to be on the lookout for the potential scam.

— A reckless operator was reported towing a trailer on North Lincoln Avenue at 10:07 a.m. Monday, but was not found.

— A juvenile reportedly left a residence on Walnut Street at 9:37 a.m. Monday, but returned home later.

— A 911 hangup call was reported at 9:36 a.m. Monday, but the resident said she did not make the call and there was no problem.

— A juvenile was acting out in the 1200 block of Cleveland Street at 9:04 a.m. Monday, not listening to his parents. Officers calmed him down. The parents said he was having a tough time at school. He agreed to listen to them and was told if he needed to talk, he could call for an officer.


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