County Sheriff

— Deputies were called at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday to Taylor Road in Middleton Township for suspicious activity, but found nothing out of the ordinary at the residence.

— An overdose was reported at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday on Trinity Church Road in Hanover Township where a male had active warrants out of Portage County, but was out of the pickup range. He was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center by KLG for treatment.

— A man on Elk Avenue in Center Township reported at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday that a dog came into his yard and was acting aggressive. Deputies had been called to the scene for a man bitten by a dog. The owner of the dog was advised what her dog had done to the neighbor. The dog warden will be advised.

— Deputies responded at 11:34 a.m. Tuesday to Charlton Drive in Hanover Township where a hospice nurse reported an 85-year-old male patient was threatening to harm himself. She contacted his doctor, who wanted him evaluated at the hospital, but he was refusing. Deputies spoke to him and he agreed to be transported by KLG.


— A combative patient was reported at 2:11 p.m. Thursday at Salem Regional Medical Center where a doctor had the person cornered in a hallway. The person was visibly upset because hospital staff were ordering admission for a psychiatric evaluation. He was restrained by staff and police remained until no longer needed.

— A man from the 400 block of East Fifth Street reported at 11:08 a.m. Thursday that a female friend had been over Wednesday and became upset when he wouldn’t talk about a sensitive topic and after he left, she allegedly threw a bowl and broke the kitchen window. His roommate witnessed her throwing items. He just wants her to pay for the window. If she doesn’t, he’ll pursue charges.

— Rosendo Orate-Melendez, 66, of Ohio Avenue, was cited for no license and operating a vehicle under the influence after a traffic stop at 9:22 a.m. Thursday at Pershing and Ohio Avenue.

— A man at a car lot in the 900 block of West State reported at 8:57 a.m. Thursday that he’s being harassed. He said he sold a vehicle to a man and woman which they brought back a few days later, saying they didn’t like it and wanted their money back. He doesn’t typically do returns on vehicles but said he decided to do it as a nice gesture. They ended up buying another vehicle and said they wanted their money back again a few days later. Now she continuously calls him and said she will ruin his name and his business.

— A malfunctioning traffic light was reported at Franklin and Maple at 6:53 a.m. Thursday. The power had been out. Officers provided traffic control until Ohio Edison could restore the power.

— Police were called at 6:27 a.m. Thursday to the 200 block of Vine Avenue for a possible burglary in progress after woman said someone was trying to gain entry. The woman said someone was pounding on the door and covered the peephole in the door. Power had also gone off. Police found no one and determined the power outage was unrelated.

— A Third Street woman at 1:11 a.m. Thursday asked police to check her residence after she came home and found a door unsecured. Everything was in order with no evidence of any forced entry.

— Police responded at 12:14 a.m. Thursday to a dispute in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue where a woman said her boyfriend was following her after an argument. One party was given a ride to Speedway.

— Alleged juvenile abuse was reported at 9:07 p.m. Wednesday on West Seventh Street, but police learned no abuse occurred. Two children heard something that upset them. Officers spoke to the mother and the children were taken by the grandparents to stay with their father for the night.

— A woman from Franklin Avenue reported at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday that she’s hearing a loud screeching sound during calls on her cell phone and thinks it’s harassment. She said her phone provider required her to obtain a police report before they’ll correct the issue.

— Police responded at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday to Premier Bank on East State Street where it was reported a patron cashed two checks he wrote to himself from another checking account at another bank totaling $6,300 and the checks came back for insufficient funds.

— A spokesman for American Standard, 605 S. Ellsworth Ave., reported at 11:23 a.m. Wednesday that a laptop computer worth $900 was stolen from a secured office area and was last seen on May 28.

— Police responded at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday to the 600 block of Newgarden Avenue regarding a lost person. A woman had reported an elderly man came to the gas station in Hanoverton and said he was trying to get to Ravenna and did not know where he was. She had him follow her into Salem where officers met them at Suburban Market. Officers were able to reach a family member who picked the man up a short time later.

— A caller at 9:34 a.m. Wednesday reported suspicious people in and out of a neighbor’s apartment in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue, saying a female knocked on another neighbor’s door looking for someone who wasn’t there, then went to the dumpster and retrieved several boxes and placed them in her car which had out-of-state plates.

— Enrique Mateo, 23, of East Fourth Street, was cited for no license after a traffic stop Wednesday morning on East State Street. A caller had reported a reckless operator at 7:18 a.m.

— An officer at 6:49 a.m. Wednesday spotted a vehicle parked near a dumpster at Family Dollar on West State Street. The female driver said she was going through the dumpster for thrown away items and was ok.

Perry Township

— Police were called at 6:56 p.m. Wednesday to Prospect Street for a medical call after KLG reported being out with a 10-year-old juvenile having a psychotic episode. Township firefighters said police weren’t needed.

— A man reported at 5:43 p.m. Wednesday that a neighbor told him a suspicious vehicle was in his driveway in the 1800 block of Newgarden Avenue. He wasn’t there. Officers found a white Dodge van parked with a male and female inside having sexual relations. Officers knew them and sent them on their way.

— Police responded at 12:03 a.m. Tuesday to Apple Street for a man threatening to harm himself with a firearm. He was in the basement talking with his father and officers could hear him taking the magazine out of the gun and leaving it on the floor. He came up the stairs and was told to move slowly with his hands up. He was pink-slipped by police and ordered transported to Salem Regional Medical Center for evaluation. The firearm was given to his parents for safekeeping.


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