County Sheriff

— A woman, who said she just moved to this area from Pennsylvania, reported at 11:14 p.m. Sunday she and her ex are involved in court proceedings and an incident happened at about 11 a.m. Sunday. She planned to speak to her attorney before taking any action and requested information on obtaining a protection order.

— Deputies went to a Ridge Road, Minerva, home in West Township Tuesday night after a mother learned that her daughter’s friend was having some problems and was cutting herself. Deputies spoke to the grandmother of the 16-year-old girl and then with the teen, who was going through some personal issues she did not know how to handle. She agreed she needed some counseling and was transported to Alliance Autumnal Hospital for an evaluation.

— Someone reported a man in the area of Depot Road north of the Guilford Highlands complex walking at 12:02 p.m. Monday without shoes on and with what appeared to be blood on his clothes. Deputies checked the area, but did not find him.

— An East Palestine woman reported at 10:19 a.m. June 15 she rented out a space on Chain School Road for another woman to park her mobile home, but the trailer was destroyed by a fire before the woman moved into it. The property owner felt the other woman has no right to come back onto the property and recover the scrap steel from the trailer. Deputies explained it is a civil issue for the courts to decide.

— A medical professional reported at 10:23 a.m. June 14 he had just spoken to a woman staying at the Frontal Motel on state Route 45, Lisbon, who had elapsed on cocaine and was suicidal. Deputies went to speak to the woman, who said her uncle was going to come take her and her belongings. He was then going to transport her to a hospital for evaluation. The uncle arrived and assured deputies that was the case.


— A well-being check was requested at 12:36 a.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of Aetna Street where a third-party caller said his ex-girlfriend was screaming inside the residence. Officers were unable to hear any screaming or make contact with anyone.

— A caller at 11:11 p.m. Tuesday reported a suspicious male hanging around the apartment building on Vine Avenue asking questions about prior tenants. Officers found the man on Hawley Avenue and told him not to return to the Vine Avenue building.

— A malfunctioning traffic signal was reported at 8:29 p.m. Tuesday at West State Street and Benton Road, but when officers checked, it cycled normally multiple times.

— Police were called at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday for a combative patient at Salem Regional Medical Center, learning the patient wasn’t combative but was threatening violence towards the staff. Officers stood by while the patient was treated.

— Michael Souers, 33, of Cleveland Street, was placed in custody at an East Fourth Street residence on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drugs at 6:03 p.m. Tuesday and taken to jail.

— An anonymous person came to the station at 3 p.m. Tuesday to report she was contacted by First Energy about a fraudulent unemployment claim. She was told to contact unemployment to report it and also told to monitor her credit.

— A large branch was reported hanging over the street on Continental Drive at Bentley, blocking a portion of the lane of travel at 2:23 p.m. Tuesday. The street department moved the branch to the side of the street.

— A caller at 2:09 p.m. Tuesday requested removal of a person who has been sleeping in the hallway for several days. The person left before police arrived.

— Police responded at 1:51 p.m. Tuesday to the 1000 block of Cleveland Street to check for a missing male reportedly living at a residence. While on scene, police found a female with an active warrant. Heather Leaf, 44, of Cleveland Street, was taken into custody on a warrant for possession of drugs and taken to jail.

— A woman in the 300 block of East Fourth Street reported at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday that she had not seen her adult son in six days and he has severe mental health issues. A missing person report was filled out and police started searching the area.

— Officers and firefighters responded for a line down in the road at Stewart Avenue and West Fifth Street at 12:52 p.m. Tuesday. The cable line was cut and removed from the road.

— Edward Kovach, of Newark, was cited for failure to yield after attempting to turn left onto Cunningham Road from the Walmart entrance, colliding with a motorcycle driven by Seth Harding of West Ninth Street who was southbound on Cunningham attempting to turn left into the Walmart entrance at 12:22 p.m. Tuesday. Kovach refused transport to the hospital for a minor injury to his back.

— Police were called at 10:49 a.m. Tuesday for one to be removed from the 400 block of East State Street where a homeless man entered a business and asked to use the restroom. He was permitted to use the restroom, but was in there for some time and employees were feeling uncomfortable and wanted him removed. Officers escorted him outside and due to his history of narcotics use, he was asked for consent to search him. Nothing illegal was found. He was told not to return.

— In the 400 block of West School Street, a resident at 10:28 a.m. Tuesday reported a family member was over on Monday and then a video game system and video game came up missing. The family member had been asking for money and then later had $80 cash. He believed the family member had possibly pawned the items in Austintown. Austintown Police were contacted to assist and went to the pawn shop, finding the items. The suspect was confirmed as the person who pawned the items. Charges are pending.

— Police responded at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to BB Rooners in the 200 block of East State Street for suspicious activity after a known male who is homeless and known to use narcotics was given permission to use the restroom but had been in there awhile. He had already left, but officers were asked to check the restroom to ensure no drug paraphernalia was left behind. Nothing illegal was found.

— An anonymous person came to the station at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday to speak with an officer about suspicious activity in the 800 block of East Fourth Street. The officer gathered information and told the person police were already aware of the issue.

— A 17-year-old Salem boy was cited for failure to yield after pulling out of an alley and striking an eastbound vehicle on Columbia Street with the vehicle he was driving at 9 a.m. Tuesday. No injuries were reported. The other vehicle was driven by Earl Hughes, 67, of West Perry Street.

— A Berlin Center man reported at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday that someone took his keys while he was in the shower at the Salem Community Center, but during a search, the keys were eventually found in his gym bag.


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