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— A Circle Drive, West Township, resident reported at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday there was a vehicle in her driveway and another down by the mailbox. While deputies were on the way there, she called back to say deputies could disregard as the car belonged to her son.

— A Madison Drive, Madison Township, man reported at 11:29 a.m. Monday, while he was away from his home, someone entered his Jeep and ransacked the glove box. The person who did this left a pen and a small baggie of a crystalline substance behind on the passenger side seat of the Jeep. Deputies took the items as evidence.

— A Salem Grange Road, Salem Township, woman reported at 11:58 a.m. Monday she had been expecting a FedEx package on Sunday and received notification it was delivered, but when she checked at her home she found a package addressed to someone else. She took the package to the address where it belonged and the man said that it was his and he also had received a package that was not his, a mattress, which was addressed to someone else. The woman was checking with FedEx to see what can be done to rectify the situation. The item lost was valued between $250 and $300.

— A Bayard Road, West Township, man reported at 10:24 a.m. Tuesday, he and his ex-wife divorced in November and shortly after that his ex-wife opened two credit cards in her name from Kohl’s and Victoria’s Secret, utilizing his Social Security number. He also said she utilized online banking to take money from his Chase Bank savings account.


— An officer at 1:24 a.m. Wednesday saw a vehicle parked in front of closed businesses in the 2300 block of East State Street. The man told the officer he was using the WiFi. He wasn’t doing anything wrong, so he wasn’t asked to leave.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Woodland where a woman was watching another home and said two males were seen leaving the residence, one in a red shirt and one in a white shirt. Officers found the back door unlocked, checked the home and did not find any persons inside. Officers locked the residence.

— An alarm was reported at Tru Cut on Elm Avenue at 10:56 p.m. Tuesday, but the building was found secure with nothing suspicious.

— Suspicious persons were reported in the 200 block of South Broadway at 10:31 p.m. Tuesday. Two men left before police arrived.

— Police were called at 10:23 p.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of East Eighth Street to check the well-being of a minor who made threats of self-harm. The mother said the minor had just left and was asked by police to call the minor to return home. After officers spoke with the minor, the mother drove the minor to Salem Regional Medical Center for a medical evaluation.

— Officers were flagged down at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday at the police station by a Newgarden Avenue resident in the 800 block who said his brake lines were cut on Monday. The incident is under investigation.

— A woman from Continental Drive spoke with officers at 8:08 p.m. Tuesday about an ongoing harassment issue with a man. Officers talked to him and told him to cease contact. He said he would never talk to her again.

— A juvenile problem was reported at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of East Sixth Street where a woman said a 13-year-old was attempting to man-handle others inside the residence. After de-escalating an argument, officers seized contraband from the juvenile, who was taken home in the 1300 block of West State Street by a guardian.

— A man in the 1500 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday that he received a suspicious substance in the mail. He said he didn’t know the name on the address and didn’t order anything. The incident is under investigation.

— A caller at 4:09 p.m. Tuesday reported someone driving a dirt bike with no plates on the road in the 300 block of West Wilson Street, but the bike was not found.

— Police were sent to Waterworth Memorial Park at 4:01 p.m. Tuesday for a male juvenile who ran away from home. He wasn’t found at the park, then officers learned he returned home to the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue. Officers spoke to the juvenile and his mother about his recent behavior. The mother said he has court this week and some mental/developmental disabilities. A friend of the family responded to take him for the afternoon.

— A Salem woman reported at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday that her truck was struck in the front bumper/grille sometime in the past several days, possibly in the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Video surveillance was being checked.

— Police at 12:31 p.m. Tuesday assisted a male transient from Colorado who came to the station after being sent there by a minister about a hotel room. He was taken to a local hotel.

— An East Third Street resident reported at 9:36 a.m. Tuesday that a female acquaintance approached him and said she was assaulted. The woman told police she was in a male’s apartment and he was yelling and took a broom handle and hit her across the behind. Police talked to the man who said she was the one yelling and her injury came from her falling down stairs. The case will be sent to the prosecutor for review. She declined medical attention.

— Police responded at Speedway gas station on West State Street at 8:04 a.m. Tuesday for an unattended child. Someone saw the juvenile walk down from behind the store without a parent or guardian. Officers located a house with a nearby open door and confirmed the child was staying there. The juvenile was able to unlock the door and walk out. The juvenile was reunited with the guardian. The report will be sent to the Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services.

— An attempted theft was reported at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of North Ellsworth Avenue where a woman was seen taking clothes from the Salvation Army drop-off site. She put the clothes back and walked away after being confronted. The caller did not want to press charges. Officers located the person and told her she’s still welcome at the Salvation Army as long as she understands she may not remove donated items.


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