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Police

Salem

— Police responded at 12:56 a.m. Thursday to Speedway gas station on West State Street for an intoxicated male vomiting in the parking lot who then left on foot. Officers found him sitting in the alley near Consumers National Bank intoxicated and he admitted to being at Speedway. He refused medical help and was given a ride home.

— Police investigated smoke in the 100 block of West Pershing Street Wednesday night. A man was having a fire behind his residence and put it out for the evening.

— Two women reported at 9:39 p.m. Wednesday that they were at the vending machines at Sparkle on South Lundy when another woman appeared on a bike and attempted to assault them by swinging a backpack at them.

— A resident in the 100 block of South Union Avenue reported at 9:13 p.m. Wednesday that a man next door was pounding on the walls. He refused to leave the residence or step outside to talk with officers. An active warrant was confirmed and the man apparently knew about the warrant and shut the blind. Forced entry was made and he was taken into custody. Richard Dotson, 51, of South Union Avenue, was charged with obstruction and taken to jail on the warrant for domestic violence.

— Fireworks were reported at 7:07 p.m. Wednesday on Cleveland Street. The resident said he would stop.

— A juvenile problem was reported at 5:11 p.m. Wednesday in Centennial Park. Two people were told to stay away from each other.

— Officers on patrol at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday observed a road rage and reckless operation incident in the 800 block of West State Street where a vehicle cut another vehicle off and blocked the lane of travel. Jonathan Crothers, 31, of Sebring, was cited for reckless operation.

— A man and woman came to the police station at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday arguing about child custody issues. Since both were from out of town, they were told to follow up with those jurisdictions.

— Denise McCown, of Youngstown, was cited for a traffic control device violation after police were called for a reckless operator at South Ellsworth and East State at 8:31 a.m. Wednesday. Officers located the vehicle and observed it run a stop sign, initiating a traffic stop.

— Police were called at 5:25 a.m. Wednesday to Salem North Healthcare Center for a resident with drug paraphernalia. Officers confiscated the paraphernalia and told the resident they weren’t permitted to smoke inside the facility.

Perry Township

— Police were called at 12:56 a.m. Thursday to the 1300 block of West State Street for a drug overdose. The caller had already administered Narcan to the male in question. Police started chest compressions until he regained consciousness. EMT transported him to the hospital. Police discovered paraphernalia next to the man and seized it for evidence. Timothy Thompson, 33, of Salem, was taken into custody after his release from the hospital, for a failure to appear warrant out of Columbiana County. He was handed over to a sheriff’s deputy for transport to jail.

— A caller at 6:32 p.m. Wednesday reported the front glass door shattered on a Brittany Lane property. There was no sign of forced entry.

— A child custody issue was reported at 5:02 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of West State Street where a woman said her children’s father took her children from her parents’ residence in Sebring without her permission and also stole her cell phone and purse. Upon further investigation, officers learned the man was called by her parents to pick up the kids since the woman left them there for days. She started acting disorderly after her purse was found and she was told to stop. She then ran into the house and locked her children inside. When officers told her she was going to jail, she fled into the woods and was found a short time later on Georgetown Road getting into a vehicle. Linda Stuller of Damascus was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and taken to jail.

— A medical was reported at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of Prospect Street. Fire department first responders and KLG also responded.

— A burglary was reported at 11:18 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of West State Street where a man said his children’s mother entered his home without permission and forced entry into his locked bedroom. He said his personal papers were stolen, but he didn’t want to file charges.

— Police investigated a suspicious vehicle parked at the deadend of Hearthside Drive at 9:41 p.m. Tuesday, finding three juveniles from the vehicle two houses up from it. The vehicle was moved.

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