— James Peck, 40, Salem, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 9:58 a.m. Tuesday. Peck was found laying in the grass at the lower entrance of the fairgrounds and appeared to be intoxicated. He was found later at 11:40 a.m. on Spruce Street laying in the grass. When confronted, he approached an officer in a threatening manner and was arrested and transported to the county jail.

— A woman called to report a suspicious man that charged at her near Circle K at 9:33 a.m. Tuesday. The man was not located.

— An officer was dispatched to East Pine Street for a child custody dispute at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. The mother said that the father was refusing to give their child back even though it was her day with the child. The father previously filed a report with the sheriff’s office stating that her residence is allegedly unsafe for the child and that is why he is not giving the child back.

— Officers were dispatched to a residence on state Route 517 for a suicidal man at 7:39 a.m. Friday. He was transported to a local hospital.

East Palestine

— A parent reported suspicious activity Thursday evening around East Clark Street and North James Street. An unfamiliar man attempted to give her ten year old son a skateboard from a black truck. Officers located the man and advised him his actions may appear as malicious. Officers advised the man to not do it again.

— James Spurlock III, 24, was arrested early Friday morning following a traffic stop on North Market Street. Spurlock was arrested for OVI and charged with driving under suspension, obedience to traffic control devices and signal light. Additional charges are pending lab results.

— A man reported a suspicious person Thursday night at Subway on East Taggart Street. Employees said a group of teenagers were at the restaurant for an extended period of time without any disorderly conduct.

— Officers made alternative arrangements for a foster child Thursday afternoon after a woman advised officers of an unruly teenager.

— A small dog was found wondering and reunited with owners Thursday after officers used a chip reading device. The owners were warned about the dog running at large.

— A man on North Market Street was reported as suspicious Wednesday night. After speaking with officers the man indicated he was waiting for a friend.

— Officers responded to a residence on Alice Street regarding a dispute between partners Wednesday evening.


— Officers responded to a High Street address Wednesday night regarding a woman who cut her left arm with a kitchen knife. Columbiana EMS arrived on scene and transported the woman to Salem ER.


— A resident on South Vine Street reported his cell phone had been stolen.

— Officers arrested Janice Cercone, 40, of Hubbard following a traffic stop on East State Route 14 Friday. She was arrested on an active warrant through the state of Pennsylvania.

— Officers arrested Andrew G. Rowell, 26, of Columbiana Friday on charges of domestic violence after an incident on South Main Street.

— Officers warned parties involved with a domestic dispute at Manor Apartments with disorderly conduct Friday.

— Officers took a report of a private property crash at the Dairy Queen Saturday night.

— A woman called about locating her grandson Saturday night but her grandson was located shortly afterwards.

— Two men walking along State Route 14 Saturday evening were given a courtesy ride due to the dangers of State Route 14 at night.

— Officers located a stolen vehicle on Route 7 Saturday night. After officers spoke with Youngstown Police it was determined the vehicle was no longer stolen and the owner was released without charges.

— Steven L. White, 57, of Columbiana was arrested Sunday after forcing himself into a residence on North Pearl Street. White was charged with burglary.

Highway Patrol

— Nicolas M. Pugliano, 22, East Liverpool, was cited with failure to control after he struck a raised concrete median and traffic sign while turning onto the U.S. Route 30 eastbound on-ramp in Madison Township at 8:45 p.m. Thursday.

— Richard M. Eslich, 80, Louisville, sustained serious injuries after losing control of his motorcycle while traveling in loose gravel on state Route 39, causing him to travel down a small embankment and strike a traffic sign before being ejected at 11:53 a.m. Aug. 22. Eslich was flown by MedEvac to a local hospital. No citations have been issued according to the report from the highway patrol.


— A man was reported in a green vehicle asking women to with help him jump start his vehicle in the 2400 block of East State Street at 1:51 p.m. Monday. Police checked the area, but the vehicle was gone.

— A Southeast Boulevard woman reported at 2:24 p.m. Monday items were missing from her home — a voice recorder, a flash drive and her Lexapro medication.

— A shoplifter was reported at the Salem Walmart at 2:28 p.m. Monday, underscanning $75 in merchandise from the self check out lane. She was taken to the asset protection office, but then fled after a few minutes, got into a car and left. She has been identified and charges are pending.

— A suspicious package was reported at a Shady Lane address at 2:37 p.m. Monday. It appeared it had been delivered to the incorrect address and police were able to cross reference the name and address on the package label to get it where it belonged.

— An assault was reported on Monday, which had reportedly happened a couple of days earlier in the 300 block of South Ellsworth Avenue. The people reported a woman they both know chased them around the house with a knife.

— Police checked on a woman in the 1500 block of Southeast Boulevard at 4:40 p.m. Monday. Salem First Responders and EMT ambulance responded and she reluctantly agreed to be transported to the hospital.

— Debris was reported in the roadway in the area of West Fourth Street and Vine Avenue at 9:37 p.m. Monday. When police arrived, a man said his trash can fell over and he would be removing all the items from the roadway. Police offered to assist.

— A woman was found to be bleeding from the head in a parking lot on Lexington Avenue at 12:12 a.m. Tuesday. She said she slipped, fell and cut her head. The Salem Fire Department transported her to the emergency room.

–While patrolling in the area of West Second Street and Jennings Avenue, police found two people lying in the middle of the road at 1:02 a.m. Tuesday. They were two children lying there listening to music. Police told them it was past curfew and they needed to get inside their home and stay off the road.

— A domestic dispute was reported in the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 1:02 a.m. tuesday, where two people were screaming each other from inside their apartment. Police spoke to one person involved, who said the other person had left before they arrived. Police found the second person, who said he had left to deescalate the argument and would not been returning for the evening.

— A woman in the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported needing an ambulance for her mental health at 2:21 a.m. Tuesday. She was transported by KLG.

— While on their way to the 1500 block of Southeast Boulevard to check on a woman there had been multiple concerns about in the past couple of days someone reported at 6:04 a.m. Tuesday the same woman had just crashed her vehicle in the 1800 block of Southeast Boulevard. The white Ford sedan was found crashed into a large tree with severe damage to the vehicle. The 38-year-old woman was found to be injured and unable to answer questions clearly. She was taken by EMT ambulance to St. Elizabeth Hospital for her injuries and evaluation. The vehicle had been traveling east and northeast on Southeast Boulevard when it struck a tree on the corner of Jefferson Avenue. A family member retrieved the dog from inside the vehicle.

— A woman reported at 7:59 a.m. Tuesday she is homeless and has no where to go, no vehicle, no phone and only a few dollars. Police contacted several shelters in the area, but no beds where available. Family members were unable to take her in and no taxis services were available. She was eventually taken to a local motel.

— After transporting a woman to Barnett’s Motel at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, another woman approached police asking for a ride to the 500 block of Continental Drive to meet with a worker from the Community Action Agency, who was waiting on her. Police contacted the employee of the CAA and confirmed the story, then transported her there.

— A business in the 600 block of South Ellsworth Avenue reported a theft at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday.

— A domestic argument was reported at 1:41 p.m. Tuesday at a Rose Avenue home. It was found the woman, Susie Jo E. Gough, 19, South Lincoln Avenue, had thrown multiple objects at a man, causing him an injury when she struck him in the head. He was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by EMT. She was transported to the county jail and charged with domestic violence.

— A man was reported yelling in the 100 block of Rose Avenue at 2:16 p.m. Tuesday. He said he was having problems, but did not need assistance from the police or medical attention. Police warned him to stop yelling in public or he would be charged with disorderly conduct.

— Police and first responders responded to an unresponsive man in a small black pickup at 3:02 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of East Third Street, but before they arrived he became alert and drove away westbound. Police checked the plate number provided and it was from a vehicle not in this part of Ohio.

— Two men were reported possibly drinking alcohol while walking in the area of East Third Street and Rose Avenue at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday. Nobody was found.

— A burglary was reported in the 600 block of East Sixth Street at 3:16 p.m. Tuesday. Police found a woman inside the home, who claimed she had permission to be there and was just getting some house plants. The owner had told police he was not there and no one was supposed to be there. After speaking again with the homeowner it was determined it was fine that the woman was there, but she should speak with the homeowner before going back there again.

— A suspicious man wearing a black shirt and hitting himself was reported in the area of East Third Street at North Lincoln Avenue at 3:48 p.m. Tuesday. Police checked the area, but did not find him.

— A man passing through the area from Florida reported he needed a place to stay for the night at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday. Police made some calls and found him a place to stay.


— A stolen cellular phone was reported at 3:51 a.m. Aug. 16 in the 400 block of 14th Street off a porch by an identified subject. The same suspect was identified in conjunction with another theft incident for a camera power plant at 1:42 p.m. Aug. 14.

— A Jeep was vandalized with a baseball bat sometime before 7:39 p.m. Aug. 27 in the 300 block of 15th Street.

— A vehicle was the victim of a hit-skip sometime before 10:34 p.m. Aug. 28 near Daw Middle School.

— Donald Cochran, no address listed, was arrested at 4:06 p.m. Aug. 27 on a charge of drug abuse marijuana, after police responded to a suspicious person at Pizza Hut.

Liverpool Township

— Police investigated an illegal dumping complaint at 9:39 a.. Aug. 26 on Lee Street, where the subject had previously been permitted to dump over the hill. The caller had revoked the privileges as someone had dumped shingles there.

— The alleged victim declined to pursue charges, after she had informed East Liverpool City Hospital employees that she had been allegedly assaulted by a friend in the 1200 block of Dairy Lane sometime before 11 a.m. Aug. 26.

— Police were dispatched at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 28 to the 800 block of Hollywood Avenue for a possible domestic violence. Upon arrival, an intoxicated female victim alleged that a male subject, whom she had been staying with, held her at knifepoint, after she declined to have sexual relations with him. The male, also who was intoxicated, disputed her story, saying that he angered her when he wouldn’t provide her with more vodka.

— A resident of the 1100 block of Anderson Boulevard reported at 6:16 p.m. Aug. 27 that someone stole his new ID from an envelope from the BMV in his mailbox.

— A 2004 Volvo was reported stolen sometime between midnight and 1 p.m. from the 2100 block of Strawberry Lane.

— An identity theft incident was reported at 9:36 a.m. Aug. 27 in the 1200 block of Dairy Lane. The complainant reported that he had received a letter via mail that he had been overpaid $2,776 in Pennsylvania unemployment, but he had never applied for it.

— A hit-skip crash remains under investigation Tuesday. A patrolman was dispatched at 10:34 p.m. Sunday for a ditched car with heavy damage in the 1700 block of Shadyside Avenue.

East Liverpool

— City hospital personnel called police for assistance getting a hostile patient into an ambulance at 3:41 p.m. Saturday.

— Welfare checks were performed at 6:33 a.m in the 500 block of Wilbert Avenue on a woman, who was recently the victim in a domestic violence complaint; at 1:44 p.m. Saturday in a Market Street Lofts apartment, where the occupant was found unconscious on the floor; at 1:48 p.m. in the 300 block of Jackson Street for a delusional subject, who alleged that he was being followed by demons and he was headed to either heaven or hell.

— Officers removed an unwanted subject at 10:09 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Garner Avenue.

— A female subject reported at 3:26 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of West Sixth Street that someone withdrew more than $400 from her bank account without permission.

— An officer responded at 9:50 a.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of Alpha Street to a neighbor dispute over dogs.

— A resident of the 700 block of Woodland Avenue reported at 11:13 p.m. Saturday that he no longer wants a woman who had been staying with him on and off at his residence to be on his property anymore. He believes the woman, who is an alleged methamphetamine addict, may be damaging items in his home.

— Police advised a juvenile male’s mother to file unruly charges against her son at 10:40 p.m. Saturday in the first block of Blakely Street.

— Officers responded at 12:26 a.m. Sunday to the 1100 block of Ohio Avenue to standby as a male resident checked his sister’s room for drugs and paraphernalia, after walking in and seeing her and two males smoking crack cocaine.


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