County Sheriff

— A Depot Road woman reported at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday she has a Venmo account and had not accessed it for about a year. On Wednesday she found a $900 deposit to her account in April and a request for it to be refunded as it was in error. She attempted to contact the person who sent the money, but could not reach them. Then that person called her back and said she forgot about it because it was so long ago and just keep the money. Deputies told the woman to unlink the Venmo account from whatever bank information she used to create it.

— Deputies responded to an alarm on the side door of a home at 5:14 a.m. Wednesday. After dispatchers called, the woman inside the Mattix Road home met the deputy at the front door. She and her husband believe the door was not completely shut and the feline pushed it open.

— A man reported at 10:59 p.m. Tuesday he saw someone he knows take two tents off his property on Lisbon Road in Salem Township.


— Officers seized contraband during a traffic stop on State Route 7 near Heck Road early Wednesday morning.

— Police received a report of a missing youth later found at a relatives home Wednesday.

— Officers conducted a traffic stop Wednesday near Royal Birkdale Drive where Terry Hughes, 41, of Negley, was issued a citation for driving under suspension. Charges are pending regarding suspected narcotics and paraphernalia.


— On Continental Drive at 1:58 a.m. Thursday, an officer saw a vehicle attempting to drive up a hill from one parking lot to another. The officer spoke with two males and one said the other one dared him he couldn’t drive up the hill with his truck. There was minor damage to the grass and hill. Both males received verbal warnings for reckless operation. They were told if the property owner wants, they could be charged with criminal damaging.

— Suspicious activity was reported on Newgarden Avenue near the railroad crossing at 9:38 p.m. Wednesday. Two people were found sitting in lawn chairs watching trains pass through.

— An intoxicated person was reported at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, but was not found.

— A domestic was reported at 8:43 p.m. Wednesday in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue. A woman said her husband did not hit her or threaten her, however, household items were being broken. Officers spoke to them and the husband agreed to leave for the evening.

— Lawrence Scott Van Kirk, 37, Bloomingdale, was cited for driving under suspension, and his passenger, Kathryn Ann Sims, 32, West 14th Street, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 7 p.m. Wednesday on North Ellsworth Avenue at East Fourth Street. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor and after locating drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle, police located additional paraphernalia in the passenger’s handbag and found narcotics on her person when she was placed in custody. Evidence will be sent for testing, with additional charges pending the results. The vehicle was towed and Sims was taken to jail.

— A clerk at Smith Oil at 6:24 p.m. Wednesday reported a drive off with a customer failing to pay for gasoline. The vehicle was not found.

— A Homewood Avenue woman reported at 4:59 p.m. Wednesday that she was walking her dog on Aetna Street near Franklin when two other dogs ran at her dog and attacked it. Her dog lost some teeth in the altercation. The owner of the two other dogs said they got away from her. She was told to keep better watch of the dogs.

— A man at 4:51 p.m. Wednesday reported receiving text messages from an unknown person. He was told to block the number and delete the messages.

— A suspicious person was reported on East Pershing Street at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, but wasn’t located.

— The owner of a vacant lot at the southwest corner of Lincoln and Third reported at 3:24 p.m. Wednesday that a tenant from a property in the 200 block of North Lincoln placed a box springs/mattress and bed frame on her property. Officers will attempt to contact the tenant and landlord to correct the issue.

— A man in the 600 block of Olive Street reported at 3:12 p.m. Wednesday said someone removed a bicycle from his storage shed. He didn’t notice it missing until he saw it leaning against a building down the street. He recovered the bicycle and was told to check for other missing items.

— An officer was flagged down for a civil matter at 2:28 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of West Wilson Street where a woman said she got most of her property out but the man she had been living with was refusing to give her the rest. She was told it’s a civil matter and she would have to take him to court.

— A man reported at 1:41 p.m. Wednesday that someone stole the handicapped placard out of his vehicle while it was parked at Smith Oil on East State Street several days ago.

— A woman from South Union Avenue reported a possible suspicious phone call from a female claiming to be a federal law enforcement agent investigating money laundering near the U.S. southern border, who then transferred her to a male who asked numerous questions about her finances, but no account numbers or social security number were discussed. He requested her to withdraw money from her bank accounts and place it into a digital credit card. She immediately became suspicious and said she was calling local police before doing anything. He attempted to keep her on the phone insisting he was legitimate. She was told by police that it’s a scam and to block the numbers and hang up if they call back. Police got a busy signal when they attempted to call.

— Police responded at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday to the 900 block of East Pershing Street to check the well-being of a female after her sister reported receiving a text that concerned her. She said she was ok and didn’t want to harm herself. She refused treatment after first responders and EMT arrived.

— A business in the 1700 block of Salem Parkway West at 7:22 a.m. Wednesday reported finding a suspected bullet hole in the side of the building. The hole was on the west side and appeared to come from the southwest direction. The projectile punched through the exterior metal siding and damaged the interior drywall where it appeared to travel into the building. The projectile was not located.

— Police were called at 7:19 a.m. Wednesday to Holiday Inn Express on North Cunningham Road were a man came to the front desk yelling and screaming about the world ending. Police determined the man needed evaluated. He refused treatment from first responders and KLG. He was trespassed from the business and picked up by a relative.

Perry Township

— An elderly woman called police with concerns at 8:02 p.m. Sunday about the gate being open at Salem Security Storage on Lake Avenue. Officers were unable to contact the owner.

— Police conducted a wellness check at 6:02 p.m. Saturday on West Pidgeon Road and determined a juvenile was safe.

— Possible drugs were reported at 1:44 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Benton Road. Police found two balled up rubber gloves with a substance inside and confiscated them for evidence.

— A caller at 12:55 p.m. Saturday reported a Beechwood Road neighbor’s dog keeping getting out and running in the road. Police told the neighbor the dog needs kept on a leash.

— Police responded to Grandview Cemetery at 3:14 p.m. Friday for a suspicious vehicle that crashed. The owner/operator said he forgot to put the vehicle in park and it rolled down the drive into the trees. He called Sinsley’s towing to retrieve the vehicle.

— A caller at 10:13 a.m. Friday reported finding a wallet with cash while doing lawn maintenance in the 800 block of West Pidgeon Road. Police made contact with the owner’s relative, who said his son lost his wallet several weeks earlier and had already replaced his cards. He was appreciative of the cash being retrieved.

— Police responded at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday to Homestead Pools, East Pidgeon Road, for a vandalism complaint regarding a window broken on a company truck.

— Found property near Circle K South on South Lincoln Avenue at Pidgeon Road was turned over to the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies will attempt contact to return the property.

— A caller at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday reported equipment paving roads at South Lincoln near Snyder Road was throwing gravel on passing cars. Police found no gravel on the road and all the flaggers directing traffic.

— A resident in the 1800 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 11:09 a.m. Wednesday reported a suspicious female with blonde hair in a ponytail was at the door of his home earlier in the morning when his wife went outside to pick up her packages. When asked why she was there, he said the female got nervous and left in a white vehicle. The vehicle was not found.

— A suspicious male was reported walking in the area of Shamrock Arbor Drive at 1:26 a.m. Wednesday, but was not found.

— Police responded at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday to West Wilson Street to assist Salem officers with a disturbance, remaining until no longer needed.

— While directing traffic Tuesday at U.S. Route 62 and state Route 45, an officer saw a car traveling the wrong way on Route 62. The vehicle could not be found.


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