— A Columbiana man reported at 2:50 p.m. Friday that he lost his phone at Walmart in Salem and the location of the phone was showing in Youngstown.

— A woman in the 900 block of Franklin Avenue reported at 1:56 p.m. Friday that her husband’s sister was there harassing her and she didn’t want her in the home. Her husband said he invited his sister and was in the process of evicting his wife. Officers had been there several times the past two days for several civil matters. The woman was told her husband can invite anyone he wants to the residence. He denied his sister made any threats. The woman had called police at 10:57 a.m. Friday saying her husband let a family member take their television and was told it’s a civil matter. She also called at 5:37 p.m. Thursday to say her husband took the vehicle and was threatening to change the title, but she was told it’s civil since they’re still married. She had called earlier Thursday claiming he left with the car after an argument and there were allegations that he threatened to damage the car, but he said he didn’t. Police explained they were legally married and it’s a civil matter, not criminal.

— A well-being check was requested at 1:42 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard after a family member was unable to make contact with the resident. The resident said all was fine.

— Police were called at 1:08 p.m. Friday to the 400 block of East State Street for a one-vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. The car driven by Erica Sills, 48, Salem, was westbound on East State Street as a pedestrian, 81-year-old Elaine Omslaer, Salem, attempted to cross the street near State Street Salon. The woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center for further evaluation. Police determined the driver was not at fault and did not issue a citation.

— A hit/skip accident occurred at 11:58 a.m. Friday after a white pickup towing an equipment trailer, which was in the right turn only lane on West State Street, merged into the straight lane, with the trailer striking a westbound vehicle driven by Theresa Monter, 75, Salem, who was in the straight lane facing westbound. The truck and trailer did not stop.

— A wallet found on a sidewalk at South Madison and East Pershing was turned over to police at 8:48 a.m. Friday.

— A caller at 8:15 a.m. Friday reported hearing screaming on Ash Avenue near West Wilson Street, but everything was found ok.

— Possible harassment was reported at 1:49 a.m. Friday in the 900 block of Franklin Avenue where a man said he received a phone call from a male threatening him.

— A resident in the 400 block of East Fifth Street turned down music after a noise complaint at 11:55 p.m. Thursday.

— A woman in the 1900 block of Southeast Boulevard reported at 11:21 p.m. Thursday that her 16-year-old son violated his 10:30 p.m. curfew and she had to drive around to find him. Officers heard the juvenile call his mother a derogatory name and he was warned. Both asked about the legal curfew and the juvenile was told he still had to abide by his mother’s rules.

— A Continental Drive resident reported at 10:54 p.m. Thursday that he possibly heard someone inside the vacant neighboring apartment. The door was unsecured but police found no one inside.

— Nathan Knight, 37, North Market Street, Lisbon, was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear on a fraud charge and turned over to Canfield Police after Salem police responded to Little Caesar’s parking lot for a suspicious male. He had been asking people to help him jump his vehicle. Police found he had several active warrants, with the one out of Canfield.

— Police were called at 9:09 p.m. Thursday to Lincoln and State for a man who walked out into the street, but then stepped back and was holding his head. An officer had just talked to him prior to this call and told him to be quiet after seeing the man yelling at nobody. He was told about the complaint and said he was walking back home.

— A Hawley Avenue woman reported at 6:38 p.m. Thursday that two juveniles were yelling obscenities at her. Officers located them and told them to stay away from her.

— A man in the 400 block of South Union reported at 4:53 p.m. Thursday that juveniles next door caused minor damage to his deck after being told multiple times to stay off the property.

— A check found in a parking lot was turned over to police at 2:50 p.m. Thursday. A number for the person named on the check wasn’t working.

— A resident in the 200 block of East Fourth Street reported a burglary at 2:41 p.m. Thursday. K-9 Simon and officers checked the residence and found no one inside. A burglary was confirmed with the resident and is under investigation.

— A Euclid Street woman at 2:09 p.m. Thursday reported problems with a juvenile known to her.

— A shoplifter was reported at 12:57 p.m. Thursday at Walmart on East State Street where a man didn’t scan all items at the self checkout and left without paying. Officers saw the video footage and will charge the man via a summons to appear in court.

— A woman on Mound Street reported at 12:39 p.m. Thursday that a friend was there in a borrowed vehicle picking up property and was supposed to drop off items to the woman. An argument ensued and the woman’s hand was shut in the door of the car, possibly by accident, and the car sped away. She just wanted her property back.

— A man in the 700 block of West State Street reported at 12:38 p.m. Thursday that a debit account was started in his name that he never opened. He already notified the bank and needed a police report.

Perry Township

— Salem hospital staff called at 1:42 a.m. Thursday to request a welfare check on a woman in the 1500 block of Grant Avenue after she walked out of the emergency room. All parties were fine upon checking.

— A Plymouth Place man reported at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday that his mother’s boyfriend had been there and made threats. The woman said no threats of physical harm had been made. Police were unable to locate the person.

— Police were called at 8:44 a.m. Wednesday to Allen Road for a request to move several vehicles from the road for a culvert being dug up by the township road crew.

— Henry Mills, 52, Salem, was charged with drug paraphernalia and taken to jail after a traffic stop at 8:11 a.m. Wednesday on Beechwood near Goshen Road of a pickup with an obstructed license plate. A Salem K-9 and officers came to the scene and had a positive indication to the vehicle, which was searched with drug paraphernalia found.

— Township police assisted the Columbiana County Drug Task Force, along with Salem Police and the Sheriff’s Office, to execute a search warrant at a home on Benton Road at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday. The DTF, which had conducted another search at the home recently, seized drugs, several weapons and drug paraphernalia. The drugs will be sent to be tested, with charges pending the results.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 5:16 a.m. Wednesday on Georgetown Road at Prospect, but was not found.


–A Columbia Street resident came in Friday to complain that a former boyfriend is threatening her by calling and texting. The women reported her ex has a history of being unstable, vandalizing property and throwing things when he gets angry.

–An officer observed an SUV driving across the lawn of Leetonia Public School property Wednesday. After attempting to stop the vehicle twice David Kohout was cited for reckless operation on private property. The officer found Kohout had knocked over the wheel chock and driven onto the lawn as the the maintenance man was mowing.

Sheriff’s office

— A woman reported someone was walking around in her mother’s yard on Lusk Lock Road, Elkrun Township, at 12:13 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies found the woman walking north on the road and learned she was involved in some sort of Halloween game. Deputies checked to see if she had any warrants and warned her against trespassing onto private property even while playing a game.

— At 12:03 a.m. Thursday someone reported a person walking around and looking in the windows of the old IGA in Salineville that is being remodeled. Deputies checked the doors and windows, but found no one in the area.

— An alarm was reported in Hodge Construction, state Route 558, Unity Township, at 5:42 a.m. Thursday. The owners arrived and said a new system was installed a week ago and they were still working out some issues with it.

— A Grant Street, Center Township, woman reported at 4:19 p.m. Thursday someone entered her apartment while she was away and she found “pottery dust” all over the carpet, spilt coffee and urine. She had already cleaned the apartment before deputies arrived and believed the spots she pointed out could have been anything.

— A Kirk Road, Fairfield Township, man reported someone took 20 of the 31 chickens he had his daughters are raising. The rabbit pens also were found opened but all the bunnies were present. There was no blood or feathers indicating an animal may have done it.

— Deputies checked the Rogers Feed Mill when a security alarm sounded at 6:11 p.m. Thursday.

— A domestic dispute was reported at Van Pelts Farm Market on Salem-Unity Road, Columbiana, at 3:50 p.m. Thursday. Deputies learned it was an argument between a grandmother and her grandson. The grandson was given a ride back to his home in Columbiana.

Highway Patrol

— Emery Ketchum, 31, Steubenville Pike Road, Lisbon, was cited for left of center and distracted driving after turning left from state Route 164 onto Mattix Road in Center Township and striking a vehicle driven by Lugene Brewer, 55, Desellem Road, Lisbon, who was stopped at the stop sign at 2:20 p.m. Monday. No injuries were reported. Ketchum admitted to eating at the time of the crash.

— A crash Sunday remains under investigation after William Craig, 63, state Route 164, Salineville, was operating a motorcycle southbound on state Route 644 in Franklin Township at 11:39 p.m. and struck a deer, overturning and sliding off the right side of the road into a guardrail. Craig suffered suspected serious injuries and was transported by West Point EMT to Summitville Lake and then flown by Stat MedEvac to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown.

— David Anthony Carter, 59, Vancouver, Wash., was cited for failure to control after his eastbound motorcycle traveled off of state Route 172 in Hanover Township and overturned at 3:01 p.m. Sunday.

— Kaleb Baker, 27, Scotts Mill Road, Rogers, was cited for failure to control after his eastbound vehicle traveled off of state Route 517 in Fairfield Township and struck a ditch at 4:45 a.m. Oct. 8. He declined treatment at the scene and said he fell asleep while driving to work.

— A hit/skip was reported at 4:21 p.m. Oct. 6 on state Route 7 in Fairfield Township after a vehicle driven by Diane Hart, 52, state Route 7, New Waterford, stopped northbound to turn left into a private drive and had her side mirror struck by another northbound vehicle that passed on the right and did not stop. The driver of the other vehicle could not be determined.


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