— Officers responded to Columbiana Dodge on Commerce Circle regarding the theft of two catalytic converters Tuesday morning.

— Police charged Richard Snyder, 62, of Lowellville with driving under suspension and two OVI offenses Tuesday night following a traffic stop on South Elm Street.

Salem Township

— A 3000 block Lisbon Road resident reported at 3:06 p.m. Tuesday someone who was walking or riding along the bike trail had cut the fence wire to his horse pasture, allowing two horses to get loose along the trail.

— A 3000 block Conkle Road resident reported at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday she believes someone has been entering her home and removing Christmas decorations and miscellaneous tools over the past month or so. The matter is under investigation.

County Sheriff

— A Quaker Church Road, East Rochester, man reported Oct. 13 his neighbors’ goats have gotten loose three times in the last five days and are eating the shrubbery. Police went to speak with the owners of the goats, who said they think they have now fixed the fence so it will not happen again.

— A woman reported at 7:49 a.m. Oct. 13 her brother is currently in the county jail and she found two people in his camper that day. She wanted them removed. Deputies found a man, his girlfriend and her small daughter at the camper, who said they though the owner would be fine with them staying there. Deputies knew the man and his girlfriend have stayed with the owner of the camper in the past so no charges were filed, but they were told to leave. Deputies also found an illegal electric hook up and notified First Energy about it.

— Someone called 911 from a Miller Road home at 11:26 a.m. Oct. 14. The front door was unlocked and deputies yelled inside. Dispatchers could hear the deputy yelling, because the phone was off the hook, but nobody was found there except a cat near the phone.

— A Sell Road, Lisbon, woman received notification from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services that her unemployment benefits were about to expire. The woman said she did not sign up for or receive any benefits. The form included her full name and Social Security number. She contacted the ODJFS.

— A Tomahawk Drive, Negley, man reported at 1:10 p.m. Monday he recently booked a Lamborghini rental car through the website Turo for a trip to West Palm Beach. Part of the process included sending a photo of his driver’s license online. The person renting him the car backed out of the deal. Now LifeLock is notifying him there have been loan applications in his name through Wells Fargo and his information is now on the dark web.

— Someone reported at 15-year-old student jumped off a Robert Bycroft bus and ran down Saltwell Road at 3:20 p.m. Monday. The student refused to get back on the bus. Lisbon police and a behavioral specialist were out talking to the student when deputies arrived. The student agreed to let deputies take him home in the patrol car.

— A burglary was reported at a home in the 24000 block of Georgetown Road at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported on Steubenville Pike at 1:33 p.m. Tuesday, but it left before deputies arrived.


— City officers assisted Perry Township Police by standing by at 5:26 a.m. Wednesday while a township officer took custody of a female upon her release from the hospital. The woman was taken into custody without incident and the township officer took her to jail.

— Police responded at 12:42 a.m. Wednesday to the 400 block of North Lincoln Avenue for a female to be removed, finding her standing in the driveway yelling. She began to walk away and refused officer commands to come back, then walked up onto the porch of the residence, beat on the door and continued to yell. She refused several commands to turn around and was placed in handcuffs to be detained. She slipped off one of the handcuffs from her left wrist and had to be cuffed again. The female, Michelle Weikart, 53, Minerva, was charged with obstruction of official business and taken to jail. A man claimed she assaulted him but he did not want to pursue charges. The caller wanted the female’s fiance to be removed, too. He did not have anybody to pick him up so police dropped him off at Holiday Inn Express.

— Joseph W. Potts, 26, Winona Road, Salem, was cited for a red light violation, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 9:57 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of West State Street after police saw a vehicle go through a red light at West State and Benton Road. They could smell marijuana and the driver admitted to having marijuana, which was found on him along with paraphernalia.

— A landlord in the 1200 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday that a tenant reported smelling cigarette smoke coming from a property whose owner was in jail. No one else should be there. Officers found an open door, but no one inside and secured the door.

— A resident in the 800 block of East Third Street reported at 6:02 p.m. Tuesday that a group of juveniles smashed his pumpkins. He didn’t want to press charges. Officers found the juveniles and identified them.

— The owner of a motor bike was told to stay off of the road after being reported in the street in the 1100 block of Cleveland Street at 5:52 p.m. Tuesday.

— A tractor trailer combo was passing under the gates when they came down at the railroad crossing on South Ellsworth Avenue at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday and struck the truck. Norfolk Southern was notified that the gates needed reset.

— Police at 4:42 p.m. Tuesday checked on a male reportedly slumped over behind the wheel of a car on West Fifth Street. He was having a mechanical issue with the car.

— An officer at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday attempted to stop a motorcycle for a moving violation on Jennings Avenue near West 10th Street, but the motorcycle fled. Police stopped any pursuit due to the speed and multiple traffic violations. A picture of the operator and motorcycle captured on the cruiser’s in-car camera will be used to assist in identifying the operator.

— A possible scam was reported at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday by a woman on Buckeye Circle who received a call from an unknown person telling her she won money. She did not provide any personal information and was told to ignore future contacts.

— A woman at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday reported her adult son was away and she heard people were staying at his residence in the 1200 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Officers were unable to make any contact with anyone and found no sign of forced entry.

— A suspicious male riding a bicycle and yelling was reported at 9:41 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of East State Street.

— Police responded at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday to a closed business in the 1500 block of East State Street to report a person laying or sleeping in the carport area. He told police he resides in Youngstown and got into a fight with his roommate, who dropped him off in Salem. He identified himself and did not have his phone to call anybody. He was sent on his way.


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