Salem Township

— Police responded to a Conkle Road home at 4:34 p.m. Tuesday after the resident made numerous calls to area police departments claiming churches were bringing hypnotized children to her property. She was found outside searching for buried children in a foot of snow. She refused to go to the hospital, but since her behavior has been ongoing, she was transported to the hospital for evaluation.


— A man came to the station at 7:38 a.m. Thursday to report he took a large amount of sleeping pills and intended to harm himself. Fire department medics and KLG arrived, he was pink-slipped and forced to go to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— A possible overdose was reported at 1:48 a.m. Thursday on East Fifth Street where a person took a large amount of pills and wanted to go to the hospital. He was taken by ambulance.

— Officers were asked by street department workers to locate the owner of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of East State Street at 12:45 a.m. Thursday. They wanted to have it moved while they were removing snow so it wouldn’t get damaged The owner could not be found.

— Two dogs were reported running at large at 8:08 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. Police located the dogs but had to follow them before finally catching both of them in a lot off of South Ellsworth with help from a citizen. The city humane officer did not have room, so the Columbiana County Humane Society was contacted to respond, but the owners showed up at the station and retrieved the dogs.

— Police responded at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday to Grace Woods assisted living on Benton Road for a male with an altered mental state. Police spoke to his daughter, who has power of attorney, and he was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center by KLG.

— A possible intoxicated/reckless driver was reported at 7:12 p.m. Wednesday on West State Street all over the road. Police located the vehicle, saw it weaving and conducted a traffic stop in the 1100 block of East State Street. The female driver had a known medical condition which family members confirmed. There were no signs of drug or alcohol impairment. Two brothers arrived to take their sister home and said family members didn’t think she should be driving. The officer said he would request a driver license examination. No citations were issued.

— An attempted suicide was reported in the 200 block of Vine Avenue at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday, but the alleged person was not located.

— Cassanda McFarland, 22, Teegarden Road, was cited for failure to yield after pulling out in the 2400 block of East State Street and colliding with a vehicle driven by Katherine Jackson, 37, East Euclid Street, whom she didn’t see at 6:02 p.m. Wednesday. Jackson was taken to the hospital. Both vehicles were towed.

— A man in the 800 block of Newgarden Avenue reported at 5:06 p.m. Wednesday that some of the bushes lining his driveway had been run over, he thinks by the plow driver hired by a neighbor to plow the driveway.

— A caller at 3:37 p.m. Wednesday asked police to check the well-being of a person on Bank Street who sent her a concerning letter. The person was not home.

— A well-being check was requested at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of South Union for a female juvenile. Everything checked out ok.

— A damaged utility pole was reported at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Orchard Street and Olive Street. No hazard was found and Ohio Edison was notified.

— An East Fourth Street woman reported at 10:12 a.m. Wednesday that her bank account was hacked and multiple unauthorized transactions were made. The incident is under investigation.

— Police responded at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday to Mercy Health on East Second Street where a patient reportedly got irate and threatened a healthcare worker. The person left and the worker did not want to press charges.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 8:54 a.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of West State Street where it appeared two males walked up to a car and asked a person for money. Police learned it was a misunderstanding and the person was a family member.

— Police are investigating unlawful activity allegedly done by a juvenile, which was reported at 8:47 a.m. Wednesday.

— An obstructed roadway was reported at 8:03 a.m. Wednesday in the 2800 block of East State Street where a dumpster fell off the back of a garbage truck. When police arrived, the garbage company had returned and picked up the dumpster.

County Sheriff

— A Warren woman reported at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday someone stole her vehicle from her home and she believed it may be somewhere on Wildwood Drive in Knox Township. Deputies checked the area, but did not find the vehicle.

— A state Route 14, Unity Township, man reported at 11:35 p.m. Sunday his brother had threatened him.

— A Guy Road, Elkrun Township, woman reported domestic violence between herself and her husband at 8:42 p.m. Monday. A warrant was issued for the husband, Michael R. Phillis.

— A Westville Lake Road, Knox Township, man reported at 11:21 p.m. Tuesday there were people inside his home. Deputies checked and found no one in the home.


— A man reported Tuesday, he paid a woman $200 for a drone on Jan. 9, but never received confirmation for the purchase and then the number for the woman said it was disconnected. He contacted the bank the day after the purchase. They called him back and requested he file a police report.

— A blue Ford two-door truck was pinned against the median in an accident at about 12:05 a.m. Jan. 12, on state Route 7 right after the Aten Avenue on-ramp. The driver was not there, but police later learned it was John Skeens, who lost control of the vehicle and struck the median damaging the vehicle. Police had it towed. On Jan. 14, Skeens called police asking what happened to the truck, which he said he was in the process of buying from Boss Wendell Reese. He said he left because he did not have a phone and was disoriented from the accident.


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