Tuesday, 11 December 2018
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— A driver received a verbal warning for an equipment violation after a traffic stop at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday on West State Street. A consent to search was granted, but no sign of contraband was found.

— Benjamin Phillips Jr., 43, of 278 W. Fourth St., was charged with burglary, a fourth-degree felony, after police investigated an incident at 11:48 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of East State Street where a woman reported her ex-boyfriend forced his way into her residence by breaking the screen door and reaching through a broken window to unlock the interior door. She confronted her ex in her dining room and when she advised she was calling the police, he fled. He was located in the 200 block of Fourth Street and taken into custody, processed at the station and taken to the Columbiana County jail.

— A drive-off was reported at 8:44 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Oil on East State Street. The vehicle was not found.

— Suspicious people were reported at 8:23 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of Penn Avenue, but were not found.

— A woman came to the station with her juvenile son at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday and reported her son’s ex-girlfriend, who’s also a juvenile, shared an inappropriate video that her son made of himself via social media. She said the ex lives in Trumbull County. She was asked to contact the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office and the son’s phone was seized due to the nature of the video. Information was turned over to a detective.

— A caller at 8:12 p.m. Tuesday reported a dog barking for several hours in the 2200 block of Edgewood Drive. Officers heard two dogs barking inside a fenced-in rear yard. The resident was contacted and said he would bring the dogs inside.

— Police responded at 7:48 p.m. Tuesday to the Giant Eagle parking lot on East State Street to assist a female who said her Jeep had been stolen by a known person and she was made aware that her vehicle was parked in the store parking lot. She said she received a text message from the person who stole her vehicle and said he left the key under the seat. The ignition key was located under the front passenger seat. The owner found no damage to the exterior, but said the inside of the vehicle was trashed. Goshen Township Police officers were contacted and said the owner was free to take her vehicle back and contact them if anything comes up missing.

— A suspicious person was reported at 7:27 p.m. Tuesday at East State and Lincoln but was not found.

— Susan Martin, 60, of Fairfield Avenue, Columbiana, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after her eastbound vehicle struck the rear of another eastbound vehicle driven by Donald Turner, 73, of Park Ave., causing his vehicle to strike the rear of an eastbound vehicle driven by Mary Ruthrauff, 69, of Middletown Road, at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of East State Street. All three vehicles sustained damage to the bumpers.

–A man at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday reported someone left two used tires by the dumpster of his property in the 900 block of West State Street. The act was caught on video and the vehicle in question was located at a residence in the 800 block of Newgarden. Contact was made with the person in question, who was advised to get the tires off of the property or she could face criminal charges.

— A caller at 5:34 p.m. Tuesday reported a traffic signal malfunctioning at Benton Road and West State Street. Officers saw the traffic signal working properly.

— Police were called at 3:47 p.m. Tuesday to the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a report of a small child by the road, but didn’t find one.

— Seaton Isaac Ruffner, 35, of 518 E. Fifth St., was charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction after police were initially called to the 2200 block of East State Street at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday for a possible intoxicated man having a seizure/possible medical problem. He could not be found, but police were called back to the scene at 2:28 p.m. for a report of the same man stumbling into traffic in the 1900 block of East State Street. Officers attempted to speak with the man who appeared to be intoxicated. He was uncooperative and refused to speak with officers or identify himself, then started walking away as officers were attempting to identify him. He was told several times to stop and continued to walk away, then was placed under arrest. He continued to refuse to identify himself until telling officers his wallet was in his back pocket.

— A woman in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 9:48 a.m. Tuesday that someone placed tree limbs on her property without her consent. She said the limbs did not come from her property and she did not have that type of tree. She just wanted a report on file.

— A woman from the 900 block of Arch Street reported at 9:04 a.m. Tuesday that someone took money form her residence without her knowledge or permission. She was told her options. The information will be turned over to a detective.


— Janice Exline, West High Street, called for police on Tuesday, and when they arrived David Holland reported an unknown person has repeatedly called Exline. The person called twice while police were at the residence. Police advised Exline not to answer the calls.

— Kristen Shaffer, Garfield Street, reported Tuesday her locked car had been entered and ransacked, and an auxiliary cord was missing, along with a Bluetooth speaker and two hooded sweatshirts.


— Gayle Bonci, Union Street, reported at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday someone stole jewelry from her home. The case is being investigated.

— Police arrested Matthew Benner, 42, address not listed, for operating a vehicle while impaired and OVI refusal following a traffic stop on West Park Avenue at 1:41 p.m. Tuesday. He was also cited for open container and disorderly conduct and taken to the county jail.

— Heather E. Chase, 37, South Cross Street, was cited for driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop on state Route 7 near state Route 14 at 11:29 a.m. Tuesday.

— Kerrie A. Dennison, Park Court, reported at 9:54 a.m. Tuesday packages of mail were missing from Park Court Apartments.


–An officer responded to a Commerce Avenue Drive business at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 16 where a commercial truck had struck a parked vehicle near the loading dock. No citation was issued because it was on private property.

–An officer responded to the area of Stoy, Waddell and Spruce streets at 7:08 p.m. Nov. 16 in reference to a suspicious vehicle but was unable to find the vehicle in question.

–An officer responded to the 100 block of Oak Street at 1:11 a.m. Nov. 17 in reference to a suspicious vehicle. The driver said she was picking up a friend and the officer gave her directions to the address.

–An officer responded to a Washington Street business at 5:35 a.m. Nov. 17 where a man requested an officer present when he fired an employee. The employee left the property without incident and the officer agreed to provide an extra patrol around the business.

–An officer responded to a 100 block Main Street home at 8:36 a.m. Nov. 17 in reference to an elderly woman in distress in a front yard. The officer found the woman calling for help. She told the officer she had slipped on the incline and injured her left leg above the knee. Columbiana EMS responded and stabilized the woman’s leg. The officer cleared the scene after assisting the EMTs load the woman into an ambulance.

–An officer responded to the American Legion on East Main Street at 10:41 a.m. Nov. 17 in reference to an alarm activation and found the front door open. The officer located an employee inside who said that she had set off the alarm when she entered.

–An officer responded to a 300 block Pearl Street home at 1:52 p.m. Sunday to perform a welfare check at the request of the Salem Police Department, but could not make contact with anyone and no one appeared to be home.

–An officer responded to state Route 344 on the west end of town at 6:24 p.m. Sunday in reference to trash in the roadway and found a box containing Styrofoam that had fallen in the middle of the road. The officer removed the large pieces from the roadway.

–An officer responded to the 300 block of Pearl Street at 1:07 a.m. Monday in reference to a suspicious vehicle. The officer was able to identify the owner, but was unable to locate her.



Source: http://www.salemnews.net/news/police-and-court-reports/2018/11/police-reports-863/

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