GOSHEN POLICE DISTRICT
- Police responded to the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 3:25 p.m. Jan. 26 where a resident reportedly made a hole in a wall with her head in an attempt to harm herself.
- Adam Joseph Bell, 25, 12198 Main St., Salem, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in Green Township at 3:48 p.m. Jan. 26 in which he was northbound on Main Street approaching Walnut Street and allegedly failed to control his vehicle, striking a guardrail. No injuries were reported.
- Administrators at the Sharon Lynn Girls Home reported at 4:06 p.m. Jan. 27 that a resident had left the residence without permission. The girl was found and returned to the home.
- Eric J. Jenkins, 24, 7295 Cool Road, Canfield, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in the 6000 block of West Calla Road at 4:50 a.m. Jan. 29 in which he was eastbound and allegedly hit a patch of snow in the roadway, losing control of the vehicle and striking a ditch on the north side. No injuries were reported.
- Residents at a 14000 block Main Street, Beloit, home reported thefts from vehicles at 8:42 p.m. Jan. 29.
- Robert W. Jones, 63, 14553 N. Egypt Road, Salem, was cited for right of way when turning left following a two-vehicle crash in front of his home at 8:20 a.m. Jan. 30 in which he was southbound and attempted to turn into his driveway, allegedly pulling into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by Hubert K. Keylor, 77, Columbiana. No injuries were reported.
- John D. Shellenberger, 24, 1301 Pembrooke Dr., Salem, was cited for failure to control and open container following a one-vehicle crash in the 15000 block of Garfield Road at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in which he was eastbound and allegedly drove off the opposite side of the roadway into a field. He reportedly turned around and attempted to drive back onto the roadway, but struck a ditch. An officer found the vehicle unoccupied and an opened bottle of tequila under the driver's seat. With the assistance of Perry Township police, Shellenberger was located at his home following a domestic dispute report.
- David R. Williams, 68, 18046 Second St., Beloit, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in Goshen Township at 10:52 p.m. Jan. 30 in which he was westbound on Garfield Road in the area of Seacrist Road and allegedly failed to maintain control, traveling left of center then back, striking a ditch on the north side of the roadway, spinning clockwise and coming to rest in the ditch, facing south. No injuries were reported.
- A Duck Creek Road resident reported at 2:05 p.m. Jan. 31 that a man had written her several checks from a closed account.
- Police responded to the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 6:55 p.m. Feb. 1 where a resident had put holes in the wall using her head in an attempt to hurt herself and then became angry and struck another resident in the face.
- Seth M. Sharp, 29, 12995 Beloit-Snodes Road, Beloit, was arrested for resisting arrest during a traffic stop for speed on U.S. Route 62 in Damascus in which he was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol at 2:09 a.m. Feb. 7. When being placed in handcuffs, Sharp reportedly resisted and grabbed the officers arms to stop him. He also reportedly failed to complete a breathalyzer test repeatedly in an attempt to delay the results. He was charged with resisting arrest, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol over the legal limit
- Samantha L. Gyles, 20, 838 Ohio Ave., Salem, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana) following a traffic stop on U.S. Route 62 near Middletown Road for left of center at 11:49 p.m. Feb. 7.
- A woman in the 1000 block of East 10th St. called at 7:18 a.m. Wednesday to report receiving two hangup calls from a blocked number. She was told her options.
- Police responded at 6:09 a.m. Wednesday to the 700 block of East Third Street for an alarm activation. An officer stopped a vehicle leaving the parking lot, but the operator was delivering papers. The exterior of the business was checked and found secure.
- Police were called at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of South Union Avenue to speak with a man who reported he came home from work and found that his girlfriend of eight months had moved out of their apartment and took both of his dogs, a pitbull and a springer. Also taken was the dog food, two dog bowls, and food and drink from his refrigerator. They both had resided in the apartment together since December. He was told it's a civil issue and to contact an attorney.
- Police responded at 8:23 p.m. Tuesday to the 800 block of South Lincoln Avenue to check for a possible vehicle collision after a caller saw several persons standing outside their vehicles. An officer checked the length of the street and didn't find any stopped vehicles. A vehicle may have been stuck at the end of a driveway earlier.
- A suspicious dark-colored SUV was reported at 6:54 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot on Pershing Street between the old Timberlanes building and the Huntington Bank. No vehicle was found.
- A parking complaint was reported at 6:13 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of Vine Avenue. An officer responded and saw several vehicles legally parked on the road not impeding the flow of traffic.
- A security alarm sounded at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 1900 block of Painter Road. A keyholder arrived and the interior was checked with everything appearing in order.
- An officer was dispatched at 4:38 p.m. Tuesday to the 100 block of Vine Avenue for a report of two males in dark clothing jumping in front of a Headstart bus, banging on the side of the bus and moving the mirror. They were not found.
- A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday that a woman in a small silver car pumped $10.05 worth of gasoline and left without paying. The vehicle was not found.
- An officer was dispatched at 4:16 p.m. Tuesday to a business in the 2800 block of East State Street to check the well-being of a female in dark clothing dropped off at the business. She was not found.
-Counterfeit money was reported at Walmartp at 10:22 a.m. Tuesday after a man came to the store and said he cashed a check there on Feb. 7 for $574.43, claiming he received a counterfeit bill when his check was cashed. The business exchanged the bill and turned it over to police.
- Lonnie Barnes, of the 1800 block of East Third Street, reported at 9:16 a.m. Tuesday that his adult son resides with him and his wife and they have not seen him or had any contact with him since Friday morning. He did take a couple of personal items before leaving. Officers said they would attempt to locate him.
-A parking complaint was reported at 8:09 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of North Lincoln Avenue. The caller was told the vehicle could be towed since its on private property.
- A tractor trailer traveling east on West State Street at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday attempted to turn south onto south Ellsworth Avenue and struck a fire hydrant. Robert Harmon, 58, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa was cited for marked lanes.
- Jeff Landsberger reported at 4 p.m. Tuesday he gave a woman who was walking down the road a ride and she told him she had been held captive in a basement and needed to make a collect call to a specific person from Walmart. Landsberger said he gave the woman a ride to Dunkin Donuts at the Walmart in Salem and then decided to report the suspicious activity. Salem police also were notified.
- A man reported at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday he was following a reckless driver into town from Canfield. Police found the vehicle based on the license plate given and went to the North Vine home and spoke with the elderly driver.
- Ginger Mrofchak, Seventh Street, reported at 9:51 p.m. Tuesday there was a minor traffic crash in front of her home. Devin A. Warren, 19, North Main Street, was westbound on Seventh Street when he was struck by a vehicle backing out of Mrofchak's private drive. No citations were issued.
- Constable Dan Valentine received a report from a resident in the 36000 block of Shining Tree Lane, Salem, at 11:35 a.m. Feb. 4, advising someone attempted to access online award points from their VISA Credit from a New York address that was used. The transaction was not processed.