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POLICE REPORTS

February 17, 2014
Salem News

SALEM REPORTS

- Both the police and fire department responded at 2:18 p.m. Sunday to the 1200 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a water leak, with the water department contacted. The fire department placed a barricade near the spot where the water was coming out and buckling the road. The street department was also contacted to treat the area where the water was flowing down and across the street since it could ice up.

- A woman responded to the police station at 10:20 a.m. Sunday with a purse found in the area of Ohio Avenue. The purse was placed in lost and found until the owner can be contacted.

- Michael Hazen, 37, of 1622 Quaker Lane, was charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, and obstructing official business and having weapons while intoxicated, both misdemeanors, after an officer at 2:07 a.m. Sunday saw a person with a firearm in the 400 block of Franklin and made a traffic stop on the vehicle on South Broadway. The person with the firearm was found to be intoxicated. He told the officer there were no weapons in the vehicle, but other occupants said there was a pistol. The weapon was recovered and the person seen possessing the weapon was charged. Hazen was taken to the Columbiana County jail to be held until bond is set by a judge.

- An intoxicated person was reported at 12:04 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Franklin, possibly damaging property. The person was located and officers ensured he entered the residence where he was staying with a sober person.

- Police were called at 9:55 p.m. Saturday for a residential security alarm in the 1400 block of Cleveland Street, with the residence found secure. Police had been to the same residence for an alarm at 7:46 p.m.

- Police were called at 9:48 p.m. Saturday to the 400 block of Franklin Avenue to check the well-being of a resident. All was okay.

- A security alarm was reported at 9:24 p.m. Saturday at a business in the 400 block of South Lundy Avenue. The exterior was found secure. A key holder responded and the interior was checked and appeared in order. The alarm was reset.

- A woman in the 400 block of Franklin contacted police at 8:47 p.m. Saturday regarding a cell phone. It was determined to be a civil matter, not a theft.

- Police spoke at 8:14 p.m. Saturday with a manager at Walmart, 2875 E. State St., who said a man had been in the store and was unhappy with what he was told by employees. She was told her options for dealing with the situation.

- A man on South Union Avenue reported at 7:55 p.m. Saturday that a known person made a threatening statement toward him.

- An anonymous caller at 5:11 p.m. Saturday reported someone entered their residence in the 500 block of Continental Drive in recent days and removed items without permission. There was no sign of forced entry.

- A woman reported harassment at 3:55 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of West Fourth Street, saying she was having problems with her ex-boyfriend. She was told her options.

- A suspicious person was reported at 3:29 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Nobody was found.

- A reckless vehicle was reported at 3:19 p.m. Saturday on East Pershing Street near South Lincoln Avenue, but was not found.

- Mason Dow, of Southeast Boulevard, reported at 2:39 p.m. Saturday that he lost his rear license plate off of his vehicle.

- Solicitors were reported at 12:33 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of North Union Avenue. The man was located and told about the complaint. He said he would stop until he had the proper paperwork.

- A clerk at Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., reported at 12:16 p.m. Saturday that someone in a red Chevy Blazer left without paying for $10 worth of gas.

- Illegal dumping was reported at 12:02 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of East Ninth Street. A woman said someone she didn't know was dumping trash into her dumpster. She was told her options.

- Police responded to the parking lot near the intersection of East Third Street and North Lincoln Avenue after a woman called at 11:13 a.m. Saturday requesting assistance after getting her vehicle stuck in some snow and not being able to back out onto the road. The vehicle was found partially in the road. Officers pushed the vehicle free.

- Police responded at 10:39 a.m. Saturday to the Smith Center, 500 E. Fourth St., after a man from New York called to request a welfare check on his elderly aunt. He had not been able to make contact the last few days. Officers made contact and learned she was having some phone problems. She was told to contact her nephew. An officer called him to say she was okay.

- A woman in the 100 block of West 10th Street reported at 10:15 a.m. Saturday that someone purchased something online on Feb. 12 for $22.49 on her bank card. She did not authorize the purchase.

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COLUMBIANA REPORTS

- Police called for the East Palestine department's drug dog after a traffic stop was initiated at the corner of Fairfield School Road and Bittersweet Drive at 1 a.m. Saturday. The K-9 unit detected the presence of drugs but no drugs were found in the vehicle.

- Jawna Stokes, Union Street, reported Saturday her home was broken into and items were stolen.

- The sheriff's office reported at 1:14 p.m. Saturday there was a runaway horse and buggy northbound on state Route 7 near Crestview Road. The buggy was driverless and its windshield was cracked. An officer checked state Route 14 to state Route 558 but did not locate the horse and buggy.

- An official at the Dollar General reported a theft at 6:04 p.m. Saturday. The matter remains under investigation.

 
 

 

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