- A resident on Continental Drive called at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday to report receiving calls from a man claiming to be a Drug Enforcement Administration special agent who told him there was a warrant for him about a percocet shipment received in the Dominican Republic. The alleged agent wanted $1,040 to cancel the arrest warrant for him or have him pay $100 per month until the total is paid. An officer told the resident it's a scam and to report it to the real DEA, providing him with the website and instructions. He was told to call back if there were more questions and to block or refuse calls from the scam contact.
- A woman on South Lincoln Avenue reported at 9:14 a.m. Wednesday that her ex-husband showed up at her residence Tuesday night and was not welcome. She shut and locked the door and he left. She wants no contact from him. An officer called and told him not to return.
- A Salem bus driver contacted police at 8:56 a.m. Wednesday to report he was picking up children in front of a church in the 200 block of South Broadway Avenue, with the bus lights activated facing north, when a gray northbound Chevy SUV came up behind the bus and passed it on the left side, pulling in front of the bus and parking in a parking space in front of the church. The bus driver asked the woman driver what she thought she was doing and she said she had never seen a bus parked there before so she went around it to park. An officer located the elderly driver and gave her a written warning.
- Loud music was reported at 2:34 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Hawley Avenue coming from a vehicle. An officer saw a vehicle running and could hear music and found a woman sleeping in the passenger seat. She had been driving but said she pulled over because she was tired and the passenger seat was more comfortable. A parking ticket was issued for parking in a prohibited zone. Her license was expired so she called a friend to drive the vehicle.
- Teresa Cassinger, 36, of Rose Avenue, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 1:04 a.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of Walnut Street.
- Police were called to a residence on Cherry Street at 11:07 p.m. Tuesday for a missing juvenile. The son had just returned home when the police arrived. The mother said he was grounded and was supposed to come home right after school. An officer spoke with the juvenile about his actions and consequences. He was told to listen.
- A man on South Ellsworth Avenue reported at 9:04 p.m. Tuesday that his juvenile daughter wasn't following the rules and was arguing with him. An officer spoke to her and they were both told to separate for a couple of hours, then talk civilly about the issues. The man was also told to contact the juvenile officer.
- A suspicious person was reported at 7:38 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of East Third Street. Police made contact with someone in a driveway and all was okay.
- Tara Savon, 32, of Canfield, as cited for failure to yield after her southbound vehicle on Cunningham Road failed to stop for the stop sign and collided with a vehicle driven by Keaton O'Brien, 18, of Bethel Drive, who was eastbound on Butcher Road, stopped for the stop sign and attempted to turn north onto Cunningham Road at 7:26 p.m. Tuesday.
- A suspicious person was reported at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at a residence in the 2300 block of Lexington Avenue. A man said he was in the basement and nobody was supposed to be present, but when he came up from the basement, he saw an unidentified male standing inside the residence. The male left and walked away without saying anything. He was described as 6 feet tall in his 20's wearing a puffy black nylon coat.
- A resident in the 400 block of North Union Avenue reported at 3:41 p.m. Tuesday that he transferred money from his bank to a bank in Beverly Hills, Calif. to buy a CD from an investment company. He had been in contact with the investment company over transferring the money but now the company can't be found and seems to have closed. He said the investment company claimed to not have the money and the bank said it didn't have the money that was transferred. The resident contacted the Beverly Hills Police and was told to also contact his local police.
- A woman in the 600 block of Cherry Street reported at 2:12 p.m. Tuesday that she wanted her adult son to leave. He came with a small bag and was leaving and she said she was tired of finding stuff. As he was leaving he said thanks and left.
- Ashley Lease, 24, of Ohio Avenue, was cited for assured clear distance after her eastbound vehicle struck the rear of another eastbound vehicle driven by Diane Stahl, 43, of Canfield, who was slowed/stopped for traffic at 12:41 p.m. Tuesday on East State Street.
- A vehicle was reported blocking the sidewalk in the 400 block of Aetna Street at 11:37 a.m. Tuesday. An attempt was made to contact the owner, with a parking ticket issued.
PERRY TOWNSHIP. REPORTS
- Megan Mason, 20, of Salem, was cited for expired registration after a traffic stop at 1:22 a.m. Wednesday on West State Street while driving her boyfriend's vehicle. The BMV had ordered that the plates and registration be seized. The plates expired in December.
- An officer contacted a Pembrooke Drive resident at 11:07 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a possible protection order violation.
- Marcos Raymundo Ramirez, of Cedar Ridge, was cited for driving without a driver's license after a traffic stop at 8:07 p.m. Tuesday on South Lincoln Avenue.
Salem Township REPORTS
- Terrie Crawford, Old Route 558, reported Tuesday she received her bank statements and found several unauthorized charges on two credit cards. She realized they were stolen from her house and believes she knows who did it. There was $981 charged on her Citibank card from Jan. 30 to Feb. 20 and $897 on her PNC card from Jan. 15-17. Both banks have been contacted and the matter is under investigation.
- Bobbi Jo Mackey, of Wooster, reported Tuesday she saw a posting on Facebook for a camper for $1,300 that was parked at Cherry Valley Campground. After she bought it, she discovered the previous owner took the bed, propane tanks and some of the heat tape. She said there also was a problem with the wheels and she could not get it out of the campground. She was advised that it was a civil matter.
- Julie Heavener, New Waterford, was westbound on West Park Avenue at Chestnut Alley at 8:22 a.m. Tuesday and was rear-ended by William Hornsby, Columbiana.
- Jessica Osberg, East Friend Street, reported telephone harassment at 11:24 a.m. Tuesday.
- Aarrow Disposal reported at 12:23 p.m. Tuesday someone spray painted graffiti on their property on Pittsburgh Street.
- Anthony Marchianda, West Salem Street, reported domestic problems at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
- Springfield police reported at 7:21 p.m. Tuesday they received a 911 call from a Waterside Court home and could hear screaming in the background. City police went to the home and learned the man had his cell phone in his back pocket and the noise they heard was coming from a loud TV program.
- A Family Dollar employee reported fraud at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
- Patricia Scott, North Pearl Street, reported at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday her vehicle was struck in her driveway sometime around Feb. 25 and she didn't notice the damage until March 1. It could not be determined who was at fault.