- Rebecca Watkins, 34, a driver for Paul's Cab, called at 5:34 a.m. Sunday to report a private property accident in the parking lot of Club Fuel, 188 Railroad St. She was stationary in her cab when a vehicle driven by Stephanie Squires, 28, of East Fourth Street, attempted to back from a parking space and failed to see the cab, striking it and causing damage to both vehicles. Both parties were told to contact their insurance companies. No citation was issued since it was on private property. No injuries were reported.
- Christopher Zepernick, 33, of 196 1/2 Hawley Ave., was cited for driving under suspension, reckless operation and failure to yield to a public safety vehicle after a traffic stop at 1:53 a.m. Sunday. An officer on patrol saw the vehicle on North Ellsworth Avenue being operated by a driver known to be suspended. The suspension was confirmed and as the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver ran a red light and attempted to elude police for a short distance. The vehicle was stopped when the driver pulled behind a closed business and there was no exit.
- Police were called to Club Fuel, 188 Railroad St., at 1:42 a.m. Sunday for fight in the parking lot. Officers found no one around and the manager insisted nothing was happening and the persons causing problems left. Officers dispersed two crowds in the parking lot before leaving.
- Police responded at 7:54 p.m. Saturday to the 300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue for a reported assault, speaking with the residents of the home and the juvenile victim, who said she was assaulted by someone she knows. The matter will be sent to the prosecutor's office for review of possible charges. The suspect was not found.
- A woman in the 1000 block of East Pershing Street reported phone harassment at 7:22 p.m. Saturday. The suspect was contacted and told to cease all communications immediately. He apologized and said his phone had an application that sent messages out all over the country without his knowledge.
- A dispute was reported at 6:50 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of West Pershing Street. The individuals were told to stay in their own apartments.
- Police were called at 5:50 p.m. Saturday to Salem Regional Medical Center, 1995 E. State St., to remove a person. A man was told he was not welcome on the floor he was on and left without incident.
- A woman on West 14th Street spoke to police at 5:29 p.m. Saturday to report receiving calls of a non-threatening nature from a person she has a restraining order against. She was told to contact the court which issued the order.
- Police were called at 5:22 p.m. Saturday to the 200 block of Roosevelt for a report of soliciting. Officers spoke with employees of First Energy and told them they could not solicit without a permit. They stopped and left the area.
- A caller at 4:47 p.m. Saturday reported a man sleeping in a van at the intersection of Allen Road and the railroad tracks. Officers made contact with the sleeping man and told him to move to a nearby parking lot.
- Police received a report of criminal damaging at 3:10 p.m. Saturday for the door of a gazebo kicked in. The location was not listed.
- A man in a blue Dodge Neon was reported driving recklessly on Jennings Avenue at 12:47 p.m. Saturday. The vehicle was not found.
- Police were called at 12:40 p.m. Saturday to Circle of Care, 1985 E. Pershing St., to remove a visitor. A man who previously held the power of attorney for an elderly patient at the facility was asked to leave. The patient had reportedly changed his mind and wanted a family member to be his power of attorney. He didn't want the man there. Officers spoke with all involved and the man voluntarily left.
- An employee of the post office, 275 Penn Ave., reported at 8:13 a.m. Saturday that sometime overnight an unknown vehicle came off of Columbia heading north on Penn, went off of the road and struck a cement trash container, causing it to break into pieces and moving it 10 feet to the north. An officer placed the steel barrel inside the cement container at its original place, with a note left for the street department to clean up Monday.
PERRY TOWNSHIP REPORTS
- Township police assisted Salem Police at 2:23 p.m. Sunday in attempting to locate a suspect involved in an alleged theft at Walmart, 2875 E. State St., with the suspect fleeing in a white GMC Jimmy, almost striking pedestrians as they fled. Police checked surrounding roads, but didn't find the vehicle.
- Kyle Madison, 20, of Salem, was cited for reasonable control after a one-vehicle accident at 3:37 a.m. Sunday on West State Street at Idaho Avenue. The report said Madison lost control of his westbound vehicle, which traveled off of the right side of the road, struck a stop sign for Idaho Avenue, traveled into a culvert and then overturned once, coming to rest on its wheels. The driver sustained possible injuries, but refused an officer request for an ambulance. A female passenger was not injured. The Ohio Department of Transportation was notified about the stop sign needing replaced.
- An officer on patrol at 3:49 p.m. Saturday saw a suspicious vehicle pulling from the Perry Township maintenance building on Depot Road bearing an out-of-state plate. The vehicle registration was checked and the buildings were checked and found secure.
- A West Washington Street woman reported at 9:12 p.m. Friday there was a prowler at her home. The woman said that around 8:30 p.m. she heard a knocking at the front door and by the time she looked to see who was there the man wearing a baseball cap ran around to the back of the house and began loudly knocking at the back door.
- Christine Kinemond, East Chestnut Street, reported at 8:51 p.m. Friday her mother Jeanne was refusing to return the spare keys to her car. Christine said she did not want her mother to have the keys because she had moved the car previously and she did not want her to do it again. Christine agreed to leave and return later for some belongings and the keys.
- Police went to the area of state Route 154 and Moore Road at 1:46 p.m. Friday for a report of a property damage accident. Upon arrival it was determined that Gary A. Barton, who was driving a KLG Ambulance en route to a call with the sirens activated and attempted to pass a vehicle driven by Jordan Reinke, Bell School Road, East Liverpool, by going up an embankment but ended up sliding down the embankment into Reinke's vehicle causing minor damage. No citations were issued.
- Holly Powell, West Lincoln Way, Lisbon, reported at 2 p.m. Friday her two juvenile daughters were being harassed by someone from the same phone number who was sending inappropriate texts and asking them personal questions about underwear while posing as a Victoria's Secret representative. Powell said she began receiving the calls and texts to her phone after she blocked the number from her daughter's phones following repeated attempts to tell the person to stop, and that she believes the calls may be coming from her ex-fiance.