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— A woman on state Route 518, Wayne Township, reported at 10:58 a.m. Monday someone dumped trash in the area and she found mail with a name and address in the trash when she cleaned it up. The matter is under — While working front security at the Common Pleas Court at 12:52 p.m. Thursday deputies found a pocketknife concealed in the front waist band of a man’s pants when he came through the metal detector. The knife was confiscated and collected as evidence.


— Officers responded to Smith Oil regarding a man with ripped clothes, who was exposing himself to others at 5:45 p.m. Thursday. Officers made contact with the man, who had large holes on the back of his upper pants. The man explained that he didn’t realize that the holes were there, so police transported him back to his residence so he could get different clothing.

— An officer responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Garfield Street at 7:44 p.m. Sunday. The caller said that a white van was seen pulling into multiple driveways and backing out, while driving very slowly. The officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

— A Cedar Street resident reported that their house was egged on July 7 at 4:29 p.m. July 8.

— An officer responded to Days Inn regarding a woman being kicked out at 9:35 p.m. Monday. The caller advised that she had been loud and acted as if she was on drugs. The woman left the scene in her vehicle, but an officer found the vehicle located at the side of BP with the woman inside. She said that she got into an argument with her friend and another woman. She denied using any drugs, and police advised her to stay away from her friend and the other woman.

— A woman reported that she and her boyfriend were in a verbal argument with another man, who said the two could stay with him at 1:12 a.m. Tuesday. The woman said that the man was intoxicated and was trying to pick fights with her and her boyfriend. Police advised the couple to stay somewhere else for the night.

— Police responded to Harrison Street for a possible burglary at 7:31 p.m. Wednesday. The woman who reported the incident said that she saw a black man standing in her bedroom. After searching the residence, police were unable to locate anyone or any signs of breaking and entering. Later in the night, the woman reported the same incident. Police were unable to locate anyone once again.


— Michael Giba, 76, was arrested for domestic violence after police responded to a domestic disturbance on Lakeshore Drive at 2:39 p.m. Thursday. Giba was transported to the Mahoning County Jail.

— A woman reported that she had a credit card opened fraudulently at 4:24 p.m. Thursday.


— A caller at 4:50 a.m. Friday reported a fire behind her residence in the 400 block of East Sixth Street. Police and fire department personnel found a camp fire in the yard of a residence directly behind her home, on East Fifth Street. There was no violation.

— An officer at 1:35 a.m. Friday saw a vehicle parked in the Farmers National Bank parking lot running with two people inside. Police learned they were married and just talking.

— A well-being check was requested at 1:12 a.m. Friday in the 2500 block of Lexington. Police did not find the person or his vehicle.

— A suspicious person was reported at 12:05 a.m. Friday in the 500 block of East Fourth where a male was wearing a white muscle shirt and blue shorts walking back and forth in front of a residence. He told police he was staying with a friend in the 600 block and was trying to find his girlfriend after they had an argument. He located her prior to police arriving.

— An officer at 11:42 p.m. Thursday saw a known male walk behind the Salem Car Wash after closing hours in the 1000 block of East State Street. The man told the officer he was collecting cigarette butts from a large ash tray on the property.

— An alarm was reported at GetGo gas station on East State Street at 9:27 p.m. Thursday. The building was secure.

— Police responded at 8:38 p.m. Thursday to the 500 block of Columbia where a person was seen pulling up to the alley behind a residence and then assaulting a male and screaming about how he owed her $20. The person also threw the male’s girlfriend down on the ground. All parties left before police arrived. The unknown victims never came forward to file a report.

— A reckless driver was reported in the 1700 block of East State Street at 7:57 p.m. Thursday. Police found the vehicle and followed it, but did not see any violations, speaking with the driver about the complaint.

— A man in the 400 block of North Union reported at 6:34 p.m. Thursday that someone has been defecating in his back yard. He showed officers three different spots on his property where someone has been defecating and leaving the remnants behind. Police told him to call back if he sees anyone near or on his property.

— Juveniles were reported in a dispute at 5:21 p.m. Thursday in the 700 block of East School Street. Officers spoke to them and all were going their separate ways.

— Police were flagged down at 5:19 p.m. Thursday by a driver on South Union near Franklin who reported a road rage incident that occurred on East State Street. He said a person driving a brown Jeep Liberty brake-checked him causing a near collision and forcing him to swerve around the vehicle to avoid a crash. The other driver in the Jeep then followed him and was running into the rear of his vehicle. The collisions didn’t cause any obvious damage. Police did not locate the Jeep.

— A man at 5:10 p.m. Thursday reported a child custody dispute. He had papers in his hand showing it was his day to have child visitation, but the mother was refusing to allow him to see the child. He was told it would be documented.

— Police assisted child protective services at 4:20 p.m. Thursday during a walk-through at a residence on East Third.

— Police were called at 3:25 p.m. Thursday to the 800 block of Newgarden for a report of trash in the road. A caller said an Aarrow Disposal truck dumped trash on the road and he attempted to ask the operators to pick it up but they drove away. Police cleaned up the trash and tracked down the truck to Jones Drive, telling the operators to make sure all the trash makes it into the truck.

— Police responded to the 800 block of East Fifth Street Thursday afternoon with deputies from the Columbiana County sheriff’s office to contact two male juveniles who had active arrest warrants out of juvenile court. Both were taken into custody by deputies and their parents were present.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported at 1:44 p.m. Thursday that a person in a black Ford truck left without paying for $29.82 worth of gas.

— A clerk at Sparkle Market on South Lundy Avenue reported at 1:41 p.m. Thursday that a young male juvenile stole unknown candy items and ran out of the store without paying. Officers checked the surveillance video and recognized the boy. The store did not want to press charges due to his age, but wanted police to talk to him about consequences. Officers spoke with the boy and his mother and he was told not to go back to the store.

— An insurance card found at Kelley Park on Prospect was turned over to police at 1:22 p.m. Thursday.

— Police responded at 11:44 a.m. Thursday to the 900 block of South Union Avenue to speak with a male having mental health issues and his caseworker. He was voluntarily taken to the hospital.

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