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December 19, 2009
Salem News


Check for pickup

Police checked East State Street at 2:01 p.m. Friday for a pickup reported by Mahoning County carrying long wood out of the bed and traveling at a high rate of speed coming from Goshen Township.

Vehicle damaged

Kerry Komara, 10321 Lisbon Road, Canfield, was westbound on East State Street near Eastgate Plaza at 2:22 p.m. Friday when the front wheel came off her vehicle and rolled into the curb lawn. The vehicle was damaged and had to be towed.

Assured clear distance

Rodney Sprague, 63, Bristolville, Ohio, was westbound on East State Street at 12:40 p.m. Thursday and slowed for traffic when he was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Harold Koons III, 33340 Winona Road. Koons was cited with assured clear distance. No injuries were reported.

Boys warned

An employee of the parks department reported at 3:38 p.m. Thursday four boys were throwing rocks onto the frozen ice pond in the 700 block of East School Street. Police warned the boys against it.

Illegal parking

Illegally parked vehicles at Buckeye School were warned to move or be ticketed at 3:14 p.m. Thursday. Several drivers were upset noting they would be contacting the service and safety director and the school's principal about their concerns.

Money withdrawn

A Vine Ave. man reported at 3:33 p.m. Thursday his bank account had been charged $803, money withdrawn from an ATM in California. The bank will make restitution and police are investigating the matter.

Driver passed out

Perry Township police reported a vehicle sitting on the railroad tracks near South Ellsworth Avenue with the driver passed out behind the wheel at 1:17 a.m. Friday. Perry Township police had already awoken the driver, who had been drinking. He parked his car legally and was given a ride home.

Traffic control

A Salem Police officer was in the area of the intersection of U.S. Route 62 and North Ellsworth Avenue at 5:34 p.m. Thursday when there was a two-vehicle crash with injuries. The city lieutenant maintained traffic control until Perry Township police could arrive.


A Monroe Street couple were arguing at 5:37 p.m. Thursday, but offered that no threats or violence occurred. The man had a family member coming to pick him up for awhile, until the woman decided to leave with her children.


William Tomlin, 460 Franklin St., was taken into custody on a warrant at his home at 6:32 p.m. Thursday.

Dealer plate

A dealership at 178 N. Ellsworth Ave. reported at 11:16 p.m. Friday a man refuses to return a dealership plate to them. When police spoke to the man, he offered that if the dealership sends someone to his home, he would return the license plate.

Comments made

Andrew Jones, 353 Rea Drive, reported at 6:50 p.m. Thursday a man had made comments about his vehicle and himself while he was at a convenience store at 981 N. Ellsworth Ave.

Driver cited

Bobbie Doss, 703 E. Fifth St., was cited with driving under suspension and speeding during a traffic stop at 8:55 p.m. Thursday.

Intoxicated person

An intoxicated person yelling in the Taco Bell lot was reported at 9:53 p.m. Thursday. There was no one matching the description in the area when police arrived.

Erratic driver

An erratic driver was reported by Perry Township police on North Ellsworth Avenue at 10:44 p.m. Thursday. Police located the driver, who said another vehicle cut him off and they had exchanged words. He was warned against driving erratically and asked to call police if there is another problem like that.


Ashley Ickes, 374 W. Ninth St., reported at 11:01 p.m. Thursday a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. After further investigating, the situation was found to have been an assault. The matter is under investigation.


Jodie Mathey, 648 S. Union Ave., reported at 11:18 p.m. Thursday there was a disturbance in the 600 block of South Union Avenue. There had been an argument between a women in a vehicle and another woman on a porch nearby.


Failure to yield

Chalice Brown, 1845 Parkway Blvd., Alliance, was turning north from U.S. Route 62 onto North Elllsworth Avenue and failed to yield to a vehicle driven by Shawn Frederick, 3615 High Meadow Drive, Canfield and was struck. Two adults and two children were transported to the Salem Community Hospital for evaluation. Brown was cited for failure to yield.

Suspicious vehicle

A suspicious vehicle was reported in front of 1881 Hunt Road at 4:02 p.m. Thursday. Police found the vehicle matching the description parked in a nearby driveway.

Welfare check

Police checked on an elderly woman after her daughter lost connection to her at 9:48 a.m. Thursday. The electric had gone out and the woman had been unable to call her daughter back.

Vehicle stuck

Police found a vehicle stuck in the mud in front of Southwest Fuels on Georgetown Road at 6:23 p.m. Wednesday. No one was around the vehicle nor the business.

Child alone

Someone reported a child left home alone at 4:32 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment at 1133 Prospect St. The child had arrived home from school, but was not able to get inside because no one was home. The person who called police had taken the child to their apartment. Police found the child's parent, who was looking for the child. The parent said they were home and the door unlocked, but the child must not have pulled hard enough.



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