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May 14, 2011
Salem News


A Springdale Street resident reported the theft of a gazing ball from her front yard at 10:48 a.m. Thursday.

An intoxicated Van Buren Avenue woman claimed she was assaulted by her spouse Wednesday night.

Police responded to her residence at 10:04 p.m. when she reported her children had taken her grandchildren from her and that her spouse had assaulted her during an argument. After speaking with the other members of the family, the officers advised the woman to make a report in the morning after she sobered.

Debra A. Way, Oak Street, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead and expired registration after a two-vehicle crash on state Route 45 at 3:52 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Police responded the crash at Pidgeon Road and found that Way had been northbound on 45 when she failed to stop for traffic, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Brian D. Waugaman, Indiana Avenue, Sebring.

No injuries were reported.


Police responded to an attempted assault with a vehicle on Hawley Avenue Thursday afternoon. Officers responded to an East State Street business at 4:07 p.m. where Rafael Colon, Morris Avenue, claimed that his wife, from whom he is separated, drove toward him in a vehicle and then threatened him with serious physical harm a short time prior on Hawley Avenue near Cleveland Street.

A South Union Avenue resident reported an identity theft Thursday evening. Police responded to the home of Russell Kaser at 5:46 p.m. where Kaser reported he had attempted to order cable when he found that someone had already ordered cable under his name in Canton earlier this year, accruing a bill of over $400. Kaser said he lost his wallet around the time that the cable was ordered.

Officers responded to a West Third Street residence at 8:08 p.m. Thursday where the resident reported someone had entered her unlocked vehicle and stole its title and registration.

Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 1800 block of East State Street Thursday night that left one person with minor injuries.

According to the crash report, Michelle K. Lease, 51, Lexington Avenue, Salem, was traveling west at 8:43 p.m. and signaled a right turn into an access drive. She then allegedly changed her mind and switched off the turn signal, but Alicia L. Tolley, 18, North Benton West Road, North Benton, allegedly failed to see her do so, pulling out into the path of Lease.

No citations were issued, but Lease was treated on scene for minor injuries.

Johnna K. Parke, 183 Woodland Ave., Salem, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop in the 700 block of West State Street for no taillights at 12:18 a.m. Friday.

Officers responded to a West Pershing Street residence at 12:47 a.m. Friday after a non-city resident reported someone had threatened to harm his son at the address. They searched the area but found nothing suspicious.

Police responded to an East Fourth Street residence at 1:18 a.m. Friday morning where Deborah S. Lapin reported her adult son was intoxicated and causing problems. Lapin's son had tied his bedroom door shut to prevent entry and, while the officer was speaking with Lapin, jumped out the third-floor window onto the front porch roof and then to the ground before fleeing the area on foot. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate him.

Bryan K. Dilling, 13610 Second St., Salem, was arrested at 2:32 a.m. Friday behind a Walnut Street building on an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office for bond revocation.

Police responded to a stolen vehicle report in the 400 block of South Union Avenue at 5:57 a.m. Friday.

The resident stated that sometime after 1 a.m. that morning someone stole her locked vehicle without the keys inside it. She stated that in addition to some cash, her son's wallet was inside the vehicle.

A Cleveland Street woman reported at 6:07 a.m. Friday that someone entered her vehicle and removed $12 cash.


William Ostarchvic, 63, East 11 th Street, was backing from a parking lot on South Jefferson Street at 9:33 a.m. Thursday when he struck a car driven by John Parrish, 38, Hazel Run Road, Salineville, who was northbound on South Jefferson.

A West Lincoln Way man reported at 3:20 p.m. Thursday his debit card was stolen and someone charged $132 to AT&T in Dallas, Texas.

An East Chestnut Street man reported at 4:59 p.m. Thursday $30 was stolen from his pants pocket through the night. Police went to the home where he believed the person responsible lived and spoke to the person responsible. He told police he found it on the ground and had already contacted the complaintant about his plan to help around the house to make up for the money taken.

The Vista Center reported at 1:10 a.m. Friday a poodle-type dog with tags was coming into the building through the automatic doors. Police explained they do not deal with canines and the dog warden opens at 8 a.m. The supervisor called back at 2:02 a.m. to reported employees have put the dog outside at least six times and it tried to bite one of the aides. Police called the emergency number for the dog warden.

A North Market Street man reported a limb came down in a yard north of his home at 8:44 a.m. Friday.

An East Chestnut Street woman reported at 8:51 a.m. Friday her friend, who was visiting, had a full tank of gas taken from her vehicle.


Someone reported at 1:25 p.m. Thursday a truck had been broken into.

At 5:23 p.m. Thursday a woman reported a GPS had been taken from her vehicle while parked at a Edgewood Court address sometime between Tuesday evening and noon Thursday.

A man reported at 5:57 p.m. Thursday he was involved in a minor traffic accident Wednesday in the parking lot at Columbiana High School.

A man reported at 6:14 p.m. Thursday a tree was across the roadway on state Route 164 just before state Route 558. Police checked the area, but was unable to locate the tree.

Someone reported being locked out at Circle K at 6:26 p.m. Thursday, but had to wait until the lightning storm ended to try to get inside. After police were unable to get inside, the owner called a towing service.

A North West resident reported at 6:38 p.m. Thursday his children were being unruly.

- The county sheriff's department reported power lines and wires across state Route 558 east of state Route 164 and the city's fire department responded.

A woman asked police to check the parking lot lights behind Columbiana Buick Oldsmobile at 10:08 p.m. Thursday, concerned the lights may start a fire. All was found to be secure in the area.

A man reported at 10:16 p.m. Thursday a transformer in an alley off Herbster near Lakeview was making unusual noises. Police checked the area, but did not find a problem.



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