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December 31, 2011
Salem News


- Police were called at 5:33 a.m. Saturday to the 2800 block of East State Street for a suspicious vehicle and learned from the occupants their car broke down and they were waiting for a gas station to open up. They were offered assistance, but declined.

- Sierra Frantz, 24, of 362 Newgarden Ave., was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence after police stopped her car on South Ellsworth Avenue at 2:23 a.m. Saturday while investigating a report of a passenger throwing beer bottles at other vehicles. Both she and her passenger denied any involvement in the beer bottle throwing incident, but the officer was able to smell alcohol. After an investigation, she was charged.

- A caller at 2:07 a.m. Saturday reported a fight in the 100 block of Railroad Street, where police were told a man was upset over an incident inside the bar. People were trying to calm him down in the parking lot when he punched another man's truck. He fled before police arrived.

- An officer responded to Fernagle's bar after being called at 2:05 a.m. Saturday by KLG Ambulance in reference to a suicide attempt. Ambulance personnel said an intoxicated female was becoming combative with them and others outside the bar. She was calmed down and voluntarily agreed to be taken to a hospital.

- Police were called at 1:14 a.m. Saturday to the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue for a domestic dispute. A man said his ex-girlfriend came to his residence, they were talking and there was a dispute. He said he had to physically make her leave the apartment. He wanted the incident documented. She was contacted by police and said everything was okay.

- A resident came to the police station at 9:53 p.m. Friday to turn in a set of Ohio license plates he found in the 400 block of West Pershing Street. The plates were placed in lost and found.

- Mark Warner, 47, of 648 N. Lincoln Ave., was charged with domestic violence and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called to his residence at 9:43 p.m. Friday for a domestic in progress. Police learned a physical altercation took place.

- Police were called at 8:49 p.m. Friday to a business in the 500 block of East Pershing Street where personnel said they had several juveniles in the building they believed had been drinking alcohol. Two of them were located and an officer determined they were legal age to consume alcohol. The workers wanted one of them to leave, so police remained until they left.

- A man in the 900 block of East Fifth Street called at 8:50 p.m. Friday for a male attempting to get into the garage at the rear of his property. Officers checked the interior of the garage and determined no one had been inside.

- Raymond Ward flagged down an officer in the 300 block of East State Street at 7:05 p.m. Friday to report a male in a turquoise hooded sweatshirt smacked the front window of his business and also knocked over two paper boxes in the area and fled through an alley. Police were unable to locate the suspect.

- An anonymous caller at 6:43 p.m. Friday reported two male juveniles attempted to gain entry into a vehicle in the 400 block of Fair Avenue. They were pulling on door handles, but didn't get in and were last seen traveling north on Fair Avenue toward Pershing Street.

- Police responded to a report at 6:30 p.m. Friday of a small black and white dog in the street on Penn Avenue. An officer saw the dog on Pershing Street, but the dog would not come to the officer. The humane officer was notified of the dog's last location.

- Jacob Carreon, 23, of 157 W. Ninth St., was charged with theft and released on his own recognizance after police were called at 6:23 p.m. Friday for an unknown disturbance at Giant Eagle in the 2400 block of East State Street. An officer learned there was an altercation when a store loss prevention officer attempted to stop a person for shoplifting. Carreon was taken into custody.

- Marjorie Reeder, 85, of Youngstown, was cited for failure to yield after she failed to stop for a stop sign while northbound on South Madison Avenue at the intersection of East Pershing Street and pulled her car into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by Thomas Johnson, 71, of Southeast Boulevard. No injuries were reported.

- A woman reported at 2:26 p.m. Friday that she and her family were eastbound on East State Street when a man in a green Chevy came up behind them and attempted to run them off the road. She said they were on their way to get their brake lights fixed, with only the center light working. She said when they stopped, he got out of his car, picked up a rock and was going to break out their window, but then she drove to the police station and he went down South Ellsworth Avenue. An officer caught up with the man and he said he was only attempting to let the other vehicle know they had no tail lights. He denied throwing a rock.

- Police were asked at 1:41 p.m. Friday to assist the Sheriff's Office to check a local business on West Pershing Street for a man with an active warrant against him. He left before officers arrived. An officer learned later he was located on Butcher Road near Apple Ridge and jumped from his vehicle, fleeing on foot.

- A parking ticket was issued after police were called at 12:17 p.m. Friday to the 100 block of East Fifth Street for a vehicle parked in a driveway blocking the sidewalk.

- A Sharp Avenue man reported at 10:28 a.m. Friday that he was riding his bicycle at 8:40 a.m. on Sharp Avenue on the east side of the road, carrying a gallon of milk and other groceries when a northbound Columbia Gas truck ran him off the road, causing him to strike a utility pole. He attempted to go after the truck, but couldn't because his leg was cut. He did not want medical attention. He made contact with the gas company and they said they would contact him later.



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