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March 13, 2012
Salem News


- A woman on Vine Avenue called at 11:33 a.m. Monday to report receiving a text message on her phone from her husband on Friday in violation of a restraining order she has against him. She was told to contact police if it continues.

- Police learned at 10:59 a.m. Monday that sometime in the past several days, someone used black marker to write various obscenities and drawings on the back wall of a building in the 200 block of Penn Avenue.

- An officer at 10:10 a.m. Monday checked the lot of a business in the 1400 block of Allen Road for a hit/skip vehicle at the request of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office. The officer located the vehicle and notified the Sheriff's Office. A deputy responded and went inside the business with the officer and spoke with the driver allegedly involved with an incident in the southern part of the county. The deputy was handling the investigation.

- Police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian accident with injuries at 6:56 a.m. Monday in the 1900 block of East State Street. The pedestrian was transported to Salem Community Hospital via wheelchair. The accident was under investigation.

- Police were called at 1:08 a.m. Monday to the 800 block of South Lundy Avenue where a 27-year-old male was having a seizure and was transported to Salem Community Hospital.

- Police were dispatched at 12:03 a.m. Monday to the area of North Lincoln Avenue and Hope Cemetery after an anonymous caller reported an unsecured vehicle near a brick building. An unsecured vehicle was not located, but an officer did notice a Jeep parked in a private drive near the cemetery. When the officer shined a light on the vehicle, a man's head popped up. Contact was made with a man and a woman in the vehicle who said they were working out their problems. The woman resided at the residence.

- A man was told the homeowner did not want him at a residence in the 600 block of East Seventh Street after police were called at 9:16 p.m. Sunday to remove someone. He left without incident.

- A woman in the 900 block of Franklin Avenue reported at 8:19 p.m. Sunday that her husband left around 10:50 a.m. Sunday to get eggs and has not returned home. She said it's not like him and she was concerned for his well-being. He was entered as a missing person, but she was told to call if he returns or he contacts her.

- A man in the 2000 block of Monroe Street reported at 8:03 p.m. Sunday that his wife took several items from the home without his permission. He was told that since they're still married, it's a civil issue. At 8:46 p.m., police were called back to the same residence for a domestic between the husband and wife who were having a dispute over property and living arrangements. They were told they have equal rights to the residence and to keep their distance until they can be civil.

- Police were called at 6:58 p.m. Sunday to the 200 block of East Fourth Street for a person in distress who was then taken to Salem Community Hospital by ambulance.

- A woman from Townsend, Montana came to the police station at 5:18 p.m. Sunday to request shelter for the evening. She was taken to Barnett's Motel for one night of lodging compliments of the Salem Ministerial Association.

- A woman in the 800 block of East Third Street reported at 2:14 p.m. Sunday that she had three wine coolers in the refrigerator in the morning, but two came up missing after her daughter and her daughter's friend entered the house in the afternoon and left again. Officers checked both parks for the juveniles and around town and couldn't find them. All parents were aware of the situation and were going to call police when their daughters returned home.

- The owner of a stolen bicycle called at 12:09 p.m. Sunday to report locating two male juveniles with the bicycle in the 700 block of East State Street. Contact was made with the juveniles who admitted to stealing the bicycle the night before. They were both taken into custody and released to their mothers. The case will be referred to the juvenile division. The bicycle had been stolen from the 400 block of Woodland Avenue.

- Olive Ritchie, 88, of Depot Road, was cited for failure to yield after she failed to yield for a stop sign while her vehicle was westbound on West Pershing Street and struck a northbound vehicle in the middle of the intersection at Sharp Street driven by Jane Shoemaker, 48, of Arch Street, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Shoemaker was cited for an expired license.

- Police were called at 9:29 a.m. Sunday for an illegally parked truck on Summit Street near Short Street and found two trucks illegally parked at the intersection, placing tickets on both.

- A clerk at a gas station in the 900 block of East State Street reported at 9:23 a.m. Sunday that someone pumped $43 worth of gasoline and left without paying. The vehicle was described as a dark red Chevy driven by a man wearing a dark ball hat and a sweatshirt.


- Police were called at 4:25 p.m. Sunday regarding a civil matter between a tenant and landlord on West Perry Street. The tenant was told to contact police if there's a possibility of a physical confrontation and was given options.

- Police were called at 3:32 p.m. Sunday for a burning complaint in the 300 block of Plymouth Place. The resident was advised to cease burning leaves and extinguished the small fire.

- A caller at 7:17 p.m. Saturday reported a barking dog complaint in the 200 block of Apple Street, but officers found no dogs barking after checking the area.


- Constable Dan Valentine received a call from a resident in the 37000 block of state Route 558 at 3:21 p.m. March 8 reporting a caller claimed to be her grandson and needed her to send him $2,400 to help get him out of some trouble.


- Timothy J. Stanley, 33, of Wellsburg, W.Va., was cited for running a red light after striking a car driven by Carolyn J. Miller, 76, of Lisbon, at the intersection of West Lincoln Way and South Beaver Street at 5:43 p.m. Saturday.

- Kelly J. Crosser, 42, of Lisbon, was cited for running a red light after striking a pickup truck driven by John C. Chinelli Jr., 53, of Lisbon, at the intersection of West Lincoln Way and state Route 45 at 3 p.m. Sunday.

- A caller reported there was a grown man in a chicken suit in the town square at 8:23 p.m. Saturday. No further information was on the report.

- Joe Earich reported striking a juvenile riding a bicycle on East Washington Street at 12:14 p.m. Sunday. The unidentified youth appeared not to be injured seriously enough to need an ambulance.

- A caller reported people playing basketball at the court by the swimming pool were using inappropriate language. An officer spoke with the youths and told them to watch their language.

- A woman reported Sunday afternoon there was a bag in the roadway in front of her home on West Washington Street, and the bag appeared to be moving and she was a afraid there might be kittens inside. An officer found the bag was empty.

- A North Market Street woman reported at 9:40 p.m. Sunday a neighbor in the apartment next door was screaming for a lengthy period. Police spoke with the neighbor and found she was alone.

-Police were called to Applegrove Apartments at 7 a.m. Monday until an ambulance arrived to treat a resident having trouble breathing.

- A motorist reported at 12:09 a.m. Saturday she was following someone driving a purple vehicle and they were all over the road and she followed it until the vehicle pulled into the Circle K nine minutes later.

- A man reported at 12:20 p.m. Saturday there were juveniles riding dirt bikes in the empty lot next to the D.W. Dickey cement plant on East Washington Street. An officer arrived but no one was around, although there were tracks in the lot.

- A caller reported at 5:41 p.m. Saturday there was going to be a fight at the park next to the swimming pool. Police arrived and spoke to several of the people found walking toward the park and determined it was two brothers who had been arguing.

- A witness reported seeing someone he knows break into an apartment at Applegrove Apartments at 7:20 p.m. Saturday.



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