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March 28, 2012
Salem News

Salem Township

- Constable Dan Valentine received a report at 8:51 p.m. Monday from Lodge Road resident advising that a truck pulled into his drive and behind his house. The truck began leaving and was confronted by someone in the house inquiring about what he needed. The person said he was interested in painting the barn. The complainant said this person never went to the barn to check it out and later, when asked for a business card or number, the person said he didn't have any and appeared to be very nervous and left. A license number was obtained however the state was not confirmed and the incident is under investigation. The truck was described as a mid-2000 red Ford 150 extended cab, 4-door. The caller said they looked in the bed of the truck and there was no painting equipment.

- A Grafton Road resident reported at 9:30 a.m. Monday his dog was barking and observed a man at his front door inquiring about the building next door, but didn't seem interested in any of the answers given. The person appeared nervous and there was another man in what was described as a blue extended cab Ford F-150 with Ohio plates and a chrome tool box in the truck bed.


- A West Washington Street man reported Monday receiving threatening text messages from two people he knows who said they were going to come to his home, beat him up and damage his garage.

- A man called at 8:22 p.m. Monday to say he wanted juveniles removed from the basketball court because it was after dark.

- A Sunset Drive woman reported a vehicle pulled into her driveway at 10:23 p.m. Monday, the fifth time it had done so that evening. An officer arrived in the area and waited for 15 minutes but did not see the vehicle.


- Someone reported a vehicle was vandalized at the old Century truck stop on state Route 14 at 10:16 a.m. Monday.

- A resident reported at 10:38 a.m. Monday someone took a Smith and Wesson handgun from a neighbor's truck on West Southern Street.

- A woman reported a private property crash in Sparkle lot at 3:34 p.m. Monday. The person involved did not wish to file a report.


- Isha Moss, 27, of Youngstown, was charged with theft after police were called to Dollar General in the Salem Plaza at 1:29 p.m. Tuesday for a shoplifting incident. An employee reported a woman entered the store carrying a large denim handbag which appeared to be empty, then eight minutes later she left the store, bypassing the register, with the bag obviously full of merchandise. The clerk attempted to stop the woman, demanding the merchandise back, but the woman entered a vehicle, struck the clerk with the door and fled. A short time later, Perry Township Police saw the vehicle on North Lincoln Avenue and stopped it. The report said she was found to have 16 cans of energy drink valued at $32.

- Mitch Behon, of the 800 block of West Pershing Street, reported at 11:16 a.m. Tuesday that his 2002 dark green Chrysler Sebring convertible which was parked at the apartment complex was taken on Friday. He felt that his fiance took the car without his consent and he has been unable to contact her by phone. The car was entered as an unauthorized use case.

- Police responded to the Sparkle Market parking lot in the 400 block of South Lundy Avenue for a suspicious vehicle with headlights on at 11:50 p.m. Monday. An officer checked and found several vehicles parked in the north end of the lot, but all were unoccupied.

- A man in the 1100 block of East Ninth Street called at 9:35 p.m. Monday for a person to be removed. The person left before police arrived. He was told his options.

- Police were called at 8:51 p.m. Monday to the 600 block of West Seventh Street for a report of threats. Officers provided the people who called with their options.

- An anonymous caller reported a possible domestic dispute in the 400 block of North Howard Avenue at 7:46 p.m. Monday. Police found several juveniles at the rear of a residence shouting at each other. They said there was no problem, that they were just talking. They were told to take the conversation inside.

- A Votaw Drive, Lisbon, resident reported at 7:38 p.m. Monday that he was at a business in the 700 block of West State Street when he was approached by two men he knows. They wanted him to exit the vehicle and when he refused, they kicked the side of his vehicle. He was told his options.

- Thomas Watkins called at 6:47 p.m. Monday from a business in the 300 block of West State Street and reported someone damaged the door lock on a shed behind the business over the weekend.

- A woman from the 1300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue reported at 5:49 p.m. Monday that she's having an ongoing problem with a known female harassing her and making threatening statements towards her. She was told her options.

- A man in the 400 block of Woodland Avenue reported at 5:04 p.m. Monday that a family member received a strange phone call from an unknown person wanting to verify some of his personal information. He was told his options.

- Police were called at 4:08 p.m. Monday to a domestic in the 500 block of Walnut Street where a woman said she had a verbal dispute with her sister, who left before police arrived. Nothing physical occurred.

- A clerk at a gas station in the 900 block of East State Street reported at 4:04 p.m. Monday that someone left without paying for $40 worth of gasoline. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

- A man in the 600 block of Bricker Farms Lane reported at 12:07 p.m. Monday that the rear window was broken out of his minivan overnight.

- A woman in the 900 block of East State Street, reported at 10:54 a.m. Monday that a bicycle was stolen out of their garage.



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