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April 19, 2012
Salem News


- Wendy L. Smith, 42, 196 S. Madison Ave., Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash on West State Street at Jennings Avenue at 9:41 a.m. Tuesday in which she was westbound and allegedly failed to stop for traffic, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Emily J. Brothers, 29, Kensington.

- Police responded to Centennial Park at 9:59 a.m. Tuesday where a parks department employee reported finding a suspicious item at a pavilion near Maple Street. Officers located the item, a 2-liter bottle filled with apparent gasoline and rags, sitting on a picnic table at the pavilion. The opening had been burnt as if lit.

- An East Fourth Street man reported at 4:32 p.m. Tuesday that a man he knows had threatened him with violence over the telephone the previous night. He stated that the threats had been ongoing for approximately one year in regards to a civil situation.

- Officers responded to a possible fight along the roadway in the 700 block of East State Street at 4:33 p.m. Tuesday in which the man allegedly struck the woman. Upon investigation, the individuals stated that the fight was verbal only.

- Police responded to a 400 block Fair Avenue home at 5:11 p.m. Tuesday where the resident stated that two people had been in her kitchen when she entered, claiming they were picking up items for her brother. She said the people left when she called the police department and that when she contacted her brother, he said that they had the wrong house. Officers searched the area but could not locate the suspects.

- A Hanoverton woman reported at 6:04 p.m. Tuesday that her boyfriend had shoved her during a dispute at his Arch Street home that day. The boyfriend denied the allegations, but both claimed to have belongings at the other's home.

- A man reported on station at 10:04 a.m. Wednesday that a man he knows had his license plates and refused to return them. An officer spoke with the individual who advised the complaintant could retrieve them.

- Jacki A. Fieldhouse, 30, 605 S. Madison Ave., Salem, was cited for failure to control following a two-vehicle crash in the 500 block of East State Street at 10:27 a.m. Wednesday in which she was eastbound and allegedly struck the front of a parked vehicle while attempting to pull into a parking space along the roadway.


- A caller reported there was someone driving backwards on Thomas Road and onto West Chestnut at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Kyle Temple, 18, North Market Street, was cited for reckless operation.

- A woman reported Tuesday her purse was missing from her car while it was parked in the county juvenile court. She had placed her purse under seat but it was gone when she returned, although the car was still locked. The woman called back to say she took a second look and found her purse farther back under her seat.


- A man turned in a lost driver's license at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

- Ronald Shaffer, Leetonia, was arrested on a warrant from the county sheriff at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday on Howard Street.

- A woman reported at 8:21 p.m. Tuesday a man at a home behind United Rentals put gasoline on a telephone pole to kill ants and it caught fire and was burning out of control. Police checked and found no fire. The man had poured kerosene on an ant hill and there was no problem.

- A woman reported at 9:21 p.m. Tuesday people appeared to be trying to hide a white car in an alley by Naughton Plumbing. Police found a white jeep at the Performance Center that was moving inventory and there was no problem.

Salem Township

- Salem Township Constable Dan Valentine received a call from a Boardman resident at 8 a.m. Monday who advised her vehicle was parked at a friend's house in the 3200 block of Lisbon-Canfield Road and was entered. A MP3 player was taken and the vehicle was unlocked.

- A resident in the 4300 block of Lisbon-Canfield Road at 2:51 p.m. Monday advised that someone entered her unlocked vehicle in the driveway and took some loose change.

- A resident in the 5200 block of Lisbon-Canfield Road reported at 2:51 p.m. Monday that both unlocked vehicles in the driveway were entered and cigarettes and loose change were taken.

- A resident in the 3700 block of Lisbon-Canfield Road, a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, advised Valentine at 10:53 a.m. Monday someone entered her unlocked vehicle and took a stamp kit, book and a half of stamps, loose change and siphoned the fuel from her gas tank.

- At 7:20 a.m. Monday, Valentine received a report from a resident in the 4100 block of Lisbon-Canfield Road that her neighbor contacted her after discovering his vehicle had been entered and asked if hers was entered. She learned that her two vehicles unlocked and entered. A purse was dumped on the seat and the contents scattered. She didn't think anything was missing.

- A resident in the 3100 block of West Street, Leetonia, advised she at 7:02 a.m. Monday discovered both her vehicles were entered and a purse containing credit cards, money, ID and a checkbook were stolen. The purse was located later in the day at a nearby trailer park. All the contents were recovered except the money.

- Valentine was advised at 7:06 a.m. Monday by a resident in the 400 block of Lisbon-Canfield Road that he his unlocked vehicle was entered and someone attempted to steal the stereo. A shirt was missing from the vehicle.

- While investigating several thefts from autos at 8 a.m. Monday, Valentine located a purse in an open field and picked up the contents which included a drivers license, checkbook, credit cards and other papers. The owner was located and confirmed it was taken from her unlocked vehicle. It did not appear anything else was missing other than some loose change.



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