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June 5, 2012
Salem News


- Police checked on a man in the road at 2:25 a.m. Sunday and found he was clearing debris from the road.

- Several people reported around 5:50 p.m. Sunday three kids were in the area of Heck Road. Police checked the area but did not find the children.

- William B. Woods, 32, Petersburg, was cited for driving under suspension and speeding following a traffic stop on Springfield Road at 8:57 p.m. Sunday.

- Police checked on a man out in a yard in his pajamas on West Park Avenue at 12:03 a.m. Saturday. The man told police he was picking up paper trash in his yard.

- Police told the owner of a car parked on Springfield Road to move it after someone reported it was out in the middle of the street.

- Duke and Duchess reported a $42.50 drive-off at 2:44 p.m. Saturday. The man later returned to pay for the fuel.

- A woman reported at 5:41 p.m. Saturday a large flag and pole was in the street on East Park Avenue. Police found the flag in front of the Presbyterian church and brought it to the police station for city employees to pick up.

- Travis A. Swinehart, 18, Columbiana, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, fictitious plates, lighted lights required, and seat belt violation following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 10:49 p.m. Saturday.

- Someone reported a reckless driver in the area of Springfield Street at 8:19 a.m. Friday. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.

- Darryl S. Brothers, 50, Parkview Drive, Columbiana, and John F. Hummel, 45, Braddock, Pa., were stopped at the state Route 164 and state Route 14 intersection at 8:28 a.m. Friday when the two vehicles made contact. Brothers claimed that Hummel pulled forward and struck his vehicle and Hummel claimed that Brothers drifted backwards and struck his vehicle. No citations were issued.

- A Springfield Road woman reported at 9:35 a.m. Friday there were suspicious transactions on her bank account starting in January and continuing through May of this year.

- Julius J. Bodnar, 79, Bayshore Avenue, Alicia M. Montgomery, 22, Chris Avenue, Washingtonville, and Jessica M. Courtwright, 20, Summers Road, East Rochester, were stopped northbound on North Main Street at 12:17 p.m. Friday when Timothy W. Smiley, 28, South Main Street, struck Courtwright's vehicle causing it to strike Montgomery's vehicle, who then struck Bodnar's vehicle. Smiley was charged with assured clear distance ahead.

-A Windjammer Drive woman reported at 1:37 p.m. Friday she had received a phone call from a man she believed was trying to steal her personal information.

- A Marathon service station employee reported at 8:24 p.m. Friday a man driving a black vehicle was drinking and threw a beer can out the window near West Park Avenue. Police checked the area but did not find the man.

- A woman reported at 10 p.m. Friday she was being stalked by someone she knows.

- A warning letter was sent to a West Park Avenue resident Thursday for accumulation of trash.

- A man reported at 8 a.m. Thursday he lost his cell phone yesterday and called the phone number and the man who answered said he found it and was going to turn it in at the high school, but when he checked the high school it was not there.

- Solicitor's permits were issued to John Clouse and Mike McGinnis for Premier Chemicals. David Miller was denied a permit.

- Police checking on a report of a suspicious vehicle at 4:45 p.m. Thursday found a Comcast employee taking a break in his vehicle.

- Someone turned over a bag they found in Firestone Park by the baseball field at 7:44 p.m. Thursday.


- A West Wilson Street woman reported at 12:34 p.m. Monday that she's been receiving harassing text messages from a male known to her and on Monday, he made threats in person.

- A woman called at 11:25 a.m. Monday to report a female was working at a business in the 1200 block of North Ellsworth Avenue and a person who isn't supposed to be near her pulled into the parking lot and made an obscene gesture to her. She wanted it documented.

- Police received a complaint at 9:26 a.m. Monday about a large dog inside the Swings & Things playground at Centennial Park. A woman with the dog was advised of the complaint and left without incident.

- Police were called at 9:09 a.m. Monday about an obstructed roadway on Park Avenue. An officer advised all involved about the complaint and a truck was moved.

- A driver for Quaker Cab reported at 4:29 a.m. Monday that he went to a business in the 400 block of South Ellsworth Avenue to pick up an employee and found a door unsecured. He started to walk in to look for the employee and an alarm sounded. Officers checked the interior and found no one inside. A key holder responded and secured the door.

- A domestic was reported at 11:21 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of South Union Avenue where a woman said she was involved in a verbal dispute with her live-in boyfriend. He left before officers arrived and she said nothing else was needed.

- A caller at 10:17 p.m. Sunday reported loud music coming from a vehicle in the 800 block of East Third Street. An officer located the vehicle and spoke to the driver, who apologized for the problem.

- A woman reported at 8:48 p.m. Sunday that she was walking in the 700 block of South Lundy Avenue when an unknown dog bit her right arm. She was taken to the Salem Community Hospital emergency department by KLG Ambulance. Officers checked the area for a dog at large, but were unable to locate any.

- Police were called at 4:32 p.m. Sunday to the 200 block of Ohio for a report of a large amount of trash outside a residence. Officers checked the area and will ask the city housing inspector to check the residence.

- A caller at 2:41 p.m. Sunday reported a fight between occupants inside a blue Jeep in the 600 block of Woodland Avenue. An officer responded, but was unable to locate the Jeep.


- A Beaver Creek Road resident reported at 9:52 a.m. May 21 that someone overnight had thrown a cinder block which damaged his mailbox.

- Police responded to a theft report in the 7000 block of Garfield Road at 8:12 a.m. May 22.

- Police responded to a theft report in the 18000 block of Fifth Street in Beloit at 11:45 a.m. May 22.

- Police responded to the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 10:25 a.m. May 23 where a juvenile resident reportedly assaulted several staff members and damaged their personal vehicles. The girl was charged for the offenses committed.

- Donald C. Krebs, 22, 1071 Colonial Drive, Salem, was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop for speed at 4:06 p.m. May 23.

- Officers responded to an assault report at Coy Park on state Route 165 at 3:52 p.m. May 24 in which the two women involved gave conflicting statements. Neither wished to pursue charges.

- Christopher A. Carrillo, 20, 11380 Webb Ave., Alliance, was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop for speed and no front license plate at 12:14 a.m. May 26.

- David Michael Sletvold, 29, New Middletown, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated, possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia and endangering children after being stopped at a Boardman Police Department checkpoint at 11 p.m. May 26.

- Kirk A. Ameduri, 33, 8025 W. Calla Road, Canfield, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for traveling left of center at 12:27 a.m. May 27.

- A Beloit man was arrested last week after he allegedly fled from police on a bicycle. Andrew K. Bourgoujian, 41, 33 Oakwood Drive, Beloit, was arrested 2:13 a.m. May 27 after police observed him weaving through traffic lanes without a functional light and then he allegedly fled when told to pull over. He was charged with failure to comply, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and no bicycle signal devices.

- Police responded to a burglary report in the 5000 block of state Route 14 at 11:07 a.m. May 29.

- A state Route 165 resident reported at 11:50 a.m. May 29 that his ex-wife's new boyfriend had been sending him threatening text messages.

- Police responded to a domestic violence report on Boxwood Drive at 11:50 p.m. Friday.

- Police responded to a burglary report in the 14000 block of Duck Creek Road at 6:24 p.m. Sunday.


- A clerk at the Days Inn reported someone in a gold pickup nearly struck the manager when pulling into the parking lot at 3:52 p.m. Friday.

- A.J. Lopshansky of the Dollar General store reported Friday having problems with a former employee threatening him.

- Judy Hibbard of American Health Care reported Saturday a resident had gone to the Taste of Country but had yet to return. She was concerned because he did not take his medication. Police learned he was at East Liverpool City Hospital.

- An East Washington Street woman reported her neighbors across the alley were drinking, smoking and being loud at 11:18 p.m. Saturday. Police arrived but did not come across anyone being loud.

- While on patrol at 12:40 a.m. Sunday, an officer came across a man in the Circle K parking lot, who said his wife had locked him out of their house on North Jefferson Street. He was advised to spend the night elsewhere and he was given a ride to his father's home on East Lincoln Way. At 1:23 a.m. his wife called out of concern over her husband's whereabouts and was told of his location. She told the police no threats or assaults occurred and he could come home.

- Police were called to a domestic disturbance on North Street at 2 p.m. Sunday. The man who lived there said he and his girlfriend had been arguing but she had left.

-A Jerome Street woman called for an officer at 3 p.m. Sunday because she wanted a man removed from the premises. She called back at 4 p.m. to report he was back and then again at 8:47 p.m. to report he was now screaming and yelling. Police arrived and spoke with the person, who advised he was leaving for the night.

- A clerk at the Days Inn asked police at 7 p.m. Sunday to check on a white Ford parked in the middle of the parking lot with two men inside and their seats in the reclined position. Police spoke with the men who said they were waiting for a friend from Salem.



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