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August 28, 2012
Salem News


-Police were called to a domestic dispute on North Market Street at 1:53 p.m. Friday, where a couple said they had been yelling but agreed to calm down.

-A North Market Street woman reported walking on North Jefferson Street at 5:29 p.m. Friday when her neighbor's dog bit her. She did not want anything done except to make sure the dog had rabies shots. She said the dog had never before acted aggressively. The owner was contacted and told to keep their dog secured.

- John McCullough, South Lincoln Avenue, reported at 1:31 a.m. Saturday his porch had been broken into, and police arrived to find Robert J. Halfhill on the porch and intoxicated. Halfhill apparently removed two window screens and attempted to get in the house. McCullough alleged that Halfhill tried to do the same thing the night before. Halfhill was charged with public intoxication and criminal trespassing.

- A West Washington Street woman requested an officer ask her soon-to-be father-in-law to leave the premises at 8:43 a.m. Saturday. She said he is parked in the alley and yelling things at her and her boyfriend.

- A West Lincoln Way woman reported her estranged husband made a scene in front of their children at 3:41 p.m. Saturday.

- A man reported he went to pick up his children at his estranged wife's house and her friend pulled a knife on him.

- A resident reported following someone in a red pickup who had just struck his parked car on East Chestnut Street at 11:47 p.m. Saturday. He followed long enough to get the license plate number.

- A report of an underage party at the corner of South Lincoln Avenue and West Washington Street was received at 12:18 a.m. Sunday. Police arrived to find numerous parked cars, some of which were blocking the alley. They were allowed in the residence by Taylor Willard, who said they were having a small get-together with her sisters and their friends. Police went upstairs and found four girls hiding behind a bedroom door, and when the officers returned downstairs about 10 people had assembled. There were four 17-year-old girls, two 14-year-old girls, two 19-year-old boys and two 19-year-old girls. There was an arrest warrant for one of the 19-year-old boys and he was taken into custody.

- An East Chestnut Street man reported Sunday a Glock .45-caliber handgun was stolen from his car overnight.

- A motorist reported driving by the train station at 12:52 a.m. Sunday and seeing three juveniles - all in dark-hooded sweatshirts - one of whom was kicking the front door. The suspects ran around back when they saw him, and police were unable to locate them. The door and train station was found to be undamaged.

- A motion sensor alarm went off at a home on West Chestnut Street at 5 a.m. Sunday. No one was home, but police checked the house and found it secure.

- A resident of Pine Street Extension reported having problems with her 10-year-old daughter at 6:26 a.m. Sunday. She said her daughter would not go to sleep the night before and kept banging on her bedroom door. The mother was advised to contact juvenile court.

- A Sherman Street woman reported Sunday her car had been egged for the fourth time.

- The manager at Rite Aid on Sunday asked police to contact someone from the post office after she accidentally put the bank deposit into the inside mail slot at the post office.

-Police were called to an apartment on Morris Street on Sunday afternoon after a person who lived there became ill. The ambulance crew also called to the scene reported the person who lived there had died.

-A Greentree Place woman reported at 3:50 p.m. Sunday her mother scratched her during a domestic dispute. The mother alleged her daughter had punched her in the face, and both claimed the other was lying. Both hard marks on their face and arms but neither wished to pursue charges. The daughter agreed to leave to defuse the situation.

- A caller reported at 6 p.m. Sunday his father went to clean a home on Pritchard Avenue and has not been answering his cell phone. He was concerned because his father is allergic to bee stings. He called back several minutes later to say his father had returned home.

- An North Jefferson Street man reported Sunday evening being threatened by his neighbor, who accused him of poisoning his dog. Police spoke with both parties and advised them to stay away from each other.

- A Pendleton Street woman reported Sunday evening two dogs were running through the neighborhood and they approached her daughter in an aggressive manner. An hour later another woman reported one of the dogs ran in front of her car while driving on Pendleton Street. Police were unable to locate the dogs.


- Keith R. Trevis, 29, Cherokee Lane, was southbound on Fairfield Avenue at a high rate of speed at 1:55 a.m. Sunday and attempted to turn onto Cherokee Lane, losing control and striking a utility pole causing, severe damage to his vehicle and the pole. He was cited for OVI and taken to Salem Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries.

- An East Park woman requested at 6:55 a.m. Sunday police help remove a bat from her home.

- James D. Coffman, 41, Leetonia, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on Lisbon Street at 1:44 p.m. Sunday. His vehicle was towed and impounded by AAA.

- A man reported at 3 p.m. Sunday a car drove through the West Salem Street parking lot and "flipped him off" and a woman told him he "couldn't do that in front of her kids." The man told police he was unaware of what he had done.

- The patrol told police to be on the lookout for a blue Dodge pickup driving recklessly on state Route 7 at 8:12 p.m. Sunday. Police checked the area but did not see the vehicle.

- A man reported at 8:36 p.m. Sunday people at a home at the corner of North Elm and Fifth streets had a large fire going. Police checked and found the homeowner was cooking outdoors and he extinguished the fire slightly so it wasn't as large.

- Someone reported at 9:24 p.m. Sunday a car was parked at the cemetery. Police found the car and learned the driver was from out of town and was visiting a grave and setting out lights.

- A Fitzpatrick Avenue resident reported at 10:26 a.m. Saturday a neighbor's dog was going to the bathroom on their yard several times. Police caught the dog and spoke with its owner about the issue.

- A Nulf Drive man reported at 6:23 p.m. Saturday someone tried to break into his car while it was parked at National Heat Exchange.

- A North Main Street woman reported at 12:17 a.m. Friday her ex-fiance was at her apartment demanding she return items and she requested he be removed. The man and woman agreed to make arrangements at another time for the exchange.

- Someone reported at 9 a.m. Friday a political sign was blocking view of traffic at the state Route 7 and state Route 14 truck stop. The zoning department determined the sign was legally placed and not blocking the view.

- Someone reported at 10:45 a.m. Friday three kids were throwing rocks and sticks at passing cars. Police spoke with the kids and they cleaned up the mess.

- Beaver Township Police Department advised at 1:37 p.m. Friday a reckless driver was heading southbound on state Route 46 into the city and the driver reportedly was hitting her child. Police checked the area but did not see the vehicle.

- Someone reported at 3:57 p.m. Friday people were driving fast along Lisbon Street. Police ran radar in the area but did not catch anyone speeding.

- Police told two boys riding skateboards in the area of Lisbon and West Friend streets at 4 p.m. Friday they should not be riding on the roads.

- A PNC Bank employee reported at 5:13 p.m. Friday a suspicious white Toyota Camry was parked in the lot for more than an hour. Police found the male driver who said he was just going into the bank to get money.

- A man reported at 8:35 p.m. Friday cars were driving on the golf cart paths at the Links at Firestone. Police found employees with golf carts were staining the bridges.

- Police told Norfolk Southern Railroad at 11:17 p.m. Friday the gates at Elm and Fairfield streets were going up and down but there was no train.

- Police issued a warning and no trespassing letter to Daniel Hellweg, Olathe, Kan., at 9:50 a.m. Thursday at the request of Whispering Pines.

- A Southern Terrace Park landlord requested police stand by while he served an immediate eviction notice at 10:44 a.m. Thursday to someone who was not supposed to be staying there.

- A resident reported at 1:14 p.m. Thursday a bike was stolen at Firestone Park.

- Harold L. Groves, 33, state Route 170, was eastbound on state Route 14 at 4 p.m. Thursday and approaching the Springfield Road intersection as Verda M. Butler, 85, Park Avenue, East Palestine, was westbound on state Route 14 and struck Groves as she turned left onto Springfield Road. Butler was cited for failure to yield making a left turn.

- A woman reported at 4:27 p.m. Thursday she found a brown Blackberry cell phone on Cherry Fork Road just west of the golf course. Police contacted the owner.

- A woman reported at 4:44 p.m. Thursday she lost her black purse/bag near the Way Station.

- An Apache Lane man reported possible mail fraud at 5:18 p.m. Thursday.

- Police spoke with a group of unruly kids at Funland in Firestone Park at 8:10 p.m. Thursday.

- A South Main Street woman reported at 8:42 p.m. Thursday she was receiving harassing text messages from someone in Arkansas.

- A woman reported at 8:48 p.m. Thursday two kids were pushing a disabled vehicle east on state Route 14 by the state Route 11 overpass without any lights.

- A man reported at 9:41 p.m. Thursday some vehicles were strangely parked at the entrance of the cemetery on East Park Avenue. Police checked but the vehicles were gone.

- A man reported at 11:47 p.m. Thursday someone was playing loud music on Kingwood Avenue. Police checked the area but did not hear loud music.


- Patrick M. Benjamin, 19, 17884 Second St., Beloit, was arrested at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on an active warrant out of the department for criminal trespass after being arrested by Alliance police.

- Jason L. McCammon, 35, 176 E. Indiana Ave., Sebring, was arrested at 4:14 p.m. Thursday on a felony theft charge after he allegedly stole his mother's debit card from her Mill Street, Beloit, residence and withdrew $500 before returning it.

- Police responded to a Garfield Road home at 11:23 p.m. Thursday where a woman reported a man at the residence punched her in the face following a verbal argument. Neither wished to pursue charges.

- Mary T. Driscoll, 50, 10854 Youngstown-Salem Road, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in Green Township at 5:27 p.m. Friday in which she was northbound on U.S. Route 62 and allegedly failed to stop for traffic at state Route 165, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Domenico Currao, 51, Youngstown.

- Roger E. Criss, 49, 12205 Goshen Road, Salem, was cited for right of way at a stop sign following a two-vehicle crash in Goshen Township at 7:15 a.m. Sunday in which he was northbound on Stratton Road and allegedly failed to yield at Middletown Road, striking a westbound vehicle driven by Kevin L. Spano, 54, Canfield.

- A U.S. Route 62 resident reported telecommunication harassment at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.


- Police responded to a Southeast Boulevard home at 10:52 a.m. Sunday where Ellen Walp, Washington Avenue, reported someone overnight had broken out a window of her vehicle and attempted to pry open a door, stealing two speakers and an amp, a messenger bag and a purse containing a drivers license, social security card and college identification card.

- Roy A. Jackson, 372 Sharp Ave., Salem, was arrested for menacing at 11:14 a.m. Sunday after he allegedly threatened a telephone switchboard operator at the Salem Community Hospital while attempting to find his girlfriend and then arrived at the hospital after being told by officers to stay away.

- Police responded to an East Fifth Street home at 11:38 a.m. Sunday for a domestic dispute and found that a 12-year-old girl had allegedly punched her aunt's boyfriend in the mouth during an altercation. The girl had reportedly dragged her younger cousin by the arm across the backyard while playing, at which time the boyfriend allegedly dragged her by the hair into the house then punched the wall above her head twice. The girl was sent home with her brother.

- An officer responded to a Washington Avenue home at 12:12 p.m. Sunday where a woman reported someone overnight had egged her vehicle.

- A Southeast Boulevard woman reported at 1:37 p.m. Sunday that her vehicle had been egged several times in the past few months.

- Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of West Seventh Street at 10:24 p.m. Sunday in which a man and his adult sister had been involved in a verbal dispute but not a physical altercation. The sister had left prior to the officers' arrival.

- An officer responded to a Mullins Street home at 10:31 p.m. Sunday where a resident reported someone after 9 p.m. that night had stolen her temporary registration from her vehicle while it was parked in her driveway.

- Police responded to a West Pershing Street home at 12:01 a.m. Monday where a woman reported her boyfriend had dragged her by the hair from the cab of his truck, causing her to fall to the ground, and then left with her two cell phones. She refused medical treatment on scene.

- An officer responded to a Maple Street home at 12:17 a.m. Monday for a report of burglary and found that a living room window had been shattered with a rock. There was no apparent entry gained into the home.

- Officers responded to a South Ellsworth Avenue home at 6:11 a.m. Monday where a man reported someone overnight had forced entry into the building and removed a television.

- Police responded to an East State Street home at 8:03 a.m. Monday where a woman and her landlord reported a downstairs tenant had been leaving threatening notes on the complainant's door and that someone had thrown eggs around the parking lot.

- A Kensington woman reported at 12:40 p.m. Monday that she had placed an order for three prescriptions at an East State Street pharmacy and when she went to pick them up found that an unknown person had already done so on Friday.


- A Goshen Road man reported at 10:15 p.m. Friday that someone had removed seven painted wooden cartoon character cut-outs from his yard.

- Police responded to a domestic dispute at an Andrew Avenue home at 4 a.m. Saturday and found it to be a verbal argument between two residents. Both were told to stay away from the other for the rest of the night.

- An officer responded to a Plymouth Place home at 4:23 a.m. Saturday where a man reported someone had taken his cell phone and left following an argument.

- A patrolling officer found a vehicle parked along Cunningham Road north of state Route 344 at 7:53 a.m. Saturday. The driver, who claimed to be homeless, was sleeping in the back seat. The officer told him to move along.

- An officer responded to a Beechwood Road home at 12:04 p.m. Saturday after several residents in the area complained of excessive smoke and found people burning green remnants of a tree that they had cut down. The officer told them of the complaints from neighbors and laws against open burning without permission from the fire chief and ordered them to extinguish the flames.

- Police responded to the area of South Lincoln Avenue and Snyder Road at 1:21 a.m. Sunday where an East Rochester man reported driving southbound on South Lincoln Avenue when a passenger in a passing vehicle threw an egg at his vehicle.

- Stacy A. Reeves, Akron, was cited for driving under suspension, fictitious plates and expired license plates following a traffic stop for an expired registration at 4:34 p.m. Sunday.

- Police responded to a Plymouth Place home at 6:59 p.m. Sunday where Carol Simcox reported juveniles were cutting across her yard after she asked them not to for fear they may get hurt. Police spoke to the juveniles who agreed to stay off the lawn.


- Constable Dan Valentine said he received a report from a Poland resident at 4:10 p.m. Saturday advising that while she was attending a soccer game at the KSU Salem campus someone took her cell phone from her folding chair. The phone was valued at $250 and the matter is under investigation.



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