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September 11, 2012
Salem News


- Victoria Sawman, 38, Mound Street, Salem, was cited for running a stop sign after she drove her Envoy into the side of a Cobalt driven by Barbara L. Chamberlain, 58, East Washington Street, at the intersection of East Chestnut and North Jefferson at 3:39 p.m. Sunday.

- A caller asked police to check on his brother, who lives on West High Street, after he was unable to reach him at 4 p.m. Sunday. Police spoke with the High Street resident and he said he would call his brother.


- Someone reported at 1:35 a.m. Sunday loud noise was coming from a Howard Street home.

- A woman reported at 4:29 p.m. Sunday a dog was defecating on a property on South Main Street. Police talked to a man on South Main Street who said it was not his dog.

- Dustin A. Farinha, 27, Columbiana, was cited for driving under suspension and expired plates following a traffic stop on North Elm Street at 6 p.m. Sunday.

- Someone reported at 7:24 p.m. Sunday seven boys were hanging around the steps that lead to the basement at Grace Church. Police checked both Grace and the Methodist church and found no one around.

- Someone reported at 1:49 p.m. Saturday they heard a "loud bang" in the background when on the phone with a woman on South Pearl Street. Police checked the home and couldn't make contact with anyone inside.

- A Spruce Street woman reported at 4:48 p.m. Saturday she received threats over the telephone.

- A man reported at 6:33 p.m. Saturday a group of 10 to 15 boys were being loud and disorderly on the corner of Main and Fifth streets.

- Duke and Duchess reported at $52.02 drive-off at 8:19 p.m. Saturday.

- A city man reported at 9:26 p.m. Saturday he received a text message from his wife regarding overdosing on pills. Police found the woman in Grove City, Pa., and everything was fine.

- Betsy Burns, Columbiana, reported at 11:19 p.m. Saturday someone struck her vehicle parked on South Main Street and then fled. Police found a note left by the driver and made contact with Mary Maendel, 54, Alliance, who reported she was backing from a spot and accidentally backed into the vehicle.

- An East Friend Street woman reported at 11:39 a.m. Friday a neighbor's dog bit her dog.

- A woman reported at 4:24 p.m. Friday her neighbor's dogs run loose in the trailer park behind United Rentals.

- At 4:34 p.m. Friday someone gave police $20 they found at the Street Fair.

- Someone reported at 4:59 p.m. Friday a person at Valero service station was possibly intoxicated. Police went there but the vehicle was gone.

- A South Pearl Street man reported at 9 p.m. Friday a man he knows hit his car with the car he was driving.


- An anonymous male approached an officer at the rear of the police station at 6:26 a.m. Monday and said his residence in the 600 block of Euclid Street was burglarized sometime Friday with some property taken. He did not want to make a report, but wanted officers to know the person used a lug wrench to pry open his back door and left the lug wrench inside his residence. He also said the vacant neighboring residence had pry marks on the back door, but it did not appear that entry was made. The officer responded to the vacant property and saw the pry marks consistent with the lug wrench which was taken into evidence.

- Loud music was reported in Centennial Park at 11:20 p.m. Sunday, but no violation was found.

- Police responded to the 100 block of Washington Avenue with the fire department and an ambulance for a reported medical emergency at 9:59 p.m. The female on the scene said she was fine.

- A woman from the 800 block of East Sixth Street came to the police station at 8:04 p.m. Sunday to speak with an officer about her options for dealing with a family situation.

- Police were called at 6:47 p.m. Sunday to the area of Waterworth Memorial Park at the duck pond for a report of juveniles damaging the fences. The juveniles were found and admitted to breaking one of the fences inside the fenced area. The information will be given to the juvenile officer. A message was left for the parks department.

- An officer on patrol at 6:31 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of North Lincoln Avenue was approached by a female with concerns over recent problems in the area.

- An anonymous caller at 5:08 p.m. Sunday reported possible drug paraphernalia in a parking lot in the 600 block of Sugartree Alley. An officer found a broken marijuana pipe by a bush in the parking lot. The item was taken to the station and properly destroyed.

- A woman from the 500 block of West Pershing Street came to the police station at 5:07 p.m. Sunday to speak with an officer about a situation concerning property at the residence. She was told it's a civil issue. Police had been there twice earlier, at 3:07 p.m. and at 2:40 p.m., regarding a property dispute between her and her son. Another family member had been to the police station at 2:12 p.m. to talk to an officer about the situation. They were all told it's a civil issue.

- A woman in the 100 block of West Third Street came to the police station at 3:45 p.m. Sunday to speak to an officer about an issue. She was told it's a civil matter.

- A woman on Lexington Avenue reported at 3:43 p.m. Sunday that she was receiving harassing text messages from a male.

- A woman in the 1600 block of Oak Street reported at 3:32 p.m. Sunday that a man with strawberry hair which is balding on top, wearing a blue shirt and jeans, came to her residence wanting a cigarette, then came back wanting to use a phone book, then left and came back wanting to know if her husband was home. Officers checked the area and could not locate the man.

- An officer at 2:28 p.m. Sunday spoke to a resident in the 200 block of West Fifth Street about her dogs barking. The officer saw neighbor children at the back fence making the dogs bark and carry on. The owner took the dogs inside and the children were told to stay away from the dogs.

- A neighbor dispute was reported at 1:44 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of West 10th Street where a woman said she was inside her residence and heard her neighbor cursing and yelling towards her house. The neighbor wasn't home when police arrived.

- A woman called police at 1:19 p.m. Sunday to report kids tampering with the electrical boxes at the tennis courts at Centennial Park. An officer checked the boxes and they appeared fine. He also spoke with a man who said he had been playing tennis awhile and nobody had been around the boxes.

- Charles Weyand Jr., 37, of 152 W. Pershing St., was charged with a minor misdemeanor for possession of marijuana at 12:54 p.m. Sunday.

- Loud music was reported in the 300 block of North Broadway Avenue at 11:53 a.m. Sunday, with the resident told to turn the music down.

- An officer responded to the 200 block of Vine Avenue at 11:54 a.m. Sunday to meet with a man who said he needed information about some things going on in the area. The officer gave him avenues to help out.

- A man in the 500 block of Franklin Street reported at 8:35 a.m. Sunday that a female friend was over the previous night and when he woke up in the morning, he found she had left and his money clip with an unknown amount of cash was missing. The clip also contained a credit card and his identification card. An attempt will be made to contact the woman. A couple hours later at 11:33 a.m., an officer responded to the residence for a followup investigation, with a consent to search granted for drugs/narcotics.

- Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Franklin Street for a report of a neighbor yelling in her back yard. She could not be located.

- Michele A. Shaw, 41, of 840 W. Pershing St., was cited Sunday morning for violating a duty to stop after an accident based on the investigation of a recent accident involving a cab in the Walmart parking lot.


- Derek R. Sullivan, 29, 4691 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Canfield, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for traveling left of center at 1:45 a.m. Sept. 3.

- Police responded to a theft report in the 12000 block of Goshen Road at 6 a.m. Sept. 3.

- A Washingtonville Road resident reported at 10:20 a.m. Sept. 3 that on July 16 she had given $30 for St. Jude's Hospital to Matthew Sharp who was later arrested for operating a magazine sales scam. She did not wish to pursue charges.

- Shyeaka Ball, 17, and Destinee Sherman, 17, both residents at the Sharon Lynn Girls Home, were arrested for vandalism after police responded to the facility where a staff member claimed they had caused over $3,000 damage to the property.

- Shirley May Donnalley, 83, 8922 W. South Range Road, Salem, was cited for improper turn at an intersection following a two-vehicle crash in Green Township at 3:59 p.m. Friday in which she was westbound on state Route 165 and attempted to turn north onto Beaver Creek Road, allegedly striking a southbound vehicle driven by Connie Lynn Snyder, 44, Barclay Avenue, Salem.


- An officer responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up call in the 300 block of Pearl Street at 12:01 p.m. Sept. 3.

- An officer responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up call in the 300 block of Waddell Street at 12:04 p.m. Sept. 3.

- An officer investigated a complaint of cars speeding in the 100 block of Lisbon Street at 4:22 p.m. Friday.

- An officer investigated a report of a suspicious male subject in the 400 block of Honey Lane at 3 p.m. Saturday.

- An officer responded to a harassment complaint in the 300 block of Somer Street at 5:42 p.m. Saturday.

- An officer responded to a noise complaint in the 300 block of Stoy Street at 11:32 p.m. Saturday.

- An officer investigated a report of threats in the 300 block of Somer Street at 12:20 a.m. Sunday.

- An officer responded to a noise complaint in the 200 block of Main Street at 3:11 p.m. Sunday.



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