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September 21, 2012
Salem News


- Officers responded to 23000 block of East State Street at 3:38 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a suspicious man walking around carrying a gas can. The officers searched the area but were unable to find him.

- Police responded to an East Third Street home at 5:47 p.m. Wednesday where a man reported several children from next door had been playing on his porch and in his driveway despite being asked not to. Officers spoke with the children's mother who said she would keep the children off the property.

- Officers responded to Waterworth Memorial Park at 6:21 p.m. Wednesday for a report of juveniles playing in the duck pond and climbing on the bridge. The juveniles were warned against their actions and left prior to officers' departure.

- Police responded to an East Sixth Street home at 11:52 p.m. Wednesday where the residents reported their 14-year-old daughter had sneaked out of the house. The daughter had returned before officers arrived. She was warned against her actions.

- An officer responded to the 600 block of Ohio Avenue at 9:33 a.m. Thursday where a woman reported a large brown dog had been aggressive toward a male resident and attempted to bite him. She said the dog fled when the man threw a garbage can at it. The officer searched the area but was unable to find the dog.


- An officer responded to a Jones Drive home at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a 911 hang up that could not be reached when called back. The officer spoke with the resident who stated he had attempted to call 811 and that everything was okay.

- Alfred E. Douglas Jr., Wadsworth, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in the 1200 block of Benton Road at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday in which he was eastbound and allegedly failed to stop for traffic, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Terrence P. Sullivan, Glenshaw, Pa., who had stopped to turn into a private drive. No injuries were reported.

- Police responded to an Allen Drive home at 3:54 a.m. Thursday where the resident reported seeing two people with flashlights in the area. An officer checked the area but were unable to find anyone.

- Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Georgetown Road and West Pershing Street at 10:27 a.m. Thursday in which William Harrigan, 79, Salem, was southbound on Georgetown Road and allegedly turned left into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by Alicia Kinsey, 29, Homeworth. Both drivers were transported to the hospital. Harrigan will be cited for failure to yield. Salem police and first responders, as well as Perry Township first responders, assisted.


- A woman reported at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday a man and woman were fighting hitting one another outside of a black SUV at the fairground entrance and had taken items from inside the vehicle and thrown them on the ground.

- A Smith Oil clerk reported at 7:33 p.m. Wednesday a man in a black Ranger pumped $30 worth of gas and left without paying.

- A West Chestnut Street man reported at 10:16 p.m. Wednesday the ex-boyfriend of a woman living with him came to the house and assaulted her and took off in a green Ford truck.

- A woman reported at 12:14 a.m. Thursday a man who has no driver's license took her vehicle from Salem. The woman said the vehicle is uninsured and that the man was now at the Night Court Bar and requested police accompany her to the bar to get the vehicle back.

- A man reported at 9 a.m. Thursday he took his mother to the doctor's office on Exchange Street and pulled into a handicap parking area on the street and noticed that someone was doing a roofing job there and when he got out of his car he saw several nails all over the road. The man told police he was taking his vehicle to J&J Tires to make sure there were no nails in them. Police notified the street department who went down to clean the street.

- A woman reported at 12:37 p.m. Thursday that while driving on Jerome Street near Jefferson Street another vehicle hit the rim of her tire causing it to bend.

- A man reported at 1:23 p.m. Thursday there was an accident in an alley. He said two vehicles were approaching one another in the alley when they hit.


Someone reported at 3 a.m. Wednesday an injured deer was along state Route 14. Police checked the area but the deer was gone.

- Matthew Shingleton, Leetonia, was cited for failure to reinstate and warned for expired registration at 7:47 a.m. Wednesday.

- Someone reported at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday the railroad gate came down and struck a vehicle on the roof at the South Main Street crossing and that the car kept going but the gate broke off. The railroad company was contacted to make the repairs.

-An R&L Carriers employee reported at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday another employee kicked his vehicle in the parking lot.

- A man reported at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday a group of kids were in the road on Fairfield Avenue near Cimmaron.

The man said the kids won't get out of the way of the cars and mocks them as they pass, and he was concerned for their safety.

- A woman reported at 5:11 p.m. Wednesday a vehicle was all over the roadway on state Route 164.

Police found the vehicle and saw the driver squeal the tires as he pulled from the Chase Bank parking lot. The driver, Kyle Adair, North Lima, was cited with driving a vehicle with wanton disregard of safety or people or property.

- Several people reported at 8:44 p.m. Wednesday a home on East Friend Street was possibly being broken into. The callers said that for several nights a car parks up the street and people wearing black hoodies walk to the house that has been empty for some time. Police spoke with Matthew Robinson of New Springfield and Sara Lewis of East Palestine, who said they were checking out the house as they might be buying it. Police advised the two they should stop looking at the house at night.



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