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September 28, 2012
Salem News

LISBON -- In Columbiana County Municipal Court Thursday, an Oct. 4 preliminary hearing was set for Alex D.M. Cook, Crestview Road, New Waterford, charged with theft. Court documents allege Cook took a credit card from the wallet of 79-year-old Dale Hill, who was asleep, then used the card to purchase $60 in gas in New Waterford on Sunday. Bond is set at $25,000 cash or surety.

A Nov. 5 pretrial was set for Elizabeth T. Ethridge, 57, South Madison Avenue, Salem, making false alarms and obstruction of official business. Ethridge is accused of making several 911 calls to both the Salem police and county sheriff's department on Nov. 24, asking for someone to remove an unwanted person and then refusing to come to the door when police arrived at her home.

Additionally, a pretrial was set for the same date for Elizabeth T. Frye, also known as Ethridge, on charges of menacing, drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct after she reportedly refused to come to the door last Nov. 25 causing the Salem Fire Department to gain access to her home by a second story window. Additionally she reportedly held a knife to her own throat before pointing it at Patrolman Austin French in an aggressive manner and cutting him on the hand while she was restrained.

Joseph D. Merriman, 26, Peterson Road, Wellsville, was sentenced to 19 days in jail, fined $200 and required 40 hours community service for receiving stolen property after he was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a crash. Assorted band equipment found in the vehicle had been reported stolen. The charged was amended to a misdemeanor from a felony.

Robert Ketchum Jr., 24, North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, was fined $350 and required 25 hours community service for theft and obstruction of official business. An additional theft charge was dismissed. He reportedly attempted to take a flashlight and a MP3 player from a store and gave police a false name on Sept. 15.

Cadow M. Amin, 30, Columbus, was fined $250 for unsafe vehicle amended from failure to control. A one-way traffic citation was dismissed.

Bryan J. Bennett, 34, North Market Street, East Palestine, was fined $150 for no license amended from driving under suspension.

Brian A. McLaughlin, 32, Minden, La., was fined $150 for lighted lights required amended from speeding.

Sara C. Noling, 25, North Market Street, East Palestine, was fined $130 and required 20 hours community service for driving under suspension and improper passing.

Shane R. Hart, 19, Maple Hill Road, Salineville, was fined $100 for wrongful entrustment.

Keisha D. Pearson, 22, South Lincoln Avenue, Lisbon, was fined $80 and required 10 hours community service for driving under suspension and a seat belt violation.

An Oct. 18 pretrial was set for Aaron J. Morgan, 37, Burton, cited with commercial speeding.

An Oct. 22 pretrial was set for Theresa A. Teeters, 48, Sherwood Avenue, East Liverpool, charged with OVI first offense and failure to control.

An Oct. 23 pretrial was set for Robert L. Harmony, 44, East Fourth Street, Salem, charged with OVI first offense and failure to control.

An Oct. 25 pretrial was set for Kimberly I. Mutersbaugh, 46, Nelson Avenue, Lisbon, charged with theft for allegedly taking nails, light fixtures and bras to HMF Recycling on Sept. 18 without the permission of the owner of the items, Joe Piscitani.

An Oct. 30 pretrial was set for Thomas A. Williams, 26, Akron, charged with OVI second offense and speeding.

A Nov. 5 pretrial was set for Tyler J. Boykin, 19, Duquesne Street, Columbiana, charged with OVI first offense, seat belt violation, hit skip and failure to control.

A Nov. 6 pretrial was set for Amy M. Phelps, 31, U.S. Route 30, Minerva, charged with OVI second offense, driving under FRA suspension, lane violations and a seat belt violation.

A Nov. 13 pretrial was set for Levi M. Stamp, 20, Park Avenue, Salem, cited with driving under a 12-point suspension.



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