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October 9, 2012
Salem News


- A woman in the 300 block of Woodland Avenue reported at 10:10 a.m. Monday that her checkbook and social security card were stolen. An officer found the theft occurred in Dublin over the weekend and not in Salem. The woman was told to contact Dublin Police and the hotel where she stayed. She advised credit report agency information she found on the Internet said to file a police report here and to notify the other location, but she said she would contact Dublin.

- Police responded to Quality Trailer in the 1600 block of Salem Parkway West in the Industrial Park at 9:06 a.m. Monday for a theft report. The owner/president of the company reported that sometime after closing Friday, someone unknown entered the yard coming through the back field wooded area, cut the barb wire fence top and climbed over the fence onto the stack of trailer axles, coming into the yard area and removing steel angle iron from a holding area. The steel angle iron was 77 inches long and there were two bundles. The report said the person or persons may have come through the back field area off of Allen or Beechwood roads, driving a vehicle there, then carrying the steel through the woods and field to the waiting vehicle. The owner planned to make contact with his scrap steel hauler to advise of the situation.

- Representatives of Circle K West in the 700 block of West State Street called at 11:28 p.m. Sunday to request removal of a male from the property. The male had left before officers arrived, but was located in the 200 block of Sharp Avenue and warned regarding the complaint. He was told Circle K does not want him to return.

- Police responded to the 400 block of West State Street at 7:44 p.m. Sunday for a domestic dispute in progress. Officers spoke with both parties and learned the dispute was over household issues between an adult and juvenile. Both parties said the dispute became physical, but neither wanted to pursue the matter. They were told their options.

- An anonymous caller at 7:42 p.m. Sunday reported a vehicle parked illegally in the 400 block of East Fourth Street. An officer found the vehicle legally parked.

- Police were called at 5:02 p.m. Sunday to an unknown disturbance in the 400 block of West State Street where a resident advised there was yelling during a football game and she and her granddaughter also had a minor dispute over personal issues. Everything appeared okay.

- Police were called at 4:49 p.m. Sunday for an alleged fight in progress in the 100 block of South Union Avenue and spoke to all persons involved. A 14-year-old juvenile boy was placed in custody for delinquency and released to a family member at the police station. Information will be forwarded to the juvenile officer.

-David Schwartz of Hibbett Sports, 2350 E. State St., called police at 4:47 p.m. Sunday regarding a theft at the store. At 1 p.m., a male came into the store and was trying on a pair of shoes. The store was very busy with customers and a clerk had provided the male with a pair of tennis shoes to try on. A customer then approached the clerk and advised the male was stealing shoes and upon being observed by the clerk, the male ran from the store with four pairs of shoes totaling $139. He was last seen running east in the parking lot of Salem Plaza.

- Officers were dispatched at 2:20 p.m. Sunday to the 1500 block of Maple Street for an unruly juvenile, speaking with the juvenile and his family. The situation was diffused.

- A woman in the 400 block of West Fourth Street reported at 10:32 a.m. Sunday that she received a concerning text message from her ex-boyfriend and was worried he may retaliate against her for ending their relationship. She wanted the incident documented.


- An officer saw a vehicle pull into a closed business on East Pidgeon Road at a fast rate of speed, do a U-turn and then shut the headlights off at 12:46 a.m. Sunday. Upon making contact, the officer learned the driver, Joseph S. Messenger, 20, of Salem, had an active warrant for his arrest through the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office. He was taken into custody without incident and his vehicle released to a valid passenger.

- Police recovered a license plate on South Lincoln Avenue in front of the Salem Golf Club at 9:16 a.m. Saturday and called Leetonia Police to attempt contact with the owner, who was a village resident.

- Police were called at 8:31 a.m. Saturday to the 300 block of Plymouth Place for a report of a possible burglary. The resident reported when they went to bed, all lights were off and when they woke up, the garage light was on. All doors and windows were found locked. The interior was checked and nothing was out of place.

- A man contacted police at 7:45 p.m. Friday for information about the eviction process for tenants at an Egypt Road address if they don't leave as planned in the near future. He was given information on the process and where to get forms. Information was also requested about contraband.

- A resident in the 900 block of Elberon Avenue called at 8:40 a.m. Friday to report having problems with a soon-to-be ex-spouse who was refusing to help pay the rent and bills. The resident wanted to know options for them and their three children. Numbers of agencies to contact for help were provided.

Columbiana REPORTS

- A Howard Avenue resident reported at 12:20 a.m. Sunday some kids were being very loud outside. Police went to the area and heard some people talking and the group did not appear to be loud but police warned them of the complaint.

- Police saw three people on the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks just west of the Main Street crossing at 1:29 p.m. Sunday and warned them for trespassing.

- A woman reported at 2 p.m. Sunday two teens were having sex in a car parked on Homestead Avenue near Heck Road. Police checked the area but did not see anyone in any cars.

- The owner of Chang Tai restaurant turned in a Home Savings ATM card at 2:16 p.m. Sunday. The owner told police a customer had left it there two weeks ago and never came back to get it.

- A woman reported at 3 p.m. Sunday she had mistakenly left her purse in a cart in Sparkle and that when she went back and picked it up $200 was missing.

- Someone reported at 4:21 p.m. Sunday a dog was running at large on Fairfield Avenue. Police the dog and warned Erich Offenberg for allowing the dog to run loose.

- A woman reported at 5:32 p.m. Sunday her cell phone was stolen from a location on Western Southern Avenue.

- Police responded to a verbal dispute on Fairfield School Road at 7:54 p.m. Sunday. Both people involved agreed to calm down for the night.

- The county sheriff's office requested police check the area of East Railroad Street at 10:24 p.m. Sunday for a woman wanted on an active warrant.

- The Highway Patrol requested at 12:10 a.m. Saturday police check the area in front of Envelope 1 for a disabled semi. Police checked the area but did not see any disabled vehicles.

- Police cleaned up some litter found along Fairfield and Metz roads at 4:44 a.m. Saturday.

- Someone reported at 11:44 a.m. Saturday a man was going door to door in reference to the presidential election and was leaving information in residents' mailboxes. Police found the man and told him he could not put anything in mailboxes.

- A man reported at 3:30 p.m. Saturday he was following a red Pontiac and the two occupants were smoking marijuana. Police located the vehicle on state Route 14 and initiated a traffic stop after observing a traffic violation. A K-9 was then requested from Springfield Township police after the occupants denied having anything illegal in the vehicle and declined consent to search. The driver, James Ray, 29, New Waterford, reportedly admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle after learning the dog was en route. Ray was then cited for a red light violation, expired driver's license, seat belt and possession and marijuana. A passenger, Richard Luckage, 22, Austintown, was cited for seat belt.

- A Maze Craze employee reported at 4:48 p.m. Saturday a burgundy Chevy was loitering in the parking lot.

- A woman reported at 10 p.m. Saturday loud music was coming from a car parked on Terre Verde. Police checked the area but did not hear any loud music.



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