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October 16, 2012
Salem News


- Police received an anonymous complaint of animal cruelty at 11:43 a.m. Monday regarding a dog tied up in his chain/leash all morning in the 700 block of Summit Street. The resident was advised and was in the process of untying the dog. There was food and water.

- A license plate was found in the westbound area of East State Street across from Salem Community Hospital at 11:38 a.m. Monday. The plate had expired in July 2012.

- An officer traveling west on East State Street near Southeast Boulevard at 11:37 a.m. Monday was contacted by a female in a vehicle which pulled up next to the cruiser. She said they had called about some shells found at the car wash. The officer took possession of a live .22-caliber round and an empty cartridge, both to be destroyed.

- A tree limb was reported down on power lines at Southeast Boulevard and Jefferson Street at 3:49 a.m. Monday. Ohio Edison was contacted.

- Police responded to Super USA on South Lincoln Avenue after receiving a report at 2:06 a.m. Monday of two suspicious people. The caller reported hearing a loud sound and then saw two people run behind the car wash next to the store. Officers arrived and saw one of the front windows was damaged and a large rock under the window. The keyholder responded.

- A man in the 1300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue reported at 10:25 p.m. Sunday that his wife locked him out of the residence. He was told his options.

- A man in the 1700 block of Fairview Avenue reported at 9:59 p.m. Sunday that he was concerned about a tree limb he felt may fall onto the road. A message was to be left for the street department.

- A man on Lexington Avenue reported at 7:56 p.m. Sunday that he let a male friend stay at his apartment and when he woke up, he noticed several items missing, the carpet damaged and items thrown all over.

- A dispute was reported at Centennial Park at 7:48 p.m. Sunday near the bathroom. A man told police the dispute involved family matters and the others had left and returned home. An officer went to the residence in the 600 block of Park Avenue and one agreed to leave.

- Police responded to the 600 block of Park Avenue for a domestic dispute at 7:23 p.m. Sunday, but determined it was verbal, with no physical violence. Both parties were told their options.

- A possible breaking and entering was reported at 5:05 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of West Pershing Street where two males were seen attempting to get into a window of a downstairs apartment. They did not make entry, leaving. Officers saw damage to the window. The resident was not home at the time.

- A vehicle reported parked illegally in the 200 block of Rose Avenue at 4:18 p.m. Sunday was moved after police contacted the owner.

- A suspicious person was reported off of Sunset Boulevard at 4:03 p.m. Sunday when a woman reported an unknown person filming a little league football game and selling the films. Officer made contact with the person and he denied selling anything. He said the films were for personal use.

- Police were called at 3:41 p.m. Sunday for an audible alarm in the 1400 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at a closed business. The front door was found open. The interior was checked and was secure. The keyholder arrived and secured the building.

- Michael Liston, 52, of North Union Avenue, was cited for failure to maintain control after striking a parked car on Woodland Avenue at 3:20 p.m. Sunday.


- A Bell Avenue woman reported at 1:13 a.m. Sunday a man was walking outside her home. Police checked the area but did not see the man.

- A Camelot Apartments woman reported at 4:35 p.m. Sunday someone entered her home and took items.

- A man reported at 6:57 p.m. Sunday traffic flags were down at the southwest corner of the square.

- Someone reported at 8:56 p.m. Sunday a political sign was damaged on North West Street.

- The county sheriff's office reported at 11:47 a.m. Saturday a possibly intoxicated driver was coming into the city on state Route 164.

- Someone reported at 12:12 p.m. Saturday a man wearing a yellow and black shirt and a woman were digging through the recycling bins and taking mail.

- A man reported at 8:43 p.m. Saturday a man driving a blue Dodge was possibly intoxicated near the Marathon gas station.

- A woman reported at 10:21 p.m. Saturday someone tapped on her window at North Elm Street. Police checked the area but found no one.

- At 1:13 a.m. Friday police found graffiti on the front and rear of the Col-Boiler building.

- Someone reported at 6 a.m. Friday a worker on the South Main Street project parked his truck in front of a stop sign on West Friend Street, making it impossible for anyone traveling westbound to see the sign. Police told the man to move the truck.

- A man reported at 9:28 a.m. Friday his father's car was spray-painted on Southwest Street.

- Someone reported at 9:34 a.m. Friday there was a suspicious person on South Main Street.

- Circle K reported at 12:55 p.m. Friday they noticed items missing after three kids left the store. Police found the kids at the park and brought them to the station for their parents to pick them up.

- A man reported at 1:20 p.m. Friday his medications were stolen from his vehicle while it was impounded at the AAA lot on Springfield.

- The Beiling Vet Clinic reported at 2:27 p.m. Friday a client was being irate in the office.

- The county sheriff's office requested at 3:31 p.m. Friday police check on a young boy in the area of old Theron's. Police did not find the boy.


- A woman reported at 1:38 p.m. Monday a door was open that should be closed at a church on Beaver Street.

- A South Green Street resident reported at 12:45 p.m. Monday she was receiving harassing phone calls from an unknown phone number.

- A Green Tree Place woman reported at 4:55 a.m. Monday her daughter and her daughter's live-in boyfriend were arguing in front of their six-month-old child. Police spoke with the couple separately and the man said that his girlfriend accused him of texting another girl on the phone and that all he wanted was the phone and he would go to his mother's house. His girlfriend told police that he had cheated on her. She then gave him the phone and he left.

- A woman reported at 11 p.m. Sunday a large tree limb was on South Lincoln Avenue just off West Lincoln Way.

- A woman reported at 8 p.m. Sunday an alarm was going off inside the post office.

- A woman reported at 4:36 p.m. Sunday she could hear people riding four-wheelers in the area of Maple Street. Police checked the area but did not see anyone riding four-wheelers.

- Police checked on a power substation on Pritchard Avenue at 4:29 p.m. Sunday after the power went out briefly in that area and discovered a transformer was arcing.

- Todd M. Hayter, 41, state Route 164, Leetonia, was eastbound on East High Street at 6:31 p.m. Oct. 11 when he failed to stop and struck a vehicle owned by Tim Hepner, Cherry Fork Road, Leetonia, who had the vehicle parked to unload equipment. Hayter was cited for assured clear distance ahead.



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